Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Stand Tall.....

Hi everyone!
I am popping in real quick with another card using one of the new stamp sets from the latest Essentials By Ellen release.  I love all the sentiments in the Stay Golden stamp set along with the pineapples and matching dies.  I used the inlaid die cutting technique to create my golden pineapple in the sentiment.

Here is a close-up of this fun set!

Before you go, I wanted to share a sneak peek with you of my card for the latest challenge over at StampNation.  This week's challenge is to use a triangle.

 Members can view the challenge HERE.

Would love to have you play along with us, but you have to be a member to play!

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Paper:  Black (Papertrey Ink)

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Essentials By Ellen Late Summer Release Hop & Giveaway!!!

Hello, and welcome to the Late Summer 2016 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I am so excited to be joining in this amazing hop showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies! 

You should have arrived here from the amazing Julie Ebersol's blog.  If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

My first card showcases the awesome Silver Linings Dies, Sunshine Words & Warm Fuzzies stamp set.

I started by die cutting both of the sun ray dies from white card stock.  I then sponged Spiced Marmalade & Mustard Seed distress inks onto each die cut creating a sun effect with the Spiced Marmalade in the center and then Mustard Seed towards the edges.  I flicked some water to add some cool water effects.  I then attached them together onto a scrap piece of card stock and spritzed the whole thing with Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Here is a close-up to show you the sparkle.

I die cut the sunshine die using black card stock.  To get the shine, I covered it with Versamark ink and then clear embossing powder.  So cool.  The sentiment is from the Warm Fuzzies stamp set, I just masked off "sunshine".

My second card features the adorable Sock Monkey Surprise stamp set with matching dies.

I started this card by creating a panel using Ultramarine Blue & Violet Color Bursts.  I then stamped and die cut the monkey and balloon and heat embossed the sentiment in white on black card stock.  I used an extra bit of the color burst panel to paper piece his belly to match the background.  Such a fun set.

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 $25 USD) currently in stock at Ellen  To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post  by Tuesday, August 23rd!

There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by Tuesday, August 23rd

ALL winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, August 26th! Please check there on that date to see if you are a winner and for further details on claiming your prize!

Your next stop on the hop is the amazing Sharon Harnist.  If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!!!