Thursday, May 18, 2017

Avery Elle Tropics

Hi Everyone!
There is so much tropical fun in Avery Elle's new Summer release. I combined 3 stamp sets today to create today's card.

I started by creating the patterned side panels using Tropics and several Avery Elle inks. Next, I stamped the turtle from Bubbles and finished the card with a sentiment from Aloha.

The twine and Pretty Pink Posh sequins and droplets added a little more color and shine.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pretty Pink Posh blog hop! When Paulina asked me to join, I jumped at the chance to use her amazing products. Today I'm featuring Bee Friends with the coordinating dies, Scallop Hexagons Dies, Thoughtful Greetings and Build a Bloom with coordinating dies.

On my first card I started by die cutting the largest Scallop Hexagons Die and colored them with Distress Oxides. Next, I placed the hexagons on my card base and taped off the edges so I could added the background, also inked with Distress Oxides. I stamped and die cut the bee and flowers from Bee Friends and placed them on my card with foam adhesive. The card was finished with the AMAZING sentiment found in the mini stamp set. 

For my next card I started by embossing the sentiment from Thoughtful Greetings on black card stock. Next I stamped and die cut flowers and leaves from Build a Bloom. I layered Distress Stain on the back white card stock, then adhered my black sentiment panel and flowers to the card. The sweet sequins are from Mini Sparkling Clear Flower Sequins and they add the perfect amount of shine to the card. I added one more layer to the back of the card. I simply used tape adhesive and Distress Oxide ink to make a striped background. 

For those of you that are new to my blog you can also follow me on Instagram @ashmarcu. I LOVE using Pretty Pink Posh products on my cards!

Prize time! Pretty Pink Posh is generously giving away 4 $25 gift certificates! Two winners from today's hop and two from yesterday's. Winners will be picked at random along the blog hop so leave a comment on each blog to increase your chances of winning. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 5/17/2017. Winners will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh blog.

Now keep hoppin'! Enjoy!

Ashley Marcu (you are here)

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Avery Elle Summer Release Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Avery Elle Summer Release blog hop!

My card to features the mini stamp set Aloha plus a sentiment added from Floral Bouquet.

To create my card I stamped the coconut drink and pineapple from Aloha. Next, I colored them with Copics and die cut them out.

To create the frame I used Scalloped Pierced Rectangles. The background was blended with Distress Ink. I finished the card with a sentiment from Floral Bouquet and Raspberry twine.

Aloha and have fun on the rest of the hop!

Karolyn Loncon 
Caryn Davies
Heather Campbell
Melania Deasy
Katie Gehring 
Amy Kolling 
Ashley Marcu (you are here)
Maska Vanacker 

To celebrate our Summer 2017 Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one random winner.  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, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances of winning. You have until midnight Sunday, May 14th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, May 15th .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.
To enter to win you can do 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances:
  1. Comment on any of the design team's posts and/or here on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Follow us on Twitter and tweet the contest (we are @averyellestamps )
  3. Follow us on Facebook (we are ) and share us with your friends - make sure they tell us you sent them.
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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Avery Elle Punny Pantry

Hi Everyone!

Today I'm featuring the fun stamp set from Avery Elle called Punny Pantry. This unique stamp set has some amazing sentiments pairs with fun whimsical illustartions.

To create my card I stamped the lime image and colored it with Copics.

Next, I die cut the lime and mounted it on cardstock colored with Distress Ink. I framed the image with white cardstock die cut with a cirlce. I finshed the card with sequins, patterned paper and washi tape. I love how how this stamp set pairs images and sentiments together making creating simple and care free.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Avery Elle Pegasus

Hi Everyone!

A quick share today of a card I created for Avery Elle. I used the Pegasus Duo mini stamp set to create this fun card. 

I started by stamping and die cutting the Pegasus and clouds from the set. Next, I die cut a frame from a dark grey card base. The white card stock behind it was die cut, splattered with watercolor paint to create a whimsical sky. The card was finished with a large embossed sentiment form Big Greetings.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Avery Elle City Celebrations

Happy Thursday!

Today I'm sharing the amazing City Celebrations die from Avery Elle. I've used this die several times during this release and I LOVE it. There are so many fun ways to use it. 

Today, I water colored a piece of water color paper. Next, I cut out the die. I like to put a piece of wax paper between the die and the paper to make removal a little easier. 

Next I stamped and die cut the dog from More Furry Friends and added the sentiment and stars from the City Celebrations stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Avery Elle Sip Sip Hooray

Hi Everyone! 

I love looking at stamps and dies in creative ways. Today I used Avery Elle's Wine Bottle Die to create a celebration popper!

To create my card I used Distress Ink to blend the background. Next I layered a strip of patterned paper on the bottom of the card. 

The popper was created by die cutting the Wine Bottle Die, I inked up the edges with Distress Ink and stamped the sentiment from Sip Sip Hooray. This stamp set has my favorite sentiments from the release. The handwritten font is amazing!

I finished the card with a large amount of sequins. I placed them randomly and overlapping to give a fun look. The star sequins are not glued done. The card with come out of the envelope spilling glitter everywhere. Fun, right? 

Have a great day!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Avery Elle Mimosas

Hi Everyone! Today's card features some amazing Avery Elle stamps and lots of water coloring. 

I started the card by embossing the Mimosas flower in white embossing flower. Next, I used Kuretake Gansai Tambi water colors to add color to the leaves and flowers. I die cut the flowers and black label using the Mimosas dies.

To create the background, I lightly water colored stripes and stamped the sentiment once my paper was completely dry.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Avery Elle Birthday Cake

 Hi Everyone!

Today I'm sharing Avery Elle's Time to Party stamp set.

To create this card I stamped and die cut the birthday cake from Time to Party. I added the sweet bow from Carousel

The background was created with a combination of Distress Oxide inks and Distress Inks. I added a few sequins to finish off my card. I can't wait to deliver this card!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Avery Elle Shaker Card

It's time to party! Today's card feature's Avery Elle's More Furry Friends, Time to Party and Scalloped Pierced Rectangle dies. This combo makes such a fun shaker card!

To create the card I die cut the largest Scalloped Pierced Rectangle and remove only the center of the die. Next, I stamped and die cut the adorable cat and the party balloons and colored them with Copics. I added string to the balloons and adhered them to the front of my card. To create the shaker I added foam adhesive (two layers!) on the back around the frame and put lots of Pretty Pink Posh sequins inside. The background was created with Distress Oxide. I LOVE how smooth these new inks are. They blend so easily and are my current go to inks.

Thanks for stopping by!