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
Good Morning Creative Friends, it is Karan Gerber here to share a project with you today. This time i am sharing a card with you using one of my most favorite Floral dies, Florals 6.
I have put together a card using florals 6, the beautiful leaves from Planner Essentials 55 and Stitched Rectangles. I cut 3 of each of the flowers small medium and large so i could get a very full flower At this point i wasnt sure just how many i would use to create my flowers, on this card, my favorite, is a peony.
To achieve the look on the florals, i used distress sprays and patina alcohol ink. I first colored parts of the florals with peacock feather distress ink. and used peeled paint distress ink on the leaves. I also added some snow paste on them to add some texture.
I used Dragons eye Spark paint from prima on the leaves form the planner essentials set.
I hope you like my project share today. Have you tried creating flowers with florals 6 lately? Until next time, Happy Scrapping!
Karen here. I’m full on into Christmas Card making mode! I love creating them and love sending them, but if I wait until the last minute, it’s all too much! I used the Birthday Flip Card dies to create these fun and interactive gift card holders for the holidays!
I love how the Birthday Flip Card die makes an easy and interactive card. (The die cuts and scores for you!) The base is cut from 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock. I also used the Monster 2 without his bottom oval. I added the little monster embellishments on his tummy and then edged it a little bit with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The sentiment is from the Cute Winter Sentiments set.
On the inside, the die set will cut the gift card holder piece to make gift giving easy!
On the second card (also cut from 90 lbs Soft Finish Cardstock on the base, I used the Monster 3 die. In both of my monsters, I cut the top pieces (like the eyes and teeth) with 101mm Double Sided Adhesive on the cardstock first. How sweet is he!?
Thank you for stopping by today!
Craftily yours, Karen
Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs
Pattern and plain cardstock, distress ink, white gel pen for eyes
Hello, Marla here with a quick Christmas card. Christmas creeps up on me every year, so I am bound and determined to get a good jump on my cards this year. I kept my card very subtle today with cool toned watercolors. I started off in one direction but changed my mind on the design midway through. Do you ever do that? Let’s jump into the card.
As I mentioned I kept this card pretty simple. I stamped my image from the Beautiful Blooms “Noel” stamp set onto watercolor cardstock with clear embossing ink. I used the same ink to stamp my sentiment and then add Brutus Monroe’s “Silver Sparkle” embossing powder and heat set. The secret ingredient in this embossing powder is the addition of glitter. The addition of glitter really steps up the end result and adds a wow factor that is difficult to photograph.
I used several types of watercolors to color the image. I began with my metallic Finetec watercolors. As you can see, as it dried it was pretty light in color. To add depth, I used my Karin markers and added more intense greens and teals to the leaves for deeper tones. The background needed color, so I added a beautiful blue from my ECD watercolors around the image. Even with the addition of the blue watercolor, the panel was still looking plain and needed more sparkle. I covered up the image and added water splatters to the background. Before the water could dry, I added more of the sparkle embossing powder over the water splatters and heat set. Did you know that you could emboss with water?
Here’s where my card took a turn. The single layered panel was still a little plain, so I used my Tim Holtz “Deckle Edge” trimmer to cut down my panel. I added “Weathered Wood” Distress Oxide ink around the edges to draw your eye in towards the image. I had cut off the sentiment and needed to add a new one. I pulled a smaller sentiment from my crafty stash and heat embossed it using fine silver embossing powder. Next, I added a navy blue 1/4″ mat behind the watercolored panel. I felt the addition of the navy mat helped the watercolored panel pop a little more. To complete my card, I adhered the layered panels to a red A2 card base.
As I mentioned, the sparkle was hard to capture in a photo, so I am sharing this video so you can see the impact the glitter in the embossing powder has on the card.
Thank you so much for joining me. I have added a link to the Beautiful Blooms “Noel” stamp below for easy shopping. Until next time… Marla
Hi friends! Michelle here today sharing a mixed media card using the new Art Journal Holiday Special Kit. This kit is filled with so many different elements that all work together beautifully, but alot of them can also be used outside of the the winter season too. Shall we get started?
Step 1: On a piece of watercolour paper sprinkle on some pigment powders and spritz with water to allow them to move and blend a bit….watercolours will also work perfectly in place of the powders. Allow it to dry and soak up any excess amounts of water with a paper towel.
Step 2: Cut the large snowflake from the dried watercolour paper and rub on some clear distress crackle paint on random areas with a paintbrush or your finger. Set aside and allow to dry.
Step 3: Add some clear glitter gel to random spots on the snowflake leaving some areas untouched where you added the crackle paint. Once that is dry, blend on some dark blue Distress Oxide ink, to add some depth and as well to highlight the dried crackle paint.
