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Fall Harvest Friends

September 9, 2021

Hi Friends, it’s EK. I don’t know about you, but I am ready for Fall. I am ready for the leaves to drop and the weather to turn into something that needs a sweater and maybe a scarf. At least for me, those days are still pretty far off, but I figured I could at least craft myself into the season. Today I have created a trio of Fall Harvest themed cards using Joset’s critter dies to craft these fall feeling designs.

Step One: Create the backgrounds. Die cut a circle mask using the Stitched Circles die set. Lay on your background to be a harvest moon. In a splatter box, spray a collection of fall inspired colors Distress Sprays onto some already damp Watercolor Paper. I used Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet and Shaded Lilac.

Step Two: Spray Distress Oxide along the top edge of the background. I used Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide. Remove the mask and head seat the background.

Step Three: Spray clean water into the ‘moon’ and let ink run into the white space. Dry. Press ink int any left over ink for a smooched look. Heat set.

Step Four: Repeat steps one through three with a different background color. Here I used Antique Linen, Mowed Lawn, and Forest Moss Distress Stain Spray and Bundled Sage Distress Oxide Spray.

Step Five: Repeat steps one through three for a third time using different colors. Here I sed Antique Linen, Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge Distress Stain Spray and Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide Spray.

Step Six: Splatter each background with reflective shimmer ink. I used Perfect Pearls in both original and pewter.

Step Seven: Die cut the backgrounds with the Stitched Indented Rectangle die set.

Step Eight: Create Harvest trees. Using the Tree die set, die cut three trees out of cardstock. I used black, grey and blue cardstock for my trees.

Step Nine: Emboss each die cut three with a subtle color so the trees each have shine.

I used on the on the grey cardstock Distress Embossing Glaze in Rusty Hinge, on the blue cardstock Distress Embossing Glaze in Tattered Rose, and on the black cardstock on old pot of glitter vintage mahogany embossing powder.

Step Ten: Create the critters. Start by die cutting the critter out of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock. Here I used the Fox die set.

Step Eleven: Using Distress Ink, color the die cut pieces.

Step Twelve: Using a liquid adhesive, such as Kids Choice Glue, assembled the critter. I used the holiday hat trim from the die set to create a scarf for the Fox to wear.

Step Thirteen: Repeat steps ten through twelve with the Moose dies set.

Step Fourteen: Repeat steps ten through twelve with the Owl die set. I also used the holiday hat die in the set to create a scarf for this critter.

Step Fifteen: Adhere the background onto an A2 card frame using 10mm Clear Double Sided Tape. Adhere the tree to the background. Add a critter to the card. I used the blue background, the tattered rose embossed Tree and the blue toned Owl to the first card.

The green background got the glitter Tree and the Moose die set.

The orange background got the rusty hinge Tree and the Fox.

Step Sixteen: Using the Zen Sentiments stamp set, add a sentiment to each of the cards.

What do you think? Did these cards embrace the beginning of fall? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.


A Way With Words Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Good Luck Card

August 7, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Good Luck Card.

To create my card, I’ve used a variety of dies from Suzanne Cannon as well as Joset Designs. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my card at home.

Step One. Choose two pieces of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book. Die cut a 4 1/4″ Fitted Indented Rectangle out of one of the patterned papers. Die cut a 3 3/4″ Fitted Indented Rectangle out of the other patterned paper. Distress the edges of both papers. Ink the edges of both papers using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Choose two coordinating pieces of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book. Die cut a 4″ Stitched Indented Rectangle out of one of the patterned papers. Die cut a 3″ Stitched Indented Rectangle out of the other patterned paper. Distress the edges of both papers. Ink the edges of both papers using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Die cut the Flourished Frame out of a piece of black cardstock.

Step Four. Die cut the Good Luck word once out of black cardstock and a second time out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Five. Adhere the 4″ rectangle to the 4 1/4″ rectangle.

Step Six. Foam square the 3 3/4″ rectangle to the 4″ rectangle. Adhere the flourished frame to the 3 3/4″ rectangle.

Step Seven. Foam square the 3″ rectangle to the middle of the 3 3/4″ rectangle.

