Hi there! It’s Suzanne here today with a card full of love.
There are many ways you could make this card, just by changing the coordinating paper. This design was created for a younger person, but I challenge you to make one for someone in your life by changing up the colours and patterns –– I’d love to see them! Go ahead and share them on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Facebook Page!
Hello everyone, it’s Sanna Lippert here today again, sharing my April guest design team project with you. I love basic dies for their versatility, and wanted to show how to create these fun and colorful –– but clean and simple –– cards with just a few easy-to-follow steps.
Here is what I did: Step 1: Die cut 12 hexagon pieces –– three of each of the 4 smallest sizes from the Fitted Hexagons die set, from white Soft Finish Cardstock with your die cutting machine. Step 2: Fold a card base from white Soft Finish Cardstock approximately 14,5 x 10,5 cm in size and arrange the die cut hexagon pieces onto the card base. Step 3: Now place the die cut hexagons onto a craft mat in the exact same order and take three tones of Distress Ink to color them with an ink blending tool. Blend the colors together to create a gradient color pattern. Step 4: Adhere the inked hexagons in place with Kids Choice glue or Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Cut off any residues with scissors.
Step 5: Add water splatters onto the inked areas and let sit a bit, then dab with a piece of cloth. Step 6: Die cut a Fishtail Banner from white Soft Finish Cardstock and stamp a sentiment from General Sentiments clear stamp set with black stamp ink onto the banner. Step 7: Adhere the smallest hexagons and the banner with 3D foam pads onto the card base and add a few silver sequins for decoration. The tweezers are great for this purpose!
I’ve also recorded a video for you to watch, to give you a better idea of each particular step. Hope you like it!
Also while I was at it, I created an additional card, with yellow, orange and pink Distress Ink tones and the Stitched Hexagons die set. What a big difference it makes by only changing a color scheme!
That’s all from me today! I hope I could inspire you a bit with my April post. I’ll be back in June with another guest post. See you then!
Good morning –– Kathy here from the ECraft Design Team! Today I’d like to showcase another of Susan’s releases –– the Fuchsia. I created this on a 6”x 6” card with a 51/2”x 51/2” top layer, with a thin gold foil border behind it.
The Fuchsia is a very interesting and beautiful hanging flower, coming in bold colors, or all soft shades.
They are planted in the Garden Notes ‘Potted’, using Seth Apter’s Chunky Rust embossing powder. (I cut the pot down a bit to better fit on this card). They’re hanging over a window, the Garden Patch.
I knotted 3 pieces of twine and put them through 3 small holes I punched in the pot and secured them behind the 1st layer to make a ‘hanging’ pot.
The words are from the stamp set ‘Little Words Mean A Lot.’
Don’t forget the Ladybug!
I know you’ll love to add these lovely flowers to your collection! Susan gives wonderful tutorials on Susan’s Garden Club Facebook Page on how to sculpt her flowers –– check her out!
All the products I’ve used are listed below. To purchase any of them, click on the picture(s) and you’ll be directed to Elizabeth Craft Designs where you can complete your order.
Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. Today I have a sweet card to share with you using the Honey Bear Stamp and die set from Krista Schneider. Below you will find the steps to make your own card… Just Bee-Cause. 🙂
Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (A2)
Step 2 – Stamp Honey Bear images on White Soft Finish Cardstock using Amalgam Ink. Color images using alcohol markers. Diecut images with matching dies.
Step 3 – Diecut Garden Notes – Frame It – Stitched Ovals using White Soft Finish Cardstock, then 1 die smaller using Dark Chocolate Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere the branch and bear image slightly under the Dark Chocolate Cardstock. Adhere the panels to the card front Dark Chocolate first and then White using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Adhere the bees and butterfly.
Step 4 – Stamp Bee Sentiment Clear Stamp to the card front.
This card can be used for many occasions by changing the sentiment and colors. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day. Just Bee-Cause!
Hey Friends! It is EK, and I am sneaking in today to share a spring-inspired card with you.
There are two ideas I always seem to connect to the beginning of spring: new life and rainbows. It always seems that when the trees start blooming buds once again, all over you see pictures of baby farm animals. Additionally, spring is the seasons of rain showers and rainbows, both of which help feed the blooming earth. So today I thought it might be fun to combine the two ideas into one spring themed card. Needless to say, I created a baby chick rainbow card.
Check out my step-by-step tutorial below:
Step One: Die cut baby chick parts seven times, using the White Soft Finish Cardstock and the Little Chick die set.
Step Two: Color the chicks in rainbow colors using alcohol markers. I used R20, R22, R24 copics for the red, YR00, YR02, YR04 for the orange, Y11, Y13, Y17 for the yellow, G40, G42, and G46 for the green, B91, B93, and B95 for the blue, V22, V25, and V28 for the violet, and RV91, RV93, and R95 for the purple.
Adhere the wings to the bodies using Kids Choice Glue.
Step Three: Color the legs and beaks with alcohol makers. I used YR21 and YR24 copics. Color the eyes. I used W6 copics.
