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!


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

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

  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

  4. This is just beautiful, Ardyth!

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

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


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