Tag Archives: Avery Elle

Peak-a-Bear

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  • Stamps –
    • Avery Elle: “Hang In There” and “Petals and Stems”
    • Stampers Anonymous “Vintage Text”
  • Dies – Avery Elle: “Hang In There” and “Trees”
  • Patterned paper – Bella Blvd “Time to Rake”
  • Metallic copper paper
  • Embossing powder – Personal Stamp Exchange – Copper
  • Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist – Perfect Copper
  • Ranger Distress Inks – Forest Moss, Crushed Olive, Walnut Stain, and Rusty Hinge
  • Recycled Java Jacket (from Starbuck’s Coffee)
  • Cardstock – Bazzill Bling

It was fun to create this card with some new supplies I got recently (and some really old supplies!). I customized the tree with a versatile die set. I can make the trunk as skinny or as fat as I want! I die-cut the bear and stamped his face with the matching stamp set. I inked him up, which in reality just made him look grubby! I created my own patterned paper with Distress Inks overstamped with the Vintage Vintage Text stamp and then sprayed with copper Perfect Pearls Mist. From that, I die-cut the leaves for the tree branch. I embossed the leaves on the tree trunk and the sentiment to tie together all of the copper elements. The backdrop within the tree trunk is a recycled Java Jacket from a cup of coffee–a nice, small little piece of lightweight corrugated cardboard. I will post this on Paper Players for the Theme Challenge #326: Going Green. The copper paper and embossing powder have been in my stash for years and years! I’ve had the Petals and Stems stamp set for quite a while also. It is fun to use new and old supplies and see how well everything will fit together. Thanks for visiting.

 

 


Banner Butterfly – Thanks

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  • Dies –
    • Memory Box “Moonlight Butterfly” and “Kaleidoscope Butterfly”
    • Avery Elle – “Dotted Elle-ments”
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities – “Lacey Circles”
  • Stamp (thanks) – Lawn Fawn “Blue Skies”
  • Patterned papers – Bella Blvd. “Color Chaos” collection
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Faber Castell Gelatos

Here is a colorful card for the day! I created this card for Operation Write Home and I was inspired by the current OWH Mid-month Challenge: Banners. Most of the banners for this card were made from the Avery Elle “Elle-ments” set. I mixed some Gelatos on white cardstock to match some of the colors in the pretty Bella Blvd papers. I spritzed the colors with water to create my own brightly colored paper that I die cut for the background butterfly. I placed the detailed, matching butterfly die cut on top to provide some definition of the wings. Both die cuts are securely adhered beneath the butterfly body so the wings float up a bit,  to give the impression that the bug might fly off the paper! Thanks for stopping by.


Happy Birthday – Watercolor Background

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  • Stamps –
    • Simon Says Stamp “Tag Sayings”
    • Simon Says Stamp “Square Sayings”
    • Avery Elle “Petals & Stems”
  • Die – Simon Says Stamp “Medium Tags”
  • Rhinestones – KaiserCraft – Dark Green
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and Paper Accents
  • Watercolor paper – Strathmore
  • Twine – Little B

For this card I created a watercolor background and stamped over it with silhouette-style floral stamps. I used stamps from several different stamp sets to put this altogether. I always find mixing-up stamp sets to be fun. The current challenge (Challenge #16) for the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Group is to use watercoloring on your card or project. Here you’ve got my entry. Thanks for visiting.


Freshly Made Sketches #167 – Love You

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  • Stamps – from Avery Elle “Oh Happy Day” set
  • Patterned paper – Pebbles “We Go Together: XOXO”
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Large”
  • Epoxy hearts – Pebbles
  • Cardstock – BoBunny and Bazzill

I used Sketch #167 at Freshly Made Sketches for this card today. For the focal image I used Ranger Distress Ink for the base color and then stamped the Avery Elle stamps over it with more intense colors. This is a very Clean and Simple card, with the sketch and variety of papers taking center stage. It was fun to use the little epoxy hearts to echo the patterned paper for just a small touch of interest. This will be a nice addition to my Operation Write Home shipment also! Thanks for visiting.


Little bird for you

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  • Dies – Memory Box “Perched Reed Bird” and “Woodland Branch”
  • Stamp – Avery Elle “Oh Happy Day”
  • Patterned paper – Crate Paper “The Pier: Surf Shop” (both sides)
  • Brads – Creative Impressions
  • Embossing Powder – Stampendous – Aqua
  • Faber Castell Gelatos
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

For this clean and simple card, I used the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches (#153). I die cut the bird from cardstock on which I’d blended several colors of Gelatos with a baby wipe. After it was cut, I added a little more color with Gelatos and blended the colors together until I was happy with the look. I was able to match the color of the bird with my embossing powder, which I was pretty pleased about! I picked up the green in the bird and the patterned paper with the brads.

On another note, as far as I know, I don’t have a chicken stamp! The Shopping Our Stash challenge for this week is to create a card with a chicken image (because it is Chicken Month), or to use another type of bird image. So I opted for this little bird. Thanks for visiting today.


Floral Thank You – 365 Cards Day 195

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  • Stamps – Avery Elle “Petals & Stems” and Inkadinkado “Expressions”
  • Dies – Spellbinders “Vintage Labels Three”
  • Patterned papers – Creative Imaginations “Christine Adolph: Boho” paper pad and Basic Grey “Out of Print” 6 X 6″ paper pad
  • Border punch – EK Success “Open Scallop”
  • Cardstock – BoBunny and Bazzill

The design for this card was inspired by the Super Sketchy Sunday Sketch – Day 195. I stamped the flower stamp and leaves and added some lines with a fine-tip Micron pen, which brings out the black paper accents. I also added faux stitching around the smaller die cut and at the top and bottom borders to tie the elements together. Thanks for checking in.