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What One Loves

October 10, 2021

 Good Morning Friends and welcome. It is Karan here sharing a card with you and it is designed using Florals 13.

Here is how I began creating my card. 

I started by selecting some papers and using dies from the Stitched Indented Rectangles, I love adding layers to my cards and this is a great and easy way to do that.

I then used the stitched circles and cut a sentiment, matting it in a coordinating paper and matting it on the color I used for my base

Using Soft Finish Cardstock die cutting three sets of each size as I wasn’t sure how many I would need.

Coloring the florals with Victorian Velvet and the leaves with Peeled Paint Distress Ink, I set about assembling my florals.

Assembling the card and tucking in the leaves in and around the flowers.

Here is a side view of the card and once completed I decided to add some snow paste to detail the florals and leaves, I find it gives it nice texture too. I used stamens to my centers.

I love how this turned out and I would love to see your take on Florals 13. 

Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Craft Drops Inspiration from the Design Team Stamping

Friendship

September 23, 2021

Hey Friends! It’s EK and today I am sneaking in with a card sharing on of the new Beautiful Blooms flowers stamp sets, Friendship. I created this super simple card, knowing it looks anything by simple.

Step One: Using a piece of trimmed 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock, add masking tape to create your panel.

Step Two: Blend ink into the panel. I used Speckled Egg Distress Oxide.

Step Three: Hand stamp floral images from the Friendship stamp set into the panel in a slightly darker ink. I used Stormy Sky Distress Oxide.

Step Four: Using smaller filler stamps from the Friendship stamp set, hand stamp in the rest of the negative space.

Step Five: Peel off masking tape to reveal crisp clean lines. Add a sentiment from the stamp set in the same ink color you stamped the flowers.

Step Six: Die cut the panel using the Fitted Rounded Rectangle die set.

Step Seven: Finish the sentiment by stamping a large sentiment and small one from the Words & Layers stamp set in black ink.

Step Eight: Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, add the panel cardstock to a piece of trimmed black cardstock. Add both to an A2 card frame.

Step Nine: Finish the card using Transparent Crystal Craft Drops to make a few dew drops.

I just love the clean lines of this card. It is perfect any time card for that friend who needs to know you are there, either in the good times or bad.

Let us know in the comments below what you would use this card for. Until then, happy crafting.



Cardmaking Stamping Sue Smith Creative Designs Watercolor Watercolor Palette

Celebrate Card with New Flower Stamps

September 13, 2021
Hello again, Annette Green back again this month with a simple and elegant anniversary card I created for my parents who celebrated their 60th recently. Here’s how I made it…
First, I stamped some images from the Gratitude stamp set onto watercolor cardstock with archival black ink. Then I used my ECD watercolors to color them. The design of the images has stippled dots which are perfect little hints where the deepest shadows are, so I painted those areas a little darker.

Next, I used the compatible dies (coming soon!) to cut them out. This is such a great time saver!
After cutting a pretty paper for the front of my card, I selected a stencil that had a small, pretty repeating pattern. (Stencil to come soon too!)
Next, I spread some clear texture paste through the stencil onto my pattern paper. I gently lifted the stencil away and set it aside to dry completely.
You can see how this adds lovely texture and dimension to the paper once dry.
Onto some ivory cardstock, I stamped Celebrate and drew in the black drop shadow with a marker, then added some ink around the edges and some tiny dots in a compatible green color.
My ivory card base is 5″ x 7″. I layered some black paper first, then the pattern paper, and added a die-cut doily.
Next, I started layering elements flat onto the card.
To finish off the front, I added the final die-cut flower piece with dimensional foam tape to pop it up.
A little bit of stamping on the inside and the card is done! Super simple, but very elegant. Thanks for visiting today. Have a great day!
Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs

Fall Harvest Friends

September 9, 2021

Hi Friends, it’s EK. I don’t know about you, but I am ready for Fall. I am ready for the leaves to drop and the weather to turn into something that needs a sweater and maybe a scarf. At least for me, those days are still pretty far off, but I figured I could at least craft myself into the season. Today I have created a trio of Fall Harvest themed cards using Joset’s critter dies to craft these fall feeling designs.

Step One: Create the backgrounds. Die cut a circle mask using the Stitched Circles die set. Lay on your background to be a harvest moon. In a splatter box, spray a collection of fall inspired colors Distress Sprays onto some already damp Watercolor Paper. I used Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet and Shaded Lilac.

Step Two: Spray Distress Oxide along the top edge of the background. I used Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide. Remove the mask and head seat the background.

Step Three: Spray clean water into the ‘moon’ and let ink run into the white space. Dry. Press ink int any left over ink for a smooched look. Heat set.

