DIY: Ellen Hutson CLASSroom Guest Post & Giveaway

December 15, 2012

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

SUPPLIES:

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.