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.
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
Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my I Love You Tag.
To create my tag, I’ve used dies from the Paper Flower Collection as well as dies from the Planner Essentials Collection and stamps from Joset Designs. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my tag at home.
Step One. Choose a piece of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book. From the Planner Essentials 30 – Wave Pocket Die, you’ll need the medium tag. Die cut the tag out of the patterned paper. Ink the edges of the tag using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Two. Die cut the 2 1/2″ Stitched Circle from the Pizza Box die out of a piece of kraft cardstock. From the Build Your Own Sentiments Stamp Set, you’ll need the heart and I love You. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink the I love you sentiment and stamp on the right hand side of the circle as desired. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the heart and stamp below the I love you sentiment. Ink the edges of the circle using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Three. From the Florals 10 die, you’ll need the large, medium and small flowers. Die cut the large flower once, the medium flower three times and the small flower three times out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Wilted Violet Distress Ink over the entire surface of each flower.
Step Four. Die cut both leaves three times each out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Mowed Lawn Distress Ink over the entire surface of each leaf. Shape the leaves as desired.
Step Five. Die cut one of the ferns from the Ferns die twice out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Forest Moss Distress Ink over the entire surface of both ferns. Trim the ferns down to your desired length.
Step Six. Foam square the circle 3/4″ from the left and 5/8″ from the bottom of the tag.
Step Seven. Adhere a fern and two leaves in the top left side of the tag. Adhere two leaves in the middle left side of the tag. Adhere the remaining fern and two leaves in bottom left side of the tag.
Step Eight. Adhere a small and medium flower together. Repeat this step for a second flower. Adhere the remaining flowers together. Add a black enamel dot in the middle of each flower. Adhere the two medium/small flowers to the bottom left and top left sides of the circle. Adhere the large flower in amongst the other two flowers as desired.
Step Nine. To finish the tag, tie a piece of twine through the top of the tag.
Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my I Love You Tag at home.
Good morning! Laura here today to share my next layout I created for Elizabeth Craft Designs! This is our youngest son on the day of his prom!
To create this layout: Step 1 – rip a piece of your favorite ECD paper about 4 -5″ wide, then wet the edges and roll them Step 2 – from the leftover sheet rip a piece for the side 7″ long and 1 – 1.5″ wide Step 3 – cover your cardstock background and the 2 pieces of paper your tore with clear gesso – allow to dry then adhere like shown
Step 4 – use your favorite ECD stencil and your favorite paste randomly around your paper – I used the Pattern Stencil Pack and allow to dry or heat set Step 5 – die cut 9 of your favorite ECD flowers, ink, shape and assemble. I used the florals 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, and 13. Here are some close ups of some of the flowers
Step 6 – Die cut and ink your favorite leaves and branches – I used the Lacy Leaves and Ferns.
Step 7 – add Leaves and branches and flowers into clusters as shown
Step 8 – Die cut and ink your title and distress the edges – I used the Sentiment Strips. Step 9 – cut two photo mats one slightly larger than the other then ink and distress the edges Step 10 – adhere everything as shown and add seed beads and art stones