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11 Projects To Kick Off Spring!

March 18, 2020

Today is the first day of Spring, and we’re kicking off the day with some Spring-themed projects! Even if the flowers aren’t blooming just yet, you can still enjoy these beautiful projects and maybe even get some inspiration for your next project. Below, our Design Team has put together a list of 11 projects to kick off Spring –– click on the pictures to see their tutorials. Enjoy!

Tanja Kabel

Els van de Burgt

Katelyn Grosart

Marjolijn van Elsberg

Diana Nguyen

Luciana Telesca

Annette Green

Suzanne Cannon

Karen Ostergard

EK Gorman

Samantha Kaminski

We hope this brought a little Spring-color to your day! Click the share button below to share this with your friends.

Happy crafting!

Technique Friday Videos Watercolor Palette

Technique Friday | Watercolor Set

March 13, 2020

Happy Technique Friday! πŸŽ¨

This week, Els shares our NEWEST product –– the new Watercolor Palette by Elizabeth Craft Designs! This new set is perfect for creating backgrounds, adding some color to your stamps and MUCH more ❀️

We are so excited for the new Watercolors, and we know you are too! They are available online NOW –- click the button below to grab yours today!

Happy Watercoloring!

Announcements Elizabeth Craft Designs General Watercolor Palette

The New Watercolor Palette Is Here

March 12, 2020

The new Watercolor Palette from Elizabeth Craft Designs gives crafters the ability to explore their creativity through paint! Use them to create backgrounds for your cards, to bring your stamps to life, or for other crafty endeavors! 

This set includes 24 vibrant pigments ––  each in a removable well –– finely ground for a quality finish. This palette includes two sponges and 5 large mixing areas. Also included is a water brush pen, which gives you more control over the flow of paint and water. 

We can’t wait to see all of the project using the new Watercolor Palette! Happy Watercoloring!

A Way With Words Joset Designs

Mornings

January 18, 2020

What’s your favorite part of the day? Mine is probably the morning –– peaceful or productive, the day hold more possibility in the morning!

I knew I wanted to make a peaceful scene from the Asian-themed dies and decided I needed some sort of background to tie it all in together. I played with my watercolors a bit and came up with a very soft background. I knew I would end up covering much of my background with dies so I didn’t let the lack of watercolor skills bother me (too much.) Lol!

Step one: Paint a background with some water, sky, and a tree on a watercolor sheet. Add some land and grass to the forefront of the cardbase.

A very elementary painting but it’ll work!

Step 2: Die cut the bridge out of light blue cardstock and all others out of white cardstock. Use Distress Inks to color the cattails, stone pagoda and rocks. Use Copic markers to add some shade and dimension to the bridge.

Step 3: Adhere all dies as seen in completed picture above.

Step 4: Stamp and die cut with a circle the quote from A bit of Fragrance clear stamp set. I also matted the circle out of dark blue cardstock – the same one I use for the card base.

All done!

Thanks for looking and hope you have a wonderful day.

Diana

Other products used: Copic markers, Distress Inks, Light blue and dark blue cardstock

Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Inspiration from the Design Team Soft Finish Cardstock

Creative Rainbows

January 16, 2020

We have a lot of grey skies around here as of late, so I wanted to create something that could cheer up someone’s day.  I figured the simplest way to brighten anyone’s day was simply with a rainbow and it seemed sort of amusing to turn a group of mushrooms from the Autumn Surprise stamp into into that very rainbow.

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Step One:  Stamp the mushrooms from the Autumn Surprise stamp set onto some Watercolor Paper using water resistant ink.  I stamped in a dark grey ink to have softer edge.

Step Two:  Using watercolor pencils, color in the rainbow across the different mushrooms.

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Step Three:  Using a water brush or damp paintbrush moved the watercolor pencils into each other, blending the color.  Let dry.

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Step Four:  Fussy cut out the images.

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Step Five:  Trim a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock in white to 12×6 inches, score and fold to create a 6×6 card frame.  Stamp the brush mark stamp from the Journaling Elements stamp set into a repetitive pattern across the front of the paper using fading ink.

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Step Six:  Color the stamped lines in rainbow order with the same watercolor pencils used to color the mushrooms.

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Step Seven:  Using a water brush or wet paint brush and move the color around, letting it be faded in some places and stronger in other.

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Step Eight:  Using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, add the mushrooms in rainbow order, letting them overlap.

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Step Nine:  Stamp the sentiment from the Journaling Elements stamp set onto the card frame using black ink.

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Step Ten:  Add black ink around the edges of the card frame, distressing it.

