Sunday, 8 September 2019

EBE September Release Blog Hop - Oak Leaf Thanks


The Essentials by Ellen September release is live and we're having a Blog Hop to celebrate (details below!).

I made a couple of same-but-different  cards using the new Mondo Oak Leaf set.

Here's a video showing how I used positive and negative masking techniques to make them:




click here to watch full-size on my YouTube Channel.

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 September Essentials by Ellen release!!! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! Comment before Sunday, September 15th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.


80 comments:

Ryan Hungerford said...

I love the big leaves! Great release!!

Deb Selby said...

I like both cards but if forced to choose I would pick the one with the coloured background. Great video of the process too.

CorbeyHJ said...

Love the blended look on these cards, the black outline has to be my favourite!

Frankie Doodle Dandee said...

Love your use of color on this versatile set!

Jennifer said...

These are gorgeous ideas! I love fall and you've inspired me to use this leaf!

slbt17 said...

They are both very nice - I love how it looks dimensional - thanks for the tips!

KelliJo said...

Ardith you are RIDICULOUSLY TALENTED!!! These are SO GORGEOUS!!!!

Betty said...

Such beautiful birds! Love the oak leaf!

Unknown said...

Love this leaf...im ready for fall!

Mrsfish02 said...

Sure sign of Fall, all your beautiful leaves... very interested in those Halloween goodies!

Lisa Petrella said...

Love that mondo oak leaf!!! And your black outline card is my favorite---so gorgeous!!!

Debbie Br said...

Like the look of both cards! I’m liking the look of the coloured background, I wonder what it would look like with black embossed lines instead of gold?

Rachelle Oltean said...

I think this leaf may be my favorite "Mondo" yet!

NatQuebec said...

Lovely fall card, beautiful colors.

CeciliaM said...

Thanks for the video! I love learning new techniques and these cards are a fabulous use of these gorgeous stamps! A simple stamp that made for two beautiful cards!

SmilynStef said...

A Mondo Leaf ... be still my heart

Pancsi said...

This leaves are so beautiful and the colours are amazing!

Nora Noll said...

These are STUNNING!!! I love the colors you chose to use!

Misreal said...

Loved the colors and it makes me want fall to hurry up and get here! I really love that big leaf stamp too!!

Janet D. said...

The Mondo collection is my favorite, this leaf is awesome!

Kim Hill said...

Beautiful cards! I love this set!

janecrisci said...

Love this colorful leaf collage!

Rose Mary Smalley said...

It was just a beautiful result!!! Thank you for the explanations in your video....the card just turned out so pretty. Thank you so much for sharing today.

Vicki said...

Both of these cards are so lovely it would be difficult to select one... So how about a third?! LOL! One with the blended background but the black lines? :)

Maxine M. said...

I love the look of these cards.

Stampin2day said...

I love the big Oak leaves. Just think of the possibilites! You stamp parts of it on the sides and leave a space in the middle for a sentiment. Or do as you did and add some gorgeous colors to it...Love Love Love!

Laurie said...

Both cards are beautiful, but I think I like the black outlined one best. It really makes the leaves stand out. So pretty!!

Sandy M said...

Each card is wonderful. I love the fall colors which are nice to see while I am setting here and it is 100 outside. Makes me feel cooler. My favorite is the first card. The colors are perfect.

jjellii said...

Great cards, love the fall colors

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love these big OAK LEAVES! Just gorgeous!

happyscrap said...

Lovely cards! Thank you.

Denise Raley said...

These cards are "Din-o-might!!! The fall colors are so pretty!

Diana K said...

I always love a video from Ardyth. You never cease to WOW me with your brilliant creativity. Thank you����❤️��

Katherine Herbert said...

Both cards are very nice :)

Unknown said...

I am excited about the oak leaves. There are so many colors in nature I may have to order more ink lol.

MelissaF said...

Beautiful cards, love the purple background and awesome ink blending!

Denise Terry said...

