With this month’s challenge theme I (finally!) got the chance to play with Elizabeth Craft Designs Silk Microfine Glitter. I loved it so much that all my cards this month feature it, his card included. Though it’s a clean and simple design I’ve added texture and sparkle to create a fun birthday card.
It’s challenge time again! Our Design Team is back this month with lots of inspiration for this month’s challenge … Are you ready?
All that Glitters – Glitter can add lots of fun to our stamped or die cut creations. For our challenge this month add Silk Microfine Glitter in some way to your card, scrapbook layout, etc. Use glitter directly on your stamped images, include it on the background, or add it to your scene. Warm or cool, subtle or bold, let’s have some glittery fun.
In case you haven’t heard the news from last month, Elizabeth Craft Designs released brand new glitter colors in 3 new Glitter Pallettes! Each Glitter Palette includes five 1/2 oz jars of file new ECD Exclusive Colors. Earth – Copper Bronze, Moonbeam, Rich Red, Ice Teal and Vintage Teal; Beach – Pebble Blue, Silver Sand, Sand Dunes, Ocean Blue and Midnight Blue; Bloom – Rose Red, Petal Pink, Lilac, Periwinkle and Crystal Clear.
There are many different ways that you can incorporate Silk Microfine Glitter into your projects. If you are interested in learning more ideas check out our Technique Friday with Els Silk Microfine Glitter Tutorials here. Kelly Booth also has an interesting technique using Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter which you can find on this Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog Post.
For our Challenge today we are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website to 3 winners.
To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below or on the Designer Challenge post on our Facebook page and answer this question: Which of the new Silk Microfine Glitter Palettes is your favorite, Earth, Beach or Bloom?
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.
The winners will be announced on Friday, May 18th, here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.
Now let’s take a look at the wonderful creations our talented Design Team has 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.
Hello everyone, it´s Sanna here again with another guest blog post. For today´s post, I´ve created two love themed cards that can be used for Mother´s Day and other similar occasions.
I created only one background piece with a heat embossing and inking technique, and with a clever trick I got two cards out of the one background piece.
I always enjoy stretching my stamps by using non-holiday stamps for holiday cards, mixing them with some holiday-themed accessories. For this card, I have combined flowers from the Laundry Party Clear Stamps with Easter eggs from the Spring Sentiments Clear Stamps set to create a bright and colorful Easter greeting. Here’s how I made the card:
It´s Sanna here with another guest designer post. Have you ever been in a situation when you need a card on really short notice? Or want to quickly make a masculine card? I thought I´d share a few simple ideas I like to use when these occasions occur.
I have created three simple card ideas that can be varied in style by changing the papers and colors or by choosing alternative dies. Here are the instructions:
Hello there everyone, it’s Sanna here with a Guest Designer project. But first, I´d like to congratulate everyone on the design team. It’s a great team to be part of! I feel very honored to be able to stay here and share crafty projects with you as a guest blogger. Today is my turn to share the first project, so let’s get started.
Hello there everyone, Sanna here today. Welcome to my last tutorial of the year, the last project I’ll be doing as a member of the Die Cut Design Team. It´s been a fabulous two years and I have enjoyed every minute of it. But before I tell you more about that, I´d like to share this card tutorial with you.
This card – well these cards, actually – were inspired by the recent background challenge. As you might recall, I made quite a few cards for that challenge. I love creating backgrounds for my projects with dies, stencils and stamps as well as various media. This card features one of the newest background dies and this is how I created it:
I am a sucker for critters on Christmas cards and reindeer might be my favorite! So naturally, I had to create a card featuring the Reindeer & Birds Clear Stamp set. This set is so cute that it made sense to me to combine it with a funny greeting to create a whimsical card perfect for the Christmas-lover with a sense of humor. Here’s how I made the card: