Friday, May 26, 2017

Avery Elle Bubbles

Hi Everyone!

Today I'm featuring my favorite set from the Avery Elle release called Bubbles! This fun ocean set has adorable animals and perfectly matched sentiments. 


I wanted to color every animal for this card but I ended up picking 3. I will have to use the other animals on another card. ;)

I used Diagonal Stripes Dies to frame out this sweet card. I will be using this frame a lot!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Avery Elle Tropics

Hi Everyone!
There is so much tropical fun in Avery Elle's new Summer release. I combined 3 stamp sets today to create today's card.

I started by creating the patterned side panels using Tropics and several Avery Elle inks. Next, I stamped the turtle from Bubbles and finished the card with a sentiment from Aloha.


The twine and Pretty Pink Posh sequins and droplets added a little more color and shine.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh Blog Hop


Welcome to the Pretty Pink Posh blog hop! When Paulina asked me to join, I jumped at the chance to use her amazing products. Today I'm featuring Bee Friends with the coordinating dies, Scallop Hexagons Dies, Thoughtful Greetings and Build a Bloom with coordinating dies.


On my first card I started by die cutting the largest Scallop Hexagons Die and colored them with Distress Oxides. Next, I placed the hexagons on my card base and taped off the edges so I could added the background, also inked with Distress Oxides. I stamped and die cut the bee and flowers from Bee Friends and placed them on my card with foam adhesive. The card was finished with the AMAZING sentiment found in the mini stamp set. 


For my next card I started by embossing the sentiment from Thoughtful Greetings on black card stock. Next I stamped and die cut flowers and leaves from Build a Bloom. I layered Distress Stain on the back white card stock, then adhered my black sentiment panel and flowers to the card. The sweet sequins are from Mini Sparkling Clear Flower Sequins and they add the perfect amount of shine to the card. I added one more layer to the back of the card. I simply used tape adhesive and Distress Oxide ink to make a striped background. 

For those of you that are new to my blog you can also follow me on Instagram @ashmarcu. I LOVE using Pretty Pink Posh products on my cards!

Prize time! Pretty Pink Posh is generously giving away 4 $25 gift certificates! Two winners from today's hop and two from yesterday's. Winners will be picked at random along the blog hop so leave a comment on each blog to increase your chances of winning. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 5/17/2017. Winners will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh blog.

Now keep hoppin'! Enjoy!

Ashley Marcu (you are here)

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Avery Elle Summer Release Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Avery Elle Summer Release blog hop!

My card to features the mini stamp set Aloha plus a sentiment added from Floral Bouquet.

To create my card I stamped the coconut drink and pineapple from Aloha. Next, I colored them with Copics and die cut them out.


To create the frame I used Scalloped Pierced Rectangles. The background was blended with Distress Ink. I finished the card with a sentiment from Floral Bouquet and Raspberry twine.



Aloha and have fun on the rest of the hop!

Karolyn Loncon 
Caryn Davies
Heather Campbell
Yainea
Melania Deasy
Katie Gehring 
Amy Kolling 
Ashley Marcu (you are here)
Maska Vanacker 

To celebrate our Summer 2017 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, May 14th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, May 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.
  4. Follow us on Pinterest
  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, May 4, 2017

Avery Elle Punny Pantry

Hi Everyone!

Today I'm featuring the fun stamp set from Avery Elle called Punny Pantry. This unique stamp set has some amazing sentiments pairs with fun whimsical illustartions.

To create my card I stamped the lime image and colored it with Copics.


Next, I die cut the lime and mounted it on cardstock colored with Distress Ink. I framed the image with white cardstock die cut with a cirlce. I finshed the card with sequins, patterned paper and washi tape. I love how how this stamp set pairs images and sentiments together making creating simple and care free.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Avery Elle Pegasus


Hi Everyone!

A quick share today of a card I created for Avery Elle. I used the Pegasus Duo mini stamp set to create this fun card. 


I started by stamping and die cutting the Pegasus and clouds from the set. Next, I die cut a frame from a dark grey card base. The white card stock behind it was die cut, splattered with watercolor paint to create a whimsical sky. The card was finished with a large embossed sentiment form Big Greetings.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Avery Elle City Celebrations

Happy Thursday!

Today I'm sharing the amazing City Celebrations die from Avery Elle. I've used this die several times during this release and I LOVE it. There are so many fun ways to use it. 

