Thursday, August 12, 2021

Avery Elle Fall release blog hop!

 Hi there!


Welcome to the Avery Elle Fall release blog hop! All of the new products are available in the store right now - click!

I have 3 cards to share with you today, using a set that I illustrated, called Fall Picnic. I drew a handful of woodland critters, gave them a huge (tableclothed) tree stump to spread their goodies on, and of course, lots of fall treats and drinks for the sharing!


My first card pairs the new set with and older one, the background building Woodland Scene Builder:



It looks like something straight out of a children's book! I love the sweet feel of it. 


For my next card, I did a slimline size, and some more saturated ink blending for the background:


This way, the whole gang can come to this picnic! I love the owl and the squirrel reaching across everyone to greet each other!


My last card is a more simple design:


It a cozy moment between the 2 friends, sharing a warm mug of whatever you like in the fall. A chai latte for me, please.



I hope you like what you see so far! The design team has more to show you:

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Sweet as Maple Syrup

Hi there!

I have a sweet card to share today, featuring Avery Elle's Maple Syrup:


This card is pretty simple, but everything works so well together! Maple Syrup was meant to be a Canada Day set, but I included a few sentiments so that it could work for anyone! For this card, I went with Canada Day colors, but used this sweet-as-maple-syrup sentiment. I think it's adorable! When using a tiny stamp set (Maple Syrup is only a 2x3 set), it helps to bring in images from other sets. Here, I brought it little grass accents and mushrooms from Look How Big, and an extra bird from Life

For the background, I used a sheet of red gingham, from The Holiday Collection Paper Pad. There are many designs in this paper collection that work for projects outside of the Christmas holidays! 


To break up all of the gingham, I used 2 different sizes of circle dies to cut into the patterned paper and create a white frame. The little scene fit perfectly inside. Is there anything cuter than a buck-toothed beaver holding a bottle of maple syrup? 

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:




Friday, May 7, 2021

Scootin' by! (Lawn Fawn new release week)

 Hi there!

Welcome back to Lawn Fawn's May release week! Today is our showcase of Scootin' By:

Scootin' By! (Lawn Fawn new release week)

I used the new Slimline Road Border, and stenciled grass in between to create a ground for all 3 critters to do their scooting!

I brought in party hats and balloons, since everyone seems to be having birthdays in May and June!

Scootin' By! (Lawn Fawn new release week)

I hope you like it! Check out the Lawn Fawn blog this morning for more amazing scooter inspiration - click!

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Avery Elle new release blog hop!

 


Hi there!

Avery Elle new release blog hop!

I am so excited because our Summer 2021 Release is finally here!!  We have an amazing blog hop full of inspiration today and we are so glad that you are here. I illustrated 4 new sets in the mix (Sweet Day, Life, Maple Syrup, and Flamazing), and I'm thrilled to show off 2 of them here today.

Introducing.... Sweet Day:

Avery Elle new release blog hop!

I made 3 cards to show off today! For this one, I did some light green ink blending to create a ground, and used a cloud stencil and some blue ink to create a bright sky. I curved the script sentiment around the giant ice cream cone and added a secondary sentiment below the images. The little bird looking on is from the companion set, Life. I love that little turtle - he looks so pleased with his popsicle! I kept the colors very soft and pretty.

Avery Elle new release blog hop!

For my second set, I wanted to create a more urban setting for my ice cream truck! I used the cityscape image from Superheroes:

Avery Elle new release blog hop!

Again, I brought in the birds from Life, and have them looking down on the truck and treats. The basic setup of the images is the same, but the feel is very different with those grey buildings in the background! The red accents really stand out against the more bleak background.

My last card features the saddest piglet in the world. He dropped his treat, and on a hot summer's day there's nothing more devastating.

Avery Elle new release blog hop!

I stamped the ice cream truck from Sweet Day, masked it and the bird, and stenciled some clouds in behind. I kept the coloring very muted, so that it almost looks like a vintage sepia polaroid. I felt like it added to the... sadness? The pig was colored in a brighter pink, and his chocolate in rich browns.

I hope you like them! I'm doing a giveaway for Sweet Day - check out my post on instagram to enter!

