Monday, May 2, 2011

Avocado Arts Thinking of You card

Have you seen the first set available from Avocado Arts?  Check it out here.  
It is called Sunshine and Smiles.
Super cute right?

For the entire month of May, the Avocado Arts Design Team, also called the Pit Crew will be giving you daily doses of inspiration using this stamp set!  
To stay up to date with all of the Avocado Arts happenings, be sure to follow them on their blog found here (they are also on Facebook and Twitter.

For my card, I started out using a textured card stock, almost like water color paper.  I cut/scored the card, then rounded the left bottom corners.
I started out my stamping the swirly little buzzy thing, then stamped the bee's around it.  It gives the card some movement.  Then I  stamped the grass, which is a solid image stamp.  Then cut it out, and popped it up on the card using foam tape.  The boots, are a lined image stamp.  Meaning you can paper piece the image or color it in with your favorite coloring medium.  I used Copic markers to color in the boots (R27, R29, R45 & B00).  After they were colored in, again I cut them out and adhered them to the card using foam tape.  Once the images were all adhered, I stamped the "thinking of you" sentiment three times, and added a scalloped red border to the side of the card.

**Tips**
If you are making a clean card, but it seems flat.  Try popping up one of your elements with foam tape.  It will give it a nice dimension.
I also find, that rounding a corner or corners, help to soften the look of a card as well.

Here is this weeks line up of inspiration.


May 1 - AJ Otto
May 2 - Latisha Yoast
May 5 - Becky Oehlers
May 6 & 7 - Join us on the blog for a project re-cap

Materials Used:
Textured card stock
Avocado Arts Sunshine and Smiles stamp set
Copic markers (R27, R29, R45 & B00)
Corner rounder
American Crafts This to That foam tape
Colorbox chalk ink (green)
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Bo Bunny double dot card stock
SU! scalloped edge border punch.

39 comments:

AJ said...

holy smokes girl- LOVE this!! love your popped up boots and grass!!!

Jennifer said...

Perfect card!! Love the grass and adorable boots!!! (=

justsomestuffimade said...

Cute card! I love the CAS effect and your triple-repeated greeting ;)
TFS, hugs, Ruth S

Julia said...

Absolutely adorable Latisha!!!

notimecrafting said...

Cute, cute, cute

Patti J said...

Very cute!!! Love the simplicity :) Great idea popping up a bit as well!

StampinCathy said...

Fabulous cards. Love the different looks just changing the colors. Thanks for the inspiration.

Beverly S. said...

What a pretty card....love the design and colors! You "rocked" this new stamp set! :) Love it!

Jamie said...

Such a pretty card:)

Thebug415 said...

What a great card. Thanks for the tip too. I struggle with CAS cards because they look so "plain" to me.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

I love this card, Tisha! Love that little red scallops on the side.

Rachel B said...

Stunning! Love your rain boots! So cute!

Karen M said...

I love clean and simple cards, and this one definitely hits the right notes!

Brandi said...

Girl this card rocks! I love it!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

This is DARLING! The little scalloped accent is perfection-love how you stamped the sent. 3x and those boots are excellently colored! SO cute!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Absolutely love this card Latisha, beautiful!!

Susan said...

Lovely card! I really like the colors you chose.

Judy Rozema said...

Adorable design with such fun colors! Love this little card~!

Joan V said...

What a cute, cute card. I love this card because it reminds me of a warm spring day. Thanks for sharing.

jengd said...

Wonderful! So CAS but those popdots do the trick to keep it from being flat. Love your coloring too!

simpsondn said...

I love those boots!!

Michelle Ogdahl said...

SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL....Love!!

Kristii said...

Love, love, love!! thanks for inspiring me with those boots!!

kbowne837 said...

Thanks for the tips. Love the clean simple lines

Alli Miles said...

super cute card! love the simplicity of it too and the repeated sentiment.

mommaladystamper said...

Love your card....I can see there is going to be so much inspiration shared. Alice Roushia

Tracey said...

This is so fantastic Latisha! I love the bit of scallop edge you added!

Cathy P in AZ said...

So cute, clean and colorful! The pop of red on the boots is perfect! TFS!

Kelli said...

Oh but that is just SO stinkin CUTE!!!! Rubber boots always make me giggle!!!! well, unless you have had them on too long and its time to take them off... PEEE YUUUUU!!!!!!! HAHAHAH

Missy said...

I love this card and the dimension is amazing. Great idea adding the scallop on the side. TFS!!!

suzieq23 said...

Your card is so cute. I have to cover every inch of my card, but you have a knock-out with just the main ingredients. Thanks for the inspiration.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Your card is sooo striking for a CAS card. Love it! ;D

4Ucards said...

Love the red boots and how they pop off the card. Love it!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY OH MY! I love how you colored those boots and matched it to the scallops on the side! SO FUN! You rocked these stamps:)

Katie said...

Love this card! This boots are so cute and I like the way you colored them. I love the scalloped edge. I also like the grass cutout, great addition to the set! Thank you for sharing your tips for making a clean card.

Thank you for sharing!

Katie B.

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh this is too cute!! Love those boots. I love the clean look you used with this adorable stamp.
Love the pop of red with the boots and scalloped edge.

annemk said...

thanks for sharing your cute card!
anne @ rajklaushouse1@att.net

JeanneK said...

This is so cute, thanks for the tips.

Cynthia said...

This is adorable! Love the dimension and bright colors.

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