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Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Inspiration from the Design Team Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Loved

May 14, 2020

IMG_9989Hey friends!  It’s EK and I am popping in today to show you how easily you can manipulate your favorite stamps to use all year long.  Every since the Halloween Party Stamp set was released by designer Charlene, I have been absolutely in love with the kitty stamp.  It is hands down one of the cutest cats around.  However, his little bat wings make him limited in how often you can use him.  However, I am sharing today, that with a little creative stamping you can use this cutie all year long!

IMG_9971Step One:  Trim a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×5.5 inches.  Using a stamping platform add you cat stamp from Halloween Party and ink it up.  Then before stamping, wipe the ink from the kitty’s wings.  You can use any type of ink for this stamping technique.  I used Fadeout ink so I could do a little no line coloring.

IMG_9972Step Two:  Using alcohol ink color the image in.  I used copic markers.

IMG_9973It is hard to believe that this sweet little image once had little bat wings set on the body.

IMG_9975Step Three:  Using the Fitted Rounded Rectangle die set, die cut out the stamped image.  Using two of the dies from the Stitched Rounded Rectangle die set, die cut a board that is about the size of the card frame.

IMG_9976Step Four:  Using the Fitted Rounded Rectangle die set, die cut a piece of printed paper the size of the opening in the die cut boarder.

IMG_9977Step Five:  Using 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, add the die cut boarder to an A2 Card frame.  Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, add the printed paper and the stamped image, making both of center.

IMG_9990Step Six:  Stamp a sentiment from the Journaling Elements stamp set in black ink.

IMG_9992I hope you find it helpful to see how to manipulate your stamps to use them in new and interesting ways.  It is super easy and gives all your stamps a new and versatile way of using them.

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs – 

A Way With Words Cardmaking

Happy Mother’s Day

May 10, 2020

A very Happy Mother’s Day to all of the wonderful mother’s out there! To celebrate this special day, each Design Team member created a project for mom for Mother’s day.

We hope that you will enjoy these beautiful creations. Don’t forget to click on the name of each designer to visit their blog and find out more about their project.

EK Gorman – A beautiful card created by EK Gorman that will bring a smile to your mother’s face. She used the Watercolor Palette for coloring her images. A bright and colorful card!

Annette Green – A fabulous Z fold card created by Annetter Green who used the Planner Essentials 25 die set to decorate her card. Love how the planner dies can be used for so many different projects.

Katelyn GrosartKatelyn created this lovely decorated box for chocolates for Mother’s day. She used the Gable Box die to create the box and a combination of flower dies to decorate. Love the patterned papers she used as well.

Suzanne CannonSuzanne Cannon used a combination of dies from her “A Way With Words” collection to make this beauitful card. Love the 3D elements on the card and the combination of colors used. Make sure to check out Suzanne’s blog for more inspiration.

Tanja KabelTanja Kabel used the beautiful First Sights of Spring stamp and colored using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Watercolor Palette set. Love the background and the stitched detail from the Stitched Rectangle die.

Sandy Diller – Who doesn’t love this special box created by Sandy Diller? Sandy used Rainbow Bark paper to cover the box and decorated the box using the beautiful Butterfly Aperture die. For added details Sandy used a few small dots of the Transparent and Silver Craft Drops.

Karen OstergardKaren Ostergard created this colorful planner page for Mother’s day using a combination of dies from the Planner Essentials collection. Karen also used the Spring Fling and Make a Wish Stamps to decorate her page. Find out more on Karen’s blog.

Marjolijn van Elsberg – Another beautiful planner page this time created by Marjolijn. She used a combination of dies from the Planner Essentials collection as well as some stamps from our Art Journal collection. Love the brightness of this page. Marjolijn created a second page that you can view on her blog so make sure to check it out!

Diana Hua – Last but not least is this beautiful recycled keepsake box for mom using a combination of dies from the “A Way With Words” collection. Love how Diana cut the rose wreath in half to decorate both ends of the box. A perfect present for Mother’s day.

Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping Videos

Retirement cards

May 7, 2020

Hello everyone, it´s Sanna Lippert here again today with my May guest design team card tutorial. I needed two retiment cards for colleagues and wanted to use Elizabeth Craft Designs dies for creating them, because they have several that are just perfect for this occasion.

