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Halloween Party

October 21, 2021

Hey Friends! It’s EK, and I am popping in today with a fun Halloween card. There is nothing easier than getting ready for the spooky with the festive Ilse and Charlene stamp set Halloween Party.

Step One: On a piece of trimmed 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock, stamp the cat image from the Halloween Party stamp set in the middle of the page using alcohol friendly ink. Add a piece of masking tape over the stamped image. Stamp other images onto the cardstock to finish the scene.

Step Two: Using an alcohol friendly ink pen, draw a simple line to ground the scene so that the cat and pumpkins look like they are on a table and the witch is standing behind it.

Step Three: Using alcohol markers, color the scene. I used my copics.

Step Four: Fill in the negative space with stencil work. I used the Pattern Stencil Pack and Distress Oxide in Crushed Olive. Add more ink around the edges of the card removing the white sections.

Step Five: Add some Craft Drops around the sentiment. I used both Pearl Olive and Metallic Gold.

I hope today’s project is making your as excited about Halloween as I am. Make sure you pop over to the store and pick up this stamp set before it is gone since at the moment you can acquire it at an amazing sale price.

Do you like crafting for Halloween. Let me know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.



Art Journal Collection Joset Designs Summer Journal Special

Winter Birdhouse

January 12, 2021

Hi there,

it’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this Winter Birdhouse.

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • die cut the elements from the Holiday Birdhouse die set from woodgrain, white and colored cardstock
  • add color with Alcohol Markers

Step 2: Creating the Background

  • cut out the tag from the Butterfly Pocket Insert set from watercolor cardstock
  • apply white embossing paste through one of the stencils from the Summer Journal Special set – let this layer dry thoroughly
  • add color with the watercolor palette

Step 3: Assembly and Finishing Touches

  • assemble the birdhouse
  • add a vintage typewriter sentiment
  • thread twine through the hole of the tag

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other
embossing paste
woodgrain and colored cardstock
twine
vintage typewriter sentiment


Cardmaking Joset Designs Planner Essentials Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Purr-fect Day!

July 26, 2020

Hello and welcome! Samantha here with this purr-fect card featuring Elizabeth Craft Designs Cat die along with a few other fun items that work so well with this slim line card.

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Use washi tape to secure a slim line white card front (Card Measurement: 10cm x 21cm) to the craft mat. Next, position the stencil over the white card (leaving 1/3 white space on the top). Secure the stencil down with washi tape.

Step 2: Use a blending tool to blend in a generous amount of light pink ink over the stencil, through to the white card.

Step 3: Reposition the stencil, secure and repeat ink blending until the whole card front is full.

Step 4: Repeat steps 1-3 using dark pink ink. Repeat again using light grey ink. Over lap the ink blending where possible.

Step 5: Use grey and light pink card to die cut the Cat image.

Step 6: Assemble and adhere the cat to the top right corner of the card front.

Step 7: Use pink card to die cut the Planner Labels tag die. Resize the tag by die-cutting the bottom section only.

Stamp the sentiment. Adhere to the card front as shown in main image.

Step 8: Adhere Clear Double Sided adhesive to white cardstock. Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (Fuchsia). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle. Use this glitter card to die cut the small heart from the Planner Labels die.

Step 9: Continue to die cut the small heart section of the Planner Label die – use light pink and grey card.

Step 10: Embellish the card front with the hearts. Die cut the fish skeleton using white card. Adhere these to the card front. Embellish with sequins and a twine bow.

Hope you like todays card inspiration! Slim Cards are very in at the moment – simply by moving the stencil around you can create any sized card you wish!

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Supplies Used:

Other:

Pink/White/Grey Card stock

Sequins

Twine

Die-Cutting Machine

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Pink/Grey/Black Dye Ink

Blending Tool

Googly Eyes

Liquid Adhesive – Glue Pen

Charlene Stamps Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

A Modern Vintage Card

June 18, 2020

IMG_0204Hey Friends!  It’s EK and today I thought it might be fun to try to create a modern take on a vintage look.  Designer Ilse and Charlene’s new stamps and stencils make creating this look so simple with their old school flare.

IMG_0131Step One:  Stamp out on of the images from the Earthy Girls stamp set onto a piece of Watercolor Paper cut out to 4.25×5.5 inches using some water-soluble ink.  I used Weathered Wood Distress Oxide.

IMG_0132Step Two:  Using clean water and watercolor paint brush, fade the ink out over the watercolor paper, making the stamped image look bright and bold.

IMG_0133Step Three:  Using ECD’s Watercolor Palette, add touches of color to the stamped image.

IMG_0134Step Four:  Hand stamp around the edges of the watercolor paper background images from the Words & Layers stamp set using colored ink.  I used Shaded Lilac in Distress Oxide.

IMG_0136Step Five:  Add a sentiment to the image from the Words & Layers stamp set.  I used Weathered Wood Distress Oxide.

IMG_0137Step Six:  Add texture to the card using the Dot Dot Dot… stencil and add gel medium through the openings.

