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!


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