Showing posts with label Ellen Hutson. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ellen Hutson. Show all posts

Monday, November 12, 2018

Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas - Day 8

Have you been following Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas?
She's hosting them over at her blog again this year (her 5th and final year!)  and she has invited 12 friends to help her by making tags.
The twelve days are running from November 5 - 16th so we are about two thirds in and I am thrilled to be bringing you my tag for Day 8 today!  
You'll definitely want to check out her blog for all your Christmas/Holiday tag inspiration needs!  AND you can link up YOUR tag!  See details at the end of my post!

Here is my tag.
Gosh, this cute little reindeer and his hooves just make me smile!
My tag is 4 1/2" tall (including the antlers) and 2 1/4" wide.  I used PTI's Tag Sale Die #2 for the base - cutting it out of both white card and birch wrapping paper 
(I purchased the wrapping paper at Pier 1 Imports last Christmas season!).
The deer head and hoves are from Ellen Hutson - Animal Box Toppers Dies (there's also a bear!)  I die cut the pieces out of white card and colored them with Copics.  I put a foam dot under the end of his nose but the bridge is adhered flat to the face between the eyes!
To get more mixed media onto my tag I embossed the antlers and feet with Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture Embossing Powder from Emerald Creek which gives them texture and shine!
This fun sentiment and snowflakes are from a retired Waltzingmouse set - Around Christmas Time.  I stamped To: and From: on the back of the tag.  I added tiny rhinestones to the centers of the snowflake stampings and looped a piece of Maraschino twine through the top of the tag.
Be sure to check out Loll's Day 8 tag which is posted along with my deer tag here on her blog!
We hope you'll create a mixed media tag as well and link it up over at  Stamping with Loll!

 The guidelines for Loll's challenge are that it must be a mixed media Christmas tag (any style/any size) which includes stamping, plus two mixed media elements (techniques or products).

I used Copics, embossing, stamping, twine and rhinestones!
You can find all of the tags I've made for Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas for the past 4 years here!

Stamps:  Around Christmas Time - Waltzingmouse (retired)
Paper:  white, True Black, Honey Nut - PTI, birch wrapping paper - Pier 1 Imports (from last Christmas season)
Ink:  True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Copics 100, E34, E37, R29, R59,  Maraschino Bakers Twine - The Twinery, tiny twinkles - Taylored Expressions, Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture Embossing Powder - Emerald Creek, foam dots.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Two Cards from the Sea

I have two cards to share today -  both made with backgrounds created using the Oxidized Shaving Cream technique - discovered by Lydia over at Splitcoaststampers.  She used it as the technique for the Mix Ability challenge on Friday.  You will find her YouTube video here

So here's the first card I made for Lydia's challenge.  I kind of covered up my lovely shaving cream background by stenciling this wonderful sea turtle from Stencil Girls over it using black embossing paste - but he looks perfect swimming in the ocean I created - along with 3 little schools of fish (the Friday Free 4 All challenge at SCS was back to school!)   The fish and sentiment are from S'Whale stamps and die sets from Ellen Hutson.
I'm linking my Sea Turtle card to:

Sun Sea and Sand

Back to School

 So then today's Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoaststampers was a nail polish website, OPI - and I chose this Marbled Waves manicure for my inspiration.  
I had made several backgrounds from the shaving cream technique so I used another one on this card!  You get to see more of the lovely background since I just did some stamping over it - the hilarious sentiment is from Impression Obsession and the mermaid tail is from Inner Mermaid from Ellen Hutson.  I die cut the panel with Pierced Feature Frames die from PTI (my favorite framing dies at the moment!)
 Hope you are all having a lovely weekend -  we are having intermittent sun and showers at the moment - but it's a hot summer's day!

Tortoise card
Stamps:  S'Whale - Ellen Hutson
Paper: white - PTI
Ink:  Hero Hues Black, Ranger Distress Peacock Feather, Ranger Distress Reinkers Peacock Feathers, Bundled Sage, Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters
Accessories:  Turtle stencil #S417 Daley - Stencil Girl, Black Embossing Paste - Wendy Vecchi, shaving cream, paper plate, foam dots, S'Whale Dies - Ellen Hutson

Mermaid card
Stamps:  If your thighs touch - Impression Obession, Inner Mermaid - Ellen Hutson
Paper:  white - PTI
Ink:  Hero Hues Black, Ranger Distress Reinkers Peacock Feathers, Bundled Sage, Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters
Accessories:  Pierced Feature Frames Die - PTI, shaving cream, paper plate, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Good Fortune

Today I have a card that I made for my son's girlfriend who was laid off a month or so ago - but has already found a wonderful job as a job placement counselor at a college in West Virginia.  She is a go-getter who never lets bad things get her down and I wanted to let her know how proud I am of her.
I love these fun Fortune Cookie dies and Good Fortune sentiment stamps from Ellen Hutson and they were perfect for me to get all these messages to Sunny in one card!   I copied the college logo from her FB page that she had posted when she got the job.

