Friday, June 24, 2016

Avery Elle–The Reef

 

Hello friends!!!

 

I’m back today to share a project that I created with another of the new Avery Elle stamp sets.  Today’s project features The Reef Stamp Set and coordinating and complimentary Elle-Ments.

 

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I love that sweet seahorse.  I took my grandsons to see “Finding Dory” last weekend.  It was pretty darned cute – I think I liked “Finding Nemo” better, but it was still a very sweet story.  It was kind of fun “animating” my own little undersea world!

 

  1. Trim an A2, vertical top-folding card base from Solar White Card Stock.  Score at 5.5”, fold in half and perfect the crease with a Teflon Bone Folder.
  2. Die cut a mat panel from Solar White Card Stock using the Double Pierced Rectangle Elle-Ments.  Adhere it to the card base with foam squares.
  3. Die cut a scalloped oval from vellum using the Sweet Scallops Elle-Ments.  Adhere it to the pierced mat with foam squares.
  4. Die cut a pierced oval  from Solar White Card Stock using the Sweet Scallops Elle-Ments.  Blend some Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Distress inks at the base of the oval, using a Mini Ink Blending Tool.
  5. Trim a mask from some Stamping Mask Paper using the Coral Reef Elle-Ments and adhere it to the oval image panel.  Using a Mini Ink Blending Tool, blend some Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks to create the kelp.
  6. Stamp the sentiment from The Reef Stamp Set using New Moon Dye Ink.  Adhere the oval to the vellum mat with foam squares.
  7. Stamp the seahorse and shells from The Reef Stamp Set onto some Solar White Card Stock using VersaMark, and heat emboss the images with White Embossing Powder.  Using a Mini Ink Blending Tool, blend some Mustard Seed and Abandoned Coral Distress Inks to color the seahorse, and some Antique Linen to color the seashells.  Die cut the images using the coordinating The Reef Elle-Ments.
  8. Adhere the seahorse to the image panel with foam squares, and the seashells with tape adhesive.

 

I wanted this underwater scene to be serene and calming – the perfect card for anyone that might need some serenity in their life.  I’ve listed all of the products that I used below.  Please click on through to the Avery Elle Design Blog for more beautiful inspiration!

 

That’s it for me today, friends!!  Still working on deadlines – my craft room is becoming a little too familiar to me these days.  Let’s just say I’ve gotten my days and nights mixed up.  Too many late nights, where the hours pass and the next thing I know it’s 3 AM!!  But I love what I do – sometimes I just lose track of time!  That’s a good thing!  I hope that you have a great weekend!  I’ll be back soon with more crafty stuff!!  Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

My Favorite Things–WSC#286

 

Hello, again!

 

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Are you sick of me yet?!  LOL  I’m popping in today to share a project that I created that was inspired by the My Favorite Things Weekly Sketch Challenge #286!  Here’s the sketch:

 

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And here’s my take on the sketch!

 

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So, I am completely in love with the Hog Heaven Stamp Set!  Those little pigs just make me happy!  I’m especially in love with the little pig butt image.  Is that messed up?!  LOL  Anyway, do you see how the sketch inspired my design?  Here’s how I created it:

 

  1. Trim an A2, horizontal top-folding card base from Sno Cone Card StockScore at 4.25”, fold in half and perfect the crease with a Teflon Bone Folder.
  2. Stamp the Scattered Surface Background onto the card base using Sno Cone Hybrid Ink.
  3. Trim an A2 panel from Limelight Card Stock and use the Grassy Fields Die-Namics to cut the grass. Repeat this step again on the other side of the Limelight panel, staggering the height of both cuts.
  4. Die cut the fence from Sweet Tooth Card Stock using the Farm Fence Die-Namics.  Assemble the fence with foam tape.  Use a black fine tip marker to fill in the “nail heads” of the fence.
  5. Stamp the back of the pig image from the Hog Heaven Stamp Set onto some Sweet Tooth Card Stock using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.  Color the pig with Copic Markers, and die cut the image using the coordinating Hog Heaven Die-Namics.
  6. Die cut a cloud from the card base using the In the Clouds Die-Namics.  Trim an A2 panel of Translucent Vellum, and adhere it to the inside of the card base.
  7. Stamp the sentiment from the Hog Heaven Stamp Set onto the vellum cloud using Black Licorice Pigment Ink.
  8. Assemble the rest of the card using foam tape.

 

So what do you think?  Do those pigs make you as happy as they do me?!!  Please click on through to the My Favorite Things Design Blog to be linked to the other projects created by my teammates in response to this week’s sketch!  And hopefully you’ll be inspired enough to play along with us!  I’ve listed all of the products that I used below.

 

That’s it for me today!  Still plugging away, trying to get my deadlines caught up!  I hope you have some awesome creative plans in your future, too!  Thanks so much for spending a bit of your day here with me!

 

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