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A Flourished Christmas

November 28, 2020

Hi Friends! It’s EK and I am popping in with a trio of cards featuring A Way with Words Flourished Christmas Minis 2. These three cards were all using the same techniques but ended up with different looks due to the different A Way With Words sentiments I picked.

Step One: Using 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock, blend water soluble ink over the paper. I used Distress Oxides. Splatter wet ink over the cardstock. Add a spray of Shimmer Spray.

Step Two: Repeat step one with two other pieces of cardstock. I used the new trio of Distress Oxides, Rustic Wilderness, Crackling Campfire, and Speckled Egg to create these looks.

Step Three: Die cut the A Way With Words Flourished Christmas Minis 2 out of Clear Double Side Adhesive Sheets. (I have recently mastered Clear Double Sided Adhesive die cut and adhere without applying the sheet to a piece of cardstock prior!)

Step Four: Peel off the brown side of the Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet and adhere it to your project. Then Peel off the slick top paper.

Step Five: Adhere a substance to the Clear Double Sided Adhesive. I used Nuvo Gilding Flakes.

Step Six: Using a stiff brush, rub off the excess substance.

Step Seven: Repeat steps five-six with the other cardstocks.

Step Eight: Die cut your cardstock and adhere the pieces to A2 card frames using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. I used both Stitched Indented Rectangle die set and Stitched Rounded Rectangle die set.

Step Nine: Using more Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheets, die cut A Way With Words sentiments. I used A Way With Words Peace on Earth, Merry Christmas, and Cheers.

Step Ten: Peel and stick the sentiments to the card frames.

Step Eleven: Add Silk Microfine Glitter to the sentiments. I used Sea Glass Silk Microfine Glitter for the sentiment and Cook Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter for the star.

I used Bright Cranberry Silk Microfine Glitter for the flourish card.

I used Imperial Garnet Silk Microfine Glitter for the sentiment on tree card, Sea Glass Silk Microfine Glitter for the ornaments, and Solar Gold Silk Microfine Glitter for the star.

Step Twelve: Finally, add Craft Drops to the cards. I used Pearl Rose on the orange card.

I used both Metallic Gold and White for the Speckled Egg card.

I used Metallic Gold and Pearl Olive Craft Drops on the green card.

Thank you for checking out my trio of Christmas cards today. Let us know your favorite one in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting!



A Way With Words Fantasy Flowers Scrapbooking

Noel

November 25, 2020

Good morning!
The holiday season is upon us and I am excited!
To share my Christmas spirit I created a Christmas layout of my husband and our oldest boy.

To create this layout:
Step 1 – Cover your paper with clear gesso (allow to dry or heat set) then use your favorite ECD stencil ( I used the dot dot dot stencil)and texture paste on the left hand side of the paper – I used a paper from the worn wood paper pack
Step 2 – using the splatter technique splatter your coordinating colors on the paper over your stenciled image
using your scissors cut three small indents on your paper then distress all your edges
Step 3 – using coordinating colorants color the lace and allow to dry. Using your double sided tape adhere the lace to the indents that you cut earlier.
Step 4 – color a large circular frame and a title with white gesso and allow to dry. Once dry use Snowflake paste on both pieces and allow to dry

Step 5 – die cut 11 poinsettias and 5 of just the smallest, some leaves and 3 large and 3 small pine cones from the Christmas Accents die set. Ink the edges of all pieces and assemble. Once assembled add snowflake paste to each piece and allow to dry.

Step 6 – die cut as many stems & branches from the Create a Wreath as you want, ink the edges, add the pearl rose craft drops to the berry part of the branches and add snowflake paste and allow to dry

Step 7 – Mat your photo and assemble as shown
Step 8 – add some seed beads, gems or art stones

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Laura

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

A Way With Words

Poinsettia Christmas

November 21, 2020

Hi Artlets!  It’s Suzanne here today with a project that’s guaranteed to be loved by whoever receives it!

We’re going to use the brand new Christmas Accents die set to create a bouquet of poinsettias.  Let’s get started…..

Instructions:

Form a 5 x 7” tent-fold card base from deep red cardstock.

Die cut the Flourished Frame from deep red cardstock and Flourished Oval Frame from gold cardstock.  Center and adhere the Flourished Frame centered on the card front. Center and adhere the Flourished Oval Frame on the card front inside the Flourished Frame.

Die cut Poinsettia petals (technically they’re leaves, but we’ll refer to the red ones as petals!) to make three large and five small poinsettias from paler red cardstock.  Die cut enough leaves to match from green cardstock. Cut enough flower centers for each of the poinsettias.

