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Have A Magical Day Card

June 3, 2020

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. Lately I seem to be in a rainbow mode so I decided that my balloons would have a rainbow colour theme. I absolutely loved the results and loved all the burst of colours. Below you will find the steps to create your own rainbow of balloons 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 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”. Diecut The Cardstock with Stitched Rectangles and Frame It – Stitched Circles to create a window panel. If you don’t have the Frame It then use Fitted Circles. The only difference is that you won’t have a Stitched Circle along the frame.

Step 3 – Adhere any DIY background to the card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. I used Alcohol Inks on Yupo Paper to create an ocean feel background.

Step 4 – Stamp Build Your Own Sentiments 1 using Versafine Onyx Black Ink to the center bottom of the panel created from Step 2. Adhere to card using Foam Tape.

Step 5 – Diecut Octopus and Party Accessories (Balloons x6, Balloon Strings And Party Hat) using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Colour in all the diecut pieces using Alcohol Markers. I used Spectrum Noir Classique Markers. Assemble all the pieces and adhere to card using Kids Choice Glue and Foam Tape. TIP: I placed all my assembled pieces loosely on my card front and when I was satisfied with the placement I used Glad Press’ N Seal to keep the placement. I adhered glue to the Balloons and Foam Tape to the Octopus on the back side then turned it around and placed back to the card front and removed the Glad Press’ N Seal.

This card can be used for several occasions by changing the colours and sentiment. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Products Used:

A Way With Words Craft Drops Stamping

Be Brave, Be Yourself

May 23, 2020

IMG_0073Hey Friends!  It’s EK, and today I am make some unique graduation cards for a very unique time.  Right now nothing feels or looks normal, so crafting a few high school graduation cards in the traditional way seemed inappropriate.  So I thought, it might be fun to create a unique look for these graduates who are learning to grow up too fast.  I found that designer Suzanne’s A Way With Words Be Brave Bold Yourself die set was perfect for the look for which I was aiming.

IMG_0058Step One:  Blend some water soluble ink over Watercolor Paper trimmed to 4.25×5.5 inches.  I used Distress Oxides in Victorian Velvet, Dusty Concord, and Frayed Burlap in an ombre corner to corner blend.

IMG_0059Step Two:  Spray the Watercolor Paper with watercolor spray.  I used Distress Oxide in Tattered Rose.

IMG_0060Step Three:  Let the ink spray dry.  I just love how this turned out and find the look a little romantic.

IMG_0061Step Four:  Die cut the inked paper with the Stitched Indented Rectangle die set.

IMG_0062Step Five:  Die cut the graduation sentiment from the inked paper with the Be Brave Bold Yourself die set.  I choose to use the sentiment ‘Be Brave, Be Yourself’.  The really cool thing about die cutting the way I have, is that you can make two separate cards from this one die cut. You can use the negative inked paper and the die cut works to create two unique cards.

IMG_0063Step Six:  Using 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the inked cardstock to a piece of Lavender Soft Finish Cardstock trimmed to 4.25×5.5 inches.

IMG_0064Step Seven:  Set the die cut sentiment back into the open spaces, and adhere the negative die cut pieces back into the open places using some Kids Choice Glue.

IMG_0065Step Eight:  Adhere the the lavender cardstock to an A2 card frame using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  To finish the first card, add a few drop of Transparent Crystal Craft Drops.

IMG_0070Here is the finished look of the first card using the negative pieces of the die cut from the Be Brave Bold Yourself  die set.

IMG_0066Step Nine:  To create the second card, die cut a second trimmed piece of Lavender Soft Finish Cardstock with the Stitched Indented Rectangle die set.  Adhere the Be Brave Bold Yourself die set die cut piece onto the cardstock using Kids Choice Glue.

IMG_0067Step Ten:  Add some heart stamping from Susanne’s A Way With Words Love & Hearts Collection stamp set using some pale purple ink.  I used Distress Oxide ink in Victorian Velvet.

