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Full-on sparkly Christmas cards

December 1, 2021

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

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:

Sizzix Big Shot A4 die cutting machine
White card bases
Hero Arts black stamp ink
Ranger Distress Oxide Iced Spruce
Acrylic blocks for stamping

Inspiration from the Design Team Paper Flowers Planner Essentials Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Merry & Bright Mini Album

November 10, 2021

Hello Friends and welcome to the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog. It is Karan Gerber here sharing a project with you. Today I have a mini album to share with you. I designed this using the Florals 12 on the cover along with the Indented Stitched Rectangles and Stitched Fishtails. The inside boosts a few more of my favorites and I hope you enjoy. 

The papers are from Stamperia – Classic Christmas. I love the vintage feel to the images in this collection and they were perfect for photo flips throughout the album. 

Inside cover and first page. I free hand drew the curves pockets on the inside front cover and used the Indented Rectangles as photo mats throughout the album.

Page 2 and 3 – Indented Rectangles used again for photo flips. 

Above I used Planner Essentials 16 and created a pocket from that large tree. Photo mats will fit in there. Same with the Small Villages on page 5. Photo mats will slip in under the houses and trees on that page. 

For pages 6 and 7 I used the Stitched Indented Rectangles for the front of a side pocket. 

For he last page and inside back cover I used the Stitched Circles and Indented Rectangles. Lots of gold mirri paper was used throughout. 

I am attaching some detail photos of the cover for you. I hope you have enjoyed my project share for you today. 

Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies:

Cardmaking Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Spooky!

October 24, 2021

Hello and Welcome! One of my favourite reason why I love playing with dies (especially background dies) is how versatile they can be. Here I’m using the Spider Web Slimline Background die angled to create an A6 card. I’m using heaps of colour to contrast it against the black spiders and the angle of the card draws you into the spiders! Here’s how I made it…

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Adhere clear double sided adhesive to the back of several coloured pieces of card stock.

Step 2: Die cut the slimline die, repeat this for the remaining coloured pieces of card stock.

TIP: To avoid wastage think of other layouts that you could use the remaining die cuts for. As you are die cutting the slimline die 5-6 times, there is potential to create many more cards!

Step 3: Remove the adhesive backing and adhere the outline of the web to an A6 card front. Next, use the negative die cuts from the other pieces of paper, remove the adhesive backing, and adhere these in place as shown in the image below.

TIP: Adhering clear double sided adhesive to the back of each card stock before die cutting, save you time (and glue)!

Step 4: Continue to do this until all the negative space has been filled. Trim any excess over lapping card stock.

Step 5: Die cute 5x spiders. Adhere clear jewelry thread (15cm long) to the back of two spiders, add a foam dot, and then adhere another spider to hide the thread on the spider.

Step 6: Take the thread and adhere it to the back of your card front as shown below. Next adhere your card front to an A6 card base.

Step 7: Stamp the sentiment, die cut and adhere to the card front. Embellish the card, with enamel dots and adhere the last spider to the card front.

As you can see below the very spooky spiders can dangle making this a very simple interactive card perfect for Halloween or anyone who loves creepy crawlies!

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Supplies Used:

Spooky Sentiments

Silk Microfine Glitter – SIlver

Others:

White, Green, Pink, Teal, Blue Orange, Yellow Cardstock

Die-Cutting Machine

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Black Dye Ink

Foam Dots

Enamel Dots

Clear Jewelry Thread

Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter

Glitter Witch

October 7, 2021

Hey Friends! It’s EK and I am getting ready for Halloween today by pulling out my Halloween Accessories die set and my collection of Silk Microfine Glitter to create a nit of halloween magic.

Step One: On a piece of trimmed 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock, blend ink in halloween colors. I used Carved Pumpkin, Mowed Lawn and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide.

Step Two: Splatter the ink with water. Let dry.

Step Three: Blend dark ink around the edges of the cardstock. I used Black Soot Distress Oxide.

Step Four: Die cut the inked cardstock with the Stitched Indented Rectangle die set.

Step Five: Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the die cut inked panel to an A2 card frame.

Step Six: Die cut the Halloween Accessories die set out of Clear Double Sided Adhesive sheets. I used the witches hat and broom set.

Step Seven: Adhere the broom handle onto the card frame. Peel off top adhesive sheet and add Copper Bronze Silk Microfine Glitter from the Earth Palette Collection.

Step Eight: Add the bristles of the broom and coat the clear double sided adhesive with Moonbeam from the Earth Palette Silk Microfine Glitter collection.

