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Floral Card – Essentials by Ellen April 2015 Pin-Sights Challenge


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Here is my entry for the Essentials by Ellen April 2015 Pin-Sights Challenge . This is my first time participating in this challenge, I am really excited to be able to play along.

I have one Essentials by Ellen stamp set (Bold Blooms), and the 2 coordinating die sets. I decided to try a different flower stamp from the set.

Here is the inspiration moodboard:

april 2015 mood board Ellen Hutson pin it challenge

This is the fourth iteration of this card! I tried using Distress Inks first, and just didn’t like the look (clear stamps and distress inks don’t always play well together). The next version, I stamped all the flowers, leaves and stems, then tried to stamp just the word “happy” from the “oh happy day!” stamp. Nope, that made a mess. OK, third try, I will stamp the word “happy” first. Nope, still a mess (I masked off with micropore tape…maybe that was the problem?). I gave up and used the entire sentiment (it is the only Essentials by Ellen sentiment I have).

I lengthened the stems by stamping twice, it was very easy to match them up. And I substituted copper embossed dots for the bronze on the moodboard.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, inks – Stampin’ Up! Pink Passion (retired), Wild Wasabi, VersaFine Smokey Gray, VersaMark, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper, organdy ribbon – JoAnn’s.

7 thoughts on “Floral Card – Essentials by Ellen April 2015 Pin-Sights Challenge

  1. Love your card! I guess sometimes 4th time is the charm…

  2. I really like this card. You know me and flowers. Goes well with the inspiration.

  3. Beautiful card Kathy! Lovin all the Flowers this week.