Hello, and welcome to the Essentials by Ellen Winter 2016 Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today! And, yay!!! I also get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set! The winner may chose ANY Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set (maximum value $15) currently in stock at Ellen Hutson.com To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on this post by February 16th!
There is also a crazy awesome Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom! To enter, be sure to leave a comment THERE, also by February 16th; ALL winners will posted at the CLASSroom on Friday, February 19th!
If you get lost, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.
This first card focuses on the new All Inside and All Inside Dies. How cute is this bear? I love that when you use the coordinating die, his arms are partially cut. It allows you to tuck things inside for him to hold. I've decided to fill his arms with hearts for his Valentine! The hearts have been colored with Copics and a bit of sparkle was added with Wink Of Stella.
This set comes with great sentiments: some large, some small. I love that these outline letters allow you add color if you want. I decided to add little pops of red to the words by coloring only a few letters.
This second card features the Many Thanks Die. I die cut it several times and adhered the die cuts together to create a more substantial die cut. It's much easier to adhere to your project.
For the background I stamped the leaf image from the new Mondo Hydrangea stamp set. I stamped it repeatedly using Versamark embossing ink. I added white embossing powder and once the embossing was done, I could add color. I decided to use Distress Inks and a paint brush to add color to the images and background. I used three different shades of green to get some variation.
A vellum overlay and the addition of the Many Thanks sentiment finish the card! Thanks so much for coming by. I have more to share with you tomorrow, but remember to leave a comment on this post and all along the hop for your chance to win.
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