Step Eight. Adhere the two Good Luck words together, making sure that a bit of the black Good Luck word shows behind the white Good Luck word. Adhere the Good Luck word to the middle of the 3″ rectangle.

Step Nine. Cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″. Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Good Luck Card.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Ranger Ink: Black Soot Distress Ink and Blending Tool with foam
  • Misc: Black Cardstock
Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Paper Flowers Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Oh Happy Day! Card

July 26, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Oh Happy Day! Card.

To create my card, I’ve mixed new and older dies from the Paper Flower Collection as well as dies from Joset Designs and stamps from the Planner Essentials Collection. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my card at home.

Step One. Choose a piece of nature inspired patterned paper and die cut a 4″ Stitched Indented Rectangle. Die cut a 3 1/2″ Stitched Indented Rectangle out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Distress the edges of both pieces. Ink the edges of both pieces using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Die cut a 3 3/4″ Fitted Indented Rectangle out of a piece of book page. Distress the edges of the rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. From the Pizza Box Die, you’ll need the large plain circle and the nesting stitched circle. Die cut the large plain circle out of a piece of book page. Die cut the stitched circle out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. From the Planner Essentials – Pieces of Life 4 – Retro Stamp Set, you’ll need the Oh Happy Day! sentiment. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the sentiment and stamp in the middle of the stitched circle. Distress the edges of both circles. Ink the edges of both circles using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. Die cut the Lacy Leaves twice out of a piece of Rose Gold Foil Paper.

Step Five. Next, you’ll need the Florals 11 die. Die cut the leaves three times out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the flower centres three times out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. You’ll need a total of two small centres and three medium centres. Die cut the large flower three times, the medium flower five times and the small flower five times out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Forest Moss Distress Ink over the entire surface of all three leaves. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Dried Marigold Distress Ink over the entire surface of all the flowers. Shape the leaves and flowers as desired.

Step Six. Adhere the 3 3/4″ rectangle to the 4″ rectangle. Foam square the 3 1/2″ rectangle to the 3 3/4″ rectangle.

Step Seven. Adhere the stitched circle to the plain circle. Foam square the plain circle 1/2″ from the left and 1″ from the top of the 3 1/2″ rectangle.

Step Eight. Adhere the flowers together. You will have a total of three – three layered flowers and two – two layered flowers. Make sure to adhere a centre in each flower.

Step Nine. Adhere a lacy leaf and plain green leaf in the top left side of the circle as desired. Adhere the two – two layered flowers in the top left side of the circle, making sure they look like they are apart of the leaves.

Step Ten. Adhere the remaining lacy leaf to the bottom right side of the circle as desired. Adhere a green leaf in the bottom left side of the circle and top right side of the circle. Adhere the remaining three – three layered flowers in the bottom right side of the circle, making sure they look like they are apart of the leaves.

Step Eleven. Cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 4″ x 10 1/2″, score at 5 1/4″. Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Oh Happy Day! Card at home.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Forest Moss, Dried Marigold and Walnut Stain
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Graphic 45: Bird Watcher – 12×12 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad
  • Misc: Book Page and Rose Gold Foil Paper
A Way With Words Cardmaking Craft Drops Inspiration from the Design Team Soft Finish Cardstock

White Washed Crafting

July 24, 2021

Hey Friends! It’s EK, and today I am creating a little bit of a festive card using a Christmas die from designer Suzanne Cannon that really could be used year round. However, I am also using one of my favorite crafting techniques leaving the project all white for a touch of crisp elegance. I just love how ECD’s Soft Finish Cardstock makes this technique so flawless.

Step One: Die cut two frames from 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock. Use the Stitched Indented Rectangle die set for the large frame, and two of the Stitched Indented Square dies for the smaller frame.

Step Two: Using more 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock, die cut a third frame and the sentiment from the Love Joy & Peace Christmas Ornament die set.

Step Three: Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the large rectangle frame to an A2 card frame.

Step Four: Using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the square frame to the card on a diagonal. Trim off excess.

Step Five: Using a liquid adhesive such as Kid Choice Glue, adhere both the ornament frame and the sentiment to the center of the card.

