Monday, November 2, 2020

Christmas Mice {Avery Elle}

 Hi everyone!

Katie here with a card to share with you featuring Avery Elle's adorable Christmas Mice stamp set. 

I stamped the mice and accessories onto white card stock and colored them with Copic markers. I die cut the stamped images using the coordinating Elle-ments dies. 

For the background, I blended three shades of Distress Oxide ink (Lucky Clover, Evergreen Bough and Peacock Feathers) and spattered the blended background with white paint. 

I die cut the Happy Holidays Elle-ments die from a panel watercolor card stock blended with red ink. I die cut it second time from white glitter card stock. I layered the two die cuts and offset them slightly to create a three dimensional look. 

I stamped the sentiment in black ink and adhered the mice and accessories to the bottom of the card panel. 

Christmas Mice Clear Stamps
Die- Christmas Mice Elle-ments
Die- Happy Holidays Elle-ments

That's all for me today! Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, October 9, 2020

Jingle {Avery Elle}

Hello friends, 

Just popping in today to share a couple simple cards featuring Avery Elle's Jingle stamp set. I adore this script and the holiday edition is so fun! For my first card, I used the Fa and La stamps to create a Christmas Tree shape. 

I decorated the "tree" with enamel dots and added a die cut rectangle (it's the stocking cuff from the Christmas Cookies Elle-ments set). You could also use sequins or other small stamp shapes to create the ornaments if you need to make the card flat for mailing. 


For my second card, I paired the Peace on Earth sentiment with the bear from the Peek-A-Boo Holiday Tag Toppers Elle-ments dies. 

I placed the bear on top of a die cut made with the Star Scene Elle-ment die. I backed the die cut with some glittery paper and added some details and shading to the bear with Copic Markers. I stamped the sentiment with Versamrk ink before heat embossing it with silver embossing powder. 

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Avery Elle Fall 2020 Release and Blog Hop!


Hello friends!

I am so excited for Avery Elle's Fall 2020 Release. It's full of all kinds of stamps and dies perfect for celebrating and crafting the most wonderful time of the year! All of the new items are available for purchase now in the Avery Elle shop and retail partners. 

I have a couple of projects to share using the new Holiday Circle Tags clear stamps and dies. 

I used the Santa Tag image to create a simple card. I used a die to cut a 2" circle in a panel of white card stock and nested the tag in the opening. I stamped the snowflakes on the panel and added a sentiment from the Jingle clear stamp set. A few sequins and a strip of patterned paper add a festive finishing touch. 

I also used the Santa Tag, coordinating Holiday Circle Tags Elle-ments dies and the Peek-a-Boo tag to decorate a small gift bag. I covered the gift bag with papers from Avery Elle's Holiday Collection paper pack. I stamped and colored the Santa Tag, die cut the tag and added the outer scalloped circle. It's the perfect size to create a focal point on a small canvas. I added a tag created with the Peek-a-Boo Tag Elle-ments. I tied the tag with twine and used a tiny clothes pin to attach the tag to the bag.  

The Avery Elle Design Team will be showcasing projects using the new release today in a fun blog hop! Be sure to stop by all the team members' blogs and show some love for the new products and designs.  

To celebrate our Fall 2020 Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a stamp set of their choice to 3 winners.  To enter to win just comment on this post.  There is no purchase necessary and you must be 18 years of age or older to enter.  You have until midnight Sunday, September 27 to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Tuesday, September 29.  

Thanks for stopping by! Good luck!

Sunday, September 13, 2020

STAMPtember Exclusive: Holiday Bells

Hello friends, 

I am thrilled to share that Avery Elle's contribution to Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember party is available now! Holiday Bells is a jaunty, sassy holiday set, and I absolutely adore it. The clear stamp set is available for purchase now exclusively at Simon Says Stamp. 

I had the most fun designing and creating this festive scene, my first card of the holiday season!

