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ESSENTIALS BY ELLEN OCTOBER RELEASE HOP – 1

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Hey, welcome, y’all! :)  Today’s the big day and the October Essentials by Ellen release is now available!

Today, I’m sharing a project using my new “Snailed It” stamp set (Snailed it Die Set):

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This is a super easy peek-a-boo card, made by simply hiding the snail behind two die cut leaves that are secured to the card with a mini-brad–just pivot the leaves to reveal her bidding you a friendly hello! :)

Yes, I squealed after making this and bounced off my chair. *big cheesey grin*

I really love how shading directly on the solid images with the Avery Elle pigment inks looks! Stamping the leaves onto a lighter green card stock makes a great two-tone effect, too.

That little scallop border beneath the sentiment was made by inking up just one of the rows of scallops from a backdrop image in Wonky Backdrops, and I just hand-drew her facial features with a fine tip marker.

This is SUCH a fun set to build little garden scenes with! I was going for a “hand-carved”/linocut style.  What do you think?

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Here’s a look at the release entire:

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Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Snailed It by Julie Ebersole

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Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Snailed It by Julie Ebersole

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Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Thistle by Julie Ebersole

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Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Thistle by Julie Ebersole

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Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Bear Hugs by Julie Ebersole

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Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Leading Ladies – Cozy Lady by Brandi Kincaid

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Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Leading Ladies – Cozy Lady by Brandi Kincaid

Thanks for stopping by today!  I’ll be sharing another on Tuesday 10/10 with the new Thistle set!

Your next stop on the hop:  BRANDI KINCAID

 

1Julie

Affiliate links to supplies used as possible in this post.

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Supplies List:
Avery Elle Pigment Ink Pad, Celery
Avery Elle Pigment Ink Pad, Jungle
Avery Elle Pigment Ink Pad, Mustard Seed
Avery Elle Pigment Ink Pad, Papaya
VersaFine Ink Pad, Onyx Black
Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps, Wonky Backdrops By Julie Ebersole
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, 25 pk
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Juicy Pear, 10 pk
Sizzix Big Shot Plus

September Essentials by Ellen Release Hop – 3

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feat. Concertina Tags Dies

 

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Ombré shaker tag! YAAASSSS!!! :)  I brushed NUVO Mousse (Pink Flame / Mother of Pearl) across a tag I die cut from kraft card stock–I don’t typically go for pink at the holidays, but it looked so festive and fun!  Fun having the word “holiday” peeking out from behind, all label-like.  That background paper? Yes, from the Modern Graphics Paper Pack.  It goes with EVERYTHING!!! *giddy*

More creative eye candy awaits you from these lovely designers:

Are you in the mood for making your holiday cards and tags yet?

1Julie

Disclosure:  Affiliate links to products used wherever possible

September Essentials by Ellen Release Hop – 1

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feat. MODERN CHRISTMAS / MODERN CHRISTMAS DIES

Teeny tiny star sequins make for a fun shaker card, doncha’ think?!

I  stamped the greeting and then just die cut the holly leaf through the top white panel and made a shaker box on the back side, filled it, sealed it and 3d mounted the whole panel to a base card.  Then I randomly watercolored on some watercolor paper scraps using Distress Oxide Inks and when they were dry, I die cut the shapes. glued those and some more of those stars on and added a little twine bow. So fun!

I’ll be back with another on Tuesday! :)

Be sure to check out the hop roster below–sooooo much eye candy!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

1Julie

P.S.  Tune in to the CLASSroom on Monday, Sept. 11th–I did a quick video previewing my new sets!

Disclosure:  Affiliate links to products used wherever possible

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