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Art Journal Collection Summer Journal Special

Relax and Enjoy

September 7, 2020

Karen here today. I am loving the fun of mixed media projects created with the Art Journal line. I haven’t actually started my Art Journal (yet), but the products are fund to use in cardmaking too. Like today’s project!

The background for this card was made by using the following steps:

  • Cut a piece of 90lb White Soft Finish Cardstock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.
  • Cover the cardstock with Faded Jeans Distress Oxides
  • Smear some Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide on craft mat, spritz with water, and dip the cardstock into the puddle a few times.
  • Using the round dots pattern stencil from the Summer Journal Special, add some white ink to the corners.
  • Using the odd circle stencil from the Summer Journal Special, add some clear Distress Embossing Ink. (Comes in a dabber for ease)
  • Pour some Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder onto the cardstock, remove excess and heat emboss. (I absolutely love that it stuck to some of the small circles, but not all of them!)
  • Cover the cardstock with Distress Glaze. The picture below is before application (and bad lighting). Love how it brightens up!

Add a piece of ripped Kraft cardstock to the bottom (for the sand). Next, cut the card-front with the Stitched Rectangles. Die cut and color the palm tree, clouds and starfish from the Summer Journal Special. (I used: Wild Honey Oxide for the starfish, Vintage Photo and Mowed Lawn Distress Ink for the tree, and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide for the clouds.

Stamp the sentiment from the Beach Sentiments Set and die cut with the Stitched Circles. Stamp a bit of the bubble stamp from the Water Creatures Stamps – using the Tumbled Glass Oxide ink. Finally, finish off with a few random Craft Drops in White.

FuN! Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Distress Oxide and Distress Inks, White Ink, Black Ink, Kraft Cardstock, Embossing Powder

Cardmaking Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Happy Birthday Princess

August 23, 2020

Hello – Samantha here. Today I wanted to share with you what is perhaps one of the most pink card I’ve ever made!

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Use pattern paper and cut out a card front. (Card Measurement: 10.5cm x 14.5cm) 

Add 5 machine stitched lines. Alternatively use a white pen to add line details.

Step 2: Adhere Clear Double Sided adhesive to white cardstock. Die cut the crown outline as well as a few stars.

Step 3: Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (Silver). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.

Step 4: Use pink card to die cut the crown detailed die.

Step 5: Use light pink card to die cut the crown detail die.

Step 6: Assemble the crown as shown below. Use foam tape to adhere the light pink negative die cut details.

Step 7: Die cut extra stars using pink and silver card. Adhere the crown and stars as shown below.

Step 8: Stamp the sentiment onto pink card, trim, and adhere this to the card front using foam tape.

Step 9: Embellish the card with sequins, gems and a twine bow. Adhere card front to an A6 side folding card base.

As you can see it’s like pink exploded onto my card. My 4 year old loves it. I hope you do to!

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other:

Pink/White/Grey Card stock

Pattern paper

Silver specialty card

Sequins

Twine

Die-Cutting Machine

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Black Dye Ink

Liquid Adhesive – Glue Pen

Sewing Machine

Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Inspiration from the Design Team Watercolor Watercolor Palette

Miss You

August 13, 2020

IMG_0804Hey Friends!  It’s EK, popping in today to share a new card making project using Ilse and Charlene’s stamps and dies.  I have seen so many amazing projects using these products in both planners and art journals, and was wondering if I could create something easily awesome on an A2 card.  With the combination of ECD’s Watercolor Palette, I think i came up with something pretty sweet!

IMG_0782Step One:  One a piece of Watercolor Paper, watercolor an ombre of blue from the Watercolor Palette.  Let dry.

IMG_0783Step Two:  On another piece of Watercolor Paper, stamp using watercolor safe ink several images from the Spring Fling stamp set.

IMG_0784Step Three:  Using the Watercolor Palette and a very loose hand, watercolor the stamped images.

IMG_0785Step Four:  Fussy cut out the images.

IMG_0786Step Five:  Using the Bubbles die, die cut the ombre watercolor paper.

IMG_0787Step Six:  Adhere both the positive and negative Bubbles die cut onto an A2 card frame using a liquid adhesive.  I used Kids Choice Glue.

