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MAKE IT CRAFTY JANUARY BLOG HOP GUEST DESIGNER

Saturday, January 3, 2015


Gorgeous Flowers Blooming just for you!

Happy New Year! We hope you have had a wonderful time over the holidays and wish you an amazing 2015!

Today we are excited to be sharing a new release of beautifully illustrated flower stamps from Make it Crafty. They are intricate and delicate with lots of detail and are the perfect choice for many occasions.

These gorgeous new flowers are available in both digital and rubber and the rubber stamps also come with a hand written sentiment, which of course you could use between all the different flowers.

If you have gotten here without starting from the beginning you can click HERE to start at the top.

I am so happy to be participating in Make it Crafty's January Blog Hop.  The two stamps that I am using are Birthday Daisies and Roses of Love

I stamped PTI's Stone cardstock with MFT'S wood plank background stamp using MFT Grout Gray hybrid ink.  Over that I stamped MIC's new Birthday Daisies using MFT'S hybrid Licorice Black.
For the colored panel I stamped Neenah Solar white in MFT'S Grout Gray to create a very soft image.  The image was colored with my new Faber Castell Polychromos.  These are an ink based pencil and I love how smooth they go on the paper and how well they blend without a build up of wax.
I then attached the ribbon from my stash to the back of the image and attached it with dimensional tape. 













For the Roses of Love I wanted to try a watercolor resist so I stamped with Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I watercolored with with Kuretake watercolors and then tried the hot iron technique to remove the embossing.  It almost worked, you can't feel the raised embossing but you can still see a little shimmer of it on the image.  I then took Simon Says Stamps Stitched Square dies and placed three together on the image and ran it through my big shot but kept them attached to each other with washi on the back side.  I matted with a piece of Bazzill gold metallic paper onto PTI 120 lb white cardstock and embossed the sentiment from the stamp in Filigree gold embossing powder.  











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54 comments

  1. Beautiful cardsc. I love the resist stamping makes the image pop . Water colours are amazing . Beautiful work

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  2. Wonderful coloring! Thank you for sharing. :)

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  3. Both cards are wonderful. Have to try the polychromos.

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  4. Gorgeous cards - love the your water coloring,
    isoscia@aol.com

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  5. great techniques and makes hun, love the watercolouring

    hugs

    Sandie
    sandie.gough@ntlworld.com
    http://fairytaledaydream.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. fabulous job on both! awesome job
    hugs

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  7. Both cards are just gorgeous Ellen!! Love how you used the image also as background on the first one and the second one is beautiful with the white lines!!
    Hugs,Sandra

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  8. I absolutely adore your projects.. looks like you're a natural with the watercolours. I especially loved the background paper on the daisy project using the same stamp. x

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  9. Your projects are stunning. An honor to have you sharing this event. Hugs

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  10. Both cards are stunning! Love the softness you created for the daisies by using the gray ink.
    And the roses, well, what can I say? Lovely!

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  11. Oh my goodness....two beautiful cards. The roses are so life like and the coloring perfect. Daisies are my favorite flower and using a purple color makes them so happy!!! I love how you used a repeat stamped image behind the colored tag. Great job. Lovely cards. TFS

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  12. Beautiful cards!! Just love your designs and colors.

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  13. Your card and colouring is awesome! XOXO Mi

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  14. Thank you everyone for your lovely comments. Much appreciated.

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  15. Great cards!! You did a wonderful job on them both. I love them.

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  16. Okay, I keep commenting and it keeps disappearing. I was trying to say that the daisies image was my favorite. I love the colors on both cards. The matting on the second image is beautiful

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  17. such beautiful cards. I love them both. Great coloring and great images. Love flowers as well.
    Linda K.

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  18. Two beautiful cards. I love how you have mirrored the daisies in the background of the first card

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  19. Genial estas tarjetas, he encontrado precioso el diseƱo de la primera

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  20. Beautiful cards, absolutely stunning.

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  21. I tried, but couldn't choose the card I liked best. They are both gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Both cards are fantastic!! I think the second is my fav!!

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  23. Wow Ellen you have rocked both cards! I LOVE them! Thanks for joining us for this hop xx

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  24. FANTASTIC job on both cards. What talent on running the sticked dies that way. Very original. Great job.

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  25. Your daisies really jump off the page! I love the roses; thanks for sharing the iron technique. Both cards are beautiful!

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  26. Wow Ellen!!! I am in love with your idea to die cut the finished image but put it back together on the card. This is stunning! Fair warning---I will definitely be scraplifting that technique!!! ♡♡♡

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  27. What a great reminder to use the iron-off embossing, you have done it beautifully! Gorgeous cards Ellen. :)

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  28. Incredible cards, Ellen. I especially like the techniques you used on the rose card - gorgeous watercolouring.

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  29. Your water-coloring is amazing! I especially liked the roses. You got such great shading on your flowers, which is difficult to do! Very lovely.

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  30. wow fabulous creations! Happy New Year!

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  31. Those daisies are spectacular. I never would have thought of using pink. So soft and lovely

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  32. Bot cards are fab but just love the first one, looks awesome!

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  33. Happy New Year and may it be even better than last year. I love how you colored the beautiful Birthday Daisies and Roses of Love. The pencils sound great. TFS.

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  34. Ellen! Wow wo wow - I absolutely love both of your cards and I LOVE how you created a background using the daisies! Thank you soooo much for joining us as a guest. <3

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  35. Wow you coloring is truly beautiful!

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  36. I love your cards and coloring. Your daisies look like they are coming off the page. Just beautiful.

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  37. Beautiful, you can tell you put a lot of love into your cards. I want to learn how to use those faber Castell's they really look pretty on paper. You really showed just how pretty that stamp set is by showcasing the actual stamp and digital as well. Thanks so much for sharing

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  38. wow both the daisies and the Roses were so beautiful. The touch of gold on the card with the rose was just enough and made it sweet and elegant. Loved them both.

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  39. Oh my they both look so lovely. I just got my pencils and love the look you made with them.

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  40. Amazing....I am speechless! Both cards are gorgeous!

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  41. how gorgeous are these two cards! - I just love them both x

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  42. I love both of your cards! The first one to have the stamp as the background paper is very nice! I will have to use that technique in the future! Thanks for the inspiration

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  43. Love both your cards, you are so good in coloring, the flowers are almost looking alive.
    Absolutely beautiful work of art,

    Hugs from Linda in Sweden

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  44. Gorgeous cards Ellen, I love how you used the diecuts in the rose card. Thanks for your visit too, glad you liked my wedding card, Cathy x

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