May 12, 2015

Beautiful in So Many Ways

The latest Ellen Hutson Mix it Up Challenge requires the participants to use one Essentials by Ellen product and one Avery Elle product.  I used the Be-You-Tiful die designed by Julie Ebersole for the Essentials by Ellen Spring release, and a tiny butterfly from Avery Elle's Storybook set.  Not sure if it is kosher to just use that tiny butterfly but it works!

Colored the paper with Ranger Adirondack Dye reinkers and water.  Coated the watercolored paper with Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, let dry overnight, and then die cut.  Here's a close up of the flat, shiny, die cut sitting on a bed of two layers of some ancient mulberry paper.  Spritzed the card with a mix of water and the raspberry reinker.

I kept die cutting and later this week, you'll see how I used this die cut in a different way.

MOOD WHEN DONE =  Grateful for so many things.  Thanks for visiting the blog and being part of the online crafting community.  


I Card Everyone said...

SO beautiful, from beautiful YOU! p.s. My husband cuts my hair... and always finishes by saying : it's only hair... it'll grow back!
=] Michele

Lisa Silver said...

It IS beautiful! You may start a trend with the mulberry paper... ;)

Unknown said...

Amazing card! Love how retirement has allowed you the time and temperament to excel in your card making. I always look forward to checking out your blog.
Lu C

Hannelie said...

My first visit to the new blog Joan! Love the look and LOVE your card!