Ellen Hutson Mix-it-up Challenge with Waffleflower stamps


Well, how’s that for timing! I just purchased my first Waffleflower stamp and here comes Ellen Hutson with a new Mix-it-up Challenge perfect for the occasion. I don’t know why, but the idea for this card came together very quickly–you know how it sometimes takes forever to come up with a card design that resembles your original idea? Well, not this time 🙃

Mix-it-up challenge card

Happy Day and Tree Farm stamps

First, I stamped the Toadstool image from Purple Onion Designs and then stamped it again on masking paper (you can also use a post-it note) and then covered the image. Next, I stamped the large egg from the Simon Says Stamp February 2017 Card Kit (the kit is no longer available, but you can still buy the Some Bunny stamp set) and the big bunny from the Essentials by Ellen Tree Farm set. For the Bear, I just applied the ink and then wiped off (fingers, baby wipe, stamp shammy–your preference 😜) the flowers in the little basket before stamping it on the paper. Then, I just masked off the edge of the basket (quick post-it, no stamped mask necessary) and added the little egg from Lawn Fawn’s Hoppy Easter stamp. Again, a bit of quick masking with a post-it. Mine had rounded edges that fit the eggs perfectly 😉

I colored the critters, toadstool, and eggs first using Copics (colors listed in close-up pictures and below) before tackling the background.

Copic Colors for Toadstool Copic Colors for Bunny Copic Colors for Bear

I had just watched Michelle Houghton’s Copic in the Craftroom Youtube video on making a copic background scene using the cutie-pie pigs from the MFT Sow much Cuteness set (I had to get those too, but that’s another story). The hilly background only used three(!) colors–and I had all of them–yay (I usually have to consult my Hexchart to find close colors to substitute. But not this time–boy I was on a roll! 🤗 I also had the right color for the sky (B0000), but only enough for a few strokes–guess I need more refills. I ended up using a little darker color (B00), but I still think it came out nicely. The sentiment is also from the Some Bunny set–I simply stamped it right onto the page and then clear embossed it. I trimmed off a bit on the sides and adhered it to an A2 (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) card base, added some Wink of Stella to the eggs and some white dots with a Uniball Signo White Gel pen to the top of the toadstool and–tadaa! My first Mix-it-up Challenge entry.

Here is a list of the supplies I used for this card (Some Affiliate Links used at no additional cost to you):

Stamps:

Essentials by Ellen, Tree Farm
Essentials by Ellen, Tree Farm
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Purple Onion Designs, Stacy Yacula, Toadstool
Purple Onion Designs, Stacy Yacula, Toadstool
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Lawn Fawn, Hoppy Easter
Lawn Fawn, Hoppy Easter
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Waffle Flower, Happy Day
Waffle Flower, Happy Day
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Other Supplies:

Copic SKETCH Marker - Dim Green - G40
Copic SKETCH Marker – Dim Green – G40
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AZ
Copic SKETCH Marker - Pistachio - G43
Copic SKETCH Marker – Pistachio – G43
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AZ
Copic SKETCH Marker - Mistletoe - G46
Copic SKETCH Marker – Mistletoe – G46
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AZ
Copic SKETCH Marker - Frost Blue - B00
Copic SKETCH Marker – Frost Blue – B00
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AZ
Copic SKETCH Marker - Cool Gray No. 1 - C1
Copic SKETCH Marker – Cool Gray No. 1 – C1
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AZ
Copic SKETCH Marker - Pink Flamingo - E01
Copic SKETCH Marker – Pink Flamingo – E01
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Copic SKETCH Marker - Barley Beige - E11
Copic SKETCH Marker – Barley Beige – E11
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AZ
Copic SKETCH Marker - Lipstick Natural - E04
Copic SKETCH Marker – Lipstick Natural – E04
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AZ
Copic SKETCH Marker - Brick Beige - E31
Copic SKETCH Marker – Brick Beige – E31
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AZ
Copic SKETCH Marker - Sepia - E37
Copic SKETCH Marker – Sepia – E37
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AZ
Copic SKETCH Marker - Chamois - E35
Copic SKETCH Marker – Chamois – E35
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AZ
Copic SKETCH Marker - Sand White - E42
Copic SKETCH Marker – Sand White – E42
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AZ
Copic SKETCH Marker - Champagne - E71
Copic SKETCH Marker – Champagne – E71
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AZ
Copic SKETCH Marker - Rose Red - R85
Copic SKETCH Marker – Rose Red – R85
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AZ
Copic SKETCH Marker - Neutral Gray No. 0 - N0
Copic SKETCH Marker – Neutral Gray No. 0 – N0
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AZ
Copic SKETCH Marker - Neutral Gray No. 2 - N2
Copic SKETCH Marker – Neutral Gray No. 2 – N2
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AZ
Copic SKETCH Marker - Deep Magenta - RV17
Copic SKETCH Marker – Deep Magenta – RV17
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AZ
Copic SKETCH Marker - Raspberry - RV66
Copic SKETCH Marker – Raspberry – RV66
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Wow Embossing Powder, Clear
Wow Embossing Powder, Clear
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Uni-Ball UM 153 Broad Point Gel Pen, White
Uni-Ball UM 153 Broad Point Gel Pen, White
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Zig Wink of Stella Brush, Clear
Zig Wink of Stella Brush, Clear
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Misti Creative Corners
Misti Creative Corners
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Misti Stamping Tool Original Size
Misti Stamping Tool Original Size
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