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Circles Background – Best Wishes

June 27, 2018

Welcome – it’s Samantha, back again sharing one of my favourite ways to create with background stamps. I think background stamps are undervalued in my craft room. I have a rather large collection but hardly use them outside their main intended purpose as a background stamp. For today’s card I want to share a simple and effective way to create a focal point using a background stamp.

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Designer Challenge

Elizabeth Craft Designs Designer Challenge – December

December 19, 2017
Hi everyone!

It’s time for another Elizabeth Craft Designs Designer Challenge with the Die Cut and Coloring Design Teams.

This month the challenge is …. Backgrounds – Whether you use large background dies, smaller dies or stamps, backgrounds can add so much interest to your card or home decor items. Include dies or stamps in your background for our challenge this month to create either a card or home decor item.

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 and answer this question: What Elizabeth Craft Designs dies or stamp sets would you use to create a background on something you were creating?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, December 22nd, 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.

 

Birgit Norton starts us off this month using the Abstract Background die to create the background of her card. To decorate her card Birgit has used the Stitched Hearts; Stitched Fishtail Banners; Buttons and the Valentines Sentiments Clear Stamp set.

Karen Nofziger has created a canvas for her challenge project. To create this piece Karen has used the Circle Background; Pair of Leaves 1; Fitted Circles; Entwined Circles; Bugs & Butterflies Clear Stamps with coordinating dies; Plant, Grow and Bloom Sentiments Clear Stamps and General Sentiments Clear Stamps. Karen has also used ModaScrap Fly & Scrap Patterned Paper Pack; White Soft Finish Cardstock as well as Sea Glass & Faded Denim Silk Microfine Glitter on her project.

Melanie Smith is next sharing a cute birthday card. To create her card Melanie has used the Kaleidoscope Background; Stitched Rectangles; Small Cupcake and Sentiments 1 – Celebration Clear Stamps with coordinating dies. Melanie also used Soft Finish Cardstock in White; Perfect Purple; Perfect Pink; Cafe au Lait and Pale Peach as well as ModaScrap Color of Puppies Girl & Thinking About Polinesia Patterned Paper Packs.

Frances Byrne has used the negative pieces from the Geometric Background die to create her card for today’s challenge. To decorate her card Frances has also used Beautiful Baubles; Stitched Fishtail Banners and A Way With Words – Christmas Collection Clear Stamp set. Frances used White Soft Finish Cardstock to create her card.

Elena Anderson has created this adorable  snowman card. To create her card Elena has used Snowman and Gifts Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies, Stitched Hearts and Stitched Rectangles.

Kelly Booth has created two cards for our challenge this month. For her first card Kelly has created a colorful Christmas card using the Kaleidoscope Background, A Way with Words – Merry Christmas, White Soft Finish Cardstock and Silk Microfine Glitter in True Red; Peridot and Royal Blue.

For her second card Kelly has used the Abstract Background; Garden Notes Poinsettia die; Winter Sentiments Clear Stamp set; Prills and White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Sandy Diller has created a banner to celebrate the New Year … 2018! To create her project Sandy has used Stitched Stars along with Bluebell & Brushed Pewter Silk Microfine Glitter and Red Metallic Shimmer Sheetz.

Selma Stevenson has created a sparkling golden Christmas card for our challenge. Selma used the Kaleidoscope Background; Christmas Tree; White Soft Finish Cardstock and Silk Microfine Glitter in Light Gold, Champagne Gold and Cool Diamond.

Tina Guigui Dornbaum has created a colorful background. To create her card Tina used the Kaleidoscope Background; Stitched Fishtail Banners and Sentiments 1- Celebration Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies. White Soft Finish Cardstock was used for this card.

Katelyn Grosart created a framed art piece for her challenge today, which will make a great gift for Christmas. To create her project Katelyn used the Abstract Background; Valentine Edges; Dragonfly; Stitched Fishtail Banners; Bunch of Flowers 3; Leafy Branch and A Way with Words – Soar die sets. Katelyn also used White Soft Finish Cardstock and Transparent/Gold Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers on this piece.

Sanna Lippert had so much fun creating backgrounds for this challenge that she didn’t stop at just one card … but four!!! For her first card Sanna used the Ornate Snowflakes die set with Silk Microfine Glitter in Teal Blue and Dark Mint. The sentiment is from the Winter Sentiments Clear Stamp set.

For Sanna’s second card today, she has created a colorful background. For this card Sanna used the Kaleidoscope Background with Silverado Silk Microfine Glitter. To decorate her card Sanna has used the Flower Power Clear Stamp set with coordinating die. The sentiment is from the Holiday Cheer Clear Stamp set.

