Hello everyone, it´s Sanna Lippert here today to share with you a fun and easy to do layer technique. This idea occurred to me when I was using texture paste on another project and I realized that I could create a paste-like look by only using various die cut dies.
It’s challenge time again … Starting this month, July 2017, our Die Cut and Coloring Design Teams will be combining for our monthly challenges.
Some of our Coloring Design Team are also sharing a few sneak peeks of the new Krista Schneider Clear Stamp and Coordinating dies which will be available soon.
Technique Friday with Els Inspiration – Every Friday Els inspires us all with a new Technique Friday video tutorial, sharing all of the wonderful ways to use ECD products. Our challenge for this month is to take our inspiration from any one of the Technique Friday with Els videos. You can find a list of all the Technique Friday with Els videos here.
For our Challenge today we are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on our website to 3 winners.
To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: “What your favorite technique learned from the Technique Friday With Els series“.
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.
The winners will be announced on Friday, July 21st, here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.
Now let’s take a look at the wonderful creations our talented Design Team have created for the Challenge this month. For more information about the cards, click on the designer’s name under each card to be taken to the designer’s blog post and will open up in a new window.
Birgit Norton was inspired by Els’ Jungle Cuties Spinner Card video to create this spinner card above. To create her card Birgit has used Joset Designs Sliders & Spinners, Dolphin and Boat die sets as well as the Ahoy Sentiments Clear Stamp set. Birgit use White Soft Finish Cardstock on her card. You will see more photos of the Dolphin jumping out of the water on Birgit’s blog.
Frances Byrne was inspired to create the sparkly piece above by Els’ Sparkling Lovebirds Birthday Card video. To create her card Frances used the ModaScrap Dandelion Fluff and Stitched Fishtail Banners die sets. The main panel of the card were layered using the Stitched Rectangles and Dotted Scallop Rectangles die sets from Els van de Burgt Studio. Frances used papers from the ModaScrap Vintage Rose 6 x 6 Patterned Paper Pack and White and Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock. To finish off her card Frances added a sentiment from Joset Designs General Sentiments clear stamp set.
Karen Nofziger inspiration for her card came from Els’ Silk Microfine Glitter and Lace Technique video. Karen had so much fun with this technique that she created two cards for the challenge. For her first card Karen used Krista Schneider’s Purr Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies. For her glitter & lace panel, Karen also used Desert Gold and Forest Green Silk Microfine Glitters. Karen also used the Bead Strings 2; Dotted Scallop Ovals and Fitted Ovals from Els van de Burgt Studio, ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners (cutting off the fishtail end) and Joset Designs General Sentiments Clear Stamp set. Karen used White Soft Finish Cardstock on her card.
For her second card for the challenge Karen used the new Krista Schneider Reindeer and Birds Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies. This time around she used Forest Green and Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitters. Karen also used the Fitted Ovals; Dotted Scallop Ovals and Bead Strings 2 dies from Els van de Burgt Studio as well as the ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners (cutting off the fishtail end) and Joset Designs Holiday Cheer Sentiments
Sandy Diller created these adorable critters that could be a fun activity for those kids who are bored with summer vacation or a great kids party favor. To create these critters Sandy used the Bonbon Box, Circle Background, Fitted Circles, Stitched Circles and Scalloped Hearts die sets from Els van de Burgt Studio. Sandy also used Joset Designs Boat for the ears of the pig and the Hearts Entwined Embossing Folder.
Kelly Booth has also drawn inspiration from Els’ Silk Microfine Glitter and Lace Technique video to create two cards that are such a hoot! Kelly has used Soft Finish Cardstock and Cool Diamond & Fuchsia Silk Microfine Glitters to create her cards. She also used Krista Schneider’s new Give A Hoot Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies and the If Animals Could Talk Clear Stamp set. Kelly has also used the Els van de Burgt Studio Stitched Hearts and Dotted Scallop Hearts
Elena Anderson was inspired with Els’ Coloring on Watercolor Paper Video to create her card. To create her card she has used Krista Schneider’s Fashions 2 Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies as well as the Fashionable Phrases Clear Stamp set. Elena has also used the Stitched Circles from Els van de Burgt Studio. Papers used to create this card include Watercolor Cardstock; White & Perfect Pink Soft Finish Cardstock and ModaScrap Thinking About Rio de Janeiro 12 x 12 Paper Pack.
