Friday, March 8, 2019

New Essentials By Ellen - Backyard Friends

Hi Folks! We've got a few new sets from Ellen Hutson this month, and one of the cutest is this Backyard Friends set. Several different birds, two branches, a nest, and several punny sentiments make this a set that's sure to be reached for often for all sorts of cards.
The branches are either in bloom for the Spring, or "leaved" for the summer. I chose to use the Spring branches so I could include the happy blossoms. It was fun using my bright red Copic colors to bring the Cardinal to life.
 For the nest, I used an exacto blade to cut a slit to slip the eggs inside.
The entire panel is spritzed with gold ink, and then sewn to the card base.

I'm sure we'll be seeing a flood of cards with these sweet birds shortly ... they're just so charming!

Tomorrow I'll share a few more cards featuring a Grandmother and a cute little boy. If you'd like to jump right to all the new sets, here's a quick link. Hope to see you then : )

Thanks for stopping by!
- Kelly

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Backyard Bird Friends by Brandi Kincaid, Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps

Catherine Pooler Ink Pad, Melon Ice

Catherine Pooler Ink Pad, Aquatini

Catherine Pooler Ink Pad, Black Jack

Uni-ball Impact Gel Pen, White

My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool (6-1/8 X 7)

Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray

We R Memory Keepers Basic Score Board

Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps, Totally Random Sayings Vol. 2 by Julie Ebersole

Life Changing Blender Brush - 4 Piece Broad, Picket Fence Studios (LCB-4)

Life Changing Blender Brush - 6 Piece Fine, Picket Fence Studios (LCB-6)

Teflon Bone Folder


  1. This is delightful Kelly! I like the sweet spring scene you've created!

  2. Birds, especially owls, are my favorite animals and the cardinal is close to my heart because it was my Mom's favorite. Thanks for creating such a sweet reminder, Kelly.

  3. This is so sweet, Kelly! It is the personification of springtime with the branches in bloom and your coloring is fantastic! Enjoy the weekend!! Hugs, Darnell


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