Hello crafty friends, it’s Summer Hills-Painter here. For today’s blog post, I am sharing a simple sympathy card I made for a friend.
Cut and assemble daffodils from the Daffodil die set. Cut a circle from the Stitched Circles die from light blue cardstock. Cut an A2 card base from green cardstock. Cut a rectangle from cream cardstock using the Stitched Rectangle die set. Cut a rectangle from patterned cardstock from the Fitted Rectangles die set. Cut a bow from the Easter Basket die set out of yellow cardstock. Cut the words “with sympathy” from Words 4-Remember die set out of black cardstock 3 times.
Instructions: Adhere the three words “with” and “sympathy” together. Also assemble the bow from the Basket die set.
Arrange the die cut daffodils together into a bunch and adhere the bow created in the last step to the bunch.
Adhere the sentiment to the top of the patterned paper cut from the Fitted Rectangles die set. Adhere the bunch of daffodils to the bottom of the layer and cut off the excess
To finish off the card, attach the patterned cardstock layer to the Stitched Fitted Rectangle cardstock layer. Once completed, adhere those layers to the card base.
Hi Everyone, It’s Els here and it is my turn again to give you some inspiration. I made this card with the Perfume Bottle so you can also use it for a Mother’s day card. Below you will find the step by step instructions. Have fun creating this one!
First I print the Image on the Soft finished cardstock, this is ideal to print on. Then cover the bottle with Glossy Accent so that it shines like glass. Let this dry. In the mean time you can die cut all the flowers and leaves you want and colour them.
Also stamp de bee 2x. From 1 bee, cut the wings and put glitter on it. Let this dry and once dry, colour the center black. The other bee you can colour him yellow and black, then glue the wings on top of the whole bee. Adhere your card on a mat of red cardstock and distress it.
When the Glossy accent is dry you can decorate the silverware on the bottle with silver glitter glue. When that is drying you can shape all the leaves and flowers and you can put stamens in the center of the flowers. Then place the whole card on a basic card of 5″ x 7″.
Now you can take your leaves and flowers and you can make a nice arrangement on your card. I also placed a seam binding bow on it and at last you can place the bee on top of the bottle and adhere the stamp. In de right corner I used a stencil.
I hope you like the card and that you’ll giving it a try too!
Hello, Elizabeth Craft Designs friends! It is Gloria Stengel with you today, and it is my first time blogging for the ECD Blog! I am a member of Annette Green’s NEW team here at Elizabeth Craft Designs, and today I am sharing a project using Annette’s NEW Everything’s Blooming Collection! Currently this collection is only available through your local craft store but very soon you will find this beautiful collection on the ECD website as well.
For todays’s project I used the 2027 Stemmed Flowers die to create some sweet watercolor flowers. I am NOT an accomplished watercolorist, however, coloring up simple images with watercolors is so FAST and EASY!
The first step was to die cut some flowers from the Soft Finish Cardstock using both the 2027 Stemmed Flowers and the 2025 Playful Flowers die sets. My theory is that when you want to do something messy, like playing with watercolor, it is best to do a huge bunch of things, rather than one small thing!
This was my first time using the ECD Watercolor Palette, which comes with 24 luscious colors, two sponges, AND a fillable watercolor brush!
I just roughly watercolored all the petals and leaves that I had die cut. After they were dry, I went back and added some shading to some of the areas. (I made a bit of a mess out of my palette, but art can be messy, right?!) I found the colors to be very bright and vibrant! The paints have a lot of pigment!
I chose a few of the flowers and stems from the 2027 Stemmed Flowers die set to use for this card. I snipped some of the stems apart to make my own unique flower. (The other items that I watercolored, I put away for use later. It is always nice to have some things ready when you need to make a card at the last minute!)
I cut dark brown cardstock to 5″ x 12″ to make a top folding 5″ x 6″ card. I like this odd size for some reason. I then cut a piece of printed paper to 4 7/8″ x 5 7/8″ and attached it to the card front. I tried to pick a pattern that had some HOT pinks in it.
I die cut one of the borders from the 2022 Lace Borders die set and attached it to the right edge of the card as shown above.
I used a paper trimmer to trim a piece of music note printed paper into a banner-ish shape, then matted it with dark brown cardstock. I added the banner to the left side of the card as shown.
