Friday, August 10, 2012

Avery Elle August Release Week - Ikat

Wow!  I am so excited!
Welcome to Avery Elle's August release week! 
Today's post features the new release Ikat. 

Oh my goodness, this is the coolest set.  

Here's my first card using the first set to make it's August debut, Ikat
 I used one of the pattern builders to create a background for my card.  I used Avery Elle Ultra Smooth Pure White cardstock and the flower images are from Avery Elle's Blossoms & Blooms and Pixie grosgrain ribbon.  The pretty scripted sentiment is from Avery Elle but you'll see more from that set later this release week. :)

Now for card 2.  

I wanted to do something a little more graphic for my next Ikat card, as I really wanted to showcase another one the really cool Ikat patterns! 
Hopefully you can see the ombre effect here as I have stamped another one of pattern builders from Ikat in 2 different colors and added the next darker color with some Avery Elle Raspberry grosgrain ribbon.  Just like in the last card, I used the Avery Elle Ultra Smooth Pure White cardstock.  Again, the sentiment is also from Avery Elle, but you'll see that later on in release week. :)

Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team did too!

Also be sure to check out what Jamie has for you at the Avery Elle blog!

Now for a contest!!!!
To celebrate release week, Jamie is giving away a $25 credit to the Avery Elle store,

Here's how to enter:
Comment on any of our blog posts this week, any of the design team posts, like Avery Elle on Facebook and/or follow the Avery Elle blog (HERE) . 

Each comment, like, follow will be an entry and if you already are a follower of us on Facebook or the blog that counts too. 
The more you comment, the better chance you have of winning!  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  

Avery Elle direct links for your shopping pleasure: 

Thank You Card
Stamps: Ikat, Sentimental Swirls, Blossoms & Blooms
Grosgrain Ribbon: Pixie

Ombre For You

Stamps: Ikat, Blooming Banner
Grosgrain RibbonRaspberry


Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Both cards are fabulous, Heather. Love the background on the first card a lot!

JJ Bolton said...

Love your cards today Heather! The bright flowers look awesome with the gray ikat:) I love how that ikat pattern can make you focus on the colored pattern or the negative space!

Hope you have a great Friday and weekend!

kasia c. said...

I love how you used the ikat subtly in the background and made those flowers really pop!
That ombre effect one.......stunning. :)

Dana said...

Gorgeous cards!! I love the background with the pink flowers, they really pop!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful! Loving this stamp set, so many possibilities!

June K said...

BEautiful cards, Heather. I really like the first card with the light gray background you made. The flowers really pop.

Lalo said...

Pretty pretty cards!!!

Chunyuan said...

love how you used ikat and flower on the first card.

cards by cara said...

Love these!! That pink card is beautiful!

Karen B. said...

These are gorgeous, what an amazing pattern. I really love the colors here too!