Here are the steps, on how to create this card:

Step 1: Take a white card base and die cut piece of additional carstock with Adventure Edges to create a DIY stencil. Then using the self-made stencil, apply yellow Distress Ink onto the background to create a cloud pattern.
Step 2: Die cut the waves and the palm tree scenery from white Soft Finish Cardstock using the Palm Trees and Ocean Edges die cut dies.
Step 3: Ink the various pieces with blue, yellow, green and brown Distress Ink tones.

Step 4: Adhere the inked pieces onto the card, starting with the waves. Use Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape for the bigger parts and Kids Choice Glue for the smaller pieces. Also, the tweezers are very helpful, when adhering (or inking) tiny pieces on place.
Step 5: Now add a stamped sentiment and sun onto the card. For this card I used the Beach Sentiments (the sun) and the Build Your Own Sentiments 1 clear stamp sets.
Step 6 (optional): Add some white splatterns onto the waves using white acrylic paint or like I did, pigment sticks and water.

I also created a second card using the exactly same steps, but instead of using the island, I used a sailboat die cut die. Sadly, this die cut die is discontinued, but I added links to altenative products into the supply list that would work on a retirement card as well.

I did the exact same steps, like on the first card, but instead of using the Build Your Own Sentiment 1 stamp set I replaced it with Ahoy Sentiments, because it better suited the boat theme. I hope you don´t mind me using a discontinued die cut die on this card? I tried to find you nice alternatives from the store and also did! You could use the Sailor´s Life stamp and die sets to create a fun sailboat image for this card or replace the boat with a hot air balloon – also listed in the supply list. Both these products would fit the theme of retirement and new adventures very well.

Like always, I´ve again recorded a star-to-finish video for you to watch. I hope you like it!

See you soon with another fun project share! Happy crafting!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Desings:


Other:
Distress Inks in various tones – Ranger Inc.
Ink blending tool and kraft sheet – Ranger Inc.
Scissors
Sizzix Big Shot A4
Paint Brush
Scribble Sticks – Ranger Inc.
Chalkboard black stamp ink – Hero Arts
Acrylic block for stamping


Cardmaking Joset Designs

Miss you Monkey

April 30, 2020

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this controlled shaker card with Joset’s adorable little monkey as the focal image.

Step 1: Die Cutting, Coloring and Assembly of the Focal Animal

  • cut out all the elements needed from the Monkey die set from white Soft Finish Cardstock
  • color the elements with Alcohol Markers and add extra shading with Distress Ink (Tea Dye, Ground Espresso) and a Mini Ink Blending Tool
  • add highlights with a white gel pen

Step 2: Create the Background

  • create a background on Yupo paper using Alcohol Inks (Moss, Everglades)
  • stamp some leaves from the Garden Flowers set onto that background with brown ink and heat-emboss them with clear embossing powder

Step 3: Create the Frame

  • cut out a frame from kraft cardstock using two dies from the Stitched Rectangles set
  • cut out the cloud and the grass borders using dies from the Adventure Edges set
  • add color with Distress Ink (Peeled Paint, Salty Ocean) and a Blending Brush

Step 4: Finishing the Shaker and Adding the Sentiment

  • thread some clear and green seed beads onto a green string
  • assemble the whole mechanism using double-sided foam adhesive
  • create the sentiment using the Sentiments 1 Celebrations stamp set and its matching dies

I hope you got inspired.

Stay creative.

Hugs,

Supplies

Elizabeth Craft Designs –


Monkey
white Soft Finish Cardstock
Stitched Rectangles
Adventure Edges
Garden Flowers
Sentiments 1 Celebrations and matching dies

Others –
Alcohol Markers
Distress Ink (Ground Espresso, Tea Dye, Salty Ocean, Peeled Paint)
kraft cardstock
Alcohol Ink (Moss, Everglades)
Lawn Fawn Crunchy Leaf
clear embossing powder
white gel pen

Cardmaking Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter

Have a Magical Day

April 27, 2020

Hello! Samantha here! Welcome!