And check out all of the amazing inspiration along the entire blog hop:





Happy hugs! (Lawn Fawn new release week)

 Hi there!

Welcome to Lawn Fawn's May release week! On May 13th, 7 new stamp sets, coordinating dies, and 9 new stand-alone dies will hit the store.

Today is our showcase of Happy Hugs. It is the cutest set ever!

Happy hugs! (Lawn Fawn new release week)

I used the Peekaboo Backdrop to be able to create mini scenes on the card. There are the ones who are hugging, and the ones who are dreaming of hugs to come! To emphasize the word HUGS, I nabbed it from Long Distance Hugs - it works so well with the sentiments in Happy Hugs!

Happy hugs! (Lawn Fawn new release week)

This bunny and fox image is my favorite. I can't get over how adorable they are! Be sure to check out the Lawn Fawn blog this morning for more design team inspiration - click!


Friday, April 2, 2021

Superheroes!

 Hi there, 

I have a card to share with you featuring Avery Elle's Superheroes set:

  superheroes!

I stamped the cityscape and superheroes, and colored everything using copic markers. I saturated the sky background so that the images would really pop, and added fun elements like the help speech bubble!

superheroes!

I love that quirky koala! I hope you like him too, and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Thinking of you (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

 Hi there!

Welcome to Lawn Fawn's March inspiration week! Today is our showcase of the Thinking Of You Line Border

All we can do this year is think of our friends from far away - and sometimes it feels SO far away:

Thinking of you (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Like, outer-space far away! I used images from Out Of This World and placed them against a dramatic background. I first cut the cardstock using the Sunburst Backdrop, and ran it through the machine again with the Snowy Backdrop die. I used blue and yellow inks to give color to the background layers, and then did a 2-part sentiment.

Thinking of you (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I did an ombre effect on the Thinking Of You Line Border, and then complemented it with a sentiment from Long Distance Hugs.

I hope you like it! There's more to see on the Lawn Fawn blog this morning - click!

Monday, March 22, 2021

Butterfly Kisses Flip Flop (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

 Hi there!

Welcome to this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week! Today is our showcase of Butterfly Kisses Flip Flop!

Butterfly Kisses Flip Flop (Lawn Fawn inspiration week!)

I used the flip flopped fox as well as the original from Butterfly Kisses. They are rushing to bring the bunny his birthday treats! I also added the little chick from Eggstra Amazing Easter.

I hope you like it! There's more to see on the Lawn Fawn blog today - click!

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Elphie Selfie Flip Flop (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

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Welcome to this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week! Today, we're showing off Elphie Selfie Flip Flop. It's the easiest way to get a mirror-image of the original Elphie Selfie!

I opted to use only the new elephant on my card today, but I gave him a sweet friend:

Elphie Selfie Flip Flop (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I used the Sunburst Backdrop to frame the images. I sponged some pinky-purply ink over the entire frame, saturating the color near the center. I then brought in the mouse from Bubbles of Joy and cut the tiniest slit around his arm so he could cup the elephant's trunk and give him kisses.

Elphie Selfie Flip Flop (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

The sentiment and other little accent images are from Butterfly Kisses.

I hope you like it! There's more to see on the Lawn Fawn blog this morning - click!

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Slimline Cloudy Stencils (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

 Hi there!

Welcome to the March inspiration week! Today is our showcase of the Slimline Cloudy Stencils. I decided to do a night-time scene, and bring back the dinosaurs:

Slimline Cloudy Stencils (Lawn Fawn inspiration week!)

I started out with a sheet of navy blue cardstock, and used white ink and the Slimline Cloudy Stencils to create the sky. It's so dramatic! After that, I layered images from Rawrsome, Ahoy Matey, and Life is Good to create the scene. 

Slimline Cloudy Stencils (Lawn Fawn inspiration week!)

I hope you like it! There's a lot more to see on the Lawn Fawn blog today - click!


Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Sunshine (Lawn Fawn spring release week!)

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Welcome to Lawn Fawn's spring release week! On February 25th, 9 new stamp sets, 14 new die sets, 5 new stencil sets and new patterned paper and cardstock will be available for sale in the Lawn Fawn store and other online retailers.

