Friday, September 30, 2016

Kitschy Christmas Card {Avery Elle}



Hello everyone, 

I am on the Avery Elle blog today with a sweet reindeer card using the Kitsch Christmas stamp set.  I have a complete list of my Avery Elle supplies linked below. 


So, I have a bit of a crafty confession, I have a hard time seeing deers around the holidays and not transforming them into Rudolph, so this poor deer got a red pearl on his nose against a pink and white snowy background.  

I colored the deer with my Zig Clean Color brush markers and die cut him using the coordinating Kitsch Christmas Elle-ments dies.  I stamped the sentiment in raspberry ink onto a snow drift and before adhering the panel to the note card, I sponged the edges of the pink cardstock with white pigment ink.

Supplies: 

Be sure to stop by the Avery Elle blog for even more inspiration from the Avery Elle design team.  Thanks for stopping by!
Katie

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Avery Elle Holiday Inspiration

Hello friends,

I'm popping in today (admittedly a bit tardy) to share a couple cards that were featured on the Avery Elle blog this week. This week's been a doozy between a work conference which meant a few late nights and recovering from my youngest daughter's 9th birthday which took up all of my bandwidth the previous weekend.  Anyway, I'm just happy to be here!

First, a card featuring the Christmas Packages stamp set and coordinating dies. All of my Avery Elle supplies are linked below.


I love new stamps as much as the next girl, but what I really love is when a new stamp inspires me to pull out and play with a previously loved stamp set and that's what happened with the Christmas Packages stamp set!  I pulled out the Oh What Fun stamps set and dies from last year's holiday release and made a scene where Santa was holding a large pile of gifts!  


I die cut the Falling Snow die directly onto my note card and I didn't back it with anything, so it shows through to the inside of the card which I covered with white card stock.  This was sort of different for me, but I really liked the look. 


Next, a card using the Holiday Glass stamp set. I stamped and heat embossed the images with gold embossing powder and then colored them in using Zig Clean Color brush markers.  The sentiment is from the Comfort and Joy stamp set and I thought that the little scalloped border using the Dotted Border Elle-ments die.


Die: Dotted Borders Elle-ments

So that's all for me today, but I thank you for stopping by and please drop by the Avery Elle blog for even more inspiration from the Avery Elle design team. 

Until next time!
Katie

Friday, September 16, 2016

STAMPtember Avery Elle Exclusive


Hello friends, 

I am so excited to introduce you to the newest stamp in Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember celebration.  A collaboration with Avery Elle called Christmas Cheer and I made a couple samples to share with you today. 



For my first card, I paired the stamp set with bright watercolor pigments from Gansai Tambi. After allowing the panel to dry, I stamped and heat embossed the snowflakes with white embossing powder and stamped a few of the snowflakes again using regular dye ink to add a little depth and dimension. 


I die cut the panel with Avery Elle's Wonky Stitches Ellements die and adhered it to a bright pink note card. 

For my second card, I went more muted in shades of mint and silver.  I die cut this panel using the Finished Frames Ellements die.


I love how you can get a different look just by swapping out the watercolor colors! I used Versafine Black to stamp the sentiments on both cards.  The sentiments that Jamie designed for the set are just beautiful too and suitable for many types of holiday celebrations.


You can pick up the stamp set here and there is also a version with coordinating dies available here.  For all the details and even more inspiration, please check out the Simon Says Stamp blog.

Thanks for stopping by!
Katie

Friday, September 9, 2016

Tiding of Comfort and Joy {Avery Elle}

Hello friends,

Happy Fri-YAY!  I am on the Avery Elle blog today with a card featuring the new Comfort and Joy clear stamp set.  My Avery Elle supplies are linked below.


 I sponged some Distress Ink onto a panel of watercolor cardstock in a circular motion.  Once I was happy with the coverage, I spayed the panel with both water and spattered it with gold spray ink by Heidi Swapp.


After allowing the panel to dry completely (very important), I stamped and heat embossed the large "Comfort and Joy" sentiment from the stamp set.  As a finishing touch, I adhered a few gold sequin stars before die cutting the panel with the Pierced Rectangle Die and adhering it to a burgandy note card.

Supplies: 

Well, that's all for me today, but be sure to stop by the Avery Elle blog for even more inspiration from the Avery Elle team.

Thanks for stopping by!
Katie

Monday, September 5, 2016

Introducing Peace on Earth and Lacy Panel Die {Waffle Flower Crafts}

Hello again, 

I am back again to share a couple samples made with more of Waffle Flower Crafts September Release- Peace on Earth stamp set and the Lacy Panel Die. 


My first card features the Peace on Earth stamp set and the Lacy Layers 2 die set along with Waffle Flower Inks in My Pleasure, Chirp Chirp, and New Fish in the Pond. 


My second card uses the Peace on Earth stamps set and the Lacy Panel die- isn't it gorgeous?  I embossed the sentiment with bronze powder  and adhered the panel to an Ocean colored note card.  So simple, but really lovely too.

Be sure to stop by the Waffle Flower blog for more information about these items and more inspiration from the team.  All of the products previewed today will be available for purchase on September 8!

Thanks for stopping by!
Katie

Waffle Flower Crafts September Challenge

Hello friends, 

Just popping in today to share some inspiration for the September Waffle Flower Challenge.  Here's this month's inspiration photo: 


The colors and the fun polka dot garland were the inspiration for my card.  I used the 100% Love Stamp Set stamping both the front and back of the Thank You circle to create the row of large dots. Next, I added more detail using the tiny images included in the stamp set.  I love how they look like a confetti border.  Finally some clear droplets add a finishing touch without taking attention away from the awesome colors. 



Supplies

Be sure to check out the September Challenge post for more details and the link to enter your take on this month's challenge. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Katie

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Introducing Wild and Free and Holiday Words {Waffle Flower Crafts}

Hello!

So we meet again!  This time, it's to introduce another new stamp set and stand alone die that part of Waffle Flower Craft's upcoming release.  All the products previewed here will be available for purchase on September 8.

First up, Wild and Free.  The main cluster surrounding "Wild and Free" is already done for you, and you can mix it up by adding works and images to customize your card.  I embossed my images with Bronze embossing powder and added a touch of watercolor with my Zig Clean Color Brush markers, but there are stamps that coordinate for the flowers and leaves as well.


Next, Holiday Words dies. I die cut "Happy" and "Thanksgiving" from gold card stock and trimmed a bunch of scraps to the 3/8" height to create the colorblocking.  I think I will have to revisit this design for other holidays as well- it was so simple! 


Well that's all for me today, but be sure to stop by the Waffle Flower blog for even more inspiration from Nina and the rest of the Waffle Flower team.  

Thanks for stopping by!
Katie