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Samantha Klaebe

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Bugs & Butterflies

April 15, 2019

Hello! Welcome! Samantha here sharing a simple background technique using the hills die from Elizabeth Craft Designs Adventure Edges. Landscape dies are one of my favourite die designs –– there’s quite a few ways to use them and if you think outside the box you can create fun backgrounds like the one I’ve created in my card today!

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Colour in three butterflies using your preferred colouring medium.

Step 2: Adhere Clear Double Sided Adhesive (measurement 3cm x 16cm) to the front of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step 3: Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Diva Silk Microfine Glitter. Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.

Step 4: Die cut the Adventure Edges die.

Step 5: Die cut again to create a thin wavy strip.

Step 6: Using a selected choice of card stock colours, die cut the Adventure Edges die again. Adhering each one on top of another (like a puzzle piece) to create your backgound.

Step 7: Trim off the excess card and stamp the sentiment.

Step 8: (Optional) Add machine Stitched details.

Step 9: Adhere the three coloured in butterflies, embellish card with sequins, a twine bow and adhere to an A6 side folding card base.

Here are two more background examples using this same technique. I personally love how the lady bug card turned out…


Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Items Used:

Other:

Twine

Sequins

Cardstock

Copic Markers

Foam Tape/Tape Runner

Paper Trimmer

Cuttlebug

Sewing Machine

Krista Schneider ModaScrap

Creating Patchwork With Hexagons

March 27, 2019

Samantha here…and for today’s card/s I’m combining Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Stitched Hexagons with the stamp set Patchwork. There are many creative moments where I’ve been really stuck on colour combinations…so I just pull out a (random) piece of pattern paper from a paper pad (in this case Fly and Scrap by Modascrap), match it up with cardstock and Copic markers and start creating!

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Using a combination of pattern paper and cardstock die cut 12 small stitched hexagons.

Step 2: Piece these together, forming two rows on the bottom of your card front. (Card front measurements: 15cm x 10.5cm). Trim off the sides.

Step 3: Next, stamp the Patchwork flower and other smaller Patchwork images on Copic friendly cardstock, die-cut them out, and colour them in with Copic markers (or your preferred colouring medium).

Copic Marker Colours: V01/V04/V06/RV02/RV04/RV06/YG00/YG01/YG03

Step 4: Stamp the sentiment with black ink using Elizabeth Craft Designs Banner Sentiments stamp and coordinating die.

Step 4: Assemble card as shown, adhering the sentiment to the (hexagon) card front with foam tape and tucking the Patchwork flowers under the banner.

Step 6: Embellish with sequins and a twine bow before adhering the card front to an A6 card base.

Below are two more fun examples of ways to create a more detailed hexagon background. At first I thought the colour scheme pick out in the first card wouldn’t work…but I’m really happy I persisted. I think the pastel colour combination really suits these Patchwork bees and that it is a great alternative to ‘normal’ bee colours!

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my card tutorial today and if you are ever stuck on a colour scheme just try my tip…you never know how interesting the card will turn out in the end!

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Supplies Used:

Other:

Black Ink

GlueDot/Tape Runner/Foam Tape

Copic Markers

Stamping Block

Corner Punch

Twine

Sequins

CuttleBug

Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock Uncategorized

You Complete Me

February 21, 2019

February!…the month of love and romance! Hello. It’s Samantha sharing my You Complete Me card using Elizabeth Craft Designs Puzzle Heart die and Love Sentiments Stamp set. February happens to be my Wedding Anniversary month – so for me, it’s a doubly romantic time of year and a wonderful excuse (not that I need one) to create cards for the heart.

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Die cut the two piece Puzzle Heart die using pattern paper and corrugated card stock.

Step 2: Adhere the detailed puzzle pieces to the corrugated heart.

Step 3: Stamp the sentiment on Kraft card measuring 7 cm x 2 cm.

Step 4: Adhere the heart and sentiment to a 10.5 cm x 15.5 cm Kraft card front.

Step 5: (Optional) Add a detailed machine stitched border (using a combination of straight lines and zigzags).

Step 6: Using scissor, cut any left over pattern paper and corrugated card into small uneven strips and adhere these as shown to your card front.

Step 7: Adhere Clear Double Sided Adhesive to the front of White Soft Finish Cardstock (measurement 3cm x 3cm).

Step 8: Die cut one heart puzzle piece.

Step 9: Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of True Red Silk Microfine Glitter. Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.

