Thursday, March 14, 2013

Avery Elle March Release: Petals and Stems

Hi guys!  Today Heather and I have more new Avery Elle release projects to share!  I am working with the new set called Petals and Stems!  If I only get one flower stamp set this year, this is the one I would pick!  It's modern and vintage and LOVELY all at the same time:)  And the font on the sentiment is fantastic, no?


When you have stamps this beautiful, you just want to showcase those beautiful images!  So I took some Speckled cardstock and simply stamped the largest bloom in the set in a warm yellow ink.  With Spring coming, have you noticed that yellow seems to be sneaking into my projects lately?  For the flower center, I used a pinky orange ink.  To get a deeper, more variegated look, I used that well-known trick of shading with a copic.  Super easy to do!


I don't know about you, but sentiments cause me all kinds of headaches.  Where to put them, what style, what size, what ink!?!  Here's my thought process on how I chose this sentiment.  I wanted a sentiment large enough to tie together both flowers.  I chose a cool gray ink to counterbalance the warm yellow.  {The sentiment frame is from the set Framed Fonts and the sentiment is from the set All Occasion Tags.}  I really love how it turned out!  Classic with a bit of modern.  



Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hop on over to Heather's blog too! She's highlighting the set All Squared Up!

Mahalo and Aloha,
jj

19 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card, JJ. Oh, you are making me want this set.

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  2. Drop dead gorgeous! Just got this set. You've inspired me, JJ,

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  3. I looooove this set and you have done such a great job with it. This is beautiful!

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  4. love the stamps and your fabbie card!

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  5. Such a perfectly balanced card JJ! I love the touch of shading you've added with the Copics, really helps bring the images to life!

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  6. Beautiful JJ, I love how your flower overlaps the sentiment panels perfectly!

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  7. So pretty! Love how the flowers are also stamped on the sentiment piece and the perfect combination of colors. The shading is wonderful too!

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  8. Your shading is exquisite. It really brings the flower to life. Oh, I just saw Taheerah said that. :)

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  9. Simply gorgeous, JJ! I'm not a flower person, but this set is so versatile and I fell in love with that big bloom! Have a great week!

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  10. This is stunning! Love the bright yellow flowers!

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  11. Oh I'm so into yellow now too! My last 6 or 7 projects all have it : ) Beautiful flower, and the gray goes with it so well!

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  12. I think you hit the nail on the head - modern and vintage. You done that set proud, girl.

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  13. I so love it when you stamp off the card and onto a raised die! It looks awesome!
    You did the shading really well, for a second I thought the flower image had a complementary shading stamp.

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  14. So cool! I love that gorgeous warm yellow - and yep, something about spring brings it out! Super cool layering :)

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  15. WOW. Simply WOW. I bought this stamp set and dies just because of this card! Great job!

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I'd love to hear from you! Aloha!