Sunday, January 21, 2018

united we flourish better together

Today there is a brand new United We Flourish set, Better Together by Hero Arts, available at Ellen Hutson LLC! And we are hopping to celebrate! Look how cute...
You're probably coming from the amazing Amy's blog and if not, you can head over the The Classroom to start from the beginning so you don't miss anything! And while you are there make sure to leave a comment because to celebrate the new set, two randomly selected commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson shop! To enter just leave a comment on the Ellen Hutson Classroom blog by 11:59 PST on January 28th.

And now let's talk cards, acetate cards...


When I first saw this set, I loved the sweet little loop-de-loop details on many of the birds. I wanted to recreate it so I used Copic markers with acetate cards. 



Here's what I know...
  • I almost always stamp in VersaFine (my all-time fav black ink) and emboss with clear powder when I'm going to watercolor. The embossed image "holds" the watercolor in a little better and helps me look less messy
  • I used the Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pens to watercolor with the Daniel Smith dot palette Hero edition. Using the sparkle pens to watercolor is so fun! The pics can't really capture how sparkly my birds are.
  • Alcohol inks on acetate are awesome!
  • I die cut 4 hearts for each card to hide any adhesive and provide a place for writing on the inside of the card. 
Thanks so much for stopping by and keep on hopping over to Carolyn's fantastic blog!

Hugs!!!
Carly

21 comments:

Terebene said...

I need to try acetate for cards. Thanks for the ideas!

samantha's cards said...

I love your tip on the doodling, I'm going to try it today.

Sue D said...

Cute. I like the loop-de-loop detail on the acetate.

Andrea Hastilow said...

Really loop de like the loop background on this acetate. Your little birds are so cute and colourful, you can't help but love them.

Anonymous said...

Unique cards! Love all of them.

Amanda Rhodes said...

I love the doodle lines!

Denise Bryant said...

These are so fun! Love the birds!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

These are really really fun!

Patti G said...

Your cards are really cute, this looks like a fun stamp set

Teresa Doyle said...

Carly, what a FANTASTIC idea!!!! Your cards are wonderful and I am definitely going to try this! TFS!

Lagene said...

Love the United We Flourish stamp set BETTER TOGETHER! Great cards, I love the doodling on acetate element!

I Card Everyone said...

Nobody goes loop-de-loop like you, sweet Carly!
Let's be perfectly clear... LOve your darling acetate cards, and your bird colors!
=]

Paula H. said...

Love that you used acetate for the cards---really allows your beautiful coloring to pop!

Mary-Anne V said...

Thanks for all the tips for these really awesome acetate cards.

Patti H. said...

What a cool design! Love those loops & the beautifully colored birds. An awesome card!

Tanja said...

Great idea, using Copics on the actetate as a background.

Monika Reeck said...

Great idea with ACETATE
and I love your coloring
super B
great card
hugs
Monika

Jennifer said...

Such a cute idea!!!

Sheri Witthoft said...

You are so creative!!! I love the loops. Thank you for sharing

Karthikha said...

These are super creative!! Fantastic creations! :)

~amy~ said...

Carly! These are ADORABLE.