Essentials by Ellen Hot Mess Lady

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.

Creating a scene with a girl die cut is fun.

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.

Creating a scene with a girl die cut is fun and creative.

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.

Creating a scene with a girl die cut is creative and fun.

If you would like to check out the whole Essentials by Ellen release go here to the This Just In page at Ellen Hutson.

Die Cut Girl

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have enjoyed my Hot Mess Lady “die cut girl” project. 

 
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Die Cut Outdoor Scene

y project today is a fun die cut outdoor scene with the Photo Lady by Essentials by Ellen out on a walk and taking pictures of the scenery around her.  She’s got her camera around her neck for quick access and is carrying her tote with other necessities. Her camera is not a Polaroid but I couldn’t resist having a few pictures slipping out of her hand and fluttering to the ground.  She loved taking pictures of the tree scene behind her.  LOL!

Making a die cut outdoor scene on a card front is pretty.

Coloring the Images

I stamped Photo Lady on white cardstock with black ink and  colored using Copic markers and Distress Reinkers.  I cut her out by hand to eliminate the white border but there is a coordinating Photo Lady Die Set.  I stamped the head and hair two more times, colored, cut out and paper pieced both sections over the original attaching with glossy accent. Piecing the head and hair only shows a slight bit of dimension but to me it is always worth the effort.

The camera and tote bag were cut using white cardstock and were colored using Copic markers.  I used gold Nuvo Crystal Drops for the clasp on the tote and where the straps attached to the tote and camera.  I applied glossy accents over the camera lens to create the appearance of glass  but it doesn’t really show in the photos.

I cut the tree frame using white cardstock, misted lightly with water and then colored using the ink pad directly to the paper.  Using the ink pad directly to the paper is a fast and easy way to color large images and misting the paper with water helps spread the ink.

Making a die cut outdoor scene on a card front is fun.

Assembling the Die Cut Outdoor Scene

I cut the frame, applied double tick tape to the back and attached both grass sections and fence.  Next, I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame.  I trimmed off the frame and a few branches off the tree to make it a little smaller to fit in the scene and attached it to the mounting tape on the back of the frame and then attached the whole frame to the blue card base.

I cut several sections of tiny flowers and tiny leaves.  I formed the flowers using my small tipped stylus and molding pad and then attached both leaves and flowers to the tree branches using glossy accents. I tucked a few sprigs of tall grass and hollyhocks into the scene and attached with glossy accents.  Next, I attached the  Photo Lady to the scene using a double layer of mounting tape to make her stand out in front of the frame.  I attached the birds in the scene using small pieces of mounting tape.  I finished by hand drawing a few tiny tree pictures using Memento markers, hand cut them out and attached them to the scene using glue dots.

Making a die cut outdoor scene on a card front is fun and easy.

I guess you know by now how much I love making scenery cards.  I especially love putting the Photo Lady front and center.  I appreciate you coming by and I hope I have inspired you to pull out your toys and make a die cut outdoor scene of your own.

 
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Asian Stamped Images

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.

Asian stamped images.

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.

Asian stamped images are beautiful on card fronts.

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.

Asian stamped images are fun to use on card fronts.

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. 

Asian Stamped Images by Julie

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Die Cut Valentine Card

I like to use red and white to create a clean and simple die cut Valentine card. Silhouette images appear so crisp and clean with the colorful contrast.  I love using the Impression Obsession Songbird Branch cut in white and layered against the red Essentials by Ellen Folk Hearts. Layering the heart with the white Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables adds another element of contrast for the images.

making a die cut valentine card is so much fun

I used a large stylus and molding pad to form the leaves and the birds. The white scalloped background, the heart and the songbirds were attached using mounting tape. I never like creating projects where all the layers are attached flat to each other.  Adding space between the layers creates an element of dimension and interest to a clean and simple card.  

