Today another happy card from me on the blog. The weather is beautiful here in the Netherlands, so here's also a card in the sea theme.
First I made a background with distress ink. For this I used the dip technique. You first add some ink on your glass plate or craft sheet. Add a few drops of water to dilute it. This is where you dip your paper. This way you get a very cool effect.
Then I used the oyster shell card as a template. This time I didn't die cut it but I drew the outline in the center of the paper. I then cut it out. I did this in such a way that I want to make a shaker out of this.
Behind this you will soon place the colored background and the mermaid.
Then I made an acetate window behind the shell shape. I filled this with shaking material and then closed it off bij adhering the background with the mermaid against it. Picket fence has the perfect shaker material, it contains small shells.
Now it's time for the finishing touch. I cut a square slightly bigger then the shell square from designer paper and adhered the front to this. I also added a cute sand crab and some seaweed as decoration.
This was my creation for this time. Hopefully it makes you happy. Until next time!
Hey Friends! It’s EK and I am back today with a brand new card where I not only mix coloring mediums, but also mix different releases. Today I have combine both an old stamp set and a new die set. I thought it would be really fun to take one of Joset’s recently released die sets and combined it with a separate older line stamp set. Together, the two, I think the the two make the perfect pair. I just love how fresh and fun Joset’s Mermaid die set looks with the Color My Flowers stamp set.
Step One: Die cut the Mermaid die set from some 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step Two: Using alcohol markers, color the different pieces of the Mermaid. I used my copics. Using Kids Choice Glue, assemble the pieces to make the mermaid.
Step Three: On a piece of watercolor paper, stamp the flowers and leaves from the Color My Flower stamp set around the edges using a watercolor safe ink. Float a few time the smallest flower in the middle of the cardstock.
Step Four: Using ECD’s new Watercolor Pallette, watercolor the background of the cardstock with Prussian Blue. Let dry.
Step Five: Using a combination of other watercolors, paint the flowers and leaves, keeping it light and pale.
Step Six: Stamp a sentiment from the Splish Splash Sentiments stamp set onto the card using black ink.
Step Seven: For some extra fun, adhere an action wobbler onto the back of the mermaid.
Step Eight: Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the watercolor paper to an A2 card frame. Then adhere the action wobbler to the card frame.
I just love how much extra fun the wobbler adds to the card.
What do you think? Do you like how the old and the new combine to make a brand new look. Let me know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.
Hello – Samantha here. Welcome! Today I am sharing a fun shaker card using a few of Joset’s latest stamps and dies. Seriously – this card is NOT as difficult as it looks but its does require a lot of paper!
Step 1: Using cardstock (in different shades of blue) die cut three waves using the Ocean Edges dies. Adhere these (shown below) to a light blue card front measuring 10.5cm x 14.5cm.
Next, Die cut one more of the waves using blue card and then die cut the ocean floor using the Sea Weed die and two shades of yellow card stock.
Step 2: (Optional) Using organza/netted material, trim the top and sides to match the die cut waves and card front edges. Using a sewing machine stitch three sides of the material to the card front, insert a handful of sequins between the material and the card front, sew up the opening.
TIP: If you don’t have a sewing machine to stitch the edges, cut the organza material slightly larger and fold each edge around the card, adhering the material to the back of the card front.
Step 3: Adhere the die cut wave and yellow floor to the card front, overlapping the shaker feature.
Step 5: Adhere Clear Double Sided adhesive to light pink cardstock. Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (Diva). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.
Step 6: Using card stock and the microsilk glitter card, die cut the pieces of the mermaid. Using blending card, die cut the face, body and arms.
Step 7: Colour in the mermaids face, body and arms using Copic Markers E00, E000, E01 and R20.
Step 7: Assemble the mermaid. Adhere the pieces together.
Step 8: Stamp the sentiment on yellow card, trim,then adhere it to the card front.
Step 9: Die cut the seaweed and stars. Adhere these to the card front.
Step 10: Embellish the card with a twine bow and some sequins. Adhere card front to an A6 side folding card base.
This card would be great with or without the shaker feature. Personally, I love the fun element of shaking the sequins around. I hope you try it at home!
Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. Today I have a card to share with you using the Mermaid, Whale and Ocean Edges Dies to create this Oceans of Joy card. Below are the steps to create your own card.
Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”, score at 4 1/4” and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (A2)
Step 2 – Trim Blue Cardstock to 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. Diecut Adventure Edges using scrap piece of cardstock (Clouds die). Place the diecut on the Blue Cardstock and apply White Ink using a blender brush to the edges. This will create clouds.
Step 3 – Diecut Ocean Edges using Vellum. Adhere to the sides edges of the Blue Cardstock created from Step 2. Adhere the entire panel to the card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.
Step 4 – Diecut Garden Notes Frame It Stitched Rectangles using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere to card front using Foam Tape.
Step 5 – Diecut and assemble Whale and adhere to the card in between top and second layer wave using Foam Tape.
Step 6 – Diecut and assemble Mermaid and adhere to the card using Foam Tape.
Step 7 – Stamp Splish Splash sentiment to White Soft Finish Cardstock using Black Ink. Diecut Diagonal Fishtail Banner to the sentiment created. Trim the right side and adhere to the card.
Step 8 – For added interest and sparkle apply Craft Drops Transparent Crystal to the Star on the Mermaid’s Hair Band. While wet sprinkle Silk Microfine Glitter Warm Diamond. Let Dry.
This card can be used for many occasions by changing the sentiment and or colours. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!
Hello Friends, it’s Sandy Diller here with you today. I’m excited to be sharing some awesome upcoming dies and stamps from Joset Designs.
I’m thinking ahead to spring and summer and these adorable ocean themed dies and stamps are just perfect. This entire line will be available on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website very soon so keep an eye out for them! Meanwhile, here’s a little sneak peek for you.
This little Mermaid just couldn’t be any cuter and she goes together easily -so let’s get started.
I began by making my ocean background. I used Yupo and alcohol ink but you can use any paper for this. I cut a piece of Yupo Paper, which is really plastic paper, 5.25″ X 4″. I applied the alcohol ink solution over the top of the paper, spread it as evenly as possible and then dropped two colors of blue alcohol ink into it. Using a fan brush – I swiped through the ink with a horizonal motion to make it look like an ocean current. Alcohol inks dry very quickly so you need to start brushing right away.
The finished card size is 5.5″ X 4.25″ so I started with a Soft Finish Cardstock base that is 5.5″ X 11″, then scored and folded in half. On the front section I placed ECD Clear Double Sided Adhesive around the edges as shown above.
After removing the adhesive liner – Silk Microfine Glitter was sprinkled on.
After brushing off the excess glitter, I burnished the glitter with my finger, trapping it in the adhesive. This will make a glittery boarder for my ocean panel.
I really like this color combo and the glittered boarder adds to that ocean feel.
After setting my front panel aside, I cut out the cute little mermaid, some sand (using real sand paper that I barrowed from the garage) using the new Ocean Edges. The hair was cut using White Soft Finish cardstock and then I used some distress ink to color it. I used Fossilized Amber and Wild Honey.
For some parts of this adorable Mermaid – I cut the pieces using Double Sided Adhesive that was added to the cardstock and then die cut as shown below. I thought it would be fun to add more glitter.
As you can see from the photo above, it is easy to add the facial features on the Mermaid because the die makes an impression that shows you where they go. Easy Peasy. The die set also has pieces that cut out the eyes and lips for you.
Ok, fins have been glittered, lips, hair and eyes have been added – let’s put her together. By the way, you can also make a boy mermaid as the die set contains two different pieces for the hair.
Here the sand has been added along with some coral from the Seaweed set and some Starfish from the Diving Accesories set. Some little bubbles have also shown up and they were made using the ECD Transparent Craft Drops. See below for how I made these ahead of time and simply added them.
Because sometimes I’m not patient or careful with drops, I like to make mine ahead of time. I do this by dropping Craft Drops on a piece of liner that I have saved from the Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Once they are dry I simply roll up the liner and save them until I need them and then lift them off the liner and glue them on the project. This saves time and frustration.
Mermaid Kisses & Starfish Wishes from Joset’s new set was stamped on a vellum banner and added to the top of the card with more bubbles. This card was finished off with more coral and a seashell.
Thanks for joining me today, I have enjoyed sharing my card with you.