This card is for the brand new AEI♥U Challenge Blog and the theme is 'Birthday'. Back in the fall, I won a few Avery Elle stamp sets and dies from JJ Bolton (Thank you again, JJ!) and since then, I have collected several other sets. Then, I recently bought some of their new pigment inks and cardstock, so I’m ready to play!
I used JJ Bolton’s technique that she calls ‘Stacked Stamping’ for my flowers and die cut sentiment. Her tutorial and card can be found on her blog Here, and other examples are Here, Here, and Here.
Now, if you’re not feeling totally over the moon with all that ‘yumminess’, Laura Bassen has a few video tutorials Here using a feather die cut and sentiment, Here using a word die and background stamp, and Here using a sentiment and strips of cardstock. I’ve created cards using this technique before, and it’s a little tricky, but I finally succeeded on the 3rd try...yay! I used my new Avery Elle inks and matching cardstock, and I have to say...The quality is second to none!
In case it’s a little difficult to see the details on screen, here's a close-up of the die cut word:
I would also like to enter this card in the current challenge at The Card Concept - we are being asked to use a 'Floral Theme' for our card.
Well, that’s it for me...Thanks so much for stopping by ~
Stamps: Avery Elle - Thanks a Bunch, Fill in the Blank
Ink: Avery Elle - Sea Glass, Orchid; Versafine - Onyx Black
Cardstock: Avery Elle - Ultra Smooth White, Orchid
Dies: Avery Elle - Fill in the Blank; Lil Inkers - Stiched Rectangles
Gems: Doodlebug - Lilac Mini- Pearls