Spotlight Focus | Essentials by Ellen

Ever have an idea in your head and then when you start working on it, it already looks off? It always happens for me but I power through because I want to see how it turns out. Spoiler alert – most of the time, it turns out ok but you wouldn’t know unless you tried it!

All my supplies for creating this card will be listed down below (with multiple sources when available) for your curiosity and convenience. Affiliate links used when possible.

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Essentials by Ellen – Nature Walk Stomp
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Essentials by Ellen – Essential Stars Hot Foil
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Mini Distress Ink – Wild Honey
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Mini Distress Ink – Spiced Marmalade
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Mini Distress Ink – Crackling Campfire 
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Pinkfresh Studio – Seaside Mini Ink (Part of Morning Sky Mini Bundle)
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Pinkfresh Studio – Evergreen Mini Ink (Part of Garden Stroll Mini Bundle)
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Eclipse Masking Paper
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Scrapbookcom – Mine Tape, 1 inch Roll
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Nighttime Sky | Essentials by Ellen

Skies might look intimidating to create but they are one of the easiest things — mainly because it will look a mess but splatter will bring it together. You just need to try it and you’ll see!

All my supplies for creating this card will be listed down below (with multiple sources when available) for your curiosity and convenience. Affiliate links used when possible.

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Essentials by Ellen – Starry Skies Stamp
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Essentials by Ellen – Through the Trees
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Mini Distress Ink – Cracked Pistachio 
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Mini Distress Ink – Twisted Citron
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Mini Distress Ink – Villainous Potion 
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Mini Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire
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Mini Distress Ink – Black Soot
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Perfect Pearls – Perfect Pearl
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Hero Arts – Pitch Black Cardstock
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Rainbow Watercoloring | Essentials by Ellen

Here’s a trick for creating card when you don’t want to color. I’m not a pro at watercolors but I definitely can create a rainbow look, which is what I did here. I stepped away because I thought it was too bright but I powered through and created a card that normally isn’t my style — I kinda love how it turned out.

All my supplies for creating this card will be listed down below (with multiple sources when available) for your curiosity and convenience. Affiliate links used when possible.

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Essentials by Ellen – Mondo Rhododendron Stamp
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Honey Bee Stamps – Intense Black Ink 
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Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors, 36 Colors  
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Wagner Heat Gun 
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Inkadinkado Anti-Static Embossing Pouch
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Hero Arts – Ultra Fine Embossing Powder 
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Versafine Black Onyx 
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Pressing Thoughts

Happy Friday everyone! TGIF! I’m sharing a card featuring one of Ellen Hutson‘s new release stamp sets named, Pressing Thoughts. It’s a very simple floral set but perfect for lots of occasions.

All my supplies for creating this card will be listed down below (with multiple sources when available) for your curiosity and convenience. Affiliate links used when possible. 

I stamped images from the Ellen Hutson’s Pressing Thoughts stamp set using Ink on 3’s Fadeout ink. Then I colored them up using copic markers. Using the corresponding dies, I cut this out and set it aside.

For the background, I used wanted to tie in the same purple colors so I die cut some stripes of white cardstock using Mama Elephant’s Quick Stripes and used the same copic markers to color them up. I decided I wanted some contrast so I cut down a strip of kraft cardstock and added some dimension by added distress inks around the corners in Walnut Stain. For the sentiment, I stamped it directly on the kraft cardstock and one of the purple strips.

To finish off this card, I added a couple of embellishments from Trinity Stamps called Midnight Ball that filled up the space on the kraft cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Crafting! 

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Some products are provided by manufacturers for review and use. Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

Ellen Hutson – Pressing Thought Stamp Set
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Ellen Hutson – Pressing Thought Coordinating Dies
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Mama Elephant – Quick Stripes 
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Mini Distress Ink – Walnut Stain
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Trinity Stamps – Midnight Ball Embellishments
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Copic Sketch – YG01
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Copic Sketch – YG13
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Copic Sketch – YG17
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Copic Sketch – YG67
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Copic Sketch – E99
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Copic Sketch – Y02
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Copic Sketch – Y08
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Copic Sketch – YR24
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Copic Sketch – V12
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Copic Sketch – V15
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Copic Sketch – V17
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Copic Sketch – V04
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Copic Sketch – V06
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Copic Sketch – V09
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Hot Mess Lady

Hi everyone! I’ve been eyeing Essential by Ellen’s Leading Ladies stamp sets for years almost but I never pulled the trigger to buy them because I didn’t know which ones to choose. I finally picked out a few and I’m using Hot Mess Lady for today’s cards.

All my supplies for creating this card will be listed down below (with multiple sources when available) for your curiosity and convenience. Affiliate links used when possible.

I stamped images from the Hot Mess Lady stamp set using Fadeout Ink. Then I colored them up using a variety of copic markers. I really just wanted to sit down and color to de-stress. For me, no line coloring is a lot of fun and always a challenge — it helps me clear my mind. Once I finish coloring my items, I ended up fussy cutting the images.

For both cards, I’m using Honey Bee Stamps’ A2 Thin Frames to help frame my little scenes.

CARD 1:
I used the Honey Bee Stamps’ A2 Thin Frames by tilting two of them to frame in the Hot Mess Lady. For the edges of this card panel, I used Salty Ocean distress ink to add some color for interest. I also colored up a table for all her items.

CARD 2:
This one pretty much sums up all my plans I had for the year. I’m a planner so I had all these trips planned out and well, life happens. I added 2020 to the calendar. I also needed a trash can for one of my card ideas, so I stamped the one in Gerda Steiner’s Sneaky Raccoons set and only colored the portion I needed. With Fadeout Ink, I don’t need to mask since the ink is so light anyway, which is also what I did with the calendar. For the sentiment, I used Ink Road’s The One with All the Stamps. Anyone know which Friends’ episode this quote is from? I thought it was perfect.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Crafting!

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Essentials by Ellen – Hot Mess Lady
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Ink Road – The One With All The Stamps
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Gerda Steiner Designs – Sneaky Raccoons
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Honey Bee Stamps – A2 Thin Frames
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Ink on 3 – Blackout Hybrid Ink
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Ink on 3 – Fadeout Ink
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Mini Distress Ink – Salty Ocean
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Copic Sketch – E50
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Copic Sketch – B02
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Copic Sketch – V12
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Copic Sketch – V15
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Copic Sketch – R24
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Copic Sketch – R27
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Copic Sketch – R39
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