Hey Everyone! It’s EK, and I am popping in with a little black and white number today. It is amazing how keeping your color pallate simple, you can create a project with tons of impact. There is just something so classic about black and white, the sentiment dies from Suzanne really shine.
Step One: Trim a piece of black card stock to 4.25×5.5 inches. Layer with 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. I used my crafting surface to help up the adhesive.
Step Two: Trim off excess tape and die cut cardstock with Stitched Indented Rectangle die set.
Step Three: Peel off top adhesive paper and pour Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter over it.
Step Four: Adhere cardstock to an A2 card frame using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
Step Five: Die cut A Way With Words You Are Perfect die set twice, once in black and once in white 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step Six: Adhere the white die cut over the black die cut and adhere both to the cardstock using liquid adhesive. I used Kids Choice Glue.
Step Seven: Finally add a few Craft Drops in White to the project. I used the drops to hide my glue flaws.
I know this card is incredibly simply but I feel it is in itself just perfect. Let us know in the comments below if you like using a black and white color palette as well. Until then, happy crafting.
Karen here today. I’m sharing a couple cards that I made using Joset’s adorable animals and the gorgeous washi tape! These cards would be great for Valentine’s Day or just as a reminder to that special someone in your life that you love them.
The Monkey die is definitely one of my favorites! I cut the monkey using brown and Kraft paper and added some cheeks and ears with Copic markers and a white gel pen. His eyes and mouth are colored with a black pen. I cut the pieces of him that are “on top” with 101mm Double Sided adhesive on the cardstock to make him easier to put together.
The sentiment is from the Safari Sayings stamps and is framed with a Stitched Circles and Dotted Scallop Circles die cuts. The card base is cut with the Stitched Rounded Rectangles.
I love how just a few pieces of the Reminiscence Washi Tape adds a little interest to the card. As you can see here, I also added a couple half-pearl embellishments. The little strip of paper is a “scrap” that I had left over from the Mystical Winter Papers.
And, oh my, the Raccoon die creates such a cute card! He is cut with black paper and 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock, which I colored with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. The sentiment is also from Safari Sayings. The card background on this card is cut with the Stitched Indented Dies and framed with a piece of black cardstock. I used the beautiful Artsy Scenery Washi Tape! On this one, the scrap of paper is from the Reminiscence Book.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Craftily yours, Karen
Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs
Kraft, black and brown cardstock, Copics, distress ink, pearl and diamond dot embellishments
It’s Sandy Diller with a fun card that would be perfect for sending to a child of any age. With all that is going on in the world – an uplifting message is always welcome.
Who wouldn’t love to find this cute little hero in their mailbox?
This is a slimline card that measures 9″ X 4″. Start with cardstock that is 9″ X 8″ – scored in the center.
Using the Phone Booth die set, assemble the phone booth leaving the door open. I used my label maker to add the word telephone but the Phone Booth kit comes with a stamp that could be used.
Using the Adventure Edges, cut a section of ground, I used green to make it look like grass. Then the inside of the phone booth was added.
Using the Prince die set, cut out the pieces needed to make the prince (or super hero). I used white Soft Finish Cardstock but you could easily use colored cardstock. I added all the colors I wanted using markers.
I trimmed off the bottom portion of the jacket and joined the two pieces together using a piece of scrap paper on the back. Trim off all the “fluffy parts” making a smooth line as shown with the arrows below.
Assemble the parts as shown above.
Add the cape and head – your super hero is ready to go on the card. I colored the inside of the cape with a darker red to make it appear to be shadowed.
Hey everyone, it’s EK and today I am starting my quest to finish my vantines for those that I love. So one of the things I think the most difficult is crafting something for teenage boys. I can create for my husband with ease, and my daughters in a snap of the finger…but my teenage son, well that is a whole different story. Today I thought I would tackle a valentine for my son using Joset’s Peek-A-Boo Love Set dies to help me.
Step One: Die cut the door flap from the Peek-A-Boo Love Set die set onto an A2 card frame so the flap opens on the right.
