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Monster-fied Critters

August 12, 2022

Hi, Karen here today. For today’s post, I decided to “monster-fy” a couple of Joset’s other critters. I made the funniest dog and a very unusual elephant as the centerpieces for some fun cards.

First up, I used the Dog die set to create this funny little critter. The face is from the Monster 2 set. I put the head with the eyes, nose, ears and body from the Dog. I love how silly he looks. I used Kraft cardstock for most of the pieces (except the eyes and teeth which are 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock. The dog is framed by a Stitched Circle Die. Using 101mm behind pieces like the eyes before diecutting makes them so easy to adhere.

The face, ears, legs and body are edged with a tiny bit of Tea Dye Distress Ink. The collar is colored with a Copic Marker as is the tag and eyes.

I used all of the pieces of the Elephant die except I turned the body sideways to make him unusually skinny. haha I also used the head and horns from the Monster 1 die set.

I cut most of the pieces with very light grey cardstock and edged them with a bit of Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. The ears are cut from 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock and are colored with Kitsch Flamingo Distress Ink. The eyes and ears are cut using 101mm Double Sided Adhesive to make them easy to put together! I used the Monster Hugs stamps on both cards.

Thank you for stopping by!

Craftily yours, Karen

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Kraft and Grey cardstocks, inks

Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs

Happy Birthday Flip Card

August 4, 2022

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. If you struggle with Interactive Cards then the new Birthday Flip Card Dies will surprise you with how easy it is to put together. Below you will find the steps to create your own card.

Step 1 – Diecut Birthday Flip Card (Base Solid) using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Fold all the score lines where the diecut scored. You now have your base card.

Step 2 – Diecut Birthday Flip Card (Top and Bottom Shapes) using Patterned Paper of your choice. This is a great way to use up your stash. I added a little shading to the edges of the Patterned Paper then adhered to top and bottom of card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 3 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 4″ x 2 3/4″ and apply Ink of your choice using a Blender Brush. I used a Soft Green and Blue Ink. Diecut Birthday Flip Card (Panel). I saved the “Happy Birthday” diecuts for another time and adhered the panel to the front of the card using Kid’s Choice Glue.

Step 4 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 3 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ and apply Ink of your choice using a Blender Brush. I used a Soft Green and Blue Ink. Adhere to inside of card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 5 – Diecut Monster 3 using White Soft Finish Cardstock (or if you prefer coloured Cardstock). Color using medium of your choice. I used Inks. Assemble and adhere to inside of card using Kid’s Choice Glue.

Step 6 – Diecut Party Time (Party Horn) using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Color in using any medium of your choice. I used Copic Markers. Adhere to card using Kid’s Choice Glue making sure to slid into the opening of the mouth.

This card will be sure to make any child excited. Or adults, lol. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

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Cardmaking Joset Designs

My Eyes on You

July 15, 2022

Karen here with a super fun creation using dies from the new monster designs by Joset. These monsters are SO fun, and the sentiments to go with them are just perfect!

I die cut the Birthday Flip Card from 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock. The die cuts and scores in all the right places to make the rest of the card so easy to make. The green flower cardstock are also cut with dies that are part of the set, and I just taped them to some pink cardstock and fussy cut a tiny edge.

All of the eyes are different eyes from the monsters. I cut them with 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock and colored the “black” in with a very dark grey copic. To make them easy to apply, I cut them all out with 101mm Double Sided Adhesive. I sometimes added a white or black gel pen dot to the middles of the eyes.

on the inside of the flip, I put one of the Monster 1s. How cute is he? The sentiment from the new Monster Hugs set, I thought, was perfect with this card!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

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Patterned and solid cardstock, inks, Copic

Beautiful Blooms Beautiful Blooms Cardmaking Paper Flowers Paper flowers

Happy Days

July 13, 2022

Hello friends and welcome back to the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog. Today, I am sharing a a card using Florals 11 as my flowers for this gorgeous card. 

Coloring the florals from the center out this time using Victorian Velvet Distress Ink and setting stamens from Dress my Craft in the center. 

