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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

Modern Christmas Tree with a Foiled Background

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Gosh, I love how easy and fast it is to foil the patterns in the Modern Graphics Paper Pack–made for such a luxe “falling snow” background for my little mod tree!  Sometimes it’s just that little bit of glitz that makes the whole thing feel complete. :)

 

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I had to add a little messy nest of metallic thread behind my tree… I have to admit, that has become one of my favorite finishing touches.

This would be such an easy card to mass produce–even tho it’s all “fanci-fied”. LOL!

If you’re curious about what else can be done with these papers, Carolyn Peeler did a delightful preview for the Ellen Hutson YouTube Channel.  You can watch it here or over on YouTube.

Happy Hump Day!

1Julie

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Bear & buddy for Halloween

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I masked off a hillside on watercolor paper  (free-hand cut the mask) and then blended some Distress Oxide Inks to create a night sky.  Splattered with water and heat set repeatedly until satisfied. :)  I had a scrap of watercolor paper I’d done the same thing with in yellow and orange inks, sitting in my scrapbin, so I punched a circle out of it for a moon. This is why we save ridiculous things like scraps, right?! *insert rolling eyeballs*

 

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All the images were stamped and colored with Copic markers prior to die cutting. I’m always trying to color Bear and have yet to find a color of brown I really like on him–I seem to really like him just all white. Not sure why.  This worked out OK, but I think next time, I’m just gonna leave him white.  *chuckle*

Kitty cracks me.  She looks very… pragmatic about all this Halloween business. LOL!

BTW, I find I’ve been using Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts PICO Clear Embellisher (or their On Point Glue; the bonus of using PICO, however, is that it can also be used as a high gloss epoxy finish) for my sequins of late; I don’t seem to have any nozzle clogging issues!  I know it doesn’t have a matte finish, but at this point, I don’t care–it glues those puppies down and it doesn’t clog.    Besides, if I get sloppy, I just use a little scrap card stock corner as a squeegee to remove any excess.

WIN!!!

Happy Hump Day! :)

1Julie

 

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