Step Four: Repeat steps one through three with a different background color. Here I used Antique Linen, Mowed Lawn, and Forest Moss Distress Stain Spray and Bundled Sage Distress Oxide Spray.

Step Five: Repeat steps one through three for a third time using different colors. Here I sed Antique Linen, Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge Distress Stain Spray and Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide Spray.

Step Six: Splatter each background with reflective shimmer ink. I used Perfect Pearls in both original and pewter.

Step Seven: Die cut the backgrounds with the Stitched Indented Rectangle die set.

Step Eight: Create Harvest trees. Using the Tree die set, die cut three trees out of cardstock. I used black, grey and blue cardstock for my trees.

Step Nine: Emboss each die cut three with a subtle color so the trees each have shine.

I used on the on the grey cardstock Distress Embossing Glaze in Rusty Hinge, on the blue cardstock Distress Embossing Glaze in Tattered Rose, and on the black cardstock on old pot of glitter vintage mahogany embossing powder.

Step Ten: Create the critters. Start by die cutting the critter out of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock. Here I used the Fox die set.

Step Eleven: Using Distress Ink, color the die cut pieces.

Step Twelve: Using a liquid adhesive, such as Kids Choice Glue, assembled the critter. I used the holiday hat trim from the die set to create a scarf for the Fox to wear.

Step Thirteen: Repeat steps ten through twelve with the Moose dies set.

Step Fourteen: Repeat steps ten through twelve with the Owl die set. I also used the holiday hat die in the set to create a scarf for this critter.

Step Fifteen: Adhere the background onto an A2 card frame using 10mm Clear Double Sided Tape. Adhere the tree to the background. Add a critter to the card. I used the blue background, the tattered rose embossed Tree and the blue toned Owl to the first card.

The green background got the glitter Tree and the Moose die set.

The orange background got the rusty hinge Tree and the Fox.

Step Sixteen: Using the Zen Sentiments stamp set, add a sentiment to each of the cards.

What do you think? Did these cards embrace the beginning of fall? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.


Cardmaking Paper Flowers Scrapbooking Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

You Are Loved – Floral Card

August 30, 2021

 Hello Friends and welcome to the Elizabeth Crafts Blog. It is Karan here sharing a card with you today. I wanted to share with you the versatility of the Art Journal Dies and showcase a couple of them on a card.  

This is designed with Florals 11; Sealed Pocket, and Puzzle Page Die. I know, you know, how much i love that Stitched Fishtail for my sentiments and the Stitched Rectangle just to add an extra layer to my cards. The Hope Floral Stamps are fabulous to add some added detail and tuck in to match the florals i create, I loved coloring them with ink, or water color they add that perfect touch. 

Above is my card it measures 5.5 x 7.5, a big over sized for envelopes, but you can always attach this to a gift bag, or create a hand made envelope using an envelope maker.

you can see the detail of the fishtail die, the Sealed Pocket and the gorgeous florals here. I colored the florals using Tea Rose Archival Ink, and Peeled Paint Distress Ink on the leaves. 

here are a few detail shots for you. 

and finally a side view. I hope you have enjoyed my card that i have shared with you today. Please share your creations with us over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Facebook Group.

Product Information:

Cardmaking Craft Drops Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Sidekick Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping Watercolor

Set of mixed media cards

August 4, 2021

Hello everyone, it´s Sanna Lippert here again with another guest design team card project share. Today I´m stopping by to share a set of mixed media cards with plenty of white space on them – and colour. I love adding stenciling, droplets and a fun mixed media twist to cards and I´d tought I´d share one of those ideas today with you. Hope you like it!

And here is how created the cards:

Step 1: Take a small gelli plate and apply three colours of alcohol ink onto it. Then take a plain brayer and roll the colour onto the gelli plate to create a faded three-tone-look. After that take a mark making tool of some kind – I used a dotted and a striped brayer – and press it/roll it over the inked layer to create a pattern. Let dry a bit.

Step 2: Next apply a thin layer of white paint over the inked pattern and then place the pattern color down onto the paper and press down to paper with your hands. Then remove the gelli plate and you have a nice pattern to use for your cards. Repeat several times with various colours and mark making tools (you can use stamps, combs, printing tools or even items from your kitchen). Whatever you find suits your project. Next die cut the created patterns into circles using the Fitted Circles die cut die and your die cutting machine.

Step 3: Next grab the Make Your Mark stencil and create patterns to white card backgrounds using the stencil with Distress Oxide tones and an ink blending tool/brush. On some I used just one colour and pattern and on other backgrounds I added two ink tones and the same pattern vertically and horizontally. You can do whatever you find attractive for your project.

