Thursday, April 10, 2014

Avery Elle April/May Release Blog Hop

Yay! Welcome to the Avery Elle April/May Release Blog Hop!


Finally all the new release is available on the Avery Elle store, and there are some awesome sets, I tell you!

The set I'm featuring today is called "Weather it" and it's a cool set with a big umbrella and great matching sentiments! And there's also coordinating dies! (I love that sets come with coordinating dies!)
So here's what I made:

I used a stencil with embossing paste, color mists and Stickles to create the rain of hearts, it looks amazing in person! Then I added some felt clouds and the umbrella stamped on patterned paper.


I made another card using watercolors but the colors in this one looks a bit weird and I could fix it grr!


To celebrate our April/May Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one random winner.  To enter to win just comment on this post.  There is no purchase necessary and you must be 18 years of age or older to enter.  This giveaway is void where prohibited.  You can also do options 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances of winning. You have until midnight Sunday, April 13th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, April 14th .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.
To enter to win you can do 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances:
  1. Comment on any of the design team's posts and/or here on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Follow us on Twitter and tweet the contest (we are @averyellestamps )
  3. Follow us on Facebook (we are www.facebook.com/AveryElle ) and share us with your friends - make sure they tell us you sent them.
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  5. Become a blog follower through email (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already follow us)
  6. Join our Flickr group (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already belong)
Here's the complete list of participants:
Avery Elle / Jamie
Chunyuan Wu
Brenda Weaver
Caryn Davies
Heather Campbell
JJ Bolton
Yainea
Kasia Curry
Maska Vanacker 

Thank you so much for visiting, have an amazing day!!

Supply list:

First card
- Avery Elle stamps: Weather it
- Simon Says stencil: Falling hearts
- White embossing paste
- Mr Huey's mists: Dewey, Custard, Taxi, Leaf Green
- White felt
- American Crafts paper: Yes, please by Amy Tangerine
- Lawn Fawn twine: Lemon
- Stickles: Crystal
- Versafine ink: Onyx Black

Second card
- Avery Elle stamps: Weather it
- Studio Calico papers: Abroad
- Lawn Fawn die: Journaling card
- Acrylic paints
- Wooden heart and circle
- Versamark ink & white embossing powder
- Washi tape

58 comments:

Piali Biswas said...

Lovely card! Love the water coloring!

Lyndal said...

Gorgeous cards - LOVE the rainbow umbrella!

DoofyJEss2 said...

Great cards! Especially LOVE the raining hearts!

Steph Hilt said...

Love both of these designs, especially card #1 and using that stencil for raindrops.

WhoMom said...

Love the dimension your cards have! And both cards have great sentiments that are appropriate for so many situations. These both could be used for Operation Write Home and I'm always on the lookout for stamps that can be used for those cards. Thanks for sharing with us.

MelissaBG said...

So pretty. Thanks for sharing!

Joyce said...

Two cute cards. Love them.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Fabulous and the unbrella card- DROOL!

Dana said...

WOW!!! Amazing cards!! I love the way used these stamps! Just amazing!!

Judy said...

Really love these cards! The umbrella is such a cute element! Love the hearts in the first card.

Houses Built of Cards said...

Both are gorgeous - but LOVE the umbrella with the watercoloring! PERFECTION!!!

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Maeghan M. said...

That umbrella is beyond sweet! TFS!!!

Niki G said...

Yainea they are both fabulous! I love the sparkly heart background and your watercoloring is fun too!

Amy C. said...

So cute! I especially love the first card with the sweet sentiment and all that shimmer!

pcm said...

great card designs!

Donna Cala said...

Wonderful cards!

Maureen said...

These are both fabulous and I love the second - nothing weird about it at all!!

Amante del Papel said...

what a fantastic cards, I love the card with watercolor!

cm said...

Both your cards are delightful! Fabulous showcase!
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Robin said...

Really fun backgrounds on both your cards... Super cute set!
Robin

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Great cards but really love the heart shaped raindrops on the first one x

Sue D said...

Wonderful umbrella cards--love the rain of hearts.

paperandflair said...

Such a thoughtful card, these sentiments are perfect.

Laura M. said...

Great cards! Such a cute set :)

Miriam Prantner said...

The sparkle on the hearts on the first card is just wonderful and I love the watercolor and great bold splatter on the second.

Tracey McNeely said...

That set is fantastic, love the umbrella! Great cars!

Cristine said...

These cards are amazing! I love the glittery hearts on the first card and the rainbow on the second card. Just perfect.

Mary-Anne V said...

Very sweetcards...love the heart rain.

MariClaudi said...

Q Bonita's!

ScrapaDiddle said...

Such a cute umbrella! Love the watercoloring!

Liliana said...

Such a cute umbrella!

Jean Bullock said...

I don't think the watercolor looks weird. Looks good. I especially like the first card. Well done on both.

Kristen V said...

Pretty cards.

~amy~ said...

LOVE! That umbrella is darling and I love how you've created such different looks!

sharon g said...

What an amazing use of color. Just in time for the Noah movie, too. I love the sweet rainbow.

Monica Maier said...

Lovely cards! You always make beautiful things!!!

marylouh said...

Great cards. the raining hearts are so pretty. I'm going to try that technique. the umbrella with the splashes of color is pretty - even if you are not happy with it. It depicts the blurring of colors due to the rain. thanks for sharing.

cghundley said...

Your cards are
so nice and I
like the water
coloring!
Carla from Utah

Hippymom83 said...

Adorable!

Nancy Carroll said...

Wonderful cards, love all the inspiration, thanks.

Samantha Mann said...

wow!! my socks are blown right off!! ha ha! i LOOOOOVE that water colored card you created with the umbrella and all of those black splatters!! i don't see the weird colors, i see an amazing rainbow! wow! gorgeous!! and your paper pieced umbrella with the falling hearts stencil is gorgeous!! the stickles really make the hearts shine!

Wendy said...

I love your cards...your work is fabulous!

Sharon Hayes said...

I love the paper pieced umbrella with the Falling Stars background. I use elements from my favorite stamps together on one card often.

NatQuebec said...

Very nice umbrella cards !

Marie H said...

Such amazing cards! I love the little embossed hearts on the first one.

Shona Chambers said...

So beautiful and I especially love the fluffy cards and embossed tiny hearts on the first card, they look so sweet!!

loulou said...

Amazing cards. I love the paper pieced umbrella and that gorgeous stencilled background on your first card. I think the rainbow of watercolours on your second umbrella looks fantastic.

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful cards! Love your heart shaped rain :)

TracyM #6773 said...

Pretty pair of cards, LOVE the raining hearts, cute umbrella, sweet sentiments and yes, I love the watercolour too!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

Sarah Gray said...

Both fantastic cards - love your style! That umbrella is so cool :)

Anita in France said...

Such gorgeous raining hearts on your first card, Yainea ... and I love the watercolour brolly on the second! Anita :)

Iris said...

Cute cards - LOVE the umbrella.
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Meghan said...

Love the watercolours on the umbrella...kind of fitting I think!

Caroline said...

Don't be too hard on yourself ! Both cards are great !!

Liz O. said...

LOVE your cards Yainea!!! Especially the cool coloring technique for the second one! TFS

Katie said...

Wow, great cards! The hearts are beautiful, and I love the water colored umbrella. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Avery Elle said...

Yainea- These are so pretty. Thank you so much for your hard work and inspiration!

Caryn said...

These are stunning cards Cristina - love the glitter on the hearts - beautiful!