Ellen Hutson CLASSroom Guest Post & Giveaway

Glitter & Ink Gradient Stamping for Ellen Hutson CLASSroom

My glitter obsession is OOC*, people. (*Out Of Control!)  Yesterday, my coworkers told me I had pink glitter on my cheek and I’m pretty sure I can trace the origins of that glitter to the project I’m sharing today.

As a matter of fact, the card you see above is being featured in the Ellen Hutson CLASSroom today…pretty cool, right? If you are new to Damask Love and found your way via the Ellen Hutson site…welcome! I am happy you’re here and maybe, just maybe you’ll come back to visit! We have a pretty good time here. In addition to this project, if you keep scrolling  you’ll find a special edition of my Craftroom Crush feature at the end of this post!

To create this card, I used a simple technique that I’m calling “ink gradient stamping.” I came up with that all by myself. Head over to the the CLASSroom to see a photo tutorial for this project and be sure to leave a comment here to be entered to win the supplies I used!

Ellen Hutson Blog Candy


WPlus9 Classic Christmas | Grape Ice Stickles | Hero Arts Cardstock in Grenadine | Silver Embossing Powder

Now for a little Craftroom Crush! With all the excitement of yesterday’s Hero Art’s Blog Hop post, I thought I’d take the chance to share some of my favorite products from the new 2013 Hero Arts collection. There is a TON to choose from and Ellen Hutson carries it all! Here’s a look at what I’m crushing on for my craftroom:

Craftroom Crush: My Favorite Hero Arts Products{ROW ONE from L to R}

  • I used the Tape Your Message set for an adorable composition book project, but I can imagine lots more fun way to use it! How about trimming out the inside of one of the frames and placing a photo behind it?!
  • Tags are trending and this Big Tag Woodmounted Stamp is a classic shape that will work for cardmaking, scrapbooking and gift giving!
  • Hero Arts makes awesome sentiment sets and It’s Your Day is no exception! I especially love the “It’s Your Day” sentiment on the bottom. It would look great stamped with the Hero Arts Neon Ink!

{ROW TWO from L to R}

  • A Happy Gram? I mean, that’s just clever and cute! Definitely need this one!
  • How great would this Big Postcard stamp look as an oversized tag on a gift wrapped with a vintage map!?
  • I am a sucker for clever sentiments and the “It’s a Real Card” stamp makes me laugh every time! This is a unique one that I’ll be adding to my stash!

{ROW THREE from L to R}

  • Speech bubbles are are just plain fantastic. Imagine one of these stamps from It’s All Good as quirky and fun addition to a photo card!
  • Simple and elegant. Embossed in gold on black cardstock. I think that would be a beautiful way to use this Love stamp!
  • I love postcards and this Postcard Cling stamp makes is easy peasy. I’m thinking about stamping a bunch of these for Altitude Summit, and handing them out with the return address! Such a fun way to keep in touch with new friends!

If you’ve got some Hero Arts, or other crafty goods on your wishlist – now’s the time to grab them! Use the code HEROARTS13 to receive a 13% discount on your entire order from Ellen Hutson! (copic excluded)

Thanks for stopping by today and please come back tomorrow for another edition of Clear & Simple Stamps Style Watch along with a very important chance to help the families and children of Newton, Connecticut.


  1. pamela on said:

    Too much glitter on that envelope! I remember one time when my coworker told me I have glitter on my hair 😛

  2. Susan T on said:

    Love the gradient technique and who doesn’t like a little sparkle?

  3. aaga on said:

    Uhoh, I’m quite curious about the gradient technique.

  4. Barbara T. on said:

    I love this Amber. positively Glam!

  5. Dasa on said:

    Wow that’s a lot of glitter, my friend would be so happy if I would put so much glitter on the envelopes :)

  6. Lori B on said:

    Wow- Amber, loving all that glitter! Fun technique-thanks for sharing it with us!

