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TWO Videos: Vellum Cards + Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome! I have lots to share today, including two videos and a blog hop. The first video shares tips for creating vellum embossed cards and the second is a product release close-up video focusing on new products from Ellen Hutson. First? Let’s check out those cards…

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Affiliate links used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

My sweet friend Julie Ebersole has done it again and created some amazing new stamp and die designs got Ellen Hutson. (Look below for a video showing the new products.) Aren’t these flowers gorgeous?

I created several note cards (I got a bit carried away!) out of my favorite heavy-weight vellum. It’s high quality and heavy enough for a card base. Those lovely flowers are from the new Bohemian Garden Set by Julie Ebersole for Ellen Hutson. Gorgeous, huh? They are heat embossed with various colorful Ranger embossing powders.

A little tip: When heat embossing on vellum, I let my heat gun get very hot first. I then wait about 30 seconds to bring it to the vellum to help prevent warping.

To keep the focus on the floral embossing, I kept the rest of the card simple. I really adore this label die from Avery Elle and used it on all the cards. I stamped a variety of sentiments (check the thumbnails below) from several stamp sets with VersaFine Black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I find that black embossing powder doesn’t give the best results so this is another way to achieve that look.

I used four label dies for each card. I adhered one on the front, two on the inside, and one on the back. This hides all of the adhesive since it’s a see through card and gives me spots to write my message.

Using my new Kirarina Wink pen, I added a few white dots to my design which gives a finishing touch without adding dimension. This white pen is incredible on vellum and colored cardstocks. I also created matching envelopes using the same flower images.

I also did a few cards with some of my favorite specialty powders. This design is great for using whatever supplies you have on hand! If you don’t have colored embossing powders, you can stamp with colored pigment inks and clear emboss.

PRODUCT RELEASE CLOSE-UP VIDEO

I also have a Product Release Close-Up Video for you… giving a close look at the products in the new Essentials by Ellen release and ideas on how to use them. (I only do this if I am inspired by and love an entire product release from a company. I am hoping it helps you decide if any of the products are right for you.) All the products can be found HERE.

Here is a look at all the products:

BLOG HOP

This post is also part of the Spring 2015 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop. We are all showcasing the new products that you saw in the video above.

The next person on the hop is one of my all time favorite cardmakers – May Park. She is amazing. (If you want to start at the beginning, you can visit the Ellen Hutson CLASSroom blog.)

GIVEAWAY

Want to win a new stamp set from Ellen Hutson? Leave a comment here by 5/5/15 for your chance to win the Mondo Magnolia stamp set. The winner will be announced on the EH blog on 5/8/15.

SUPPLIES

Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. Thanks for the products to use in this hop, EH!) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), etc.

 

 

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