I’ve wanted to create a card using this Dragon die for the longest time but could never figure out a background. Paper alone wasn’t going to give me the look I wanted so I brought out the ink pads and created my own colourful background!

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Cut out a card front using white card stock measuring: 10.5cm x 14.5cm

Step 2: Using a blending tool, blend circular spots of purple ink onto the card front.

Step 3: Using a blending tool, blend circular spots of pink ink onto the card front.

Step 4: Using a blending tool, fill in the gaps, blending yellow ink onto the card front.

Step 5 : Using the star dies – from Elegant Christmas Tree die cut a stencil from a piece of scrap white card stock.

Step 6: Use this star stencil and a blending tool to apply white pigment ink onto the card base.

Step 7: Move the stencil around, and repeat step 6 until you are happy with the amount of stars on the card front.

Step 8: Using a variety of pink card stock die cut the clouds.

NOTE: These clouds are actually from the Elizabeth Craft Designs ‘tree’ die.

Step 9: Adhere Clear Double Sided adhesive to light pink cardstock. Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (Diva). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle. Use this glitter card to die cut the wings, tail, and ears of the dragon.

Step 10: Die cut the remaining pieces of the Dragon – use a variety of shades in pink card stock.

Step 11: Assemble the dragon and adhere the pieces together. Adhere googly eyes to the dragon.

Step 12: Stamp the sentiment using embossing ink, apply white embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool. Adhere this to the card front.

Step 13: Adhere card base to an A6 card front. Embellish with sequins and a twine bow.

I loved playing around with this bokeh ink blending background technique – especially using die cut stars to create a stencil. Hopefully it inspires you to try this technique maybe even die cut your own stencil.

Happy Crafting !

Samantha

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other:

Black Card stock

Pink Card stock

Sequins

Googly Eyes

Twine

Die-Cutting Machine – Cuttlebug

Embossing Ink/White Embossing Powder/Heat tool

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Distress Oxide Ink

White Pigment Ink

Blending Tool

A Way With Words Cardmaking Soft Finish Cardstock

Shoot for the Moon

April 25, 2020

IMG_9880Hey everyone!  It’s EK, and I am popping into to share a one layered card to inspire someone right now.  I don’t know about you, but morale is a little low in my house, so I thought maybe I should make some cards to help inspire my kiddos to do their best work.  I just love how the Soar Collection stamp set by Suzanne Cannon is filled with inspirational quotes perfect to inspire anyone.

IMG_9854Step One:  Trim a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×5.5 inches.  Trim a circle out of a piece of masking tape and adhere it to the cardstock.

IMG_9855Step Two:  Blend some water reactive inks onto the Soft Finish Cardstock to create a night sky.  I used Distress Oxides in Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord, and Hickory Smoke.

IMG_9856Step Three:  Using a black water reactive ink, blend ink around the edges of the cardstock to ground the image.  I used Distress Oxide Black Soot.

IMG_9857Step Four:  Using both clean water and an iridescent spray, splatter the cardstock to create stars.

IMG_9858Step Five:  Peel off the mask to expose the moon.  Add some pale blue ink to the revealed area.  I used Distress Oxide in Tumbled Glass.

IMG_9859Step Six:  Tape the A Way With Words Flourished Frame stencil from Suzanne Cannon over the inked cardstock.

IMG_9861Step Seven:  Blend white pigment ink through the Flourished Frame stencil to create a frame around the card.

IMG_9862Step Eight:  Stamp a sentiment onto the card frame from the A Way with Words Soar Collection stamp set.  To be honest, any of the sentiments on the card would be perfect for this card, but I went with the Shoot for the moon sentiment.

IMG_9881I really love how with just a stencil, a stamp set and some ink you can create a really inspiring card.  All of Suzanne Cannon’s sentiment stamp sets are perfect to create on layered inked cards.  If you don’t have any, check out her full line.  Let us know what your favorite A Way with Words sentiment is in the comments below.  Until then, happy crafting.


Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Miss You.

April 23, 2020

Welcome to my April post! Samantha here and today I’m sharing a card using a crafty item I generally don’t use as much as I wish I could! STENCILS! … Hope you enjoy today’s card tutorial.

