Hey Everyone! It’s EK, and today I decided to try something I have never tried before. I decided to try colored pencils coloring on 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock. I was worried that the 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock‘s texture would create uneven coloring, but I am not going to lie, I am absolutely in love with how the texture adds to the overall coloring effect.
Join me as I create a underwater spring themed card using colored pencils.
Step One: Die cut the pieces you need from the Octopus, Seashells and Spring Basket die sets using 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step Two: Color the die cut pieces using your colored pencils.
Step Three: Create a background for your colored die cuts. I used Distress Oxides in Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, and Shaded Lilac plus some shimmer spray on a trimmed piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock. Attach the background to an A2 card frame using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
Step Four: Using a combination of 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, Kids Choice Glue, and 3 dimensional tape, assemble the basket full of sea shells and adhere to the card frame. Adhere the die cut Octopus onto the card, letting his legs over lap the basket.
Step Five: Stamp your sentiment onto the card frame using blue ink. I used a combination of sentiments from both the Spring Sentiments stamp set and Splish Splash Sentiments stamp set.
Have you ever used colored pencils on ECD’s Soft Finish Cardstock? Did you enjoy the results as much as I did? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.
it’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this card and how to make your own custom-made sentiments:
Step 1: Die Cutting
die cut a background panel and a wave border from watercolor paper with one of the Stitched Rectangles and one of the Ocean Edges
die cut the Lighthouse elements from white Soft Finish Cardstock
Step 2: Add Color
color the background with Distress Oxide Ink (Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans) and a Blending Brush
add water droplets for more texture
add color to the wave border with Distress Oxide Ink (Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire) and add some splatters with watered-down Distress Oxide Ink Chipped Sapphire
for the seafoam ink up the edge of the wave border with Versamark and heat-emboss it with WOW! Seafoam White embossing powder
color the lighthouse with Alcohol Markers
Step 3: Assembly and Finishing Touches
assemble the Lighthouse and the background – use clear double-sided adhesive and liquid glue
add white highlights with a white gel pen
Step 4: Create a custom-made Sentiment
there a several ways to create custom-made sentiments: you can use calligraphy or just your handwriting or a Labelmaker … in this case I used a Vintage Typewriter to type my sentiment onto sturdy white cardstock
cut the sentiment apart and ink up the edges with Distress Oxide Ink Pumice Stone
adhere the panel to a grey cardbase
I hope you got inspired.
ECD Stitched Rectangles Ocean Edges Lighthouse watercolor paper white Soft Finish Cardstock clear double-sided adhesive
Hey Friends! It’s EK and today I am trying to create a simple ocean background for the new Sea Turtle die set. I really think this new turtle is super cute, and she needs the perfect ocean background to swim in…and what’s more perfect for an ocean background then a bunch of glitter!
Step One: Trim a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×5.5 inches. Cover the cardstock in a sheet of Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
Step Two: Die cut the top of the cardstock using one of the waves from the new Ocean Edges die set.
Step Three: Peel back the protective film from the double sided adhesive. Add Silk Microfine glitter to the sticky side one color at a time. I used Silver, Royal Blue and Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.
Step Four: Die cut the Sea Turtle from some 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step Five: Using watercolor pencils, color the die cut pieces.
Step Six: Using a watercolor brush, activate the watercolor pencil. Using Kids Choice Glue, adhere the pieces of the turtle together.
Step Seven: Adhere the glitter cardstock to an A2 card frame using some 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
Step Eight: Using both 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive and Kids Choice Glue, adhere the turtle to the card frame.
Step Nine: Stamp a sentiment on the ‘white space’ of the card from the Splish Splash Sentiments stamp set.
I love the combination of the ‘realistic’ turtle with the less than realistic ocean background.
I think all the glitter really makes the turtle stand out! Let us know in the comments below your favorite way to use Silk Microfine glitter. Until then, Happy Crafting!
Hello friends! It’s Sandy Diller here with you today and I have a fun summer card that makes me think of warmer days ahead. I’m using dies from the latest release from Joset Designs along with the Safari Jeep, which is one of my favorites. I have lots of good stuff to show you, so let’s get started. (I also have a step-by-step video below!)
