Thursday, August 18, 2016

Elf-tacular and Polar Pals

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 

Today I'm creating with a few of the amazing Avery Elle stamps that were recently released. I adore all of these sweet images.

My first card uses the new Elf-tacular stamp set and dies. I stamped the girl, bear and presents and colored them with Copics. The background is blended with Distress ink and the scalloped roof was die cut from Happy Home dies. I trimmed off the bottom of the die to show off the scallops. 


Next, I created this card with the same Happy Home dies but this time placed Santa and his favorite reindeer on top. :) The stamps are all from Polar Pals. The night sky was created using Distress stain. I love Distress stain. The card was finished with Avery Elle's Midnight twine.


Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Avery Elle Fall Release Blog Hop



Welcome to the Avery Elle Fall release blog hop! This release is UNbelievable. Today I'm sharing a card featuring Caroling Critters with coordinating dies. This set is a show stopper. :)


To create the card I stamped, die cut and colored a few of the animal images from the set. Next, I did a partical die cut from Pierced Circles. The background was created with Distress Inks and a splatter of white water color. I finished the card off by stamping the music notes and sentiment.

There are so many more cards to see and a prize to win! Check it out... 


Ashley Marcu (me!)

To celebrate our Fall 2016 Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one random winner.  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, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances of winning. You have until midnight Sunday, August 14th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, August 15th .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.
To enter to win you can do 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances:


  1. Comment on any of the design team's posts and/or here on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Follow us on Twitter and tweet the contest (we are @averyellestamps )
  3. Follow us on Facebook (we are www.facebook.com/AveryElle ) and share us with your friends - make sure they tell us you sent them.
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  5. Become a blog follower through email (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already follow us)
  6. Join our Flickr group (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already belong)

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Tough Guy

Hi Everyone! I'm wrapping up this release with Tough Guy (psst...new holiday stamps are coming soon!) 

I started my card by stamping, coloring and die cutting the image. Then I created a background by masking random angles with masking tape and adding color with Distress Ink, then splashing water.


I know I've enjoyed every single one of my stamps from this quarter's release....I just can't wait to share new stamps and projects with you soon.

Thanks for stopping by!