Avery Elle + Altenew: Viking Amaze Card

Avery Elle + Altenew Viking Amaze Card by Maria Byrd at CraftsyByrd.blogspot.com

Fell in-love with Avery Elle Viking stamp and die-cut when I saw it online a few weeks ago.  When I first used the stamp, the ink beaded up and made spotty impressions as a result. So, I gently washed it with dish detergent and pat-dry with paper towel. I then carefully cut out the sentiment (inside the viking's beard) using an X-Acto blade. This allowed me to use a sentiment from Altenew Floral Frame.


[Update: Okay, I had to try to take a better picture... seems an ivory linen textured cardstock looks better than the tan one (see below) as a background.  I'm not really good at photo taking.. do you have any pointers you can share?]

Avery Elle + Altenew Viking Amaze Card by Maria Byrd at CraftsyByrd.blogspot.com

I stamped the Viking on a cold press watercolor paper and colored it with Derwent Inktense. The fern and sentiment were heat-emboss in white on a black cardstock. Glossy Accents was used to create a dimensional effect on the hearts and the dots are made with Sakura white gel pen. The corners were trimmed with corner rounder puncher. For the backdrop, I found a black-and-white polka dot paper from my pile which I die-cut with Lawn Fawn Stackables.  The result is a simple but cute card.

I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:
Color Throwdown #429
CASology #235: Hero (Entry #28 )
Dies R Us Challenge #66: Hearts (Entry #146)
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge: Anything Goes (Entry #63)

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7 comments

  1. What a fun and creative card! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘HEARTS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
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  2. Fun card! I have thought about cutting stamps but, usually so nervous I'll make a mistake...not so adept at using an Xacto knife!! So glad you joined us at CTD!

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  3. I LOVE the heart in this fearless hero's beard!
    So glad you played at CASology this week!

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  4. Hey Maria!! Great card. Yes, the ivory background does look better then the other color. Try taking your pictures in natural lighting. Otherwise I can see all of the details in your photo. Thank you so much for playing with us this week at CASology.

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  5. Fabulous card Maria! The image is so cute and looks wonderful against the black card stock.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

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  6. This is very cool and cute too, Maria. Great masculine design and I love the beard. Thanks for playing along at HLS WC Challenge.

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  7. I love this stamp set too - it's so funny. Great colouring and I really like the branch he's standing on against the black background. Thank you for joining us at the HLS Watercolor Challenge. Jenny x

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