IMG_0788Step Seven: Adhere the fussy cut Spring Fling floral images onto the card frame.

IMG_0789Step Eight:  Die cut the sentiment from the ombre watercolor paper using the Words 2 -Thinking of You die set.  I die cut each word three times so that the sentiment would have dimension.  Adhere the words on top of each other.

IMG_0790Step Nine:  Adhere the sentiment onto the card frame.

IMG_0805I Just love how the Bubbles die creates such a unique and interesting background with very little effort.  If you haven’t check out the full line of Ilse and Charlene’s stamps and die make sure you pop over.  It isn’t just for planners or art journals.  It is perfect for all your crafting projects!


Cardmaking Joset Designs Planner Essentials Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Purr-fect Day!

July 26, 2020

Hello and welcome! Samantha here with this purr-fect card featuring Elizabeth Craft Designs Cat die along with a few other fun items that work so well with this slim line card.

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Use washi tape to secure a slim line white card front (Card Measurement: 10cm x 21cm) to the craft mat. Next, position the stencil over the white card (leaving 1/3 white space on the top). Secure the stencil down with washi tape.

Step 2: Use a blending tool to blend in a generous amount of light pink ink over the stencil, through to the white card.

Step 3: Reposition the stencil, secure and repeat ink blending until the whole card front is full.

Step 4: Repeat steps 1-3 using dark pink ink. Repeat again using light grey ink. Over lap the ink blending where possible.

Step 5: Use grey and light pink card to die cut the Cat image.

Step 6: Assemble and adhere the cat to the top right corner of the card front.

Step 7: Use pink card to die cut the Planner Labels tag die. Resize the tag by die-cutting the bottom section only.

Stamp the sentiment. Adhere to the card front as shown in main image.

Step 8: Adhere Clear Double Sided adhesive to white cardstock. Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (Fuchsia). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle. Use this glitter card to die cut the small heart from the Planner Labels die.

Step 9: Continue to die cut the small heart section of the Planner Label die – use light pink and grey card.

Step 10: Embellish the card front with the hearts. Die cut the fish skeleton using white card. Adhere these to the card front. Embellish with sequins and a twine bow.

Hope you like todays card inspiration! Slim Cards are very in at the moment – simply by moving the stencil around you can create any sized card you wish!

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Supplies Used:

Other:

Pink/White/Grey Card stock

Sequins

Twine

Die-Cutting Machine

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Pink/Grey/Black Dye Ink

Blending Tool

Googly Eyes

Liquid Adhesive – Glue Pen

A Way With Words Cardmaking

You Are Perfect

July 25, 2020

IMG_0404Hey 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.

IMG_0397Step 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.

IMG_0399Step 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.

IMG_0398Step 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.

IMG_0400Step Four:  Die cut the sprayed ink paper with the Stitched Rounded Rectangle die set.

IMG_0401Step 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.

IMG_0402Step 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.

IMG_0403Step Seven:  Adhere the sentiment to the cardstock using Kids Choice Glue.  Let it over lap the wreath.

IMG_0405I 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!

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Cardmaking Charlene Stamps

Bloom

July 16, 2020

Hey Friends!  It’s EK Gorman and I am popping in with a brand new card design using designers Ilse and Charlene’s stamps.  I just adore the sweet innocence the new Floral Girls stamp set has, and love how perfectly it pares with the older A Field of Flowers stamp set.

IMG_0290Step One:  Trim a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×5.5 inches.  Using black alcohol ink ink stamp an image from the Floral Girls Stamp set.

IMG_0291Step Two:  Using the same ink, stamp floral images from the A Field of Flowers stamp set around the image of the girl.

IMG_0292Step Three:  Stamp the sentiment onto the cardstock using the same stamp set and ink.

IMG_0293Step Four:  Using alcohol ink color in the image.  I used copics.

IMG_0294Step Five:  Using the new Make Your Mark stencil, add stenciling to the cardstock using Distress Oxide.  I used Shabby Shutters.

IMG_0326Step Six:  Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the trimmed stamped and colored cardstock to an A2 card frame.

