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Happy Days

July 13, 2022

Hello friends and welcome back to the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog. Today, I am sharing a a card using Florals 11 as my flowers for this gorgeous card. 

Coloring the florals from the center out this time using Victorian Velvet Distress Ink and setting stamens from Dress my Craft in the center. 

I wanted to add some stamped leaves in there and used the Kindness Stamp and Die and stamped out some leaves and the dandelion looking image using peeled paint, die cut them and just left them white, what a great detail and layer they add to this card, don’t you think?

The stitched circle, i backed with acetate and cut the intricate die from The Book out twice, cutting off the outside edges and lining the two die cuts up to fill the circle which worked perfectly. 

I decided i wanted even more detail and used the vine from the Strawberry set, colored with with Peeled paint Distress ink and i gave the tip a bit of shaping. 
Once i was all done, i decided to tone the color down a bit by using a bit of snow paste and white acrylic splatters. 

Thank you for dropping by today, I hope i have inspired you to create some florals. Until Next Time, Happy Scrapping!

Joset Designs Planner Essentials Pop it Ups Scrapbooking Stamping Videos

Pop-Up Monster Mini Album

July 11, 2022
Hello, Annette Green here with a fun tutorial on how to make your own Halloween album with pop-ups, a Planner Essentials page die (#35) and of course the new release of Monster dies and stamps from Joset. I’ve got a video below taking you through all the assembly steps so I hope you have a moment to check it out.
Using the General Pop-Ups set (all links below) makes this a super easy and very impressive way to create interaction in this mini album. I’ve used Graphic 45 “Charmed” Patterns & Solids papers, but you can use whatever you have to recreate this.
Throughout the album, I’ve used lots of pieces from the new Party Time dies to create easy and fun embellishment on the pages.
The Monster Hugs stamp set is perfect with these cute monsters. I used one of the double pop-up dies here; one for the monster and one for the stamped expression.
Some of the photo mats, like the one shown here, are from the Stitched Indented Squares set. While some of the pop-up flaps open bottom to top, others open right to left like a card. You’ll have to watch the video to see who is behind this one!
I had the best time making these cute monsters. It’s really hard to stop! I hope you take a moment now to watch the video tutorial to see for yourself how easy this is to make. I hope you give it a try. Thanks for popping in today.
Art Journal Collection Stamping

Whimsically Kind

June 24, 2022

Hi friends! Today I am sharing a card using the Fun Flourishes Stamp Set from the Art Journal Collection. I absolutely love how cute and whimsical these flowers are and the accompanying images in this stamp set are so fun!

Step 1: I added several different pigment powders to a piece of watercolour paper and spritzed with water. I allowed that to dry mostly on its own and then hit it with a heat tool in the end in the finished product.

Step 2 & 3: Once it was all dry, I stamped out the flower image several times and then fussy cut them all out. These flowers aren’t too involved, so for someone like myself that is not a fan of handcutting, these were relatively easy.

Once dry, the colour of the pigments did fade a bit, so I went back in and added a bit more colour to add that vibrancy back to them.

Step 4: For the background I stamped one of the wreath images in black ink towards the right side of the cardstock, as that is where I wanted to concentrate having my images. I feel like off center is a bit more pleasing to the eye than right in the center. Then I added a few lines of the bubbles coming from the top and bottom of the wreath. I did mask off parts of it using post it notes, as I wanted it to appear as if it was coming out the circle, but not overlapping it. Be sure to remove the post its before you stamp your image or you will have the ink from the mask on your cardstock.

Step 5: Cut cardstock to 3.75″x5″. Next add some flecks of colour using the same colours as I did for the flowers to keep the look cohesive. The one on the right is the image pictured just above and the stamped images are much more crisp. The one on the left was one I did when I was just kind of doing trial and error to see if I liked it all together. And tbh, although I do like the crispness of the second one better, I went a wee bit overboard with the flecks of colour…oops.

Step 6: To finish the card I added a strip of patterned paper to the side and heat embossed in white on black cardstock the word Kindness from the Kindness Stamp Set and used the co-ordinating die set to cut it out. Arrange the 3 flowers around one side of the wreath and add the sentiment. Pop it all up on a white A2 cardbase using some clear double sided adhesive to a piece of craft foam and add a few black iridescent pearls.