Today, we're bringing in some sunshine! We're showing off the Stitched Sun Frame, Outside In Stitched Sun and Sunburst Backdrop:

Sunshine (Lawn Fawn spring release week!)

I cut 2 layers of the sun frame and layered them for a fuller looking sun. I added the adorable smiley face inside and framed it out with an ink-blended rainbow background. 

I hope you like it! Check out the Lawn Fawn blog this morning for more inspiration - click!

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Build-A-Basket (Lawn Fawn spring release week!)

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Welcome to Lawn Fawn's spring release week! On February 25th, 9 new stamp sets, 14 new die sets, 5 new stencil sets and new patterned paper and cardstock will be available for sale in the Lawn Fawn store and other online retailers.

Today, we're showing off Build-A-Basket: Easter. The pieces layer together to create the cutest easter basket, chocolate bunny included!

Build-A-Basket (Lawn Fawn spring release week!)

I cut all of the pieces out of white paper and then colored them using Copic markers. I like the softness that I can get by doing it that way.

Once I had my Easter basket arranged, I cut a layer of Sunburst Backdrop (a new essential die, in my opinion!) and did some soft blue ink blending on it. It really frames out the Easter basket so well!

Build-A-Basket (Lawn Fawn spring release week!)

I like the look of an entirely die-cut card, so I kept that going for the sentiment. I cut the Happy Easter Line Border out of a soft purple cardstock. Since the Easter basket was popped up on foam squares, I opted to die-cut the sentiment 3x and adhere the layers together.

I hope you like it! There's more to see on the Lawn Fawn blog today - click!


Monday, February 22, 2021

Pop-up desk (Lawn Fawn spring release week!)

  Hi there!


Welcome to Lawn Fawn's spring release week! On February 25th, 9 new stamp sets, 14 new die sets, 5 new stencil sets and new patterned paper and cardstock will be available for sale in the Lawn Fawn store and other online retailers.

Today, we're showing off a few new products. I've combined Pop-Up Desk, Perfectly Plaid Remix papers, and Textured Dot Cardstock on my card today:

Pop-up desk (Lawn Fawn spring release week!)

I brought in images from Virtual Friends and Bubbles of Joy to decorate the outside of the card. The little mouse, who is supposed to drape over a big bubble, looks hilarious to me all sprawled out over the top of the computer. I did some ink blending around the edges of the patterned paper, to lend some drama to the focal images.

Pop-up desk (Lawn Fawn spring release week!)

I used the same paper on the inside of the card, but without the ink blending. The Pop-Up Desk was cut from Textured Dot Cardstock which is hard to see in the photo, but adds some extra fun in real life. I added a lot of shading using a range of brown Copic markers. I cut the laptop from a light grey cardstock, and popped in the waving mouse from Virtual Friends. Above, I used a sentiment from Long Distance Hugs, another new set.

I hope you like it! There are some amazing design team projects to see on the Lawn Fawn blog today - click!

See you tomorrow!

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Virtual Friends (Lawn Fawn spring release week!)

  Hi there!


Welcome to Lawn Fawn's spring release week! On February 25th, 9 new stamp sets, 14 new die sets, 5 new stencil sets and new patterned paper and cardstock will be available for sale in the Lawn Fawn store and other online retailers.

Today, we're showing off Virtual Friends - these friends have a strong connection!

Virtual Friends (Lawn Fawn spring release week!)

I just love this set! The little computer, with the options for who attends the zoom call? adorable. I added the little bear, from Snow Much Fun, and had him stand up on a stack of books (from Den Sweet Den) to be able to see what's going on. 

I kept the background simple - just a simple wash of color - and stamped the sentiment directly onto the card base.

I hope you like it! Wait until you see the other samples, they will blow your socks off! Check them out on the Lawn Fawn blog this morning - click!


Saturday, February 20, 2021

Scripty Bubble Sentiments (Lawn Fawn spring release week!)

  Hi there!


Welcome to Lawn Fawn's spring release week! On February 25th, 9 new stamp sets, 14 new die sets, 5 new stencil sets and new patterned paper and cardstock will be available for sale in the Lawn Fawn store and other online retailers.

Today we are showing off Scripty Bubble Sentiments, a set that works perfectly with Bubbles of Joy (which was shown off yesterday.)

