It’s Karen here today. I have been afraid of raccoons since I was a little girl. My family and I were camping at Big Sur, and when I went to take the garbage out at night, they jumped out at me! Ok, they were just there….but for a little girl, it was pretty scary. The brand new Raccoon die from Elizabeth Craft Designs, however, isn’t scary at all.
It’s Karen here today. Today, I mixing up the character dies from Joset with the amazing Silk Microfine Glitter. I glittered up the Parrot from the last release and the adorable NEW Owl. So sparkly and fun.
Hi everyone, it’s Tina here. Today’s card features the super adorable Parrot Die from Joset Designs. I used Alcohol Markers to color him to add shading and dimension. Below you will find the steps to create your own card.
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 size)
Step 2 – Diecut Garden Notes Frame-It Stitched Rectangles and Dashing Rectangles using Patterned Paper to create a Pop-Up Frame. Trim Solid Patterned Paper a little larger than the diecut Frame created (about 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″). Adhere the trimmed Patterned Paper to the front of the card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Adhere the Frame using Foam Tape.
Step 3 – Diecut Parrot using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Color in each piece using Alcohol Markers. I used Tri-Blends. (or you can diecut using colored cardstock) Assemble the parrot using Kid’s Choice Glue. Adhere to card using Foam Tape.
Step 4 – Stamp Build Your Own Sentiment (I used Have A Magical Day) using Versamark Ink on the same Patterned Paper that I used for inside my frame. Sprinkle some Black Embossing Powder and remove the excess. Heat set it with a Heat Tool. Diecut Stitched Fishtail Banners using the sentiment created. After you pass it in the die take out the diecut and turn it around and diecut again. This will create a fishtail on both ends. Adhere to card using Foam Tape.
Step 5 – Optional – For added interest and sparkle adhere clear gems randomly to the front of card.
This card can be used for lots of occasions by changing the patterned paper, colors and sentiment. Below is a link to all the products used. Have a wonderful day and see you again soon.
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.
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.
Elizabeth Craft Desings:
Nuvo Vintage Drops – Postbox Red, Bonnie Blue
Paper trimmer – Tonic Studios
Nuvo Water Tank Brush
Distress Inks – Ranger Ind. Inc.
Ink blending tool
White Embossing Powder – Ranger Ind. Inc.
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
Archival Ink – Jet Black
Water spray bottle
Puffy Stickers – Heidi Swapp
Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. I have a sweet and simple card to share with you using sentiments to create a background. I used the Garden Party Clear Stamps from Krista Schneider. Below you will find the steps to create your own card.
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 – Trim Soft Finish Café au Lait to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Stamp Garden Party sentiments (Bloom, Blossom, Grow) using a soft brown Ink. You could mix it up but I decided on the sentiments repeating on each row. Diecut Garden Notes Frame It Stitched Squares. Save the inner square. Diecut Dashing Rectangles and adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.
Step 3 – Stamp Garden Party image onto White Soft Finish Cardstock using Gina K Amalgam Ink. This is an alcohol friendly ink. Color in the image using alcohol markers. I used Tri-Blend Markers by Spectrum Noir. Diecut the image with the matching die.
Step 4 – Diecut Dotted Scallop Squares using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere the center square from Step 2 on top of the Dotted Scallop Square diecut and then the diecut image using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Optional – Wrap some twine around the bottom 3 times and tie a bow. Adhere to card using foam tape.
This card can be used for any occasion. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
When I first started playing with this stamp set, I had plans to arrange the leave and flowers more traditionally. Instead I went with what I love –– pattern play –– looking for fun ways to arrange and layout patterns onto my card front.
Step 1: Using pattern paper and card stock, stamp and die cut the flowers and leaves from Color My Flowers set.
Step 2: Position the flowers and leaves on to your card front measuring: 10.5cm x 15.5cm
Step 3: (Optional) Before adhering the flower add machine stitched details to the leaves on your card front.
Step 4: Adhere the flowers using foam tape.
Step 5: Use watermark ink to stamp the sentiment three times on to black cardstock, apply white embossing powder, then heat set.
