Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Fuzzy Puppy Card {Avery Elle}

Hello friends,

Puppies are the best. They're so fuzzy and sweet. All of that darling puppy goodness is captured perfectly in Avery Elle's new Dog-Gone clear stamp set.

Sometimes, colored images can look a bit flat, but there's a very simple technique that you can use to add a little texture and dimension to stamped images colored with Copic markers.

First, stamp and color your images as usual.  If there are any parts of the image that you don't want to texturize, leave that area uncolored. (See the dog collar and tag in the bottom left image below. )

Next, grab a terry cloth towel and Copic Colorless Blending Solution and add a few drops a small area of the towel. 

Press the towel on the colored images and the blending solution will lift the ink leaving behind the texture of the towel.

Super fun and simple too! Now here are all these fuzzy cuties on a card.

I used a cloud stencil and the Dotted Borders Elle-ments die to create a little background for the puppy party. I added some of the accessories and smaller images from the stamp set to round out the scene.  


I hope you'll give this technique a shot next time you'd like to add some faux fur texture to your colored images.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 20, 2020

Summer of Stamping Celebration

Hello friends!
Avery Elle has teamed up with Ellen Hutson on a special collaboration set to celebrate this Summer of Stamping. Each week, we are hoping to spread a little crafty sunshine with a month of new releases and a whole lotta’ fun! Without further ado, Welcome to Camp Wanna Stamp hosted by Avery Elle's Peek-a-boo Pals!

The Peek-a-Boo Pals- Camp Wanna Stamp is available at the Ellen Hutson store both as a clear stamp set and as a stamp and die comboYou should have arrived here from Kelly Griglione's blog

For my card, I create a dusky canoe ride for the bear and bunny.  I blended a background of Distress Oxide Inks in Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Dried Marigold, Scattered Straw and Peacock Feathers. My color combo was inspired by the Summer of Stamping graphic above. 

I stamped and colored the images using Copic markers. I die cut the images using the coordinating dies, and before adhering them to the background, I spattered the background with a bit of water and white paint. 

I adhered the images to the card, stamped the sentiment and some of the bugs with black ink. I used a white gel pen to color in the bug wings and to intensify some of the ink spatters. 

You can't have a bog hop and celebration without prizes and one random & lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop!!! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! Comment before Saturday, July 25th at 11:59pm PDT. The winner will be notified by email.

Be sure to check out all the inspiration on today's hop: 

Katie Gehring- you are here!

Your next stop is Sandy Allnock

Good luck and happy hopping!