Scripty Bubble Sentiments (Lawn Fawn spring release week!)

For something a little different, I brought in the elephant from Elphie Selfie and had him blow the bubbles!

I used the new slimline stencils to create the cloud and hillside background. 

Scripty Bubble Sentiments (Lawn Fawn spring release week!)

To make the bubbles more special, I went over all of them, including the smile sentiment, with a layer of glossy accents. 

I hope you like it! There's more to see on the Lawn Fawn blog today - click!


Friday, February 19, 2021

Swish 'n Pop Pull Tab (Lawn Fawn spring release week!)

 Hi there!


Welcome to Lawn Fawn's spring release week! On February 25th, 9 new stamp sets, 14 new die sets, 5 new stencil sets and new patterned paper and cardstock will be available for sale in the Lawn Fawn store and other online retailers.

Today, we are taking a first look at the newest interactive die set - the Swish 'n Pop Pull Tab!

Swish and Pop Pull Tab (Lawn Fawn spring release week!)

When the tab is pushed, the design element swishes in an arc - it's really easy to put together and so fun to play with! I made the sun wave across the sky.

Swish and Pop Pull Tab (Lawn Fawn spring release week!)

I used the Smooth Sailing stamp set to make the brightest and happiest birthday card I could. 


Here is a video of the die in action - so fun!

Check out the samples from the rest of the design team - they are amazing! Click HERE to visit the Lawn Fawn blog today!

See you tomorrow!


Thursday, February 18, 2021

Bubbles of Joy (Lawn Fawn spring release week!)

 Hi there!


Welcome to Lawn Fawn's spring release week! On February 25th, 9 new stamp sets, 14 new die sets, 5 new stencil sets and new patterned paper and cardstock will be available for sale in the Lawn Fawn store and other online retailers.

Today, we are giving you a first look at Bubble Of Joy - the sweet little mice blowing bubbles will blow you away. hee hee.

Bubbles of Joy (Lawn Fawn spring release week!)

This card is everything soft and subtle. I used the Cloudy Stencil to create the sky, and used hillside borders for the grassy hills.

I then added the mice and all of the bubbles to flesh out the scene, and stamped the sentiments directly onto the background layers.

I hope you like it! There are the most amazing samples on the Lawn Fawn page today, the design team knocked it out! Click HERE to check them out.

See you tomorrow!

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Avery Elle new release blog hop!

 Hi there!   

I'm so excited to be celebrating Avery Elle's newest release with a blog hop today! We have 12 new stamp sets and 13 new die sets available in the store right now (click!)

I designed 5 of the new sets, including the one that I will be showing off today: Underwater Friends.

Avery Elle new release blog hop!

I complemented Underwater Friends with the also-new Underwater Background Builder. I love how they work together so seamlessly!

Avery Elle new release blog hop!

For my first card, I went saturated and moody with the coloring. I used copic markers to color the cliffs (BG72, BG75, BG78 and 100.) I kept working them until I was happy with the shadowing. I then used Lawn Fawn inks (in Mermaid, Peacock and Deep Sea) to color the background. I used black ink to shade around the sides and bottom of the card as well, to add extra depth to the scene. Then, I set about coloring the mermaid, the adorable shrimp (gah! that form a heart together!) and I added a little fish to the sea-cave at the bottom left. I love that little detail!

Avery Elle new release blog hop!

For my second card, I went for light and dreamy. I color the cliffs in much lighter colors, and ink-blended blues and violet for the ocean background. I colored all of the rocks and vegetation in light, bubblegum colors, and colored the creatures to match. I love how color can totally change the outcome of a card! 

I hope you like what I created for you today! Be sure to check out all of the fun blog hop inspiration:



To celebrate our Spring 2021 Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a stamp set of their choice to 3 winners.  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 and 4 of the following to increase your chances of winning. You have until midnight Sunday, December 13th 2020 to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, December 14th .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.  You can check them all out here
To enter to win you can do 1, 2, 3, or all 4 of the following to increase your chances:


  1. Comment here on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Follow / Tweet us on Twitter (we are @averyellestamps )
  3. Follow / Share us on Facebook (we are www.facebook.com/AveryElle ) .
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