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Fitted Fishtails

Cardmaking Charlene Stamps


December 28, 2020

Hey Friends! It’s EK and I am back with a few mixed media cards. The holidays may be over, but it is time to send out thank you notes to all those who blessed us with their kindness. So today, I pulled out my gel plate and several of Ilse and Charlene’s stencils and stamps to create these thank you cards.

Step One: Using a gel plate, brayer, and some paint in tones of beige, prep the plate. I used Distress Paint in Antique Linen and Vintage Photo.

Step Two: Lay the Dot Dot Dot… stencil over the beige ink. I was able to make four prints from this process. The first is the cleaning of the brayer, the second is cleaning off the stencil, the third is a piece of paper laid on both the plate and stencil and the fourth is the paint left on the plate after the stencil was lifted.

Step Three: Repeat step one and two this time using green paint and the Waves stencil. I used Shabby Shutters and Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint.

Each piece of 5.5×8.5 inch piece of cardstock was treated with the exact same techniques as the first time.

Step Four: Repeat steps one and two with red paint and the Dot Dot Dot… stencil again. I used Festive Berries and Abandoned Coral Distress Paint.

Step Five: Die cut two of the prints with the Stitched Hexagons die set.

Step Six: Die cut the second two prints with the Stitched Rounded Rectangle die set.

Step Seven: Using the left over prints, stamp the sentiment from the Journaling Elements stamp set in black water resistant ink.

Step Eight: Die cut the sentiment with the Fitted Fishtails die set. The tails will be trimmed off, but the shape and size were perfect for the sentiment.

Step Nine: Prepare two more prints using the Make Your Mark stencil. I used Bundled Sage and Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint.

Step Ten: Stamp four times some holly from the Oh the Joy of Christmas stamp set.

Step Eleven: Add red liquid coloring to the boys. I used Distress Stain in Fired Brick.

Step Twelve: Fussy cut out the holly.

Step Thirteen: Prepare four A2 card frames. Blend ink around the edges of the card frames. I used Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxides. Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the die cut prints onto the card frames.

Step Fourteen: Stamp an image of a girl onto the prints. I used the Funky Chicks stamp set.

Step Fifteen: Using a liquid adhesive, adhere the fussy cut holly to the card frame. I used Kids Choice Glue.

Step Sixteen: Using three dimensional tape add the print with the sentiment to the card frame.

Step Seventeen: Add some liquid color to the eyes and lips of the stamped girl. I used Peeled Paint and Fired Brick Distress Stains. Add a highlight of white to the eyes.

Do you create mixed media cards with both stencils and stamps? What are your favorite to use? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, Happy Crafting.

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Happy Thanksgiving Card

October 28, 2020

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Happy Thanksgiving Card.

To create my Happy Thanksgiving Card, I’ve used dies from the Paper Flower Collection as well as a die from Joset Designs. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my card at home.

Step One. Choose two patterned papers from the Worn Wood Paper Pack. From one of the patterned papers, die cut a 4 1/4″ Stitched Rounded Rectangle. From the other patterned paper, die cut a 3 3/4″ Stitched Rounded Rectangle. Distress the edges of both rectangles. Ink the edges of both rectangles using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Die cut a 4″ Fitted Rounded Rectangle out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Distress the edges of the rectangles. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Die cut a 1 3/8″ Fitted Fishtail out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Trim the fishtail down to 3″. Die cut a 1 1/8″ Diagonal Stitched Fishtail out of one of the wood patterned papers you’ve already used. Trim the fishtail down to 2 3/4″. Distress the edges of both fishtails. Ink the edges of both fishtails using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. Die cut the Elegant Ornament out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Trim the ornament down to 4″. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Forest Moss Distress Ink over the entire surface of the ornament.

Step Five. Die cut two of the Berry Branch Die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Ground Espresso Distress Oxide Ink over the entire surface of each branch. Spritz each branch with water. Once the branches have dried, add dots to one of the branches using the Craft Drops in Pearl Rose. On the other branch, add dots using the Craft Drops in Metallic Gold.

Step Six. From the Words 3 – Happy Holidays Die, die cut the Happy Thanksgiving words out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Fired Brick Distress Ink over the entire surface of the words.

Step Seven. Adhere the 3 3/4″ rectangle to the 4″ rectangle. Foam square the 4″ rectangle to the 4 1/4″ rectangle.

Step Eight. Adhere the 1 1/8″ fishtail to the 1 3/8″ fishtail. Adhere the 1 3/8″ fishtail 1/4″ from the left and all the way to the top of the 4″ rectangle. Adhere the elegant ornament 5/8″ from the left and all the way to the top of the 4″ rectangle.

Step Nine. Adhere the two berry branches to the left hand side of the 3 3/4″ rectangle as desired.

Step Ten. Adhere the Happy Thanksgiving word to the bottom portion of the cardfront as desired.

