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Frosty

October 14, 2021

Hi all, It’s Lisanne here! Welcome to my blopost today. It feels like it’s been a while since I last shared a project with you. Last week I saw a picture that reminded me that is it 75 days until Christmas. I can’t wait hihi.

So for this post I made a winter card (looks like Christmas).

For the base I used the Stitched Indented Rectangle. I cut the largest rectangle from the 240 gr. Soft Finish Cardstock. One piece smaller is from the 300 gr. Soft Finish Cardstock. Why I use two different weights is because I wanted to make a background with the Distress Mica Spray (Frosted Juniper and Snow Flurries) and this works better on the 300 gr. After using the Mica Spray I added some Distress Icicle crackle paste (this has to dry a long time).

While my background was drying, I created Jack Frost the snowman. The snowman is one of my favorite dies I think. I used the 240 gr. Soft Finish Cardstock for all my characters and accessories. I colored Jack with Distress Ink. Than I made a tree, which is a die from the Mason Jar, who is standing next to Jack.

I thought the background was just a little bit blank so I die cut the beautiful doily from the Art Journal Special, put some embossing powder at the top and adhered this at the background. Because the background is not smooth, I adhered everyting with glossy accents so everything stays in place.

For the snow boarder at the bottom I used the Winter Edges from the Art Journal Special. The word ‘Frosty’ is perfect for this card.

So this is my winter card for today. I hope you feel inspired to make your own frosty card! Thank you for following me along and perhaps chat soon in a Facebook Live!

Greetings Lisanne

Elizabeth Craft Design supplies:

Other supplies used:

  • Distress Mica Stain Holiday 1 and 2 (Frosted Juniper and Snow Flurries).
  • Nuvo embossing powder Duchess Blue 615N
  • Distress Crackle Paste Icicle
  • Glossy Accents
  • Distress Ink: Black Soot, Pine Needles, Carved Pumpkin, Rustic Wilderness, Tumbled Glass and Ground Espresso
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Gratitude Card

October 8, 2021

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

To create my Gratitude Card, I’ve used a variety of dies from Joset Designs and stamps from the Beautiful Blooms Collection. 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 2. Die cut a 4″ Stitched Rounded Rectangle out of one of the patterned papers. Die cut a 3 1/2″ Stitched Rounded Rectangle out of the other patterned paper. Distress the edges of both rectangles. Ink the edges of both rectangles using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Choose one piece of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book 2. Die cut a 3 3/4″ Fitted Rounded Rectangle out of one of the patterned paper. Distress the edge of the rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Choose another piece of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book 2. Die cut a 3/4″ Diagonal Stitched Fishtail out of the patterned paper. Cut the fishtail down to 3″. Apply Ground Espresso Distress Ink to the Gratitude word from the Beautiful Blooms – Gratitude stamp set. Stamp onto the fishtail. Distress the edges of the fishtail. Ink the edges of the fishtail using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. From the Gratitude Stamp Set, you’ll need the rose bunch and the single rose. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the rose bunch and stamp onto a piece of watercolour cardstock. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the single rose and stamp onto the same piece of cardstock. Reapply ink to the single rose and stamp again on the same piece of watercolour cardstock. Colour the rose bunch and the two single roses in using a waterbrush and the Watercolour Palette. Once the flowers have dried, fussy cut the flowers out. Ink the edges of the flowers using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

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

Step Six. Adhere the fishtail 1 7/8″ from the bottom and 1 1/4″ from the left of the 3 1/2″ rectangle. Adhere the single roses around the fishtail as desired.

Step Seven. Foam square the rose bunch so that it sits slightly on the adhered single roses.

Step Eight. To finish the card, 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 Gratitude Card at home.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Walnut Stain and Ground Espresso
  • Archival Ink: Jet Black Archival
  • Blending Tool with Foam
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CAS slimline Christmas cards in bold colors

October 3, 2021

Hello everyone, it´s Sanna Lippert here again today with another guest team member card tutorial. For today´s card share I wanted to create a set of slimline Christmas cards in bold colours. I did that by using actually very little supplies, so these cards are easy to replicate and do plenty of at once.

