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Fairy Tale Table Decor

October 18, 2020

Hey Friends! It’s EK and last week I create a Halloween table display featuring a whole host of Joset’s dies. Well, I am at it again, not because I am trying to start a trend (even though I think it would be a really cool trend), but because my 10 year old has requested a table decoration for her room featuring a little bit of fairy tale magic. My kiddo’s favorite princess has always been Cinderella, and I realized that I really had all the necessary dies to recreate the story in a single display from different Joset collections.

Step One: Die cut from 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock the pieces from the Princess die set. Color the pieces with copic markers. Assemble the pieces using Kids Choice Glue.

Step Two: Die cut the bushes, tree stump and mushroom from the Forest Accessories die set and 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock. Color the die cuts with copic markers. Use Kids Choice Glue to assemble the pieces of the mushroom.

Step Three: Die cut the pumpkin pieces of the Pumpkin die set. Color this with copic markers and assemble.

Step Four: Die cut the mice from both the Scarecrow die set and the Forest Accessories die set. Color the mice.

Step Five: Die cut two grass strips and the clouds from the Tree die set. Color the die cuts.

Step Six: Using a 6x6x2 inch canvas, paint grass and a road onto the front and sides using acrylic paint. Let dry.

Step Seven: Die cut the pieces of the Castle Folding card out of 110lb Soft Finish Cardstock. Color the castle with copic markers and assemble. I glued the back of the card to castle to help add stability. Fill the window with Transparent Crystal Craft Drops. Hot glue the castle to the back of the canvas. Hot glue the clouds to the back of the castle allowing them to float out.

Step Eight: Trim the grasses to fit the width of the canvas leaving room for the road. Using hot glue adhere the scene to the canvas laying the different pieces.

I hope you get a kick seeing how I constructed this table top decoration. Yes it is a little fragile due to the different pieces being made of paper, but if you leave the decor simply sitting on a piece of furniture it is perfectly safe. There are so many different stories that we can tell using the different dies from Joset’s collections.

Let me know in the comments below what story you would want to see next. Until then, happy crafting.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Cardmaking Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter

Glitter Turtle

March 22, 2020

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!

EK Gorman

Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock Technique Friday Videos

Technique Friday | Sand Crab & Diving Accessories

March 6, 2020

Happy Technique Friday, crafters! 🦀

Today Els is showing us how to assemble the new Sand Crab, and decorate it with the new Diving Accessories!

Watch the tutorial, view/download the project sheet, and shop the supplies –– all on the Technique Friday Project Page!

Let us know if you’ve created this project!
Happy Crafting!

Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Inspiration from the Design Team Soft Finish Cardstock

Creative Rainbows

January 16, 2020

We have a lot of grey skies around here as of late, so I wanted to create something that could cheer up someone’s day.  I figured the simplest way to brighten anyone’s day was simply with a rainbow and it seemed sort of amusing to turn a group of mushrooms from the Autumn Surprise stamp into into that very rainbow.

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Step One:  Stamp the mushrooms from the Autumn Surprise stamp set onto some Watercolor Paper using water resistant ink.  I stamped in a dark grey ink to have softer edge.

Step Two:  Using watercolor pencils, color in the rainbow across the different mushrooms.

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Step Three:  Using a water brush or damp paintbrush moved the watercolor pencils into each other, blending the color.  Let dry.

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Step Four:  Fussy cut out the images.

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Step Five:  Trim a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock in white to 12×6 inches, score and fold to create a 6×6 card frame.  Stamp the brush mark stamp from the Journaling Elements stamp set into a repetitive pattern across the front of the paper using fading ink.

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Step Six:  Color the stamped lines in rainbow order with the same watercolor pencils used to color the mushrooms.

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Step Seven:  Using a water brush or wet paint brush and move the color around, letting it be faded in some places and stronger in other.

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Step Eight:  Using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, add the mushrooms in rainbow order, letting them overlap.

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Step Nine:  Stamp the sentiment from the Journaling Elements stamp set onto the card frame using black ink.

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Step Ten:  Add black ink around the edges of the card frame, distressing it.

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I hope my odd little rainbow brightens your day and gives you a little cheer.  Let us know in the comments below what your favorite way to color rainbows are.  Until then, happy crafting.

EK

Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge

December 4, 2019

Hey Friends! It’s EK Gorman, and I am sneaking in with a project just a little different than normal today. When I started card making, I viewed my cards as a little piece of art. Now years later, I haven’t really stopped thinking of my homemade cards as art, but today’s project takes that idea to a whole new level. When I saw the new Bridge & Lotus dies set from Joset, I immediately new I had to channel my inner Monet and create my own version of his Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge.

