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Set of mixed media cards

August 4, 2021

Hello everyone, it´s Sanna Lippert here again with another guest design team card project share. Today I´m stopping by to share a set of mixed media cards with plenty of white space on them – and colour. I love adding stenciling, droplets and a fun mixed media twist to cards and I´d tought I´d share one of those ideas today with you. Hope you like it!

And here is how created the cards:

Step 1: Take a small gelli plate and apply three colours of alcohol ink onto it. Then take a plain brayer and roll the colour onto the gelli plate to create a faded three-tone-look. After that take a mark making tool of some kind – I used a dotted and a striped brayer – and press it/roll it over the inked layer to create a pattern. Let dry a bit.

Step 2: Next apply a thin layer of white paint over the inked pattern and then place the pattern color down onto the paper and press down to paper with your hands. Then remove the gelli plate and you have a nice pattern to use for your cards. Repeat several times with various colours and mark making tools (you can use stamps, combs, printing tools or even items from your kitchen). Whatever you find suits your project. Next die cut the created patterns into circles using the Fitted Circles die cut die and your die cutting machine.

Step 3: Next grab the Make Your Mark stencil and create patterns to white card backgrounds using the stencil with Distress Oxide tones and an ink blending tool/brush. On some I used just one colour and pattern and on other backgrounds I added two ink tones and the same pattern vertically and horizontally. You can do whatever you find attractive for your project.

Step 4: Now apply a Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet onto a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock and die cut the leaves for each card using the Sidekick Essentials 7 die set. After that stamp sentiments using embossing ink and the Build Your Own Sentiments 1 stamp set onto black cardstock. Then add white embossing powder onto the stamped areas, dabb the residue off and heat set with a heat tool. Now adhere the leaves onto the card base. I arranged them around the circle piece to create a cluster, because I like it that way. It leaves plenty of white space to the card still.

Then adhere the circle using 3D foam adhesive pads. This creates a bit more texture and interest to the card. After that grab some water colours (I used black on my cards) and add droplets with the water colour to the cards. Let the droplets dry properly and then finish the card off by adding the embossed sentiment on top of the circle piece and if you want, add a few buttons for additional decor. I adhered the buttons with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the card. For additional decor you can also add some Craft Drops to the cards in various colours in the very end. Make sure you let the drops dry properly, before mailing your cards, otherwise they might smear.

Here are the finished cards:

When creating cards like this, I like to use the same basic idea, but do slight variations. That way every card is still unique, but since I already have all the tools out, I get more cards done at once. You never know when you need one!

I hope you enjoyed this idea and give it a try yourself. You can also replace the alcohol inks with paint, if you don´t happen to own any. Also if you don´t own a gelli plate (or you are not that much of a mixed media person), replace this step by just die cutting a fun patterned paper for the circle piece.

See you again next month with another card tutorial. Wishing you all a fabulous August!!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:
Sizzix Big Shot A4
Distess Oxide Inks by Ranger Inc.
Ink Blending tool by Ranger Inc.
Nuvo Embossing Ink by Tonic Studios
Paint Brush
Gelli Plate by Gelli Arts
Brayers (plain and patterned)
Alcohol Inks by Ranger Inc.
White acrylic paint
Heat tool by Ranger Inc.
White Embossing powder by Ranger Inc.
3D foam pads
Scissors and buttons
Acrylic block for stamping

A Way With Words Cardmaking Craft Drops Inspiration from the Design Team Soft Finish Cardstock

White Washed Crafting

July 24, 2021

Hey Friends! It’s EK, and today I am creating a little bit of a festive card using a Christmas die from designer Suzanne Cannon that really could be used year round. However, I am also using one of my favorite crafting techniques leaving the project all white for a touch of crisp elegance. I just love how ECD’s Soft Finish Cardstock makes this technique so flawless.

Step One: Die cut two frames from 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock. Use the Stitched Indented Rectangle die set for the large frame, and two of the Stitched Indented Square dies for the smaller frame.

