Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Essentials by Ellen - Otterly ADORBS!

I'm making this a quick post ... caught a bug - UGH! 

I couldn't let the day go by without sharing two cards I made using a few of the awesome sets that were released yesterday from Essentials by Ellen - Otterly Awesome! and coordinating dies, and Wonky Backdrops - all by the incomparable Julie Ebersole!

I LOve Otters - LOVE them!  This stamp set took me back to one of my many trips to Seattle, and my first of many visits to their fabulous aquarium! 

I wanted to try a little 'underwater' look ... tell me if you think I managed it?  I simply used blue ink to stamp the under water half - then tucked the stamped/die cut image through a slit in the paper.

Julie has given us the most adorable sentiments to choose from - this one is perfect for my guy!
 

Here's a second card ... just because they are too fun to stop at just one!


So happy that I felt great on Monday ... Tuesday was another story - but I just want to thank each and every one of you for your kindness, and sweet comments!  Also, to those of you who went to Instagram to watch that Mirror, Mirror in action!!  Truly makes my heart smile ...

=]  Michele

21 comments:

Dotty Jo x said...

These are adorable, Michele! Such a clever way to achieve an underwater effect, Jo x

LauraJane:) said...

Underwater done VERY well!! CUTEness:))

Marianne said...

So fun!
Hope you'll feel better soon!

lostinpaper said...

The underwater look turned out perfect! What fun and fabulous designs Michele!

Esther A said...

Love how you made the otters under water! So creative!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh good golly are these ever CUTE!! And yes, you succeeded with your underwater idea. So sorry you're not feeling well. Best wishes for a speedy recovery ~ hugs.

Happy Dance said...

Hope that you're feeling better! Had the headcold bug, but am feeling nearly normal now. Just have to finish my antibiotics for the ear infections... Otterly adorable cards. Leave it to you to tuck those little critters in and make give it that underwater look. Fantastic. And I'll bet your sweetie loves that first one especially. Darling, darlin'! Bev

Cat Craig said...

Oh this is so darling! Feel better.

Denise Gutshall said...

The otters are adorable! And YES ... you really did capture the underwater look!

donna mikasa said...

Otterly love that background! Hope you feel better soon!

Laura Peddicord said...

Love the otters. They're so cute! Thank you for sharing.

Anita in France said...

So completely sweet, Michele ... and adorable ... and yes, you captured the underwater-ness (a new word!) beautifully! Sending you feel better hugs, Anita :)

Michelle Murray said...

ADORABLE card!!! Love the technique of the underwater outline-soo cool. Hope you feel better soon, Michele!

Susi K. said...

Brilliant idea to use the Wonky Backdrops to create a "water scene", which is OTTERLY delightful!

Nancy Thomas said...

I'm still unpacking but I had to take the time to let you know just how adorable these are. You captured the underwater effect perfectly and I love the CAS style.

Jen W. said...

Michele, these are genius! So so clever and perfectly executed!

Barb Ghig said...

Two adorable cards, Michele! I can see that you couldn't stop playing with this set...the underwater effect that you created is genius! Thanks for making me smile :)

Bobby said...

I love otters too, Michele, and could watch them play all day. Your cards are otterly cute, and the underwater one works great. They will be on my borrow list when we get together.

Nora N. said...

Feeling sick and you made two cards? Girl, you are a marvel!! I LOVE how you created these. That "under water" stamping is so clever. Your totally ROCK!

Sharron said...

One of the highlights of our trip to California last year was seeing the sea otters. We thought they might be hard to find but it wasn't a problem at all. There have been several otter sets lately but I think this is my favorite. And your creative underwater scene is amazing!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, Michale, these are sooooooo cute and darling!!!!! So creatively done with the underwater effect - for sure you created a wonderful underwater look!!!! Otterly cuteness galore, my friend!!!! And the sentiments ...so sweet!!!!! Oh, I love these cards and it has me smiling all over!!!! FABULOUS, my friend!!!!!
Hugz