Good morning! I have absolutely LOVED being on the ECD team for past year and half! It has been amazing and I have been so inspired by the amazing people on the team…I hope I have inspired you to create as well! I mainly create scrapbook layout but once in a while I like to create a card and as it is Christmas time it’s the perfect time to create a card!
To create this card: step 1 – create you card base using the white Soft Finish cardstock (my card base is 4.25″ x 5.75″) Step 2 – trim paper to – 4.15″ x 5.5″ Step 3 – fussy cut your sentiment or stamp your sentiment on a piece of paper 2.5″ x 3.5″
Step 7 – die cut a circle or fussy cut one from the patterned paper and another trim a piece of paper to fit the inside of your card Step 8 – die cut out of clear double sided adhesive your favorite holiday sentiment and some snowflakes then add glitter!
Again I would like to thank Joset and Els and everyone at ECD for a fabulous 18 months! I will miss you all! Laura
Hello everyone! It´s Sanna here again with my December card tutorial. I find that sparkly cards during the holiday season are the best choice – always. Therefore I have created a set of six card with the same basic idea today, just modifying the technique from one set to another just a little bit.
For the first card I used the Classic Christmas Special Kit and started with the background die. I applied Sea Glass and Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to the background and then moved on to the creating the baubles.
On the baubles I used Violet, Diva and and Bright Grape Silk Microfine Glitter in combination with Yellow. I finished the baubles with Pewter bits. After finishing the baubles I added a stamped sentiment to the card using the stamp set that comes with the Classic Christmas Special Kit. For additinal decor and texture I added some Craft Drops to the baubles.
For my second card set I used the same idea, but applied all the glitter layers directly to a sheet of Clear Double Sided Adhesive and started with Spring Peridot tone for the background. Then I applied Bright Cranberry, Peony Pink, Copper Rose and Cool Diamond tones to the baubles one after another. First doing the red layers and then adding the white tone. I stamped and fussy cut the sentiment to the card and finished everything with Craft Drops again.
While I was at it, I did a blue-red-white-silver-toned card too. It´s all the same steps, just different glitter tones.
For my last set of three cards I used the same basic idea, but on a smaller piece of paper only creating one bauble per card. I changed the glitter tones on each card to create variation and die cut the bauble with the Dotted Scalloped Circle die. These are more clean and simple in style and much faster to finish, so they are easy to do in series. The sentiment is directly stamped onto the card base with black ink.
Here are a few more in single bauble ones in various colours. I also added plenty of Craft Drops to each of these cards to bring some contrast to them and to make the images pop even more.
To give you a better idea on how I made these cards, I´ve recorded a quite a long video. Hope you get inspired and play some with Silk Microfine Glitter and the Classic Christmas Special Kit. They truly are a perfect match!
As this will be my very last guest design team post, I would like to thank Els, Joset and the whole team for having me! It´s been truly a pleasure being part of the Elizabeth Craft Designs family for so many years. I´ve enjoyed every bit of it and will continue using their products in the future too. I hope to have inspired you all throught the years. If you want to see what I´ll be upto in the future, you can follow my blog and YouTube channel.
Wishing everyone a peaceful and lovely Holiday Season and thanks for a great time!! xxx, Sanna
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Sizzix Big Shot A4 die cutting machine White card bases Hero Arts black stamp ink Ranger Distress Oxide Iced Spruce Acrylic blocks for stamping
Good morning! I am so excited to share my next layout with you! I understand many people avoid using flowers on layouts with masculine photos but I do not! I use flowers on projects about my husband and sons all the time!
To create this layout; Step 1 – Cover your background paper with clear gesso and allow to dry.
Step 2 – using your favorite ECD stencil mix texture paste with your favorite colorant. I used a stencil from the Happy Patterns set and texture paste with brown brusho powder
Hello everyone and happy Saturday! It´s Sanna Lippert here again today with my September guest design team card project share. Who does not love some sparkle in their holiday cards? Well I sure do! Thus, for today´s project I used the gorgeous new Holiday dies by Joset and created two cards. Here they are:
Here is how I created the card(s):
Step 1: Take the slimline background die and die cut a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive with it. Then remove the negative pieces.
Step 2: Next die cut a second – plain piece – of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet in the same size like the slimline background die.
Step 3: Take a slimline card base and adhere the solid adhesive piece onto the card and carefully remove the protective layer without touching it with your fingers.
Step 4: Now place the die cut background adhesive piece on top of the first layer of adhesive, but leave the protective cover on for now.
Step 5: Pick three colours of blue-toned Silk Microfine Glitter and pour them onto the adhesive areas creating an ombré look with the colours. Wipe any residue off with a brush and polish the layer with your finger.