Thanks for peeking in today to this simple but elegant card design.  Do you like coloring floral images as much as I do?  Let us know in the comments below.  Until then, happy crafting.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Cardmaking Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Underwater Fortune

June 22, 2020

Hey Friends!  It’s EK and today I show a way to stretch your crafting supplies to create new looks.  I absolutely love the Oyster Shell Card Frame die set, and wanted to see if I could create a new look using the fantastic pattern.  You will be surprised at how easy it is to create this look!

IMG_0211Step One:  Trim a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×5.5 inches.  Secure the Oyster Shell Card frame to the cardstock.

IMG_0212Step Two:  Run the cardstock and the Oyster Shell Card die through a die cutting machine sandwiched with the an embossing pad, so the shell does not cut the paper and instead just embosses onto it.

IMG_0213Step Three:  Blend distress ink onto the Soft Finish Cardstock.  I used Dried Marigold, Abandoned Coral, and Tattered Rose.

IMG_0214Step Four:  To break up the blended ink, smooch the wet distress inks onto the card over the original blended ink and let dry.  I used the same colors.

IMG_0215Step Five:  Die cut the pieces needed to create the treasure chest from the Sea Weed die set out of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.

IMG_0216Step Six:  Blend ink onto the die cut pieces.  I used Distress Ink in Walnut Stain for the chest and Mustard Seed on the coins and chests details.

IMG_0217Step Seven:  Using Kids Choice Glue adhere the pieces of the chest back together.

IMG_0218Step Eight:  Die cut some ocean grass from the Sea Weed die set using a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock blended with the same colors used on the sea shell.

IMG_0219Step Nine:  Darken the sea week with more ink several values deeper.  I used Aged Mahogany Distress Ink.

IMG_0220Step Ten:  To help pop the inside of the shell, blend some white pigment ink around the edges.  Adhere the treasure check and sea weed to the center of the shell using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

IMG_0221Step Eleven: Die cut the large coral die from the Sea Weed die set out of True Green Soft Finish Cardstock.

IMG_0222Step Twelve:  Soften the color with blended white pigment ink.

IMG_0223Step Thirteen:  Add the coral die cuts to the corners of the shell embossed cardstock.  Let it over lap the corners.  Trim the excess from the cardstock.

IMG_0224Step Thirteen:  Stamp a sentiment in colored ink.  I used a sentiment from the Zen Sentiments stamp set and stamped it using Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide.

IMG_0259Step Fourteen:  Adhere the embossed shelled cardstock to an A2 card frame.

IMG_0260Do you emboss your die sets onto cardstocks?  If so, let us know you favorite ECD dies to use to emboss.  Until then, happy crafting.


Charlene Stamps Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

A Modern Vintage Card

June 18, 2020

IMG_0204Hey Friends!  It’s EK and today I thought it might be fun to try to create a modern take on a vintage look.  Designer Ilse and Charlene’s new stamps and stencils make creating this look so simple with their old school flare.

IMG_0131Step One:  Stamp out on of the images from the Earthy Girls stamp set onto a piece of Watercolor Paper cut out to 4.25×5.5 inches using some water-soluble ink.  I used Weathered Wood Distress Oxide.

IMG_0132Step Two:  Using clean water and watercolor paint brush, fade the ink out over the watercolor paper, making the stamped image look bright and bold.

IMG_0133Step Three:  Using ECD’s Watercolor Palette, add touches of color to the stamped image.

IMG_0134Step Four:  Hand stamp around the edges of the watercolor paper background images from the Words & Layers stamp set using colored ink.  I used Shaded Lilac in Distress Oxide.

IMG_0136Step Five:  Add a sentiment to the image from the Words & Layers stamp set.  I used Weathered Wood Distress Oxide.

IMG_0137Step Six:  Add texture to the card using the Dot Dot Dot… stencil and add gel medium through the openings.

IMG_0138Step Seven:  Let the gel medium dry.

IMG_0164Step Eight:  Highlight the stenciling by adding muted watercolor around the raised portions.

IMG_0205Step Nine:   Die cut the watercolor paper with the Stitched Indented Rectangle die set and adhere it to a piece of trimmed Dusky Lavender Soft Finish Cardstock trimmed to 4.25×5.5 inches using 10mm Clear Doubled Sided Adhesive.  Add the Soft Finish Cardstock to an A2 card frame.

