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Clean And Simple Die Cut Cards With DIY Foam Stamps

October 7, 2019

Hello everyone, it’s Sanna Lippert here today with another guest design team project share. This post started off with a simple question: have you ever used the die to cut out the stamped image you just made?

I found the question very interesting, so I gave it a try and these cards are a result of that experiment.

Here is what I did:
1. Take your die cut die DIY foam stamps and apply three colours of Distress Ink and for the second set use Distress Oxide inks onto the foam stamp.
2. Spray water mist onto the inked stamp to create a “faux watercolour look”.
3. Now die cut the stamped images using the same die cut dies you used originally to create the DIY stamps. This is a little bit tricky, as you need to figure out where to place the die cut die THRU the paper. Preferably, place the image againts a window/light box, for easier placement.
4. You can either adhere the images onto the card base with a glue pen OR attach Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheets onto the stamped paper BEFORE die cutting. This makes adhering much easier.
5. Adhere onto card bases and then stamp sentiments on black cardstock with embossing ink and using white embossing powder heat set with a heat gun.
6. Attach to the card base with 3D foam pad, add faux stitching around the edges of the card with a gel pen. If you want to, apply black ink splatters for decoration.

Here is a start-to-finish video for you to watch showing the complete process:

There are, of course, easier ways to create these images:
a) die cut the image from white cardstock and then ink the die cut image with stamp inks; OR
b) ink a piece of white cardstock and then die cut it.

This technique I share today, shows another way of incorporating your with die cut dies created DIY stamps into cardmaking. You need a little bit of patience, but in the end you get a really nice artsy looking images!

Wishing you happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Desings:

Other:
Distress Inks and Distress Oxided by Ranger Ind. Inc.
Signo uni-ball white pen
Glue pen – wide
Black spray ink
Kraft cardstock
Black cardstock
White embossing powder
3D foam pads
Sizzix Big Shot A4
VersaMark stamp ink
Anti static pad

Cardmaking ModaScrap Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Bold And Bright Save The Date Card

September 23, 2019

Hi friends! It’s EK, and today I am popping in to share a bold and bright ‘save the date’ invitation design.

So often I see an invitation or save the date cards and they are often created with pale or pastel tones and so serious. I thought it might be really fun to create a bold, bright, and fun ‘save the date’ card. And since I am using the ModaScrap Wedding Sentiments stamp set, creating this card will be so simple.

Step One: Trim a piece of 110lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×8.5 and score and fold to create a A2 card.

Step Two: Using the smallest circles from the Dashing Circles die set, die cut a series of circles out of bright colored Soft Finish Cardstock. I used Ladybug Red, Bright Orange, Sky Blue, Spring Green, and Perfect Purple Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Three: Create a frame for the card using two dies from the Dashing Rectangles die set. I used some Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock for my frame.

Step Four: Using the Wedding Sentiments stamp set, stamp images and a sentiment onto your die cut circles using some black ink.

Step Five: Adhere the black die cut frame to the card using some 3mm Double Sided Adhesive.

Step Six: Adhere the die cut circles onto the card frame, letting some of the circles dangle off the edge. Trim the bits hanging off the card so the circles become flush with the edge of the card.

Step Seven: Add some decorative drops to the card frame using a liquid drops. Did you see that ECD just add a brand new line of Craft Drops to their store? There are six new colors and I am so excited to play with these new craft drops!

I hope you got a kick seeing how I created this bold and bright save the date card. What I like about this design is I can change the stamp set and create a whole new card. Need a birthday card, this design will work. Need an anniversary card, this design could also work. And of course this fun, bright, bold design will be perfect for an anytime card!

Let us know in the comments below what your favorite color pallet is. Do you like bold and bright, pale or pastel, dark, jewel toned? Let us know because we are curious to hear!

EK Gorman


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A Way With Words Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs ModaScrap Soft Finish Cardstock

Born With Greatness Card

September 21, 2019

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, I’m excited to be sharing with you my Born with Greatness Card which features a variety of dies and stamps from Suzanne Cannon!

See my step-by-step below –– I hope you enjoy my tutorial!

Step One. Die cut the Flourished Oval Frame out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to the frame and sprinkle Dragon Berry Modern Gilding powder overtop. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Ink the edges of the frame using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Die cut the Flourish Frame out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Three. From the Butterfly Flourish die, die cut two medium butterflies and one small butterfly out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Worn Lipstick Distress Ink over the entire surface of one of the medium butterflies. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Cracked Pistachio and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink over the entire surface of the other medium and small butterflies.

