Thursday, September 29, 2016

Avery Elle Merriest

Hi Everyone!

Today I'm featuring Merriest by Avery Elle. This set is one of those that I will be going back to time and time again because of the amazing year round sentiments that you can build with it. 

I couldn't help but add a few more sets from the latest release to build my card. The reindeers are from North Pole Pals and the string of lights is from Retro Ornaments.

The sentiment was embossed with Ranger Gold Embossing Powder. This stuff is magic I tell ya. I may emboss with gold forever. 

The reindeer and lights were colored with Copics and the background was blended with a few different Distress Inks. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Right at Home Thank You

The colors of fall are here. I love bringing in bright reds, oranges and yellows from outside in to my cards. Right at Home has a amazing flower stamp set called Find the Beauty. The flowers and sentiments are perfect. I can't wait to stamp it again and again.

For my card today I stamped several of the flowers from the set using my Misti and pigment ink to get very vibrant colors. I die cut a circle from the middle and placed a Distressed stained panel behind it.

The sentiment was embossed on a small black circle and placed in the middle. Sequins finished the card. 

Friday, September 16, 2016

Stamptember with Avery Elle!

Stamptember has been so much fun over at Simon Says Stamp! Today I get to help introduce the collaboration set with Avery Elle. This set has awesome fonts and great sentiments.

I embossed the snowflakes from the set in white and then layered distress ink over each of them, carefully blending the colors where they touched. A little blending goes a long way.

I finished the card by stamping the sentiment, adding raindrops and sequins and adding patterned paper from The Neutral Collection.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Get your Avery Elle Stamptember set before they sell out!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Pinecones and Puppies

I love creating for Christmas. I also love starting early so I have a nice stash of cards when I start sending them out in November. It will be here before I know it!

Today I created with Avery Elle's Pinecone stamp set. I stamped it three times to create the pine needles, single pinecone and pinecone with bow. I used Distress Ink to color them all and then layered them together. 

The tag was cut from the Postage Stamp Die set and I finished off the card with Pretty Pink Posh sequins. This card could easily be mass produced. ;)

Next, I created a card using the absolutely adorable Happy Howlidays stamp set. I took a little more time with this husband claims it took me 3 hours...I don't think so. :) Anyways, I stamped the puppy and colored him once. That is the one with the blue scarf. 

Then I stamped it again twice and trimmed off the head and scarf tail. I colored and fussy cut the pieces and then creatively taped them all back together. Sweet little friend for the original, don't you think!?

The frame was die cut from the Postage Stamp Die set and the hill was cut from Dotted Borders.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Avery Elle Chalet

Hi Everyone! Today I'm featuring Chalet from Avery Elle! This set takes me back to when I was a young teenager and LOVED to paint Christmas houses. 

When I first got this set, I stamped and colored several houses and decorated them. It was so fun to customize the houses with windows, doors, garland and lights! I selected two of those house for this card and placed them on a hill I created using the Pierced Circle Dies and Dotted Border Dies. The tree, snowflakes and sentiment finished the card.

Thanks for stopping by!