Avery Elle Winter Release Blog Hop


Yaaaayyyyy!  It’s time for the brand new Winter 2015 release from Avery Elle – woohoo!  You should have arrived here from the wonderful Karolyn Loncon’s blog, Paper Therapy but if not you can back to the beginning HERE!!

This is such a fabulous release with 9 new stamp sets and loads of new ELLE-ments (dies) too.    I’m so excited to be introducing a couple more stamp designs to the Avery Elle inventory in this release and today I’m featuring a set called Mardi Gras.  I wanted a masquerade-themed set that would let me go to town with embellishments and bling!  When it comes to Mardi Gras there’s no such thing as too much bling!!  You can decorate the mask with the stamped images or of course add your embellishments of choice such as rhinestones, feathers, sequins, ribbons, glitter etc, etc.

My first card is so sparkly in real life but of course, trying to capture that in a photograph is impossible (for me anyway) – you’ll just have to take my word for it!!  The set includes a string of beads so I first created my background by stamping and heat embossing a curtain of beads using Silver Tinsel powder.  I die cut a banner in silver glitter paper and my mask, ribbon and flourished from white (which I stamped and embossed also).  I painted the mask with a solution of Perfect Pearls (in Perfect Pearl!) to give a silky appearance and when dry added some rhinestones (the kind that come in a strips)!

Mardi Gras 2
Mardi Gras

My next card is just a bit more colourful!  I stamped the mask and coloured it with Copic markers (I added the diamond details with the little images also included in the set).  I adorned it with a Fleur De Lys and then added some Glossy Accents for some shine.  Again I used a variety of Avery Elle inks to create my beaded background and mounted the mask onto the Scalloped Pierced Heart dies also from the new release.

Mardi Gras 3




Your next stop on the hop is the gorgeous and talented Heather Campbell – enjoy the trip!

I hope you like this set as much as I do and I can’t wait to see all the different mask designs you come up with using this set.

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  1. Dawn~DesignsByDragonfly says:

    Thanks for sharing. Both of your cards are marvelous.
    Crafty hugs,

  2. Jennifer Dennis says:

    Beautiful cards! Love the new release!

  3. Miriam Prantner says:

    Love that beaded string, what great backgrounds is makes! Very fun set!

  4. Eva J. says:

    Wow! Amazing cards for a New Year celebration or a party invitation. Very pretty.

  5. Pai Meng says:

    it’s a party on a card!

  6. Helen Gullett says:

    Wow! These are elegant and fantastic!!

  7. Mary Holshouser says:

    Love the glittered card. A local organization has a mardi gras evening. This would be great for invites or placards. The colored version is pretty too.
    thanks for sharing.

  8. Carla Hundley says:

    Beautiful cards! I
    love that stamp
    set and both of
    your cards.
    Carla from Utah

  9. Valerie W. says:

    O.M. G!!! I had no interest in this set, until I saw YOUR CARDS! The first one is absolutely gorgeous! And the second one is so fun!!! GREAT job!

  10. Mary-Anne V. says:

    Awesome cards…they get me into the partying mood.

  11. Dee Ann Matthews says:

    Two fabulous masks!- yeah Mardi Gras!

  12. Leanne S says:

    WOW! Loved both versions.

  13. Niki G. says:

    Wow Caryn! Love the different looks you can create with this fun stamp.

  14. Kimberly Wiener says:

    LOVE your GLITTER-tastic cards!!! Amazing Release!

  15. Nandini says:

    Both the cards are really stunning!

  16. Christy Q says:

    Wowza! these are just fabulous! I love the colors of your mardi gras card and the silver card is so stunning. I can see this set being used for a Phantom of the Opera themed party or for a Phantom fan.

  17. Teresa Godines #6857 says:

    Beautiful cards. Love all of the colorful Mardi Gras colors and that glitter card…. Spectacular.

  18. NatQuebec says:

    Great mardi gras cards !!

  19. carol says:

    Glitzy and glamourous x two! Such marvelous showcases; thank you for sharing!
    ~c (carol)

  20. Cammy Wall says:

    Oh, goodness! I love the sparkle and silver! So pretty and I love the vibrancy of the bright colors!

  21. Debbie Vasel says:

    Whoa! Love the glitz of this one!
    How spectacular is that!

  22. Elizabeth Garcia says:

    Great projects. Love that first glittery one.

  23. Sabrina Radican says:

    Very beautiful cards!!

  24. Yvonne C. says:

    Gorgeous cards!!! Love all the glitter.

  25. Dolly says:

    So pretty! and SO glittery too! 😀 TFS

  26. AJ Bodine says:

    Very elegant and cheerful ways to use the same set..I like how different both cards look, but they’re both amazing!

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