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Just Chicken In

April 9, 2021

Karen here today sharing a card I made with the totally FUN new “Life is Better on the Farm” collection by Joset. This new collection is SO good.

This card is so simple and yet so fun. I used the new Hen & Rooster Die for the two animals. Below, I’ll list out the Copic markers I used to color them. The card is made by cutting a 8-1/2″x11″ piece of 90 lb Soft-Finish cardstock in half lengthwise and folding it in half. The cardfront is cut with a Stitched Indented Rectangle. The blue pattern cardstock was cut into squares that are 2-1/4″ adhered to yellow squares at 2-1/2″. The sentiment is also new from the Life is Better on the Farm Stamps. I added a few half-pearls for interest.

The “white” chicken was colored with a Copic C1, R27, and YR12/14. The Rooster above was colored with the following Copic markers:

  • Feet and Beak: YR12, YR14
  • Body: Y35, Y38
  • Wings: E41, E43
  • Comb and Waddle: R27, R29
  • Tail Feathers: Y15, Y18, G12, G16, BG53, BG57

Thanks for checking out my card today.

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Blue and yellow cardstock, half pearls, Copic markers

Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs

Just the Way You Are

April 8, 2021

Hey everyone! It’s EK and today I am popping in to share a little card I made using Joset’s Elephant and Hats die set. I thought it might be fun today to see if I could push the elephant into a slightly more whimsical position, and let him join in on the unicorn craze!

Step One: Using 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock, die cut both the Unicorn hat from the Hats die set and all the Elephant die set pieces including the legs a second time.

Step Two: Using alcohol markers, color the die cut pieces. I used copics.

Step Three: Using a liquid adhesive, assemble the elephant, tucking the second set of arms under his chin. I used Kids Choice Glue.

Step Four: On an A2 card frame, blend some blue ink. I used Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass. Splatter the card frame with some liquid shimmer.

Step Five: Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the elephant to the card frame. Using liquid adhesive, adhere the water spray.

Step Six: Using the Safari Sayings stamp set, add a sentiment using dark blue ink.

Step Seven: Finally, adhere the copic colored hearts to the card, letting three of them surround the water spray, and one accenting the sentiment.

I just love how the Elephant turned out. I know he was intended to be on all fours, but I love the look of him standing with the extra set of legs.

Let us know in the comments below which of Joset’s animal die cuts is your favorite. Until then, happy crafting!

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

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

Clean and simple cards with basic fitted dies

April 7, 2021

Hello everyone, it´s Sanna Lippert here again today with another card tutorial share. Today I wanted to show you how you can use the basic fitted/nesting dies to create colorful, yet simple, card backgrounds in just a few simple steps.

You only need a selection of basic fitted dies (for exampe rectangles, stars, hexacons or squares), a stamp set and a selection of colored cardstock. I chose to do a more monochromatic pattern on the above cards, but you could do more variation by picking all colours of the rainbow for a background. Here is how these cards were done:

Step 1: Pick three colours of cardstock in similar tones (I used grey, teal and blue tones). Then pick three of the smaller sized nesting Stitched Rectangles and die cut two pieces each with the smaller dies from the cardstock and one bigger sized piece.

Step 2: Arrange the pieces onto a card base and adhere them on place with Clear Double Sided Tape. Flip the card over and cut any excess pieces with scissors.

Step 3: Take a piece of black cardstock and stamp a sentiment with the “Build Your Own Sentiment 1” stamp set using embossing ink and fine white embossing powder. Heat set the powder with a heat tool and adhere the sentiment onto the card with 3D foam pads. For additional detail you can add some embossed stars around the sentiment and a few Craft Drops, if you want to.

Here are some variations on you can do using other fitted dies – I used the Stitched Hexacons and Stitched Stars:

As you can see, by changing the color combination and the dies or the sentiments, you can create cards for various occations using the same basic idea!

