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Tis the Season

August 25, 2021

Karen here today. Tis the season for me to finally get started on making some holiday cards. I usually make more than 100 and get started much sooner, but better later than never, right? Today’s batch uses the same basic card sketch. I used a few of Joset’s “critters” to create some fun cards.

I started by cutting that beautiful patterned paper at 3-3/4×5″ and a solid background for it at 4×5-1/4″. The ovals are cut using 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock with the Stitched Ovals. The sentiment is from the Classic Christmas Sentiments Set. Once I got these pieces done, the rest was just pure fun.

I used 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock and black cardstock for the Penguin. The hat is from the Santa die (red is Copic R35), the nose and feet are colored with YR14. As usual, I used 101mm Double Sided Adhesive to make putting together the critter easier.

The Sheep is also wearing Santa’s hat. (Why not, right?) He is colored using Vintage Photo and Tea Dye Distress inks and a Copic R34 and W7.

Last and never least is Santa! I colored him with Copic W7, R27 and Y000 (for the skin). He’s so cute.

Well, Ho Ho Ho, that’s it for me today. Thank you for stopping by!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Patterned and plain cardstock, black ink, diamond dots and half-pearls

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Paper Flowers Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

I Love You Tag

August 18, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my I Love You Tag.

To create my tag, I’ve used dies from the Paper Flower Collection as well as dies from the Planner Essentials Collection and stamps from Joset Designs. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my tag at home.

Step One. Choose a piece of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book. From the Planner Essentials 30 – Wave Pocket Die, you’ll need the medium tag. Die cut the tag out of the patterned paper. Ink the edges of the tag using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Die cut the 2 1/2″ Stitched Circle from the Pizza Box die out of a piece of kraft cardstock. From the Build Your Own Sentiments Stamp Set, you’ll need the heart and I love You. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink the I love you sentiment and stamp on the right hand side of the circle as desired. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the heart and stamp below the I love you sentiment. Ink the edges of the circle using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. From the Florals 10 die, you’ll need the large, medium and small flowers. Die cut the large flower once, the medium flower three times and the small flower three times out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Wilted Violet Distress Ink over the entire surface of each flower.

Step Four. Die cut both leaves three times each out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Mowed Lawn Distress Ink over the entire surface of each leaf. Shape the leaves as desired.

Step Five. Die cut one of the ferns from the Ferns die twice out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Forest Moss Distress Ink over the entire surface of both ferns. Trim the ferns down to your desired length.

Step Six. Foam square the circle 3/4″ from the left and 5/8″ from the bottom of the tag.

Step Seven. Adhere a fern and two leaves in the top left side of the tag. Adhere two leaves in the middle left side of the tag. Adhere the remaining fern and two leaves in bottom left side of the tag.

Step Eight. Adhere a small and medium flower together. Repeat this step for a second flower. Adhere the remaining flowers together. Add a black enamel dot in the middle of each flower. Adhere the two medium/small flowers to the bottom left and top left sides of the circle. Adhere the large flower in amongst the other two flowers as desired.

Step Nine. To finish the tag, tie a piece of twine through the top of the tag.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my I Love You Tag at home.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Forest Moss, Wilted Violet, Mowed Lawn and Walnut Stain
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Misc: Kraft Cardstock, Black Enamel Dots and Twine
Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs

Live In The Moment Mini Slimline Card

August 16, 2021

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. I have a Mini Slimline card to share using the Toasted Marshmallows and Zen Stamps to create this summery camp fire card. It’s been many years since I sat by a campfire and I felt like a kid roasting marshmallows and the atmosphere was filled with laughter and friends. Below are the steps to create your own card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 7” x 6”, score at 3 1/2” and fold in half for a vertical side fold card (Mini Slimline)

Step 2 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 3 1/4” x 5 3/4”. Adhere a piece of masking sheet towards the bottom about 1” from the bottom. Apply Distress Oxide Wilted Violet, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot. Remove the masking sheet and cover to expose the bottom and apply Distress Oxide Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain and Black Soot around the edges. Using a water brush add some water splashes. Let Dry.

Step 3 – Stamp Zen Sentiments to the bottom of the panel created from Step 2 using Versamark. Sprinkle White Embossing Powder and remove the excess. Heat set it with a Heat Tool. Adhere the panel to the card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 4 – Diecut Toasted Marshmallows using various colors of cardstock. Assemble using Kids Choice Glue and adhere to card using Foam Tape.

