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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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Happy New Year! Card

December 29, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Happy New Year! Card.

To create my Happy New Year! Card, I’ve used a variety of dies and stamps from the Planner Essentials Collection and Joset Designs. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my card at home.

Step One. Die cut a 3 3/4″ Fitted Rounded Rectangle out of a piece of dotted black or plain black cardstock. Die cut a 3 1/2″ Stitched Rounded Rectangle out of a piece of dotted cream or plain cream cardstock. Distress the edges of both rectangles.

Step Two. Die cut a 3/4″ Diagonal Stitched Fishtail out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. From the Joyful Wishes Stamp Set, you’ll need the Happy New Year sentiment. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the sentiment and stamp on the left hand side of the fishtail. Trim the fishtail down to 2 5/8″. Distress the edges of the fishtail.

Step Three. On a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock, blend Wild Honey Distress Ink. Die cut the star seven times from the Planner Essentials 26 – Planner Pocket 3 – Tag & Toppers die out of the now coloured cardstock.

Step Four. From the Long & Tall Numbers Stamp Set, you’ll need the 2 and 0. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the 2 and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Reapply the ink to the 2 stamp and stamp on the same piece of cardstock. Repeat the previous step with the 2. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the 0 stamp and stamp onto the same piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Fussy cut the numbers out. Ink the edges of the numbers using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

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

Step Six. Adhere the fishtail 3/8″ from the bottom and all the way to the right hand side of the 3 1/2″ rectangle.

Step Seven. Foam square the 2022 numbers above the fishtail as desired.

Step Eight. Adhere the seven stars as desired on the cardfront.

Step Nine. To finish the card, cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 3 3/4″ x 10″, score at 5″. 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 Happy New Year! Card at home.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot and Wild Honey
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Misc: Black or Black Dotted Cardstock and Cream or Cream Dotted Cardstock
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Book of me

December 27, 2021

Hii everyone! Hopefully you all doing fine.

I’m here again (Lisanne) with a new blogpost for you. It is just a small project but a realy fun project. I made a little book with the Folded Arrow Insert (1870).

First I started with making a lot of different arrows so I have a little book already. Now I can decorate these little pages. In this blogpost I will tell about my front page. The paper is from Reminiscene 2. For the edge I used Distress Ink Frayed Burlap.

As you can see I started with a base and a smaller arrow with the sentiment ‘love this’. Before I adhere this part down I made a tab with a stamp ‘Book of me’. It is stamp from CS231. I will use this book for myself with positive things.

The next step is making the eye cather of this page. I tore some pink paper and adhere a picture frame at it with an eyelet. Behind the torn paper I put some grid from Planner Essentials 40.

Above the picture frame I adhere the beautiful girl in her lovely dress with bow.

At least I adhere the Reinforcements and the bookrings.

It is a short post this time but hopefully you liked it. Thankyou so much for reading!

Kind regards,

Lisanne Geerdink

Elizabeth Craft Design Supplies:

Other used supplies:

  • Bookbinding rings
  • Versafine Clair Ink Nocturne
  • Distress Ink Frayed Burlap
  • Eyelet
  • Hemp Cord
  • Paint On Naturel
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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

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Tis the Season

November 24, 2021

Hello Friends and welcome to the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog. It is Karan here sharing a Christmas card with you, designed with the new Blooms Collection and Florals 12 from Elizabeth Crafts. Along with a easy background tutorial you can easily do on your own.

I am in the mood for Christmas and wanted to create a few more Christmas Cards so I hope you enjoy this one. 


I went into my EC stash and pulled out everything related to Christmas, to create this. I have a few steps here i can share with you on how i created this gorgeous card. 

To begin with i used canson water color paper for my main background, smooshed some antique linen on my mat and pulled my background paper through that. (this measures 4 x 6 by the way) Stamping with CS146 as i felt it reminded me of the days of Christmas. I used Gold embossing powder form Nuvo and heat set that. 

I inked around the edges with antique linen distress ink again just to add a bit of dimension. I added some splatters to the background using aged mahogony and the water brush woth the water color set. 

I then set that aside to dry and got started on my blooms.

I stamped 6 of the poinsettia flowers from the Peace Bloom set. I wasn’t sure at this point how many I was going to use, I just knew I wanted to use them. I stamped with versa mark and then heat setting them with gold embossing powder. I then colored them with the water colors. As it turned out I only used two of these on my final project. I stamped the sentiment from CS101 – Classic Christmas Sentiments onto canson water color paper using black Archival Ink. I did the same smooshing technique to the sentiment as i did to my background. 

Layering the main background with black, then gold mirri, red and craft to coordinate with the colors in the background. I added some florals using the florals 12 coloring with aged mahogany and adding stamens to the centers.

I wanted to use the blooms from the Peace set as the background layer and added my florals 12 on top of that both on the top and bottom of the sentiment block

I grabbed my favorite snow paste and just dabbed some of that around my card to give it that snowy look you see. 

I added some colored seam binding and gold thread to tie this all together. I hope you have enjoyed my little step out tutorial today. 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

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Easy slimline Christmas card in rainbow colors

November 3, 2021

Hello everyone and happy November! It´s Sanna here again with another card tutorial share. This time I´ve got something fun to share: a clean and simple card that originated from last months card project´s leftover pieces. This is a fun way to use up paper strips and create cool looking cards. Hope you like the idea!

