Thursday, September 4, 2014

Scripty Jolly Holiday {Avery Elle Blog Hop}


Hello again! :)

I am so super excited today to be participating in my very first Avery Elle Blog Hop in celebration of the Fall 2014 release. For today's hop I made a card with the North Pole stamp set.  I just adore the scripty hats included in this set, so I tried to build a card using just those images. 




On a piece of Cherry card stock, I stamped the hat sentiments in Versamark and then heat embossed them with white embossing powder.  

A couple tips: 
  1. Selectively ink the stamp and leave the hat portion of the image uninked to avoid making an impression.  
  2. I stamped and embossed two rows of the background at a time to avoid an embossing powder disaster.  
  3. I also used my Embossing "Bestie" (we are much more than mere "buddies") between each round of stamping/embossing to minimize stray powder flecks.  

I matted the stamped panel with black card stock and adhered it to a white card base. For the focal point, I stamped and embossed jolly on a black card stock circle.  I stamped a die cut one of the stars using the coordinating die set on yellow card stock and adhered it above the "J" for a small pop of color.

You can't have a blog hop without an awesome prize and 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 can also do options 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances of winning. You have until midnight Sunday, September 7th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, September 8th .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.



To enter to win you can do 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances:

  1. Comment on any of the design team's posts and/or on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Follow Avery Elle on Twitter and tweet the contest (we are @averyellestamps )
  3. Follow Avery Elle on Facebook (we are www.facebook.com/AveryElle ) and share us with your friends - make sure they tell us you sent them.
  4. Follow Avery Elle on Pinterest
  5. Become an Avery Elle blog follower through email (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already follow AE)
  6. Join our Flickr group (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already belong)
Be sure to check out even more amazing inspiration from the awesome team: 


Well that's it for me today!  Thanks so much for stopping by and good luck! 

Katie

54 comments:

  1. Embossing Bestie? Aaaw, that's sweet. Your card is amazing, love the colours and your tips are awesome.
    Jessa

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  2. So cute and fun! Gotta love that font - and what better way to use it than all OVER a card?!?!? LOVE!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  3. the script is such a cool background. love how modern it feels!
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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  4. Oh I love this card!!! I can see sending those out this year! TFS!

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  5. This is so awesome Katie! I Love how you did the BG, and the contrast is fab!

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  6. What a fun background for this jolly card.

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  7. Love the way you made the background embellishment. Very pretty card. Bright and colorful.
    thanks for sharing.

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  8. Love that stamped and embossed background! Such a fabulous font!!

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  9. WoW!!! Great card, love how you used the stamp set!!

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  10. So clever, and very striking, Katie! Love it!

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  11. Love the bold background. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Love the background .. so cute and pretty!!

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  13. Beautiful holiday card! Love all of the fun heat embossing!

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  14. I love when a sentiment is stamped across and entire card! I do all the time! Great card!

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  15. Cute card - love the bold colors and the CAS look.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  16. Fun way to get more miles out of the set images! Cute and so creative! TFS and thanks for the chance to win Katie!

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  17. Love the background you made from the words. Very nice

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  18. Fantastic stamping on the background, such a striking and graphic card!

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  19. Love the bright white on the red. Great card & great font on the stamps.

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  20. such a visually beautiful card...love the white embossing on red!

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  21. Wow, everything you did was worth it. The background looks like one connected sentiment. It's super!

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous Katie - very clever to use just the words from the hats. So happy to have you on the team.

    Big hugs,
    Caryn xxx

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  23. Wonderful white embossed background using these great scripty sentiments!

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  24. Love the busy background. Fabulous and fun card. TFS

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  25. Just love this and the colors are awesome!

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  26. Great card and congrats! Love your creativity!

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  27. Fabulous graphic card - love the all over design and the contrast in colors.

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  28. Great idea to use the sentiment as a background!

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  29. Such a creative use of these stamps! TFS!

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  30. This is so fun!! I LOVE the deep red that you used and the embossing is amazing!!

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  31. Love your card. Looking forward to getting this new set

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  32. How fun! What a great use of the words as background!

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  33. This card is gorgeous and genius in equal measure! Love that background!!

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  34. This is a fun holiday card! I love the bright colors.

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  35. Love the card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  36. Your stamped
    background came
    out lovely! Great
    design.
    Carla from Utah

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  37. What a wonderful background card ! Love it.

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  38. Great card. Love the way you used the script hat sentiments. Embossing bestie - lol!

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  39. I love your background! So happy!

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  40. Katie, this turned out AWESOME! The background is fantastic... totally worth the effort you put into it. :)

    Thanks for sharing! ;)

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  41. WOWOWOWOW!! I LOVE this FUN card! =) I agree the font is AWESOME!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Weekend!! =)

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  42. Love this font and the way you have used it here - perfect embossing!

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  43. I really like the sentiment font.

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  44. CONGRATULATIONS on joining the Avery Elle Design Team Katie!!!
    LOVE your card, the embossed background is AWESOME and your POP of contrast with the jolly & star finish it off perfectly :)
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and embossing tips too - I really struggle with heat embossing and KNOW I NEED to get myself an "embossing bestie" too!!!

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