Hi Friends! It’s EK, and today I am back with a hand colored card featuring the one of the new Beautiful Blooms stamp sets from Sonia and Diane. I am just loving this stunning design with it’s loose sketchy lines and realistic look.
Step One: Using an alcohol marker friendly ink, stamp the large bird and sentiment onto a trimmed piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step Two: Color the image with an alcohol marker. I used copics. Around the edges of the cardstock, blend a dark blue water soluble ink. I used Distress Oxide Chipped Sapphire. Splatter the edges with clean water to create droplets.
Step Three: Die cut the image with the Stitched Rounded Rectangle die set.
Step Four: Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the focal image onto a piece of dark blue cardstock. Adhere both of these pieces to an A2 card frame.
Step Five: Add a couple of dollops of Craft Drops in Clear Transparent around the sentiment.
If you love to color, you have to check out this new line from ECD. The Beautiful Blooms line is a colorist’s dream with large images that are just meant to be colored. How would you color this bird? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.
Hey Everyone! It’s EK and today I am playing around with a stamp set from the Way with Words collection by Suzanne Cannon. These stamp sets have such great sentiments that make such a great focal images. Make sure you go check out the full collection before they are gone.
Step One: Trim a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×5.5 inches. Hand stamp two of the heart images from the Love & Hearts Collection stamp set in repeating patterns in colored ink. I used Kitsch Flamingo and Seedless Preserves Distress Ink.
Step Two: Die cut the background with one of the Stitched Rounded Rectangle die set.
Step Three: Die cut two different sized banner pieces from the Diagonal Stitched Fishtails die set out of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock. Line the fishtails die cuts up with the background piece and in a stamping platform, line up the heart stamps over a background stamp. Remove the background cardstock and stamp the image onto the fishtails in black ink.
Step Four: Adhere the background to an A2 card frame using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Line up the fishtail banners and adhere them to the card frame.
Step Five: Stamp a sentiment from the Love & Hearts Collection stamp set onto some 90b Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the sentiment with the Stitched Rounded Rectangle and outline the die cut with colored ink. I used Kitsch Flamingo. Adhere to the card using three dimensional tape.
Step Six: Add some Craft Drops in Transparent Crystal to the sentiment banner. Let Dry.
What do you think of sentiment focal projects? What are your favorite ECD sentiments to use? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.
Hey Friends! It’s EK and today I thought I would play around a little bit with a few stamps from Ilse and Charlene and do a little no line coloring. There really is something special about no line coloring and the Earthy Girls stamps are perfect for this technique.
Step One: Stamp one of the Earthy Girls stamp set images onto a piece of trimmed 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock in a fading ink.
Step One: Color in the image with alcohol markers one section at a time. I used copics.
Step Two: Don’t be afraid to use a fine point pen or gel pen to add details to the no line coloring.
Step Three: Stamp leaf images from the First Sights of Spring stamp set onto the cardstock using the fadeout ink.
I realize a lot of detail of the leaves were lost during no line coloring technique, but I do love how they turned out.
Step Four: Lay the Waves stencil over the cardstock and blend distress oxide through the gaps.
I used both Dyed Tea and Antique Linen Distress Oxide.
Step Five: Die cut the cardstock with one of the dies from the Stitched Rounded Rectangle die set. Stamp a sentiment onto the card using coordinating ink from the Moments of Life stamp set.
Step Six: Finally, using 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the cardstock to an A2 card frame.
Let us know in the comments below what you think of this no line coloring technique and what Ilse and Charlene stamp set you would use it on. Until then, happy crafting.
Hey Friends! It’s EK and I am back with a few mixed media cards. The holidays may be over, but it is time to send out thank you notes to all those who blessed us with their kindness. So today, I pulled out my gel plate and several of Ilse and Charlene’s stencils and stamps to create these thank you cards.
Step One: Using a gel plate, brayer, and some paint in tones of beige, prep the plate. I used Distress Paint in Antique Linen and Vintage Photo.
Step Two: Lay the Dot Dot Dot… stencil over the beige ink. I was able to make four prints from this process. The first is the cleaning of the brayer, the second is cleaning off the stencil, the third is a piece of paper laid on both the plate and stencil and the fourth is the paint left on the plate after the stencil was lifted.
