Hi! Today we’re introducing the newest United We Flourish collaboration from Ellen Hutson and it’s from one of my other favorite companies: Hero Arts!!! Better Together is a fabulous feathered set with great friendship-themed sentiments!
I have so many birds on my branch that you can hardly see it. Ha! Anyway, I loved the idea of the rainbow of colorful birds making the world a beautiful place. I started by stamping each of the birds onto watercolor paper with versafine and heat-embossing them with clear embossing powder. Then I watercolored them in rainbow order with distress inks starting and ending with spun sugar! I let them dry and then die-cut them with the coordinating dies. Next I did a brightly smooshed distress ink background using some of the same distress inks and let it dry. I stamped the sentiment from a Hero Arts set, You Are Loved, with versafine and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. I trimmed my watercolor panel down to 4″ by 5.5″ and adhered it to a black card base. Finally I added my branch and birds with a mix of regular adhesive and foam mounting tape.
To celebrate the release, two randomly selected commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson shop! To enter just leave a comment on the Ellen Hutson Classroom blog by 11:59 PST on January 28th. Your next stop on the hop is the fabulous Julie Ebersole! Thanks so much for visiting and have a great day! 🙂
Your card turned out so great. I love all the colors!
Samantha Johnson says
So colorful and happy!
Sue D says
Love the colorful birds and the colorful background.
Thank you Jessica, your cards are so beautiful, colorful and creative!
Patt H. says
Love those happy colorful birds! Beautiful!
Bobbi's Treasure says
What a sweet set – love the strong colors you used for your project, too!!
Carla Hundley says
Love these birds and
your rainbow coloring
Carla from Utah
ANDREA HASTILOW says
Love the effect you’ve got with distress inks on both birds and background, least the cute birds weren’t in distress as the branch didn’t snap !
Sharon O says
Beautiful birds against that beautiful background!
Mary MacFadyen says
I love this set. Wow, what possibilities.you really showcased this well.
sherri scott says
Your birds are beautiful, so much colorr
Dee Earnshaw says
colorful sweet card:)
Love the vibrant colors you used!
Amanda R says
I love your watercolor effect!
Denise Bryant says
Pretty background and coloring of the birds!
Debbie Rumpza says
I love the way you colored your birds and the background is stunning. I also love th sentiment you paired with this card
Teresa Doyle says
Wow Jessica, all of the colours on this card is simply beautiful, these birds are so sweet.
Yep watercolor backgrounds are the best!!! Gotta love them! Simple and beautiful
Paula Haller says
Love the rainbow theme to your design. Beautifully done background and birds. Love the added touch of the clear embossing powder and varied depth of your birds.
Thank you for all the vibrant colors! I didn’t even realize they were in rainbow form — brilliant ♫
cyndi morris says
Love those colorful birds. Beautiful background, too.
Mary-Anne V. says
Oh I love your colourful creation!!!
Lovely colors for the birdies
Jean Marmo says
These birds are delightful. Love the colors.