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A Way with Words – Love & Hearts Collection stamp set

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Love You Card

February 6, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Love You Card.

To create my Love You Card, I’ve used a variety of dies and stamps from Suzanne Cannon as well as dies from Jost Designs and Els van de Burgt Studio. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my card at home.

Step One. From the Worn Wood Paper Pack, choose one of the patterned papers. Die cut a 4″ Stitched Indented Rectangle out of the paper. Distress the edges of the rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Choose one of the patterned papers out of the Summer Art Paper Pack. Die cut a 3 3/4″ Fitted Indented Rectangle out of the paper. Distress the edges of the rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Choose another piece of the patterned papers out of the Summer Art Paper Pack. Die cut a 3 1/2″ Stitched Indented Rectangle out of the paper. Distress the edges of the rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. Choose one of the patterned papers out of the Summer Art Paper Pack. Die cut a 3 3/4″ Stitched Oval out of the paper. Distress the edges of the oval. Ink the edges of the oval using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. Die cut the Flourished Frame out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Six. Die cut the Flourished Oval Frame out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Seven. Die cut the three hearts die from the Entwined Hearts die out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the three hearts again twice out of one of the previously used patterned papers. You’ll need a total of three white hearts and six of the patterned paper hearts.

Step Eight. From the Love & Hearts Collection Stamp Set, you’ll need the Love You sentiment, the plain heart and the two patterns that go inside of the plain heart. Apply Emboss It Ink to the Love You Sentiment and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle Copper Scroll Modern Gilding Powders over the stamped sentiment. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Apply Emboss It Ink to the plain heart and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle Kells Gold Modern Gilding Powders over the stamped heart. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Repeat the previous step for the other plain heart. Apply Milled Lavender Distress Ink to the Love you pattern and stamp in the middle of one of the embossed hearts. Apply Victorian Velvet Distress Ink to the heart pattern and stamp in the middle of one of the embossed hearts. Fussy cut the hearts and sentiment out. Ink the edges of the hearts and sentiment using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Nine. Adhere the flourished frame to the 4″ rectangle.

Step Ten. Foam square the 3 1/2″ rectangle to the 3 3/4″ rectangle Adhere the 3 3/4″ rectangle to the 4″ rectangle.

Step Eleven. Foam square the stitched oval to the middle of the 3 1/2″ rectangle. Adhere the flourished oval to the stitched oval.

Step Twelve. Use foam squares and adhesive to adhere the two embossed hearts to the middle of the stitched oval. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the Love You sentiment to the bottom right side of the two hearts.

Step Thirteen. Use adhesive to adhere the nine hearts as desired on the card front.

Step Fourteen. To finish the card, cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5 1/4″ x 8″, score at 4″. 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 Love You Card.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot, Milled Lavender and Victorian Velvet
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Emboss It Dabber
  • Quietfire Designs: Kells Gold Modern Gilding Powders and Copper Scroll Modern Gilding Powders
A Way With Words Cardmaking Craft Drops

Holiday Thank you Cards

December 26, 2020

Christmas may be over, but that doesn’t mean the need for a few more holiday thank you cards is done. Today I have whipped up four holiday thank notes for family members who thought of us this year.

Step One: Using Elizabeth Craft Designs Watercolor Palette, lay down a layer of color onto some watercolor paper. Each color spot has two or three different colors to create the spot.

Step Two: Die cut the color spots using both A Way With Words Flourished Christmas Minis and Flourished Christmas Minis 2.

Step Three: Using 90lb Soft Finished Cardstock, die cut A Way With Words Family four times.

Step Four: Trim a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×5.5 inches to create four backgrounds of the cards. Blend Distress Oxides around the edges using the darkest on the outside and going lighter to the the middle. I used Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire and Speckled Egg.

Step Five: Repeat four each of the four backgrounds.

Step Six: Spray and splatter the cardstock with a silver shimmer spray.

Step Seven: Die cut the four background pieces with the Stitched Rounded Rectangle die set.

Step Eight: Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the background to an A2 card frame.

Step Nine: Using a stamping platform, add the sentiments to the four card frames. I used both the Love & Hearts Collection stamp set and the Build Your Own Sentiments 1 stamp set.

