Thursday, June 12, 2014

Avocado Arts June Cards - Life's a Beach

Good morning! I'm up on the Avocado Arts blog this morning with a few cards using the new stamp set for June! This is such a fun and summery stamp set - who doesn't love the beach?!?!? Here is what it looks like:

I have still been loving watercolors so much - and as soon as I saw this set, I just knew that boat was going to get the watercolor treatment! Here is my first card with this set:

I usually use Versafine ink to watercolor, since it is waterproof, but for this one, I wanted it to run together a bit, so I just used my normal Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad. I used my Tim Holtz distress tool on the edges of that panel as well as the sentiment panel. My sentiment was stamped with some Hero Arts shadow ink. Pattern paper is from an Echo Park 6x6 paper pad, and I added some jute twine, wood veneer stars, sequins, and enamel dots. Each layer also has foam adhesive - so lots of dimension on this card too!

Next up - I went for a much more clean and simple look:

I stamped and heat embossed the anchor on my pattern paper with Zing embossing powder, then cut it in a circle with my Lil' Inker's Stitched Circle Die. Added some score lines to my white cardstock to frame it a bit, some enamel dots from Eyelet Outlet, and some soft sheer ribbon by American Crafts. 

There are also several new mini sets that are newly released - I decided to use one of them to make a Father's Day card:

And here is my card - I think I'm going to send it to my dad! 

Pattern paper is by MME, I added some Thickers for the word "dad" at the top, and heat embossed my sentiment on dark brown cardstock , then hand trimmed it into a banner.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!!!