This card is a 5.5″ wide by 6″ tall card. It is an unusual size but it needed to be big enough to hold all the dies as well as fit in a 6″ X 6″ envelope. It is an easel card that folds flat for mailing.
Let’s start with our card base which is 12″ X 5.5″ and then scored at 6″ and then again at 8.75″ to create the easel.
In addition to the base, you will need a panel that is 5.5″ X 6″ for the front panel. I used White Soft Finish Cardstock for both of my panels.
On the smaller panel I created clouds by first making a template using the cloud die from the Adventure Edges. I keep this in the envelope with the die set so it is always handy.
By moving the template down and changing the angle each time you add ink it makes a lovely cloudy sky.
Using the Ocean Edges, I cut a panel of sand from manila cardstock and added some Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I then added the panel to the sky panel at the bottom.
Using the Sand Crab die set I cut and assembled my Crab. I used Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back of the mouth and eyes to create a sticker for easy assembly.
Using the Safari Jeep die set I cut and assembled the Jeep. I wanted my Jeep to look rusty so edged it with brown ink.
Next I added the “Crab” Driver
After cutting out what I needed from the Diving Accessories die set, they were colored and assembled into the Jeep with the Crab Driver.
Then everything was added to the panel with the sky and sand.
After cutting and inking a panel with a wave cut at the top(from the Ocean Edges die set), it was scored at 2.5″. The panel was then place on the inside of the card using foam tape.
The panel with the Jeep was then added to the front of the card lining up the bottom edges.
For the finishing touches, one of the shells was stamped with “Beach Bun” from the Splish Splash stamp set. More shells were added to the bottom of the card.
Check out my step-by-step tutorial video for this project!
Thanks for joining me today and have fun, think summer!!
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!
Hey Friends! It’s EK, and today I am playing around with both some positive and negative die cutting and a whole host of silk microfine glitter. With spring just around the corner, it seemed like the perfect time to play around with a garden theme. And I find the Suzanne Cannon line is perfect when you want to play around with die cutting on several layers.
Step One: Prep a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock with a sheet of Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Die cut the flowers from the A Way with Words Wreath & Elements.
Step Two: Peel the paper from the Clear Double Sided Adhesive and add Silk Microfine Glitter to the die cuts.
I used Leaf Green Silk Microfine Glitter for the steams, Copper Rose Silk Microfine Glitter for the back of the roses, and Bright Cranberry Silk Microfine Glitter for the rose outline.
Step Three: Adhere the flower together using Kids Choice Glue.
Step Four: Die cut the sentiment using the My Garden Flowers die set and the prepared 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock and Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
Step Five: Peel half of the adhesive paper off the words. Add Copper Rose Silk Microfine Glitter to the peel half of the die cuts.
Step Six: Peel the second half of the adhesive paper off the words and add Bright Cranberry Silk Microfine Glitter to the words.
Step Seven: Trim a piece of Dove Gray Soft Finish Cardstock to 6×6 inches. Blend different green inks onto the trimmed cardstock. I used Distress Oxides in Pine Needles, Bundle Sage and Iced Spruce.
Step Eight: Die cut out butterflies from the green blended cardstock using the Butterflies & Stars Sprays. Save the die cut butterflies.
Step Nine: Using Kids Choice Glue adhere the roses and sentiment to the green blended cardstock.
Step Ten: Add a metallic trim to the edges of the cardstock using the Borders & Corners Peel Off Stickers. Glue the left over die cut butterflies to the card frame, letting the light butterflies rest in the dark areas and vice versa.
Step Eleven: Trim a piece of Dusky Blue Soft Finish Cardstock to 12×6 inches. Score and fold the cardstock to make a 6×6 inch card frame. Add a piece of trimmed Clear Double Sided Adhesive sheet to the top corner of the card frame. Add two strips of 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive to the other side.
Step Twelve: Peel the adhesive paper and adhere the green blended cardstock. Add Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to the open die cut areas.
Step Thirteen: Add Transparent Crystal Craft Drops to the die cut butterflies to add dimension and sparkle to the added butterflies.
