17.09.2018

Hello –  I’m over on the Avery Elle Blog today with a card created with the Peaceful Pines stamps and dies.  This is a great set for whipping up a simple yet elegant card in no time at all which is what we all need at this time of year!

I stared with a 4-bar sized card base in red and used the rectangle die from Focal Point Stripes to cut an aperture on the front.  I glued a white piece of card behind this and then stamped the pine branches in Jungle pigment ink.

Next I die cut the word Merry 3 times from the piece of card I cut from the card base, stacked them up and spritzed them with a little shimmer spray.

To finish I dug out my red and gold Stickles glitter glue and ran a gold edge around the window (totally stolen from Julie Ebersole!!) and some red dots to the berries.

Supplies:

Peaceful Pines Stamp Set

Peaceful Pines Elle-ments

Focal Point Stripes Elle-ments 

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11.09.2018

Avery Elle … Corner Sentiments: Holliday

Hey there, I’m over on the Avery Elle Blog today sharing a card and video showcasing the fabulous Corner Sentiments: Holiday stamp set.  I’ve paired it with a previously released set Holiday Bouquet.

Here’s a short video showing how this design came together:

I started with a white card base and die cut a frame in green using the Wonky Scalloped Frames die set.

Next I stamped the sentiment in the frame and stamped, coloured and die cut the images from Holiday Bouquet.
I added a wee bit of sparkle using Avery Elle Coarse Glitter to the berries and then assembled my coloured images onto the card front.
Supplies:
25.08.2018

Avery Elle … Grateful

Hey there, here with a card I created using the gorgeous new Grateful stamp set and co-ordinating dies from Avery Elle.  This is only a small set (3×4 “) but it certainly packs a punch and you can create so may different looks.  I stamped the oak leaves a few times with Avery Elle Truffle dye ink so I could use some warm, fall colours from my Copics collection.  By using a brown ink rather than a black or grey, it helps to give an overall Autumnal tone to the colour scheme.

I stamped and die cut the little acorns and added some little dots of colour which adds a bit more texture than just colouring a solid blend.
For the card base I opted for a stone colour, again to bring in some warmth and then die cut a panel using my all time favourite Avery Elle background die, Horizontal Stripes Elle-ments from white card.  If you haven’t added this die to your collection yet then you must – it is SO useful.

To bring everything together I arranged the leaves into a kind of swag or wreath on the front of the panel and then stamped the “thankful” sentiment from the set (SO happy that this sentiment has a co-ordinating die) and die cut it and finished off with a small banner with the “for you” stamped on to it.

Supplies:
Thanks so much for stopping by.
14.08.2018

Avery Elle … Sending Peace

Hey there, here sharing a card using the gorgeous new holiday set from Avery Elle , Sending Peace.  I thought I’d go for non-traditional colours for this one and used some of my favourite Avery Elle Pigment Inks – Sugar Plum, Magenta and and Raspberry.  I blended the inks onto some white card (smooth Bristol card is good for this, the inks blend beautifully) and then used the new Three Stars Elle-ments to die cut the stars.

I used my MISTI to stamp the three sentiments stamps in a graduated colour from purple to pink to match in with the colour on the stars.  To finish I added a spritz of shimmer to the stars before adding them onto the card.

 

Supplies:
Sending Peace Clear Stamps
Three Stars Elle-ments
Pigment Inks: Sugar PlumMagenta and Raspberry
09.08.2018

Avery Elle Fall 2018 Release Blog Hop

Hey there, happy to be sharing a card today as part of the Avery Elle Fall 2018 release blog hop.  You should have arrived from the Avery Elle Blog but if not, you can find a full list at the bottom of this post!
Today, I’m featuring a couple of new sets which are now available in the store – Merry Merry and Quirky Christmas.  I wanted to create a card that I thought would be an easy one to mass-produce for the holidays so I grabbed my MISTI and some Avery Elle pigment inks and created this:
The Merry Merry set is along the same lines as the Big Birthday set released in the Summer – it has a fabulous combination of fonts which can be the real focus of the card on their own.  I die cut a mat using the Pierced Rectangles Elle-ments and then used the MISTI to stamp the Merry at the top using Cherry ink and then used Cherry and Vino for the ombre effect on the bottom.  I LOVE using this technique and it’s so easy with the MISTI.  It adds SO much more to the card for very little effort (important when you’re creating for the holidays I think, lol)!
The tree (from the new Quirky Christmas set) was stamped using the same inks and then to finish I overstamped with Versamark and heat embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder.  It adds a little more interest and lifts the card.
So there you have it – your next stop is my chum Heather – happy hopping!!!

Avery Elle / Jamie
Caryn Davies (that’s me)
Heather Campbell
Yainea
Melania Deasy
Katie Gehring 
Amy Kolling 
Ashley Marcu
Elena Roussakis
Nicky Meek 

To celebrate our Fall 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, August 12th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, August 20th .  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 www.facebook.com/AveryElle ) and share us with your friends – make sure they tell us you sent them.
  4. Follow us on Pinterest
  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)
19.07.2018

Get Cracking On Christmas (In July) Blog Hop

Hey there – you have no doubt hopped along here from the fabulous Libby Hickson’s blog but if you’re looking for the start of the hop jump over here to Jenn Shurkus’ blog.

