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Alcohol Ink Cards

February 26, 2021

Karen here today. I’ve seen quite a number of people playing with alcohol inks lately, so I decided to pull mine out. I’d forgotten how fun they are and how versatile the backgrounds are to use. Today’s post features two backgrounds I created and four cards using different designer product lines here at Elizabeth Craft Designs.

First thing I did was to create these two gorgeous backgrounds by dropping various colors of alcohol ink on a couple sheets of Yupo paper. I then moved it around with a straw and droppered on some rubbing alcohol.

I cut two strips of the blue background for this card that is matted on a card base and card front made from 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock. I created an adorable Sea Turtle (designed by Joset) to put on the card and added some dark blue cardstock, washi tape and blue half pearls. The turtle is colored with Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles, and Vintage Photo with Mermaid Lagoon bubbles. The sentiment is from the Splish Splash Sentiment stamps.

With the other piece of the blue background I added it crooked to this Christmas card. The beautiful girl image is designed by Charlene & Ilse and is from the Oh the Joy of Christmas stamps (as is the sentiment). I colored the girl with Copic markers

  • Clothes: B12, B14, B16, C1, C3
  • Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
  • Lips: E4, E93
  • Hair: E21, E23, E25
  • Eyes: YG03, YG17

I again added some blue cardstock as well as some diamond dots and some lace.

Next, I used a Fitted Circle die cut of the purple ink background to create this card with the Florals 4 set designed by Anita. How pretty are these flowers with just a smidge of Wilted Violet Distress Ink in the centers!?! The leaves are colored with Peeled Paint and the Blooming Branches leaves (that I cut in many pieces for “filler”) is colored with Mowed Lawn. The centers of the flowers are some stamen I got on Amazon. The card base is again 90 lb White Soft finish cardstock, topped with a Fitted Rounded Rectangle die cut matted on purple cardstock.

Last but not least, I created this card using the Celebrate stamps from Sue Smith. I heat embossed the sentiment using ranger gold embossing powder and added a couple hearts (also from the Celebrate Set) that I colored with green and purple markers. The card front is cut with a Stitched Indented Rectangle die.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Colored Cardstock, Alcohol Inks, Embossing Powder, Black and Versamark Inks, Distress Inks, Copic Markers, Diamond Dots and Half Pearls, Stamens, Lace

Joset Designs Sidekick Essentials

Fave moment

February 24, 2021

Hi Crafters! Lisanne here. I’m here again with a new blog post. This time I made a Sidekick Planner page with the cute Honey Bear.

For the base I used the Sidekick Essentials 4 and the Reminiscene Paper pad. On this page I glued the Honey page (Sidekick Essentials 13). I colored all the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

So first I made this cute Honey Bear with the Soft Finish Cardstock and Distress Ink. I used Ground Espresso and Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs for the bear. The honey jar is made with Brushed Corduroy and Fossilized Amber. I also colored the little bee by myself with Distress Ink (Fossilized Amber and Black Soot).

I adhered the bear to a tag from the Sidekick Essentials 11. I like the little stitch line at the tag. I also made a little tag with the sentence “Fave Moment” from CS120. Behind pink design paper I put a little piece of the Journal Edges from the Art Journal Special. It is just a little piece but it looks great!

In the right corner I used the Jungle Leaves with some flowers. I did the same with the left page, so I wanted to do the same at the right page. The large flower is from Florals 8 and the little flowers from Florals 1. This time I cut them out design paper. The leave is colord with Crushed Olive. These flowers makes me so happy!

I put a sequin in the center of the large flowers and added some reinforcers. These kind of pages are so great to make! Like all the cute characters but also the planner dies.

I hope you enjoyed this blog post as much I enjoyed creating this page. Thank you so much for reading this post and have a great day!

Lisanne

Elizabeth Craft Design Supplies:

Other used products:

  • Verafine Clair Ink: Nocturne
  • Distress Ink: Vintage Photo, Ground Espresso, Gathered Twigs, Fossilized Amber, Black Soot, Brushed Corduroy and Crushed Olive
  • Clairefontain Paint On multi techniques mix media assorti pack
  • Hemp Cord black

Joset Designs Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials

Oh happy day!

