Saturday, 27 June 2020

Baby Shower Blog Hop


Today the Ellen Hutson Design Ambassadors are having a surprise baby shower blog hop for Carly, who is heading off on maternity leave very soon!


We had quite a time keeping it all a secret because Carly is the main contact person at Ellen Hutson for all the Ambassadors and she is so good at keeping tabs on us!

I created my card with some of Carly's favourite things:
  • EBE Classic Block Alphabet - stacked up, glossed up and glittered up!
  • aqua (her baby is a boy, so I left out her other favourites - coral and pink!)
  • shaker 
I created my background with the new Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Strips dies by creating a stencil and then blending ink through it, both at the top and then at the bottom of the panel.

I cut the letters for BABY from white cardstock blended with the same inks as well as 3 more times, and stacked them up for lots of dimension. I added Nuvo Crystal Glaze over top and sprinkled some Studio Katia chunky glitter on them. Check out the close up below - I see why Carly loves this look!

Then I thought I would create a little heart-shaped shaker with the heart die from High Five. Unfortunately, I used LawnFawn Pearlescent vellum instead of acetate. The vellum is gorgeous and shimmery, but a little more opaque than I had anticipated, so you really can't see the Pretty Pink Posh seed beads inside! 

So I came up with a Plan B - I ran a bead of glue around the heart cut-out and added the seed beads to create a kind of frame.


Happy Baby Shower, Carly! I hope we managed to surprise you, even if it was earlier in the week! lol!



6 comments:

  1. Girl, you must have the patience of Job because the heart of beads looks like it took some time! Beautiful card!

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  2. I’m totally surprised and so touched!!! Thank you so much!!!❤️

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  3. The background is just beautiful. I am going to try something like that when I craft today. I love to use my stencils, and love to learn about new ways to use them. GREAT JOB

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  4. This is just beautiful, Ardyth!

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  5. Oh this is sweet, love the added beadwork!

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  6. Oh what a gorgeous card Ardyth - love it
    Stay safe
    Blessings
    Maxine

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