Welcome to the Ellen Hutson Winter 2016 Stamp release blog hop! My name is Carolyn Peeler and I'm happy that you've popped by for a visit and am excited to showcase several of the new Essentials by Ellen stamp sets and dies on my post today! If you've been following along with the hop, you will have arrived here from the blog of Carly Minner.
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Now that the preliminaries are out of the way, let's dive into my projects!
For my first project, I was asked to work with the "Mondo Hydrangea" stamp set.
Although this flower looks like it has been watercolored, in fact, I colored it with Copic markers. Here's a quick walk through:
First, I stamped the Hydrangea image onto vellum with Versamark ink, and embossed it with white embossing powder. Then, I colored the BACK (or wrongside) of the vellum with Copic markers. I didn't try to blend the areas where colors met, instead I let the colors stay segregated, which is what gives this watercolorish (which is so totally not a word!) look. After coloring, I stuck Sookwang double sided adhesive onto the back of the vellum, covering the entire stamped surface and stuck it onto white cardstock. I then used the matching "Mondao Hydrengea" die to cut the image out. After prepping my card background (I did a light wash of green watercolor using "Mowed Lawn" Distress ink onto watercolor paper and then mounted that onto Bazzill "Gumball" cardstock), I mounted the hydrangea on pop dots and stuck it onto the background. The "hi, there" stamp, is from the new "All Inside" stamp set. As a finishing touch, I added some stitching with my sewing machine under the greeting.
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Finally, here are the links to the products used in today's projects: