Thursday, January 21, 2016

Essentials by Ellen January Pin-Sights Challenge

Hello friends, 

I am honored today to be playing along with the January Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge

The Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights challenge is a monthly inspirational challenge based on a Pinterest Inspired photo that is located on the CLASSroom blog.  There's lots to love in this month's inspiration photo- so many dreamy images and luscious shades of red.

I used the Essentials by Ellen Love You So clear stamps and the Essentials by Ellen Folk Hearts designer dies to create my card.  With the inspiration photo andValentine's Day right around the corner, I was immediately drawn to these stamps and dies.  I love the brush lettering the the Love You So stamp set and the hearts are the perfect size for cards. 

I used Distress Ink to watercolor a panel of watercolor paper.  Once the panel was dry, I spritzed it with water and blotted the panel to create the bleached out looking spots.  I die cut a panel of white card stock with the largest heart die.  Before adhering the die cut card stock to the watercolor panel, I applied watermark ink to the edge of the card stock and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.  

I adhered the card stock to the watercolored panel and stamped the sentiment from Love you So with black ink before adhering both layers to a white card base. I have to tell you that this "I love you more" sentiment reminds me of a little back and forth saying that my hubby and I had when we were newlyweds.  It went like this...

Person 1: I love you.
Person 2: I love you too.
Person 1: I love you four.
Person 2: I love you more.

Weren't we the cutest? 

A complete list of my supplies is listed below. 

Now it's your turn to play along for an amazing prize! A random challenge participant will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson store .  To be eligible, you MUST use Essentials by Ellen products and the photo badge as inspiration. Submit your entry to the inlinkz on the challenge post


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