CMCC#85 - Wishing You Brighter Days using Avery Elle Weather It

Hi everyone,

It’s time for CMCC and this week’s colour palette is sure to excite you.  How about mixing some “candilicious” Daffodil Delight & Melon Mambo with a dull Basic Grey?

Here is my creation for this week inspired by the colour palette using Avery Elle Weather It stamp set,

Avery Elle Weather It Card Idea

Step by step instructions

  1. On a water colour paper, wet it with thick paint brush.  Using Distress Ink - Iced Spruce and a smaller paint brush, transfer the distress ink over the wet colour paper to let the colour spread to get a grey background.  Tap some water off the paint brush onto the water colour paper to get small specks of watermark.  Let the ink dry.
  2. Stamp the clouds using Distress Ink - Iced Spruce.  If the stamped image is not clear, use distress marker fine tip to correct the image.
  3. On a separate water colour paper, stamp umbrella using Versafine Onyx Black and emboss with clear embossing powder.  Water colour the umbrella by transfering Distress Marker - Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed ink with a fine water colour brush.  Fussy cut out the umbrella (Avery Elle dies are available here as well for fast cut).
  4. Position the umbrella on the water colour paper to help determine the position to stamp the umbrella handle and sentiment.
  5. Stamp both the umbrella handle and sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black and emboss with clear embossing powder.
  6. Round the corners of water colour paper with Carl corner punch.
  7. Ink round the water colour with Distress Ink - Iced Spruce.
  8. Adhere umbrella top using foam tape.
  9. Adhere the whole design onto white cardstock using Sookwang double sided tape.

Hope you are inspired by this colour combination as much as I am and make a wonderful craft project with this colour theme.  More inspiration can be found at the Design Team Members’ blogs here,

Antonia Speelman

Bhavana Kesarkar

Brenda Hofstatter

Hayley Kew

Jinny Newlin

Julia Wilson

Kim Heggins‏


Tara Bourgoin

Valentyna Komisarenko‏

Let’s take a look at the stamp set and dies.  I do not have the dies for this set yet.  The clear stamp set comes with lovely sentiment to go with it.  I like how the umbrella is split into several parts so you can play around with creating your own design.

Supplies and Tools

  • Avery Elle Weather It Clear Stamp Set
  • Distress Markers - Iced Spruce, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad
  • Clear embossing Powder
  • Sookwang double sided tape
  • Carl corner punch



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