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Clean and simple, masculine, Lighthouse card

August 6, 2020

Hello and happy Thursday! It´s Sanna Lippert here again with my August guest design team project share. This time I´m sharing a very clean and simple and easy to do card that works great for a male recipient.

This is how I created the card:
Step 1: Pick two sheets of patterned paper of your choice that work well together. Cut the darker patterned paper into a slightly smaller rectangle than your card base, then die cut with a smaller Fitted Oval die a hole in the middle.
Step 2: Now take the lighter patterned paper and die cut another piece with the next size (slightly bigger) of the Fitted Oval die.
Step 3: Then die cut the Lighthouse and the birds from black Soft Finish Cardstock. After that die cut the additional Lighthouse pieces from white Soft Finish Cardstock. Before die cutting, attach Clear Double Sided Adhesive onto the cardstock. This way it will be easier to adhere the small pieces on place.

Step 4: Adhere the bigger oval piece onto the card base and assembly the Lightouse from the white and black pieces.
Step 5: Adhere the finished Lighthouse on top of the oval piece. Now adhere the birds on place.
Step 6: Take a residue piece of the lighter patterned paper and stamp the sentiment with black stamp ink onto it. I used Build Your Own Sentiment 1 stamp set for this purpose.
Step 7: Cut the sentiment into a banner either using scissors or the Banners die cut die. Adhere on place.

I´ve again recorded a start-to-finish video for you to watch. I hope it gives you an even better idea of each and every step.

I hope you get inspired to play and create a fun, masculine card yourself! See you next month with yet another project.

Take care!
Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:
Patterned Paper – Basic Grey
Black stamp ink – Hero Arts
Acrylic block
Sizzix Big Shot A4
Ivory card base

Cardmaking Joset Designs Planner Essentials Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Purr-fect Day!

July 26, 2020

Hello and welcome! Samantha here with this purr-fect card featuring Elizabeth Craft Designs Cat die along with a few other fun items that work so well with this slim line card.

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Use washi tape to secure a slim line white card front (Card Measurement: 10cm x 21cm) to the craft mat. Next, position the stencil over the white card (leaving 1/3 white space on the top). Secure the stencil down with washi tape.

Step 2: Use a blending tool to blend in a generous amount of light pink ink over the stencil, through to the white card.

Step 3: Reposition the stencil, secure and repeat ink blending until the whole card front is full.

Step 4: Repeat steps 1-3 using dark pink ink. Repeat again using light grey ink. Over lap the ink blending where possible.

Step 5: Use grey and light pink card to die cut the Cat image.

Step 6: Assemble and adhere the cat to the top right corner of the card front.

Step 7: Use pink card to die cut the Planner Labels tag die. Resize the tag by die-cutting the bottom section only.

Stamp the sentiment. Adhere to the card front as shown in main image.

Step 8: 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 (Fuchsia). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle. Use this glitter card to die cut the small heart from the Planner Labels die.

Step 9: Continue to die cut the small heart section of the Planner Label die – use light pink and grey card.

Step 10: Embellish the card front with the hearts. Die cut the fish skeleton using white card. Adhere these to the card front. Embellish with sequins and a twine bow.

Hope you like todays card inspiration! Slim Cards are very in at the moment – simply by moving the stencil around you can create any sized card you wish!

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Supplies Used:

Other:

Pink/White/Grey Card stock

Sequins

Twine

Die-Cutting Machine

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Pink/Grey/Black Dye Ink

Blending Tool

Googly Eyes

Liquid Adhesive – Glue Pen

Cardmaking Joset Designs Stamping

Book Mark Greeting Card

July 19, 2020

Hello friends, it’s Sandy Diller here with a YouTube inspired project. I saw this card – book mark done by Jennifer McGuire and decided to make one putting my own spin on it. With school officially closed for the summer, reading is even more important for our kidos. Any child would love to receive this fun card that encourages reading.

The book mark simply pulls out of the front of the card and is ready for a favorite book.

