Tuesday, August 12, 2014

You Can Do It - Avocado Arts

Good morning! I'm up on the Avocado Arts blog this morning to share a few cards with you using the new stamp set for August - LOVE the way this set gives a little nod to back to school, but a little less traditional!!!

The first thing that caught my eye in this set, was that fun "smartie" stamp set:

I created a watercolor wash for the background, then stamped and fussy cut out those candies - I just left them white and attached them to the front panel, then added a layer of Glossy Accents to make them look more like real candies! Added some American Crafts pattern paper, a pre-made bow, and some gold thread. The pinked edge die is from Avery Elle.

Next up, I actually raided my scrap bin to put this card together:

Stamped and fussy cut again, then heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of brown cardstock. Attached the sentiment panel and the pencils with foam adhesive.

And finally - I was coloring up this sweet little image, when all of a sudden it occurred to me that it would be fun to make an interactive card!

I used some distress ink to ground the image, then stamped, colored with Copics, and fussy cut out the image before attaching with only a brad - that way it totally rocks back and forth! Fun, right? Hippo down:

And hippo up:

Also added some Basic Grey pattern paper and some jute twine.

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


  1. What a darling stamp set. Love the hippo and owl on the teeter-totter and the candy wrapper. The slide is something I've not seen anywhere else.
    The cards you made using the set really showed the stamps wonderfully.
    thanks for sharing.

  2. Both cards are cute,
    but the interactive
    creation is delightful!
    Carla from Utah

  3. These are soooo sweet and cute!!! Love!

  4. Love the owl and the hippo on the teeter totter. They are
    so cute. Could have lots of fun making cards with just
    those two.

  5. FUN & FABULOUS stamps, CUTE & COOL cards :)