Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights Challenge

I had to make a quick card for a niece who is graduating from middle school and Ellen Hutson is having a Pin Sights Challenge–perfect opportunity to do both!  I prefer more saturated, vibrant colors, though, so my color palette reflects that (plus I do not have any pastel card stock in my stash, lol!)

I stamped a piece of Canson water color paper with Ellen Hutson’s Wonky Backdrops stamp using Versamark ink and heat embossed with WOW Metallic Gold Rich Pale Super Fine embossing powder.  Once it cooled,  I applied Distress Inks Picked Raspberry and Abandoned Coral directly over the panel.  I set that aside to dry.

I stamped the butterfly, flower, deer and bunny with My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink in Hot Fudge.  I Copic colored the bunny with RV10, N0 and N2.  The deer was colored with RV10, E37, E79, E23 and E51.  I used B24 and B29 to color the butterfly and RV06, RV17 and YG06.

I cut the bunny and deer from fun foam which I adhered to them.  I put a piece of Stick It on a 1 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ piece of fun foam, adhered it to blue card stock and die cut the “congrats” from Ellen Hutson’s Zipper Panel die set.    I also die cut the smaller Pretty Pink Posh scallop circle from gold card stock. I liberally applied a couple of coats of Wink of Stella to the “Congrats”, the butterfly, the flower and the cheeks and ears of the deer and bunny.  I used a black gel pen on the eyes and nose of the deer and bunny, and I used a white gel pen on the deer’s spots and the bunny’s tail.

To assemble the card:  4 1/4″ x 11″ raspberry card stock, side folding card for the base.  The Wonky background adhered with ATG tape, the gold scalloped circle and butterfly were afixed with Ranger Matte Medium, the deer, bunny and sentiment  glued in place with iCraft Mixed Media adhesive.  And then Pretty Pink Posh clear sequins and clear confetti placed with Matte Medium.

This card was a lot of fun to make; I hope its recipient enjoys it too!  Thank you so much for stopping by!


Ellen Hutson Mix It Up Challenge with Reverse Confetti

imageI recently discovered the Reverse Confetti brand when I was looking for sentiments to make some Easter cards.  I loved the fonts, and the sentiments really stood out because they were so unique and different from anything else I have seen out there.

I made this particular card for a dear friend for Mother’s Day; she is one of the most giving and generous people I know.  She really just shines so brightly, and I wanted it to be an extra special card for her.

I started out making my background with 3 3/4″ x 5″ watercolor paper die cut with Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Notes rectangular die.  I used an anti-static tool and stamped the sentiment from Reverse Confetti’s My Rock clear stamp set with Versamark ink and Detailed White embossing powder from Stampendous.  I used a combo of Distress Inks and Distress Oxides–I love the creaminess and blendability of the Oxides, but I wanted the vibrancy of the regular inks.  Distress Inks used were:  Squeezed Lemonade; Picked Raspberry; Carved Pumpkin and Abandoned Coral.  Distress Oxides used were: Spiced Marmalade and Worn Lipstick.  I then squirted the paper with a spray bottle, let it sit for 30 seconds then blotted with a paper towel.  I then flicked with Gansai Tambi starry colors red gold water color paint.

I made the waves using Wplus9 Wave Border Die with Canson water color paper.  Again I colored with a combo of Distress inks:  (Tumbled Glass; Salty Ocean and Mermaid Lagoon) and Distress Oxides:  Broken China and Faded Jeans.

The otter and starfish were stamped with My Favorite Things Hybrid ink in Hot Fudge from Ellen Hutson’s Otterly Awesome stamp set on Bristol Smooth cardstock.  I colored the otter with Copic markers:  E79; E29; E37; E23; E11; E00 and RV10.  The starfish was colored with YR07, YR04 and Y11.  I applied clear Wink of Stella on the otter’s feet, nose, tongue and ears as well as the starfish.

I cut an otter and a wave from craft foam with their respective dies and adhered them to the otter and the wave to add dimension.  I embellished with pretty Pink Posh Clear Confetti mix, a stack of sequins of varying sizes on the starfish and a 3mm sparkling clear sequin using Ranger Matte Medium to adhere.

I die cut a piece of 4″ x 5 1/4″ gold metallic card stock with PPP Stitched notes die and an A2 sized card base from hot pink card stock.  I adhered the background to the card base using an ATG.

This was a really fun card to make, and its recipient called me yesterday to say how much she loved it.  Such a small thing to make someone you appreciate a card!  Happy Mother’s Day to you all!