Tuesday, February 21, 2017

essentials by ellen february 2017 hop!


Yay, it's Essentials By Ellen release day! I've been so excited for today and I'm so happy you're here! Welcome!!! Today I have the honor of showing off some of the new release, the Mirror Mirror sets by Brandi Kincaid and the Swing N Slide die by Julie Ebersole! First up, Mirror Mirror stamps & dies:
 

To create this card, I stamped the background with makeup images from the Make It Beautiful set, coloring just the lipstick with a VersaMark pen and embossing with new WOW Yum Yum Bubblegum pink. I cut a circle from silver foil paper and embossed the sentiment in the same powder I used on the lipsticks, to look like a lipstick message on a mirror. Quick tip...not all foiled paper can handle heat embossing so make sure to test a scrap first. And to create the "lights", I colored the circles and topped with Morning Dew Nuvo drops. Of course there is yellow Nuvo but when you use clear (Morning Dew) over blendable ink, it "pulls" the color up to create more of a glow.

Next I continued my lipstick theme with Julie's adorable Swing N Slide die...

To create this card, I blended Spun Sugar and Shaded Lilac Distress Inks on smooth watercolor paper. I embossed the sentiment in white and drew my "lipstick" heart with Watermelon pink gelato. Gelatos make fabulous "lipstick" for paper! I used one of the slide dies on the panel, inking the card beneath it to match. And I created the slider with the lipstick from the Make It Beautiful set.
Before you keep hopping, there is one more super fun thing, I’m giving away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set! Here's the "fine print":

The winner may chose any in stock Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set (Maximum value $25 USD) at Ellen Hutson.com  To enter, please leave a comment on today’s post by Tuesday, February 28!

There is also an AMAZING Grand Giveaway on the CLASSroom blog!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, too, by Tuesday, February 28!

ALL winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, March 3Please check there on that date to see if you are a winner and for further details on claiming your prize!

Your next stop is the wonderful blog of my friend Carolyn PeelerIf you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

Have fun hopping!

xo,
Carly

Essentials By Ellen February 2017 Release:

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~amy~ said...

These are fabulous Carly!!!!

Karen P said...

Beautiful cards, I love how you have used your Gelatos with the lipstick stamp and that die! That is so clever. Fantastic release, thank you for the blog hop Karen x

Margaret Schuering said...

Thanks for sharing your creations. I love what you did with the Mirror, Mirror stamp set and die. I so glad there is a slider set with multiple options now.

Catherine Bowen said...

Carly, guuuuurrrrrll! These cards are so cute! LOVE that first one especially! thank you for sharing.

Constance Hildebrand said...

Esp. Love your slider lipstick card...wow, so cute! Thank you so much.

Rukmini Kirloskar said...

Love the spun sugar and shaded lilac background! It is just stunning! The heart really does look like its been drawn with the lipstick :)

Debra Rumpza said...

Love your Glam cards! Perfect for girls!

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! LOVING the New Release!! OMG!! Your Cards have me SMILING!! =) How FUN!! LOVE the Colors!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Lori Wisneski-Wenger said...

Wonderful inspiration! Love this new release!

Sandy said...

I love the lipstick card! Thanks for the chance to win.

Tami B. said...

These are both great cards but the 2nd one is exceptional. It's beautiful and fun all rolled up into one.

d alessi said...

Just beautiful.

Delores Stroud said...

Love the cards! Thanks for sharing

Katy said...

The cards are so much fun. These stamp sets are fun as well!

Jeannette aka Jnett said...

Great cards, I was getting the spa set confused with the mirror mirror. So glad to see it posted separately. I need to pay closer attention.

Michelle Peckahm said...

Cute cards. I'm loving' the spa day set.

Rita Montgomery said...

This release is great. Love your cards.

Sabrina said...

Very cute cards!!!

Erica Brusca said...

love your cards, especially the heart and lipstick card so creative

Cheryl I said...

I love this stamp set and dies. Your cards are so beautiful and enourageing! Great colors and design!