I wanted to add some stamped leaves in there and used the Kindness Stamp and Die and stamped out some leaves and the dandelion looking image using peeled paint, die cut them and just left them white, what a great detail and layer they add to this card, don’t you think?

The stitched circle, i backed with acetate and cut the intricate die from The Book out twice, cutting off the outside edges and lining the two die cuts up to fill the circle which worked perfectly. 

I decided i wanted even more detail and used the vine from the Strawberry set, colored with with Peeled paint Distress ink and i gave the tip a bit of shaping. 
Once i was all done, i decided to tone the color down a bit by using a bit of snow paste and white acrylic splatters. 

Thank you for dropping by today, I hope i have inspired you to create some florals. Until Next Time, Happy Scrapping!

Cardmaking Fantasy Flowers Joset Designs

Inky Fun

June 3, 2022

Karen here today. I’m sharing a couple cards I made today using two of the fun product lines available here at Elizabeth Craft Designs. In both, I created a simple and easy inky background. In one, I added one of the critters available in the Joset’s Designs line as a Christmas card. in the other, I created a birthday card using a die from Anita’s Floral line.

This first card is a fun, quick Christmas Card. Below, I posted a picture of the inks that I used. They glide so smoothly on the 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock that I used. So pretty. I created the Penguin using black cardstock and more of the Soft Finish Cardstock and put him on a Stitched and Fitted Circle. For the penguin feet and nose, I used an orange Copic, and I used the same ink on the background as I did for the hat. The sentiment is from the Cute Winter Sentiments set.

Another simple and yet elegant card – I love the colors on this card. I kept the Fern die cut white as I felt it really helped the background colors to pop. The sentiment is from the Smell the Flowers set.

Again, the blending on this beautiful Soft Finish Cardstock is so good and effortless. Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to check out all of the amazing products.

Craftily yours, Karen

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Inks, black cardstock, lace, pearl dots

Art Journal Collection Cardmaking

Mixed Media Art Journal Card

May 28, 2022

Hi friends…Michelle here with a card that is full of amazing texture that uses some fabulous products from the Art Journal Collection. I just love getting my fingers a bit messy sometimes!

To begin I took a piece of mixed media paper and applied a layer of Distress Crackle paste. I didn’t apply it completely even as I wanted some of the areas to be a bit thicker, as the thicker the paste is applied, the bigger the cracks you will get. This was then set that aside to dry. Once it started to crackle, I helped it along by hitting it with my heat embossing tool to speed up the process abit.

Once the texture was dry, I used 3 of the foliage dies from the Solstice Pocket Die Set and Flower Bouquet and cut them out. I added some pigment powders to them in shades of green and pink and then spritzed with water. I love how the colours sink into the the cracks from the texture paste. I had a small area that the paste came off of one of the leaves, but it just added a bit more texture to it.

Next I took a piece of watercolour paper cut to 4.25″x5.5″ and started to add a random light wash of watercolour 24 Pan Watercolour Pan concentrating on the right side of the paper. I applied this in layers, starting very light and then going in a bit deeper, to bring layers and some depth to it.

When the first 2 layers of watercolour was dry, I used the Make Your Mark Stencil and added added some glass paste over the hexagon section to the watercoloured area. This paste dries clear and has little microbeads in it. So not only does it add the usual texture as it is a paste, but it also adds that extra layer from the microbeads. This was then set aside to dry.

I stamped the sentiment in black ink from the Prosperity Stamp set, cut it out with the coordinating die and cut it out 2 more times, without stamping it. This will help to add some dimension to the sentiment and also a bit of stability too.

To finish it off I used the torn edge from the Journal Edges 2 on the left side. I also added a bit more watercolour over the stencilled area to define it more and add even more layers of depth to it and then finished it with some paint flecks using a black gouache.

It was added to a black top folding A2 cardbase using a black craft foam. I layered the 3 floral/greenery diecuts and added adhered parts of it using a liquid adhesive and left some of them without adhesive, to add more dimension to it. I added the sentiment using small foam squares that I cut into thirds to try and hide behind the small areas and then added a few black pearls to complete it.