This card can be used for several occasions by changing the sentiment. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Products Used:

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

Good Luck Card

August 7, 2021

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

To create my card, I’ve used a variety of dies from Suzanne Cannon as well as 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 patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book. Die cut a 4 1/4″ Fitted Indented Rectangle out of one of the patterned papers. Die cut a 3 3/4″ Fitted Indented Rectangle out of the other patterned paper. Distress the edges of both papers. Ink the edges of both papers using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Choose two coordinating pieces of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book. Die cut a 4″ Stitched Indented Rectangle out of one of the patterned papers. Die cut a 3″ Stitched Indented Rectangle out of the other patterned paper. Distress the edges of both papers. Ink the edges of both papers using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Die cut the Flourished Frame out of a piece of black cardstock.

Step Four. Die cut the Good Luck word once out of black cardstock and a second time out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Five. Adhere the 4″ rectangle to the 4 1/4″ rectangle.

Step Six. Foam square the 3 3/4″ rectangle to the 4″ rectangle. Adhere the flourished frame to the 3 3/4″ rectangle.

Step Seven. Foam square the 3″ rectangle to the middle of the 3 3/4″ rectangle.

Step Eight. Adhere the two Good Luck words together, making sure that a bit of the black Good Luck word shows behind the white Good Luck word. Adhere the Good Luck word to the middle of the 3″ rectangle.

Step Nine. Cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″. 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 Good Luck Card.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Ranger Ink: Black Soot Distress Ink and Blending Tool with foam
  • Misc: Black Cardstock
Cardmaking Craft Drops Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Sidekick Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping Watercolor

Set of mixed media cards

August 4, 2021

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

Supplies:

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

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs

Mini Slimline Cow’s It Going? Card

August 2, 2021

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. I have a simple card to share using the Cow, Adventure Edges along with the Stitched Ovals to create a frame. Below you will find the steps to create your own card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 7” x 6”, score at 3 1/2” and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (Mini Slimline)

Step 2 – Diecut Adventure Edges (clouds) using a scrap piece of cardstock. Place on top of the card front and apply Distress Oxide Ink Tumbled Glass to the edge. Move it down and repeat until you have filled the entire card front.

Step 3 – Diecut Stitched Oval and Fitted Oval using White Soft Finish Cardstock to create a frame. Place it on the card front and using a pencil lightly mark the top of the inside oval. This will help for the placement of the stamp.

Step 4 – Stamp Life Is Better On The Farm sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black Ink. Using the pencil as a guide you can shape the stamp on your stamping tool so it will stamp in an oval shape. Once the ink is dry you can erase the pencil mark.

Step 5 – Adhere the Oval Frame created from Step 3 using Foam Tape.

Step 6 – Diecut Cow in various colors of cardstock. I used White, Black and Tan. Assemble the cow head using tweezers and Kid’s Choice Glue then adhere to the card front using Foam Tape.

Step 7 – For added interest randomly adhere some Pearls.

This card can be personalized to the recipient by changing the character that the recipient loves. You can also change up the sentiment. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Products Used:

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Paper Flowers Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Oh Happy Day! Card

July 26, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Oh Happy Day! Card.

To create my card, I’ve mixed new and older dies from the Paper Flower Collection as well as dies from Joset Designs and stamps from the Planner Essentials Collection. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my card at home.

Step One. Choose a piece of nature inspired patterned paper and die cut a 4″ Stitched Indented Rectangle. Die cut a 3 1/2″ Stitched Indented Rectangle out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Distress the edges of both pieces. Ink the edges of both pieces using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Die cut a 3 3/4″ Fitted Indented Rectangle out of a piece of book page. Distress the edges of the rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. From the Pizza Box Die, you’ll need the large plain circle and the nesting stitched circle. Die cut the large plain circle out of a piece of book page. Die cut the stitched circle out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. From the Planner Essentials – Pieces of Life 4 – Retro Stamp Set, you’ll need the Oh Happy Day! sentiment. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the sentiment and stamp in the middle of the stitched circle. Distress the edges of both circles. Ink the edges of both circles using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. Die cut the Lacy Leaves twice out of a piece of Rose Gold Foil Paper.

Step Five. Next, you’ll need the Florals 11 die. Die cut the leaves three times out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the flower centres three times out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. You’ll need a total of two small centres and three medium centres. Die cut the large flower three times, the medium flower five times and the small flower five times out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Forest Moss Distress Ink over the entire surface of all three leaves. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Dried Marigold Distress Ink over the entire surface of all the flowers. Shape the leaves and flowers as desired.

