Karen here today. I’m sharing a couple cards I made today using two of the fun product lines available here at Elizabeth Craft Designs. In both, I created a simple and easy inky background. In one, I added one of the critters available in the Joset’s Designs line as a Christmas card. in the other, I created a birthday card using a die from Anita’s Floral line.
This first card is a fun, quick Christmas Card. Below, I posted a picture of the inks that I used. They glide so smoothly on the 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock that I used. So pretty. I created the Penguin using black cardstock and more of the Soft Finish Cardstock and put him on a Stitched and Fitted Circle. For the penguin feet and nose, I used an orange Copic, and I used the same ink on the background as I did for the hat. The sentiment is from the Cute Winter Sentiments set.
Another simple and yet elegant card – I love the colors on this card. I kept the Fern die cut white as I felt it really helped the background colors to pop. The sentiment is from the Smell the Flowers set.
Again, the blending on this beautiful Soft Finish Cardstock is so good and effortless. Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to check out all of the amazing products.
Good Morning Friends today i have a card to share with you designed using the Volume 4 Florals Release using Florals 15.
Cutting the florals out using Soft finished cardstock, i colored them with saltwater Taffy Distress ink and the leaves with Peeled Paint
Shaping them using my shaping mat, i added some stamens to the center. Then lightly added some snow paste on top to add more detail.
To create the dress i took a 5.75 x 12 inch piece of patterned paper and scored every 1/2 inch. Making sure to fold so that the ends were able to be folded inward. I free hand drew the top of the dress to create a tank style top and wrapped gold thread and colored seam binding to coordinate with the card.
Thank you for dropping by today, I hope i have inspired you to create some dress cards of your own.
Hello, Marla here today with a simple, yet bold card featuring the Ginko leaf from the ECD “Ferns” die set. One of my favorite crafty items is foam tape. It takes a simple stamp or die on a card to a whole new level. (Pun intended) Let’s get started on this quick and easy card.
Step 1. Cut several Ginko leaves, to cover your card panel. Choose paper that will work with your coloring medium. I used watercolor paper for my images and colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.
Step 2. Using 1/8″ foam tape behind each of the die cuts.
Step 3. Die cut your sentiment using the “Stitched Letters and Numbers” dies and color. Cut each letter three times. Color one set of letters then stack and glue the remaining letters for dimension
Step 4. Cut a piece of complimentary cardstock to 4.25″ x 5.5″ and add your Ginko pieces. Make sure to allow portions to hang over the edges. Use your scissors to trim the excess.
Step 5. Adhere the panel to a 4.25″ x 5.5″ top folding card panel.
Step 6. Add the sentiment to the card.
That finishes my card for today. I hope you will add consider adding dimension to your cards for a little drama. Thank you for taking time to stop by. Until next time…. Marla
Karen here today. I love mixing the different collections from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Somehow, the very different styles of the designers all fits together. Today, I mixed up a couple of Joset’s characters with a floral from Anita. I love the result in these multi-purpose cards (that I plan to use for Momma’s Day!).
I used the Florals 18 on both of my cards cut with 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock. On this card, I colored the flower with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide with some Rustic Wilderness for the stem. The hippo is cut from a light grey cardstock and I added just a touch of Hickory Smoke to the edges with a wee bit of Kitsch Flamingo for the cheeks. The inner part of the ears and the eyes are colored with Copic markers. I loved that fun inky looking paper so much that I just had to make a second card.
And so I just had to make a monkey. He is cut with brown and kraft cardstock with just a wee touch of Kitsch Flamingo for the cheeks. I colored this flower with Wilted Violet. I added a twine bow just to add a bit of texture.
Karen here today. I’m sharing a couple cards I made with the same sketch but different products from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Today I used the adorably cute Elephant and the Florals 12 to make two very different cards!
How cute is that Elephant! And so easy to put together. I used grayish brown and beige cardstock to cut the pieces and colored his eyes with a Copic C7. I also added a little blush for the cheeks with distress ink in Kitsch Flamingo. To create the card front, I just cut a piece of 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock at 4-1/4×5-1/2″ and taped a triangle of the patterned blue paper to it, and I then cut that with a stitched rectangle die. The sentiment is from the Furrever Friends set.
