Good Morning. This is Selma Stevenson today with a card designed using Becky Seddon’s Free As A Bird die set and Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s CountryScapes Garden Edges Rose Hedge die set. This card could be used for a Valentine, a wedding, an anniversary, or whenever you want to send love to someone special.
When it comes to making a Valentine for a man, it can be a bit of a challenge. How do you balance the girly hearts and doilies with a man’s less glittery sensibilities? For today’s project I have tried to do that. There are definitely feminine elements at work in this card, but the color palette and simple images help keep it from becoming too delicate. Here’s how I made the card:
By Judi Kauffman
I’m kicking off 2018 with some super simple cards. Care to join me? Each of them uses only two dies.
Though I chose the Scalloped Circles die set for the main element on all three – an embossed and lightly-sanded Shimmer Sheetz circle, you could easily substitute other circles from the collection, Stitched or Fitted, if you prefer smoother edges.
I chose an ornate embossing folder with ribbons and flowers and combined Fire Opal Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz with its coppery look and silver core (revealed when sanded) with solid color cardstock in shades of peachy pink and orange, a palette that skews toward the feminine without being overly sweet.
Switch the embossing folder and color combination as you choose! For example: With smooth-edged circles and an embossing folder that looks like metal plates (Gold, Silver or Basic Black Shimmer Sheetz) the cards will be decidedly masculine. With a folder like Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Heart Strings (Red or White Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz), you’re ready for Valentine’s Day!
Hi Crafty Friends,
It’s Frances here and it’s my turn to post a tutorial for the Coloring Design Team. The countdown is on …. Christmas is only about 20 days away, so today I’m sharing a Christmas card while there’s still plenty of time to make some. Although at this time of year it is HOT where I live, snowmen are always fun for a holiday card!
Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Feel Better Card. Joset from Joset Designs has just released an amazing new collection of dies and I fell in love with the Geometrix Background as well as the Sentiments 2 die set. The project really took shape when I combined different dies from Els van de Burgt Studio as well as paper from ModaScrap. I hope that you enjoy my tutorial!
Although I love the traditional deep reds, greens and golds of the holidays, on this gingerbread wreath card I instead used brighter pinks, greens and purples to create a fun, kid-friendly Christmas card. To me, the vibrant colors remind me of the candy pieces that typically adorn gingerbread houses and people and really captures the “Candy Land” feeling. Yum!
It’s Karen here. I’m excited to be showing a Christmas card I made today. As we get closer to the holidays, my Christmas cards tend to go to traditional colors, but while it’s still hot outside (like now), I make them with very non-traditional colors and papers. Do you have a preference? I like them both ways!
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.
It’s the Coloring Design Team’s turn to share their cards for this month’s Coloring Design Team Designer Challenge.
Our Challenge this month is ….. Clean & Simple Card Set – create a set of three Clean & Simple cards. Select a stamp set and use a different image from this set on each of the cards. Each card includes one colored image and a sentiment.
For our Challenge today we are giving away a Krista Schneider Jungle Cuties Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies; a pack of Dusky Lavender Soft Finish Cardstock and a pack of White 100lb 8.5″ x 11″ Soft Finish Cardstock to 3 winners.
To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: Describe your crafting style.
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.
The winners will be announced on Friday, June 23, 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.