Really love the colors in your leaves! Can't wait to shop the release

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the beautiful fall colors
for the leaves. Fantastic
cards. thanks for sharing
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Julia Aston said...

Gorgeous leaves 🍁

Crafty said...

Love the fall blended colors of the leaves. Beautiful!

dolphinlover said...

pretty Mondo leaf card.

Verda said...

Love your card using the new Mondo stamp.

donna mikasa said...

Mondo gorgeousness, Ardyth! Love both versions!

DeniseHB said...

Beautiful cards, your painting is gorgeous! Love the card with the blue in the background it pops and the leaves take on a softer hue than the card without the background painted. Love Autumn and the beautiful colors on the trees.

Erica Loscalzo said...

Beautiful card

Patti H. said...

Wow, Ardyth, what gorgeous cards! I love the vibrant fall colors! I had not paid much attention to this stamp until seeing these cards. Now it's at the top of my list!

Nancy Deffner said...

Beautiful cards ! Love this stamp.

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous cards with beautiful colors! Love the leaves!

JMN said...

Gorgeous cards, very colourful. Thanks for showing your process, loved both versions.

kiwimeskreations said...

Love both of these Ardyth, but I prefer the simple black stamping and white background...
Blessings
Maxine

AndreaH said...

I cant pick a favourite I love them both just as much. Fabulous techniques. Xx

Stacy said...

Love the big leaves. The colors are beautiful.

Isabel Z said...

I love blog hops because they inspire me to create--thank you!

Jenrescuemama said...

That leaf is beautiful as are the cards you made with it!

mom2five said...

Love the mondo leaves.

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful cards! Love the Mandol leaves!
Thanks for sharing...

Karthikha said...

Beautiful cards! I love these big leaves! :)

Renee M said...

Another mondo stamp I must have! I love leaves :) Your cards are both gorgeous--don't think I can choose one over the other. I enjoyed your video too!

Christine Kiehl said...

Such delightful cards. Love the background!

Daria Z. said...

Such beautiful Fall cards, Ardyth! I especially love the one with the white background.

LYDIA said...

I love the colors you used.

Cheryl said...

Love the leaves.....the colors are so “fallish”!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such beautiful work with beautiful colours!!! Lovely!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Both cards are beautiful! But if you want me to pick one it would be: the black outlined leaves. I love that crisp look and, like you, the white space.

Ericka Strange said...

These are beautiful Ardyth and the colors are stunning! I love the blue background and how it makes the leaves pop! Great job!

Andre M. said...

Great technique showcased in your video, the black outlined card is my fave. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.

Sue D said...

Very pretty Fall colors and I like your technique.

Susan Y said...

Beautiful mondo leaves!

JMN said...

Thanks for sharing your process video. You have created two amazing cards.

whoistracy said...

Gorgeous cards!! I absolutely love this mondo oak leaf. So so pretty.

Barbara said...
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Barbara said...

OOPS! I'll try again. Both of these cards are beautiful and I love this technique. If I have to choose one, it would be the card with the black outline. I love your sense of humor and this fun, informative video! :)

Susan B. said...

Gorgeous leaves, gorgeous card!

Derin said...

I love all things Mondo. These leaves don’t disappoint. I love how you’ve used them.

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

The leaves are amazing, especially against the dark blue bg.

brinkleyboy said...

I think the card would have been fabulous just after you gold embossed, but watching all that beautiful masking and blending, I prefer that one!! Great tips too!

Kelsey Thomas said...

These are pretty cards!

LIZARD said...

I really like this oak leaf combination that you have created. And they are the best kind of leaves, the kind you can scoop up and not have to rake them and dispose of! The blue background is so pretty and I like how it really makes the cool oak leaves POP off the background! Looking forward to your video! Cheers!

Dana M said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the fabulous colors and such cool techniques.

Surekha Galagoda said...

Love your work of art using the Mondo art set. The color combo is gorgeous and the sentiment compliments it well.