Thursday, January 14, 2016

hogs and kisses {avery elle}

Hi there!

I have a fun valentine's day card to share with you today, courtesy of Avery Elle's Hogs & Kisses set.

hogs & kisses {avery elle}

Are these critters not the cutest?? Heather did such an amazing job illustrating these images!  I tried to work out something a little different with this set:

hogs & kisses {avery elle}

I stamped the cow, but not all the way - that is, I wiped off the ink on the right side of the heart he's holding, and then stamped the pig. Same deal with the pig - I wiped off the left edge of his heart, so that they could hang out today. Wouldn't this be amazing if you stamped out a long chain of them? Kind of like those paper doll cut-outs. I was too lazy, but that would blow my mind. If anyone tries that, tag me in your photo for sure.

Once the images were stamped, I used the partial die-cut technique (where you cut out your 1st image partway, and your second image partway and then fussy cut what's left in the middle) so that I could pop the image up. The little chicken wandering around in the background kills me.

I used the wonky stitches rectangle dies as a base for my images. I love how the stitching lines frame out a simple scene and give it a little something extra. On the card base, I used some patterned paper from the Everyday Collection.

I hope you like it!



  1. How cute!! Looks like they are holding a giant heart shaped card :)

  2. So so cute! AMAZING!
    Hai avuto davvero una splendida idea!!!

  3. Elena, you did a really nice job with these adorable stamps and your coloring! I love the little chicken! Thanks so much for joining this fun and exciting event! I have really enjoyed everyone's contributions.