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I hope my odd little rainbow brightens your day and gives you a little cheer.Β  Let us know in the comments below what your favorite way to color rainbows are.Β  Until then, happy crafting.

EK

Charlene Stamps Inspiration from the Design Team Planner Essentials Stamping

Christmas Tag

November 7, 2019

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here again and I would like to show you how to create this Christmas tag step by step.

Step 1: Die Cutting and Stamping

  • die cut the larger tag from the Planner Essentials 2 die set from watercolor cardstock
  • stamp the branches from the Christmas Garden set with Distress Inks (Pine Needles, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Bundled Sage)

Step 2: Faux Watercolor

  • mist the whole panel with water –– don’t worry even though this looks a bit messy right now it will all turn out to be a beautiful background

Step 3: Embossing

  • stamp some more branches with Versamark and heat-emboss them with WOW! Metallic Gold Rich Super Fine embossing powder
  • add some embossing to the edges as well

Step 4: Sentiment and Finishing Touches

  • add some splatters with watered-down Distress Ink Pine Needles
  • stamp the sentiment from the Classic Christmas Sentiments set with Versamark onto a piece of torn vellum and heat-emboss it with that same gold embossing powder
  • dye a piece of torn seam binding with all those green Distress Inks and thread it through the hole of the tag
  • add some tiny gold stars around the sentiment

I hope you got inspired to start creating your own Christmas Tags.

Have a Christmasy day.

Hugs,

Other
Distress Ink (Pine Needles, Forest Moss, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint)
Versamark
Metallic Gold Rich Super Fine Embossing Powder
vellum
seam binding
golden stars

Cardmaking Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

How To Emboss With Die Sets

October 27, 2019

Hi there everyone! 

Angela here with today’s post. A good friend of mine is having hip replacement surgery next week so of course I need a card. I thought this would be a great time to try something I’ve not done before. I’ve used one of the Planner Patterns dies to emboss watercolor paper and then used watercolor paint to create an ombre effect to fill in the pattern. Stamps and dies from the Sentiments 2 sets complete my card front. Here’s how it all came together.

  • Cut a piece of watercolor paper to 3.75 X 5 inches.
  • Cut a piece of black cardstock to 4 X 5.25 inches.
  • Cut Soft Finish cardstock to 5.5 X 8.5 and fold in half to create the card.
  • Using a piece of low tack tape or a sticky note, center the die onto the watercolour paper and fasten.
  • Follow the appropriate sandwich on your particular cutting machine. Remember to place your die cutting side to the paper, and then onto the silicone mat. This way the blade will emboss and not cut the paper.
  • Run the sandwich though the machine.
  • Once the embossing is done, use your favourite watercolours to paint each shape, starting with the lightest colour.
  • As you move from one corner to the other, mix colors to create the ombre pattern. Let it dry.
  • Attach the layers and center onto the card base.
  • Stamp and cut the sentiment and attach using foam tape.

And you’re done! I hope this gave you some inspiration to create your own embossed cards!

Angela Whelton

Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping Technique Friday Videos

Technique Friday | Watercolored Feather Card

October 4, 2019

Happy Technique Friday, crafters!

This week, Els is showing us how to create this beautiful Watercolored Feather Card with stamps from Charlene’s new collection.

Watch the video, download the project sheet and shop the supplies –– all on the Technique Friday Project Page.

Let us know if you’ve created this project!

Happy Crafting!

ModaScrap

Trying Something New With Watercolors!

May 15, 2019

Hi there! It’s Sara here today, and I have a new project for you featuring ModaScrap products.

I love watercolors and it’s always a good occasion to try something new: today I die cut all the pieces from a piece of watercolor paper and then coloured everything with watercolors.

Here are the steps:

  • Prepare a base for your card and add some splatters with a black ink.
  • For the belt you need to partial die cut a piece of kraft cardstock, put your cardstock in the big shot leaving outside the finish part of the die and the rest of the cardstock, repeat the same process on the other side.
  • Die cut all the leaves and the poppies, colour them.
  • Glue all the pieces down to the belt and add a bow made with rope.

That’s it!

Hope you like it!

Sara

Other: watercolors, black ink, kraft cardstock

Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping Technique Friday Videos

Technique Friday –– Watercolor Owl Tag

April 19, 2019

Happy Technique Friday!

This week, Els is showing us how to create this Watercolor Owl Tag –– this is a cute idea for any gift, planner or other project!

Watch the tutorial, shop the supplies and download the project sheet on the Technique Friday Project Page!


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