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Balloons by Avery Elle

During Black Friday, I got an amazing deal on all of the Avery Elle pigment inks from joann.com. These are the first two cards I made using the inks. The MISTI stamping tool was critical to ensuring such deep and even coverage – I inked and stamped the balloons multiple times and it worked out great!

I also learned that I will need to heat emboss with a clear powder when using pigment inks in the future. Even after 3 days, I still had smudging. All in all though, gorgeous colors and coverage.

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A Mama Elephant Haul with Stamps and Creative Cuts

The first card I made with the sets combine the sentiments from Splendid and the Creative Cuts.

I’ve resisted buying die cuts for a very long time because most of the materials I used can be easily cut using my Silhouette. As I started using thicker weight materials — especially when letterpressing — the Silhouette wasn’t able to consistently deliver a clean polished cut. My first set of steel dies from My Favorite Things – the Circle Stax set – was so awesome, I decided to double-down and purchased the Mama Elephant Creative Cuts set. I also got the Cozy Christmas set (which I’d been eyeing since last Christmas) and the Splendid and Make A Wish stamps.

This is the first card I made using the sentiments and cuts.

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I adore this 3D bow. I sprayed it with some Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Gold. Next time, I’m thinking teal¬†with white¬†polka dots!IMG_0002

A close up at how well the stamp works with the resist technique. Gah – so pretty!

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A picture of my haul. Love Mama Elephant!

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