Hi there! Samantha here, sharing with you a card using Joset’s Koala die. Koala’s are one of my favourite animals, so I was very pleased to finally have a play, and even more surprised how quickly the idea came together!
Step 1: Using a variety of green cardstock die cut the small leaves.
Step 2: Using kraft card die cut the tree trunk, and adhere this to a light blue square card (measurements: 10cm x 10cm)
Step 3: Adhere the tiny leaves around the tree trunk.
Step 4: Continue adhering the leaves until most of the blue area is full.
Step 5: On blue cardstock (measuring: 10.5cm x 14.5cm) die cut a large circle. Then adhere this on top of your tree.
(Optional: Add machine stitched details)
Step 6: Using grey, white and black cardstock – die cut the Koala.
Step 7: Assemble and adhere the Koala to your card front.
Step 8: Stamp the sentiment on blue card. Trim. Adhere to card front.
Step 9: 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 (Green). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.
Repeat step 9 using Silk Microfine Glitter (Spring Peridot).
Step 10: Die cut the small hearts. Adhered this to the card front.
I love how framing the koala on a tree really makes him the feature on my card! He is rather adorable!
Light Blue Card stock
Grey/Black Card stock
Die-Cutting Machine – Cuttlebug
Clear Stamping Block
Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. I adore Panda Bears and, when Joset came out with the Panda Bear Character Die, I knew I had to play with it. I love the Black White Colors against a Red Background and touches of gold. Below you will find the steps to create your own Panda Card.
Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ and fold in half for a horizontal side fold card. (A2)
Step 2 – Diecut Dashing Rectangles using Red Cardstock. Adhere to card base using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.
Step 3 – Diecut Symbol Background using Gold Mirror Cardstock. Adhere to card towards the right side using Kids Choice Glue.
Step 4 – Diecut Panda Bear using White and Black Cardstock for the appropriate pieces. Assemble and adhere to card using Kids Choice Glue.
Step 5 – Stamp Zen sentiments using Versamark on Black Cardstock. Sprinkle Gold Embossing Powder and remove the excess. Heat set it with a Heat Tool. Trim the sentiments and adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.
Step 6 – For added interest and sparkle randomly adhere Red Jewels.
I hope today’s card gave you some inspiration. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.
Karen here today from Craftily Yours! Are you still needing to make some last-minute holiday cards? Pull out those adorable critters designed by Joset! Add some holiday cheer and maybe just a smidge of glitter…..and voilà!
Happy Technique Friday!
Today, Els is showing us how to assemble the new Honey Bear, Koala Bear, and Panda Bear die sets from Joset’s newest release.
Watch the videos for each of the three tutorials below!
You can also watch these videos, download the project sheet and grab the supplies for all three of these cuties on the Technique Friday Project Page.
We hope you love these little critters as much as we do! Let us know which one is your favorite in the comments below!
Halloween is among us, and we’ve got some spoooooky projects for you today. With the help of our Design Team and friends, we’ve put together 15 Halloween projects to make this year (and some Halloween tricks too!).
Let us know your favorites in the comments below!
Why do vampires need mouthwash? Because they have bat breath.
What do you call a dancing ghost? Polka-haunt-us
What do you call wood when it’s scared? Petrified!
What is a ghost’s favorite dessert? Booberry pie
What did Dracula serve at his Halloween party? Ghoulaide
How do you fix a broken Jack-O-Lantern? With a pumpkin patch!
Why didn’t the skeleton like the Halloween candy? He didn’t have the stomach for it!
What is a ghost’s favorite dessert? I scream!
Why do mummies have no friends? Because they’re too wrapped up in themselves!
We recently came out with some fun Halloween die and stamp sets –– did you see them? Check out the supplies used in these cards below, and be sure to visit ecraftdesigns.com to see our full collections!
We may be a little biased, but we are obsessed with our newest collections! If you haven’t poked around our website lately, you may have missed some of our recent releases –– we’ve got you covered!
Take a look at our August releases, and let us know which ones are your favorites in the comments below!
Halloween by Joset van de Burgt
Joset’s newest release included 5 new Halloween-themed die sets, with another accessory die set that works with her character dies! Take a look at some of them below!
Hand-Drawn Clear Stamps by Charlene van der Vorst
In her debut collection, Charlene released 8 new hand-drawn stamp sets! These stamps are larger than we’ve released previously, measuring at 5.8″ X 8.3″ (A5 size). Take a look at some of them below!
Planner Essentials by Esther Glas
The newest Planner Essential collection included 8 new stamps and 8 new dies sets, with Christmas and cooking themes! We also released 3 new planner colors alongside this collection! Take a look at some of them below!
We hope you’re loving these new releases as much as we do! Let us know which ones are your favorites in the comments below!
Diane here with a joyful birthday card!
What is the most funny and wild creatures to wish someone dear an happy birthday? Why not Joset’s parrots in a bunch of lilies? This card feel so much like summer, you’ll want a cold drink to go with it! I hope you enjoy this tutorial.
Step1: The card base:
- Cut a White Soft Finish Cardstock to 12″ x 6″, score in the middle and fold in half for a square 6″ X 6″ card.
