The watercolored floral makes a great backdrop to the greeting, but if you’re short on time, try going mono-chromatic: Use a colored note card and ink/stamp the hydrangea in an ink tone a shade darker than the note card. Finish off the card similar to what you see here and BAM!!! You’re done! :)
Basic Alpha contains multiples of frequently used letters so you can spell out just about anything your heart desires! :) I have another example with this alpha set HERE. I do have a video in the works for the dimensional balloon, but I’ve been a bit up to the gills and just couldn’t get it all done in time…
ETA: Video for the honeycomb balloon can now be found HERE.
I have two to share, because I was having so much fun with that cute pineapple die! EEP!!!
I fell in love with both the Paper Layering Pineapple die and the Neon Ombré ink pads at CHA this year–I’m not even a fan of neon, but when I saw the inks used on the samples, they had me hook, line and sinker! They just POP!
Here, I used all three of the different Neon Ombré pads to do the same sentiment (from Many Everyday Messages) and I used fluorescent hued Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a waterbrush to watercolor the pineapple die cut itself.
This die has details that pop up, but the shape remains in the paper–essentially, you could make a single layer card that has all this dimension and interest. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!
The next design was based on some Pinterest inspiration–I wanted a “mod” effect that was very clean and graphic.
I love that you can style this pineapple die multiple ways–go whimsical, fun and colorful, or keep it clean, graphic and simple! *fist pump*
Maybe you follow me on Instagram, and maybe you don’t. If you don’t, you can if ya’ wanna, right HERE. Since moving from Typepad to WordPress a few years ago, I STILL haven’t figured out how to put an Instagram button up there at the top right of my blog with all the other social media icons. Nor, how to change the colors of the little buttons when you hover over them. *argh*
All that aside… I meant to say that I’ve been sharing sneak peeks on Instagram of my latest upcoming release for the Essentials by Ellen line ! Yip yip!!! Just look for the hashtag: #essentialsbyellen to see what all our team and guest designers have been sneaking peeks of.
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, February 9th– we’re gonna have a FAN-TAS-MAGORICAL hop–I’ve seen some of the designers’ samples behind the scenes, and at the risk of sounding like a total SAP, I get kinda misty-eyed… Because they see things in different ways and they each bring their own unique talents to the table when bringing the stamps and dies to life… They leave me in awe, for lack of better words to describe it.
For those of you that don’t hang out on Instagram, I thought I’d share some of my own sneaks right here:
LINK: See the full-size card above + a video tutorial on this die HERE
Hope you can stop by the hop, which starts Tuesday, February 9th in the CLASSroom–the eye candy will inspire you so much, I guarantee it! :)