Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Avery Elle Wonky Squares card

Hello there!

Today I'm featuring Wonky Squares Elle-ments at the Avery Elle blog. Since they were released, Wonky Rectangles has been one of my favorite dies sets and the new Wonky Squares is in that list too. They are perfect for most cards, adding a subtle texture while framing a focal element. Also, I love the sentiments included in Wonky Squares Elle-ments, they are a great addition for a lot o different cards.

For my project today I used the big Wonky Square die but instead of using it as a background I used it to create a frame for my card. If I had just cut a frame my card would probably look boring but those stitches add a nice interest to it!

I started by blending some aqua and teal ink on the background and sprinkling some water and perfect pearls on top. Then I cut my frame and adhered to the background using dimensional adhesive. The heart balloon and clouds are from the Love is in the Air stamp set, I stamped the heart with two tones of red and die cut it with the coordinating dies. I adhered everything to the background and tied some red twine to the balloon.

For the sentiment, I die cut the word three times and adhered them together to get more dimension. Finally, I added some clear sequins on top.

I hope you like my project for today!
Psssst, have you seen the new release?? It's super cute!!! You can take a look at it at the Avery Elle's Instagram page or if you are super lucky, at the Creativation Show: Booth 2636

Have a nice day!!

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Avery Elle shaker tags

Hello there!

I'm here today to share a pair of shaker tags I made featuring Love is in the Air set. I love that this set combines solid with non-solid images and it's full of cute images! It's perfect for Valentine's cards but I used it to make something that would suit any occassion. These tags were easy to make thanks to the Shaker Tags Elle-ments dies.

First I sponged some ink on the background with a blending tool and stamped the super cute clouds from teh set. I colored the birds with Copic markers and adhered on on the background. Then I mounted the shaker tags, adding some fun sparkling elements inside. To finish the tags I adhered the other bird on top with the sentiment and a little heart.

I hope you like my project for today and give these tags a try! They are fun to create and a sweet addition to a sweet gift for a special someone :)

Thanks for stopping by, have a nice day!!

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Otterly fantastic day with AE

Hello there!
Today I'm sharing a simple card featuring Otterly Fantastic stamps and dies. How cute are those otters?? I really love otters so I'm always happy using them on my cards and projects.

I decided to go quick and simple, because sometimes we need just that to have a special handmade card for a special someone but we don't have a lot of time to make it.

I started with a pair of watercolors, aqua and teal and created a super quick background, finishing it sprinkling some more color on top. Then I stamped one of the otters and the little shell and used Copic makers to add some color.

After that, I die cut them using the coordinating dies, I love the one that creates cuts so the otter can hold little things!. To frame the little otter, I used a die I love, Heart Frame. Finally, I added some twine and little gems as a final touch.

I hope you like my project for today! Thank you so much for stopping by, have a nice day!!

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Monday, December 25, 2017

Windmill - Avery Elle card

Hello and Merry Christmas everyone!
I'm here today with a colorful card featuring the pretty Windmill set. This set is perfect for creating scenes on your cards, and is great for just because cards.

I stamped all the little elements on watercolor paper and colored them using my watercolor brush makers, so relaxing! This set is also perfect for adding a littlr interactive element, just adding a brad on the center of the windmill blades :).

I also tried a fun technique to add some texture and additional interest to the card. I used the clouds from the Picket Fence set and embossed the background to create a fun cloudy sky. To do this technique you need to open the plataform of your cutting machine just like when you use embossing folders. I used an embossing mat but a piece of foam works well too. Place your elements like in the picture bellow: Plataform + embossing mat/foam + cardstock + die + plataform. Test with a small piece first to see if you like the embossing effect. You can always add more foam or a thicker cardstock. I really love the look!

This card looks elaborate but, as I only used watercolors, it's really very quick to make. Just stamping, coloring, dire cutting and adhereing everything together on the base card :)

I hope you like it, thank you so much for stopping by today, have an amazing Christmas!

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