Avery Elle Rainbow Fishes

Happy Friday everyone!!! Thanks for stopping by to check out this fun rainbow fish card featuring Avery Elle That Bites stamp set. I ordered from the new holiday release last week and was impatiently waiting for it to arrive so I pulled out some of my favorites to play with in the mean time.

Here’s how I did it:

  • Ink blended my background, spritzed it with water, die cut a water border from the top and set it aside.
  • I stamped, colored and die cut my fish and then glued them down in rainbow order.
  • Then I stamped my sentiment and popped the whole panel up with foam tape.
  • For finishing touches I added some fun sequins and gems as bubbles.

Super simple idea but I love all of the dimension and color this card holds! Sure to make the recipient smile with all those toothy fish looking at them when they pull it out of the envelope.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me! Have a fabulous day!

Avery Elle Polar Peek-a-Boo Pals Card Set

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by again. I’m still trying to get ahead on my Christmas card making whenever the fancy strikes me and today I’m here to share a set of fun cards I made with the Avery Elle Polar Peek-a-boo Pals and Wonky Frames dies.

I love all of the Peek-a-boo Pals sets Avery Elle has come out with! They are such a fun and different want to create critters doing fun things on cards. Today’s card have them peeking out of picture frames hanging on the walls. Sooo cute! Here’s how I made them:

  • Stamped a wood grain background on an A2 panel and distress inked it for variegated brown tones.
  • Die cut the wonky frames from white, red and green.
  • I took the centers of the white ones and distress inked them, spritzed them with water and heat embossed the snowflakes from the set.
  • I stamped, colored and die cut all of the critters from the set and prepared to assemble my cards.
  • I glued the wood panel to the card base then the outer and inner portion of the white frame down to that.
  • Now I layered the colored frames to the white ones and the critters to the centers for an added layer of dimension. Then finished those up with the piece that makes it look like it’s hanging with the bow tie.
  • For finishing touches on these cards I added glossy accents to beaks, noses, and lights; black glaze gel pen to eyes; and Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to all of the frames.

Here’s a closer look at a couple of the cards. Those little accents add so much interest. I love it!

Have you started making Christmas cards yet? Leave a comment below and let me know.

As always, thank you for sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

It’s an Avery Elle Christmas!

I’m over the moon to share this set of Avery Elle Christmas cards with you today. I got so excited when I came up with the design that I immediately stamped three sets, knowing that I couldn’t decide on just one color scheme.

I stamped, colored and die cut the images from Christmas Magic, cut the Chevron Mat for each card and set them all aside to create the backgrounds.

The first two cards have distress inked backgrounds – peacock feathers and mowed lawn to match the elements of the colored images. The third is red glitter paper from my stash.

Then I started layering the pieces together. The teal and red cards have the mat adhered directly to the card front while the green one is popped up with foam tape.

The images for the first two cards are adhered directly to the card front and on the last one they are popped up with foam squares. Each card is essentially the same design with little differences here and there. Each one is also finished off with a combination of glossy accents, Nuvo crystal drops and Stickles on different elements of each card.

I made a point to use all of the sentiments from the stamp set; since there were three, I thought it was perfect!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Avery Elle Monster Bash

Happy Friday and thanks for stopping by! I can’t get enough of these new Scary Pals from Avery Elle! They are too fun and so versatile. Today’s card has a really fun metallic watercolor background and the monsters are watercolored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers too.

Here’s how I did it:

  • I stamped, colored and die cut the monsters and accessories and set them aside.
  • Blended black soot distress ink on a white panel and spritzed it with water. Then flicked gold and silver watercolors all over the background for a night sky/galaxy look.
  • Die cut the Avery Elle plus frame and popped it up on the black panel with foam tape.
  • Next I adhered all my monsters and accessories with foam tape as well.
  • For the balloons I glued twine to the back before popping them up and then pulled the string tight down to the purple monster so it can look like she’s holding the balloons.

So much cuteness and that metallic splatter really shimmers in the light. I love how this card turned out! Don’t you?

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Spellbinders Small Die of the Month – June 2019

Welcome back! Thanks for stopping by. A few months ago I signed up for the Spellbinders Small Die of the Month Club and have been having so much fun with each one I’ve gotten. It’s a steal of a deal and always fun to get new things to play with! I was so excited for the June release as soon as I saw the sneak peeks. I finally took some time to play with it this weekend and these are the cards I made.

This first design has 4 layers of dies. It feels kind of Moroccan or Indian and I love it! I embossed a black panel and added a strip of the rose gold paper to the left. I heat embossed the sentiment and popped it up with a foam strip. To finish it off I added gems to the middle of the dies and a couple above the sentiment strip.

This style has 3 layers to it. I embossed a gray panel and attached the stacked die cuts. Then die cut the hugs sentiment from black and vellum and glued it down. Last I attached the heat embossed part of the sentiment and finished it off with gems to the middle of the die cuts.

This last style also has 3 layers. I embossed a white panel and attached it to the card front with a strip of green cardstock to the left. Then added the stacked die cuts to that. I added Nuvo Crystal Drops symmetrically on the dies and scattered them on the background as well. The sentiment is heat embossed and popped up, and hugs is die cut from the same green as the strip.

