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Ellen Hutson 11th Anniversary Blog Hop

It’s Ellen Hutson’s 11th Anniversary (WOOT WOOT WOOT) and we are celebrating with a 5 day mini hop over at the CLASSroom. Welcome to day 3! You should have hopped over to me by way of Kelly Griglione. I adore Ellen Hutson and her team of superstars….. I absolutely consider it an honor to be working with them.

The theme of the hop isΒ β€œMy Favorite Essentials by Ellen Set” – and I immediately thought of Mondo Magnolia. It was the first MONDO set in the series I believe. I kept my card very simple to showcase the large floral…. I watercolored the floral with Distress Ink refills so I could get some intense color and used the coordinating die. I’ll keep this short and sweet so you can hop!!

Next on the hop is Miriam Prantner.

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  1. tsurutadesigns1 says:

    Laurel, this is STUNNING.

  2. Valerie Breingan says:

    I think this one and the Hydrangeas was my all time favorite just the size , Omgoodness.Beauty.

  3. Isabel Z says:

    I love blog hops b/c they inspire me to create. Thank you to all of the talented artists for sharing their beautiful creations.

  4. Denise Bryant says:

    Love the dimension and colors! Gorgeous card!

  5. mjmarmo says:

    Love the dimension and the flower color!

  6. Tara Prince says:

    Gorgeous flower!!

  7. Jennifer Gallagher says:

    Such a beautiful card, thanks for sharing!

  8. sentsue says:

    Love this floral stamp and you have done it proud! Beautiful card.

  9. Jamie Vanskiver says:

    Simply gorgeous!

  10. Such a pretty dimensional flower. Love it!

  11. Just beautiful…espcially since you created the background with the same stamp to showcase your lovely colored bloom.

  12. barbara lassiter says:

    I love this! It is so beautiful. What a gorgeous use of this stamp!

  13. Another Mondo favorite…I love how you used the black and white background to highlight your beautifully colored flower.

  14. love how you did the background for your pretty magnolia, Laurel!

  15. LauraJane says:

    So LOVELY!! Hope your Thanksgiving is Blessed Laurel!

  16. Carol Didier says:

    Love it, Laurel… mondo pretty!

  17. Margery C says:

    This is a standout card. Love the coloring of the Magnolia.

  18. So stunning and graphic.

  19. Beautiful card!!

  20. Marianne Boulejiouch says:

    Really liked how the flower looks on the black and white background….never thought of trying that….now I just have too!!!!! Thanks!!!!

  21. Troy Louise says:

    This is beautiful. Love the colors. Thanks!

  22. Oh wow, stunningly gorgeous!

  23. Amazing creation, wow!!

  24. love! you achieved such texture with just color and layering!

  25. Mondo beautiful! <3

  26. The Mondo floral stamps are lovely.

  27. Angie Hall says:

    Great card. I like the intense colors. Thanks.

  28. amyrmccue says:

    I love all the minds. This card is beautiful.

    1. amyrmccue says:


  29. Great card, Laurel!!!

  30. jlingraham says:

    Oh so stunning!!!

  31. That flower is gorgeous!

  32. Dennisonka says:

    Mondo Magnolias are my favorite too! Love, love, love!

  33. Robyn Ikemoto says:

    Great card!

  34. Memoriesbymanda says:

    Neat flower card!

  35. Very pretty Laurel. Love the water coloring… great layers! Such a lovely design.

  36. Lots of lovely layering, Laurel! Happy Birthday Ellen and Congratulations to the whole team!

  37. Sandy N. says:

    What a great card this is! I love how the flower pops off the almost black and white background.

  38. Black and white with a pop of color is always classic.

  39. Tracy A says:

    Gorgeous. Love the dimension and texture.

  40. Iris M Soscia says:

    Gorgeous card – love that magnolia.

  41. Stunning showcase! WOW!

  42. Marcia K Designs says:

    Love that stamp and die set!! Your card is gorgeous!

  43. This is a beautiful card, Laurel.

  44. Debbie Rumpza says:

    Wow, Laurel.. gorgeous card!

  45. Eileen M says:


  46. NC_Donna says:

    I LOVE the black and white with a *PoP* of color!

  47. susannev2014 says:

    Looks stunning with the b/w background!

  48. Mary Holshouser says:

    Love the flower. The coloring is great
    and layering the petals was a great idea.
    thanks for sharing

  49. Laura Zepeda says:

    Lovely card I really like the color you used πŸ™‚

  50. Ashlee Diane says:

    WOW your card is gorgeous!!

