Hi, it’s Elena today. Is it just me or are the days flying by this summer? Christmas card making time is creeping up on me, but I wanted to take a moment to celebrate summer before it’s over with a pop-up card featuring the Sand Castle die set from Joset van de Burgt. The set is so cute, and believe it or not this pop-up card is easy to put together and doesn’t take that long to make. Here’s how I created it:
Hi, it’s Kelly Booth here today with a Colorful Balloon Card using A Way With Words dies. I love color and there is something so magical about watercolor to me. I thought the new Big Balloon die would be a perfect canvas for some fun color blending.
Hi Everyone! Marilyn here with a card I made using the Stitched Hexagon, Trio of Leaves and Words 2 die sets. You could use any sentiment for this card so it is versatile and would work for many different occasions. Please forgive the glare in some of the photos – I recently purchased a glass mat and didn’t realize how badly the light reflected until I was watermarking the photos.
Hello Crafty Friends!
This is the heart of birthday season for me. Many of my friends and family have a birthday between now and the end of September. I went through my birthday card stash last week and realized that I need to make several more. Oh darn! I guess that means more time in my craft room. 🙂
Today I am sharing two birthday cards created using the same instructions, stamps and dies. The focal point of each card front is the funny quote from the Happy Birthday Collection stamp set by Suzanne Cannon: “Blow out the candles…”. The instructions below list the products I used.
Hi! It’s Elena today and I have been wanting to use the Cacti Clear Stamps from Krista Schneider for a while now. Cactus and succulent-themed cards seem to be very popular these days and Krista’s stamp set is so cute that I had to jump in and make my own version. I used two different easy watercolor techniques with a bit of die cutting and of course – glitter!! Here’s how I made the card:
Hello there, it´s Sanna here again with another guest design team post. Today I´d like to share a mixed media style scrapbook layout with you for a change. I´ve also created a clean and simple card with some of the residue just for fun and will show that at the end of this post. Hope you enjoy today´s inspiration!
With this month’s challenge theme I (finally!) got the chance to play with Elizabeth Craft Designs Silk Microfine Glitter. I loved it so much that all my cards this month feature it, his card included. Though it’s a clean and simple design I’ve added texture and sparkle to create a fun birthday card.
It’s challenge time again! Our Design Team is back this month with lots of inspiration for this month’s challenge … Are you ready?
All that Glitters – Glitter can add lots of fun to our stamped or die cut creations. For our challenge this month add Silk Microfine Glitter in some way to your card, scrapbook layout, etc. Use glitter directly on your stamped images, include it on the background, or add it to your scene. Warm or cool, subtle or bold, let’s have some glittery fun.
In case you haven’t heard the news from last month, Elizabeth Craft Designs released brand new glitter colors in 3 new Glitter Pallettes! Each Glitter Palette includes five 1/2 oz jars of file new ECD Exclusive Colors. Earth – Copper Bronze, Moonbeam, Rich Red, Ice Teal and Vintage Teal; Beach – Pebble Blue, Silver Sand, Sand Dunes, Ocean Blue and Midnight Blue; Bloom – Rose Red, Petal Pink, Lilac, Periwinkle and Crystal Clear.
There are many different ways that you can incorporate Silk Microfine Glitter into your projects. If you are interested in learning more ideas check out our Technique Friday with Els Silk Microfine Glitter Tutorials here. Kelly Booth also has an interesting technique using Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter which you can find on this Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog Post.
For our Challenge today we are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website to 3 winners.
To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below or on the Designer Challenge post on our Facebook page and answer this question: Which of the new Silk Microfine Glitter Palettes is your favorite, Earth, Beach or Bloom?
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.
The winners will be announced on Friday, May 18th, here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.
Now let’s take a look at the wonderful creations our talented Design Team has 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.