Sunday, 14 July 2019

Beginner & Intermediate Masking Techniques

I made these cards with new Essentials by Ellen products that are available now.

The sandwich card shows a number of very simple masking techniques and the chicken card shows some more advanced techniques.

Here's a video:

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Simple & Stepped up Thank You Cards (FS649)

Congratulations to this week's Splitcoaststampers' Featured Stamper, Terry (terry serman).

I chose this card as my inspiration:

I focused on Terry's:
-sky background with clouds
-focus on 'flight'
-red/pink, white & blue colours

I changed:
-background technique (ink blending vs paper)
-clouds (masked rather than die-cut)
-flying bunny to airplane

I made a set of these one-layered, 3.5x5" cards as my son's thank you cards for his recent birthday gifts.

I stamped the plane and sentiment banner on 4 and then used the coordinating dies to create masks for them, as well as some clouds.

I masked the edges of the card with 1/2 inch purple tape, to create a white frame, and then I ink blended the sky with Catherine Pooler inks and Life Changing blender brushes.

For the first card, that was the end. But for the other 3 that I made, I stepped it up and used Nuvo glimmer paste over the sky to add lots of sparkle before removing the masks.

Friday, 12 July 2019

Underwater Slider Cards Featuring Essentials by Ellen July 2019 Release

The Essentials by Ellen July release is live now!

We're changing our release-game up and having a blog hop (details below!) to show you a ton of inspiration with the new goodies.

This release is full of adorable new stamp sets - Cooking Lady, Life's A Picnic, and Subbing In, as well as a couple of new standalone die sets.

I have lots to show you with the amazing new goodies and today I'm starting with 2 slider cards using the new Subbing In stamps and Dies, Waves border dies, Port Hole dies and the previously-released Rainbow Slider Die set.

I made a video showing how I made these fun, interactive cards:

Blog Hop Details:

We've got super fun prizes!!! One random & lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop and one will win the whole July Essentials by Ellen release!!! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! Comment before Thursday, July 18th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Rainbow Thank You

Here's another card I made with one of the Circlet Layering Dies from Paper Rose Studio, available at Ellen Hutson LLC.

This time I used the top layer die only, and centred it on my card.

The background was blended with a rainbow of Catherine Pooler inks, using Life Changing blender Brushes.

For the sentiment, I inlaid white Essentials by Ellen Classic Block Alpha letters into a strip of Ebony cardstock and I used only the You portion of the EBE Big Scripty Thank You die.

I added some clear droplets with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive for some sparkle.

Monday, 8 July 2019

Creating Layers with Ink Blending

I was playing around with the new Pretty Pink Posh Tropical Frame die the other day, and came up with this ink blended scene. It's so easy to build layers and depth with ink blending!

I started by blending Lime Rickey ink all over a panel of white cardstock, fading to almost-white in the centre.

Then I laid the frame over top of the whole panel, and ink blended more Lime Rickey ink over it, again, fading out to the centre.

I moved the frame and blended more Lime Rickey ink just over portions of the frame, and then again, but with Grass Skirt ink.

For my sentiment, I cut the Happy Summer script from the green panel, and also from white carstock. I inlaid the white words into the green panel and then added some jewels from the Luau Mix for some pops of colour.


Sunday, 7 July 2019

3 Christmas-in-July cards using stencils and pastes

Congratulations to this week's Splitcoaststampers' Featured Stamper, Lee Ann (whippetgirl).

I chose this card as my inspiration:

I focused on Lee Ann's:
-green, white, red, black colours
-leafy background
-joy sentiment

I changed:
-die cut sentiment
-no ribbon

I started with an idea for one card, but went through some struggles and changes in plan before ending up with 3 same-but-different cards.

I experimented with 2 types of glitter paste (Nuvo Glimmer Paste and GinaK Glitz Glitter Gel) and a double-stencil technique.

Here's a video: