Wednesday’s Card: Stencil Rose

Rose Stencil

Hi All,

My Favorite Things recently sent me some of their new stencils to try out. I’m happy to report that I really enjoyed working with them a lot. Many of the designs are very cool, and one of them especially caught my eye – the Rose Builder. Here’s what it looks like:

Rose Stencil

I thought it would be really cool to create a realistic-looking rose inspired by the lines of the stencil. I came up with a technique that I don’t think is too hard. And I only used one ink pad (Worn Lipstick distress ink) and one marker (Festive Berries distress marker – found in the 12-count set). I hope you like it!

Thank you to My Favorite Things for your wonderful products and inspiration! :)

Darlene

Note: If you are reading this post in an email, go to my blog to view the video.

Supplies:

To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.

Rose Builder Stencil
Rose Builder Stencil
EH|SSS
Hero Arts Canvas Background
Hero Arts Canvas Background
EH|SSS
Avery Elle Custom Panels Die Set
Avery Elle Custom Panels
EH|SSS
Worn Lipstick Distress Ink
Worn Lipstick
EH|SSS
Peeled Paint Distress Ink
Peeled Paint
EH|SSS
Distress Markers, Set of 12
Distress Markers (12-set)
EH|SSS
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Watercolor Paper
C1 Copic Marker
C1 Copic Marker
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
EH|SSS
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Sponge Daubers
Sponge Daubers
Stampin' Up! Basic Gray Cardstock
Basic Gray Cardstock
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
EH|SSS
Thin Paper Tape
Thin Paper Tape
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombo Mono Multi Glue
EH|SSS
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Big Shot
EH|SSS
Magnetic Platform
Magnetic Platform
EH|SSS
Ranger Craft Sheet
Craft Mat
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Heat Tool

Other stencils I referenced in the video:

Small Checkerboard
Small Checkerboard
EH|SSS
Scrolled Background
Scrolled Background
EH|SSS
Brick Wall
Brick Wall
EH|SSS
On the Diagonal
On the Diagonal
EH|SSS

Wednesday’s Card: CAS Christmas Card

Deco Trees

Deco Trees

Hi All!

I absolutely love this die set by Simon Says Stamp. The swirlies are just so interesting. I originally was trying to make a card using the tree die cuts, but then I realized that the negative image was even prettier.

This is my new favorite green – it’s called Green Apple by Simon Says Stamp. There is an ink pad and matching cardstock.

Enjoy the video and have a great week!

Darlene

Note: If you are reading this post in an email, go to my blog to view the video.

Supplies:

SSS Deco Trees
SSS Deco Trees
Green Apple Cardstock
Green Apple Cardstock
Clear Sequins
Clear Sequins
Copic Sketch YG03 Marker
Copic YG03 Marker
Black Beetle Twine
Black Beetle Twine
Neenah Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Copic Black Liner
Copic .3 Black Liner
Pick Me Up Stick
Pick Me Up Stick
Ranger Multi Medium, Matte
Ranger Multi Medium, Matte
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
Craft Mat
Craft Mat

Essentials by Ellen Blog Hop Winner and SALE!

The winner of the Brushstroke Christmas stamp set is Casey T. Thanks to everyone who participated!

And just fyi, Simon Says Stamp is having a sale on many brands, including Ranger!…

  • Ranger – 25% off – code RANGER25
  • Sizzix – 25% off – code SIZZIX
  • Martha Stewart – 25% off – code MARTHA
  • ProvoCraft – 50% off – code PROVOCRAFT
  • La La Land – 50% off – code LAND

Sales end next Friday, 10/17, at midnight.

Darlene

Wednesday’s Card: Cozy Christmas on a Hill

Cozy Christmas

Cozy Christmas

Hi All!

Hope you enjoyed the blog hop over the weekend. If you missed it, check out my post. I showed 4 projects and 2 videos. I really, really dislike showing a card without a video. I can’t explain why. I know most of the time when I see other people’s cards I think to myself, “oh, that’s nice”, then I’m off to the next thing. BUT, if I see a video on how to do it, I feel much more inspired.

Anyway, I just didn’t have the time to post a video for all the projects, so I figured I would prepare one of them for today’s card.

On a personal note, I wanted to share something kind of funny. I went upstairs to tuck my 9-year-old into bed and she was working on this:

Crayons

Yes, it’s a color palette of all her crayons. Just so touching on many levels. My little mini-me. :)

Enjoy the video and have a great week!

Darlene

Note: If you are reading this post in an email, go to my blog to view the video.

Supplies:

To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.

Cozy Christmas
Cozy Christmas
Cozy Christmas Dies
Cozy Christmas Dies
Avery Elle Custom Panels
Avery Elle Custom Panels
Fluff Background
Fluff Background
Rose Bud Ink
Rose Bud Ink
Avery Elle Ink
Aquamarine Ink
Avery Elle Lemon Grass Ink
Lemon Grass Ink
Electric Yellow Ink
Electric Yellow Ink
Soft Granite Ink
Soft Granite Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Tumbled Glass
Tumbled Glass Ink
Hero Arts Winter Cube Inks
Hero Arts Cube Inks
EH|SSS
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
EH|SSS
Versamarker Pen
Versamarker Pen
EH|SSS
Ink Foam Applicator
Ink Foam Applicator
EH|SSS
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Sparkling Snow Embossing Powder
Sparkling Snow Embossing Powder
Neenah Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Heat Tool
Tombo Mono Multi Glue
Tombo Mono Multi Glue
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
Magnetic Platform
Magnetic Platform
Craft Mat
Craft Mat
Stampin' Up! Dimensionals
Dimensionals
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner
EH|SSS

Essentials by Ellen Blog Hop!

