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Clematis Birthday Card

July 15, 2019

Hi folks, Angela here for this morning’s post!

This is a card created for my sister’s birthday. Its inspiration is from a small flower arrangement that I saw at a local florist that I thought I’d try to re-create on my card for her. The flowers are different, the original had carnations, but I liked the size and shape of the Clematis better. The container they used was a small mercury glass jar. I chose to use the Tin Milk Can and trim it closer to the shape of the jar they used. Silver gilding flakes and metallic paste gave me just what I was looking for, for the finish.

Here’s how it came together:

Cut and colour the Hathorne branch and berries using Copic markers and Nuvo Crystal drops. Set aside to dry.

Create a 6X6 card base from 110lb Soft Finish cardstock.

Cut a 5.75X5.75 piece of co-ordinating cardstock, adhere to front of card base.

Back a piece of 90lb cardstock with double sided adhesive. Cut, using the geometric shape from the Planner Patterns die set. Adhere to card base slightly off centre. Set aside.

Cover both front and back of a piece of cardstock with clear double-sided adhesive. Cut using the Tin Milk Can die. Carefully cut off the top of the milk can to create a vase shape. Peel off protective sheet from the front side. Use silver gilding flakes to cover can. Rub with metallic silver paste to create shadow. Adhere to card front keeping the middle raised with 3d tape.

Cut all flower, wheat, and leaf pieces, from 90lb cardstock.

Colour and shape the wheat sheaths. Place them in the can.

Colour and shape the Hosta leaves

Colour and shape the Baby’s breath.

Colour the center of the Clematis. Leave the petals white. Shape using Susan’s tools and molding mat.

Using Kid’s Choice Glue to adhere all to the card front as in the photo.

Be sure to remember that just about anything can be used as inspiration for your cardmaking.

Angela

Supply List:

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

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:

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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

Joset Designs Susan's Garden Club

It’s A Boy!

July 9, 2019

Hi! Diane here with a new card for you! We have been blessed with our 8th grandchild on his way! How happy we are to get ready to celebrate his birth in October. This card could have easily been an “It’s a girl” card too!

Here are the steps to create this card.

STEP 1: The card base

  • Cut a White Soft Finish Cardstock to 12″ x 6″, score in the middle and fold in half for a square 6″ X 6″ card.
  • Cut a 5 1/2″ square out of yellow cardstock.
  • Cut a 5″ square out of a purple cardstock.
  • Die cut the larger size of circles in the Dotted Scallop Circles (#1172) die set, using a pattern paper of your choice, in yellow and purple tones.
  • Using the Dotted Scallop Circles die set again, die cut the third smaller size of circle in White Soft Finish Cardstock.
  • Adhere the yellow cardstock on the white card base, than the purple cardstock on top of the yellow one, than the scallop circles (patterned and white) using some Clear Double Sided Tape.

STEP 2: The Elephant

  • Using the Elephant (#1663) die set , die cut all the part of the elephant into some White Soft Finish Cardstock.
  • Using some sponge applicator and some Distress Oxide, color the different parts of the elephant (for the inside of the ears, I used the color “Wilted Violet”, for the rest I used “Shaded Lilac”.
  • To give dimension to the elephant, with the Large Ball Stylus tool from the Susan’s Garden 4 Pcs. All Metal Tool Set on the Molding Pad, rub the back of all the parts of the elephant.
  • With some foam adhesive and some Kids Choice Glue, adhere the elephant on the white Dotted Scallop Circles.

STEP 3: The Pansies

  • To make this flower, you can watch Susan Tierney Cockburn in this video.
  • Using some White Soft Finish Cardstock, die cut all the petals 5 times from the die set Garden Notes – Pansy 2 (#1488)
  • Using some ink markers, color the back and the front of all petals.
  • On the Molding Pad, with the Loop Tool and the Reverse Tweezers (from the Susan’s Garden 4 Pcs. All Metal Tool Set), shape each one of the petals.
  • From the Pansies die set, cut 4 times each leaf out of green cardstock.
  • Color the stem with Yellow Pan Pastel, shade the edges with some Forest moos Distress Ink.
  • Draw veins and shape the leaves using the Leaf Pad, the Molding Pad and the tools from Susan’s Garden 4 Pcs. All Metal Tool Set.