A Tad Bit Off said...

Great interactive card.

Kathy Thisted said...

love the lipstick slider card

Teresa said...

Cute lipstick and heart card. Thank you for sharing.

Ann K said...

Love the girlie theme to these cards ,,, how fun.

Arianna Barbara said...

Beautiful release!!! Love your cards!!! The second one is really cute!!! Amazing colors!!!

Brandi R said...

Wonderfully fun cards. Love them ♥

Terri Bradburn said...

Nice blending and Colors! Beautiful use of stamps as background as well.

Kathy said...

Cute ideas.
Thanks for sharing.

Alma Dirpaul said...

The Swing and Slide die set is tempting me. I have nieces who like when I make slider cards for them.

Sherry said...

Interactive cards are so much fun for both the card maker as well as the recipient. The way the lipstick tube swiped across the card it was as if the die had been created especially for this card! Great job, loved it!

Cindy Aguirre said...

Great cards! Love the lipstick writing the heart! Very clever!

T Thompson said...

Lots of great products, I can't pick my favorite.

Barb said...

Love the graphic quality to your cards. Very chic!!!

Beth H. said...

OMG! Your cards are outstanding!

Anne-Mette said...

HA!! that is SOO creative to use a gelatine as a lipstick stroke!!! Beautiful card 😃

Kdennison said...

Great cards and projects to share the release … thank you!

Leila and Elizabeth said...

I love the lipstick card with the gelato heart, very creative!!

L. Kent said...

I'll have to try your lipstick technique! It looks great!

Shelli said...

I love these cards!! I loved the stamp sets but was not really sure how tome corporate them but these are fabulous!! Lipstick is my thing and these cards are so great!!!

Karen said...

I'm quite sure my oldest granddaughter would LOVE your card! I do, too.

Elizabeth Hull said...

Very nice work!

Elise Smith said...

You created such glamorous designs. I love the lipstick drawn heart :)

Jan PFH said...

So cute and slider cards are so much fun

Hey Jude Cards said...

That lipstick slider is adorable.

Dottie said...

What a clever idea with the lipstick swirl! I love it. Thanks to you for sharing and E Hutson for sharing as well!!!

QuilterLaura said...

Love your cards, super creative!

Taniesa Vlasak said...

Writing with the lipstick, your just brilliant. Love your cards! Thank you for moving my "I want" items to "I need" items ;)

Jeanne said...

The slider dies are so FUN!! My grandgirls would love something interactive like that. Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

bev p said...

clever you with the slider element. that might be my favorite card I've seen so far! thanks, too, for the Nuvo hint. I haven't tried any of them yet, but I might just have to now. It turned out amazing. Thanks so much.

Linda Kunsman said...

fantastic cards-and that second one with the drawn heart -brilliant!!

Teresa-WCS said...

Your cards are beautiful.. the gelato touch for lipstick is very clever.

Sugar Land Scrapper said...

Love your hello gorgeous card!

Rachel Orr said...

I love the gelato lipstick; however, my favorite is the lights on the mirror. Such a great idea! Thanks for your inspiration!

Lisa said...

Your cards are beautiful!

Purple Princess said...

Fabulous!!

Tracy Brown said...

Loving this release!

Linda M said...

Super cute and fun cards!

Maureen Morton said...

Girls rule! And so do YOU! You rocked this release with such original uses of the sets. Love your lights on the mirror - great trick! You think outside the (makeup) box! Love your style and sense of fun. Thanks for the sweet inspiration.

Chris Handy said...

Darling cards

Susie Moore said...

Oh my goodness! Your cards are just so cute. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us.

Katrina Brown said...

These cards are so much fun; makes me smile!

Teri Smith said...

I like both of your cards but the colours & simplicity of the slider one so appeals to me. Thanks for
sharing!

Janet D. said...

I love cards with encouraging messages, great work!

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Helen Budz said...

Your card designs have me rethinking about my favorite stamp set--wonky backgrounds--I am in awe of the various techniques you used while creating these. That lipstick slider is perfect! Thanks for sharing these.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I love your creativity, fun stuff!

