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Happy Birthday Parrot Card

July 14, 2019

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Happy Birthday Card which features the Parrot from Joset Design’s!

To create this card, I’ve used some new dies from Joset Designs, dies from Els van de Burgt Studio as well as patterned paper from ModaScrap. I hope you enjoy my tutorial!

Step One. Die cut the 3 1/4″ Stitched Square out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the edges of the square using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Choose one of the orange polka dot patterns out of the Thinking About… Rio De Janeiro paper pack. Die cut the 3 3/4″ Stitched Square out of the patterned paper piece. Ink the edges of the square using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Build Your Own Sentiments 1 stamp set and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the Happy Birthday into two strips. Ink the edges of the words using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. From the Party Accessories set, die cut the star glasses out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink over the entire surface of the glasses.

Step Five. From the Parrot die, die cut the body, wings, head and legs out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the entire surface of each piece using Lucky Clover Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Six. From the Parrot die, die cut the tummy, tail and feathers on top of the head out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the entire surface of each piece using Twisted Citron Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Seven. From the Parrot die, die cut the nose and feet out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. From the Party Accessories die, die cut the balloon out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the entire surface of each piece using Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eight. From the Party Accessories die, die cut the string for the balloon out of black cardstock.

Step Nine. From the Parrot die, die cut the eyes out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Colour the eyes in with a black pen.

Step Ten. Adhere the 3 1/4″ Stitched Square to the 3 3/4″ Stitched Square.

Step Eleven. Adhere your parrot together.

Step Twelve. Foam square the parrot to the left side of the 3 1/4″ stitched square. Adhere the star glasses over top of the parrots eyes. Adhere the balloon together. Adhere the balloon to the parrots right wing.

Step Thirteen. Use foam squares to adhere the Happy Birthday sentiment to the right of parrot.

Step Fourteen. Adhere the stars from inside the star glasses to the 3 1/4″ stitched square as desired. Die cut one more star out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink over the entire surface of the star. Adhere to the 3 1/4″ stitched square. To finish the card, cut a card base that measures 3 3/4″ x 7 1/2″, score at 3 3/4″. Adhere the card front to the cardbase.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Happy Birthday Card.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

https://linkdeli.com/widget.js?1559654439292

Other:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot, Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin, Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Black Gel Pen
A Way With Words Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Summer Means Camping And S’mores!

July 13, 2019

I’m actually not big on camping overnight –– it has always poured buckets –– but I love everything else, especially the campfire. So my card today showcases a little fire on a starry night. As you can see, you don’t need much to make a great focal point.

What’s your favorite thing about summer?
  1. Make a standing card base by folding a 4.25″ x 11 in half.
  2. Die cut a white circle approximately 3.25″ in diameter. Also cut out the fire, logs, sticks, and marshmallows from the Camping Accessories in white card stock.
  3. Die cut the A Way With Words Summer in blue card stock.
  4. To make the starry night, I sponged Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch around most of the circle, leaving the center and bottom for the yellow and brown inks. I went back and sponged Chipped Sapphire around the edges to make the sky very dark. Splatter some white or silver paint for the stars and set aside to dry.
  5. To give the Summer die cut also a nighttime feel, I used Chipped Sapphire on the top half of the die cut also. In this way, the word will perfectly match the focal piece.
This is what my background looked like before I splattered with silver pearl Finetec paint.

6. I used my Copics to color the logs, marshmallows, twigs and fire. To insert the stick through the marshmallow, use an Xacto knife to cut a tiny slit into the top of the marshmallow.

7. Arrange and glue all the die cuts as shown in the card.

Everything glued down
All done!

I hope you’ve been inspired to take part of a set and focus on your favorite pieces to make a card. I love this one as it’s perfect for a masculine card and the focal point can easily be changed to anything else in the Camping accessories set.

