Ellen Hutson Winter Release

Hey there!  I am so thrilled to be sharing a card with you today featuring some gorgeous products from the latest Essentials By Ellen Winter release.  There is such a great variety of products in this release, and I’ve had so much fun playing with them over the last couple of weeks.

The card I’m sharing today uses stamps from two different EBE sets – Cup of Cheer and Sending Holiday Cheer.  I also used the Pinkfresh Studios Diamonds Hot Foil Plate to add some shimmery detail to the background.

I started by stamping the elements I wanted for my card from the Cup of Cheer set in black pigment ink ( Versafine clair Nocturne) onto some watercolour cardstock.  I heat embossed the images with Ranger clear embossing powder and then used Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers to add a wash of colour to the images. 

As they were set aside to dry I stamped the large Sending Holiday Cheer stamp in Versamark ink and heat embossed it in Ranger Gold embossing powder onto a strip of white cardstock.  I trimmed it down and turned it into a flag shape by cutting a “V” into one end.

For some additional sparkle I decided to layer the sentiment and stamped images onto a foiled panel using the PinkFresh Studios Diamond Hot Foil plate.  I used Spellbinders gold foil and probably slightly over-foiled it as the lines of the foiled image are a little rough rather than perfectly clean and smooth.  I decided I actually quite liked it for this card so chose not to re-do it! 

I die cut the panel down using a pierced rectangle die and arranged the stamped images and sentiment onto the foiled panel using liquid adhesive and some foam tape for dimension.

I chose to place the panel onto a white A2 landscape card base but wanted a little more interest in the background.  I splattered a little Irresistible Gold Texture Spray onto the card base and once dry dded the assembled panel onto the front using foam tape.

For a final little flourish I added some extra embellishment using the EBE Colored Lights Droplets to tie in with the colours I used on the festive glassware.

Thanks for stopping by xxx

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Avery Elle Winter 2021 Release Blog Hop

Hey there! Today is the day! It’s time for the brand new Winter 2021 release from Avery Elle. We have lots of wonderful new designs available in this release but today I’m sharing the gorgeous Cherry On Top stamp set and dies!

I love cherries as a design element – they make me think of the 50’s and cherry soda’s and milkshakes! I often pair the red of cherries with a pale blue or aqua and so this is the theme I chose for this card too!

I stamped the cherry onto Canson watercolour paper with Versafine Clair Nocturn ink. Then I used Karin Brushmarkers to watercolour the image. To make the cherry glisten I covered them with liquid adhesive and sprinkled them with Ranger Rock Candy glitter. I love this stuff!!

For the background I pulled out the Invitation Frame Elle-ments and die cut it from whiite cardstock and again from some patterned paper from the Holiday Paper Collection.

To finish off I stamped the sentiment in grey ink and added a few sparkly gems just to up the glitz factor!!

There are lots of fabulous ideas to be had if you hop along with the rest design team! The next stop on the hop is Heather Campbell but for the full list please see below!

Avery Elle  
Caryn Davies HERE!
Heather Campbell
Melania Deasy
Katie Gehring 
Amy Kolling 
Ashley Marcu
Elena Roussakis


Avery Elle … Merry

Hello peeps!  It’s Caryn with a festive Christmas card created with some fun products from the latest release.  The Merry die I’ve used on this card is one of my favourites of the whole release – I adore it!

I started by stamping a single layer branch from the Layered Pine stamp set on the background of the card.  I wanted the branches to radiate out from behind the green oval die cut (the positive piece left over from using the Quilted Frame Elle-ments on a card I shared a wee while ago!).  I added some tiny stars, another left over from cutting the Star Scene die for a previous card!
I cut some snow hills using the Slimline Borders elle-ments and adhered them in layers over the oval die cut.

I stamped the truck and trees from the Layered Holiday Truck set and arranged them in front of the oval and die cut the Merry in a blue cardstock to match the truck.As a final flourish I stamped and coloured the bow from the Prosecco-Ho-Ho stamp set and added it below the sentiment.  By the way, the “Tis The Season To Be” is a selectively stamped sentiment from the Prosecco stamp set!  I just covered the “Merry” on the end with washi tape before inking up the stamp, then removed it to stamp.


Merry Elle-ments

Layered Holiday Truck Clear Stamps

Layered Holiday Truck Elle-ments

Layered Pine Clear Stamps

Prosecco-Ho-Ho Clear Stamps

Slimline Borders Elle-ments

Star Scene Elle-mets

Quilted Frame Elle-ments