Who wouldn’t love to find this on their page?

I began by cutting the Parrot from white Soft Finish Cardstock and then adding the colors (Distress Oxide Inks). I used blending brushes from Picket Fence Studio but you could do this using whatever you have. By adding the color this way you get some shading in the area that you want.

Assemble Parrot.

This is a 5.5″ square card so the base was cut 5.5″ X 11″ and then creased in the center. Using the Indented Squares die set, cut one large (5.25″ square) and two smaller ( 3.25″ square).

A square is needed for the small panel that has an opening for the book mark. The decorative panel for this card is 3.25″ so a 3.50″ panel is needed. Cut a square that is 2 times larger than the desired panel. The square we want is 3.50″ so a 7″ square is needed. Cut the 7″ square in half creating two triangles (only one is needed for this card). Score the triangle at 3.5″ on each side.

Fold the triangle into a square and add a panel to both sides.

The larger square should cut down the center in order to hold the book mark.

Add the Parrot to the front panel of the square with the opening on either side, it is shown on the left side here.

Stamp sentiment of your choice on the bottom of the card. Slide the open side of the book mark straddling the cut in the card.

Attach to card base. Decorate the inside or simply write your message.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have enjoyed this fun project.

Sandy

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Happy Summer

July 12, 2020

Today we’ll be showing you 6 summer fun projects all created by our talented Design Team Members Katelyn, Karen, EK Gorman, Annette, Samantha and Tanja. Have a Happy Summer!

This first card was created by Katelyn Grosart who used the Palm Trees die set in combination with the Stitched Hexagions. Love the clean look of this card and the bright colored palm trees. For the sentiments she used the Beach Sentiments. For more info on how to create this card, make sure to check out Katelyn’s blog HERE.

Another great summery card this time created by Karen Ostergard who used the Seashells die set for the main image for her card. The little crab is included in this set. She created a beautiful cloudy background using the clouds edges from the Adventure Edges set. I love how she created more dimention by adding the Stitched Hexagons. If you would like to re-create this card, make sure to check out Karen’s blog HERE.

EK Gorman created this super fun “Life’s a beach” card using the little crab from the Seashells set in combination with the Sand Castle. Love how all the colors match so beautifull. For the sentiment she used the Beach Sentiments set. Find out more HERE.

A super cute card created by Annette Green who used the Honey Bear die set to create her card. She used 2 fun sentimtes Hello Sunshine! and Happy Birthday but you can easily change these up to use the card for more occasions. I love the papers she picked and the added label details. For more info, make sure to check out Annette’s blog HERE.

Samantha Klaebe created this beautiful tropical Happy Summer card using the Tropical Florals die set. Love the bright colors and the playful lay-out of this card. For more inspiration, check out Samantha’s blog HERE.

Last but not least is this colorsful card created by Tanja Kabel who used the Diving Accessories in combination with the Splish Splash Sentiments. I really love the lay-out of this card and the colors used for the accessories. A fun card to re-create even for other themes and occasions. For more info, click HERE.

Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General ModaScrap Planner Essentials Silk Microfine Glitter Stamping Videos

Folded Leaf Pocket Gift Card

July 9, 2020

Hello everyone, it´s Sanna Lippert here again with a July card tutorial for! When I look at the Planner Essentials line, I think of ways of using them in cardmaking. I created a gift card with Planner Essential die cut dies for this particular card.

So for this card I combined dies from the Planner Pocket 3 die set as well as used the Budding Florals from the Art Journal line and the lovely Leaf Pocket die from the ModaScrap line. Here is how I did the card:

Step 1: Die cut the Leaf Pocket from a piece of patterned paper and fold the flaps towards the inside on the back. Apply Clear Double Sided Tape on the folded flaps.
Step 2: Next die cut a slip of kraft cardstock using the small “tab” piece of the Planner Pocket 3 set. This will be the gift card base.
Step 3: Now die cut 2 pieces of the “cover tabs” from the same patterned paper used for the leaf pocket. Fold along the folding line. Die cut a lined paper with the bigger rounded piece to create a space for your gift card text.