Step 7: I did also add a very thin black border around it, to add that last little bit of definition. I decided it in the end that I wanted/it needed it (and when it was all done and put together), so I went around the edge of it with a black sharpie. I had all of my fingers and toes crossed that I didn’t make a mistake and get any on the finished and trimmed cardstock.

I really love how fun this turned out! All of the mages from this stamp go so well together and there are so many possibilities! And how fun are these cute little polka dotted flowers! Thank you so very much for stopping by today! I wish you all the most wonderful and crafty day,

Supplies Used:

Inspiration from the Design Team Scrapbooking Sidekick Essentials Stamping Uncategorized

Create a Garden Mini Album using Sidekick Essentials Planner Dies

May 10, 2022
Hello everyone, Annette Green back again today with a fun little mini album project you can create in an afternoon using three Sidekick Essentials dies, a few stamp sets, your favorite papers and some chipboard. I’ve created a video tutorial so you can follow along and hopefully make one of these yourself!
I’ve used the Sidekick Essentials 1, 12 and 16 for this album because each one has a base page to use along with very versatile embellishment pieces. I’ve used Graphic 45 papers in my stash, but really any papers will do, so I encourage you to go to your supplies you have on hand.
I ended up using images from five different stamp sets (Memorable, Paper Love, Planted with Love, Home & Nature and In My Garden) but you can use whatever you have to make this album work for you. I’ve linked everything below if you’re looking to expand your collection.
As I describe in the video, I mixed Graphic 45 collections along with 49 & Market to make a really feminine, garden-themed album, but I can imagine this album with masculine papers too. So in the video, I share the basic assembly of the base album first, then I show how I decorated it toward the end of the video. I hope you find it interesting to watch and that it inspires you to give it a try. Thanks for stopping in today.
Cardmaking Joset Designs Stamping

Thinking of you card!

April 28, 2022

Hi everyone, thank you for joining me today for my inspirational post. I was feeling the need to create with some bright fun colors, so I hope you enjoy this fruitastic card!! so lets get started!

Step 1: Start with a 4×4 square piece of cardstock, next I took my Make your Mark Stencil and applied yellow ink directly to the back of the stencil I choose the honey come side, next, I lightly spritzed it with some water and pressed onto the cardstock.

Step 2: I took some of the Reminiscence washi tape #1 and ripped up a few pieces and added them to the card, as per picture above and set card panel aside.

Step 3: Cut and ink your squirrel, instead of the nut being brown I used red cardstock to make it into a strawberry (a great idea from another ECD Ambassador) I added pink to his cheeks and two white dots from a gel pen.

Step 4: Cut your strawberries from red card stock and the leaves from green cardstock and ink the edges. I used my paper shaping kit to add a little dimension to my strawberries and leaves.

Step 5: Next I assembled my Squirrel, Strawberries and leaves to my card panel as per picture above.

Step 6: I took some white acrylic paint and speckled the front of my card, set aside and let dry.

Step 7: I took a piece of card stock 5 x 10 and score @ 5″ to make my card front.

Step 8: I repeated the same process as the front of the card to the inside, by adding some yellow ink to the back of the stencil spritzing it and laying it down onto the cardstock.

Step 9: I added a stamp sentiment and layered it onto the black cardstock and adhered it to the inside of the card. Last I added a strawberry, vine and flower.

Step 10: I cut a piece of black card stock 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 and matted my front panel to it, then I added it to my card base.

I hope you enjoyed todays post. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

>Katie<

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Beautiful Blooms Stamping

Kindness Floral on Vellum

April 28, 2022

Hello friends! Michelle here today with a simple floral vellum card using the beautiful Kindness Stamp Set and coordinating die, also digging into my neglected paper stash.

Step 1: Stamp and heat emboss in black the large flower on vellum. Ensure that your heat embossing tool is heated really well before going to the vellum and keep the heat constantly moving to try and minimize any warping of the vellum.

Step 2: Colour the image using alcohol markers on the back side of the vellum to avoid any possible damage to the nibs of the markers from the heat embossing. This will mute the colours a bit, so use brighter than normal if you want.

