Hello, and welcome to the Holiday 2016 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today, AND I also get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set, so please be sure to check out the giveaway details below!
This card came together quickly by just die cutting the Holiday Words from watercolor paper, silver metallic cardstock, and Bazzill Peppermint cardstock. After splattering my Zig Gold Wink of Stella onto the watercolor background, I simply replaced the PEACE and LOVE die cut words into the background and secured them on the back side of the background with X-Press It Foam Tape.
The background was attached with the foam tape to a gold metallic cardstock base, allowing the gold cardstock to show through the JOY word window. The Antlers were intertwined with gold heat embossed and die cut Light Parade lights (colored with R27 Copic marker) and also attached with foam tape at the top, then the base of the Antlers were glued onto the background using Matte Multi-Medium.
I loved this beautiful ornament wreath so much, but couldn't decide on my favorite color combo ... so you all get to tell me which you like best! Each wreath was silver or gold heat embossed onto Neenah 110 Lb. Solar White cardstock, then the ornaments colored with Copic markers and bows colored with coordinating Kirarina WiNK metallic markers.
Silver heat embossed.
Copic markers: BG01-11-13-32-53-57.
Bow: Kirarina WiNK-Silver Metallic.
Bazzill Robin's Egg cardstock.
Gold heat embossed.
Copic markers: G14, YG17-21-23-25, Y06.
Bow: Kirarina WiNK-Dandelion.
Bazzill Juicy Pear cardstock.
Each wreath was die cut with its coordinating Homespun Holiday wreath die. Note: the centers of the wreaths are not cut out with the die -- I hand cut them with a craft knife.
The colored background panels were die cut with Taylored Expressions Frame-in-Frame 1 die. I love the simple elegance this embossed and die cut frame adds to the cards! The pretty "wish" sentiment was silver and gold heat embossed onto the die cut panels, then mounted flat onto Neenah Solar White card bases. The wreaths were popped up on foam tape.
Which color combo do you prefer?
The winner may chose ANY Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set (Maximum value $25 USD) currently in stock at EllenHutson.com!
To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post by Tuesday, October 25, telling me your favorite part of the holidays!
There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom! To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by Tuesday, October 25!
ALL winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, November 4. Please check there on that date to see if you are a winner and for further details on claiming your prize.
You should have come to my blog from the fabulous Julie Ebersole's blog.
Your next stop on the hop is the awesome Brandi Kincaid!
If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.
But before you leave, don't forget to leave a comment here on my blog, for your chance to win!
Happy hoppin’ and thanks so much for visiting today!