Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. I have a card to share using the Nested Tags, Warm Winter Mug Dies, and the Holiday Treats Sentiment Stamps, along with some oldies to create a sweet Hugs In A Mug in time for Valentine’s Day. Below are the steps to create your own card.
Step 1 – Diecut Nested Tags 2 times using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a Bone Folder score at 11/16″ to one of the diecuts. Apply Kid’s Choice to the upper part of the score line and place the 2nd diecut on top. (You now have a Tag Card)
Step 2 – Optional – Place a stencil from Planner Stencil 2 on top of the card front and apply ink of your choice using a blender brush.
Step 3 – Diecut Warm Winter Mug in various colors of cardstock, diecut Gnomes (hearts) and Monster 2 (flowers). Assemble and adhere to card using Kid’s Choice Glue.
Step 4 – Stamp Holiday Treats using Versafine Onyx Black Ink on Soft Yellow Cardstock. Diecut the sentiment using the Fitted Fishtails.
This card can be used for several occasions by changing the colors and/or sentiment. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!
Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. My card is inspired by a true story. I used to live in an area right near the river and every Spring I would wake up to Ducks swimming in my pool. It was a beautiful sight and made me appreciate family. When I think of Valentine’s I think of Family. Below you will find the steps for a non traditional Valentine’s card.
Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 7” x 6”, score at 3 1/2” and fold in half for a horizontal top fold card. (Mini Slimline)
Step 2 – Diecut Adventure Edges (clouds) to use as a stencil. Place on top of the card front and apply ink of your choice using a blender brush. I used Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass.
Step 3 – Diecut Ducks using various colors of Cardstock. I cut out a rectangle the length of the puddle to create my swimming pool. Assemble and adhere to card front (pool using Kids Choice Glue and Ducks using Foam Tape).
Step 4 – Diecut Winter Scenery (tree) using Green Cardstock. Adhere to card using Kids Choice Glue.
Step 5 – Diecut Adventure Edges (grass) using Green Cardstock. Adhere to card using Kids Choice Glue.
Step 6 – Diecut Once Upon A Time Accessories (cattail) using Brown and Green Cardstock. Assemble and adhere to card using Kids Choice Glue.
Step 7 – Stamp Love Sentiment on Blue Cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black Ink. Diecut with Fitted Fishtails. Turn around and diecut again to have the fishtails on both sides.
This card be used for several occasions by changing the sentiment. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!
Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. With Halloween around the corner and I have my last card to share using the new Witch die and a fun tutorial on how to create a moon effect. Below is the steps to create your own card.
Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 7” x 6”, score at 3 1/2” and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (Mini Slimline)
Step 2 – Trim Watercolor Paper to 3 1/2” x 6”. Diecut Fitted Circles using Masking Paper. Apply the circle mask in the upper right hand corner. Apply Distress Oxide Ink in Wilted Violet, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot. Remove the mask and spray with water. You will see the ink start to spread on the circle to create a moon effect. Let dry then adhere to card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.
Step 3 – Diecut Witch using various colors of Cardstock. Assemble using Kid’s Choice Glue and adhere to card using foam Tape.
Step 4 – Diecut Spider Web Slimline using Black Cardstock to the spiders. Use a gel pen and and eyes. Adhere to card using Foam Tape.
Step 5 – Stamp Autumn Words using Versafine on White Soft Finish Cardstock. Diecut Fitted Fishtails to the sentiment. Adhere to card using Foam Tape.
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial on how to create a moon. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!
Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Let Your Heart Guide You Tag.
To create my Let Your Heart Guide You Tag, I’ve used a variety of dies and stamps from Suzanne Cannon as well as dies from the Planner Essentials Collection and Joset Designs. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my tag at home.
Step One. Die cut the large tag from the Planner Essentials – 2 die out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step Two. Choose a piece of green paper out of the Reminiscence the Book. Die cut half of the leaf wreath from the Wreath & Elements die out of the patterned paper.
Step Three. Die cut a 1 3/8″ Fitted Fishtail out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Trim the fishtail down to 2 3/4″. From the Love & Soar Collection, you’ll need the Let Your Heart quote. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the quote and stamp onto the fishtail.
Step Four. Choose a piece of light pink paper and a piece of patterned dark pink paper. Die cut the medium butterfly from the Butterfly Flourish die out of the light pink paper and the patterned dark pink paper. Die cut the small butterfly from the patterned dark pink paper.
Step Five. Adhere the leaf wreath to the left hand side of the tag.
Step Six. Use foam squares to adhere the fishtail quote 1/4″ from the bottom and 1 1/4″ from the left of the tag.
Step Seven. Adhere the three butterflies as desired to the left side of the tag.
Step Eight. To finish the tag, tie a piece of twine through the hole at the top of the tag.
Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Let Your Heart Guide You Tag.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
Hi Everyone! It’s Karen here. Have you ever looked at the number of die shapes available at Elizabeth Craft Designs?! Hearts, stars, fishtails, squares, circles, octagons – the fun never ends! I combined several to make a card today, also using the Row Houses and Home Sweet Home Clear Stamp sets.