Spellbinders 2015 Spring Fever Partner Blog Hop

March 22, 2015






Today is an exciting day.  We are participating in the Spellbinders 2015 Spring Fever Partner Blog Hop.  This is day 1 of the hop and there are two more days to follow.   You may want to start here so that you don't miss any of the inspiration and festivities.  Our friends at Spellbinders have provided two of our Design Team members with dies and as you will see, they work so well with our inks, stamps and patterned paper!  Let's get to the projects shall we?  Be sure to go all the way to the bottom of this post to enter to win a giveaway from Spellbinders and one from us right here on our blog!

This first project is by our very own Katie Gehring.  Isn't this gorgeous?!
"I used the Spellbinders Die D-Lites Butterfly die along with Avery Elle’s Amazing Stamp Set to create a colorful card for my daughter.  She went camping with her Girl Scout troop over the weekend and it’s been a tradition that I tuck a handmade card in her journal so that she know we are thinking about her and looking forward to hearing about her adventures.  The Butterfly D-Lites die is so gorgeously intricate all on it’s own, but I decided to alter it a bit by covering it with a wash of rainbow colors. 



To make the rainbow butterfly, I die cut the butterfly from watercolor paper and sponged on Distress Ink.  I continued adding ink with a sponge dauber until the butterfly die cut was filled in completely. 



To soften and blend the colors, I brushed over the die cut with a wet paint brush and I sprayed it with glimmer mist.  

After allowing some time for the die cut to dry, I used foam tape to adhere the butterfly to a black card stock panel on which I had stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from the Amazing stamp set. 



I love the contrast between the black and white with the rainbow-colored butterfly.  The black and white patterned paper is from the Neutral Collection paper pad.  It’s hard to see in the pictures, but the shimmer spray adds a nice touch of sparkle too. "


 
 Karolyn Loncon created this next project.  I adore the sweet scene that she created!! 
It is fabulous!
 


1.    Trim A2-sized card base from Pure White CS.

2.    Die Cut largest die from Labels 44 from Pure White CS; use trimmer to cut in half, vertically.

3.    On a scrap piece of Pure White CS, blend Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks with ink blending tool.  Die cut hot air balloon using the Up and Away die from inked panel.

4.    Die cut tassels and basket banner from New Moon CS; adhere basket banner to basket with liquid adhesive.

5.    Trim a 4.25 x 5.5 inch panel from Sea Glass CS; stamp sun rays from Bright Days Stamps using VersaMark.

6.    Adhere the Labels 44 halves to the Sea Glass panel using temporary adhesive; die cut both using Finished Frames Elle-Ments.

7.    Stamp sentiment from Bright Days with VersaMark and heat emboss with black embossing powder.

8.    Assemble the card with foam tape; adhere acrylic dots with liquid adhesive.



PRODUCTS USED:

STAMPS:  Bright Days (Avery Elle)
INK:  VersaMark (Tsukineko), Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks (Ranger)
PAPER:  Pure White CS, Sea Glass CS, and New Moon CS (Avery Elle)
OTHER:  Up  and Away and Labels 44 (Spellbinders), Finished Frames Elle-Ments (Avery Elle), Black Embossing Powder (StewartSuperior), Rainstones (Papertrey Ink)

Didn't our designers do a fabulous job?!  For more inspiration be sure to check out Karolyn's blog here and Katie's blog here.  I know that you will come away inspired!

Don't forget to check out all of these fabulous companies that are in the hop with us today.

Fancy Pants
DecoArt
Graphic 45 Papers


Now for the fun part!  Spellbinders is hosting a giveaway to celebrate the festivities.   For the contest rules please click here.   To enter their contest, please click on this link .

As a bonus we are giving away a $25 Avery Elle Gift Certificate to one winner on our blog as well.  Just leave a comment on this post to enter to win before midnight EST on Thursday, March 26th.  The winner of this drawing will be announced here on the Avery Elle Blog on Friday, March  27th.  Please note that you must be 18 years old to enter.

 Thanks for stopping by to take a peek. Have a great day!

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Chris Boldovici said...

Loving the ink color choices for these card projects! Just beautiful! TFS

Hugs
Chris B

Tona said...

Great projects! That butterfly is gorgeous. The black background really makes it pop.

Carol w said...

Lovely cards, beautiful color on the buterfly and clever clouds behind the balloon. Love those two dies!

Monica Baker said...

Cute idea!

Connie L. Riley said...

Both of the cards from today's post were full of inspiration. I loved all the vivid color. Thanks for the idea of using a labels die for clouds--very clever!

Taunya Butler said...