Step 6: Now remove the slimline background die cut piece´s protective cover and pour Silverado Silk Microfine Glitter onto the adhesive areas. Again remove any residue glitter with a brush and then polish the layer with your finger. Also save the protective cover pieces for later – you will need the for the second card.
Step 7: Stamp a sentiment onto a whipe piece of paper with two blue tones of Distress Oxide inks and then die cut it using the Fitted Circles die cut dies. Decorate with inked banners if you want. For finishing touches add a few Craft Drops to the card.
Now use the leftover protective cover from the slimline background die to create a fun, second card.
Here are the steps you need to do:
Step 1: Ink a slimline card base using two light shades of Distress Oxide blues. Then place the protective cover leftover piece on top of the inked card. Use painters tape or washi tape to hold the pieces on place while inking. Then add a darker blue shade of Distress Oxide thru the DIY stencil.
Step 2: Die cut snowflakes from a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet and adhere them onto the inked slimline card base. Pour Pewter Silk Microfine Glitter onto the adhesive stars and polish into place. Then stamp a stentiment onto carstock and die cut with banners if you want to. Adhere on place. Decorate the edges with “faux stitching” using a white gel pen. How fast and easy you can make this second card from leftover pieces of the first one!
Here are some close-ups of the finished cards. If you want to purchase the here featured Christmas special die and stamp kit, ask your local craft store or wait until it will be available at the online store. I truly adore this kit and cannot wait to create more Holiday cards with it!
I hope you enjoyed this card set tutorial! See you again next month with another card idea. xxx, Sanna
Elizabeth Craft Desings:
Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger Inc. Blending Brush Sizzix Big Shot A4 die cutting machine Signo uni-ball white gel pen
Esther’s beautiful book reminiscence 2 really invites you to use it for some beautiful garden pages in my memory planner. And working with the beautiful new collection she designed, made me completely happy. The blooming plants in the garden will do the rest.
For this page I used the set with the rounded corners page which gives your pages something chic. I love it!
Those sweet lovebirds are in another set (Birds on splatter page) and the tab received a stamp. Esther made a very nice set with stamps called “label tabs”.
You are supposed to cut them out, there is no die included, but on this die from the set “folded arrow insert” the stamps fit fine with a little measuring. Handy if you’re not that good at cutting!
The “arrow” is a kind of clip, you slide it around the page. So sweet.
I finished the long tag with reinforcements, a string through it and a charm on it. Really another fantastic extension of the Planner Essentials collection. For this page I used paper from Reminiscence the Book 2, P.E. 38 Birds on splatter page, P.E. 41 rounded corners page, P.E. 44 Folded Arrow insert, CS232 Label tabs and Reinforcement variety pack.
I hope you’re a little bit inspired by my page. Thanks again for your visit and see you next time,
Hey Friends! It’s EK, and I figured it is almost July, so why not started on my Christmas Cards. I pulled out a couple of Suzanne’s A Way With Words holiday dies and my Silk Microfine Glitter to play with and figured it was summer so I might as well play with a pink and teal color scheme.
Step One: On a piece Watercolor Paper, randomly paint pink and teal watercolors from the Watercolor Palette. Let dry.
Step Two: Splatter the watercolor paper with a heavy pink and teal watercolor paint. Trim the paper to fit an A2 card frame and using a 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape adhere it to the card frame.
Step Three: Die cut both the A Way With Words Merry Christmas 3 die set and the A Way With Words Flourished Holly die set out of 8.5″x11″- 5 pack Double Sided Adhesive Tape.
Step Four: Peel the adhesive tape’s backing and adhere the holly back pieces and the Christmas die cut to the card frame.
Step Five: Using the Earth Glitter Palette Vintage Teal Silk Microfine Glitter, color the die cuts. ECD’s Brushes are perfect to wipe off excess glitter.
Step Six: Repeat step five with the holly berries back piece and the Merry die cut using Silk Microfine Glitter Bright Cranberry.
Step Seven: Finish the layers of Flourished Holly die cut by adding the holly outline over the bottom pieces.
Step Eight: Add Ice Teal from the Earth Glitter Palette to the holly outline.
While these color may not be traditional, I love how festive this holiday card turned out. Let us know in the comments below what non traditional colors you like to use on your holiday projects.
And don’t miss out! Suzanne’s Holiday Dies are priced to sell, so make sure you pick up yours before they are gone forever. Until then, happy crafting.
Hello everyone and happy Sunday! It´s Sanna here again with my monthly guest design team project share. I´d like to share a set of clean and simple Valentine´s Day cards with you today. I love using Silk Microfine Glitter and what better occation to do so, than Valentine´s Day! There just cannot be too much glitter on a Valentine´s Day card!