  7. Absolutely GORGEOUS card! And don’t worry, I also have a glitter obsession that’s OOC!!! HA! (: Thanks for the chance to win! (:

  8. what a pretty card, and boy howdy, do I LOVE that envie!!! EH is one of my fave online stores! :)

  9. Jilly on said:

    Glitter … love it!!! All I have to do is walk near the door of my “room” and I’m covered with it … really need to clean up in there … but not until my Christmas projects are done! My husband is always saying to me, “have a sparkly day”.

  10. Jeannie L on said:

    Love the card and thanks for the tutorial.

  11. Dana W on said:

    Gorgeous card!! i’m off to the classroom!!

  12. Mary-Anne V. on said:

    Such a pretty card…love thea glitter. Thanks for giving us a photo tutorial too.

  13. Sue D on said:

    This is so pretty–love the gradient look.

  14. diana on said:

    Such a pretty card! And thanks for the tutorial on the CLASSroom blog. Happy holidays!

  15. Such a pretty card! I love the gradient nails and I am denifinitly trying this!!

  16. Ruby C on said:

    Your card looks beautiful. I love how your ornaments glitter!

  17. Kristie on said:

    So very pretty! Love me some glitter!

  18. Natasha on said:


    I love your work and this card is no exception! Beautiful!!


  19. Mary Guikema on said:

    I love this gradient technique and can hardly wait for the instructions. Is that really glitter on the envelope? I think that would make anyone feel special when they received it. Thank you for sharing.

  20. Jill A on said:

    What a beautiful card. I love glitter–you can never have to much glitter.

  21. Carol B on said:

    Fabulous card! Love the gradient from purple to pink! And the sparkliness of it all!

  22. Jayell on said:

    Beautiful cards Amber – I love the stamps you’ve used and the colours are gorgeous. And there’s no such thing as too much glitter at this time of year!

  23. Pai on said:

    can’t wait to see the full tutorial!

  24. Barb King on said:

    Pretty card, love the color combo, looking forward to seeing the video.

  25. Rebecca Ednie on said:

    This looks like an awesome technique. I’m looking forward to reading how to do it!

  26. Debbie English on said:

    Yikes eye catching…love it

  27. connie w on said:

    so good to learn this new technique, will surely try it out, thanks for sharing/

  28. Josiane on said:

    That envelope is gorgeous!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. Wendy F. on said:

    This is gorgeous, Amber. I love it!

    Hey if you can stop by a few posts back I made a card similar to one of yours, using that punched circle masking technique to make a wreath. Thank you!

  30. Mariz on said:

    What a beautiful card. I can’t wait to learn how to do this when this post is live on Ellen Hutson’s Classroom site!

  31. Christina on said:

    So in love with that envelope! Of course the card is gorgeous as well. But that envelope is what caught my eye first. I have a glitter obsession as well. Thanks for the tutorial!

  32. Melinda A on said:

    I love gradient (or Ombre) techniques and adding glitter, girl you are outta control. I love it! I can’t wait to play along with your tutorial. Thanks for the inspiration!

  33. Tessa on said:

    YOU sparkle and shine. You’re amazing and this card is amazing.

  34. Indy on said:

    I just LoVe this! Elegant, festive, spectacular!

  35. Jeanie P on said:

    So cool. Love the card, love you. You are so cute and you crack me up. And . . . I just love everything you show us. Thank you for sharing your many talents with us.

  36. Chunyuan on said:

    love the card. It is a lot of glitter and very pretty.

  37. Gypsy Chaos on said:

    Wandered over from a FB post.
    WOW – I love the fonts and layout of your blog! I love the terms – office hours, field trips, etc. Your blog design is stupendous.

  38. maria f. on said:

    Love your clean and elegant CAS style. Also love that new HA set with the speech bubbles (there’s a cool BG with bubbles too). Would LOVE to win some WPlus9 stamps. I’ve been in love with Folk Art Florals forever.

  39. janet on said:

    Love the colors you used on the card. Thanks for the tutorial over at The Classroom. Your style is simply elegant!

  40. Koopdedoo on said:

    Your card is so sparkly beautiful!