Today, I water colored a piece of water color paper. Next, I cut out the die. I like to put a piece of wax paper between the die and the paper to make removal a little easier. 


Next I stamped and die cut the dog from More Furry Friends and added the sentiment and stars from the City Celebrations stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Avery Elle Sip Sip Hooray

Hi Everyone! 

I love looking at stamps and dies in creative ways. Today I used Avery Elle's Wine Bottle Die to create a celebration popper!


To create my card I used Distress Ink to blend the background. Next I layered a strip of patterned paper on the bottom of the card. 

The popper was created by die cutting the Wine Bottle Die, I inked up the edges with Distress Ink and stamped the sentiment from Sip Sip Hooray. This stamp set has my favorite sentiments from the release. The handwritten font is amazing!

I finished the card with a large amount of sequins. I placed them randomly and overlapping to give a fun look. The star sequins are not glued done. The card with come out of the envelope spilling glitter everywhere. Fun, right? 

Have a great day!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Avery Elle Mimosas

Hi Everyone! Today's card features some amazing Avery Elle stamps and lots of water coloring. 

I started the card by embossing the Mimosas flower in white embossing flower. Next, I used Kuretake Gansai Tambi water colors to add color to the leaves and flowers. I die cut the flowers and black label using the Mimosas dies.


To create the background, I lightly water colored stripes and stamped the sentiment once my paper was completely dry.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Avery Elle Birthday Cake

 Hi Everyone!

Today I'm sharing Avery Elle's Time to Party stamp set.

To create this card I stamped and die cut the birthday cake from Time to Party. I added the sweet bow from Carousel


The background was created with a combination of Distress Oxide inks and Distress Inks. I added a few sequins to finish off my card. I can't wait to deliver this card!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Avery Elle Shaker Card


It's time to party! Today's card feature's Avery Elle's More Furry Friends, Time to Party and Scalloped Pierced Rectangle dies. This combo makes such a fun shaker card!


To create the card I die cut the largest Scalloped Pierced Rectangle and remove only the center of the die. Next, I stamped and die cut the adorable cat and the party balloons and colored them with Copics. I added string to the balloons and adhered them to the front of my card. To create the shaker I added foam adhesive (two layers!) on the back around the frame and put lots of Pretty Pink Posh sequins inside. The background was created with Distress Oxide. I LOVE how smooth these new inks are. They blend so easily and are my current go to inks.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Friday, March 10, 2017

Avery Elle Fruit Stand


Hi Everyone! Today I'm sharing Fruit Stand from Avery Elle. I love how it pairs with the City Celebrations die too! Let's take a look...


To create this card I stamped and die cut several images from Fruit Stand. I was reminded of outdoor markets in Seattle and NYC so I placed my images in front of the die cut City Celebrations. I cut pieces of the die off to expose space for the sky. The sky was blended with Distress Ink. Finally, I stamped the sentiment from the set. 

Hope you have a great day!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Avery Elle Shine Bright


Happy Thursday! Today's card features Shine Bright from Avery Elle. 

I started by stamping and die cuting several images from the stamp set. I love creating a scene. This stamp set makes it effortless.


I colored the images with Copics and then placed them together in front of a die cut circle. Behind the circle I used Distress Oxide to create a sky. 

The card was finished with a few droplets from Pretty Pink Posh.


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Avery Elle Carousel

Hi Everyone!

Today I'm sharing Avery Elle's Carousel stamp set along with Scalloped Pierced Rectangles and Sip Sip Hooray.


I created this scene by stamping and die cutting the horse and bear. Next, I die cut Scalloped Pierced Rectangles to create the white frame and taped the animals in. The sentiment from Sip Sip Hooray is embossed in white and then I added Distress Ink to the entire background. 

I love this sentiment and how it tie in perfectly with the carousel animals!

Have a great day!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

City Celebrations Birthday


Happy Saturday! I'm over on the Butterfly Reflections blog today. Go check it out! :)


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Glamper Camper

Hi Everyone!

I can't get enough the new stamp set Glamper Camper from Avery Elle. I created a card using the stamp set HERE and I am sharing another one today!

To create my card I stamped several images on white card stock and colored them with Copics. I embossed the sentiment from the stamp set City Celebrations. Super easy!


