I started by gathering the supplies I thought I might need:
- IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink full sized pads in New Sprout, Dandelion, and Cantaloupe (which didn't actually make the card!). Not pictured is Tuxedo Black.
- Various patterned papers (Echo Park's For the Record 2 - Documented)
- card stock (Neenah Desert Sand, Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth White)
- Avery Elle Bonjour stamp set and dies
I die cut each of the shapes and stamped them as desired. The great thing about clear stamps is that it's easy to position them right where you want them! And how fantastic is the little bow die? That saved me all sorts of fussy cutting!
In the middle of my card I used a large die from Crafter's Companion UK. Here's a little trick: place wax paper between the die and your card stock before cutting. It helps to more easily release intricate shapes and you then get a second die cut image to use (I placed mine directly behind the white one)! I hand doodled the black lines inside the circle.
The kraft strip across the middle of my card is the long border image from the set. I stamped three small shapes in the lower right corner, and added the sentiment on a baner die.
I love how easy Avery Elle made using this set - the coordinating dies are fantastic! I'm definitely a big fan of their stamps now, too. Have you seen Hipsterpotamus? I made a great card with that set recently, just because it makes me smile. If you don't have any Avery Elle yet, you're missing out!
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