WOW, WOW, WOW!! It is such an honor to be a guesting for Ellen Hutson’s September Pin-Sights!!
Ellen Pin-Sights challenge is a monthly inspirational challenge based on a Pinterest Inspired photo that is located on the CLASSroom blog. A random challenge participant will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson store so be sure to check it out!! To be eligible, you MUST use Essentials by Ellen products and the photo board as inspiration.
Here is their GORGEOUS board for this month…. Click HERE for all the details and play along!
And here is what I came up with….
Admittedly, I found this board quite challenging as I don’t usually go for jewel tones in my cards; but this board was so beautiful, I was really inspired to use the blues, and corals, and the ocean scene.
This card was created with stamps and dies from the Essentials by Ellen collection.
I first created the watery background using Ranger’s Distress Inks on Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock and splattering it with water to creat the water marks. Once it was completely dry, I stamped the seaweeds from the Ellen Hutson Otter Ware stamp set using Avery Elle’s Pigment Ink in Sea Glass. Tip….the watercolor paper doesn’t take ink very easily so I stamped the seaweed using my MISTI. I had to stamp the images a few times before I was happy with the coverage.
I white embossed the Mermaid’s Tail (from EH Mermaid’s Tail of course), and sponged in the color using Tim Holtz Distress inks and round applicator. Then I cut out tail using the coordinating Mermaid’s Tail dies. I also cut out the bubbles from the same die set.
The sentiment was created combining the Hello Gorgeous stamp set and the Totally Fabulous die set. This die set created the partially cut “TOTALLY” in one foul swoop! Sooooo genius!
Here is a closer look at the partial cut…
I put all the elements together and then mounted the whole panel to my absolute favorite woodgrain cardstock from Ellen Hutson. I can’t get enough of this woodgrain…it is so beautiful and adds just the right texture to any card.
For the finishing touch, I added some Ranger Glossy Accents to the bubbles and the “TOTALLY”. You can’t really see it in these pics, but they are brilliant in real life.
I hope you like my card and that it inspires you to join the fun at the Ellen Hutson Classroom. You get to create something beautiful AND get a chance to win a $50 gift certificate! Win, win, in my book!
Have a wonderful, blessed day!