Step Six: Adhere a few white and iridescent sequins to the card frame for more visual interest.

Step Seven: Finish off the project with a few dollops of both Transparent Crystal and White Craft Drops.

I hope you enjoyed this super simply yet elegant project.

Do you ever create in just one color? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.


Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Inspiration from the Design Team Stamping

Hand Stamped Printed Paper

May 27, 2021

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.

Card One

Card Two

Card Three

Card Four

Card Five

Card Six

Do you ever created your own printed paper? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.


Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Paper Flowers Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock Watercolor Palette

Live in the Moment Wall Hanging

April 26, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Live in the Moment Wall Hanging.

To create my wall hanging, I’ve used dies from the Paper Flower Collection as well as stamps and 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. Choose two pieces of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book. From the first patterned paper, die cut a 3 1/2″ Stitched Indented Rectangle. Die cut a 3″ Stitched Indented Rectangle out of the second patterned paper. Ink the edges of both rectangles using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Die cut a 3 1/4″ Fitted Indented Rectangle out of a piece of black cardstock.

Step Three. Die cut the Elegant Ornament out of a piece of black cardstock. Cut the ornament down to 3 1/2″.

Step Four. Die cut a 3/4″ Diagonal Stitched Fishtail out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Trim the fishtail down to 3″. From the Zen Sentiments stamp, you’ll need the live in the moment sentiment. Apply Detail Black Ink to the stamp and stamp on the right hand side of the fishtail. Ink the edges of the fishtail using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. From the Florals 5 die, die cut the leaf five times out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a waterbrush and Watercolours, colour the five leaves.

Step Six. From the Florals 5 die, die cut a extra large, three large, three medium and three small flowers out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a waterbrush and Watercolours, colour the ten flowers.

Step Seven. From the Florals 5 die, die cut the centres once out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. You’ll need a total of three centres.

Step Eight. Adhere the 3 1/4″ rectangle to the 3 1/2″ rectangle. Foam square the 3″ rectangle to the 3 1/4″ rectangle.

Step Nine. Adhere the elegant ornament to the left hand side of the 3″ rectangle as desired. Adhere the 3/4″ fishtail 7/8″ from the bottom and 3/4″ from the left of the 3″ rectangle.

Step Ten. Adhere a extra large, large, medium and small flower together. For the other two flowers, adhere a large, medium and small flower together. Adhere a centre to each flower. To finish the flowers, shape the flowers as desired.

Step Eleven. Adhere two leaves at the top left side of the ornament. Adhere two leaves in the bottom right side of the ornament. Adhere the remaining leaf to the middle left side of the ornament.

Step Twelve. Foam square the large flower to the middle left side of the ornament. Adhere the other two flowers as desired around the large flower.

Step Thirteen. To finish the wall hanging, punch two holes at the top of the wall hanging. Tie a piece of black twine through the two holes to create the hanger.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Live in the Moment Wall Hanging at home.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Pink Fresh: Detail Black Ink
  • Misc: Black Cardstock and Black Twine
Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Let Love Grow Card

March 14, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Let Love Grow Card

To create my Let Love Grow Card, I’ve used a variety of the dies and stamps from the new Sidekick Essentials Collection as well as dies from the Planner Essentials Collection and Joset Designs. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my card at home.

Step One. Choose two pieces of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book. Die cut a 3 1/4″ Fitted Indented Rectangle out of one of the patterned papers. Die cut a 3 1/2″ Stitched Indented Rectangle out of the other patterned paper. Distress the edges of both rectangles. Ink the edges of both rectangles using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Die cut a 3 3/4″ Fitted Indented Rectangle out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Die cut a 3″ Stitched Indented Rectangle out a piece of kraft cardstock. Distress the edges of both rectangles. Ink the edges of both rectangles using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Choose a piece of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book. From the Planner Essentials – Planner Patterns die, die cut the numbers out of the patterned paper.

