Hello everyone! I am excited to be a part of the Holiday Inspiration Collaboration with Ellen Hutson and My Favorite Things. We have teamed up with Ellen Hutson to showcase some projects featuring combined holiday products from both companies!
I’ve created three cards to share with you today. For the first card, I combined the new Essentials by Ellen Lil’ ‘Squatch Stamp Set illustrated by Julie Ebersole and some scenic die-namics from My Favorite Things. To start, I first stamped my images onto a sheet of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock, colored with Copics, and used the coordinating Lil’ ‘Squatch Die Set to cut them out.
I then created my background by blending some Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac, and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide Inks onto some watercolor paper. Once blended, I then splattered this piece lightly with water and blotted off the excess with a clean paper towel.
Once it dried completely, I then used some White Texture Paste with the Snowfall Vertical Stencil from My Favorite Things to add some snow to the background. I also added some splatters of diluted Opaque White Paint on top of this to give it a more winter blizzard type of look. I added some mountains using the MFT Snow Capped Mountain Die-namics. I also created some snowy hills (to which I stamped my sentiment in black ink) using the new Snowy Scene Builder Die-namics from My Favorite Things. Lastly, I added Santa hat from the Essentials by Ellen Dinomite Christmas Stamp Set and then adhered my images with some 3D Foam Adhesive.
For my second project, I created a slimline card featuring the new BB Christmas sELFies Stamp Set from My Favorite Things. I once again stamped all of my images onto a sheet of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock, colored with Copics, and then used my paper trimmer to cut them out.
I created a bright blue background by blending some Blueprint Sketch and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Inks onto a sheet of Smooth White Card Stock. Just as in the card before, I splattered this ink blended piece with both some water and then some diluted Opaque White Ink splatters.
I then added my images to my card front and adhered a beautiful scalloped frame around them. I used the MFT Stitched Mini Scallop Square STAX Die-namics and then cut out a window from the center of each square using a basic square die. Lastly, I added my sentiment from the Essentials by Ellen Retro Holiday Greetings Stamp Set.
My last card is another slimline card. I love using slimline cards when I want to fit a bunch of images without looking like my card is too crowded. I combined some cute dinos from both the Essentials by Ellen Dinomite Christmas Stamp Set as well as from the MFT Cutieasaurus Stamp Set.
For my background, I blended some Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Inks and then splattered it quickly once again with diluted Opaque White Paint to give the illusion of snow. I added some snowy hills and trees using the MFT Snowy Scene Builder Die-namics.
All of my images were stamped with Copic friendly Black Ink onto a sheet of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock, colored with Copics, and cut out with the coordinating dies. I stamped my sentiment onto the top left corner of my card and then adhered my images last. I used 3D foam adhesive tape on my dinosaurs for some added dimension.
Thank you all so much for dropping by! I hope you enjoyed my cards today! Make sure to stop by both the MFT Blog and the Ellen Hutson Blog for more holiday inspiration! If you liked these cards and want some more crafty inspiration, please feel free to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!
Wishing you all a wonderful day!
All of them are fab, but the ‘naughty or nice’ is definitely my fave. Well done!
Thank you so much, Julie! :0)
Super-fun cards. I love Oxide backgrounds. Thanks for the tips on getting that fab effect.
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Thank you, Janis! I appreciate your sweet comments!
Those dino-mites have won me over. In fact all three cards are quite superb. I love it! Cheers and blessings from Oz, Adam.
Thank you so much, Adam!
Beautiful backgrounds! TFS
Thank you so much, Gail! :0)