Diana

Other products used:

Distress Inks and Copics

Elizabeth Craft Designs General ModaScrap Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Step-By-Step: July Title Page

July 11, 2019

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you a title page for inside my planner to mark the start of July.

To create my title page, I’ve used a variety of dies from the Planner Essentials collection and ModaScrap. I hope you enjoy my tutorial!

Step one. From the Planner Essentials – 1 die set, die cut the page out of a piece of patterned paper. Ink the edges of the page using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step two. From the Planner Essentials – 5 die set, die cut a set of the reinforcements twice out of another piece of coordinating patterned paper. Ink the edges of the reinforcements circles using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step three. Die cut the page from the Planner Essentials – 2 die set out of a third piece of coordinating patterned paper. Ink the edges of the page using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step four. Die cut the 2 3/4″ Dashing Circle out of the backside of one of the coordinating patterned paper pieces. Ink the edges of the page using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step five. Die cut the large tag from the Planner Essentials – 5 die set out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the edges of the tag using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step six. From the Planner Elements die set, die cut three stitched hexagons from one of the patterned papers. Die cut four stitched hexagons from one of the other patterned papers. Ink the edges of the hexagons using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step seven. Die cut the circle wreath from the Planner Pocket – 2 die set twice out of the two patterned papers you used for the stitched hexagons.

Step eight. From the Planner Months die set, die cut the July word out of one of the patterned papers used for the circle wreaths. Die cut the July word a second time out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step nine. Adhere six of the reinforcements to the left hand page. This completes your left hand page of the spread.

Step ten. Adhere the other six reinforcements to the right hand side page.

Step eleven. Adhere the stitched hexagons as desired on the tag. Trim off any hexagons that are hanging over the tag. Ink the edges of the hexagons if needed using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam. Foam square the tag to the middle of the right hand page.

Step twelve. Foam square the dashing circle to the middle of the tag. Adhere the two circle wreaths overtop of the dashing circle, making sure the wreaths are both showing.

Step thirteen. Adhere the patterned paper ‘July’ slightly overtop of the ‘July’ White Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere the July word to the middle of the dashing circle. This finishes the right hand page of your planner spread.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my July Title Page.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

https://linkdeli.com/widget.js?1559654439292

Other:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Graphic 45: Lost in Paradise – Utopian Fields, Lush Labyrinth and Welcome to the Jungle
Joset Designs Krista Schneider ModaScrap Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Christmas In July

July 4, 2019

Hello! Samantha here, bringing you some Christmas card inspiration in July! Nothing beats being prepared six months before Christmas –– I personally try to make as many holiday themed cards as I can to avoid the crazy rush that leads up to Christmas day.

Card instructions:

Step 1: Stamp the Circle Background stamp on cardstock and pattern paper, fussy cut around the circles.

Step 2: Position and adhere the circles on to your card front (measuring: 10.5cm x 15.5cm) as shown below.

Step 3: (Optional) Add machine stitched detail to the circle Christmas tree.

Step 4: Stamp the Classic Christmas Sentiment on to the Banner die. Adhere this to your card front.

Step 5: Adhere Double Sided Adhesive to white card stock and die cut the stars from the Elegant Christmas Tree die set.

Step 6: Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (Moonbeam). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.

Step 7: Embellish card with the glitter stars and a twine bow. Adhere card front to an A6 card base.

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Supplies:

Other:

Sewing Machine

White Cardstock

Twine

Black Ink

Stamping Block

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

Tape Runner/Foam Tape

Krista Schneider Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Using A Background Stamp As A Focal Piece

June 27, 2019

Hi everyone!

Today is a bittersweet day: this will be my last post for ECD blog and I’m a little bit sad about that. I’m happy because it means moving forward to new adventures, but also sad because I love this big family and all the people that you can not see but they work behind the scenes.

For today’s post I chose one of the first stamp that I’ve ever receive, but still one of my favourite: the circles background. 

