Saturday, March 5, 2022

American Gothic and a Thirtieth Birthday Card with Essentials by Ellen New Release


Hi Friends! I've got two very different cards from the latest Ellen Hutson Release! This first one is channeling the classic American Gothic painting by using several of the Bear Ware 2 barn accessories (the dress, overalls lol, glasses, barn). And then of course the punny sentiment from Bear Ware Dress Up Sentiments - May the Fork Be With You

All these fun accessories really make the "painting" jump out of it's frame (stamped with the woodgrain from Rustic Woodgrain. I had the pitchfork literally outside of the frame, as that's the piece that relates to the sentiment.

The bushes in the background, and the clouds under the sentiment, are made with the organic shapes in the new Abstract Nature stamp set.

I think this would be a really fun card for a younger, or older, guy, with the Star Wars reference.

Here's another fun one, this time for a thirtieth birthday! This one is just a matter of diecutting all the alphas and arranging them on your card. 

Popping the alphas on some chipboard makes a difference.

The new release includes the Classic Block Numbers and Symbols die set, which is great for birthdays and for making your sentiments a little more custom. The exclamation mark really came in handy to fill up an empty space at the end of the last line. 

That's all from me today! Have a look at the new release if you're interested, and thanks for stopping by!
- Kelly


  1. This Iowa gal always loves an American Gothic reference.

  2. Oh my gosh, Kelly!! Your first card... all smiles here!! Two terrific cards!!


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