Friday, August 10, 2012

Avery Elle August Release Week: Ikat


Welcome to the start of Avery Elle August Release Week!  This month Avery Elle is releasing FOUR new sets as well as FOUR new colors of card stock and ribbon!  Today's set is called Ikat and it's unlike anything you've seen out in stamp land!  If you're a fan of textile design or interior design, you're familiar with this fun trend! 


My first card practically made itself:)  I used the ikat hexagon stamp.  Each of the stamps in this collection are strips and are great background builders!  I LOVE the natural look of the ikat pattern (especially on the speckled card stock)!  The striations in the design really give it a lots of texture.  This card was so easy to put together, I had time to make another:)


To get a more modern look from the same stamp, I randomly stamped only one of the images using a half stamp technique.  To get this look, just ink up the image, stamp off half the image onto something raised (I used a pad of paper), and then stamp the whole image.  The result is a cool two-tone look!  Super easy!


That's it for me!  Don't forget to visit the Jamie, Heather, Kasia, and Chunyuan!  I can't wait to see the lovelies they have to share!  Check them out! 

Jamie Gracz (Avery Elle blog)

Just like last month, Jamie is offering the chance to win a $25 store credit!  All the details are on the Avery Elle blog so click over!  

Mahalo and Aloha,
jj

Avery Elle Supplies:
Ikat stamp set
{Sentiments stamp set will be revealed later this week} 

15 comments:

  1. WOW!! these are amazing!! I love the rainbow effect on that first one and the half & half.......soooooo cool. :)

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  2. The stamping technique is so AWESOME JJ! I really enjoy the patterns on both cards!

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  3. Fun cards, JJ! Do you know that Ikat is a traditional Indonesian fabric? :)

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  4. Whoa!!! Great cards!! I love the two tone one!! And i like this different take on the hexagon!!

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  5. SUCH great cards, but that second one is my favorite! Great technique and I just love the look!

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  6. Wow, I love the "softness" of these hexagons. This is a completely different look from the hexagons with the sharp corners that I am used to seeing. I like the distressed look too. Your cards are lovely, JJ. Thanks for the tip to stamp off half of the hexagon (Yes, of course, I would NOT have thought of it on my own).

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  7. Hi JJ!!! Beautiful colorful cards - love the two tone look of the hexagons how one side is darker/heavier, while the other is lighter! Clever stamps for a clever girl! Hugs!

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  8. OH so cool...both of them!!!

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  9. Very nice!! Can't wait to see the sentiment set.

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  10. awesome rainbow color ikat. Love the light and dark two tone stamping on the second card.

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  11. EEK! Genius - I love that two-tone effect. Super cool (and it looks easy enough for me to try it, lol)

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  12. So pretty! The multi colours really make the designs pop.

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  13. Wowzers, are these ever amazing samples, I really like your innovative thinking on the second one!

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  14. Love how you've explored colour with this set JJ...the pattern is amazing :0)
    Jenny x

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