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Art Journal Collection Charlene Stamps Planner Essentials

Life is perfect

June 23, 2020

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create a fun tag using stamps and ink.

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • cut out a tag and a tag topper from watercolor paper using the Planner Essentials 26 die set

Step 2: Stamping, Heat-Embossing and Adding Color

  • stamp some greenery from the Spring Fling set with Versamark and heat-emboss it with WOW! Metallic Gold Rich embossing powder
  • add color with Distress Oxide Inks (Ground Espresso, Peacock Feathers)
  • for more texture mist the tag and the topper with some water droplets

Step 3: Finishing Touches

  • add a sentiment strip grunged up with some Distress Ink (Peacock Feathers, Black Soot)
  • dye a piece of torn seam binding with Distress Stains (Peacock Feathers, Tarnished Brass) and thread it through the hole of the tag
  • add some Prima Marketing White Gold Wax here and there on the tag and especially to the topper

Have a wonderful day.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Other –
Versamark
WOW! Metallic Gold Rich embossing powder
Distress Oxide Ink (Ground Espresso, Peacock Feathers)
Distress Ink (Peacock Feathers, Black Sooth)
Distress Stain (Peacock Feathers, Tarnished Brass)
Prima Marketing White Gold Wax
seam binding

Cardmaking Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Underwater Fortune

June 22, 2020

Hey Friends!  It’s EK and today I show a way to stretch your crafting supplies to create new looks.  I absolutely love the Oyster Shell Card Frame die set, and wanted to see if I could create a new look using the fantastic pattern.  You will be surprised at how easy it is to create this look!

IMG_0211Step One:  Trim a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×5.5 inches.  Secure the Oyster Shell Card frame to the cardstock.

IMG_0212Step Two:  Run the cardstock and the Oyster Shell Card die through a die cutting machine sandwiched with the an embossing pad, so the shell does not cut the paper and instead just embosses onto it.

IMG_0213Step Three:  Blend distress ink onto the Soft Finish Cardstock.  I used Dried Marigold, Abandoned Coral, and Tattered Rose.

IMG_0214Step Four:  To break up the blended ink, smooch the wet distress inks onto the card over the original blended ink and let dry.  I used the same colors.

IMG_0215Step Five:  Die cut the pieces needed to create the treasure chest from the Sea Weed die set out of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.

IMG_0216Step Six:  Blend ink onto the die cut pieces.  I used Distress Ink in Walnut Stain for the chest and Mustard Seed on the coins and chests details.

IMG_0217Step Seven:  Using Kids Choice Glue adhere the pieces of the chest back together.

IMG_0218Step Eight:  Die cut some ocean grass from the Sea Weed die set using a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock blended with the same colors used on the sea shell.

IMG_0219Step Nine:  Darken the sea week with more ink several values deeper.  I used Aged Mahogany Distress Ink.

IMG_0220Step Ten:  To help pop the inside of the shell, blend some white pigment ink around the edges.  Adhere the treasure check and sea weed to the center of the shell using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

IMG_0221Step Eleven: Die cut the large coral die from the Sea Weed die set out of True Green Soft Finish Cardstock.

IMG_0222Step Twelve:  Soften the color with blended white pigment ink.

IMG_0223Step Thirteen:  Add the coral die cuts to the corners of the shell embossed cardstock.  Let it over lap the corners.  Trim the excess from the cardstock.

IMG_0224Step Thirteen:  Stamp a sentiment in colored ink.  I used a sentiment from the Zen Sentiments stamp set and stamped it using Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide.

IMG_0259Step Fourteen:  Adhere the embossed shelled cardstock to an A2 card frame.

IMG_0260Do you emboss your die sets onto cardstocks?  If so, let us know you favorite ECD dies to use to emboss.  Until then, happy crafting.


