Hi friends and welcome, Mac and I are currently in the middle of our annual RV trip so naturally I have travel on the brain. This time around I’m sharing a banner made using the great papers from ModaScrap along with Soft Finish Cardstock, and featuring dies from Joset Designs. When I saw this fabulous travel-themed paper at my local scrapbook store I knew what I wanted to make. I chose parts of the paper that depict places we have been in our motor coach and then embellished with die cuts that went with that theme. I even wrote my own verses to the tune of the old Roger Miller song “King of the Road” that go along with motor coach travel. You can see my lyrics by clicking on my name at the bottom of this post which will take you to my personal blog. Enjoy.
Hello! It’s Suzanne here today with a fun summer card that will cheer anyone who receives it! Here on the westcoast of Canada it feels like we went straight from winter to summer as we are enjoying an amazing run of warm weather. I have the beach on my mind. And that’s how this card came about! (oh, wait, maybe that was the trip to Hawaii…..)
Here is how you can make it!
Hello, Robin here with my first post for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I am so thrilled with this opportunity to be a guest designer and share my designs with all of you. I had so much fun creating this deep sea adventure card. I hope you enjoy making one as well.
- Use a paper trimmer to cut one 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of tan colored cardstock lengthwise at 4 1/4″.
- Fold the pieces of card stock in half to create two card bases that measure 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
- Adhere the back side of one of the card bases to the inside flap of the second card base. Make sure to line them up perfectly. You will now have a three-paneled card base.
- Trim 1/8 of an inch off your third panel so when you fold your card it will lay perfectly flat.
- Close your card so your third panel is in the middle and your left panel is on top. place your fourth sized oval die from your Stitched Ovals die set (#1113) in the center of your card so it lays horizontal.
- Run the entire card through your die cutting machine until your top two card layers have cleanly cut through. you will now have a left window panel, a middle solid panel, and a right window panel.
- Emboss your window panels one at a time with your favorite sea themed embossing folder or one that creates the look of water or rocks. (With this card I used a zebra pattern one that looks wavy.) Make sure you only emboss your window panels.
- Trim out a blue background panel measuring 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ and emboss it to match your window panels. You will adhere this to the middle solid panel to create your ocean background.
- Using your fourth and fifth size ovals from your Stitched Ovals set you will create a border for the front panel of your window card. Using a glue pen to apply a small amount to the back of the oval frame, carefully adhere it to the front of your card around the oval window.
- Using dies from the Seaweed die set (#1186) cut 7 green seaweed pieces, 2 orange coral pieces, 1 large and 2 small light pink coral pieces and the rims for them in darker pink, plus 5 brown big rocks and 5 brown small rocks.
- Using dies from the Small Shells die set (#1147) cut 1 brown starfish, 1 pink starfish and starfish overlay, 1 shell with its overlay.
- Cut 1 gray anchor using the Lighthouse die set (#1145).
- Cut 1 green sea turtle and sea turtle shell overlay using the Sea Turtle die set (#1185).
- Cut 2 layers of blue cardstock ocean waves the Boat die set (#1182). Adhere the pieces so one row of waves ishigher than the other and trim them using the fourth size oval from the Stitched Ovals set, the same set used to cut out your windows.
- On the lower left corner of your card front, layer and adhere two green and one orange seaweed pieces and two brown rocks, one smaller, one larger.
- On the bottom right corner of your card front, layer and adhere one orange seaweed piece and three pink coral pieces, then add add one small rock and one large rock.
- On the inside of your front flap add one green seaweed and one brown starfish to the bottom right corner.
- On the inside of your right window panel adhere your two layers of ocean waves. The back of the waves is a perfect location to add your sentiment. I added a stamped image from the Ahoy Sentiments clear stamps set, ‘Have a splashing day!’ (Tip: It’s easiest to stamp the sentiment before attaching the wave pieces to the window.)
- On the outside of your right hand window panel layer and adhere one green seaweed piece, one 1 pink double-layered shell and a large brown rock at the bottom left corner.
- On the bottom right corner arrange and adhere add three green pieces of seaweed, two large and two small brown rocks, one double-layered pink starfish, and the anchor.
- Lastly, add your sea turtle making sure to line him up so when you close the right window panel you can see that he is partly in the waves.
- Fold your card panels in and enjoy your triple-layered Deep Sea Adventure 🙂
Elizabeth Craft Designs –
Cardstock in various colors
Embossing Folder with overal pattern
Acrylic block for clear stamp
Hi there! It’s Marsha here today, sharing some cards that were inspired by Delft Blue tiles!
My mom and I visited the Dutch city Delft recently. And when you visit Delft, you can’t escape Delftware. It’s everywhere! So when I got home, I thought it would be fun to see if I could create a couple of Delftware style cards.