Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Today is a fun day because Imagine Crafts®/Tsukineko® & Avery Elle have paired up for a blog hop! There are going to be a lot of amazing projects on the hop today showing how well Avery Elle and IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® products work together. We also have a fun giveaway, so be sure to visit all of the blogs participating.

I'm thrilled to join my fellow Artists-in-Residence for IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® as we join up with the Design Team for Avery Elle's Blog Hop. It was fun to discover Avery Elle’s Birch Wood Grain Card Stock, along with Avery Elle’s photopolymer clear stamp set, Petals & Stems.



I embossed an 80 lb. Solar White Classic Crest cover card stock with Cuttlebug’s Anna Griffin® Poppy 5”x7” embossing folder and cut it down to 4”x6”. I used the Spectrum Noir Cool Greys alcohol pen set on the embossed card stock, lightest color on top and darkest color on the bottom. I then lightly rubbed the embossed card stock with the IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dew Drop Dye Ink in Pear Tart. It was then adhered to the blank base card from Strathmore.


Using the Spectrum Noir alcohol ink pen in the lightest of the Cool Greys set, I colored a swatch of the white Avery Elle Wood Grain Card Stock to bring out the grain texture. Using the large and smaller matching blossom images from the Avery Elle Petals & Stems stamp set, I inked those with IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento Dye Ink in Lady Bug and Love Letter, and embossed with IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Embossing Powder in Clear on the die-cut card stock. I then took 2 pens from the Spectrum Noir alcohol Pinks pen set and colored over the stamped images, blending the colors to avoid a defined line where the colors change. I also used a Sakura® Glaze Pen in black for the centers of the flowers.








The embossed card stock was cut using the Spellbinders® Nestabilities™ Labels Twenty Six die set.


Using a ribbon remnant from May Arts, I attached the ribbon to the base card about 1/3 down from the top and taped the ends on the back side. Using the darkest gray alcohol marker from Spectrum Noir, I edged the die cut. I wanted gray pearls; I only had yellow pearls in my stash. I used the gray alcohol marker and colored the yellow pearls.


I used foam mounting tape to adhere the die cut to the card base. I tied a small ribbon bow to place on the upper left corner of the die cut label. Using corner and flourish peel-offs from Magenta in pink, I finished off the card.



by Debbie Gaetz, Artist-in-Residence for
IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko®
Click on the links below to visit everyone's blog and see what they've created using products from IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® and Avery Elle. To be eligible for a prize, you must leave a comment on one or more of the blogs you visit; winning names will be randomly drawn from the folks who have left a comment.


Taylor Usry   
AJ Otto  
Emily Lanham     
Maureen Cronin     
Jennifer Ingle     
Naghma Husain     


Now it is time for our giveaway! Leave a comment below and/or on any of the posts in the hop to be entered to win. We will be selecting two random winners. One will win a $50 Avery Elle gift certificate and the other will win $50 worth of IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® product! You have until June 14th to comment for a chance to win! The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle blog on Monday, June 17th.

Thanks for hopping with us!



SUPPLIES USED:
  • Avery Elle Photopolymer Clear Stamp Set, Petals & Stems
  • Avery Elle Birch Wood Grain Card Stock in White
  • IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento Dye Ink in Lady Bug and Love Letter
  • IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento Dew Drop™ Fade Resistant Dye Ink in Pear Tart
  • IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Embossing Powder in Clear
  • Spectrum Noir Cool Greys Alcohol Pen Set:  IG4; IG6; IG10
  • Spectrum Noir Pinks Alcohol Pen Set:  PL1; PP5; DR3
  • Spellbinders'® Nestabilities™ Labels Twenty Six Die Set
  • Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Embossing Folder -- Poppy
  • Sakura Glaze Pen in Black
  • Ribbon (name unknown) from May Arts
  • Mark Richards Pearls Perles in Yellow (3mm)
  • Magenta Peel Offs
  • Strathmore Blank Card in white with deckled edge
  • Neenah Classic Crest Cover Stock (80 lb.) in Solar White






55 comments:

  1. What a GORGEOUS creation, Miss Lady!!! Just LURVES it!!

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  2. Wow! Stunning and loved those pictures! Great artwork!

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  3. beautiful creation and excellent display of embossing

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  4. so pretty...love all the texture!

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  5. Fabulous texture and design! tfs

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  6. Debbie this card turned out AMAZING!!! The mixing of the textures with the Avery Elle paper and embossed background is great- and LOVE how you pulled the reds of the flower petals together with the photo corners.

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  7. beautiful card. love the stamping on embossed card stock.

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  8. oh my gosh i LOVE how that flower looks on the woodgrain! I have to try it! thanks for the inspiration :)
    -Rachel w k
    rwkrafts.com

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  9. Wow! The texture on this card is just amazing, Debbie!

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  10. thank you for the step by step! love the textured paper

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  11. I love how you stamped on the woodgrain paper--so pretty!

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  12. So beautiful, what a great technique

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  13. stunning ...need those flowers xxx

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  14. beautiful card,loved the embossing background and that wood texture card

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  15. This looks wonderful with the wood texture

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  16. That paper is so lush looking! Love the stamp set also! Your card has so many great details on it and they work perfectly together! TFS!

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  17. wow very pretty..love how the stamped image looks on the embossed mat.

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  18. Very pretty--I like all the texture.

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  19. The textures on this card are fantastic, I love how you added color to the embossed piece!

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  20. Gorgeous flower card. Love the textures on ur card

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  21. Beautiful card...love the textured paper!

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  22. Gorgeous card. Love the embossing and the colors.

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  23. This has so much detail, beautiful!

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  24. I like how the flowers look o the wood grain. Nice card.

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  25. Wow! Just a feast of colors and textures! Love the way you stamped the flowers on the woodgrain paper!

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  26. Lovely layers and texture!

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  27. Love, love, love that flower on the woodgrain paper!

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  28. great pairing of woodgrain and flower!

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  29. this is lovely Debbie - it amazes me to see how differently we can use the one set - love that! {{{hugs}}}

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  30. I love that set....I think it is quickly becoming a fav for me...

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  31. A gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing how you did it.

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  32. Beautiful card. I love all the texture.

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  33. oh.. This is beautiful. What a great idea.

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  34. I really love how you stamped on that wood background. It gives such a cool look to the flowers.

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  35. Such a BEAUTIFUL Card!! I LOVE the FUN Design!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  36. Absolutely lovely card! I love the stamping on embossing and the effect it gives.

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  37. What a neat effect to have the texture to the bloom.

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  38. The wood texture on the embossed flower is very nice!

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  39. What a pretty card Maureen. Love the beautiful blooms and the textures.

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  40. Ops... my mind was already on the next blog. Sorry Debbie!

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