Wednesday, May 16, 2018

How to say YAY in so many ways!

Today, I had a good long play time with the Essentials By Ellen May Release products, and a few favorites from past releases, too! 

Julie Ebersole recently made this card on our EH YouTube channel, and it got my creative juices going... I'm sure you have had the same reaction to her brilliance, right?

My cards started with the word YAY from the Yay set of dies released in October of 2017... I cut it three times, then set about coloring them, as Julie did in her video, with her fabulous Plaid Builder set, and three Catherine Pooler dye inksShea Butter, Lime Rickey, and Fiesta Blue.

Are you ready?  ta DA!

A simple swath of water-down ink, and a scattering of confetti!
 Heat embossed Plaid Builder onto vellum, with a 
sprinkling of PPP sequins
I was never a cheerleader, but can you hear: give me a YAY!
The hint of balloons, and confetti - a few glossy accents, too!
Now, if you are familiar with the YAY set, you may be wondering what happened to the exclamation points?

kite-tails - that's where they went!
A simple embossing folder gave my balloon bottom from Yay some texture without disturbing that CAS look, and
Here are all of the inside sentiments I was able to create with Totally Random Sayings Vol. II
Mondo Sakura: sentiments only
Classic Block Alpha dies: all alpha cuts
and another awesome favorite
Abstract Paint Strokes: confetti, and paint strokes
I had such fun playing with these fabulous Essentials by Ellen … all products are available in the Ellen Hutson, LLC shop!*

Thanks @jaebersole for always inspiring a fabulous day of playing cards!  and hugs and thanks to all of you for stopping by today! 

=]  Michele

*affiliate links provided with no extra cost to you - thank you, for your support.


lostinpaper said...

These REALLY are fabulous Michele! It looks like you had a blast putting them all together, I had my first 'play' with the plaid maker yesterday and am hooked, Julie is a genius (and so are you)!

lostinpaper said...

Those Catherine Pooler colours look amazing, just wondering if i 'need' them?

Barb Ghig said...

I agree 100% with Therese! You've done an AMAZING job pairing your stamps and dies, Michele! I love how you 'jazzed up' each card in a unique and clever way, and your color palette is so pretty! Love the inside of your cards, too! Thanks for inspiring me to ink up my Plaid Maker stamp set :)

~amy~ said...

how absolutely wonderful! Love all your projects Michele!

Cat Craig said...

Michele, you have truly captured Julies infectious style and ramped it up in your own way. Fabulous cards!

Joan B said...

these are fantastic!!

nancy littrell said...

Wow!!! CAS Creative Perfection, my friend. I LOVE every single card. You were inspired by Julie, but made your cards your own. TFS and sharing the links. Hugs...

conil said...

...and they are all just as clever and unique as Julie's. Your genius with paper is shining through. Can't get over how brilliant each card is. WOW!

Lisa Elton said...

These have a fun modern vibe to them! Terrific CAS deigns and how great is that dotted swiss balloon!!

Papercraft Boutique said...

How creative you are to use the plaid builder stamp and the confetti in these ways, combining with YAY die-cuts! Thanks for the inspiration, Michele! Now I see patterned stamps differently. Hideko xx

Karren said...

I loved Julie's card and I'm also loving these cards! The pops of color are just gorgeous.

Linda Callahan said...

Wow.....fabulous card! Love the inks and all that glorious white!

Jeanne said...

Thank you for creating such wonderful inspiration for the die and stamp set. Love your cards. The colors are soft and so pretty and pop so well against the white. Just wonderful work! Thanks for sharing! :)

Anita in France said...

Beyond brilliant, Michele! You took Julie's inspiration and developed it so beautifully ... these are stylish and stunning ... from the awesome outsides to the perfectly detailed insides! What inspiration! Big hugs, my friend! Anita :)

Bobby said...

When you get on a roll you just keep cranking them out, Michele. These are super simple yet colorful and creative. I think you and Julie are a match made in crafting heaven.