Hi there friends and welcome to the WOW! Embossing Powder and Ellen Hutson collaboration blog hop! You should have arrived here from the wonderful Ardyth's blog!
I've never had stamps from Ellen Hutson before so I was very excited to play along! I also haven't made a coffee themed card before if you can believe it! I only like espresso but I very rarely drink it because for some reason my body doesn't process it well. But I definitely wanted to use some of the coffee stamps from the February release because there so many cute images!
First up, I used the Breve Note stamp set - I love all the little mugs, pots and espresso machines! And the font of the sentiments is so awesome! So I first stamped the sentiment (left card) in WOW embossing ink on an A2 size watercolor paper panel, then embossed it with Metallic Gold Rich Pale embossing powder.
I then stamped the images around the sentiment in black Versafine ink. I colored them in using water colors. I stamped some coffee beans all over the panel, to fill up the white space and colored them in with a metallic gold pen. I added the panel to a top folding A2 size card base and done.
The card on the right is the same thing, I just didn't fill up the whole background, and I went with a more linear placement of the images. I also used the Big Scripty Hello die set to create part of my sentiment. The skinny Hello die cut is embossed with the same gold powder 2 or 3 times.
On my second set of cards I've used the Mondo Gerbera Daisy stamp and die combo. On the card on the left I first stamped and embossed the flower with the Hot Gossip embossing glitter. I then stamped the same image on vellum and embossed it with Opaque Bright White embossing powder. I attached the vellum piece to the pink one, slightly offset, so I can see some of the color peeking through.
I die cut Thank You from a pink patterned paper, using the Big Scripty Thank You die set and stamped a sentiment below it, which you will find in the Mondo Gerbera Daisy stamp set. To finish off this card I splattered some navy ink around the panel and added some fussy cut butterflies.
On my second card I wanted to do paper piecing, so I stamped and embossed the necessary images on different patterned papers. I wanted to create a more dimensional flower, so I added a few petals in a darker shade of pink. To add interest to my white background, I used a bone folder and a scoring board to add embossed lines. Again some navy splatters, fussy cut butterflies and a friendly die cut sentiment finish off this card. The Hi Friend die is part of the Mondo Gerbera Daisy die set!
Now for the fun part! Of course there is no blog hop without a giveaway! One lucky crafter will win 6 WOW embossing powders of their choosing, a carrying case and $25 to the Ellen Hutson shop! To enter the giveaway, just comment at each stop on the hop (it's only a few stops!). A winner will be randomly drawn on February 25th and contacted by email. Good luck you guys!
Your next stop is Adelina Starace!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!