Hello, my crafty friends. Marla here, sharing a mixed media Christmas card. Over the past few months, I have shared several cards using the Beautiful Blooms “Peace” stamp and die set. I can’t get enough of this beautiful cardinal. Don’t you love stamps that you can use over and over and never tire of them? This card is packed with a lot of layers, so let’s jump right in.
1. Stamp and die cut the cardinal from the ECD Beautiful Blooms “Peace” stamp set onto watercolor cardstock. 2. Color with Distress Watercolor pencils in “Candied Apple and Barn Door”.
3. Sprinkle “Evergreen Emerald and Mountain Meadow Green” Lindy’s Stamp Gang “Magical” powders onto watercolor cardstock. Spritz with water to move the powder and dry.
4. Splatter the panel with more water to add a water droplet pattern. Die cut four pieces of holly using the die from ECD “Winter Greens”.
5. Cut another piece of watercolor cardstock to 8.25 x 3.25 inches. Spritz the cardstock with water and add “Rudolph’s Nose Red” Lindy’s Stamp Gang “Magical” powder. Spritzed again with water and heat set.
6. Use a text stamp and black waterproof ink and stamp onto the background. Then add gold watercolor paint around the edges of the panel and splatter more gold paint onto the background.
7. Add texture with “Grit Paste” and a stencil from ECD “Happy Pattern”. Sprinkle “Candied Apple” Embossing Glaze over top of the “Grit Paste.” Once the paste has dried heat set the Embossing Glaze.
8. Adhere the panel to black cardstock cut an 1/8″ larger than the 8.25 x 3.25 mixed media background and add to a cardbase.
9. Arrange the holly and the cardinal in two corners. Die cut and color red berries using the ECD “Florals 12” die and add clear “Morning Dew” Nuvo drops for dimension and shine.
10. Build two small flowers with the ECD “Florals 14” die and glitter cardstock. Add a small black enamel dot to the center. Add the flowers to the holly.
11. Finish the card with a large die cut sentiment of your choice.
Thank you for joining me today. I have linked all of the ECD products I have used on my card today for easy shopping.
Karen here! I usually make at least 100 Christmas cards and send them out. I’m SO far behind and so glad that I have Joset’s new collection to help and inspire me. Today’s cards use the adorable new Mrs. Claus and the Sweater Season set.
How sweet is this sweater from the Sweater Season set with a bear on it?! The background papers are all from the Christmas Lives Here paper collection. (I added a Fitted Square a bit crooked just to frame the sweater a bit. I created the sweater from a green dotted G45 scrap along with sleeves that are 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock with Copic G46. Of course the waist and collar are also Soft FInish Cardstock. The sentiment tag is from the new Nested Tag set and the sentiment itself is from Holiday Treats.
I absolutely love Mrs. Clause! It’s like putting together a paper doll from when I was younger. She is so super sweet. Her feet and dress are cut from the same G45 dotted paper I used in the sweater. The rest of the pieces are cut with 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock. I used a Copic E00 on the skin, the Copic G46 for the collar and bottom of the apron, and the C1 for the hair. I cut her sweet little glasses with gold cardstock and added some lace and twine. Cutting the pieces on top with 101mm Double Sided Adhesive makes it so much easier to put together!
Thank you for stopping by!
Craftily yours, Karen
Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs
Kraft & green cardstock, Copic Markers, red jewels
Hey there. Jackie here today with my first Christmas themed blog post of the year! These brand-new baking themed die sets are so adorable and what’s more they are not just for Christmas!! I can see these being really useful all year round.
Start with a 5.25×5.25″ top folding card blank, blend some ink in the centre using squeezed lemonade distress oxide and an ink blending tool. Then mark out a gridded pattern over the top using the tile die and a black thin line marker pen. Leave a few of the outer square’s half lined.
Colour in the tiles using a yellow pen. You don’t have to be too careful here, colouring quite rough will add texture.
Ink around the edges of the die cut table using brown ink and attach to the card front toward the right-hand side.
Die cut the cake and add a line of jam before adding the icing top. Create the tiny Christmas tree by die cutting the larger tree then fussy cutting the two corners off as shown in the photo. glue these together then add a tiny die cut cookie for the tree trunk.