Using the largest die in the 2026 Postage Stamps die set, I cut a piece of the Soft Finish Cardstock and while the paper was still in the die, I sponged some distress ink (Antique Linen) onto the shape to give it a soft, antique look. I cut a piece of pink paper and a piece of dark brown cardstock with my trimmer to make a double mat for the postage frame. I glued them together and then used some foam dots to attach the watercolored flowers to the postage stamp shape.
Using the 2020 Everyday Words die set, I cut “Happy Birthday” from dark brown cardstock and added the phrase to the card front. I decided to NOT use the shadow die as the black lettering already popped enough.
I also finished off the inside of the card by adding panels of the Soft Finish Cardstock and cutting two strips of the printed paper for decoration. There is plenty of space to add a stamped or hand written message.
Tip: I always like to finish the inside of my cards as I make them. That way the cards are all ready to go into an envelope when it comes time to mail them. This is especially important when I have a dark card base. There is nothing so frustrating as having to hunt for some white cardstock and a trimmer when you are rushing to get a card filled out and addressed in order to meet the mail carrier who is coming up the street!
Note: You will be able to purchase Annette Green’s new collection Everything’s Blooming at your favorite shop stocking ECD products!
Hi Everyone, Els Schutte here today. It’s March so time for another blog post.
This time I made a Welcome Home card using the beautiful Florals 9 and 14. I hope It will inspire you to make a card like this for a friend or new neighbor!
Below you will find the step by step instructions. Have fun creating this card.
I took the page with the text on it, cut it at 8 1/2″ x 11″ and printed this image on it. I also found some nice images in the paper pad and cut them out! ( see image)
Take a base card of 11″ x 7 1/2″ and fold it in half. Now your base card is 5 1/2″ x 7 1/2″. Put some foam dots on the back and glue the big image on the base card. Then glue all the other parts behind it.
Cut some flowers and leaves using Florals 9 and 14. I die cut 3 big, 3 small and 3 center pieces for 1 flower and 4 leaves.
Cut 13 of the Florals 9 flower and color them in the color you like.
Color all other flowers in the color you like and shape them. Once shaped, glue them together.
Make a nice composition on your card with the flowers you made. Stamp also the key with Versamark and put gold embossing powder on it and melt it with the heat tool.
And now your card is ready! I hope you like this card and that you will give it a try. Without the key you can use it also for Birthdays and other occasions.
Hello everyone! Irina here with a Christmas card. I always like clean and simple cards. My favorite color is blue, but I also like green very much and I thought it would be fun to create a green Christmas card. On this blog I show you how I created this card.
Start with white cardstock from 5 x 5 inch.
Pick a stencil you like and use a soft grey ink. I used Hickory smoke oxide ink.
My stencil was to short, so I had to flip it over as you can see on the picture below.
For the middle squares use:
Black cardstock 3 3/4 inch and green cardstock 3 1/2 inch.
Glue the black and green together and centre it on your base.
Take a piece of hempcord and use tape to add it in your card.
Diecut your flowers. I used Florals 12 ( 1873 )
Only color the leaves with ink or markers.
Shape your flowers and glue them together.
Now it’s time to glue the flowers and leaves on your card.
I thought it would be fun to use one of the Circles with Sentiments stamps. ( CS276)
Last but not least, take a piece of white cardstock from 11 x 5.5 inch, fold it in the middle. Now glue your card on this base and your Christmas card is finished.
Hope you like it!! Thanks for watching en reading this blog! See you next time!
Hello everyone, it’s Alice here. Hope you all had a wonderful Easter. I’m very much into Spring mood these day with the beautiful sun shining here in the Netherlands. I therefore decided to make a colorful card using some lovely flower dies and the gnomes! I hope you enjoy creating this card or some of the techniques I will show you in this post.
First I started with the flower pot. For this I first edited a piece of paper with Dylusions spray. I then used this paper to die cut the flower pot. I then embossed the pot using an embossing folder from Tim Holtz, see picture below. This gives a nice wood structure to your flower pot. I then sprayed the pot with embossing glaze. After that I used a distress crayon to make the darker spots on it.
Then I made the lovely gnomes. They are so cute! You can use them in a winter theme but also in a spring theme.
I made a girl and boy gnome. The colors on the gnomes I made this time with ZIG markers, they are watercolor pencils. Love them to color the different parts. They have beautiful colors with a lot of pigment in it.
On the top of the flower pot I made some lovely flowers with the Florals 7 set (#1843). I used 3 of the 5 sizes for this. I colored the flowers also with the ZIG markers. In the middle of the flowers I added some beads using Glossy Accents and let it dry.
