Essentials By Ellen

Two Ways To Use Holiday Sprigs with Guest Designer Galina Flippenko

We welcome our friend Galina Flippenko to the blog.  We’re a big fan of Galina’s work and we know you’ll love her style as much as we do.

Hello everyone! 

Galina with you today. I want to share with you a couple of one layered festive cards. I was playing with two different color combos, but I used the same stamp set Essentials by Ellen, Holiday Sprigs  to create the card backgrounds.

I stamped the card backgrounds only with one poinsettia stamp from Essentials by Ellen, Holiday Sprigs. I stamped on a white A2 smooth cardstock with 5 different shades of one  color. I started from the centre with my “middle” color. Stamping in this way will make the layering easier.

I stamped on a silicon mat – Mini Stencil Mat by Waffle Flower Tools to get nice and crisp images. 

To create the ombre effect you will need to use at least 3 shades of one ink color. If you don’t have a lot of ink colors in your stash, try to restamp images with the same color to create a darker shade. 

Also, I overlapped and rotated some of the images to add more interest to the card background.

I stamped the bold sentiment from Holly Jolly Christmas Stamp Set over a stamped background using Versafine Black Ink and I decorated the card with clear crystals and a little red paper  bow. 

I made the card background a little bit smaller than my red A2 card base, I ran it through my die cutting machine with the biggest die from Additional A2 Layers by Waffle Flower.

I made the red poinsettias card background in the same way. I used red color ink from Altenew: Frosty PinkCoral BerryRuby Red and the darkerst color is Aged Mahogany I used my mini ink cube.

 This time I stamped the bold big sentiment from Holly Jolly Christmas Stamp Set on a piece of vellum using Stazon black ink, it dries permanently and will stay on vellum forever. I cut out a gold square frame from a gold cardstock using two dies from Nesting Squares, Waffle Flower Dies. I adhered the frame with the vellum on the card background using a small amount of liquid glue from Tombow.

Below the frame I stamped the additional sentiment from Holly Jolly Christmas Stamp Set. I stamped it with black Versafine ink.

I finished the card by adding clear crystals.

Thanks for stopping by!


To see more of Galina’s wonderful designs, you can find her on instagram at @galachko


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