Die cut and build the baker girl along with a bowl of red jam.
Fix all the die cuts in place, add a thin black line all around the card edge then finish off with a white heat embossed sentiment.
I hope you have enjoyed my first Christmas blog post, I really had fun with these baking/Christmas die sets. Happy Christmas crafting – Jackie x
Hello, Marla here with another Christmas card featuring ECD Beautiful Blooms “Noel” stamps and dies. I love the greenery in this stamp set and chose the large mistletoe as the focal point for this card. Instead of the traditional hanging mistletoe, I took a different approach and used it in my potted plant. Let’s get started.
I began by stamping and coloring my mistletoe and pine branches using Copic markers. Next I added “Diamond” stickles to the pine branches and Nuvo “Morning Dew” clear drops to the berries on the mistletoe and then set it aside to dry.
Next, on a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of white cardstock I used the “Merry Christmas” sentiment and red ink to repeat stamp the sentiment. I added foam tape to the back of the panel and adhered it to an A2 red card base. Then I cut a 2″ x 4″ piece of red polka dot patterned paper and adhered it horizontally to the center of the layered card panel.
Moving on to the container I die cut the “Flower Pot/Bucket” from silver metallic cardstock and added “Black Soot” Distress Ink to give it a weathered look. I wrapped a thin ribbon around the center of the pot and added a bow and small tag. After inserting the mistletoe and pine branches, I added foam tape to the back and adhered it to my card panel.
To finish the card, I cut a piece of white cardstock using the “Leave the Doily” die. I cut it in half and adhered each half to the right and left sides of the potted plant. For more sparkle I added dots of red Stickles .
That completes my card for today. I have linked the products below for quick and easy shopping. Until next time…… Marla
Karen here. I’m jazzed today to be sharing a fun sneak peek of a amazing new collection from Joset – coming SOON to online and brick-and-mortar stores near you! It’s a fun new holiday release that’ll surely make you warm and cozy as you create holiday projects!
I absolutely love this new Fireplace set. I added a sentiment from the new set and though “believe” said it all as Santa Claus attempts to make his way into the house through the fireplace. The Fireplace and Santa Claus legs are mounted on a Rounded Stitched Rectangle.
I used 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock to create this card. The fireplace on top cardstock was dipped in Distress Oxide Inks of Fired Brick and Worn Lipstick. Then I added 101mm Double Sided Adhesive to another piece of cardstock dipped in Fired Brick and Vintage Photo to create the brick around the fireplace. Having the adhesive on the back sure makes adding the pieces to the fireplace easy! After I started this, I re-did the mantel to be all Vintage Photo.
Eek, I love this new Cook Stove! Again, I used one of the new stamps for a sentiment. I cut the brown and black pieces from other cardstock. The doors of the stove were cut from grey cardstock with double sided adhesive. Easy to put together and warm and cozy. Perfect!
Thanks for checking out these cards. Can’t wait for you all to see the whole collection. It’s so fab!
Hello crafty friends, it’s Summer Hills-Painter here. Now that we have finally entered into Fall, I wanted to share a fall themed thank you card.
Cut 1 A2 card base. Cut 1 piece of patterned paper at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″. Cut one white card front from soft finish cardstock measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″. Cut sunflowers from the farm accessories die set. Cut pumpkins from the Hayride die set. Cut leaves from the Turkey die set. Cut leaves from the Easter Basket die set. Cut “thanks” from Words 2-Thinking of You die set.
Instructions: Using Rusty Hinge ink, blend ink in the center of the card front
Lightly draw a circle in the center of the card front
Splatter Gold and Black inks onto the card front
Adhere leaves from the Easter Basket die set forming a wreath shape
Adhere pumpkins, sunflowers, and fall leaves around the wreath
Adhere the sentiment and a few sequins card front. Adhere the card front to the patterned paper. Attach the patterned paper panel to the front of the card base and the card is complete
Hello everyone, Jackie here again with today’s post. As Autumn is just around the corner I though I would make this cute pumpkin card using of course pumpkins and the gnome die sets. This would make a lovely piece of happy mail to let your friends know how just special they are.