Joset Designs

Aloha Shaker Card

June 16, 2020

Hi there,

it’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this shaker card:

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • cut out three flowers and their add-ons – two from pink and yellow cardstock and one from a stitched panel cut from white cardstock – use the Stitched Rectangles and the Tropical Florals die sets
  • add some acetate behind the open flower window on the card panel with clear double-sided adhesive

Step 2: Adding Color

  • use Distress Ink (Fossilized Amber, Worn Lipstick) and a Blending Brush to add color to the die-cuts
  • add some splatters with watered-down Distress Ink too – Fossilized Amber to the flower stems and Peacock Feathers to the card panel

Step 3: Stamping the Sentiment and Assembly

  • stamp the sentiment from the Beach Sentiments set with Distress Oxide Ink (Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers) for an ombre look
  • create a shaker element behind the flower opening with double-sided foam adhesive and fill it with pink sequins
  • add a strip of pink cardstock and a strip of black and white patterned paper to the left side of the panel before adhering it to a cardbase

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Other –
Distress Ink (Fossilized Amber, Worn Lipstick, Peacock Feathers)
Distress Oxide Ink (Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio)
double-sided foam adhesive
acetate
sequins
patterned paper
yellow, pink and white cardstock
Blending Brush

Joset Designs

Your’re my Hero

May 12, 2020

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this super sweet Rainbow Bear Card.

Step 1: Creating the Background

  • apply Prima Marketing transparent 3D Matte Gel through the heart portion of the Make your Mark stencil
  • add color with the Watercolors – I used Vermilion, Orange, Lemon Yellow, Yellow Green, Prussian Blue and Mauve

Here’s the color chart that I created with the new Elizabeth Craft Designs Watercolor Set:

Step 2: Creating the Bear

  • cut out all the elements for the Honey Bear from white Soft Finish Cardstock
  • color the elements with Alcohol Markers and add extra shading with Distress Ink Ground Espresso and a Mini Ink Blending Tool and highlights with a white gel pen

Step 3: Putting it all together and adding a Sentiment

  • adhere the adorable little bear to the rainbow panel
  • stamp the sentiments from the Make your own Sentiment 1 set with Versamark onto two strips of kraft cardstock and heat-emboss them with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder

Have a wonderful day. And next week I am going to show you how to create a completely different project with that same stenciled heart panel.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Other
Prima Marketing transparent 3D Matte Gel
Alcohol Marker
Distress Ink Ground Espresso
Mini Ink Blending Tool
WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
Versamark
white gel pen

Cardmaking Joset Designs

Miss you Monkey

April 30, 2020

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this controlled shaker card with Joset’s adorable little monkey as the focal image.

Step 1: Die Cutting, Coloring and Assembly of the Focal Animal

  • cut out all the elements needed from the Monkey die set from white Soft Finish Cardstock
  • color the elements with Alcohol Markers and add extra shading with Distress Ink (Tea Dye, Ground Espresso) and a Mini Ink Blending Tool
  • add highlights with a white gel pen

Step 2: Create the Background

  • create a background on Yupo paper using Alcohol Inks (Moss, Everglades)
  • stamp some leaves from the Garden Flowers set onto that background with brown ink and heat-emboss them with clear embossing powder

Step 3: Create the Frame

  • cut out a frame from kraft cardstock using two dies from the Stitched Rectangles set
  • cut out the cloud and the grass borders using dies from the Adventure Edges set
  • add color with Distress Ink (Peeled Paint, Salty Ocean) and a Blending Brush

Step 4: Finishing the Shaker and Adding the Sentiment

  • thread some clear and green seed beads onto a green string
  • assemble the whole mechanism using double-sided foam adhesive
  • create the sentiment using the Sentiments 1 Celebrations stamp set and its matching dies

I hope you got inspired.

Stay creative.

Hugs,

Supplies

Elizabeth Craft Designs –


Monkey
white Soft Finish Cardstock
Stitched Rectangles
Adventure Edges
Garden Flowers
Sentiments 1 Celebrations and matching dies

Others –
Alcohol Markers
Distress Ink (Ground Espresso, Tea Dye, Salty Ocean, Peeled Paint)
kraft cardstock
Alcohol Ink (Moss, Everglades)
Lawn Fawn Crunchy Leaf
clear embossing powder
white gel pen

Art Journal Collection Charlene Stamps

Rusty Artist Trading Card Duo

April 21, 2020

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this Rusty Artist Trading Card Duo.

