Thursday, July 30, 2015


...i'm over in the classroom at ellen hutson llc for #throwbackthursdays. stop by and say hi!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

a little tropical

i found this super cute studio calico vellum in my collection and i thought it looked it looked a little tropical, perfect for a summer card!

after my recent shaker card, i thought a vellum window would be fun so i used my lawn fawn circle stackables dies to create a circle window in my card front. then i cut a matching 4.25 x 5.5 rectangle (which i stitched rather terribly, i suck at sewing) and die cut a circle in the identical place. i sandwiched the vellum between the card and the 4.25 x 5.5 piece.

i die cut a flower from the essentials by ellen wild garden set from solar white. to color it, i swiped distress ink picked raspberry pad across my non-stick craft sheet and pulled the die cut flower in the ink. then i blended just a little with a waterbrush.

to make my rhinestones match i colored them a bit with a copic marker and let dry.

i've listed my supplies below, with links to my favorite place to shop (big wink because i work there). thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, July 26, 2015

twine crush

i'm feeling a little obsessed with twine at the moment but don't worry, its just a crush. hee-hee!

for this card i really wanted to create a twine "leaf". i tried wrapping a leaf die with twine and making twine loops and those were both cute but i wanted something with more movement. i ended up with just simple knotted strings on a very simple card. 

i started with a 3.5 x 5 card from solar white cardstock. i added ink splatters with one of my favorite stamps from the essentials by ellen brushstroke christmas set, stamping them in distress ink hickory smoke.

i stamped and die cut the flower from the essentials by ellen bohemian garden sets and watercolored it with distress ink abandoned coral. i finished the flower with a little clear rhinestone.

i added the knotted lengths of twine behind the die cut flower and 3d mounted it to the card.

finally i stamped the "hello" sentiment from the essentials by ellen mondo magnolia set.

supplies are listed below.


Thursday, July 23, 2015

so excited...

 ...i'm starting my new gig, #throwbackthursdays, over at the ellen hutson llc blog today. please go check it out, the classroom!


Friday, July 17, 2015

b&w bohemian flowers + dear lizzy serendipity stencil

today's card feels very much like summer to me and i really love how it turned out! i used a floral stencil from dear lizzy and beloved distress inks, along with essentials by ellen of course!

first i secured my serendipity stencil to my non-stick craft sheet and solar white paper with micro pore tape (washi tape or frog tape would work too).

next i applied my distress inks with an ink blending tool, picked raspberry, abandoned coral and spiced marmalade.

after creating my background, i stamped flowers from essentials by ellen bohemian garden and die cut with the coordinating dies.

i trimmed my background to fit a standard A2 card and adhered my die cut flowers, some with foam adhesive for a 3D pop.

finally i added a "hello" sentiment from the essentials by ellen hello gorgeous set.