Birthday Wishes – Mondo Peony in Avery Elle liquid watercolour

Hey there.  Just popping to share a card I made using the gorgeous Mondo Peony stamp set from Ellen Hutson.  I just LOVE this stamp – it’s a dream to water colour.  I used Avery Elle Liquid Watercolours in Fizz and Cherry which gave me a gorgeous blend of pinks and oranges – I LOVE them.

I stamped the flower onto watercolour paper using versamark ink then heat embossed it in Avery Elle Rich Gold fine embossing powder.  Once I coloured the flower and let it dry I finished off with a die cut sentiment from the Avery Elle A Tag For All Die set.  I added a few Doodlebug Gold Sparkle Sprinkles to add some bling!



Mondo Peony Stamp Set Ellen Hutson

Avery Elle Gold Embossing Powder

Avery Elle Liquid Water colors Cherry and Fizz

Versamark Ink

Avery Elle A Tag For All Dies

Doodlebug Sprinkles


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Avery Elle … Critter Crew

Hey, I’m over on the Avery Elle Blog today with a colourful card featuring the fun Critter Crew stamp set and co ordinating dies.  I just love these wee guys Heather has created and love to see where they’re going to pop up next.  For my card I created a background using Distress Oxide inks splattered with gold spray and adhered a Polka Plate die cut over the top to break up the background a little.

Next I stamped the Critter Crew twice and fussy cut around the front “layer” so I could have them popped up to give a bit more dimension to the scene.   I coloured them all with Copics and for some bling I added Avery Elle glitter to their hats!

For some added sparkle I die cut the Star Frame using gold glitter adhesive paper and placed it onto the card before popping the Critters on top.  To finish I stamped the sentiment in (from Toucan Party) in gold embossing powder and added it to the front of the card.

Supplies used  (from Avery Elle):

Critter Crew Clear Stamps 

Critter Crew Elle-ments

Polka Plate Elle-ments

Star Frame Elle-ments

Toucan Party Clear Stamps

New Moon Dye Ink

Coarse Glitter

Supplies used: (from Ellen Hutson)

Distress Oxide Inks

Gold Glitter Paper


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



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