Step four. Choose two pieces of patterned paper from the Relax in Garden Paper Pack from ModaScrap. Die cut the 3 1/2″ Stitched Indented Rectangle out of one of the patterned papers. Distress the edges. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. Die cut the 4″ Stitched Rectangle out of the other patterned paper. Distress the edges. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Six. From the backside of one of the pattern papers, die cut the 2 1/2″ Stitched Oval out of the paper. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the “Born with Greatness” stamp from the Soar Collection stamp set and stamp onto the middle of the oval. Distress the edges. Ink the edges of the oval using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Seven. Adhere the flourished frame to the 4″ stitched rectangle. Foam square the 3 1/2″ stitched indented rectangle to the 4″ stitched rectangle.

Step Eight. Adhere the flourished oval frame to the stitched oval. Foam square the stitched oval to the middle of the 3 1/2″ stitched indented rectangle.

Step Nine. Adhere the medium blue butterfly to the top right corner of the flourished oval. Adhere the medium pink and small blue butterfly to the bottom left corner of the flourished oval.

Step Ten. To finish your card, cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″. Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.

Thank you for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Born with Greatness Card.

Katelyn

Other:

  • Distress Ink: Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo and Worn Lipstick
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Quietfire Designs/Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Modern Gilding Powders – Dragon Berry
  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink and Emboss It Dabber
Becky Seddon Els van de Burgt Studio ModaScrap Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

You Are Adorable

September 18, 2019

Good morning! Laura here with you today to show you a layout I created for Els of her grandson –– he is adorable!

To create this layout:

I used various papers: ModaScrap’s Wood Effect Paper for the background and Blue Cotton Candy for the accent pieces and title piece.

Step 1 – Using your accent papers Die cut – 2 stitched circles – your choice of size and cut one in half, a stitched fishtail with accent paper  and one using the card paper of the blue cotton candy to create your title, kaleidoscope background, the tag part of the planner essentials 11, the largest die in Planner Essentials 8, the heart from Love Struck, a border from Valentines Edges,  the circle and tree from the Love Life Tag  and two stitched rectangles.

Step 2 – apply a double sided adhesive sheet to a piece of Soft Finish cardstock and die cut the following – 2 edges from the Valentines Edges, a circle from the Love Life Tag, and a banner set from the celebration flags.  Peel off one backing and apply midnight blue silk microfine glitter from the Beach Palette set. Rub the pieces with your fingers to bring out the sparkle

Step 3 – Assemble as shown

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Laura

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A Way With Words Cardmaking Joset Designs ModaScrap Paper Flowers Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Mother Nature Is Amazing!

September 12, 2019

Fall is such a wonderful season! The colors are so gorgeous, it inspired me to make this simple card for someone really amazing… just as beautiful as Mother Nature!

Step 1: Card background

  • Cut 12 X 6 inches yellow cardstock and fold in half (to make a 6 X 6 inches card).
  • Cut a 5 3/4 X 5 3/4 inches square out of gold cardstock.
  • Cut a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 White Soft Finish cardstock 110 Lb.

Step 2: Stencil leaves

  • On the white square piece, using the stencil S024-Leaf Snowflake, apply different colors of Distress Oxide on the right side of the square.
  • Using a fine brown marker, draw some vein lines on each leaf.

Step 3: The leaves

  • Using the Leafy Branch 2 – #1315 die set, die cut 3 times in a copper cardstock.
  • With the same die, die cut one time on a White Soft Finish cardstock double with Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Sheet.
  • Remove the release sheet and cover with some Orange Silk Microfine Glitters – #413. Polish well to remove excess glitters.
  • Using the Pair Of Leaves 1 – #1314 die set, die cut each leaf in a gold cardstock.
  • With the same dies, die cut each leaves one time on a White Soft Finish cardstock double with Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Sheet.
  • Remove the release sheet and cover one leaf with some Orange Silk Microfine Glitters – #413, and the other one with some Light Gold Microfine Glitters – #644. Polish well to remove excess glitters on both leaves.

Step 4 : Water Can

  • Out of White Soft Finish cardstock 110 Lb, die cut the water can, using the die set from Susan’s Garden collection, Garden Notes -Garden Water Can – #1647.
  • Emboss the water can with some patina embossing powder.

Step 5: The sentiment

  • Using the die set “Words 2 – Thinking of You” #1466, die cut the words “you’re” and “amazing” out of some gold cardstock.

