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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!