Thursday, May 23, 2013

Avery Elle Stamp Highlight: Handwritten Notes

Hi guys!  I'm back with another card using the new Avery Elle May release:)  I'm working with the Handwritten Notes stamp set today.  This has been such a fun month with sets that I really enjoy using!  You've already seen me using this set and it has quickly become one of my favorites!


I love the scale and weight of these sentiments!  The font is the best, don't you think?  I embossed the sentiment across the stop in bright white and I love how crisp it looks.  I used the Chevron Border and Chevron Bits dies to create the chevron arrow that highlights the word "YOU".  


To create the ombre arrow, I used a bright yellow paint chip strip. I cut each chevron and inserted them into the border die cut and then I trimmed the whole thing into an elongated arrow shape.  


To finish off the card, I add a few of those yummy yellow sequins.   At the last minute, I cut out little triangle area at the base of the arrow.  Do you ever do those things at the very last minute?  


That's it for me today!  Thank you so, so much for visiting!!   I really appreciate you spending time here and for your kind comments.  Please hop on over to Heather's blog today!  She's got a super cute Air Mail card for you!  

Mahalo and Aloha,
jj

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25 comments:

  1. This is so elegant and fun and hip and juicy!! LOVE!

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  2. Genius! LOVE that yellow chevron, well, the whole card actually!

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  3. LOVE! Nice yellow and gray combo. Next time my hubs is going to Home Depot and asks if I want anything I'll remember to say "paint chips in pretty colors." :)

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  4. Juicy! I think that is an awesome word to describe this! I love the gradient & seriously, grey is my new fave neutral.

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  5. Two of my favorite colors together! Awesome idea for the paint chips--might have to try that soon. Another wonderful card JJ. And just a bit of sequin fun--perfect touch. Love this. Bev

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  6. This is such a great idea! I love that you used that paint chip!

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  7. This is brilliant JJ! I love how you used the pain chip, amazing ombre effect.

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  8. Super cute card, and I love how you used the paint sample. I am definitely going to try this one when I can get a hold of that die!

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  9. Wonderful sentiment and I love your idea with the paint chip! Great card.

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  10. Paint chip strip?? Oh so clever! I'll be stalking Home Depot's paint section now...

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  11. I have tons of those paint chips--what a great idea!!!!

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  12. Another clever card! That stamp set is a must have!

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  13. Who knew a paint chip strip could look so fabulous! This is brilliant JJ!

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  14. Awesome...love that you used a paint chip!

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  15. Such a pretty sentiment from this set! I love the ombre' effect you created with your chevrons, too...beautiful card, JJ!

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  16. Awesome card! And I love the hombre chevrons!! One of my favorite color combos too! :-)

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  17. You always have the best cards. Love your sense of design and style. BTW, because I'm not very bright, I just noticed you'd posted on April 3d on my blog "Which Craft" as I was a winner of a rounded die set...I'm sure I'm too late, but just wanted you to know I FINALLY got the message. Thanks for the opportunity...so I did send you an email, just in case.

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  18. Another set I need.. you can't have too many sentiment stamps!! Lol
    So trendy in colour and design JJ, love the paint chip ombre effect.
    Yes I do usually make last minute tweaks .. normally after I've taken a photo though *sigh* :0)
    Jenny x

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  19. You took my breath away, JJ! What delicious colors!!

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  20. what a brilliant way to use paint chips.

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  21. Ack!!!!!! What a genius way to get fun color for this JJ!!!! Do you know how many paint strips I have at my house? Back in the day, I used them all sorts of projects!!!!

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  22. Oh yes, I'll have some lovely yellows with a side of crisp white embossing, please! How did you know? Really enjoy how you've used the chevrons for an actual purpose, vs. just a decorative element; so very smart!

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  23. yellow and gray are so pretty together! I adore the font and sentiments on this set :)

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  24. LOVE this! I love the colors! So pretty and modern looking! :)

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  25. Another clever idea - I love that you used a paint strip to get the graduated color - no trying to mix and match papers for the perfect shade - and of course the trademark JJ chevrons! You're rocking them girl!

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