10.02.2021

For My Valentine <3

It’s that time of year when the romance starts to filter in to every corner of our lives. And what shouts Valentine more than a shark that’s just ripped a chunk out of your still-beating heart?

Anyone who knows me, knows my thing for sharks. I LOVE em. There’s never an occasion where it’s inappropriate to make a card with a shark on it! IMHO anyway, lol!

I used the Waves die (my fave) to create a stencil and masked of a central rectangle using the Taylored Expressions rectangle masking stencil.I blended Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers distress oxide inks and then used some translucent paste around the edges and added glitter.

I stamped the shark and his Valentine’s gifts then coloured them with Copics and some glossy accents.

To finish I added a heat embossed sentiment and some Essentials By Ellen Crystal Clear Hearts.

Supplies:

Shark Hugs Clear Stamps

Shark Hugs Elle-ments

Waves Elle-ments

Distress Oxide Ink Tumbled Glass

Distress Oxide Ink Peacock Feathers

Essentials By Ellen Crystal Clear Hearts

08.02.2021

Avery Elle … A Head Above

Hey there, I’m up on the Avery Elle blog today and I have a slimline card design using the cute A Head Above stamp set.  The critters in this set are so adorable – especially that giraffe – I love him!!!

I created an 8×4 inch card base and cut a separate strip of white card for the front.  I blended 3 purple ins shades to give an ombre effect and then spritzed it with Ranger picket fence spray.I stamped and die cut some of the critter images and the bunting and added a scallop border in black using the Dotted Border Dies.

Supplies:

A Head Above Clear Stamps

A Head Above Elle-ments

Dotted Border Elle-ments

05.02.2021

Avery Elle Spring 2021 Blog Hop

Hello there Avery Elle fans. Today is the day! The brand new Spring 2021 release from Avery Elle is here. I am in love with the new products in this release – there’s something for everyone

I’m sharing a card using two of the new products – Loads of Hello and Rainbow Builder. So many things you can do with these sets.

I started by stamping the heart cluster from Rainbow Builder onto my card base in green. Then chose pastel inks to build my rainbow and clouds.

As a bold contrast I stamped and die cut the “Hey” and “I Miss You” from the Loads of Hello set in black. Fun sets huh?

Supplies:

Loads Of Hello Clear Stamps

Loads of Hello Elle-ments

Rainbow Builder Clear Stamps

Rainbow Builder Elle-ments

For a summary of all of our new products that are available for purchase right now check out this section in our store .  Be sure to scroll all the way to the end of this post to read about the fun giveaway we are having.  We will be showcasing projects using our new sets starting today and will continue to show them throughout the next few months.  I can’t wait!


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



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.  This giveaway is void where prohibited.  You can also do options 2, 3 and 4 of the following to increase your chances of winning. You have until midnight Sunday, December 13th 2020 to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, December 14th .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.  You can check them all out here
To enter to win you can do 1, 2, 3, or all 4 of the following to increase your chances:


  1. Comment here on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Follow / Tweet us on Twitter (we are @averyellestamps )
  3. Follow / Share us on Facebook (we are www.facebook.com/AveryElle ) .
  4. Follow / Comment on Instagram (we are https://www.instagram.com/averyellestamps/).
04.02.2021

Avery Elle … Peek A Boo Christmas Train

Hey there, popping in with a festive little card featuring the Peek-a-Boo Christmas Train stamp set and the Happy Holidays die.  I decided to take the elements from set and create a scene based around the large Happy Holidays sentiment rather than in the train.  It’s sometimes fun to mix and match the sets up!

I die cut the Happy Holidays from red card then to give it a fun, snow-covered look I used a product that’s quite new to me – Neon Amplify from Tsukineko.  It’s a pigment ink that puffs up like snow when you heat it with a heat gun.  It’s very addictive – be warned!

For my card base I used some snowfall paper from the Holidays Paper Pad and set it behind a white Postage stamp frame (now retired).  I added this to the card front then stamped, coloured and die cut my reindeer, tree and presents and tucked them into the frame.  To finish I added some glitter here and there for extra sparkle!
Supplies used
Peek-a-Boo Christmas Train stamp set Happy Holidays die.Holiday Paper Collection

04.02.2021

Avery Elle … Sending Hugs

Hey there, here today sharing a card using the beautiful Sending Hugs stamps and dies.  This is such a clever set, I love the cute critters popping out from the envelope!  

I started by die cutting some patterned paper from the Holiday Paper Collection using the Wonky Rectangles die set and tied some red twine around the bottom half.I stamped the envelope image twice so I could layer up the front and have the fox peeking out.

I stamped the sentiment on the envelope and finished off with a tiny dot of glossy accents on his nose!


Supplies:

Sending Hugs Clear Stamps

Sending Hugs Elle-ments

Holiday Paper Collection

Wonky Rectangles Elle-ments

11.01.2021

Avery Elle … Frenchie

Hello, Caryn here today with a card using the super-cute Frenchie stamp set.  Heather has such a talent for creating these doggy designs and this could be one of my favourites yet!

I love how versatile this set is too – not just for everyday cards but birthday and even Valentines – and masculine and feminine styles too!  

I started by adding a strip of patterned paper from the Holiday Paper Collection.  I stamped the images and coloured them with Copics before die cutting them and adding them to the card.

