Avery Elle April/May Release Blog Hop!


 Hey everyone – if hopping along you should have arrived here from Brenda Weaver’s wonderful blog – are you enjoying everything you’ve seen so far?  I’m so delighted to be joining in on my first ever Avery Elle Blog Hop – this release is just amazing and I’m sure you’ll agree – there is something for everyone!  I have two cards to share with you both showcasing the stunning Write It stamp set.  This is a fabulous calligraphy style sentiment set (sooooo trendy right now) that you are going to just fall in love with.

Seriously Awesome (Write It)For the first card I used Avery Elle card stock in Daisy and Sea Glass and stamped the sentiment with gold Delicata ink.  Like that background pattern?  It from another new set being released called Woodgrain and More!

Write ItFor the next card  I stamped the sentiment in Spiced Marmalade distress ink and then went over it with a water brush to spread the ink around.  I also added some splatters with the brush too.  When it was all dry I stamped over the original stamp with Versafine Onyx Black.

The next stop on the hop is the gorgeous and talented (and so sweet) Heather Campbell.  If you want to go back and start at the beginning, the order is listed at the end of this post.

Just to remind you, here are the all-important Blog Hop details:

To celebrate our April/May 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, April 13th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, April 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 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)

Avery Elle / Jamie
Chunyuan Wu
Brenda Weaver
Caryn Davies (you’re here!!!)
Heather Campbell
JJ Bolton
Kasia Curry
Maska Vanacker 



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  4. Patty says:

    Both cards are beautiful. I love the background on the first card!

  5. Both of these cards are so pretty, Caryn! I just love that new stamp set! You’ve showcased it so very well!

  6. Caryn- Your cards are gorgeous. I love them! So excited to have you on the team!!! Thanks for all of your terrific work!

  7. Katie B. says:

    Awesome cards! Love what you have done with these stamps. And I love the blue and gold. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  8. Gorgeous cards! Love the colors, TFS!
    Have a wonderful day!

  9. Really great cards !

  10. Iris Soscia says:

    Love the fonts and the vintage ink pen.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  11. Oh my, what amazing showcasing of these fantastic sets, Caryn … love all the gorgeous spring colours! Anita 🙂

  12. Sarah G says:

    Gorgeous background stamp and gorgeous script – what a fab release! Your cards are stunning – clever way to get the watercolour effect on the second card – thanks 🙂

  13. TracyM #6773 says:

    BEAUTIFUL pair of cards, LOVE the sentiment stamps and WOW, Woodgrain and More is AWESOME!!!

  14. Beautiful CAS cards, I’m lovin those sentiments 🙂

  15. Fantastic cards. I absolutely love the gorgeous fonts in this new write it set

  16. Love the cards and the new stamps!

  17. Sharon Hayes says:

    Thanks for Sharing how you used the distress inks to stamp the sentiment then a brush to get the watercolor look. Finishing with Versamark is an exciting idea. I have to try it. I think your cards are exciting and unique.

  18. Wendy Orme says:

    Love your cards…you do fabulous work!

  19. Very nice cards !

  20. Love the two different colors on the background stamp, and the fab water color work on the sentiment of the second card! Well done!

  21. oh wow!! what lovely cards!! i LOVE the gold sentiment in the first card!! it’s so elegant! and that funky angle totally rocks!! and your second card is beautiful!! i LOVE that distress inked background, or glow, you created around the sentiment!! love it!!

  22. Wonderful cards, love all the inspiration, thanks.

  23. Gorgeous!

  24. Carla Hundley says:

    Very pretty and I
    love the way you
    did the last stamp
    with the watercolors.
    Carla from Utah

  25. marylouh says:

    Love the background on the first card. Stamping it in the same colors as those at the bottom was a great idea. The pen is very unique.
    The second card is fairly plain and simple, but very pretty. Love how the words are highlighted with the yellow inks.

  26. Monica Maier says:

    Great cards, thanks for sharing!

  27. sharon gullikson says:

    The background on the first one is very cool. It reminds me of the 60s look. Nice.

  28. Lovin’ all of the yellow! Such awesome cards!!

  29. Kristen V says:

    Wonderful release and great cards!

  30. LoVING your FUN Cards for today!! Such FUN Designs!! 😉

  31. Jean Bullock says:

    You demonstrated the beauty of the new calligraphic stamps very well. Great job!

  32. susan h. says:

    Great cards, love your style!

  33. mariclaudi says:

    I like the the technique on the second card.

  34. Mary-Anne V. says:

    Wonderful cards..esp. love how you used the distressed inks on watercolour paper and then restamped.

  35. Cristine Redmond says:

    I love the background you created on the first card. That Write It set is fantastic!

  36. Those fonts are so fabulous! Gorgeous Caryn!

  37. Caryn love your cards! The yellow makes me think spring!

  38. Miriam Prantner says:

    Wonderful cards. I really love the script sentiments with the highlights.

  39. laura m says:

    Awesome cards! TFS 😉

  40. I love the lettering of these new sets! I wish my handwriting was that beatiful, I guess that’s why I NEED these stamps 😉

  41. Gorgeous and striking cards caryn. Enjoying seeing your avery Elle creations as well as clearly besotted. Xx

  42. Love the watercoloring!

  43. Kim Heggins says:

    Love your card…so sweet.

  44. Sue D says:

    Lovely cards. I like the background and the pen on the first one.

  45. Robin Funge says:

    Great cards! Especially love the background on the first card!

  46. Amante del Papel says:

    ‘s fantastic to see how you put color in your work

  47. You’re rocking the Avery Elle goodies, hun! Rockin’! 🙂

  48. These are both gorgeous! Love this set – makes me want to do calligraphy!

  49. love this set!

  50. Donna says:

    Wonderful! The sentiments are so bold and beautiful. You did a great job with them

  51. I really love the yellow that you used. So creative!

  52. Amy C. says:

    Very pretty cards! I’m excited for these new releases! Also, I love the name of your blog…cute!

  53. maeghan m. says:

    Loving the combo of the crosshatched background with the script font for that first card! TFS!!!

  54. What an amazing release – and fab hop at each stop! LOVE it all!!!

  55. GORGEOUS! LOVE these scripty sentiments!

  56. Judy Hartmann says:

    Really love these cards. The font sentiment does all the work!

  57. Wow!! Love the effects you created! Really love the gold halo like color around the sentiment!!

  58. You had nothing to worry about Caryn because both your cards are marvellous and showcase these new sets wonderfully!! xoxo

  59. Fabulous card!

  60. Your cards a very pretty. Thank you for sharing how you got your watercolor effect and what ink you used on the second card. I’m going to try that out. So often you see something you like but don’t know how to go about the look. Your step by step instruction there is appreciated. Thank you for sharing on the blog hop!

  61. StephH says:

    Great designs. I like the background stamp used on the first card. I just LOVE those yummy fonts…swoon!

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