I have again used the gorgeous Classic Christmas Special Kit for creating these cards and the only thing I added to the kit was Brusho´s, metallic watercolours, embossing powders and ink. If you don´t have Brusho´s, you can replace them with spray inks, watercolour palettes or even patterned papers. Here is how I did the cards:

Step 1: Take white plain cardstock and apply the Brusho powders onto the surface. Spray water mist on top and let the colors spread on paper. You can also help a little with a paint brush and then dry with a heat tool. Once you are at it, create several different toned ones, so you can create a series of cards in the end.
Step 2: Next apply metallic or pearlescent watercolor splatters with a paint brush on top of the bold colored pieces and let dry.


Step 3: Now die cut the same amount of backgrounds using the background die from the Classic Christmas Special Kit and adhere it on top of the colorful piece.
Step 4: Next stamp and heat emboss sentiments using the stamp set from the kit. I used white, red, blue and black embossing color tones for my cards, but you can take any colour you prefer.
Step 5: Finally, fussy cut the sentiment pieces into right size and adhere them onto the card bases using 3D-foam. This adds nice dimension to the cards.

Now you have a fun set of Christmas cards, that are still flat enough to be mailed in an envelope, but will for sure cheer up the recipient with their strong colours.

I have again recorded a video for you to watch, so you get a better idea of each and every step. Enjoy!

I created a total of six cards using the same basic technique, but just changing the color combinations. I love how happy and bright there cards turned out.

I hope I could inspire you to give this idea a try and create a few clean and simple Christmas cards yourself. You can also divede the stept into several days. One day all you need to do is make the backgrounds, the next you die cut the white pieces and the day after you stamp and emboss the sentiments and on the final day you just adhere everything together. That way you could do a bigger batch of cards, too.

See you again next month with another card tutorial!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:

Brusho Crystal Colour – Colours & Adhesives Ltd
Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer Vaporisateur
Ranger Embossing Powder – White, Black
Vendy Vecchi Embossing Powder – Cornflower Blue, Red Geranium
VersaMark Watermark Ink
Heat tool – Ranger Inc.
3D foam tape
Metallic watercolor palette – Gansai Tambi Starry Colors
Paint brush
Acrylic block

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Season’s Greetings Slimline Card

September 27, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Season’s Greetings Slimline Card.

To create my Season’s Greetings Slimline Card, I’ve used the Classic Christmas Kit from Joset Designs. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my card at home.

Step One. Die cut the slimline die from the Classic Christmas Kit out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Two. Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 3 1/4″ x 8 1/4″.

Step Three. Choose three of the snowflakes. Die cut one of the snowflakes twice and the other snowflakes one time each out of a piece of shimmer cardstock.

Step Four. Choose two pieces of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book. Die cut one of the ornaments out of each of one of the patterned papers. Die cut one other ornament out of the second piece of patterned paper. Die cut the tops out once out of a piece of copper foil paper. You’ll need a total of two ornament tops.

Step Five. Die cut a 1 1/4″ Diagonal Stitched Fishtail out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the fishtail down to 3 7/8″. Apply Emboss It Ink to the Season’s Greetings stamp out of the Classic Christmas Kit and stamp onto the fishtail. Sprinkle Kells Gold Modern Gilding Powders over the stamped sentiment. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.

Step Six. Adhere the patterned slimline piece to the plain slimline piece.

Step Seven. Adhere a top to each of the ornaments. Foam square one of the ornaments to the middle of the slimline cardfront. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the other ornament to the left of the already adhered ornament.

Step Eight. Adhere Season’s Greetings fishtail to the middle of the ornaments.

Step Nine. Adhere one set of snowflakes to left of the Season’s Greetings fishtail as desired. Adhere the remaining two snowflakes to the to right side of the Season’s Greetings fishtail as desired.

Step Ten. Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 7 1/2″ x 8 1/4″, score at 3 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 Season’s Greeting Slimline Card at home.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Quietfire Design: Kells Gold Modern Gilding Powders
  • Ranger Ink: Emboss It Dabber
  • Misc: Copper Foil Paper & White Shimmer Paper
Joset Designs Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Halloween Turkey

September 22, 2021

Hii everyone,

It’s me Lisanne again. This time I show a little tag which I made with the new Happy Harvest. It is absolutely a great collection!