Blend darker Distress Ink on edges of poinsettia petals. The colour you use, depends on what looks good with your cardstock!  I used Fired Brick, but you could just use one of the browns.  Do the same thing with the edges of the leaves, using a darker green.  Blend a little green on the yellow centers, too.

Add some shape to the poinsettias by rubbing the leaves with the ball stylus (or small spoon) while on a foam or cushioned pad (a mouse pad will do!) and stroking inward to cup the flower petals and leaves. Adhere the layers together to form the flowers.

Adhere the flowers as shown in the photo, or as pleases you!

Beautiful!! Merry Christmas!
Suzanne

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:


Other supplies:

Red cardstock in several shades
Green cardstock
Yellow cardstock
Gold foiled cardstock
Glue Dots – Micro
Distress Ink pads in dark red and dark green
Ink blending foams or brushes.
Ball stylus (or small spoon) and foam pad

A Way With Words Joset Designs

Merry Christmas

November 15, 2020

Before we know it, it’s that time of year again. It’s Christmas! Today we would like to share with you some wonderful Christmas creations and a Sneak Peek of the beautiful A Way With Words Collection by Suzanne Cannon and the new winter collection by Joset Designs. All of these new dies will be available soon at Elizabeth Craft Designs or if you can’t wait any longer, make sure to check out your local craft store now.

Created by Diana Hua
Created by Kora Leidlmayr  
Created by Suzanne Cannon
Created by Robyn Josephs
Created by Katelyn Grosart
Created by Josep Nguyen
There will be a live video for this card on Monday November 16th
Created by Karen Ostergard
Created by Sandy Diller
Created by EK Gorman
Created by Anita Izendoorn
Created by Tina Guigui
Created by Annette Green
Created by Tanja Kabel
A Way With Words

AWWW Christmas Slimline Card

November 14, 2020

I’ve really enjoyed making slimline cards because it really opens a lot of possibilities for layouts. You can still have a very clean and open card with lots of details because of the extra space.

Slimline Christmas card in traditional colors

To make this slimline card, I started with a white layer (8.75″ x 3.75″) that I sponged a bit of Fossilized Amber and Antique Linen very lightly in the the corners.

Whenever I do a project that has a lot of die cutting, I will cut all of them out at the same and do extras so I don’t have to go back and forth. And since it’s Christmas card making, I am sure I will use the extra pieces somewhere else.

Out of white cardstock: Die cut at least 3 holly sprig and 2 branches of the berry sprigs from the new wreath builder set and the new flourished Merry Christmas die.

Out of red cardstock: the new flourished Merry Christmas die and two runs of the berries

Out of green cardstock: at least 5 pine needle

Out of light brown cardstock: 2 sets of the top of the pinecones

Out of dark brown cardstock: 2 sets of the bottom layer of pinecones

Out of gold cardstock: the coordinating snowflake from the new flourished Merry Christmas die

Out of black cardstock: one Elegant Ornament

All the elements for the greenery

Use Copic markers to add color to the holly sprigs and the berry sprigs. Add the red berries to the holly sprig and a touch of white with a white gel pen. I also sponged a corner of the pinecones with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide to add some depth. Once all my pieces are done, I lay them out on the sponged white card base and adhered everything down. The two Merry Christmas die cuts were offset and the two pinecones in front were popped up with foam tape. The gold snowflake was also adhered to the flourished lettering. The 9″ x 4″ black card base frames the design.

Thank you so much for looking!

Elizabeth Craft Designs product used:

Other Supplies used:

Black, white, light brown, dark brown, green, red, and gold cardstock

Distress Oxides

White Signo gel pen

A Way With Words Joset Designs

Merry Christmas Door

November 10, 2020

Hi there,

it’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this rustic Christmas Door Card.

Step 1: Creating the Door

  • cut out the door from the Christmas Door die set from kraft cardstock with and without a woodgrain texture
  • add shading and splatters with Distress Ink (Walnut Stain, Wild Honey)

Step 2: Cut and Color the Decorations

  • cut out the little tree, the pot and the snow from the Christmas Door die set and some parcels from the Santa’s Sleigh die set from patterned paper, green cardstock and from white cardstock
  • color the elements with Alcohol Markers and add shading with Distress Ink (Pine Needles, Hickory Smoke)

Step 3: Assembly of the Card

  • cover a cardbase with patterned paper
  • cut out the Merry Christmas Small from silver foiled cardstock and ink up the bottom with Distress Ink Black Soot

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other:
Distress Ink (Walnut Stain, Wild Honey, Pine Needles, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot)
Alcohol Marker
kraft cardstock
white cardstock
green cardstock
patterned paper

A Way With Words Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Cheers Card

November 7, 2020

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Cheers Card.

