How’s that for alliteration?!
The first day of Spring may not be until March 20th, but as of this morning, Spring has sprung over at EllenHutson.com! The new Essentials by Ellen release has just gone live, and it’s a small but super cute one.
You may have seen my reveal video for the Essential Eggs earlier this week, which come as nesting dies, stitching dies, and hot foil stamps. Today I’ve got a project to share that uses the Essential Egg Nesting Dies, along with the new Elegant Eggs Hot Foil Stamps. I love the look of foil-painted Easter eggs, so when I saw this new product, I couldn’t wait to use it!
To get started, I foiled 3 of the stamps on a piece of white cardstock, then used 3 different-sized egg dies to create my egg shapes. (I figured it’d be easier to foil first, so that I could get the position of the foiled decoration exactly where I wanted it on each egg.) From here, I used my ink blending brushes, along with Concord & 9th Aqua Sky, Catherine Pooler Matcha, and Catherine Pooler Hot Tub ink to give the eggs some color.
My foiling wasn’t quite finished yet – I needed to create a background, as well as a solid piece of coordinating champagne foiled cardstock to layer underneath. (Yes, a thick border of foil was a bold move, but I think it worked in the end!) To be sure that I’d have room for my sentiment – a “Hello Spring” from the new Ears to You stamp set – I stamped that first, then proceeded to foil my background with I the speckled hot foil stamp from the Elegant Eggs set. Last up on my foiling to-do list was the solid champagne panel, which I made with the Essentials by Ellen Press Plate.
I played with the egg arrangement for a while, and ultimately decided that the sentiment needed some sort of frame around it to prevent it from looking like it was floating around in space. The thin border cut by one of the Essential Hexagons did just the trick, so after gluing that around the Hello Spring, I adhered the eggs, backed the panel with foam tape, mounted it on the solid champagne piece, then put it all on an A2 card base.
This was just one of the many ideas I had for the Elegant Eggs hot foil stamps, which also come as a regular stamp set, just in case you’re curious! I’m so excited to spend more time playing with these, and hope you’ll check out the full release here. To get you even more inspired, today myself and the other Ellen Hutson Design Ambassadors are part of an Instagram hop. By commenting on each post you’ll be entered to win prizes, so be sure to pop over to my feed and look for the card you see in this post. Good luck, and happy shopping!