Step 1: Stamp the flower outline and sentiment using black ink. Colour in the floral using your choice of alcohol markers. Use a stamp positioner if necessary, to ensure a good and clean impression.
Step 2: Cut out the sentiment and the flower using the coordinating dies either before or after you colour in the image. Without stamping the image, diecut 2 more of the flower, as these will be used to stack the 3 together for dimension.
Step 3 – Colour in the flower image using your choice of alcohol markers and add small dots to the coloured image using a white gel pen.
Step 4 – Place your chosen stencil (I used the Grid Pattern from the Earth Patterns Stencil Pack) and start to lightly and randomly ink blend over the stencil on a piece of white cardstock cut to 3.75″x5″.
Step 5 – Cut a random strip of black and white patterned paper and adhere to the left side of your stencilled cardstock and trim off any excess. Adhere 3 the flower diecuts together using a liquid adhesive and add foam adhesive to the back of the sentiment. Adhere all to your A2 cardbase using white craft foam.
I hope this has helped to inspire you and I wish you all a wonderful and craft day,
Hello friends, it’s Sandy Diller here today with a fun little card using the adorable Gnomes out for a Joy ride. I hope Santa doesn’t see them because he would put them on the naughty list for sure. I have to giggle each time I look at these little guys.
This is a 5″ X 7″ easel card so the base is 7″ X 10″ with a score in the center. Then another score line was added in the center of the card front so it can fold. Color was added to a third panel and then cut out using the Dotted Background die. The snowdrift was cut using the Long Adventure Edges and the added below the blue panel.
The panel with the snowdrift and sky were added to another white panel and then added to the card base – gluing only to the bottom portion of the front panel (below the fold).
The Jeep was cut and assembled. Using dies from the Train Cart set, lights were added. I cut the light strings from black and then added lights from white Soft Finish Cardstock that were colored with markers. The wreath is from the Reindeer die set and then decorated with Craft Dots. A bow was added just for fun. You can use any bow in your collection.
I just love these adorable gnomes so cut out 4 using different colors for their hats. For the driver I cut the steering wheel in half to make it appear that his beard was flying around the wheel. His hat was creased backward to make it look like it’s blowing in the wind.
For the gnome driving the jeep I cut the hands from the die set and then cut the finger off making a rounded hand to hold the wheel. A little pink ink was added to the hands
A greeting was stamped on a panel with another snowbank. A crease was added near the top to hold the front panel open. This panel was added to the inside panel of the card and attached only to the crease line. This card stands for display and is so much fun but it also folds flat for mailing.
Now the only thing left is to add the little details like the gifts falling from the jeep and the strings of lights.
Wishing all of you a most joyous holiday season and a happy new year,
Hello everyone! It´s Sanna here again with my December card tutorial. I find that sparkly cards during the holiday season are the best choice – always. Therefore I have created a set of six card with the same basic idea today, just modifying the technique from one set to another just a little bit.
For the first card I used the Classic Christmas Special Kit and started with the background die. I applied Sea Glass and Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to the background and then moved on to the creating the baubles.
On the baubles I used Violet, Diva and and Bright Grape Silk Microfine Glitter in combination with Yellow. I finished the baubles with Pewter bits. After finishing the baubles I added a stamped sentiment to the card using the stamp set that comes with the Classic Christmas Special Kit. For additinal decor and texture I added some Craft Drops to the baubles.
For my second card set I used the same idea, but applied all the glitter layers directly to a sheet of Clear Double Sided Adhesive and started with Spring Peridot tone for the background. Then I applied Bright Cranberry, Peony Pink, Copper Rose and Cool Diamond tones to the baubles one after another. First doing the red layers and then adding the white tone. I stamped and fussy cut the sentiment to the card and finished everything with Craft Drops again.
While I was at it, I did a blue-red-white-silver-toned card too. It´s all the same steps, just different glitter tones.
For my last set of three cards I used the same basic idea, but on a smaller piece of paper only creating one bauble per card. I changed the glitter tones on each card to create variation and die cut the bauble with the Dotted Scalloped Circle die. These are more clean and simple in style and much faster to finish, so they are easy to do in series. The sentiment is directly stamped onto the card base with black ink.
