Thursday, May 2, 2013

Two Cards for Avocado Arts!

Good Morning!

I'm guest designing this month for Avocado Arts- a great company offering lots of fun stamp sets, printables, digital die cuts, card kits and a stamp club! They sent me their latest release, Future's So Bright to play with- it's lots of fun!  I created two cards to share with you today featuring this set.  Here is the first:

For this card I started by stamping the rays using Versamark in the background of my kraft card base.  I went over the image with my clear Stardust glitter pen to give it a little shimmer.  Next, I added my tag and paper strip and created the faux stitching. I stamped my light bulb and my sentiment onto colored cardstock and cut them out.  I adhered the sentiment first and finished my card by adding the light bulb with foam adhesive dots for dimension.

I so wish it had been sunny out when I took this photo so that you could really see the sparkle from that glitter pen!  At least you can see the other details. :)   I chose Jet Black Archival Ink to stamp the lightbulb and sentiment.  This ink is the blackest of blacks and I love the way it looks on colored cardstock!  I used a Signo White Gel pen to create the faux stitching.

For my second card, I used the little camera image as well as the photo frame.  I thought it would be fun to use the frame to create a window in my card:

I created a card base out of red cardstock and adhered a strip of striped cardstock to the bottom.  To create the window, I stamped the frame onto my cardfront and cut out the center.  Next I stamped the frame and the camera onto white cardstock and cut them out.  I cut the center of the frame, this time leaving a little bit of an edge.  I adhered it over the other stamped frame, covering up all my lines.

You can see that I did add a little bit of color to the camera- I used some markers to color the stripes and grabbed my Stardust glitter pen again for the center of the camera lens.  I adhered the camera using foam dots.  I stamped the sentiment onto the frame and added just a bit of twine to finish off the look. 

On the inside, I stamped the frame again, this time adding a picture of my sweet nephew and his trophy to the center.  I added a little sentiment to finish it off.  I can't wait to write a little note in this one and send it off to my nephew!  He recently won this trophy for having the fastest little pine derby car around!  I think he'll get a kick out of seeing himself on the card!

I really enjoyed creating these cards for Avocado Arts!  If you'd like to see what other products they offer, check out their online store- there are lots of cute stamps including the Future's So Bright set that I got to use.  I'll be back on May 8th with another post featuring this fun set, as well!

Thanks for stopping by today!



~amy~ said...

super FUN!!!!!

Ashley Harris said...

Super cute Tessa!! Love these!

Miriam Prantner said...

These are great Tessa! I love the technique you used for the rays on the first card, and I totally didn't get that the second was a window card until you opened it, so cool!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Oh my goodness. I love these, Tessa! The way you stamped the sunburst in the background and went over it with a glitter pen was so clever. I love the window in the second card.

Marcy said...

Really cute.

Lisa Hetrick said...

Tessa, YOU ROCKED the Avocado Today! Thanks so much for joining us this month! LOVE your style Girl-Lisa Hetrick, Avocado Arts

Tenia Nelson said...

These projects are totally RAD, Miss Lady!!! Yayness!!!

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