Step 4: Take a piece of kraft cardstock and place the die cut and folded leaf pocket on top and make folding marks alongside the pocket – add 1-2 mm space on both sides.
Step 5: Fold the base and cut in size. Now cut slightly smaller pieces of patterned paper to matt all the sides of the card base.
Step 6: Die cut the leaves using the Budding Florals leaf die. Next add small strips of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet on a strip of kraft cardstock and die cut two Poppies. Apply Silk Microfine Glitter onto the tape areas.
Step 7: Adhere and assembly all pieces on place (see the video for more precise steps) and add a stamped sentiment using Build Your Own Sentiments 1 stamp set. Add twine and your card is done.

To give you a better idea of each and every step, I´ve again recorded a start-to-finish video for you to watch. Hope you like it!

See you again next month with another card project tutorial!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Desings:

Other:
Kraft Cardstock – Bazzill Basics
Patterned Paper
Paper Trimmer – Tim Holtz
Sizzix – Big Shot A4 die cutting machine
Brad
Twine
Hero Arts – Chalkboard black stamp ink
Scoreboard
Acrylic block
Scissors

Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Happy 4th of July

June 21, 2020

Hello everyone,

It’s Sandy Diller with you today to share a fun, colorful and easy 4th of July easel card. I love the crisp patriotic colors of this card and hope that you do as well. One of our favorite things to do in the summer is to have friends over for a BBQ. My hubby is an excellent griller so his talents are put to work in the best way for these events.

Let’s get started on the card –

The card base for this card is 5.5″ X 11″, scored on the long side at 5.5″ and 2.75″. Shown above – cut from white Soft Finish Cardstock.

Using the Stitched Hexagons, cut the largest one from red, the next size down from blue and the next sized down from white. Using the Happy Birthday Collection stamp set – stamp “Have an awesome Day”

Using the Stitched Rectangles, cut one panel from red and one panel from white. Using the Summer Sentiments stamp set – stamp “Happy 4th of July”.

Using the Backyard Barbeque die set – cut the BBQ, the flames, the cooking utensils and watermelon from colors of choice.

Fold card base on crease lines. Add largest hexagon (lining up points on crease) – glue only half of hexagon to smallest section of card base.

Add blue hexagon – turning it in opposite direction.

Add white panel to top of blue panel.

Add BBQ with flames. Optional, cut partial BBQ from contrasting color to add to legs and lid.

Assemble watermelon – add to greeting panel.

Add greeting panel (using pop up dots or foam tape) to inside lower section of card.

Add final touches and open card to standing position.

Enjoy your 4th of July and eat some barbeque,

Sandy

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

A Way With Words Stamping

Love You To The Moon

June 20, 2020

I think now more than ever we need to reach out to those we love.  Not for any special reason, just to share love.  I thought this might be a fun way to do it! We get to make a beautiful bright moon inside the ornament, create a stencil so we have a sweet spray of stars and we get to stamp a super special message.

Here’s how you can do it, too…..

Instructions:

Form a 5 x 7” tent fold card base from navy cardstock.

Cut a 4 x 6” panel from navy cardstock.  Die cut the Star Spray from scrap cardstock and use as a stencil.  Lightly stencil the stars across the panel with Distress Oxide Brushed Corduroy.

Die cut the flourished ornament and the flourished moon from white cardstock which has had Double Sided Adhesive adhered to the front side.

Remove the release paper and one at a time thermal emboss the flourished ornament with Forever Platinum and then the flourished moon with Brushed Silver. So nice and bright!

Stamp the sentiment (Awwww!) on white cardstock with Night Sky ink and die cut with the smallest Fitted Rectangle.  Die cut the smallest Stitched Rectangle from navy cardstock and adhere them together. 

