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

28.09.2020

Avery Elle … Boo To You

Hey there Avery Elle fans, I’m here today kicking off the week with a look at the stunning Boo To You stamp set.  I absolutely love this set – I love Autumn and Halloween, and this time of year is so magical to me.  

When I started creating this card I was thrilled to discover how perfectly our previously released Fall Foliage stamp set paired with this new set.  I love the way the pumpkin nestles in the cluster of leaves.  

I started by stamping the pumpkin and leaves elements for my card onto some kraft cardstock using Truffle dye ink.  I then coloured everything with Prismacolor pencils – haven’t used them in ages so it was fun to pull them out again! 
I stamped the cat and cauldron onto white card and coloured them then added a light brushing of Kraft pigment ink around the edges of each die cut to remove the stark white  and make it blend more with the muted colours of the rest of the card.  

I used the negative space from die cutting the pumpkin to help me blend some orange ink onto my white card base and then used foam tape to build my little pumpkin diorama!

For a few tiny details I used a white gel pen to add little dots to the background and toadstools. 
Supplies Used:

Boo To You Clear Stamps

Boo To You Elle-ments

Fall Foliage Clear Stamps

Fall Foliage Elle-ments

Truffle Dye Ink

Kraft Pigment ink

24.09.2020

Avery Elle Fall Release 2020

Well after a few delays we’re finally here with the much-anticipated Avery Elle Fall 2020 release. You are sure to find something you LOVE amongst all the gorgeous new products (if not EVERYTHING) and with so much inspiration along the hop you’re gonna have a hard time choosing!! Also, I have two sets that I’ve designed for this release – Nordic Patterns and Christmas Cookies – and I can’t wait to share what I’ve made with them!

My first card features both the Nordic Patterns and Christmas Cookies stamp sets. By the way, they don’t have to be cookies, lol!! I thought the primitive heart shape would blend perfectly with the folky feel of the pattern builder set and I love how they work together.

To get the two-colour design I used a MISTI stamping tool but these stamps are really easy to line up with regular acrylic blocks too. Notice how the row of hearts sits neatly in between the deers?

My next card shows how you can use the same stamps, rearranged to give a totally different pattern and look – using white heat embossing. Again, I took two of the “cookies” from the Christmas Cookies set and stamped and die cut them (theres a cute cuff die for both the mitten and the stocking too). If you have a MISTI, then you can create multiple backgrounds both embossed or stamped in a rainbow of colours in a very short time! After heat embossing with Avery Elle Fine Detail white embossing powder I blended purple and mint green inks over the top and finished but die cutting the panel using the Wonky Rectangles die. I made my sandwich a bit thick so my paper crumpled slightly (grr) – noted for next time!!

To complete the card I added some glitter Nuvo drops to the centres of the snowflakes and the cuff of the mitten and stamped the sentiment onto a hand cut banner.

I was really happy with this colour combo so whilst I still had the inks out I thought I’d whip up another card! This time I simply used the row of 3 larger snowflakes and added a large sentiment using the new Happy Holidays word die. I blended the two colours onto a piece of white card and then die cut the sentiment ( I LOVE THIS DIE)!!

I added a few dots of sparkle again to the centre of the snowflakes and I was done!

How about one for the road? I wanted to create a card showing how this stamp set can be used to create backgrounds of unlimited size. Each stamp will line up end to end so that you can keep on stamping for as far as the eye can see! Great for decorating wrapping paper or for making those larger cards. I made a card base measuring 3.5″ x 8.5″ and cut a panel slightly smaller. I stamped the trio of snowflakes along the panel in blue then below in grey and used the smaller snowflake stamp to fill in the areas where they create a space. This same principle can be used with any of the stamps so the possibilities are truly endless!

SUPPLIES USED:

Nordic Patterns Clear Stamps

Christmas Cookies Clear Stamps

Christmas Cookies Elle-ments

Happy Holidays Elle-ments

Wonky Rectangles Elle-ments

Hope you enjoyed this little introduction to some of the new release products. Now hop on to HEATHER CAMPBELL for some more amazing creations!

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 Fall 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, June 21st 2020 to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Tuesday, June 23rd .  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/).
17.08.2020

Avery Elle … Poppies (with video)

Hey there! Sharing a card (and video) with all you Avery Elle fans today featuring the Poppies set. One of my favourite plants is the poppy. I love their paper-like petals and the range of colours from deep, bold reds and pinks to soft pastel shades. of every colour. I knew we had to add a stamp set dedicated to these beautiful flowers to the Avery Elle inventory!

I’ve created a wee video just to show how this simple card came together.

https://vimeo.com/448309144

For my card today I decided on a pastel pink variety. I stamped all of the images with New Moon dye ink as I wasn’t sure exactly what arrangement I had in mind to begin with. I coloured the images with Copics and die cut them.