Step Two: Using more 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock, die cut a third frame and the sentiment from the Love Joy & Peace Christmas Ornament die set.

Step Three: Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the large rectangle frame to an A2 card frame.

Step Four: Using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the square frame to the card on a diagonal. Trim off excess.

Step Five: Using a liquid adhesive such as Kid Choice Glue, adhere both the ornament frame and the sentiment to the center of the card.

Step Six: Adhere a few white and iridescent sequins to the card frame for more visual interest.

Step Seven: Finish off the project with a few dollops of both Transparent Crystal and White Craft Drops.

I hope you enjoyed this super simply yet elegant project.

Do you ever create in just one color? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.


Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs

Koala Sentiment Background

July 8, 2021

Hey Friends! It’s EK, and today I am creating a card featuring not only Joset’s sweet Koala die set but most of the sentiment stamps from the Bear Hugs stamp set. There are so many wonderful sentiments on this stamp set it is difficult to pick just one, so instead I created a background using them all.

Step One: In a stamping platform line up in a pattern the sentiments from the Bear Hugs sentiment stamp set into a block. Using a light blue ink, stamp the pattern onto some 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Two: Slide the cardstock over and stamp the pattern again onto a clean section of paper.

Step Three: Slide the cardstock down, letting it hang out of the stamping platform, and stamp the pattern.

Step Four: Repeat step two and three until the whole piece of paper is inked.

Step Five: Die cut the cardstock using the Stitched Indented Rectangle die set.

Step Six: Using the same ink you stamped with, blend it around the edges of an A2 card frame.

Step Seven: Adhere the die cut sentiment cardstock to the card frame using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step Eight: Using 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock, die cut the piece of the Koala die set.

Step Nine: Color the die cut piece with alcohol markers. I used my copics.

Step Ten: Using a liquid adhesive, assemble the Koala die set.

Step Eleven: Adhere the the Koala to the card frame, centering him onto of all the sentiments.

I hope you find my project as absolutely cute as I do. It was really fun to make, and I can’t wait to create a new one with a different sentiment stamp set.

Which stamp set would yo use to create your own sentiment background? Let us know in the comments. Until then, happy crafting.


Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Planner Essentials Shimmer Sheetz Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Masculine graduation cards

July 7, 2021

Hello there everyone, it’s Sanna Lippert here again with another guest design team project. For today’s cards I created a set of two masculine, clean and simple, graduation cards. As my son finished high school level and exams this June, I need a nice card for his graduation festivities.

I used woodgrain patterned paper and instead of flowers, just leaves to add a special touch to the card. Also, the leaves are done out of Shimmer Sheets, to add just a touch of festivity to the card. Here is how the card is done:

Step 1: Take light blue Soft Finish Cardstock and using the Summer Fun Sentiments stamp set and grey Distress Oxide stamp ink, stamp the sentiment “well done” onto the carstock.

Step 2: Next die cut a piece of woodgrain paper using the Stitched Rounded Rectangles die cut die and then stamp “I´m so proud of you” with black stamp ink onto it using the Build Your Own Sentiment 1 stamp set.

Step 3: Take a darker blue toned cardstock to mat the stamped cardstock strip. This will make the stamped element stand out more from the background. Then adhere the pieces onto the cardbase.

Step 4: Take a piece of Shimmer Sheet and apply a Clear Double Sided Adhesive sheet onto it. Now run the sheet thru your die cutting machine, but don´t die cut the image thru (don´t use a metal plate in your die cutting machine). This way you will get an embossed image. Next take your precision scissors and cut around the edges of the “embossed” image.

Step 5: Adhere everything on place and add some faux stitching around the edges to finish off the card. Optionally you can also add a few Craft Drops for decor or leave the card as it is. You now have a easy-to-mail, flat, yet decorative, masculine card done.