Step Three: Repeat step one and two this time using green paint and the Waves stencil. I used Shabby Shutters and Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint.
Each piece of 5.5×8.5 inch piece of cardstock was treated with the exact same techniques as the first time.
Step Four: Repeat steps one and two with red paint and the Dot Dot Dot… stencil again. I used Festive Berries and Abandoned Coral Distress Paint.
Step Five: Die cut two of the prints with the Stitched Hexagons die set.
Step Six: Die cut the second two prints with the Stitched Rounded Rectangle die set.
Step Seven: Using the left over prints, stamp the sentiment from the Journaling Elements stamp set in black water resistant ink.
Step Eight: Die cut the sentiment with the Fitted Fishtails die set. The tails will be trimmed off, but the shape and size were perfect for the sentiment.
Step Nine: Prepare two more prints using the Make Your Mark stencil. I used Bundled Sage and Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint.
Step Ten: Stamp four times some holly from the Oh the Joy of Christmas stamp set.
Step Eleven: Add red liquid coloring to the boys. I used Distress Stain in Fired Brick.
Step Twelve: Fussy cut out the holly.
Step Thirteen: Prepare four A2 card frames. Blend ink around the edges of the card frames. I used Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxides. Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the die cut prints onto the card frames.
Step Fourteen: Stamp an image of a girl onto the prints. I used the Funky Chicks stamp set.
Step Fifteen: Using a liquid adhesive, adhere the fussy cut holly to the card frame. I used Kids Choice Glue.
Step Sixteen: Using three dimensional tape add the print with the sentiment to the card frame.
Step Seventeen: Add some liquid color to the eyes and lips of the stamped girl. I used Peeled Paint and Fired Brick Distress Stains. Add a highlight of white to the eyes.
Do you create mixed media cards with both stencils and stamps? What are your favorite to use? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, Happy Crafting.
Christmas may be over, but that doesn’t mean the need for a few more holiday thank you cards is done. Today I have whipped up four holiday thank notes for family members who thought of us this year.
Step One: Using Elizabeth Craft Designs Watercolor Palette, lay down a layer of color onto some watercolor paper. Each color spot has two or three different colors to create the spot.
Step Two: Die cut the color spots using both A Way With Words Flourished Christmas Minis and Flourished Christmas Minis 2.
Step Three: Using 90lb Soft Finished Cardstock, die cut A Way With Words Family four times.
Step Four: Trim a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×5.5 inches to create four backgrounds of the cards. Blend Distress Oxides around the edges using the darkest on the outside and going lighter to the the middle. I used Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire and Speckled Egg.
Step Five: Repeat four each of the four backgrounds.
Step Six: Spray and splatter the cardstock with a silver shimmer spray.
Step Seven: Die cut the four background pieces with the Stitched Rounded Rectangle die set.
Step Eight: Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the background to an A2 card frame.
Step Nine: Using a stamping platform, add the sentiments to the four card frames. I used both the Love & Hearts Collection stamp set and the Build Your Own Sentiments 1 stamp set.
Step Ten: Using Kids Choice Glue, adhere both the Family die cut and Minis to the four card frames.
Step Eleven: Add little heart flourishes from the Love & Hearts Collection stamp set to the four cards.
Step Twelve: Add Metallic Silver Craft drops to the four cards.
I love how each of these cards came out, looking a lot like winter with just a touch of the lingering holidays.
Do you Send Holiday thank you cards? What do you put as the focus image on them? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.
Hello everyone, it’s Sanna here today with my last project for this year. Today I’d like to share a little set with you, consisting of a Christmas gitft tag, a Christmas card and a tiny Christmas box.
I’ll share the steps for the box as well as the tag, the card is done in the same way as the tag.
First take a piece of patterend paper in your choice of pattern and colours and die cut it using the Pizza Box die.
Now take a piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock and back it with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet. Then die cut the circles, the flower pattern and the scalloped square piece with your die cutting machine.
Next adhere the scalloped square piece onto the box. After that ink the flower piece in two tones (I used Distress Ink in Victorian Velvet and Festive Berries here) to create more interest to the pattern. Then take the negative pieces and ink them blue (I used Distress Ink Salty Ocean for these parts).
Now adhere the flower pattern and the negative (blue inked) pieces in place. Then finish this step of the box by building it together.
