Good morning! I’m excited that I had a little time to play along with the challenges for the Winnie & Walter Share the Love week with Essentials by Ellen! I’m hoping to make cards for the last two challenges later today! Anyway, I was able to complete day 1, 3, and 5 so far and here are my cards!
For my first card I die-cut an A2 stitched rectangle from Arches hot press watercolor paper. Then I stamped the flower, leaves, and berries from Winnie & Walter’s In Bloom: Elsa’s Florals with versamark and heat-embossed them with white embossing powder. I stamped the flower on masking paper, fussy cut it and placed it over the heat-embossed flower before stamping the berries and leaves. Next I colored them with my zig clean color real brush markers and blended them with a waterbrush. I also added a soft halo of color around the flowers with a wash of mowed lawn distress ink. Finally I die-cut the Ellen Hutson sentiment three times from black cardstock and adhered it over the flowers.
My second card is a pretty simple design but I really like the graphic look of the black on kraft! I stamped the butterflies from Ellen Hutson’s Up the Happy on kraft cardstock alternating their direction and alignment in rows. I actually made one card using a ruler to align all of the butterflies but I decided I preferred the less precise look! Next I stamped the same butterfly on a scrap of kraft cardstock and colored him with polychromos colored pencils. Finally I stamped the sentiment from Winnie & Walter on white cardstock with a matching ink and trimmed it down to a fishtail banner. I adhered it to the card and then added the butterfly with a little foam mounting tape under the wings so they’d pop up!
Here is the mood board that was provided for day 5:
I decided to use the color palette of the top right photo for my inspiration! And just for fun I made a very nontraditional Christmas card! 😉
Isn’t it bright and cheerful? I stamped the pine branch from Ellen Hutson with a variety of pink, orange, and blue inks to create a funky pattern. Then I stamped the sentiment from Winnie & Walter with versamark and heat-embossed it with gold tinsel embossing powder. I added a few stars from the same Ellen Hutson stamp set and heat-embossed it with the same embossing powder. To finish the card I added a bow of sparkly, metallic gold thread.
And that’s it for today! Have you entered the challenge yet? There are some beautiful cards in the collection so far as well as from their design teams!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantastic day!
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