Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Happy Birthday Bouquet

Hi everyone ~
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  ~





Supplies:
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

25 comments:

Rosemary said...

absolutely gorgeous, barb! i have wanted to try that technique, but haven't been brave enough yet... you on the other hand have master it!

Betty said...

your card is just lovely, Barb - love those soft colors - but then you know me and soft colors. i never have been brave enuf to try JJ's stacked stamping - or maybe i just don't have the patience. you did a wonderful job - beautiful.

Jean said...

Great job on that technique!

Cat Craig said...

Barb, so much to love about this card. The "stitched" panel, the lovely colors, the matting, and oh the yummy stacking. I am so going to try this. Its even the first pin on my new try this Pinterest board!

lostinpaper said...

So pretty Barb, this is one of current new fave techniques!

Dawn Turley said...

a beautiful card Barb.

Kim Hall said...

Barb your card is so pretty, I love the way you have used this technique, well done!!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is gorgeous, Barb! You've used the technique perfectly. Whoever receives this card sure is lucky!

Jingle said...

This is so pretty! Love how you did the sentiment!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Oh I so love this technique and haven't had the guts to try it myself yet. But your card is stunningly gorgeous and has inspired me to give it a go myself!! The lovely colors and delicious texture that occurs with the popped up die cut words is brilliant! Thanks so much for playing with us at the Avery Elle Challenge - we're so glad you did!!

Laura B. said...

Fabulous job, Barb!! Awesome new inks! Thanks for such kind words, too!

shirley-bee said...

Fab card, Barb! I'm impressed with your mastery of this technique.

Kristie Goulet said...

Awesome card, Barb! You totally mastered this technique! Love!

Yana said...

stunning! simply stunning card! thank you for joining us at the AE blog!

Virginia L. said...

This is absolutely delightful! Love your craftsmanship and use of die cut! Beautifully done, Barb! Thanks for all the links, so we don't miss anything!

Hannelie said...

I just LUV this technique! You achieved a beautiful effect Barb!

donna mikasa said...

Oh, I LOVE how you stacked the sentiment and the sweet pastel color palette! And I'm thrilled that you joined the first AEI♥U challenge, too!

♥Gemma♥ said...

Wow i love it!! Its stunning!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Cathy Weber said...

I have only used this technique once, but after seeing your pretty card I have decided to try it again very soon! Love the flowers stamped over the stacked die cuts. This is very, very pretty and a great interpretation of the Card Concept Floral theme!

Deepti said...

This is a fabulous card :) love those raised alphabets . Thank you for sharing the videos and forgive me for catching up with you after so long

KayM said...

Oh wow! What a pretty card and such a neat technique! I'm going to have to give this a try! The light pastel colors look so wonderful too!

Geri said...

This techniques has got to be one of the best ever...and you did a fabulous job showcasing it on your card. The soft, subtle colos are sooooo pretty and work perfectly with the subtle "Hello". The bold sentiment - love it! Thanks for sharing your talent & creativity with us at the Card Concept Challenge ;)

Loll Thompson said...

Love the stitched card front - so cute. The bouquet is gorgeous and I love how you've raised the letters within the design. Loll xx

Diana Fisher said...

Love the simple stitching and enamel dots! Thanks for playing along with Avery Elle.

Wida said...

Pretty!