Monday, February 15, 2021

Hello Sunshine {Avery Elle}

Hello friends, 

Katie here with a card and technique to share with you featuring Avery Elle's Loads of Hello stamp set. Loads of Hello is such a great set and the main sentiments are a substantial size and easily command attention on a card. 

One of my favorite techniques for sets with big and bold sentiments is to substitute an image for a letter. 

For this technique, I selected the "hello" sentiment. I stamped and die cut 'hello" and cut off the "o" and replaced it with the sun image from the Sunshine stamp set. 

To reinforce the sunshine vibe, I added the "sunshine" text block from the Loads of Hello set. I created the background using the Oval Burst Elle-ments die and the Cloud Mat Elle-ments die. I backed the oval with a gradient blue piece of patterned paper from the Spring Collection paper pad. I also added a couple clouds I had previously cut using the Cloud Mat die. 

Once everything was adhered into place, I added a few clear sequins as a finishing touch. 


I hope this idea inspires you to look at new ways to combine your sentiments and images! Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, February 4, 2021

Avery Elle Spring 2021 New Release!


Hello friends, 

I am so excited to share my first projects from Avery Elle's Spring 2021 Release.  I have two cards to share with you today featuring the absolutely adorable and charming Elephantastic stamp set.  

For my first card, I blended Distress Ink onto a panel of water color card stock to create grass and sky. Next, I stamped the images onto white card stock and colored them with Copic markers. 

I die cut the images using the coordinating Elephantastic Elle-ments dies and arranged them onto the blended panel. I adhered the images to the panel and stamped the sentiment in black ink. 

For my next card, I decided to create a slimline design.  I used a stencil made with the Pierced Clouds Elle-ments die (Retired) and lots of shades of Distress Oxide ink to create a rainbow cloud background. I spattered the background with both water and white ink to create the ink lift effect. 

I stamped and colored the images using Copic markers.  I die cut the images using the coordinating Elle-ments dies and a scrap of white card stock with the Pierced Clouds die. I adhered the images to the card and stamped a sentiment from the new Circle Tags stamp set in black ink. It's hard to spot in the photos, but I used a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush marker to add a little extra sparkle to the stars!

Elephantastic Clear Stamps
Die: Elephantastic Elle-ments
Circle Tags Clear Stamps

To view Avery Elle's newest release, visit the New section of the Avery Elle shop. Everything is available for purchase right now! The Avery Elle Design Team will be showcasing inspiration and ideas using the new sets today in a fun blog hop. The list of participating designers is below. 

To celebrate our Spring 2021 Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a stamp set of their choice to 3 winners.  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.  You have until midnight Sunday, February 8, 2021 to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, February 9.

Thanks for stopping by! Good luck!