The final touch!

  • Using some Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape, adhere the gold cardstock on the card base, and adhere the white cardstock on the gold cardstock.
  • Adhere the water can with some foam adhesive, and arrange the leaves using Kids Choice Glue to fix them in the right places.
  • Glue the sentiment on the bottom of the water can.

Here’s an other look at the finish card:

I really hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

Diane Prince

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Other products used on this card:

Copper and gold cardstock

Brown fine point marker

Distress Oxide

Baked Texture Patina – Seth Apter

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Krista Schneider ModaScrap Soft Finish Cardstock

Just For You: How To Create This Birthday Notecard

August 31, 2019

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.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:


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Other:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Tombow Markers: 815, 772, 676 and 847
  • Misc: Watercolour Cardstock
Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team ModaScrap Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Lunch Box Notes

August 28, 2019

Every year at the beginning of the school year, I like to whip up a ton of Lunch Box notes for the kids to stick into their lunches. These are small one sided note cards that I can write a quick positive note on the back.

The key to this notes are to make something pretty, but that can be whipped up quickly. And now that my daughters are older, they need to be a little more mature. So I love how the Romantic Bouquet and Lace Card dies allow me to make these special little notes so easily.

Step One: Trim up four pieces of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 2.75×4.25 inches.

Step Two: Die cut two of the pieces of paper with the Romantic Bouquet and two with the Lace Card. Yes the paper is smaller than the dies, but it works.

Step Three: Spray one of each die cuts with some spray ink. I chose purple for my youngest daughter.

Step Four: Repeat step three with the other two die cuts and a different color. I used orange for my oldest daughter.

Step Five: Trim up four pieces of Soft Finish Cardstock to coordinate with the sprayed ink to 2.75×4.25 inches. I used Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock and Rust Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere the sprayed die cuts onto the colored cardstock using some Kids Choice Glue.

Step Six: Cover a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock with a piece Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet. Die cut your sentiment from the prepared cardstock. I used the die sets Words 2- Thinking of You and Words 4- Remember so I could use the words ‘forever’ and ‘good luck’.

Step Seven: Cover the die cut sentiments in one color of Silk Microfine Glitter. I used Royal Blue Silk Microfine Glitter for one set.

And Copper Silk Microfine Glitter for the other.

Step Eight: Adhere the the sentiments to the note card using some Kids Choice Glue.

Step Nine: Add a strip of 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive around the edges of the note card. Make sure to press the tape firmly to the project.

Step Ten: Add coordinating MicroFine Glitter to the 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

I love how these little note cards came out and can’t wait to use them in my daughter’s lunch boxes. These were super easy to make and yet I think the glitter makes it perfect for my not so little girls.

Thanks for peeking in today. Let us know in the comments below what you do for your kids or grandkids at back to school season. Until then, happy crafting.

EK Gorman


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A Way With Words Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General ModaScrap Soft Finish Cardstock

A Butterfly Birthday

August 24, 2019

Hey Friends! It’s EK and I am popping in today to share a birthday card I created using the Butterflies and Stars spray from the Suzanne Cannon’s A Way with Words Collection. I just love how this simple die can create such bold magical beauty.

Here’s how I made it:

Step One: Blend a trio of Distress Oxides onto some 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock trimmed to 4.25×5.5 inches. I used Cracked Pistachio, Scattered Straw, and Worn Lipstick.

Step Two: Die cut out the butterflies from the blended cardstock using the Butterflies and Stars Spray die. Save the die cut butterflies for later.

Step Three: Die cut the blended background again using the Dashing Rectangles die set.

Step Four: Trim a piece of Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×5.5 inches. Using 10mm Clear Double Side Adhesive adhere the bonnie blue card stock to an A2 card frame.

Step Five: Adhere the blended cardstock to the bonnie blue cardstock using a combination of 10mm and 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step Six: Using Suzanne’s Happy Birthday Collection stamp set add a Birthday sentiment. I also used a stamp from the Wedding Sentiments stamp set to add a a little visual interest.

Step Seven: Using some Kids Choice Glue, adhere back on the die cut butterflies to the finished card.

While this is a fairly simple card to craft, I think it has a huge visual impact with its trio of colors and spray of butterflies. Thank you for peeking in today to this butterfly birthday card. Let me know what trio of colors you would have used with your spray of butterfly stamp set in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.

