Happy Friday Eve! I am super excited to be guest designing with Avery Elle in September, and to kick things off, Jamie was so sweet to invite me to participate in the Avery Elle August/September Inspiration Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Chunyuan's blog, but if not, head over to the Avery Elle blog and pick up the entire hop from there!
My hop project features a set from the new release earlier this month, Suzani, and lots and lots of embossing powder. ;o)
Suzani is a super versatile set and I can't wait to share more ideas in the coming weeks. For this card, I used Suzani to replicate a folk art floral look. I stamped and heat embossed the flowers and medallions one at a time on a panel die cut from Avery Elle's Sapphire cardstock. Between colors, I wiped the panel with an embossing buddy to keep any stray powder in check. In fact, I used the embossing buddy so much, I am going to refer to it as my "embossing bestie" from now on!
As a final touch, I embossed a sentiment from Oh Happy Day in white Filigree powder. I think the Filigree powder does a great job of capturing the details of this pretty font.
You can't have a blog hop without prizes! To celebrate AE's August/September Inspiration Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one random winner. To enter to win just leave a 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, September 1st to enter. The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, September 2nd .
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Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!
Cardstock: White, Sapphire (Avery Elle)
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko)
Stamps: Oh Happy Day, Suzani (Avery Elle)
Embossing powder: Grapefruit, Mustard, Lavender, Wave, Rouge, Butter, Leaf (American Crafts Zing embossing powder), White Filigree powder (Stewart Superior)
Dies: Stitched rectangles (Lil' Inker Designs)