I hope you have a great Mother’s Day weekend. and that you get a chance to check out the Mother’s Day Sales.
Good Monday morning. I don’t have a new project to share with you today but I wanted to be sure you knew about the Ellen Hutson die sale. Pull out your die wish list and use coupon code springdies18 at checkout.
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Good Monday morning. My project today is a die cut girl scene made using the newly released Essentials by Ellen Hot Mess Lady Stamp Set and Hot Mess Lady Die Set. The sentiments in this set are so fun. I chose to use the “Messy Bun & Getting Stuff Done”. The lady is all organized and ready to roll with her calendar, files and day planner and let’s not ignore those pencils in her messy bun.
The Die Cut Girl
I stamped the girls a couple times on watercolor paper and again on designer paper using black versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder. I water colored her face, arms and hands using a watercolor brush and reinkers. I cut out the images using my snips and pieced the designer parts over the girl body and attached using glue dots. I cut an extra elbow arm portion out of the designer paper and popped it up to create an additional layer of dimension.
The Organizational Accessories
The day planner, files, calendar, pens and pencil pieces were stamped several times each using black versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder. I cut the calendar and files pieces out, layered and attached them together using glossy accents. I colored the tabs of the files using Memento Markers and scribbled a few lines on the calendar with red and black markers. I folded back the pages of the calendar and bent forward the tabs of the files to add a little bit of dimension. I cut a slit on both sides of the planner closure and inserted the top of one pen in one side and the bottom of a pen in the other side and attached them in place on the back side with glue dots. I attached the pencils in the lady’s hair with glossy accents. The drink cup and energy bar were stamped , cut out and colored using markers.
Assembling the Scene
The sentiment was stamped on the designer card base using black versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder. I attached the two frame sections to the card base using strips of mounting tape. I attached the girl, planner, calendar and files to the card base using pieces of mounting tape and finished by attaching the drink cup and energy bar with glue dots.
Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have enjoyed my Hot Mess Lady “die cut girl” project.
Today I am playing with Asian stamped images from Julie’s new Essentials by Ellen So Matcha set. Julie visited Japan last fall and came home inspired and created this pretty set. I had fun creating a scene with the images along with the Lawn Fawn Grassy Hillside and Impression Obsession Hollyhocks. I hand cut the images so I would have no white borders but there is a So Matcha coordinating die set.
I secured the cardstock and stamps in my MISTI, stamped them using Midnight ink and heat set. I stamped a few images of the girl so I could color, cut them apart and paper piece them. I used the smallest flower image in the set to stamp the kimono using a Morocco marker. I used a Pear Tart marker to fill in the flower centers. I used Pink Flamingo and Egg Shell markers to color the face, hands and feet. The cat was colored using a mini applicator, Vintage Photo and Antique Linen ink. The fan was colored using the Pear Tart marker and the umbrella was colored using the Morocco marker. The individual images were cut out so I could pop them up in the scene. The bamboo was stamped twice on the background and the leaves were colored using the Pear Tart marker.
I wanted the background layer for the scene to match the color of the flowers and umbrella so I colored the border using the Morocco marker. The grass layers were attached to the front scene layer using mounting tape. The girl was tucked in behind the grass layers and attached to the background using mounting tape. The hollyhocks were colored with the markers and attached with glossy accents. The umbrella, fan and cat were attached with mounting tape. I finished by adding a touch of sparkle to the fan using a clear Wink of Stella brush marker.
You can see Julie’s complete release on the “Just In” page over at Ellen’s. Check out the “Konnichiwa Bundle” collection of products that will compliment and work well with the Essentials by Ellen So Matcha set as well as the whole new release.
Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have been inspired to check out Julie’s new sets.
Welcome to the Ellen Hutson design team blog hop. This is such a fun opportunity for each of us to show off our favorite style of paper crafting and to share a couple fun tidbits. Even as a seasoned card maker, I enjoy learning tips and tricks from other paper crafters. My favorite tip/trick to share is that layering die cuts on your card front adds depth and dimension to a scene project. My project today shows my love of creating die cut scenes with an interesting focal set of images that draws the eye in with the layering of die cuts.
Cutting and Coloring the Images and Scene Background
I began by cutting out all the die cut images, flowers, foliage, frame and grass sections for the scene. You can see all the die sets below. The canopy of tree branches was cut using white cardstock and colored using Pear Tarts and Toffee Crunch markers and then I applied touches of Vintage Photo and Peeled Paint ink with a mini applicators to add a depth of color. The mother ducks were cut with white Neenah heavyweight cardstock and the babies were cut using Sour Lemon cardstock. I lightly sponged Wild Honey ink on the baby bodies with a mini applicator and darker shade of the ink to the beaks and feet. The dragonflies (which are very hard to see in the scene) were cut using Essentials by Ellen Vellum, colored using Tumbled Glass and Peeled Paint markers and then painted with a clear Wink of Stella brush tip marker.
I created a cloudy background for the scene on a piece of white cardstock using Tumbled Glass ink, an Inky Antics cloud stencil and a Ranger ink blending tool. I applied the Tumbled Glass ink to a second piece of cardstock to create the water layer and hand cut it using my deckle scissors. Hint: I love using my deckle scissors for cutting when I don’t want to have a perfectly flat edge on the paper. The uneven cut creates a more natural appearance like the wavy edge of my water.
Building the Scene
The tree canopy frame, water and grass layers were attached to the blue sky background layer using double stick tape. Next, I attached thin strips of mounting tape to the eyelet frame and attached it to the scene layer. I applied double stick tape to the back of the framed layer and attached it to the card base.
The tall grass sections were cut apart and tucked in behind the grass section and attached with glossy accents. The ducks were popped up and attached to the scene base using pieces of mounting tape. I formed the tiny flowers using my stylus and molding and attached them to the foliage stems with glossy accents. I tucked the the flower stems in behind the layers and around the ducks and attached with glossy accents. I attached the dragonflies to the scene with touches of glossy accents for the finishing touch.
Ellen thought it would be fun for us to answer the questions below.
- Coffee or tea? COFFEE! COFFEE! COFFEE!
- How did you come up with your blog name? I had a part-time county craft business in the 1980s that I named Kittie Kraft and made wreaths and floral arrangements using silk and dried flowers. I thought it would be perfect to resurrect the name for my blog.
- Tell us one silly/random/interesting tidbit about yourself! I love paper crafting but it pales in comparison to the love I have for my puppy and cats. My husband and I are both crazy about our pets and treat them like our babies. My puppy thinks that I hung the moon and my cats just think I’m “staff”! LOL!
I hope you enjoy the hop and getting to know each of the designers on our team.
I would like to invite you to join me in the CLASSroom for my Coloring Gold Embossed Images using Distress Reinkers and my step by step tutorial.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day.