Ellen Hutson Pinsights Challenge – Pantone Attitude Colour Palette

I recently made my first purchase from Ellen Hutson.com and boy are their products amazing!  I picked up a few sets and most of the Catherine Pooler Inks – can’t wait to get stuck into them!  I got to playing and noticed the current Pinsights Challenge – how could you not be inspired by that colour palette?

Anyhoo, here’s what I made.  The first card was created by blending Distress Oxide Inks on Tim Holtz watercolour paper then spritzing with water and some Heidi Swapp Gold Lame colour shine.  I then overlaid the panel with the MFT Sun Ray stencil and applied white gesso over it.  While that was drying I stamped the image from Mermaid Tail in vermark onto vellum and heat embossed it with Gold Tinsel embossing powder from Ranger.  I chose the sentiment from Avery Elle’s Mermaid stamp set anf heat embossed it in gold Avery Elle embossing powder.  I assembled everything onto the card adding some gold thread and a few rainbow sequins here and there.  Sweet huh?


Mermaid Tale – Essentials By Ellen

Mermaid Tail Dies

Mermaids – Avery Elle

Sun Ray Stencil – MFT


Distress Oxide Inks

Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder – Ranger

Gold Lame Colour Shine Spray – Heidi Swapp

My second card uses the stunning Mondo Peony stamp set from the Essentials By Ellen line.  I stamped the large image in gold embossing powder the used Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers to add loose areas of colour randomly across the image.  I then sprayed it quite heavily waith water and blended it until I was happy.  It did go in the bin at one point because it looked a hot mess!  I grabbed it out again though and played with it some more and actually was quite happy in the end!!  I added a good spray of shimmer mist to it before fussy cutting it out and putting it on a 4 bar sized card. To finish I added a strip of gold and die cut the happy from Avery Elle’s Sentimental Too dies and the birthday from the co-ordinating stamp set.


Mondo Peony Stamp Set – Essentials By Ellen

Sentimental Too Dies – Avery Elle

Sentimental Too Stamp Set – Avery Elle

Gold Embossing Powder – Avery Elle

Zig Clean Colour Markers



Thanks for stopping by xxx



  1. Rosali says:

    WOW, they are both GORGEOUS!!

  2. maria f. says:

    Oh my goodness, Caryn. Both creations are absolutely mesmerizing.

  3. Nancy R. says:

    Caryn, both of your cards for the Pin Sights challenge are so beautiful! Very inspiring!

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