Step Two: Using ink, blend the edges of the card frame. I used Pumice Stone Distress Oxide.
Step Three: Using yupo paper and alcohol inks, create a background. I went with blue tones trying to avoid the stereotypical valentine colors and create a more masculine feel.
Step Four: Trim the yupo paper, and add some 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive to the back of the paper and adhere it inside the card frame.
Step Five: Add both 10mm and 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive to the top inside boarder of the card frame and seal the card shut.
Step Six: Using two different inks, stamp a sentiment onto the flap from the Bear Hugs stamp set. I used Brick Red Distress Oxide for the ‘XOXO’ and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide for the ‘Hugs & Kisses’.
Step Seven: Die cut accessories from the Peek-A-Boo Love Set die set out of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock and color them. I used copics.
Step Eight: Using liquid adhesive adhere the key to the front of the flap. I used Kids Choice Glue.
Step Nine: Adhere the other accessory pieces inside the card.
Step Ten: Stamp a sentiment inside the card from the Bear Hugs stamp set. I used StazOn ink over the alcohol ink.
Step Eleven: Finally spray the face of the card with a shimmer spray to give it a little flair.
I’m not certain this is quite masculine enough to keep my kid from rolling his eyes, but he will think the flap is pretty cool. He likes when my cards function in a none traditional way.
Do you make your family valentines? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.
Hello and Happy New Year 2021! It´s Sanna here again with my January project share. I wanted to create a winter themed greeting card for this month and used the cute Jack Frost die by Joset with Planner Essentials Christmas Figures tree die to create the winter scene.
Here are the steps to the card:
Step 1: Die cut a strip of white paper with Adventure Edges to create a DIY stencil from paper. Use it to ink the background could pattern onto a white card base. Step 2: Apply a Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet onto a piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock and die cut the tree from Planner Essentials 34 Christmas Figures die set. Make sure the adhesive is on the backside when die cutting the whole tree, but pointing towards you when die cutting the filigrane tree die piece. You will need the adhesive on top of be able to add glitter later. Step 3: Now die cut the Snowflake from white Soft Finish Cardstock (also add an adhesive sheet on the back here too for easier adhering). Also die cut a few snowflakes using the Snow Globe die set, but this time again make sure the adhesive is on top.
Step 4: Using Distress Inks, apply color to the tree and the snowman parts. I used tones: Gathered Twigs, Old Paper, Black Soot, Evergreen Bough, Salty Ocean and Spiced Marmalade. Step 5: Apply Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter onto the filigrane tree piece as well as the snowflakes.
Step 6: Adhere the green inked tree onto the card base and attach the filigrane, glittered tree piece on top. Now build the snowman together and adhere all pieces on place. Step 7: Now use the For You stamp set by Sue Smith in combination with Joset´s Winter Sentiments to create the sentiment: “Winter Wishes” and stamp that onto the bottom of the card with black stamp ink. Apply the glittered snowflakes onto the background and the card is done.
I´ve again recorded a start-to-finish video for you to watch. I hope it gives you an even better idea on each and every step of this card.
I hope you enjoy this little card tutorial and get inspired to create fun wintery cards yourself! Wishing you all a nice January!!
Happy crafting, xxx, Sanna
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Other: Sizzix Big Shot A4 Distress Inks – Ranger Inc. Ink blending tool Black stamp ink – Hero Arts Kraft sheet, Acrylic block Black pen – Faber-Castell
Karen here today, sharing a couple cards I made using Silk Microfine Glitter and the templates that are part of the Art Journal Collection. I also used some of the pretty papers and dies that are available here at Elizabeth Craft Designs. Now that Christmas is over, I thought I’d create a couple cards for Valentine’s Day!