Here are a few more in single bauble ones in various colours. I also added plenty of Craft Drops to each of these cards to bring some contrast to them and to make the images pop even more.
To give you a better idea on how I made these cards, I´ve recorded a quite a long video. Hope you get inspired and play some with Silk Microfine Glitter and the Classic Christmas Special Kit. They truly are a perfect match!
As this will be my very last guest design team post, I would like to thank Els, Joset and the whole team for having me! It´s been truly a pleasure being part of the Elizabeth Craft Designs family for so many years. I´ve enjoyed every bit of it and will continue using their products in the future too. I hope to have inspired you all throught the years. If you want to see what I´ll be upto in the future, you can follow my blog and YouTube channel.
Wishing everyone a peaceful and lovely Holiday Season and thanks for a great time!! xxx, Sanna
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Sizzix Big Shot A4 die cutting machine White card bases Hero Arts black stamp ink Ranger Distress Oxide Iced Spruce Acrylic blocks for stamping
Hey Friends! It’s EK and today I am popping in with some festive holiday gift tags using the new Sonia and Diane stamps and dies. These make a perfect decoration for any gift under the tree.
Step One: Add a sheet of Clear Double Sided Adhesive to the back of a piece of Watercolor Paper.
Step Two: Using a water proof ink, stamp both the floral deer from the Prosperity stamp set and the cardinal from the Peace stamp set onto the watercolor paper.
Step Three: Watercolor the images loosely. I used a combination of Distress Spray Stain and shimmer sprays to watercolor. Let dry.
Step Four: Die cut the images with the coordinating Prosperity and Peace die sets. Die cut a second cut out of 110lb Soft Finish Cardstock. Peel off the backing of the Clear Double Sided Adhesive sheet and adhere the watercolored die cut to the heavy cardstock die cut.
Step Five: Hole punch a hole into each of the assembled die cuts. Add a holiday ribbon to both to create the tag.
Step Six: Stamp sentiments onto heavy cardstock using the Noel stamp set. I stamped the sentiment in Pine Needle Distress Oxide.
Step Seven: Die cut the sentiments using the coordinating Noel die sets.
Step Eight: Using foam tape adhere the sentiments to the tag.
Step Nine: To finish the tags add Craft Drops in Pearl Rose.
What do you think? Is this a craft you think you could make for your holiday gift? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.
Hey Friends! It’s Ek, and today I am totally embracing all things fall. I am not gonna lie, my favorite two holidays to craft for are Halloween and Christmas, but Thanksgiving is hands down my actual most favorite calendar holiday. The idea of stoping and joining hands with the people you love and giving thanks for all that you have is something that each year always makes my heart warm. But crafting for this holiday has not always been easy. However, with the release of Joset’s die collection this fall, creating for my favorite holiday has gotten so much easier. Today I am playing with the Turkey die set, and falling right into autumn.
Step One: Die set the Turkey die set from 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step Two: Using Distress Ink, blend color onto the Turkey body parts. I used Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo.
Step Three: Blend ink over the leaves and the rest of the Turkey accessories. I used Black Soot, Barn Door, Crackling Campfire, Ripe Persimmon, Scattered Straw, Shabby Shutters, and Peeled Paint.
Step Four: Using a liquid adhesive, such as Kids Choice Glue, adhere the Turkey pieces together.
Step Five: Using a black and white gel pen, fill in the eyes and add highlights.
Step Six: Die cut a background out of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock. Splatter Distress Ink in the colors of the leaves onto the background die cut. Using a piece of printed paper, such as one found in the Worn Wood paper collection, die cut it with the Stitched Rounded Square die set. Adhere both the background and the square die cut to a 6×6 inch card frame using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
Step Seven: Using a liquid adhesive, such as Kids Choice Glue, adhere the Turkey to the card frame.
Step Eight: Adhere the leaves around the Turkey with a liquid adhesive. Add a sentiment to the card by stamping fall themed sentiment from the Autumn Words stamp set. Finally add some Craft Drops to the card by adding fall colored Drops in Pearl Olive, Pearl Rose, and Metallic Gold.
I am so happy to have some crafting supplies that coordinate with Thanksgiving.
Let us know in the comments below what your favorite holiday is. Until then, happy crafting.