I absolutely love how this came together! The foliage dies are just perfect….and exactly what I’ve been searching for for awhile now. And how fab is the torn edge die! It gives that perfect torn edge look to it and we all know how hard it is to get a nice looking torn edge! The Art Journal Collection can be used for much more than just for art journals. Many of the elements as you can see above, work brilliantly for cards as well and I am sure they would be just as perfect for scrapbook pages.

I hope that this helps to inspire you to step out of that crafty box and use products for more then just 1 way.

Thanks for stopping by today and I wish you all the most wonderful and crafty day!

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Cardmaking Joset Designs

Is it Christmas Yet?

May 20, 2022

Karen here. I love doing holiday cards, and the best dies for holiday cards are here at Elizabeth Craft Designs. Is May too soon to start making our holiday projects? I think not!

I used the adorable Winter Bird in this card along with a sentiment from the Cute Winter Sentiments to create this card. The branch is colored with a brown Copic marker, and the legs and beak are colored with an orange Copic. The bird has distress inks in Festive Berries, Salty Ocean, and Tumbled Glass. I added some punched silvery stars and half beeds for some extra interest. How cute is that birdie??

For this card, I used the Hay Ride dies to create the fun Christmas Cart and added tress and presents from the Sleigh dies! I cut the pieces of this one in colored cardstock. Again, I used the Cute Winter Sentiments. In both cards, the card front is cut with a Stitched Rectangle die using 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

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Inks, cardstock, pearls, silver paper

Cardmaking Paper Flowers Paper flowers Soft Finish Cardstock

Happy Birthday

May 18, 2022

Good Morning Friends today i have a card to share with you designed using the Volume 4 Florals Release using Florals 15. 

Cutting the florals out using Soft finished cardstock, i colored them with saltwater Taffy Distress ink and the leaves with Peeled Paint

Shaping them using my shaping mat, i added some stamens to the center.  Then lightly added some snow paste on top to add more detail.

To create the dress i took a 5.75 x 12 inch piece of patterned paper and scored every 1/2 inch. Making sure to fold so that the ends were able to be folded inward. I free hand drew the top of the dress to create a tank style top and wrapped gold thread and colored seam binding to coordinate with the card. 

Thank you for dropping by today, I hope i have inspired you to create some dress cards of your own.






				
					
				
		
				
												
	
Cardmaking Joset Designs Paper Flowers

Hippos, Monkeys and Florals

May 6, 2022

Karen here today. I love mixing the different collections from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Somehow, the very different styles of the designers all fits together. Today, I mixed up a couple of Joset’s characters with a floral from Anita. I love the result in these multi-purpose cards (that I plan to use for Momma’s Day!).

I used the Florals 18 on both of my cards cut with 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock. On this card, I colored the flower with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide with some Rustic Wilderness for the stem. The hippo is cut from a light grey cardstock and I added just a touch of Hickory Smoke to the edges with a wee bit of Kitsch Flamingo for the cheeks. The inner part of the ears and the eyes are colored with Copic markers. I loved that fun inky looking paper so much that I just had to make a second card.

And so I just had to make a monkey. He is cut with brown and kraft cardstock with just a wee touch of Kitsch Flamingo for the cheeks. I colored this flower with Wilted Violet. I added a twine bow just to add a bit of texture.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

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Plain and patterned cardstock, gems, twine, inks

Beautiful Blooms Cardmaking Joset Designs Paper flowers Soft Finish Cardstock

Mini Book with Desert Blooms

May 4, 2022

Good Morning friends, it is Karan Gerber here to share a mini book project with you. This is designed using Florals 17 as well as the Mini Book Die.

I die cut the florals and leaves out on the Soft Finish cardstock then colored front and back with rusty hinge distress ink and dabbed a bit of vintage photo on the tips to add some depth.

I shaped them with my stylus and mat and curled them into this shape, I hot glued them together and then added a bit more shape to them and inserted stamens. They remind me of small desert flowers I have seen in the Grand Canyon. 

To add a bit of detail to the box, i splattered watered down acrylic paint and some ancient gold coin paint. I decided to go on the center of the leaves with a thin paint brush with gold coin paint. 
I then added some art stones to add even more detail and dimension. 

I love how this little project turned out and hope you give this a try. 

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