(2018 c14) Ellen Hutson, Color Burst, Reverse Die Impress Inspired by Jennifer McGuire

Gratitude and Encouragement are my words for 2018.  I am grateful for friends and family and here is an encouraging card.

Once again I had so much fun following Jennifer McGuire’s Reverse Die Impression tutorial for this card. You can see all my wordy details on the previous post: HERE

I First did a color wash with Violet Ken Oliver Color Burst (Watercolor Pigment Powder)  Then I stamped the small flowers from Mondo Hydrangea from Essentials by Ellen Hutson with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Gold WOW Embossing Powder .  As you can see on the left, on each individual flower I wet it first with water inside the raised embossing and added the Violet Color Burst powder by gently tapping the bottle tip over the wet flower, then in the second px I blended with a wet paint brush.   The large flower was stamped on watercolor paper, heat embossed and spritzed the entire piece with water and then sprinkled Violet Color Burst powder all over the paper and watched the magic happen. As you can see on the right I also cut out a piece of purple fun foam to pop up the hydrangea.  CELEBRATE from Little B called Handwritten was cut from gold foil paper from DCWV Metalic Stack from Joann Craft Store. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe dry embossing with the little flower dies (following Jennifer McGuire’s Reverse Die Impression tutorial)  is hard to see on the front of the card, but can easily be felt.  Here is a picture on the right that shows what the back looks like.

Challenges Entered:

EllenHutson:  Pin Sights Chal. (use EH  product) (Jan 18-30)E Hutson Jan 2018 Pin Sights.png

SimonSaysStamp:  (Wed) Layer It Up (Jan 24-30)

FrillyAndFunky:  2018 Year of (my inspiration words are GRATITUDE & ENCOURAGEMENT) (Jan 17-30)

CardChallenges: (MFT) The Birthday Project – Celebrate Good Times  (Jan 18-Feb 7)

TheDailyMarker: 30 Day Coloring Challenge (Jan 15 – Feb 23)

ScrapyLand:  Chal. #82 – Anything Goes (use a brand they sell: I used Little B) (Jan 17 – Feb 4)


  1. Marcelle Baldwin

    Absolutely gorgeous Lagene!!

  2. inkyfingersandribbon

    This is beautiful, love the gorgeous colours along with the gold.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

  3. This hydrangea is STUNNING! I love the violet and it seems you have great control over your coloring with these powders. I love them and need to use mine more! I’m so happy you entered this into our challenge at Frilly and Funkie! Hugs!

  4. Love the gorgeous rich purple colors on your flowers! The gold and purple together are a wonderful combination! Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

  5. A beautiful card and I love your choice of words for 2018. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

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