Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Avery Elle - Sunset Thank You

It's time for another Stamp Trio Challenge! This time, I will be using Avery Elle's newly released set Many Thanks. As last time, I will make 3 different cards using one stamp set.

For this first card, I wanted to go with golden/sunny tones, and some great contrast.

I started by creating my base from Avery Elle's Fog heavy cardstock. Since I wanted a top-folding card, I cut the sheet of cardstock in half to measure 4 1/4 by 11". I then scored it at 5 1/2", to create a standard A2-sized card. I cut a piece of white cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4 to create a front panel.

I started with the sentiment from the Many Thanks set and stamped it in Fog pigment ink (which matches the base cardstock) just a bit lower than the middle of the panel. Although fog is a gray ink, it actually has a warm, yellow undertone - which makes it a great match for the golden colors I wanted to use on the rest of the cardstock.

I pulled one of the sketchy circles stamps from Many thanks, and stamped it around the top of the panel using yellow, orange and pink pigment ink. I didn't use any particular pattern, I just stamped where there seemed to be some of empty space.

After letting the panel dry, I grabbed a piece of Avery Elle Fizz grosgrain ribbon. This ribbon matches the orange I used for the sketchy circles and it's a middle color that contrasts well with the fog ink. I adhered the ribbon to the bottom of the white panel, then adhered the panel to the card front with foam squares.

Lastly, I added two white enamel dots to the left corner of the card to add a bit more interest. I considered using gray enamel dots, but I didn't have any that matched the warm gray of fog pigment ink.

Stamp: Avery Elle Many Thanks
Ink: Avery Elle Pigment Ink in Fog, Fizz, Mimosa, and Raspberry
Cardstock: Avery Elle Fog Heavy Cardstock, Bazzill Marshmallow (white)
Avery Elle Fizz grosgrain ribbon
My Mind's Eye Charmed enamel dots
Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares


  1. You rock the 'simple' card as much as you do the more detailed type. Lovely colour choices too.

    1. Thank you so much, Kylie!

      I've been really into color lately, and branching out into colors I don't often work with. I seem to be drawn to blues and browns more often than not, so it's refreshing to deviate from that a bit and go with a completely different palette. :)