Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Beautiful Day

Ellen Hutson is having their "Pin-spired" challenge, which ends today. (Nothing better for me than waiting 'til the last minute to participate! LOL) They posted the following mood board, and challenged participants to make a project based on it, using at least one Essentials by Ellen product:

I have the Crate Paper/Maggie Holmes "Styleboard" die set, which includes a camera. When I saw the camera in this mood board, that was the first thing I thought of! The colors also inspired me.

I began by die cutting my camera pieces, from peach, red, a dull silver, and white cardstock. For my background, I used one of the flowers from the Essentials by Ellen "Bold Blooms" stamp set. I stamped it numerous times on a piece of white cardstock, using the following inks: Hero Arts Fresh Peach, Butter Bar, & Green Hills; and Stampabilities Baby Blue dye ink. Because I wanted the colors to be pastel, I used second-generation stamping--stamping once on scratch paper, then stamping on my project without re-inking my stamp.

Once I had the cardstock covered with flowers, I die cut the camera out of that as well. I stamped one of the "Bokeh Dots" images, also by Essentials by Ellen, where the camera flash would be, then heat embossed it with Ranger Gold embossing powder. I also heat embossed the greeting, from "Mondo Magnolia," in gold. I backed the camera cutout with Scor-Tape, and then inlaid my camera pieces into that space. I coated the heart & the white pieces with Glossy Accents. As a finishing touch, I adhered some peach sequins by Doodlebug Design and a few 6mm Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh, with Ranger Multi Medium Matte. I will be sending this card to Operation Write Home.

I'm also entering my card in Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday "Anything Goes" challenge.


  1. Gorgeous card Andrea! I love the background you've created it's so pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx


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