Since I had all the products alraedy on my desk, I also did a second card using the same basic idea and the same products, but modified the idea a little. This is a great way to strech one basic idea and make several variations of it at once. Besides, it is always good to have a card or two for just in case as backup!

I hope I could inspire you to create masculine clean-and-simple styled cards yourself! See you again next month with another card tutorial. Until then, wishing you a lovely June.

Happy crafting,
Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:
Sizzix Big Shot A4
Ranger Distress Oxide Iced Spruce
Acrylic block for stamping
Hero Arts Black Chalkboard stamp ink
3D adhesive foam

Charlene Stamps Inspiration from the Design Team Uncategorized

In ‘Your Likeness’ Bookmarks

June 28, 2021

Hey Friends! It’s EK and today I am creating a few bookmarks for my kids using Ilse and Charlene stamps. During summer months, the deal between my kids and myself is if they read daily, I will leave them alone. They are holding up their end of the bargain, but it seems they are constantly stealing my notes and reminders to stick inside their novels. So today I thought it would be fun if I created a some bookmarks in their likeness for them to use instead.

Step One: Die cut four bookmark bases using the Diagonal Stitched Fishtails die set out of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Two: Stamp from the Ilse and Charlene stamp collection in alcohol friend ink images in the likeness of the people in your life. I used Lady & Gentleman, Funky Chicks, and Pure Spring stamp sets for my family.

Step Three: Color in the images. I used copic markers.

Step Four: Add a sentiment to each of the book marks. I used one from the Moments of Life stamp set.

Step Five: Using a background stamp from the Moments of Life stamp set, add texture to the bookmark.

Step Six: Repeat step five using a different background stamp from the Moments of Life stamp set..

Step Seven: Blend ink through the Pattern Stencil Pack stencils onto the bookmarks. I coordinated color with each shirt. For my middle child I used the wacky lines stencil and Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxides.

For my youngest, I used the circle stencil and Salty Ocean Distress Oxides.

For my son I used the dash grids and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide.

Finally, for the bookmark I created for myself I used the rose buds stencil and Pine Needles Distress Oxides.

Step Eight: To finish the bookmarks, add coordinating thin satin ribbon.

I hope you think these book marks are as much fun as I do. Make sure you check out the whole Ilse and Charlene’s stamp line to see which images best showcase your family.

Which image would you use to create a likeness for those you love? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.


Uncategorized

What A Day

June 15, 2021

Good morning!
Laura here today to share a fun and bright summer layout!

To create this layout:

Step 1 – cover your Soft Finish cardstock with clear gesso and allow to dry or heat set

Step 2 – Use your favorite ECD stencils with texture paste or molding paste (I used the Pattern Stencil Pack, the Make Your Mark, and the Dot Dot Dot)
Step 3 – color your paper with a mixture of colors using the Watercolor Palette and allow to dry

Step 4 – Trim coordinating papers to 2×12, 1×11, .75×11, 6×4.25, 4×6, a photo mat, .25×5, .5×4.25, 1×3.5 and distress all the edges then adhere as shown

Step 5 – Die cut and assemble 5 flowers. I used coordinating papers and white cardstock with florals 7, Florals 9, Florals 8, and Florals 3. I used the watercolor palette on the white flowers after I had assembled them

Step 6 – create your title – I used the Sentiment Strips

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
~Laura

Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Inspiration from the Design Team

Amazing Stencils

June 10, 2021

Hey Friends! It’s EK, and I have been playing around with cardmaking, molding paste, and stencils lately. I find that one of the best collection of stencils for this technique is the line from Ilse and Charlene with their vivid detail and clean lines.

Step One: Onto heavy cardstock, push heavy molding paste through the Spring Flower Mandala stencil. Peel back the stencil and let dry. Make sure to wash the stencil before any of the molding paste dries.

Step Two: Spray liquid ink onto the cardstock. I used a collection of Lindy’s Starburst Sprays. Let ink dry.

