Hi there! The folks over at Ellen Hutson have a beautiful new Essentials By Ellen release, and I’m excited to be helping them show off some of their new goodies! I used some wrapping paper that I found in my (embarrassingly massive) stash of holiday wrapping paper for the inspiration for today’s project, so let’s get started with the details!
My project today features the beautiful, graphic new Holiday Sprigs stamp set. This holiday floral set is a great size, especially for creating your own patterned paper as I’ve done here, and features both the outline stamps and the solid interior stamps! For my project today, I did a little old-fashioned stamping (I even used a plain old acrylic block instead of my Misti… haven’t done that in a while!!) to create some custom patterned paper. I began by stamping my largest outline image, in this case the poinsettia, randomly over my white card front using Hero Arts Intens-ified Black ink. I then filled in the bare spots, starting with my second largest image, and working my way down to the smallest image.
Once I had my stamped outline pattern complete, it was time to fill in the images with the solid stamps using some of my favorite colored inks. I used some of my favorite Christmas-y colors from Concord and 9th: Poppy, Cranberry, Honeysuckle, Parsley, Clover. Once I had finished stamping my images, I used a black fine tip pen to add some black polka dots to the background to create some super modern looking holiday patterned paper!
For my greeting, I used one of the older Ellen Hutson holiday stamp sets: Retro Holiday Greetings. I love the juxtaposition of the modern background with the retro font of the greeting! I stamped it on a rectangle of white cardstock using Altenew Obsidian ink, then matted the white rectangle with a slightly larger rectangle of Pitch Black cardstock. I die cut a black glitter Essential Rectangles frame, then mounted it on the patterned card front using liquid adhesive. I popped up the matted sentiment with foam tape, then added a few Pretty Pink Posh Graphite gems for some sparkle!
Well, that’s all for today’s project! I have a few more to share with you, but my babies are not going to let me do anymore blogging today. But! Ellen Hutson is running a fantastic Free Gift With Purchase promo to celebrate their new release:
Simply spend $75 on Essentials By Ellen products this weekend (10/15-10/17), and you will receive the Oh What Fun stamp set for free!! Not only are they running a Gift With Purchase promotion, but they also have a Fall Savings category, where you can save 30% on the items in the category! Click here to see all of the goodies in the sale category.
Well, that’s all for my projects today. Thanks so much for reading, and have a marvelous day!