By Judi Kauffman
Suzanne Cannon’s new clear stamp sets at Elizabeth Craft Designs are filled with wonderful quotes, small motifs, and flourishes. Like her dies, they begin with pen and ink – calligraphy that is unique to her hand and eye. She truly has a way with words and that’s why it’s the name of her collection (“A Way With Words”).
I thought it would be fun to frame the Rumi quote, “You were born with greatness,” with a mix of solid color cardstock, embossed Shimmer Sheetz, and Through the Lens Metal series cardstock. The cards span multiple palettes: soft pastels, bright turquoise, rich purple and brown, and masculine shades of silver, gray and rust. As always, I worked in my preferred By the Batch method – eight cards, each of them one-of-a-kind within the series.
To accent each card, I die cut butterflies, dragonflies and a feather from Shimmer Sheetz or cardstock. These small embellishments are held in place with a tiny snippet of a Tombow Xtreme Tab.
Except for the dimensional accents, everything else is simple layered rectangles adhered with ECD’s Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape or foam tape.
No ste-by-step instructions today, just a photo gallery to inspire you, and supply lists to get things rolling.
If you are new to die cutting Shimmer Sheetz, please review Els van de Burgt’s YouTube TUTORIAL. (***A metal adaptor plate or Big Shot machine with Precision Base Plate is required.)
Elizabeth Craft Designs –
Greatness Clear Stamp Set (COMING SOON)
Tombow Xtreme Tabs
Non-stick scissors (to cut the Tabs)
Metal adaptor plate or Big Shot machine with Precision Base Plate
Assorted embossing folders (including 5” x 7”)
Sanding block (optional: To sand the embossed Shimmer Sheetz)
Acrylic blocks (to temporarily mount clear stamps)
Cardstock in assorted solid colors
Inks in assorted colors (shown: Purple, Teal, Black, Raspberry)