  51. Christine says:

    I love the texture and layers on this card and the strong ink colours on the flowers.

  52. Wow!!! Beautiful floral card!!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  53. This is gorgeous! Such beautiful watercoloring and I love the background, too.

  54. GabriellaB says:

    I like your card, I especially like how the center of the flower pops

  55. Chris Handy says:

    Love your card. I must try this background on my next card.

  56. Magnolia, one of my favorite flowers. I love the background. Thanks for the inspiration.

  57. patti g says:

    I love the dimension in your card!!!

  58. Gorgeous, my friend!!!

  59. Gorgeous card, love your flower on the black and white.

  60. Amanda Hays says:

    This magnolia is gorgeous! I love the dimension!

  61. Thank you for the inspiration. I have that stamp and die set, and haven’t used it lately. I will, soon, thanks to you.

  62. Great card!

  63. Wow !! That’s such a great card !

  64. F. Andre says:

    Love the subtle colouring in the background, it really helps the central image to stand out.

  65. That’s a lovely take! So pretty!

  66. Mary Smith says:

    That is really pretty!

  67. Dee Earnshaw says:

    wow this is gorgeous – love the layering and dimension:)

  68. Wonderfully designed card!

  69. Lots of great dimension and color on this card!

  70. Deborah Kaye says:

    Beautiful card! That flower is gorgeous!

  71. I love everything about your card!! All of the mondo flowers are in my top 3 list! LOL!

  72. smilynstef says:

    I do love that mondo bloom … and you rocked it.

  73. Patt H. says:

    Wow, I love the vibrant colors for your Magnolia! The card design is awesome too!

  74. Great background and I like the colors of the flowers.

  75. Love the pop of color from the die cut flowers with the black and white in the background. Very pretty!

  76. melissaf123 says:

    Beautiful Mondo Magnolia Card, love the background and the popped up magnolia in the vibrant colors.

  77. Laurel the Mondo Peony is gorgeous coloured with the DI refils for more vibrancy, a great tip!

  78. Kathy H. says:

    Love the black and white background on this! Your card is gorgeous!

  79. Cynthia Cole says:

    Lovely magnolia card!

  80. Diane Cramer says:

    Wow! Such a beautiful card!

  81. This magnolia is gorgeous… it should be a hair piece!!

  82. The saturated colours on that glorious bloom are just gorgeous, Laurel … what a striking card! Anita πŸ™‚

  83. Judie Attard says:

    Wow your card is absolutely stunning!!!

  84. Very pretty! I like that you created the background using the same image and layered the beautifully colored flower!

  85. So much fun with the layers! I love it!

  86. karenajo says:

    Great dimension and very pretty flower!

  87. FD91354 says:

    Love the color combination and the layering for dimension. Beautiful

  88. Danielle Vincent says:

    This is just so so beautiful! Really love the layers!

  89. So beautiful! The Mondo Magnolia has to be my favorite sets as well! πŸ™‚

  90. Kathleen says:

    I love this stamp set!

  91. joy meadows says:

    What a beautiful card! Love the large Magnolia.

  92. Beautiful flowers layered up on that awesome background!!


    Gosh Laurel this flower is great, the colours you used are vibrant & I love the layering effect, fantastic x

  94. Louanne Collins says:

    Really like how you used the stamp to create your background as well as the main focus!

  95. Jeannine says:

    I just love what you did with this magnolia stamp. Beautiful

  96. Terri (Blindstamper) says:

    I love how you kind of shabby’d or vintage up the flower.

  97. Lieve S says:

    I’ll keep it short too : GREAT card !

  98. So gorgeous, Laurel. The dimension the layers add is fabulous..

  99. Vivian C. says:

    Very pretty. I like that you used the image for the background of the main focal magnolia.

  100. Very nice. Love the dimension.. Thanks for sharing…

  101. Beautiful job and I love the background too. So pretty!

  102. Such a SWEET Card!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

  103. Wow! Very pretty and eye catching central focus on your card.

  104. Megan N says:

    Lovely watercoloring!

  105. Mary-Anne V. says:

    Great dimension and interest on the flower.

  106. Gorgeous card! Love how you made the background to showcase that beautiful flower

  107. geri S. says:

    This is a very intriguing card and I’d love to see a tutorial! eautiful1

  108. lisascreativeniche says:

    Wow! The gold on that flower is stunning!

  109. Nicole Nardi says:

    Love the large floral on this card

  110. Andrea D. La Vigne says:

    Love how you did the background, and that dimensional flower on top of it all! Hope you & your family are doing well & had a good Thanksgiving! πŸ™‚ ~ Andrea

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