Suzanne Ogden said...

I couldn't figure out how you drew the lipstick line. What a clever idea using gelatos!

Teresa S. said...

Great mirror and light tips, thank you! Love, love, love your lipstick penny slider card! That is my favorite with your perfect gelato heart. Great colors and design.

tonilea said...

Your card with the writing in lipstick is super. Love it!

Julie Ebersole said...

The heart, with the lipstick... and the slider die... BRILLIANT!!! *mic drop*

Momcat said...

Fun cards, love the lipstick slider.

ScrapaDiddle said...

Cute cards and fun release!

Debra said...

I love your creativity...it always inspires me. Sweet cards!

Karen B. said...

Love the bright sassy colors you've used on your fun cards!

Lindar C said...

Wow! Your lipstick slider card is so cute! I've never seen embossing on foil paper before, well done!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great cards! I love the idea behind the second one, what a great idea!

Tracy Lustick said...

Lovely release & cards! Thank you for sharing 😗 !

3eegrlz said...

Love the lipstick one! Great job!

Shannadl said...

Love the sentiment on a mirror and the lipstick setiment!

danni reid said...

The lipstick 💄 and heart card is so cuuute, love your design!

Starr Patrick said...

really cute the slide lip stick card, thanks for sharing

Val said...

So clever! Love your cards!

Michelle H said...

I love the way you used the slide on the lipstick card. That's amazing.

Robyn Lynn said...

Such cute, unique cards! Lovin' all these new sets! Thanks for the inspiration!

Suzan D. said...

Love these cards, Perfect for the girls.

samantha's cards said...

Such a great card.

Scraplea 1 said...

Fun cards! I'm enjoying this great new release. Thanks for sharing on the blog hop!!

Patty said...

Such fun cards!! I have some young granddaughters that are really into the nail & makeup scene...I will love making cards for them with these stamps & dies!!

Heather DePasquale said...

Love your lipstick heart. So creative! Thanks for sharing!

Elaine said...

Love the girlie cards!

Nathalie Paquette said...

The last card is amazing !

Isabel Z said...

Love what you created. So much fun!!!

Glorie said...

Love the gelato "lipstick"! Too cute.

Linda Knors said...

Love the slider lipstick card great work

happyscrap said...

Your lipstick slider card is wonderful - love it. Thank you.

Lisa Silver said...

What a fun and fabulous lipstick card!

Candi R said...

Very nice.

Hilary said...

Oh! Oh! Oh! Those sliders! Such clever ways to use them. I'm inspired! Thank you!

Lisa - papergrace said...

Both of your cards are so lovely with lipstick ;), but I gotta say...that slider card, my friend? WOWZA!! So super pretty!! Slider cards already look so cool. But Carly, yours is so soft and pretty and the Gelato heart is absolutely PERFECT-O! ♥

And your first card is so gorgeously CAS with the the bursts of color from your embossing. Great choices and two stunning cards. :)

Abby said...

Very fun.

sarah said...

Great reminder to ink under the slider area! I always forget that!

LesLee said...

So cute...... that lipstick card is absolutely adorable! thanks so much for sharing.

Jill Rauenhorst said...

Love the gelato lipstick! Very clever.

Daphne said...

Great cards!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

What fabulous uplifting cards for friends!! So perfect!

Diane Bolton said...

great background designs.

Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

wow! such fun cards :) love them

Lagene said...

Great slider card! Great release!

Sabrina Fioretti said...

I am in love with the otters and the swing and slide die set.

Nancy Allin said...

Your cards are fun and fabulous! The gelato was the perfect match for the lipstick, and I love the sliding effect. Such an amazing release...my wish list is growing!!

cindybearj said...

I love the way you used the lipstick like it has written on the mirror and the paper. Great release!

Linda said...

these are really lovely!!!
i love how you did the mirror especially!

Carolee McCaslin said...

LOVE your fun cards!!!

jenny said...

Your cards are awesome!

