Essentials By Ellen

Winter + Christmas Release Week – Final Day

Welcome to our final day of our Winter + Christmas 2021 Reveal Week! We’re been sneak peekin’ throughout the week! Our new release hits the shop tomorrow, Friday at 9:00 am pacific and we’ll be celebrating with an Instagram Hop. We have two amazing Design Ambassadors joining us today so let’s get started!

Julie Ebersole is sharing this Sweet Surprises card. She’s also featuring the previously released Tiny Stars Background by Julie Ebersole – Hot Foil. We’re loving the subtle pops of gold!

DESIGNER TIP: Add warmth and a sense of coziness to images you want to leave white by tracing along the lines with a pale warm hue, like the Medium Beige Clean Color Real Brush Marker used here on the tiny Bear and the stocking. Conversely, if you want to create a more “bright white” effect, trace with a pale blue hue.

Carissa is sharing our final Sneak Peek of the week. She’s featuring the Gift With Purchase set – Oh What Fun! More details will be available on this stamp set on the blog and shop starting tomorrow at 9 am pacific.

DESIGNER TIP: Use a stamp positioning platform like the MISTI to do an ombré inked technique on stamps with a large surface area like the Oh What Fun gift with purchase stamp. First ink the stamp in the lightest ink color and stamp it on your card stock. Then ink the bottom portion of the stamp in the darkest color and stamp again in the same place. You can use a blending brush to soften the transition of the darker ink color to the lighter ink color. And for extra pop, try using three ink colors!

So what has you excited about our newest release? Are you a Winter Crafter or Christmas Crafter or perhaps both?! Let use know in the comments. Don’t forget that tomorrow at 9 am pacific we will be celebrating our new release with an Instagram hop that will start HERE. Our new release will hit the shop then too!

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  • Reply Meghan Kennihan October 14, 2021 at 7:21 am


  • Reply Greta H October 14, 2021 at 10:25 am

    I craft every week all year–if at all possible! Christmas cards are my favorite! I adore the pops of gold with the stars foiled!

  • Reply Denise Bryant October 14, 2021 at 10:42 am

    Delightful cards! The release looks fabulous!

  • Reply Amy R McCue October 14, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    Totally a Christmas crafter! I love all the holiday things!

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