Step 10: Use foam tape to adhere this puzzle piece to the card front. Embellish the card with sequins and a twine bow. Adhere card front to a A6 card base.

How did you celebrate Valentine’s Day? I hope you liked today’s card tutorial – give it a try and create something beautiful for that special someone in your life.

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Supplies Used:

Other:

Twine

Sewing Machine

Tape Runner/GlueDot/Foam Tape

Sequins

Cuttlebug

Kraft Card/White Card/Corrugated Card

Black Dye Ink

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Krista Schneider

Blossom, Bloom & Grow

January 29, 2019

Hello! Samantha here. Welcome to my first blog post write-up for Elizabeth Craft Designs for 2019! Today I’m sharing a card I made using Krista’s Garden Party Clear Stamp set and Co-ordinating Die. I was drawn to this set because of the cat –– I’m more of a dog person but I have many friends and their young daughters who love their feline pets and thought it was a much needed theme to add to my card stash.

Card Instructions

Step 1: On Copic-friendly cardstock, stamp the lanterns 5x on the right side of your card front.

Step 2: Stamp an additional 3x lanterns, the cat image and the sentiments on Copic-friendly cardstock and die cut them out.

Step 3: Colour the die cut images with Copic markers (or your preferred choice of colouring medium).

COPIC MARKERS USED: G14/G16/YR12/YR14/YR16/R12/R14/R17

Step 4: Assemble card – Adhere the 3x die cut lanterns on top of the first three stamped lanterns on your card front with foam tape. Colour in the last two lanterns with Copic markers. Adhere the cat and the sentiment with foam tape.

Step 5: Adhere card front to an A6 side folding card base. Embellish with sequins and a twine bow.

I love the bright colours and the feminine feel this card has. It’s the perfect card to give to a cat loving girl on their birthday. I loved it so much I also decided to create a similar layout with the additional images in this stamp set.

This card uses the same colour scheme and a similar layout –– both images are really perfect to create a beautiful card for a young girl on her special day. Give the card instructions a go –– I used Copics as my preferred colouring medium but kept the colouring and shading very simple. You could use any colouring tool!

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Supplies Used:

Other:

Copic Blending Card

Black Dye Ink

Stamping Block

Cuttlebug

Copic Markers

Twine/Sequins

Foam Adhesive Tape

Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Winter Blessings

November 23, 2018

 

There’s something about sparkling white glitter on red card that I love!

Hello! Samantha sharing this winter blessings Christmas card using the new Snowflake die and Classic Christmas sentiments stamp. Last month I shared a card (here) using the same die. Though they’re both red Christmas-themed cards they are very different, showing the versatility of the snowflake die.

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Joset Designs ModaScrap

Snowflake Season

October 30, 2018

Hello! Samantha back sharing a sweet and simple card that can easily be created to help you get organized this Christmas! That’s right, Christmas is around the corner and I know many of you may not even have it on your mind yet. So for today’s tutorial I wanted to share a card using the new Snowflake die that has a ‘WOW’ factor but was made in only ten minutes.

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Soft Finish Cardstock

A Ribbon Tree Christmas

October 23, 2018

 

Hello – Welcome! Samantha here, sharing some Christmas-themed inspiration today. I’m loving all things Christmas at the moment. Even my local shopping center has starting displaying Christmas baubles and trees for sale…it’s hard not to get excited about how quickly Christmas Day is approaching. With that being said, I really wanted to create a few more simple cards to add to my Christmas card stash. I went with non-traditional colours to break up how much red, green and Kraft brown I’ve been using lately!

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Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

‘Tis The Season

September 17, 2018

Greetings! Samantha here. Today I’m sharing some Christmas-themed cards using Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Snowflake Border. Snowflakes aren’t something I would see at Christmastime where I live (in Australia) but I have always loved the idea of a white Christmas. For my cards today I decided to use some non-traditional colours and partnered the die with the newly-released Classic Christmas Sentiments stamp set.

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Krista Schneider Soft Finish Cardstock

Stripes Background and Simple Masking

August 16, 2018

 

Hello! Samantha here – Today I’m sharing a card I created that came about simply by stamping a background stamp. I tend not to use pattern paper as much as I used to, but I do love a good versatile background stamp. Elizabeth Craft Designs have a few background stamps that I have used (a few times now) to create my own patterned paper. Once I had stamped my background the idea developed to use a masking technique to create ink blended features using Birthday Sentiments and the co-ordinating Labels 1 Die.

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