Denise Bryant said...

Great cards! Love the lipsticks!

L D Tolen said...

I love the lipsticks. Lipstick slider even better. Nice!

Jen said...

So clever making the lipstick slider look like it is writing- great idea

amberain said...

Love the black and white design with a pop of color!

Genevieve said...

I really like the gelato lipstick the puurfect touch .

Kleri F said...

Love the slider card!Thank you for the inspiration!

Jan Elmore said...

this release has everything!

Theresa N said...

Love the mirror card!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Fabulous and fun! I think the 2nd card's design is genius showing as if the lipstick made the heart.

angie said...

that lipstick card is so original - love it!

Cindy said...

Love your Slider card with the lipstick and heart! So cute!

Lisa A creations said...

Both cards are super cute! I love how on both of them you stamped the sentiments (or the heart) as if they were written with lipstick. And I also like how you colored behind the Nuvo Drops to make them look like bulbs shining.

Teresa Doyle said...

I love your cards Carly, a very good job on them.

Sarah Greber said...

I really love what you did on your cards. And that lipstick line/heart - so perfect! Thanks for the inspiration!

Cindy said...

Great cards!

Nancy R said...

Super cute cards, Carly. Great tip for using the clear Nuvo drops, and the way you used the slider, heart and lipstick is so creative. Thanks for the great inspiration!

Mary Holshouser said...

Great idea to make the slider card
with the lipstick.
Thanks for sharing some wonderful
ideas.

Dee Earnshaw said...

such pretty cards. Love the design of them and the way you added the sliding lipstick - very inspiring:)

Debbie Anemaet said...

The first thing I said - out loud! - when I saw your lipstick slider card was Oh, cute! It's adorable! Both cards are great. Thanks, Carly, for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

Sue LD said...

Cute lipstick cards!

Barbara said...

Both cards are so adorable. Such clever and cute uses of those stamps and dies.

joy said...

LOVE your cards - especially the slider one! Too, too cute.

joybird1223@gmail.com

Z Sullivan said...

Wow! Thanks for the fabulous cards and tips.

Debbie said...

Hey girl! Love that lipstick slide card...totally fab!

Vicky Scheiber said...

Terrific cards thank you!

CLP said...

I love the lipstick look you drew the heart with. It looks perfect!

Heather (goldiecar) said...

I love your lipsticks!! Each technique led to some amazing results!

Swimmom said...

Cute cards!

Marcia said...

Love how you created the lipstick slider card!! Beautiful and touching!

Christine_sz said...

Hi Carly! I love seeing your smile when I stop by the warehouse to pick up my goodies. I think this may be the first time I've visited your blog. I need to a bit more poking around! Love the cards you created for the hop!

Janis said...

Genius using the Gelato for your lipstick. Love your shiny mirror, too!!!
<3 J

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Andrea D. La Vigne said...

Neat cards!!! Love how you used the embossing powder for lipstick in the first, and created the lights with the yellow pen & Nuvo drops. Cool idea! And you're right--gelatos do make good lipstick on a card! LOL Thanks so much for sharing these, Carly! :) ~ Andrea

the sacred/secular medley said...

That lipstick card is FANTASTIC!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful cards, love the slider, the embossed foil Mirror and the soft pink/purple background.

Jackie said...

Awesome cards!! The "designer paper" you created with the makeup images is just way too cute and the shiny mirror is pretty cool too but I absolutely love the second card you made! The gelato makes perfect lipstick. To draw the lipstick heart and then the lipstick slider is so creative!

Donna said...

So cute Carjy! The slider card is darling!

Carolyn Steele said...

Both cards are great but totally LOVE the lipstick slider card. What a genius idea to do that!!

Bunny Dobbie said...

What gorgeous cards! Love your gelato lipstick heart and the slider. It's brilliant!

Dee said...

Beautiful cards

Tanya Lochridge said...

Love the little "chemistry" lesson on the Nuvo Drops! Thanks teach!! These cards are really cute and very different in feel. Thanks for sharing.

Lynn said...

