Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Damask Divas Avonlea Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Damask Divas Avonlea paper blog hop and Sharon's Paper Fiesta! You have found yourself here from Diana and no doubt you are already inspired to create with this elegant paper!

I absolutely love how versatile this new paper is and how well it goes with the new Pirouette stamp  seen in black emboss on my card. I decided to heat emboss the stamp design here so the pattern from the paper would show through. It was a tough call as this stamp also coordinates with the newArtiste Cricut Cartridge and I thought about cutting the shape out instead. I really do like how it turned out.
Avonlea greeting card front layered design with embossing.

Using scraps (yes SCRAPS!) from the Avonlea Workshop on the Go Cardmaking Kit. I cut the Border & Texture paper to fit an A2 card base made from Colonial White card stock.
I then cut another piece of the same Border & Texture at 2.5' x 4'.  I glued the smaller one on top making sure the opposite design was showing.

Once dry, I rubbed the paper with a dryer sheet (to help with the embossing), stamped with VersaMark, added embossing powder. After removing the powder from the inner green section with small child's paint brush to give it an open layer effect, I heat set the powder.
Inside stamped with smoky plum and slate inks using WOTG exclusive stamps!

Adding sliver shimmer trim, sparkles from the Sparkles Assortment, and a stamped and bling'd banner. evened out the design.

When I placed this on the card base I felt like something was still missing. So I took a small piece of smoky plum card stock from the kit, embossed it with a CuttleBug folder and positioned it to the left. That was it! I adhered all my pieces and then used 2 of the stamps from the Workshop on the Go to decorate the inside of the card.
I love the geometric shapes, multi-layers and the on-trend colors! I hope you do too!

Interested in purchasing these products? Click here.  Here is a list with their order number and prices.
Supplies used:
Avonlea WOTG (G1041~$29.95) What a bargain!
Avonlea WOTG exclusive acrylic stamps
Pirouette stamp (B1409~$9.95)
Slate Ink (z2173~$5.25)
Sparkles Assortment Black/gray (z1754 ~$2.95)
Sparkles Assortment Clear (z1752~$2.95)
Silver Shimmer Trim (z1799~$4.95) LUV IT!
Colonial White Card Stock (1388~$14.50)
Craft Heater (Z555~$29.95)
Cuttle Bug embossing folder
Want to see some of my cards from the Workshop on the go kit? Then come back tomorrow. I'll be partying on with many more projects to come! Your next stop is the wonderful Ashley at cutesyandsillscrafts.  Keep the paper party going!


  1. Awesome! I need that stamp, lol! Loving this paper pack...

  2. Beautiful card Sharon! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Gorgeous card Sharon!! I love the stamp you used. I thought it was from the Artiste collection. It is beautiful. Have a lovely day. Hugs, Gloria

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  4. Love your card Sharon! TFS!

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  5. Oh Sharon, I knew you would have something fabulous! I haven't used my stamp yet but I LOVE it. The card is gorgeous, I may have to borrow your idea. :)

  6. This is so pretty, next order I am ordering this paper!
    Love these cards!

  7. Very pretty card and I really like it!