Step 6: Trim the sentiments and adhere to your card front.
Step 7: Embellish with a twine bow and sequins. Adhere card front to an A6 card base.
Thank you for stopping by! For me this is a quick and easy way to create with stamps and their co-ordinating cut out dies. All you need is pattern paper, cardstock, and a fun layout…
Foam Tape/Tape Runner
Watermark Ink/White Embossing Powder/Heat Tool
It’s Karen here today with a card I made using the fun flower in the Flower Power Clear Stamps along with a stencil called Dotty.
Hello crafters! It is Luciana here, with a weekly planner spread that could be a sort of inspiration for those wishing to combine the planning system with that of journaling.
Here all the steps to recreate this weekly page:
Create the background on a paper using the distress ink pad broken china and shabby shutters.
Use the stamp with the letters from the set Planner Essential – Patterns 2 and the one with the flowers from the set Planner Essential – Patterns 1.
Create some layers of scrap paper using the following stamps:
- the montly view from the set Planner Essential – Calendar
- the box for records from the set Planner Essential – Months
- the receipt stamp from the set Planner Essential – Important memo
Cut out the dies related to music and the circles pattern from the set Planner Essential 10.
Glue all the pieces on the page, like the picture below.
Cut the page in half, and use the left side for planning, adding the days of the week with the stamps from the set Planner Essential – Schedule.
Die cut 2 sets of box with the tab, from the set of dies Planner Filmstrip. Adhere inside of them two pictures of the important events of the week.
Adhere the first picture on the page, using a strip of tape. Then glue on it the second picture, in order to have a browsable insert.
Complete the page with a floral element, die cut 5 sets of the 2 flowers from the Die set – Large Flower Set.
distress ink pad broken china, shabby shutters
Hello crafters! It is Luciana here, with a floral card ready to collect a picture, a poem or just a message for your dearest ones.
Here’s the step-by-step:
Step 1. Base
Use a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock, 12×8, and fold in half to make a 6×8 card.
From an other sheet of White Soft Finish Cardstock, 6×8, cut out an oval frame using the second bigger metal die from the set Garden Notes – Frame It/ Stitched Ovals.
Step 2. Sentiment
Cut out a circle from the White Soft Finish Cardstock, using the second smaller metal die from the set Dashing Circles.
Stamp on it the sentiment “Collect Beautiful Moments” from the set of stamps Remember.
Add it on the low right corner of the frame.
Step 3. Leaves
Cut out from the White Soft Finish Cardstock, the following leaves:
Garden Notes – Hosta Leaves
Garden Notes – Eucalyptus Frosty Fern
Garden Notes – Clematis (only the leaves)
Garden Notes – French Pumpkin (only the leaves)
Color them as showed below.
Add the veins using the leaf tool and the leaf pad.
With the ball tool and the molding pad add more curving details.
Adhere the leaves around the oval of the frame, as shown in the pictures below.
Step 4 . Prairie Rose
Cut a set of Garden Notes – Prairie Rose (except the stem) from the White Soft Finish Cardstock. Color all the pieces.
Use the loop tool and the molding pad to add a texture on all the petals. With the ball tool, add the curling to the paper.
Use the ball tool and the tweezers to wrap the pistil pieces.
Use the Kids choice glue to adhere the Pollen on the end points of the pistil.
Overlap all the layers of the petals and the pistil.
Adhere the flowers in the hight left corner of the oval frame.
Step 5. Crocus
Cut 3 sets of Garden Notes – Crocus (except the stem) from the White Soft Finish Cardstock. Color all the pieces.
Use the loop tool and the molding pad to add a texture on all the petals.
Wrap the pistils pieces with the tweezers
Use the Kids choice glue to adhere the Pollen on the end points of the pistils.
Overlap all the layers of the petals and the pistils.
Adhere the flowers in the low right corner of the oval frame.
Step 6: Assemblage
Adhere under the oval an element that you would emphasize (it could be a picture, a message, or a poem). Then adhere it on the card.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial! Thank you for stopping by.
nuvo drops black;
distress ink pad