DIY: Ellen Hutson CLASSroom Guest Post & Giveaway

December 15, 2012

Glitter & Ink Gradient Stamping for Ellen Hutson CLASSroom

My glitter obsession is OOC*, people. (*Out Of Control!)  Yesterday, my coworkers told me I had pink glitter on my cheek and I’m pretty sure I can trace the origins of that glitter to the project I’m sharing today.

As a matter of fact, the card you see above is being featured in the Ellen Hutson CLASSroom today…pretty cool, right? If you are new to Damask Love and found your way via the Ellen Hutson site…welcome! I am happy you’re here and maybe, just maybe you’ll come back to visit! We have a pretty good time here. In addition to this project, if you keep scrolling  you’ll find a special edition of my Craftroom Crush feature at the end of this post!

To create this card, I used a simple technique that I’m calling “ink gradient stamping.” I came up with that all by myself. Head over to the the CLASSroom to see a photo tutorial for this project and be sure to leave a comment here to be entered to win the supplies I used!

Ellen Hutson Blog Candy


WPlus9 Classic Christmas | Grape Ice Stickles | Hero Arts Cardstock in Grenadine | Silver Embossing Powder

Now for a little Craftroom Crush! With all the excitement of yesterday’s Hero Art’s Blog Hop post, I thought I’d take the chance to share some of my favorite products from the new 2013 Hero Arts collection. There is a TON to choose from and Ellen Hutson carries it all! Here’s a look at what I’m crushing on for my craftroom:

Craftroom Crush: My Favorite Hero Arts Products{ROW ONE from L to R}

  • I used the Tape Your Message set for an adorable composition book project, but I can imagine lots more fun way to use it! How about trimming out the inside of one of the frames and placing a photo behind it?!
  • Tags are trending and this Big Tag Woodmounted Stamp is a classic shape that will work for cardmaking, scrapbooking and gift giving!
  • Hero Arts makes awesome sentiment sets and It’s Your Day is no exception! I especially love the “It’s Your Day” sentiment on the bottom. It would look great stamped with the Hero Arts Neon Ink!

{ROW TWO from L to R}

  • A Happy Gram? I mean, that’s just clever and cute! Definitely need this one!
  • How great would this Big Postcard stamp look as an oversized tag on a gift wrapped with a vintage map!?
  • I am a sucker for clever sentiments and the “It’s a Real Card” stamp makes me laugh every time! This is a unique one that I’ll be adding to my stash!

{ROW THREE from L to R}

  • Speech bubbles are are just plain fantastic. Imagine one of these stamps from It’s All Good as quirky and fun addition to a photo card!
  • Simple and elegant. Embossed in gold on black cardstock. I think that would be a beautiful way to use this Love stamp!
  • I love postcards and this Postcard Cling stamp makes is easy peasy. I’m thinking about stamping a bunch of these for Altitude Summit, and handing them out with the return address! Such a fun way to keep in touch with new friends!

If you’ve got some Hero Arts, or other crafty goods on your wishlist – now’s the time to grab them! Use the code HEROARTS13 to receive a 13% discount on your entire order from Ellen Hutson! (copic excluded)

Thanks for stopping by today and please come back tomorrow for another edition of Clear & Simple Stamps Style Watch along with a very important chance to help the families and children of Newton, Connecticut.

100 thoughts on “Ellen Hutson CLASSroom Guest Post & Giveaway”

  1. You’ve been a busy card maker! I saw you were also on The Classroom and I already hopped to your blog on the Hero Arts Hop. I love your work and will continue to visit your blog!

  2. Hi Amber, I’m visiting from Ellen’s classroom because I just loved your card! Thanks for a great and easy technique. Also, congratulations on being picked for the Studio Calico design team!!!

  3. Hi, Amber! I visited your blog earlier for the Hero Arts blog hop and now I’m back via Ellen Hutson. Love your blog and will be visiting again.

    Your technique for gradient stamping is fabulous! And, I love the card you made with all the ornaments. Thanks for your inspiration!

  4. Love seeing you over at the classroom! What a great addition you are to that talent!! Love your gradient ornaments, they are just beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  5. I Love Your “Ink Gradient Stamping” the card and the term…lol. I too am Crushing on Waaay More that I can afford with the new Hero Arts Catalog 2013. Santa is not having it…LOL!

  6. Such a pretty card Amber, I’m sure I will find several uses for your gradient technique, very cool…. It seems I too, have pulled out some sparkle this year, or should I say I’ve worn some sparkle… Love the new Hero Arts, going to check them out at he store to add to my wish list…. Thank you so much for sharing your talent…. Happy Holidays

  7. Oh my gosh, I came on over from Ellen Hutson’s Classroom site because I loved the technique you shared. I am SO glad I did, because now I found a great new blog to follow! Looked around and loved what I saw, so I subscribed. Thanks for sharing your gradient technique with us, love it and the colors you used.

    Merry Christmas!

  8. I absolutely love your work! I saw it first on Ellen’s classroom, then went to your site! Thank you so much for sharing! Sandy

  9. I, too, am a clean and simple style person and I love your technique. Your card is so beautiful. I just recently found the Classroom blog via Kitty’s blog and I’ve so enjoyed it. Congrats on your participation in their efforts.

  10. Amber I really love your card. Thank you for sharing the gradient technique. Nice blog – I arrived here from Ellen’s but I also visited during the Hero Arts blog hop. HA has so many fab new stamps available.

  11. I love your card I saw it on the Classroom
    and I just had to come to your blog.
    I love the use of two colors on your stamp and how you blended them…thank for sharing

  12. Gorgeous card but my heart skipped a beat when I spotted that pink glitter envelope. That is simply too beautiful for words. I think I will have to experiment. I saw a pin on pinterest showing how to glitter a wall! I want my entire closet in pink glitter. How OOC is that?

  13. Amber your card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your technique with us on the classroom.Thanks for doing something tangible for the families in Ct. It’s evident you have a very caring heart.I hope the project is very successful.

  14. Loved your card I saw at Ellen Hutson’s…such a pretty soft color combo…and I have glitter on me too all the time…and so does the poor dog….oh well, we just sparkle together!!

  15. Love your gradient stamping and you made it look so easy. It is a very hot trend right now. Also, love your heart for what you are doing for the children. Wonderful idea. Thank you so much.

  16. I just LOVE your creativity !!! I “found” you thru your Toile magazine on Issuu — what a FUN site !! You’re making beautiful, original creations and I’m so intrigued.

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