Here is how I created this card:

Step 1: I had some colored paper strip (see my October card tutorial share) leftovers from the previous cards, so I took the Classic Christmas Special Kit snowflake die and arranged the snowflakes on a slimline card sized piece of white cardstock and die cut them with my die cutting machine.
Step 2: I placed the die cut snowflakes aside and adhered the colored paper strips behind the negative snowflake areas to create the striped-snowflake-look.
Step 3: Next I took some pearlescent blue watercolor and added random color splatters onto the white area of the background for additional detail. You could also use regular watercolors here or add ink spray splatters, for example. Whatever you have available.
Step 4: Next arrange the die cut snowflake pieces into the center of the card in a row and adhere them on place.
Step 5: Take a kraft cardstock piece and stamp a Christmas sentiment – stamp comes with the kit – and heat emboss it with white embossing ink. Adhere on place with 3D foam for additional dimension.

This is such a fun way to make a cheerful card. By the way, you could also replace the inked paper strips with leftover patterned papers. That would also create a fun look! For additional information, I´ve recorded a short video to give you a better idea of the steps. Hope you enjoy it!

I don´t know about you, but I just love playing with this Classic Christmas Special Kit so much! See you again next month with another card tutorial.

Take care,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:
Brusho Crystal Colour – ColourCraft
Sizzix Big Shot A4
Pearlescent watercolors
Paint brush
Heat tool – Ranger Inc.
White embossing powder – Ranger Inc.
3D-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 colors. 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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Friendship

September 23, 2021

Hey Friends! It’s EK and today I am sneaking in with a card sharing on of the new Beautiful Blooms flowers stamp sets, Friendship. I created this super simple card, knowing it looks anything by simple.

Step One: Using a piece of trimmed 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock, add masking tape to create your panel.

Step Two: Blend ink into the panel. I used Speckled Egg Distress Oxide.

Step Three: Hand stamp floral images from the Friendship stamp set into the panel in a slightly darker ink. I used Stormy Sky Distress Oxide.

Step Four: Using smaller filler stamps from the Friendship stamp set, hand stamp in the rest of the negative space.

Step Five: Peel off masking tape to reveal crisp clean lines. Add a sentiment from the stamp set in the same ink color you stamped the flowers.

Step Six: Die cut the panel using the Fitted Rounded Rectangle die set.

Step Seven: Finish the sentiment by stamping a large sentiment and small one from the Words & Layers stamp set in black ink.

Step Eight: Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, add the panel cardstock to a piece of trimmed black cardstock. Add both to an A2 card frame.

Step Nine: Finish the card using Transparent Crystal Craft Drops to make a few dew drops.

I just love the clean lines of this card. It is perfect any time card for that friend who needs to know you are there, either in the good times or bad.

Let us know in the comments below what you would use this card for. Until then, happy crafting.



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Hello Pumpkin

September 19, 2021

Hello my friends, it’s Sandy Diller here with you today. I live in Arizona so it is still hot here but I love the colors of fall (orange is my fav) so I ignore the heat and pretend it’s a cooler fall day. Today’s card is filled with fall colors and some very cute images both old and new.

This is a 9″ X 4″ slimline card so the measurements start out as 9″ X 8″ scored down the center of the 8″ side.

The front panel is 3.75″ X 8.75″.

To start out I used some white Soft Finish Cardstock and did a little color blending using the colors of fall. The original plan was to have a horizontal slimline card but as things progressed it turned into a vertical one.

Some silver stars were added using a stencil and some embossing paste. I always love the results of this method but sometimes forget about it. It is good way to get dimension and add interest to any card.

After cutting a couple grass strips and adding some ink the base was ready to go.

I used Joset’s Pumpkin die – cutting it from white and then coloring it. You can cut this one from colored cardstock as well. If you are a long time ECD fan you will recognize the other pumpkin from long ago. I still love it. Using the Cat die set I cut out and assembled my black cat. I used some parts from the Fox die set to make the paws as I wanted some that were larger than the ones in the Cat die set. The eyes are Craft Drops that I let dry and then colored with a marker.

The Hello Pumpkin banner is from an older set that has been discontinued. You may notice that the banner on the finished card is different from the one shown above . I was not happy with the color so simply stamped another one from white and edged it with some green.

Some of the elements were added to the front panel and then the entire thing was edged in black. Once the project was at this point some leaves, a spooky tree and another pumpkin were added.

Thanks for stopping by – have a creative week,

Sandy

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Celebrate Card with New Flower Stamps

September 13, 2021
Hello again, Annette Green back again this month with a simple and elegant anniversary card I created for my parents who celebrated their 60th recently. Here’s how I made it…
First, I stamped some images from the Gratitude stamp set onto watercolor cardstock with archival black ink. Then I used my ECD watercolors to color them. The design of the images has stippled dots which are perfect little hints where the deepest shadows are, so I painted those areas a little darker.

Next, I used the compatible dies (coming soon!) to cut them out. This is such a great time saver!
After cutting a pretty paper for the front of my card, I selected a stencil that had a small, pretty repeating pattern. (Stencil to come soon too!)
Next, I spread some clear texture paste through the stencil onto my pattern paper. I gently lifted the stencil away and set it aside to dry completely.
You can see how this adds lovely texture and dimension to the paper once dry.
Onto some ivory cardstock, I stamped Celebrate and drew in the black drop shadow with a marker, then added some ink around the edges and some tiny dots in a compatible green color.
My ivory card base is 5″ x 7″. I layered some black paper first, then the pattern paper, and added a die-cut doily.
Next, I started layering elements flat onto the card.
To finish off the front, I added the final die-cut flower piece with dimensional foam tape to pop it up.
A little bit of stamping on the inside and the card is done! Super simple, but very elegant. Thanks for visiting today. Have a great day!
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