Essentials by Ellen Home and Hearth

Essentials by Ellen Home and Hearth

Happy World Card Making Day! I managed to get a card made this year, even though Saturdays around here are NUTS. I’ve wanted to use Essentials by Ellen Home and Hearth for a while, but when I saw the Sketch Challenge on the Ellen Hutson Blog, I knew it was perfect for this! And there’s a chance to win some sweet stampin’ cash!

EH Sketch Challenge

I decided to grab my Brushos because it’s been eons since I used them for anything. I taped down some watercolor paper, got it wet, and started sprinkling. I kept my colors in specific areas so that I could die cut them after I was done. Lookie:

GOJUS! Originally, I was going for a snowy night sky, but the colors bled into each other in such a way that it became a galaxy instead! I ended up grabbing my FineTec paints and spattering some of the white on to enhance that effect.

I die cut the circle once out of the watercolor piece and again out of some Neenah Solar White 110 lb, which I then used MFT Stamp’s Snow Drifts dies to cut a couple of pieces for the ground. I used the little house dies with the same cardstock, and used the trees, stars, and hearts on other areas of the watercolor piece. I then adhere all of it together and added some Clear Wink of Stella on the stars and added some smoke with a Sakura Stardust pen.

This greeting is from Cozy Christmas, which I found out today was retired! Wah! I stamped in Versafine Onyx Black and heat embossed with clear EP. I added one of the die cut hearts next to it.

It turned out really beautifully, much cleaner than I usually do, but it was fun!

And be sure to head over to Ellen Hutson for their WCMD special!

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, Ellen Hutson LLC, Gina K, Create for Less, Impression Obsession, Picket Fence Studios, Sizzix, Hallmark Scrapbook, Amazon, and Blick Art Supplies.

Buying through these links costs you nothing extra but remits a small percentage of the purchase price to me, which helps support my blog and my artistic endeavors, and I thank you.

Enjoy! Ta!

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