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Good morning crafters and card makers! Heather here today to share a slimline card that I created using some goodies from the shop! I don’t know about you, but just love ALL of the Avery Elle Peek-a-Boo critters!! 

They’ve got all of these super fun accessories and I love that Vanessa stocks all of these great items in the shop! 

For my card I started out by stamping a few Avery Elle images onto Strathmore Watercolor Paper.  The images I chose today are from the Polar Bear Peek-a-Boo Pals  Stamp Set (Walrus, Fox, & scarves), the Peek-a-Boo Coaster Stamp Set (the cute Owl), as well as a few bumper cars from the Peek-a-Boo Fair Stamp Set




I stamped all of these images using Ink on 3's super cool Fade out Ink so that I could create a “no-line” coloring look. Next I went to work coloring all of the images using water color pencils and a paint brush with clean water on it. Nuvo has a variety of fun sets of Watercolor Pencils and you can find them in the shop herehere, and here.  I can tell you, watercolor pencils are SO fun to use!! 

After that, I cut all of the Avery Elle images out using their coordinating dies which you can find herehere, and here .

Then I got to work on my card base. Using the same watercolor paper and pencils, I colored an ombre looking sky using brown, red, orange, and yellow and blended it out using clean water. Once it was dry, I stamped a few constellations onto the panel using Lawn Fawn’s Upon a Star Stamp Set  along with a few fun sentiments from the Avery Elle Peek-a-Boo Coaster Stamp Set.  



I finished up the card by adhering all of my images to the cardbase. Under the adorable little fox, I added a Hampton Art Action Mini Wobble Spring for a fun interactive element (you can see this in action over on my Instagram page).  

I hope you enjoyed this card today and I hope it inspires you to give no-line coloring/watercolor pencils a try. They’re kind of addicting! It adds such great texture! I think you’ll all love it! Have a great day!

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