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You are enough.



feat. Rustic Botanicals, Plant Ladies Say + Brilliance Graphite Black, Avery Elle Lemon Grass Pigment Ink; NUVO Crystal Drops in White

This week I’m posting a different design every day, featuring stamps and dies from the August 2017 Essentials by Ellen Release

I used just one leaf from the Rustic Botanicals set to “build” my own mondo plant (cactus? succulent? greenery???).  :)  I thought it made a cool back-drop for the “You are enough” sentiment.  Spattered a little black paint over the top, and slapped on some baker’s twine and accented with NUVO drops.

Love it.  I do.


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Blue Botanicals

Blue botanicals-je

feat. Rustic Botanicals (sentiment borrowed from All Inside)

This week I’m posting a different design every day, featuring stamps and dies from the August 2017 Essentials by Ellen Release


I had seen some pretty Scandinavian prints and patterns on Pinterest and was struck by the bold, blue organic designs!  A little pop of red makes them all the bolder…  All of these were loaded onto the MISTI as a grouping, inked and stamped first with Bahama Blue Memento Luxe.  Then I cleaned off the stamps and reinked only the top and bottom edges of the stamps with Danube Blue, which is deeper and more of a cobalt blue and stamped again, right over the top.  I love the ombré effect…

With the MISTI, you could literally crank out a stack of two dozen of these in less than an hour!  It would make a lovely set of notecards to give!  I was really monkey-clappin’ over this one when I finished, LOL!



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Essentials by Ellen Release, August 2017

Aug release collage julie

The new release is now LIVE in the store! Yay!!! I have links to each of the sets below that Brandi Kincaid and I have created and this week I’ll be sharing a new card idea each day. :)

I’ll also be doing LIVE video on the Ellen Hutson LLC Facebook Page tomorrow, Aug 7th, at 10 am PDT, sharing the story behind the set I designed.

The new stamps are shown below, with links to them in the shop, should anything suit your fancy. :)



Rustic Botanicals stamps


Rustic Botanicals dies


Plant Lady stamps


Plant Lady dies


Plant Ladies Say stamps


Today’s project is a combination of sets–I love how it all came together!


feat. Plant Ladies Say, Rustic Botanicals, Wonky Backdrops + a combination of various Avery Elle Pigment Inks and Memento Luxe Pigment Inks

I used the MISTI to partially ink the stamps up with one color of pigment ink (always start with the lighter), and then after stamping and cleaning, reapplied a darker shade of pigment ink and stamped again.   I love blending and stamping inks this way because there is no risk of cross-contaminating my ink pads and it gives such a great element of depth and dimension to solid stamps. Added NUVO Crystal Drops in Ebony Black to accent.

Do you garden?  I have a black thumb… The only way I can keep a garden alive is to “plant it” on paaaay-paaaah!  LOL!

Thanks for popping over here today!


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