Today’s Card

Hi guys!

Just a card to share today.

Made this one a week or two ago, just for the fun of having fun. Never got around to sharing it.

Congrats Flowers by Teri

The flowers and words are all from the Essentials from Ellen collection of dies and stamps available over on Ellen Hutson’s site.

I die-cut the flowers (from the Bold Blossom dies) from watercolor paper and then colored them with watercolors. Made for a fun look! The mat? Those were cut with the Bold Blooms Matching dies.

The sentiment is a mixture of die-cutting (congrats from the Zipper Panel dies) and stamping (to you from Wish You stamp set).

Congrats Flowers by Teri

Of course, I took the opportunity to add a little gold threat to the card. I think the messy string thing is getting a little old, but I think some designs just call for it. It just helps balance things out.

So that’s what I have. I’ll be back again later, gators. Thanks, as always, for stopping by.

Winner + Today’s Card

Hi all!

The winner of the blog candy from my blog for the Winter Essentials by Ellen Blog Hop is in. And that lucky winner is:

Cheryl Sampson-Dutro

Congrats, Cheryl! I’ve sent you an email about your blog candy!

And just because…. I’ve got a little card to share with you all today!

You're So Thoughtful by Teri

I created my own background here by splattering diluted pink paint with a paintbrush onto a cardstock panel.

The flowers were die-cut with the Bold Blossom by Julie Ebersole dies. I die-cut them a couple times and then stacked them up. To make the flower stand out, I applied a layer of Glossy Accents to it. I also added a second flower, die-cut with white cardstock, under the pink one, and kinda offset it.

You Are So Thoughtful by Teri

The sentiment was created by mixing together words from the Fancy Thanks by Julie Ebersole stamp set with the You Rock dies.

So that’s what I’ve got! Be back again later, gators. Talk to you again soon.

Today’s card

(Looking for my Winter 2015 Essentials by Ellen Blog Hop post? Go here or just scroll down to the post below this one.)

Hi all!

Got a little card to share with you today.

You Are card by Teri

Just having some fun here, mixing and matching some different stamps and dies from the Essentials by Ellen collection from Ellen Hutson. I used quite a few: Love You So by Julie Ebersole, as well as Bokeh Dots.

I also used a couple dies: You Rock and Hearts. To give that “you” word some extra pop, I cut it a couple times from cardstock and then stacked the words up.

You Are card by Teri

By the way, I gave the card an inside too.

I just stamped a phrase and a couple hearts with the Love You So stamp set and called things good.

You Are card by Teri

Turned out alright!

So that’s all I’ve got. I’ll be back again later.

Ps. There’s still time to get in on the Winter release hop featuring all the new stamps and dies from the Essentials by Ellen collection. This link takes you to my post.

Winter 2015 Essentials by Ellen Blog Hop

Essentials by Ellen Winter 2015 Release Blog Hop

Hi everyone!

Welcome to the Winter 2015 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I’m excited to be joining some of my favorite crafters in showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today!

And, yay!!! I also get to give this new stamp set, called Hello Gorgeous,  to a lucky someone!  (Dude! That could be you!) So please leave a comment to enter my giveaway!
Hello Gorgeous stamp set
There is also a Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, and at every stop along the hop by March 2nd; winners will be announced March 4th!
Alright, so let me show you what I have for you. I’ve got a couple cards to share.
Up first is this snazzy number!
Hello Gorgeous by Teri
I created this guy with the new Hello Gorgeous stamp set + the You Rock dies. They both involve… well… gems and girly girl type phrases. Hee, you can wrong with that! I must admit that I like the stamp set and the dies both…. very, very, very much.
Hello Gorgeous by Teri
And I used a this faux watercolor technique to create the background. It involved Copic makers + blending solution + a paper towel.
I put a video together on YouTube (Be gentle, y’all. Be gentle.) to show you how it is done.

(By the way, here’s a direct link to my video just in case my embedding of it in the post doesn’t work! YEs, friends, this poster has little faith in herself… wink!)

And here is a card #2.

Wish Big card by Teri

I used my faux watercolor technique again for this one.

This time, it was a little tricker. I put the stamps (from the Wish Big stamp set) on my stamping blocks, held them over where they would go on the card and then used my Copic markers to scribble lines under them. After I did that, I did the same thing: I applied a paper towel saturated with blending solution on my marker marks.

Wish Big card by Teri

I think the faux watercolor look turned out pretty cool!

By the way, I also added a window to this card with the Mini Windows dies. Open it up, and you’ll find this inside.

Wish Big card by Teri

Pretty fun, huh?!

Well, that’s all I have for you today. I hope you have a great time hopping! Don’t forget, the next stop is the blog of Laurel!

Happy hopping!