Thursday, November 12, 2015

Season's Tweetings with Avocado Arts

Good morning! I'm up on the Avocado Arts blog this morning to share some projects with the newest stamp set called Season's Tweetings - such a sweet and fun wintery set!

I started off with those little birds and the sentiment that gave this set it's name:

For fun, I had my oldest daughter randomly pick a piece of paper out of a pad on my desk - and I challenged myself to use it to make a card - she picked the green marbled one, probably the one I was having the hardest time coming up with an idea for! But...I went for it! Did some Copic coloring, heat embossing, tucked in a doily, and added a few sequins!

And this next one, I had my younger daughter pick a piece of paper out of a pad that I grabbed out of my stash. Once again, I'm pretty sure she picked the hardest paper out of the entire pad! Not that it isn't fabulous - just busy enough to be challenging for me!

I decided to make a shaker card out of this one - I stamped a few of the snowflakes from the stamp set on vellum, fussy cut them out, and added them with some sequins inside my shaker for fun.

And finally - you just know I had to use watercolors at least once, right?

I created a simple watercolor wash for a background, flicked on some white mist, then stamped and fussy cut out the snowman, after coloring a bit with Copic markers. I stamped my sentiment, adhered the snowman with foam adhesive, and added a jaunty frame and a few sequins. Finished off by adding some Glossy Accents to a few select parts of the snowman and then sprinkling with some distress glitter - then adding more Glossy Accents to the arms, hat, nose, and melted puddle parts of the snowman - but left those without glitter so they dried nice and shiny!

Here are (I think!) all the supplies that I used for these 3 cards - thanks so much for dropping by today! Have a wonderful week!


  1. Gorgeous cards today, Heather! Love those embossed snowflakes inside your shaker card, very fun and creative idea!

  2. Beautiful cards!! Love the green marble paper. The card is so cute!!