Two super cute cards. The set look like it can be used in a lot of ways!

Patt H. said...

Such fun cards! I love them both. The sliding lipstick is adorable.

funkycrafter said...

the lipstick slider is fun

Denise Gutshall said...

What glamorous cards with fantastic backgrounds!

patpw said...

The lipstick slider is a very cool idea. Thanks for sharing.

patpw said...

The lipstick slider is a very cool idea. Thanks for sharing.

McStamper said...

Great cards. Love the lipstick with the slider die cut.

Tracie Pond said...

Super fun background!

Carol Henderson said...

Theses cards are so positive, I can imagine giving them to a teenage girl who is just finding her "inner beauty" or anyone who just needs a lift.

mimi said...

Super fun cards!!!

Illustra Mistique said...

Oooooh gelato lipstick!! 💕

ldelquatro said...

I really like the black and white with a touch of color.

Oliev said...

Great cards!

Michele K. Henderson said...

This is so pretty! I love how you've created the center look - -it's really gorgeous and a great idea!

Maryjo Monterosso said...

Cute and fun cards. Love the cosmetic theme.

Anonymous said...

Carly, these cards are adorable! I love the "lipstick on the mirror" idea, and the Nuovo drops for the light on the mirror! Thank you for some really great tips and ideas and for sharing them with us!

byulgzr said...

Clever lipstick slider card!

Debbie Pereira said...

Very cute card designs!

Lisa Petrella said...

Fabulous cards, Carly! LOVE the graphic style of the first card and the gelato lipstick heart on the second!!! So super fun!!

Mary-Anne V said...

fun cards esp. the lipstick gellato heart.

Robin Platt said...

What fun cards!

Barbara said...

I enjoyed the colors in your cards. This is a wonderful release with several "must haves."

Sue McRae said...

Such fun cards and I love your use of gelatos!

Janet Trapp said...

Such an adorable release! Loving all the examples!

My Favorites are the Otter stamp set, Wonky backgrounds and slider dies!

Thanks for the chance to win!
~God bless~

D.Ann C said...

Love that genius lipstick slider!!

Ann said...

These new releases are just so cute. And love your lipstick heart.

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Wow, I didn't know that about the Nuvo Drops! Too cool!!! Love how it turned out! Great idea for the lipstick on the mirror. Brilliance!

Love Is In The Details said...

Oh my goodness, your lipstick slider is awesome! Took it to a whole other level :)

Rowena Miniaci said...

Love your cards!!! So pretty and bright as always

Deb said...

Cute cards! I really like the embossed lipsticks. They look fabulous!

Cynthia Cole said...

Great cards!

Debbie Scassera said...

Wonderful cards! I love the colors.

Marianne said...

Love the clever design of your second card and your blending is just perfect!

Dana said...

Super cute!! Love the lipstick slider!!

Super Stick Chick said...

Your cards are SO clever, love the slider - like you are writing with the lipstick.

Pam S. said...

Question: what blendable ink did you use for the lights on the mirror? And I love how you made it look like the lipstick drew the heart image on your second card. So cool.

Jan Peterson said...

Love the girly colors in these cards. Adorable!

Laura Finn said...

That lipstick card...Both the background and that detail is so great! Thank you for sharing!

kerry myers said...

Fabulous cards! I love the idea to write on the mirror and emboss so it looks like written in lipstick AND the lipstick slider... great cards. thank you

Eileen M said...

Wow, I love what you have done here! Especially the lipstick glider, that is so darn cute!

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Fantastic cards! Love the hello gorgeous card! Drawing a hero with the gelatin was really good idea and adds a great look to your card!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Your lip stick sliding is genius! Great card

cassie said...

Wow! These are amazing cards. Very creative

Laura Peddicord said...

What a great card to put the lipstick heart with a lipstick slider! Great idea!!! Thank you for sharing it!!

BeckyR71 said...

Beautiful cards! I love the colors you chose for the second one.

Donna Jo said...

Using gelatos for the lipstick is ingenious!

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