Els van de Burgt Studio Krista Schneider

A Little Kitty Fun w/ Purr & Dreamers Stamp & Die Sets

April 7, 2017

Welcome Back!

DT Melanie here sharing a fun little mix of two different stamp sets by Krista Schneider for Elizabeth Craft Designs. The kitty is part of the Purr Clear Stamp set. This little orange tabby just looked like he was up to no good so I paired him up with the thought bubble and ball of yarn from the Dreamers’ Clear Stamp set.

Both of the above-mentioned clear stamp sets also have matching die sets to coordinate with them.

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Sweet Fun

April 6, 2017

Hi everyone,

It’s my turn to post a tutorial for the Die Cut Design Team. I love making cards that are a little different from the normal square or rectangular cards. Today I have used the Fishtail Borders die set from Els van de Burgt Studio to add a fishtail edge to my card. To decorate my card I used dies from Joset Designs and A Way With Words.

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Spring Lilacs

April 5, 2017

Spring has finally arrived and soon the air will be filled with the wonderful fragrance of lilacs. We can create realistic lilacs for our cards and other projects using Susan’s Garden Notes Lilac die set.  Using the A Way With Words 4-Seasons die set we can complete a perfect Spring card.  Here is how this card was created.

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Die Cut Design Team Designer Challenge – April

April 4, 2017

Hi everyone,

It’s the first Tuesday in April, time for the Die Cut Design Team Designer Challenge.

Our challenge this month is “Glittery Backgrounds” – add Silk Microfine Glitter in some way when creating the background for your card. 

Our Design Team have some wonderful ideas on how to create Glittery Backgrounds for you today. Make sure you check their individual blog posts for information on the technique they used. Elizabeth Craft Designs also has many videos on their YouTube channel using Silk Microfine Glitter, including more backgrounds and plenty of other ideas.

For our challenge today we are giving away three 1/2 oz containers of Silk Microfine Glitter in the colors of your choice to three lucky winners.

To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: What is your favorite technique to use with Silk Microfine Glitter?

Winners will be selected in a random drawing.

The winners’ names will be announced on Friday, April 7 here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

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Sewing with Die Cuts – Spring Flowers Card

April 2, 2017

 

by Joan Frantzen

Hi it’s Joan Frantzen here as a Guest Designer. I recently discovered that wafer-thin dies work beautifully to cleanly cut single layers of fabric, eliminating the need to fussy cut the shapes. Before cutting, fuse iron-on adhesive to the back of the fabric and voila — instant appliqués! Machine stitching adds texture, and hand-stitched or glued embellishments bring your work to a whole new level. If you enjoy sewing, these little gems allow you to practice your free-motion stitching on achievable works of art that are quick and fun to make. Frame the piece with cardstock in coordinating colors, and include an easel for display. You’ll brighten someone’s day.

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Sending Love

April 1, 2017

 by Judi Kauffman

A big thank you to Suzanne Cannon for inviting me to be today’s guest designer. My project: A card that sends love.

Experienced card makers – head straight to the supply list. You’ll be able to create your own version of the card by looking at the photos, I think.

Beginners – I’m going to put on my ‘teacher’ hat for a moment and explain how the layout works. I call it ‘Double Triangle.’ (It’s among the Foolproof Layouts in my book, By the Batch: Creative Cards, Postcards, Envelopes & More – but this isn’t a plug because the book is out of print.)

Notice that the Entwined Oval has three small dots as part of the die. That is the first triangle. The dots pull in your eye and bring the focus to the words. The second triangle is formed by the three hydrangea heads at the edges of the card front. This trio acts as a frame, and it, too, keeps the eye moving. The triangles are dynamic, not static, and the words are at an angle – not straight across. Together, the angle of the words and the pair of triangles keeps things visually exciting…lots of movement.

Also notice that there are two rectangles, one paler and one darker. The darkest colors are at the bottom of the card base to anchor the card, much like ground and sky. But the top rectangle is pale, over all, and the darker areas are at the upper left and lower right, leaving the center area very pale and at the same angle as the words.

Controlling the watercolor-effect background pieces in this way is intentional, not accidental – that’s why I’m pointing it out…so you can make similar design decisions on your own projects!

Okay…Teacher hat is put away in the closet…

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Scrapbook Layout with Die Cut Pieces

March 30, 2017

 

Hello there everyone,

It´s Sanna here today with a tutorial for the Die Cut Design Team. My passion for paper crafting started with scrapbooking, then I discovered other areas of paper crafting and got distracted. Well, I actually broadened my spectrum. I wanted to go back to creating a layout for a change, so today´s project combines die cutting and scrapbooking.
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