Ellen Essentials Blog Hop

Hi All!

I am so excited and honored to be participating in the Essentials by Ellen Blog Hop! In this blog hop, we will be unveiling a brand new line of high quality clear stamp sets and designer dies, designed by Julie Ebersole exclusively for Ellen Hutson LLC.

This collection reflects an eclectic mix of images, sentiments and art styles that are sure to appeal to a wide range of tastes. You can view all the products in this release and purchase them right now.

I’m loving all these stamps and dies – some really unique ones. Not just the designs but the packaging too! No falling-apart plastic sleeves with a sticky enclosure panel that gets all worn out and dirty; these packages are made of some really nice durable plastic. Plus the dies come with a built-in magnetic sheet! Wow.

Anyway, onto my projects (and videos!) for the hop. Supplies for all the projects are listed at the end of this post.

This stamp set is called Brushstroke Christmas and has several coordinating dies. What I like about the dies is that they are just a bit larger than the sentiment. Here’s what I created with the coordinating Peace die:

Brushstroke Christmas

I clear embossed the die cut and inlaid it. Here is a close-up of the sentiment:

Brushstroke Christmas

I also created another card of the same style with the “joy” stamp and coordinating Joy die:

Brushstroke Christmas

This card was actually pretty easy to make. Wondering how I got the overlap of the stamped sentiment? Check out the video:

Note: If you are reading this post in an email, go to my blog to view the video.

My second project is a card using the Cozy Christmas stamp set. I used the matching dies to cut out the homes for the hill and also the star at the top.

Cozy Christmas

Because the dies cut holes for windows, I was able to emboss some yellow light behind the home. Here is a close-up:

Cozy Christmas

Come back to visit my blog on Wednesday and I will have a video of how I made this card.

For my next project, I did something completely different using the Twelve Days stamp set. This set is so cheeky and completely adorable. I actually really enjoyed studying each image, one at a time, singing the song in my head! I created 12 little treat boxes for my kids. To be honest, the Advent Calendar is really getting to be a little too much year after year. 25 days of candy, and the expectations just seem to rise with each year and each day. My plan is to cut our celebration to 12 days, and each child will receive a treat box on their bedroom door that morning, filled with something special (um, probably candy because that’s what speaks to my kids). Okay, I know the 12 days of Christmas are typically celebrated starting on Christmas Day. But, in my house this year, we are going to celebrate the birth of Christ the 12 days before instead of the 12 days after. Here they are:

Twelve Days

Twelve Days

And here is what the box looks like on the doorknob:

Twelve Days

I heat embossed the images and watercolored them with just a few simple colors. I used the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board to create the boxes. I based my box on this video, but I changed it up just a little. Here is a quick video on how to put them together:

Note: If you are reading this post in an email, go to my blog to view the video.

FINALLY… just one more project (I just couldn’t stop myself). I loved these little images so much that I wanted to see if I would be able to fit them all onto one card. Yes, they do, with #1 on the inside:

Twelve Days

Twelve Days

I also wanted to create a card with just the “5 golden rings” image, but alas, I ran out of time. So many ideas, so little time.

Giveaway
Yes, of course there is a giveaway for this event! The Brushstroke Christmas stamp set will go to one lucky winner! Please leave a comment here by October 8th; winners will be announced October 9th.

Anyway, sorry to keep you here so long! The next stop in this blog hop is the creator of this line herself, Julie Ebersole!! Enjoy your trip and Happy World Card Making Day!

If you missed any of the stops, here is the full list:

See you back on Wednesday for a video of the Cozy Christmas card. :)

Darlene

Supplies for Peace and Joy Cards:

Brushstroke Christmas
Brushstroke Christmas
Peace Die
Peace Die
Joy Die
Joy Die
Avery Elle Finished Frames
Finished Frames
Memento Luxe Love Letter Ink
Love Letter Ink (Peace)
Avery Elle Aquamarine Ink
Aquamarine Ink (Joy)
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Gold Embossing Powder
Gold Embossing Powder (Peace)
Silver Embossing Powder
Silver Embossing Powder (Joy)
Neenah Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Sponge Daubers
Sponge Daubers
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
Magnetic Platform
Magnetic Platform
Craft Mat
Craft Mat

Supplies for Cozy Christmas Card:

Cozy Christmas
Cozy Christmas
Cozy Christmas Dies
Cozy Christmas Dies
Avery Elle Custom Panels
Avery Elle Custom Panels
Fluff Background
Fluff Background
Rose Bud Ink
Rose Bud Ink
Avery Elle Ink
Aquamarine Ink
Avery Elle Lemon Grass Ink
Lemon Grass Ink
Electric Yellow Ink
Electric Yellow Ink
Soft Granite Ink
Soft Granite Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Tumbled Glass
Tumbled Glass Ink
Neenah Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Tombo Mono Multi Glue
Tombo Mono Multi Glue
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
Magnetic Platform
Magnetic Platform
Craft Mat
Craft Mat

Supplies for Twelve Days Boxes:

Twelve Days
Twelve Days
Lawn Fawn Snow Day
Lawn Fawn Snow Day
Envelope Punch Board
Envelope Punch Board
Number Dies
Number Dies
Black Beetle Twine
Black Beetle Twine
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner

Supplies for Twelve Days Card:

Twelve Days
Twelve Days
Impression Obsession Stripes
Impression Obsession Stripes
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink
Memento Luxe Love Letter Ink
Love Letter Ink
Neenah Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
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