One of the things that is most important to me is that we provide the best education and inspiration to all those of you who support us here at Ellen Hutson LLC. It is with much excitement today that we announce two wonderful additions to our design team as they join our fabulous group who inspires and educates here on a regular basis in the CLASSroom! Heather Campbell lives right here in the Pacific Northwest - her cheery smile warms my heart each time she stops in here at the office! Thank you Heather for your willingness to help on the spur of the moment and always going above and beyond!
As a Paper Crafts magazine Go-to Gal, a member of the Avery Elle design team and a mom who works, we are so very lucky to have her here as well. You can find more of Heather's clean and simple work on her blog Parker & Molly.
Heather will be contributing every other Wednesday here in the CLASSroom, so be certain to stop by and leave her comments from time to time to cheer her on. Please help us welcome her today both here and on her blog, Parker & Molly! As our way of thanking you for taking the time to do so you will have two chances to win a $25 store credit - one here in the CLASSroom and one over on Heather's blog! Please do so before Monday, November 18th midnight Pacific Standard Time to be a part of our random drawing.
Hello everyone! Heather here and I am thrilled beyond belief to be here today as an official part of the CLASSroom! I am so excited!
For my introductory post, I thought it would be appropriate to do something that is extremely my style.
I have a confession. I love journaling cards. One of my favorite tricks these days is creating my own journaling cards and the Technique Tuesday Story Card dies make this so easy!
I die cut my journaling card and stamped the snowman from Good to Snow by Technique Tuesday.
Since I wanted him to appear on top of the snow line, I needed to cover the white space inside the snowman so ink doesn't go through him when I stamp. This will allow the snowman to appear on top and in front of the snow line. This term is often referred to ask masking and is definitely one of my favorite techniques
Then, I stamped the background of the journaling card using Hero Arts' Tiny Ink Spots DesignBlock, using the same masking technique to keep the snow of the snowman and on the ground white, putting the snowman in front of the falling snow.
I added some snowflakes using the same Hero Arts soft pool ink and stamped my sentiment.
One I had my background done, I peeled off my masking paper and added paper pieced the scarf, earmuffs and heart. I also outlined the snowman and the snow with my lightest shade of blue copic marker to make them appear extra white.
Ta-da! Journaling card done and it's so cute! I could have easily made this into a tag but I really wanted to put it on a card.
I stamped some of the snowflakes on kraft and then wrapped it with twine.
Since I didn't want a lump behind the journaling card, I punched holes with a small hole punch and threaded my favorite twine ever around the layer of kraft cardstock so that the journaling card could sit flush
Here's how it looks from behind. I used washi tape to secure it on the back so the knot wouldn't cause any lumps.
A strip of the new My Mind's Eye Mistletoe Magic decorative tape and it's adhered to the card and I love how it sits nice and flush to the card.
Thank you so much for stopping by the CLASSroom today! I'm thrilled to be here!