Karen here today from Craftily Yours! Christmas is about 2.5 months away now. Do you make Christmas cards to send out? I send out quite a few, and I make them all unique. Love making Christmas cards!
It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this vibrant and fun Cactus Card.
Step 1: Stamping and Die Cutting
- stamp the iguana and a cactus from the Cacti stamp set with alcohol-marker-friendly black ink and cut them out with their matching dies
- die cut a Stitched Indented Rectangle from white cardstock
Step 2: Ink Blending
- add color to the background using Distress Oxide Ink (Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn) and a Blending Brush
- add some water droplets for ore texture
Step 3: Stamping the Sentiment
- stamp the sentiment from the same stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black
Step 4: Coloring
- color the images with Alcohol Markers and add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils
Step 5: Assembly and Finishing Touches
- adhere the panel to a piece of patterned paper from the Color of Puppies Boy 6×6 paper pad
- use clear double-sided adhesive
- add Nuvo Crystal Drops (Ripened Pumpkin, Apple Green, Olive Branch) to the flowers and into the background
I hope you got inspired.
My Favorite Things Extreme Black
Versafine Onyx Black
Distress Oxide Ink (Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn)
Nuvo Crystal Drops (Ripened Pumpkin, Apple Green, Olive Branch)
Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils
Halloween is among us, and we’ve got some spoooooky projects for you today. With the help of our Design Team and friends, we’ve put together 15 Halloween projects to make this year (and some Halloween tricks too!).
Let us know your favorites in the comments below!
Why do vampires need mouthwash? Because they have bat breath.
What do you call a dancing ghost? Polka-haunt-us
What do you call wood when it’s scared? Petrified!
What is a ghost’s favorite dessert? Booberry pie
What did Dracula serve at his Halloween party? Ghoulaide
How do you fix a broken Jack-O-Lantern? With a pumpkin patch!
Why didn’t the skeleton like the Halloween candy? He didn’t have the stomach for it!
What is a ghost’s favorite dessert? I scream!
Why do mummies have no friends? Because they’re too wrapped up in themselves!
We recently came out with some fun Halloween die and stamp sets –– did you see them? Check out the supplies used in these cards below, and be sure to visit ecraftdesigns.com to see our full collections!
It’s Karen here today. My parents have a milestone anniversary coming up. 6o years is the Diamond anniversary, so I turned a square on its side to create a diamond-shaped card!
We are throwing them a dinner party, and I wanted to create a few printed invitations for special guests. I used a few of the flower stamps to create the invitations. On the back of the card is where I put the details about the event printed from my computer.
Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my cute birthday notecard perfect to give to that special someone on their birthday. To create my card, I’ve used some stamps and coordinating dies from Krista Schneider as well as dies from Joset Designs and Els van de Burgt Studio and patterned paper from ModaScrap. I hope you enjoy my tutorial!
Step One. Take the light pink patterned paper out of the Thinking About…Grand Canyon Paper pack. Die cut the 4 3/4″ Stitched Indented Square out of the patterned paper. Distress the edges of the square. Ink the edges of the square using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Two. Choose a coordinating patterned paper from the Butterfly Dream Patterned Paper that will work with the light pink patterned paper. Die cut the 4 1/4″ Stitched Indented Square out of the patterned paper. Distress the edges of the square. Ink the edges of the square using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Three. Die cut the 3″ Stitched Circle out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the circle down to 2 3/4″. Distress the edges of the circles. Ink the edges of the circle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Four. You’ll need three presents and the Just For You sentiment off of the Gift Wrapped Stamp Set. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to each of the presents as well as the Just for You sentiment and stamp each stamp onto a piece of watercolour cardstock. Use Tombow Markers: 815, 772, 676 and 847 as well as a watercolour brush to colour the presents. Use the Gift Wrapped dies to die cut the presents and Just For You sentiment out. Ink the edges of the presents and sentiment using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Five. Adhere the 4 1/4″ Stitched Indented Square to the 4 3/4″ Stitched Indented Square. Adhere the Stitched Circle to the right hand side of the 4 1/4″ Stitched Indented Square.
Step Six. Use foam squares to adhere the presents and sentiments to the circle as desired.
Step Seven. Cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5″ x 10″, score at 5″. Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.
Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Just For You Notecard.
Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:https://linkdeli.com/widget.js?1559654439292
- Distress Ink: Black Soot
- Blending Tool with Foam
- Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
- Tombow Markers: 815, 772, 676 and 847
- Misc: Watercolour Cardstock
Hello! Samantha here sharing a card I created using one of my favourite Krista Schneider stamp sets called Cacti. One of the things I loved most about making this card was that I didn’t use any colouring medium. The background is cardstock and the cacti’s are all paper pieced with pattern paper! It’s a fun technique that I haven’t used in the longest time…
Step 1: Die cut the smallest Diagonal Stitched Fishtail die 12x using four different colours of cardstock.
