Monday, August 2, 2021

Ellen Hutson | Summer of Stamping: Week 4 | Essentials by Ellen Release IG Hop

Ellen Hutson's Summer of Stamping continues with a brand new Essentials by Ellen release available  NOW and the Brand Ambassadors are celebrating with an Instagram Hop to bring you inspiration using these fabulous new products! While appreciated, comments left here are not eligible for the $25 gift certificate. Please head to Instagram for all the details! 

For this release hop, I had the joy of playing with the Stay Cool stamp set and coordinating Stay Cool Dies. The set is full of abstract shapes and patterns, perfect for stretching your creative muscles! The first pieces I noticed were that there were three parts to make a popsicle but that was too obvious so I got out an acrylic block and started stamping the shapes in different colours.

After creating a flower with the half-circle and almond shapes, I came up with the idea of using them to create cute little jellyfish. Even better, the small circle was perfect for eyes and there was also a highlighting curve that turned out to be perfect for a smile! The googly eyes completed the adorable sea creatures!

The heads were stamped with Coral Cabana, the eyes and stars were stamped with Melon Ice, the tentacles were stamped with Bellini, the mouths were stamped with Samba, and the waves in the background were stamped with Mint To Be.

The sentiment was ombre-stamped with Twilight and Black Jack, and the dots in the corners of the card base were stamped with Black Jack.

I purposely did not align the tentacles perfectly because I wanted them to look more quirky and also give the illusion of added movement. Between the waves, the stars creating sparkle in the water, the tentacles and the googly eyes, all of these elements make this a super fun card!

After making the jellyfish, I decided to stretch my creative muscles even further and see what other sea creatures I could come up with and... looking at the All the Feels Die, I managed to design a little crab! I was giggling the entire time I was putting it together.

Again, the head/body was stamped with Coral Cabana, the eyes were stamped with Black Jack, the mouth was stamped with Samba, the claws were stamped with Bellini, the legs were stamped with Black Jack, and the water droplets were stamped with Mint To Be and Melon Ice.

This was the first time I made an infinity shaker card! Not only was it fun, it was so easy and I will definitely be making more. First, I cut the front panel using the Melon Edge Dies and then I die cut the All the Feels Die from the top portion of the panel.

For the base, I cut a separate A2 panel and used Mint To Be and Melon Ice to ink blend the panel, allowing the beautiful seascape to show through the die and the shaker pocket to show completely at the very bottom.

After ink blending, I secured the shaker pocket to the panel and filled it with Iridescent Mini Star Confetti. After closing the pocket, I used 1/8" and 1/4" Scor-Tape to secure it to the front of the shaker panel and popped up the crap and water droplets with foam tape. When the entire panel was completed, I secured it to the white linen card base with 2" Scor-Tape.

Be sure to click HERE or on the image below to head to Instagram and begin the hop for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to!

Thanks so much for hopping along with us!



Lindsey said...

These two cards are SO amazing! I did not see crabs and jellyfish looking at this set. :D

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your cards you made and I think the googly eyes are great on both of them too!

Maureen Morton said...

Ah, Emily....this is SO creative and really prompts me to think outside the box. I simply adore your crabs and the genius way in which you made this shaker - thanks for the inspiration. PS - you may want to correct your typo....I don't think you meant to say that you "popped the crap"!!!!

Purple Princess said...

such cute cards