Coloring Design Team Member Melanie here with you today to share a card made with a really fun stamp and die set from Elizabeth Craft Designs’ brand new stamp line by Krista Schneider. These adorable sets have such a whimsical feel to them and are perfect for coloring with any medium. The matching dies are so precise and make just wonderful projects.
Step 1: From your first color cardstock cut a 6″x 12″ rectangle, score and fold in half to form a 6″ card base.
Step 2: Choose your favorite designer paper and cut a piece for the background choosing the border size of your choice (shown: Very narrow.)
Step 3: Cut a contrasting solid color piece 5″ x 5″ and cut with the Fitted Frames 4 die. I used green in the project, but in the photos below I used pink as an example. To ensure that all of the details got cleanly cut, I used the Big Shot machine with a Precision Base Plate and ran it through twice. Alternatively, use a Metal Adaptor Plate from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Online Store inside your machine’s usual cutting plate sandwich.
The Elizabeth Craft Designs Tweezers are perfect for poking out any little pieces that stay in the die and inside the cut pieces. punching out the little pieces from the die. Below are the 9 pieces that this one die cuts – 8 frames and a heart.
Look at all those beautiful pieces….So many choices all from one die – pure magic!
Step 4: Counting inward from the largest to the smallest, you will use the second and fourth largest for this card. Save the rest for other projects. Cut 2 background squares in the same color cardstock as the card base (3.75″ x 3.75″ and 4.5″ x 4.5″.)
Step 5: Using black permanent ink on white cardstock, stamp the teapot, stack of teacups and ‘you’re so sweet’ sentiment from the Tea Time Clear Stamp Set. Color with markers or pencils of choice. Die cut teapot and teacups with coordinating Tea Time Die Set. Border the sentiment with patterned paper. Border the inner edges of the green die cut frames on each square with black peel-off stickers. Adhere the teapot to the smaller square, orienting the square so it has a point centered at the top like a diamond. Adhere the teacups to the larger frame with the square oriented like a picture frame.
Step 6: Arrange the squares and the sentiment as shown, leaving space across the bottom and at the bottom left for lace, ribbon, silk or paper flowers, and die cut leaves (I used ModaScrap Leafy Branch 3 and Pair of Leaves 2) as shown or any other embellishments you want.
Here is a close-up of the project showing the coloring as well as the detail of the design.
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Paper Flowers & Lace Trim
Cardstock in White, Pink, and Green
6″ x 6″ Papers by Authentique