Today I’m celebrating the new Ellen Hutson release – I’ve got a fun tutorial along with card samples I’ve created from some other stamps and dies, so settle in with a cup of your fave beverage and scroll through to see all the goodies!

The tutorial shows a technique that I can’t imagine no one has done before but it was a sudden idea I had….so that’s what I’ll demonstrate: how to mask when you’re embossing!

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This “masking” technique should work even if it’s not white-on-white embossing, as long as you’re careful…read a couple written tips below the video too! Watch the video below or click HERE to view it on YouTube.

I started by stamping – first two sets of tulips on the right and left, and once they were completely cooled (or excess powder will stick everywhere—don’t ask how I know!), I used a brush to wipe off powder from sections that crossed over the borders of the tulips already stamped there. With white on white it’s easier to see at an angle – with colors you should see the areas you want to remove very clearly.

Colors used to paint with are distress inks – Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Shabby Shutters, and Bundled Sage…. basically one lighter color paired with a deeper tone. You could do the same kind of painting with any watercolor medium though!

Finishing the card entailed trimming and then layering with yellow and a pink card base…then diecutting the “Hello” sentiment in pink cardstock from one of the new die sets…and stamping a sentiment from the Mondo Tulips set onto a strip that could be added with dimensional adhesive. I got out a little thread to make a bow around the end of the banner sentiment.

Vienna, my assistant crafter, selected the clear stars for me to use for adding sparkle, too – ha! She took the packet out into the living room, very quietly, and decorated the carpet all over! So I used Glossy Accents to add some to my card.

Another tulip card coming!

On Sunday I’ll be over on Ellen’s blog with this pretty 4-Bar card with the same tulips – look how versatile they are!

Hexagon dies and quilting stamps

Hexagon frame nesting dies? Yes please thank you! I love me some hexagons, and something I love to see paired with them? Hexagonal stamp designs! There’s a whole set of florals in hexagon shapes, and a set of sewing sentiments too. On Sunday this will be a video right here, so stay tuned!


Mod flower die

Mini Notes and Mini Stamps


Instagram hop

There’s an instahop today instead of a bloghop – with 3 winners of gift certificates! Go hop along and comment on everyone’s creations to qualify to win 🙂


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