Hey Everyone! It’s EK, and I am popping in with a little black and white number today. It is amazing how keeping your color pallate simple, you can create a project with tons of impact. There is just something so classic about black and white, the sentiment dies from Suzanne really shine.
Step One: Trim a piece of black card stock to 4.25×5.5 inches. Layer with 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. I used my crafting surface to help up the adhesive.
Step Two: Trim off excess tape and die cut cardstock with Stitched Indented Rectangle die set.
Step Three: Peel off top adhesive paper and pour Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter over it.
Step Four: Adhere cardstock to an A2 card frame using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
Step Five: Die cut A Way With Words You Are Perfect die set twice, once in black and once in white 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step Six: Adhere the white die cut over the black die cut and adhere both to the cardstock using liquid adhesive. I used Kids Choice Glue.
Step Seven: Finally add a few Craft Drops in White to the project. I used the drops to hide my glue flaws.
I know this card is incredibly simply but I feel it is in itself just perfect. Let us know in the comments below if you like using a black and white color palette as well. Until then, happy crafting.
Hey Friends! It’s EK, and I am popping in today to create a little card for a teenage lady who needs a little reminder of how awesome she is. I often find that crafting for that delicate age of 14-18 is really difficult. However, I think the flourishes and elegance of the A Way With Words collection is perfect for connecting with young women of this age demographic.
Step One: Trim a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×5.5 inches. Place the A Way With Stencils Flourished Frame on a diagonal and blend dark blue ink. I used Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxides.
Step Two: Die cut the large butterfly from the A Way With Words Butterfly Flourish. Apply a temporary adhesive to the back of the die to cut to create a mask, and blend into over the die cut. I used Dusty Concord in Distress Oxide.
Step Three: Peel off the Butterfly Flourish die cut mask.
Step Four: Blend more blue ink around the edges of the cardstock. I used Stormy Sky Distress Oxide. Spray the whole image with shimmer spray. Let dry.
Step Five: Blend ink over a piece of scrap 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock. I used Chipped Sapphire and Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide. Die cut the A Way With Words You Are Perfect die set.
Step Six: Adhere the You Are Perfect die cut to the background using Kids Choice Glue. Using a white gel pen, add highlights to the side of the adhered die cut.
Step Seven: Adhere the background to an A2 card frame using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Add a few crafts drops using the Metallic Silver Craft Drops.
I just love how this super simple card turned out. There is just the right amount of girly, and the perfect amount of support for the young lady who will be receiving it.
Let us know in the comments below what kind of ECD supplies you use when crafting for 14-18 year old young women? Until then, happy crafting.
Hey Friends! It’s EK Gorman, and I popping in today to share with you a new card tutorial. Have you ever found that your die is too big for the size card you want to create? I just adore Suzanne’s Cannon’s A Way With Words Wreath & Elements die, but it really is meant to adhere to a project larger than 6×6 inches. However, my favorite card size to work with is A2 (4.25×5.5 inches), so the die just doesn’t fit. But today I am sharing a cool and easily solution to make the over sized die look like it was meant to be.
Step One: Die cut the Way With Words Wreath & Elements die set out of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock. You do not need to die cut the full die.
Step Two: Die cut the floral piece that is meant to be layered under the Wreath flowers. Color the piece with ink. I used Abandoned Coral. Adhere with Kids Choice Glue under the die cut wreath.
Step Three: Trim a piece of Watercolor Paper to 4.25×5.5 inches. Spray the watercolor paper with liquid watercolor in two coordinating colors. I used both an orange and yellow spray ink from Tattered Angel. Let dry or set with a heat gun. Splash the inked cardstock with the lighter ink to create more visual interest.
Step Four: Die cut the sprayed ink paper with the Stitched Rounded Rectangle die set.
Step Five: Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the watercolor paper to an A2 card frame. Using Kids Choice Glue, adhere the wreath, letting it hand off the edge. Trim off the excess.
Step Six: Die cut from 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock the piece of the You Are Perfect die set. Leave the ‘you are’ white, but color the ‘perfect’ with an ombre effect. I used both Canddied Apple and Abandon Coral Distress Oxide to create this effect.
Step Seven: Adhere the sentiment to the cardstock using Kids Choice Glue. Let it over lap the wreath.
I just love how you can get a whole new look using just a section of this beautiful die. Do you ever trim your dies so they can fit smaller projects? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, Happy Crafting!
Hello Everyone! It’s EK, and today I am popping in with a non-Valentine’s Valentine’s Day card. I like giving out cards to friends and family on the 14th, but I also like it to look like a card for any other day of the year. Today I am playing around with the negative image of a die cut to create this any-time Valentine’s day card.