January 27, 2021

Hi crafters! Lisanne here. So today is my very first blogpost for the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog and I’m so excited to share my projects with all of you! Today I want to share this planner page in my Ground Espresso Sidekick planner. For this page I used a lot of different ECD dies. They are so great to use together! I will explain a little bit more below how I created this page.

For the base I used the Sidekick Essentials 2 and I used the Reminscene paperpad COO2. This paper is so lovely with these stamps at the background.

The tag with the flower girl is from the Planner Essentials 30 Wave Pocket and the paper I used is from the Reminiscene book. For the bushes I used Adventure Edges 2. The cute little flowers which I cut from the Reminiscene Book are part of the Adventure Edges 2 as well. Now you can see that the Holiday Elf Her is turned into a flower girl! I realy like this way of using dies. At the back of the tag I put some pieces from the Planner Essentials 21 Note Pieces.

When I adhered the tag on the page I put them behind a little piece from the Note Pieces. You can also see that piece with the text Oh happy day! This stamp is from the Pieces of Life 4. I also used the cute Flower reinforcers.

Thank you so much for reading this blogpost and I hope that I inspired you a little bit today to works with these fun dies!

Have a happy day!

Lisanne

Elizabeth Craft Design Supplies:

Other used products:

Versafine Clair Ink Nocturne, Distress Ink: Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick and Vintage Photo, Hemp Cord, Clairefontaine Paint On

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Mushroom House

January 24, 2021

Welcome to my January post for Elizabeth Craft Designs. Today’s card is a great example of me trying something different! As a card maker I feel very comfortable using simple shapes (square or rectangle) to create my card bases from. So when I decided to use this Mushroom House die I was very pleased with myself that I could still use my favourite techniques and create something that represents me and my signature style of card making.

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Use white card to die cut the mushroom card base.


Step 2: Use Copic Markers E51 and E53 to add details to the mushroom as shown below.

Step 3: Use Kraft card and red cardstock to die cut the cap of the mushroom.

Step 4: Die cut the cap details using brown and white card stock. Adhere the white on top of the brown using foam tape then adhere these to the mushroom.

Step 5: Use a variety of card stock colours to die cut the remaining shapes – door, windows, chimney etc. Adhere these to the card.

Step 6: Stamp the sentiment, trim and using foam tape adhere it to the card.

Step 7: Die cut the flowers, and adhere these to the card. Embellish with some sequins, and a twine bow.

It’s such a fun design and makes such a pretty card! I’m so happy I left my comfort zone and created it.

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:

Brown/Kraft/Pink/Purple/Yellow/green Card

Red/White/green Corrugated Card

Sequins

Copic Markers

Twine

Die-Cutting Machine

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Black Dye Ink

Sewing Machine

Liquid Adhesive – Glue Pen

Pencil/Eraser

Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs

Animals, Washi and Valentine’s Day!

January 20, 2021

Karen here today. I’m sharing a couple cards that I made using Joset’s adorable animals and the gorgeous washi tape! These cards would be great for Valentine’s Day or just as a reminder to that special someone in your life that you love them.

The Monkey die is definitely one of my favorites! I cut the monkey using brown and Kraft paper and added some cheeks and ears with Copic markers and a white gel pen. His eyes and mouth are colored with a black pen. I cut the pieces of him that are “on top” with 101mm Double Sided adhesive on the cardstock to make him easier to put together.

The sentiment is from the Safari Sayings stamps and is framed with a Stitched Circles and Dotted Scallop Circles die cuts. The card base is cut with the Stitched Rounded Rectangles.

I love how just a few pieces of the Reminiscence Washi Tape adds a little interest to the card. As you can see here, I also added a couple half-pearl embellishments. The little strip of paper is a “scrap” that I had left over from the Mystical Winter Papers.

