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Hex Chart Video Hop with Sandy Allnock & Friends

If you’re looking for the Essentials by Ellen Spring 2015 Release Hop, please click HERE!



I’m so excited to have been invited to play along in this video hop with my sweet friend Sandy as she unveils her awesome Hex Chart!

By the way, if you are new to Copic markers, or want to learn how to get the most out of them, on your schedule and all from the comfort of home, check out Online Card Classes’ Copic Markers for Card Makers – it’s jam-packed full of information and a fantastic way to increase your knowledge of these tools and your skills!




  1. White emboss floral images onto vellum card stock
  2. Color images from the back side (alcohol ink would eat away the embossing)
  3. Trim long edges and embellish short edges decorative/washi tape
  4. Mount vellum panel to an A-2 card front with glue dots, placed strategically hidden on the back side of the images
  5. Stamp greeting onto a scrap of white card stock and back with foam tape and a loose wad of metallic thread
  6. Mount greeting to card front as shown and embellish with sequins



Sandy Allnock, Sandy Allnock
Debby Hughes, Lime Doodle
Elaine Hughes, Marker Geek
Jennifer McGuire, Jennifer McGuire Ink
Julie Ebersole, Paper Trufflez <- you are here
Kathy Racoosin, The Daily Marker
Kristina Werner, KWerner Design
Laura Bassen, Doublestick Heaven
May Flaum, Craft with May

 The fabulous Kathy Racoosin is your next stop!




Essentials by Ellen Spring 2015 Release Hop

spring_banner   Hello,  and thanks for stopping here for the Spring 2015 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing one of the new die and stamp sets on my post today! And, YESSSSS!!! *fist pump* I’m giving away a Twelve Days Companion Greetings Set!  That’s right! It’s gonna go live in a lucky someone’s house!  Please leave a comment by May 5th on my post to enter this giveaway!


There is also a Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom–of the whole, entire release!!!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there by May 5th! And, don’t forget to comment at each stop along the hop by May 5th, as well–each participating blogger is also giving away a stamp set from the release! WOOT!



french_hen_merci_WEB_2 To create this card:

  1. Make a 4 x 5 1/2″ white card
  2. Adhere 3/4 x 4 1/4″ strips of red card stock to the front, spacing evenly apart
  3. Stamp “Merci” with Tuxedo Black ink onto white stripe on card front as shown
  4. Stamp French Hen onto white card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and color with Copics
  5. Punch Hen with 1 1/2″ circle punch and 3D mount to 1 3/4″ circle punched from patterned paper; mount to card
  6. Embellish with gold star sequins

I had so much fun, I must admit, I made a few extras… *grin* Click on the pics to enbiggan:

twelve_days_comp_jebersole_1 twelve_days_comp_jebersole_2 bohemian_mothers_day_WEB_1 baby_egg_WEB_1

(sorry about the formatting; WordPress won’t let me put them in a horizontal row… argh…)


Have a blast ogling all the eye candy today! HOPPERS:

The CLASSroom
Lisa Adametz
Sandy Allnock
Joni Nina Andaya
Joan Bardee Laurel Beard
Heather Campbell
Kittie Caracciolo
Julie Ebersole<– You are here
Sharon Harnist
Pamela Ho
Tiffany Johnson
Emily Leiphart
Jennifer McGuire
May Park
Catherine Pooler
Miriam Prantner
Heather Pulvirenti
Julia Stainton
Alice Wertz
Carissa Wiley

Amazing stuff, right?!


Supplies for French Hen/Merci:

Please note I used 1 1/2 and 1 3/4″ sized circle punches in my project; due to current unavailability, circle dies are listed below.


Full-on Glitter


Mr. Blue Sky left town before I had a chance to shoot this… Hard as something like this is to capture on a sunny day, it’s even harder on a gloomy day… argh.  In real life? You would be completely dazzled; the pic does not do it justice.  Nope. Double-argh.

I combined Bold Blooms with some Avery Elle inks–the colors are soooo sophisticated and utterly lovely!  I wrote about these fantastic inks quite a while back; here’s a link to that post: Avery Elle Pigment Inks so you can read more about what they’re like.

The great thing about clear and symmetrically shaped stamps, is that you can mount them backwards to your acrylic block, ink up the back side, and use that to “fill” or color in the detail image.  While the blooms and leaves aren’t “perfectly” symmetrical, they are close enough that with organic imagery like this, you can apply the technique with great success. Gotta love that. *grin*


After I trimmed down the stamped panel, I gave it a full-on glitter bath.  Oh, yes I did! *fist pump*

You’ll have to let me know if you try this… and brace y’self… it’s gonna be s.p.a.r.k.l.y.

True story. *wink*





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