Friday, September 11, 2015

Two for Thursday with Avery Elle

Hi guys!  Just stopping in to share a couple of cards I made with the summer Avery Elle release!  Let's start off with a holiday card using the Dashing stamp set.  Isn't that little car cute?  The car has been stamped and partially fussy cut.  By that I mean, I only fussy cut around the top of the car, and then used the wavy die from the Custom Panels set to create the snowy road.  I layered the fussy cut piece over another panel to get that 3D look.  I added a little blended ink behind the car to really make it stand out. 

Before I move on to the next card, here are a couple more techniques that I used on this card.  The first is for color matching.  Mismatched colors make me crazy, lol!  I wanted the red of the car to match the red of the banner, but I didn't have the right Copic color.  To get that perfect match, I blended a scrap piece of paper with the same red ink as the banner.  Then I stamped it and paper pieced just the car body.  (Note, sometimes a stamped image can smear when ink is blended over it.)  

My next technique, I'll call "no outline die cutting".  The banner on this card was created with a stamp and coordinating die.  The banner die cuts a thin outline around the banner stamp.  I wanted full color coverage on the banner, so I used a small sponge blender to blend the red ink around the edge of the banner to cover up the white.  It really changes the look, doesn't it?

Now on to my next card which uses the adorable set Pick N Mix which was designed by Caryn Davies! This set is all kinds of cute!!!  I used the stamps from this set along with the Sweet Scallops dies to create a shaker card.  (I still love shakers:)  First, I stamped, colored, and die cut a variety of candy pieces.  Then, I stamped the candy bag onto a die cut oval and used a craft knife to cut out just the inside of the bag. 

Inside the shaker, I put in the pieces along with some coarse glitter (looks like sugar, no?).  Just a tip for shakers with die cuts, use two layers of foam tape.  I needed that extra depth to allow room for the die cuts to really SHAKE!  So, so much fun to make:)

That's it for me today!  Thanks for visiting!



  1. Love your cards, JJ. I'm so glad I ordered the Dashing. TFS.

  2. Totally in love with both cards... I definitely need them both ...hehehe

  3. Two really cute cards, JJ! I love how you placed the tree on the first one and how you added images and coarse glitter to your shaker FUN!

    1. I just checked out the 'Dashing' stamp set, and realized that the tree is already placed there...OOPS! Actually, if it wasn't already designed that way, I'm sure you would have thought to do that on your own :)
      Thanks so much for always inspiring us!


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