Thursday, August 27, 2015

throwbackthursday

i'm over in the classroom at ellen hutson llc today for #throwbackthursdays today! stop by and say hi. and don't forget that ellen hutson is still having a super fun overstock sale until friday.
xo,
carly

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

glittered poinsettia

i might have gone a little crazy with the sparkle on this one but i love glitter!
-i started with a 3.5 x 5 panel of solar white and stamped the pine boughs in 2 shades of green along the top. this was the first time i'd used lawn fawn inks and i really liked them. the colors are pretty and they stamp crisp & evenly.

-after i had my pine boughs, i cut a 3.5 x 5 rectangle of of double-sided adhesive and covered the panel. then i removed the adhesive backing and covered it in glitter!!! i adhered my glittered panel to a 3.5 x 5 solar white card.

-on another piece of solar white i stamped the poinsettia, holly and pinecone from the essentials by ellen clear stamp mistletoe & holly set. i decided to carefully watercolor the poinsettia, since i stamped in with the non-permanent lawn fawn dye inks. and i used delicata for the berries.

-once the stamped images were dry, i die cut them with the coordinating holly & mistletoe dies.

-i stamped a little sentiment from the essentials by ellen clear stamp merry & bright set and hand cut a little fishtail flag end.

-i used glossy accents to adhere my die cuts to the glittered surface. and of course i added a few sequins.

thanks for stopping by!

xo,
carly

Monday, August 24, 2015

black & white poinsettia

i love white cards and sometimes i really love cards with lots of white space. the essentials by ellen clear stamps mondo poinsettia by julie ebersole is such an unbelievably beautiful set, it doesn't need much else!
-to create this card was so easy! i stamped the small poinsettia from the set twice in versafine oynx black. 

-i colored the middles of the flowers with a little bit of lobster red. and while i had lobster red on my craft mat and paint brush, i added some splatter on the edges.

-i stamped the sentiment from the essentials by ellen clear stamps, mistletoe & holly set.

-finally i finished by adding red rhinestones to the poinsettia middles.

thanks for stopping by!

xo,
carly



Saturday, August 22, 2015

super fun sale at ellen hutson llc!

there is a super fun overstock sale at ellen hutson llc!
some of my favorite things are in the sale, see my list below!

happy shopping!
carly



more watercolor leaves

i'm craving crisp fall days when the leaves are really these colors! and i'm loving this essentials by ellen clear stamps thankful set so much!
-to create the watercolored background for this card, i used the die cut scraps from my last card. i put the scrap piece paper containing the negative leaf shape down on my 3.5 x 5 piece of bristol and carefully watercolored inside of it using distress inks.

-i stamped the coordinated leaf shape on vellum in versamark and embossed in gold. then i die cut the shape.

-i stamped a sentiment from the wplus9 hand lettered thanks set in versamark and embossed in gold as well. i cut it into a skinny strip and "fishtailed" the ends with scissors.

-i matted the sentiment on bristol paper that i first watercolored with antique linen distress ink, tucking the vellum leaf behind the sentiment strip.

thanks so much for stopping by!

xo,
carly