Step 4: Now apply a Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet onto a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock and die cut the leaves for each card using the Sidekick Essentials 7 die set. After that stamp sentiments using embossing ink and the Build Your Own Sentiments 1 stamp set onto black cardstock. Then add white embossing powder onto the stamped areas, dabb the residue off and heat set with a heat tool. Now adhere the leaves onto the card base. I arranged them around the circle piece to create a cluster, because I like it that way. It leaves plenty of white space to the card still.

Then adhere the circle using 3D foam adhesive pads. This creates a bit more texture and interest to the card. After that grab some water colours (I used black on my cards) and add droplets with the water colour to the cards. Let the droplets dry properly and then finish the card off by adding the embossed sentiment on top of the circle piece and if you want, add a few buttons for additional decor. I adhered the buttons with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the card. For additional decor you can also add some Craft Drops to the cards in various colours in the very end. Make sure you let the drops dry properly, before mailing your cards, otherwise they might smear.

Here are the finished cards:

When creating cards like this, I like to use the same basic idea, but do slight variations. That way every card is still unique, but since I already have all the tools out, I get more cards done at once. You never know when you need one!

I hope you enjoyed this idea and give it a try yourself. You can also replace the alcohol inks with paint, if you don´t happen to own any. Also if you don´t own a gelli plate (or you are not that much of a mixed media person), replace this step by just die cutting a fun patterned paper for the circle piece.

See you again next month with another card tutorial. Wishing you all a fabulous August!!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:
Sizzix Big Shot A4
Distess Oxide Inks by Ranger Inc.
Ink Blending tool by Ranger Inc.
Nuvo Embossing Ink by Tonic Studios
Paint Brush
Gelli Plate by Gelli Arts
Brayers (plain and patterned)
Alcohol Inks by Ranger Inc.
White acrylic paint
Heat tool by Ranger Inc.
White Embossing powder by Ranger Inc.
3D foam pads
Scissors and buttons
Acrylic block for stamping

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Sweet Farm Critters

July 29, 2021

Karen here today sharing a couple special order cards I made for my mom. She wanted a couple thank you cards, one with a sheep and one with a pig. Easy to do with the adorable farm critters here at Elizabeth Craft Designs!

Both of these critters are colored with a combination of Distress Ink and Copic Markers. The sheep has hints of Hickory Smoke Distress Ink for the “white” parts and Antique Linen face and legs. His eyes and hooves are colored with a Copic C7. I added a teeny bit of Kitsch Flamingo Distress Ink for the cheeks and R20 Copic at the nose. I used a multi-liner to draw the face. The pig is colored with Kitsch Flamingo Distress Ink and Copic C7 marker.

How sweet is that pig! I used the Stitched Rectangle die for the top rectangle and then cut the mat for it 1/4″ bigger on all sides. The card front mat is cut 4×5-1/4″ and the patterned paper is 3-3/4×5″. The word “thanks” is cut from the Words 2 – Thinking of You set. I die cut it twice with 101mm Double Sided Adhesive and stuck them together to add just a bit of dimension.

And I LoVe this sheep! I used the same card sketch to create it. On both cards, I also love the little bit of lace and baker’s twine. And, I finished both cards off with some diamond dots.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Patterned and plain cardstock, inks, Copics, lace, twine and diamond dots

Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Planner Essentials Stamping

Clean and simple cards with basic dies

July 9, 2021

Hello everyone, it’s Sanna here today with another guest design team project. This card idea originated from a wish to have a die that could cut chevron type backgrounds, which I didn’t own. But then I figured, I actually could use my existing dies to create a chevron pattern as a card background. And while I die cut the “chevrons”, I had plenty of pieces left to create two more fun cards. So one basic idea led to a set of cards that I’m quite happy with.

Here is how I created this card:

Step 1: I first die cut “frames” with the Stitched Rectangles die set by using the largest and the third largest die from the set. This way I had a bigger frame than if I had used the next to largest with the biggest size. I picked yummy, summery pastel cardstock for die cutting. I also kept the stitched rectangle pieces for later. You will see how I used them on the two cards to follow.
Step 2: After die cutting the frames I then took a card base and arranged the corners onto it in such manner, that they formed a “chevron” and marked the edges with a pencil. This way it was easier to know where to cut later. After that I just adhered the piece onto the card base with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Out of each frame I got two bigger parts for the chevron pattern and I also saved the smaller ones for the lower and the higher corners. So for this size of a card you only need 4 frames in total.

Step 3: After adhering all the corners onto the card base I took the Planner Essentials 21 “Note Pieces” set and die cut a focal point for the card from black cardstock.

