Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Essentials by Ellen April Release - FLAWESOME!

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Whoever paired the latest Essentials by Ellen Hot Mess Lady with the Everyday Hero Lady is a GENIUS! Seriously - these two ladies really speak to me. I know many of us have days where feel like we are a 'hot mess' when others see us being an 'everyday hero' by doing all the things we do for all the people around us! I love that these ladies celebrate the duality-reality of life in this way!

I knew right away I had to make a card with both of them. These ladies are both the perfect size to fill a card front on their own, so I had to be creative with my layout.

I stamped Hot Mess off to the side, keeping the dreamy-looking chin-in-hand side of her. Then I coloured her with Copics and used the matching die to cut a mask for her. I used a large circle die to cut another mask and blended blue Distress Ink over the remainder of the panel, fading to white at the top.

On a scrap piece of white, I stamped Everyday Hero and coloured her. I cut her out with her matching die, and then used the same large circle to crop her to fit inside the dream-bubble.

In the dream-bubble itself, I used the 'burst' die to create a stencil and blended yellow ink for some colour and interest in the background. I popped her up on the panel and then added some sparkle to her crown with Wink of Stella and a small Pretty Pink Posh Confetti sequin.

I kept elements (hair and shirt colours) the same so that you know it's the same lady in both her forms.


  1. AWWHH I love it! There is a lot of super woman in all of us!

  2. What a perfect card for so many women. Fabulous.

  3. Brilliant way to combine the sets - how clever! Jo x

  4. I think flawesome may be the best new word ever coined! Such a fun card.

  5. Wonderful card Ardyth - love how you have combined the images to make a stunning card!

  6. Love this card with her thinking of herself as superhero!!!! Great card thanks for sharing this idea!

  7. So on the ball with these two new ladies, think my hot mess side is out weighing my superhero side today lol. You've made a brilliant card with these two ladies x


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