Hey Everyone! It’s EK, and today I decided to try something I have never tried before. I decided to try colored pencils coloring on 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock. I was worried that the 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock‘s texture would create uneven coloring, but I am not going to lie, I am absolutely in love with how the texture adds to the overall coloring effect.
Join me as I create a underwater spring themed card using colored pencils.
Step One: Die cut the pieces you need from the Octopus, Seashells and Spring Basket die sets using 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step Two: Color the die cut pieces using your colored pencils.
Step Three: Create a background for your colored die cuts. I used Distress Oxides in Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, and Shaded Lilac plus some shimmer spray on a trimmed piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock. Attach the background to an A2 card frame using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
Step Four: Using a combination of 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, Kids Choice Glue, and 3 dimensional tape, assemble the basket full of sea shells and adhere to the card frame. Adhere the die cut Octopus onto the card, letting his legs over lap the basket.
Step Five: Stamp your sentiment onto the card frame using blue ink. I used a combination of sentiments from both the Spring Sentiments stamp set and Splish Splash Sentiments stamp set.
Have you ever used colored pencils on ECD’s Soft Finish Cardstock? Did you enjoy the results as much as I did? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.
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.
Hey Friends! It’s EK popping in today to share are really fun shell shaped card featuring some of the new dies from Joset’s latest release. Not that long ago, a family-friendly movie came out with a giant crab who craved shiny things. It is also one of my teenager’s favorite ‘villains’ of all time. And when I look at the new Seashells die set, all I can see is that shiny loving crab. So today I thought I would create my own version of this greedy villain.
Step One: Die cut the seashell card frame from the new Oyster Shell Card with Pop Up die set from some Pale Peach Soft Finish Cardstock. Fold the card along the die cut scored line.
Step Two: Using a blending brush and some Distress Oxide, blend some Brushed Corduroy and Vintage Photo onto the seashell. Spritz with some water to create speckles on the seashell.
Step Three: Using some 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock die cut the pieces from the new Seashell die set.
Step Four: Blend some Distress Oxides onto the die cut pieces. I used a base of Brushed Corduroy on all the seashells and then added a touch of color for the rest. I used Tumbled Glass, Fossilized Amber, Abandoned Coral, Victorian Velvet and Crushed Olive to color the different shells. To color the crab body parts, I blended some Brick Red and Aged Mahogany. For the eyes and the ‘hole’ into the shell I used Walnut Stain and Black Soot.
Step Five: Using some Kids Choice Glue, adhere the pieces of the crab together.
Step Six: Using Kids Choice Glue, add the seashells and crab to the bottom of the shell card frame.
Step Seven: Add shiny baubles to the sea shells. I debated long and hard if I should use jewels, drops, sequins or the baubles, and in the end, I liked the colors of these. Finally I used a little Transparent Crystal Craft Drops for the eyes of the crab.
Step Eight: Finally stamp a sentiment from the Splish Splash Sentiments stamp set onto the shell frame. I used a little Brushed Corduroy Distress Oxide to stamp the sentiment.
I hope you find my card as much fun as I do. My teenager has already stolen it and placed it on their pin board (I not surely full my teenager fully understand the purpose of a handmade card, but I love they they love it none the less).
Let us know in the comments below how you would use the new Oyster Shell card frame. Until then, Happy Crafting.
Hello friends! It’s Sandy Diller here with you today and I have a fun summer card that makes me think of warmer days ahead. I’m using dies from the latest release from Joset Designs along with the Safari Jeep, which is one of my favorites. I have lots of good stuff to show you, so let’s get started. (I also have a step-by-step video below!)
This card is a 5.5″ wide by 6″ tall card. It is an unusual size but it needed to be big enough to hold all the dies as well as fit in a 6″ X 6″ envelope. It is an easel card that folds flat for mailing.
Let’s start with our card base which is 12″ X 5.5″ and then scored at 6″ and then again at 8.75″ to create the easel.
In addition to the base, you will need a panel that is 5.5″ X 6″ for the front panel. I used White Soft Finish Cardstock for both of my panels.
On the smaller panel I created clouds by first making a template using the cloud die from the Adventure Edges. I keep this in the envelope with the die set so it is always handy.
By moving the template down and changing the angle each time you add ink it makes a lovely cloudy sky.
