Good afternoon and Happy Friday! The new release from Ellen Hutson is now available and it’s filled with some fantastic products! I have four projects to share today using all of the new sets!
First up is a card using the new Essentials Stitching rectangles! Earlier this week I shared a video tutorial over on the Ellen Hutson YouTube channel and showed how you could use the rectangles to create a woven card! CLICK HERE to watch that video! That was kind of a Weaving 101 tutorial and today we’re stepping it up a bit!
I followed the same process for setting up my loom as I did in the video but I added a variety of textures this time. For the most part I kept to a standard tabby weave with yarn, string, and sari ribbon. But to add a little extra interest and dimension, I did a soumak weave with some wool roving. I finished the piece with a simple sentiment to let the weaving speak for itself! This is a great way to ease into weaving and you can use a variety of materials: ribbon, thread, yarn, roving, or even paper!
My next trio of cards shares how you can use alcohol inks in different ways to create backgrounds and scenes for cards!
My first card is the boldest of the three using the fun Just Squidding set and three copic refills to create a high-stakes sea chase! Ha! I used BG49, B24, and B18 with isopropyl alcohol to create a vibrant ocean. I laid down a line of isopropyl alcohol, added a few drops of refill, and then used my puffer to move the ink around. Once one color was mainly dry I added the next. When I reached the top I added a little extra alcohol after drying the teal color to dilute any harsh edges. While lines of ink were still wet I pressed teal foil to the panel. The foil sticks to the ink and creates some interesting sparkly lines! Once the panel was completely dry I splattered it with a little isopropyl alcohol to create bubbles!
I stamped the octopus, his Nessie prop, and the sailboat from Just Squidding with versafine and heat-embossed them with clear embossing powder. I colored them with copic markers and then die-cut them with the coordinating dies. I added them to my water with foam mounting tape and then added a sentiment from Just Squidding heat-embossed on black cardstock to finish the card!
My next card uses alcohol inks to create a patterned colorful background! I used the same process to add color to the card but filled the entire panel in a hybrid rainbow! I used RV25, R22, BG49, and B24.
Then I stamped the pinata and candy from Hit That in versamark and heat-embossed them with gold sparkle embossing powder. I colored them with copic markers and then die-cut them with the coordinating dies. Then I die-cut the middle-sized Neverending Fringe from white tissue paper and layered it onto the panel. I used a little glue to adhere the candy and then added the pinata to a piece of gold sparkle twine. I covered the pinata with spectrum noir clear sparkle and then added a little rock candy glitter around the edges of his fringe. The extra weight of the glitter helps him swing back and forth across the panel when you tilt the card! Finally I added a sentiment from Hit That!
My last card uses only five drops of alcohol ink! I spread a little isopropyl alcohol onto a panel of EVO and then added two drops of G40 and one drop of BG49. I spread it around with my puffer and then added a few splatters of isopropyl alcohol and dilulted drops BG49 and G40.
While the panel was drying I stamped my avocados from Guac On and die-cut them with the coordinating dies. I used an alphabet die set from Lawn Fawn to create my custom sentiment and adhered it to the panel. Then I added my avocados and a smaller sentiment stamped from Guac On. Finally I finished the card with a little nuvo crystal glaze on the avocado centers!
And that’s it for me! I’d love to know your favorites from the February release! I think that little Nessie prop from Just Squidding might be my most favorite thing ever! Thanks so much for visiting and have a fantastic day!
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