IMG_0138Step Seven:  Let the gel medium dry.

IMG_0164Step Eight:  Highlight the stenciling by adding muted watercolor around the raised portions.

IMG_0205Step Nine:   Die cut the watercolor paper with the Stitched Indented Rectangle die set and adhere it to a piece of trimmed Dusky Lavender Soft Finish Cardstock trimmed to 4.25×5.5 inches using 10mm Clear Doubled Sided Adhesive.  Add the Soft Finish Cardstock to an A2 card frame.

IMG_0206I love how the pale grey and purple tones have a vintage vibe, but in a fun colorful way.

What do you think?  Is this a new look on a vintage vibe?  Let us know in the comments below what your favorite take on vintage crafting projects is.


Art Journal Collection

Delightful Dreams Art Journal Page

May 19, 2020

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you the step by step tutorial for this Art Journal Page.

Step 1: Creating the Basic Texture

  • apply Prima Marketing transparent 3D Matte Gel through the heart portion of the Make your Mark stencil onto a panel of watercolor paper

Step 2: Adding Color and more Texture

  • adhere some torn washi tape strips to the page
  • let Distress Stains (Cracked Pistachio, Gathered Twigs) drip down the page
  • add some Prima Marketing white Heavy Gesso to random spots
  • apply Distress Oxide Ink Black Soot to the xo part of the Make your Mark stencil with a Mini Ink Blending Tool
  • ink up the edges with that same black ink
  • water-down some of the black ink and add some splatters

Step 3: Adding a Die Cut and a Sentiment

  • cut out the beautiful Mandala from kraft cardstock
  • add Prima Marketing Metallique Wax Bronze Age and white gesso to grunge it up a little
  • the sentiment is from the Tim Holtz Big Chat Sticker set

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Other –
Prima Marketing transparent 3D Matte Gel
Distress Stains (Gathered Twigs, Cracked Pistachio)
Prima Marketing white Heavy Gesso
washi tape
Distress Oxide Ink Black Soot
Prima Marketing Metallique Wax Bronze Age
Tim Holtz Big Chat Sticker set

Joset Designs

Your’re my Hero

May 12, 2020

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this super sweet Rainbow Bear Card.

Step 1: Creating the Background

  • apply Prima Marketing transparent 3D Matte Gel through the heart portion of the Make your Mark stencil
  • add color with the Watercolors – I used Vermilion, Orange, Lemon Yellow, Yellow Green, Prussian Blue and Mauve

Here’s the color chart that I created with the new Elizabeth Craft Designs Watercolor Set:

Step 2: Creating the Bear

  • cut out all the elements for the Honey Bear from white Soft Finish Cardstock
  • color the elements with Alcohol Markers and add extra shading with Distress Ink Ground Espresso and a Mini Ink Blending Tool and highlights with a white gel pen

Step 3: Putting it all together and adding a Sentiment

  • adhere the adorable little bear to the rainbow panel
  • stamp the sentiments from the Make your own Sentiment 1 set with Versamark onto two strips of kraft cardstock and heat-emboss them with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder

Have a wonderful day. And next week I am going to show you how to create a completely different project with that same stenciled heart panel.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Other
Prima Marketing transparent 3D Matte Gel
Alcohol Marker
Distress Ink Ground Espresso
Mini Ink Blending Tool
WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
Versamark
white gel pen

A Way With Words Cardmaking Soft Finish Cardstock

Shoot for the Moon

April 25, 2020

IMG_9880Hey everyone!  It’s EK, and I am popping into to share a one layered card to inspire someone right now.  I don’t know about you, but morale is a little low in my house, so I thought maybe I should make some cards to help inspire my kiddos to do their best work.  I just love how the Soar Collection stamp set by Suzanne Cannon is filled with inspirational quotes perfect to inspire anyone.

IMG_9854Step One:  Trim a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×5.5 inches.  Trim a circle out of a piece of masking tape and adhere it to the cardstock.

IMG_9855Step Two:  Blend some water reactive inks onto the Soft Finish Cardstock to create a night sky.  I used Distress Oxides in Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord, and Hickory Smoke.

IMG_9856Step Three:  Using a black water reactive ink, blend ink around the edges of the cardstock to ground the image.  I used Distress Oxide Black Soot.

IMG_9857Step Four:  Using both clean water and an iridescent spray, splatter the cardstock to create stars.

IMG_9858Step Five:  Peel off the mask to expose the moon.  Add some pale blue ink to the revealed area.  I used Distress Oxide in Tumbled Glass.

IMG_9859Step Six:  Tape the A Way With Words Flourished Frame stencil from Suzanne Cannon over the inked cardstock.

IMG_9861Step Seven:  Blend white pigment ink through the Flourished Frame stencil to create a frame around the card.

IMG_9862Step Eight:  Stamp a sentiment onto the card frame from the A Way with Words Soar Collection stamp set.  To be honest, any of the sentiments on the card would be perfect for this card, but I went with the Shoot for the moon sentiment.

