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Hello, and welcome to the Essentials by Ellen Winter 2016 Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today! You should have arrived here from the wonderful Julia Stainton’s blog! If not, you’ll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is The Classroom!
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If you get lost, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.
My first card features the new Brushstroke Wonderful Die:
Isn’t it, well, wonderful?! This is going to be a definite go-to word die for me! Ah, yes, I gave you a sneak of the new Oh Frappe set! Before I go into the Oh Frappe Set, I wanted to let you know that I die cut the wonderful with black cardstock and made it the star of my card. Oh yes, there is a coffee to go cup but I used Pumice Stone Distress Ink and a panel from the Hero Arts Midnight Layering pack.
Next up is the Oh Frappe set! Yes, those that have been following me know how much I adore all things coffee:
I wanted to use as many of the coffee images as possible on my card, I did pretty good (wink). I colored each coffee with a different shade of green using my Zig Clean Color Markers. Yup, lovin’ that sentiment, how about you?!
Here’s a close up of the panel…if you squint and tilt your head, you can see that I heat embossed the Mondo Hydrangea on the strip below the coffee cups. I followed it up with a light grey wash of watercoloring ala my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors (diluted black).
Each of the coffees are on foam adhesive, love all the different panels and heights of the elements.
Next up is the oh-so-awesome Kara Vrabel!
- The CLASSroom
- Lisa Adametz
- Sandy Allnock
- Joni Nina Andaya
- Joan Bardee
- Laurel Beard
- Heather Campbell
- Kittie Caracciolo
- Kimberly Crawford
- Julie Ebersole
- Kelly Griglione
- Sharon Harnist
- Amy Lee
- Jennifer McGuire
- Carly Minner
- Carolyn Peeler
- Lisa Spangler
- Julia Stainton
- Amy Tsuruta
- Kara Vrabel
- Kimberly Wiener
- Carissa Wiley