I hope you enjoyed my glitter garden as much as I do.
What are you looking forward most too in spring? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, Happy Spring Crafting!
Good morning! Laura here today to share another layout I created for my niece’s upcoming wedding!
To create this layout:
Step 1 – Trim one piece of paper to 12 x 10 3/4, ink the edges. Step 2 – ink the edges of a 12×12 paper and adhere the other paper on top. Step 3 – die cut 3 of the largest Stitched Indented Rectangle, then die cut one with butterfly spray, ink the edges, add a piece of white cardstock under the butterfly spray and adhere to the papers.
Step 4 – create your photo mat, ink the edges and using 3D foam dots of cardboard adhere your photo mat to your papers. Step 5 – die cut 4 flowers using your favorite ECD flower die, and assemble. set aside. I used the small flower set and the large flower set. I also decided to create one layer if a flower using the double sided tape and the Ocean Blue glitter from the Beach Palette. Step 6 – die cut a butterfly – I used the small butterfly – using the double sided tape and glitter for the bottom layer and assemble.
Step 7 – die cut one silhouette circle using the largest and second largest circle in the stitched circles.
Step 8 – die cut one heart from the true love die set using double sided tape and glitter.
Step 9 – die cut 11- 1 1/2″ stitched hexagons from various papers and double sided tape and glitter –– I used copper rose and true red.
Step 10 – die cut one celebration flag using double sided tape and glitter.
Step 11 – assemble as shown.
I typically do not take photos in direct sunlight because it washes out the colors but in order to show the shone of glitter, I did take one which you can see below.
And here is the final layout again.
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial! You can see the items I used in the link below.
Hello everyone, it’s Sanna Lippert here! I’m so thrilled to be able to continue sharing projects as a guest blogger here on Elizabeth Craft Designs blog again!!! For today’s post I wanted to create a Valentine’s Day card as sweet as sugar, but one that is still really easy to make… just in case you want to make a series of them!
Here is how to create the card:
Step 1: Pick several sheet of Soft Finish Cardstock in various pink and light purple tones. I used a dark and light pink one as well as a very light purple/lilac tone. Step 2: Die cut borders from the chosen cardstock colors – one border set per colour – using the Valentine’s Edges die cut set. Step 3: Next adhere a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive onto a piece of white cardstock. Step 4: Die cut the white, adhesive covered piece using the solid heart die of the Heart Cutouts die cut die. Step 5: Next die cut the inner piece of the Heart Cutouts heart from the dark pink Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere these pieces together. Step 6: Place the heart into a coffee filter and pour Bright Cranberry Silk Microfine Glitter over the tiny hearts and brush the residue off with a paint brush. Pour the residue back into the glitter jar and polish the glitter using your finger. Step 7: Take a piece of black cardstock and stamp a Valentine’s sentiment with embossing ink – using the Love Sentiments clear stamp set – and heat emboss using white fine embossing powder. Fussy cut – or use a banner die cut die – into right size. Step 8: Adhere all pieces onto a white card base using Clear Double Sided Adhesive tape for the border pieces and the heart and 3D foam for the sentiment. Decorate with Craft Drops (optional).
I’ve also recorded a short process video for you to watch to give you a better idea on each and every step! I hope you enjoy it!
Wishing you a lovely, crafty day! xxx, Sanna
Other: VersaMark ink Super Fine White Embossing Powder – Ranger Anti-static stamp pad Acrylic block Heat tool Coffee Filters
Hi there! It’s Tanja here with a sneak peek of Joset’s upcoming release! Today, I’m showing you how to create a cute card using the upcoming Whale die set.