Step One: Die cut some 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock with the Bridge & Lotus die set.

Step Two: Using alcohol markers, color in the die cuts. I used copics and tried to channel colors from the original Monet piece.

Step Three: To create the background, trim a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 5.5×5.5 inches. Then using alcohol markers fill the cardstock with color. I used copics and used geometrical diagonal lines.

Step Four: Drip colorless blend onto the colored cardstock.

**On a personal note, I just love how much color you can to Soft Finish Cardstock with your alcohol markers. This is not true of all cardstock, but I really love how Soft Finish Cardstock holds up to copic coloring.

Step Five: Using Kids Choice Glue and 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the die cuts to the background.

Step Six: Using the new Zen Sentiments stamp set, add a sentiment to your project. I double stamped my sentiment with some olive green ink.

Step Seven: Trim a piece of Soft Sky Soft Finish Cardstock to 6x12inches, and score and fold it to create a 6×6 inch card. Adhere the background cardstock to card frame using some 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

I think I really got close to capturing the soft beauty of Monet’s work on this card.

I cannot wait to use this new die set again, and see what other pieces of art I can create on my homemade cards. Let me know in the comments below, what artist you see when you look at the Bridge & Lotus die set. Until then, Happy Crafting.

EK

Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team Planner Essentials Silk Microfine Glitter

Tis’ The Season

November 25, 2019

Hello There! Samantha here, sharing a card I created using Elizabeth Craft Design Planner dies. Masculine cards are not my speciality –– in fact I generally try to avoid them. This card is probably as close to masculine you’ll get from me (and even then I couldn’t resist adding pretty sequins and a twine bow!)

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Cut red card stock to fit an A6 card base. (Measurements: 114mm x 162mm)

Step 2: Adhere Clear Double Sided adhesive (3mm & 6mm) to black cardstock. Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (Basic Black). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.

Step 3: Trim the Basic Black Glitter cardstock to create thin strips of glitter card.

Step 4: Using black cardstock cut additional strips varying in thickness (3mm to 6mm). Adhere these to the red card front, including a few Basic Black Glitter strips. Trim off any excess card.

Step 6: Next, adhere strips of black card and strips of Basic Black Glitter card in the optional direction as shown below. Trim off any excess card.

Step 7: Stamp the sentiment using embossing ink, apply black heat embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool. Adhere this to the card front.

Step 8: (Optional) Add machine stitched details.

Step 9: Use corrugated Kraft cardstock and die cut the reindeer.

Step 10: Use red cardstock to die cut the reindeer’s nose.

Step 11: Adhere the reindeer to the card front. Embellish with sequins and a twine bow. Adhere card front to an A6 card base.

This card is definitely in my top 10 makes for 2019 –– I’m not sure how masculine this card truly is but I loved creating my own tartan plaid background and Rudolf has always been my favourite reindeer!

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Other:

Red/Black/Kraft cardstock

Sequins

Twine

Sewing Machine

Die-Cutting Machine – Cuttlebug

Embossing Ink

Black Embossing Powder

Heat Tool

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam dots

A Way With Words Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team

A Non-Traditional Christmas Card

November 23, 2019

I love Christmas cards as much as the next crafter, however, there comes a point that I stop being excited about the limited color pallet that goes along with the holidays. So today, I have pulled a few of the new Way with Words dies and paired it with some non traditional holiday colors and even a few non holiday dies.

Step One: Pick your traditional holiday colors. I pulled out a piece of Pewter Soft Finish Cardstock trimmed to 12×6 inches to be the card base along with some Lavender, Silver Gray and Dusky Lavender Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Two: Die cut the A Way with Words Wreath & Elements large wreath out of Silver Gray Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the small wreath and flower from the same die out of the Lavender cardstock. Finally, die cut the new A Way With Words Flourished Deer out of the Dusky lavender cardstock.

Step Three: Using liquid adhesive, adhere the die cuts onto the card frame. I used Kids Choice Glue.

Step Four: Die cut the sentiment from the new A Way With Words Merry Christmas 3 die and die cut it twice, once in dusky lavender and once in lavender. Adhere the die cuts together, leaving a shadow of color behind.

Step Five: I started to add the sentiment to the top of the card frame, but thought the card look too busy.

So instead, I added the sentiment inside the card.

Step Six: Finally, I added a few craft drops to the small wreath in a darker pink color because I thought the card needed just a little bit of something.

I hope you get as excited as I do about creating holiday cards in new color pallets. Let me know in the comments below what your favorite non traditional colors to craft with are. Until then, Happy crafting!

