Hi there! Today, the latest Essentials by Ellen release is now live, and we are celebrating with a blog hop chock full of inspiration, as well as prizes! You should have arrived here from Carolyn’s blog, and your next stop is Brandi’s blog. These new products are absolutely beautiful. I know most of us are elbow-deep in Christmas card prep, but these new sets are beautifully happy and springy! I have two projects for you today, so let’s get started with the details!
For my first project, I created a pretty-in-pink shaker card using the new Be the Change stamp set. I began with a slightly smaller than A2 panel of pink cardstock and die cut one of the butterflies using the Be the Change dies from the center of the panel. I used some blender brushes to blend some Magenta ink around the edge of the die cut, then backed it with some acetate to create a shaker. I also stamped a greeting from Be the Change using the same Magenta ink.
I placed a full sized A2 panel of the same pink cardstock in my Misti, placing the shaker front over the top, then used that to place the butterfly stamp in the proper spot in the Misti. I added some sequins and closed up the shaker card. Simple, but so pretty! I think this would be really pretty to make in other colors, too!
For my second project, I wanted to do some Copic coloring with the new In The Weeds stamp set. I began by stamping the floral cluster from In The Weeds using Intens-ified Black Ink on some Copic-friendly white cardstock. I then used my Copic markers in shades of cool blues, purples, and greens. I also blended a bit of pale blue ink behind the florals to create a bit of sky.
Next, I die cut and stamped a butterfly from Be the Change and colored it with the same Copic shades. I die cut a white frame using the Oh Happy Day shaker, then adhered it to the floral panel using foam adhesive. I stamped a greeting from In The Weeds on a rectangle of white card stock, then adhered the greeting and the Copic butterfly using foam adhesive.
Well, that’s all for my projects today! I have a few more to share with you in the next few days, so be on the lookout for some more inspiration. Now, we have some fun giveaway information!
We’ve got super fun prizes!!! One random & lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop and one will win the whole November Essentials by Ellen release!!! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! Comment before Thursday, November 14th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Your next stop is Brandi’s blog. Happy hopping!
Amy Cooley says
Beautiful cards! I especially like the shaker butterfly. This is a great new release.
Beautiful cards, my favorite is the shaker!
Beautifully created! The colors are so stunning!
Anne Sturgeon says
In The Weeds is one of my favorites… Lovely butterfly is perfection. The sentiments from Be The Change are so great…
I love that you combined the butterfly and the “weeds”. Absolutely beautiful creations.
Butterfly with the Blooms … perfect match
Love in the weeds & butterfly set. Gorgeous cards
LOVE your cards. In the weeds & the butterfly set are great
Barb Schmidt says
Lovin that butterfly stamp
Melanie Allen says
Love that pink butterfly card. It’s a wow!
Tami B says
These are both so pretty. I especially love the second one.
Love the ink blending around the butterfly diet section. So cute!
Love the colorful butterflies and the shaker card is so creative!
Jen F says
How fun! Love your butterflies –
Vicki Kroll says
Creative ideas for the butterfly. Love it as a shaker and also with the floral stamp. That blue is right up my alley. Beautiful!!
Denise Bryant says
Gorgeous cards! I really love the butterfly set and the pretty wildflowers! Great colors!
Really like the butterflies and daisies card.
Ya gotta love a shaker card and this one certainly fits the bill. So pretty. The butterfly with the wildflowers is just perfect.
Meghan Kennihan says
Beautiful butterflies! i love the pink and lovely wild flowers!
Helen L says
Beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.
Beautiful cards and great release.
Marisela Delgado says
Like the blues and greens.
Andre M. says
These butterflies are just fab on your pretty cards.
Linda BL says
Love your shaker card! Love your choice of colors!
Marty B says
Very pretty cards! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!
Jeanne Beam says
Beautiful cards! Love the butterflies…
Thanks for sharing.
Carol Mc says
Your cards are gorgeous. I’m in love with the second one!
Susan Young says
Gorgeous card designs! Love the wildflower weeds set! Beautiful colors!
Eileen M says
Beautiful cards, love the flower/butterfly combo!
Mark Sielski says
Loved that shaker!
Great cards. I didn’t think I needed the butterfly set but now I need it. 🙂
Daniela May says
that in the weeds stamp is so beautiful – love the card you created using it
Joy Meadows says
Love these cards, Emily! The shaker card is so much fun.
Cyndi Morris says
Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! I love the Be The Changeset — those butterflies are beautiful.
Daria Z. says
Such a pretty shaker card! And, the way you colored that second card is just beautiful!!
The flowers look amazing
Mary Holshouser says
Gorgeous cards. Love to use butterflies
in my cards. The blue butterfly looks
great against the flowers. thanks for
Rema DeLeeuw says
Ericka Strange says
Beautiful cards Emily and I love the butterfly shaker. So pretty and fun!
Sue D says
Beautiful butterfly cards.
Bonnie L. Brown says
So fun to do a shaker card! And I really love the crisp pops of blue on the floral card! Love that one!
Sharron Gregory says
Love them all! Your butterflies are so gorgeous and I love the wonderful shaker design.
Such a clever way to use the butterfly stamp and die! A perfectly matched shaker! I love the butterfly with the flowers and that frame is darling.
Marisela Delgado says
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Lauryne Cunningham says
Gorgeous cards! I love how the blue butterfly and florals pop against the white framed panel!