Essentials by Ellen October Release Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Essentials by Ellen October Release Blog Hop! I’m thankful to be invited to join the blog hop, celebrating new release. 

You probably came from LauraJane Head. And your next stop will be Lea Lawson.

I will be sharing three cards made using newly released stamp set – Thistle by Julie Ebersole. This is a very interesting set. It’s done in so to speak sketchy style and works well with both stamping and faux watercolor. It includes several images to build a thistle as well as an acorn head that can be used along with the large thistle head to build an acorn.

And here are my cards I made using this set.

For my first card I wanted to create kind of fall mood, maybe a cold and foggy fall morning…

First I stamped the background onto a white panel by first stamping several thistles using Hero Arts Dusty Blue ink and then inking over using the same ink.

Then I stamped “forefront”part of the design by stamping with Hero Arts Ombre Metallic Rust ink. I also added some splatter of NUVO Fresh Copper Mousse (which I diluted with water to be able to splatter).

I foam mounted the panel onto a white card base and adhered a white stripe with a sentiment from Snailed It by Julie Ebersole Stamp Set stamped with Hero Arts Ombre Metallic Rust ink.

My second card is very simple one-layer one. Here I stamped the thistle using Altenew Crimson, Industrial Diamond and Pure Graphite inks onto a white card base. You can see here the second layer of the large head.

I stamped a sentiment from Snailed It by Julie Ebersole Stamp Set and added some black splatters using a black spray.

And of course since it’s October – I had to create a fall card as well. This one is me favorite.

First I stamped the wreath using a twig stamp from Thistle by Julie Ebersole Stamp Set with Hero Arts Cup O’Joe Ink onto a white panel.

I stamped two acorns using Hero Arts Pumpkin Pie and Cup O’Joe inks. As well as several leaves from Thistle  and Snailed It stamp sets using Hero Arts Ombre Butter to Orange and Ruby to Royal Red inks.

I then die-cut all elements using matching dies from Thistle  and Snailed It die sets and adhered them onto the panel forming a cluster.

Lastly I stamped the sentiment, added several NUVO Dark Walnut and Autumn Red droplets and adhered the panel onto a brown card base.


The next stop in the blog hop will be Lea Lawson.


Ellen Hutson blog

Julie Ebersole

Brandi Kincaid

Carissa Wiley

Jan Tinklenberg

LauraJane Head 

Svitlana Shayevich 

Lea Lawson

Jennifer McGuire

October 7, 2017


  1. Reply

    Lea Lawson

    October 8, 2017

    These are all so pretty! The black & red one is very striking. Great job! ♥

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    Michele F

    October 8, 2017

    Svitlana I am thrilled that Ellen put those Thistle into your exceptionally talented hands … it was the first set into my basket! Thanks for showing me the way!

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    Lisa Petrella

    October 8, 2017

    Beautiful projects! I didn’t realize you could build an acorn with this set! And I love the punny sentiments that go along with the thistle images!

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    Colleen Howell

    October 8, 2017

    Great cards

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    October 8, 2017

    These cards are very pretty!

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    Karen P.

    October 8, 2017

    So pretty. Love the acorns and wreath.

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    October 8, 2017

    These cards are very pretty! Love the acorns.

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    Michelle Hackett

    October 8, 2017

    Your designs are gorgeous, and elegantly put together.

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    Julie Booker

    October 8, 2017

    What beautiful cards. You have showcased these stamps beautifully. I love your foggy mood card. Beautiful colours. Your red and black thistle card is visually stunning.

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    Jane Sirak

    October 8, 2017

    So happy to see what you did with the thistle stamps!
    Love it!

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    Maggie B

    October 8, 2017

    Hi Svitlana ~ Your cards are beautiful and I love the way the thistles appear to be prominent on a foggy morning. So creative. Thanks for the inspiration and I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend. ~HUGS~

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    Martha R

    October 8, 2017

    Your acorn card is my favorite. This release has “great stuff” !
    Thank you.

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    Patt H.

    October 8, 2017

    The Thistle set is my very favorite so am happy to see all the inspiring cards today. Can’t wait to get these stamps!

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    Karthikha Uday

    October 9, 2017

    Beautiful cards 🙂 So pretty!

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    Laura Peddicord

    October 9, 2017

    I love the colors of fall like so many people do. Here in the Houston area we really don’t see many colors so I’m really grateful for cards like yours! Thank you for sharing your beautiful card!

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    Anna Kosskovskaya

    October 9, 2017

    Никогда не думала, что чертополох может быть таким хорошеньким в штампах! Особенно я балдею от первой открытки – такая игра теней и техник!

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    Mary W

    October 9, 2017

    The first card really does feel like a foggy, frosty fall morning with the sun struggling to shine through and dead thistles. It’s beautiful. I’d love to be able to convey feelings with a simple design like that in my cards. The wreath is a clever use of the stem.

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    Michelle Sullivan

    October 9, 2017

    Beautiful cards. That black and red card is stunning! Gorgeous cards. That thistle set is being ordered!

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    jan metcalf

    October 9, 2017

    The brown and blue combination is really grabbing my attention!! Lovely cards!

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    October 9, 2017

    Awesome release! Awesome projects! I especially love the simple black and pink thistle card!

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    Tracey Magner

    October 9, 2017

    Hi, Your 3 cards are so Beautiful, I just love them. Thanks so much for sharing the process.

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    Tara Prince

    October 9, 2017

    Beautiful cards! I love the thistle!!

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    Barbara Lassiter

    October 9, 2017

    Love your cards. These are my favorite sets from this release.

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    Kathy H

    October 9, 2017

    These cards are so pretty Svitlana! I love every one!

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    Anne Sturgeon

    October 9, 2017

    I love the whistle cards. That set went right in my basket. Nicely done.

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    Anne Sturgeon

    October 9, 2017

    I love the thistle cards. That set went right in my basket. Nicely done.

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    Marjorie Dumontier

    October 10, 2017

    Your cards are so beautiful, delicate and elegant!!

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    maria f.

    October 10, 2017

    Svitlana, you’ve convinced me that that Thistle stamp needs to go onto my wish list. Love your creations.

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    Angie Hall

    October 10, 2017

    My favorite card is the one with acorns. Love the colors in all 3 cards. Thanks

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    Deborah Kaye

    October 12, 2017

    Beautiful cards! I really like the wreath one. Fall is just the BEST season and these are great stamps for it!

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    Sue LD

    October 12, 2017

    Wonderful cards with this set.

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    October 14, 2017

    Wow, I love your dramatic color combos with the thistle stamp set. Gives a whole new look to these images that are unexpected and so fabulous!