Ellen Hutson LLC’s 11th Anniversary Hop

Happy Anniversary Ellen Hutson LLC!

This November marks Ellen’s 11th anniversary and I’m happy to have been asked to hop along to celebrate it. Hoppers were asked to create with a favorite Essentials by Ellen set. I’ve been in a cozy, wintery mood and that had me reaching for Oh Deer.

I love to color and watercolor, but sometimes I want something a little faster (without sacrificing the cute). That’s when I go to a favorite trick for “coloring” an image: stamping tone-on-tone. I used brown ink on a lighter brown paper, die cut, and done!

To create a colorful scene to stage the little deer in, I used some of my favorite elements from a few other sets (listed below) and stamped them in bright colors (also listed below). One last touch before layering the deer panel on the front of my card was a bit of Moonstone Glimmer Paste, swiped on with my finger. (If you haven’t tried it, that stuff is freakin’ gorgeous. Just get some. Trust me.)

I’m your last stop on today’s hop, but be sure to check head back to The CLASSroom for details on all the anniversary celebrations (and how you could win some crafty goodies).

Today’s Hop Roster
Amy Rysavy
Carly Tee Minner
Amy Tsuruta
Lisa Adametz
Lea Lawson
Heather Meeson <—– You’re here

supplies used:
essentials by ellen – oh deer stamp set
essentials by ellen – oh deer die set
essentials by ellen – holly jolly stamp set (trees & dots)
essentials by ellen – cozy christmas (sentiment)
ranger distress oxide ink – twisted citron
ranger distress oxide ink – peacock feathers
ranger distress oxide ink – abandoned coral
ranger distress oxide ink – iced spruce (pebbles under deer)
ranger distress ink – ground espresso
versafine ink – onyx black
nuvo glimmer paste – moonstone
neenah solar white cardstock








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  1. Your card made me swoon. I think it would be great for making multiples of for Christmas. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  2. Oh I love your card it is so sweet , but my Youngest son who is looking at this with me says you should put a dot of red on the reindeers nose so that everyone knows he is Rudolph

  3. Cute!! and so creative, making a fun, colorful, little scene with the little stamps. Makes me want to go thru my sets and look at those little stamps to see what I can combine for a cheery little scene. πŸ™‚

  4. This is a really darling little deer, cute but not as cartoonist as lots of sets, love the bright colours you used. x

  5. A sweet and simple card … simply wonderful! And lots of the white space that Julie Ebersole (stamp designer) loves so much. Thanks for inspiring.

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