Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Watercolor Spring Bouquet {Avery Elle}

Hello friends,

Just popping in today to share a card with you featuring the gorgeous Spring Bouquet stamp set and Avery Elle's new liquid watercolors.

To make the bouquet, first I stamped the the floral images with Versafine black ink and then I heat embossed the stamped images with clear embossing powder.  I watercolored with Mimose and Lemongrass allowing the colors to dry completely before going back with additional layers of pigment.  For the darker shades at the center of the lilies and in the shaded areas of the stems and buds, I used Fizz and Celery watercolors.

The two stand alone lily images in the stamp set coordinate with two of the flowers in the bouquet, so I took the opportunity to add some dimension to the bouquet by adhering the coordinating flowers over top of the bouquet with foam tape. I tied the bouquet with some twine before adhering the bouquet to a circle cut with the Pierced Circles Elle-ments die and stamped with the "thank you" sentiment included in the set.   I adhered the circle to an A2 notecard that I matted with the new Chevron Mat Elle-ments die.  I love how the circle gives the mat a whole different look!


Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Splash! Avery Elle Spring Blog Hop {Video!}

Hello friends,

Welcome to Avery Elle's Creativation Blog Hop! I have a couple cards to share with you today featuring the Splash! Stamp Set and coordinating Elle-ments dies.

My first card is based on the make and take that I designed as a make and take for Avery Elle's Creativation booth.  I die cut the pool panel from glossy card stock and created the water effect with alcohol ink and rubbing alcohol.

I adhered the pool and all the floaties and bathing beauties to a white notecard that I covered with Pixie Grid Paper from the Sorbet patterned paper collection.

To show how I created the water-effect with Alcohol Ink, I made a little video to share with you.  I hope you'll take a peek! 

 My second card is another take on the Splash stamp set.  This time I focused on the floaty animals and the new Chevron Mat Elle-ments die.  I blended Distress Oxide in Broken China in the center of a white panel of card stock before cutting it with the Chevron Mat.  I spritzed the panel with water to lift up some of the ink before stamping the sentiment and adhering the images. As a finishing touch, I adhered clear droplets with Glossy Accents.


To celebrate our Spring 2018 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 11th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, February 12th .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.

Below is a list of the Avery Elle team members participating in today's hop:

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Happy hopping!