Thursday, May 19, 2016

May Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge Guest Designer!! =)

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I'm here to share the New May Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge as a Guest Designer!! SQUEAL!! You have NO IDEA how EXCITED I was when Laurel Beard emailed and asked me to Join them clear back in March!! It ALWAYS AMAZES me just how MUCH Planning, Work and Effort goes into Hosting these Challenges each Month so I just wanted to give Laurel and Ellen Hutson a HUGE THANK YOU for ALL of the Hard Work, the Guest Designer Invitation and the chances to WIN!! It MEANS ALOT!! =) I'm SO EXCITED to share my Card with you today and I'll have a couple more to share as the Challenge goes on!! =) So I was INSPIRED by the Flowers and the Color of the Lipstick (??) Quote that says "She LOVED Life and it LOVED her Right Back"!! That's also how I came up with the Sentiment I used for my Card!!
I've used Essentials by Ellen Vellum for my Card today and instead of Stamping and Embossing the Flowers onto it, I used the Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Bohemian Garden by Julie Ebersole and the Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Thankful by Julie Ebersole  to Trace my Floral Bouquet Design and then Debossed the Design into the Vellum!! You have to be some what careful not to Puncture through he Vellum when doing this Technique, but in REAL Life it is SO WORTH the results!! =) I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the look and that I can get MORE use out of my Clear Stamps!! SQUEAL!! =) I recently took the Clear and Sheer Class from Online Card Classes and that is where I got my Inspiration for this Technique!!
I used my Zig Clear Color Real Brush Markers to Watercolor on the Backside of the Vellum!! You could use Copic Markers or your Alcohol Inks too!! I really like the look and the results I got using the Zig Clear Color Real Brush Markers though!! I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment from the Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Fancy Thanks by Julie Ebersole using WoW Super Fine Embossing Powder over VersaFine Black Onyx Ink and then Die Cut the Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Totally Fabulous by Julie Ebersole from some Black Cardstock and again from some Black Adhesive Fun Foam!! I adhered them together and adhered it to my Card Front!! A few Sparkling Clear Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh finishes of my Card!! 
I hope you JOIN in on the FUN over on the Ellen Hutson Classroom Blog for a chance to WIN a $50.00 Gift Certificate to the Ellen Hutson Store!! SQUEAL!! =)
If you're not familiar with the Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge its a Monthly Inspirational Challenge based on a Pinterest Inspired Photo that is located on the CLASSroom Blog!! A random Challenge participant will receive a $50 Gift Certificate to the Ellen Hutson Store!!  To be eligible, to WIN you MUST use Essentials by Ellen Products and use the Photo Badge as Inspiration for your Project!! There will be an inlinkz on the Challenge Post where you can Submit your Entry!!

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!
I CAN'T WAIT to see what you create for the New May Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge!!


  1. Yay YOU!
    Congrats...your card is beautiful!

  2. Fabulous card, love the idea of embossing stampson vellum!!!!

  3. Big congratulations, Larissa!! I know exactly what you mean about getting that email from Lauren, so very exciting! Your card is beautiful, I love the look of the debossed flowers on the vellum!!

  4. Congratulations! I had to come and see the technique that you used... it is a cool one and a beautiful card!

  5. Congratulations!! I agree with Cris - the technique really is wonderful! I just had to pop in to check what made this card so amazing!

  6. Lovely card Larissa :) Super clever way to use the vellum with essentials by Ellen stamps.
    Kate xx

  7. Congrats on guesting, this is so pretty!!