Thank you for joining me today, here is my festive Canada Day blog post. This year Canada is celebrating 155 years as a nation and I could not think of a better way to celebrate Canada Day than to make this cute card for a few close friends. As they are also celebrating their birthday’s too. So let’s get started.
Step 1: Out of mixed media card stock I used Oxide Ink and started with Twisted Citron, next I blended in my Rustic Wilderness oxide ink. I then added Tumbled Glass and blended along the top with Unchartered Mariner (Which by the way is my new favorite new color for the oxides). Last step using my fan brush I splattered with water and dabbed it with some paper towel, set it aside and let it dry.
Step 2: Next I cut the Moose and Beaver critters from Joset’s Collection. The Beaver was cut from kraft cardstock and colored over with Rusty Hinge Oxide (This gives the beaver a more reddish brown fur). I cut the moose from a medium brown, dark brown and grey card stock and inked the edges with Vintage Photo Ink. For the Canadian flag I cut a heavy piece of white cardstock 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 and the red cardstock strips are 5/8 x 1 1/2, I lightly inked the edges with vintage photo distress ink. Next I used my Turkey die set and cut the leaves from red cardstock and used the Maple leaf in the center of my flag. The trees where cut from the Mason Jar set out of medium green and inked with Vintage Photo distress ink.
Step 3: I attached my tree first only adhering along the center of the tree, this allows you to lightly fold up the branches giving it a 3D look. I added the small tree from the collection next to the large tree. I double pop dotted the moose over the smaller tree bending out the lower branch over the moose. Next I added pop dots onto the beaver and the back of the flag. I used a miscellaneous curved die for the flag pole. ** Last step I like to take a white heavy body paint and speckle my card.**
I hope you enjoyed todays blog post and brought you some inspiration, Have a wonderful creative weekend!
Hi everyone, Happy Monday! Thank you for stopping by to see my blog post today, I am super excited about this page as my garden is up and growing and so are my Sunflowers. I hope this brings you some inspiration, now lets get started.
Step 1: Out of Planner Essentials 11 cut out your page from the Worn Wood designer paper collection. Next, cut out your photo frame from Planner Filmstrip set #1656 from dark brown cardstock. Out of kraft card stock cut out your bear from Joset’s Honey Bear #1727 and ink the edges with brown distress Ink, I also inked the cheeks with pink ink and added the eyes and mouth.
Step 2: Out of Florals 15 cut your petals from two shades of yellow cardstock and the smallest one from dark brown cardstock, then ink the edges with vintage photo distress ink. Next I took my flower shaping tool and shaped my flowers to give it a 3D effect. Out of green cardstock cut your leaves and ink the edges. Out of dark grey cardstock cut out your flower pot from Flower Pot/ Bucket #1957 and the trim from light grey cardstock, the handle was cut from woodgrain cardstock and inked from vintage photo distress ink.
Step 3: Arrange your flowers to the pot as per pictures above.
Step 4: Add your photo frame to your planner page, adhere the decorated pot with sunflowers and pop-dot your bear to the pot, I added a small sunflower and stem to the bear.
As an option I speckled my page with white paint and added my reinforcement rings.
Thank you so much for joining me today, Happy crafting!
Hello everyone, it’s Sanna Lippert here again today with another guest team member card tutorial. For today’s card share I wanted to create a set of slimline Christmas cards in bold colors. I did that by using actually very little supplies, so these cards are easy to replicate and do plenty of at once.
I have again used the gorgeous Classic Christmas Special Kit for creating these cards and the only thing I added to the kit was Brusho´s, metallic watercolours, embossing powders and ink. If you don´t have Brusho´s, you can replace them with spray inks, watercolour palettes or even patterned papers. Here is how I did the cards:
Step 1: Take white plain cardstock and apply the Brusho powders onto the surface. Spray water mist on top and let the colors spread on paper. You can also help a little with a paint brush and then dry with a heat tool. Once you are at it, create several different toned ones, so you can create a series of cards in the end. Step 2: Next apply metallic or pearlescent watercolor splatters with a paint brush on top of the bold colored pieces and let dry.
