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!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Video! I Lava You, Puns, and Paper Piecing {Avery Elle}

Hello friends!

I have a video to share with you today featuring Avery Elle's Lava You stamp set and coordinating Elle-ments die.

I adore this little punny stamp set, and I used Avery Elle's patterned paper pads to paper piece the volcanos.  Adding the faces from the Cool Treats stamp set really gives these little volcanos all kinds of personality!  I hope you'll take a peek at the video below or on Avery Elle's You Tube channel (don't forget to subscribe!) to see how this card came together!


Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Love You Like No Otter {Avery Elle}

Hello friends, 

Just popping in today with a card to share featuring the totally adorable Otterly Fantastic stamp set.  These otters are the just the cutest, so I couldn't resist using two on my simple card!

I stamped, colored and die cut the otters and the hearts. I blended a circle of Distress Oxide Ink in Salty Ocean onto a panel of watercolor card stock and spritzed with with water to lift some of the pigment.

I adhered the otters to the panel of watercolor card stock and die cut the panel with the Wonky Stitches Elle-ments die. I stamped the sentiment in black ink and attached the panel to a red note card.  A few clear gems add a finishing touch. 


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, December 29, 2017

Delft Blue Windmill Card {Avery Elle}

Hello friends,

Just popping in to share with you today a card featuring Avery Elle's adorable Windmill stamp set.  The Windmill stamp set reminds me of the Netherlands, and the Netherlands remind me of Delft Blue China and Ceramics.  Check out this sweet music box- classic Delft.

Using Delft Blue ceramics as an inspiration, I stamped and colored my Windmill with lots of moody blue Copic Markers (B21, B23, B24, B26 and B28). 

I used the Large Pierced Scallops Elle-ments die to create the frame for the Dutch Delft scene.  I die cut the frame several times from blue card stock and adhered the layers together.


I hope you enjoyed this little Dutch journey.  
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Love You A Latte {Avery Elle}

Hello friends,

Just popping in today with a card featuring Avery Elle's new Cool Beans stamp set.  Although the winter holidays are upon us, I am switching gears a bit and made a card suitable for Valentine's Day or really anytime you want to send some warm (caffeinated) hugs.

I stamped and die cut the cup from the Cool Beans stamp set.  I love that the cup can be made into a shaker element!

The "hugs" die is included with the Wonky Squares Elle-ments. I die cut the word several times from white card stock, stacked them together, and adhered the word die cut from black card stock on top.

It would be so fun to include a gift card inside to the recipient's favorite coffee shop to treat him or her to a latte or favorite coffee beverage!

That's all for me today! Thanks (a latte) for stopping by!


Thursday, December 7, 2017

Waffle Flower V-Day 2018 Blog Hop!

Hello friends and welcome to Waffle Flower Craft's Valentine's Day Release Blog Hop!  

I am so excited to be participating today!!  You should have arrived from Yainea's blog.  Stop by the Waffle Flower blog for the full list. 

I have three cards to share with you today.  First up is a card featuring the Little Baker's stamp set and die.  I stamped, colored and die cut a bunch of the yummy-looking chocolate chip cookies and arranged them on a platter that I created using the Lacy Squares die

For even more texture and detail in the background, I paired the Lacy Layers 2 die with the Patched Layers die on a panel of white card stock before adhering everything to a kraft note card.

Next is a card using the Stitched Love stamp set and coordinating die.  I loved building these sweet pear images.  For a little more interest, I added a bit of orange ink to the bottom and side of the pears.

I arranged the happy couple inside card stock cut with the Embroidery Hoop die.  I stamped the sentiment with black ink and added a twine bow at the top of the hoop for a finishing touch.

The last card is a punny Valentine shaker card using the Make a Fish stamp set and Make a Fish die. I cut the shaker window using the Flower Circles Inverted Die

I have had so much fun building and embellishing schools of these beautiful fishes.  I added to the sentiment with the Bowtiful stamp set.  I added the hearts to the pink card stock using the small heart stamp from the new Forever stamp set.


To celebrate the blog hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $25 gift certificates to FIVE lucky winners. Leave comments on my blog and along the hop by 11:59pm ET on 12/10/17 for your chances to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the posts on this blog hop and will be announced on the Waffle Flower blog on 12/12/17.

To celebrate the new release, all orders over $25 placed by 11:59pm ET on 12/10/17 with code VDAY2018 will receive a free Forever Stamp Set. The stamp set needs to be in your cart for the promo code to work. Limited 1 per customer; While Supplies last.

Your next stop on the hop is Therese

Thanks for stopping by and good luck!