Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Essentials by Ellen Mix it Up Challenge

This month's EH Mix it Up Challenge features Concord and 9th.  I just got my first Concord and 9th order, and wanted to play along.  I had picked up the new Joy die as well as the Sophisticated Script upper and lower case sets.  I've been eyeing them for a while and finally pulled the trigger.

Since I've been woefully bad about working on Christmas cards, I thought I would add another one to my sad little stack via this challenge.

I used one of my favorite EH stamps, this pine sprig from the Christmas Scribbles set.  I use this particular stamp a lot, it's just the right size and fullness.  Perfect for framing or a focal point.

Anyway, this one is pretty simple and straightforward.  I stamped it several times to create a frame at the top of my panel and then watercolored with my Kuretake Gansai watercolors.

Then I stamped the sentiment below in Versafine and clear embossed it.

It's a great one layer card, perfect for mailing.

The alphas stamped so easily....I am not a good stamper, but this set is just so easy to use!

Hope you are having a great week!

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  1. very pretty.. love the blend of color

  2. This pine bough makes for a great clean and simple design. Love the soft wash of colour on the background!

  3. So peaceful, Miriam! Great color! I want that script stamp set so bad.

  4. Wowwwwwww! This is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. WOW Miriam, love the muted background.

  6. I love your mix of greens and blues, Miriam! Beautiful card!!

  7. Wish you would let me take Christmas cards too. This one is so simple and beautiful!