IMG_9881I really love how with just a stencil, a stamp set and some ink you can create a really inspiring card.  All of Suzanne Cannon’s sentiment stamp sets are perfect to create on layered inked cards.  If you don’t have any, check out her full line.  Let us know what your favorite A Way with Words sentiment is in the comments below.  Until then, happy crafting.


Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Miss You.

April 23, 2020

Welcome to my April post! Samantha here and today I’m sharing a card using a crafty item I generally don’t use as much as I wish I could! STENCILS! … Hope you enjoy today’s card tutorial.

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Using Soft Finish Card Stock (Silver Grey) cut a card front measuring: 10.5cm x 14.5cm

Step 2: Position the stencil over the card front and secure with tape.

Step 3: Use a blending tool to blend ink onto the stencil through to the card front. Apply a generous amount.

Step 4: Use a new blending tool to blend a second ink colour onto the stencil. Apply a generous amount.

Step 5: Use a new blending tool to blend the final ink colour onto the stencil. Apply a generous amount.

Step 6: Adhere card front to an A6 card base.

Step 7: Take a piece of black cardstock and die cut the Labels 1 die. Using embossing ink stamp the sentiment – from General Sentiments clear stamp set then apply a generous amount of white embossing powder. Heat to set the embossing powder.

Step 8: Trim the sentiment and adhere using foam tape to the side of your card front.

Step 9: Embellish the card with clear sequins and a twine bow.

I’m loving this colour combination and love love love the new Elizabeth Craft Design stencils. I can’t wait to play with them all and try out some fun colour combinations!

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Elizabeth Craft Design supplies:

Others:

Black Card stock

Sequins

Twine

Die-Cutting Machine – Cuttlebug

Embossing Ink/White Embossing Powder/Heat tool

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam tape

Washi Tape

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Distress Oxide Ink

Blending Tool

Art Journal Collection Charlene Stamps

Rusty Artist Trading Card Duo

April 21, 2020

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this Rusty Artist Trading Card Duo.

Step 1: Creating the Background

  • cut a 10” x 15” piece of patterned paper from the Rusty Weathered paper pad
  • add white liquid acrylic paint and some Alcohol Inks for an even rustier look
  • cut the panel into two halves

Step 2: Adding more Texture

  • adhere some torn washi tape to random areas
  • apply Prima Marketing Texture Paste Platinum Crackle through the Story Telling and Make your Mark stencils
  • stamp the large elements from the Words and Layers stamp set with Versafine Clair Fallen Leaves
  • ink up the edges with Distress Ink Ground Espresso and heat-emboss them with Distress embossing powder Vintage Photo

Step 3: Finishing the Project

  • adhere the panel to a slightly larger piece of kraft cardstock
  • add the sentiments – one is from the Words and Layers set and one is from my vintage typewriter stash

Stay safe.

Hugs,

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:


Others:
white liquid acrylic paint
Alcohol Ink
Prima Marketing Texture Paste Platinum Crackle
washi tape
Versafine Clair Fallen Leaves
Distress Ink Ground Espresso
Distress Embossing Powder Vintage Photo
WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
kraft cardstock
Versamark

A Way With Words Joset Designs

Celebrate The Season

December 2, 2019

The 2019 Holiday Season is in full swing. That means lots of cards and gifts and, if you’re like me, you sometimes need a gift or card in a hurry –– this is just for you.

It’s Sandy and I have two quick and easy projects to share with you today. I like to get the most value possible from my crafting supplies, so today I will be showing you how I made a stencil using the Snowflake die set and how I used it to make a card and a gift tag.

I began by cutting the Snowflake die, using only the center portion of the die – you don’t need the outside edge, from a sheet of transparent film, the kind used for presentations (shown below). This works well because I’m using a wafer thin die but a thin packaging material could work also.

I cut the 8.5″ X 11″ sheet in half to fit in my die cutting machine and then cut the snowflake directly in the center. I made two stencils using the large and medium snowflake.

This is a 5.5″ square card so the appropriate size Stitched Indented Square was used along with the Stitched Rounded Square that is one size larger. You could easily make this card any size you prefer using these die sets.

After securing the stencil to the paper with some low tack tape, I began adding the color using a circulare motion in the center. The Picket Fence brushes were used here but a color blender could be used as well.

The second color was added using the same method. The colors I used are Distress Oxide Inks, Broken China and Wilted Violet.

I covered the entire panel using the same method.

The panels were layered together and ribbon was added with a cute little bow.

The word “Celebrate” was stamped and embossed using white embossing powder and then cut out using the banner die.

The banner was added to the ribbon and then all panels were added to the white card base. The corners of the card were rounded to match the rounded squares on the card.

For this clean and simple tag – I used the same stenciling technique and then added some sequines for a little bling. “Cheers” was added to give a festive feeling to the tag. Now I’m ready to party, how about you?

Thanks for joining me and HAPPY HOLIDAYS,

S@ndy

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