Next add the same blue ink onto the bigger circle using an ink blending tool. Then take the smaller circle piece and add a stamped sentiment to it (I used Build Your Own Sentiment 1) and ink the edges red. Now layer the circles on top of each other and add Craft Drops around the inner circle for additional decor.
For the gift tag I combined the Pizza Box die cut set with the Planner Essentials 21 Note Pieces.
First die cut the pieces shown in the gallery above. I used white cardstock and the same patterned paper that I used for the box as I wanted to create a fun matching set. After die cutting, repeat the inking, stamping and assembling process like on the box before.
For a fun additional detail I added a stamped sentiment (I used the Winter Sentiments stamp set here) on top of the layered circles for both the card and tag. It just adds a little additional detail to them.
For the card I used the same Pizza Box die cut set and additionally die cut the patterned paper for the background using the Stitched Rounded Rectangle die set. The other steps are exactly the same like on the tag and the box before.
And by using only three colours it’s easy to keep the set harmonious. This gift set is perfect to carry a bracelet or small jewellery of some kind. If you change the color combination, you can easily do a completely different looking set using the exact same steps. Imagine using black and white and a hint of gold. Since the patterned paper I used is from my older stash, I added a few alternative paper suggestions to the product list below that I think would work nicely with red, white and blue color combination.
I hope that I inspired you with my little Christmas gift set today. This set could also easily be put into mail for those loved ones who we cannot see this year. I wish you all a lovely holiday time even though the situation we are all living in at the moment, is different then usual.
Wishing you all the best for this holiday season and lots of health! xxx, Sanna
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Other: Sizzix – Big Shot A4 Ranger Inc. – Distress Ink (Salty Ocean, Victorian Velvet and Festive Berries) Ink blending tool Acrylic block for stamping Ribbon
Hi Friends! It’s EK and I am popping in with a trio of cards featuring A Way with Words Flourished Christmas Minis 2. These three cards were all using the same techniques but ended up with different looks due to the different A Way With Words sentiments I picked.
Step One: Using 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock, blend water soluble ink over the paper. I used Distress Oxides. Splatter wet ink over the cardstock. Add a spray of Shimmer Spray.
Step Two: Repeat step one with two other pieces of cardstock. I used the new trio of Distress Oxides, Rustic Wilderness, Crackling Campfire, and Speckled Egg to create these looks.
Step Three: Die cut the A Way With Words Flourished Christmas Minis 2 out of Clear Double Side Adhesive Sheets. (I have recently mastered Clear Double Sided Adhesive die cut and adhere without applying the sheet to a piece of cardstock prior!)
Step Four: Peel off the brown side of the Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet and adhere it to your project. Then Peel off the slick top paper.
Step Five: Adhere a substance to the Clear Double Sided Adhesive. I used Nuvo Gilding Flakes.
Step Six: Using a stiff brush, rub off the excess substance.
Step Seven: Repeat steps five-six with the other cardstocks.
Step Eight: Die cut your cardstock and adhere the pieces to A2 card frames using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. I used both Stitched Indented Rectangle die set and Stitched Rounded Rectangle die set.
Step Nine: Using more Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheets, die cut A Way With Words sentiments. I used A Way With Words Peace on Earth, Merry Christmas, and Cheers.
Step Ten: Peel and stick the sentiments to the card frames.
Step Eleven: Add Silk Microfine Glitter to the sentiments. I used Sea Glass Silk Microfine Glitter for the sentiment and Cook Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter for the star.
I used Bright Cranberry Silk Microfine Glitter for the flourish card.
I used Imperial Garnet Silk Microfine Glitter for the sentiment on tree card, Sea Glass Silk Microfine Glitter for the ornaments, and Solar Gold Silk Microfine Glitter for the star.
Step Twelve: Finally, add Craft Drops to the cards. I used Pearl Rose on the orange card.
I used both Metallic Gold and White for the Speckled Egg card.
I used Metallic Gold and Pearl Olive Craft Drops on the green card.
Thank you for checking out my trio of Christmas cards today. Let us know your favorite one in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting!
Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Home for the Holidays Card.