Step Ten: Using Kids Choice Glue, adhere both the Family die cut and Minis to the four card frames.

Step Eleven: Add little heart flourishes from the Love & Hearts Collection stamp set to the four cards.

Step Twelve: Add Metallic Silver Craft drops to the four cards.

I love how each of these cards came out, looking a lot like winter with just a touch of the lingering holidays.

Do you Send Holiday thank you cards? What do you put as the focus image on them? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.


A Way With Words Cardmaking Craft Drops Silk Microfine Glitter

Butterfly Wings

August 22, 2020

IMG_0873Hi Friends!  It’s EK, and I am popping in today to share a new card I crafted using some long neglected crafting supplies and A Way with Words Butterfly Flourish.  I just love how elegant the flourishes of this die set make creating something special so simple.

IMG_0859Step One:  On a crafting mat or glass, drop three similar liquid watercolors.  I used Dr. Ph Martins Hydrus (just unearthed from my moving boxes) in two shades of red and one dark pink.

IMG_0860Step Two:  Spray the liquid watercolor with plenty of water.

IMG_0861Step Three:  Dip a piece of Watercolor Paper into the liquid watercolor and completely saturated with color.  I was able to get three dips out of the puddle.

IMG_0862Step Four:  Heat set the watercolor paper.  Then spray with a iridescent watercolor spray.  I used Perfect Pearls Mists.

IMG_0863Step Five:  Die cut the watercolor paper using the Butterfly Flourish die set.  I used just the large flourish once and the small flourish twice for this step.

IMG_0864Step Six:  Add a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive to the watercolor paper.  Die cut the detailed butterfly from the Butterfly Flourish die set.

IMG_0865Step Seven:  Peel off the backing paper to the Clear Double Sided Adhesive and add Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to the detailed butterfly.

IMG_0866Step Eight:  On a second piece of watercolor paper, die cut a frame using both the Stitched Indented Rectangle die set and Fitted Indented Rectangle die set.

IMG_0867Step Nine:  Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the die cut frame to an A2 card frame.  Using a combination of 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive and Kids Choice Glue, add the flourished butterfly.  Using Kids Kids Choice Glue add the glittered butterfly to the flourished butterfly.

IMG_0869Step Ten:  Add a sentiment using the Love & Hearts Collection stamp set and two tones of ink.  I used both Picked Raspberry and Festive Berries Distress Oxide.

IMG_0870Step Eleven:  Adhere the two smaller butterfly flourishes.  Add three drops of Pearl Rose Craft Drops and three drops of Transparent Crystal Craft Drops.

IMG_0874I love how this is a surprising simple this card was to create but how elegant it looks.

IMG_0875Let us know in the comments below what A Way With Words dies you would use with your long neglected supplies.  Until then, happy crafting.

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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.

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A Way With Words

Let Your Heart Guide You

February 3, 2018

Hello Crafty Friends!

Can you believe it is February already?  Time is flying in 2018!  Although time is flying by, I have made sure to take the time to unwind and happily craft away.  It feels great to create as I forget about the snow on the ground and the shorter days.  Coming home when it is dark is not a problem when I think of the bright light on my craft table!

This week I created a card using a stamp from Suzanne Cannon’s Love & Hearts Collection.  What a sweet quote!  Would you like to make a similar card?  Well, grab a cup of warm tea or coffee and enjoy the instructions.

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Designer Challenge

Elizabeth Craft Designs Designer Challenge – January 2018

January 30, 2018

Hi everyone,

We are back for our first Designer Challenge for 2018! We are a little later than normal as we have been busy sharing all the new products which have been release this month. From February we will be back to our normal third Tuesday of the month.

Our challenge this month is …. “You Fill My Heart” – Valentine’s Day is less then a month away so for our challenge this month create a card that would be suitable for Valentine’s Day.

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A Way With Words

You’re All Mine with Distress Oxides

January 27, 2018

Are you ready for Valentine’s Day?  It’s Diana here today with a quick and colorful card that is perfect for Valentine’s Day or anytime you want to send some love.  This card is great with any colors but I love just adding all the colors – especially since the distress oxides blend so beautifully.  The sentiment “Mine! You’re All Mine!” was a perfect fit in the white space.  Please read on to see how I made this clean and simple card.

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