I´ve also recorded the steps for you, so you get a better idea of each and every step:

I hope I could inspire you to make some fun card backgrounds with your nesting dies!! See you again next month with another card idea!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:
Sizzix Big Shot A4
Heat Tool – Ranger Inc.
Embossing ink – Nuvo
Embossing Powder , white – Ranger Inc.
3D foam pads – Scrapbook Adhesives

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs

Birthday Candles Mini Slimline Card

April 5, 2021

Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. Lately my favourite sized card is the Mini Slimline. I wanted to show that most background dies that were made for A2 size can work to create Mini Slimline size. This will definitely if there is a repeating pattern like the Kaleidoscope Background die. Below you will find the steps to create your own Birthday Candles Card.

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

Step 2 – Diecut Kaleidoscope Background using White Light Weight Cardstock to use as a stencil. Place it on top of White Soft Finish Cardstock trimmed to 3 1/4” x 5 3/4” in the center. Using a Blender Brush apply any ink of your choice. I used Distress Oxide Black Soot. Remove the stencil and align it to the top finding the repeating pattern. Repeat this step for the bottom layer of the panel. Adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. See photo below.

Step 3 – Diecut Birthday Candles using various colors of Cardstock. I used yellow for all my bases and used colors of the rainbow for the top with patterns. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green and Blue and Black for the Candle Holder. Assemble using tweezers and Kids Choice Glue. Adhere to card using Foam Tape.

Step 4 – Stamp Sentiments 1 – Celebration using Versamark on Black Cardstock. Sprinkle White Embossing Powder and remove the excess. Heat set it with a heat tool. Diecut Sentiments 1 – Celebration using a scrap piece of Cardstock. Place the stamped sentiment underneath the diecut and place the die inside until it locks into place. Place a piece of Purple Tape and pass it through your Diecut Machine. Adhere to card front using Kids Choice Glue.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and will look how your stamps and dies meant for A2 can be used for Mini Slimline cards. Below you will find 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 Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Let Your Heart Guide You Tag

April 3, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Let Your Heart Guide You Tag.

To create my Let Your Heart Guide You Tag, I’ve used a variety of dies and stamps from Suzanne Cannon as well as dies from the Planner Essentials Collection and Joset Designs. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my tag at home.

Step One. Die cut the large tag from the Planner Essentials – 2 die out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Two. Choose a piece of green paper out of the Reminiscence the Book. Die cut half of the leaf wreath from the Wreath & Elements die out of the patterned paper.

Step Three. Die cut a 1 3/8″ Fitted Fishtail out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Trim the fishtail down to 2 3/4″. From the Love & Soar Collection, you’ll need the Let Your Heart quote. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the quote and stamp onto the fishtail.

Step Four. Choose a piece of light pink paper and a piece of patterned dark pink paper. Die cut the medium butterfly from the Butterfly Flourish die out of the light pink paper and the patterned dark pink paper. Die cut the small butterfly from the patterned dark pink paper.

Step Five. Adhere the leaf wreath to the left hand side of the tag.

Step Six. Use foam squares to adhere the fishtail quote 1/4″ from the bottom and 1 1/4″ from the left of the tag.

Step Seven. Adhere the three butterflies as desired to the left side of the tag.

Step Eight. To finish the tag, tie a piece of twine through the hole at the top of the tag.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Let Your Heart Guide You Tag.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Graphic 45: Elegance 12×12 Patterns & Solids
  • Misc: Twine
Art Journal Collection Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Paper Flowers Soft Finish Cardstock

Hi Notecard

March 29, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Hi Notecard.

To create my notecard, I’ve used dies from the Paper Flower Collection, Els van de Burgt Studio and Joset Designs as well as stamps from the Art Journal Collection. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my notecard at home.

Step One. Choose two pieces of patterned paper from the Worn Wood Paper Pack. Die cut a 4 1/4″ Stitched Indented Square out of one of the patterned papers. Die cut a 4″ Fitted Indented Square out of the other patterned paper. Ink the edges of both squares using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Die cut a 3 3/4″ Stitched Indented Square out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Ink the edges of the square using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Die cut a 1 1/2″ Stitched Circle out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Next, you’ll need the letters H & I from the Morning Letters Stamp Set. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the letters and stamp onto the circle. Ink the edges of the circle using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. Die cut the Elegant Ornament out of a piece of brown patterned paper. Cut the ornament down to 4 1/4″.

