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Essentials by Ellen Holiday 2016 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

by May Park-

Hello, and welcome to the Essentials by Ellen Holiday 2016 Release Blog Hop! If you came from the amazing Carly’s blog, you are right on track! To celebrate the release of Essentials by Ellen’s holiday products, I created a couple of fun Christmas cards.

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Anything is possible on a Christmas card, right? I wanted to express how I feel about Christmas – something magical and whimsical! I thought those cute, happy images from the Light Parade stamp set would be perfect to build my imaginary winter scene.

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How to Make a Christmas Card using Ink Blending and Copic Coloring

  1. Cut white cardstock into 4.25″x5.5″ out of Hero Arts Layering Papers.
  2. Ink the colors on the paper using mini blending tools and Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Fathers, Cracked Pistachio, and Twisted Citron.
  3. Add white splatters on the inked background by mixing white watercolor paint and Ranger Perfect Pearl.
  4. Die cut the circle out of 4.25″x5.5″ white cardstock using 3.5″ circle die and mount the negative die cut on the inked panel using foam tape.
  5. Stamp the images from the Light Parade stamp set with Hero Arts Intense Black Ink.
  6. Color the images with Copic markers, die cut them with the Light Parade die set, and mount the die cut images on the card front using foam tape.
  7. Heat emboss the sentiment from the Season To Sparkle stamp set with white embossing powder on a piece of red cardstock and mount the sentiment banner on the card front.

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I know the winter sky doesn’t quite look like above. However, I really wanted to feature traditional Christmas colors – red and green – on my card to bring some holiday cheer.

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I had so much fun coloring those Christmas houses. Such perfect images for creating my happy Christmas scene! By the way, I used the masking technique to stamp only first two lines of the original sentiment from the Season To Sparkle stamp set.

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For my second card, I was inspired by my Thanksgiving wreath card that I made last month. Seriously, possibilities are endless with this wreath design by combining small images you may already have.

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How to Make a Christmas Wreath Card using Masking and Copic Coloring

  1. Draw a 3.25″ circle using a pencil and circle die from Hero Arts Circle Infinity die set on the A2 sized top folding card. (If you don’t have a circle die, you can trace the bottom of a cup or round plate.)
  2. Stamp the images from various stamp sets: Light Parade, Homespun Holiday, and Tree Farm along the pencil line with the Hero Arts Intense Black Ink. (To add some interest, I did some masking to overlap the images while stamping.)
  3. Erase the pencil line and color the images with Copic markers.
  4. Stamp part of the sentiment from the Season To Sparkle stamp set inside the circle with black ink.
  5. Die cut the word PEACE using the Holiday Words die set out of Altenew Gold Foil Cardstock and pop up the die cut word below the sentiment with black foam squares.

scrapbook-4-samplesGiveaways: There are two ways to win!

  • There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by Tuesday, October 25th!

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It is now time to head on over to the fantastic Carolyn’s blog to see what creation she has to inspire you all. If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Happy hopping!

Supplies

I have listed the supplies I used below. I participate in several affiliate programs including Ellen Hutson(EH) and Simon Says Stamp(SSS), and Altenew(AN). It means I get a small commission at no additional cost to you when products are purchased through links I share here. Thank you for your support.

Eessentials by Ellen Light Parade Stamp Set
Essentials by Ellen Light Parade Stamp Set
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Eessentials by Ellen Homespun Holiday Stamp Set
Essentials by Ellen Homespun Holiday Stamp Set
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Eessentials by Ellen Season To Sparkle Stamp Set
Essentials by Ellen Season To Sparkle Stamp Set
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EH
Eessentials by Ellen Tree Farm Stamp Set
Essentials by Ellen Tree Farm Stamp Set
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EH
Eessentials by Ellen Holiday Words Die Set
Essentials by Ellen Holiday Words Die Set
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Eessentials by Ellen Light Parade Die Set
Essentials by Ellen Light Parade Die Set
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EH
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Mermaid Lagoon
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Mermaid Lagoon
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SSS | EH
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Cracked Pistachio
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Cracked Pistachio
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Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Twisted Citron
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Twisted Citron
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Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Peacock Feathers
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Peacock Feathers
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Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
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Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi 36 Color Set
Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi 36 Color Set
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Hero Arts Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Embossing Gun
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Versamark Watermark Ink
Versamark Watermark Ink
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Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder
Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder
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SSS
Cuttlebug Die-Cut Machine
Cuttlebug Die-Cut Machine
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Hero Arts Snow Layering Papers
Hero Arts Snow Layering Papers
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Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
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Hero Arts Circle Infinity Dies
Hero Arts Circle Infinity Dies
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Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
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SSS
EK Success Powder Tool
EK Success Powder Tool
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SSS
Inkadinkado Masking Paper
Inkadinkado Masking Paper
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Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Squares
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SSS | EH
Altenew Gold Foil Cardstock
Altenew Gold Foil Cardstock
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AN
Ranger Perfect Pearls
Ranger Perfect Pearls
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SSS | EH
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
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SSS | HA | EH

303 Comments

  1. Kanan Pandya

    Such fun cards!! I love the bright and happy and so very festive feel of your cards. Thank you. 🙂

    25 . Oct . 2016
  2. Larissa Heskett

    SQUEAL!! LOVING the New Release and the AMAZING Inspiration!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

    25 . Oct . 2016
  3. Donna

    Your cards are cute and colorful. i am especially into wreaths right now so I am really loving that card.

    25 . Oct . 2016

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