Ellen Hutson October Release Blog Hop!

Hi there and welcome to my stop on the Ellen Hutson October Release Blog hop! I’m so glad you’re here!

Today I have TWO cards to share using the new addition to the Mondo lineup: Mondo Chrysanthemum! This flower you all — it just makes me so happy! You see, growing up in Ohio my Grandma had mums planted all along the side of her house and I loved seeing them. I used to steal some and use them as cut flowers — they seem to last forever. Nowadays I live in Texas and mums no likey our weather so I’ve had to admire them from afar — until now!

You Are Pretty Amazing

For this card I paired the Mondo Chrysanthemum with the new Totally Random Sayings Vol 3 — this set is so good you all!

I couldn’t make up my mind what color I wanted the mum to be so I decided to splash some paint around with all my favorites from the Daniel Smith Essentials Set.

Love doing this, it really takes the pressure off of trying to color each petal and stay in the lines!

I started off by coloring the mum on a piece of watercolor paper, then when it was completely dry I used the coordinating die to cut her out and pop her up on the card!

Pro tip: I like to stamp images that I’m gonna watercolor with Versafine onyx black and then heat emboss ’em in clear — that way I don’t have to worry about an opaque watercolor mucking up the stamped image. :)

Thanks a Million

While I was workin’ on my first card I thought to myself “hey, wouldn’t this look awesome heat embossed in rose gold”?

Turns out the answer is YES!!!

This time I added the sentiment on a EBE Shipping Tag die cut stamped with the EBE Rustic Woodgrain. I added a few rose gold sequins to tie everything together and that was that!

Pro tip: I love using Altenew Embossing ink for projects like this — it’s super sticky — best I’ve found!

Hop On

Your next stop on the hop is Emily’s blog — I can’t wait to see what she’s made! Find the full list right HERE on the Ellen Hutson blog!


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Find the full October release right HERE! So many must-haves!

These are the specific supplies that I used on these cards:

Thanks so much for joining me, and happy October, y’all! I’ll be back tomorrow with a BEAST of a card featuring the new Lil’ ‘Squatch — see ya then! :)

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  3. Gorgeous cards.

  4. Love your use of the mum and sentiment sets!

  5. So pretty. I like your color choices.

  6. I love how bright you colored the mondo chrysanthemums! Thanks for your take on this release.

  7. Beautifully embossed card!

  8. Kris Reeves says:

    The floral is stunning!

  9. love the flower…thanks for sharing

  10. Two really great looks from one amazing stamp. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Both of your cards are gorgeous. The rose gold really stands out. Thanks for the suggestion on the embossing ink. I need a new one and I’ll give it a try.

  12. Kenni Eberlin says:

    Nice cards. I would never have thought of adding the watercolor and not filling the flower in but it is beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing the beautiful cards.

  13. Your watercolor mum is very nice, but WOW, I’m crushing on that rose gold heat embossed card! And the tag finishes it off nicely!

  14. barbara lassiter says:

    I have to say that Your Mondo Chrysanthemums are my favorites so far. Beautiful!

  15. They look amazing embossed in rose gold! Great idea.

  16. I love how you used the large mum as as an embossed background texture – it has an Asian fell to it!

  17. Gail Spresser says:

    Nice coloring on the first Chrysanthemum card and love the white embossing on the 2nd Card (great idea).

  18. Beautiful cards!

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