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Using Soft Finish Card Stock (Silver Grey) cut a card front measuring: 10.5cm x 14.5cm

Step 2: Position the stencil over the card front and secure with tape.

Step 3: Use a blending tool to blend ink onto the stencil through to the card front. Apply a generous amount.

Step 4: Use a new blending tool to blend a second ink colour onto the stencil. Apply a generous amount.

Step 5: Use a new blending tool to blend the final ink colour onto the stencil. Apply a generous amount.

Step 6: Adhere card front to an A6 card base.

Step 7: Take a piece of black cardstock and die cut the Labels 1 die. Using embossing ink stamp the sentiment – from General Sentiments clear stamp set then apply a generous amount of white embossing powder. Heat to set the embossing powder.

Step 8: Trim the sentiment and adhere using foam tape to the side of your card front.

Step 9: Embellish the card with clear sequins and a twine bow.

I’m loving this colour combination and love love love the new Elizabeth Craft Design stencils. I can’t wait to play with them all and try out some fun colour combinations!

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Elizabeth Craft Design supplies:

Others:

Black Card stock

Sequins

Twine

Die-Cutting Machine – Cuttlebug

Embossing Ink/White Embossing Powder/Heat tool

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

Washi Tape

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Distress Oxide Ink

Blending Tool

Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Inspiration from the Design Team Soft Finish Cardstock Uncategorized

Make a Wish

April 16, 2020


IMG_9810Hey Friends!  It’s EK, and last week I discovered how gorgeous coloring on Soft Finish Cardstock is with colored pencils, so today I thought I would play around with some stamps that are simply meant to be colored with this medium.  I can not be more impressed with how stunning Charlene’s stamps look colored in with my pencils.

IMG_9797Step One:  Trim a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×5.5 inches.  Stamp the sweet gal from the Make a Wish stamp set into the center of the paper.  Stamp the image again onto some masking paper (I used post-it note paper).  Trim out the image on the masking paper and add it to the stamped image

IMG_9798Step Two:  With the making paper in place, stamp other images from the stamp set over the sweet gal multiple times.

IMG_9799Here is what the cardstock looks like with the masking paper still in place.

IMG_9800Here is what the image looks like after the masking paper is lifited.

IMG_9801Step Three:  Color in the image with your colored pencils.

IMG_9802Step Four:  Trim a piece of True Green Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×5.5 and added it to an A2 cardframe with some 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step Five:  Die cut the focal image with one of the Stitched Rounded Rectangle die sets and adhere it to the True Green Soft Finish Cardstock.

IMG_9811What do you think of this medium on Soft Finish Cardstock?  Have you experiment with colored pencils on your projects?  Let us know in the comments below.  Until then, happy crafting!

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used:

Cardmaking Joset Designs Uncategorized

Shell Yeah

April 9, 2020

IMG_9730Hey Everyone!  It’s EK, and today I decided to try something I have never tried before.  I decided to try colored pencils coloring on 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.  I was worried that the 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock‘s texture would create uneven coloring, but I am not going to lie, I am absolutely in love with how the texture adds to the overall coloring effect.

Join me as I create a underwater spring themed card using colored pencils.

IMG_9712Step One:  Die cut the pieces you need from the Octopus, Seashells and Spring Basket die sets using 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.

IMG_9713Step Two:  Color the die cut pieces using your colored pencils.

IMG_9714Step Three:  Create a background for your colored die cuts.  I used Distress Oxides in Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, and Shaded Lilac plus some shimmer spray on a trimmed piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.  Attach the background to an A2 card frame using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

IMG_9715Step Four:  Using a combination of 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, Kids Choice Glue, and 3 dimensional tape, assemble the basket full of sea shells and adhere to the card frame.  Adhere the die cut Octopus onto the card, letting his legs over lap the basket.

IMG_9731Step Five:  Stamp your sentiment onto the card frame using blue ink.  I used a combination of sentiments from both the Spring Sentiments stamp set and Splish Splash Sentiments stamp set.

IMG_9732Have you ever used colored pencils on ECD’s Soft Finish Cardstock?  Did you enjoy the results as much as I did?  Let us know in the comments below.  Until then, happy crafting.


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