Thursday, May 23, 2019

Avery Elle New Release Blog Hop - Pool Party

Well hello there!  Thank you for hopping along today with the Avery Elle new release blog hop designers.  I'd like to introduce you to the brand new stamp and coordinating die set called 'Pool Party'.  Before I continue, I want to be sure you continue scrolling past where I sign off - this will take you to the other designers participating in this blog hop and to the giveaway rules.  Enjoy!

To know me is to know I love to make slimline cards and this is one of them.  This card has a finished size of 8 1/2 inches x 3 1/2 inches.  I created my 110lb white cardstock base and set it to one side and I also cut a full size panel to fit which I used Washi Tape to mask off the edges and then I ink blended using Distress Oxides in Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Crushed Olive and Mowed Lawn.  I also splattered on some water and blotted it up a few seconds later.  I used a Distress Ink pen to quickly add some texture to the lawn.  The mask was carefully removed.

On Strathmore Bristol Smooth and using Ranger Archival Ink in Potting Soil, I stamped all of my cute images from Pool Party.

I watercolour painted everything using the following list of Kuretake Zig colours - Gray, Beige, Dark Brown, Haze Blue, Cool Gray (1), Flesh Colour, Yellow, Pale Pink, Light Blue, Vanilla and Light Pink.  All elements were then die cut using the coordinating dies, backed with dimensional foam tape and applied to the background panel.  Points were highlighted with a Uniball Signo White gel pen.

I popped the panel into my Misti and stamped the sentiments 2 or 3 times so that they were nice and bold against the colourful background, I attached the panel to the card base and the final touch was the addition of several Sparkling Clear Sequins by Pretty Pink Posh as embellishing accents.

This stamp set is perfect for all your sizzling summer cards!

Thanks for stopping by, keep scrolling to click on the next designer on the list and to read how to enter to win a free stamp set from Avery Elle (it's all below)!

Nicky x

Avery Elle  
Caryn Davies
Heather Campbell
Melania Deasy
Katie Gehring 
Amy Kolling 
Ashley Marcu
Elena Roussakis
Nicky Meek

To celebrate our Summer 2019 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, May 26th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, May 27th .  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 ) .
  4. Follow / Comment on Instagram (we are

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek. Have a great day!


  1. Love the fun summer scene you created!

  2. this is sooooo super cute Nicky!!

  3. Love these fun summer images and your pretty coloring! Awesome card!

  4. Super release, Avery Elle! I really like your summery card, Nikki. Thank you for sharing.
    Brenda West

  5. I said it on Instagram and I'll say it again here, I still wish I was the one in the flamingo float! Awesome card!!!

  6. So adorable! Love this release!

    1. The DTs take a lot of time to create amazing cards with new release sets. The least you could do it actually look at the card and make a unique comment instead of COPYING and PASTING the same thing on every blog to win.

  7. This is my favorite set! I love how you colored the pool! SERIOUSLY DARLING!

  8. Love your cute summer scene. Awesome coloring.

  9. So adorable card, Nicky! I love how you always create so colorful and happy looking scenes :)

  10. Fab scene on this delightful card, bright colors perfect for summer.

  11. What a terrific set of summer stamps so well presented!

  12. what a super fun scene you have created - love the colors and layering:)

  13. Love the 'pool party' scene you created and your use of beautiful, bright, intense colors. TFS your inspiration and talent!

  14. I love how you created the lawn and colored this scene. Such a fun card. :)

  15. 1.Awww!!! How cute!!! Adorable and funny card!!!

  16. 2. Follow Avery Elle on Twitter as raggiodiluce82 (Arianna Barbara) and I've just tweeted about the contest.

  17. 3. Follow Avery Elle on Facebook as Arianna Barbara and I've just shared about the contest with all my friends.

  18. 4. Follow Avery Elle on Instagram as @raggiodiluc3

  19. This pool party is so how you were able to use so many stamps on one card.

  20. SQUEAL!! SUPER FUN!! I LOVE the NEW Sets, and how you combined all of the images on your Card!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

  21. I love the bright colors and the great design! I love your coloring, it’s looks wonderful. It’s such a fun and cheerful card!!

  22. Adorable card! The little blow-up pool brings back fun memories of when my boys were little.

  23. Adorable card! The little blow-up pool brings back fun memories of when my boys were little.

  24. Adorable card! The little blow-up pool brings back fun memories of when my boys were little.