For her third card Sanna has used the Geometric Background along with Dark Mint Silk Microfine Glitter. To decorate her card Sanna has used the Flower Power Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies and a sentiment from the Winter Sentiments Clear Stamp set.

For her final card for our challenge today, Sanna has again used the Kaleidoscope Background keeping both the positive and negative pieces of the die intact. To decorate her card Sanna has used the Sentiments 2 – Just Because Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies and the heart from the Buttons die set. Sanna used White Soft Finish Cardstock when creating all her cards today.

Suzanne Cannon is thinking about snow for her card this week. Suzanne has used the A Way with Words – Brrrrrr and A Way with Words – Let it Snow die sets to create her card. Suzanne also used White Soft Finish Cardstock on her card.

Anita Kejriwal has also created two cards for our challenge today. Anita has used the “happy” from the Sentiments 1 – Celebrations Clear Stamp set to create her background. To decorate her card Anita used the Valentine Edges; Stitched Circles and the Sentiments 1 – Celebrations Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies.

For her second card for the challenge Anita used the “celebrate” sentiment from the Sentiments 1 – Celebrate Clear Stamp set to create her background. Anita has again used  the Valentine Edges; Stitched Circles and the Sentiments 1 – Celebrations Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies to decorate her card.

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 inspired you to use stamps and dies to create backgrounds in anything you create. 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, December 22nd.

Happy Creating!

 

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Susan's Garden Club

Be the Sunshine: Garden Notes Black-Eyed Susan

December 7, 2017

Dear Friends,

Today I present to you a card that I just loved creating. The Black-Eyed Susan is such a special part of the Susan’s Garden collection, and like other flowers in the sunflower family it symbolizes radiant warmth and faith.

I thought that the sentiment, “Be the sunshine in someone’s rainy day,” was the perfect way to express my idea: Every person can be just like the sun shining on a sunflower, providing reassurance and emanating positive energy and strength, elevating a loved one’s mood.

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Wet Stencil Technique, Do-It-Yourself Background

August 22, 2017

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here today from the Die Cut Design Team. By now you have seen many projects using the Distress Oxides on Soft Finish Cardstock. I have tried out many kinds of cardstock and none come close to the effect on SFC. I want to show you another technique combining Soft Finish Cardstock, Distress Oxides and stencils. Below you will find the steps to replicate this card.

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Die Cut Cards with Distress Oxide Backgrounds

August 17, 2017

Hello everybody, it´s Sanna here and it´s my turn to post a tutorial for the Die Cut Design Team today. If you know me, you know that I love color. I have been going up and down ever since the Distress Oxides arrived and told myself I don´t really need more inks. Well, eventually I gave in and got myself a set of six colors. Needless to say, I totally fell in love with the inks and I am afraid I am going to need a few more colors soon. The inks work so nicely with the Soft Finish Cardstock, too. (Am I finding excuses to buy a few more colors? Yes, I am…)  Continue Reading

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Leaves of Gold – Layout and Card by Riikka

August 6, 2017

 

Hello everyone! How are you? Can you believe it’s August already? Luckily it’s only the start so it still feels like summer, but autumn will soon be slowly creeping in. Not that I have a problem with that. I rather like the beginning of the autumn with the long, warm evenings and the golden light that makes the pine trees appear to be deep red. And the leaves, the colorful leaves that start to turn to red, orange, yellow and gold and then rustle under your step. A wonderful time!

This time I did a layout to celebrate autumn and a card using the same techniques. Add a dandle or two to turn it into a birthday card, or send it just to make someone’s day, no special occasion needed!

Let’s get started with the tutorial so you can make your own golden leaves to greet autumn!

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ECD Designer Challenge – July

July 18, 2017

Hi everyone!

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.

Happy Creating!

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Four Cards, One Technique

June 11, 2017

 

Hi and hello! It’s Riikka here with another guest post. This time I have a bunch of cards for you. Since summer is time for all sorts of parties, at least here in Finland, cards may come in handy. We have christenings, weddings, barbecue parties and many other festivities and what could be nicer than bring a handmade card with a little something when attending!

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Mosaic Card Using The Circle Background Die

April 20, 2017

Welcome Friends,

DT Melanie here with you today sharing a really fun card designed completely with Elizabeth Craft Designs’ dies. The Circle Background Die was such fun to work with. This mosaic design feels mesmerizing to me. It is actually really easy to create too! Below are the simple directions so you can make your own.

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