It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this delicate snowflake card.
Sadly, this is my last post for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I loved being on the Design Team and if you are looking for a great journey, you should consider to apply for a DT position on this fantastic team whenever possible. Unfortunately, the deadline for this year’s call is already over but I am sure there will be another chance soon.
Step 1: Die-Cutting
die cut one of the snowflakes from the Snowflakes die set – once from white cardstock and once from Pearlescent Cardstock Blue Frost
glue the pearlescent snowflake on top of the white one for an extra sturdy centerpiece
Step 2: Creating the Background
use the branches from the Spring Fling stamp set to create the background
apply Distress Ink (Dusty Concord, Salvaged Patina, Evergreen Bough) to the stamp and mist it with water before stamping onto a rectangular piece of watercolor paper
add splatters with watered-down Distress Ink Evergreen Bough
ink up the edges with Distress Ink Dusty Concord
Step 3: Assembly and Finishing Touches
add the sentiment from the Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs Christmas Time set
add Stickles Crystal to the snowflake
I hope you got inspired.
Take care and I hope to see you around.
ECD Snowflakes Spring Fling
Other white cardstock pearlescent cardstock Stickles Crystal watercolor paper Distress Ink (Evergreen Bough, Salvaged Patina, Dusty Concord) Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs Christmas Time
Hello everyone, it’s Sanna here today with another guest design team project. This card idea originated from a wish to have a die that could cut chevron type backgrounds, which I didn’t own. But then I figured, I actually could use my existing dies to create a chevron pattern as a card background. And while I die cut the “chevrons”, I had plenty of pieces left to create two more fun cards. So one basic idea led to a set of cards that I’m quite happy with.
Here is how I created this card:
Step 1: I first die cut “frames” with the Stitched Rectangles die set by using the largest and the third largest die from the set. This way I had a bigger frame than if I had used the next to largest with the biggest size. I picked yummy, summery pastel cardstock for die cutting. I also kept the stitched rectangle pieces for later. You will see how I used them on the two cards to follow. Step 2: After die cutting the frames I then took a card base and arranged the corners onto it in such manner, that they formed a “chevron” and marked the edges with a pencil. This way it was easier to know where to cut later. After that I just adhered the piece onto the card base with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Out of each frame I got two bigger parts for the chevron pattern and I also saved the smaller ones for the lower and the higher corners. So for this size of a card you only need 4 frames in total.
Step 3: After adhering all the corners onto the card base I took the Planner Essentials 21 “Note Pieces” set and die cut a focal point for the card from black cardstock.
Step 4: I then added a stamped and embossed sentiment using the Planner Essentials “Remember” stamp set with neon green embossing powder. After that I just adhered the sentiment with 3D foam onto the card to create more texture and interest. For finishing touches I added a few craft drops for decor. The residue pieces then let to the second card:
For this one I did the following steps with the residue papers I had left over from my first card:
Step 1 to 3: I placed the stitched rectangle cardstock pieces onto my die cutting machine and places a stitched oval die onto the middle of them and die cut 4 pieces to create the oval background piece for the next card. After that I took a leftover strip of the light blue cardstock and attached Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet onto it and die cut two “Budding Florals” for the card.
I then adhered the flowers on place, applied some liquid adhesive and loose golden glitter onto the upper area of the buds and let that dry. After the adhesive was dry, I just tabbed the residue glitter off. For the sentiment I used the General Sentiments stamp set with white embossing powder and a piece of black cardstock that was die cut with the Fitted Fishtail dies. Very easy, but still very colorful thanks to the multi-colored background piece. This then led to my last card project:
For this card I used the final stitched rectangle pieces, as shown in the steps here:
Step 1 to 3: I arranged the leftover pieces from the previous card onto the card base and cut them into size so that they filled the whole background. Then I die cut a focal piece from white cardstock using the Stitched Circles die cut die. I stamped and embossed a sentiment (using General Sentiments) and florals (using the Spring Fling stamp set) and golden as well as light green and pink embossing powders.
