Jan 21, 2016

Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge

So. very. happy. to be participating in the January Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights challenge as a guest designer.





The Pin-Sights challenge is a monthly inspirational challenge based on a Pinterest Inspired photo that is located on the CLASSroom blogI've also posted it here.  Isn't it a beauty?  So romantic!






A random challenge participant will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson store.  To be eligible to win, you MUST use Essentials by Ellen products and the photo badge as inspiration.  Trust me, you are going to love the photo inspiration!  




And here's my card.  You can also see it, and the supplies I used, on the Classroom blog.  (That picture is a little different because I forgot to add the watermark to my card on the Classroom blog.)






I die cut the large heart from Essentials by Ellen Folk Heart dies (seriously, I cannot put them away), and then die cut the flower from Essentials by Ellen Wild Garden dies right into the heart.  After "painting" the petals with a bit of dye ink, I adhered them back onto the flower and added Stickles to the centers.  

Now, jump on over to the Classroom blog and check out the details and how to participate.  I hope one of my readers wins!! If you do, please let me know. Hey, $50 is serious crafty cash!!  


MOOD WHEN DONE = Romantic!

18 comments:

  1. Your card is beautiful! :-) p.s I love Stamping Destroyed My Life - it's hilarious!

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  2. WOW, your card is amazing. Love all the details you added with the die cuts.

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  3. Seriously, Joan ... so pretty! Wishing I could play a few hundred times with those Folk Heart dies!
    =]

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous! I think I may need to pull that stamp set out today and use it. You've inspired me.

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  5. oh Joan - love love this card - love how you inset the flower, love the soft colors, love everything about it! have pinned it and just may have to CASE it somehow as i don't have those dies (but enuf of other stuff!!)

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  6. Truly beautiful, Joan! I love that you embedded the flower right into the heart and your "painting" is beautiful!

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  7. Yet another lovely card Joan. Very nice.

    Now, I would love your thoughts on how you're getting all this "press". :D The design challenge work, the design teams. Are you just stumbling into this? I know you're pretty well known in the crafty blogosphere so I know you are working hard for it. I know it is a lot of work to put together a blog and with your extra feature of your fun novella it is even more work. This work is maybe why I don't still have a blog even though I have dreams of starting one up again some day.

    So maybe more what I'm looking for is your experiences of doing your blog (the several incarnations), the relationships you've formed through this, and how you're getting recognized by some of the companies out there... Hero Arts, Ellen, etc... Maybe food for thought on a new blog post perhaps!

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    1. thanks for the questions Julia! I will do a post on this soon.

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  8. It is a beauty! Lots to it for inspiration. Absolutely gorgeous card you made, too! Love the flower inset and popped out.

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  9. SUPER card Joan!! Congrats on the gig over at Ellen's Classroom!

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  10. Oh my word, this card is just beyond gorgeous, I gasped when I first saw it!

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  11. I love, love, love this card. I have no idea how you embedded the flower into the heart, but it's simply gorgeous. Maybe you can do a tutorial for those of us who aren't so crafty. :-)

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    1. I will! Thanks for asking and for your kind comments!

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  12. Soft, elegant and ever so pretty Joan!!

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  13. This is beautiful Joan! Perfect in fact! I feel inspired! PINNED!

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  14. Absolutely love this - so creative. Soft, feminine, beautiful card!

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  15. wow! This is fabulous Joan! I love it! Gorgeous work!

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