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Delftware Inspired Cards

April 26, 2016

Hi there! It’s Marsha here today, sharing some cards that were inspired by Delft Blue tiles!

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Delftware Inspired Cards

My mom and I visited the Dutch city Delft recently. And when you visit Delft, you can’t escape Delftware. It’s everywhere! So when I got home, I thought it would be fun to see if I could create a couple of Delftware style cards.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Delftware Inspired Cards

Here are the steps to create these cards:

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Delftware Inspired Cards
1. Cut 12 x 12 inch sheets of Dove Gray Soft Finish Cardstock to 5.5 x 11 inch and fold them into 5.5 x 5.5 inch double note cards.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Delftware Inspired Cards
2. Take the largest square (5.25 inch) from the Stitched Squares die-set and use it to die-cut as many ’tiles’ out of White Soft Finish Cardstock as you want to make cards.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Delftware Inspired Cards
3. Choose a dark and a light shade of blue cardstock. I used True Blue and Whisper Blue Soft Finish Cardstock for my cards.

Back the cardstock with Clear Double-Sided Adhesive before you die-cut several frames out of them with the square and round Fitted Frames dies.

Don’t throw away any of the cut-out parts just yet!

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Delftware Inspired Cards
4. Use the small and large Shells die-sets to cut the solid shapes out of the same light blue cardstock. Cut the overlay shapes out of the dark blue cardstock.

Be sure to save the inside parts of the overlay shapes too.

5. Assemble your ’tiles’. I adhered the Fitted Frames onto the white cardstock squares first and then I played around with the rest of the shapes.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Delftware Inspired Cards

I adhered the True Blue Shells overlays to the Whisper Blue solid shapes in a whimsical way, to create a painterly look. I used foam tape to adhere these to the card.

Use the negative shapes and dots you saved as little paint strokes to fill in the gaps.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Delftware Inspired Cards

The corner ornaments for this card were created with the negative cut-outs of the overlay that comes with the Tags & More 1 Lace die-set.

6. Adhere the Delftware ’tile’ to the Dove Gray note card.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Delftware Inspired Cards

I worked on all three cards at the same time. I just die-cut a whole bunch of frames and shells and went on from there. There are still a lot of frames left that I will keep for another project!

I really like the tone on tone look of these cards and you don’t have to limit yourself to (Delft) blue tones either! Just change the colour and the dies you use and you can create a whole other look!

Happy crafting!

Marsha

Supplies: 

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Shells Small
Shells Large
Lighthouse
Stitched Squares
Fitted Frames 5 Lace Circles
Fitted Frames 4 Curvy Squares
Fitted Frames 2 Lace Squares
Tags & More 1 Lace
Soft Finish Cardstock, White
Soft Finish Cardstock, Whisper Blue
Soft Finish Cardstock, True Blue
Soft Finish Cardstock, Dove Gray
Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape – 3mm
Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape – 64mm

Other:
Foam tape

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11 Comments

  • Reply Marsha Valk May 2, 2016 at 3:42 am

    Thank you all! These cards were so much fun to make!

  • Reply Lisa Duggin April 29, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    Love the way you used everything! Very pretty, and unexpected. Thanks for sharing with us. Blessings, Lisa

  • Reply Sanna April 27, 2016 at 1:59 am

    love these, Marsha!!!

  • Reply Karen Aicken April 26, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    So clever – the cards are just beautiful!

  • Reply Kathleen Adams April 26, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Marsha, you accomplished what you were trying to do. These really look like Delftware tiles. I just love these!

  • Reply quietfire April 26, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Very clever! I have some tiles that are very similar!

  • Reply Nancy Yoder April 26, 2016 at 11:01 am

    Fantastic! The ElizabethCraft papers have the perfect color tone for Delftware. I love that u used the bits & pieces to make the tiles (I mean cards!) very realistic! Love how you were inspired, plus u are sharing your trip!

  • Reply marylouh April 26, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Fantastic. thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Angela Styles April 26, 2016 at 10:06 am

    This is such a lovely idea-and definitely worth trying!

  • Reply josetvdburgt April 26, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Just wonderful!!

  • Reply Marjorie April 26, 2016 at 8:32 am

    What a creative card. Love that you used everything, including the cut out parts. Beautiful!

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