Selma Stevenson was inspired by Els’ Sparkly Flower Lace Cards video. To create her card Selma has used ModaScrap Flower Lace 2 and Thinking of You from Els van de Burgt Studio. She used Diva & Dark Fuchsia Silk Microfine Glitter as well as White Soft Finish Cardstock.
Sanna Lippert was inspired by Els’ Shimmer Sheetz Patchwork video to create her card today. For her card Sanna has used White Soft Finish Cardstock with Red Iridescent; Pink Iridescent and Blue Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz as well as the Sea Glass; Spring Leaves; Flower Mosaic & Swirly Leaves Embossing Folders. She has also used the Postage Stamp Rectangles from Els van de Burgt Studio, ModaScrap Lace Poppies and Joset Designs General Sentiments.
Katelyn Grosart was inspired by Els Lacy Poppies with Distress Oxide Background video. To create her card Katelyn has used Stitched Rectangles from Els van de Burgt Studio, ModaScrap Dandelion Fluff and Joset Designs’ General Sentiments Clear Stamps. She also used White Soft Finish Cardstock.
Anita Kejriwal found her inspiration for her card from Els’ Sparkly Plaid Background video. For her card Anita used White Soft Finish Cardstock and used two different widths of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape and Ruby & Vintage Pink Silk Microfine Glitters to create her sparkly background. To decorate her card she used the Stitched Fishtails from Els van de Burgt Studio, A Way with Words – Celebrate and the Occasions Clear Stamps from Karen Burniston.
Tina Guigui Dornbaum was inspired by Els’ Sparkly Flower Lace video. To create her card Tina used Silk Microfine Glitter in Copper Rose & Light Brass and Soft Finish Cardstock. To decorate her card she used the ModaScrap Lacy Poppies; ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners and Celebrate from Els van de Burgt Studio.
Suzanne Cannon was inspired by Els’ Coloring on Soft Finish Cardstock video. For her card Suzanne used A Way with Words – Merry Christmas 2; A Way with Words – Baby Love; A Way with Stencils – Flourished Frame Stencil and Sprig with Berries from Els van de Burgt Studio. She also used White; Ladybug Red & Olive Twist Soft Finish Cardstock to create her card.
For our final card today we have Melanie Smith who was inspired by Els’ Shimmer Sheetz video. For her card Melanie has used the Berry Branches Embossing Folder and Red Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz, as well as the Labels and Circles die set from Karen Burniston and Peel-Off Stickers.
Thank you for visiting our blog today. We hope you enjoyed seeing all the wonderful creations our Design Team created this month and that it has reminded you of the wonderful resource we have on our Elizabeth Craft Designs Youtube channel. Don’t forget to visit our designers’ blogs by clicking on their names to find out more about each project.
If you would like a chance to win our giveaway, be sure to leave your comment on TODAY’S blog post. We will select three lucky winners in a random drawing and the winners will be announced here on our blog on Friday, July 21st.
It’s Karen here! I’m getting ready to move. I’m not terribly excited about it, so much work, but I am excited about having a reason to create special cards to express gratitude for those who help me. Today’s card project is created for my son who LoVeS Starbucks. He has been with me every step of the way and SO helpful. Using the Sliders and Spinners die set, I designed a card with a special surprise that slides up.
Hey Everyone! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Happy Happy Happy Birthday Card. The starting point for my card was the fabulous Kites die from Joset Designs. Using the kite die, and combining it with a variety of die cut images from Els van de Burgt Studio and some ModaScrap patterned paper, my Happy Happy Happy Birthday Card grew from there. Let me show you below how to make it at home.