And, oh my, the Raccoon die creates such a cute card! He is cut with black paper and 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock, which I colored with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. The sentiment is also from Safari Sayings. The card background on this card is cut with the Stitched Indented Dies and framed with a piece of black cardstock. I used the beautiful Artsy Scenery Washi Tape! On this one, the scrap of paper is from the Reminiscence Book.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Kraft, black and brown cardstock, Copics, distress ink, pearl and diamond dot embellishments

Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs

Masculine Valentine

January 14, 2021

Hey everyone, it’s EK and today I am starting my quest to finish my vantines for those that I love. So one of the things I think the most difficult is crafting something for teenage boys. I can create for my husband with ease, and my daughters in a snap of the finger…but my teenage son, well that is a whole different story. Today I thought I would tackle a valentine for my son using Joset’s Peek-A-Boo Love Set dies to help me.

Step One: Die cut the door flap from the Peek-A-Boo Love Set die set onto an A2 card frame so the flap opens on the right.

Step Two: Using ink, blend the edges of the card frame. I used Pumice Stone Distress Oxide.

Step Three: Using yupo paper and alcohol inks, create a background. I went with blue tones trying to avoid the stereotypical valentine colors and create a more masculine feel.

Step Four: Trim the yupo paper, and add some 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive to the back of the paper and adhere it inside the card frame.

Step Five: Add both 10mm and 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive to the top inside boarder of the card frame and seal the card shut.

Step Six: Using two different inks, stamp a sentiment onto the flap from the Bear Hugs stamp set. I used Brick Red Distress Oxide for the ‘XOXO’ and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide for the ‘Hugs & Kisses’.

Step Seven: Die cut accessories from the Peek-A-Boo Love Set die set out of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock and color them. I used copics.

Step Eight: Using liquid adhesive adhere the key to the front of the flap. I used Kids Choice Glue.

Step Nine: Adhere the other accessory pieces inside the card.

Step Ten: Stamp a sentiment inside the card from the Bear Hugs stamp set. I used StazOn ink over the alcohol ink.

Step Eleven: Finally spray the face of the card with a shimmer spray to give it a little flair.

I’m not certain this is quite masculine enough to keep my kid from rolling his eyes, but he will think the flap is pretty cool. He likes when my cards function in a none traditional way.

Do you make your family valentines? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.


Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

You’re Cool!

December 27, 2020

Hello! Welcome – Samantha here. With Christmas done for another year I wanted to share a card that stretches the use of Christmas themed dies. I’ve partnered the Jack Frost die with Cute Winter Sentiment stamp to create this fun general card perfect for any time of the year.

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Create a card front using light blue card (Card Measurement: 10.5cm x 14.5cm).

Step 2: Using white soft finish card die cut the snowy ground using Adventure Edges dies. Adhere these to the card as shown below.

Step 3: Using a different shade of light blue die cut the three snowflakes from the Snow Globe die – adhere these to the card.

Step 4: (Optional) Add machine stitched details.

Step 5: Die cut all the Jack Frost pieces and assemble him onto the card front.

TIP: I enjoy adding texture to a card – using felt material was an great way to make Jack Frost look and feel like a fluffy snowman and it die cut perfectly with Elizabeth Craft Design dies.

Step 6: Stamp the sentiment, trim and using foam tape adhere it to the card front.

Step 7: Adhere the googly eyes. Die cut additional Jack Frost buttons to use as snow drops on your background.

Step 8: Embellish with some sequins, and a twine bow. Switch out the die cut Jack Frost paper buttons for some gems/enamel dots to add additional interest to the card.

Step 9: Adhere card front to an A6 card base.

Thank you for stopping by – I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that you get some time during the holiday season to continue using these beautiful Christmas themed dies for some not so Christmassy cards.

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:

Blue/Light Blue Card

Corrugated Card

White Felt Material

Sequins

Googly Eyes

Twine

Die-Cutting Machine

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Black Dye Ink

Sewing Machine

Liquid Adhesive – Glue Pen

Pencil/Eraser

A Way With Words Joset Designs

Merry Christmas

November 15, 2020

Before we know it, it’s that time of year again. It’s Christmas! Today we would like to share with you some wonderful Christmas creations and a Sneak Peek of the beautiful A Way With Words Collection by Suzanne Cannon and the new winter collection by Joset Designs. All of these new dies will be available soon at Elizabeth Craft Designs or if you can’t wait any longer, make sure to check out your local craft store now.