Thanks for stopping by!



Thursday, February 9, 2017

Avery Elle Spring Release Blog Hop


Welcome! I can't wait to share the new More Furry Friends stamp set from Avery Elle!


I started my card by stamping, die cutting and coloring lots of fun animals from the set. I actually colored twice as many as I ended up putting on this card because they are just so fun!

Once I had my animals, I stamped and die cut the hats, ball and fish. Notice the rainbow pattern?? ;)


I made the scene by adding the new fence from Picket Fences die. I love how it grounds the animals and brings the scene to life. Finally, I embossed the sentiment and adhered all of my pieces to the card.


Now, here are the details on where to hop and how you can win! Go explore and enjoy all of the new products from Avery Elle!

Karolyn Loncon 
Caryn Davies
Heather Campbell
Yainea
Melania Deasy
Katie Gehring 
Amy Kolling 
Ashley Marcu (me)
Maska Vanacker 

To celebrate our Spring 2017 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, February 12th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, February 13th .  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.
  4. Follow us on Pinterest
  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, February 2, 2017

Avery Elle Love Birds

Hi Everyone!

Today I'm sharing a fun framing technique using the Avery Elle stamp set Love Birds.

I started the card by stamping the frame images and die cutting them. I love this set because it includes the inside and outside die cuts separately so there are a lot of different options on how to use the frames.


Next, I die cut the frames again with colored card stock. I lightly colored the images to coordinate with the card stock. Finally I die cut the Hugs die and adhere all the pieces to my card front. I trimmed off the sides and my card was complete.


Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

I'm over on the Butterfly Reflections blog today. Check it out HERE.


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Hugs are the Answer

Hi Everyone! 

Do you know someone who needs a hug? Simple Said Hugs is a hug in a stamp set. :)

I love the variety of sentiment combinations in this set. I used one of my favorites on today's card and another one HERE.


I started the card by die cutting "hugs" from the Simply Said Hugs Die. I used Distress Stain to color the blue shadow behind the word. Then, I stamped, fussy cut and colored one of the adorable dogs from Furry Friends. The background was created using a mask from the Rocky Shores dies, The green grass is Distress Ink and the pink is Distress Paint. I finished the card by embossing the sentiment on black, 

Hope you are having a great week!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

My Favorite Nut

Happy Saturday! I'm over on the Butterfly Reflections blog today. Check it out HERE.


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Mad Love

Hey Everyone! 

Today I combined two awesome stamp sets from Avery Elle, My Favorite and That Bites. I love the sweet, stylish sentiments in My Favorite. I couldn't help but pair these funny fish with this particular sentiment. 


I started by embossing the sentiment with white embossing powder. Then I blended 3 distress inks to make create the water for the fish. The fish were stamped and die cut, then colored with Copics. I love the two tone fish. I've done it before and I just couldn't help but color them in two colors again. I really think it makes them come to life. 


I hope you enjoyed my card today! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Avery Elle Saturday

Hi Everyone! It's Saturday and I need to do a little catch up on my blog. I've been having so much fun with Letter Ballons over the last few weeks. Pinterest is full of inspiration!

My first card is an engagement card. I hand drew the string for the congrats banner and colored the letters with Distress Stain. Distress Stain is the easiest way to add quick color and I love to use it! 

I stamped and die cut the cute couple from Swans. Do you see all the details the coordinating die cuts out??? I love that detail.


Next up I created another Letter Balloons card. This time I used Distress Paint and blended two colors together to create a fun gold look. I stamped, colored and die cut The Scoop ice cream truck and customized the colors and ice cream. This is another set where the die cuts blow me away. They cut out the window perfectly!

Also, did you notice??!?! I join the Butterfly Reflections team and I'm thrilled to share cards on their blog every Saturday. I can't wait to use more Avery Elle and other great products. 


Finally, I created a card that features the Avery Elle Trees dies. I started by blending a rainbow of Distress Inks on white cardstock. Then I die cut the leaves several times. I inked up another piece of cardstock with brown, making it darker on the bottom and slowly fading it to the top. Then I die cut the tree trunk and splattered water on it. The bunny is from an older set, Woodland Creatures, and is some of my favorites. I also die cut the banner and stamped the sentiment from the Woodland Creatures set. 


I loved creating these three cards and I can't wait to create more!

Thanks for stopping by!