I started with some Distress Oxide Chipped Sapphire ink at the top of the tag. If you spray some water at the ink, the ink respons and give some beautiful background.

Than I made the grass line and the fench. Behind the fence are some pumpkins (Hay Ride, 1909). Love to colour this with some beautiful orange Distress Ink with a little bit of brown and green. Oh and than the crows at the pumpkins. I love that! The crows are from the Scarecrow (1907).

Now I can make the eye cather with the Turkey (1905). You can make the Turkey just normal and adhere it together with glue. But I want some dimension at this tag, so I but some foam pads between the feathers. In this die there is one feather. But if you trim this of in different layers across the lines, you can make these dimension into it.

Hopefully you like this small blogpost about this small tag. I’ve had a lot of fun making this tag.

Thankyou for visiting! See you soon!

Elizabeth Craft Design Supplies:

Other supplies:

Distress Oxide Ink: Chipped Sapphire, Twisted Citron

Distress Ink: Carved Pumpkin, Forest Moss, Vintage Photo, Black Soot, Fired Brick, Wild Honey,

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Love This Planner Insert

September 15, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Love This Planner Insert.

To create my Love This Planner Insert, I’ve used a variety of the brand new dies and stamps from the Planner Essentials Collection. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my planer insert at home.

Step One. Choose a piece of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book 2. Die cut the portion of the page with the tab on it from the Planner Essentials 44 – Folded Arrow Insert. If needed, trim off some of the other page. Distress the edges of the page. Ink the edges of the page 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 2. Die cut the Love This banner from the Planner Essentials 44 – Folded Arrow Insert out of the patterned paper. Distress the edges of the banner. Ink the edges of the pennant using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Die cut the grid border from the Planner Essentials 40 – Number Border & Patterns from a piece of kraft cardstock. Trim the border down to 3 5/8″. Ink the edges of the border piece using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. You’ll need the plain label tab stamp from the Labels Tab Stamp Set. Apply Wild Honey Distress Ink to the label and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Fussy cut the label out. Ink the edges of the label using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. From the Noteworthy Stamp Set, you’ll need the girl. Apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the girl and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Fussy cut the girl out. Ink the edges of the girl using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Six. From the Memorable Stamp Set, you’ll need the Bee and Frames stamp. Apply Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink to the bee and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Ground Espresso Distress Ink to the frames stamp and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Fussy cut both images out. Ink the edges of both images using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Seven. From the Memorable Stamp Set, you’ll need to choose two of the number squares. Apply Wild Honey Distress Ink to both squares and stamp onto a piece of kraft cardstock. Fussy cut both squares out. Ink the edges of both squares using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eight. Adhere the label to the top left portion of the Love This banner as desired. Foam square the Love This banner to the middle of the plain banner.

Step Nine. Adhere the grid border 1/2″ from the right of the Love This Banner. Adhere one of the number squares in the bottom left corner by the Love This words. Adhere the other number square 5/8″ from the right and 1/4″ from the top of the Love This Banner.

Step Ten. Adhere the bee 3/8″ from the left and 1/2″ from the top of the Love This Banner. Foam square the frames image 1/2″ from the left and 3/4″ from the bottom of the Love This Banner.

Step Eleven. Adhere the girl on the right hand side of the frames.

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

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Walnut Stain, Carved Pumpkin, Wild Honey and Ground Espresso
  • Archival Ink: Potting Soil
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Misc: Kraft Cardstock
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Fall Gift Box

September 8, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Fall Gift Box.

To create my gift box, I’ve used a variety of dies from the Paper Flowers Collection. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my Fall Gift Box at home.

Step One. Die cut the Pizza Box from the Pizza Box Die out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Ink the edges of the pizza box using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Choose two pieces of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book 2. You’ll also need the scalloped and stitched squares. Die cut the scalloped square out of one of the patterned papers. Die cut the stitched 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 Three. Use the same pieces of patterned paper you just used for the previous step. You’ll also need the scalloped and stitched circles. Die cut the scalloped circle out of the same patterned paper you used to die cut the scalloped square. Die cut the stitched circle out of the same patterned paper you used to die cut the stitched square. Ink the edges of both circles using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. Take out the patterned paper that the tags are on from the Reminiscence the Book 2. 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 Five. Choose another piece of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book 2. Die cut the Lacy Leaves out of the patterned paper. Cut the leaf so one section has three leaves and the other section has two.