Step 1: Creating the Background

  • cut a 10” x 15” piece of patterned paper from the Rusty Weathered paper pad
  • add white liquid acrylic paint and some Alcohol Inks for an even rustier look
  • cut the panel into two halves

Step 2: Adding more Texture

  • adhere some torn washi tape to random areas
  • apply Prima Marketing Texture Paste Platinum Crackle through the Story Telling and Make your Mark stencils
  • stamp the large elements from the Words and Layers stamp set with Versafine Clair Fallen Leaves
  • ink up the edges with Distress Ink Ground Espresso and heat-emboss them with Distress embossing powder Vintage Photo

Step 3: Finishing the Project

  • adhere the panel to a slightly larger piece of kraft cardstock
  • add the sentiments – one is from the Words and Layers set and one is from my vintage typewriter stash

Stay safe.

Hugs,

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:


Others:
white liquid acrylic paint
Alcohol Ink
Prima Marketing Texture Paste Platinum Crackle
washi tape
Versafine Clair Fallen Leaves
Distress Ink Ground Espresso
Distress Embossing Powder Vintage Photo
WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
kraft cardstock
Versamark

Charlene Stamps Stamping

Live, Create, Tell The Story

January 14, 2020

Hi there! It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this Mixed Media Tag using coloring on colored cardstock.

Step 1: Die Cutting and Stamping

  • die cut the larger tag from the Planner Essentials 2 die set
  • stamp one of the wonderful flowers from the Garden Flowers set with a grey ink

Step 2: Coloring

  • color the flower with Alcohol Markers
  • add shading around the flower with colored pencils

Step 3: Adding Texture to the Background

  • mask the image
  • stamp the grid from the Patterns 1 set with Distress Oxide Ink Evergreen Bough and the formula from the Background Stamps 3 set with Distress Oxide Ink Hickory Smoke

Step 4: Finishing Touches

  • remove the mask
  • add black and white acrylic paint splatters
  • shade the edges of the tag with Distress Ink Ground Espresso and a Blending Brush
  • dye a piece of seam binding with Distress Ink Ground Espresso and thread it through the hole of the tag
  • add a sentiment sticker

My daughter Emily (9) created and similar tag and this is how it turned out – so lovely:

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Other:
grey inkpad
Alcohol Markers
colored pencils
colored cardstock
masking paper
Distress Oxide Ink (Evergreen Bough, Hickory Smoke)
Distress Ink (Ground Espresso)
seam binding
blending brush
sentiment sticker
black and white acrylic paint

Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

A Rainbow Of Critters

August 13, 2019

Hey everyone. It’s EK and today I am sharing (for me) a huge project. It is one that I have been kicking around the idea of for sometime, thinking that a rainbow of critters would be absolutely darling…but I just have been missing some of what I needed to really make it work. However with the latest release of critter dies from Joset, I have finally been able to create a rainbow of critters!

For each critter, I would die cut out the pieces to that critter, and then using my copic markers, would color the pieces. Finally, using Kids Choice Glue, I would assemble the pieces. For the red fox, I used the new Fox die set, I used a combination of R14, R17, R46, and R89 for the dark fur and R000, R02 and R14 for the lighter parts.

For the Monkey die set, I pulled out some YR02, YR07 and YR27 for the dark parts and YR000, YR00, and YR02 for the light parts.

The yellow lion was created using the Lion/Tiger die set and Y32, Y35 and Y38 for mid-tones of yellow. The mane, hair and tail were created using Y23, Y26, and Y28 while the pale yellow parts were created with Y000, Y00, and Y02.

The green parrot was created using the new Parrot die set, plus YG05, G16 and G19 for the dark parts and YG11, YG13 and YG17.

My little blue bird was created using the new Winer Bird die set and B12, B14, B16, B18 for the dark parts, and B000, B00 and B02 for the light parts.

I used BV0000, BV00, and BV01 for the dark parts of the indigo Elephant and RV91 and RV95 for the pale parts.

Finally, I for the violet Hippo, I used the Hippo die set plus V12, V15, and V17.

To turn my rainbow of critters into an actual card, I pulled out a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock trimmed to 5.5 x 12 inches. I then scored the paper at 1 and 3/4 inches, 3 and 7/8 inches, 8 and 1/8 inches and 10 and 1/4 inches so the card could fold up and be a traditional A2 card size.

However, when you fold it up, the top layer is actually about half an inch shorter than it should be.

