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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

Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock Videos

Balloon Cards

March 2, 2020

Hello everyone, it’s Sanna Lippert here again today with another card idea to share. I always keep a box of cards for various occasions ready and constantly keep on adding cards to the collection –– you never know when you need a handmade card! The cards I share today will be an addition to that particular card box.

And here is how they were made:

Step 1: Take the Adventure Edges and die cut a piece of white cardstock with the cloud edge die. Now you have a DIY stencil ready to be used!
Step 2: Place the DIY stencil onto a piece of white cardstock and wipe blue stamp ink onto the background with an ink blending tool along the edge of the cloud pattern. Move a few centimeters down and create a second row of clouds. Repeat throughout the background.
Step 3: Die cut grass from green Soft Finish Cardstock with the grass edge die. Adhere on place overlapping the layers.

Step 4: Take a piece of ModaScrap patterned paper from Fly & Scrap paper pack and die cut balloons from it. Adhere on place.
Step 5: Apply Clear Double Sided Adhesive onto a piece of light blue Soft Finish Cardstock and die cut the balloon strings and bows from it. Adhere on place.
Step 6: Stamp a sentiment with Build Your Own Sentiments 1 stamp set stamps and black stamp ink onto white Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut into a banner or use scissors for cutting. Adhere on place and the card is done.

For the option of creating glitter balloon cards, see the end of the start-to-finish video. Also the patterned paper balloon card steps are shown on this video.

I hope I could inspire you to create fun balloon cards and make several variations of them, while you are at it!

Wishing you all a great, crafty day! See you next month again!
xxx, Sanna

Other:
Sizzix Big Shot A4
White card bases
Black stamp ink
Coffee filters
Distress Ink in blue and pink tones
Ink blending tool
Scissors

Cardmaking Craft Drops Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Shell Yeah

February 29, 2020

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.

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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.

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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.

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Step Three:  Using some 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock die cut the pieces from the new Seashell die set.

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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.

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Step Five:  Using some Kids Choice Glue, adhere the pieces of the crab together.

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Step Six: Using Kids Choice Glue, add the seashells and crab to the bottom of the shell card frame.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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Let us know in the comments below how you would use the new Oyster Shell card frame.  Until then, Happy Crafting.

EK Gorman

Cardmaking Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock Videos

Beach Bum Easel Card

February 26, 2020

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!!

S@ndy

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

A Set Of Cute Hippo Baby Cards

February 23, 2020

Hello everyone, it’s Sanna Lippert here again today with a set of “build-a-Hippo” baby cards. I adore this little die cut die so much –– it’s perfect for so many occasions, and practically made for creating baby cards! And while I was at it, I created a set of three. You never know when you’ll need one!

This is how I created the cards:

Step 1: First take a sheet of White Soft Finish Cardstock and die cut 3 sets of Hippos. And don’t forget to die cut the feet six times!! 🙂
Step 2: Next take a sheet of Soft Sky and Dusky cardstock and die cut two sets with the Stitched Rounded Rechtangle from the blue paper and one set from the lilac one.
Step 3: Take a white Soft Finish Cardstock sheet (or glitter cardstock) and die cut three sets with the Postage Stamp Rectangles die cut die.
Step 4: Ink the hippo pieces with grey and pink stamp ink, but leave the eyes and teeth white.


Step 5: Now cut blue and purple patterned paper into a card size from the polka-dotted “Thinking about Polinesia” paper. Adhere onto the card base.
Step 6: Attach a piece of ribbon in blue and pink onto the cards, then adhere the rechtangle pieces on place. Start with the postage stamp piece and adhere the rounded rectangle on top.
Step 7: Add a stamped sentiment using the Ahoy Sentiments or the Build Your Own Sentiments 1 stamp set and black stamp ink.
Step 8: Color the tiny eye pieces with a black marker and adhere in place.

To give you a better idea of each and every step, I’ve again recorded a video for your to watch. I hope you like it!

I hope I inspired you to play with your dies a little today and create a few cards yourself! I’ll be back with another project next month.

Until then, happy crafting!
xxx, Sanna

Other:
White Glitter Cardstock
Hero Arts Shadow Ink – Bubblegum, Soft Granite
Black stamp ink – Hero Arts
Ribbon
Sizzix Big Shot
Black Sharpie

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