After embossing I inked the circle light yellow with Distress Ink. Next I die cut a piece of golden glitter carstock with the Scalloped stitched circle die to place under the sentiment piece and finished the focal piece off with some Fitted Fishtail dies.
So one idea led to a set of three fun cards and I basically worked with the same paper pieces from start to finish. Here are some close-ups of the finished cards:
I hope I could inspire you to take a second look at your basic dies to use them in a little different way! I´d love to see what kind of ideas you come up with. Wishing you a fabulous July and see you again next month with another card idea!
Happy crafting, xxx, Sanna
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Other: Sizzix Big Shot A4 Pink, black, light green, yellow and blue cardstock Embossing powder by Ranger and American Crafts Golden glitter cardstock 3D foam squares Heat tool – Ranger Loose golden glitter
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.
Do you ever created your own printed paper? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.
It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this Easter Card.
Step 1: Preparation
prepare a rectangular panel cut from Neenah Desert Storm Kraft Cardstock
cut out two eggs from patterned paper and a bow from pink felt using the Color my Easter Eggs die set. (Unfortunately this die set is no longer in stock at Elizabeth Craft Designs. Alternatively you can use the Elegant Easter Eggs Small die set which includes a solid egg and a bow as well. Will include link below.)
you will also need two strands of natural twine
Step 2: Create a Background
stamp some greenery from the Spring Fling Set with Versafine Clair Fallen Leaves
ink up the edges with Distress Ink Ground Espresso
add some splatters with watered-down white acrylic paint
Step 3: Assembly
ink up the edges of the eggs with Distress Ink Pumice Stone
assemble the bow using hot glue
adhere the eggs and the twine to the card
stamp the sentiment from the Spring Sentiments Set with Versamark and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
I hope you got inspired.
Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:
Other Neenah Desert Storm Kraft Cardstock patterned paper felt twine white acrylic paint Versafine Clair Fallen Leaves Distress Ink (Ground Espresso, Pumice Stone) Blending Brush
Hey Friends! It’s EK and I am popping in to share with you a little just because card! In a year filled with crazy ups and downs, one of the things that has become a positive in the year is I have started sending friends and families cards just because I am thinking of them. I am not waiting for their birthday or a holiday, I am just popping a note in the mail and saying “I am Thinking of You!” So with all of these simple no reason cards heading out, I have been upping my game in types of cards I am making and I find ECD’s Ilse and Charlene line of stamps and stencils are perfect for just these moments.
Step One: Stamp and heat emboss small floral images from the Spring Fling stamp set onto a piece of trimmed 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock. I used Rose Gold embossing powder.
Step Two: Using colored pencils, add a little color to the insides of the heat embossed flowers.
Step Three: Blend some ink around the edges of the cards stock. I used Victorian Velvet Distress Oxide.
Step Four: Using the Dot Dot Dot stencil, blend ink through the stencil onto the cardstock. I used Scattered Straw Distress Oxide and a dirty blending brush.
Step Five: Using the Story Telling stencil, blend a contrasting ink. I used Dusty Concord Distress Oxide.
Step Six: Stamp one of the girls from the Earthy Girls stamp set onto a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock. Color the image in with colored pencils. Fussy Cut out the image.
Step Seven: Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, add the background cardstock to an A2 card frame. Add the trimmed girl to the card face using 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
Do you send cards to loved ones simply because? What is your favorite ECD products to use? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting!
Hey Friends! It’s EK, popping in today to share a new card making project using Ilse and Charlene’s stamps and dies. I have seen so many amazing projects using these products in both planners and art journals, and was wondering if I could create something easily awesome on an A2 card. With the combination of ECD’s Watercolor Palette, I think i came up with something pretty sweet!
Step One: One a piece of Watercolor Paper, watercolor an ombre of blue from the Watercolor Palette. Let dry.
Step Two: On another piece of Watercolor Paper, stamp using watercolor safe ink several images from the Spring Fling stamp set.
