Saturday, March 7, 2015

Essentials By Ellen Meets Hero Arts and a few other challenges!

There is a new challenge in blogland! Laurel Beard, a designer for Essentials by Ellen wrote the following on The Classroom blog:
It’s a challenge where we invite one manufacturer to contribute a design that combines Essentials by Ellen stamps/dies with their product to inspire our readers!
For the first challenge Jennifer McGuire was invited to play and to represent Hero Arts.

This is the first card I made for the challenge.  I used Hero Arts Shadow Inks and white detailed embossing powder.  The flowers and sentiment are from Essentials by Ellen's Bold Blooms set.  I think I need a new Versamark pad - my embossing didn't come out very well.
I am submitting this to the Colour Me Card Challenge - Monochromatic using orange:

to Virginia's View - All Things Embossed:

to Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge - Sponging:

Thanks for coming by!


  1. Really beautiful design Harriet. LOVE the white embossed blooms down the side of your card. And love the softer shades of leaves in your sponged background. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx

  2. pretty color for these roses!

  3. Orange is such a happy color and your sentiment was the perfect choice for this card! Thanks for joining us at Colour Me this week!

  4. Very pretty colors! Love the bold color against the embossed flowers! Very pretty! Thank you for joining us at the Eseentials by Ellen Mix It Up Challenge!!!

  5. Beautiful--I really like the cascade of flowers. Also, that imperfect embossing is very chic! Thanks for playing with us over at Colour Me! :) Julia

  6. I love those embossed flowers, Harriet and the sponging is awesome!! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  7. Gorgeous and warm - love the look of the texture (and also the 'negative' version of your card, too!) Great use of these stamps!