Good Thursday morning. I hope you enjoyed seeing all of the wonderful stamp and die sets in Julie’s new Essentials By Ellen release. I loved the coordinating Mondo Hydrangeastamp and die and played around with it a bit when I was working on my projects for the release blog hop. I had stamped several different versions of the flower and leaves before finishing my final version for my post on Tuesday. I thought the cream flower and leaves looked so pretty against the dark blue background.
I stamped the flower and leaves on watercolor paper using chipped sapphire ink, embossed with clear embossing powder and cut them out using the coordinating dies. I cut the frame using the Nesting Card Templates, applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back and attached to the blue and cream card base. The flower was set in place and attached to the card base using mounting tape. The leaves were lightly rolled in my fingers to form and were tucked in under the hydrangea and attached with glossy accents. I finished by adding the simple dark blue bow. The vanilla cardstock and natural white watercolor paper match almost perfectly but in my photos the flower and leaves looks much whiter than the frame and card base.
Have you had a chance to check out all of Julie’s new Essentials by Ellen stamps and die sets? Julie has created so many fun stamps and coordinating dies along with a gorgeous back die and stand alone sentiment dies. I have added links to the whole release below to make it easy for you to find.
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Good Tuesday morning and welcome to the Essentials by Ellen Winter 2016 Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing a few of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today!
I am so excited that I get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set! The winner may chose ANYEssentials 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 fantastic 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!
I started by cutting the rose background and the frame. I applied double stick tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the rose die cut. Next I applied thin strips of mounting tape all the way around the back of the frame as well as on the back of a few key flowers and attached it to the card base.
I crimped a piece of white cardstock and attached it to the pink layer and attached it to the front of frame. I cut the flower and laid it over a piece of white cardstock and lightly traced around the flower with a pencil. I used the traced line to cut out the white background and attached it behind the flower with rolled up double stick tape. I cut a few sections of another of the open flowers in the Wild Garden set and attached it to the crimped section with glossy accents to create a foliage background. I finished by attaching the flower over the foliage using glossy accents.
I stamped the leaves using Peeled Paint distress ink and then watercolored the leaf using my waterbrush and reinker. I painted the green wash outside the line of the leaves all the way around to create a green border so when I die cut the leaves there wouldn’t be a white edge showing. I repeated the same technique to stamp and watercolor the flowers. I stamped the flowers using Chipped Sapphire and lightly watercolored the blue to till in the flowers as well as creating a border outside the flower. I then lightly washed Spun Sugar reinker over the blue flowers and borders to create the variegated appearance of a blue and pink hydrangea. I heat dried the leaves and flowers and prepared to cut them out. I lined up the open die over the stamped images and ran them through my Big Shot. Both the leaf and flower line up easily to get a perfect cut. Painting slightly out of the stamped lines as I described above eliminated the white cut borders. I finished all the flowers and leaves by applying versa to them and then embossing with clear embossing powder. This step really made the colors pop.
I formed the flowers lightly using my stylus and molding pad and then attached them to the large hydrangea base using glossy accents. The large flower as was attached to the card base using mounting tape. The leaves were lightly rolled in my fingers to form and were then tucked in under the large flower and attached with glossy accents. I finished by adding a simple white multi loop bow.
I started by coloring the bunny using Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs distress inks and mini applicators. Check out my coloring die cut animals tutorial if you would like to see a few step by step photos of how I colored Peter. TI attached the white scalloped frame over top of the opening of the green gram with double stick tape. I attached the grass border to the back of the frame using double stick tape, attached thin strips of mounting tape all the way around the back of the frame and then attached it to the card base.
I applied a double layer of mounting tape to the back of Peter and placed him in behind the grass and attached to the card base. I cut all of the greenery pieces in the set and tucked them in behind the grass border with glossy accents and filled in all around the bunny. Have you checked out the new MFT Leafy Greenery? If you like making floral projects on your cards you will definitely want to get this set. All the different pieces reminds me of the foliage my mother used in her flower shop. It’s a great set to have and the foliage is the perfect size for flower arrangements on card fronts.
I formed the little colorful hydrangea flowers, assembled them with glossy accents and attached them all around the scene using glossy accents. I cut the butterflies in the same colors as the flowers and attached them around the scene with glossy accents.
Here’s a closer view to show the dimension and the tiny flowers.The tiny single hydrangea flowers are just as cute standing alone as they are assembled in mass hydrangea flower.
Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great week.
Good Sunday morning. I have more spring flowers to share with you today. I was browsing through my stash of dies for flower inspiration and ran across the Marianne Designs Anja’s Flowers set. I’ve had it for quite a while but have only used it once. I used it for my project today and paired it with flowers from the Impression Obsession Spring Wreath and Memory Box Butterfly Delights.
I cut a few sets of the flowers, formed them using my stylus and molding pad from Susan’s Garden Tool Kit , assembled them using glossy accents and I attached them to the flower border background using glossy accents.
I applied mounting tape to the back of both the flower border and decorative border and attached to the card base. I applied rolled up glue dots to the back of a few key flowers to hold the whole floral section in place. I added a few tiny butterflies to bring another element of interest.
Here’s a close up side view to show the dimension of the flower garden and border.
Here is a link to my Flower Garden and Butterflies blog post if you would like to out the details about how I made this project. I linked the dies and cardstock that I used on both cards below. Note the pink cardstock is no longer available. If I had to chose a favorite between the two cards I would have to go for the bright pink, purple and yellow flowers and butterflies but I really like them both.
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