To create my Home for the Holidays Card, I’ve used a variety of dies from Suzanne Cannon 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 Christmas patterned paper. From the first patterned paper, die cut a 4″ Stitched Rounded Rectangle. From the second patterned paper, die cut a 3 1/2″ Stitched Rounded Rectangle. Ink the edges of both rectangles using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Two. Die cut the Flourished Frame out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step Three. From the Love, Joy & Peace Christmas Ornament die, die cut the Christmas Ornament out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply a coat of Emboss It Ink to the ornament. Sprinkle Copper Scroll Modern Gilding Powder over the entire surface of the ornament. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.
Step Four. Die cut a 2 1/4″ Stitched Circle out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. From the Let Your Heart Be Light Stamp Set, you’ll need the Home for the Holidays stamp. Apply Emboss It Ink to the stamp and stamp in the middle of the stitched circle. Sprinkle Gothic Black Modern Gilding Powder over the stamped sentiment and tap off the excess powder. Emboss with a heat tool.
Step Five. Die cut all the pieces from the Flourished Holly Die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Walnut Stain Distress Ink over the entire surface of the flourished piece. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Fired Brick Distress Ink over the entire surface of the berry piece. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Forest Moss Distress Ink over the entire surface of all of the holly leaves.
Step Six. On a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock, apply Emboss It Ink to it. Sprinkle Forever Platinum Modern Gilding Powder over the entire surface of the cardstock. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Die cut the stars from the Peace on Earth die out of the embossed paper. You’ll need only three stars.
Step Seven. Adhere the flourished frame to the 4″ rectangle. Adhere the 3 1/2″ rectangle to the 4″ rectangle.
Step Eight. Adhere the Christmas ornament to the Home for the Holidays stitched circle. Foam square the ornament to the middle of the 3 1/2″ rectangle.
Step Nine. Adhere the Flourished Holly together. Foam square the flourished holly to the top of the Christmas Ornament.
Step Ten. Adhere the stars around the Christmas ornament as desired.
Step Eleven. To finish the card, 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 Home for the Holidays Card.
Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Miss You Card.
To create my Miss You Card, I’ve used a variety of dies from Suzanne Cannon and Joset Designs. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my card at home.
Step One. Die cut the 4″ Stitched Rounded Rectangle die out of kraft cardstock. Die cut the 3 1/2″ Stitched Rounded Rectangle die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the edges of both rectangles using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Two. Die cut the Flourished Frame out of book page.
Step Three. Die cut the Flourished Oval Frame out of kraft cardstock. Ink the edges of the frame using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Four. Die cut the Miss You die out of Watercolor Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Worn Lipstick Distress Ink lightly over the entire surface of the word.
Step Five. Choose two of the flowers from the Floral Insert die and die cut the two flowers out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a waterbrush and the Watercolor Palette, colour the flowers.
Step Six. Adhere the Flourished Frame to the 4″ stitched rounded rectangle. Foam square the 3 1/2″ stitched rounded rectangle to the middle of the 4″ stitched rounded rectangle.
Step Seven. Adhere the two flowers to the left hand side of the 3 1/2″ stitched rounded rectangle as desired. Adhere the flourished oval frame 1/2″ from the bottom and 3/8″ from the right of the 3 1/2″ stitched rounded rectangle.
Step Eight. Adhere the Miss You word as desired overtop of the flourished oval frame.
Step Nine. Cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5 1/4″ x 8″, score at 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 Miss You Card.
Hi Everyone, It’s Tina here. Today I am sharing a card using the Cherry Blossom Branch and Parrot dies along with the Fitted and Stitched Rounded Rectangles die. Below is the steps to create your own Hugs & Kisses 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 Fitted Rounded Rectangles using Solid Patterned Paper. Adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.
Step 3 – Diecut Stitched Rounded Rectangles using a Leaf Patterned Paper. Adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.
Step 4 – Stamp Bear Hugs Sentiment using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink in the upper left corner.
Step 5 – Diecut Cherry Blossom Branch using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Colour in the pieces in any medium of your choice. I used inks with a blender brush. Assemble the Branch and adhere to card using Foam Tape. (Tip: Did you know the small Cherry Blossom die (new bud) can be used as a leaf) That is what I used behind the Cherry Blossoms.
Step 6 – Diecut Parrot using Coloured Cardstock. Assemble and adhere the parrot to the card. I used a wobble to have some dimension and movement to the parrot.
This card can be used for many occasions by simply changing the sentiment. Below you will find a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!