- Using a round sponge, ink up the background with some blue and forest moss ink. Also use a make-up applicator to soften the ink with white Pan Pastel.
- Cut out 4 times the strip from the die “Happy Frame” (#1499) and cut them length wise to mesure 6″.
- Build the frame up and adhere on the card base.
Step 2: A trio of leaves:
- In a green cardstock, die cut 3 times each leaf in the die set “Trio Of Leaves” (#1464).
- Shade the leaves with forest moss ink and some light yellow Pan Pastel.
- Shape each branch to give them dimension using tools from Susan’s Garden 4 Pcs. All Metal Tool Set.
Step 3: The Parrots
- Using the die set “Parrot” (1665), die cut all the dies twice in White Soft Finish Cardstock.
- With Distress Ink and sponge applicator, color all the pieces like show in the picture below.
- Assemble both parrots with Kids Choice Glue and a toothpick. You can also watch this helpful video on YouTube where Els show you how to assemble the parrot.
- Adhere googling eyes with the same glue.
Step 4: The Lilies
- Using the die set “Garden Notes – Lily 2” (#1370), die cut all the flower parts to make 4 flowers.
- With some lilac and violet ink, shade the petals of the flower.
- Using some yellow ink,, shade the pistils.
- Let dry all the parts before shaping.
- Shape the petals using Susan’s Garden 4 Pcs. All Metal Tool Set.
- Roll up the base of the pistil and glue with Kids Choice Glue and a toothpick. To see the best there is make those flowers, watch that video where Susan Tierney Cockburn show all the steps to achieve a gorgeous result.
Step 5: Adhere it all together !
- Using some Kids Choice Glue, glue the leaves around the frame, on the card base.
- Using some foam adhesive on the back of the parrots, glue them.
- Also with the Kids Choice Glue, glue down the flowers.
Here’s a closer look at the final card.
I hope you enjoyed it!
Other product used on this card:
- Distress Ink and Oxide
- Green Bazzill Cardstock
Have you seen our new release yet? We released a brand new collection from Joset van de Burgt and IT. IS. ADORABLE!
Over the last week, our Design Team has been sharing a lot of projects they’ve made with the new collection. You may have missed some of them, so we thought we’d share them here, along with some others we’ve been keeping to ourselves 😊
1. Tina Guigui Dornbaum
2. Tanja Kabel
3. Anita Izendoorn
4. EK Gorman
5. Joset van de Burgt
6. Sandy Diller
And, some we’ve been hiding…
With a release like this, how can you possibly choose your favorite?
Join the Elizabeth Craft Designs Facebook Group to see project ideas, and share your own!
It’ EK here and I am popping into share with you some ways to embrace the magic of the new Joset’s critter die collection.
There really is something extra special about this new line of dies and stamps and I want to share a couple of ways to simplify when creating with them.
Step One: Die cut the new Elephant die set out of some Dove Gray Soft Finish Cardstock. By using the the Dove Gray cardstock, you already have a great base color for your elephant.
Step Two: Using some Distress Oxide in Spun Sugar, dab some color onto the Elephants inner ears to soften the color.
Step Three: Using Distress Oxide in Worn Lipstick, dab color onto the inside portion of the inner ear and the die cuts hearts from the Elephant die set. It does not take more than a few good dabs to fully color the hearts with the ink.
Step Four: Using both Distress Oxides in Pumice Stone and Hickory Smoke, blend color around the edges of all the elephant pieces. Go further into the elephant with the pumice stone and just on the edges with the darker gray. By coloring the pieces with this simple technique, it gives the elephant both depth and visual interest.
Step Five: Using Kids Choice glue, adhere the pieces of the elephant together.
Step Six: Using the new Hats die set, die cut the unicorn head piece out of 90lb White Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step Seven: Using alcohol markers quickly color the base of the headband. I used R20, R22, and R24 copic markers.
Step Eight: Using alcohol markers, color the inner ear and horn. I used N0 and N2 copic markers. Then using a glitter pen, add glitter details.
Step Nine: Using Kids Choice Clue, adhere the unicorn head band to the elephant’s head.
Step Ten: Create a simple yet magical background for the the card by smooching Distress Ink onto a 4.25×5.5 inch piece of 90lb White Soft Finish Cardstock. I used the same colors I used on the elephant, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Pumice Stone and Hickory Smoke, drying each layer between application.
Step Eleven: Using Kids Choice Glue, adhere the elephant and hearts to the background.
Step Twelve: Stamp a sentiment to the card using the new Build Your Own Sentiments 1 stamp set. I stamped the sentiment in Worn Lipstick and the heart in Hickory Smoke.
Step Thirteen: To add a bit more visual interest without much effort, add strips of peel off stickers from the Corners and Borders Straight sticker sheet around the edges of the background.
Step Fourteen: Adhere the background to an A2 card frame made from 90lb White Soft Finish Cardstock.
I hope you enjoy seeing how I created this simple yet magical card featuring the new Elephant die set.
Thank you for peeking in and make sure you share all your ECD critter creations over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Facebook page. Until then, happy crafting!