24 November 2017

Ellen Hutson | 11th Anniversary Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to the Ellen Hutson birthday blog hop week as we celebrate their 11th anniversary! I’m so excited and honored to join the fun today! You should have arrive here from Sharon Harnist’s blog and will head to LauraJane Head‘s blog once you leave here.



To celebrate this anniversary, I created a card using one of my favorite set from Elle Hutson. It’s the Otterly Awesome set by Julie Ebersole. The otters are SOOOO SWEET! Here is what I came up with: 




I went for a clean and simple design. I started by creating a watercolor background using Distress inks and left it dry completely. Once it was dry, I cut around the rainbow watercolor splatter and adhered it to the front of a top-folded white card base with foam adhesive. I stamped the sentiment the Otterly Awesome set in black ink. I stamped the otters, colored them, cut them and attached them with foam pads to the rainbow background using foam pads too. To finish off the card, I added some enamel dots.

This is the FA-BU-LOUS Otterly Awesome set I used: 




Your next stop is LauraJane Head! If you get lost anywhere along the way or encounter any broken links, you can find a list of all the hop participants on the Ellen Hutson blog, The Classroom!

Happy hopping and thanks for visiting my blog…

Francine

118 comments:

Kristie Goulet said...

ACK! Super cute! Love the colorful background!!!

jan metcalf said...

Cute and playful!

Karthikha said...

What a lovely adorable creation!! <3

Scrapthat said...

Oh so sweet Francine!! I love the BG! TFS

sentsue said...

I like what you did with the watercolor background. The white edge really pops. I have never thought of that. Thanks for sharing.

Carol Ramsdell said...

Otterly adorable!

Robin R said...

Great card! I love how you cut out the rainbow section. It looks like a rainbow iceberg :)

Jackie Parkins said...

That is such a sweet card. The little otters are adorable and I love the rainbow watercolor background.

pcm said...

so cute!

~amy~ said...

eep! how sweet!

Tami B said...

This one just brought a big smile. Love the otters and really love the way you did the watercolor background. Great job on a cute & sweet card.

Denise Bryant said...

Darling card! Love the otters! Happy 11th to Ellen Hutson's shop!

conil said...

Brilliant of you to provide those adorable otters with a rainbow pool of water to swim in. Such a lovely design.

Cynthia Cole said...

Such a cute otter card!

Deaf Sheltie Mom said...

Love your card! The cut out watercolor background is a wonderful idea!

Scrapperdipper said...

This is so adorable! I love how you "popped up" the watercolor background with the otters.

Diane (fionna51) said...

Cute card! Making the watercolor pool like that and popping it up is clever!

Janet D. said...

Awww what a cute scene, love your background!

Barbara said...

Love this adorable card and design. It's fun and cute!

D.Ann C said...

What a fabulous background! I'd've never thought to cut out a random ink background like that and I can't wait to try - so cool!! Love how you colored the sweet otters, too!

Pati said...

Very cute!! I love your rainbow watercolor background and it popped up like you did behind the otters. Great design!

Dee Earnshaw said...

such cute images - love your card:)

Julie Steed said...

So sweet and cute. Great idea to cut around your rainbow background and lift it off the base. Looks fab.

Nancy said...

Very cute card! Like the colorful background. This is one of my favorite stamps.

maria f. said...

So cute. They found the best piece of ice in the sea.

JanetB said...

Your card is so "otterly" cute! I really love how you made your background.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love! So LOVE your clever & creative idea!

Franka M. said...

Super cute otter set. Love your distress background.

Jean said...

Delightful!

Lori B said...

Your water color background is beautiful! Great background to those super cute otters!

Kari V. said...

This is super cute! I love the color and those cute otters!!

Sandy said...

Aww, such a cute card. Love your water colored background.

lrzepeda said...

This is too cute love it!

cm said...

Adding my voice to the others in being otterly charmed by your sweet, cuddling otters! Adorable!
~carol

Susanne Vargas said...

Oh, these otters are adorable on their rainbow colored island!

Debra Rumpza said...

Francine, your otter card is so sweet! I love it!

Patt H. said...

So cute! Love the gorgeous background & the adorable otters!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Oh my !! How cute is your card !!
margessw@icloud.com

Iris said...

So cute - love the otters.

Sue LD said...

So cute. I like the colorful background.

Karenajo said...

Very pretty background for these cute others! What a day brightener!

Vivian C. said...

So sweet! I like the rainbow background for the wonderfully colored otters.

Danielle Vincent said...

Very creative, bright and so much FUN!

Sandy said...

What a cute card you have created. Love the watercolor background.

Memories by Manda said...

Cute otter card! Cuddle time!

Arianna Barbara said...

Awww!!! It's damn' cute!!! <3

aquablues said...

I Otterly LOVE your card! Thank you.

Isabel Z said...

I can't stand how cute this is--love it!!!

Rosali said...

Great idea to cut around the watercoloring and pop it up! Will have to try that, too! :))

luvhymns said...

The otters are so dear. I love how you did your blended background and popped everything up. They look so in love and really like their accented noses.

Dee Ann Matthews said...

These otters are the best! You put them in a pertfectly lovely colorered setting to show them off!

Marcia said...

How sweet and cute! The watercolor background is perfect for these little guys!

Jennifer said...

This is one of my favorite cards ever! love the beauty of watercolor mixed with fun, casual images.

Cindy said...

Love your adorable card!

V Hamen said...

Cute and adorable. Thanks for the inspiration.

Humbelle said...

