Welcome to the Essentials by Ellen Holiday 2015 Release Hop! In my post today, I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies. They are all amazing and are going to be my go-to sets for the holiday season!! You should have arrived here on my blog after visiting Sharon Harnist!
For my card, I used my Zig Clean Color Water Brush markers to water color in the poinsettia and leaves creating some light and dark for added dimension. I applied glossy accents to the middle of the flower and brushed on some bling using my Wink of Stella clear glitter marker. The sentiment comes from a set called Christmas Scribbles released last year but I thought went perfectly with this card. I see this flower used A LOT this upcoming Christmas season. It is simply beautiful!!
My next card is so fun and has a lot of awesome texture!
I decided to pull out some different mixed media since it isn't something I reach for often. I colored my background with blue and pink gelatos. I love the way it looks on the texture of the distress paper. I had a bottle of Glass Bead Glitter Gel sitting in my stash and decided it was time to put it to use. I applied it using a stencil so it gave even more texture to the card.
When I saw all of the individual images of syrup and candy I knew immediately I had to make a shaker card. My oldest loves the movie Elf and I made the card with him in mind for a fun Christmas card. I colored all of the images and the elf with my Copics to match the background as close as possible. The sentiments are some of my absolute favorite!!
There are so many fun ways I can think of to use this set and I can't wait to create more!!
So what's the best part about this hop?? I am giving away an Elf'd stamp set to one lucky winner. All you have to do is leave a comment here on my blog before 11:59PM on August 11, 2015. Please ensure you leave your email along with your comments or you have the "no reply” option disabled. You have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.
There is also a Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom! To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, and at every stop along the hop by ; winners will be announced by the weekend!
Happy hoppin’! Your next stop is: Stephanie Klauk where I'm sure you will be inspired!
So many amazing talented ladies! I'm still pinching myself that I am a part of this list and honored share my love for these products! You can find the ENTIRE RELEASE at the store HERE! So what are you waiting for? Get to shopping!! Hee Hee!
Hope you've been inspired! Have a great day!