Ellen Hutson – Beach Lady


I’m sharing a card using some new products from Ellen Hutson’s latest Essentials by Ellen release by Brandi Kincaid today.  My card features a “Leading Lady” stamp, y’all!  I’ve never made a card using a Leading Lady before.  If you don’t know yet – Brandi Kincaid designs all sorts of themes for these Leading Lady stamps for Ellen Hutson.  I must admit I didn’t own any prior to this.  I’m very much a floral and critters card-maker.  I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see one of these sets in person and make a card using one, so I was so excited when Carly/Ellen Hutson reached out.  YES, of course!  To be clear – this was a gift to me for supporting Ellen Hutson, LLC.  They did not ask me to make a card using this gift – there were no strings attached.  I decided I would support them by making a card because I really do love this particular Leading Lady stamp set!

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My first obstacle was creating a beach scene.  I love Copics and it’s usually my medium of choice, but I rarely use it to color and create a background scene.  A quick search for “cartoon beach scene” on the internet helped me create the line between the water’s horizon and the sky using very light blues.  I colored the sand with a light brown and added some darker dots to create the sand/pebble look. To create the soft clouds, I used my colorless blender to push away some of the blue in the outline of clouds.

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I then stamped all my images on Neenah 80lb cardstock and thought I was pretty clever when I used the new Pattern Play stamp set to create the pattern on this Leading Lady’s dress.  I stuck with lighter colors on her dress to give it a beachy feel.  I love how this scene turned out.  Initially, I thought it could go without a sentiment, but thought the sky space needed to be filled with a little something so I created a banner and stamped a sentiment and embossed it in whit to complete the look.

I hope you enjoyed this card!  I really enjoyed making it and am so glad to have another card to share with this Ellen Hutson release!  Have a wonderful day!


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*NOTE:  To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, etc.).  Affiliate links may be used (at no additional cost to you) – thank you for your support!

EH Beach Lady
EH Beach Lady

EH Beach Lady
EH Beach Lady

EH Pattern Play
EH Pattern Play
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch MarkersEH | MERRIARTIST
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue

3 thoughts on “Ellen Hutson – Beach Lady

  1. Your card is so cute! Love the realistic background you achieved. Did you see that you won the Liquid Watercolors from Pinkfresh Studios? Can’t wait to see what you do with them. Congrats!

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