Step Three: Using the Watercolor Palette and a very loose hand, watercolor the stamped images.
Step Four: Fussy cut out the images.
Step Five: Using the Bubbles die, die cut the ombre watercolor paper.
Step Six: Adhere both the positive and negative Bubbles die cut onto an A2 card frame using a liquid adhesive. I used Kids Choice Glue.
Step Seven: Adhere the fussy cut Spring Fling floral images onto the card frame.
Step Eight: Die cut the sentiment from the ombre watercolor paper using the Words 2 -Thinking of You die set. I die cut each word three times so that the sentiment would have dimension. Adhere the words on top of each other.
Step Nine: Adhere the sentiment onto the card frame.
I Just love how the Bubbles die creates such a unique and interesting background with very little effort. If you haven’t check out the full line of Ilse and Charlene’s stamps and die make sure you pop over. It isn’t just for planners or art journals. It is perfect for all your crafting projects!
Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Imagine Wall Hanging.
To create my Imagine Wall Hanging, I’ve used a variety of dies, stamps and stencils from Charlene and Ilse’s Art Journal Specials Collection as well as dies from Joset Designs. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my wall hanging at home.
Step One. Die cut a 4 3/4″ Stitched Indented Square out of Black Cardstock. Distress the edges of the square.
Step Two. Die cut a 4 1/4″ Stitched Indented Square out of a piece of book page. Place the Storytelling stencil in the middle of the square. Using a palette knife and Texture Paste Opaque Matte through the stencil. Remove the stencil and allow the stenciled area to dry. Once the square is dry, distress the edges of the square. Ink the edges of the square using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Three. Die cut the Bubbles out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to the entire surface of the bubbles. Sprinkle Burnt Copper Leaves embossing powder over the entire surface. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.
Step Four. Die cut the right Ornate Gateway die out of kraft cardstock. Ink the edges of the gateway using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Five. From the Streetlights die, die cut the street lamp out of black cardstock.
Step Six. Die cut one of the blooming branches from the Blooming Branches die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the other bloom out of a piece of book page.
Step Seven. Choose two of the leaves from the Spring Fling Stamp Set. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to both stamps and stamp onto a piece of watercolour cardstock. Colour the leaves in using the Watercolour Palette and a waterbrush. Once the images have dried, fussy cut them out. Ink the edges of the leaves using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Eight. Next, you’ll need the cotton stamp from the First Sights of Spring Stamp Set. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the stamp and stamp onto a piece of watercolour cardstock. Colour the cotton in using the Watercolour Palette and a waterbrush. Once the image has dried, fussy cut it out. Ink the edges of the cotton using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Nine. From the Morning Letters Stamp Set, you’ll need the letters to spell out Imagine. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to each of the letters and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish cardstock to spell the word imagine. Fussy cut the word out. Ink the edges of the word using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Ten. Adhere the 4 1/4″ stitched indented square to the 4 3/4″ stitched indented square.
Step Eleven. Adhere the bubbles to the middle of the 4 1/4″ stitched indented square. Foam square the ornate gate to the middle of the bubbles. Adhere the street lamp to the middle of the ornate gate.
Step Twelve. Adhere the first blooming branch overtop and to the left of the street lamp. Adhere the other blooming branch overtop and to the right of the street lamp. Adhere one of the stamped branches slightly overtop of the left blooming branch. Adhere the other stamped branch slightly overtop of the right blooming branch.
Step Thirteen. Foam square the cotton image to the middle of the branches making sure that you can see part of the street lamp. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the imagine word to the right side of the cotton.
Step Fourteen. Punch two holes at the top of the 4 3/4″ stitched indented square. Tie a piece of twine through the two holes to create the hanging part for your wall hanging.
Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Imagine Wall Hanging.
Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:
Other Supplies Used:
Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
Blending Tool with Foam
Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink, Emboss It Ink and Texture Paste Opaque Matte
Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder
Misc: Black Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock, Book Page and Twine