Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Sweet Cotton Candy Card {Avery Elle}

Hello friends,

It's Cotton Candy week on the Avery Elle Design Blog, and I am so excited to share my card with you today featuring this fun stamp set! When I saw this stamp set, I wanted to figure out a way to make a card that actually looked like cotton candy (minus the sticky).

My solution was to use polyester fiber-fill or stuffing.  I sponged the fiber-fill with Distress Oxide ink in Worn Lipstick before glueing the fluff to a stamped and colored image of the spool of cotton candy.  I adhered a second layer of card stock on top of the stamped image. Before adhering the two layers of card stock together, I stamped the sentiment in black ink and added a couple of the accent stars and circles.  I used both cotton candy outline dies to cut a border from white glitter card stock.

This card was so fun to make, and the fiber-fill really does look like cotton candy! 

By popular request, I made a video to show you how this card came together.  I hope you'll take a peek! 


Thanks for stopping by! Have a sweet day!

Sunday, February 24, 2019

All of Us {Avery Elle}

Hello friends,

Just popping by quickly today to share a card featured a couple weeks back on the Avery Elle design blog.  You know when you think you published a post, but you didn't.  Yep, that's been my February! Anyway, I thought I would share my All of Us card here with you, because this set is super cute and so fun to color! 

I stamped the line of kitties onto white card stock twice using Avery Elle's New Moon Dye ink.  Next, I used Copic Markers to add markings to each kitty. It was so fun to give each kitty unique markings and his or her own personality. I die cut the kitties with the coordinating All of Us Elle-ments die and trimmed each line in half.

I arranged the kitties in frames cut with the Photo Mat Elle-ments die.  I stamped, colored and die cut the little signs and tucked them behind the line of kitties. I backed each frames scene with patterned paper and adhered the frames onto a note card that I covered with diagonal patterned paper from the Sorbet Patterned Paper collection.

As a finishing touch, I added some of the photo corners and other elements from the Photo Mat Elle-ments set.


I just love this set.  It's perfect for making cards from a crowd!  
Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, February 7, 2019

Avery Elle Spring 2019 Blog Hop!

Hello friends! 

I am so excited to be joining in all the fun with Avery Elle's Spring 2019 new product release and Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from Melania's blog

I have a fun card to share with you today using the new Journey stamp set and coordinating Elle-ments die.  The Journey stamp set features this adorable car with trailing balloons, tree and sentiments perfect for so many occasions.  From birthdays to weddings to graduations and other accomplishments, Journey's got you covered! 

To make my card, I blended a watercolor panel with a bit of Distress Oxide ink in Tumbled Glass and Twisted Citron.  I stamped some of the stars from the set onto the grass for a little more interest.  Next, I added some die cuts using the Cityscapes Elle-ments set and the Wonky Scalloped Frame Elle-ments. 

I stamped the images with Avery Elle's New Moon dye ink and colored them with Copic markers. I adhered the images to the panel and stamped the "Celebrate" sentiment onto the sun shape. Such a fun stamp set and perfect for teens!  I'm going to tuck this one away for my daughter's 16th birthday, which is coming faster than I care to admit.  :)

New Moon Dye Ink Pad

All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.  You can check them all out here

In celebration of the new release, Avery Elle is introducing a new special- orders over $75- before shipping and tax- will receive a free small zippered vinyl mesh bag!  Avery Elle is also giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one random winner.  To enter to win just comment on this post and on the posts of the designers participating in today's hop.  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 10 to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, February 11.  

Your next stop is Amy Kolling!
Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a great day and good luck!