Crafty Comeback Party - Day 5 - Ellen Hutson + Giveaway

We've made it to Friday!!  I hope that your week has been amazing, and that you are ready for the weekend!  I know that I'm ready for it!

Welcome to day 5 of my Crafty Comeback Party!  What a FUN first week this has been...and we've got 3 more weeks of this!!  It has been amazing getting back into the creative groove again, and hopefully my projects have been inspiring you to create too!

Today's Crafty Comeback Sponsor is Ellen Hutson!  Along with carrying the latest art & crafting supplies, Ellen Hutson also offers their own stamp & die sets called Essentials by Ellen!  On Sunday I shared a card using some of their newly released items!  You will definitely want to check them out!

For today's projects, I am using the Modern Christmas by Julie Ebersole stamp set, and the Concertina Tag die by Julie Ebersole.  Here is what I came up with!



To create the ombre background, I colored about an inch of the top with a Zig Color Real Marker in light carmine, and then used water & a watercolor brush to fade it downward.

The cool thing about the Concertina Die is that it technically doesn't cut the three tags apart.  BUT, it is easy to trim them apart with your paper trimmer, and use them as single tags as well!!  That is what I did for all of my projects today!

I did an ombre effect on the mistletoe leaves as well, and it is super simple!  First, I covered the stamp in Sea Glass pigment ink, then I lightly tapped Mint pigment ink to just a little bit of one corner.  You could use daubers to do this, but I just used the ink pad and applied softly.

To finish I just layered everything together, creating dimension with foam tape & dots.  I accented the card with jewels & pearls that I have in my stash!


I just love the softness of this card - it speaks to my whimsical soul!!  When I diecut the word JOY from that cute Crate Paper "Falala" tree patterned paper, I decided that I also wanted to create something with the negative space it left in the paper.  So - I created a trio of tags!  One shaker tag, and 2 peekaboo tags.

These tags are bright & bold, and feed the part of me that started out in the scrapbooking world!  I adore patterned papers, and love to find ways to use them while still being stampy and artsy as well!

I used a little bit of tulle trim from my stash to create the JOY tag, then filled the shaker with the Pretty Pink Posh "Friendship" sequin mix, along with the 3mm Sparking Clear sequins.

Those will be SO cute on Christmas packages this year!  They are super easy to create, especially the peekaboo tags...and can be created with leftover papers & negative diecuts you make!


GIVEAWAY
Ellen Hutson is graciously giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky winner during my Crafty Comeback Party!

Giveaway Details: This giveaway will stay live until 11:59pm CST on Friday, November 10th.  All winners will be picked, notified & shared here on my blog on Sunday, November 12th.

HOW TO ENTER:
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For your shopping convenience, all products are linked below. {Includes affiliate linking where possible - this allows small compensation for me at no cost to you.  Never fear - I will only ever link to products that I truly love & use!



Card Challenges:
-CAS-ual Fridays #184 - sketch challenge
-Addicted to Stamps #263 - holidays
-Little Red Wagon #414 - leftovers
-Happy Little Stampers October challenge - Christmas
-Happy Little Stampers October challenge - Watercolor

**If you came from the one of the challenges I linked up, you are MORE than welcome to enter for the giveaway!  It is for everyone!!**  

Comments

  1. These are gorgeous creations !! The card is really soothing with the sweet pastel colors.

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  2. your tags and card are all wonderful Lea! and welcome back to the crafty world!!

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  3. Love the tags and card! The bauble at the top of the tag on the card is the perfect accent.

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  4. Lovely card with soft background and joy die! And, your tags are so fun and creative! Such a delight seeing your wonderful creations, Lea!!

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  5. Oh, my...your card and tags are just sooooooooooooo pretty!! Love the sweet colors and the touch of tulle is fabulous!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  6. Gorgeous card and tags! I love the ombre effect of the background on your card and the soft colors! So pretty with the tag and 'joy' die cut! Scrumptious!
    Beautiful colors and details on your set of tags too!