LoVe the sweet Honey Bear die! He’s the cutest! I colored him with Distress Inks in Tea Dye and Antique Linen and a couple Copic markers. The Scalloped Heart die has a Fitted Heart Cut out of the center and is cut from Kraft cardstock. I then covered it with 101mm Double Sided Adhesive and used a stencil from the Pattern Stencil Pack. (The stencil really sticks – so do this with some caution!) With the stencil in place, I put down some Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and then CAREFULLY removed the stencil and put down Antique Silver. Here’s a close-up of that pretty glitter.
The sentiment is from the Bear Hugs set and is cut with a Stitched Circle Die. The background paper is from the Reminiscence Book.
The next card used the Florals of Winter dies. The “edge” die is covered with Silk Microfine Glitter in Cool Diamond (with White Soft Finish Cardstock – 90 lb) and Silver using a different stencil. The flowers are also from the Florals of Winter dies and are painted with the ECD Watercolors. Again, the sentiment is from Bear Hugs and is cut with the Diagonal Stitched Fishtails die. The background paper is from the Mystical Winter Collection.
Hey Friends! It’s EK and I am back with a few mixed media cards. The holidays may be over, but it is time to send out thank you notes to all those who blessed us with their kindness. So today, I pulled out my gel plate and several of Ilse and Charlene’s stencils and stamps to create these thank you cards.
Step One: Using a gel plate, brayer, and some paint in tones of beige, prep the plate. I used Distress Paint in Antique Linen and Vintage Photo.
Step Two: Lay the Dot Dot Dot… stencil over the beige ink. I was able to make four prints from this process. The first is the cleaning of the brayer, the second is cleaning off the stencil, the third is a piece of paper laid on both the plate and stencil and the fourth is the paint left on the plate after the stencil was lifted.
Step Three: Repeat step one and two this time using green paint and the Waves stencil. I used Shabby Shutters and Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint.
Each piece of 5.5×8.5 inch piece of cardstock was treated with the exact same techniques as the first time.
Step Four: Repeat steps one and two with red paint and the Dot Dot Dot… stencil again. I used Festive Berries and Abandoned Coral Distress Paint.
Step Five: Die cut two of the prints with the Stitched Hexagons die set.
Step Six: Die cut the second two prints with the Stitched Rounded Rectangle die set.
Step Seven: Using the left over prints, stamp the sentiment from the Journaling Elements stamp set in black water resistant ink.
Step Eight: Die cut the sentiment with the Fitted Fishtails die set. The tails will be trimmed off, but the shape and size were perfect for the sentiment.
Step Nine: Prepare two more prints using the Make Your Mark stencil. I used Bundled Sage and Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint.
Step Ten: Stamp four times some holly from the Oh the Joy of Christmas stamp set.
Step Eleven: Add red liquid coloring to the boys. I used Distress Stain in Fired Brick.
Step Twelve: Fussy cut out the holly.
Step Thirteen: Prepare four A2 card frames. Blend ink around the edges of the card frames. I used Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxides. Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the die cut prints onto the card frames.
Step Fourteen: Stamp an image of a girl onto the prints. I used the Funky Chicks stamp set.
Step Fifteen: Using a liquid adhesive, adhere the fussy cut holly to the card frame. I used Kids Choice Glue.
Step Sixteen: Using three dimensional tape add the print with the sentiment to the card frame.
Step Seventeen: Add some liquid color to the eyes and lips of the stamped girl. I used Peeled Paint and Fired Brick Distress Stains. Add a highlight of white to the eyes.
Do you create mixed media cards with both stencils and stamps? What are your favorite to use? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, Happy Crafting.
Hello! Welcome – Samantha here. With Christmas done for another year I wanted to share a card that stretches the use of Christmas themed dies. I’ve partnered the Jack Frost die with Cute Winter Sentiment stamp to create this fun general card perfect for any time of the year.
Step 1: Create a card front using light blue card (Card Measurement: 10.5cm x 14.5cm).
Step 2: Using white soft finish card die cut the snowy ground using Adventure Edges dies. Adhere these to the card as shown below.
Step 3: Using a different shade of light blue die cut the three snowflakes from the Snow Globe die – adhere these to the card.
