Paper Crafts Crew 303 – Essentials by Ellen Over It
Welcome back to the Paper Craft Crew Challenge! This week we have a sketch challenge. I like this sketch, but I didn’t want to do flower. I decided instead to grab Essentials by Ellen Over It, a cute little set I’ve had for a while. I just love Julie Ebersole’s funky style and sayings.
I decided the rainbow stamp could be my substitute for the flower, so I got busy. Lookie:
STINKIN’ CUTE! I had so much fun with this! I know so many people going through so much crap in their lives right now, and any one of them would appreciate this card for it’s humor.
I stamped the rainbow stamp with Versafine Onyx Black on Strathmore Smooth Bristol and used Zig Clean Color markers to paint the colors of my rainbow. I also grabbed my Silver Linings die set from Ellen Hutson for these clouds.
The Over It greeting was stamped with Versamark on vellum card stock after first powdering the CRAP out of it with my Embossing Magic bag because I was planning on using black EP to get a super dark result. Black EP has a tendency to stick to everything, so I just pretended my vellum card stock was a baby’s butt and plastered it on!
I cut the ends of my vellum with Stampin’ Up!’s Triple Banner Punch, which, while I have sold off 2/3rd’s of my punches because I simply haven’t been using them so much any more, you would have to pry out of my cold dead hands.
I then popped it above the rainbow with some Kool Tak Clear Foam squares (cut in half) to hide behind the lettering. And don’t you love my Doodlebug Cute Clip to create a circle around Good Vibes? I’m so clever.
I also got a chance to try the Life Changing Brushes from Picket Fence Studios after seeing a video my pal, Lydia Fiedler, made using them. I don’t know about you, but I’ve always had trouble getting smooth blending with ink using the Ranger Mini Blending tool. I’ve worked so hard, and almost always I end up with a less-than-perfect result. I know other people do, but it’s one of those things that just doesn’t seem to work well for me.
So I decided to try these brushes, and they are really life changing, like the name. So life changing that I joined Picket Fence’s affiliate program so I could bring them to you too! They really give you a smooth result. I used Tumbled Glass and Broken China distress inks to create this beautiful sky. I spattered both the rainbow and sky with a little water to create some motes.
Adding some sequins for even more motes was the natural choice! I highly recommend this little set, Essentials by Ellen Over It. It has lot of options for greetings and is just really very versatile.
You can play along at our challenge by visiting the challenge post here.
Below is my list of products that I used, and I have used compensated affiliate links where they were available, as I now participate in affiliate programs for Scrapbook.com, Simon Says Stamp, Ellen Hutson LLC, Gina K, Impression Obsession, Picket Fence Studios, Sizzix, Hallmark Scrapbook, Amazon, and Blick Art Supplies. Stampin’ Up! links lead to my BFF, Wendy Weixler’s, web store. She doesn’t pay me, but I’m always happy to send business her way. If you want to buy from a different demo, you can change the name to their store once you get there.
Buying through these links costs you nothing extra but remits a small percentage of the purchase price to me, which helps support my blog and my artistic endeavors, and I thank you.