  41. Kathy Eddy on said:

    love your card and the how-tos over on the Classroom blog! So beautiful! Never would have thought to go with the pastel colors for Christmas.

  42. Dee in NH on said:

    Beautiful card! Congrats on being featured In The Classroom! I’m really excited about the new HA release too!

  43. Donna M on said:

    What a beautiful card! Love the glitter, & the tip of using a sponge to blend the 2 colors in the center (always seem to have too harsh of a line there)…I’ll try it. Thanks Ellen for sending me here, & thanks Amber for sharing your talents!

  44. jackie m on said:

    Simple but elegant. Your work is so impressive. Thanks for the tutorial.

  45. Bonnie on said:

    Absolutely love this card. I will head over to the classroom for tutorial!

  46. Rhonda on said:

    Such a pretty card. Thank you for sharing your gradient stamping technique in the classroom.

  47. Chris K on said:

    Love the gradient technique! The ornaments are beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing here and in The Classroom.

  48. andrea on said:

    great technique Amber! Will try it out soon, can’t wait!

  49. Geri G on said:

    Great tutorial! This card looks like you fussed for hours making it! It really would be easy to mass produce these and Wow the recipients! Happy holidays and thanks for sharing your talen with us :)

  50. Anni on said:

    What a beautiful, glamorous card. Thanks for the tutorial. I found you thru Ellen’s.

    Anni xo

  51. AnitaR on said:

    Love the gradient technique with the ornaments…beautiful!

  52. Trish Klemann on said:

    Love your card – the colors and the gradient ink technique! Thanks for sharing!

  53. calamityjane on said:

    Absolutely beautiful Amber!!!! I can’t wait to try the technique & some of the new stamps!!!!

  54. Sue McRae on said:

    Love the pretty ornament colours and the touches of glitter makes the card so elegant.

  55. Susan B on said:

    I just saw the tutorial in the Classroom. This simple technique certainly yields a beautiful result. I can’t wait to try it.

  56. Janet L. on said:

    You’ve been a busy card maker! I saw you were also on The Classroom and I already hopped to your blog on the Hero Arts Hop. I love your work and will continue to visit your blog!

  57. Yeli on said:

    Thanks for a great card and technique Amber. I love your work and this is one more that I really like.

  58. Willow on said:

    Hi Amber, I’m visiting from Ellen’s classroom because I just loved your card! Thanks for a great and easy technique. Also, congratulations on being picked for the Studio Calico design team!!!

  59. Cathy Peper on said:

    I like glitter, too. Your card is very pretty.

  60. conil on said:

    Your card at Ellen Hutson Classroom is perfect. Thank you so much for the tutorial. It was awesome. Have a sparkly day.

  61. Asia King on said:

    Fabulous technique and very lovely candy- thanks for a chance to win! :) xx

  62. joy on said:

    Hi, Amber! I visited your blog earlier for the Hero Arts blog hop and now I’m back via Ellen Hutson. Love your blog and will be visiting again.

    Your technique for gradient stamping is fabulous! And, I love the card you made with all the ornaments. Thanks for your inspiration!

  63. Laura Norris on said:

    Love seeing you over at the classroom! What a great addition you are to that talent!! Love your gradient ornaments, they are just beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  64. Danielle on said:

    very pretty. i love glitter

  65. Meghan on said:

    I love the pink and purple ornaments. The gradient look is gorgeous!

  66. Betty Sue on said:

    Your card is beautiful and that envelope well gorgeous!!!!!

  67. EileenM on said:

    What a gorgeous card! And that sparkly envelope, so fun!

  68. Nonnie on said:

    thanks for the technique….and i love the glitter envelope…mailman might not like it, but I love it….

  69. Felicia on said:

    I Love Your “Ink Gradient Stamping” the card and the term…lol. I too am Crushing on Waaay More that I can afford with the new Hero Arts Catalog 2013. Santa is not having it…LOL!

  70. Jennifer on said:

    Love the sparkle on that envelope! So fabulous…going to go check out your post over at E.H.

