Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Avery Elle You are Amazing card



Hello everyone and welcome to another challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More. We have a gorgeous inspiration photo for you this time


and just look at the beautiful blue hues and pretty butterfly to get the creative juices flowing.

I have a small border embossing folder in my stash that came free with a magazine, so I decided to pull it out and have a play, using an inking technique I have seen used but never had the courage to try.



 1) Take a butterfly embossing folder and ink up the inside with a brayer using pale blue ink. I had to try it out a couple of times before getting the ink in the background where I wanted it.

2) Repeat this and fussy cut the butterflies and the largest flower.

3) Make mats and layer them up onto a DL sized card, spattering a little blue ink onto the white panel.

4) Die cut a small banner and white emboss the "you are", from Avery Elle Simply Said Amazing set. Place this on white card and fussy cut around it to create a mat.

5) Use the die from the accompanying set to cut "Amazing" in blue and white card and layer them up to create a shadow effect.

6) Layer everything up and shape the butterflies and flower before adding them to the card to give dimension. Finish off with a few tiny pearls on the flowers.




I was pleased with how this turned out, and will certainly try inking up embossing folders again. It made me so happy when the background came out coloured and the butterflies and flowers stayed white - it reminded me of the first time I saw heat embossing! Okay - I know I should get out more lol! I decided not to put a greeting inside yet, so I can use it for a birthday, passing an exam, or just as an encouragement note. 

You'll find lots of inspiration over on the ASTM blog and you have a week to play along with us. 
Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x

17 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Love the effect you have achieved with the inks and embossing folder. Looks really beautiful!

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  2. Wow Carol, I thought this was one of those MB panel dies! Super work. May have to have a try at this for myself.

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  3. Gorgeous card Carol...love those beautiful butterflies.

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  4. I just said to Julie that I should try her inky technique, now I am saying the same to you!! This looks absolutely gorgeous xx

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  5. A blue and white card has to be one of my favourites Carol and your design is so very pretty

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers

    June/DT

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  6. Wow! This card is stunning Carol! I a in love with the blue and white color combo. The embossing folder is so beautiful and the design of this card is amazing!! I am so in love with this one!!! Hugs, Brenda

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  7. This is so very elegant and fresh, perfect for spring, thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers, Jac x

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  8. Oh this is amazing!! I LOVE the colors that you chose. The white with the blue is so elegant. I cannot believe you did this with an embossing folder!! What a way to stretch your supplies!! Really beautiful card!

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  9. This is so beautiful Carol ... Love the soft colours and the brayered embossing looks amazing!

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  10. Your sentiment says it all, Carol: amazing! Your chic butterfly card sees me swooning! So pretty!
    ~carol

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  11. I love your TALL card and the DIES with butterfly is stunning
    Love all the blues here
    great DT card Carol!

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  12. Good to see you, Carol! I've been thinking of you! Your card is so striking tall and thin and covered with beautiful butterflies in porcelain blue and white! I've tried inking my e/fs without success again and again. I don't know what the deal is, but you make me want to give it another go! Hope all is well!! Hugs, Darnell

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  13. I love this tall card Carol! So fun to see this shape! The buttierfiles are gorgeous!

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  14. your card is stunning Carol...thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...enjoy your weekend...hugs kath xxx

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  15. This is wonderful Carol - what a great embossing folder. Like the white and blue with the die cut sentiment at the bottom of the card. Thank you for joining us over at the IntAAS (Embossing) challenge this time. I hope we see you again soon. Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT

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  16. Such elegant beauty, Carol! Adore those die-cuts.

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Carol x

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