To create my Cheers Card, I’ve used a variety of dies from Suzanne Cannon and Joset Designs. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my card at home.

Step One. Choose two pieces of coordinating Christmas Patterned Paper. From the first patterned paper, die cut a 3 1/2″ Stitched Indented Rectangle. out of the second patterned paper, die cut a 3″ Stitched Indented Rectangle. Ink the edges of both rectangles using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. From a piece of coordinating cardstock, die cut a 3 1/4″ Fitted Indented Rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Die cut the Flourished Oval Frame out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to the frame and sprinkle Gothic Black Modern Gilding Powder over the entire surface of the frame. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.

Step Four. Die cut the Cheers word out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Five. From the Entwined Circles, die cut the snowflake five times out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply a Transp. Glitter/Gold Dot to the center of each snowflake.

Step Six. Adhere the 3″ rectangle to the 3 1/4″ rectangle. Foam square the 3 1/4″ rectangle to the 3 1/2″ rectangle.

Step Seven. Foam square the flourished frame to the middle of the 3″ rectangle. Adhere the Cheers word to the middle of the frame.

Step Eight. Adhere the snowflakes as desired around the word on the frame.

Step Nine. Cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 3 1/2″ x 9 1/2″, score at 4 3/4″. Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Cheers Card.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Emboss It Dabber
  • Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Gothic Black Modern Gilding Powder
  • Simple Stories: Simple Vintage North Pole Paper Pack and Color Vibe Textured Cardstock
A Way With Words Cardmaking Craft Drops

You Are Invited to Christmas Crafting

October 24, 2020

Hey Friends! It’s EK and I am popping in with a brand new card With Halloween almost here and over, it means it is time to start looking forward the most fun crafting season of all, Christmas. So today I thought I would whip up a quick little card inviting you and others to the holiday season! And one of the best ways to get into the holiday spirit is with the A Way With Words line of dies and stamps.

Step One: Using some yupo paper and alcohol ink, create a holiday themed background. I used Watermelon and Bottle Ranger Alcohol Ink and Mined Alloy Alcohol ink. Let dry.

Step Two: Trim a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×5.5 inches. Die cut the A Way With Words Flourished Deer die from the center of the cardstock.

Step Three: Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the negative space die cut 4.25×5.5 inch cardstock over the yupo paper.

Step Four: Place the Flourished Deer die cut back into the negative space. Using Kids Choice Glue, add the negative die cuts back into the blank spaces of the deer.

Step Five: Let Glue Dry.

Step Six: Die cut both the A Way With Words You’re Invited die and the Flourished Holly dies. Blend ink over the two die cuts. I used both Festive Berries and Pine Needle Distress Oxides. Adhere the Holly die cuts with Kids Choice Glue.

Step Seven: Adhere the yupo paper to an A2 card frame using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Using Kids Choice Glue, adhere the Flourished Holly die cut to the card frame.

Step Eight: Adhere with Kids Choice Glue the You’re Invited die cut.

Step Nine: Add Pearl Rose Craft Drops to the card. Let dry.

I hope you are just as excited as I am about the up coming holiday crafting season. There are so many exciting new holiday things coming so make sure you stay tuned for all the new holiday releases! Until then, happy crafting.


A Way With Words

Ribbon Streamers Congratulations Card

October 17, 2020

Hey Artlets! It’s Suzanne here today!  Do you have a collection of gorgeous ribbons that are languishing away in a drawer, un-used but still loved?  That would be me!  So I decided I should think of some uses for them that didn’t involve bow-making.  (Like flower arranging, I’m hopeless at bow-making.)

Well what about 3D streamers? Here is what we can do!

First thing is to decide what ribbon you want to use.  You only need a small amount – 6” will do fine.  Depending on the length of your sentiment, you will want to choose between 5 and 7 ribbons.  Choose different colours and textures.  They should be double-sided ribbon as you will see both sides of the ribbon.

Now choose some cardstock.  It might be easiest to go with plain cardstock, but I had this patterned paper from the Fly & Scrap Collection that I thought would be fun and cheery.

Now let’s get down to the nitty gritty….!

Form an 8.5 x 3.75” tent-fold card base from cardstock or patterned paper. (It’s a slimeline card!)

Cut a panel 7.5 x 3” panel from coordinating cardstock.

Cut 7 pieces of ribbon measuring 5” each.  Lay the ribbon out like streamers on your panel in the order you prefer, giving them a single or double twist over the face of the panel.