EK Gorman


Elizabeth Craft Designs General Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs ModaScrap Paper Flowers Soft Finish Cardstock Susan's Garden Club

Parrots In The Wild

August 21, 2019

Diane here with a joyful birthday card!

What is the most funny and wild creatures to wish someone dear an happy birthday? Why not Joset’s parrots in a bunch of lilies? This card feel so much like summer, you’ll want a cold drink to go with it! I hope you enjoy this tutorial.

Step1: The card base:

  • Cut a White Soft Finish Cardstock to 12″ x 6″, score in the middle and fold in half for a square 6″ X 6″ card.
  • Using a round sponge, ink up the background with some blue and forest moss ink. Also use a make-up applicator to soften the ink with white Pan Pastel.
  • Cut out 4 times the strip from the die “Happy Frame” (#1499) and cut them length wise to mesure 6″.
  • Build the frame up and adhere on the card base.

Step 2: A trio of leaves:

  • In a green cardstock, die cut 3 times each leaf in the die set “Trio Of Leaves” (#1464).
  • Shade the leaves with forest moss ink and some light yellow Pan Pastel.
  • Shape each branch to give them dimension using tools from Susan’s Garden 4 Pcs. All Metal Tool Set.

Step 3: The Parrots

  • Using the die set “Parrot” (1665), die cut all the dies twice in White Soft Finish Cardstock.
  • With Distress Ink and sponge applicator, color all the pieces like show in the picture below.
  • Assemble both parrots with Kids Choice Glue and a toothpick. You can also watch this helpful video on YouTube where Els show you how to assemble the parrot.
  • Adhere googling eyes with the same glue.

Step 4: The Lilies

  • Using the die set “Garden Notes – Lily 2” (#1370), die cut all the flower parts to make 4 flowers.
  • With some lilac and violet ink, shade the petals of the flower.
  • Using some yellow ink,, shade the pistils.
  • Let dry all the parts before shaping.
  • Shape the petals using Susan’s Garden 4 Pcs. All Metal Tool Set.
  • Roll up the base of the pistil and glue with Kids Choice Glue and a toothpick. To see the best there is make those flowers, watch that video where Susan Tierney Cockburn show all the steps to achieve a gorgeous result.

Step 5: Adhere it all together !

  • Using some Kids Choice Glue, glue the leaves around the frame, on the card base.
  • Using some foam adhesive on the back of the parrots, glue them.
  • Also with the Kids Choice Glue, glue down the flowers.

Here’s a closer look at the final card.

I hope you enjoyed it!

Diane Prince

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Other product used on this card:

  • Distress Ink and Oxide
  • Green Bazzill Cardstock
A Way With Words Inspiration from the Design Team ModaScrap Paper Flowers Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Soft Finish Cardstock

Oma & Me

August 19, 2019

Good morning! I was honored to be asked by Els to create a layout of her granddaughter and her. I will admit, I was slightly nervous to create something for someone else but the photo she provided was so wonderful that it helped design the layout.

To create this layout you will need 2 full sheets of paper (I used ModaScrap Wood Effect paper (the top one) and ModaScap Relax in the Garden. I also used lots of bits and pieces and 1/2 sheets of the relaxing the garden papers. You will also need an edge distresser, brown ink, a few pearls for inside your flowers and of course your wonderful ECD dies.

Step 1 – Trim your top sheet to 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 then using a pair of sharp scissors trim a bit of the top sheet in little bit so the bottom sheet will show more then using your distressing tool shred the edges a bit on both papers

Step 3 – Using the smallest shape in the fitted hexagons die set, cut 23 – 25 hexagons. Ink then distress the edges.

Step 4 – Using the Planner Essentials 8 cut one of the large tag and the title and ink and die and ink and distress

Step 5 – Using the stitched circles die cut the second largest circle the ink and distress the edges

Step 6 – Using planner essentials 11 cut one of the tags and 4 of the strips then ink and distress the edges

Step 7 – Cut the top layer of the butterfly flourish and ink the edges

Step 8 – Using the backside of one of the relaxing in garden papers or a piece of off white cardstock die cut 2 leafy branches, then trim them in half so you will now have 4 pieces and ink the edges

Step 9 – Using your left over pieces of paper and your favorite flower dies die cut your flowers – I used, bunch of flowers 3, large flower set, and small flower set. I cut three of each flower and layered each one but you can also just die cut one and leave your flowers flat.

Step 10 – Assemble and enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by
~Laura

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