Step 2: Position and adhere all the die cut fishtails on to your card front as shown below. Trim off any excess card.
Step 3: Stamp the three cacti on cardstock then die cut them out.
Step 4: Partially stamp each cacti again on pattern paper.
Step 5: Using scissors or a craft knife cut out each cacti part. Adhere these to the die cut Cacti as shown below.
Step 6: (Optional) Punch holes in each cacti and add an embroidery feature.
Step 7: Stamp the sentiment.
Step 8: Using foam tape, adhere the cacti’s and embellish the card with a twine bow and enamel dots. Adhere cardfront to an A6 cardbase.
I’ve now coloured and paper pieced this stamp set and I love the look of both –– I loved revisiting this technique again and I hope you get a chance to give it a go too!
Pink Embroidery Thread/Needle/Paper Pricker
Foam Tape/Glue dot
Hello everyone, it’s Sanna Lippert here again today for my August guest blog post. Today I’d like to share some fun “cute food” clear stamp card ideas with you. I love these stamps in combination with the fun sentiments, because you can create cards for practically every occasion!!
But first let me share the steps with you:
Step 1: I started by stamping the images very randomly with black waterproof stamp ink onto white Soft Finish Cardstock and then coloring them with Highly Pigmented Watercolour Pencils and blending the colours with a water tank brush.
Step 2: Next I fussy cut all the tiny images with my tiny Tim Holtz precision scissors. This takes a while, so if you would like to save time, I suggest you buy the matching “Cute Food” die cut die set for the stamps. That will save you lots of time! I didn’t have one, so I used my scissors. This is more time consuming, but also works.
Step 3: After fussy cutting I took a piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock and inked it with green and blue Distress Ink using the blending technique. Next I die cut the inked paper into two background pieces using the Circle and the Diamond Background dies.
Step 4: I then adhered the background pieces onto blue and purple Soft Finish Cardstock using a wide glue pen. You can also use the Clear Double Sided Adhesive instead of a glue pen, but you have to adhere it onto the paper before die cutting it! I also stamped the sentiments with embossing ink onto black cardstock several times and heat embossed them with white embossing powder to use them as sentiments on the finished cards. I fussy cut the embossed sentiments into banner, but you can also use the Stitched Fishtail Banner die for this purpose.
Step 5: For my third card I used the negative pieces of the Circle Background die to create a circle pattern on white card base. The donuts work really well together with the negative residue pieces and create a fun card.
For more shine and texture I decorated the donuts with some Crystal Glaze.
Step 6: Depending on which card I was working on, I either added some shading onto the background with Distress Inks, decorated the colored images with googly eyes or added glazed details onto them.
I had such a great time creating these Cute Food cards. After you are done with coloring and die cutting/fussy cutting them, the rest is fast and easy!! Here are my finished cards:
I hope you enjoyed my August tutorial and get inspired to play with the Cute Food stamp and die set yourself!! I´ll be sharing my next guest design team project in November – see you then!!!
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Distress Ink: Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron – Ranger Inc.
Ink Blending tool
Archival Ink Jet Black stamp ink – Ranger Inc.
VersaMark watermark stamp pad – Tsukineko
Nuvo Highly Pigmented Watercolour Pencils – Tonic Studios
Nuvo Crystal Glaze – Tonis Studios
Water tank brush
Nuvo Glue Pen – Tonic Studios
White Embossing Powder – Ranger Inc.
Acrylic block for stamping
Tim Holtz presicion scissors
Big Shot – Sizzix
It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this Summer Tag Trio.
Step 1: Die Cutting
- Cut some custom tags using the largest of the Diagonal Stitched Fishtails
- Add the hole with a hole punch
Step 2: Stamping
- Stamp the images from the Sun & Surf set and the sentiments from the Beach Sentiments set with alcohol marker friendly ink
Step 3: Coloring
- Color the images with Alcohol Markers and add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils
Step 4: Ink Blending
- Add some Distress Inks (Abandoned Coral, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers) to the tags with the help of a Blending Brush
Step 5: Finishing Touches
- Thread matching twine through the holes of the tags
Have fun creating your own summer tags.
My Favorite Things Extreme Black Ink
Distress Ink (Abandoned Coral, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers)
Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils
It’s already August, crafters! We can’t believe it! (… there are only 146 days until Christmas… 😱)
Our Design Team has been working hard all year, creating projects just for you! You can find many of them right here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog, but they also post tons of inspiration on their own blogs and social media.
You may have missed some of those, so we’re sharing 16 of our favorite projects of 2019 so far!
