Thursday, August 15, 2013

Avery Elle Stamp Highlight: Written in the Stars

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Hi all!  Back today with an Avery Elle stamp highlight!  Today, I using the new set Written in the Stars!  Right now, constellations and stars are hot, and this is the sweetest stamp version ever:)  

When I saw the Written in the Stars set, I just knew I had to put them together with the other new sets, Happy Camper and Home Sweet Home!  Jamie has a bunch of sets this release that just play so well together:)  I stamped a background of a starry sky and stamped off lighter and lighter as I got to the bottom.  I die cut a circle for the moon and backed it with woodgrain paper that I lightly inked.  (BTW, that woodgrain paper makes a great moon, waves, sand dunes)  The "tent" is the teepee stamp from Home Sweet Home.  I stamped it off the card to make it look less teepee and more tent.  The sweet lil campfire is from Happy Camper.  

Here's a little hint on how to make those wisps of smoke off the campfire.  Tsusineko Fantastix.  I love these things!  If you're not familiar with them, they are small fabric applicators that you can use with ink or paint.  I just dab the ink pad with the Fantastix and apply directly to the card.  You can use the pointed brush tip (like me) to get a more free-flowing look or use the bullet version which gives you a more concentrated hit.  These are especially good for filling in missing spots when stamping solid stamps.  That never happens to me;)

Love the little scene all these stamps made!  The sentiment is something that I said often to my boys, so it just makes the whole card that much sweeter.  

Thank you so, so much for checking in!  Heather has some very cool Halloween stuff today, so you must go there next!

Mahalo and Aloha,


  1. Such a fun card, JJ! I love how you 'stamped off' the starry clever! Thanks for the Fantastix idea to create your campfire smoke...I love how it looks against the dark blue background!

  2. Oh my word! I can't tell you enough how much I love this card! With the off the edge tent and smoldering fire with the amazingly beautiful moon. Just WOW!!!!!!!!

  3. I love the little stars on the sentiment!

  4. Minus the tent and add the lake waves rolling in gently in the background and you've got summer vacay on the shores of Lake Huron... Thanks for the mental vacay.

  5. Awww! What a sweet card JJ! That stamp set is so much fun!

  6. Oh I love this, i think its my favorite of the hop. So sweet.

  7. Such thee clever the're such a fabulous inspiration!

    We are camping next week. I highly doubt I am going to feel like that sentiment when the week is over (I am more of a 'cabin' kinda gal) but if I could camp in your scene I think that would rock :)

  9. Beautiful card! Love it :) Such a cute stamp set!


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