Ellen Hutson

IN your Face Colorful Cards

I adore floral stamps. That is no secret. Sometimes the simplicity of a stamp image and a little bit of color is all you need to create something beautiful! You don’t need a billion supplies. I used some inexpensive watercolor markers, an ink pad and some gorgeous stamps to create these four cards. These three new sets have just dropped at the Ellen Hutson Store!

Let’s take a closer look! First up, a crazy colorful card I created by stamping, scribbling on markers, and spritizing heavily with water.

Same stamp, same markers. Just stayed in the lines!

More scribbling, one gorgeous sentiment (who has the Golden Girls theme song in their head right now)…

And some elegant coloring. Same markers. Different stamp.


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  1. Very pretty cards, Laurel

  2. catcraig says:

    Darling whimisical cards, just perfect for those lovely images.

  3. Always enjoyed the Golden Girls (they’re my
    age) so I enjoy signing the song as I see
    all of the cards. The cards are great.
    thanks for sharing

  4. Teena Perine says:

    Pretty cards!! The stamps are great!

  5. These are such fun backgrounds! I LOVE that sentiment stamp!

  6. Donna says:

    Your cards are great with the bold color and the softer color palette. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Jane Shambaugh says:

    Loved the “runny” stripes card – been watching your U tube videos – just discovered them about a month ago.

  8. Tee hee, yuppers this golden girl sang right off the bat! I’m new to watercolors and gasp when I go outta the lines. These are so pretty, Think I’ll try a little stunning sloppy color. These are such pretty stamps! Love the sentiments so much!

  9. Love these floral designs and the sentiments! Pretty set of cards!

  10. Marisela Delgado says:

    Such pretty cards!

  11. Jean Goehlen says:

    What a nice variety of ways to color cards.

  12. Lovely bright and fun cards

  13. So pretty!!!

  14. sentsue says:

    Such interesting technique. Fun hopping along.

  15. Diane Loughrey says:

    Looks wonderful and fun.

  16. Rikka D says:

    Love your cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

  17. Cards that make you smile. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Peggy Pride says:

    Lovely cards! I Like the colors and designs. Thank you,

  19. Cindy Holmes says:

    Super cute cards! Love the colorful backgrounds on each of them too!

  20. SmilynStef says:

    Nice mix of design on your group of cards

  21. lisascreativeniche says:

    Love your fun watercolor backgrounds!

  22. Lovely, colorful cards!

  23. Jenny N says:

    Bright, fun cards. AN awesome release.

  24. Julie Wexler says:

    So fun! Love what you can do with a few good stamps ( like in this release), and some markers! Brilliant, Laurel! Stay safe!

  25. Scraporcraft says:

    Nice examples for color options.

  26. Beautiful cards and I love the colors! So bright and pretty/

  27. Jennifer L. says:

    Love the bright colors!

  28. So pretty, my favorite is the rainbow colored one!

  29. So fun and colourful, I love the one with the big bold sentiment!

  30. 743linda says:

    Beautiful cards! I wasn’t going to buy anything else until I saw your cards! I couldn’t resist the sentiment stamp!!! Thanks for sharing!

  31. Giselle says:

    I love the ‘free-ness’ ( I don’t think that’s a real word but whatever! Lol!) of your cards. Very creative and beautiful!

  32. Love that Thank you for being a friend card! Thanks for sharing!!

  33. Hi Laurel 🙂 Love your variety in techniques and softer color palettes here!!! Delightful cards! Thanks for inspiring me 🙂

  34. amandafb1 says:

    Beautiful design!

  35. Miriam Prantner says:

    Great cards! I especially love the second one with the scribbles and that bold sentiment!

  36. Rosemary D says:

    fun set of cards!

  37. Autumn Bell says:

    My heart leapt with rebellious joy when I saw you colored outside the lines. I’ll give this technique a try and encourage myself to “just go for it”. TFS

  38. e nelson says:

    Love your loose style of watercoloring to get such colorful cards. Lots of fun!

  39. Thanks for the idea of scribbling, then using water that pushes the color outside the lines. Love it!

  40. Paulyne VanderSloot says:

    Very pretty. I love all the backgrounds you have been doing lately. It is like you can get in there and just play.

  41. Darlene cope says:

    I love clean and simple cards. Sometimes I don’t want to bring out all the “stuff” to make a card. Your cards fill the bill!

  42. It really looks like you had fun making these.

  43. Pretty cards with the great new release!

  44. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    I love all the scribbling and loose water coloring! Your cards put a smile on my face!

  45. Sharon Gullikson says:

    I especially like the blue/purple flowers. They look so pretty.

  46. What a fun variety of cards! I love the rainbow scribbles.

  47. barbara lassiter says:

    I do love all these beautiful cards!

  48. Becky reynolds says:

    Love all the color!

  49. Laurel your cards are all so fun, love the loose watercolouring these are a treat for the eyes!

  50. tara prince says:

    such pretty cards

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