Step Nine: Add the broom band and add Brushed Pewter Silk Microfine Glitter to it.

Step Ten: Add the witches hat and add Lavender Ice Silk Microfine Glitter.

Step Eleven: Add the witches band and coat the adhesive in Leaf Green Silk Microfine Glitter.

Step Twelve: Add Black Soot Distress Oxide to a a scrap of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the sentiment ‘happy halloween’ from the Words 3- Happy Holidays.

Step Thirteen: Adhere the sentiment to the card frame using liquid adhesive such as Kids Choice Glue. Add a few squeezes of Craft Drops in Pearl Olive. Let dry.

I just love how the die cuts look covered in glitter. I think it makes the whole card look really special.

Let us know what you think of this colorful creation in the comments below. What would you use Silk Microfine Glitter on?


Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team Paper Flowers Silk Microfine Glitter

Christmas Florals

September 12, 2021

Good Morning Friends and welcome. It is Karan here on the blog with and today I am sharing a Christmas Card with you, it’s never to early to get a jump start on our holiday cads for those we love. I love creating my own florals and Florals 12 are fabulous to create poinsettias with.

I was excited to receive some new papers that I ordered and got started on some Christmas Cards. I used the Stitched Circles to create some different sized layers and adhered those together. 

I cut two sets of the Lacey Leaves (1878) as I love using them to tuck in my floral clusters to add detail. The Florals 12, I cut four large, two medium and two small along with 8 of the leaves from the same set. 


I colored the florals with aged mahogany distress ink and the leaves with peeled paint distress ink. After molding and shaping I used pollen from Dress my craft to add to my centers. 


I love to add even more detail to my florals so I dabbed snow paste from Deco Art and topped off with Glitter to add that snowy look.

Thank you for dropping by, I hope you enjoy creating your Christmas cards this season with gorgeous florals from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Products Used:

Other Materials”

Simple Stories Rustic Christmas Paper Collection;

Dress My Craft Pollen – Light Mustard

Peeled Paint Distress Ink; Aged Mahogany Distress Ink

Cardmaking Craft Drops Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Sparkly Slimline Christmas cards

September 4, 2021

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

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Desings:

Other:

Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger Inc.
Blending Brush
Sizzix Big Shot A4 die cutting machine
Signo uni-ball white gel pen

Art Journal Collection Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock Traveler's Notebook

Farm Fresh

August 19, 2021

Hii everyone! Here I am again, Lisanne. I’m ready to show a new page in my square TN. It’s still a bit new for me to work so small, but I really like it. The best part is that you can process all kinds of collections in it. So that is what I want to show you today.

For this page I used the paper Rainbow of Happiness from Ilse and Charlene. Such a beautiful, colourful paper. The Poloraid Page is perfect to use as base. But I want to give it something special. So I made some dots in the paper with the Honeycomb Dots. Isn’t it a beautiful dies?

I also added some light texture paste with a mask stencil. When this paste is still wet, I added some Silk Microfine Glitter Silverado. When it dries the glitter stick to it. This colour glitter combines perfectly with this paper.

Maybe some of you know my style of working and combine different collections. That’s how I did it this time. I used the super cute Donkey from the Farm Collection. All coloured with Distress Ink, but you can do that in you own style.

The crate is a part of the Farm Accessories. This crate is filled with food for the Donkey. At the right page you can see all these plants growing. When the plants are ripe they are ready to harvested.

So at the right page you see all the plants from the Home Jungle. They are growing in a beautiful place. All the plants are coloured with Distress Oxide. I tried to let go of control, so that means some parts are darker, some lighter haha. Just taking step by step. But at the end I really like it.

So at least I added a beautiful hanger which say ‘home jungle’. At the back of this hanger you can see a small part of jute, great combination. At the left page I added a little banner with Farm Fresh.

I think I’ve told you everything about these pages, hopefully you like it.

Thankyou so much for reading and have a great day!

Kind regards Lisanne

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other used supplies:

  • Versafine Clair Ink Nocturne
  • Jute
  • Light paste Finnabair
  • Distress Oxide: Ground Espresso, Forest Moss, Ripe Persimmon, Walnut Stain, Gathered Twigs, Black Soot, Rustic Wilderness
  • Distress Ink: Black Soot, Hickory Smoke, Weathered Wood
Cardmaking Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Have a Magical Day

July 25, 2021

Welcome! Samantha here sharing a fairy magical card! I originally had plans to join in the Christmas in July fun and create a Christmas themed card using the Snow Globe die. Instead I used many Elizabeth Craft Design dies to create a magical background for fairies!

