Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Avery Elle: Happy Birthday Bus Card

Avery Elle Happy Birthday Bus Card by Maria Byrd |

Welcome back!  Yesterday was a good mail day since I received my newly purchased Avery Elle Birthday Bus stamp and die set.  I think it was just released last month (mid-May).  When I saw this online, I thought, "Wow, a fun birthday bus!"

The image was stamped on a cold press watercolor paper using Versafine Ink in Onyx Black and colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush watercolor pen.  A few touches of Zig Wink of Stella added sparkle on party hats, banner, and gifts. For the backdrop, Neenah heavyweight cardstock cut to A2 size and daubed with Ranger Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn (bottom/ground) and Broken China (top/sky).  I then used adhesive foam squares to raise the bus and gifts.

Avery Elle Happy Birthday Bus Card by Maria Byrd |

To separate the horizon from foreground, I drew stitches using a straight edge and Fine Point Black Sharpie.  Lawn Cuts Stitched Border run along the line gave a subtle texture and separation between each section.  Lastly, the sentiment was heat embossed in black and the entire card was lightly rubbed with Ranger Distress Glaze for protection.

I would like to enter this card to the following challenges:
  1.  CAS(E) this Sketch! Challenge #225 (entry #55)
***Award Update 6/17: Picked as CTS Favorite by CTS DT!  My 1st recognition!
  2. Addicted to Stamps and More!:  #246 Anything Goes (entry #23 )
  3. Happy Little Stampers:  Anything Goes with Dies Challenge - June (entry #55 )
  4. Penny Black and More Challenge:  June - Anything Goes (entry #115 )
  5. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Emboss It (entry #24)
  6. Brown Sugar Challenge:  #254 Anything Goes (entry #70 )
  7. Colour Crazy Challenge:  Week 23 Anything Goes (entry #54)

Thank you for visiting and do come back soon!

Maria B.


  1. A really fun and happy creation, many thanks for sharing with us at penny Black and More July challenge.

    B x

    1. Was happy to finally able to join PB&M June challenge :-) Thank you!

  2. Replies
    1. Thank you Leigh! And, I'm very honored & happy for my card to be picked as CTS Favorite by DT :-)

  3. Great make thanks for playing alone with us at Colour Crazy this time hope to see you again soon
    Jacki (CCCC DT) ♥

  4. Stunning card! Thank you for playing with us at Brown Sugar Challenge

  5. What a fun image you have used ! Great, fun card.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  6. super cute! Can't wait to get this stamp!

  7. real fun and cute birthday card
    Thank you for joining us at Addicted to Stamps & More.
    Shylaa DT@ATSM

  8. Gorgeous card, beautiful and cute stamps!
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more;-))m

  9. haha, cute!! the image is adorable and i love the colours you've chosen! thank you so much for playing along with us at the penny black and more challenge! sorry to be so late in commenting; i'm recuperating with a new hip.



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