Saturday, March 3, 2018

ink blending custom colors + get to know the EH design team

Even as a (semi)seasoned card maker, I enjoy learning tips & tricks from other crafters. My favorite tip/trick is creating custom colors with Distress Inks...

I have created a little video today to show you what I mean...
Today is going to be so fun as our EH team all shares something they love and some silly things about themselves. And can I just say that I am so incredibly excited to be a part of the Ellen Hutson LLC 2018 Design Team!!! 
Here are a few fun facts about me...
-I think coffee is yucky, which is shameful for a Seattle native I know! And I've just learned to really like tea in the last few years. My current fav is peach green tea.
-I named my blog after myself because it has been with me through quite a few incarnations before I became a cardmaker.
-And I'm addicted to candy, epecially chocolate-covered gummy bears! I know sugar is bad for me but I can't quit! 

So now if you are hopping along with us, your next stop is Carolyn's blog. And if you would like to start at the beginning, head over to The Classroom at EH.

Have a great weekend friends and thank you for letting me share!

Hugs,
Carly

supplies:
affiliate links may be used at no additional cost to you. thank you!
Essentials by Ellen Stamps, All Inside
Essentials by Ellen Dies, Holiday Words
Distress Inks Wilted Violet & Shaded Lilac
Copic Markers C0, C1, BG11, V00 & V04
Ink Blending Tool
Pretty Pink Posh Jewels, Pansy Purple

36 comments:

Ardyth said...

That is one of my all time favourite dies...in the WORLD! Love your card and love being on this team with you!

I Card Everyone said...

I don't care what you drink, Carly! I look forward to clinking cups with you one day - promise!
love, LOve, LOVE your darling bow-tied Bear ... I'm off to watch you make your magic happen... but first:
Thanks so much for keeping us all well organized, and in the sweetest manner, too ... xo
=]

Julia Stainton said...

Super sweet!!!!

Lisa K said...

Great idea of making your own custom color. Love your background.

Emily Midgett said...

This is so lovely, Carly. I adore that fuchsia... and the precious little bear!! Still so ecstatic to be on this amazing team with you. <3

Laurel Beard said...

Coffee is yucky? Say what? How did I not know this about you. Love the custom purple!

donna mikasa said...

Love your tips and that silly little bear! And I'm with you--chocolate covered gummy bears is my poison too! :P

Jill said...

Your card is just too cute. I love that bear. Thanks so much for sharing.

Joy Meadows said...

Love the custom color you created, Carly! Very pretty. I don't like coffee either!!

Kelly Griglione said...

Awesome blending, Goldilocks, it turned out so well! You mentioned one of the reasons I love all inside bear so much too ... he can easily be a [white] polar bear! You do such an awesome job at coordinating everything. Couldn't be happier to be on a team with you!!

Jeanne said...

This is super cute!

Laura Norris said...

Great video Carly! And you card is adorable, I love that bear too!

happyscrap said...

Your card is just adorable, Carly! Good thing your bear isn’t brown...you might just mistake him for a chocolate gummy bear! 😋

Dee Earnshaw said...

sweet card:)

Sharon Perehudoff said...

Super sweet card! Thank you, Carly, for sharing your video your card was very simple and fast.

Amy Lemmon said...

Carly,
Cute card. Thank you for sharing. Looking forward to seeing more of your designs with Ellen Hutson.
I now need to hunt down chocolate covered gummy bears as I have never heard of them.

I personally love anything chocolate. Anything.
Amy

Barbara said...

Love your card. Love chocolate, love tea and love this blog hop!

Sharon Harnist said...

Sweet Mr. Bear is getting a lot of love today! ;-) I "LOVE" what you did with him here and those beautifully ink blended words!

Teresa Doyle said...

Such a sweet card Carly. Chocolate covered Gummy Bears? I never heard of them but they sound good to me!

Lisa - papergrace said...

COFFEE IS YUCKY?! I may have just died. Let me check my pulse. . . . Still alive. Whew!! Great card and I love, love looove all your custom blending! Beautiful, lovely, and sweet card. Like you. ♥ (Except the card. You're not a card.)

Carolyn Peeler said...

We've certainly both come a long way from our days of knowing each other at Treasury of Memories Carly. Delighted to continue working with you in 2018. xo

Renee M said...

Adorable card!

Cynthia Clark said...

I love, love, love the card! Chocolate covered gummie bears?

Andrea Hastilow said...

'LOVE' your card, love the colour purple. I agree with you , tea is far better than coffee, I will admit there is one brand I will drink but once in a full moon. Not heard of gummy bears covered in chocr, don't think we have those here

Kittie said...

Carly girl, you are such a sweet and talented person. I love working with you and am always appreciative of your patience with this "old broad"! Your card using the bear is precious and I love your colors.

Late Blooming said...

Chocolate covered gummy bears??? I didn't know about them. Will have to go look. lol I LOVE simple I just don't do it very well.

Sandy said...

My fellow coffee-disliker.... I LOVE LOVE LOVE you even more :) And chocolate covered gummy bears? DO NOT TELL ME WHERE TO GET THEM PLEASE...you know me. LOL.

Alaska .Kris said...

Nice to MEET you Carly! I love the versatility of distress inks too!

lynda said...

Wow...such an amazing card, Carly. Love that bear, and the way you used the LOVE die.

lostinpaper said...

I think coffee is yucky too, I am just happy that tea is definitely becoming so much more 'fashionable', I don't feel quite as left out when we go out for 'coffee'. I am so excited to be with you on this team and just wanted to say that i think you have a great sense of humor!

Kym Maxwell said...

Clean, simple and gorgeous!!! My kind of card!! I love ink blending too....however I dont do much because my arm gets so tired so quickly!! LOL!!! Maybe thats a sign that I am doing it wrong...either that or I am extremely out of shape!! Hahaha!!! Your card came out beautifully!! Thanks for sharing!! Big Hugs!!

Lydia said...

Such a sweet card!!!!
I'm a sweetie lover too :)

Joanne Herbert said...

Your card is fabulous, I love love love your card and what you have to teach us all. Hugs Jo

Jennifer said...

So precious! I love this bear .

K . Shuster said...

Adorable card! Thanks for sharing.

Julie Ebersole said...

Peach green tea; duly noted! And I love this sweet thing with Bear you got going on here! XO!