IMG_0068Step Eleven:  Adhere the cardstock to an A2 card frame for the finished look.

IMG_0072I just adore how these two cards came out and think they will be a fun card for these special 2020 graduates.  Are you creating cards for graduates this year?  Are you creating a traditional looking card or are you creating a unique one to symbolize the uniqueness of these times?  Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping Videos

Retirement cards

May 7, 2020

Hello everyone, it´s Sanna Lippert here again today with my May guest design team card tutorial. I needed two retiment cards for colleagues and wanted to use Elizabeth Craft Designs dies for creating them, because they have several that are just perfect for this occasion.

Here are the steps, on how to create this card:

Step 1: Take a white card base and die cut piece of additional carstock with Adventure Edges to create a DIY stencil. Then using the self-made stencil, apply yellow Distress Ink onto the background to create a cloud pattern.
Step 2: Die cut the waves and the palm tree scenery from white Soft Finish Cardstock using the Palm Trees and Ocean Edges die cut dies.
Step 3: Ink the various pieces with blue, yellow, green and brown Distress Ink tones.

Step 4: Adhere the inked pieces onto the card, starting with the waves. Use Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape for the bigger parts and Kids Choice Glue for the smaller pieces. Also, the tweezers are very helpful, when adhering (or inking) tiny pieces on place.
Step 5: Now add a stamped sentiment and sun onto the card. For this card I used the Beach Sentiments (the sun) and the Build Your Own Sentiments 1 clear stamp sets.
Step 6 (optional): Add some white splatterns onto the waves using white acrylic paint or like I did, pigment sticks and water.

I also created a second card using the exactly same steps, but instead of using the island, I used a sailboat die cut die. Sadly, this die cut die is discontinued, but I added links to altenative products into the supply list that would work on a retirement card as well.

I did the exact same steps, like on the first card, but instead of using the Build Your Own Sentiment 1 stamp set I replaced it with Ahoy Sentiments, because it better suited the boat theme. I hope you don´t mind me using a discontinued die cut die on this card? I tried to find you nice alternatives from the store and also did! You could use the Sailor´s Life stamp and die sets to create a fun sailboat image for this card or replace the boat with a hot air balloon – also listed in the supply list. Both these products would fit the theme of retirement and new adventures very well.

Like always, I´ve again recorded a star-to-finish video for you to watch. I hope you like it!

See you soon with another fun project share! Happy crafting!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Desings:


Other:
Distress Inks in various tones – Ranger Inc.
Ink blending tool and kraft sheet – Ranger Inc.
Scissors
Sizzix Big Shot A4
Paint Brush
Scribble Sticks – Ranger Inc.
Chalkboard black stamp ink – Hero Arts
Acrylic block for stamping


Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs

Thinking Of You Card

May 4, 2020

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. Today’s card is inspired with our current situation globally. With the lockdown we are all thinking of the day we can visit our family and friends. Below are the steps to create your own Thinking Of You Card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 7” x 8 1/2”, score at 3 1/2” and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (Slimline)

Step 2 – Trim Green Cardstock to 3 1/2” x 8 1/2” and adhere to card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 3 – Trim Rusty Weathered Patterned Paper to 3 1/2” x 8 1/2”. Diecut Frame It Stitched Circles 3 times. Start in the middle and then diecut top then bottom for 3 windows. If you don’t have Frame It Stitched Circles you can use Stitched Circles.

Step 4 – Diecut Blooming Branches using Green Cardstock 4 times. Randomly trim and place along with windows from the background created from Step 3. Adhere tips to the backside of the background using Kids Choice Glue. Adhere to whole panel to the card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 5 – Diecut Monkey 3 times using Earth Tone colours (browns and taupe). Assemble and adhere to card using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 6 – Stamp Build Your Own Sentiment using Versamark. Sprinkle White Embossing Powder and remove the excess. Heat set it with a heat tool. Trim and adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 7 – Diecut Words 2 – Thinking Of You (You die) using White Soft Finish Cardstock 3 times. Glue each layer and adhere to card just under the sentiment using Kids Choice Glue.

