Welcome to Day Two of Avery Elle Week on the Ellen Hutson blog! Each day this week, EH team members will feature Avery Elle products sprinkled with a bit of Essentials by Ellen goodness. Today we welcome Heather Meeson!
Inspired by the adorable images in Avery Elle’s Sweet Day Stamp Set, I’ve created tags and a small gift box. These projects would be great for Valentine’s Day, birthdays, or just because. Don’t need to wrap a pretty package? Use the same tips and tricks for cards too.
Using the large treat truck – and its coordinating die – to make a shaped tag, I picked a color palette of pale pinks, warm vanilla and tans, along with a hint of warm grey, and added color with Copic markers (listed below). If pink isn’t your thing, it’s easy to change the whole vibe by simply swapping out pink for another color.
TIP: Use coordinating dies to cut a few extra layers – and adhere them together – to create a sturdy chipboard-like element that gives the image extra stability and heft. A thicker cardstock, like 110lb, is a great choice for this. This also works to add dimension to cards, instead of foam style adhesives.
The Essentials by Ellen line is filled with versatile boxes and tags! I used one of my favorites – the Pyramid Box – to make an ice cream cone, with the A2 Piercing Plate adding texture. Cutting off the bottom of a die cut circle completes it with a scoop. I’ve used this for a Valentine’s Day treat, but it would make an awesome favor for a baby shower (or any themed shower), birthday party, even a wedding.
TIP: I’ve used a die to create texture on this “cone”, but stamps – with embossing ink for a watermark effect – would work wonderfully too.
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