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.
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!
Hey 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.
Step 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.
Step Two: Using clean water and watercolor paint brush, fade the ink out over the watercolor paper, making the stamped image look bright and bold.
Step Three: Using ECD’s Watercolor Palette, add touches of color to the stamped image.
Step 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.
Step Five: Add a sentiment to the image from the Words & Layers stamp set. I used Weathered Wood Distress Oxide.
Step Six: Add texture to the card using the Dot Dot Dot… stencil and add gel medium through the openings.
Step Seven: Let the gel medium dry.
Step Eight: Highlight the stenciling by adding muted watercolor around the raised portions.
Step 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.
I 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.
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.
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
Hey 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.
Step 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.
Step 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.
Step 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.
Step Four: Using both clean water and an iridescent spray, splatter the cardstock to create stars.
Step 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.
Step Six: Tape the A Way With Words Flourished Frame stencil from Suzanne Cannon over the inked cardstock.
Step Seven: Blend white pigment ink through the Flourished Frame stencil to create a frame around the card.
Step 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.
I 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.
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.
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!
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?
Hey Friends! It’s EK and I am wondering if you are you as excited as I am at how easy the new 2019 Christmas Release from Suzanne Cannon is going to make holiday card making this year. No seriously…it is going to make crafting so much easier this holiday season.
Today I am playing with the brand new A Way With Words Flourished Deer die and the new Merry Christmas 3 die to create this simple, yet fun holiday card.
Step One: Trim a piece of Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock to 12×6 inches and fold and score to create a 6×6 card frame.
Step Two: Using the A Way With Words Flourished Frames stencil, blend some ink onto the card frame to stencil in a frame. I used Candied Apple Distress Oxide.
Step Three: Using some 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock, die cut the new Flourished Deer die set. Color the image using your alcohol markers. I used my copics in E31, E33, and E37 for the deer’s body, R46 and R89 for his collar and nose, and Y23, Y26, and Y28 for his bell. I also used some N2 and N4 for the flourished areas.
Step Four: Using some Kids Choice Glue, adhere the nose, collar and bell onto the deer die cut. Adhere the die to the center of the card frame.
Step Five: Die cut the A Way With Words Merry Christmas 3 die from some Ladybug Red Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere the Merry Christmas onto the card frame. I let them be off center for a fun twist.
Step Six: To add a little extra glam to the card I added a strip of silver peel off sticker from the Corners and Borders Straight peel off sticker sheet.
I hope you are as excited as I am about this new Christmas Release. Make sure you pop over and check out the whole new line.