Thursday, July 15, 2021

Ellen Hutson | Groovy Day + Gift With Purchase July 15-19th

From July 15-19th, Ellen Hutson has a gift for you! Spend $75 and get the Trippin' Stamp Set free or spend $100+ and get both the Trippin' Stamp Set and the matching die free! Both are free while supplies last. Please visit for details.

I just love the vintage Volkswagen Transporters and this image of the VW van is just too cute! I always have so much fun playing with the Abstract Mountain dies, I had to use the Abstract Mountain again as the perfect backdrop for the road trip.

I began by choosing the cardstock colours for the individual pieces in the background and running them through the die cutting machine. From top to bottom, they are Candy Corn, Pale Rose (clouds), Candy Bar (darkest mountain), Peanut Cluster (mountain die cut with the Stitches Cover Plate), Taffy (light grey), glitter gold and Butter Mints (foremost hill die cut with the A2 Piercing Plate).

For visual interest, I added texture to two of the mountain sections using the Stitches Cover Plate and A2 Piercing Plate. Then I pieced the background together on a thin piece of printer paper. I doubled the layers of the Candy BarTaffy and Butter Mints layers for variations in dimension.

I stamped the little flowers from Trippin' on the Candy Bar section using Icing on the Cake ink and on the Taffy section using Twilight ink. Next, I heat embossed the clouds in white from Good Day on Pale Rose cardstock and the VW van on Candy Necklace cardstock.

I didn't plan out my sentiment beforehand so I was stuck as to where to stamp it. I decided to add some vellum Clouds dies and heat emboss the sentiment on one of those clouds. I was thrilled with the way this turned out! I popped up the Pale Rose clouds and the VW van with foam tape and added coordinating enamel dots to the headlights. To finish the card, I cut an A2 piece of Jawbreaker cardstock on an angle and attached it to a Butter Mints card base before attaching the Abstract Mountain panel.

Also, tomorrow, July 16, 2021 is the last day to hop along on Instagram in our Summer of Stamping kick-off for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to

I hope you enjoyed today's inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by and happy shopping!



~amy~ said...

Love this Emily!

Verna Angerhofer said...

So well designed. I love that Volkswagon bus!