This Is My Life: Planner Layout
Created by Esther Glas
We love seeing Esther’s –– the designer of the Planner Essentials line –– planner pages because she always incorporates beautiful photographs with them! This is a simple layout used to document a special day. See more of her work on her Facebook page here.
A Place Under The Sun
Created by Anita Izendoorn
Anita just recently posted this project and it blew us away! Using the Holiday House Box Die Set, she created this to look like an Amsterdam Canal House! See her supply list here on her blog.
Just Dropping You A Lion
Created by Tina Guigui Dornbaum
This is such an adorable card that features the Lion die set from our Safari Release back in January. Tina’s coloring is fabulous! See how she created this card here on her blog.
Created by Suzanne Cannon
Suzanne is the fabulous designer behind the A Way With Words collection on ECraftDesigns.com, which are the designs you’re seeing in this project. We love her coloring and the simplicity, yet stunningly romantic feel these dies add to this card! See how she created this on her blog.
Created by Charlene van der Vorst
Charlene is not only and ECD Design Team Member, but she’s also a Designer! She designs stamps in the Planner Essentials line and we love seeing her create with them! See more of her work on her Facebook page.
Creating A Tiny Bouquet
Created by Luciana Telesca
Luciana is an amazing paper gardener! She’s always coming up with new ways to showcase her stunning flowers. See how she created this tiny bouquet here.
Have A Holly Jolly Christmas
Created by Tanja Kabel
Tanja is always so clever in her cardmaking, and this one is no exception! This new Reindeer Die Set is adorable, but it’s the details that make this card stand out! See how she made it here on her blog.
Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout
Created by Femke Kokke
We could watch Femke create a Planner Layout all day! Her techniques are simple, but make a major impact in her projects. See the video tutorial for this project on YouTube here.
Bringing Peace With Flowers
Created by Joyce Schmidt
Joyce is another one of our very talented paper gardeners. She recently created this card for her neighbor –– we’re sure this helped bring some peace to them. See more of her work here on her Facebook page.
A Camping Hippo
Created by EK Gorman
EK Gorman had fun with this one! She used both distress oxide inks and alcohol markers on this little Hippo and accessories –– beautiful work! Watch her video tutorial here.
Created by Laura Gilhuly
Laura always wows us with her layouts! Like this one: she incorporates many products from our different designers, and creates beautiful layers for a 3D effect! See Laura’s tutorial for this layout here on her blog.
Happy Mother’s Day Card
Created by Katelyn Grosart
This card is absolutely fabulous! We are in love with the colors and beautiful patterns Katelyn chose for this project. Any mother would be thrilled to receive this! See her tutorial here on her blog.
Planner Essentials Denim Pocket
Created by Martine Rijnbeek
Martine is always so inventive, and this project is no different! This was a unique way to make a pocket out of denim. Watch her tutorial on YouTube here.
You Are Awesome
Created by Samantha Kaminski
This project is awesome! Samantha added a fun surprise with this card, creating a little door with the Dog House die set! See the supply list and more pictures of this adorable this birthday card here.
Created by Karen Ostergard
Karen recently created this for a challenge and we are loving the different textures! Adding the glitter on the snowflake gives it an elegant pop! See her supply list and challenge outlines here on her blog.
A Floral House-Warming Gift
Created by Kathy Sabarese
Kathy creates stunning paper floral projects, including this one! She is amazing shaping perfect flowers and bringing them all together in a project –– they’re all so beautiful together! See how she made this here.
It was so hard picking out our favorite projects, as our Designers and Design Team Members are all fabulous crafters and are always blowing us away with their talent! Be sure to join the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Page on Facebook to see more from the Design Team!
We hope you enjoyed these projects as much as we do –– which one is your favorite?
There may not be any snow on the ground, holiday music on in the background, or hot chocolate poured; but it’s Christmas in July at Elizabeth Craft Designs!
With the help of our Design Team, we’ve pulled together 15 holiday projects to make this year! They’ve each even included their holiday song –– let us know what your favorite holiday song is in the comments below!
Favorite holiday song: Silent Night
Favorite holiday song: Do You Hear What I Hear?
Favorite holiday song: O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Favorite holiday song: Home for the Holidays
Favorite holiday song: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Favorite holiday song: A White Christmas (…even though I have never had one. Still hope however!)
Favorite holiday song: I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Favorite holiday song: White Christmas
Favorite holiday song: Hallelujah Chorus (from Handel)… but only if I can sing all the parts!! I especially like it when everyone stands!!!!!
Favorite holiday song: Silent Night… especially when our oldest plays it on the guitar for me!
Favorite holiday song: Walking In A Winter Wonderland
Even though the holiday season is still a ways off, we hope this gave you some inspiration to start your holiday projects!