Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Essentials By Ellen January Release

Hi everyone!  I'm sharing a couple cards featuring the newest release from Ellen Hutson today.  It is such a cute release, but as you'll see, I couldn't get past the penguins in the Arctic Pals set!  They were just too much fun to play with!

That waving penguin just made me smile, and I pictured him kind of jumping up trying to get your attention in a crowd, and this first card just fell into place once I had that visual in my mind.

This card is both really easy and also a little time consuming.  The time consuming part is because of all the masking.  I actually did this twice because the first time, I only made a few masks and moved them around, but I am not a neat stamper and all I can say is, smudges everywhere.

So, the second time around I just stamped a whole passel of those penguins on some post it tape trimmed them out and just placed them over the penguins as I stamped.  I did pencil in a ground line so the bottom would be level, but the rest were eyeballed.

For the second card I really wanted to work with the Strands die which is so cool that it sold out almost immediately.

I cut the die out of a panel of white cardstock and placed it over my card base to mark the edges of the opening with a pencil.  Then I masked off a little beyond that area on the card base and added blue inking.

The sentiment was stamped on the die cut panel which was then adhered to the card base.  I did not adhere the strands as I wanted to be able to tuck the penguins under those.

The penguins were stamped and die cut.  I actually trimmed them down a bit more because I wanted the flippers to stand out, then I adhered them to the card with some foam tape placing them within the contours of the strands and adding a bit of liquid adhesive to secure the strands in place.

That's all for me.  Be sure to head over to the Ellen Hutson blog to check out what the other guests created.  

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  1. wow...these are just too darn cute! I can see why you could not get past those sweet penguins!

  2. Love the rows of penguins. Your card totally sold me on the set!

  3. Oh ! How cute are these little penguins !

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