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.
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
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
It’s time for another group theme on our blog today. This time we would like to inspire you with some beatiful work around the theme “Spring”. We asked our designers to create some colorful projects or projects that remind them of Spring. Let’s see what they created!
Hello everyone and happy Sunday! It´s Sanna here again with my monthly guest design team project share. I´d like to share a set of clean and simple Valentine´s Day cards with you today. I love using Silk Microfine Glitter and what better occation to do so, than Valentine´s Day! There just cannot be too much glitter on a Valentine´s Day card!
For my first card I´ve recorced a start-to-finish video for you to watch, because I wanted to share how I work with Silk Microfine Glitter and Clear Double Sided Adhesive on such a card. I find it easier to explain the steps thru a video.
For this project I used the Fitted Hearts die set with various red and pink tones of Silk Microfine Glitter as well as the very versatile Build Your Own Sentiments 1 stamp set. See the used products listed at the end of this blog post.
For my second card I got the idea from the Fitted Heart dies. I wanted to use just one big heart as a focal point on a card and that gave me the idea to use the gorgeous Astry Scenery Washi Tape with the die cut die.
Here is how I created the card:
Step 1: Take a piece of paper and cover it with washi tape strips. Step 2: Die cut hearts in two sizes (big and tiny) from the “washi paper”. Step 3: Arrange the hearts onto the card base and adhere on place.
Step 4: Take a dark blue cardstock strip and heat emboss a Build Your Own Sentiments 1 stamp set sentiment onto the strip. Step 5: Fussy cut into a banner with scissors and adhere onto the card with 3D foam pads.
Both of the cards are very easy to do, so if you are planning on doing plenty for Valentine´s Day, you could consider doing one of these ideas, maybe. Wishing you a lovely Valentine´s Day! Let´s send those cards out to family, friends and loved ones, especially this year they mean so much to so many people!
Happy crafting, xxx, Sanna
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Sizzix Big Shot A4 die cutting machine Acrylic block Embossing ink White Embossing Powder White and dark blue cardstock 3D foam pads Heat tool Scissors
Welcome to my January post for Elizabeth Craft Designs. Today’s card is a great example of me trying something different! As a card maker I feel very comfortable using simple shapes (square or rectangle) to create my card bases from. So when I decided to use this Mushroom House die I was very pleased with myself that I could still use my favourite techniques and create something that represents me and my signature style of card making.
Step 1: Use white card to die cut the mushroom card base.
Step 2: Use Copic Markers E51 and E53 to add details to the mushroom as shown below.
Step 3: Use Kraft card and red cardstock to die cut the cap of the mushroom.
Step 4: Die cut the cap details using brown and white card stock. Adhere the white on top of the brown using foam tape then adhere these to the mushroom.
Step 5: Use a variety of card stock colours to die cut the remaining shapes – door, windows, chimney etc. Adhere these to the card.
Step 6: Stamp the sentiment, trim and using foam tape adhere it to the card.
Step 7: Die cut the flowers, and adhere these to the card. Embellish with some sequins, and a twine bow.
It’s such a fun design and makes such a pretty card! I’m so happy I left my comfort zone and created it.
Hey Everyone! It’s EK, and I am popping in with a little black and white number today. It is amazing how keeping your color pallate simple, you can create a project with tons of impact. There is just something so classic about black and white, the sentiment dies from Suzanne really shine.
Step One: Trim a piece of black card stock to 4.25×5.5 inches. Layer with 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. I used my crafting surface to help up the adhesive.
Step Two: Trim off excess tape and die cut cardstock with Stitched Indented Rectangle die set.
Step Three: Peel off top adhesive paper and pour Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter over it.
Step Four: Adhere cardstock to an A2 card frame using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
Step Five: Die cut A Way With Words You Are Perfect die set twice, once in black and once in white 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step Six: Adhere the white die cut over the black die cut and adhere both to the cardstock using liquid adhesive. I used Kids Choice Glue.
Step Seven: Finally add a few Craft Drops in White to the project. I used the drops to hide my glue flaws.
I know this card is incredibly simply but I feel it is in itself just perfect. Let us know in the comments below if you like using a black and white color palette as well. Until then, happy crafting.