Step Five. From the Florals 6, die cut the leaves three times out of a piece of green patterned paper.

Step Six. Die cut the Medium, small and extra small flower twice out of a blue lightly patterned paper. Die cut the medium, small and extra small flower once out of a blue patterned paper. Die cut the centres once out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the edges of all of the flowers using Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

Step Seven. Adhere the 4″ square to the 4 1/4″ square. Foam square the 3 3/4″ square to the 4″ square.

Step Eight. Adhere the elegant ornament in the middle of the 3 3/4″ square. Adhere the 1 1/2″ stitched square to the middle of the elegant ornament.

Step Nine. Adhere the coordinating flowers together. Adhere a white centre in the middle of each flower.

Step Ten. Adhere the three leaves as desired on the left hand side of the card front. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the three flowers to the left side of the elegant ornament, making sure the flowers cover the bottom of the leaves.

Step Eleven. To finish the card, cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 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 Hi Notecard at home.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Graphic 45: Bird Watcher 12×12 Patterns & Solids
  • Misc: Kraft Cardstock
Cardmaking Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Go Wild!

March 28, 2021

Welcome! Samantha here sharing a rainbow of a card! This zebra was too cute to just be ordinary…so I dressed him up in bright colours to match my rainbow background!

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Cut strips of coloured card stock, slightly wider the an A6 sized card front, approximately 1cm thick. (Card Measurement: 10.5cm x 14.5cm)

Step 2: Use the decorative edges die and die cut each strip as shown below. Adhere these to the white card front and trim off the excess card overlapping the sides.

(Optional: Add machine stitched details).

Step 3: Die cut the zebra using white card stock. Before adhering the zebra stripes use coloured markers and colour each stripe in.

Adhere these to the zebras body. Die cut the hair and tail using black card stock. Assemble the zebra onto the card front.

Step 4: Stamp the sentiment directly onto the card front using black ink.

Step 5: Adhere googly eyes to the zebra (alternatively use the die cut eyes available in this set), embellish the card with sequins and a twine bow. Adhere the A6 card front to an A6 card base.

Thanks for stopping by to read my card tutorial. Such a fun, bright card to make! Give it a go!

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other:

Black/White Card

Sequins

Twine

Markers (Colours: Pink, Yellow, Orange, Green, Blue and Purple)

Die-Cutting Machine

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Googly Eyes

Sewing Machine

Liquid Adhesive – Glue Pen

Pencil/Eraser

Black Ink

Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs

Watercolor Spring

March 25, 2021

Hey Friends! It’s EK and today I am playing around with Joset’s die cut building scene Once Upon A Time die set and some watercolors. I have over the years successfully created with copic markers and die cut built pieces. I have played around with colored pencils, distress inks, and distress oxides with success. Well, today I am breaking out my watercolor palette and seeing if I can be successful once again.

Step One: Die cut the Once Upon A Time die set out of Watercolor paper.

Step Two: Using ECD’s Watercolor Palette, watercolor the die cut pieces.

Step Three: Using liquid adhesive, build the die cut pieces into their images. I used Kids Choice Glue.

Step Four: Using a piece of watercolor paper, create a watercolor background scene that is simple but shows both sky and grass. Let dry. Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Tape adhere the background to an A2 card frame.

Step Five: Adhere the mushroom and clouds to the background.

Step Six: Layer the rest of the die cut pieces into the scene.

Step Seven: Add a sentiment from the Once Upon A Time sentiment stamp set in pale blue ink.

Step Eight: To add more texture to the project, add Transparent Craft Drops onto the butterfly, reeds and flower center.

Step Nine: The card needed even more texture to ground everything, so using watercolor pencils, flick in grass blades in two shades of green.

Step Ten: Activate the grass with a watercolor brush to blend out the flicks.

What do you think? Was this experiment with die cut buildables and watercolor successful?

Would you be will to try this technique? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.


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