Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Avery Elle: Bright Days X 2

I'm back with more projects for Avery Elle Inspiration Week!  Today I'm featuring 2 cards made with the stamps from the sunburst Bright Days set.  Originally, I was only intending to make one card...


This was so easy to make!  No measuring, just a bit of masking with Post-It  notes.  So how did this lead to a second card?  When I'm stamping with a lot of different colors, I like to prime my stamp before I do the "real" stamp.  I load up my stamp with ink, stamp off onto a scrap piece of paper, then load up again and stamp the final image.  You see where I'm going with this right?


Yup, this next card was made from my scrap paper!  I love the way it turned out and the recycler in me is happy to make something pretty from what could have been trash:)    


{Side note: I am loving Avery Elle's Ultra Smooth Pure White card stock!  I usually use a brand from another stamp company, and I was surprised to see how much whiter the AE card stock is!  It also seems to take ink a little better.  You know how I love my card stock, so I just had to mention this:)  

Thanks again for stopping by!  And go check out the other Avery Elle gals for more projects for Inspiration Week!  {Don't forget to comment and like Avery Elle on Facebook for a chance to win a gift certificate!}

Mahalo and Aloha,
jj

Avery Elle Supplies:
Bright Days stamps

36 comments:

  1. Cool cards. Isn't it fun when you can turn your scraps into a card?! It makes me feel all hip and responsible. :/

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  2. Love, love, love, love, love! I'm speechless - great colours and graphic design!

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  3. Awesome! Both cards are fabulous...and how you came up with using the 'scrap' piece is very clever...I like how you cut out the circle and stamped your sentiment inside...perfect!!

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  4. These are great JJ! I just LOVE that last one! Way to make something fabulous from your scraps!

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  5. These are absolutely gorgeous! I'm curious what inks you use! And...thanks for the cardstock tip! :-)

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  6. Sometimes happy accident cards are the best ever! That random pattern is so awesome and the diecut notch for the sentiment is perfect. :)

    Hope you're having a fabulous week!

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  7. JJ these are so fun and colorful! Love how you did the sentiment for the second card!

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  8. Thanks for the feedback on the cardstock...I have a multipack on its way now and I can't wait to play with it :) Your cards are fabulous...love the fun color combo!

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  9. Hi JJ, love seeing you playing with colour and both cards are fantastic..... I really have a soft spot for your recycled design too :0)
    Jenny x

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  10. That second card was a scrap!!?? It's so festive and wonderful!

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  11. Love the bright colors. Fun stuff!

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  12. I love all the bright colors, JJ. Looks like I will be able to get lots of mileage out of this set. Thanks for the tips.

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  13. Oh, you cardstock enabler! lol
    I 'prime' my stamps the same way, love that name for it! Mine don't tend to turn out so lovely :) Super neat layout for the scrap card - love the offset cut! and you KNOW I loves me a rainbowy card :)

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  14. You are on a roll with these Avery stamps!!! These cards are awesome!! Well, all your cards ARE awesome. ;)

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  15. wow, wow, wow, I just love your "scrap" card!! Always a sucker for the half circle punch with a sentiment inside, but the round looks so great with all those lines!!!

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  16. JJ...LOVE! This is gorgeous! And thanks for the tip on the white paper! Might have to check it out!

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  17. Beautiful, bright cards. I love the design of the second one, who knew!

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  18. Oh WOW!!! So much gorgeous color!! Lets see... organized or random? I love the random stamping - what a beautiful one of a kind pattern with so much color it is like candy to the eyes!

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  19. JJ, these cards are so cool! You are so talented my friend. :)

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  20. Two colorful and fun cards. I love them both.

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  21. Two more gorgeous ones...
    love them both!! :)
    Really love how the 2nd one came about...
    fabulous!!

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  22. JJ, you really brightened my day with both cards. Great idea to use your scrap paper for another card, and the randomness is gorgeous.

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  23. I love them both, but especially the one from your scrap stamping. What a great utilization of your inks. And I love how they pop on the white card stock.

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  24. What great cards--so bright and so much fun!

    Chris L.

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  25. Love both cards, but the "recycled" one is genius! The color layering was just meant to be!

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  26. That "scrap" card is my FAVE!!!

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  27. Wow, these cards rock! It's very cool the way you find new ways to use your stamps!

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  28. FAB-ulous cards!! The "scrap" one is Brilliant!!!

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  29. Fun cards!! I'm loving all the color!

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  30. Love how you used the triangular stamps in such unique ways... very nice.

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  31. Love both of these awesome graphic style cards. Great colors, too.

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  32. Simply stunning creations. Love!!!

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  33. Been on vaca - see that you've been a very busy girl! Just love these two cards. Gotta check out these Avery Elle products (you're dangerous ;)

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