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oct 2017 release collage

Yay! You came back! :)  Welcome to Day 2 of the Essentials by Ellen October 2017 release hop!  Today, I’m sharing a project made with:

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Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Thistle by Julie Ebersole / Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Thistle by Julie Ebersole



This look was achieved by just inking up the images with Distress Ink Cubes, misting water on top and stamping onto watercolor paper.  Borrowed the sentiment from the Snailed It set.

After the stamping was dry, I smeared the ink cubes onto my non-stick craft sheet and picked up the color with a wet paint brush and flicked it over top to give it more of an “artsy” look.  LOVE this effect!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I’ll be sharing another on Thursday 10/12 with the new Bear Hugs Die Set!

Your next stop on the hop:  Heather Campbell


P.S.  I was chit chatting about the new release on Facebook LIVE yesterday on the Ellen Hutson LLC Page–you can check out the recorded version HERE! :)

Affiliate links to supplies used as possible in this post.






Supplies List:
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad, Crushed Olive
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad, Twisted Citron
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad, Mowed Lawn
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad, Picked Raspberry
Canson XL Watercolor Paper Pad 9×12
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, 25 pk
American Crafts Dear Lizzy 6 X 6 Paper Pad, Lovely Day
Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
VersaMark Ink Pad
Stampendous Embossing Powder, Detail White, 0.76 oz.
Hero Arts Embossing Gun

  1. The thistle is such a unique play on words for a stamp set. Very clever! Sweet card too.

  2. I don’t know how I could ever come close to creating such a beauty, Julie… but Thistle make me try!!! your gorgeous set is on its way to my loving arms! xx
    Exquisite card, I’m tellin’ ya…

  3. Really like this new set and that black accent on this card. So clean and simple and pretty! Have a wonderful visit with your daughter!

  4. That’s a lovely card !

  5. Love that thistle stamp. Thanks for sharing your work.

  6. Oh that thistle!

  7. This is so pretty, Julie!! I love the abstract watercolor effect on the thistle! ♥

  8. Awesome! I love the colors and splatter!

  9. Ahhhhh. Artsy fartsy CAS. Be still my heart.

  10. This is beautiful! Love the thistle set!

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