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Hello and welcome!  So fun to be hopping with an amazing group of designers as we celebrate this latest United We Flourish Release:  Sweet Sprinkles, by Concord & 9th for Ellen Hutson LLC!


To celebrate, two randomly selected commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to Ellen Hutson LLC, and two commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to Concord & 9th!  To enter, just leave a comment on the Ellen Hutson CLASSroom blog and the Concord blog by 12pm PST on December 26th.


Such a fun set–you just can’t go wrong with cupcakes and ice cream, right?! YUMMO!!!

uwf-concord-9th-both-fw50 SWEET SPRINKLES STAMP & DIE SET

My project features “faux” watercoloring–one of my favorite cheat methods of getting that watercolor look on a solid image!

sweet cone 001-je

I used the border sprinkles image to create a striped background and then layered some vellum over top to diffuse the pattern a bit.  The cone and ice cream were inked up with Art Graphic Twin Markers, spritzed with water, and then stamped onto watercolor paper.  When it was dry, I stamped the sentiment over the ice cream with black ink and then die cut everything out.

sweet cone 002-je

A little messy next of gold thread is layered behind the ice cream cone and then I embellished it with the little heart cut from foil card stock.

EEP!  So cute!

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  1. Very pretty and sweet!

  2. I love the soft coloring of the ice cream and cone contrasted against the bold background! Thank you so much. (I love using markers with my stamps this way–it’s the first thing I did with the grand-girls and they still love this one!) Thanks so much.

  3. Oh so sweet indeed! Love your sprinkle stripes!

  4. Love the vellum and soft dreamy colors!

  5. Your card is simply delightful. Loved how you used vellum to soften the background. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Sweet. I like the striped background.

  7. What a brilliant design, I LOVE it!

  8. So love the effect you achieved with your techniques. Mercy that sounds stiff. It’s lovely!

  9. Absolutely stunning!

  10. That’s a great, yummy card ! margessw@icloud.com

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