Die Cut Valentine Card

I really enjoy making projects with lots of detail but it is also fun to create an interesting clean and simple project.  Thanks for coming by today. I hope I have inspired you to create a clean and simple die cut valentine card of your own,  

United We Flourish Stamp and Die Combo, Sweet Sprinkles by Concord & 9th

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Good Sunday afternoon and welcome to the Untied We Flourish blog hop celebrating the release of the Concord & 9th Sweet Sprinkles Stamp and Die Combo set.  To celebrate, two randomly selected commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson shop and two commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to the Concord & 9th shop. To enter just leave a comment on the Ellen Hutson Classroom blog and the Concord & 9th  blog by 12pm PST on December 26th.

sweet sprinkles uwf

I had lots of fun with the images and dies in this set.  I started by securing the sprinkle stamp and paper in my MISTI and stamping several times to create a decorative background layer. I attached the layer to the card base using ATG adhesive.  I cut the Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables  layer, secured it in my MISTI and stamped the sentiment.  I attached the sentiment layer to the red layer using ATG adhesive and then applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back and attached to the card base.

KC Concord & 9th right

I cut the cupcake top out in white and the bottom in red.  I crimped the bottom to add dimension.  I applied white embossing paste to the top using a Sofft spatula.  When the paste was totally dry I attached the tiny heart sprinkles all over it using glossy accents.  I cut two little leaves off of a stem from the Impression Obsession Leaves and Stems set and attached it along with one additional heart to the tippy top of the cupcake with glossy accents for a sweet embellishment.  I think this looks good enough to eat.  I am hoping there is a chocolate cake underneath all that frosting.

KC Concord & 9th left

You should have arrived here from Justine’s post and the next stop on the hop will be Karen’s post.  You can check back to the CLASSroom blog or Concord & 9th blog for the complete hop order.  Thanks for coming by and I sure hope you enjoy seeing all the wonderful designs made with this sweet set.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

Essentials by Ellen December Release

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Good Wednesday morning and welcome to day one of the Essentials by Ellen December release blog hop.  If you just logged on to my post you can check out all the hop details over in The CLASSroom.  Your next stop on the hop will be to Carly’s post.

My project today was made using Julie’s Banner Cake die set, Cue The Confetti stamp set, Otter Ware die set and the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Stackables.

KC Essentials by Ellen Banner Cake 1 right

I cut the Banner cake out once in Robin’s Egg and again in white.  I applied versa to the white piece and embossed with white embossing powder, allowed it to cool and repeated apply versa and embossing with white powder.  I wanted the scroll work and outline of the cake to stand out like frosting.  I cut the top banner portion off of the blue piece, turned it over and secured all the blue scroll work and outline in place with double stick tape.  I wanted those pieces to be in place so the white layers would stand out well above the blue layer.  I applied Apple Green and Sugared Almond Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss to the little white banner flags and set it aside to dry.  I cut out pieces of the star and flower from the Otter Ware set in green and yellow, formed them using my stylus and molding pad and attached the pieces together using glossy accents.  I filled each flower with White Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss and set them aside to dry.

KC Essentials by Ellen Banner Cake 1 center

I placed the sentiment stamp and white scalloped layer in my MISTI and stamped the sentiment using Mustard Seed ink. I began assembling the card by attaching the large yellow scalloped layer to my card base using ATG adhesive.  I attached the blue and white scalloped layer together using thin strips of mounting tape and then attached it to the yellow layer with thin strips of mounting tape. I applied long strips of rolled up double stick tape to the back of the white scroll work and cake outline and attached it in place of the blue layer.   I applied tiny thin pieces of mounting tape to the back of the banner posts and flags and double stick tape to the back portion of the cake and attached it to the white base.  I finished by attaching the tiny flowers to the cake using glossy accents.

KC Essentials by Ellen Banner Cake 1 left

banner cake  cue the confetti

I hope you have a great day and I appreciate you stopping by.  Be sure to hop on over to Carly’s post to see her wonderful project.  And you can find the complete hop list and details at The CLASSroom.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”