Love the stunning colors that both designers used!! The butterfly was gorgeous and I am all set to take a ride in that vivid hot air balloon!! Way to go - fabulous work by both of these talented ladies!!!

GinaF said...

Butterflies and balloons...two of my most favorite things! These projects are beautiful!

Pam said...

Both are beautiful, love the inking technique!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Alla S said...

Both cards are beautiful. I love what you did with the distress inks and then cut. Thanks for the inspiration.

Yvonne W said...

The colors just pop right off that black cardstock. I have got to start trying some of this technique as it is just beautiful.

Cindy Miller (Moonstamper FSJ) said...

I love both cards! I like the use of the die for the clouds on the hot air balloon.

CyndyBr7 said...

What a beautiful butterfly! Can't wait to CASE it ;-)

Donna said...

Beautiful projects! I love that butterfly.

T. Janow said...

Love the ideas. Really cute concepts.

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards. I love the sentiments. Thank you.

Jo said...

beautiful cards, love the water color technique and will be trying this.

Charlene said...

I think the butterfly technique was great idea.

Kathy V. said...

Love the colorful, detailed butterfly. And the balloon card's clever use of labels and subtle sun rays takes the card up, up and away!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic cards. Love the multicolored butterfly with the glimmer mist finish... that hot-air balloon is so sweet!

Patty said...

Katie's butterfly was beautifully inked!! I love that daughter sentiment!! Karolyn's hot air balloon card was equally stunning with that beautifully sponged sky & bright balloon!!

Charlene said...

I love the butterfly.

Joni said...

Both projects are beautiful. I especially like the butterfly - it is gorgeous.

BarbaraD said...

The butterfly is beautiful!

Late Blooming said...

More butterflies and a rainbow one at that. How pretty. And flying balloons...oh how fun. thanks.

AprilsL8 said...

Wow! Neat cards!!

Unknown said...

Lovely colors, love the cards!

Robin B. said...

Pretty cards!! I love the butterfly and hot air balloon. Thanks for the inspiration.

Amy M said...

OMG the butterfly is so bright and beautiful and pops off the page. Just love it.

C said...

so pretty!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

The butterfly is just stunning, and the hot air balloon card is amazing... great use of the label cut! Nice job ladies!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Wonderful cards.

Katia said...

This card is really really beautiful, with awesome technique!!! thanks for the chance to win!!!

JPScraps said...

Love. Love. Love these cards!

Teresa Doyle said...

Katie & Karolyn your cards are amazing. I love the dies you've both used and the colours are beautiful.

Rea' said...


Beautiful card love the distress colors on the butterfly!
Fun balloon card pretty distress colors as well!

kiwimeskreations said...

Wonderful cards - they both show such wonderful use of the dies.

Cyndy said...

Love the way the label die was cut in half. I might try offsetting the pieces to represent clouds. Fun!

Jan G. said...

Love the colors in the butterfly. Great technique. Fun blog hop! Thanks....

Jeniff said...

Beautiful! I love the butterfly.

Anonymous said...

Especially love the hot air balloon card! But, also learned a new coloring technique with butterfly! Great job!

Salnclts said...

I love the butterfly!

Theresa said...

The cards are beautiful!!

Elle said...

Loved the cards they are really great.

craftymom205 said...

Love the multicolored butterfly.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

Beautiful b

Angelica Chambers said...

Love The Butterfly And The Way You Used So Much Beautiful Color!!!

Heather said...

Love the use of the label to create the clouds. Great idea!

Unknown said...

I love how you used your colors on the butterfly and hot air balloon, beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing!

Becky said...

FAbulous colors on the butterfly,and love that hot air balloon.

Linda Imler said...

Love the butterfly, thanks for teaching us how to do the cards.

Linda Imler

JustaFewDesigns said...

HI! Oh goodness...love card..the butterfly is adorable and a MUST do project for me. I have daughters, so I just love daughter projects. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!!!
hugs
Elsa

Patricia Molnar said...

Wow!! I love the rainbow coloring you used on the dies for the cards it makes the pop!! Beautiful!!

Trina said...

Love the butterfly.

Debbie Adams said...

Katie & Karolyn,
Thank you for the wonderful inspiration, the butterfly is just gorgeous. What sweet card you made for your daughter. :D And Karolyn love the hot air balloon what a terrific card you made with the die cut. :D Just beautiful.
Thank you for sharing,
Deborah

Sylvia said...

I have already commented early in the morning when the first project was not up. It is beautiful, I love the daubered butterfly, the die is awesome! Love butterflies!

Joan Howard said...

I love the butterfly!!!!

Jackie said...

Wow, what a lovely butterfly! I have to try watercolour paper sometime.

Anonymous said...