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Die cut the snow globe as shown below. Adhere globe pieces to a light grey card base.

Step 2: Use Adventure Edges and Adventure Edges 2 to create a grassy scene using green pattern paper and cardstock.

Step 3: Continue, to create a background scene. Die cut the sun, clouds and mushroom from Once Upon a Time Accessories

Step 4: Using a variety of colours, die cut Fairy 1. Assemble the pieces together and put the Fairy aside.

Step 5: Adhere Clear Double Sided adhesive to white cardstock. Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (silver). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.

Use this to die cut the wings.

Step 6: Die cut the frame of the snow globe, using foam tape, adhere this on top of the first frame.

Step 7: Stamp the sentiment on to Kraft card, and adhere this to the card front.

Step 8: Die cut the flowers from Adventure Edges 2, adhere these to the card front. Embellish card front with sequins and a twine bow. Adhere the fairy to the card front.

Today’s card is a great way of repurposing Christmas dies – I think If you were to go through your Elizabeth Craft Designs die collection there would be so many other card themes available, that pair up nicely with the Snow Globe die.

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:


Other:

Coloured Card stock

Kraft Card stock

Black Card Stock

Vellum

Sequins

Twine

Die-Cutting Machine

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Black Dye Ink

A Way With Words Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team Silk Microfine Glitter Watercolor Palette

Christmas Crafting During Summer

June 26, 2021

Hey Friends! It’s EK, and I figured it is almost July, so why not started on my Christmas Cards. I pulled out a couple of Suzanne’s A Way With Words holiday dies and my Silk Microfine Glitter to play with and figured it was summer so I might as well play with a pink and teal color scheme.

Step One: On a piece Watercolor Paper, randomly paint pink and teal watercolors from the Watercolor Palette. Let dry.

Step Two: Splatter the watercolor paper with a heavy pink and teal watercolor paint. Trim the paper to fit an A2 card frame and using a 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape adhere it to the card frame.

Step Three: Die cut both the A Way With Words Merry Christmas 3 die set and the A Way With Words Flourished Holly die set out of 8.5″x11″- 5 pack Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step Four: Peel the adhesive tape’s backing and adhere the holly back pieces and the Christmas die cut to the card frame.

Step Five: Using the Earth Glitter Palette Vintage Teal Silk Microfine Glitter, color the die cuts. ECD’s Brushes are perfect to wipe off excess glitter.

Step Six: Repeat step five with the holly berries back piece and the Merry die cut using Silk Microfine Glitter Bright Cranberry.

Step Seven: Finish the layers of Flourished Holly die cut by adding the holly outline over the bottom pieces.

Step Eight: Add Ice Teal from the Earth Glitter Palette to the holly outline.

While these color may not be traditional, I love how festive this holiday card turned out. Let us know in the comments below what non traditional colors you like to use on your holiday projects.

And don’t miss out! Suzanne’s Holiday Dies are priced to sell, so make sure you pick up yours before they are gone forever. Until then, happy crafting.

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I Turtle-y love you!

April 25, 2021

Hello, Welcome! Samantha here today sharing a turtle-y fun card full of hidden glittery layers that really make this card pop! Enjoy the todays tutorial!

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Place the stencil on an A6 white card front (card measurements: 10.5cm x 14.5cm) and apply blue ink using a blending tool.

Step 2: Mix together transparent craft drops and silk mircrofine glitter – cool diamond to create a paste.

Step 3: Reapply the stencil over the ink and apply the paste. Remove the stencil and allow the paste to dry.

Step 4: Use different coloured green cardstock to die cut the turtle die.

Step 5: Use a green pencil to add hand drawn details to the turtle.

Step 6: Use pink cardstock to die cut the bow and add white hand drawn pencil details.

Step 7: Adhere Clear Double Sided adhesive to green cardstock. Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (Cool Diamond). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.

Step 8: Die cut the turtle shell detail.

Step 9: Use foam tape to adhere the shell detail onto the turtle.

Step 10: Stamp the sentiment onto blue card stock.

Step 9: Assemble the card front. Adhere the turtle and sentiment to the card front. Embellish with a twine bow, hearts and sequins. Adhere a googly eye to the turtle.

Happy Crafting! The photos don’t do this card justice – the cool diamond glitter really adds interest to this card!

Samantha

Supplies Used:

1747 – Sea Turtle

Craft Drops

Other:

Pink/White/Green Card stock

Sequins

Twine

Die-Cutting Machine

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Black Dye Ink

Googly Eye

Ink Blending Too

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