Hello, and welcome to the Late Summer 2016 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I’m happy to be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today!
And, yay!!! I also get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set! The winner may chose ANY Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set (Maximum value $25 USD) currently in stock at Ellen Hutson.com To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post by !
There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom! To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by Tuesday, August 23rd
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You should have arrived from Carly Minner's blog. If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.
My first card uses the new set Stay Salty and Stay Salty Dies....
I just think this sentiment is too funny, so I had to use it on my first card. I used papers from the By The Sea paper pad from My Mind's Eye.
For my second card I thought the lifesaver pattern paper from the same pad would go perfectly with the lifesaver image from this set.
I wrapped the die cut stamped image with red rustic twine and used the Lawn Fawn ocean wave border die to die cut one of the woodgrain papers for the bottom.
For my third card with this set I used the Silver Lining dies to cut some distress watercolor cardstock into some sunbeams. I cut two and inked them with either yellow or orange distress inks, then I cut them apart and reassembled the pieces swapping every other piece for one of the opposite color.
I covered my sunset with a layer of clear spectrum noir sparkle pen then covered the whole piece with glossy accents and let it dry. I stamped the clouds with Lawn Fawn Merman ink and die cut some popping them up with foam squares. The ocean is cut with the ocean wave border die from Mermaid card stock. I love the sentiment and thought it was so fun to use with the seagull holding a potato chip!
My last two cards use the new Bear Ware set and Bear Ware Dies along with All Inside which of course has the sweet bear image.
I die cut the bear from cork then stamped the image with archival brown ink onto the cork. For this first card I colored my flowers to match the pattern paper I used for the background. I used a sentiment from the new Warm Fuzzies stamp set and added some google eyes for fun.
For my second bear card I inked the background with distress inks and used the grassy border from Lawn Fawn to die cut pattern paper for the ground. I also paper pieced the sections of the umbrella from coordinating papers.
I used Ranger Enamel Accents in caribbean coast to create the rain drops and black tie for his shiny nose. The sentiment is also from the Warm Fuzzies stamp set.
Next up on the hop is Carolyn Peeler! Happy hoppin’!
Here are links to all the new release followed by the other supplies I used for my cards.