Step 3: Heat emboss on white cardstock the sentiment using the same black embossing powder, to keep the look cohesive and cut out using the coordinating die.

Step 4: I picked out a black and white patterned paper from my stash, to mount the floral panel on…..I have so much of it, I really need to get using it. Vellum can be a bit tricky to adhere as it is somewhat transparent, so for my panel I I used a clear 3D “foam” tape and added some pieces under the flower and some under the diecut word as well, to try to disguise it. This meant that the right side didn’t have much support, but it seemed to be alright.

Step 5: To finish it I added a few sequins with a liquid adhesive and also hid a bit of the clear adhesive under them as well. I then added it all to my A2 side folding cardbase using white craft foam using a double sided tape.

I hope that you have enjoyed my project for today. A bit more on the simple side, but it just helps to feature this gorgeous floral even more. Thank you so very much for stopping by and I wish you all the most wonderful and crafty day! Until next time,

Elizabeth Crafts Supplies:

Other supplies used:

  • black embossing ink pad, powder and heat tool
  • white cardstock and vellum
  • A2 (4.25″x5.5″) side folding white cardbase
  • alcohol markers in varying colours
  • die cutting machine
  • white craft foam
  • sequins
  • liquid adhesive and clear 3D foam tape
  • patterned paper
Beautiful Blooms Beautiful Blooms Cardmaking Stamping Watercolor Watercolor Palette

Sunshine

February 18, 2022

Hi crafty friends…Michelle here with you today sharing a card using the beautiful sunflower from the Sunshine Stamp Set part of the Beautiful Blooms Collection. Let’s get to it, shall we?!

Step 1: Cut a piece of watercolour paper to 3.75″x5″. Add water to your cardstock using a clean paintbrush and then do a light water colour wash using 2 of the blue colours in the 24 Colour Watercolour Palette, being sure to allow layers to dry in between adding the next colour.

Step 2: While the watercolour piece is still a bit damp, place stencil from the Earth Patterns pack over and sprinkle on pigment powder. Remove the stencil and allow to dry. Because the background was still a bit damp and the powders did spread slightly, I did lose a bit of the pattern of the powder, but I was still happy with how it looked.

Step 3: Heat emboss the sunflower in black on the same watercolour paper, to keep the look uniform. Start to add colour to the flower, again using the 24 Colour Watercolour Palette, being to sure to allow your paint to dry inbetween layers of colour. Set aside and allow to dry.

Step 4 & 5: Once the flower is completely dry, cut it out using the coordinating die and cut out 3 more without the image. These will be used to stack for dimension. On the same watercolour paper heat emboss the sentiment using the black embossing powder and cut out 2 or 3 more blank sentiments to stack together as well. Add liquid adhesive and stack them together.

Step 6: Adhere the watercolour background using craft foam to the A2 top folding cardbase. Add the flower using a liquid adhesive and the sentiment as well, adding a few small foam squares to the both ends of the sentiment. Add a twine bow to the sunflower and a few iridescent bubbles as a finishing touch.

Thank you so very much for stopping by. I hope that this card has helped to inspire you in some way. I wish you all the most wonderful and crafty day! Until next time,

Supply list:

Beautiful Blooms Beautiful Blooms Cardmaking Craft Drops Stamping

Kindness Always Matters

January 30, 2022

Hi friends…Michelle here with my official post as part of the Elizabeth Crafts Design Ambassadors Team and I couldn’t be more thrilled! I decided to use the beautiful floral from the Kindness Stamp which is part of the Beautiful Blooms Collection for today.

Step 1: Stamp the flower outline and sentiment using black ink. Colour in the floral using your choice of alcohol markers. Use a stamp positioner if necessary, to ensure a good and clean impression.

Step 2: Cut out the sentiment and the flower using the coordinating dies either before or after you colour in the image. Without stamping the image, diecut 2 more of the flower, as these will be used to stack the 3 together for dimension.

Step 3 – Colour in the flower image using your choice of alcohol markers and add small dots to the coloured image using a white gel pen.

Step 4 – Place your chosen stencil (I used the Grid Pattern from the Earth Patterns Stencil Pack) and start to lightly and randomly ink blend over the stencil on a piece of white cardstock cut to 3.75″x5″.