Step 4: The Myosotis

  • For this flower, you can watch how Susan Tierney Cockburn makes it in this video.
  • Using the Garden Notes – Myosotis (#1517) die set, die cut one plate of fowers out of some White Soft Finish Cardstock.
  • Color the tips of each flowers with some pale blue ink marker, leaving the centers white.
  • Out of some yellow cardstock, die cut one plate of little centers.
  • Using the tools in the Susan’s Garden 4 Pcs. All Metal Tool Set shape the blue tipped flowers on the Molding Pad.
  • Using an eraser and a toothpick, cup up the little yellow centers. Very lightly, dot the yellow centers with a black fine marker.

Step 5: The Sentiment

  • Die cut the words “It’s” and “Happy” from the die set Words 1 – Celabration (#1465) and the words “Brrrrr” and Joy” from the die set Words 5 – Winter Wishes (#1576), all in yellow cardstock.
  • From the word “Happy”, cut apart the letter “a”.
  • From the “brrrrr”, keep only the “b”.
  • From the “joy”. Keep only the “oy”.
  • Assemble the letters and glue together to write “It’s a boy”.
  • Using some White Soft Finish Cardstock, die cut the banner shown below from the set Banners (#1390).
  • Finalized the card by gluing down the flowers using some Kids Choice Glue, the banner and the sentiment.

Here’s a closer look at the finish card.

I really hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

Diane Prince

Products used on this card:

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Other products used on this card:

Bazzill purple, yellow and green cardstock

Distress Oxide

Copic Marker

Joset Designs Technique Friday Videos

Tropical Parrot Card | Technique Friday

July 5, 2019

Happy Technique Friday!

This week, Els is showing us how to make this fun tropical card, using the cute new Parrot die set, for summer!

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

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

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

Joset Designs

For A Special Girl

July 2, 2019

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and I created this sweet elephant card for a very special little girl using products from Joset’s new collection!

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • Die cut all the elements necessary from white Soft Finish Cardstock using dies from the Elephant and Cat sets

Step 2: Coloring and Assembly

  • Color the elements using Alcohol Markers
  • Add extra shading with Distress Ink (Black Soot, Worn Lipstick)
  • Assemble the adorable little elephant
  • Add highlights to the eyes with a white gel pen and blush to the cheeks with a Pitt Pastel Pencil

Step 3: Creating a Background

  • Cut out a rectangle from watercolor paper
  • Apply Distress Ink Worn Lipstick through a stencil
  • Add a strip of washi tape to the bottom left corner
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Build your own Sentiments 1 set at the top right with Altenew Crisp Ink Galactic Storm

Step 4: Putting Everything Together

  • Use clear double-sided adhesive and double-sided foam adhesive to adhere all the elements to the background panel
  • Add a strip of grey cardstock and a strip of glitter paper to the left side of the panel before gluing it down onto a white card base

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Other
Alcohol Markers
Distress Ink (Black Soot, Worn Lipstick)
Mini Ink Blending Tool
Washi Tape
Stencil
Altenew Crisp Ink Galactic Storm
grey cardstock
glitter paper

A Way With Words Joset Designs ModaScrap

Baby Puppy Love!

June 29, 2019

Hi there!  It’s Suzanne here today with a fun baby card for you! 

Oh, my.  There is nothing like a puppy! Puppy eyes are guaranteed to melt any heart.  (But really it’s a little plan on their part to get what they want –– and it works!) You can’t get mad at this wee fellow when he knocks the frame askew!

Here’s Joset’s sweet Dog die set combined with some A Way With Words classics! It’s a celebration of Mark’s, Joset’s brother, new puppy who is to die for (the puppy that is 🙂 …)!

Here is how you can make this card for a new baby puppy dog!

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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

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs

A Camping Hippo

June 25, 2019

Hey Everyone! It is EK here and I am popping in with this fun camping hippo themed card using the new Tent die set and Hippo/Rhino die set. I am actually at Girl Scout camp this week teaching crafts to campers, so it seemed only fitting to create a girl-scout-inspired camping card today!

I snuck in a full video today sharing how I colored the die cuts using both distress inks and copic markers.

Step One: Die cut the Tent die set out of 90lb White soft finish cardstock. Color tent pieces with distress ink.

Step Two: Blend distress ink onto a 6×6 card frame using the Earth & Sky stencil and distress ink.

Step Three: Die cut the Hippo die set and color the pieces with Copic markers. Assemble the pieces with Kids Choice Glue.

Step Four: Assemble all the pieces onto the card frame using both clear Double Sided Adhesive and Kids Choice Glue. Stamp a sentiment onto the card frame using the new Build Your Own Sentiments 1.

I hope you enjoyed checking out my camping hippo. Are you camping this summer with your friends or family? Let us know in the comments below, and which of the new critters you would use to highlight you camping trip in a craft project. Until then, Happy crafting!

EK Gorman


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