All of the sentiments for these cards came from the Avery Elle Simply Said Hugs set. I love the versatility of this set and use it quite often.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

The Rabbit Hole Designs Pretty in Peonies Thank You Card

Hello again! It’s a flowery kind of day, don’t you think. I’m not typically into flowers but this Pretty in Peony set is just beautiful and I love playing with them. The Rabbit Hole Designs has such a great variety of sets. Be sure to stop by and see what else they have while you’re picking up this beauty!

Here’s how I made it:

  • Stamped and heat embossed flowers and leaves with gold embossing powder.
  • Watercolored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.
  • Stamped my sentiment, scattered some gold jewels about and added washi tape to the edge of the watercolor panel.
  • Mounted the watercolor panel on black cardstock and glued that to a kraft card base.
  • I also stamped the largest peony on the back flap of my envelope in brown ink for a little extra pretty when the recipient opens the envelope.

I just love watercolor flowers! Don’t you? The color variation looks like real flower petals.

Here is the stamp set I used:

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Mama Elephant Hilly Hello Card

Welcome back! Thanks for stopping by to check out this adorable Mama Elephant hilly hello thinking of you card. I had an itch to color some Mama Elephant little agenda monkeys earlier this week and when my new Mama Elephant order came in the mail I thought this new die would be perfect to use with them.

Here’s how I did it.

  • Die cut the hilly hello from a piece of white cardstock, ink blended it with cracked pistachio distress ink and spritzed it with water.
  • Attached that to a card base and used a cloud stencil to add a few clouds to the sky with salty ocean distress ink.
  • I stamped the monkeys with Versafine vintage sepia ink on Bristol smooth cardstock and colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Then die cut them all out and attached them to the card with tape runner.
  • Last I stamped the sentiment from Avery Elle’s simply said hugs and added some clay hearts from Honey Bee stamps.

I love how you can pair so many brands together and come up with a totally cohesive, adorable card like this. These monkeys have a special place in my heart and I love this soft, simple card.

As always, I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a great day!

Avery Elle Cards Featuring Rainbows

Today I’ve got two simple but vibrant cards featuring the new Avery Elle Rainbows stamp set from the recent release. I absolutely love this set and was fortunate to win their release week giveaway and got to choose it as my prize. It was the one thing I didn’t order ahead of time that I really wanted.

These cards are basically created the same way so I’ll go through it just once. Here’s how I did them:

  • Stamped and heat embossed rainbow and hearts or rain drops (depending on which card) with white embossing powder.
  • Stamped and heat embossed sentiment with black embossing powder.
  • Both rainbows are colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a water brush pen for the watercolor look. I want to mention that I always use Bristol Smooth Cardstock for these markers. It works perfect for blending and can withstand the water.
  • The rainbow panels were trimmed down to 3.75×5 and adhered to a black cardstock panel measuring 4×5.25.
  • Next I glued a piece of black craft foam that was just smaller than the black cardstock and this whole thing was glued to Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow or Perfectly Plaid paper measuring 4.25×5.5.
  • Last the whole thing was adhered to a card base and set side to dry because I used liquid glue with the craft foam layer.

I love the look of these cards. They are sure to make the recipient smile with the bright watercolor vibe. This Avery Elle set is perfect and I can’t wait to get the coordinating dies to make shaped cards too!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Avery Elle Peek-a-Boo Scary Pals Card

I’m back and so excited that I had a chance to start playing with the new Avery Elle release!!! For this card I used the Peek-a-Boo Scary Pals stamps and coordinating dies and also the new Peek-a-Boo car stamps and coordinating dies.

To make this card I…

  • Stamped the images, colored them with copic markers and die cut them all out.
  • Blended distress inks on a white panel and small kraft strip and spritzed with water.
  • Trimmed the blue and kraft panels down so I had room to stamp the sentiment underneath and glued them to the card base.
  • Glued down my car, scary pal and accessories and then drew in the balloon strings.
  • Stamped my sentiment on the bottom portion of the card and it’s finished.

I love these monsters so much! It was hard to pick one for this card. I can’t wait to use them all! I hope you enjoyed this card and feel inspired to try something creative.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Avery Elle Peek-a-Boo Pals Card

As I was impatiently waiting for the mail to bring my order from the most recent Avery Elle release I decided it would be so fun to get some Avery Elle stamps and dies out that I already have!

Today I’m using the original Peek-a-Boo Pals stamps and coordinating dies and the circle frames dies as well.

I started by blending peacock feathers and cracked pistachio distress inks on a piece of cardstock, spritzed with water and set aside to dry. Then stamped the critters I wanted to use, colored them with copics and die cut them out. Next, I trimmed down a piece of white cardstock to 4×5.25 and die cut the circle frames from that. I added foam tape to the back of that panel and centered it on the distress inked background. Last I added my peek-a-boo critters with foam tape and stamped a little sentiment from the set on the front. I adhered the whole thing to a side fold card base and it’s ready to go!

I love having cards like these on hand that are versatile and can have a sentiment added to the inside later to match the occasion I’m giving it for.

I love these critters and can’t wait to try this idea with the new scary pals. Stay tuned and I’ll share something fun with those really soon.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!