Step Eleven. Cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″. Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Happy Thanksgiving Card at home.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Forest Moss and Fired Brick
  • Distress Oxide Ink: Ground Espresso
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Misc: Kraft Cardstock

Limited Edition

October 20, 2020

Good morning!
Laura back today to share a simple school layout using the Reminiscence Paper Collection!

To create this layout:
Step 1 – trim a 1.25″ or 3.5cm off of the right side of your base paper and distress the edge.
Step 2 – cut a 4.5″ or 11.5cm piece of paper and distress the edges. Use a 3″ or 7cm piece of paper to lay under the base paper to create your 12×12″ or 30x30cm layout like shown

Step 4 – using coordinating papers cut 8 (2 each of 4 sizes) of the Diagonal Stitched Fishtails, distress the edges and layer like shown.
Step 5 – die cut 2 – 4 3/4 silhouette circles, distress the edges and trim one in half. Add the whole circle like in the above photo.
Step 6 – mat your photo and distress the edges

Step 7 – Using various dies cut enough stitched stars, tags, and fishtails to create two banners using twine. Add a half circle as shown

Step 8 – die cut a ‘limited edition‘ and background, an arrow, a maze piece and circle background to create this title section and as shown

Thanks for stopping by

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Grungy Mixed-Media Layout

February 24, 2020

Good morning! Laura back again today to share my next layout for ECD!

I’d like to think I am a versatile scrapbooker –– I try creating in different styles to suit the mood, product or subject of the photo. Today I am sharing a grungy mixed-media layout I created!

To create this layout:

Step 1 – tear three pieces of cardboard from whatever box you have laying around. One should be about 3×6, another a small strip about 6″ long and another strip around 5″ long. This is a grungy layout so no need to really measure –– just tear off pieces the size you like.
Step 2 – cover your background paper and your cardboard with clear gesso and let dry or dry with a heat gun then distress the edges.
Step 3 – adhere your paper to a piece of heavy cardstock or cardboard to help with the warping.

Step 4 – using your favorite stamps, stamp randomly around the page using embossing ink, then use a coordinating color of embossing powder. I used the chicken wire stamp from the Background Stamp 1 set and white embossing powder.
Step 5 – in sections, use your favorite stencil and light paste to create texture and visual interest.
Step 6 – using your favorite mists and colorant powders, color your page and the cardboard. dry with heat gun.

Step 7 – using a palette and palette knife add a bit of Silk Microfine Glitter and your light paste. Create how ever many colors of glitter paste you wish.
I used royal teal and chocolate.
Step 8 – using your palette knife spread your glitter paste over the cardboard and the stenciled areas of your page.
Step 9 – die cut 6 various sizes of fitted fishtails and distress the edges.
Step 10 – die cut 3 – 1 3/4″ stitched circles and distress the edges.
Step 11 – die cut one edge from the planner essentials 11 and distress the edges.

Typically, I do not like taking photos in direct sun but to share the glittery but grungy effect of the glitter paste, I took a couple below.

And here is the finished layout once again. I think the glitter paste looks really awesome!

Thanks for stopping by!



Fall’s Great Lesson!

September 23, 2018

Hello paper gardeners !

Every fall I feel it’s hard to see the days get shorter, the warm sun disappear and the cold rain setting in. Than again Mother Nature puts on a great show with all the colors changing in the trees. We get inside to prepare some warm meal in the slow cooker with the many wonderful vegetables ready to be harvest and our home smells like happiness. I found a quote from an anonymous writer that capture my present state of mind: ” The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let things go…” It inspired this card and I hope you’ll like it.

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Happy Birthday Masculine Card

September 26, 2017

Hi Everyone. It’s Tina here today for the Die Cut Team. My dear husband’s birthday is coming up and if you are like me, you struggle when it comes to creating masculine cards. I love adding flowers and girly accents to my cards which don’t translate well for a man. I found the trick to making masculine cards is to stick to earth tones. Below you will find the steps to replicate this card.

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Hope Your Day is a Hoot!

August 10, 2017

Hi Crafty Friends,

 It’s Frances here and it’s my turn to post a tutorial for the  Coloring Design Team today.  Anyone who knows me knows how much I love owls …. why else would my blog be named StampOwl’s Studio! You can never have too many owls!!! So when Els showed me this stamp set by designer Krista Schneider that is being released next week, of course I was excited and I have been so wanting to play with it.

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Coloring Design Team Designer Challenge – April

April 18, 2017

Hi everyone,

It’s the third Tuesday in April and that means it is time for the Coloring Design Team Designer Challenge.

Our challenge this month is “Inside and Out” – We often decorate the front of our card and do nothing on the inside of the card. For our challenge this month let’s decorate the inside to coordinate with the front.

For our Challenge today we are giving away a $20 gift card to use on our website to 3 winners. 

To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: What is your favorite or most-used sentiment when creating a card?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, April 21, here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

Now let’s take a look at the wonderful creations our talented Design Team have created for the Challenge this month. For more information about the cards, click on the designer’s name under each card to be taken to the designer’s blog post and will open up in a new window.

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