Hey Friends! It’s EK, and I am popping in today with a fun Halloween card. There is nothing easier than getting ready for the spooky with the festive Ilse and Charlene stamp set Halloween Party.
Step One: On a piece of trimmed 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock, stamp the cat image from the Halloween Party stamp set in the middle of the page using alcohol friendly ink. Add a piece of masking tape over the stamped image. Stamp other images onto the cardstock to finish the scene.
Step Two: Using an alcohol friendly ink pen, draw a simple line to ground the scene so that the cat and pumpkins look like they are on a table and the witch is standing behind it.
Step Three: Using alcohol markers, color the scene. I used my copics.
Step Four: Fill in the negative space with stencil work. I used the Pattern Stencil Pack and Distress Oxide in Crushed Olive. Add more ink around the edges of the card removing the white sections.
Step Five: Add some Craft Drops around the sentiment. I used both Pearl Olive and Metallic Gold.
I hope today’s project is making your as excited about Halloween as I am. Make sure you pop over to the store and pick up this stamp set before it is gone since at the moment you can acquire it at an amazing sale price.
Do you like crafting for Halloween. Let me know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.
Hey Friends! It’s EK and today I am sneaking in with a card sharing on of the new Beautiful Blooms flowers stamp sets, Friendship. I created this super simple card, knowing it looks anything by simple.
Step One: Using a piece of trimmed 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock, add masking tape to create your panel.
Step Two: Blend ink into the panel. I used Speckled Egg Distress Oxide.
Step Three: Hand stamp floral images from the Friendship stamp set into the panel in a slightly darker ink. I used Stormy Sky Distress Oxide.
Step Four: Using smaller filler stamps from the Friendship stamp set, hand stamp in the rest of the negative space.
Step Five: Peel off masking tape to reveal crisp clean lines. Add a sentiment from the stamp set in the same ink color you stamped the flowers.
Step Six: Die cut the panel using the Fitted Rounded Rectangle die set.
Step Seven: Finish the sentiment by stamping a large sentiment and small one from the Words & Layers stamp set in black ink.
Step Eight: Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, add the panel cardstock to a piece of trimmed black cardstock. Add both to an A2 card frame.
Step Nine: Finish the card using Transparent Crystal Craft Drops to make a few dew drops.
I just love the clean lines of this card. It is perfect any time card for that friend who needs to know you are there, either in the good times or bad.
Let us know in the comments below what you would use this card for. Until then, happy crafting.
Hello everyone and happy Saturday! It´s Sanna Lippert here again today with my September guest design team card project share. Who does not love some sparkle in their holiday cards? Well I sure do! Thus, for today´s project I used the gorgeous new Holiday dies by Joset and created two cards. Here they are:
Here is how I created the card(s):
Step 1: Take the slimline background die and die cut a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive with it. Then remove the negative pieces.
Step 2: Next die cut a second – plain piece – of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet in the same size like the slimline background die.
Step 3: Take a slimline card base and adhere the solid adhesive piece onto the card and carefully remove the protective layer without touching it with your fingers.
Step 4: Now place the die cut background adhesive piece on top of the first layer of adhesive, but leave the protective cover on for now.
Step 5: Pick three colours of blue-toned Silk Microfine Glitter and pour them onto the adhesive areas creating an ombré look with the colours. Wipe any residue off with a brush and polish the layer with your finger.
Step 6: Now remove the slimline background die cut piece´s protective cover and pour Silverado Silk Microfine Glitter onto the adhesive areas. Again remove any residue glitter with a brush and then polish the layer with your finger. Also save the protective cover pieces for later – you will need the for the second card.
Step 7: Stamp a sentiment onto a whipe piece of paper with two blue tones of Distress Oxide inks and then die cut it using the Fitted Circles die cut dies. Decorate with inked banners if you want. For finishing touches add a few Craft Drops to the card.
Now use the leftover protective cover from the slimline background die to create a fun, second card.
Here are the steps you need to do:
Step 1: Ink a slimline card base using two light shades of Distress Oxide blues. Then place the protective cover leftover piece on top of the inked card. Use painters tape or washi tape to hold the pieces on place while inking. Then add a darker blue shade of Distress Oxide thru the DIY stencil.