This card can be used for several occasions by changing the sentiment, background papers and colours. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Products Used:

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Planner Essentials

Bunny Selfie

April 5, 2020

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. I hope all of you are safe and staying home. With these trying times I thought I would share a fun card that is sure to bring a smile. I wanted to mix Planner Product with Joset Designs Product. I love how it turned out. Below you will find the steps to create your own Bunny Selfie 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 (Clouds) and place it on the front of the card at the top to use as a stencil. Apply ink to the edges using Ink of your choice. I used Distress Oxide Ink Tumbled Glass. Repeat this step several times by placing the stencil in a different direction until you reach the bottom of the card.

Step 3 – Diecut Planner Filmstrip using Brown Cardstock. After to card using Kids Choice Glue. Diecut Planner Filmstrip using White Soft Finish Cardstock and adhere the inner rectangles only.

Step 4 – Diecut Bunny using White Soft Finish card. Colour in each piece and assemble. Adhere to card using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 5 – Stamp Spring Sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

This card can be used for several occasions by changing the colours and/or sentiment. Below you will find a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Products Used:

Cardmaking Stamping Watercolor Palette

Hello Sunshine

March 29, 2020

We can all use a little sunshine in our lives right now. It’s Sandy Diller here with you today. I just received my ECD Watercolors in the mail and had to use them right away. I am not a watercolor artist by any stretch of the imagination, I’m a crafter. That being said, I had lots of fun creating this card and love how bright and sunny it is.

There are some fun details to share with you – so let’s get started!

I began with the ECD Watercolor Paper. It is 4″ wide so it’s perfect for an A2 card.

I put the paper in my Misti tool and placed this lovely background stamp where I wanted it. The stamp is much bigger than the paper so it was positioned where I have the images I want. The stamp was inked up with VirsaMark ink and stamped. I added white embossing powder then heat set it.

Since I’m new to watercolor, I had to go out to the garage and find a board that would work. I found an old shelf from a wall unit we no longer have so it was perfect for this use. The shelf is laminated – so it’s great for watercolor. The paper was taped to the board in order to keep it flat. OK, ready to go!

The watercolor set comes with a water brush so mixing up the paint couldn’t be easier. I simply dropped some water on the color. The only extra thing I needed was a piece of paper towel. I covered the entire embossed image with pink and then dropped a little yellow here and there. Then came the hardest part, waiting for it to become completely dry.

Once the background was dry, I began painting the additional colors on the flowers and leaves. When adding the additional colors, you will see how the pink and yellow base coat combines with the new colors. Then once again, wait for it to dry.

While my watercolor panel was drying I gathered up the rest of the card elements. I made the base of the A2 card by cutting a panel from a pretty yellow cardstock that was 5.5″ by 8.5″ and then scored down the center. Using the Rounded Stitched Rectangles – a white panel and then the watercolor panel was cut. “hello sunshine” was stamped and then cut with the Stitched Fishtail Banner die set. Now all we need is easy assembly for a bright and sunny card.

Once everything was dry, some clear ECD Craft Drops were added. Weather you are an artist or crafter, this watercolor set is something you will want to add to your supplies.

Thanks for joining me today,

Sandy

Products Used:

Watercolor Palette

Watercolor Paper

Spring Sentiments

Stitched Fishtail Banners

Stitched Rounded Rectangles

Soft Finish Cardstock

Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Perfect

March 15, 2020

Hey Everyone! It’s EK, and today I am pulling out some old crafting techniques with ECD’s newest designer, Charlene’s stamp sets. Sometimes the best way to showcase something new is by pulling out something old, and seeing exactly how far you can push the technique. I am just loving how Charlene’s Journaling Elements stamp set adds perfectly to this old school smooching Distress technique.