Mount the gilded ornament and moon as shown on the stenciled panel (the flourishes can hang over the edge of the panel!).  Mount the sentiment panel on the panel with 3D adhesive squares overlapping the ornament.

Mount the stenciled panel on the card base with 3D adhesive squares.

Send to someone you love!

Be kind, be calm, stay safe.  You are loved!
Happy creating, Suzanne

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Love Joy Peace Ornament

Others:

Navy Cardstock
White Cardstock
Modern Gilding Powders: Burnished Silver, Forever Platinum
Distress Brushed Corduroy
VersaMagic Night Sky
Glue Dots
3D Foam Squares

Charlene Stamps Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

A Modern Vintage Card

June 18, 2020

IMG_0204Hey Friends!  It’s EK and today I thought it might be fun to try to create a modern take on a vintage look.  Designer Ilse and Charlene’s new stamps and stencils make creating this look so simple with their old school flare.

IMG_0131Step One:  Stamp out on of the images from the Earthy Girls stamp set onto a piece of Watercolor Paper cut out to 4.25×5.5 inches using some water-soluble ink.  I used Weathered Wood Distress Oxide.

IMG_0132Step Two:  Using clean water and watercolor paint brush, fade the ink out over the watercolor paper, making the stamped image look bright and bold.

IMG_0133Step Three:  Using ECD’s Watercolor Palette, add touches of color to the stamped image.

IMG_0134Step Four:  Hand stamp around the edges of the watercolor paper background images from the Words & Layers stamp set using colored ink.  I used Shaded Lilac in Distress Oxide.

IMG_0136Step Five:  Add a sentiment to the image from the Words & Layers stamp set.  I used Weathered Wood Distress Oxide.

IMG_0137Step Six:  Add texture to the card using the Dot Dot Dot… stencil and add gel medium through the openings.

IMG_0138Step Seven:  Let the gel medium dry.

IMG_0164Step Eight:  Highlight the stenciling by adding muted watercolor around the raised portions.

IMG_0205Step Nine:   Die cut the watercolor paper with the Stitched Indented Rectangle die set and adhere it to a piece of trimmed Dusky Lavender Soft Finish Cardstock trimmed to 4.25×5.5 inches using 10mm Clear Doubled Sided Adhesive.  Add the Soft Finish Cardstock to an A2 card frame.

IMG_0206I love how the pale grey and purple tones have a vintage vibe, but in a fun colorful way.

What do you think?  Is this a new look on a vintage vibe?  Let us know in the comments below what your favorite take on vintage crafting projects is.


Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping Videos

Wedding card

June 11, 2020

Hello everyone, it´s Sanna Lippert here again today with another guest design team post and video. For today´s post I´ve created a wedding card in green, red and white. I wanted to play with very traditional colours to create these mixed media cards.

Here is how to make these cards:

Step 1: Take a piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock and fold it into a card size of your choice. Then take the Make Your Mark stencil and place it on top of the white surface and apply modeling paste thru the stencil onto the background. I like to create an irregular pattern instead of filling the whole background. I find that more interesting to the eye.
Step 2: Now take watercolour/mixed media paper and stamp with Flower Power stamps and embossing ink onto that piece. Then pour fine white embossing powder on top of heat set if with a heat tool. While you are at it, make a bigger set of flowers!
Step 3: Now take watercolours (or use watercolour pencils, markers or Distress Inks or any coloring media you like to use) and color the flowers in red tones.
Step 4: After you are done coloring the flowers, paint a piece of white cardstock with light green watercolor tone and die cut leaves using the Trio of Leaves dies.

Step 5: Arrange the leaves and flowers onto the card base and adhere on place. I adhered the flower with 3D foam to get some additional texture, the leaves are adhered with liquid glue, but you could also use Clear Double Sided Adhesive (add to paper before die cutting!).
Step 6: Now take a strip of Soft Finish Cardstock and stamp a sentiment with black ink onto it. I used the Build Your Own Sentiments 1 set here. Adhere on place with 3D foam.
Step 7: If you prefer, you can add some green or red splatters onto the background with a watercolor brush, just make sure you protect the rest of the card with a paper towel.