All you have to do is: stamp it with clear sticky ink and cover with clear embossing powder. Watercolor all the panel with a wet on wet tecnique and the colors you prefer. Fussy cut the circles and arrange them to make an abstract flower bouquet. 

Die cut the Leafy Branch 4 from ModaScrap and watercolor it, add some black ink splatters to the background, arrange all the pieces and glue them creating layers.

If you like, add some sequins.

I would like to thank you all for being so kind and creative, hope you like this last post.

Bye bye!

Sara

A Way With Words Planner Essentials Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock Technique Friday Videos

Technique Friday | Sparkly Summer Beach Card –– AND 15% Off Glitter!

June 21, 2019

Happy Technique Friday… and happy first day of summer! ☀️

This week, Els is showing us how to create this beautiful summer card using our silk microfine glitter! 

Watch the video tutorial, download the project sheet, and shop the supplies –– all the Technique Friday Project Page.


Now through June 27…

TAKE 15% OFF ALL GLITTER!

Use the discount code SHIMMER at checkout.


Let us know if you’ve tried this project!
Happy Technique Friday!

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Create Your Own Water-Habit Tracker Page

June 20, 2019

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Water – Habit Tracker Page for inside my planner for the month of June.

To create my habit tracker page, I’ve used a variety of dies from the Planner Essentials and Els van de Burgt Studio. I hope you enjoy my tutorial!

Step 1. Start by die cutting the planner page out of White Soft Finish Cardstock from the Planner Essentials – 9 die. Sprinkle Magenta Nuance Rosebud, Aquamarine and Jade powder over the page. Spritz the page with water. Once the page has dried, apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the honeycomb stamp and stamp randomly on the page. Repeat the previous step for stamping the honeycomb eight more times. Ink the edges of the page using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Die cut the 1,2,3,4,5 label from the Planner Labels die out of Kraft cardstock. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Habit Tracker stamp and stamp onto the kraft cardstock label. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Weekly Stamp and stamp onto a piece of Soft White Finish Cardstock. Repeat the previous step with stamping the Weekly Stamp onto the White Soft Finish Cardstock, making sure to leave a bit of room in between each Weekly word. Using the 3/8″ Stitched Fishtail Banner, die cut each Weekly word out. Use a black gel pen to add the dates on each weekly banner. Ink the edges of the banners and label out of Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step 3. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Water tracking stamp and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Repeat the previous step eleven more times on the same piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the edges of the squares using Black Soot Distress Ink. Colour in the water drops for the water that has been consumed.

Step 4. Adhere the Habit Tracker label 3/8″ above the page. Adhere the Weekly banners as desired on the page.

Step 5. Adhere three of the water drop squares under each weekly banner.

Step 6. To finish off the page, use a white gel pen to highlight some of the edges of the honeycombs.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Water – Habit Tracker Page.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

https://linkdeli.com/widget.js?1559654439292

Other:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot
  • Magenta Nuance: Aquamarine, Rosebud and Jade
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Black Gel Pen
  • White Gel Pen
  • Kraft Cardstock
Elizabeth Craft Designs General Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping Videos

How To Create Cards With Planner Essentials Stamps

June 19, 2019

Hello everyone! It’s Sanna Lippert here today again, sharing my June Guest Design Team project(s) with you.

I don’t do planners that much, but I still really like the Planner Essentials clear stamp sets that Esther Glas designed. So when I first saw them, I knew I wanted to use them for another purpose: cardmaking! They, by the way, would also work great on art journals, ATCs and tags even.

Here is what I did:
Step 1:
Take a sheet of white Soft Finish Cardstock and the Patterns 1 Planner Essentials stamp set and stamp a grid with an embossing ink onto the paper. Then pour white embossing powder over the stamped area, dabb any residue off and heat set with a heat tool.
Step 2: Repeat the previous step and now use one of the flower images in the same stamp set.