Step Four. Choose a piece of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book. From the Sidekick Essentials 17 – Window Folder Set die, die cut the tab out of the patterned paper. Ink the edges of the tab using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. Choose a piece of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book. From the Planner Essentials – 8 die, die cut the ragged edge out of the patterned paper. Rip a bit off the top and bottom so that the piece measures 5 1/4″ long. Ink the edges of the edge piece using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Six. Choose a piece of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book. From the Sidekick Essentials – 3 die, die cut the banner out of the patterned paper. Ink the edges of the banner using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Seven. From the Sidekick Essentials 5 die, die cut the & symbol out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Ink the edges of the symbol using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eight. Next, you’ll need the bee and Let Love Grow hexagon stamps from the Sidekick Essentials – In My Garden Stamp Set. Apply Fossilized Amber Distress Ink to the bee hexagon and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Forest Moss Distress Ink to the Let Love Grow hexagon and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Fussy cut each hexagon out. Ink the edges of both hexagons using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Nine. Adhere the 3 1/2″ rectangle to the 3 3/4″ rectangle.

Step Ten. Adhere the 3″ rectangle to the 3 1/4″ rectangle. Adhere the ragged edge 1/4″ from the right of the 3″ rectangle.

Step Eleven. Adhere the tab 1″ from the top and 1 3/4″ from the bottom of to the 3 1/4″ rectangle. Foam square the 3 1/4″ rectangle to the 3 1/2″ rectangle.

Step Twelve. Adhere the numbers pattern 3/8″ from the right and 1/4″ from the bottom of the 3″ rectangle. Adhere the banner 1/8″ from the left and 7/8″ from the bottom of the 3″ rectangle.

Step Thirteen. Adhere the & symbol 3/4″ from the left and 1/2″ from the bottom of the 3″ rectangle. Foam square the bee hexagon 7/8″ from the right and 7/8″ from the bottom of the 3″ rectangle. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the Let Love Grow hexagon 1/8″ from the right and 1/8″ from the bottom of the 3″ rectangle.

Step Fourteen. Cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 3 3/4″ x 10″, score at 5″. Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Let Love Grow Card at home.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

  • Sidekick Essentials 17 – Window Folder Set
  • Sidekick Essentials – In My Garden

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Walnut Stain, Fossilized Amber & Forest Moss
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Misc: Kraft Cardstock
Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs

Hip, Hop, Hello

March 11, 2021

Hi Friends, it’s EK. I don’t know about you, but with spring on the horizon, I am just craving outside and nature. I thought I would dive right into the season with the super cute Frog die set and some copic coloring.

Step One: Die cut the Frog die set out of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock. Color the pieces with alcohol markers. I used copic marker G21, G82, G24, and YG67.

Step Two: Color the Frog accent pieces. I used Y00 and Y11 for the eyes, W5 and W7 for the ‘black’ bits, and R22 and R24 for the tongue.

Step Three: Using a liquid adhesive, adhere the Frog pieces. I used Kids Choice Glue.

Step Four: Die cut and color the pond pieces and lily pad from the Frog dies set. I used BG70, BG72, BG75 and BG79 for the pond and G24, G28, and G29 for the lily pad.

Step Five: Blend ink onto a trimmed piece of cardstock into an ombre design. I used Speckled Egg, Stormy Sky, and Faded Jeans Distress.

Step Six: Die cut a frame from 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock. I used both the Stitched Indented Rectangle die set and Fitted Indented Rectangle die set.

Step Seven: Using 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the frame onto the ombre background. Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive adhere the background onto an A2 card frame.

Step Eight: Using both liquid adhesive and 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the pond, lily pad and frog onto the card.

Step Nine: Add a sentiment from the Prince & Frog Sentiment stamp set to the card frame in blue ink. I used Fade Jeans Distress Oxide.

Step Ten: Add frog prints from the Prince & Frog Sentiment stamp set to the corners of the frame.

I hope you are as excited about spring as I am. Let me know in the comments below which of the ECD dies reminds you of spring the most. Until then, happy crafting.


A Way With Words Cardmaking Craft Drops Inspiration from the Design Team

Butterfly Flourish

February 27, 2021

Hey Friends, it’s EK. There is nothing I love more when die cutting when I can make two cards with one cut. I adore when you can use both the positive and negative of the die cut to create two coordinating and yet seperate cards. I think they make great little gifts. Today I am creating two cards using Suzanne’s Butterfly Flourish die set.

