Monday, June 24, 2019

Two A-llama Birthday Fun! {Avery Elle}

Hi everyone,

Katie here with a card to share with you featuring the super fun Peek-A-Boo Car Clear Stamps.  Our Peek-A-Boo friends are all grown up and driving, but they're aren't the only furry pals who are itching to get behind the wheel...

The flashing alarm, or should I say a-llama, light that you can add to the top of the car inspired me to pull out a set released earlier this year, and I put a couple of the Llamas from the Llamazing clear stamp set behind the wheel for a little birthday fun! I stamped, colored and die cut the car, alarm, cactus, gift and llama images. I placed the llamas in the car window and trimmed off any excess of the stamped images. 

I positioned the car and the other images on a panel blended with Distress Oxide inks and anchored it with some die cuts from the Cityscape Elle-ments die (which is on SALE now) and the Dotted Frames Elle-ments set. I stamped the sentiment from the Llamazing stamp set onto black card stock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. The Reverse Pinked Rectangles Elle-ments die (also on SALE) frames the images and die cuts and some clear sequins add a sparkly finishing touch.


Thanks for stopping by!  

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Peek-A-Boo Summer Pals

Hi friends!

It's Peek-A-Boo Summer Pals week on the Avery Elle Blog, and I am so excited to share a card I made using this cute stamp set.

I used the Sea Scene Elle-Ments die to create a little background for a Peek-A-Boo Summer Pal pool party.  The Summer Scene die is perfect for tucking the Pals into the waves.

I stamped, colored, and die cut the images  before adhering them onto the Sea Scene die cut.  I stamped the sentiment and speech bubble with black ink and added a yellow sun to the corner of the water scene. I die cut a yellow circle with the edge of the Sea Scene die to nest the two shapes together.


I hope this sunshiny card brightens your day! 
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Modern Floral Frame {Avery Elle}

Hello friends,

Katie here with a card to share with you featuring Avery Elle's gorgeous Modern Floral Frame stamp set. This beautiful set covers so many occasions from birthdays to babies, weddings to retirement.  It's also the perfect combination of soft florals paired with the graphic straight lines of the geometric frame.

I thought I would introduce a little softness to the frame by stamping and heat embossing the image onto vellum.  To hide the adhesive, I stamped the floral cluster onto watercolor paper. I watercolored the the florals using Avery Elle's Liquid watercolors and adhered the watercolor flowers onto the vellum. 

Along with a sentiment strip that I die cut using the Classic Flags Elle-ment dies, this gave me two places to hide the adhesive and secure the vellum frame to the card.

I attached the frame to an A2 note card framed with the Dotted Frame Elle-ments die, and I glued a few clear droplets to the card as a finishing touch.


Thanks for stopping by! 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Legendary Birthday {Avery Elle}

Hi friends,

Katie popping in today to share a card featuring Avery Elle's Legendary clear stamp set. It's well established that the Kraken loves to party and a birthday card featuring festive wishes from a Kraken would be, well, Legendary. This set is also perfect for making clever cards for the dudes in your world. Be they little squids or bigger than pirate ships. This card will be winging its way to my brother in a couple weeks in honor of his birthday. (No worries, I am 100% sure that he does not read my blog.)

 I stamped the Kraken, ship and cake onto a panel of white card stock and colored the images with Copic markers. After the Kraken was colored, I used a white gel pen to color the suction pods white. This is much easier than trying to keep these spots color-free when coloring and blending with markers.

I adhered the Legendary images to a panel of watercolor card stock that I had stamped with the background image from the Swell stamp set using Versafine Black Onyx ink and heat embossed with Avery Elle's clear embossing powder. I used Distress Oxide ink in, what else, Salty Ocean to add some color to the water focusing on the outer edge of the card. I stamped the sentiment and adhered the completed panel to an A2 notecard.


That's it for me today. I hope you are having a Legendary day! 