EK

Cardmaking Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

A Little Bird Told Me…

November 19, 2019

This is Diane with a winter card for you!

Up North in Quebec, winter has shown its nose quite early this year and we’ve already had our first snow storm! That triggered my motivation to start my Christmas cards and this one was oh so much fun to make. A little bird told me that it was about time I started playing with the new winter and Christmas dies from Joset’s collection, so I did just that!

Here are the steps to make this card:

Step 1: Background

  • To make this card you need a 11 X 5 1/2 inches piece of White Soft Finish cardstock, folded in half to make a square 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 inches.
  • Cut a 5 1/4 inches square out of some red cardstock.
  • Cut a 5 inch square out of some patterned blue cardstock.
  • Adhere each layers on top of each other with some Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 2: Bird house

  • Using the Dog House (#1668) die set, die cut the house in a light brown cardstock;
  • With some red cardstock, die cut the roof of the dog house;
  • Die cut a dark brown square to cover the back of the door.

Step 3: Wreath

  • Using the wreath in the Reindeer (#1681) die set, die cut it in green cardstock;
  • Using the same die set, die cut some big and some small lights in yellow, red and blue cardstock;
  • Using the back of the Pointed Tweezers, do some small veins on the wreath;
  • With some Kids Choice Glue, adhere the “lights” all around the wreath;
  • Add some a small drop of glue on the “lights” and sprinkle some Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitters.

Step 4: Snowflakes

  • Die cut twice the snow flakes plate using the Snow Globe Scene (#1410) die set on to some White Soft Finish cardstock doubled with a Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Sheet;
  • Peel of the adhesive sheet and cover with some Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitters. Rub off the glitters with fingers to make the snowflakes really sparkle.

Step 5: The bird

  • Die cut all the parts of the bird and the branch out of White Soft Finish cardstock using the Winter Bird (#1685) die set;
  • Color each part with ink markers.
  • With Kids Choice Glue, adhere some wiggle eyes on the face and glue all the parts of the bird;
  • Roll slightly the bird on a pen to give it a bit of dimension.
  • Die cut the snow for the branch White Soft Finish cardstock doubled with a Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Sheet;
  • Peel of the adhesive sheet and cover with some Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitters. Rub off the glitters with fingers to make the snow also really sparkle;
  • Adhere the snow on the branch.

The final touch…

  • On the card base, and using some Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape, adhere the bird house (dog house) on the card;
  • Put some foam adhesive on the back of the wreath and the branch, and adhere both on the card;
  • Put some foam adhesive on the back of the bird and adhere to the tip of the branch;
  • With some Kids Choice Glue, adhere the snowflakes on the background.

Here’s an other look at the final card !

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and hope to see you again soon!

Diane

Here’s the ECD products used on this card:

Other products:

  • Bazzill Cardstock (different colors)
  • Copic Markers (different colors)
  • Wiggly eyes
Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Inspiration from the Design Team ModaScrap Soft Finish Cardstock

Quick Holiday Crafts

November 5, 2019

Hey everyone! It’s EK and I have a quick Christmas craft to share with you to help launch your holiday season. The holidays might be ‘the happiest time of the year’, but lets be real, they can also be the most stressful. So any time I can find something that is a true quick craft that is also super cute, I take full advantage of it.

Step One: Trim three pieces of paper from ModaScrap’s It’s Christmas Time paper pack to 6×12 inches. Die cut each piece of paper with the ModaScrap Triangle Box.

Step Two: Using the pre-scored lines the die left, gently fold the triangle box.

Step Three: Using some 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, add tape to the edges of the box.

Step Four: Assemble the box.

Step Five: Using a piece of string, tape it inside the box so you can tie close the box.

These boxes are super simple to assemble, but a perfect way to give the holiday gift of cash, and plus they are the perfect vessel for little chocolate kisses.

Step Six: With the left over printed paper, die cut a rectangle and circle from the papers using the Dashing Rectangles and Dashing Circles die sets.

Step Seven: Trim up some left over Rust Soft Finish Cardstock and adhere is to the back of the circles to create little ornaments.

Step Eight: Adhere some string to the back of the ornament.

Step Nine: Adhere the die cut rectangle and circles to an A2 card frame made from some 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Ten: Die cut a sentiment from some Forest Green Soft Finish Cardstock that has a sheet of Clear Double Sided Adhesive attached to the back from the Words 5- Winter Wishes die set. Attach the sentiment to the card frame.

Seriously, this box and card set could not be easier to create. They are super cute, but will save you time during your holiday season.

EK


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