IMG_0206I love how the pale grey and purple tones have a vintage vibe, but in a fun colorful way.

What do you think?  Is this a new look on a vintage vibe?  Let us know in the comments below what your favorite take on vintage crafting projects is.


Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping Videos

Wedding card

June 11, 2020

Hello everyone, it´s Sanna Lippert here again today with another guest design team post and video. For today´s post I´ve created a wedding card in green, red and white. I wanted to play with very traditional colours to create these mixed media cards.

Here is how to make these cards:

Step 1: Take a piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock and fold it into a card size of your choice. Then take the Make Your Mark stencil and place it on top of the white surface and apply modeling paste thru the stencil onto the background. I like to create an irregular pattern instead of filling the whole background. I find that more interesting to the eye.
Step 2: Now take watercolour/mixed media paper and stamp with Flower Power stamps and embossing ink onto that piece. Then pour fine white embossing powder on top of heat set if with a heat tool. While you are at it, make a bigger set of flowers!
Step 3: Now take watercolours (or use watercolour pencils, markers or Distress Inks or any coloring media you like to use) and color the flowers in red tones.
Step 4: After you are done coloring the flowers, paint a piece of white cardstock with light green watercolor tone and die cut leaves using the Trio of Leaves dies.

Step 5: Arrange the leaves and flowers onto the card base and adhere on place. I adhered the flower with 3D foam to get some additional texture, the leaves are adhered with liquid glue, but you could also use Clear Double Sided Adhesive (add to paper before die cutting!).
Step 6: Now take a strip of Soft Finish Cardstock and stamp a sentiment with black ink onto it. I used the Build Your Own Sentiments 1 set here. Adhere on place with 3D foam.
Step 7: If you prefer, you can add some green or red splatters onto the background with a watercolor brush, just make sure you protect the rest of the card with a paper towel.

I really like how this card turned out. I matted the card onto a light green cardstock in the end to get some additional contrast to the card. But this is totally optional – you could also work with a solely white card base.

While I created this card, I did several flowers and die cut a bunch of leaves, so I could make a batsch of cards at once. I used the same technique, but did cards in just a slightly smaller size. Here they are:

For a better idea I´ve again recorded a video for you to watch. Hope you enjoy it!!

I hope you enjoyed this month´s tutorial. See you again next month with another card idea. By the way, I´ve used a watercolour set from my own stash for the cards, but give the new watercolours at the store a try – they have such great colours in the set! Plus, note that the leaves I used are not available at the store, so I replaced them with a really nice leaf set in the supply list.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:
Sizzix Big Shot A4
Hero Arts Chalkboard ink, black
Modeling Paste
Palette knife
Pearlescent watercolours
Distress Ink – Barn Door
3D foam squares

Cardmaking Joset Designs

You are BEARY cute!

May 24, 2020

Hello! Welcome – Samantha here sharing with you this BEARY cute card! I couldn’t help myself – I do love a good pun card and this bear is super adorable!

Card Instructions:

Step 1: On white cardstock apply a thin layer of glue.

Step 2: Using old book paper, and assorted tissue paper colours, tear and adhere them to the white card.

Step 3: Continue to adhere, overlapping the paper until you are happy with the result.

Step 4: Trim the overlapping pieces of paper. Next, using a foam brush apply pink and yellow acrylic paint onto the card.

Step 5: Using the hexagon shaped stencil, apply a generous amount of white acrylic paint over the stencil, through to the card stock.

Step 6: Trim and adhere the mixed media card stock to fit a pink card front measuring: 10.5 x 15.5. (as shown below)

(Optional) Add machine stitched details.

Step 7: Using brown and kraft cardstock die cut the bear. Then using left over mixed media background card, black cardstock and yellow tissue paper die cut the bees 3x.

Step 8: Assemble the bear and bees as shown below. Stamp the sentiment on pink card stock, trim and adhere to the card front.

Step 9: Embellish assembled card with sequins and a twine bow. Adhere card front to an A6 card base.

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies –

Other

Pink/Brown/Cream/White/Black Card stock

Yellow Tissue Paper

Sequins

Googly Eyes

Twine

Die-Cutting Machine – Cuttlebug

Acrylic Paint/Foam Brush

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Sewing Machine

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