Thursday, February 8, 2018

Avery Elle Spring Release Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Avery Elle Spring release blog hop!

The new Spring collection is just awesome and I know you're going to love it so much! Today I'm showcasing a gorgeous new floral set: Spring Bouquet and I really like this one becase it features Lilies, which are probably my favorite flowers :)

You can find lilies in an amazing range of colours and I wanted to try more than one combination so I used Clean Color Real Brush markers to color them and I made two different cards.

For my first card, I barely colored the lilies but I added a lot of color to the background to make them pop up against it. I used Distress inks and my blending tool to create it.

On my second card I went more detailed on the lilies coloring so I decided to keep the card super simple. I just added a little watercolor circle behind the bouquet and some white cord.

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 can also do options 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances of winning. 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.
To enter to win you can do 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances:

  1. Comment on any of the design team's posts and/or here on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Follow us on Twitter and tweet the contest (we are @averyellestamps )
  3. Follow us on Facebook (we are ) and share us with your friends - make sure they tell us you sent them.
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  5. Become a blog follower through email (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already follow us)
  6. Join our Flickr group (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already belong)
I hope you like my projects for the hop! Don't forget to hop along to see all the inspiration the DT has for you! Have fun! Here's the full list of participants:

Avery Elle / Jamie
Caryn Davies
Heather Campbell
Melania Deasy
Katie Gehring 
Amy Kolling 
Ashley Marcu
Elena Roussakis

Thank you so much for stopping by, have a nice day :)

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Glue Dots & Lawn Fawn colab week

Hello there!

This week, Lawn Fawn and Glue Dots have teamed up to feature their products together and the people of Glue Dots sent us a generous package of their products to try out. I had a lot of fun with them so I created two cards! Valentine's day is just around the corner so I hope they inspire you to create some love card if you haven't already!

On my first card, I started die cutting a lot of tiny envelopes with the Happy Mail dies and covering the whole background with them. Then I die cut a heart out of watercolor paper and added a bit of pink watercolor.

I stamped the baby elephant with grey ink and colored him with Copic markers. To add more dimension, I adhered together three layers of the love die cut. Finall, I covered the love word and the tiny heart with sparkle using my Wink of Stella clear pen.

For my second card, I took the super cute Sweet Friends stamps and created a little scene inside a polaroid frame. The background paper is a piece of a rainbow sheet from the new collection ;) If you want to recreate this card you can use several stripes of colored cardstock as well.

I added some sparkle with my Wink of Stella pen on this card as well, just on the trio of  hearts. Then I added Glossy Accents on top and also on the smore's chocolate and donut's glaze :)

I hope you enjoyed this week of Lawn Fawn and Glue Dots inspiration and you like my projects. Thank you so much for your visit!!

Have a nice day!

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Avery Elle Wonky Squares card

Hello there!

Today I'm featuring Wonky Squares Elle-ments at the Avery Elle blog. Since they were released, Wonky Rectangles has been one of my favorite dies sets and the new Wonky Squares is in that list too. They are perfect for most cards, adding a subtle texture while framing a focal element. Also, I love the sentiments included in Wonky Squares Elle-ments, they are a great addition for a lot o different cards.

For my project today I used the big Wonky Square die but instead of using it as a background I used it to create a frame for my card. If I had just cut a frame my card would probably look boring but those stitches add a nice interest to it!

I started by blending some aqua and teal ink on the background and sprinkling some water and perfect pearls on top. Then I cut my frame and adhered to the background using dimensional adhesive. The heart balloon and clouds are from the Love is in the Air stamp set, I stamped the heart with two tones of red and die cut it with the coordinating dies. I adhered everything to the background and tied some red twine to the balloon.

For the sentiment, I die cut the word three times and adhered them together to get more dimension. Finally, I added some clear sequins on top.

I hope you like my project for today!
Psssst, have you seen the new release?? It's super cute!!! You can take a look at it at the Avery Elle's Instagram page or if you are super lucky, at the Creativation Show: Booth 2636

Have a nice day!!

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