Friday, January 17, 2014

Happy Birthday with Avery Elle!

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I don't have this fun set (yet) so I used my favorite set from Avery Elle, Rounded Diamonds and matching dies.   There are so many fun things you can do with these dies.  I stamped the sentiment on the Pool Party cardstock then lined up the white strips on scrap paper and stamped the sentiment over them.  I then layered the strips onto the pool party cardstock.  I saw this technique on Laura Bassen's blog.  The idea for the cute little thread behind the heart came from Laura too!  Thank you, Laura!!!!

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Cardstock:  Whisper White, Pool Party, Early Espresso
Ink:  Pool Party, Early Espresso
Stamps:  Rounded Diamonds (Avery Elle), Square Sayings (Simon Says)
Accessories:  Rounded Diamond dies (Avery Elle), Heart punch, white thread, rhinestone


  1. This is so beautiful :) love that color

  2. This is so elegant and PRETTY! Love the special techniques, i.e. stamping on the strips and layering them on the sentiment, and that little thread is the PERFECT touch of texture! Mwah!

  3. Another masterpiece Krisite! These colors are gorgeous....and your sentiment treatment is absolutely perfect! I love the wee 'nest' (as Bev from Happy Dance calls it) of thread (and yes, Laura is amazing !!!!) that surrounds the heart. Now, if someone told me to use a black heart on a card, I would liley have rolled my eyes and thought...yeah right! BUT...YEAH RIGHT is perfect cuz this looks amazing - the contrast is so striking and combined with the black ink of the sentiment, creates perfect balance and harmony in your smashing design!

    If it is okay with you, I would love to CASE your design & colors for our daughter's birthday card...she loves this color :)

  4. You pulled so many elements to make this fabulous card. The sentiment stamping is a technique I want to try, as well as the thread nest.

  5. How cool, you even used the Avery Elle colors!!! Love your stamping across the stripes. And the flower coming off your panel, but still on the card, is really interesting. Gorgeous, Kristie!

  6. Wow Kristie!! You just turn out one stunning card after another! This is so pretty!! I have this stamp and die set and I love it too! You've done gorgeous things with it!!

  7. Kristie...what a card, so sweet and just beautiful. I love those soft colors, gorgeous!!!

  8. Oh Kristie, I love you card !!!! Bravo !

  9. What a Fabulous card Kristie! Love the cardstock color, looks like mint from here. Love <3

  10. another amazing card Kristie!! just love your style and this stamp set is gorgeous!! xx

  11. I love how you played with this stamp set and die, Kristie! Love the heart and all your beautiful details! If it's ok, I would love to CASE this card sometime?

  12. beautiful graphic design! i love the soft minty colors and the nested heart!

  13. I adore this card! The little stripes in the bottom corner...fabulous! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for all the sweet comments you leave! Hugs!


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