Hello, and welcome to the Winter 2015 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today!
First up - the new Love You So. Oh my heavens do I love this set!
I used the "I love you more" sentiment and accented it with a heart. Then, I masked the inside of the heart and added the arrow. Once I had my stamping done, I added watercolors with my Gansai Tambi watercolors. This stuff just makes watercoloring so easy!
I had to use this sentiment too. There was no getting around it and I should add that it might never come off my acrylic block. I actually think this is perfect for my son. I stamped the sentiment and crown first and then masked the crown. Then, I cut hills from masking tape and used my Distress inks (Tumbled Glass and Shabby Shutters) to create the perfect hilly background.
Next up, Bold Blooms.
Yes, it's fantastic right. There are Bold Blooms dies too!
Well, I couldn't stop at one. (And I didn't stop at two either! teeheehee!) So, I stamped and die cut Bold Blooms flowers and leaves again and this time added them to a layer of pattern paper and vellum.
Last but not least I simply HAD to use the new super large heart from the Folk Hearts die set and I knew just what I wanted to do with them. I had to make it a window for the little (ahem maybe big) Wish Big hippo to peek through!
Now be sure to check out the entire new release - all available HERE!
And, yay!!! I also get to give this new stamp set, called Love You So to a lucky someone! Please leave a comment to enter my giveaway!
There is also a Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom! To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, and at every stop along the hop by March 2nd; winners will be announced March 4th!
Next stop is Kittie Caracciolo - http://www.kittiekraft.com!
Here's the entire hop list!