Late Summer 2016

Good Tuesday morning and welcome to the Late Summer 2016 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today!  I am also get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set!  The winner may chose ANY Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set  (Maximum value $25 USD) currently in stock at Ellen  To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post  by Tuesday, August 23rd!  There is also a Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there by Tuesday, August 23rd.   ALL winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, August 26th! Please check there on that date to see if you are a winner and for further details on claiming your prize!

If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.  You should have arrived here from Heather Campbell’s blog  and your next stop will be Julie Ebersole’s blog.

My first project was made using the Stay Salty Stamp Set  and coordinating Stay Salty Die Set .  The sun is from the All Inside Die Set and the frame was made using the My Favorite Things Pierced Square Frames.

stay salty_200 stamp stay salty dies_200  All Inside

KC Essentials by Ellen Stay Salty 1

I stamped the boat image on white cardstock with versa and embossed with white embossing powder. I used my waterbrush and Broken China reinker to color the boat and when it was dry I cut it out.  The fish fin was stamped with Broken China ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. The sun and waves were cut using white cardstock and then I applied Cosmic Shimmer Glue and clear glitter to add sparkle and set aside to dry. 

The background was sponged using both Broken China and Tumbled Glass ink and then it was attached to the card base with ATG adhesive.  The frame was attached over the scene using thin strips of mounting tape.  The waves , boat, clouds, sun and fish fins were all attached with small pieces of mounting tape.

My second and third projects were made using the Warm Fuzzies Stamp Set , Bear Ware Stamp Set and coordinating Bear Ware Die Set.

warm fuzzies_200 Bear Ware_200 Bear Ware Dies_200

I love that so many of the Warm Fuzzies sentiments match up so perfectly with the Bear Ware images.  Both of these cards were fast and easy to make.  The images and sentiments were stamped with black versafine and embossed with black embossing powder.

KC Essentials By Ellen Warm Fuzzies 4

The rod and fish done in black and white seemed perfect for a masculine card.

KC Essentials by Ellen Warm Fuzzies 1

The tiny bouquet of flowers are so cute and were so  fun to watercolor with my waterbrush and Peeled Paint and Festive Berries reinkers.  I thought they looked so sweet with the cream colored Mini Scalloped Square Stax layers.

And if this wonderful release wasn’t enough to get excited about click on the Sizzlin’ Summer Sale banner below to see all the items on sale for a 20% discount.

Sizzlin Summer

Thanks for coming by and I hope you enjoy all the wonderful projects along the blog hop.