Love these beautiful flowers from the Florals 12 set. They were cut with the 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock and then colored with DIstress Oxides in Salty Ocean and Scattered Straw. I colored, then dampened with water, and then shaped them.
Yes, it’s never too soon to start making Christmas Cards! I used the Cute Winter Sentiments on this one!
Good morning friends and welcome back! It’s Karan Gerber here today to share a card with you designed using Florals 16 and the new Shadow Frame die.
Being the frame die is large for a card, I cut it down on the straight end of the frame and kept the angled end, the way it was, I cut a piece of pattern paper to use as the background and adhered the frame on top.
I colored the florals using Distress Inks – Picked Raspberry, Kitsch Flamingo, and a bit of Antique Linen.
Using my shaping tool, as well as the groove tool and my fingers, I shaped these to resemble Hibiscus. When we are in Florida, the Hibiscus are always in full bloom and they look so beautiful, so my idea came from that.
Thank you for dropping by today and I hope I have inspired you to give the new Florals Volume 4 a try.
Hi crafty friends, Michelle here! Today I am using the beautiful Respect Stamp Set and coordinating dies to make more of a simple card.
Step 1: Stamp both the smaller floral and sentiment in black ink. Colour the image using alcohol markers and add some small white detailed dots using a white gel pen.
Step 2: Die cut both images 2more times on plain white cardstock without stamping. This provides a bit more stability to them, rather than using foam adhesive. It is also easier when you have small delicate areas.
Step 3: Cut a piece of white cardstock to 3.75″x5″ and ink blend a half circle using Pumice Stone Distress Oxide Ink to the right center side of the cardstock. This can be done using a stencil or cutting a circle with masking paper. Without removing the mask, add some white splatters using watercolour paint or gouache. Be sure to also protect the exposed side of your cardstock, ensuring that the white splatters are only on the ink blended half circle.
Step 4: Once dry, adhere your card together using double sided tape and foam adhesive and add a few sequins. Add all of this to a top folding A2(4.25″x5.5″) sized cardbase.
Hi friends, welcome back. It is Karan Gerber here. Today I am sharing a card using florals 5 and the Birdhouse die from Joset.
I created Daisies from Florals 5 using a groove tool to add dimension to the petals. I colored using Sunflower Archival ink and used prills in the center (they are called Rippit).
The birdhouse is perfect for a card, and with snow still on the ground in my area I felt adding a bit of snow paste to the top of the house fit perfectly. To add some detail to the background I set the birdhouse on a die cut using the Stitched Circles. I love adding layers using the stitched dies.
I thought the Floral Burst background set off the daisies and love how that gold mirri mimic my handmade daisies. Thank you for dropping by and until next time, Happy Scrapping!
Hello friends and welcome! It is Karan Gerber here to share a gift box i created and i have adorned the cover with Handmade Roses using Florals 8.
Cutting out 8 sets of florals 8 and plenty of leaves, i set about coloring these with Tea Roe Archival Ink and Magenta Hue Archival Ink.
the inside of the box, i created a card, using the cutout from the top of the box which is Sidekick Essentials 5. I matted the cut out in gold mirror paper long with the sentiment from the paper collection i used.
The top of the box, i covered with Acetate and used the Floral Burst Background to do a die cut in Gold Mirri and I love how this turned out, it looks so elegant.
I hope you enjoyed my project today and until next time
Hello Friends and welcome back. It is Karan Gerber hosting the blog today and I am sharing a card using Florals 12 to create some beautiful Lilies. Lilies remind me of spring and with the thought of warmer weather soon to come, i wanted to create some cheery florals.
I cut 6 large, 6 medium and four small from florals 12 and colored them with Fossilized Amber Distress Ink. I cut the leaves from Florals 1, and colored them with Bundled Sage.
I also cut out three hearts from the Stitched Hearts and lightly inked the edges. I cut two sets of the Blooming Branches and cut them apart tucking them in around my florals to add more dimension.
The smaller florals i also colored with Bundled Sage, layering them together and using yellow stamens in the centers.
Using Stamens from Dress My Craft i used them in the center, using my hot glue gun to secure them. To get that beautiful frosted look i used Diamond Dust along with Rock Candy Crackle, which dreis clear and allows the frost to shine through.
I hope you like my card and my take on lilies using Florals 12, i hope you give these florals a try.
Looking forward to seeing you again, until next time, Happy Scrapping!