Thursday, October 12, 2017

snail mail with the new essentials by ellen

Have you seen the latest Essentials by Ellen release? Brandi & Julie keep knocking it out of the park with awesome stamps & dies! And I'm very excited to be hopping along to celebrate the new release today. You should be arriving here for Melania's amazing blog and before you hop on to check out the fabulous-ness that May has created, I want to share some snails...
I love that Julie's Snailed It set is so versatile - perfect for many different techniques, masculine cards, fall card, and so much more. And I couldn't resist taking it to a pink & purple & sparkly place. I like to think of them as Barbie snails, LOL!

Here are the steps for Barbie snails...

  • Stamp snails in pigment inks, Piggy Bank and Sweet Lilac
  • Layer 3 die cut shells together, add a little color with ink and coat the whole thing with Nuvo Drops White Blizzard. Such sparkly goodness!
  • To make eyes, squeeze a small drop of Nuvo Drops White Gloss onto a non-stick craft mat and while its still wet, squeeze an even smaller drop of Nuvo Drops Black Ebony on top. The black settles into the white and they dry into the perfect little eyes! 
  • And the last thing is to draw a little smile with a pen.
So now that you've got cute & sparkly snails, what should you do with them?
They are pretty cute on a shaker card that has little envelope shaker bits. I love the Essentials by Ellen Bitty Envelope dies.
And they are also fun as a slider, pulling some Bitty Envelope mail behind them.
Thanks for stopping by and have fun as you continue hopping onto May's blog!


Essentials by Ellen Snailed It stamps & dies
Essentials by Ellen Warm Fuzzies stamps
Essentials by Ellen Bitty Envelope dies
Essentials by Ellen Swing N Slide dies
Essentials by Ellen Silver Linings dies
Mama Elephant All Prettied Up dies
Mama Elephant Piggy Bank & Sweet Lilac inks
Distress Inks Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac & Spun Sugar
Versafine Onyx Black
Nuvo Drops White Blizzard, White Gloss & Black Ebony


I Card Everyone said...

LOve your Barbie Snails! Just when I don't think of myself as a pastels girl, you make them look so adorable I just love them! I'm so mad at myself for not including that Snailed It set in my basket... oh who am I kidding: there's ALWAYS a basket available! xx
Hope you are feeling 110% today!

Deborah Kaye said...

Your cards are adorable! When you said "Barbie snails," I thought "in a Barbie World" and started singing. LOL

Deeps said...

Your Barbie snail is so cute. Love the soft lavender.

Sue D said...

Very cute. I like the pastel colors and the sparkle.

Mary Holshouser said...

Snail mail.
What fun.
cute card.
thanks for sharing.

Colleen said...

So cute I love the google eyes

cghundley said...

Adorable Barbie
Snails! So cute
and the slider
snail,is fun!
Carla from Utah

Laura Peddicord said...

The snail is adorable on your cards. Your cards are terrific and I love the sentiments, especially sending the warm fuzzies when the snail is made out of fuzzy felt. Love it!

MelissaF said...

Adorable snail cards, love the pink sparking shell!

Lagene said...

Super cute cards!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Yout cards are so adorable !! And your colors combos are so beautiful !

Dee Earnshaw said...

super sweet cards:)

Mrsfish02 said...

Very soft and adorable in pastels.... I think the snail has possibilities in every color....

liz said...

What a sweet card. Love the soft color

Patt H. said...

Absolutely adorable! Love that cute snail!

KimberlyRae said... really Rocked the New Ellen Essentials Release, with your fun and sweet cards.

Melinda B said...

Barbie snails indeed!! And so very cute!! Hahahaha I love the sentaments with the snails!

Katy said...

Love the techniques. The cards are the cutest!