Step Three: Polish the ink off the molding paste. Splatter the ink once more onto the paper so it pools in a few places. Let dry.

Step Four: Push more molding paste through one of the stencils from the Pattern Stencil Pack stencils over the ink in several spots. As the paste dries it will absorb the color underneath.

Step Five: Hand stamp the texture stamp from the Make A Wish stamp set with black ink onto the cardstock.

Step Six: Die cut the cardstock using the Stitched Rounded Rectangle die set. Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the die cut cardstock to an A2 card frame.

Step Seven: Stamp two feathers from the Make a Wish stamp set onto some 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock with black ink.

Step Eight: Fussy cut out the feathers.

Step Nine: Using alcohol markers, color the feathers. I used copics in both Violet tones and Blue Violet.

Step Ten: Adhere the feathers to the card frame using 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step Eleven: Die cut a sentiment from the Words 2- Think of You die set. Adhere the sentiment to the card frame.

I just love the way the metallic spray inks reflect around the molding paste of the Mandala stencil.

Let us know in the comments below if you ever play with molding paste and card making? If not, how do you play with your Ilse and Charlene stencils? Make sure to let us know. Until then, happy crafting.


Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Inspiration from the Design Team Stamping

Hand Stamped Printed Paper

May 27, 2021

Hey Friends! It’s EK, and today I am popping in and sharing a few cards I created using hand stamped printed paper I created using Ilse and Charlene’s Stamps and Stencils. I love how you can created exactly the ‘printed’ paper you need using simply papers and monochromatic color scheme.

Step One: Using a diagonal line, hand stamp a fauna stamp from the Spring Fling stamp set onto Watercolor paper using colored ink. I used Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide.

Step Two: Finish stamping the fauna in a diagonal pattern, alternating the direction of the stamp with each line.

Step Three: Spray the images with water, and set with a heat gun.

Step Four: Blend a lighter shade of ink through the Dot Dot Dot stencil and blend extra ink around the edges of the watercolor paper. I used Shabby Shutter Distress Oxide.

Step Five: Repeat step one using three of the flower stamps from the Spring Fling stamp set in a new shade of ink. I used Speckled Egg Distress Oxide.

Step Six: Repeat step two, finishing the diagonal stamping.

Step Seven: Repeat step three, spraying the ink with water. This one did not bleed as much as the others.

Step Eight: Repeat step four, blending ink through the Waves stencil and around the edges. I used Speckled Egg Distress Oxide for the background as well as the stamping.

Step Nine: Repeat step one using the Poppy Dream stamp set. I used Barn Doors Distress Oxide.

Step Ten: Repeat step two, and finish the stamping. Can you tell which row I messed up on?

Step Eleven: Repeat step three, spraying the ink with water.

Step Twelve: Repeat step four, blending a lighter ink through the Make Your Mark stencil. I used Abandon Coral Distress Oxide.

Step Thirteen: Repeat step one using a different stamp from the Poppy Dream stamp set. I used Crackling Fire Distress Oxide.

Step Fourteen: Repeat step two, and finish the stamping.

Step Fifteen: Repeat step three, spraying the ink with water. I really love how this one bleed.

Step Sixteen: Repeat step four, blending a lighter ink through the Make Your Mark stencil. I used Dried Marigold Distress Oxide.

Step Seventeen: Repeat step one using the Journaling Elements stamp set. I used Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide.

Step Eighteen: Repeat step two, and finish the stamping. On this printed paper, I added a second row using one of the sentiments from the stamp set.

Step Nineteen: On this printed paper, I added a second row using one of the sentiments from the stamp set.

Step Twenty: Repeat step three, spraying the ink with water.

Step Twenty One: Repeat step four, blending a lighter ink through the hearts on the Make Your Mark stencil. I used Spun Sugar Distress Oxide for an almost water mark look.

