Weekender with Wanda – Avery Elle Spotlight!

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Hi friends! Happy Weekend! It’s time for the latest edition of “Weekender with Wanda” here on the Simon Says Stamp blog! I’m happy to see you today! This week went by fast! I feel like I was behind beginning on Monday. Do you ever feel like that? So many fun things to do now that it’s Spring – and so much awesome craftiness going on too! Did you see the SSS May Card Kit that was released on Thursday? It’s so HAPPY! I love it!  And, next week we will have a new stamp and die release called My Favorite (SNEAK PEEKS HERE). I guarantee you will love that too. We will all be sharing inspiration in a big blog hop next Friday.

Today’s post features beautiful stamps and dies made by Avery Elle. Avery Elle stamps are cute and fabulous and sweet and so fun to color! I am using the Woodland Wonders Stamps and Dies along with the Pierced Clouds dies for my card today. And, I got out my colored pencils, which I haven’t done in a while either. I thought the sweet images would look nice with pencils instead of markers this time….

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It was very fun to build this cute scene with the adorable animals. I started by cutting a frame out of kraft cardstock using the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Dies. Then I folded a white A2 card base and mounted a pretty piece of My Favorite Things Gingham paper on top of the card base. Next I stamped and die cut my Woodland Wonders critters and die cut the Pierced Clouds. I used Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink on crisp white Neenah cardstock.

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I die cut two sets of the trees/branches so that I could layer one on each side of my rectangle. I tucked the trees into the clouds when I put it all together. The kraft frame was mounted to the card with foam squares. My coloring is soft and ‘rustic’ to give that woodland feeling. I love the way the Prismacolor pencils blend together.

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As a finishing touch, I added a pretty green twine bow to match the leaves, and some chocolate brown sequins.

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I love how the sentiments fit perfectly into the banner! The banner and sentiments come in the same set with the animals.

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Happy wishes indeed!

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Thank you for spending part of your weekend here with me! Get out those pencils! Or try some other coloring medium you haven’t tried in a while. Create and have fun! Happy wishes until I see you soon!

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  1. What a gorgeous card! The layout is simply awesome and all the elements are so perfectly matched together! Love your work, thanks so much for the inspiration you bring!

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