Karen here today from Craftily Yours! Christmas is just over a month away. It’s almost time to send out those amazing holiday cards! I still have a few more to go, so I got inspired to use the Candy Land Clear Stamps and Coordinating dies to create today’s card!
Hi, Diana here! Today I’m sharing how to make a card you might have seen as part of Suzanne Cannon’s holiday release. Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Silk Microfine Glitter is the ONLY glitter I will use in my craft room because it’s the only one containable! And it’s so fun to watch it turn glossy – very satisfying like the way heating up gilding or embossing powders.
To make the card, I die cut the A Way With Words Peace on Earth die 4 times out of white card stock. I also cut out one out of white card stock that was covered in a sheet of Elizabeth Craft Designs double sided tape as well as a set of extra star dies that come with the die set.
After peeling off the release sheet from the Peace on Earth die cut, cover the starts with the release paper from the star die cuts. In this way, you can cover the sticky die cut with Silver Sand Microfine Glitter and rub in the glitter. Remove the star release paper and then add Sand Dunes Microfine Glitter on the stars. I also went ahead and did one of the stars with Sand Dunes and 2 others in Silver Sand.
I then adhered the other 4 layers to the die. The background is sponged using Distress Inks (Broken China, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire) – the keeping the center a lighter blue. I adhered the layer onto an A2 white card base, finishing the front with a white gel pen for stars/snow.
Thanks for looking! I wish you could see how shiny the lettering is and how deep the blue looks in real life. I liked this so much I made a very similar card but using the new Flourished Deer die set. I did not use glitter but added a wreath around his neck using tiny leaves I trimmed from the Leafy Branch Die and tiny dots of the pearl rose Craft drops.
Thanks for stopping by –– I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!
Signo White Gel Pen
Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. By now you’ve seen the new release from Joset Designs. Oh my. There are new character dies such as the panda and koala bear along with some Japanese style dies. My card was inspired by this photo. Below you will find the steps to create your own Koala bear 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 White Soft Finish Cardstock to 5 1/2” x 4 1/4”. Apply Distress Oxide ink onto a craft mat and spray with water. Dip the Cardstock into the ink and heat set. Repeat several times until you reach the desired effect.
Step 3 – Diecut Stitched Indented Rectangles using the background created from Step 2. Adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.
Step 4 – Diecut Koala and Bamboo using either coloured Cardstock or ink colours on White Cardstock. Assemble the pieces using Kids Choice Glue. Adhere to card using Kids Choice Glue and Foam Tape.
Step 5 – Stamp Bear Hugs sentiment using Versamark Ink. Sprinkle Silver Embossing Powder and remove the excess. Heat set it using a heat tool. Diecut Stitched Diagonal fishtail and adhere to card using Foam Tape.
This card can be used for many occasions by changing the sentiment and colours. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
The holiday is almost here! I hope you’ll all be celebrating it together with family and friends. It truly is about Faith, Family and Love.
Today I’ve done a card (6” x 6”) which has different flowers than I normally use. The painting in the frame is a primitive Tole painting of a Pilgrim family I painted last year for a wooden frame where I interchange my painted boards for each holiday. It seemed perfect for this card.
The layer of background paper is from the Wood Effects pack. I shaded the wheat then rubbed some white chalk on the tips to highlight them.
The flowers, wheat and frame are from ECD’s ModaScrap dies. The leaves and berry branches are from ECD, as well. They are more delicate flowers than usual, but work up well.
I’ve also used ECD’s new ‘Craft Drops’ for the berries. (Metallic Gold) Of course there is the wonderful ladybug, but I’ve made her by using red and black Nuvo drops on my Teflon mat, then using white and black gel pens for her eyes and the dots on her shell.
My computer helped me with the words on the frame, and I had a Thanksgiving stamp in my ‘stash’. For the center of the flower I used Yes! glue, rolled into a small ball then rolled in gold/yellow prills.
If you are interested in any of the products I’ve used, they are listed below. Click on each product and you will be directed to the ECD page where you can complete your order.
Bring on the turkey and pumpkin pie! See you next month!
Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team
Happy Technique Friday ❤️
Today, Els is walking us through the new autumn release by Joset van de Burgt!
Watch the video and shop the supplies –– all on the Technique Friday Project Page.
Let us know what you think about the new release in the comments below!
Hello! Welcome! Samantha here, sharing my love of all things gold and glittery… I was so excited to get my hands on the new Craft Drops that I wanted to share a different way of using them. A perfect match with the latest release Cherry Blossom Branch die.
Step 1: Die cut the Blossom branches and adhere these to Kraft cardstock.
Step 2: Using different shades of pink and purple card – die cut the blossoms.
