Ellen Hutson | October Release | Hop 4
Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be part of the Essentials by Ellen October 2017 release blog hop as a guest designer! If you’ve been hopping along with us, you should have arrived here from Ellen Hutson’s blog, The CLASSroom.
Today, I’m featuring the newest Cozy Lady stamp set designed by Brandi Kincaid. I’ve created two cards with this set to show you how versatile the stamps are!
For the first card, I created a top-folded card base with white cardstock. I then die cut the Stitched Lawn Fawn Woodgrain Backdrop from kraft cardstock and adhered it to the card base with adhesive tape. It gives a nice textured background but still keeps it clean and simple. I stamped the Cozy Lady in black ink. As you can see, on my card, she holds a book but not on the stamp. I used the masking technique to create this "new" image. I first stamped the book, masked it (using stamping mask paper) and then stamped the lady. I removed the mask, colored the image and cut it out. I also stamped the two sentiments on white cardstock and cut around to create self-made speech bubbles. Next, I created the rug. I cut a small oval shape from white scrap paper and glued Twine on top using Ranger Multi Medium Matte glue. I then glued the rug to the card base. To finish off my card, I adhered the Cozy Lady and the speech bubble with foam squares for more dimension. I also added a cute little leaf in her hair.
For the second card, I went for a fall still life arrangement with apples, leaves and a pumpkin. I created a top-folded card base from white cardstock and sponged the center with blue Distress inks using a blending tool. I cut a strip from kraft cardstock and sponged the edges with brown Distress inks for more depth. I stamped the "Just a note" in black ink. The sentiment is from the Essentials by Ellen Fancy Thanks by Julie Ebersole. I adhered the label to the card base using foam squares. I added a piece of patterned paper to make it look like a tablecloth. The paper is from the Summertime paper pad from Penny Black. Next, I stamped all images (basket, apples, leaves, pumpkin) in black ink, colored them and cut them using scissors. I used stamping mask paper to create the basket with apples inside. I adhered them to the card base with foam squares for more dimension. As you can see, these little stamps that are part of the set are so beautiful and really versatile.
This is the fabulous Cozy Lady set and the coordinating dies:
You can find all new stamps and dies from the Essentials by Ellen October release in the Ellen Hutson online store HERE.
Your next stop on the blog hop is the talented Sharon Harnist. If you get lost anywhere along the way or encounter any broken links, here is a list of all the hop participants:
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That’s all for me today! Thanks so much for joining us today and happy hopping!