Thursday, October 13, 2016

Avery Elle: Holiday Spirits

Today I combined two fun sets from Avery Elle, Holiday Spirits and Elf-tacular.

I stamped and die cut the two main images, then carefully trimmed the Elf's packages from her hand so I could replace them with the rum bottle. The ombre bottle was inspired by a bottle I found on Pinterest. I love that I can pull inspiration from Pinterest for anything. ;)

I heat embossed the sentiment and added a hill to the background to add a little interest to the card.

 This elf is ready for the holidays!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Right at Home: Fall Leaves

 Today I'm featuring the beautiful stamp sets Fall Leaves and Grateful Heart. There is such an amazing variety of leaf prints in Fall Leaves. I images are the perfect size for a focal image or to create a custom background.

In my card today, I heat embossed several of the leaf images and then blended in the colors that are currently in my back yard. I embossed the sentiment from Grateful heart (my favorite Right at Home stamp set) and finished the card off with some washi tape and twine.

These two stamp sets work so well together. I can't wait to send out this card!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Avery Elle and Chibitronics

Avery Elle and Chibitronics are pairing up for a fun collaboration today.  Chibitronics has products that we can use to easily illuminate our  cards, paper crafts, textiles, and more.  They are so cool!  Be sure to check out their website for videos, tutorials, examples and templates.

We are giving away one Chibitronics STEM Starter Kit as well.   Just comment on this post or one of the design team members posts by Midnight, PST October 9th to be entered to win.  There is no purchase necessary and you must be 18 years of age or older to enter.  This giveaway is void where prohibited.  Winner will be announced on the Avery Elle blog on Monday, October 10th.

Let's get to the hop shall we? The Avery Elle and Chibitronics design teams have some amazing projects to share with you so be sure to check them out at the following links.

Avery Elle / Jamie
Karolyn Loncon- GO HERE NEXT
Caryn Davies
Heather Campbell
Melania Deasy
Katie Gehring 
Amy Kolling 
Ashley Marcu (me!)
Maska Vanacker 
Chibitronics Blog 

Chibitronics is SO cool! To create my card I started with lots of fun Avery Elle products! I stamped and colored Caroling Critters first. Then blending the sky with Distress Ink using the Falling Snow die to cut out sky (that will later light up!). Next I stamped the sentiment from the Comfort and Joy stamp set.

Once the front of the card was complete I was ready to work on the lights behind them!

To set up my lights I placed the battery behind the "bright" word of the sentiment, then placed the three lights in a row on the horizon of the scene. This will make the whole sky glow! TIP: I didn't want the animals to glow so I placed black cardstock behind them to block the light. TIP 2: I put a piece of copy paper behind my die cut hole to hind any copper tape and to diffuse the light. 

Finally, it was time to put it all together and light up the card! The lights are amazing! The glow is super cool! 

Enjoy the rest of the hop!