If you’re wondering what this is about well it was an idea thought up by Jenn, Cahri and Cheiron way back at the end of last year.  They decided it would be fun to challenge themselves to create a holiday card every month so they would have a small batch ready before the usual last minute rush!  I thought this was an awesome idea so I have been playing along too!!

The idea of today’s hop is to encourage you to pull out some of those unloved supplies and create something for Christmas.  As the sun shines outside it’s actually quite comforting to think about those long, dark nights all snuggled up in front of the fire (my favourite time of the year 🙂 )

 

So onto today’s card …

I grabbed the Sunny Studios Merry Sentiments and Holiday Style stamps sets to create this festive little number!  I used Catherine Pooler Inks and my MISTI to make the fabulous two-tone lights and place my sentiment – where would we be without our MISTIS???  To finish off I covered each of the lights with Glossy Accents for a little extra something!!

 

 

If you get inspired to create a holiday card don’t forget to share it by leaving a link in the comments or tag us on Instagram using the #getcrackingonchristmas.

The next crafter on the list is Emily Midgett so off you pop and happy hopping!!!

 

16.07.2018

Avery Elle … Indigo

Hey there.  I’m over on the Avery Elle Blog today with a card featuring the gorgeous Indigo stamp set paired up with one of my favourite Avery Elle stamps – the shark from Sea-Prise!

I created a panel for the front of the card by stamping the border stamps from the Indigo set  all together in Versamark then heat embossed in white.  I then blended some of my favourite Distress Oxide inks over the embossing for a resist effect.

Next I stamped the shark using Fog dye ink and coloured him in using Copics before die-cutting him.

To finish I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from Banner Bits and layered this up with some patterned paper and some washi tape.

Supplies:

Indigo Clear Stamps

Sea-Prise Clear Stamps

Sea-Prise Elle-ments

Banner Bits Clear Stamps

Fog Dye Ink

White Embossing Powder

02.07.2018

Avery Elle … Sea-prise

Hey there, I’m over on the Avery Elle Blog today with a fun card using the fabulous Sea-Prise stamp set.  I’ve combined it with the Indigo stamp set and sentiments from the Hello Chum set that pair perfectly with the shark image in this set.

 I stamped the the background on the base card using all the stamps from the Indigo set in black and the sentiment inside one of the border designs.  Inside I stamped the rest of the sentiment and Happy Birthday.  I stamped and coloured the shark and then placed him popping out of the Star burst die cut and adhered it to the front of the card.

Supplies:

Sea-prise Stamp Set

Sea-prise Elle-ments

Hello Chum Stamp Set

Indigo Stamp Set

Star burst Elle-ments

25.05.2018

Avery Elle … Hummingbird

Hey there, I’m over on the Avery Elle Blog with a couple of cards I created using the beautiful Hummingbird stamp set and Elle-ments from the Summer 2018 release.  This set features a gorgeous Hummingbird image along with a fuchsia design but it could be mixed and matched with so many other floral sets from Avery Elle.

Both cards started with a frame cut from purple cardstock using the largest of the Reverse Pinked Elle-ments and feature some of the images from the set coloured with Copics.

On the first card I created a gold foiled background using the Painted Backdrops stamp set.  I took the striped image and stamped it using Versamark ink onto the card then heat embossed it with sticky embossing powder from Wow.  Once this was “melted” I added gold foil over the top and ran it through a Minc machine.  The effect is so pretty.  I simply added the sentiment from the Magnolia set in black ink and popped the flower and bird images onto the front using foam tape.

 

My second card features the larger of the flower images coloured with Copics and adhered onto the card front with foam tape.

 

I stamped the “Have A Wonderful Day” sentiment in black ink and finished off with some adhesive gems.

 

Supplies:
10.05.2018

Avery Elle Blog Hop Summer 2018 Release

Hey there!  It’s Avery Elle Summer Release Day!  Woohoo!  You should have arrived here from the Avery Elle Blog but if you’re lost, you can find a full list down below!

I’m delighted to be sharing a card using one of the sets I designed in this release, Fuchsia and co-ordinating elle-ments.  Fuchsias are  one of my favourite flowers of all time, they remind me of little ballet dancers!!  I used one of the pieces of water coloured yupo paper I created in THIS video from a few weeks ago.  I dropped Avery Elle liquid water colours in Cherry, Fizz and Mimosa onto the paper and it gave me a gorgeous peachy coloured effect.  I added this as a background to a die cut I created using another of our fabulous new dies from this release, Focal Point Stripes.  I then stamped the Fuchsia images onto white watercolour card using Versamark and heat embossed it in Avery Elle Rose Gold Embossing Powder (swoon).  I then coloured it with the same Cherry, Fizz and Mimosa liquid watercolours and Celery for the leaves.

I stamped one of the gorgeous sentiments onto a 41/2 x 5 1/4 card and heat embossed it with the Rose Gold powder.  To finish I picked out some peach coloured sequins to finish it off with some sparkle.

 

Supplies:

Fuchsia Clear Stamps

Fuchsia  Elle-ments

Focal Pint Stripes Elle-ments

Liquid Watercolors

Rose Gold Embossing Powder

Make sure you hop on over to my chum Heather Campbell to see what delights she has in store for you.  Happy Hopping!

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

To celebrate our Summer 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, May 13th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, May 14th .  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 www.facebook.com/AveryElle ) and share us with your friends – make sure they tell us you sent them.
  4. Follow us on Pinterest
  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)