Paper Craft Crew 284 – Essentials by Ellen So Matcha

Paper Craft Crew 284 – Essentials by Ellen So Matcha

Welcome back to the Paper Craft Crew Challenge!  This week we have a sketch challenge.


At one time, I would have followed this sketch closely, but I just got some new stamps and I wanted to use them, so I was a little looser with it. Lookie:

So Matcha from Essentials by Ellen by JanTink

STINKIN’ CUTE! I fell in love with the whole release from Ellen Hutson this month and ordered as much of it as I could afford. I decided I would not buy the dies that matched the stamp sets (though I did link to them below) but instead use my Brother ScanNCut to cut out the images.

So Matcha from Essentials by Ellen by JanTink

I colored my images with Copic markers and cut them out with the Brother ScanNCut. I made the card base using the Wonky Backdrops set from Essentials by Ellen, which really echoed the parasol shape and gave the card some whimsy.

So Matcha from Essentials by Ellen by JanTink

I chose papers from the Girl Squad 6 x 6 paper pack from Pebbles that I thought had an Asian look to them with the gold accents. I particularly liked the one on the bottom of the card which I though looked like the walls in a traditional Japanese house. The release has a bundle that you can buy to go with it called the Konnichiwa, which I’ve linked below, along with the individual products from it that I used including some self-adhesive wood veneer from Crafter’s Companion, some great gold washi tape, and some Wow Opaque British Summer embossing powder. I added a bit of Doodlebug Beetle Black baker’s twine and one single Doodlebug Design Beetle Black Glitter Sprinkle.

So Matcha from Essentials by Ellen by JanTink

This was so much fun to make, and I look forward to making many cards with this great set!

You can play along with our challenge by clicking on this link.

Below is my list of products that I used, and I have used compensated affiliate links where they were available, as I now participate in affiliate programs for Simon Says Stamp, Amazon, Ellen Hutson LLC,, Gina K, Sizzix, and Blick Art Supplies. Stampin’ Up! links go to my BFF Wendy Weixler’s store, who does not pay me except in eternal friendship, but you can change to your favorite demonstrator if you prefer. Buying through these links costs you nothing extra and helps support my blog and my artistic endeavors, and I thank you.

Enjoy! Ta!

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