Step 4: On another piece of watercolour paper add pigment powders in different shades of brown or using watercolour paints. Once dry cut out 2 of the birch trees. Also cut out a partial 3rd tree, but focusing on the top right branch, as some tree surgery will be done lol.
Step 5: For the background, add a light watercolour wash in shades of blue, pink and brown or use pigment powders very lightly. Once dry add some texture paste using the dotted stencil from the Earth Patterns Stencil pack. Allow to dry and then add a light layer of watercolour in the 2 corners using co-ordinating colours of pink, blue and brown. Cut out 3 of the December word die from the kit in black cardstock and adhere the 3 together.
Step 6: To complete it add some paint flecks using a black gouache all over. Adhere one tree directly to the panel then the snowflake slightly off the paper on the right side. Cut off any bits that hang off. Adhere the 2nd tree over the snowflake on the left side. Add the stack of 3 December die-cuts over the lower half of the snowflake and add it all to a piece of craft foam on an A2 cardbase.
I hope that you have enjoyed my card for today and it helps to inspire you. Thank you so much for stopping by and I wish you all the most wonderful and crafty day!
Hi crafty friends…Michelle here sharing a fun mixed media card! For this I used the a super fun and whimsical Flower Blossom Die from the Art Journal Collection. This die really is quite versatile. Not only is it a fun flower blossom, but I can definitely picture it as a glittery snowflake too! Let’s save that second one for another day.
Step #1 – To begin I added some opaque texture paste to a piece of mixed media cardstock using the Waves Stencil. I didn’t apply an even layer, as I did not want a full coverage over my cardfront. I immediately took both the palette knife and stencil and cleaned them off while the paste was still wet.
Step #2 – Next I sprinkled on some Uncharted Mariner Distress Glaze while the paste was still wet and then used my heat embossing tool to dry both the paste and glaze. I set that aside for a few minutes more to ensure it was fully dry.
Step #3 – I then added 3 different colours of pigment powders….a yellow and 2 blues. I think I added a bit more than I needed, but oh well lol. Next to activate it I added some water, first with a paintbrush and then finished it with a few light spritzes using a spray bottle.
I used a papertowel to dab any areas I felt had a bit too much water or powder. I love how vibrant the colours are. They do soften a bit as they dry, but they are truly gorgeous and they have a beautiful metallic sheen to them.
Step #4 – Next I cut 2 of the Flower Blossoms, first from white and then a mustard yellow colour. These layer up beautifully and you don’t lose any of the gorgeous detail when you do. I used a liquid adhesive to adhere them together but only added the glue in the center of the them, so as to try and have a bit of dimension.
Step #5 – For the sentiment I used the word Blossom from the stamp set of the same name….Blossom. I thought this was perfect for it. I diecut it 3 times to help to make it pop with the coordinating die. I trimmed my stencilled cardstock down to 3.75″x5″. The paper did get a bit warped as I used heat on it and also as it is not a true watercolour paper and the water added helped to contribute to it as well. To help to flatten it out, I ran it through my laminator a few times, as the heat and pressure from it will help to flatten it.
Step #6 – To finish it off, I added some flecks of white and black gouache concentrating on the stencilled part with the pigment powder as best I could. I then ran around the edges with black marker, to add a bit of definition and added it all to an A2 card base. I added the layered blossoms to the right hand side and trimmed off any excess overhang on the side of the card and then added my sentiment to the middle of the blossom.
I really love how fun this is and the flower blossom is really fun too! Like I said above I can totally see this as a gorgeous snowflake too! I love versatile products like that and how your creativity is only limited by your imagination!
I hope you have enjoyed my card today and that it helps to inspire you! I wish you all the most wonderful day and until next time,
Hello crafty friends, it’s Summer Hills-Painter here. I absolutely LOVE the new monster collection from Joset Designs. Today I am sharing a card that I created using the collection.
For the card base, cut a piece of cardstock to 10″ x 7″ and score at 5″. Also cut a piece of white soft finish cardstock to 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″. Cut out the fence from the Slimline Adventure Edges in both black cardstock and woodgrain cardstock. Also cut the shrub edge from a scrap piece of cardstock to use as a stencil in later steps. Using Monster 1 and Monster 3, cut and assemble your characters out of your favorite colors of cardstock. For added depth and dimension, ink the edges of each body piece with a coordinating ink. Also add party hats from the Party Time die set. For fun, you can cut the hat out of multiple colors, cut some of the hats along the embossed lines and adhere to a base hat. Finally cut and assemble the Holiday Train and Train Carts out of party themed cardstock.
