Ellen Hutson – Guest Designer | Many Thanks

Hello friends! Today I have the awesome opportunity to guest design for Ellen Hutson and play with that adorable bear and all his dress up accessories again! I had a hard time choosing but thought it would be fun to add to the thank you card stash with a police bear in the city.

I started my card by choosing and stamping my images. Then I colored them all with copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. That is, except for Mr. Bear. His die is solid so it’s practically impossible to line it up after you’ve stamped. So today, I have a little trick to how I stamp this guy whenever I’m creating with him.

Once upon a time, at the beginning of getting this stamp set, I cut the bear shape from a scrap of cardstock and kept the negative piece in my die packaging for future use. Whenever I stamp this image, I place the negative scrap in my MISTI. Then line the stamp up in that area, use the lid to pick up the stamp and place my blank die cut shape in the void. I ink up the stamp and stamp it down. This also works to re-stamp if you didn’t get a good impression because the space holding your bear didn’t move. It works great! The image you see on the right has been double stamped because his nose didn’t cooperate and was blotchy the first time.

With my images all taken care of, I switched over to my background where I had a fun idea to create a little cityscape. I used the Essentials By Ellen Big City die to cut a border from 2 different gray cardstocks and also black cardstock. I took a white A2 panel and used a Trinity Stamps embossed edge circle stack die to cut a window. Using this window as a guide I adhered the layers of city buildings together and a pencil to mark where I needed to trim off the excess.

Next, I took a white card base and inked up my sky using distress oxide ink in fossilized amber and wild honey. Finally, I used liquid glue to adhere everything together.

I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Bear Ware Dress Up sentiments on the darker gray cardstock used in my buildings. I added foam strips to these and foam squares to my dressed up bear before popping them all in place on my card front.

For finishing touches I added black glaze pen to Bear’s eyes and glossy accents to his nose, the shield on his hat and car, and the car’s lights too.

Isn’t this such a fun card!?! I’m so happy with how it turned out and had a blast playing with this bear and all of his accessories.

Products used today:
Bear Ware Dress Up 1 stamps and dies
Bear Ware Dress Up Sentiments stamps
Essentials by Ellen Big City die
Trinity Stamps Embossed Edge Circle Stack dies
Distress Oxide Ink – wild honey, fossilized amber
Tombow Mono Multi liquid adhesive
Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares and strips
Sakura Glaze pen – black

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Ellen Hutson – May the Fork Be With You

Hello everyone! I’m so glad you stopped by. Today I’m sharing a second card that I created with the new Essentials by Ellen release. It’s so fun and totally cracks me up every time I see it. I love the sentiments in this new set. They are punny to the max and I just adore it all!

Once again you can see that I got nice and inky and boy did I have a blast doing it! The background sun panel is carved pumpkin to squeezed lemonade, the next hill is mowed lawn and lucky clover, the dirt field is gathered twigs and tea dye and the final grassy field is twisted citron and mowed lawn. Phew! That’s a lot of inking but they just look so awesome all layered up and I love it! I spritzed each panel with water and blotted them dry before die cutting the layers with different Lawn Fawn border dies. I’ll list them all in the products below.

I was so excited to create a farm scene that I jumped right in to stamping images from All Inside, Bear Ware and Bear Ware Dress Up. I colored them all with my copic markers and used coordinating dies to cut it all out. I dressed my bear using liquid glue to adhere the elements to him. TOO CUTE!!!

I added all of my elements to the scene with liquid glue with the exception of my sweet bear, the buzzing bee at the top and my sentiment banner.

For finishing touches I added glossy accents to various parts of the images like the bear’s nose, watering can stripe and pitchfork handle. I added black glaze pen to bear’s eyes and unicorn Stickles to the bee’s wings and flowers in the grass.

I can hardly stand the cuteness! It’s like having super adorable bear paper dolls to play with and dress up however you feel like. Haha. It’s so fun!

Products used today:
All Inside stamps and dies
Bear Ware stamps and dies
Bear Ware Dress Up stamps and dies
Bear Ware Dress Up Sentiments stamps
Lawn Fawn Grassy Border die
Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border dies
Lawn Fawn Simple Stitched Hillside Border dies
Pink & Main Sentiment Strip dies
Distress Oxide Ink – squeeze lemonade, carved pumpkin, lucky clover, mowed lawn, twisted citron, tea dye, gathered twigs
Foam squares
Stickles – unicorn
Glossy accents
Liquid glue

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Essentials By Ellen – New Release Bear Ware Fun

Hooray!!! It’s release day for Ellen Hutson’s Essentials by Ellen line and they are adding to my favorite line – Bear Ware! I’m obsessed with this bear in all his cute forms and could not wait to play with these new accessories!

I pulled bears from Bear Ware Grand Tour and Sweet surprises and colored them with my copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and decided on all the accessories from the new set I was going to use. After playing around a bit I landed on the flight captain’s hat, necktie and airplane. Then I went fishing in Grand Tour for the fun suitcase to finish my little scene off. I colored all of those images the same way and die cut them out as well.

Knowing that I wanted to use the super fun Planet Surface die set, I got out my distress oxide inks and inked up a couple scrap strips of white cardstock. I used mowed lawn and twisted citron for my land pieces and salty ocean and broken china for the water. I left these un-distressed so they really stood apart from my sky. For that panel I inked up blueprint sketch and tumbled glass for a vibrant gradient. I spritzed that panel with water and flicked watered down blueprint sketch ink on it too.

I used liquid glue to adhere my planet and lined the back with foam tape. I adhered it to the sky panel and then popped that up on a white card base. I added foam squares to my images and added them to my scene next.

Then I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Bear Ware Dress Up Sentiments, trimmed it into as trip with my scissors and added it with a foam strip too.

For finishing touches, I added white gel pen highlights to the images, black glaze pen to the eyes and pops of glossy accents all around too.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and will stop by to check out the new release from Essentials by Ellen.

Products used today:
Bear Ware Dress Up 1 stamps and dies
Bear Ware Dress Up 2 stamps and dies
Bear Ware Dress Up Sentiments stamps
Bear Ware Grand Tour stamps and dies
Sweet Surprises stamps and dies
Planet Surface dies
Glossy accents
Distress Oxide Ink – twisted citron, mowed lawn, blueprint sketch, tumbled glass, salty ocean, broken china
Foam tape and squares
Copic markers

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!