Step 4: (Optional) Add machine stitched details.
Step 5: Die cut all the Jack Frost pieces and assemble him onto the card front.
TIP: I enjoy adding texture to a card – using felt material was an great way to make Jack Frost look and feel like a fluffy snowman and it die cut perfectly with Elizabeth Craft Design dies.
Step 6: Stamp the sentiment, trim and using foam tape adhere it to the card front.
Step 7: Adhere the googly eyes. Die cut additional Jack Frost buttons to use as snow drops on your background.
Step 8: Embellish with some sequins, and a twine bow. Switch out the die cut Jack Frost paper buttons for some gems/enamel dots to add additional interest to the card.
Step 9: Adhere card front to an A6 card base.
Thank you for stopping by – I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that you get some time during the holiday season to continue using these beautiful Christmas themed dies for some not so Christmassy cards.
Christmas may be over, but that doesn’t mean the need for a few more holiday thank you cards is done. Today I have whipped up four holiday thank notes for family members who thought of us this year.
Step One: Using Elizabeth Craft Designs Watercolor Palette, lay down a layer of color onto some watercolor paper. Each color spot has two or three different colors to create the spot.
Step Two: Die cut the color spots using both A Way With Words Flourished Christmas Minis and Flourished Christmas Minis 2.
Step Three: Using 90lb Soft Finished Cardstock, die cut A Way With Words Family four times.
Step Four: Trim a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×5.5 inches to create four backgrounds of the cards. Blend Distress Oxides around the edges using the darkest on the outside and going lighter to the the middle. I used Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire and Speckled Egg.
Step Five: Repeat four each of the four backgrounds.
Step Six: Spray and splatter the cardstock with a silver shimmer spray.
Step Seven: Die cut the four background pieces with the Stitched Rounded Rectangle die set.
Step Eight: Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the background to an A2 card frame.
Step Nine: Using a stamping platform, add the sentiments to the four card frames. I used both the Love & Hearts Collection stamp set and the Build Your Own Sentiments 1 stamp set.
Step Ten: Using Kids Choice Glue, adhere both the Family die cut and Minis to the four card frames.
Step Eleven: Add little heart flourishes from the Love & Hearts Collection stamp set to the four cards.
Step Twelve: Add Metallic Silver Craft drops to the four cards.
I love how each of these cards came out, looking a lot like winter with just a touch of the lingering holidays.
Do you Send Holiday thank you cards? What do you put as the focus image on them? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.
And then Christmas is really coming and….. You really still need to send some Christmas cards. I always try to make a different card for everyone, personal, with a joke, beautiful, classic or with a light. But every year I’m short of cards. How nice it is if you can still make nice homemade cards in a bit of pace. Like this one, for example.
Still nice and pretty quick made.
I made 6 in a short time, and I’ll show you how I did it.
So a mini-workshop.
These are the products I used.
Step 1: Cut 6 pieces of white soft finish cardstock measuring 9.5 x 13.8 cm.
Step 2: Sprinkle some color burst on each. A tiny bit is more than enough.
Step 3: Spray some water on it and let it dry or dry it with the heat tool.
You can also create a background with the Watercolor palette from E.C.D.
Step 4: Give the edges a tan. I used distress ink crackling campfire. Stick it on a blank card of 10.5 x 14.8 cm or fold half a A4 sheet double. Give that a touch of color too.
Step 5: Cut a reindeer head from white soft finish cardstock and color it with distress ink (Crackling campfire or color of choice). Then sprinkle some Glaze embossing powder over top.
Step 6: Die cut Merry Christmas from white cardstock backed with clear double sided adhesive tape. Die cut on the side where the tape is so you get a slice on the right side. Carefully remove the backing of the tape and sprinkle silk microfine glitter over the words. I used Forest green. Polish your glitter with your finger and brush of any access.
Step 7: Adhere the reindeer head and the words on the front using glue and your card is done.
Good luck with your last Christmas cards this year!
I wish you a beautiful Christmas time and all the best for 2021.