Thursday, May 23, 2019

Avery Elle Summer 2019 New Release and Blog Hop!

Hello friends!  

I am so excited to share with you some of my project using stamps and dies from Avery Elle's Summer 2019 Release! Some of my very favorite items in this release are the Rainbows Clear Stamps and coordinating Rainbows Elle-ments dies.  I was so inspired that I couldn't stop creating, and I have a trio of cards to share with you today.  

My first card focuses on the Rainbows Elle-ments dies.  While these dies coordinate with the Rainbows stamp set, they can also be used on their own to create rainbows and shaped card bases.  I die cut different colors of card stock and adhered them to a sheet of fun foam that I also die cut with the Rainbow shape.  I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of white card stock cut into the cloud shape.  Once all the pieces were in place, I ran the shape through my die cut machine to give the die cut an inlaid look. 

For my second card, I stamped the Rainbow image from the Rainbows Clear Stamps set onto a panel of white card stock and colored the image with Copic markers.  I used the outer Rainbow shape die to cut around the stamped image and adhered it to a panel die cut with the Ray Elle-ments die. I added a few sequins as a finishing touch. 

For my final card, I used both the stamps and dies to create a fun shaker card. I used adhesive-backed fun foam to create the shaker chamber.  I filled the shaker element with some flat sequins and iridescent glitter. I stamped the sentiment onto black card stock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. 

To celebrate our Summer 2019 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.  This giveaway is void where prohibited.  You have until midnight Sunday, May 26th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, May 27th. All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.  You can check them all out here

Visit the Avery Elle Design Team blogs for more inspiration and chances to win! 

Good luck and happy hopping!

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Hip Hip Hooray for the So Kind stamp set {Avery Elle}

Hello friends,

I am on the Avery Elle blog today with a card to share with you today featuring a sentiment from Avery Elle's So Kind stamp set. I love the fresh and fun mix of lettering on this sentiment set; it really compliments so many different images and occasions. For my card, I paired the "Hip Hip Hooray" sentiment with the original Peek-A-Boo Pals stamp set.

First, I blended a panel of water color card stock with two shades of Distress Oxide inks (Peacock Feathers and Dried Marigold). I left some white space between the two colors so they wouldn't blend together to make a muddy green. I spattered the blended panel with water and white paint. Once the panel was dry, I stamped the sentiment in black ink.

I stamped the Peek-A-Boo pals onto white card stock and colored them with Copic makers.  I used the coordinating dies to cut out the Pals and a few of the stars included in the stamp set. I adhered the largest Wonky Scalloped rectangle at an angle onto the water color panel and tucked the Pals and their paws towards the bottom of the frame.  As a finishing touch, I added a few clear sequins before adhering the completed panel to a white notecard.


I hope this card makes you want to celebrate and shout "Hip Hip Hooray" for the So Kind stamp set! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Have a Phonomenal Day {Avery Elle}

Hello friends!

I am on the Avery Elle blog today sharing an idea with you today to add a little dimension to your paper crafting. 3-D embellishments and elements can make a card extra special. With the Phonomenal stamp set, I fashioned a set of bamboo chopsticks using kabob skewers.

To make the chopsticks, I snipped off the tip of two bamboo skewers.  I used a nail file to smooth the cut ends of the bamboo skewers. I wrapped a small length of thin washi tape around the top of the skewers to add a decorative elements to the tiny chopsticks.

I stamped the images from the Phonomenal stamp set and colored them with Copic Markers. I die cut the images using the coordinating Phonomenal Elle-ments dies.  To ground the images, I blended some Distress Oxide ink onto a panel of watercolor paper, and I placed the bowl on a piece of patterned paper from The Happy Collection paper pad. I adhered all the Pho toppings to the bowl before placing and glueing the chopsticks to the card.  


I hope this inspires you to find ways to incorporate a little dimension into you next paper project.  Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing part of your day with me!