I am so excited to share with you the first of my projects made with Avery Elle's Winter 2016 Release! The Winter Release is available now in the Avery Elle store. There are so many fun, cute and clever stamps and dies in this release perfect for celebrating Valentine's Day and beyond!
For my card, I used the Love Puffin stamp set, coordinating Love Puffin Elle-ments dies and the Rocky Shores Elle-ments die. All of my Avery Elle supplies are linked below.
I started by creating the blended ink background using three shades of Distress Ink: Scattered Straw, Spun Sugar, and Tumbled Glass on Distress Specialty Stamping paper. This paper has a coating that makes ink blending a breeze. The Spun Sugar (pink) between the yellow and blue helped to prevent the sky from turning green when the colors were blended together.
Next, I created the background using the Rocky Shores Elle-ments die. I die cut the craggy lines into the larger rock formation so that the little tufts of grass could peek out. I love this little detail- it really adds a lot to what could be a very basic shape.
I stamped and die cut the Puffins and adding some shading using Copic markers. I stamped the sentiment and added a couple final details using the rocks and birds included in the Love Puffin stamp set.
To celebrate our Winter 2016 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 or any/all of the Avery Elle Design Team Winter 2016 Release posts. Links to the team member's blogs are below. You have until midnight Sunday, November 13th to enter. The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, November 14th . All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.
Well I won't keep you because you have loads more inspiration to check out! Thanks for stopping by! Happy hopping and good luck!