Step 4: I then added a stamped and embossed sentiment using the Planner Essentials “Remember” stamp set with neon green embossing powder. After that I just adhered the sentiment with 3D foam onto the card to create more texture and interest. For finishing touches I added a few craft drops for decor. The residue pieces then let to the second card:

For this one I did the following steps with the residue papers I had left over from my first card:

Step 1 to 3: I placed the stitched rectangle cardstock pieces onto my die cutting machine and places a stitched oval die onto the middle of them and die cut 4 pieces to create the oval background piece for the next card. After that I took a leftover strip of the light blue cardstock and attached Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet onto it and die cut two “Budding Florals” for the card.

I then adhered the flowers on place, applied some liquid adhesive and loose golden glitter onto the upper area of the buds and let that dry. After the adhesive was dry, I just tabbed the residue glitter off. For the sentiment I used the General Sentiments stamp set with white embossing powder and a piece of black cardstock that was die cut with the Fitted Fishtail dies. Very easy, but still very colorful thanks to the multi-colored background piece. This then led to my last card project:

For this card I used the final stitched rectangle pieces, as shown in the steps here:

Step 1 to 3: I arranged the leftover pieces from the previous card onto the card base and cut them into size so that they filled the whole background. Then I die cut a focal piece from white cardstock using the Stitched Circles die cut die. I stamped and embossed a sentiment (using General Sentiments) and florals (using the Spring Fling stamp set) and golden as well as light green and pink embossing powders.

After embossing I inked the circle light yellow with Distress Ink. Next I die cut a piece of golden glitter carstock with the Scalloped stitched circle die to place under the sentiment piece and finished the focal piece off with some Fitted Fishtail dies.

So one idea led to a set of three fun cards and I basically worked with the same paper pieces from start to finish. Here are some close-ups of the finished cards:

I hope I could inspire you to take a second look at your basic dies to use them in a little different way! I´d love to see what kind of ideas you come up with. Wishing you a fabulous July and see you again next month with another card idea!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:
Sizzix Big Shot A4
Pink, black, light green, yellow and blue cardstock
Embossing powder by Ranger and American Crafts
Golden glitter cardstock
3D foam squares
Heat tool – Ranger
Loose golden glitter

Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs

Love You – Fairy Much!

June 30, 2021

Karen here today. I am sharing a card today that I made with the Fairy 1 die. I love the sweet “Once Upon a Time” release from Joset! The sentiments that go with it are very sweet.

To create this card, I cut an 8-1/2″x11″ sheet of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock in half and folded it to create a top-fold cardbase. Then I cut a piece of pink cardstock at 4″x5-1/4″ and another piece of Soft Finish Cardstock at 3-3/4″x5″ for the card front.

I cut the pieces of the Fairy 1 dieset with 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock. I usually lay them all out in order to help me figure out what needs to be colored with which colors. I then colored this sweet fairy with Copic markers as follows:

  • Skin: E000, E01, R20 (for blusher)
  • Eyes: C7
  • Mouth: R4
  • Dress and shoes: R81, R83, YG13, YG17
  • Wings: YG00
  • Hair: Y23, Y26
  • Wand: E23, Y26

I used the Once Upon a Time Sentiments and the Stitched Hexagon Dies in varying sizes. I figured out what sizes by simply laying them out. (Note that once I got the pieces all ready to lay down, I moved things around just a bit!)

In assembling the card, I added some twine wrapped around the white piece and a couple jewels near the sentiment. That’s all! Fun and easy. Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Twine, pink and patterned cardstock, Copics, black ink

Cardmaking Joset Designs

Panda Bear with Googly Eyes

June 12, 2021

Karen here. I love googly eyes. Ok, that’s really random, but they are just the cutest! And googly eyes on the critters from Joset’s Designs are just too cute. Today, I used the adorable Panda Bear die and some googly eyes to create a card of appreciation for a boss who is moving onto his next role.

To create this card, I first cut an 8-1/2″x11″ piece of black cardstock in 1/2 and folded one part of it in half to create a card base. I then created the card front by cutting a slide from one of the papers in the Rainbow of Happiness paper collection. I turned one part over and cut the card front using the Stitched Rounded Rectangle dies.

I added some denim ribbon across the middle. Next I created the Panda Bear. I cut the pieces with black cardstock and with 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock. After I cut the pieces, I generally lay them out before I start to put them together like this:

How cute is that little guy??! To finish this card, I added a sentiment from the Bear Hugs Sentiment Set and a couple gems to highlight the sentiment. So easy and so fun! Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Black cardstock, black denim ribbon, googly eyes

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