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. These are so creative!!! Love both styles

  2. Oh what wonderful uses of the Mondo Chrysanthemum. Fabulous “blocks” of color and I love the elegance of the simple embossing.

  3. Marisela Delgado says:

    I LOVE how you did your flowers, Lisa. So pretty.

  4. Beautiful cards with this Mondo Chrysanthemum set.

  5. These are just lovely!!

  6. Eveline Van Heijst says:

    Gorgeous cards.

  7. Denise H Bilquin says:

    Love your colors in the Mondo Chrysanthemum for your first card and then I think the way you used that card with only the embossing on a colorful card base is amazing! Thanks for showing two ways to use this beautiful stamp and die.

  8. Artsy and beautiful, love that rose gold embossed mum!

  9. The multi color mom bbn is lovely, but I have to admit the gold on red is stellar!! So elegant and the tag by EBE really adds a nice whimsy touch. Great cards!

  10. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Gorgeous cards! I love the loose watercoloring on your first card- beautiful colors!

  11. Mary Holshouser says:

    The chrysanthemums are gorgeous.
    Two ways to use the stamp and both
    are wonderful. thanks for sharing

  12. These are gorgeous!

  13. Both cards are so oretty. Thanks!

  14. Marisela Delgado says:


  15. Marisela Delgado says:

    oops….I meant GORGEOUS, not grogeous. (laughing)

  16. Wow, Lisa! I just love the random colours for your ‘mum! So stunning and as you say – no stress! I’m going to try this one! (I just have to forget wanting to control!!!) The rose gold heat embossing is beautiful too! Thanks so much for sharing!

  17. Melanie Arrowood says:

    I love the embossing. It really brings out the detail

  18. Sharilyn Decker says:

    Your ideas are sweet and simple!

  19. Such lovely ‘mum cards. Both are gorgeous!

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