Release Week Day 1: Introducing Ikat

August 10, 2012

 Hello!  Welcome to Avery Elle's August Release Week.  Over the next 5 days we will be featuring projects made by our AMAZING design team and showcasing our latest release.  We have 4 new stamp sets and 4 new colors of heavy card stock and grosgrain ribbon that will be available for purchase in our store, www.averyelle.com, on August 14th.  Don't forget to check the bottom of this post for our latest giveaway to celebrate the festivities.  Let's get started.

Today we are featuring a new 4" x 6" clear photopolymer stamp set called Ikat that will retail for $15.  The Missoni styled strip measures:  1" from tip to tip x 5.5"; The center strip measures:  7/8" x 5.5"; The Ikat strip on the right measures: 1 1/8" x 5.5"


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
Heather Campbell
JJ Bolton 

I have had this set in my head for months after seeing all of the beautiful Ikat motifs popping up in home decor and am so excited that the time is finally here to introduce it!

My inspiration for this first card is a button that I found in my stash.  I pulled the dark brown, orange and taupe colors from the button and set off to create the card.  I stamped the Thank You sentiment (from another set that will be released later this week) onto vellum and heat embossed it.  After adding my new favorite button threaded with twine, I was really happy with the result.  I have trouble making masculine cards at times, but this set made it so easy for me.  Love that!  The card base is one of our new card stock colors called Fizz....isn't it so perfect for fall??  


I wanted to show you how you can create different looks with the same Ikat pattern that I used in the previous card.  In this card I stamped it onto Lemon Grass Card Stock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I took out one of my trusty Sharpies (Don't tell anyone, but I don't own any Copics....I know I know!!!) and colored in the center of the image in a navy blue.  I think that there are SO many different color combinations that will be able to be made this way and I am eager to try them out.  I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment (from another set we will be featuring later this week), embossed it, and wrapped the Ikat panel with some jute twine to complete the look.  This Ikat background stamp has a long rectangle as it's base.  It really does make it easy to line up with the top and bottom of a 4.25" x 5.5" card.  I love anything that makes my stamping cleaner and more precise!


I have to say that I saved my personal favorite card from today for last.  Even though this Ikat stamp set is fairly modern and bold, you can create soft looks as well.  I stamped the Missoni styled strip on a diagonal onto Sea Glass Card Stock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder (yes my heat gun got a workout this release!).  I stamped the For You sentiment (from a set to be introduced later this week) directly onto the card base using navy ink.  I tied the matching Sea Glass Grosgrain ribbon bow at an angle (with some tape to help it stay in place) to finish off the card. This was one of those cards that took no time to make - bonus!!

In honor of our Release Week, we will be 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!

81 comments:

Piali said...

This is Beautiful!! Very Unique background stamp set!! love it!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

When I first read the name, I was like hey that's Indonesian traditional fabric and sure enough the motive represent that. Love this!!

Mary-Anne V said...

I am a follower of your blog...such great inspiration.

Mary-Anne V said...

Just FB about the contest.

sentsue said...

Love the green and navy card. So fresh and crisp.

Michelle said...

Wow.... some really great cards/inspiration! Love the Lemon Grass b'day card and can't wait to see more!

Mary-Anne V said...

These are great new stamps..thanks for the inspiration.

Mary-Anne V said...

I liked you on FB

Nancy L. said...

The cards are so pretty!

Miriam Prantner said...

LOVED the cards that the DT put together, just beautiful, this new set is so versatile!

Miriam Prantner said...

I follow you on FB

Miriam Prantner said...

I'm also following the blog

Miriam Prantner said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/233963671796199424

Miriam Prantner said...

I pinned your Thank You card: http://pinterest.com/pin/62980094759840821/

Miriam Prantner said...

I pinned JJ's card using the double stamping technique: http://pinterest.com/pin/62980094759840822/

Sue McRae said...

These stamps are so fun and unique, love the backgrounds they make!

Melissa said...

What fun stamps! I love the interesting shape of these designs! Beautiful projects!

June K said...

Very unique set of stamps and I really like them. When I first saw the stamp set on the top of this post I thought to myself "what is this?" Then I saw the cards here and on the DTs' blogs and they really look very versatile. I'm looking forward to seeing all the sets for this release.