  71. Dandi93 on said:

    Such a pretty card Amber, I’m sure I will find several uses for your gradient technique, very cool…. It seems I too, have pulled out some sparkle this year, or should I say I’ve worn some sparkle… Love the new Hero Arts, going to check them out at he store to add to my wish list…. Thank you so much for sharing your talent…. Happy Holidays

  72. Kathy H on said:

    I saw your card over at the Classroom and it is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this technique with us!

  73. Maureen Hayes on said:

    Oh my gosh, I came on over from Ellen Hutson’s Classroom site because I loved the technique you shared. I am SO glad I did, because now I found a great new blog to follow! Looked around and loved what I saw, so I subscribed. Thanks for sharing your gradient technique with us, love it and the colors you used.

    Merry Christmas!

  74. Sandy Hawkins on said:

    I absolutely love your work! I saw it first on Ellen’s classroom, then went to your site! Thank you so much for sharing! Sandy

  75. Jan Douglas on said:

    I, too, am a clean and simple style person and I love your technique. Your card is so beautiful. I just recently found the Classroom blog via Kitty’s blog and I’ve so enjoyed it. Congrats on your participation in their efforts.

  76. Ruby C on said:

    Just saw this card again on Ellen Hutson’s Classroom. The colors you used for the gradient are beautiful combination. Thanks for the instructions too!

  77. I came over from The ClassRoom and so glad that I did! Thanks for your tutorial…..I LOVE IT!!

  78. Ruth G on said:

    Fantastic idea and wonderful card! Thanks so much for sharing! I definitely need to start following!

  79. This is beautiful Amber! Found you via Ellen’s classroom blog,and so glad I did!
    Thank you for sharing !

  80. mary on said:

    Amber I really love your card. Thank you for sharing the gradient technique. Nice blog – I arrived here from Ellen’s but I also visited during the Hero Arts blog hop. HA has so many fab new stamps available.

  81. Linda W. on said:

    I love your card I saw it on the Classroom
    and I just had to come to your blog.
    I love the use of two colors on your stamp and how you blended them…thank for sharing

  82. Terri (blindstamper) on said:

    Welcome to the Classroom Amber! I’ve admired your classy, elegant creations for a while now.

  83. Linda on said:

    Gorgeous card but my heart skipped a beat when I spotted that pink glitter envelope. That is simply too beautiful for words. I think I will have to experiment. I saw a pin on pinterest showing how to glitter a wall! I want my entire closet in pink glitter. How OOC is that?

  84. Mary S. on said:

    I love the gradient effect on this simple but beautiful holiday card.

  85. Mimi on said:

    Wow, that is a gorgeous card! I love all of that glitter – its so beautiful!

  86. I LOVE your BEAUTIFUL CARD!! The colors and the FUN design!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! :)

  87. Angie Hall on said:

    Amber your card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your technique with us on the classroom.Thanks for doing something tangible for the families in Ct. It’s evident you have a very caring heart.I hope the project is very successful.

  88. Diane H on said:

    Loved your card I saw at Ellen Hutson’s…such a pretty soft color combo…and I have glitter on me too all the time…and so does the poor dog….oh well, we just sparkle together!!

  89. Alanna on said:

    Your card is beautiful. I love all the glitter.

  90. ns on said:

    just found your site from Ellen Hutson, wow love your style

  91. Miriam Prantner on said:

    So pretty! I love how this looks, the ombre is great and then you add glitter…LOVE!

  92. BeverlyHBL on said:

    Love your gradient stamping and you made it look so easy. It is a very hot trend right now. Also, love your heart for what you are doing for the children. Wonderful idea. Thank you so much.

  93. Nikki C on said:

    Wow that envelope really sparkles I love it :)

  94. Loly Borda on said:

    So pretty and festive! Thanks for the chance.

  95. Asia King on said:

    Hello, has the giveaway winner been announced yet…? Have I missed it? LOL :)

  96. Tay Cutchin Satterfield on said:

    I just LOVE your creativity !!! I “found” you thru your Toile magazine on Issuu — what a FUN site !! You’re making beautiful, original creations and I’m so intrigued.

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