GORGEOUS rainbow butterflies!! Love it!!

sammies02 said...

Love Butterfiles and Ranger distress inks.

Bernadette Shisler said...

I love the Up and Away die!

Nicky said...

I love this technique of coloring die-cuts. Definitely going to give this a try. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

adziamar said...

I looooooooove a lot your inspirations, faboulous work

jan gavin said...

love the bright colors

Bunny said...

Incredibly beautiful. I love it.

Unknown said...

THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for the chance to win!! :-) Have a Fabulous Week!!!:-)

mtscrapgal said...

Love the projects-all the spring colors from Avery Elle. The dies from Spellbinders were fabulous. Thanks for the giveaway.

Unknown said...

Beautiful Butterfly. Thanks for sharing the technique.

sue
rolfe974@prdigy.net

pcm said...

that butterfly is gorgeous!

Gail said...

I'm not sure where my comment went!
Both cards are awesome!!

Rubeena I. said...

what a gorgeous butterfly!

Наталья Деева said...

Lovely greeting card . And thanks for the chance

Anonymous said...

Gave me some great ideas! Thanks.

Karen said...

So many beautiful creations on your blog and some of them are seriously cute too! Am enjoying the blog hop a lot so thank you for the hop and fabulous inspirations too Karen x

Waving My Wand said...

Good golly, the blending on the butterfly is stupendous! Love it. And such a sweet card with the hot air balloon. Nice work ladies!

10s4funmom said...

Love your rainbow butterfly!

Amy C. said...

Wow, that butterfly is a stunner!

Heather said...

These are both GORGEOUS!!! Love the rainbow affect on both die cuts. It's a really great touch.

Ezlie said...

thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!

Suman Pandit said...

love both the cards and just adore that butterfly, the black bg really makes it pop !!

littlen said...

thanks for a great give away

Unknown said...

loving the butterfly! gonna try this one:)

Deb Riddell said...

Beautiful cards showcasing these lovely Avery Elle stamps and Spellbinder dies! Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway and for a great blog hop!

Wanda said...

I love the balloon card. The way the clouds are opening up and drawing you up up and away!!!!

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love this terrific pop of color in your balloon card! So fresh and fun!

Lucy E. said...

Both cards are just beautiful!
I love all of the water coloring!

Unknown said...

I love the butterfly the best. When you live in South Dakota, butterfly season is short!

Becca Yahrling said...

Both cards are simply fabulous! The butterfly is to die for ... and how easy to do! Love the coloring on the balloon as well.

Unknown said...

Such a simple, effective technique!

Rufus said...

Rainbow colored butterflies and hot air balloons it just doesn't get much better!

Anonymous said...

Love, Love, Love both cards--the colors, the die cut butterfly, just all of it. Thank you so much for the great tutorials!

nursela said...

I'm the one that posted above, sorry!

Dru W said...

Wonderful cards!

Suman Pandit said...

gorgeous projects , love how the butterfly pops out on the black background !!

D Madsen said...

Wow that black really makes that butterfly pop with the rainbow colors! Nice detail on the balLoon card!

Leigh Ann Hofferth said...

Love the butterfly! Tfs

Carol from La Crosse said...

Both cards are beautiful. I really LOVE the butterfly and the hot air balloon.

Thanks for being a part of the Spellbinders blog hop. It is so nice to see the different companies out there.

Yvette Williams said...

I am mad at myself, I saw the balloon die and didnt get it and look at the wonderful card that I could have made.
love them both!!

Heather Ales said...

Beautiful work!!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Wow, both cards are stunning, that butterfly die is incredible and the sky and clouds combo on the second gave me ideas for several cards!

Heather said...

this is stunning, butterflies are so beautiful. and so springy!

Lynnc68 said...

Love the butterfly! I can't wait to try this myself! Beautiful cards! :-)

cghundley said...

Beautiful work on
these creations!
Love the butterfly
and the hot air
balloon card is
charming!
Carla from Utah

Karen said...

Both of these are stunning. I love the first because it's a CAS and quick design and I love the second because it's not and it is so pretty too! Thank you for the blog hop and awesome inspirations Karen

JBJ said...

I love the rainbow colors! Great work!

Big B said...

I love your ideas for the butterfly. Fantastic.

Freetany said...

Great products and very creative uses of the dies.

Kanan Pandya said...

Fabulous cards, love that colorful butterfly. :-)

Wyogem said...

I like the balloon, but the rainbow butterfly is fabulous!

Katie said...

Beautiful colorful butterfly! Amazing card designs today! Great job. :) Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful Love the colors choice for the butterflies. thanks for sharing

gaylemontayostudio said...

LOVELY!!! Love the die!!! And great use of colors too!

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