Welcome to the "Get to know the new 2018 Ellen Hutson Design Team" Blog Hop! If you are visiting my blog for the first time via the blog hop, my name is Sharon Harnist and I’ve been papercrafting since 1995 when I started scrapbooking. I was introduced to stamping and cardmaking in 2004 and found a lifetime love! I started this blog in 2007, shortly before joining some of the first designers for Ellen Hutson's fabulous online shop! I am very proud and honored to have been around that long and today we are introducing and getting to know some new designers to the team. Today we'll be sharing some of our favorite things . . .
Even as a seasoned card maker, I enjoy learning tips & tricks from other crafters! My favorite tip/trick is ... to use a stamp positioner to achieve perfectly aligned stamping! Case in point ... this bookmark:
My Misti stamp positioner helped to make sure these sentiments were aligned properly AND helps to make sure stamp impressions are sharp and clear!
To create the background for this bookmark, I used one of my favorite and most versatile crafting products, Copic Various Ink Refills on Yupo paper. If you missed or need a tutorial on how to create alcohol ink backgrounds, you can find one I recently did in Ellen Hutson's the CLASSroom here.
After using rainbow colors of Copic alcohol inks for the background, I stamped the sentiments with Catherine Pooler's awesome Midnight ink ... it performed beautifully, even on the slick surface of the Yupo paper AND on top of the Copic alcohol ink! To make the sweet All Inside bear (one of my favorite Essentials by Ellen stamp sets!) stand out against the background, I die cut an additional two bears from white cardstock and layered them behind the bear.
What are some of your favorite papercrafting products?
So you can get to know everyone on the 2018 Ellen Hutson Design Team a little better, we were all asked to answer these questions:
Coffee or tea? Hot (black) tea in the mornings, iced tea in the warm afternoon! And I'm from the south, so it's all sweet tea! :) And if not tea, it's Diet Dr. Pepper . . . or wine! ;-)
How did you come up with your blog name? A combination of my tag line of "Sweet confections made of paper" -- Paper (con)Fections, and Paper-Perfections (since I'm a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to crafting!).
Tell us one silly/random/interesting tidbit about yourself! I may have been known to wear flip-flops in almost any kind of weather! ;-)
Here's a list of everyone participating in the hop today:
Carly Tee Minner
Thanks so much for joining us!