Step 2: Die cut snowflakes from a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet and adhere them onto the inked slimline card base. Pour Pewter Silk Microfine Glitter onto the adhesive stars and polish into place. Then stamp a stentiment onto carstock and die cut with banners if you want to. Adhere on place. Decorate the edges with “faux stitching” using a white gel pen. How fast and easy you can make this second card from leftover pieces of the first one!
Here are some close-ups of the finished cards. If you want to purchase the here featured Christmas special die and stamp kit, ask your local craft store or wait until it will be available at the online store. I truly adore this kit and cannot wait to create more Holiday cards with it!
I hope you enjoyed this card set tutorial! See you again next month with another card idea. xxx, Sanna
Elizabeth Craft Desings:
Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger Inc. Blending Brush Sizzix Big Shot A4 die cutting machine Signo uni-ball white gel pen
Hello everyone, it´s Sanna Lippert here again with another guest design team card project share. Today I´m stopping by to share a set of mixed media cards with plenty of white space on them – and colour. I love adding stenciling, droplets and a fun mixed media twist to cards and I´d tought I´d share one of those ideas today with you. Hope you like it!
And here is how created the cards:
Step 1: Take a small gelli plate and apply three colours of alcohol ink onto it. Then take a plain brayer and roll the colour onto the gelli plate to create a faded three-tone-look. After that take a mark making tool of some kind – I used a dotted and a striped brayer – and press it/roll it over the inked layer to create a pattern. Let dry a bit.
Step 2: Next apply a thin layer of white paint over the inked pattern and then place the pattern color down onto the paper and press down to paper with your hands. Then remove the gelli plate and you have a nice pattern to use for your cards. Repeat several times with various colours and mark making tools (you can use stamps, combs, printing tools or even items from your kitchen). Whatever you find suits your project. Next die cut the created patterns into circles using the Fitted Circles die cut die and your die cutting machine.
Step 3: Next grab the Make Your Mark stencil and create patterns to white card backgrounds using the stencil with Distress Oxide tones and an ink blending tool/brush. On some I used just one colour and pattern and on other backgrounds I added two ink tones and the same pattern vertically and horizontally. You can do whatever you find attractive for your project.
Step 4: Now apply a Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet onto a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock and die cut the leaves for each card using the Sidekick Essentials 7 die set. After that stamp sentiments using embossing ink and the Build Your Own Sentiments 1 stamp set onto black cardstock. Then add white embossing powder onto the stamped areas, dabb the residue off and heat set with a heat tool. Now adhere the leaves onto the card base. I arranged them around the circle piece to create a cluster, because I like it that way. It leaves plenty of white space to the card still.
Then adhere the circle using 3D foam adhesive pads. This creates a bit more texture and interest to the card. After that grab some water colours (I used black on my cards) and add droplets with the water colour to the cards. Let the droplets dry properly and then finish the card off by adding the embossed sentiment on top of the circle piece and if you want, add a few buttons for additional decor. I adhered the buttons with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the card. For additional decor you can also add some Craft Drops to the cards in various colours in the very end. Make sure you let the drops dry properly, before mailing your cards, otherwise they might smear.
Here are the finished cards:
When creating cards like this, I like to use the same basic idea, but do slight variations. That way every card is still unique, but since I already have all the tools out, I get more cards done at once. You never know when you need one!
I hope you enjoyed this idea and give it a try yourself. You can also replace the alcohol inks with paint, if you don´t happen to own any. Also if you don´t own a gelli plate (or you are not that much of a mixed media person), replace this step by just die cutting a fun patterned paper for the circle piece.
See you again next month with another card tutorial. Wishing you all a fabulous August!! xxx, Sanna
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Other: Sizzix Big Shot A4 Distess Oxide Inks by Ranger Inc. Ink Blending tool by Ranger Inc. Nuvo Embossing Ink by Tonic Studios Paint Brush Gelli Plate by Gelli Arts Brayers (plain and patterned) Alcohol Inks by Ranger Inc. White acrylic paint Heat tool by Ranger Inc. White Embossing powder by Ranger Inc. 3D foam pads Scissors and buttons Acrylic block for stamping