Step 5 – Cut a random strip of black and white patterned paper and adhere to the left side of your stencilled cardstock and trim off any excess. Adhere 3 the flower diecuts together using a liquid adhesive and add foam adhesive to the back of the sentiment. Adhere all to your A2 cardbase using white craft foam.

I hope this has helped to inspire you and I wish you all a wonderful and craft day,

Supplies Used:

Beautiful Blooms Beautiful Blooms Stamping Sue Smith Creative Designs Watercolor Watercolor Palette

Two Cards Same Stamps

January 27, 2022

Hi, It’s Marla here with my first blog post as an Elizabeth Craft Designs Ambassador. Today, I am sharing two cards showing how you can achieve different looks using the same stamps. I’ll start with the more detailed of the two cards.

  1. Cut a panel using watercolor cardstock to 5 1/2″ x 3 1/2.” Wash the background with the watercolor of your choice. Once dry, add gold watercolor around the edges. Stamp the sentiment from the “Your Day” stamp set with clear embossing ink. Cover with white embossing powder and heat set. Add gold splatters using a watercolor brush.

2. Cut the next layer to 6″ x 4 3/16″ and run it through a crimper. Use gold watercolor to add paint across some of the raised lines to add interest.

3. Select a pattern from the “Worn Wood” paper pad and to 6 1/2″ x 4 3/4″. Distress all four sides of the paper using your scissors. Paint the edges with gold watercolor.

4. Stamp the largest floral image from the “Blossoms” stamp set onto a piece of watercolor paper using clear embossing ink. Add white embossing powder and heat set. Watercolor the flower using the colors of your choice. Use the coordinating dies to cut the image and splatter with gold watercolor. Cut the floral into three pieces adding 1/8″ foam tape to the back.

5. Adhere all three paper layers to a 5″x7″ card base.

6. Arrange the floral images around the sentiment and embellish with jewels.

My second card is very clean and simple.

1. Cut white cardstock to 8 5/8″ x 4 1/2″. Stamp the two smaller floral clusters from the “Blossom” stamps around the edges, changing the direction of your stamp and stamping off the edge.

2. Use clear embossing ink to stamp the sentiment from “Your Day” onto the center of the card panel. Add the embossing powder over the top and heat set.

3. Cut a piece of cardstock that coordinates with your floral stamping to 8 3/4″ x 4 9/16″ and adhere the stamped cardstock to the center.

4. Adhere to a card base.

Here is another look at both cards together. One with a vintage feel and the second clean and simple. Do you have a favorite?

Thank you for joining me today. I am looking forward to spending this next year with you here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog. Until next time….. Marla

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

I am thinking of you

January 12, 2022

Hi everyone! It is Lisanne here.

I’m here with a new blogpost. Today I made a little card with the cute cat.

For the card I used the Fitted Hexagons dies. I used the 2 bigger ones for the base and the smallest one for the background. I put some Double Sided Adhesive at the Soft Finish Cardstock and made 5 small hexagons with it. Now I can add some Silk Microfine Glitter, Royal Teal. These hexagons are adhere at the bigger hexagon. As you can see I used one hexagon for half.

For now the background is oke so I can make the cat. I used Soft Finish Cardstock and different colors Distress Ink.

The cat is sitting at the hexagons, but I think it is a lot of white left so I used the fence from the Slimeline Adventure Edges. The fence is a little bit longer than the hexagons.

At least I made a fishtail with the sentiment ‘I am thinking of you’. This sentiment is made with the build you own sentiment stamp set. A great stamp set to create you own sentiment.

At least I add some Distress Ink at the edges of the fishtail and hexagons. Ohh and I almost forgot the Silk Microfine Glitter in the heart. This is the color sea glass.

This is my card with the cute cat from Joset. I hope you like this blogpost and get some ideas.

All the used supplies are here below.

Thankyou for reading and see you the next time.

Kind regards Lisanne Geerdink

Elizabeth Craft Design Supplies:

Other used supplies:

  • Distress Ink: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Iced Spruce, Black Soot, Walnut Stain, Hickory Smoke
  • Versafine Clair Ink Nocturne
  • Gelly Roll White
  • Micron Pen Black
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