I stamped the bell outlines with black hybrid ink and colored the images with Copic Markers. On the orange and aqua bels, I stamped the bell patterns on top of the colored image using a coordinating ink color. I used a Brother Scan N Cut to cut out the bells and the bows that I stamped with black ink. 

On a panel of Distress Water Color card stock, I blended some Distress ink in Mowed Lawn and stamped the pine boughs on top with a few different shades of green ink. I stamped the sentiment onto the panel with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I used a tape runner to adhere the bells to the card and Avery Elle's Liquid Adhesive to glue the tiny bows to the top of the bells. I added a few highlights to the bells with a white gel pen and some clear flat sequins as a finishing touch. 

Here's a peek at the Holiday Bells stamp set available NOW at Simon Say Stamp while supplies last. 

Thanks for stopping by and celebrating with me today! 

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Big Congrats {Avery Elle}

Hello friends,  

I am on the Avery Elle blog today with a card featuring the Big Congrats stamp set and coordinating Elle-ments die. 

Using the Big Congrats Elle-ments die, I cut Congrats from gold card stock and the backing layer in white card stock. I layered the die cuts and used Avery Elle's liquid adhesive to attach the layers together. 

I stamped the "So Happy for You" sentiment in Versamark ink and heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder. 

I had a crafty zoom session with my friends on Saturday night and pulled out some alcohol inks. I played around with the supplies and created a few backgrounds using different colors. I pulled out one of this backgrounds and trimmed it to an A2 panel. I adhered the die cut and sentiment onto an alcohol ink background. I added a few clear flat sequins as a finishing touch. 


Thanks for stopping by! 

Monday, August 10, 2020

Suns Out and Whiskers {Avery Elle}

Hello friends, 

I am on the Avery Elle blog this week with a double feature of inspiration... two cards featuring the Suns Out and Whiskers stamp sets! 

First is a card featuring the adorable and hilarious Suns Out clear stamps. This set just makes me smile. I colored the Bunny and his toasty buns with Copic Markers, die cut the images and positioned him on the Sea Scene Elle-ments die. I adhered the sea scene to an A2 notecard covered with Avery Elle's patterned paper.

I added a cluster of flowers and leaves from the Tropical Bouquet clear stamps and stamped the sentiment in black ink onto a Party Tag Elle-ments die cut. I trimmed the tag and adhered it to the top of my card. 


My next card features the new Whiskers clear stamps. I wanted to feature ALL the kitties in the set, so I decided to create four little vignettes on a slimline card. I masked off the card at 2 1/8 increments and blended Distress Oxide ink to create the backgrounds. I spattered the blended panel with water and used an white gel pen to brighten some of the water spots. 

Next I stamps, colored and die cut all the kitties and their accessories. I adhered the kitties to each panel and added a sentiment from the set. I really love these sweet felines and I know just the cat lover who will appreciate this card! 


Well that's all for me this Monday! I hope your week is off to a great start. 
Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Fuzzy Puppy Card {Avery Elle}

Hello friends,

Puppies are the best. They're so fuzzy and sweet. All of that darling puppy goodness is captured perfectly in Avery Elle's new Dog-Gone clear stamp set.

Sometimes, colored images can look a bit flat, but there's a very simple technique that you can use to add a little texture and dimension to stamped images colored with Copic markers.

First, stamp and color your images as usual.  If there are any parts of the image that you don't want to texturize, leave that area uncolored. (See the dog collar and tag in the bottom left image below. )

Next, grab a terry cloth towel and Copic Colorless Blending Solution and add a few drops a small area of the towel. 

Press the towel on the colored images and the blending solution will lift the ink leaving behind the texture of the towel.

Super fun and simple too! Now here are all these fuzzy cuties on a card.

I used a cloud stencil and the Dotted Borders Elle-ments die to create a little background for the puppy party. I added some of the accessories and smaller images from the stamp set to round out the scene.  


I hope you'll give this technique a shot next time you'd like to add some faux fur texture to your colored images.

Thanks for stopping by!