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.

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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!
Katie

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.  



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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! 

Katie

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Tiki Stand Birthday Card {Avery Elle}

Hello friends,

I have a fun card to share today featuring Avery Elle's Market Stand stamp set.  I just love the Market Stand stamp set.  It features so many great images and accessories that make it truly versatile; plus it pairs so well with the all the adorable Peek-a-Boo animal sets.


I stamped the images with Avery Elle's dye ink and colored them with Copic Markers.  I die cut the images using the coordinating dies and arranged them on a panel that I colored using two shades of Distress Oxide inks (Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade).  


I framed the scene using the Reverse Pinked Elle-ments dies, which happens to be on sale right now in the Avery Elle store!  A speech bubble from the Peek-a-Boo Pets stamp set finishes off the card.

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Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!
Katie

Monday, April 8, 2019

Cake for All Shaker Card + Video {Avery Elle}

Hello!

I am a little behind in sharing a card and video I put together using Avery Elle's awesome Cake for All stamp set and the Scalloped Mat Elle-ments die.

Using the Scalloped Mat die and some adhesive-backed fun foam, I made a shaker window that I filled with clay sprinkles.


I heat embossed the images from Cake for All using Rose Gold Embossing powder and colored them in using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  Zig Colors- Pale Pink, Light Carmine, Light Blue, Lilac, Light Green and Pale Green.



Take a peek at the video to see how it all came together.  



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Thanks for stopping by!
Katie

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Easter Chicks {Avery Elle}

Hello friends!

Spring is in the air, and Easter is just around the corner.  I have a sweet card to share with you today featuring the adorable Easter Chicks stamp set by Avery Elle.


To make the card, first I blended some Distress Oxide ink onto a panel of watercolor card stock and spattered the background with spray ink. I stamped the chicks, eggshell and butterflies using Avery Elle's dye ink in New Moon and colored the images using Copic makers.


I die cut the images using the coordinating Easter Chicks Elle-ments dies and arranged them onto the blended background.  I stamped the sentiment and the butterfly trails and added some polka dots to he eggshell using a white gel pen.  Finally, I framed the scene using the new Quilted Frames Elle-ments die and adhered the panel to a yellow A-2 notecard.

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I hope these cute chicks brighten your day.  Thanks so much for stopping by!
Katie

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Sweet Cotton Candy Card {Avery Elle}

Hello friends,

It's Cotton Candy week on the Avery Elle Design Blog, and I am so excited to share my card with you today featuring this fun stamp set! When I saw this stamp set, I wanted to figure out a way to make a card that actually looked like cotton candy (minus the sticky).


My solution was to use polyester fiber-fill or stuffing.  I sponged the fiber-fill with Distress Oxide ink in Worn Lipstick before glueing the fluff to a stamped and colored image of the spool of cotton candy.  I adhered a second layer of card stock on top of the stamped image. Before adhering the two layers of card stock together, I stamped the sentiment in black ink and added a couple of the accent stars and circles.  I used both cotton candy outline dies to cut a border from white glitter card stock.


This card was so fun to make, and the fiber-fill really does look like cotton candy! 

By popular request, I made a video to show you how this card came together.  I hope you'll take a peek! 


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Thanks for stopping by! Have a sweet day!
Katie

Sunday, February 24, 2019

All of Us {Avery Elle}

Hello friends,

Just popping by quickly today to share a card featured a couple weeks back on the Avery Elle design blog.  You know when you think you published a post, but you didn't.  Yep, that's been my February! Anyway, I thought I would share my All of Us card here with you, because this set is super cute and so fun to color! 


I stamped the line of kitties onto white card stock twice using Avery Elle's New Moon Dye ink.  Next, I used Copic Markers to add markings to each kitty. It was so fun to give each kitty unique markings and his or her own personality. I die cut the kitties with the coordinating All of Us Elle-ments die and trimmed each line in half.

I arranged the kitties in frames cut with the Photo Mat Elle-ments die.  I stamped, colored and die cut the little signs and tucked them behind the line of kitties. I backed each frames scene with patterned paper and adhered the frames onto a note card that I covered with diagonal patterned paper from the Sorbet Patterned Paper collection.

As a finishing touch, I added some of the photo corners and other elements from the Photo Mat Elle-ments set.

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I just love this set.  It's perfect for making cards from a crowd!  
Thanks for stopping by!

Katie