web analytics

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!



Affiliate Links included in this post where possible.

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!


Affiliate links used where possible:


AE UWF collage web


The Essentials by Ellen United We Flourish set has released and I have a video over on the CLASSroom blog! Check it out HERE.



You can find this exclusive set HERE.

AE UWF kangaroo web 001

AE UWF parrot web 02

AE UWF platypus web

Love the combo of down under critters and these sentiments!


Affiliate links used where possible in this post.


Page 9 of 458« First...7891011...203040...Last »