Sunday, November 20, 2016

Essentials by Elleln November Pin-Sights Challenge

Hello, my friends!  It's a cold, rainy day here in PA and I was in the mood to make a warm and cozy card.  The November Pin-Sights board over at Ellen Hutson was the perfect inspiration for that!

I don't own any of the Essentials by Ellen fall stamps or dies, so I went with more of a general holiday theme, not specifically Thanksgiving or Christmas, as I think the sentiment I used applies to the entire holiday season.  Definitely the most wonderful time of year to me!

I started with a piece of Distress Woodgrain Cardstock and did some ink blending using distress inks (Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Brushed Corduroy, Tea Dye, and Antique Linen).  Next I added a piece of red gingham patterned paper to the base.   To make my tag I used a piece of cross stitch cloth and die cut it with a tag die.  I just love the texture this adds to my card.

I cut some sprigs using the WILD GARDEN dies to tuck behind my sentiment, which is from HOLLY JOLLY.  Picking up on the coffee pot that's in the inspiration photo (as if I ever need an excuse to add coffee to a card lol!), I stamped and die cut a coffee cup using OH FRAPPE and watercolored it with Barn Red distress ink.  I stamped the little tree using HOLLY JOLLY and Cracked Pistachio distress ink and fussy cut it.  The card is finished with a few red sequins and some red twine.  I love how this card came together, hope it inspires!


  1. I admire how you can layer elements for a beautiful card.

  2. Diane, this is absolutely ADORABLE and... I LOVE everything on your card. Great layering work, too!

  3. Feeling all warm and cozy in seeing your pretty layered tag/card! I'd love to have coffee with you...on the wish list!

  4. I love your coffee cards Diane - I still have the one you sent me in pride of place :) This is fab.