Created by Diana Hua
Created by Kora Leidlmayr  
Created by Suzanne Cannon
Created by Robyn Josephs
Created by Katelyn Grosart
Created by Josep Nguyen
There will be a live video for this card on Monday November 16th
Created by Karen Ostergard
Created by Sandy Diller
Created by EK Gorman
Created by Anita Izendoorn
Created by Tina Guigui
Created by Annette Green
Created by Tanja Kabel
Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Hello Pumpkins!

September 27, 2020

Hello Samantha here – and as Halloween approaches I thought I’d inspire you with a (not so) scary pumpkin card!

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Use green card to cut out a card front – Card Measurement: 10.5cm x 14.5cm

Step 2: Use a variety of orange card stock to die cut the pumpkins. Use kraft card to die cut the other pumpkin elements.

Step 3: Assemble the pumpkins and adhere these to the card front.

(Optional) Add machine stitched details.

Step 4: Using embossing ink stamp the sentiment – from Halloween clear stamp set then apply a generous amount of white embossing powder. Heat to set the embossing powder.

Adhere the sentiment to the card front.

Step 5: Adhere Clear Double Sided adhesive to black cardstock. Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (Basic Black). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle. Use this glitter card to die cut the small faces from the Pumkins die.

Step 6: Adhere the faces to the pumpkins. Use green card stock to die cut a few leaves. Adhere these to the card front.

Step 7: Adhere the card front to an A6 card base. Embellish with sequins and a twine bow.

I hope you like today’s Halloween inspired card. But let’s be honest these pumpkins are a little more on the cute side then the scary!

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Other:

Green/Orange/White/Black Card stock

Sequins

Twine

Die-Cutting Machine

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Embossing Ink

White Embossing Powder

Liquid Adhesive – Glue Pen

Joset Designs

Make a Wish

September 14, 2020

Hey everyone! It’s EK, and I am popping in with just a little bit of fairytale magic. Are you as in as much love as I am with the new Storybook Collection from Joset as I am? I am just loving the little bit of fantasy this collection is delivering, since I think we could all use a little break from reality. I am especially loving the two new Shaped Card Frames, and today I am playing around with the new Mushroom House Folding Card.

Step One: Die cut the piece of the Mushroom House Folding Card die set using 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Two: Blend ink onto the piece of the mushroom frame (there are three pieces). I used Distress Ink in Victorian Velvet and Seedless Preserves for the mushroom cap, Old Paper for the underside of the mushroom cap, and Antique Linen and Tea Dye for the step of the mushroom. Using 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the pieces together.

Step Three: Blend ink onto the accessories of the die set. I used Milled Lavender and Seedless Preserves for the door, window frames, flowers, and lock.

I used Iced Spruce and Mowed Lawn for the grass and the centers of the flowers. I used Scattered Straw and Tea Dye for the windows. The step and smoke pipe were blended with Hickory Smoke and Pumice Stone.

Finally, the mini mushroom was colored with the same inks as the larger card frame.

Step Four: Using Kids Choice Glue, adhere the accessories onto the card frame. I could have stopped here, but I thought the little mushroom house needed an inhabitant.

Step Five: Die cut the piece of the Raccoon die set using 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Six: Blend ink over the pieces of the Raccoon die cut. I used Hickory Smoke on the dark gray pieces.

Pumice Stone was used to color the lighter gray areas.

Finally, Black Soot was used to color the darkest portions of the the raccoon.

Step Seven: Assemble the pieces of the raccoon using Kids Choice Glue.

Step Eight: Using both 6mm Double Sided Clear Adhesive and Kids Choice Glue, adhere the Raccoon to the card frame.

Step Nine: Using the new Once Upon a Time Sentiments stamp set, stamp a sentiment onto the card frame using black ink.

Do you like shaped cards as much as we do? To whom would you send a mushroom card to? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, Happy Crafting!

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