Saturday, April 18, 2015

Wish Big with Avery Elle and a GIVEAWAY!

As promised this is what I was working on...
Head towards the bottom for details on my giveaway!

I've had the Avery Elle Ellie stamp set sitting on my desk for a while.
Do you do that? 
 I find that if I put new purchases away I forget to use them!
So I end up with a pile on my desk which forces me to play, 
then I can put them away.

I took the dies from the Avery Elle Finished Frame Die set
to create a starry card panel...

See those stars? With my smaller dies I tend not to cut them a part.
I've always loved the look of those panel die cuts that have either falling hearts
or stars, but they can be a bit pricey.
I decided to use the stars on my card panel and die cut twice to create
my own starry background.  I used some distress inks in 
chipped sapphire, faded jeans, salty ocean and tumbled glass for an ombre look.

Behind the card panel I smooshed some Versamark and sprinkled with 
Judikins Egyptian Gold embossing powder, then heated for some sparkle.
That sweet elephant and stary balloon was watercolored with distress markers,
then die cut and adhered with foam tape.  For even more sparkle I splattered some
Wink of Stella in clear how it reacts with distress inks!

I wanted to play along with the latest 


Hope you all are having a great weekend!

As a little MAHALO to all who stop by,
I'm giving away a some crafty goodies I picked up during my shopping spree.

These cork stickers and felt clips were too darling not to pick up
and I would love to send them to one lucky winner!
Would love to hear from you.
You have until 4/20/15 at midnight to comment to win.

Mahalo for stopping by!!


  1. Wow, Niki, your design and inking are simply SUPERB!! Love the use of die cut and colors! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “Layers and Dimensions” Challenge!

  2. This little elephant is so precious.. Your watercolor background is divine and your sparkly stars are just the perfect compliment to this sweet, sweet card. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing gift!! And I have also become your newest follower. Looking forward to more of your creations!!

  3. Loving the elephants, have tried buying a couple of times but each time its been out of stock. Will probably get it as everyone moves on to the next, love your card, those stars look brilliant.

  4. Oh WOW!!! Love your card, Niki!! It's gorgeous! The design, stars, colors, sweet elephant, your coloring... everything is so nice together.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  5. Soooooooooo cute cute cute!! I love love love love love that elephant and the stars!! And what a great giveaway!!!!!

  6. What a SWEET card, love that ellie and the giveaway but I've already been blessed by your giveaways so please don't put my name in the drawing. Hope you have a super week Niki!

  7. A wonderful take on the watercolor challenge! Thanks so much for playing along at the AEI♥U Challenge #23 - Watercolor challenge!

  8. Your card is absolutely adorable! And I am also guilty of the same thing! I actually now have a cute little tote bag I keep on my table with stamps and dies I haven't used yet. Thanks for hosting such a fun giveaway, that's so sweet of you! :)

  9. Cute Ellie card, I just love this stamp set and love the card you made with it :)


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