Lalo said...

Such a lovely lovely stamp set...so cool!!!

Lalo said...

I'm a follower!

Lalo said...

Like you on FB!

Lalo said...

Tweeted!!!

Quip1320 said...

These are super cool! I already have card ideas running through my head!

Quip1320 said...

Like you on FB!

The Paper Parade said...

I like you guys on FB!

The Paper Parade said...

I pinned one of the projects from this blog post :)

The Paper Parade said...

I am a blog follower, now :)

The Paper Parade said...

Very cool and modern background set! I could see many uses for this :)

Donna C said...

How unique and utterly beautiful! I love all the different looks you are able to achieve. I can imagine all sorts of color combos and pattern combos. Wonderful!

Pat said...

What a fresh design! I love it.

Jen said...

I don't think I've ever seen a stamp set quite like this before! These are such unique designs and I love your fantastic cards. Can't wait to see more!

Amy Everson said...

I Facebook'd about this release.

Amy Everson said...

I pinned the thank you card from this post.

Amy Everson said...

I'm now following the blog.

Amy Everson said...

I liked you on FB!

Amy Everson said...

I pinned a card from JJ's Blog

Amy Everson said...

I was just pinning ikat things on Pinterest, moved to my google reader and there was this stamp set. I am SO excited!!!

Terri E. said...

Interesting set.

Terri E.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow!!! These are beautiful!!! I love each and everyone! Thank you for the beautiful inspiration and chance to win!
Lisa

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I just posted this on my fb wall! Thank you again... fb name: Lisa Bankes-Lahiff

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I already like you on fb! woo hoo!
Lisa

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I am also already a blog follower too!
Lisa

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I just pinned it too... Lisa Lahiff

cards by cara said...

Wow - what a stunning stamp set!!

Piali said...

Pinned it!!!

Moosisk said...

What an unique stamp set! I love the patterns. I just found you and can't wait to see more. :D

Moosisk said...

I pinned the contest and one of the cards shown. :D

Moosisk said...

I just liked you on FB AND shared day one contest. :D

Moosisk said...

I also just subscribed to get your blog updates. :D

Kara said...

Very cool designs!

paperella said...

This is so totally different from anything out there! Love, love, love it!

Heather Beasley said...

Really different stamps -love it! And your cards are lovely.

pamela said...

Very unique stamp set :)

Laura O'Donnell said...

these stamps are so cool, and your DT has made some fantastic cards!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

What a unique stamp set! Today's cards were really cool!

Chris L.

Jennifer said...

Very cool and unique set! Love it =)

Jennifer said...

I'm a blog follower =)

Quip1320 said...

Following the blog! How could I not? :)

Jennifer Rzasa said...

VERY cool set...you're right that ikat is a trendy textile!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I follow this blog

Jennifer Rzasa said...

...and I like on fb

Isha said...

Love backgrounds and this is so very special. I use to make it all the time using pencil and pencil colors, while thinking for something in my spare time. Thanks for sharing.

Isha said...

I am a follower.

Isha said...

I like you on FB

Karen B. said...

Oh my dear goodness, these are love at first site. I always wondered who would be able to conquer a set like this and so glad that you did! Gorgeous samples too!

Karen B. said...

I am a follower! Love your logo by the way.

Karen B. said...

I like you on Facebook!

Super Jen said...

How did you know that I'm a textile fanatic?

Super Jen said...

Pinned one of JJ's cards :-)

makingcardsisfun said...

Cute cards + stamp set!

makingcardsisfun said...

I am a blog follower! :)

makingcardsisfun said...

I like Avery Elle on Facebook!

makingcardsisfun said...

I shared this giveaway on twitter

donna mikasa said...

I have a dress with an Ikat print that I can't part with! Love this unique design!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

I like Avery Elle on FB!

Anonymous said...

Your samples are pretty! I really love the soft blue and white card! And thanks for the chance to win!
Sharon

Kimmy said...

This set is SO awesome!!!!

Kimmy said...

I am also a blog follower.

Kimmy said...

I also like you on Facebook!

Kimmy said...

I pinned a new release project from this blog:
http://pinterest.com/pin/64387469643408613/

Kimmy said...

I pinned a DT member's new http://pinterest.com/pin/64387469643408624/release project:

 
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