Hello friends! It’s time for an additional holiday treat for you from Ellen Hutson…it’s a small release, and a bunch of the products are the dies to match stamp sets you might already have. Sweet, huh? Check out the full release HERE….and let me show you cards with two of the new dies!


Painting Transparency

I was playing around with some of the sets of dies in this new release – and wanted to find a way to paint them! As I was testing out ways to lay out the flowers and accidentally overlaid edges of some and watched the bleed together, I got excited to see if I could deliberately make it happen. This would work with lots of die or stencil shapes – and with more than watercolor pencils too!  Watch the video below, or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The idea would work great with the leaves in the die set too – but it’s so pretty with the empty flower shape….I love the soft, transparent blending that happens with wet pencil next to wet pencil!

Sandy Allnock Painting Transparency1

The sentiment from the Scribbles set was bent on a curve, and perfectly matches the little line of pretty ornaments. I added some Glossy Accents to polish off the card!Sandy Allnock Painting Transparency2

Bonus this afternoon!

I’ll try a similar idea LIVE with Copics on Periscope this afternoon, so I hope you can join in for that!

Next stop on the bloghop!

What’s a new release without LOTS of inspiration? Hopefully you came from Lisa Adametz‘s amazing blog – next you need to hop on over to the talented Teri AndersonAnd if you get lost – go to the CLASSroom for the full list!


And, yay!!! I also get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set!  The winner may chose ANY Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set (maximum value $15) currently in stock at Ellen Hutson.com  To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post with a valid email address by October 27th! (And you realize what this means? If you want to get the products I used here today – you can do it before they’re out, and still get something else if you win! Sweetness!)

There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by October 27th, with a valid email address; winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, October 30th!


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