Step 3: Now die cut the same amount of backgrounds using the background die from the Classic Christmas Special Kit and adhere it on top of the colorful piece. Step 4: Next stamp and heat emboss sentiments using the stamp set from the kit. I used white, red, blue and black embossing color tones for my cards, but you can take any colour you prefer. Step 5: Finally, fussy cut the sentiment pieces into right size and adhere them onto the card bases using 3D-foam. This adds nice dimension to the cards.
Now you have a fun set of Christmas cards, that are still flat enough to be mailed in an envelope, but will for sure cheer up the recipient with their strong colours.
I have again recorded a video for you to watch, so you get a better idea of each and every step. Enjoy!
I created a total of six cards using the same basic technique, but just changing the color combinations. I love how happy and bright there cards turned out.
I hope I could inspire you to give this idea a try and create a few clean and simple Christmas cards yourself. You can also divede the stept into several days. One day all you need to do is make the backgrounds, the next you die cut the white pieces and the day after you stamp and emboss the sentiments and on the final day you just adhere everything together. That way you could do a bigger batch of cards, too.
See you again next month with another card tutorial! xxx, Sanna
Hello everyone, it´s Sanna Lippert here again today with another guest design team post and video. For today´s post I´ve created a wedding card in green, red and white. I wanted to play with very traditional colours to create these mixed media cards.
Here is how to make these cards:
Step 1: Take a piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock and fold it into a card size of your choice. Then take the Make Your Mark stencil and place it on top of the white surface and apply modeling paste thru the stencil onto the background. I like to create an irregular pattern instead of filling the whole background. I find that more interesting to the eye. Step 2: Now take watercolour/mixed media paper and stamp with Flower Power stamps and embossing ink onto that piece. Then pour fine white embossing powder on top of heat set if with a heat tool. While you are at it, make a bigger set of flowers! Step 3: Now take watercolours (or use watercolour pencils, markers or Distress Inks or any coloring media you like to use) and color the flowers in red tones. Step 4: After you are done coloring the flowers, paint a piece of white cardstock with light green watercolor tone and die cut leaves using the Trio of Leaves dies.
Step 5: Arrange the leaves and flowers onto the card base and adhere on place. I adhered the flower with 3D foam to get some additional texture, the leaves are adhered with liquid glue, but you could also use Clear Double Sided Adhesive (add to paper before die cutting!). Step 6: Now take a strip of Soft Finish Cardstock and stamp a sentiment with black ink onto it. I used the Build Your Own Sentiments 1 set here. Adhere on place with 3D foam. Step 7: If you prefer, you can add some green or red splatters onto the background with a watercolor brush, just make sure you protect the rest of the card with a paper towel.
I really like how this card turned out. I matted the card onto a light green cardstock in the end to get some additional contrast to the card. But this is totally optional – you could also work with a solely white card base.
While I created this card, I did several flowers and die cut a bunch of leaves, so I could make a batsch of cards at once. I used the same technique, but did cards in just a slightly smaller size. Here they are:
For a better idea I´ve again recorded a video for you to watch. Hope you enjoy it!!
I hope you enjoyed this month´s tutorial. See you again next month with another card idea. By the way, I´ve used a watercolour set from my own stash for the cards, but give the new watercolours at the store a try – they have such great colours in the set! Plus, note that the leaves I used are not available at the store, so I replaced them with a really nice leaf set in the supply list.
Karen here today from Craftily Yours! I absolutely love the Planner Essentials Line from Elizabeth Craft Designs for documenting special occasions, travel and other bits of life. Today, I am showcasing a page that I created documenting a visit to the National Geographic Museum in Washington DC. I’d like to say that I planned my “green” page for St Patrick’s Day today – but that was really just luck!
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!
Diana here! I made this card for a special little 5 year old boy at his birthday. His favorite color is blue and he and his siblings have been asking for a puppy so I thought I would help out! Lol!