Step 3: Color the grid piece with a green Distress Ink and an ink blending tool and then color the flowers using a water tank brush and pink, orange and yellow Distress Ink tones. After you are done coloring the flowers, apply blue Distress Ink onto the working surface and color the background around the flowers blue.
Step 4: Cut the pieces into a right size with a paper trimmer.
Step 5: Fussy cut the flower piece along the right side edge with scissors.
Step 6: Adhere both pieces onto a white appr. 6×6 inch sized white card base with Kids Choice glue.

Step 7: Add a ribbon to the card and ink a strip of white cardstock with a green Distress Ink, then stamp a sentiment with black ink onto the strip using the Remember Planner Essentials stamp set.
Step 8: Fussy cut the banner OR use the Stiched Fishtail Banner die to die cut it and adhere the banner in place. Recorate with roses and liquid drops.

For my second card I used the same stamp sets with these steps:
Step 1:
Use the residue ink from the blue background card on your working surface and dabb a piece of white cardstock into it until you have grabbed all color from the surface.
Step 2: Take the Patterns 1 Planner Essentials stamp set – the number stamp – and start stamping the image repeatedly onto the background with the same Distress Ink tone.

Step 3: Use an ink blending tool and apply the same Distress Ink tone onto a strip of white cardstock. Now use the Remember stamp set to stamp a sentiment with black stamp ink onto the strip.
Step 4: Adhere the pieces together and cut any residue parts off with scissors. Then adhere this piece onto a appr. 6×6 inch sized white card base.

Step 5: Take the border stamp from the same stamp set and using black stamp ink stamp the image repeatedly on both sides of the free white area on the card.
Step 6: Decorate with puffy stickers or buttons and add a few liquid drops for additional decor.

Of course I also recorded a video for you to watch, so you get a better idea on how I did each and every step!

I hope you like my card ideas and get inspired to try something similar out yourself!! See you all in August with another tutorial post.

Happy crafting,
Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Desings:

https://linkdeli.com/widget.js?1552642647875

Other:
Nuvo Vintage Drops – Postbox Red, Bonnie Blue
Paper trimmer – Tonic Studios
Nuvo Water Tank Brush
Scissors
Acrylic block
Distress Inks – Ranger Ind. Inc.
Ink blending tool
Kraft mat
White Embossing Powder – Ranger Ind. Inc.
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
Archival Ink – Jet Black
Water spray bottle
Puffy Stickers – Heidi Swapp
Ribbon


Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Happy Hippo Birthday Card

June 16, 2019

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here.

Today I am sharing a card using the new Hippo/Rhino character dies from Joset Designs. I decided on a simple background to showcase the Hippo.

Below you will find the steps to create your own card.

Step 1 – Trim Silver Grey Soft Finish Cardstock to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ and fold in half for a horizontal side fold card. (A2)

Step 2 – Trim Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock to 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″. Adhere to card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 3 – Apply Alcohol Pearl Ink onto Yupo Paper. I used Tranquil and mixed it with an Alcohol Blending Solution. Let dry thoroughly. Trim to 5″ x 3 3/4″. Adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 4 – Diecut Hippo/Rhino using Coloured Cardstock or White Soft Finish Cardstock and color in Hippo using Alcohol Markers. I used Tri-Blends. Assemble the Hippo using Kid’s Choice Glue. Adhere to card using Foam Tape.

Step 5 – Diecut Happy Birthday using White Soft Finish Cardstock. To create the shadow place the die on black cardstock and trace the outline using a pencil. Fussy cut it out. Adhere to diecut to the shadow cut out then adhere to card using Kid’s Choice Glue.

Step 6 – Stamp Build Your Own Sentiment using Versamark on Black Cardstock. Sprinkle White Embossing Powder and remove the excess, heat set it using a heat tool. Trim and adhere to card using Foam Tape.

Step 7 – Optional – For added interest and sparkle apply some CrystalNuvo Drops.

The Hippo is such a fun character and I just love his tongue! Don’t you?

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!

Tina

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