Using the Ocean Edges, I cut a panel of sand from manila cardstock and added some Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I then added the panel to the sky panel at the bottom.
Using the Sand Crab die set I cut and assembled my Crab. I used Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back of the mouth and eyes to create a sticker for easy assembly.
Using the Safari Jeep die set I cut and assembled the Jeep. I wanted my Jeep to look rusty so edged it with brown ink.
Next I added the “Crab” Driver
After cutting out what I needed from the Diving Accessories die set, they were colored and assembled into the Jeep with the Crab Driver.
Then everything was added to the panel with the sky and sand.
After cutting and inking a panel with a wave cut at the top(from the Ocean Edges die set), it was scored at 2.5″. The panel was then place on the inside of the card using foam tape.
The panel with the Jeep was then added to the front of the card lining up the bottom edges.
For the finishing touches, one of the shells was stamped with “Beach Bun” from the Splish Splash stamp set. More shells were added to the bottom of the card.
Check out my step-by-step tutorial video for this project!
Thanks for joining me today and have fun, think summer!!
Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. I have a fun card to share with you using the new Under The Sea release. Below are the steps to create your own Beach Scene 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 – Diecut Adventure Edges (the cloud die) on scrap Cardstock. Place the diecut on the front of the card and apply using a Blender Brush and Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass. Repeat this step until you reach the middle of the card.
Step 3 – Diecut Sea Weed (the sand die) using White Soft Finish Card. Ink it using a Blender Brush and Ink of your choice.
Step 4 – Stamp Splish Splash sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black Ink towards the left bottom of the sand created from Step 3.
Step 5 – Diecut Ocean Edges (x2) and apply ink to the top and fading out. Adhere to card the 2 waves and the sand from Step 3 using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.
Step 6 – Diecut Sea Weed (the stones, treasure chest and sea weed). Ink the pieces and assemble the treasure chest using Kids Choice Glue. I used Matte Metallic Cardstock for the treasure chest trims. Adhere the treasure chest, stones and sea weeds to the card front using Kids Choice Glue.
Step 7 – Diecut Sea Shells (crab) using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the pieces and assemble using Kids Choice Glue. Adhere to card using Kids Choice Glue. For added interest apply dots to the eyes using a White Gel Pen.
Step 8 – Diecut Lighthouse (Sea Gulls) x 3 using soft grey Cardstock. Adhere to card using Kids Choice Glue.
This card is great for any occasion you may have forgotten. You can always change the sentiment for a different occasion. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!
It’s Joset here today sharing this Sea Shells & Lighthouse card with you. Although we still have a little bit of snow on the ground here in Banff, I felt like creating a summery card. I used the Lighthouse, Shells Large, Shells Small, Fitted Rectangles and Stitched Rectangles dies, as well as my favorite Soft Finish Cardstock from Elizabeth Craft Designs. And, of course, my go-to Distress Ink to add a touch of color. Let’s get started!
1. Cut Pink Peach Soft Finish Cardstock 5 3/4″ x 9″. Score at 4 1/2 and fold in half to create your card base.
2. Cut rectangle from White Soft Finish Cardstock using the largest rectangle die from the Fitted Rectangles. Use an ink applicator tool or sponge to add color at the edges with Tattered Rose Distress Ink. Adhere to card front.
3. Cut another rectangle from the same cardstock, this time with the second largest rectangle in the Stitched Rectangles die set. Add Tattered Rose Distress Ink to the edges as in step 2. Layer to card front, centered.
4. Die cut 1 solid lighthouse, 1 lighthouse overlay, 1 lighthouse balcony and 1 anchor from White Soft Finish Cardstock. For the overlay and balcony, back the cardstock with Double Sided Adhesive first before die cutting. Save the die cut leftover pieces from the bottom part of the lighthouse and the lighthouse door as you’re going to color these and place them back into their original spots later in the project.
5. Color lighthouse overlay and the 3 leftover die cut pieces with Tattered Rose Distress Ink.
6. Adhere the lighthouse overlay to the solid lighthouse and place the die cut pieces back where they began.
7. To complete your lighthouse, adhere the balcony.
8. Die cut various sea shells from White Soft Finish Cardstock using Shells Large and Shells Small. For each shell, die cut a solid piece and the matching overlay (for the overlay, apply Double Sided Adhesive on the back of the cardstock first before die cutting) and save the leftover die cut pieces from the overlay.