You will need an A2 card blank for this card, so start by trimming a white card panel down to 5.25×4″ to fit slightly smaller than the card blank. Ink the brown earth and blue sky using distress inks, I have chosen to use finger daubers but you could easily switch to normal daubers if you have those.
Next create the green bush, Again I used a finger dauber but this time I just daubed in the one place and twisted slightly to make an inked circle, carry on making the circles until it looks bush like.
Add the sentiment over the brown earth. Use a stamping platform to ink a few times for a nice solid impression.
Die cut two large pumpkins and two smaller pumpkins then ink around the edges for added dimension. Cut storks and tendrils for three of them. Ensure one of the smaller pumpkins is made upside down for the hat – as shown in the photo below.
Build the gnome parts shown in the photo below, cut the hair from the lady gnome pig tails. Add white stripes to the arms using a white gel pen.
Add the pumpkin pieces to the gnome to finish the gnome off.
Add the pumpkins to the card blank with a dab of glue then use 3d foam pad to attach the pumpkin gnome. And now your card is ready.
Hope you enjoyed following along with this cute pumpkin patch gnome card. I had a lot of fun creating this card. See you next time!
Hi friends….Michelle here sharing a Christmas card that could really work all winter long, just change the sentiment and you’re all good! I used the Noel Stamp Set from the Beautiful Blooms Collection for the main focus. I really love the greenery images included in this set.
Step 1: I started by stamping the large mistletoe image in black and brought it to life with some colour. I really love how in their florals, they have little black dots added into the designs….it’s a fun little touch! They are really hard to see here, as the darker green shades on the leaves kind of covered it up, but if you look close enough you can see the black dots. To add that interest back into the design, I added some dots with a white gel pen. A red glitter gel was added to the berries for some sparkle.
Once it was coloured I diecut it using the coordinating die, as well as 2 other black pieces to stack them together to add definition. This also makes it more sturdy than using foam adhesive alone. I also cut out a 4th using black cardstock to allow a black shadow to peek out from behind once they are all adhered together.
Step 2: For the background I used the large snowflake die from the Holiday Special Art Journal Kit, however instead of die cutting I dry embossed with it. To dry emboss with dies I use a silicone mat as a replacement for one of the hard plastic plates. This allows the pressure to emboss the image on my paper, but not enough so that it will cut through the cardstock. I love the texture this gives and the subtle background it makes as well.
Step 3: I added a little bit of very subtle blue ink blending in the middle and some flecks using a black gouache. The blue ink will give it a very soft halo effect once the image is placed back on the embossed cardstock. For the sentiment I white heat embossed the Joyeux Noel on black cardstock and cut it out using the coordinating dies.
Step 4: A strip of black and white striped paper from my paper scrap stash was added to the left side. The diecut image and sentiment were all added to the embossed background using a liquid adhesive and then to the cardbase with a piece of craft foam for an extra added bit of dimension.
This came together relatively quick. The longest part was waiting for the glitter gel on the berries to dry lol. I hope that this has helped to inspire you a bit and possibly get started on your Christmas/Holiday cards. This will be 1 less for me to this year!
I wish you all the most wonderful day and I hope you find sometime to sit down and create something wonderful!
Hii all, hope you’re all doing fine. So here in the Netherlands it is still warm for a few days. To cool down I made this winter card with Jack Frost. Still like him!
I started with a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock from 15 x 19 cm. I made a scoreline at 15 cm. That means you have a piece of 15 x 15 cm and 4 x 15 cm. At the piece 4 x 15 cm I made a border with the winter edges. It is a no ending die so it is perfect for this card.
After that I trimmed a piece of 15 x 15 cm from acetate and adhere this at the back of edges.
At the bottom I made some snow layers. I tear this pieces with my hand and put some Distress Ink at the edges. You can see the layers better now. I adhere the layers with double sided adhesive at the sides and bottom. The middle is open so I can put things between the layers.
Time to decorate the card with Jack Frost and some trees. The trees are from the Sidekick Essentials. Everything is coloured with Distress Ink, but you can use any medium you want.
At the top you can read a sentiment from stamp set CS148. I also made some sparkling snow with Stickles at the acetate.
I’ll hope you liked this post and got a new idea. You can make this card in different styles, a flower card will also be beautiful. So thankyou for visiting and see you soon!