Ellen Hutson March Release Hop!

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

This release has SO MUCH good stuff y’all! I thought I’d start off by sharing my favorite parts — all the succulents! OH YES I said succulents! Starting with…

Mondo Succulent

There’s a new Mondo stamp in town! Say HELLO to the Mondo Succulent!

This stamp is so much fun to color you all!

I’ve listed the colors I used below for ya below. Let me know if you’d be interested in seeing a video on this in the comments below — I forgot to film it as I was coloring but can totally make a new one — it really is fun to color!

Before I get into the watercolors that I used I just had to point out that banner up top. It’s from the Two-In-One-Box set, and I underlined it with a snippet of some leftover paper that I’d stamped with the new Stripe Background.

A few coloring tips:

  • I used a bunch of phthalo green on this card — both the blue shade and the yellow shade — yep, they are different! (Sandy and I will have more for you on that in another post in our color series).
  • The bottom left succulent is mostly phthalo green blue shade
  • The upper left succulent is mostly phthalo green yellow shade
  • The rightmost succulent is both phthalo greens mixed with Chinese white and then bits of other colors dropped in! SO much fun!
  • The dirt is a mix of lunar earth (how appropriate amiright?), lunar black and Chinese white
  • The rim of the pot has one of my new fave colors in it — cadmium red! I held off on trying this color for the longest time, but now I can’t stop using it.

Now on to the next card…

Modern Succulents

This next card features a mix of several new sets: Modern Succulents, Succulent Sentiments and my new favorite background: Stripe Background! This classy stamp will never go out of style.

I used the same colors as above for those succulents — and I tried to make the pots look like cement. Dig it? One little tip — I added this liquid pixie dust to these succulents and love that subtle shimmer!

Oh and before I forget — that banner up top was cut from a die that’s part of the Two-In-One-Box — I’ve got an actual box project to share with that later. :)

Now for my last card of the day…

Hey Friend!

For this last card I just had to bring two more new dies out to play: Hex Frames and Essential Rectangles. Both of these truly are essential! I keep finding new ways to use ’em.

The Essential Rectangles and all of the new Essential shapes are unique on the market in that they’re frames — and you get TWO full sheets of dies in the set so there’s bound to be the perfect size for your project. GENIUS!

I also couldn’t resist adding in that “hey friend” from Succulent Sentiments here!

And I love how the Hex Frames look cut out of this gold metallic paper! I don’t have a foil machine (yet!) so this gets me the look with the tools I already have. YES!


We’ve got super fun prizes! One random & lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop and one will win the WHOLE dang March Essentials by Ellen release! Oh yeah!

To enter for a chance to win, be sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! Comment before Thursday, March 12th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.

Hop On

Your next stop on the hop is the one and only Michele! Take it away…!

Here’s the full hop if you’re just joining the fun — I’m so happy to be hopping with my amazing teamies!


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March Essentials By Ellen

First off, the March Essentials by Ellen Release! You can find the whole enchilada right HERE — and these are the new products that I used in THIS post :)

60 Replies to “Ellen Hutson March Release Hop!”

  1. Look at all those gorgeous succulents. Fantastic cards ♥

  2. Mary Holshouser says:

    Spring is coming and we’ll be looking
    to put the plants out. This release
    captures the theme of spring.
    Great cards. thanks for sharing

  3. Rosemary D says:

    gorgeous cards! your coloring is fabulous!

  4. Marisela Delgado says:

    Hola, Lisa! Where have you been? Great cards like always. Marisela in San Antonio.

  5. I love your cards! Your coloring is beautiful, and it would be fun to see your painting of it. Now that I am subscribed to your blog, can’t wait!

  6. Brenda Rohlfing Simpson says:

    I absolutely love the succulent set – and the repotting sentiment! Your card with the view from the top is amazing! The texture of the soil looks so realistic! I admire your talent and am grateful you’re sharing it in this way!

  7. brenda west says:

    I am really in love with the large succulent stamp. Beautifully done.

  8. I absolutely love your cards! So pretty.

  9. gorgeous! Love the watercoloring!

  10. Woohoo, I love your Mondo Succulents card Lisa, & yes, I’d like to see a video of your colouring process. I got such a chuckle out of the saying on the second succulent card about needing repotting. What a hoot! I really like the way Ellen is spacing her releases & then “WOWING” us with them. This one is just super!

  11. Janet Durbin says:

    Fantastic cards, love your coloring!

  12. Jeanne Beam says:

    Love your gorgeous succulent cards!
    Thanks so much for sharing.

  13. Heike Carlson says:

    You just need repotting! That is a very funny saying. Thanks for sharing your cards.

  14. Love your succulent cards. Amazing new release.

  15. LOve these!

  16. My brother bought me succulents for my birthday and unfortunately they didn’t survive. I guess this stamp set is the next best things. Your watercoloring is amazing. Thanks for making me smile.

  17. Oh, so pretty! I love succulents. They don’t necessarily love me back, though. Oh, yes…a video would very fun and if you end up with extra cards, you can always send one to me….. :-)

  18. Barbara-Jean says:

    What a great collection!

  19. Love the colors on your cards.

  20. Lisascreativeniche says:

    These are fantastic! I love the various ways you’ve water colored on these!

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