I really like how this card turned out. I matted the card onto a light green cardstock in the end to get some additional contrast to the card. But this is totally optional – you could also work with a solely white card base.

While I created this card, I did several flowers and die cut a bunch of leaves, so I could make a batsch of cards at once. I used the same technique, but did cards in just a slightly smaller size. Here they are:

For a better idea I´ve again recorded a video for you to watch. Hope you enjoy it!!

I hope you enjoyed this month´s tutorial. See you again next month with another card idea. By the way, I´ve used a watercolour set from my own stash for the cards, but give the new watercolours at the store a try – they have such great colours in the set! Plus, note that the leaves I used are not available at the store, so I replaced them with a really nice leaf set in the supply list.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:
Sizzix Big Shot A4
Hero Arts Chalkboard ink, black
Modeling Paste
Palette knife
Pearlescent watercolours
Distress Ink – Barn Door
3D foam squares

A Way With Words Craft Drops Stamping

Be Brave, Be Yourself

May 23, 2020

IMG_0073Hey Friends!  It’s EK, and today I am make some unique graduation cards for a very unique time.  Right now nothing feels or looks normal, so crafting a few high school graduation cards in the traditional way seemed inappropriate.  So I thought, it might be fun to create a unique look for these graduates who are learning to grow up too fast.  I found that designer Suzanne’s A Way With Words Be Brave Bold Yourself die set was perfect for the look for which I was aiming.

IMG_0058Step One:  Blend some water soluble ink over Watercolor Paper trimmed to 4.25×5.5 inches.  I used Distress Oxides in Victorian Velvet, Dusty Concord, and Frayed Burlap in an ombre corner to corner blend.

IMG_0059Step Two:  Spray the Watercolor Paper with watercolor spray.  I used Distress Oxide in Tattered Rose.

IMG_0060Step Three:  Let the ink spray dry.  I just love how this turned out and find the look a little romantic.

IMG_0061Step Four:  Die cut the inked paper with the Stitched Indented Rectangle die set.

IMG_0062Step Five:  Die cut the graduation sentiment from the inked paper with the Be Brave Bold Yourself die set.  I choose to use the sentiment ‘Be Brave, Be Yourself’.  The really cool thing about die cutting the way I have, is that you can make two separate cards from this one die cut. You can use the negative inked paper and the die cut works to create two unique cards.

IMG_0063Step Six:  Using 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the inked cardstock to a piece of Lavender Soft Finish Cardstock trimmed to 4.25×5.5 inches.

IMG_0064Step Seven:  Set the die cut sentiment back into the open spaces, and adhere the negative die cut pieces back into the open places using some Kids Choice Glue.

IMG_0065Step Eight:  Adhere the the lavender cardstock to an A2 card frame using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  To finish the first card, add a few drop of Transparent Crystal Craft Drops.

IMG_0070Here is the finished look of the first card using the negative pieces of the die cut from the Be Brave Bold Yourself  die set.

IMG_0066Step Nine:  To create the second card, die cut a second trimmed piece of Lavender Soft Finish Cardstock with the Stitched Indented Rectangle die set.  Adhere the Be Brave Bold Yourself die set die cut piece onto the cardstock using Kids Choice Glue.

IMG_0067Step Ten:  Add some heart stamping from Susanne’s A Way With Words Love & Hearts Collection stamp set using some pale purple ink.  I used Distress Oxide ink in Victorian Velvet.

IMG_0068Step Eleven:  Adhere the cardstock to an A2 card frame for the finished look.

IMG_0072I just adore how these two cards came out and think they will be a fun card for these special 2020 graduates.  Are you creating cards for graduates this year?  Are you creating a traditional looking card or are you creating a unique one to symbolize the uniqueness of these times?  Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

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