Step 1: Die Cutting
cut out the elements for the little whale with its cute little hat from the Whale set from white Soft Finish Cardstock
Step 2: Coloring
color the elements with Alcohol Markers and add extra shading with Distress Oxide Ink (Black Soot, Hickory Smoke, Chipped Sapphire, Aged Mahogany)
Step 3: Assemble the Whale
assemble the whale using liquid glue
add highlights with a white gel pen
Step 4: Creating the Background
for the background cut out a stitched watercolor panel using one of the Stitched Rectangles
cut out a cloud border with the help of the Adventure Edges die set and three wave borders using the brand new Ocean Edges die set
add shading to the clouds and the waves with Distress Oxide Ink (Stormy Sky, Mermaid Lagoon)
stamp the sentiment from the coordinating Splish Splash Sentiments set with Versafine Clair Medieval Blue
Step 5: Finishing the Card
adhere the whale to the background using clear double-sided adhesive
add two strips of patterned paper to the left and right of the panel before adhering it to a cardbase
While I was creating the whale card my daughter Emily (9) crafted alongside me and she chose the new Sea Turtle die set and some seaweed and stones from the Seaweed die set for her project. Here is what she came up with:
I hope you got inspired. We can’t wait for Joset’s release!
Elizabeth Craft Designs: Whale white Soft Finish Cardstock watercolor paper Stitched Rectangles Adventure Edges Ocean Edges Sea Turtle Seaweed Splish Splash Sentiments clear double-sided adhesive
Other: Alcohol Markers Distress Oxide Ink (Black Soot, Hickory Smoke, Chipped Sapphire, Aged Mahogany, Stormy Sky, Mermaid Lagoon) white gel pen patterned paper Versafine Clair Medieval Blue
Hello Friends, it’s Sandy Diller here with you today. I’m excited to be sharing some awesome upcoming dies and stamps from Joset Designs.
I’m thinking ahead to spring and summer and these adorable ocean themed dies and stamps are just perfect. This entire line will be available on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website very soon so keep an eye out for them! Meanwhile, here’s a little sneak peek for you.
This little Mermaid just couldn’t be any cuter and she goes together easily -so let’s get started.
I began by making my ocean background. I used Yupo and alcohol ink but you can use any paper for this. I cut a piece of Yupo Paper, which is really plastic paper, 5.25″ X 4″. I applied the alcohol ink solution over the top of the paper, spread it as evenly as possible and then dropped two colors of blue alcohol ink into it. Using a fan brush – I swiped through the ink with a horizonal motion to make it look like an ocean current. Alcohol inks dry very quickly so you need to start brushing right away.
The finished card size is 5.5″ X 4.25″ so I started with a Soft Finish Cardstock base that is 5.5″ X 11″, then scored and folded in half. On the front section I placed ECD Clear Double Sided Adhesive around the edges as shown above.
After removing the adhesive liner – Silk Microfine Glitter was sprinkled on.
After brushing off the excess glitter, I burnished the glitter with my finger, trapping it in the adhesive. This will make a glittery boarder for my ocean panel.
I really like this color combo and the glittered boarder adds to that ocean feel.
After setting my front panel aside, I cut out the cute little mermaid, some sand (using real sand paper that I barrowed from the garage) using the new Ocean Edges. The hair was cut using White Soft Finish cardstock and then I used some distress ink to color it. I used Fossilized Amber and Wild Honey.
For some parts of this adorable Mermaid – I cut the pieces using Double Sided Adhesive that was added to the cardstock and then die cut as shown below. I thought it would be fun to add more glitter.
As you can see from the photo above, it is easy to add the facial features on the Mermaid because the die makes an impression that shows you where they go. Easy Peasy. The die set also has pieces that cut out the eyes and lips for you.
Ok, fins have been glittered, lips, hair and eyes have been added – let’s put her together. By the way, you can also make a boy mermaid as the die set contains two different pieces for the hair.
Here the sand has been added along with some coral from the Seaweed set and some Starfish from the Diving Accesories set. Some little bubbles have also shown up and they were made using the ECD Transparent Craft Drops. See below for how I made these ahead of time and simply added them.
Because sometimes I’m not patient or careful with drops, I like to make mine ahead of time. I do this by dropping Craft Drops on a piece of liner that I have saved from the Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Once they are dry I simply roll up the liner and save them until I need them and then lift them off the liner and glue them on the project. This saves time and frustration.
Mermaid Kisses & Starfish Wishes from Joset’s new set was stamped on a vellum banner and added to the top of the card with more bubbles. This card was finished off with more coral and a seashell.
Thanks for joining me today, I have enjoyed sharing my card with you.