Happy New Year! It’s Frances here and it’s my turn to share a tutorial with you all. With Valentine’s Day just over a month away, I am sharing a Valentine’s Day with you today using some of the new Valentines and Background dies that were released late last year.
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:
It’s time for another Elizabeth Craft Designs Designer Challenge with the Die Cut and Coloring Design Teams.
This month the challenge is …. Backgrounds – Whether you use large background dies, smaller dies or stamps, backgrounds can add so much interest to your card or home decor items. Include dies or stamps in your background for our challenge this month to create either a card or home decor item.
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 and answer this question: What Elizabeth Craft Designs dies or stamp sets would you use to create a background on something you were creating?
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.
The winners will be announced on Friday, December 22nd, here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.
Now let’s take a look at the wonderful creations our talented Design Team have 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.
Birgit Norton starts us off this month using the Abstract Background die to create the background of her card. To decorate her card Birgit has used the Stitched Hearts; Stitched Fishtail Banners; Buttons and the Valentines Sentiments Clear Stamp set.
Karen Nofziger has created a canvas for her challenge project. To create this piece Karen has used the Circle Background; Pair of Leaves 1; Fitted Circles; Entwined Circles; Bugs & Butterflies Clear Stamps with coordinating dies; Plant, Grow and Bloom Sentiments Clear Stamps and General Sentiments Clear Stamps. Karen has also used ModaScrap Fly & Scrap Patterned Paper Pack; White Soft Finish Cardstock as well as Sea Glass & Faded Denim Silk Microfine Glitter on her project.
Melanie Smith is next sharing a cute birthday card. To create her card Melanie has used the Kaleidoscope Background; Stitched Rectangles; Small Cupcake and Sentiments 1 – Celebration Clear Stamps with coordinating dies. Melanie also used Soft Finish Cardstock in White; Perfect Purple; Perfect Pink; Cafe au Lait and Pale Peach as well as ModaScrap Color of Puppies Girl & Thinking About Polinesia Patterned Paper Packs.
Frances Byrne has used the negative pieces from the Geometric Background die to create her card for today’s challenge. To decorate her card Frances has also used Beautiful Baubles; Stitched Fishtail Banners and A Way With Words – Christmas Collection Clear Stamp set. Frances used White Soft Finish Cardstock to create her card.
Elena Anderson has created this adorable snowman card. To create her card Elena has used Snowman and Gifts Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies, Stitched Hearts and Stitched Rectangles.
Kelly Booth has created two cards for our challenge this month. For her first card Kelly has created a colorful Christmas card using the Kaleidoscope Background, A Way with Words – Merry Christmas, White Soft Finish Cardstock and Silk Microfine Glitter in True Red; Peridot and Royal Blue.
For her second card Kelly has used the Abstract Background; Garden Notes Poinsettia die; Winter Sentiments Clear Stamp set; Prills and White Soft Finish Cardstock.
Sandy Diller has created a banner to celebrate the New Year … 2018! To create her project Sandy has used Stitched Stars along with Bluebell & Brushed Pewter Silk Microfine Glitter and Red Metallic Shimmer Sheetz.
Selma Stevenson has created a sparkling golden Christmas card for our challenge. Selma used the Kaleidoscope Background; Christmas Tree; White Soft Finish Cardstock and Silk Microfine Glitter in Light Gold, Champagne Gold and Cool Diamond.
Tina Guigui Dornbaum has created a colorful background. To create her card Tina used the Kaleidoscope Background; Stitched Fishtail Banners and Sentiments 1- Celebration Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies. White Soft Finish Cardstock was used for this card.
Katelyn Grosart created a framed art piece for her challenge today, which will make a great gift for Christmas. To create her project Katelyn used the Abstract Background; Valentine Edges; Dragonfly; Stitched Fishtail Banners; Bunch of Flowers 3; Leafy Branch and A Way with Words – Soar die sets. Katelyn also used White Soft Finish Cardstock and Transparent/Gold Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers on this piece.
Sanna Lippert had so much fun creating backgrounds for this challenge that she didn’t stop at just one card … but four!!! For her first card Sanna used the Ornate Snowflakes die set with Silk Microfine Glitter in Teal Blue and Dark Mint. The sentiment is from the Winter Sentiments Clear Stamp set.
For Sanna’s second card today, she has created a colorful background. For this card Sanna used the Kaleidoscope Background with Silverado Silk Microfine Glitter. To decorate her card Sanna has used the Flower Power Clear Stamp set with coordinating die. The sentiment is from the Holiday Cheer Clear Stamp set.
For her third card Sanna has used the Geometric Background along with Dark Mint Silk Microfine Glitter. To decorate her card Sanna has used the Flower Power Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies and a sentiment from the Winter Sentiments Clear Stamp set.
For her final card for our challenge today, Sanna has again used the Kaleidoscope Background keeping both the positive and negative pieces of the die intact. To decorate her card Sanna has used the Sentiments 2 – Just Because Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies and the heart from the Buttons die set. Sanna used White Soft Finish Cardstock when creating all her cards today.
Suzanne Cannon is thinking about snow for her card this week. Suzanne has used the A Way with Words – Brrrrrr and A Way with Words – Let it Snow die sets to create her card. Suzanne also used White Soft Finish Cardstock on her card.
Anita Kejriwal has also created two cards for our challenge today. Anita has used the “happy” from the Sentiments 1 – Celebrations Clear Stamp set to create her background. To decorate her card Anita used the Valentine Edges; Stitched Circles and the Sentiments 1 – Celebrations Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies.
For her second card for the challenge Anita used the “celebrate” sentiment from the Sentiments 1 – Celebrate Clear Stamp set to create her background. Anita has again used the Valentine Edges; Stitched Circles and the Sentiments 1 – Celebrations Clear Stamp set with coordinating dies to decorate her card.
Thank you for visiting our blog today. We hope you enjoyed seeing all the wonderful creations our Design Team created this month and that it has inspired you to use stamps and dies to create backgrounds in anything you create. Don’t forget to visit our designers’ blogs by clicking on their names to find out more about each project.
If you would like a chance to win our giveaway, be sure to leave your comment on TODAY’S blog post. We will select three lucky winners in a random drawing and the winners will be announced here on our blog on Friday, December 22nd.
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Hello to all! This is Anita here today.
Belated Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends at Elizabeth Craft Designs!!! I hope you had super fun shopping for your craft goodies at the ECD store on Black Friday, and maybe my project will entice you to do a bit more…
I had awesome fun creating cards with the recently release Abstract Background. There are many creative ways that you can use this die and I want to share some of the ways now. (You can use them in your own way and I would love to see what you create with them, so if you’re not already part of the Elizabeth Craft Designs Facebook Family, please join in.)
Here is my take for using one background die in three ways.
Good Morning. This is Selma Stevenson today and I have a pretty card designed using Susan’s Garden Notes Black-Eyed Susan die set. Also, I want to show you how to mail the dimensional cards you create.
Hi Crafty Friends,
It’s Frances here today with another tutorial to share with you. This time around I wanted to play with a few of the new dies and sentiment stamp sets designed by Joset Van De Burgt. These products were released on Friday and are available on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website (links to new products below). I have paired these up with the cute ladybug from the ModaScrap Color of Puppies Girl Clear Stamp set.