Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Blooming Fall

Hello!  The Crafty Nurse here with a project using Ellen Hutson's Essential's By Ellen's stamps and dies for the "Texture" challenge at A Blog Named Hero.

I combined the Essential By Ellen's "Thankful" blooms and "Lovely" stamp sets using Rock Candy Crackle Paint and Distress Ink to texturize these gorgeous fall leaves. So they popped, I used the My Favorite Things Flog Die, which allows the card to stand up to further display these blooms.




I hope you'll join us at A Blog Named Hero for our September "Texture" Card Challenge!  See you there!


Monday, September 26, 2016


If you look at the new Silver LInings dies by Julie Ebersole for Ellen Hutson you'll see it has clouds, lightning, raindrops and then the two dies with sun rays.  And the sweet sentiment set, Warm Fuzzies, has a wonderful variety that can be used with all sorts of stamps.  So I designed a card using both sets.

I began my card by using my Brushos in orange and yellow with water to make a background.  Then I die cut the piece with both the sunshine dies and carefully kept all the pieces together.  I adhered both pieces onto another piece of cs and then added foam tape to put it on the orange background piece.  I stamped and embossed the sentiment on a scrap of black cs, arranged the gold metallic thread and attached to the background piece.  Layered another piece of yellow and then all onto a white card base.  Added a few gold sequins and done!  The dimensions of the finished card are 4 1/4 x 4 1/2.

Our challenge theme this month is:
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Lots of texture today in my card with the die cuts, embossing, card layers and embellishments.  There's still time to enter our challenge this month - you could win a great prize from Ellen Hutson!!

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Thanks for visiting today and love to read your kind comments.


Sunday, September 25, 2016

Ellen Hutson Oh Ship!

Hi friends! Welcome back to another collaboration post with our sponsor this month, Ellen Hutson!
I used this adorable set designed by Julie Ebersole, Stay Salty - so cute with great images and adorable sentiments!

I went completely CAS with a cute little boat, some sparkly waves and puffy clouds - easy peasy!

I stamped the image in Hero Arts intense black and colored with copics. I cut the frame with MFT's wonky circle dies, adhered to a yellow card base and finished with a few enamel dots. Thanks for stopping by; hope you'll join our TEXTURE challenge this month; we enjoy seeing your creations!