Now it’s time to color the shells. Use the same method for all of them as you see in the step by step photos showing the scallop shell.
9. Color the bottom part of the solid shell and the shell overlay with Tattered Rose Distress Ink.
10. Adhere the overlay on the solid shell and place the leftover die cut pieces back where they began. For the large scallop shell, leave out the small pieces at the bottom. Because that area on the solid shell has been colored, leaving those off creates extra dimension.
11. Using your bending tool and Distress Ink, gently apply a touch of ink in a circular motion over the complete shell to add some color to the leftover pieces you just placed back in their original ‘parking places’. Shade the bottom of the shell with just a bit more ink.
12. Repeat step 9, 10 and 11 to color the rest of the shells. Use the leftover die cut pieces from the overlays where you would like to add more dimension or just color the solid and overlay as I did with the two smallest shells and discard the leftovers.
13. Adhere lighthouse and shells to card front as shown. Overlap the shells and use one or more layers of foam tape for added dimension. Add string to the anchor, then pierce a hole at the top right corner of the card and tie the anchor in place. Note that the shells are at angles and the starfish is centered below the lighthouse as the final (topmost) layer.
I hope you enjoyed creating this Sea Shells & Lighthouse Card made with the lovely Soft Finish Cardstock and Distress Ink!
Hi, Jackie Smith here. When I saw the new Seashells and Lighthouse Peel-Offs, I immediately thought of doing a shaker card. It’s really easy using the Ring Accordion die by Karen Burniston.
1. Create card base using blue cardstock. Cut 6″x 11″ rectangle; score and fold in half (left-fold card is 5.5″x 6″)
2. Cut light cream patterned paper 5 1/4″x 5 3/4″. Cut blue swirl patterned paper 5″x 5 1/2″ and adhere to cream paper using Double-sided Adhesive. Cut cream seashell patterned paper 4 3/4″x 5 1/4″ again adhere to blue swirl paper. Cut out circle using Ring Accordion die using blue dot paper and a piece of acetate.
3. Black Place black Seashell Peel-offs and black Lighthouses Peel-Offs onto white cardstock with double sided adhesive on top. Cover Peel-offs with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and polish glitter with your finger. Use a brush to brush off the excess glitter. Follow Els’ step by step instructions for this technique HERE.
To assemble the shaker card
4. Trim off the long side tab and cut out the center circle. Trim the acetate to fit inside the circle frame and adhere using Double-sided Adhesive. Cut waves out using Outdoor Edges using blue paper as shown. This will be adhered to the top part of the circle in the shaker card. To make the sand, mix a drop of Distress Re-inker in Frayed Burlap with some Silk Microfine Glitter in Warm Diamond. Set aside any extra for another beach theme project. Apply Double-sided Adhesive to bottom of circle, then pat down the sand. Let it dry. Add the glittered fish peel-off to the circle just above the sand as shown.
5. Apply foam tape around the Ring Accordion edge and apply over the circle, leaving a little hole at the top to add blue beads. Add netting before apply to the card base.
6. Add Seashell, rope, crab, seagull and lighthouse as shown. Add Transparent/Gold Glitter Dots for bubbles.
7. Stamp sentiment onto white cardstock using Pool Pigment Ink. Cut around the sentiment with a circle die. Die cut a blue cardstock scallop edge circle. Adhere scallop edge circle to card. Top it with the sentiment using pop dots for dimension. TIP: There are circle and scallop edge circle dies in the Circle Accordion and Ring Accordion die sets by Karen Burniston – pick the sizes you like best.
Debra back again to share a tribute to summer with you. Even though fall has officially begun, here in Texas it’s still blazing hot, sunny and green. It sure doesn’t feel like fall! My mind keeps heading back to the beach and the wonderful days of summer I am not quite ready to let go. The new Seashells Peel-Offs inspired me to take those feelings and create a card to embody sun, surf and the carefree life.
Here’s how I made this card:
1. Fold a piece of white 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 cardstock in half to form a standard A2 size base. Emboss the front half with the Mini Mosaics Embossing Folder.
2. Cut a piece of white cardstock to 3 3/4 x 5. Cut a rectangle out of the middle leaving a 1/2″ edge all around to form a frame shape. Save the middle panel, we will use that to build our seascape.
