Thursday, May 30, 2013

Avery Elle June Release Blog Hop

 

Welcome to Avery Elle's June Release Blog Hop!

I hope you arrived here from the fabulous blog of JJ Bolton. If not, start at
Avery Elle and continue the hop so you won't miss a drop of inspiration
from my super talented teammates!

Avery Elle is turning ONE YEAR OLD in June--a very special month for us--
and we'll be hosting fun activities on the blog throughout the month.
We are so excited to celebrate with you and we hope you'll join us!

To kick off the festivities, every stamp order placed through Avery Elle
 between now and June 30, will receive our Party Animal mini set FREE!
Limit one set per customer.

Today my cards feature
 Ikat Additions, a mini set of smaller ikat images
that work with Ikat Clear Photopolymer Stamps or on their own.


My first card uses the small "V" shaped image, stamped diagonally
like arrowheads along with the sentiment from The Man Clear Photopolymer Stamps.
I used Delicata Golden Glitz pigment ink that is just so gorgeous, it doesn't need any embossing.
The yummy brown cardstock is one of the new colors for the month--Truffle.


My next two cards feature a non traditional way of using ikat--as flowers.
I thought two of the images looked like flowers and stems so I inked them up
in various ink colors and stamped them on smaller A1 sized cards.
Both sentiments are from a NEW stamp set being released in mid June.

To celebrate our June Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a $25 gift certificate
to one winner. You have until Sunday, June 2nd to enter, and the winner
will be announced on Monday, June 3rd on the Avery Elle blog.
All products are now available for purchase in the Avery Elle store.

To enter to win you can do 1, 2, or all 6 of the following to increase your chance of winning:

   1.  Comment on any of the design team's projects and here on the Avery Elle blog.
   2.  Follow us on Twitter and Tweet about the contest. (We are @averyellestamps)
   3.  Follow us on Facebook. Share us with your friends and make sure they tell us 
        that you sent them.
   4.  Follow us on Pinterest.
   5.  Become a blog follower through Google Reader, Feedly, or Bloglovin'.
        Comment at Avery Elle if you are already a follower.
   6.  Join our Flickr group. Comment on Avery Elle if you are already a member.

Here is the blog hop order:
Jennifer Rzasa--our amazing Guest Designer!
Donna Mikasa (You are here!)
Kasia Curry

Now head over to Kasia's blog to see what awesomeness she has in store for us.
Thanks for stopping by today. Happy hopping!

SUPPLIES:

61 comments:

  1. Beautiful Donna! I love how you created flowers from the Ikat additions set. Very clever!

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  2. oh my how totally clever.. i love how you used this set..

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  3. I love your father's day card! It reminds me I still need to make one! The gold on brown make it perfect for dads!

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  4. I get Avery Elle's RSS feed in Google Reader

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  5. And I am a member of the Flickr group

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  6. Oooooh these look fabulous, love how you have created flowers from the stamp set

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  7. Such great cards Donna! Loving the gold on that gorgeous truffle brown, and I totally saw flowers with those images too so I'm glad I'm in such great company! Love your work!

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  8. Fabulous cards! Love the stamping idea :)

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  9. Love the flowers made with the ikat set!

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  10. The ikat flowers are so charming, they make me smile.

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  11. I like the gold on the first card and how you turned the ikat stamps into flowers on the next two.

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  12. Ikat TELL you how much I love these cards! Ooooo, GOLD! And Ikat flowers! SO nice.

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  13. Great cards Donna :)I especially love the flowers.
    Kate xx

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  14. Gold ikat? Be still my heart:) And ikat flowers? I love your creativity Donna!!!

    I'm so happy we are on a team together! You're the best!

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  15. I just love ikat stamp sets! Fabulous cards!

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  16. That second card is just so, so sweet! TFS!!!

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  17. Donna- Amazing projects as usual! I just love your Ikat flowers. Thanks so much for being a part of the team and all that you do!

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  18. Using the ikat as flowers is brilliant! Great colors and love that font too. Sweet, sweet cards. Bev

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  19. Lovely cards Donna!! Love the Ikat flowers! Just placed my order for this set!

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  20. Very pretty cards - I like the different ways to use ikat!

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  21. Great cards, so clean and simple, I love them

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  22. I love your clever use of this stamp set! The gold embossing on the first card is so 'classy'...love the pretty flowers you created on your last 2 cards, too! Thanks so much for your inspiration, Donna!

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  23. Ikat flowers???!!! I'm in love! So clever Donna!

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  24. Fab cards and you've showcased them so beautifully, Donna!

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  25. gorgeous gold on brown! Those flowers are wonderful!

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  26. Donna - was thinking that I wouldn't know how to use this set, but now I see your cards it really helps as I love them!

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  27. What, that's pigment ink? I don't believe it! And very clever to make a cute set of flowers from your ikat ... love these!!

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  28. What a creative way to use the stamps to create flowers...love it. The masculine card looks great in gold.

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  29. I was about to say the heat embossing looks pretty amazing until I saw the ink name! Wow! I really need to break that ink open! As for the Ikat flowers? Donna, you are a genius!!!

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  30. beautiful cards, Donna. Love the gold ikat chevron and the scored lines on the first one, and the ikat flowers on the second are simply elegant and beautiful.

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  31. Great cards today Donna! Love seeing what you did with the new stamps!

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  32. Wow! this is a very creative use of the stamps!

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  33. Love the gold chevrons on black. Very distinguished looking!

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  34. Ikat flowers -bingo! And I can't believe how beautiful that gold ink is...

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  35. Great cards! Clever use of the images! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  36. The cards with the flowers are so adorable!

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  37. Those stamps make for the cutest flowers!

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  38. Donna, love how you used the ikat print to make flowers! Fab cards!

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  39. I just adore the precious "ikat" flowers you have created. They remind me of plumed celosia. Great job on both cards.

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  40. Amazing Card Designs!! THANKS so much for sharing and have a Fabulous Weekend!! =)

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  41. Gorgeous cards! Love the gold especially.

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  42. I love how you have used these ikat elements. The flowers are very ingenious.

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  43. Those "flowers" are darling! A great way to use those stamps!

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  44. love the cool gold in the first card and your Ikat flowers are just too cute and creative!! love love them all!

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