So I trimmed up two pieces of Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock to 5.5 x 1 inch. Using some 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive to the back of the fold and adhered the black panels.

To add some visual interested in the background by adding some Distress Inks blended through the Snowstorm & Mounds stencil. I used Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon, Seedless Perseveres and Victorian Velvet.

I adhered the critters to the card, using both 3mm and 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive and Kids Choice Glue. Where I needed to, I scored the critters so the card can fold.

Make sure where you score the critters you apply extra adhesive so the cardstock does not pop up when you open the card.

Adhere the red fox and violet hippo to the front flaps of the card. Make sure not to have any adhesive on this tail that overlap the opening.

I created two belly bands to hold my card closed out of two pieces of Rich Black Cardstock trimmed to 10 x 1 inch. I scored and folded the black strips to create belly bands that were 4 3/8 wide.

I die cut the words ‘friends’ from the Words 4-Remember die set from some 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock and adhered it to one of the belly bands.

Inside the card, I stamped a sentiment from the Little Words That Mean A Lot stamp set. I thought this sentiment worked perfectly since rainbows come after the rain, and these critter of friends would brighten anyone’s day.

Here is the finished card, closed with the belly bands.

And here is the card opened. It is so big that it is actually hard to photograph the card fully extended.

I however, love how this came out.

Thanks for peaking in on my rainbow of critter project today. Let me know in the comments below which critter you thought turned out the best in their color scheme. Until then, Happy Crafting.

EK Gorman


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A Way With Words Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Summer Means Camping And S’mores!

July 13, 2019

I’m actually not big on camping overnight –– it has always poured buckets –– but I love everything else, especially the campfire. So my card today showcases a little fire on a starry night. As you can see, you don’t need much to make a great focal point.

What’s your favorite thing about summer?
  1. Make a standing card base by folding a 4.25″ x 11 in half.
  2. Die cut a white circle approximately 3.25″ in diameter. Also cut out the fire, logs, sticks, and marshmallows from the Camping Accessories in white card stock.
  3. Die cut the A Way With Words Summer in blue card stock.
  4. To make the starry night, I sponged Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch around most of the circle, leaving the center and bottom for the yellow and brown inks. I went back and sponged Chipped Sapphire around the edges to make the sky very dark. Splatter some white or silver paint for the stars and set aside to dry.
  5. To give the Summer die cut also a nighttime feel, I used Chipped Sapphire on the top half of the die cut also. In this way, the word will perfectly match the focal piece.
This is what my background looked like before I splattered with silver pearl Finetec paint.

6. I used my Copics to color the logs, marshmallows, twigs and fire. To insert the stick through the marshmallow, use an Xacto knife to cut a tiny slit into the top of the marshmallow.

7. Arrange and glue all the die cuts as shown in the card.

Everything glued down
All done!

I hope you’ve been inspired to take part of a set and focus on your favorite pieces to make a card. I love this one as it’s perfect for a masculine card and the focal point can easily be changed to anything else in the Camping accessories set.

Diana

Other products used:

Distress Inks and Copics

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs

A Camping Hippo

June 25, 2019

Hey Everyone! It is EK here and I am popping in with this fun camping hippo themed card using the new Tent die set and Hippo/Rhino die set. I am actually at Girl Scout camp this week teaching crafts to campers, so it seemed only fitting to create a girl-scout-inspired camping card today!

I snuck in a full video today sharing how I colored the die cuts using both distress inks and copic markers.

Step One: Die cut the Tent die set out of 90lb White soft finish cardstock. Color tent pieces with distress ink.

Step Two: Blend distress ink onto a 6×6 card frame using the Earth & Sky stencil and distress ink.

Step Three: Die cut the Hippo die set and color the pieces with Copic markers. Assemble the pieces with Kids Choice Glue.

Step Four: Assemble all the pieces onto the card frame using both clear Double Sided Adhesive and Kids Choice Glue. Stamp a sentiment onto the card frame using the new Build Your Own Sentiments 1.

I hope you enjoyed checking out my camping hippo. Are you camping this summer with your friends or family? Let us know in the comments below, and which of the new critters you would use to highlight you camping trip in a craft project. Until then, Happy crafting!

EK Gorman


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