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  7. The card is so different from the tags, yet they are all beautiful! Your use of embellishments is genius. I am already so inspired by you. I look forward to seeing what the next three weeks hold!

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  8. Love the softness of your joy card. And, your tags are adorable. Welcome back, I've always loved your talent.

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  9. Fantastic & fun designs ... love them.

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  10. I love these and I will be using that trick for an ombré background!

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  11. Think I forgot to hit the publish button, so I'm writing this again. That card makes me swoon! Elegant, modern & gorgeous! The tags are so creative & fun! Thanks so much for taking time to leave a comment on my blog, Lea! Welcome back!

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  12. Gorgeous card and tags! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays.

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  13. Tags are my favorite to create. Your ideas are very cute! I especially love the shaker design.

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  14. These are refreshing and beautiful. Especially want to try the ombré card and the ruffle tag. Thank you

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  15. These are so beautiful! I absolutely love both of your projects! Welcome back! Can't wait to see more.

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  16. Beautiful soft colors on the Holiday card and love the cute tags.

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  17. Awesome tags. I do love tags. Thanks for the great tip about ombre. I am going to try that this afternoon. Welcome back.

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  18. Welcome back, Lea! Love the pretty card and tags you made today.

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  19. Love this pretty card! The ombre effect is so beautiful! Love the tags too. They really put me in the Christmas mood.

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  20. Beautiful card with gorgeous ombre colors and I love the jewels. And you tags are SO creative. So glad I stopped by :)

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  21. Lovely card and tags. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge.

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  22. Love this look- your ombre coloring is perfect. And very creative dimension. Welcome back!

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  23. Love the softtness of the first card. So very precious. And your tags are beautiful.

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  24. I love the clean lines and lovely design on this pretty card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM, and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  25. I love the tags! It's so nice to use pattern papers sometimes. I just recently bought the same papers, so this will give me an idea on how to use them on a card. So nice to see you creating again.

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  26. Such a pretty way to use up your scraps! I'm loving that polka dot ribbon. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

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  27. Loving all these
    tags, so pretty and
    full of fun!
    Carla from Utah

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  28. Absolutely gorgeous tags. I love all the ways you used fie cuts and embellishments. Thanks for linking up and playing with us at Happy Little Stampers October Christmas Challenge.

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  29. This is so pretty! Love the warm tones in the background and the pink gems!

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  30. I love how you used the negative space to make some cute tags! I love patterned paper too!

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  31. Beautiful projects! Glad to see you're back to crafting.

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  32. Stunning! Thanks for playing along with CAS-ual Fridays Sketch Challenge.

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  33. Just love the soft colours in your card and those tags are super fun!!

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  34. Amazing card, amazing tags, amazing photos! So everithing is AMAZING!

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  35. Great card and tags. Thanks for sharing

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  36. Lovely card ! Thanks for playing with our Cas-ual Friday's challenge and good luck!

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  37. Very cute card. Love the soft colors! Thank you for joining us at the ATSM challenges. Hope to see you again soon. Nandini, DT

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  38. I LOVE that card, the paper is so pretty and everything else just pops against it. Those tags are so sweet too, great mix of patterns and colors!

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  39. Your tags/card are stunning, Lea...gifts in and of themselves! Classy and sweet!
    ~carol

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  40. This card is delightfully soft and sweet, Lea. I love EH dies.

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  41. Pretty!
    Like the soft ombre background!

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  42. Beautiful card and LOVE those tags! And, thank you EH.. That is a very generous donation :)

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  43. Your card is beautiful. I love 5he soft colors and the embellishments are a lovely addition.

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  44. I am so loving all the holiday projects, so pretty!

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  45. Wow! Amazing card and wonderful tags!!!
    Thanks to EH for sponsoring your giveaway!!! <3

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  46. I just love the tags! I just end up using them on cards because I forget to wrap the present.

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  47. Very cute tags! I love the ombré paper.

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