Happy Mother’s Day – Ellen Hutson

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Have you tried stitching on your handmade cards yet? I’m totally hooked!! Today, I’m sharing a card using some new stitching dies from Spellbinders. Ellen Hutson recently got several new products from Spellbinders, just another reason to shop the Ellen Hutson website for all your cardmaking needs! All your favorite products, amazing customer service, lightning fast shipping, even if I wasn’t on the EH design team, it would be my go-to one-stop shop!

As you know Mother’s Day is around the corner and my friend commissioned me to make a card for her mom. Her mom, like me, loves purple and flowers, so I thought it would be a great chance to play with some products I bought, but haven’t used yet. I love how this card turned out. Even if you aren’t a purple lover like me, try it in a different color combo. A full list of products is below.

  1. Die cut the Spellbinders Stitched Flower dies with lilac and dark purple cardstock. Die cut the leaves from dark teal.
  2. Stitch the flowers with variegated purple DMC floss. Stitch the leaves with dark teal DMC floss. I separated the 6 strand floss into 3 strands and used 3 strands for all of the stitching.
  3. After stitching, die cut the base layer of the flowers from Spellbinders Mirror Gold cardstock and glue the layers together. I love the gold peeking from behind for a metallic pop. Add a gold pearl in the flower centers with liquid glue.
  4. Die cut an A2 panel of white cardstock with the Essentials by Ellen, Essential Hexagons. Die cut three different size hexagons.
  5. Die cut the hexagons using the EBE A2 Piercing Plate 2. I love the added texture, and it ties in the stitching theme. The Piercing plates are back in stock in case you were waiting for one. It’s a staple in my EH stash.
  6. Die cut the same size hexagons from the Spellbinders Pop-Up Diecutting Foam. This is truly my favorite die cutting foam. It die cuts perfectly, without stretching too much, and adds the perfect amount of dimension.
  7. On the edges of each hexagon die, lightly ink blend some purple dye ink. I used the ink left on my blending brushes. Odds are the ink is Catherine Pooler Queen For A Day mixed with Flirty Fuchsia for a little added warmth.
  8. Adhere the hexagons to a card panel trimmed to 4 x 5.25 inches with liquid glue.
  9. Splatter the panel and the leaves with gold, metallic watercolor from the Starry Colors palette.
  10. Arrange the flowers and leaves on the top hexagon and adhere.
  11. For the sentiment, gold foil the Mother’s Day sentiment from Spellbinders Happy Parents Day Glimmer plate on purple cardstock. Die cut with the coordinating die. This glimmer plate will be a staple year after year.
  12. Die cut two more layers behind the sentiment – once from purple and once from Mirror Gold cardstock. Glue the layers together.
  13. Adhere the sentiment to the card front.
  14. Adhere the completed card front to a top folding A2 card base.

Hope this inspired you try out some new stitching dies on your next project! If you make a card inspired by my card, I’d love to see it. Please tag me and Ellen Hutson on IG. Have a great Friday!

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