Step One: Smooch several colors of water soluble ink onto a slick surface. I am using Distress Oxides in Pine Needles, Evergreen Bough, and Broken China.

Step Two: Spray the smooched ink with lots of water.

Step Three: Press paper into the wet ink. I used both a trimmed piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock and a piece of Watercolor Paper. Let paper dry.

Step Four: Place stamp from the Journaling Elements stamp set onto an acrylic block. Spray the stamp with clean water and press the stamp onto the inked paper. Repeat several times over the surface of the paper.

What you get is a really cool ghost effect from the stamped image inside the ink.

I am loving the visual look when the stamped water fully dries on the cardstock. It works similarly on both the 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock and Watercolor paper.

Step Five: To finish the project, place a second stamp on an acrylic block. Ink up the stamp and spray it with some clean water. Stamp the image onto the inked cardstock.

I used Evergreen Bough with the heart stamp from the Journaling Elements stamp set.

Step Six: For more visual interest, stamp a floral image onto some 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock using water soluble ink. I used a leaf image from the Garden Flowers stamp set and Distress Oxide in Pine Needles.

Step Seven: Watercolor in the image using coordinating ink. I filled in the leaves with Distress Oxide Evergreen Bough. Fussy cut out the image.

Step Eight: Mount the inked cardstock onto an A2 card frame using some 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step Nine: Add a strip of trimmed Clear Double Sided Adhesive from a sheet onto the cards. I used two strips on the watercolor paper card to fill in the gaps of where the card fell short, and just one on the card.

Step Ten: Peel off the protective paper and add some Silk Microfine Glitter to the adhesive. I used a combination of teal Silk Microfine Glitter from the Earth Glitter Palette.

Step Eleven: Stamp a sentiment onto the card from the Journaling Elements stamp set. I stamped the word with water soluble ink that had been sprayed by water, then stamped it in a traditional way again when the water stamp dried. I used Pine Needles Distress Oxide for the sentiment.

I just adore how not ‘perfect’ the whole card turned out. Its imperfections really create the ‘perfect’ card.

Step Twelve: Finally, adhere the fussy cut floral onto the card frame using Kids Choice Glue.

The fussy cut image really does a wonderful job of grounding the whole project.

I adore how the water marked stamp images in the background are really not noticeable, but still greatly add to the whole project.

Let us know in the comments below what your favorite old school technique is to use when creating with new products. Until then, Happy Crafting.

EK

Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Inspiration from the Design Team Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Create The Things – Spotlight Stamping Technique

March 10, 2020

Hey Friends! It’s EK and today I am creating a card featuring some spotlight stamping using Charlene’s Make a Wish stamp set. All of Charlene’s stamp set designs were just meant to be colored and the spotlight stamping technique is just perfect for these large images.

Step One: Trim a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×5.5 inches. Using some water resistant black ink stamp the sentiment onto the cardstock. Using the large feather from the Make a Wish stamp set, stamp the feather image around the card.

Step Two: Using the coordinating smaller feather, stamp the image into the blank spaces between the large image.

Step Three: Die cut the stamped image using the Stitched Rounded Rectangle die set twice.

Step Four: Die cut some Rust Soft Finish Cardstock using the Fitted Rounded Rectangle die set using dies slightly larger than the ones used to die cut the stamped images.

Step Five: Using some 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the die cut images to the Rust cardstock.

Step Six: Using a watercolor maker and a water brush, add some light brown onto half of the feathers from the middle panel.

Step Seven: Repeat step six, but this time using a dark brown watercolor brush.

Step Eight: Adhere all three panels to an A2 card frame.

I love how the coloring in this technique pulls your eyes not to the color, but instead right to the sentiment. Let us know in the comments below what you think of the spotlight stamping technique used with Charlene’s stamp image. Until then, happy crafting!

EK Gorman

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