I created a mat using the Wonky Stitches die and mounted it using foam tape onto a white A2 card front. I then added the garland image and placed the single large poppy image (which matches the one in the garland) over the top to add dimension. I added the other images in a small arrangement in the opposite corner using liquid adhesive and foam tape.

To finish I added some sparkle with a glitter brush pen and some Essentials By Ellen heart shaped drops and the sentiment from the Poppies set.

Supplies:

Poppies Clear Stamps

Poppies Elle-ments

Wonky Stitches Elle-ments

New Moon Dye Ink

Liquid Adhesive

16.08.2020

Avery Elle … Sun’s Out and Whiskers

Hey there, here today sharing two cards that are sure to brighten the dullest day!
First up is the this card featuring the sweet Sun’s Out set.  Isn’t it the cutest?

I started with  a square card base and die cut the Sea Scene Elle-ments from some paper from the Spring Paper Collection pad die and added some silver glitter paper behind it where the wave shapes show through.  I kept the positive elements and added them to the card base for background texture.
Next I stamped and die cut some flowers and foliage from the Tropical Bouquet stamp set and added it to the card using it to frame the focal point for a bright and summery look.

To finish I used one of the speech bubble dies from the Peek-a-Boo Pals die set and stamped the cute sentiment in black ink and added some glaze to the shades!
My second card is a clean and simple idea using one of the cat images from the Whiskers stamp set.  I stamped the cat and coloured her using Copics.  Next I used the pink/blue pastel ombre paper from the Spring Paper Collection and die cut the frame using the Hearts Frame die.

I die cut and stamped a banner for my sentiment using Banner Bits and finished it all off with a few stamped hearts.

Supplies:
Suns Out Clear StampsSuns Out Elle-mentsSea Scene Elle-ments Tropical Bouquet Clear StampTropical Bouquet Elle-mentsPeek-a-Boo Pals Elle-ments
Whiskers Clear StampsWhiskers Elle-mentsHearts Frame Elle-mentsBanner Bits Clear StampsBanner Bits Elle-mentsSpring Paper Pad Collection

16.07.2020

Avery Elle … Unicycle and Big Congrats

Hello there, here today sharing two cards featuring some fabulous products from the latest Summer release.  
The first card features two new sets – Big Congrats and Poppies.  I thought it was high time I dusted off my Avery Elle Liquid Watercolours and the Poppy images in this set are perfect to show off the delicate colours and effects you can create. 
First I stamped the the poppy garland image in Versamark and heat embossed it in white.  I “coloured in” the image with plain water to begin with so I could drop tiny amounts of the liquid watercolour onto the design.  I love the way the two colours merge and mingle together creating an almost translucent appearance – just like a real poppy!  I used Cherry and Fizz liquid watercolours on the flowers and a combination of Lemongrass and Jungle  for the foliage.

I set the image aside to dry and then die cut the Congrats die from the Big Congrats set in white.  I was going to leave. it like that for a tone on tone effect but I decided it needed a bit “more” so added versamark to the bottom half and then heat embossed it in gold for a dipped effect.  I stamped and heat embossed the “So Happy For You” block also.

Finally I assembled my card.  I wanted the card to be a bit bigger than the standard A2 size so I created a custom size of 4′ x 7′.  This gave my design a much better look and allowed me no avoid the card looking crowded.  Sometimes we forget we can create a card ANY size we like, lol!  I added the die cut floral image using foam tape and the congrats sentiment die cuts using liquid adhesive.  For a final flourish I added some enamel dots to tie in the gold on the sentiment.

My second card today is a bit more childlike and features the fabulous Unicycle stamp set.  It would be great for a little boy and I happen to have a nephew with a birthday coming up soon so this should come in handy!

I cut a panel of the blue star paper from the Spring Collection paper pad and adhered it to the A2 white card base.  I then stamped the cute rhino and unicycle along with the wee birthday cake and coloured them using Copics.  

I die cut the images, adhered them to the card and stamped the sentiment.Whenever I see the chance to use a pom pom on a card I don’t waste it so his hat just had to have one!

Supplies used:


Card 1

Big Congrats Clear Stamps

Big Congrats Elle-ments

Poppies Clear Stamps

Poppies Elle-ments

Liquid Watercolours

Gold Embossing Powder

White Embossing Powder

Liquid Adhesive


Card 2

Unicycle Clear Stamps

Unicycle Elle-ments

New Moon Dye Ink

Spring Collection Paper Pad

22.06.2020

Avery Elle … Camping Critters and Stay Cool – Summer release

Hey there! Here today with some inspiration using some of the brand new products from the amazing Summer release.

