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! :)

59 Replies to “Ellen Hutson October Release Blog Hop!”

  1. Denise Bryant says:

    Lovely cards with this beautiful Mondo Chrysanthemum set! Fabulous colors and details!

  2. These are amazing!

  3. ‘You are pretty amazing’ these cards are all gorgeous.

  4. Anneleise Hampson says:

    I just love how you splashed the color around. Definitely going to try this technique.

  5. Kathy Dippner says:

    Beautiful card! Love the size of the chrysanthemum. I makes a wonderful focal point.

  6. Val Quitral says:

    Very colorful

  7. Good idea to emboss and then color!

  8. I love how you made that chrysanthemum into a background stamp! Beautiful.

  9. Kimberly Jill Campbell says:

    So very beautiful! Lovely cards!!

  10. Can’t decide which Mondo Chrysanthemum I like better they’re both so good!!! You always make great cards friend!

  11. This Mondo Chrysanthemum is a beautiful stamp, also love the Totally Random Sayings. Fabulous cards!

  12. Dear Lisa
    The cards are simple awesome. Love the new collection.blessings

  13. Really beautiful cards

  14. sigh, I simply LOVE the Mondo Chrysanthemum!

  15. STUNNING florals! I love the colors!

  16. I love all the different ideas using this beautiful stamp.

  17. Janice Kincaid says:

    Beautiful cards!!

  18. Beautiful cards! The first one is just amazing! <3

  19. Chai Dackermann says:

    Oh wow, your cards are so beautiful and mesmerizing, thank you for the inspiration.

  20. Absolutely wonderful cards. I love the loose watercolouring on your first card Lisa. I’ve yet to loosen up enough to leave that much white space & I don’t know why, as it looks great. This is a very cool release. Thanks!

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