Friday, May 26, 2017

Wonderful Day Floral Bouquet Card {Avery Elle}

Hello friends, 

I am excited to be on the Avery Elle blog today sharing a card that I made with the absolutely stunning Floral Bouquet stamp set and coordinating Elle-ments die. 

I stamped the image twice onto white Copic friendly paper and colored the blooms and leaves with Copic markers.  I arranged the florals along the right edge of my notecard and trimmed off the excess. 

I stamped the sentiment with black ink before adhering the florals to the card.  I popped up the top floral cluster with a bit of foam tape.  For a finishing touch, I adhered a few clear droplets with glossy accents.

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

Thanks for stopping by! Have a Wonderful Day!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Avery Elle Summer 2017 Blog Hop!

Hello, hello friends, 

So excited for today to share with you my very first project using Avery Elle's Summer 2017 release! It's one that's definitely cool for the summer!  

I used the Cool Treats stamp set to do a little "no line" coloring with Copic Markers.  What you do is stamp your images with a light ink- here I used Distress Ink Antique Linen and when you color the image with your markers, the outline of the stamp disappears like magic! 

Once everything was colored in, I stamped the faces onto the cool treats with brown ink and with a Copic friendly pen, I drew the detail back onto the ice cream cone. 

I die cut the finished panel with the Pierced Rectangle die and stamped the sentiment onto a die cut from the Pierced Banner Layers Elle-ments dies

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, February 12th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, May 15.  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: 
Avery Elle / Jamie
Karolyn Loncon 
Caryn Davies
Heather Campbell
Melania Deasy
Katie Gehring 
Amy Kolling 
Ashley Marcu
Maska Vanacker 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Good luck!

Friday, May 5, 2017

This Calls for Mimosas {Avery Elle}

Hello friends,

I am on the Avery Elle blog today sharing a card I made with the Mimosas stamp set.  A list of the Avery Elle products I used on my card is below.

This is my second blog post today.  If you are looking for the Reverse Confetti Birthday Bash Blog hop, click here.

I stamped and heat embossed the Mimosa glasses and sentiment in gold onto white cardstock cut with the Scalloped Pierced Banner Elle-ments die. I used a Versamark marker inside the glasses and brushed on Perfect Pearls in gold. 

I crafted the background by stamping the beautiful floral image onto a panel of watercolor card stock repeatedly. I was planning to do some "no line" watercoloring, but decided that I liked the monochromatic effect of just the line image.  


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

Thanks for stopping by!

Countdown to Confetti Birthday Blog Hop {Reverse Confetti + CardMaker Magazine}

Hello friends, 

I am so excited to be helping Reverse Confetti kick off their 4th Birthday Bash with a Blog Hop featuring the Reverse Confetti and CardMaker Magazine teams.  All of the details about the birthday celebrations can be found on the Reverse Confetti blog

You should have arrived here from the lovely Kat Benjamin's blog, but if you just happened upon this post, the entire hop list is available at the Reverse Confetti blog or the CardMaker Magazine blog

My card today features one of the stamp sets and Confetti Cuts from the upcoming release.  It's called Miso Happy and it's super darling. 

I started with a panel of Ranger Distress Watercolor card stock and added a wash of watercolor pigment using Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors. Once that was dry, I followed up with a bit of spatter ink from Studio Calico in Custard. 

I stamped and die cut the pandas, bamboo and bowls of soup coloring them in with Copic Markers.  I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of black card stock and adhered all the elements to the watercolored panel before adhering the completed panel to a green note card. 

Well, you've got lots of places to visit today, so I won't hold you up.  Your next stop on the hop is the super talented Melissa Bickford

Happy hopping! 

Friday, April 28, 2017

Happy Mother's Day {Avery Elle}

Hello friends!

I am on the Avery Elle blog today sharing a card that I made with the Mother's Day stamp set.  A list of links to my Avery Elle supplies is below.

I stamped the flowers repeatedly on a panel of watercolor card stock and I colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. 

To soften the look, I added a layer of vellum on top of the stamped and watercolored panel.  I hid the adhesive behind the rectangle that I die cut with the Wonky Stitches Elle-ments die.  A bit of Hemp twine in Midnight Black adds a finishing touch.


Well that's all for me today, but be sure to stop by the Avery Elle blog for more inspiration from the Design Team! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Watercolor Birthday Balloons {Avery Elle}

Note: This is my second blog post today. If you are looking for the Lil' Inker blog hop, just scroll down!

Hello friends,

I am on the Avery Elle blog today with a card featuring the Time to Party stamp set.  Since I have already made a few cards using the awesome birthday cake image (check out here and here), I decided to turn my attention to the fun birthday balloons stamp.

I stamped the image with Versamark and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  Next I did some watercoloring with Distress Ink cubes. 

I die cut the edge of the watercolor panel with the Scalloped die included in the Dotted Border Elle-ments stamp set.  I drew the balloon strings with a black fine tip pen and ruler, added a couple clear sequins and attached the panel to a coral note card with foam tape. 


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 design team. 

Thanks for stopping by!

CardMaker Magazine and Lil' Inker Designs Blog Hop!

Hello friends, 

Today, the Card Maker Magazine Blog Gals are teaming up with the Lil' Inker Design Team for a fun blog hop featuring loads of inspiration using Lil' Inker Designs awesome stamps and ingenious dies.  You should have arrived here from Chrissy Larson's blog.  The full list will be available on the CardMaker blog in case you need to catch a link or start from the beginning. :) 

Teacher Appreciation day falls this year on May 2 and I am determined not to be scrambling the night before on cards and gifts.  My daughter's teachers deserve better!  So for my project, I chose to work with Teacher Talk stamp set, the Teacher word die, and the Stitched Mats Rectangle dies

I stamped the apple images onto a panel of white card stock in shades of red, pink, yellow and green and added in details like seeds, hearts and words with black ink.  Once the stamping was complete, I die cut the panel with the largest Stitched Mat rectangle die.  The stitched mat adds so much interest to the simple rectangle shape, and I love that Lil' Inker was the first to offer this innovative design.  

I die cut "teacher" from bright pink card stock and stamped the sentiment just below the die cut word onto a rectangle which was die cut with one of the smaller Stitched Rectangles Mats dies. 

I added just a few clear sequins to the card and I'm going to call this one complete!  I'll make a few more of these and I will be all set for Teacher Appreciation Day! 


Lil’ Inker Designs is hosting a giveaway of a $35 gift certificate to their online store. Just leave a comment to be entered to win.  More details are available on the Lil' Inker Designs blog

Your next stop is Jessica Frost-Ballas! 

Thanks for stopping by and good luck!