Instructions: Using piece of cardstock cut with the shrub die, place on your card front and lightly ink above using a light blue ink and your favorite blending tool. Shift the stencil down and lightly ink again. Continue the process until your reach your horizon line. Flip your stencil to the straight edge and use as a mask for your inked sky background. Ink the exposed bottom portion of the card front with green ink. For extra dimension, you can use 3 green inks ranging from light to dark and blend a grassy bottom portion of the card. For this card, some water droplets were also added.
For the railroad track, adhere the black diecut fence upside down with the points hanging off of the edge of the card front.
Cut apart the fence posts from the woodgrain cardstock and adhere to the corresponding black fence posts on the card front. Flip the card front over and trim off the excess fence pieces hanging over the edge. Using a silver pen, place two dots top and bottom on the wood pieces for the railroad nails. Optional, use a green pen to flick blades of grass on the green portion of the card front.
Adhere the Holiday Train and Holiday Carts to your railroad track.
Cut the Monster Hugs and Let’s Party stamps in half to creat a new stamp saying Monster Party. Do not worry, you will still be able to use the stamps in the original word design for later projects.
Adhere your cardfront to your card base. Put your monsters in the train carts. Optional, for a smoke effect from the train engine, cut the train icing die from grey cardstock and adhere as if coming out of the engin
Karen here with a super fun creation using dies from the new monster designs by Joset. These monsters are SO fun, and the sentiments to go with them are just perfect!
I die cut the Birthday Flip Card from 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock. The die cuts and scores in all the right places to make the rest of the card so easy to make. The green flower cardstock are also cut with dies that are part of the set, and I just taped them to some pink cardstock and fussy cut a tiny edge.
All of the eyes are different eyes from the monsters. I cut them with 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock and colored the “black” in with a very dark grey copic. To make them easy to apply, I cut them all out with 101mm Double Sided Adhesive. I sometimes added a white or black gel pen dot to the middles of the eyes.
on the inside of the flip, I put one of the Monster 1s. How cute is he? The sentiment from the new Monster Hugs set, I thought, was perfect with this card!
Hello Friends and thank you for dropping in. Today I am sharing a card with you. This is designed using Florals 6, along with the Stitched Indented Rectangles and a couple new stencils on the background.
I started by cutting out three of each of the floral sizes from florals 6 onto the soft finish cardstock. I also cut out five of the leaves.
The Florals I also cut out 3 of small florals from Florals 16. I colored the Florals 6 using Saltwater Taffy Distress Ink, and the Florals 16 using scattered straw. I then shaped the Florals 6 forming three peonies. The small florals 16 i just inserted a wired stamen.
The Background I wanted to use the new stencils and started by stamping CS146 Background Stamp with Black Archival Ink, I also used CS253 Note Pieces ( the smaller graph stamp) Once I stamped the images, I used the S044 Planner Stencils 1 and I used Light Texture Paste. I then used the Number Stencil and used a blending tool using Saltwater Taffy on the background creating a tone on tone color. I then splatter some white acrylic ink and gold paint
I cut some stitched indented rectangles and only used strips of them to add some layers, what a great way to add layers, without all the bulk of a full layer.
I used peach threaded pollens in the center of the peonies and thought they blend so beautifully with the colors in the pattern paper.
I hope you have enjoyed my project today. Until Next Time.
Happy Friday, Marla here on the ECD Blog. With Father’s Day approaching in the United States, I thought it would be the perfect time to create a masculine card. As I was selecting products for my project, I noticed I had many floral designs to choose from, but what about the men in my life? I settled on the largest bird from the “Forever” stamp set because I thought a handwritten note inside saying “thank you for teaching me to fly” would make a meaningful Father’s Day card. Let’s jump into it.
Stamp and watercolor the bird using watercolor cardstock. Once finished, use the coordinating die to cut out your image.
Cut a rectangle from watercolor cardstock and ink blend water reactive ink onto the background. Place the “Rocks” stencil over the top, be sure to use spray adhesive on the stencil to make sure it’s secure and spritz with water. Lightly tap the excess water off using a paper towel.
Cut a larger rectangle to border the stenciled rectangle. Add ink or watercolor around the edges.
4. Using a colored piece of cardstock cut a third rectangle using the ECD “Leaf Patterned Background” Die.
5. Stamp your sentiment onto ink blended or colored cardstock and either die cut or use your trimmer to cut the sentiment to fit your card.
6. After adding foam tape to the back of your bird adhere it to the front of your card and tuck your sentiment in to fit.
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope this inspired you to use the “Forever” birds on your masculine cards. Until next time…. Marla