Thursday, March 22, 2018

Avery Elle Splash!

Hi Everyone! Today I'm sharing Splash!, the perfectly trendy must have summer stamp set. 

Today I also continued playing with watercolors. Let me show you...

To create my card, I started by placing the Splash! pool die cut on water color paper. I loosely traced the inside with water colors.

Next, I removed the die and spread the colors in and out of my line with ONLY water. This toned down and mixed the colors. Sometimes I only pull the color in but since I wanted a splashing pool like I purposely made areas that were messy and added drips. 

To finished my card I added the super fun images from Splash! and embosed the sentiment with Silver Fine Embossing Powder.

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, March 2, 2018

Avery Elle Banner Bits

Hi Everyone! Today I'm sharing Banner Bits and so much more!

This card started with the new amazing liquid watercolors that were just released. They are so pretty. I can't stop using them! I water colored the background and then a small strip of paper for the banner

Next, I stamped the sweet panda and balloon from Party Pals. These images were colored with Copics. I love mixing marker coloring with water colors. The two styles mix together so well. I finished the card by stamping the sentiment and adhering all of the pieces together.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Friday, February 16, 2018

Avery Elle Spring Bouquet

Hi Everyone! Today I'm sharing the new stamp set Spring Bouquet!

I started my card by stamping and die cutting the main flowers from Spring Bouquet. I colored them a soft shade of pink and green. I balanced the color by adding them  to a blue water colored background. 

I finished the card by embossing the sentiment at the bottom of the card on black card stock. 

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, February 8, 2018

Avery Elle Spring Release Blog Hop

Hi! Welcome to the Avery Elle spring release blog hop! This release is AMAZING! I can't wait to share it with you today! You should be visiting my blog from Amy Kolling's blog and you'll want to continue on to Elena Roussakis's blog once you are done here.

Today I'm sharing the new stamp and dies called Loved & Admired.

I started my card by stamping the large leaf image from Loved & Admired. Isn't it a gorgeous frame?! Next, I colored the image with Copics. I love the sentiment "you are so loved & admired" which inspired me to pick the little bunny from Party Pals to fit in the frame too.

I finished the card with a die cut heart and mounted all the images on a water colored background. 

Enjoy the rest of the hop! Here are the details on the giveaway...

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Avery Elle Lava You

Hi Everyone! Today I'm excited to share Lava You!

I started my card with a water colored background. Next I stamped and die cut the volcano. It's the perfect size and so sweet erupting in hearts! Finally I stamped the sentiment and added a few gems. 

Super simple and the perfect card to give during valentine's day or just because!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, January 4, 2018

Avery Elle Ballons & Banners

Hi Everyone! Ashley here today sharing the super fun and versatile Balloons & Banners!

I started my card by heat embossing the double banner from Balloons & Banners on watercolor paper. Next, I water colored the background with Distress Inks. 

After my background was complete I watered colored another panel and stamped the balloon after it dried. I finished my card with Birthday Bus (one of my ALL time favorites!) and an embossed sentiment from Balloons & Banners.

This card was so fun to create! Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, December 29, 2017

Avery Elle Windmill

Hi Everyone! Ashley here and I'm excited to share the Windmill stamps and dies today!

To create my card I started by stamping all of my images. Then I die cut them and colored them with Copics. 

Next I embossed my sentiment from the stamp set Sentimental Too. Finally, I water colored the background and added a gem to the windmill.

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, December 21, 2017

Avery Elle Cool Beans

Hi Friends! Today I'm sharing how much fun I've been having with the stamp set Cool Beans

This set has the best coffee cup image. I've been filling in the cup with all sorts of fun images. Today I combined Cool Beans with Lava You.

I started the card by stamping the coffee cup, then masking the sides and bottom. Since the cup is such a simple image, I just used 4 pieces of post it tape. Next, I stamped the volcano image from Lava You. I was careful to leave out the mountain and only included the exploding hearts. 
Cute right?

Next, I water colored the background, added some copic coloring to my cup and die cut the sentiment from Diagonal Stripes. I finished the card with some patterned paper and a few sequins.

These cups are so fun to make I had to create another one! This time I created the background using Distress Inks and heat embossed the sentiment.

As you can imagine you can let your imagination run wild with whatever image you want to place on your cup! Have fun creating!


Thursday, November 23, 2017

Avery Elle Holiday Cheers

Hi Everyone! Happy Thanksgiving! Today I'm sharing the amazing Large Pierced Scallop dies. This is one of those die sets you can use again and again. I've already used it several times!

In today's card, I started by stamping the coffee cup from Cool Beans. This coffee cup is SO fun to decorate. I added the bear and deer from Winter Woodland Wonders by masking the sides of the cup image, then I die cut and colored the cups. Next, I stamped the hearts from Cool Beans, colored and die cut them. 

Next, I blended Distress Ink on a the back panel and embossed the perfect greeting from Merriest. It's so fun to dig through my older stamps to find the perfect greeting to match the new release!

I finished the card with the sweet white frame from from Large Pierced Scallop dies and my card was complete!

Thanks for sharing some crafting time with me! 


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Avery Elle Modern Calligraphy

Hi Everyone! Today I'm sharing some of the sweet new stamps and dies just released! 

Alphabet stamps are on the top of my favorites list and Modern Calligraphy is a show stopper. It is my DIY dream come true! 

For my card today, I personalized it by starting the card with my daughter's name. Stamping the letters was so easy. I just used a ruler to make a soft pencil line, stamped, then erased my line. 

Next, I die cut the frame from Large Pierced Scallop Dies. The pink patterned paper from The Sorbet Collection is also one of my favorites. I stamped, die cut and colored the otter and hearts from Otterly Fantastic. Isn't that otter so sweet?

I finished the card by ink blending the waves on the card base, assembling all of my stamped and die cut pieces and then finally stamping the sentiment. 

I hope you enjoyed my card today! I can't wait to see what YOU create.