To finish I added some twine and a bit of glittery sparkle with a shimmer pen.


Supplies:
Frenchie Clear Stamps

Frenchie Elle-ments

Holiday Paper Collection

04.01.2021

Hey there, here with my first creation of 2021 using the gorgeous Sending Flowers stamp set.  I pulled out an oldie but goodie product, the Three Hearts die.

I started with some pool coloured card as a mat for my card front and die cut the hearts from it.  Next I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of white card and adhered it to the front of the card.I stamped and coloured (Copics) the various flower images from the Sending Flowers stamp set and then die cut them and arranged them tucked into the hearts.

For a final touch I added some tiny white dots with a white gel pen and a little heart shaped enamel dot to the sentiment.

Supplies:

Sending Flowers Clear Stamps

Sending Flowers Elle-ments

Three Hearts Elle-ments

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14.12.2020

Avery Elle … Loads of Thanks

Hey there Avery Elle fans! Caryn here sharing a card featuring the fabulous new stamp and die set – Loads of Thanks.  This is the latest in the “loads of” line and every set is just as amazing as the last!  I think Thank You stamps sets are one of the most useful so I am so happy to have this set in my collection.

My card was made with Christmas thank you’s in mind.  I like to make thank you cards for people for the Christmas gifts we receive that reflect a festive theme and one of my favourite themes is the retro blue and red colour scheme.

I paired the Thanks die with the Sending Flowers set from the new release.  It still feels festive but not too “christmassy”!

Supplies:

Loads of Thanks Clear Stamps

Loads of Thanks Elle-ments

Sending Flowers Clear Stamps

Sending Flowers Elle-ments

Holiday Paper Pad

Strawberry Pigment Ink

10.12.2020

Avery Elle Winter 2020 Release Blog Hop

Hey there folks – it’s time for the big reveal of the brand new Avery Elle Winter release. There are so many cute sets available in the store now including a set called A Cake For All Seasons which I designed after being inspired by my own anniversary cake!!!

I LOVE the current trend in the celebration cake world with icing dripping over the edges and goodies all piled on top! The images in this set are perfect for creating the most mouth-watering treat for birthdays, Valentines or other celebrations!

On both my cards I added glossy accents to the frosting and chocolate and some highlights of sparkle here and there!

Supplies used:

A Cake for All Seasons Clear Stamps

A Cake for all Seasons Elle-ments

Wonky Scalloped Frames Elle-ments

XOXO Elle-ments

Truffle Die Ink

New Moon Dye Ink

THE NEXT STOP IS THE FABULOUS HEATHER CAMPBELL

For a summary of all of our new products that are available for purchase right now check out this section in our store .  Be sure to scroll all the way to the end of this post to read about the fun giveaway we are having.  We will be showcasing projects using our new sets starting today and will continue to show them throughout the next few months.  I can’t wait!


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



To celebrate our Winter 2020 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.  This giveaway is void where prohibited.  You can also do options 2, 3 and 4 of the following to increase your chances of winning. You have until midnight Sunday, December 13th 2020 to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, December 14th .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.  You can check them all out here
To enter to win you can do 1, 2, 3, or all 4 of the following to increase your chances:


  1. Comment here on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Follow / Tweet us on Twitter (we are @averyellestamps )
  3. Follow / Share us on Facebook (we are www.facebook.com/AveryElle ) .
  4. Follow / Comment on Instagram (we are https://www.instagram.com/averyellestamps/).
06.10.2020

Avery Elle … Aw, Nuts! and Jingle

Hey there!   I‘m over on the Avery Elle Blog today sharing a couple of cards featuring some gorgeous new products (and a couple of my favourite oldies too!).  

For my first card I paired (again) the Aw, Nuts! set from the brand new release with the Fall Foliage set from last year.  I shared a card last week HERE showing how beautifully this year’s Fall sets co-ordinate with stamps you probably already have in your collection.

On this card I stamped the images onto white card using Truffle Pigment Ink which works great for watercolouring.  I pulled out my Zig Clean Colour Markers and water brush and coloured my images in rich, Autumn colours – I can’t get enough of these colours right now!

I used a kraft A2 card base and using an oval stencil and a blending brush I created a focal point on the centre of the card and then used the Avery Elle White Spray to add a subtle speckling of white before adding my coloured images using foam adhesive.
Supplies used:Aw Nuts Clear StampsAw Nuts Elle-mentsFall Foliage Clear StampsFall Foliage Elle-mentsWhite Ink Spray

I am also sharing a card using the great new sentiment set, Jingle.  I love big sentiments like these, they make it so easy to rustle up cards and tags in no time!

I started by cutting a panel from white card slightly smaller than my A2 kraft card base.  I then took different stamps from the Nordic Patterns set and stamped a design in red and green inks.  In the middle of the pattern I stamped the Jingle and All The Way sentiments then continued to build up the pattern.
Once I was happy with that I used the star cookie die from Christmas Cookies and cut an aperture on the panel and then used that to place the co ordinating stamp onto the kraft card underneath.

I stamped the star cookie image through in Versamark and heat embossed it in white.I then adhered the the panel using foam tape and finished off with a couple of enamel dots.
Supplies Used:Jingle Clear StampsNordic Patterns Clear StampsChristmas Cookies Clear StampsChristmas Cookies Elle-ments