Friday, June 20, 2014

Hello Friday!

Hi Today I am playing along with the gals over at Avery Elle's AEI Heart u's Challenge Blog

I instantly knew what stamp set I wanted to use for this! I chose Petals and Stems.

I used a technique called "Velvateen Stamping". Shari Carroll first introduced it on the Hero Arts blog a few years back.  Basically, you take a background stamp and ink it up in white pigment ink and stamp it onto a white card, then heat set it WITHOUT embossing powder.  Once it is dry you stamp your images over it and it picks up a very subtle hint of the background image.  I love this look on these Avery Elle flowers. The camera didn't catch it so well but it is gorgeous in person.  I used Hero Arts inks to stamp the background flowers over the white Colorbox ink.

The glitter paper is DCWV and the Hello is a Simon Says Stamp Die.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Jingle said...

Wow! You absolutely rocked this challenge! Gorgeous card!

Lin said...

Just beautiful, Michelle - the colors are like jewels! The technique was a great choice for this challenge!

donna mikasa said...

Gorgeous card! I love how you clustered the flowers and used such pretty colors, too! Thanks so much for joining us at Avery Elle!

Katie Gehring said...

This is stunning! I LOVE the colors and the technique you used on the beautiful floral background! Thank you so much for playing along with the Avery Elle Challenge!

Virginia Lu said...

Way to go, Michelle! Congrats on getting the HM for AE challenge! What a BEAUTY!

Lin said...

Michelle, just another quick note to say thanks for your sweet comments today at the AEI♥U blog. And congrats on your shout out - I loved this card!

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous stamping! I love the colors you chose, what a rich pattern you created!

ThePurplePlace said...

Stunning card Michelle! Good luck with the DT Call as A2Z !!!

Happy 4th to you and your family -- sure wish the weather was nicer, but it does sound like tomorrow will be MUCH better!!

Thankfully our little postponed our Parade/Bonfire until tomorrow. I felt so bad for all those people who had to "flee" Boston's events last night in those horrible storms. My poor dogs were NOT happy!!