Thursday, August 22, 2019

Avery Elle - Fall 2019 Release Blog Hop

Hello everybody!  Thank you for hopping along to my blog for the Avery Elle Stamps big new release blog hop!  Be sure you read/scroll all the way through my post today to read the GIVEAWAY information and to find the list of designers to hop along with next.

I have TWO cards to share with you today, this first one features Snow Fun one of the new stamp sets from the release and my first official Christmas card of the season!

To make this card I die cut an A2 panel from red and white gingham patterned cardstock.  I adhered this to a 110lb white cardstock base - nice and sturdy!   I then die cut a smaller panel of white cardstock.  I masked off the edges then used Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean distress inks to ink blend the background.  I also stamped some of the snowflakes from the stamp set using Salty Ocean but I stamped it off once or twice first for lighter 2nd and 3rd generation stamps.

The sentiment was stamped.  This smaller panel was backed with white craft foam and applied to the gingham panel.

On Copic friendly paper the images were stamped with black Memento ink.   They were coloured with Copic markers then die cut, backed with dimensional foam tape and applied to the scene.  Points were highlighted with a white gel pen.

The finishing touch was to apply the pale blue and white snowflakes with a little Ranger Multi Medium Matte glue.  I also used a little Stickles in 'Crystal' to add some sparkle to the snowmen and a tiny dot of it into the centre of each stamped snowflake.

Below you'll see that I had extra images and so I decide to adorn the inside of the card for a surprise but still leave plenty of room for a personal message.

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My second card for this release is something really different for me since I didn't have to stamp or die cut a single thing!  This card was constructed entirely of paper from the new The Holiday Collection 6x6 inch Paper Pack together with the Holiday Ephemera Pack which is basically a fun collection of die cuts that are already coloured and stamped up for your immediate use.  With this you can create endless projects including cards and gift tags!

To construct this card I merely chose the elements I needed to build a scene from the Ephemera Pack and I laid them out on my craft table to find the right arrangement.  I then chose a background from the Holiday Collection and trimmed it to size leaving plenty of that design for a future project.

From this point it was merely a matter of building the scene behind and within the red stitched and scalloped frame using a combination of glue and single and double layers of foam tape so that the card became highly dimensional.

Once done I applied the scene to a red card base and embellished with a few sparkling clear sequins for that essential Christmas twinkle.

Buy these two items and you'll be whizzing through your Christmas card making list like a pro!

Thank you for coming by to see what I made for this exciting new release.  Please scroll down to hop to the next designer on the list.

Nicky x

Avery Elle  
Caryn Davies
Heather Campbell
Melania Deasy
Katie Gehring 
Amy Kolling 
Ashley Marcu
Elena Roussakis
Nicky Meek (you are here)!

To celebrate our Fall 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, August 25th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, August 26th .  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
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  1. What a wonderful pair of cards you’ve created!

  2. These cards are so beautifully bright and inviting! I love them both!!!

  3. Both of these cards are so bright and happy! They both look great!

  4. I LOVE the bright red scarves and DARLING little snowmen! Too cute!

  5. I think birdies & snowmen go perfectly together. Such a sweet card. Both cards are lovely.

  6. Great cards! love the snowmen and birds! Great colors and layering! Love the sweet Paper Pack card too!

  7. Your cards are just wonderful, Nicky! So cute! Thanks so much for sharing all the wonderful inspiration!

  8. Thanks for sharing these lovely cards, fab ideas for using these new products.

  9. Wonderful Winter cards! I love the cute Snowmen.

  10. Adorable cards, Nicky!! I love the scene that you added to the inside of your card! :)