CCC July Blog Hop

Avery Elle

Hi! It’s again time for the Collected Crafty Collabs (CCC) hop 🙂 The theme for July is Outdoors and/or Patterned Paper. I really love the idea of digging through my (not so big) stash and finding those supplies that are left unloved for quite some time.

The stamp set that I chose to use is Party Pals from Avery Elle and it’s one of my first ones. I haven’t used it for over an year! Patterened paper is something that I struggle with in card making. I have mainly 12×12 and 8×8 paper packs which are great for my mini albums but not really for cards… I don’t know how to incorporate them plus I love to color. So, I went on Pinterest and looked through the hundreds of card sketches but none of them seemed to be “The One” that I would want to use. Since this didn’t help I started looking through my stash and realized that I have papers from a cardmaking magazine that I never used. So I picked two patterns that were kinda going well together. I stamped the panda and the kitty holding the banner and masked them so I can do a simple ink blending for my outdoor scene. I didn’t get a good blend tho so I blame the cardstock 😀 It is Transotype – Perfect Coloring Paper, first time using it for ink blending and have used it just few times for coloring (not really liking it). I used Copic markers to color the stamped images. For the assembly of the card I didn’t do anything fancy, just glued all down flat. As finishing touches I added Nuvo Crystal Glaze on the noses and over the letters of the banner and some iridescent star confetti here and there.

Avery Elle – Party Pals

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  1. Despite saying it was a struggle, you ended up with a fun, bright, and cheerful card that no one would ever guess caused you any grief! I thinks the card is adorable and from the photos, the ink blending looks perfect! Paper can make all the difference though, so I can imagine your frustration. This is a perfect example of using what you have and making it work! Those images are totally cute and I love the bright color combo. Glad you stuck with it!!! 😊

    1. Aww thanks, Karen 😊! Actually I managed to cover the ink splotches by flickig some green for grass with marker (guess I didn’t mention it in my post).

  2. Bory, this is SO CUTE!! Those characters couldn’t be any cuter, and your coloring is perfect! I call this card a success! Thanks for hopping along with us! 🙂

    1. Oh thanks, Marie! Still so sure about the patterned paper since it’s not my thing but oh well, I think it came out cute too 😊

  3. I don’t think you have anything to worry about not being able to coordinate pattern paper. Your color choices are amazing and I love the two little characters!

    1. Thank you, Donna! I just don’t use patterned paper much and when I have to it feels like a big challenge 😀

  4. This card came out SO CUTE! I would have no idea you weren’t happy with the ink blending. I hear you on the patterned paper: I struggle with it too. I was so grateful for this theme to help push me to really think about it and use it! Thanks for hopping along!

    1. Thank you so much, V 🙂 Thank you for putting this hop together, it really helps me dig out all those unused or barely used supplies 🙂

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