Essentials by Ellen – Wasabi
I am having so much fun playing with the latest release from Ellen Hutson! I spent some time working for a Japanese company back in my twenties and read Shogun by James Clavell in high school (really one of my faves back then), so I have always enjoyed all things Japanese, including sushi. So naturally I had to have the new Wasabi set and it’s the first one I played with when my order arrived. Lookie:
STINKIN’ CUTE! I stamped this set three times and played with different ways of coloring in the images. This was my favorite result, using Zig Clean Color markers. I couldn’t afford to get the matching dies so I cut out the images using my Brother ScanNCut, but I have linked the matching dies below in case you would rather purchase them.
I used Strathmore Bristol paper to stamp using Versamark Onyx ink and then colored with my Zig Clean Color markers, using a water brush to blend the colors and get that beautiful watercolor effect. Then I cut them out with the Brother ScanNCut and arranged them on this great wood veneer that comes in the bundle offered with the release.
I used the Abstract Paint Strokes set from Ellen Hutson to create the background for my card and I just love how fresh it looks.
I stamped and heat embossed the greeting on some Lipstick Red card stock from Simon Says Stamp. I also added a line of Hai Gold Spots washi tape that comes with the bundle.
I love how hip and funky this looks. I may never send this to anyone or even sell it. I’m going to keep it and stare at it every day. LOL.
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