Welcome to my stop on the bloghop! Ellen Hutson has been doing fewer releases this year (thanks Covid!) but making them bigger – so there is a TON of goodness in this post. And some that wouldn’t fit, so stay tuned in coming weeks for more! lol.
I thought I’d start by sharing the inspiration for me to make a “set” of sparkly cards…the Sparkly Christmas set! ha! I’m no glitter girl (see this hilarious video!) but I thought I’d use my ONE little jar of glitter to see if I could put it on just about everything! hahaha! This one is made with the new tiny tags set and sparkly Christmas stamps – I punched a circle to glitterfy, and stacked it up with the sentiment and a red nose – and antlers! This would be great to give a stocking stuffer to a crafty friend – a little pot of sparkly joy!
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There are lots more cards to share – in the video I walk you through the new release and all my crazy projects, and the second half is a tutorial on coloring a scene card – using dies!
The new release
I am super excited that Ellen put all the new release on ONE page so I don’t need to manually link it all – lol. Yeah I’m just a wee bit busy! This also makes it easier for you to go add all you need, too:
Birch Trees and deer
The finished card is sooo pretty. Trimming off the border gives the background die a totally different look, and the deer are so cool! I couldn’t find a capturable link to the crazy spinning deer so you can play with it yourself…..but all I searched for was “white tailed deer” on my ipad and it was the first item that came up; I looked on my computer and that’s not first….and the ipad won’t let me “save” a link to share. Boo, internet!
Here are the colors I used…
The birch forest also works with other items – like a bear tucked into a sleigh!
Tone on tone with deer, snow, and glitter….
I created a whoooooollllle lot of deer and used them on one card to create a herd – with a strip of glitter as the snow!
The bear from All Inside is back with more accessories! I thought the shapes of the dies for the gifts and sleigh really looked like gifts and a sleigh – just needed color! And glitter. Of course. Ha!
And then I made a scene using a background from the new Winter Storybook class. The snow is created by first only partially stamping the sleigh in the blac k ink – then adding dots of white pen and blobs of Glossy Accents to stick the glitter onto!
This one uses a sky from the new Star Light Star Bright class – and the bear is wearing his beard! I did have to draw in a little santa suit.
If you’re a fan of coverplate textural backgrounds, this one is fun – lots of swirly bits and stars!
Here I made my own moon by punching a circle out of a circle, and of course over-glittering. (Is that a thing?)
I made Shaker Globs that weren’t actually shakers…..but they still work! It’s a fun shape to tuck small things into – even tiny dies like the tree and snowflake.
And add in a tiny stamp and some text to create a tag!
And for the overachievers – those who took the Clearly Copic class will remember learning how to color a snowglobe!
Merry Little Christmas
This set has a city, a town, a cabin, and a snowman, and some pretty little sentiments…here I stamped the city several times, leaving an opening for the snowman. Then created dramatic light shining on him – and adding glitter just onto the snowman portion.
The town is a little more remote – with a beautiful sky, and a car heading home with their tree!
And a more traditional image for a snowglobe….the tiny town!
This die cuts out a bunch of trees, and I saved the trees to add back on in between the open spaces, then added glitter onto them. The sentiment is fro Love and Light, with glossy accents over it very carefully since I don’t own any glitter embossing powder.
Tag Trio, Warmest Wishes
Love these new tags! There are a few sizes, and they work well with the sentiments and accessories in Warmest Wishes. For the red one – a flood of Copic color, with snow added in white pen and glitter. The other tag has the strips stamped in a kraft color (masking out the packages first) then glossy accents and glitter embellishing them!
If you’re a fan of felt, there’s something in this release for you too! There’s a gingerboy and ginger girl…
And I played dressup – cut out the ginger girl from both the brown and red and trimmed off the hands and feet to create a dress!
Prizes, prizes, we’ve got the prizes! One lucky commenter will win the whole Essentials by Ellen holiday release! And another will receive $25 to spend at ellenhutson.com! For a chance to win, all ya’ gotta’ do is hop along, enjoy the fabulous eye candy, and leave a little love for your fellow crafters: increase your chances by commenting on each stop on the hop! Comments left before 11:59 PDT on October 14 will be entered to win. (Winners are selected randomly.)
- Ellen Hutson Blog
- Sarah Hayes
- Emily Mydlowski
- Jen Wong
- Emily Midgett
- France Wisniewski
- Sandy <—that’s me!
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