Step One: Trim a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×5.5 inches. Blend ink onto the cardstock. I used Dusty Concord, Victorian Velvet and Tattered Rose Distress Inks.

Step Two: Die cut the cardstock using the large and small butterfly from the Butterfly Flourish die set. Save all the die cut pieces.

Step Three: Die cut the cardstock again using the Stitched Indented Rectangle die set. Save the boarder die cut.

Step Four: Using 10mm and 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive adhere the negative die cut to an A2 card frame.

Step Five: Place the large positive butterfly die cut back into the frame. Using liquid adhesive, glue the excess die cut pieces back into the empty spaces. I used Kid’s Choice Glue.

Step Six: Carefully lift the positive die cut out of the adhered sections.

Step Seven: Using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the extra piece of die cut from the frame onto the edges of a second A2 card frame. Using liquid adhesive, adhere the butterflies. Spray both cards with a clear shimmer craft spray. I used Sheer Shimmer Spray in Frost.

Step Eight: On both card frames stamp a sentiment from Suzanne’s Soar Collection stamp set in a coordinating ink color. I used Dusty Concord Distress Oxide.

Step Nine: Add White Craft Drops to both cards. Let Dry.

Here is the finished card using the positive butterfly die cut and the negative frame die cut.

Here is the card using the negative butterfly die cut and the positive frame die cut.

Let me know in the comments below which of the two cards is your favorite. Until then, happy crafting.


Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Craft Drops Stamping

Stamped ‘Printed’ Paper

February 25, 2021

Hey Friends! It’s EK, and I have a little secret to confess. I don’t buy much printed paper or cardstock. I know…gasp. The truth is when I do buy printed paper, I tend to hoard it and never use it for fear of wasting it. So, to prevent the build up of unused paper, I simply don’t buy it. But that leaves a lot of my crafting projects pretty bland. So I simply stamp my printed papers, and then I always get what I want. And frankly I have found that designer Ilse and Charlene’s stamps are perfect for my stamped ‘printed’ paper.

Step One: Pick two pieces of coordinating cardstock and die cut it with the Stitched Indented Rectangle die set so it can be layered. I went ahead and die cut the centers out of my base pieces so that I didn’t waste good paper.

Step Two: On the largest base piece, blend ink over the paper using the Story Telling stencil. I used Tea Dye Distress Oxide because it was only a shade darker than the paper and would be subtle.

Step Three: On the smaller base piece, I hand stamped floral and fauna from the Spring Fling stamp set. I used both Abandoned Coral and Crushed Olive Distress Oxide to create this print.

Step Four: Adhere the two layers together using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Adhere the base layers to an A2 card frame.

Step Five: On the large focal panel, hand stamp images from both the Spring Fling stamp set and the Words & Layers stamp set. Again I used Abandoned Coral and Crushed Olive Distress Oxide to coordinate the ‘paper’ with the layer below.

Step Six: On the smallest die cut panel, pull out the Story Telling stencil again and the original ink color and blend the ink through the cut outs.

Step Seven: Adhere the two smaller die cuts to the larger two with 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive forming the layers of the card.

Step Eight: To finish the card, stamp an image from the Poppy Dream stamp set onto some watercolor paper. I used Tea Dyed Distress Oxide.

Step Nine: Using some coordinating water-soluble ink, watercolor in the poppy. I used both Abandoned Coral and Crushed Olive Distress Oxide.

Step Ten: Fussy cut out the image and adhere it to the card frame using a liquid adhesive.

Step Eleven: Using a stamping platform, stamp the sentiment onto the card from the Words & Layers stamp set. I used Walnut Stain Distress Ink and adore how the letting of the sentiment matches the style of the stencil.

Step Twelve: Finish the card by adding Transparent Crystal Craft Drops to both the flower petals and the sentiment. Let Dry.

And just check out how gorgeous the floral image becomes with the Craft Drops on it. It turns out stunning!

So what do you think? Do you like my hand stamped ‘printed’ paper? Let me know in the comments below.

Until then, happy crafting.


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