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

Step Seven. Adhere the stitched circle to the plain circle. Foam square the plain circle 1/2″ from the left and 1″ from the top of the 3 1/2″ rectangle.

Step Eight. Adhere the flowers together. You will have a total of three – three layered flowers and two – two layered flowers. Make sure to adhere a centre in each flower.

Step Nine. Adhere a lacy leaf and plain green leaf in the top left side of the circle as desired. Adhere the two – two layered flowers in the top left side of the circle, making sure they look like they are apart of the leaves.

Step Ten. Adhere the remaining lacy leaf to the bottom right side of the circle as desired. Adhere a green leaf in the bottom left side of the circle and top right side of the circle. Adhere the remaining three – three layered flowers in the bottom right side of the circle, making sure they look like they are apart of the leaves.

Step Eleven. Cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 4″ x 10 1/2″, score at 5 1/4″. 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 Oh Happy Day! Card at home.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Forest Moss, Dried Marigold and Walnut Stain
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Graphic 45: Bird Watcher – 12×12 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad
  • Misc: Book Page and Rose Gold Foil Paper
Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs

Mini Slimline It’s Your Birthday Card

July 19, 2021

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. Today’s card I will how you how to create your A2 backgrounds into slimline. As long as there is a repeating pattern you can do this. Below are the steps to create your own card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 7” x 6”, score at 3 1/2” and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (Mini Slimline)

Step 2 – Diecut Organic Triangle Background using White Cardstock. Trim White Soft Finish to 3 1/2” X 6”. Place the diecut on top of the trimmed panel. Apply Distress Oxide Ink using a Blender Brush. I used Antique Linen and Spun Sugar. Move the diecut to match the pattern and continue applying the ink.

Step 3 – Diecut Balloons in Purple Cardstock and Black for the string and bow. Assemble and adhere to card using Foam Tape. If you don’t have the Balloons die then diecut the balloon from Party Accessories.

Step 4 – Diecut Cow, Farmer (Hat), and Farm Accessories (Flower) in various colors of Cardstock. Assemble and adhere to card using Foam Tape.

Step 5 – Stamp Life Is Better On The Farm using Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

This card can be used for several occasions by changing the sentiment and removing the balloons. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Products Used:

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Love Tag

July 11, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Love Tag.

To create my Love Tag, I’ve used a variety of the dies as well as stamps from the Sidekick Essentials Collection and dies from the Planner Essentials Collection. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my tag at home.

Step One. Choose a piece of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book. From the Planner Essentials 30 – Wave Pocket die, you’ll need the medium tag. Die cut the tag out of the patterned paper. Ink the edges of the tag using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Choose another piece of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book. Die cut the stitched label from the Planner Essentials – Planner Labels out of the patterned paper. Ink the edges of the label using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. From the Planner Essentials 32 – View Master Die, you’ll need the plain and travel tag. Die cut the travel tag out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Choose a piece of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book and die cut the plain tag out of it. Ink the edges of both tags using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. Choose two pieces of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book. From the Sidekick Essentials 5 die, you’ll need the tab and the & symbol. Die cut the tab out of one of the patterned papers and die cut the & symbol out of the other patterned paper. Ink the edges of both pieces using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. Choose another piece of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book. From the Planner Essentials 29 – Directions die, choose one of the arrows. Die cut the arrow out of the patterned paper. Ink the edges of the arrow using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Six. Pick one more piece of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book. From the Planner Essentials – Planner Filmstrip, you’ll need the plain polaroid frame. Die cut the frame out of the patterned paper. Ink the edges of the frame using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Seven. Next, you’ll need the Sidekick Essentials – Paper Love Stamp Set. Apply Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to the floral square and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to the Love word and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Fussy cut the square out. Cut the Love word into a strip. Ink the edges of both pieces using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eight. Next, you’ll need the Sidekick Essentials – In My Garden Stamp Set. Apply Broken China Distress Ink to the bee hexagon and stamp onto a piece of Kraft Cardstock. Fussy cut the hexagon out. Ink the edges of the hexagon using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Nine. From the Reminiscence the Book, you’ll need the label patterned paper. Fussy cut one of the labels out. Ink the edges of the label using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Ten. Staple the polaroid frame together. Adhere the floral square 3/4″ from the left 1/2″ from the top of the polaroid frame. Foam square the polaroid frame to the right hand side of the tag as desired.

Step Eleven. Adhere the tab to the bottom left side of the polaroid frame as desired. Foam square the fussy cut label 1 1/8″ from the left and 3/4″ from the top of the tag.