Step Twenty Two: Repeat step one using the Journaling Elements stamp set and the oversized sentiment ‘perfect’. I used Dusty Concord Distress Oxide. I added a second row of stamping using Milled Lavender and the paint brush strip stamp.

Step Twenty Three: For this printed paper, I added a third layer of stamping using the dash stamp set in Seedless Preservers Distress Oxide.

Step Twenty Four: Repeat step three, spraying the ink with water.

Step Twenty Five: Repeat step four, blending a lighter ink through the dash marks on the Make Your Mark stencil. I used Milled Lavender Distress Oxide again, loving how it blended into the stamped image of that same color.

Step Twenty Six: Die cut all six of the ‘printed’ papers using the Stitched Rounded Rectangle die set.

Step Twenty Seven: Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the ‘printed’ papers onto A2 card frames.

Step Twenty Eight: Die cut black and white sentiments for the hand stamp ‘printed’ papers. I used a collection of planner die sets to create my sentiment die cuts. They are from the Planner Essentials 1, Planner Essentials 2, Planner Essentials 4, Planner Essentials 7, Planner Labels, and Retro Label Sayings stamp set. Adhere the sentiments to each of the cards.

Card One

Card Two

Card Three

Card Four

Card Five

Card Six

Do you ever created your own printed paper? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.


Cardmaking Soft Finish Cardstock

You Are Amazing Creating with Florals 6

April 23, 2021

Hello Friends and Welcome! It’s Karan Gerber here today to share some florals with you. I am in love with the floral dies and today I am sharing a technique I came up with using Florals 6. Looking at this die, you might wonder what floral you can make of it. I decided this would make a great peony. 


To begin with we will need to cut a few flowers from Florals 6

Here is my start, creating a 5×7 card base 


I colored all the florals with Tea Rose Archival Ink and the leaves with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and Bundled Sage. I shaped them and then kept them close together while using my glue gun using stamens that complement the color. 


Here is my finished card. I hope I have inspired you to give Florals 6 a try!


Thank you for dropping by today!

Materials Used:

Other Products: Tea Rose Archival Ink; Peeled Paint Distress Ink; Bundled Sage Distress Ink, pale yellow stamens, dress my craft pale rose stamens, seam binding, archival re inker; 

Cardmaking Joset Designs

Down on the Farm

April 18, 2021

Hello friends, it’s Sandy Diller here to share the new Farm Collection from Joset. These little critters are so much fun and so dang cute that it’s hard to stop making them. Today I’m sharing an easel card that shows off these great images.

I don’t know if a donkey can drive a tractor but it’s fun to think about.

I just couldn’t pack enough fun into the tractor so decided to make a little trailer to go with it so I could use even more of these charming characters.

To make the tractor and trailer you will need a large card. I made mine 5″X7″. The card base needs to be 7″X 10″ and scored on the 10″ side at 5″ and 7.5″ (shown in blue). The green panel is 6.75″ by 2.75 and then scored at 1/2″ on the long side. I used the adventure edges to make the grass by lining it up on the score line and then folding upward.

The white panel is 2″X 6.5 and then stamped using the “Life is Better on the Farm” stamp set.

The entire panel was popped up using double sided foam tape but this is a personal choice.

The panel was added to the bottom of the card with the grass section folded upward. This holds the easel portion that is shown above.

The tractor was cut from green (it can be any color you like) then edged with a darker green. For the trailer, simply cut a rectangle. round the bottom edges and add a thin strip at the top.

Add the wheels, I used one large and three smaller ones to make mine. Add some hay if you like.

On a panel made from white Soft Finish Cardstock ( 6.75″ X 4.75″ ). Clouds were added and then a green base followed by some hay bales.

I die cut some of the farm animals – the donkey and sheep were to be placed in the tractor/trailer looking over the edge so I didn’t need to assemble the entire animal but the rooster is another story.

The panel was completed with all the cute animals and the tractor (I popped them up with foam tape).

I hope you have enjoyed a little Hee Haw – Down on the Farm.

Sandy

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