Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Heartfelt Thanks - Essentials by Ellen April Pin-Sights Challenge

Today, I made a quick card to enter the Ellen April Pin-Sights Challenge. The pin had such beautiful whimsical colours that I wanted to re-create on this card. 
I used the ink smooshing technique with yellow, pink, purple and green distress inks to create the background on watercolor paper. It took a couple of tries and a blast of the heat gun to get the right splatters. In the same colour distress inks, I stamped the small dandelion from the Essentials By Ellen Bold Blooms stamp set on the bottom of the panel. With the larger dandelion image, I stamped it in the middle with versamark ink and used embossing powder and heat set it. I used the same embossing powder for the sentiment from Waffle Flower on black cardstock. 
I die cut the watercolor panel with a rectangle stitched die and also cut stripes of gold foil cardstock for my border. To put together the card, I glued the gold foil stripes on the top and bottom of the card and then adhered the watercolor panel with double sided foam tape. Lastly, I attached the sentiment with foam squares and added some sequins.
Supplies used on this card:
- Essentials By Ellen - Bold Blooms stamp
- Waffle Flower - Enveloper Hello stamp
- Simon Says Stamp - Stitched Rectangles Dies
- Distress Ink in Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Cracked Pistachio, Evergreen Bough, Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick
- Sakura Water Brush - Medium
- Versamark watermark stamp pad
Recollections embossing powder in Champagne
- EK Success Powder Tool
- Staples White 110lbs Cardstock Paper
- DCWV White Cardstock with Foil
- Artist's Loft Watercolor Paper 90lbs
- Recollections Cardstock Paper in Black
- Sizzix Big Shot Machine
- Hampton Art Stamp Perfect
- Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
- Scotch Advanced Tape Glider
- 3M Scotch 1/2" by 36 yard Double Sided Foam Tape
- Sequins

This card will be entered in the following challenges. You can click on their badge to learn more about it.

Essentials by Ellen April Pin-Sights Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - The Great Outdoors
Thanks for dropping by!


Nathalie @ natnatbot


  1. This is so pretty. Especially love the small dandelions stamped in the same colours.

  2. Gorgeous card Nathalie! The colours are so pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  3. I love the beautiful and bright colored background you created on your card. So pretty! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