Monday, April 4, 2016

Lawnscaping Challenges #127 Sponsored by Ellen Hutson LLC

The wonderful, fabulous Ellen Hutson! is sponsoring this challenge!!! Certainly you are familiar with her and her store, but if not, a little bit about the store in her own words:

Ellen Hutson, LLC began their adventure in November 2006 as an online web store committed to bringing you the finest paper crafting products and related product education. They are always looking to provide their customers with quality products, excellent customer service, and education and inspiration for the products they carry. You can shop with Ellen by clicking HERE. As well please join them to be inspired and learn some fun techniques in the CLASSroom, or stay up-to-date on FacebookYouTubeInstagramTwitter, and/orPinterest.

Ellen Hutson is offering up a $25 gift certificate to the online store! WOOHOO!

I LOVED this challenge! I found my inspiration on Pinterest this time and I saw this beautiful card that is very similar to the technique I used and I just love how it turned out. Whenever I need a little boost of creative juice, I hop on to Pinterest and take a look around to see what inspires me.

Ah! Isn't this fun?! I adore the Flutter By set, so I love using it and this was a different technique for me! I'll explain the process below for you and all products are listed at the end of the blog post. Lots of pictures on this one, and a quick how-to.

1. Cut cardstock card base and score/fold to 4.25x5.5. I used just a simple white cardstock.

2. Cut patterened paper to 4x5.5 and adhere to the card base shifting the paper to line up with the right edge. This leaves you with a small 1/4" white "border" on the left side.

3. Stamp 6 large flowers from the Flutter By set onto watercolor cardstock with Versamark ink. Apply white embossing powder and heat emboss.

4. I used my Spectrum Aqua Markers to watercolor the embossing flowers in shades of pink and orange/peach using a water brush pen, acrylic block (this is where I color my markers on to pick up color with my water brush pen) and started coloring in my flowers. Let dry.

5. Once the flowers are dry, I trimmed around them leaving a slight border. You can always use your coordinating Lawn Cuts for the Flutter By set if you have them!

6. I diecut the congrats from the Scripty Congrats die out of watercolor cardstock. Apply foam adhesive to the back side and adhere to the card where you'd like.

7. Using foam adhesive, I snuck in the flowers behind the sentiment, congrats, on the card.

8. For a little extra pizazz, I used some hot pink sequins on the card.

And there you go! I hope you try this technique because it's really pretty and I'll definitely be doing this again and again.

Check out the other amazing inspiration from the ladies I'm proud to be on a design team with over at the Lawnscaping blog. Enter your project there and good luck! Happy crafting.


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