My first card features the fabulous new Stay Cool stamp set along with my all time favourite die – the Waves background die. Not only does it create the most amazing die-cut, but it makes the BEST DIY stencil too! A wee tip when using this die as a stencil is to use a temporary adhesive spray as the “strands” are less likely to move around when you’re blending over it.

I blended some funky Summer colours over my stencil to create the backdrop for that seriously cool bear! I then stamped, coloured and die cut the bear and sentiment bubble and popped him on the card using an action wobble gizmo.

I finished off by stamping some stars in black and added some glossy accents to his shades!

The next card I’m sharing with you today features the new Camping Critters stamp set.  You can create adorable scenes using this cute set – that wee mouse is just so sweet!

I blended my night sky and added some splatters of white acrylic paint to add a starry effect.

Next I used the Custom Panels die set to create masks so I could add some hills.

With my background done  I stamped, coloured and die cut my elements and popped them onto the card to create a cute little camping scene.

Supplies:

Stay Cool Clear Stamps

Stay Cool Elle-ments

Waves Elle-ments

Camping Critters Clear Stamps

Camping Critters Elle-ments

Custom Panels Elle-ments

Thanks for stopping by!

18.06.2020

Avery Elle Summer 2020 Release Blog Hop

Well, hello there! I know I’ve been MIA from my blog for months – it’s been a very weird time for everyone. I hope you’ve all stayed safe and managed to keep yourselves healthy and happy. I’ve immersed myself in my garden, decorating, upcycling, baking, etc. My crafty mojo went missing along the road too but I’m BACK with renewed enthusiasm and vigour! How could I not be with such an AMAZING new release to work with?!!

I have two new floral designs in this release –Tropical Bouquet and Poppies. I love floral stamps and the never ending colour options they allow. Today I’m featuring the Tropical Bouquet set and have two cards to share:

Avery Elle Tropical Bouquet Clear Stamps

I blended some Lemongrass Pigment ink onto my card base and then I used a make up sponge technique to add colour to the centres of the flowers and to the edges of the leaves. After die cutting my elements I assembled them into a cluster and stamped the sentiment.

I have another card to share today this time pairing the Tropical Bouquet set with a cool stamp from the Peek-a-Boo Coaster set. To me, the track from the Coaster set looks a bit like a trellis so I stamped it in green along the left edge of my card base. I then added the flowers and leaves as though they are climbing up the trellis and finished off with a sentiment.

Supplies used:

Tropical Bouquet Clear Stamps

Tropical Bouquet Elle-ments

Peek-a-Boo Coaster Clear Stamps

Lemongrass Pigment Ink

I hope these cards have added some sunshine and happiness to your day wherever you are? Your next stop on the blog hop is with my buddy Heather Campbell – have fun!!!


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 Summer 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, June 21st 2020 to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Tuesday, June 23rd .  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/).
23.03.2020

Avery Elle … Speech Bubbles

Hello Avery Elle friends.  Caryn here with a cute card which pairs up a few of the new Spring 2020 release products for a fun birthday card.  I started with a white card base and cut a smaller panel and adhered a strip of paper from the Spring Collection Paper pad down the centre.  I then die cut a small panel out of woodgrain cardstock onto which the elements of my card will go using the Double Pierced Rectangle die collection.  

I then stamped one of the cute dogs from the Hot Dog stamp set and coloured him with Copics and die cut the Speech Bubble and stamped Make a Wish onto it. 

I finished off by die-cutting a number 8 from the Party Numbers die set and adhered it onto my panel.

Supplies:

Speech Bubbles Clear Stamps

Speech Bubbles Elle-ments

Spring Collection Paper Pad

Double Pierced Rectangle Elle-ments

Hot Dog Clear Stamps

Hot Dog Elle-ments

Party Numbers Elle-ments

09.03.2020

Avery Elle … Loads of Happy

Hey there.  Caryn here with a look at the awesome Loads of Happy stamp set and co-ordinating dies I love the scale and font in this set and how the set includes the shadow die as well as the regular word die.  Instead of creating a mat with it I used it to create a negative space on the white die-cut layer on my card front and put the Happy die cut into it.  I love how this technique gives a look of depth without adding any actual thickness to the card. 

To create more dimension I die cut the word Happy twice from white cardstock, then once from red and adhered them together.  I then added some Diamond Glaze onto that for some gloss.

I haven’t played with the Hello Chum set in a while so thought this would be a good opportunity to grab one of my favourite sharks and add him to the card.

Supplies:

Loads of Happy Clear Stamps

Loads of Happy Elle-ments

Hello Chum Clear Stamps

Hello Chum Elle-ments

Wonky Stitches Elle-ments

Fog Dye Ink