Karen here today from Craftily Yours! Eek! There’s a new release today! So much fun to SEA! It’s MERMAZING! No crab! Ok, yes – there is a crab! This new release from Joset is all about the nautical and the adorable! They can be used with colored paper or colored with any medium. In today’s post, I’ve used a few techniques.
Hello Everyone! It’s EK, and today I am popping in with a non-Valentine’s Valentine’s Day card. I like giving out cards to friends and family on the 14th, but I also like it to look like a card for any other day of the year. Today I am playing around with the negative image of a die cut to create this any-time Valentine’s day card.
Step One: Trim a piece of Dusky Lavender Soft Finish Cardstock to 12×6 inches. Score and fold the the cardstock to make a 6×6 inch card frame.
Step Two: Using the A Way with Stencils – Flourished Frame stencil, apply it over the card frame and blend in ink. I used Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide.
Step Three: Lift the stencil and lay it down to the side of the original image and blend more ink.
Step Four: Repeat on the opposite side.
Step Five: Die cut the sentiment from the card frame using the You Are Perfect die set from the A With Words Line. I tack down the dies where I want them using a little bit of blue tape.
Step Six: Using a scrap of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock and 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, cover the die cut area of the die cut in the inside of the card frame.
Step Seven: Add the die cut sentiment back into the negative space, tacking it down with some blue tape.
Step Eight: Using Kids Choice Glue, adhere back in the pieces from the die cut. Carefully lift back out the die cut sentiment.
Step Nine: Repeat step 7 and 8 using the other die cut sentiment.
Step Ten: Stamp on heart and flutter images onto the stamp using the Soar Collection stamp set.
Step Eleven: Fill in the hearts with some color. I watercolored ink from a Worn Lipstick Distress Marker.
Step Twelve: Fill in the wing with a contrasting color. I watercolored Black Soot Distress Marker into the wings.
I hope you enjoyed seeing how I created this fun negative effect card.
Let us know in the comments below if you ever play with the negative images of die cuts. Until then, happy crafting!
Hello! Welcome! Samantha here –– January marks my birthday month! So I thought it fitting to create a fun, bright birthday card using a few of my favourite Elizabeth Craft Designs smaller dies.
Step 1: Cut pink card stock to fit an A6 card base. (Measurements: 114mm x 162mm)
Step 2: Die cut 6 squares (from pattern paper and cardstock) using the smallest Fitted Rounded Square die.
Step 3: Die cut 6 squares (from pattern paper and cardstock) using the smallest Stitched Rounded Square die.
Step 4: Using pattern paper and cardstock die cut the small cupcakes 6x.
Step 5: Assemble all the die cut pieces as shown below. Mix and match the pattern paper and cardstock as desired.
Step 6: Adhere the assembled die-cuts to your card front. Stamp the sentiment using black ink.
Step 7: Adhere Clear Double Sided adhesive to pink cardstock. Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (Silver). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.
Step 8: Die cut the small hearts, and adhere these to the cupcakes on your card front. Embellish the card with enamel dots and a twine bow.
(Optional: Add machine stitched details.)
Step 9: Adhere card front to an A6 card base.
I hope you enjoyed today’s fun card tutorial showing you how I like to use smaller dies. Cupcakes are the best! I certainly will be having a few real ones one my birthday to go along side my cupcake greeting card.
Pink/Green/Purple Card stock
Die-Cutting Machine – Cuttlebug
Clear Stamping Block
What’s your favorite part of the day? Mine is probably the morning –– peaceful or productive, the day hold more possibility in the morning!
I knew I wanted to make a peaceful scene from the Asian-themed dies and decided I needed some sort of background to tie it all in together. I played with my watercolors a bit and came up with a very soft background. I knew I would end up covering much of my background with dies so I didn’t let the lack of watercolor skills bother me (too much.) Lol!
Step one: Paint a background with some water, sky, and a tree on a watercolor sheet. Add some land and grass to the forefront of the cardbase.
Step 2: Die cut the bridge out of light blue cardstock and all others out of white cardstock. Use Distress Inks to color the cattails, stone pagoda and rocks. Use Copic markers to add some shade and dimension to the bridge.
Step 3: Adhere all dies as seen in completed picture above.
Step 4: Stamp and die cut with a circle the quote from A bit of Fragrance clear stamp set. I also matted the circle out of dark blue cardstock – the same one I use for the card base.
Thanks for looking and hope you have a wonderful day.
Other products used: Copic markers, Distress Inks, Light blue and dark blue cardstock
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.
Until next time – happy crafting,
Supply list to come
We can’t be the only ones obsessed with glitter, right? And if you’ve tried our Silk Microfine Glitter, you know how addictive crafting with it can be!
Did you know that you can mix our already released colors to make new glitter colors? Today, we thought we’d share 24 easy recipes you can make using our Silk Microfine Glitter!
With this PDF, you can view and download the recipes! We even gave you some room to write down your own recipes if you find another mix you like!
Need to grab a few glitters so you can start mixing and creating your own recipes?
Happy Technique Friday, crafters!
We’re kicking off the new year with this adorable Peek-A-Boo Card, which is perfect for Valentine’s Day or any other occasion!
Watch the video, view/download the project sheet and shop the supplies –– all on the Technique Friday Project Page.
Let us know if you’ve created this project!
Happy New Year to our crafting family! 2020! Wow!
This last year has been fabulous –– a handful of new releases and collections, new crafting friends, countless road trips, hundreds of flights, 2 new office puppies, thousands of hours of crafting, and so much more! We had so much fun in 2019, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for us in 2020! We have tons of new releases and collections planned in the upcoming months, and we just know you are going to LOVE them!
QUICK SHOUTOUT TO ALL OF OUR CUSTOMERS! We are so thankful to have you in our crafting family. You inspire and motivate us everyday to keep pushing our own creativity –– thank you. Because of you, we’re able to continue designing and creating our favorite products. Thank you for tagging along with us in 2019 –– we can’t wait to see what you create in 2020!
We have another BIG reason to look forward to 2020 –– this is our 10 year anniversary for Elizabeth Craft Designs!
10 years for Elizabeth Craft Designs!
Who would have known that 10 years ago, when our stickers were stored not in a warehouse but underneath a bed in Canada, Elizabeth Craft Designs would grow into the company it has become today. Like you, crafting is our passion and we’ve been dedicated to supporting your creative journey since the beginning. We are overjoyed that we get to celebrate our 10 years with you, and we can’t wait for the next 10.
At the bottom of this post, we’ve shared some fun pictures from last year! Enjoy!
Here’s to a happy, healthy and creative 2020!
The Elizabeth Craft Designs Family
If you’ve been participating in (or following) the #DecemberDBD Challenge, chances are you’ve seen some pretty cool pages from crafters! We were overjoyed seeing everyone participate –– you are all SO talented!
Today, December 31, is the last day of the #DecemberDBD Challenge which means, if you’re participating, you don’t want to forget to complete your last page!
Below, we’re showing a page a day (1–31) from different crafters who join the #DecemberDBD Challenge. Take a look below and enjoy!
Marjolijn Van Elsberg van Gijsel
Rosemary Morgan Peloquin Corda
Coby van Willigenburg
Anita van der Wiel
Coby van Willigenburg
Charlene van der Vorst
Angelique Van Polanen Borst
We hope you enjoyed that as much as we did! We love seeing all of the different styles of crafters!
From your family here at Elizabeth Craft Designs, Happy New Year and Happy Planning!