Good morning! I hope your World Card Making Day festivities yesterday were a huge bundle of fun. I got to spend some time in my craft room before doing some belated birthday celebrating with my in-laws, so that was a pleasant day… crafting, and homemade apple pie (extra thick crust) and ice cream! Yum! Today, I am excited to be helping introduce the newest products for the Essentials By Ellen line. We have some fantastic holiday items, as well as some new Leading Ladies that are just so much fun. Here’s a peek at the lineup:
I have a new project coming out later this week with the darling Bookworm Lady stamps and dies (with perhaps a special video, ahem, so be on the lookout), so for the release today, I thought I’d do a holiday card using the new Holiday Shopper Lady. Let’s get started with the details!
I began by die cutting and stamping the Holiday Shopper Lady with Memento Black Tuxedo ink onto some Copic-friendly white card stock. Next, I colored her in a vibrant pink top that has just enough raspberry tone to make it holiday-ish, at least in my mind haha! I love deep magenta, aqua, and white with touches of sparkly or shiny silver for holiday decor, so that’s the color scheme that I went with today. I colored her and her accessories using a multitude of Copic markers, which I’ll list at the end of the post.
After my Copic coloring was complete, I worked on the rest of my little holiday scene. I began by die cutting a large Christmas tree from Hero Arts using some silvery green card stock, then blended some Peacock Feathers Oxide ink around the edge to add a bit of interest and depth to the visually flat die cut. I also created a little shaker “window” using the new Winter Windows die. I backed the shaker with some pretty aqua card stock (to fit my theme), then filled it with a few different kinds of glitter from my stash to create a sparkly, snowy scene.
I assembled all of the die cuts on my A2 card front, attaching them with liquid adhesive, single, and double layers of foam tape to add lots of dimension. The final touch was to add some white Nuvo drops for some Christmas tree baubles. So much dimension, so many textures, so many elements to this card. I’m not going to lie, I don’t usually create scenes like this, but putting together all of the elements was somewhat cathartic for me…. like putting together a puzzle! And she looks so satisfied to be finished with all of her Christmas wrapping haha!
RV19,55,69; R83; E13, 15, 18, 49, 50, 51; T0, 1, 3, 5, 7; B21, 23, 97; BG10, 11, 23, 49
Well, that’s all for me today! I hope you’ll stop by and check out the new release and the inspiration from the Design Ambassadors using these new sets… so much cuteness! Thanks so much for dropping by today, and have a marvelous Sunday!