Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Merry Christmas Flowers {Avery Elle}

Hello friends, 

It's Merry Flowers week on the Avery Elle blog and I am up today sharing this high-contrast floral Christmas card featuring the beautiful Merry Flowers stamp set and coordinating Elle-ments die.


I colored the flowers with Copic Markers and for a little hint of holiday sophistication, I added gold glitter to the center of the flowers and matted the sentiment strip with gold card stock.

I hope you hop over the the Avery Elle blog for even more inspiration using these beautiful Christmas florals.

Thanks for stopping by!
Katie

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Brring on the Joy {Avery Elle}



Hello friends,

It's  Brrring On The Joy week on the Avery Elle blog and today, it's my turn to offer up some inspiration using this cutie, cute stamp set!  Below you can find a list of all the Avery Elle supplies that I used on my card. 


I stamped the penguins, wreath, lights, gift and ice drift onto white card stock with Avery Elle's New Moon dye ink and colored in the images with Copic markers.  I die cut all the images using the coordinating Brrring on the Joy Elle-ments dies. 


I adhered the images to a panel cut with the Wonky Stitches Elle-ments die and stamped the snowflakes from the stamp set with a light aqua ink.  Below the images, I stamped the sentiment in black ink.  I love a good pun and this one just makes me laugh!


As a finishing touch, I added a drop of Glossy Accents to each of the bulbs in the holiday light strand. The bulbs look so shiny and bright! 

Supplies: 

Be sure to check out the Avery Elle blog this week for even more inspiration and ideas featuring Brring on the Joy! 

Thanks for stopping by!
Katie

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Design Team Reunion {Neat and Tangled}

Hello friends! 

I hope you are having a lovely weekend!  I am popping in today because I am participating in Neat and Tangled's Design Team Reunion to celebrate their 5th Birthday!  
I absolutely loved working with Danielle and the other gals on the Neat and Tangled team, so I am delighted to be invited back!  Neat and Tangled was one of my first teams, so I am forever grateful to Danielle for giving me a shot!  To celebrate this occasion, I have a couple cards to share featuring the new Wild Ones stamp set and balloon stencil.  



For more details about these cards, please visit me on the Neat and Tangled blog

Thanks for stopping by!
Katie

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Introducing Frosty Friends- Avery Elle Fall 2017 Blog Hop!

Hello friends,

I am so excited to be participating today in a blog hop celebrating the release of Avery Elle's Fall 2017 collection of stamps and dies.  Today, I am sharing a card featuring the Frosty Friends stamp set and coordinating Frosty Friends Elle-ments dies.

Ok, so how cute are these snow people?  I adore their vintage look, and they were a delight to color in and shade with Copic markers.  I stamped, colored and die cut the snow people and adhered them to a panel of watercolor cardstock.


I used Distress Oxide ink in Cracked Pistachio to create the soft green background.   I stamped a few of the snow flakes included in the stamp set onto the inked background and added the sentiment with black ink.


Before adhering the stamped panel to a pink notecard, I die cut the bottom edge of the watercolor panel with the Dotted Borders Elle-ments die, and I adhered some clear sequins as a finishing touch.


To celebrate the Summer 2017 Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one random winner.  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, August 13th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, August 14.  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.  
Here's a list of Avery Elle design team members participating in today's hop: 


You've got some more inspiration to check out, so I will send you on your way.  Thanks so much for stopping by and good luck!

Katie

Friday, August 4, 2017

Hop on the Birthday Bus {Avery Elle}

Hello friends,

I am on the Avery Elle blog today sharing a card or two that I made with the Birthday Bus stamp set.


I started my card by brushing some ink onto a panel of white card stock.  Next, I created a scene using the elements from the Picket Fences Elle-ments die.  I stamped a die cut the bus and gifts from the Birthday Bus stamp set and colored the images with Copic Markers.


I love how this little scene turned out, and I have a bonus interactive version of this card to share over on the Avery Elle blog if you'd like to check that out too! 

Supplies: 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Katie

Friday, July 28, 2017

Oceans of Fun with the Bubble stamp set {Avery Elle}

Hello friends,

I am on the Avery Elle blog today with a card featuring the Bubbles stamp set along with the Waves Elle-ments die.  A list of Avery Elle supplies used on my card is below.

This Bubbles stamp set is just so cute, I wanted to fit as many sea critters as possible on my card! I managed to get most of them in, except the crab. (Sorry crab!  Now he has true cause to be petulant and crabby!)

First, I stamped the images with Avery Elle's New Moon black dye ink and colored them with Copic Markers.


For the background, I inked a panel of watercolor card stock with Broken China Distress Oxide ink.  I spritzed the panel with water and blotted it with a paper towel.  Next, I adhered a panel cut with the Waves Elle-ments die on top of the inked card stock.


Adhering dies with intricate cut lines can be pretty tricky, so I adhered the die cut by running strips of score tape along the outer border.  The adhesive used to stick the sea critters to the card help to adhere the center of the Waves die to the card. I stamped the sentiment onto a banner from the Pierced Banner Layers Elle-ments and added it to the card with foam tape.  A few clear droplets add a finishing touch.

Supplies*:

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Be sure to stop by the Avery Elle blog for more inspiration from the Avery Elle design team! 

Thanks for stopping by!
Katie

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Introducing G'Day Mate {Avery Elle + Ellen Hutson}

Hello friends, 

I am so excited to be participating today in the introduction of a stamp set which is a collaboration between Avery Elle and Ellen Hutson.  Meet the newest United We Flourish stamp and die set- G'Day Mate available now from Ellen Hutson! For your convenience, a list of my supplies with links can be found below. 


This set is just adorable and features lots of cutie critters from down under. For my card, I brushed some Distress Ink onto a panel of white card stock using a blending brush.  I love the subtle ink dust that the blending brush creates.  Next I die cut the panel using Avery Elle's Finished Frame die set.  I stamped and die cut the Kangaroo, Platypus, and Koala critters and colored them in with Copic Markers.  I arranged the die cuts onto the panel, adhered them and stamped the sentiment with black ink.

This set will only be available from Ellen Hutson for a limited time, so be sure to snatch yours up today. For more inspiration featuring the G'Day Mate stamp set, visit the Ellen Hutson CLASSroom blog.

Supplies*:


*Affiliate links used at no cost to you.

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Katie