Moikka from Finland again! It’s Riikka here sharing a double treat with you! I have a step by step tutorial for the card you see above and then a video for a layout I did using the same steps. Both feature peachy, warm summer colors and ladybugs. And summer projects need some shine, too, to remind us of the glorious the sun. For the glimmer I used Silk Microfine Glitter.
Let’s start with the card, although I must admit that I did actually the layout first and then turned the same steps into a card!
Step 1. Place a round mono-printing plate onto an acrylic block and brayer acrylic paints onto the surface. Quickly press an embossing folder onto the paint to pick up the pattern. (I used the “Bouquet” folder for the summery feel.) Turn the printing plate over to use it like a stamp; press the pattern to a card-sized piece of cardstock. Let the paint air dry or use a heat tool to speed the drying. Clean the printing plate.
Step 2. Add some watercolor around the printed circle to blend and blur it into the background as follows: Spray a little bit of water onto to the cardstock and then add wet paint. Use the same colors as in Step 1. Dry with a heat tool or air dry.
Step 3. Continue building layers to your background. This time use a stencil and inks. To continue the theme, I chose a floral pattern stencil. Keep within the same color palette and work on top of and around the mono-printed area.
Step 4. Finish the background with some pencil swirls and stamped texture. Concentrate on the focal area to draw the recipient’s eye.
Step 5. Cut solid color and patterned papers into small rectangles and squares. Overlap and staple them together to create a small composition. Attach the cluster to the card using foam dots for dimension.
Step 6. Complete the layered composition with a stamped greeting, a flair button and die cut leaf. Use the same white cardstock for the die cut leaf and the stamped greeting. Layer and glue to the card as shown.
Step 7. For extra interest add some finishing details: Stamp, color and cut out some ladybugs. Die cut some flowers from Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet. When in place on the card, remove the release sheet and coat the exposed adhesive with Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle on the glimmering flower!
Step 8. Finish the card by adding the piece to a slightly larger piece of a patterned paper. Use the 3mm tape as your adhesive. Display as a flat card on an easel or as preferred, or add to a solid color side-fold cardstock card base.
Just eight easy steps and you’ve made a card! The number of steps is almost the same for turning the same tutorial into a layout. The surface is bigger, at least if you’re working on a 12×12″ sheet, but otherwise the steps are the same. First add the mono-printing with acrylic paint, then the watercolors, and so forth.
The card can be used as a note to say hello, or make a birthday version by changing the greeting you use. I made the layout about me. I wanted it to have the same summery, flowery feel as the card and it is, in fact, about a birthday. I just turned 35 in the beginning of the month. So even though I love winter and snow, I’m a child of summer! As this layout is a very personal one, I took the picture of the layout without yet adding the journaling. That will come later to keep it private, but you can see the lightly drawn lines waiting for my words at the lower right corner.
If you want to see how I used the same steps to make the page, please see the video below!
As you can see, I use almost the same steps and products in the page as in the card. One thing that is different, though, is the self-made stamp I use here. If it looks a bit familiar, you are correct! I actually made it and the letters in an earlier post. You can see it here (link).
I hope I have inspired you with these two projects! Thank you for stopping by today and wishing you a lovely summer day…See you again next month!
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I’ve been feeling very woodland-y lately, perhaps because it is summer in Colorado and there seem to be deer and other critters everywhere. Plus, there’s nothing like a stunning natural landscape to inspire dreams! As a result, I had to make a card using the Birch Forest stamp set. I combined the stamps with some of the new patterned papers, particularly the ModaScrap Butterfly Dream paper. It seemed like the perfect mix for a card with animal friends that are here to encourage your dreams and imagination.
Hi Crafty Friends,
As the cardstock I selected to use for my card was duo-tone (also called “duplex”) – dark red on one side and light red on the other – I decided to keep to the three colors of white, dark red and light red for my card. By keeping the insert loose, I could turn it with the back showing when the card is closed, revealing the light red through the openings of the “petals”.