Warm Wishes Week - Day 1

August 21, 2017

Hello and Happy Monday!  Thank you so much for all of your sweet comments last week for our Bewitching and Bad Kitty projects.  You guys are the best and your kind words put huge smiles on our faces!! This week we are featuring our new Warm Wishes Stamps and Dies.  

Caryn is kicking off the week for us.  Take a peek!

"Hey there Avery Elle fans.  It's Caryn here today sharing a card using this week's featured stamp set from the latest release.  All this week the design team will be sharing what we've created using the Warm Wishes stamp set and dies along with many other fabulous products from the Avery Elle arsenal!

The Warm Wishes stamp set contains 2 jar images which would make great gift tags but for my creation I went with a card.  I decided the North Pole image from Frosty Friends would fit perfectly inside the larger jar so with the addition of the snowbank and little tree my winter scene came together in no time.

 I used to really struggle with trying to colour something that's white or clear (snow, glass, polar bears, etc).  I would overcomplicate things trying to shade with different colours and depths but then I decided to chill out (pardon the pun) and discovered that it's actually really easy to get the feeling of snow or ice very simply.  For the glass jar and snow in my card I chose a pale, aqua Copic marker (in this case BG11) and just added highlights here and there around the edges of the images.  This gives the hint of light that is reflected from something bright white like ice.  To make it even frostier I used a Quickie glue pen on the snowy parts and sprinkled over them with some very fine crystal glitter.  In this case the background patterned paper panel (from the Sorbet Collection paper pad) acts brilliantly to draw the eye in to the focal image and add even further to the winter colour scheme.

New Moon Dye Ink

Thanks so much for stopping by today."


Pam said...

Such a cute set for making scenes with. Love the card.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

This is just adorable !

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