Adhere the legs, beaks, and eyes to the chicks.
Step Four: Trim a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock to 12×6 inches and score and fold it to make a 6 inch card frame. Die cut a piece of Pale Peach Soft Finish Cardstock with the largest Dashing Squares die set.
Step Five: Blend Dried Marigold Distress Oxide ink onto the peach cardstock over the Earth & Sky stencil to create a soft sky background.
Adhere the peach cardstock to the card frame with some 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Adhere the chicks in rainbow color in a rainbow arch using Kids Choice Glue.
Step Six: Add a sentiment from the Spring Sentiments stamp set. Stamp it once with Dried Marigold Distress Oxide and again slightly shift with Carved Pumpkin.
It really might just be me, but I adore how this card came out. I think if is a really fun approach to the spring season.
When you think of spring, what ideas come to your mind? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting!
Easter will be here before you know it –– are you ready? If not, don’t worry –– we’ve got you covered! Our amazing design team has put together a list of 15 projects that are sure to make your Easter a HOPPY one!
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!
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).
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!
It’s Sara here today. I have a new project for you to celebrate Spring. These tags are made from a recycled paper and die cut with Planner Essential 2 –– they are perfect for all of your Spring giving!
These are the steps to make them:
Distress the tags a little bit (as you like it –– this is not necessary)
Stamp the flowers from Color My Flowers stamp set with Antique Linen Distress Ink and watercolor them (I’ve used a no-line technique but you can do as you prefer)
Once you have all colored, die cut them all and add a drop of Nuvo Crystal Drop in the center
Stamp your sentiment from the Spring Sentiments stamp set
Die cut the leaves from a piece of vellum using the Leafy Branch 3 die
Add all your pieces with glue and mounting tape to create dimension and interest
Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my March Calendar and Important Dates Tag.
Have you seen the new release from Esther Glass for the Planner Essentials Line? Well, both pages feature some of the new products that are now available from the new release! On top of using the new Planner Essentials release from Esther Glass, I’ve used dies from Els van de Burgt Studio and Joset Designs as well as patterned paper from ModaScrap. I hope that you enjoy my tutorial!
To start, I will share with you how to recreate my March Calendar Page.
Step 1. Die cut the Planner Page from the Planner Essentials 3 set out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle Jade Magenta Nuance Powder over 1/4 of the way from the top of the page. Spritz with water. Once the page has dried, apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Monthly stamp from the Bullet Journaling 3 stamp set and stamp onto the tab of the page. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the ‘XXX’ stamp and stamp in the bottom left and top right corner of the page. Ink the edges of the page using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step 2. From the Planner Essentials 1 die, die cut the reinforcement circles out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step 3. From the Blackboard Alphabet Die, die cut the word March out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step 4. Adhere the reinforcement circles overtop of the circles on the page. Adhere the March word to where the magenta nuance is. Place the Sun. to Sat. stamps, from the Schedule stamp set, onto a stamp block. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the days of the week and stamp underneath the March word.
Step 5. To finish the page, add the corresponding numbers underneath the days on the calendar as well as add black markings around the March word.
With your March Calendar Page done, I will share with you how to recreate my Important Dates Tag.
Step 1. Start by die cutting the tag from the Planner Essentials 7 die out of kraft cardstock. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the letter stamp, from the Patterns 2 stamp set, stamp off onto a piece of scrap paper and then stamp onto to your tag randomly. Repeat the previous step six more times to your tag. Distress the edges of the tag. Ink the edges of the tag using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step 2. From the Planner Essentials 1 die, die cut the reinforcement circles out of kraft cardstock. Ink the edges of the reinforcements circles using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step 3. From the Planner Patterns, die cut the square pattern twice out of black cardstock. Cut the two pieces up into four pieces.
Step 4. From the Stitched Fishtail Banners, die cut the 3/8″ banner out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Place the notched side of the die, 2 7/8″ from the side of the banner that is straight and run the die through your die-cutting machine. Die cut the 3/4″ banner out of a scrap piece of patterned paper from the Butterfly Dream Paper Pack. Place the notched side of the die, 3 1/2″ from the side of the banner that is straight and run the die through your die-cutting machine. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Important stamp, from the Bullet Journaling 2 stamp set and stamp onto the white banner. Ink the edges of the important and patterned paper banner using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step 5. From the Retro Labels stamp set, you’ll need nine of the labels. Next, you’ll need a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Ink to three of the labels and stamp onto the White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Ink to three of the labels and stamp onto the same piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide Ink to four of the labels and stamp onto the same piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Fussy cut the labels. Write on each label as desired. Ink the edges of all the labels using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step 6. Adhere the reinforcement circles overtop of the circles on the tag page.
Step 7. Adhere the square patterned pieces as desired on the tag.
Step 8. Adhere the Important banner to the patterned paper banner. Foam square the patterned paper banner to the top portion of the tag.
Step 9. To finish the tag, adhere the labels as desired.
Thanks for joining me today. I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my March Calendar Page and Important Dates Tag.