Day 3 - Introducing Sentimental Swirls

August 12, 2012

Welcome back to Day 3 of Avery Elle's August Release Week. Today we are featuring a new 4" x 3" clear photopolymer stamp set called Sentimental Swirls that will retail for $8.  The Scroll image measures: 2 3/4" x 1/2"; Love You sentiment measures: 1 1/2" x 3/8"; Congratulations sentiment measures: 2 3/8" x 3/8"; Thank You sentiment measures: 1 3/4" x 3/8".


Be sure to check out what the following members of our design team have done with this fabulous set on their blogs below. 

Chunyuan Wu
JJ Bolton 
Kasia Curry

A really great font can make a sentiment and this one has always been a favorite of mine.  I wanted to create a more formal set in this release but also one that was at a lower price point.  By creating the two swirled images separately, a stamper can make different framed images, underscore a great sentiment, or create a stunning background. 

This first card is pretty bold and I love that.  The yellow base and mat are cut from our new card stock color Mimosa.  It is a beautiful bright and sunny yellow.  It seemed to pair perfectly with the grey grosgrain ribbon. (Maybe something new that you will see in our October release??? - you have to love a sneak peak within a sneak peak!!)  I curved the larger image slightly on my acrylic block and stamped it twice to form the frame. I heat embossed it with white embossing powder along with the For You sentiment from our Blossoms & Blooms stamp set to complete the look.


This card shows how you can use both images included in this stamp set to create a larger frame that will fit all of the sentiments included in this set.  I stamped the images and sentiment in Versamark and then used white embossing powder so that they would stand out against our Kraft Heavy Card Stock.  I wanted to keep the look soft and simple.  This card could definitely be used for a baby shower, a wedding or an anniversary.  Sweet!


The last card from today uses the same images as the card above.  The difference here is that I angled the stamp slightly on my acrylic block so that it was in a straight line.  I used that image to stamp the background of the card below.  I think that it creates a fun, yet elegant damask-like pattern.  I stamped the smaller image included to create a tag to hold the Love You sentiment. 


Well that is all for today.  What do you think of what you have seen so far?  Any favorites?

In honor of our Release Week, we are giving away a $25 gift certificate to our store.  

To increase your chances of winning:
1. Comment here
2. Tweet about this contest
3. Facebook about this contest
4. Pin one of the August Release Week projects from this blog 
5. Pin one of the August Release Week Design Team projects from their blogs
6. Like us on Facebook
7. Become a blog follower

Please comment to let us know about each entry.  We will be running this contest through Monday, August 13th at 10pm EST for all of our Release Week posts.  The winner will be announced on Monday, August 13th by 11pm EST.  All products will be available for purchase at 12am EST on Tuesday, August 14th.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!  See you tomorrow!

63 comments:

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Gorgeous cards and stamps!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I follow the blog

Jennifer Rzasa said...

...and I like on fb :)

Isha said...

Gorgeous cards. Love them all along with the stamps. TFS

Isha said...

I am a follower.

Isha said...

Like you on FB.

Karen B. said...

Absolutely beautiful cards, love the yellow one!

Karen B. said...

I'm a follower here!

Karen B. said...

I like you on Facebook, perhaps I was the 100th like?! How cool.

Carlijn said...

I love your new desgins and the projects look great!

Carlijn said...

I liked you on Facebook

Carlijn said...

and I became a blog follower :)

Carlijn said...

I pinned a card to my Pinterest!

Carlijn said...

and I pinned a beautiful card from JJ :)

Laura O'Donnell said...

these are perfect!

Amy said...

Love the font!

Super Jen said...

Love the elegant font of today's release.

Super Jen said...

And I already follow your blog ;-)

Amy said...

I am a blog follower! ;)

Amy said...

I "like" you on Facebook!

makingcardsisfun said...

Gorgeous stamp set and I love the cards! :)

makingcardsisfun said...

I tweeted about this contest. :)

makingcardsisfun said...

I pinned a card of the August Release Week from this blog! :)

makingcardsisfun said...

I also pinned one of the August Release Week Design Team projects from their blogs

makingcardsisfun said...

I liked Avery Elle on Facebook! :) And I am a blog follower as well :)

Mary-Anne V said...

Such elegant creations...love the black and white card and how you repeated the image.

Mary-Anne V said...

liked you on FB

Mary-Anne V said...

I am a follower of your blog

Mary-Anne V said...

I fB about you too.

Melissa said...

Love the font on this set! That yellow is so gorgeous!

Kara said...

Great font!!

MMJ said...

Wonderful stamps! I cannot wait until the 14th!!

Moosisk said...

Great font! I am always looking for more greetings. :D

Moosisk said...

I just "shared" today's giveaway on my FB page. :D

Moosisk said...

I just "pinned" the kraft card sample shown today. :D

donna mikasa said...

What a gorgeous font!

Jennifer said...

Great cards! Love the swirls and the font!

Jennifer said...

I'm a blog follower too!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Goregous cards!!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

I am a blog follower. :)

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

And, I like Avery Elle on FB!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

I pinned Heather's card!

Anonymous said...

I love the font you chose! Your black and white card is very chic - cool way to use that pretty flourish! Thanks for the chance!
Sharon

Miriam Prantner said...

Great versatile set!

Miriam Prantner said...

I'm a FB follower

Miriam Prantner said...

I'm following your blog

Kimmy said...

Stunning cards, especially the black and white one!

Kimmy said...

I am a blog follower!

Kimmy said...

I also like you on Facebook.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are stunning! I love it on that bright yellow!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I follow your blog!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I'm a fb fan too!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

just shared on my fb page lisa bankes-lahiff! Thanks so much!

Hippymom83 said...

Awesome sets! Would love to win a credit!

pamela said...

Wow, very versatile sentiments!

Donna said...

I love the frame you have created! It is elegant yet trendy. The DT cards have showcased the set very beautifully!

Nancy L. said...

so pretty and elegant!

Nancy L. said...

i'm already your blog follower!

Jen Carter said...

Love the font!

Jen Carter said...

I follow your blog!

Jen Carter said...

I follow you on FB.

Kimmy said...

I pinned a http://pinterest.com/pin/64387469643408587/project from this blog:

Kimmy said...

I pinned a new release project from a member of the DT http://pinterest.com/pin/64387469643408645/er:

 
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