In the background I made clouds with a mask and Distress Ink Oxide Tumbled Glass. I backed the card with some Modascrap paper in the same color theme as the flowers and the gnomes.
This was my creation for today. I hope I inspire you to make a card in this spring theme!
Hello everyone, Els Schutte here with my first blog post on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog. I’m very excited to show you the card I made for today’s post. It’s a card that would be perfect for someone who just moved into their new home of with a slight modification just a card for any occasion. Let’s get started!
Cut Lacy Leaves, Florals 4, Ferns, and the Berry Branch out of the Soft Finish Cardstock, then colour them in soft pink and green Inks. Shape the flowers and leaves and glue the flowers together. Put some stamens in the centre and put laquer on the big knobs and pearl drops on the small Berry branch.
Cut a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 and fold in half, this is your base card. Cut another piece of the same cardstock of 8 1/4 x 4 and put this piece on 3D foam blocks and place on top of your card. Cut the door with the die from the phone Booth set, use the parts from the window as bricks. Start with placing the leaves.
Cut the berry Branch apart and use them on different spots in the cluster. Use some green Ink to make a shadow on the bricks. Ad a string of pearls and bow and your card is done.
I Hope you will give this card a try, it’s a nice gift if you get new neighbours or someone gets a new Home.
Elisabeth Craft Design supplies used:
Other materials: Ribbon – Pearlstring, Green-Pink Ink – pearl drops and Laquer
Hi, It’s Marla here with my first blog post as an Elizabeth Craft Designs Ambassador. Today, I am sharing two cards showing how you can achieve different looks using the same stamps. I’ll start with the more detailed of the two cards.
Cut a panel using watercolor cardstock to 5 1/2″ x 3 1/2.” Wash the background with the watercolor of your choice. Once dry, add gold watercolor around the edges. Stamp the sentiment from the “Your Day” stamp set with clear embossing ink. Cover with white embossing powder and heat set. Add gold splatters using a watercolor brush.
2. Cut the next layer to 6″ x 4 3/16″ and run it through a crimper. Use gold watercolor to add paint across some of the raised lines to add interest.
3. Select a pattern from the “Worn Wood” paper pad and to 6 1/2″ x 4 3/4″. Distress all four sides of the paper using your scissors. Paint the edges with gold watercolor.
4. Stamp the largest floral image from the “Blossoms” stamp set onto a piece of watercolor paper using clear embossing ink. Add white embossing powder and heat set. Watercolor the flower using the colors of your choice. Use the coordinating dies to cut the image and splatter with gold watercolor. Cut the floral into three pieces adding 1/8″ foam tape to the back.
5. Adhere all three paper layers to a 5″x7″ card base.
6. Arrange the floral images around the sentiment and embellish with jewels.
My second card is very clean and simple.
1. Cut white cardstock to 8 5/8″ x 4 1/2″. Stamp the two smaller floral clusters from the “Blossom” stamps around the edges, changing the direction of your stamp and stamping off the edge.
2. Use clear embossing ink to stamp the sentiment from “Your Day” onto the center of the card panel. Add the embossing powder over the top and heat set.
3. Cut a piece of cardstock that coordinates with your floral stamping to 8 3/4″ x 4 9/16″ and adhere the stamped cardstock to the center.
4. Adhere to a card base.
Here is another look at both cards together. One with a vintage feel and the second clean and simple. Do you have a favorite?
Thank you for joining me today. I am looking forward to spending this next year with you here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog. Until next time….. Marla
Hello there, Jackie here today. I know we are well into Autumn but I just couldn’t resist one last summery make. I have mixed the old with the new to create this little bit of paradise.
Start by preparing the card base. Use the largest die from the circle set 1116 to draw a circle on the front of a 4.25 x 4.25″ card blank ensuring to leave the circle overhanging the top edge slightly, carefully cut out the circle creating a circular shaped card. Use the same die to die cut a circular panel.
Die cut and build all the elements inking or colouring which ever way you would like, here I have used distress inks around the edges leaving a small white area in the centres of the flowers and leaves.
To create the wooden sign. Use the chisel end of a brown alcohol marker to draw irregular lines onto a scrap piece of brown card. Fussy cut out a plank shape and ink around the edges then white heat emboss your sentiment.
Attach the circular panel to the card blank then arrange all the elements fixing some in place with 3d foam pads for added dimension. If you do not want your card to rock then snip off a small piece on the reverse side of the card blank.
Thank you for stopping by today…I hope I have inspired you to mix the old with the new.