Step Twelve. Adhere the plain tag 3/4″ from the top of the tag and 1/8″ from the right of the polaroid frame. Adhere the travel tag 1 5/8″ from the left and 1 1/8″ from the top of the tag.

Step Thirteen. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the stitched label 3/8″ from the left and 1/8″ from the bottom of the tag. Adhere the & symbol to the right hand side of the stitched label as desired.

Step Fourteen. Use foam squares to adhere the bee hexagon 1/4″ from the right and 5/8″ from the bottom of the tag. Adhere the arrow to the left of the & symbol as desired. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the Love word strip 1 1/4″ from the left and 1/2″ from the bottom of the tag.

Step Fifteen. To finish the tag, tie a piece of twine through the top of the tag in a bow.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Love Tag at home.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Broken China, Gathered Twigs and Walnut Stain
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Misc: Kraft Cardstock, Twine and Mini Stapler
Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Planner Essentials Stamping

Clean and simple cards with basic dies

July 9, 2021

Hello everyone, it’s Sanna here today with another guest design team project. This card idea originated from a wish to have a die that could cut chevron type backgrounds, which I didn’t own. But then I figured, I actually could use my existing dies to create a chevron pattern as a card background. And while I die cut the “chevrons”, I had plenty of pieces left to create two more fun cards. So one basic idea led to a set of cards that I’m quite happy with.

Here is how I created this card:

Step 1: I first die cut “frames” with the Stitched Rectangles die set by using the largest and the third largest die from the set. This way I had a bigger frame than if I had used the next to largest with the biggest size. I picked yummy, summery pastel cardstock for die cutting. I also kept the stitched rectangle pieces for later. You will see how I used them on the two cards to follow.
Step 2: After die cutting the frames I then took a card base and arranged the corners onto it in such manner, that they formed a “chevron” and marked the edges with a pencil. This way it was easier to know where to cut later. After that I just adhered the piece onto the card base with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Out of each frame I got two bigger parts for the chevron pattern and I also saved the smaller ones for the lower and the higher corners. So for this size of a card you only need 4 frames in total.

Step 3: After adhering all the corners onto the card base I took the Planner Essentials 21 “Note Pieces” set and die cut a focal point for the card from black cardstock.

Step 4: I then added a stamped and embossed sentiment using the Planner Essentials “Remember” stamp set with neon green embossing powder. After that I just adhered the sentiment with 3D foam onto the card to create more texture and interest. For finishing touches I added a few craft drops for decor. The residue pieces then let to the second card:

For this one I did the following steps with the residue papers I had left over from my first card:

Step 1 to 3: I placed the stitched rectangle cardstock pieces onto my die cutting machine and places a stitched oval die onto the middle of them and die cut 4 pieces to create the oval background piece for the next card. After that I took a leftover strip of the light blue cardstock and attached Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet onto it and die cut two “Budding Florals” for the card.

I then adhered the flowers on place, applied some liquid adhesive and loose golden glitter onto the upper area of the buds and let that dry. After the adhesive was dry, I just tabbed the residue glitter off. For the sentiment I used the General Sentiments stamp set with white embossing powder and a piece of black cardstock that was die cut with the Fitted Fishtail dies. Very easy, but still very colorful thanks to the multi-colored background piece. This then led to my last card project:

For this card I used the final stitched rectangle pieces, as shown in the steps here:

Step 1 to 3: I arranged the leftover pieces from the previous card onto the card base and cut them into size so that they filled the whole background. Then I die cut a focal piece from white cardstock using the Stitched Circles die cut die. I stamped and embossed a sentiment (using General Sentiments) and florals (using the Spring Fling stamp set) and golden as well as light green and pink embossing powders.

After embossing I inked the circle light yellow with Distress Ink. Next I die cut a piece of golden glitter carstock with the Scalloped stitched circle die to place under the sentiment piece and finished the focal piece off with some Fitted Fishtail dies.

So one idea led to a set of three fun cards and I basically worked with the same paper pieces from start to finish. Here are some close-ups of the finished cards:

I hope I could inspire you to take a second look at your basic dies to use them in a little different way! I´d love to see what kind of ideas you come up with. Wishing you a fabulous July and see you again next month with another card idea!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:
Sizzix Big Shot A4
Pink, black, light green, yellow and blue cardstock
Embossing powder by Ranger and American Crafts
Golden glitter cardstock
3D foam squares
Heat tool – Ranger
Loose golden glitter

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