Friday, January 24, 2014

inky heaven!

Have you heard the amazing news?  Avery Elle has came out with their own brand of ink pads! 
Yep!  Ink!  15 colors and they are all stunning! 
They're pigment, which I love because the colors always turn out gorgeous and offer a nice solid coverage!  These are fast drying too, which is awesome!  Did I mention the colors are amazing? 
I was lucky enough to travel to CHA and work in the Avery Elle booth, which meant I got to play with these inks and *squeal* bring a set home with me!  

To support the Avery Elle ink release, I thought I'd make a few quick cards with the new ink to show off the gorgeous colors.  On all of my cards, I wrote the ink color name as close the the stamped image as possible. 

For this card, I created a card base from Silver Fox cardstock and a nesting Ultra Smooth Pure White layer, which I stamped the balloon dog from Party Animal in Lemon Grass, Mint To Be and Aquamarine.  
Next, I had to play with the pink inks.  I'm a stamper and I love the color pink.  Sadly, pinks do not always equate to great ink colors.  NOT THESE PINKS - they're incredible!  I stamped and die cut the flowers from Petals & Stems in Pixie (the prettiest light pink) and Raspberry (a nice darker pink) and the branches are from Laurels, which I stamped in Lemon Grass.  That pinked layer is the largest Pinked Avery Elle die. 

With two cards complete, I felt compelled to use all of the inks so you could see all of the great colors put to use on a card but I needed to find a way to use them at once since I didn't have a ton of time.  So I came up with this...  I stamped the banner from Build a Banner and a sentiment from Petals & Stems.  I used circles from Picture It and Circle It.

I'm so glad I had the opportunity to play with all of these inks already!  They've already overtaken my first shelf of inks and I know they'll be my go-to inks!  

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and have a great day!


~amy~ said...

These are all awesome and the ink colors are simply delish!

Shannon J said...

Um, wow. Gorgeous cards!!! Why must you enable me so?!! ha ha! Yup, these are going on my wish list!

Natalie said...

Awesome colors and fantastic cards!

Lindsey said...

Super excited about these...especially after reading your post and seeing these beautiful colors on your cards...which are all fantastic BTW.

Happy Dance said...

Gorgeous cards, and oh my goodness, amazing inks. Can't wait to give these a try! Bev

Caryn said...

Great cards and fabulous way to showcase those lush new inks - can't wait to get my inky paws on them!!!