Step 3: Using a small brush or finger spread the Craft Drop paste on to the edges of the blossoms.
Step 4: Stamp the sentiment.
Step 5: (Optional) Add machine stitched details.
Step 6: Adhere all the Blossoms.
Step 7: Adhere Double Sided Adhesive to pink cardstock. Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (Light Gold). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.
Step 8: Die cut the remaining blossom dies. Adhere these to the blossoms on your card front.
Step 9: Embellish the card with sequins and a twine bow. Adhere card front to an A6 card base.
I love how shimmery the gold sparkles off the blossoms – the photo doesn’t do it justice!
Die-Cutting Machine – Cuttlebug
Clear Stamping Block
Hi, Luciana is here! Today I’m sharing a tutorial for a card inspired by the warm autumn colors.
Step 1. From a metallic cardstock, cut out a set of Garden Notes – Vintage Tin Milk Can. Use the Copper – Silk Microfine Glitter and a Quinacridone Gold acrilic color to create a rusty effect.
Using the White Soft Finish Cardstock 240gr, cut out:
1 set of Garden Notes – Wheat Sheath;
2 set of Garden Notes – Hawthorne Berries.
Step 2. Use an eraser and the medium ball stylus on the back of the Wheat Sheath to model it.
Step 3. Use the tweezers, the medium ball stylus and molding pad to model the leaves of the Hawthorn.
Step 4. From the White Soft Finish Cardstock 240gr, cut out 6 sets of Garden Notes – Calendula ( except for the stem). Color them with the medium that you prefer.
Step 5. Use the eraser and the small ball stylus to model the smaller part of the flower. For the others pieces use the medium ball stylus and the molding pad. Then adhere two set of each size, layering from the smaller to the bigger one.
Step 6. Use the leaf tool and the leaf pad to create a vein on the leaves of the Calendula. Add some details with the ball tool and the molding pad.
Step 7. Create 2 circles of the White Soft Finish Cardstock 240gr, using the 3rd and 4th circle from the set Dashing Circles . Use also both the dies to create a frame, putting the two dies one inside the other. Die cut the word NOVEMBER from the set Planner Months. Assemble the pieces like the pictures below.
Thank you for stopping by.
Quinacridone Gold acrilic color
Karen here today from Craftily Yours! There’s a NEW release from Joset! Eek! Koala and Panda –– and a few other great die sets –– oh my!
Hello welcome! Anyone excited about Christmas and counting down? I know… perhaps it’s still a little bit too early but at least I’m all organised in the Christmas card department with this adorable Penguin stamp.
Step 1: Adhere 10mm and 6mm Double Sided Adhesive Tape to purple card stock. Trim into strips. Remove the release sheet, apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (in Lavender). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.
Step 2: Cut strips from different shades of purple cardstock.
Step 3: Adhere the strips to white paper measuring 9cm x 9cm.
Step 4: Trim off excess strips, then die cut the Large snowflake die.
Step 5: Stamp and die-cut the penguin.
Step 6: Colour the penguin in your preferred colouring medium.
(Copic Marker Colours: C0/C2/C4/C5/C7 BV00/BV01/BV02/BV04/BV08)
Step 7: Heat emboss the sentiment.
Step 8: Assemble card. Adhere snowflake, (Optional: Add machine stitched details to card), adhere penguin, sentiment. Embellish with twine and enamel dots.
Embossing Powder/Heat Tool
Foam Tape/Adhesives/Glue dot
Die Cutting Machine (Cuttlebug)
Hi there everyone!
Angela here with today’s post. A good friend of mine is having hip replacement surgery next week so of course I need a card. I thought this would be a great time to try something I’ve not done before. I’ve used one of the Planner Patterns dies to emboss watercolor paper and then used watercolor paint to create an ombre effect to fill in the pattern. Stamps and dies from the Sentiments 2 sets complete my card front. Here’s how it all came together.
- Cut a piece of watercolor paper to 3.75 X 5 inches.
- Cut a piece of black cardstock to 4 X 5.25 inches.
- Cut Soft Finish cardstock to 5.5 X 8.5 and fold in half to create the card.
- Using a piece of low tack tape or a sticky note, center the die onto the watercolour paper and fasten.
- Follow the appropriate sandwich on your particular cutting machine. Remember to place your die cutting side to the paper, and then onto the silicone mat. This way the blade will emboss and not cut the paper.
- Run the sandwich though the machine.
- Once the embossing is done, use your favourite watercolours to paint each shape, starting with the lightest colour.
- As you move from one corner to the other, mix colors to create the ombre pattern. Let it dry.
- Attach the layers and center onto the card base.
- Stamp and cut the sentiment and attach using foam tape.
And you’re done! I hope this gave you some inspiration to create your own embossed cards!