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Spring 2015 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop + Giveaway

by May Park-

unnamedHello, and welcome to the Spring 2015 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! If you came from the uber talented Jennifer McGuire’s blog, you are right on track! Today I’ve got four cards to share with you showcasing some of the new stamps and dies from Ellen Huston, and here are what I came up with:


I started by drawing a big speech bubble with a black pen for my first card. Then I stamped the flowers from Bohemian Garden stamp set inside the bubble after masking it off. Next, I colored outside the flowers with Copic marker B02 and added some dots to the big flowers with Copic marker Y19. After that, I stamped the bird and sentiment from Wish Big stamp set. I drew a tiny heart at the end of the sentiment for an extra interest.



For my second card, I used the negative part of die cuts from Wild Garden die set as a stencil to paint watercolors. Then I adhered die cuts onto the watercolored images. I curled up the end of each die cut to add some dimension. I finished off my card with the sentiment from Amazing Women stamp set.



I created my own background for the next card using a variety of images in the Bohemian Garden stamp set. I added the dots to the only big flowers with Copic marker FB2 to highlight them. Next, I adhered four “Beyouful” word sentiments in red to give some thickness to it.


This is my last card that I’m sharing today. I embellished the card with some Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh to finish it off. That’s all! I hope you loved my creations and got some inspiration. 🙂


Giveaways: There are two ways to win!

Before you go, I’m giving away this new Bohemian Garden stamp set to a lucky winner! Please leave me a comment to enter my giveaway by May 5th. I will announce the winner in this post on May 8th. Good luck!

And there is more! The fun begins in the CLASSroom and there is also a Grand Giveaway! To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, and at every stop along the hop by May 5th!


It is now time to head on over to Catherine Pooler’s blog to see what creation she has to inspire you all. I am sure she has something amazing made up. Thanks so much for stopping by today. Happy hopping!

Giveaway Winner (Edited) 

Congratulations, Daisies Girl! Please contact me at to claim your prize.

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  1. Barb Thomassen

    Your creative use of the dies makes a beautiful card. Thank you!

    05 . May . 2015
  2. Meghan Shea

    Love how you used the dies!!!! So creative!

    05 . May . 2015
  3. Jessica

    gorgeous cards!!

    05 . May . 2015
  4. {jennifer-g}

    Oh gosh, the die cutting, the colors, the dimension….you outdid yourself! I love how you delineated the bird card with the fun and bright background as the “words” so cool!

    05 . May . 2015
  5. felicitaj

    I love your cards and the mom one with the watercolor background is beautiful.

    04 . May . 2015
  6. Anja

    Your cards are really amazing, May! They are so unique and clever! Well done!

    04 . May . 2015
  7. Jennifer L.

    Wow! I love all of these cards. Never thought to use the flowers in such a bold way. Will have to try that look.

    04 . May . 2015
  8. Lisa N

    Wow!! I really love your cards! The watercolor technique you use is amazing! Thanks for the inspiration!

    04 . May . 2015
  9. Andrea La Vigne

    All your cards are wonderful! I love the bird standing on the greeting in the first, with that colossal, flower-filled speech bubble. Great watercoloring on the “love you” & “Mom” cards, and I like the graphic look of your BeYoutiful card. Tfs! ~ Andrea

    04 . May . 2015
  10. allycatmy

    Love your style May, these are beautiful cards and very creative use of the dies!

    04 . May . 2015
  11. Angela Walters

    I love your cards. The way you used the water color paint behind the die cuts is stunning. I can’t wait to try this myself!

    04 . May . 2015
  12. Elaine Tan

    lovely cards! the new release is so tempting

    04 . May . 2015

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