Avery Elle February Release Blog Hop with Ellen Hutson

Hi Friends! Thanks for *hopping* by and welcome to the Pops of Paper Blog. Ellen Hutson is celebrating the new Avery Elle goodies with a Blog Hop full of card making inspiration and a Hop Giveaway. Links to the entire hop and giveaway details are below. 

Today, I have not one but three Clean and Simple cards using the newly released Sunflowers Stamp Set; each card showcasing one of the three sunflower images from the set. With all this winter weather, it was so nice to color these bright and cheerful sunflowers and combine them with black and white accents for a little extra pop.

All of the sunflowers were stamped with Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink, Heat Embossed with Clear Embossing Powder and colored with the following Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers:

For my first card, I heat embossed the grapevine wreath image with white embossing powder on EH Ebony Black Card Stock. Then I stamped the Happy Everything sentiment to white cardstock and then hand-cut into a banner. I adhered the sunflower image and banner to the wreath along with some pretty clear sequins for a little extra dimension. To complete the card, I added a Black and White Polka Dot Washi Border to a white card panel and adhered the Sunflower GrapeVine Wreath to card panel

For my second card, I focused on the largest sunflower image by creating a bottom weighted CAS card design with offset popped up sunflower images. 

For my last card, I combined the double sunflower image with my favorite Essentials by Ellen Skinny Stripes die for a bold modern look. 

So there we are friends, three clean and simple cards using the newly released Sunflower Stamp Set from Avery Elle. I hope you enjoyed my projects today and have a great time seeing all the amazing inspiration on the hop!!

Hop Giveaway info: One random & lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! Comment before Thursday, February 13th at 11:59pm PST. Winner will be notified by email.

Blog Hop:

Elena Roussakis 

Ardyth Percy-Robb 

Sandy Allnock 

Ashlea Cornell 

Michele Ferguson 

Emily Mydlowski (you are here)

Carolyn Peeler 

Kelly Griglione 

Caly Person 

Adelina Starace 

Big Paper Hugs!