Ellen Hutson

October Florals two ways: Essentials by Ellen New Release BLOG HOP

Welcome to the Essentials by Ellen November Release! There are so many adorable sets in this release, the snowman and the Sasquatch especially… The Design Team has made some amazing projects using them! The snowman die makes really cute felt ornaments so I am thrilled to announce Ellen Hutson has a new line of felt as well! Lots of felt collections strategically organized by color themes.

None of those items mentioned above I’ve used in today’s post, lol! You’ve got loads of inspiration with those goodies so I thought I would focus on the next installment to the Mondo line…. Introducing Mondo Chrysanthemum. I stamped and die cut the flower and leaves from some pre-made alcohol ink backgrounds I always have on hand… I found some gold cardstock in my stash and applied a thick layer of the NEW NUVO GLACIER PASTE 

Adding the texture to the background is an easy way to make your focal point of your card pop, which in this case is the flower!

Next up, Voices in my Head 2. I adore this set…. So many fun and snarky quotes.  I loosely colored some florals around the edges of the card and stamped one of the sentiments from the set in the middle of the card.

When you have a fun sentiment, it can go on any kind of card. If you premake a bunch of backgrounds like I do, making cards is a breeze.

Here is a look at the Totally Random Sayings stamp set…..

I love the one – and then.. people. HAHAHA! I used that on a previous card posted on my youtube channel and got tons of comments about it.

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  1. Amy Cooley says:

    Gorgeous colors with that new floral stamp!

  2. Jennifer Lindamood says:

    You colors are beautiful!

  3. Susan T says:

    Love your use of the new sentiments.

  4. Terri Armstrong says:

    I love your cards! The paste on the first one is amazing!

  5. Amazing! My fav is the floral awesome card… amazing!

  6. Kris Reeves says:

    I can totally relate to the people sentiment! 😉

  7. sandy M says:

    I love all the cute sentiments in this set. I especially love your last card. So quick and easy and that is my favorite kind of card.

  8. Michele W says:

    Great cards. Love the giant mum. So perfect for fall. And those random sayings are just too much fun. Thanks for sharing!

  9. AnneLou Robkin says:

    Gorgeous and fun examples!

  10. Maureen Reiss says:

    Beautiful cards!!!!

  11. Kenni Eberlin says:

    Beautiful cards & I LOVE your backgrounds, just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

  12. seriouslysassystamper says:

    Julie Ebersole is amazing and I can’t get enough of all her snarky and hilarious sentiments! Love the way you presented these new releases.

  13. Cindy says:

    Such a different look when you add texture! Great projects!

  14. barbara lassiter says:

    You had me with the first card and than all the fun followed. Great stuff!

  15. I love the graphic background with the spatters and sentiment!

  16. Buffy says:

    Beautiful cards!

  17. Gail Spresser says:

    Your colors on the Chrysanthemum are beautiful.

  18. Connie says:

    beautiful cards!

  19. Denise Bryant says:

    Pretty cards! I am really loving the beautiful Mondo Chrysanthemum set!

  20. Wow, I love the washed color look. Very nice.

  21. Awesome backgrounds, love your cards!

  22. Isabel Z says:

    these are amazing

  23. Kathy Dippner says:

    Beautiful cards! Love the watercolor with the flower.

  24. Eileen M says:

    Very fun! Love that mum!

  25. Anneleise Hampson says:

    I just love the colors that you chose.

  26. Val Quitral says:

    I like your loose watercolor flowers

  27. lizbechtel69 says:

    The mondo chrysanthemum card is spectacular (it looks like it is on vellum) and those snarky sentiments are so fun. Love your projects!

  28. Those sentiments really crack me up but your cards take my breath away!

  29. Kimberly J Campbell says:

    So unique and beautiful! Love it!

  30. Dear Laurel
    As your card says You are awesome. Love the background too. Thanks a bunch for the tip on making card backgrounds. blessings

  31. sara gambassi says:

    I like the special blurry effect of the watercolor Chrysanthemum cards. It looks very old fashioned to me.

  32. These are so fun!

  33. tsurutadesigns1 says:

    So fabulous, super love your 2nd card!

  34. Beautiful cards! I LOVE your backgrounds and this unique technique!

  35. Wow what wonderfully unusual cards, I really like them. Loving the colours you used. TFS XX

  36. Tami B says:

    Pretty colors.

  37. Janice Kincaid says:

    Love your cards. Amazing colors!

  38. Lovely cards! 🙂

  39. Chai Dackermann says:

    I love you fun and easy techniques. Thank you for sharing.

  40. These are beautiful – love your watercolor style!

  41. Dana M says:

    Oh, I just love your abstract card designs. Gorgeous!

  42. Sue D says:

    I like your pretty and creative card designs.

  43. Watercolours or alcohol inks are my faves. I really like your second card & isn’t Jilie the queen of witty/snarky sayings? The two that crack me up are the “…and then people: & the push pull door. I can so relate. Thanks Laurel.

  44. mjmarmo says:

    Gorgeous and creative cards!

  45. Great cards! I love the voices in my head stamps!

  46. denisehbisme says:

    Laurel, I love the backgrounds on each of these cards, all that is needed is the sentiment. Your colors on the Mondo Chrysanthemum are beautiful and I loved that you carried the flower color into the leaves. thank you for sharing.

  47. lizbechtel69 says:

    Laurel your mondo chrysanthemum is superb! Truly divine and I love those colors! They are all fabulous cards! Truly enjoy your creativity!

  48. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Gorgeous cards! I love the colors!

  49. Love your coloring. So loose and free-form
    Makes gorgeous cards. thanks for sharing

  50. Jeannie says:

    Great cards. I love your unique backgrounds!

  51. Eileen says:

    Loving all the colors!

  52. Eileen T says:

    Love these cards!

  53. Janice Hixon says:

    Very different take from most others. I commend you on your creativity!

  54. Marisela Delgado says:

    such beautiful cards and colors

  55. What a wonderful fresh set of cards, Laurel! I love the muted and very different look to your cards! I must try it! Thanks so much for sharing!

  56. Sharilyn Decker says:

    Your backgrounds on the floral are wonderful.

  57. Susan Young says:

    And then….people!! Love it, love it love it!

  58. tara prince says:

    gorgeous cards

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