Karen here today. I’m sharing a couple cards I made today using two of the fun product lines available here at Elizabeth Craft Designs. In both, I created a simple and easy inky background. In one, I added one of the critters available in the Joset’s Designs line as a Christmas card. in the other, I created a birthday card using a die from Anita’s Floral line.
This first card is a fun, quick Christmas Card. Below, I posted a picture of the inks that I used. They glide so smoothly on the 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock that I used. So pretty. I created the Penguin using black cardstock and more of the Soft Finish Cardstock and put him on a Stitched and Fitted Circle. For the penguin feet and nose, I used an orange Copic, and I used the same ink on the background as I did for the hat. The sentiment is from the Cute Winter Sentiments set.
Another simple and yet elegant card – I love the colors on this card. I kept the Fern die cut white as I felt it really helped the background colors to pop. The sentiment is from the Smell the Flowers set.
Again, the blending on this beautiful Soft Finish Cardstock is so good and effortless. Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to check out all of the amazing products.
Karen here today sharing days 7 and 8 of my December Daily album. I love making these albums each year. This year, I’m using many of Joset’s critters to embellish my pages. Seriously so sweet.
Day 7 includes the fun new Planner Essentials 48 – Forest Tree Page. (The Joy die is also in this set!) The page base is Planner Essentials 4. To apply the tree to the base, I used 101mm Double Sided Adhesive. I love the tree with the sweet Reindeer! The number is stamped from the Calendar Numbers set and the little “Peace on Earth” Sentiment is from the Cozy Days set. This page highlights a few ornaments on my tree that include pictures of my kids. I treasure those ornaments, for sure.
I just HAD to use a close-up of that sweet Reindeer. I love putting together these critters! It’s so relaxing, like when I used to play with paper dolls as a kid!
On the back of Day 7 is Day 8! I used the very sweet Penguin die to embellish this page. I added a couple Fitted Circles (and chopped them off at the edge. No page is complete (for me) without adding some fun reinforcements!
And finally, I couldn’t be done without a close-up of the ADORABLE Penguin. Once of my favorites! Thank you for stopping by today!
Karen here today, sharing a couple cards I made using wet emboss technique on vellum. I know that this technique has been out there forever and ever, but I just forgot how pretty it can be.
My first card uses one of my favorite dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs – the Penguin. So cute, and so easy to make! He is cut with black cardstock and 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock. The feet and nose are colored with YR14 Copic marker. I used a hat from the Santa die and colored it with R37. I cut the pieces with 101mm Double Sided Adhesive just to make things simpler to assemble. I also backed the Vellum panel with 101mm Double Sided Adhesive to turn that panel into a sticker. (Then you can’t see the adhesive!) The sentiment (from the Classic Christmas Special Kit) is wet embossed with black. Some black Nuvo drops finished up this card.
For this second card, I used the snowflakes from the Classic Christmas Special Kit (and the sentiment too, embossed in gold). Again, I added 101mm Double Sided Adhesive to the back of the vellum before cutting it with a Fitted Circle die. It made adding it to the larger circle so easy. I added a Bead String with some White Craft Drops. I added some Gold Craft Drops to the snowflakes too.
Thank you for stopping by today.
Craftily yours, Karen
Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs
Patterned paper, lace, Nuvo drops, Versamark ink and embossing powders, vellum, plain and gold cardstock
Karen here today. Tis the season for me to finally get started on making some holiday cards. I usually make more than 100 and get started much sooner, but better later than never, right? Today’s batch uses the same basic card sketch. I used a few of Joset’s “critters” to create some fun cards.
I started by cutting that beautiful patterned paper at 3-3/4×5″ and a solid background for it at 4×5-1/4″. The ovals are cut using 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock with the Stitched Ovals. The sentiment is from the Classic Christmas Sentiments Set. Once I got these pieces done, the rest was just pure fun.
I used 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock and black cardstock for the Penguin. The hat is from the Santa die (red is Copic R35), the nose and feet are colored with YR14. As usual, I used 101mm Double Sided Adhesive to make putting together the critter easier.
The Sheep is also wearing Santa’s hat. (Why not, right?) He is colored using Vintage Photo and Tea Dye Distress inks and a Copic R34 and W7.
Last and never least is Santa! I colored him with Copic W7, R27 and Y000 (for the skin). He’s so cute.
Well, Ho Ho Ho, that’s it for me today. Thank you for stopping by!
Craftily yours, Karen
Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs
Patterned and plain cardstock, black ink, diamond dots and half-pearls
What can I say? I love everything about Christmas – all the lights, the smells, the snow, the cold, hot chocolate, rosy cheeks, childhood memories and being with all the ones I love! I feel like a kid every time I hear a Christmas song and I cry watching all the happy-ending Christmas movies on TV. I hope that the magic of the holidays will fill your heart and that you’ll remember to enjoy every minute of the time spent creating the most wonderful memories with your loved ones.
Hi, it’s Diana with the penguins *again.* I just think they are so adorable and this particular die set just won’t go back in the packaging. It’s a good thing that dies don’t get worn out! For my card today I stacked the penguins to form a Christmas tree while holding onto the words “Merry Christmas.” How cute are they? Read on to see how I created this card:
Hi Everyone! It’s Karen here. I’m absolutely loving the holiday release from Joset Designs! There are some adorable characters that make great Christmas cards. Like the ADORABLE penguin I used in today’s card.
Hi friends, it’s Sandy here and I have a cute ornament project for you. These little Christmas critters would be fun to make with the kids to give to their friends or family members. You could even add the year on the hat to make it a Christmas memory to be treasured for years to come. This new release from Joset Designs is full of festive fun for the holidays.
The number one item on my bucket list is to see the northern lights or the aurora borealis. It’s just too bad that I have to be somewhere really cold to do so. Until then, I attempted to make a sky inspired by the northern lights using alcohol inks. I couldn’t get it quite soft enough but it does have a cold nighttime vibe. I’ll have to play some more but it’s definitely something worth exploring – those penguins are too cute to not keep going. I think they pair quite well with the sentiment. Please read on for the instructions to replicate the card you see below.
Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Winter Wishes Christmas Card. The inspiration came from Joset Designs Penguin Die. With that element of my card figured out, I added more with dies from Joset Designs and Els van de Burgt Studio to finish it off. I hope that you enjoy my tutorial!