Step One: Trim a piece of Dusky Lavender Soft Finish Cardstock to 12×6 inches. Score and fold the the cardstock to make a 6×6 inch card frame.
Step Two: Using the A Way with Stencils – Flourished Frame stencil, apply it over the card frame and blend in ink. I used Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide.
Step Three: Lift the stencil and lay it down to the side of the original image and blend more ink.
Step Four: Repeat on the opposite side.
Step Five: Die cut the sentiment from the card frame using the You Are Perfect die set from the A With Words Line. I tack down the dies where I want them using a little bit of blue tape.
Step Six: Using a scrap of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock and 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, cover the die cut area of the die cut in the inside of the card frame.
Step Seven: Add the die cut sentiment back into the negative space, tacking it down with some blue tape.
Step Eight: Using Kids Choice Glue, adhere back in the pieces from the die cut. Carefully lift back out the die cut sentiment.
Step Nine: Repeat step 7 and 8 using the other die cut sentiment.
Step Ten: Stamp on heart and flutter images onto the stamp using the Soar Collection stamp set.
Step Eleven: Fill in the hearts with some color. I watercolored ink from a Worn Lipstick Distress Marker.
Step Twelve: Fill in the wing with a contrasting color. I watercolored Black Soot Distress Marker into the wings.
I hope you enjoyed seeing how I created this fun negative effect card.
Let us know in the comments below if you ever play with the negative images of die cuts. Until then, happy crafting!
Hello! It’s Wanda today, sharing a bright, fun card that is perfect to give someone who has brightened your day in some way.
Check out my tutorial below for this sweet card below:
On a piece of 5″ x 7″ white Yupo paper, I worked up my background using Alcohol Ink (Ranger) and canned air. Put a drop of ink on your Yupo….
… and then use the canned air to move the ink. For this piece I was trying to blow straight down in the center of each drop of ink. Tip: If the ink doesn’t move how you want, just add another drop and blow again.
I continued this step until I was happy with my piece.
Then, I die cut Sweet (A Way With Words, Sweet Smiles Set) from adhesive-backed craft foam, placing the die on the adhesive side.
I cut a piece of hard plastic packaging, large enough to adhere the word to. Then I removed the adhesive liner from the foam and stuck the word to the plastic.
My initial plan was to use Alcohol Lift Ink and my “foam stamp” to lift and then stamp the word Sweet on my card; however, my Alcohol Lift Ink is hiding from me.
Plan B – I used Archival Ink in a light color to remove color from my alcohol ink background. I stamped Sweet with the Archival Ink, blotted where I stamped with a paper towel to remove excess moisture and then rubbed/buffed the area to bring out the lift. I repeated this all the way down my paper.
I decided to trim 1/8″ off the right side and top of my paper so that I could attach this to a 5″ x 7″ folded card base. These strips can be used on other projects, or on the inside of the card to give it a little extra pizzazz.
I added an edge around my panel using Gold Paint and Light Gold Silk Microfine Glitter. Working one edge of the panel at a time so the paint wouldn’t start to dry, I sponged on the paint and then added the glitter. The glitter sticks perfectly to the wet paint. Once the paint is dry you can remove the excess glitter.
You Are (A Way With Words, You Are Perfect Set) and Sweet were die cut from both white and yellow cardstock. They were layered together, white on the bottom and yellow on the top, offsetting each just a little bit.
Attach Clear Double Sided Adhesive to White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die Cut the detailed butterfly (A Way With Words, Butterfly Flourish Set), placing the die against the adhesive side.
Remove the adhesive from the die cut and add Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to the butterfly. Remove excess glitter and burnish with your fingertip.
Add fiber to the left side of the background panel, and then adhere panel to folded card. Attach die cuts as shown. The butterfly was glued on by just the body area so the wings can pop up, adding an extra 3D element.
Glitter Dot Stickers (Silver/Gold) were added to the butterfly body as well.
I hope you like today’s card!!!! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
What do you do with pieces of cardstock and paper filled with random brushstrokes, sheets used to wipe excess paint off of brushes before washing them? What do you do with the little bits and pieces of cardstock that fall out of die cut words (the negative pieces), and what do you do with the larger pieces that surrounded the words?
Hi there! It’s Suzanne here today as 2017 comes to an end. I hope it’s been a good year for you and you’re looking forward to an even better 2018! I plan to get out my art supplies more in 2018. I spend a lot of time at the computer and even if I’m being creative, it just isn’t the same as cutting and gluing and inking! What about you? Do you have plans to do more in 2018? Perhaps learn something new?
I’m here today with a quick and easy card for someone with a winter birthday! There are lots of winter babies out there who need cards! It’s a great example of how you can mix and match dies from the A Way With Words collection and it’s super easy!