Kids love it when their name is on there!
I started with a 5″x7″ white card base. From there, I started with a vivid blue background sized 4.5″ x 6.5″. I found a lighter blue card stock and cut out the Big Balloon with it – sponging the edges with blue ink just a bit to make the balloon not so flat.
I covered a sheet with Silver Sands Silk Microfine Glitter and from that, cut the Happy Birthday 3. I initially planned for it to go on the balloon by itself but it didn’t stand out as I had hoped so I added a black layer on top. I love the peak of silver behind it. I also added Daniel’s name using the Retro Alphabet Trio set using the smallest of the alphabet dies.
I couldn’t help but add the puppy to the front and used twine to give the impression he was holding the balloon with his mouth. The little G is stands for Daniel’s last name –– major hinting there.
Karen here today from Craftily Yours! Easter is April 12, just a wee bit over a month away….and Elizabeth Craft Designs has an absolutely adorable Bunny die that is perfect for Easter creations. Today, I used just the bunny bottoms part of the die! FuN!
Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Sea You Soon Card.
I’m been loving creating with the new dies from Joset Designs newest release. For today’s project, I’ve create this card, which uses a variety of the new Joset Designs dies as well as some from the previous release. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my card at home.
Step One. Choose a piece of beach themed patterned paper. Die cut a 5 1/4″ Stitched Rounded Square out of the paper. Ink the edges of the square using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Two. Die cut a 4 3/4″ Stitched Rounded Square out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the edges of the square using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Three. Die cut a 3/4″ Diagonal Stitched Fishtail out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the fishtail down to 2 1/4″. Apply Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink to the Sea You Soon sentiment from the Splish Splash Sentiment and stamp onto the fishtail. Ink the edges of the banner using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
The next seven steps all use the Lighthouse die.
Step Four. Die cut the Lighthouse twice out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Set one full lighthouse to the side.
Step Five. Die cut the bottom and middle die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. From the second lighthouse, cut the top portion off, just below the windows.
Step Six. Die cut the top and bottom portion of the lighthouse out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. From the second lighthouse, cut the strip between the window and middle out as well as the strip in between the middle and the bottom. Recycle the middle and bottom portions of the lighthouse. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Candied Apple Distress Ink over the entire surface of the top, bottom and two strips.
Step Seven. Die cut the large windows from the lighthouse die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink over the entire surface of the windows.
Step Nine. Die cut the small windows, door opening and decorative strip out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink over the entire surface of the small windows, door opening and decorative strip.
Step Ten. Die cut the sand out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, lightly blend Tea Dye Distress Ink over the entire surface of the sand.
Step Eleven. Die cut the seagulls out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Hickory Smoke Distress Ink over the entire surface of the seagulls.
Step Twelve. From the Seashell Dies, choose three. Die cut the three shells out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, lightly blend Tea Dye Distress Ink over the entire surface of one of the shells. Using a blending tool with foam, lightly blend Rusty Hinge Distress Ink over the entire surface of the second shell. Using a blending tool with foam, lightly blend Spun Sugar Distress Ink over the entire surface of the third shell.
Step Thirteen. From the Diving Accessories die, you’ll need the starfish. Die cut the starfish out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Dried Marigold Distress Ink over the entire surface of the starfish.
Step Fourteen. Adhere your lighthouse together using the full lighthouse from step four.
Step Fifteen. Adhere the 4 3/4″ square to the 5 1/4″ square.
Step Sixteen. Foam square the sand to bottom left side of the 4 3/4″ square. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the lighthouse slightly overtop of the sand.
Step Seventeen. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the starfish and three seashells as desired to the right of the lighthouse.
Step Eighteen. Foam square the sentiment fishtail 2″ from the top and all the way to the right hand side of the 4 3/4″ square. Adhere the two seagulls as desired around the top of the lighthouse.
Step Nineteen. Cut a card base out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5 1/4″ x 10 1/2″, score at 5 1/4″. Adhere the card front to the card base.
Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Sea You Soon Card.