For my first card I´ve recorced a start-to-finish video for you to watch, because I wanted to share how I work with Silk Microfine Glitter and Clear Double Sided Adhesive on such a card. I find it easier to explain the steps thru a video.
For this project I used the Fitted Hearts die set with various red and pink tones of Silk Microfine Glitter as well as the very versatile Build Your Own Sentiments 1 stamp set. See the used products listed at the end of this blog post.
For my second card I got the idea from the Fitted Heart dies. I wanted to use just one big heart as a focal point on a card and that gave me the idea to use the gorgeous Astry Scenery Washi Tape with the die cut die.
Here is how I created the card:
Step 1: Take a piece of paper and cover it with washi tape strips. Step 2: Die cut hearts in two sizes (big and tiny) from the “washi paper”. Step 3: Arrange the hearts onto the card base and adhere on place.
Step 4: Take a dark blue cardstock strip and heat emboss a Build Your Own Sentiments 1 stamp set sentiment onto the strip. Step 5: Fussy cut into a banner with scissors and adhere onto the card with 3D foam pads.
Both of the cards are very easy to do, so if you are planning on doing plenty for Valentine´s Day, you could consider doing one of these ideas, maybe. Wishing you a lovely Valentine´s Day! Let´s send those cards out to family, friends and loved ones, especially this year they mean so much to so many people!
Happy crafting, xxx, Sanna
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Sizzix Big Shot A4 die cutting machine Acrylic block Embossing ink White Embossing Powder White and dark blue cardstock 3D foam pads Heat tool Scissors
Hey Everyone! It’s EK, and I am popping in with a little black and white number today. It is amazing how keeping your color pallate simple, you can create a project with tons of impact. There is just something so classic about black and white, the sentiment dies from Suzanne really shine.
Step One: Trim a piece of black card stock to 4.25×5.5 inches. Layer with 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. I used my crafting surface to help up the adhesive.
Step Two: Trim off excess tape and die cut cardstock with Stitched Indented Rectangle die set.
Step Three: Peel off top adhesive paper and pour Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter over it.
Step Four: Adhere cardstock to an A2 card frame using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
Step Five: Die cut A Way With Words You Are Perfect die set twice, once in black and once in white 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step Six: Adhere the white die cut over the black die cut and adhere both to the cardstock using liquid adhesive. I used Kids Choice Glue.
Step Seven: Finally add a few Craft Drops in White to the project. I used the drops to hide my glue flaws.
I know this card is incredibly simply but I feel it is in itself just perfect. Let us know in the comments below if you like using a black and white color palette as well. Until then, happy crafting.
Hello and Happy New Year 2021! It´s Sanna here again with my January project share. I wanted to create a winter themed greeting card for this month and used the cute Jack Frost die by Joset with Planner Essentials Christmas Figures tree die to create the winter scene.
Here are the steps to the card:
Step 1: Die cut a strip of white paper with Adventure Edges to create a DIY stencil from paper. Use it to ink the background could pattern onto a white card base. Step 2: Apply a Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet onto a piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock and die cut the tree from Planner Essentials 34 Christmas Figures die set. Make sure the adhesive is on the backside when die cutting the whole tree, but pointing towards you when die cutting the filigrane tree die piece. You will need the adhesive on top of be able to add glitter later. Step 3: Now die cut the Snowflake from white Soft Finish Cardstock (also add an adhesive sheet on the back here too for easier adhering). Also die cut a few snowflakes using the Snow Globe die set, but this time again make sure the adhesive is on top.
Step 4: Using Distress Inks, apply color to the tree and the snowman parts. I used tones: Gathered Twigs, Old Paper, Black Soot, Evergreen Bough, Salty Ocean and Spiced Marmalade. Step 5: Apply Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter onto the filigrane tree piece as well as the snowflakes.
Step 6: Adhere the green inked tree onto the card base and attach the filigrane, glittered tree piece on top. Now build the snowman together and adhere all pieces on place. Step 7: Now use the For You stamp set by Sue Smith in combination with Joset´s Winter Sentiments to create the sentiment: “Winter Wishes” and stamp that onto the bottom of the card with black stamp ink. Apply the glittered snowflakes onto the background and the card is done.
I´ve again recorded a start-to-finish video for you to watch. I hope it gives you an even better idea on each and every step of this card.
I hope you enjoy this little card tutorial and get inspired to create fun wintery cards yourself! Wishing you all a nice January!!
Happy crafting, xxx, Sanna
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Other: Sizzix Big Shot A4 Distress Inks – Ranger Inc. Ink blending tool Black stamp ink – Hero Arts Kraft sheet, Acrylic block Black pen – Faber-Castell