3. Using a textured embossing powder sprinkled with a little Fire Opal Silk Microfine Glitter, heat emboss the bottom third of the frame to give the look of sand.
4. Pick 5 seashells from the new Seashells Peel-Offs and place them on a page from a cast-off book or piece of sheet music. Lightly smudge with brown ink to give a vintage look and to add the illusion of some texture. Color with a clear glitter paint pen to add shimmer.
5. Roughly cut around peel-offs and adhere them to a piece of white cardstock for more stability. Then fussy cut peel-offs. *Note- using a black marker to cover the cut white edge is a great way to hide any areas that didn’t get trimmed closely enough. Just be careful not to let the marker jump to the front of your shell and leave a mark. Work slowly and you should get good results.
6. Tear strips of three shades blue cardstock- dark, medium and light, into thin uneven strips. Adhere them to the rectangle piece cut in step 2 starting with the lightest color at the top overlapping with a darker color until the whole piece is covered. Add a few random darker pieces in for more interest. Curl back some of the edges for added texture.
7. This is the completed panel. Do not trim the excess off the sides unless they stick out past the edge of the frame. The extra length on the side will cover any gaps when you adhere the panel behind the frame.
8. To assemble the card, add foam adhesive to the back of the frame. Only peel the liner off the bottom edge. Center it on the card base and adhere down the bottom edge only. Add adhesive to the back of the torn panel. Slide the panel behind the frame, center it and secure down. Peel the liner from the rest of the foam adhesive on the back of the frame and secure down.
9. To complete the card, arrange the seashells on the front. Die cut Hello from white cardstock and adhere to top of frame. Free hand cut two tiny “seagulls” from the edge of the sheet of Peel-Offs and add to the sky on the torn panel. Here is another look:
I hope my card helped you hang on to summer just a little bit longer! Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!
This card uses one of the brand new Peel-Offs from Elizabeth Craft Designs – Seashells! I love everything related to the sea, so I was particularly happy to play with these.
1. Cut card base 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score at center and fold.
2. Cut patterned paper 4″ x 5 1/4″. Adhere to card base.
3. Adhere Double-Sided Adhesive to white cardstock.
4. Peel off protective backing and turn it over on the table in front of you with the shiny side up. Peel off the two seashells and the crab sticker as shown in the picture above and place stickers sticky side UP on protective backing. Pick up adhesive covered cardstock and turn it over onto stickers. Turn over so the cardstock is on the bottom and peel off protective backing. Stickers will now be right side up on top of adhesive.
5. Cover adhesive with Silk Microfine Glitter. Shake off excess. Burnish with finger.
6. Repeat steps 3-5 until all stickers are coated. Use Fire Opal, Orange and Forest Green Silk Microfine Glitter for the other seashells.
7. Color Cool Diamond glittered seashells and crab with Copics or other alcohol-based markers as shown in the photo above, blending from lighter to darker tones for dimension.
8. Cut out all images.
9. Adhere knotted twine fishing net to card.
10. Use dimensional foam adhesive to adhere crab and seashells to card.
11. Die cut Hello from black and white cardstock. Layer and adhere with white on top, slightly offset to allow black to show as a shadow.
Judi Kauffman shared some happy summertime cards she made as a guest designer for Norwegian stamp company Rubber Dance. She used Tsukineko Timber Brown StazOn ink to stamp the shells on White Iris Shimmer Sheetz. Using the same ink, she stamped the mesh, image with mother and child, and Anne Morrow Lindberg quote on Worldwin Paper’s ColorMates Smooth & Silky 90# White cardstock. The two dotted backgrounds are Yellow and Blue Iris Shimmer Sheetz embossed with Lots of Dots Folder, lightly sanded to bring out the white core of the SS and tone down a bit of the sparkle. Cardstock pieces and the shipping tag were sponged with Ranger Adirondacks Brights in Sailboat Blue and/or Sunshine Yellow. She used Prismacolor pencils to color the water and sky on the card with mesh background. All three Kraft Brown card bases measure 5” x 7”. The little yellow bubbles are die-cut from Yellow Velvet Adhesive sheets. Judi photographed the cards on her patio in the late afternoon so they would be dappled in sunlight – a nice touch!