I'm linking my card to:

Stamps:  Good Fortune - Ellen Hutson
Paper:  Rustic Cream - PTI, Origami Paper
Ink:  True Black - PTI, Ranger Distress Tea Dye Ink
Accessories:  Fortune Cookie Dies - Ellen Hutson, Pierced Feature Frames Die - PTI, foam dots,  printed logo from Valley College.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Too Cool for School

I like to send my young grandnieces and nephews cards during the school year - and so I made these to be ready for when they go back in the fall!
I used this wonderful Swirly Waves Background stamp from Technique Junkies and the fun S'Whale stamps and die set from Ellen Hutson.  I used Ranger Distress Salty Ocean Ink for everything!
I'm linking my card to:

My theme was inspired by this card of Featured Stamper Beth over at Splitcoaststampers

Stamps:  Swirly Waves - Technique Junkies, S'whale - Ellen Hutson
Paper:  white - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Salty Ocean
Accessories:  S'whale die set - Ellen Hutson, foam dots

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Happy Happy Birthday!

Today I have a birthday card to share. We always need a supply of these on hand right?!
I inked 2 panels of watercolor paper by rubbing Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass and Spun Sugar onto my craft mat, spritzing with water and then pouncing my panels into the wet color.  I did one color at a time, drying between pounces until I achieved the look I wanted.   I used one panel as my background and one to die cut the shapes out of.  

The balloon and stars are popped up on foam dots and I tied a piece of Blossom Bakers Twine onto the balloon, and stamped the sentiment in black directly onto the panel.

I'm joining in the following challenges with my birthday card:

a random pick wins a $50 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson Store!  
I was inspired by the birthday cake with the stars and the balloons.

 Stamps:  So Many Sentiments - Neat and Tangled
Paper:  watercolor - Canson, white, Lovely Lady - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass and Spun Sugar, Hero Hues Black
Accessories:  Seeing Stars Die - Neat and Tangled, balloon die - MFT, foam dots, craft mat, water mister, heat tool, Blossom Bakers Twine - The Twinery.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Always be a Mermaid

Today I'm playing along with the Color Challenge over on the Ellen Hutson, LLC Blog - I'm sneaking it in just a day before the deadline as I just found out about it!
I used a newly released Essentials by Ellen set by Julie Ebersole called Inner Mermaid as well as the coordinating die set
 I colored the background by smooshing Distress Inks in Dried Marigold, Scattered Straw, Shabby Shutters and Twisted Cintron onto my craft mat, spritzing with water and then pouncing my watercolor paper panel onto the mat -  one color at a time - drying in between pounces - until I got the look I wanted!
I colored the mermaid tail, star fish and shell with Tombow Markers - spreading the color out with a Clear Glitter Wink of Stella so I could get 'dark to light' coloring.
I hope you can see the lovely glittery look in the close up below. (maybe click on it to enlarge?)
Ellen Hutson LLC has a new Facebook where members can post their creations using product from her shop and if you request to be a member now - she is offering a 15% discount in her shop!  Check it out here.

And here is the link to the color challenge on the Ellen Hutson blog.  
A random entry will win a $50 gift certificate to Ellen Hutson LLC!

Stamps:  Inner Mermaid - Essential by Ellen
Paper:  watercolor paper - Canson, Tropical Teal, White - PTI, Bristol Smooth Surface.
Ink:  Hero Hues Black, Ranger Distress Dried Marigold, Scattered Straw, Shabby Shutters, Twisted Cintron.
Accessories:  Inner Mermaid Dies - Essentials by Ellen, purple dew drops, Tombo Glue, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella, foam dots, Tombow Markers.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

You are One Tough Cookie!

I was excited to get out my new Fortune Cookie dies and Good Fortune sentiments from Ellen Hutson, to create a get well card for a friend who had surgery and will be laid low for a few weeks while she heals.
I die cut the cookies out of Vintage Cream Card and sponged the edges with Ranger Distress Tea Dye Ink.  I stenciled the background onto a Vintage Cream  card panel using Mini Basket Weave from The Crafters Workshop and Ranger Distress Marmalade Ink.  Then I stamped along the top border with a retired Waltzingmouse stamp from Asian Garden in Dark Indigo ink.  I added a strip of washi tape along the bottom.   I die cut the flat bottom circle out of Origami Paper and adhered it to the panel.  
I stamped the sentiments - one from Good Fortune set, one from Ways to Say: Get Well soon, on the strips and slipped them into the cookies!

I made my card for the two Friday challenges over on Splitcoaststampers, Mix Ability (sketch) and Free 4 All (encouraging wellness).

I'm also linking my card to the following challenges:
I used a stencil

Stamps: Good Fortune - Essentials by Ellen Hutson, Ways to Say: Get Well Soon - PTI, Asian Garden - Waltzingmouse (retired) 
Paper:  White and Enchanted Evening, Vintage Cream - PTI, Origami Paper
Ink:  Ranger Distress Spiced Marmalade and Tea Dye, Dark Indigo - PTI 
Accessories: Mini Basket Weave Stencil - The Crafters Workshop, washi Tape - Michaels, Flat bottom circle Die - Ali Express (China), Fortune Cookies - dies Essentials by Ellen Hutson, foam dots