Adorable! I love the sentiment!

Chris Handy said...

Super cute card. Great idea to cut out the background watercoloring. It really adds to the card.

Andrea Hastilow said...

You are 100% correct, this card is so stinkin scrummy, great background, must get this stamp set, this blog hop is going to cost my better half a fortune lol. Thanks x

Beth said...

Great shading and love that rainbow to pillow the otters.

Joy Meadows said...

Love the watercolor background! Very sweet card.

Cyndi Morris said...

Love those sweet otters! Great card.

Francine D said...

I like that look of cutting around the background you created. I will have to try that. Cute card. Love those otters.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the little couple.
I saw some of these when I was
in Alaska and they are amazing.
Cute card.
thanks for sharing.

Marty B said...

So stinking cute and love the splash of color you created for the back drop.

Patty said...

I love the rainbow colors you set behind these super adorable otters!! Love your card & love the sentiments in this set!!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your card is DARLING!! Love it and Ellen Hutson:)

Kim Glasgow said...

I just love the otters! I can never make my water color background look so good. Yours looks amazing! Such a cute card.

Greta said...

What a creative & beautiful background! Wonderful card!

Late Blooming said...

You know...Otters are just cute. Thanks ...this is perfect.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Super cute Otter Card, love this set and your fussy cut watercolor background!

Louanne said...

Such a cute card! I like the rainbow background behind those adorable otters!

Rita Montgomery said...

Oh my Gosh....this is the cutest thing I've seen. Thank you for sharing.

Christine said...

Cute, colourful card.

Anita in France said...

Adorable, Francine ... those little otters are so cute ... love the arc en ciel pool! Anita :)

Andrea D. La Vigne said...

Really cute card, Francine! Love the rainbow watercolor splat--excellent job fussy cutting it. Great coloring on the otters, too! :) ~ Andrea

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Oh my gosh! I love this card...especially your background.

gabriella said...

Oh what a sweet card and I have not seen that stamp set before either

Flo said...

Love the cut out ink splatter and how you popped it up. Your card is cute too.

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely ADORABLE card, Francine! I love how you fussy cut the splatter and how all those fun colors make the otters pop on your design! Thanks for making me smile :)

Sue McRae said...

The colorful background is perfect for the cute otters

Renee M said...

What a fun and sweet card! I love the coloring. Great stamp set.

SmilynStef said...

Love the rainbow water for your super-cute otters.

dinosaur said...

Awww! How cute and cuddly!

Tracy A said...

So adorable. The watercolor background is wonderful.

Momcat said...

Smile producing card, it's adorable with the otters on a rainbow background.

Teresa said...

Such a cute card. Thanks for sharing...

Sophie F said...

This is SO Sweet! Just absolutely precious! I love how the background is so simple white but theres that rainbow pop of color that brings your eye right to those adorable little otters. I need this otter set!! Thank you for sharing! :)

Linda M said...

Super cute card! I love how you did the background. Thanks for this great idea!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love your bold background!

Ericka Strange said...

This is so adorable and I love the simple background with the wonderful colors! Great job!

SkyPixie17 said...

I went out of order and saved your post for last, because whenever I see your name listed, I know I'm going to LOVE your use of color! You didn't disappoint on this clean and adorable card! I like how you added interest by cutting out your colored background and popping it up! Great coloring of the otters too! Thanks for sharing!

Larissa Heskett said...

Such a SWEET Card!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Kathy H said...

These otters are one of the most adorable visions in all of nature! Glad to see them in a stamp set.

Donna said...

Perfect background for those cute little guys!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

So cute! I love how you cut out the watercolor piece and used it as a layer.

Holly Saveur said...

So super cute!!

Katherine K :) said...

Awwwwwwwww, so stinkin cute! Love, love, love your card design. 💕💕

golfergal said...

Very clean and refreshing. What a fun set!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow I just love your rainbow water splatter for this adorable card.

Deborah Kaye said...

Sweet card! I really like how you made the watercolor layer. That is brilliant!

Barb said...

Love those otters!

Cindy K said...

I love the rainbow watercolor background, and how you made it just a small 3D piece instead of a whole flat panel! So simple, yet makes such a difference -- and a statement!

Cindy K said...

I love the rainbow watercolor background, and how you made it just a small 3D piece instead of a whole flat panel! So simple, yet makes such a difference -- and a statement!

Momma K said...

Love the 3D watercolor background! Makes everything stand out so much more!

NicoleN said...

Very cute! I love your idea of cutting out the watercolor background.

Margery C said...

Wow, stunning in its simplicity. The love idea to cut out the background to make it 3D. The otters are adorable.

Judie said...

What an adorable cute card!

Daria Z. said...

Just adorable! I love that you cut out the watercolor BG and then popped it up. It adds just a little something extra.

Lieve said...

Cute card ! Lovely otter-couple on a GREAT background !

brinkleyboy said...

Your background is stunning. I always love an otter, and they are so cute. Great job!

mtscrapgal said...

These cute otters are real pals. Neat coloring.

StampinLouie said...

Oh My Goodness I love this card. Set is adorable.

Geri Stuart said...

Otterly Awesome! Thanks for the background technique! Terrific!

Jean Maxwell said...

Simple sweet and adorable

Nicole Maki said...

This card is fabulous! I love the little bit of white around the background.
Terrific job!

Eileen M said...

Aww, so sweet!

Robyn said...

These otters are too cute!

Denise Kasbohm said...

Love the watercolor background piece. Thank you for the inspiration.

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