Monday 7 May 2018

Essentials by Ellen May Release - Thanks

Have you had a chance to get a good look at all the new products from Essentials by Ellen yet? Yesterday, I used the Mondo Sakura and today I'm focusing on the new sentiment set, Totally Random Sayings, Volume 2. And there's more to come this week!

I started by stamping my colourful sentiment using Catherine Pooler inks. I love the contrast between the solid capital letters and the smaller script words.

Next, I lined up letters from the new Classic Block Alphabet dies to create a shaker front.  Because the word almost reaches the very ends of my panel, I used acetate to create walls for a no-edge shaker. 

Here's a video showing the process:

Here's another card I made, using the Plaid Maker set to create a rainbow checker board.

I used:


  1. Fabulous times a million... LOve your rainbow checkerboard!

  2. So much amazingness it all!

  3. Brilliant tip for the shaker window. Thanks! Love your card.

  4. The way you put this shaker window together blew my mind! So excited to give this method a try.
    Love the way these cards turned out, thanks for sharing :)

  5. Love that fabulous shaker element Ardyth, and the checker board card id stunning

  6. Amazing technique for the shaker window. Love these sets & love this card. And then there's your perfect checkerboard. You rocked it, Ardyth!

  7. FANTASTIC cards and love those colors.


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