Step Six. From the Maple Leaves die, die cut the small and large leaves twice out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Wild Honey Distress Ink over one of the small and one of the large leaves. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Gathered Twigs Distress Ink over the remaining leaves.

Step Seven. From the Florals 10 die, you’ll need the extra large, large, medium and small flowers. Die cut one extra large, one large, three medium and three small flowers out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Fossilized Amber Distress Ink over the entire surface of all of the flowers.

Step Eight. From the Florals 10 die, die cut the flower centres once out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. You’ll need to choose three centres.

Step Nine. Assemble your pizza box.

Step Ten. Adhere the stitched square to the scalloped square. Foam square the scalloped square to the top of the pizza box.

Step Eleven. Adhere the stitched circle to the scalloped circle. Adhere the scalloped circle to the middle of the stitched square.

Step Twelve. Adhere the three leave bunch to the top left side of the pizza box. Adhere the two leaf bunch to the bottom left side of the pizza box.

Step Thirteen. Adhere a large brown leaf and a small orange leaf to the bottom left side of the pizza box, making sure that the previously adhere leaves are still showing. Adhere a large orange leaf and a small brown leaf to the top left side of the pizza box, making sure that the previously adhere leaves are still showing.

Step Fourteen. Adhere a medium and small flower together. Repeat the previous step for one more of the same flower bunch. Adhere the remaining flowers together. Adhere a centre in the middle of each flower bunch. Adhere the extra large flower bunch to the middle left side of the pizza box. Adhere the remaining two smaller flower bunches above and below the extra large flower bunch as desired.

Step Fifteen. Adhere the fussy cut label in the middle of the stitched circle, making sure that part of it slides underneath the flowers.

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

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Wild Honey, Gathered Twigs and Walnut Stain
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Misc: Kraft Cardstock
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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

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Summery Pages in my Nature Planner

September 2, 2021
Hello, it’s Annette Green today with some bright and cheery Summery plages in my Nature Planner. You may recall my Facebook Live I did for Elizabeth Craft Designs back in July where I showed how to create watercolored backgrounds using dies as stencils. If you missed it, you can view it here on the ECD YouTube channel. Today’s post includes a new video where I add photos to those pages and share some ideas and techniques.

My Nature Planner is a Sidekick size, so I’ve used mostly Sidekick dies as I mention in the video. The complete list is below with links to all products I’ve used.

Using the watercolors (yes, they’re back in stock!) allow you to customize your die-cut pieces and backgrounds perfectly to coordinate with your photos. I’ve used the Soft Finish White Cardstock for all of mine, which watercolors work very nicely on.

The Florals 13 die-set was perfect for these tropical, summery flowers on my pages as well. I love mixing and matching all the ECD dies into my projects.

I hope you take a moment to watch the video and follow along as I make up these pages. Thanks for stopping by today!

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You Are Loved – Floral Card

August 30, 2021

 Hello Friends and welcome to the Elizabeth Crafts Blog. It is Karan here sharing a card with you today. I wanted to share with you the versatility of the Art Journal Dies and showcase a couple of them on a card.  

This is designed with Florals 11; Sealed Pocket, and Puzzle Page Die. I know, you know, how much i love that Stitched Fishtail for my sentiments and the Stitched Rectangle just to add an extra layer to my cards. The Hope Floral Stamps are fabulous to add some added detail and tuck in to match the florals i create, I loved coloring them with ink, or water color they add that perfect touch. 

Above is my card it measures 5.5 x 7.5, a big over sized for envelopes, but you can always attach this to a gift bag, or create a hand made envelope using an envelope maker.

you can see the detail of the fishtail die, the Sealed Pocket and the gorgeous florals here. I colored the florals using Tea Rose Archival Ink, and Peeled Paint Distress Ink on the leaves. 

here are a few detail shots for you. 

and finally a side view. I hope you have enjoyed my card that i have shared with you today. Please share your creations with us over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Facebook Group.

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