“My heart never knew loneliness… until you went away…”
In this age of faster communications, the Internet, messaging apps and social media platforms, it is easy to be connected to the people we love. But the fact remains that showing emotions has always been difficult, even with all of these new modes of communication.
Today I bring to you a lovely hand-crafted card that is a unique way to send a heartfelt message.
I have used the dahlia flower as the central theme. The dahlia is a symbol of inner strength, creativity and standing strong in your sacred values. Dahlia flowers also symbolize a commitment and bond that lasts forever, just like the bond of friendship with the one for whom you are creating this special project.
DT Melanie here with you today to share a fun card made from our Ribbons 1 die set by Els van de Burgt Studio. I decided to get out my Distress Oxide Inks and play with the pieces created from die cutting the ribbon 1 dies from the card front.
“A tulip doesn’t strive to impress anyone. It doesn’t struggle to be different…
It doesn’t have to. Its different…”
These lines from America’s celebrated spiritual teacher and author Marianne Williamson describes the spirit of the Tulip flower. Tulips have been known since centuries as the symbol of perfect endearing love between partners or family members.
Today I dedicate this card to the bonhomie I share with a childhood friend of mine whom I have connected with after almost 30 years. I have used Yellow tulips in this card as they mean “there’s a sunshine in your smile”. Yellow tulip is a great medium to express affection and care for your friends and loved ones. I dedicate this card not only to my friend but also all my fellow designers as a mark of warmth and camaraderie I share with each one of you.
This “Hello ” card is a layered card.
DT Melanie here today to share a beautiful new die from ModaScrap. This die is just stunning and so dainty. I wanted to set this white die cut popped up on a vibrant background so you can easily see the intricate details.
It’s Frances here today. It’s my turn to post a tutorial for the Coloring Design Team. Shaker cards can be so much fun to create so I decided to make one using Krista Schneider’s Teddy Bear Picnic Clear Stamps set and coordinating dies.
It’s the third Tuesday in April and that means it is time for the Coloring Design Team Designer Challenge.
Our challenge this month is “Inside and Out” – We often decorate the front of our card and do nothing on the inside of the card. For our challenge this month let’s decorate the inside to coordinate with the front.
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 is your favorite or most-used sentiment when creating a card?
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.
The winners will be announced on Friday, April 21, 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.
Hi Friends! Piyanki here today welcoming spring with my handmade bouquet. I am from India. Here, the city of Srinagar hosts the World’s Largest Tulip Garden in Asia. Tourists from all across the globe flock to this garden in the month of April. It is open for 21 days. I found a photo on Google to show you. If you ever visit India at that time of year it is a must-see!
Shalini Pahwa here. A birthday is one of the most important and eagerly awaited days of the year for all of us. Even in this age of advanced technology with a plethora of options for communicating and sending gifts, I still feel that a bouquet of flowers, delivered with a personal message, is the best way to deliver birthday wishes. But if there is a distance between you and your loved one, a card with a bouquet of beautiful handmade paper flowers is a wonderful way to express your emotions – and it is sure to become a cherished gift.
Melanie, from the Die Cut Design Team, here with you to share a really playful card. I love creating scenes and the All Seasons Tree die set from designer Karen Burniston is perfect for making scenes for every season.