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!)
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.