Use Removable Tape to temporarily position the ribbons on the back. This way you can change your mind about their angle or number of twists.  When you’re happy with their position, use Clear Double Sided Adhesive to permanently adhere the ribbon to the panel.

Die cut Congratulations three times from three coordinating cardstocks. Adhere them together behind the C, the u and the n where it joins with the s at the end of the word. Use small pieces of rolled Clear Double Sided Adhesive or rolled Glue Dots. They don’t have to be a perfect stack, so a little colour peaking out makes it interesting.  I used the white diecut on the top so there was lots of contrast with the ribbon and cardstock.

Center Congratulations on the panel and adhere to the ribbons where they contact the back of the diecut so it “floats” on the ribbon.

Adhere the ribbon panel to the card base with foam adhesive.  And voila!  A card that is bright and a little bit different.

I’d love to see what you make using this technique!  Make sure you tag me on the Elizabeth Craft Design Family Facebook page so I don’t miss it!

Happy Creating! Suzanne

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Others:

Ribbon
Coordinating cardstocks
Glue Dots
Foam Adhesive
Removable Tape

A Way With Words Art Journal Collection Fantasy Flowers Joset Designs Planner Essentials Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Happy Halloween

October 12, 2020

With Halloween only just around the corner we thought a Halloween theme would be perfect for today’s blog post. Our design team members created some amazing spooky projects that sure will blow your mind. We have a lot to show you this time so let’s get started.

First project is from EK Gorman who created this fantastic Halloween display using the animal critters by Joset Designs and decorated each of them in their fabulous halloween costume. How fun would this be to re-create and play dress up with the critters. For the costumes she used a combination of the critter accesory dies. Make sure to check out EK’s blog for all the details.

Sandy Diller created this adroable Trick or Treat card using the Knight’s Armour and Princess dies. Love how Sandy dressed up ths princess and the cute accesories. For the semtiment she used the Spooky Sentiments with the matching die from the Labels 1 set.

Marjolijn van Elsberg has been working away on a Halloween day by day and here is her final page she created. For the page itself she used the largest page die from Planner Essentials 7 and decorated the page with a combination of different sets from the planner collection. She also used the beautiful Budding Florals from Ilse and Charlene.

Tanja Kabel created this very cute Boo card using the Princess die and dressed her up like a witch using the Halloween Accessories. What an adorable little witch. She decorated the background using the Spiderweb die. Make sure to check out Tanja’s blog for instructions.

Joseph Nguyen created this stunning decor wall hanger using a combination of dies from the Fantasy Flowers collection. To color the flowers he used different colors of Silk Microfine Glitter. Make sure to head over to Joseph’s Facebook page for ideas and tutorials.

Tina Guigui created this spooky Halloween card using the Scarecrow die in combination with the Castle Folding Card die that can we used on a flat card as well. Love the colored background and the matching colors from the scarecrow hat and t-shirt.

Anita Izendoorn created this collection of cards using the Cat die set in combination with the Pumpkin and Halloween Accessories set. Love the coloring and the pretty purple backgrounds. Anita created more beautiful Halloween cards that you can check out on her blog.

From cards with many accessories we move to this Bootifull card created by Suzanne Canon showing simple yet elegant. For the sentiment she used the Beautiful die from the “Beautiful and Amazing” set and combined this with the Fitted Ovals and Dog die sets to create the ghost. What a fabulous idea.

Karen Ostergard created a black cat perfect for Halloween using the Cat die set. For the Sentiment she used the Spooky Sentiments with the matching die from Labels 1. Karen picked the perfect Halloween paper for her background. What a great card.

Annette Green created this adorbale scarecrow card using the Scarecrow die in combination with dies from the Planner Essentials Collection. She added some branches using the Berry Branch and some little leaves from the Pumpkins set. Love the papers she picked to make this card. Annette created some easy step-by-step instructions on her blog.

Katelyn Grosart created this adorable treat box for Halloween using the Pizza Box die set. She decorated the box with the Spiderweb and the Pumpkin dies and added a sentiment from the Spooky Sentiments set. Love this idea. Make sure to check out Katelyn’s blog for instructions.

Sanna Lippert crated this beautiful Halloween card using the Trick-or-treat die in combination with the Pumpkins. Love the bright colors of this card. She added some details to the background using the Make your mark stencil. You can find step-by-step instructions on Sanna’s blog.

Last card for today is this beautiful bright colored card from Samantha Klaebe. She used the Pumpkin die in combination with the Leaf Pattern Background die. For the sentiment she used the Spooky Sentiments set. Love the added stitched details.

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