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You Are Perfect

January 25, 2020

Hello Everyone!  It’s EK, and today I am popping in with a non-Valentine’s Valentine’s Day card.  I like giving out cards to friends and family on the 14th, but I also like it to look like a card for any other day of the year.  Today I am playing around with the negative image of a die cut to create this any-time Valentine’s day card.

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Step One: Trim a piece of Dusky Lavender Soft Finish Cardstock to 12×6 inches.  Score and fold the the cardstock to make a 6×6 inch card frame.

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Step Two:  Using the A Way with Stencils – Flourished Frame stencil, apply it over the card frame and blend in ink.  I used Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide.

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Step Three:  Lift the stencil and lay it down to the side of the original image and blend more ink.

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Step Four:  Repeat on the opposite side.

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Step Five: Die cut the sentiment from the card frame using the You Are Perfect die set from the A With Words Line.  I tack down the dies where I want them using a little bit of blue tape.

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Step Six:  Using a scrap of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock and 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, cover the die cut area of the die cut in the inside of the card frame.

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Step Seven: Add the die cut sentiment back into the negative space, tacking it down with some blue tape.

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Step Eight:  Using Kids Choice Glue, adhere back in the pieces from the die cut.  Carefully lift back out the die cut sentiment.

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Step Nine:  Repeat step 7 and 8 using the other die cut sentiment.

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Step Ten: Stamp on heart and flutter images onto the stamp using the Soar Collection stamp set.

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Step Eleven:  Fill in the hearts with some color.  I watercolored ink from a Worn Lipstick Distress Marker.

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Step Twelve:  Fill in the wing with a contrasting color.  I watercolored Black Soot Distress Marker into the wings.

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I hope you enjoyed seeing how I created this fun negative effect card.

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Let us know in the comments below if you ever play with the negative images of die cuts.  Until then, happy crafting!

EK

Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Valentine’s Day Card

January 23, 2020

Hello everyone, it’s Sanna Lippert here! I’m so thrilled to be able to continue sharing projects as a guest blogger here on Elizabeth Craft Designs blog again!!! For today’s post I wanted to create a Valentine’s Day card as sweet as sugar, but one that is still really easy to make… just in case you want to make a series of them!

Here is how to create the card:

Step 1: Pick several sheet of Soft Finish Cardstock in various pink and light purple tones. I used a dark and light pink one as well as a very light purple/lilac tone.
Step 2: Die cut borders from the chosen cardstock colors – one border set per colour – using the Valentine’s Edges die cut set.
Step 3: Next adhere a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive onto a piece of white cardstock.
Step 4: Die cut the white, adhesive covered piece using the solid heart die of the Heart Cutouts die cut die.
Step 5: Next die cut the inner piece of the Heart Cutouts heart from the dark pink Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere these pieces together.
Step 6: Place the heart into a coffee filter and pour Bright Cranberry Silk Microfine Glitter over the tiny hearts and brush the residue off with a paint brush. Pour the residue back into the glitter jar and polish the glitter using your finger.
Step 7: Take a piece of black cardstock and stamp a Valentine’s sentiment with embossing ink – using the Love Sentiments clear stamp set – and heat emboss using white fine embossing powder. Fussy cut – or use a banner die cut die – into right size.
Step 8: Adhere all pieces onto a white card base using Clear Double Sided Adhesive tape for the border pieces and the heart and 3D foam for the sentiment. Decorate with Craft Drops (optional).

I’ve also recorded a short process video for you to watch to give you a better idea on each and every step! I hope you enjoy it!

Wishing you a lovely, crafty day!
xxx, Sanna

Other:
VersaMark ink
Super Fine White Embossing Powder – Ranger
Anti-static stamp pad
Acrylic block
Heat tool
Coffee Filters


Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Happy Birthday!

January 19, 2020

Hello! Welcome! Samantha here –– January marks my birthday month! So I thought it fitting to create a fun, bright birthday card using a few of my favourite Elizabeth Craft Designs smaller dies.

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Cut pink card stock to fit an A6 card base. (Measurements: 114mm x 162mm)

Step 2: Die cut 6 squares (from pattern paper and cardstock) using the smallest Fitted Rounded Square die.

Step 3: Die cut 6 squares (from pattern paper and cardstock) using the smallest Stitched Rounded Square die.

Step 4: Using pattern paper and cardstock die cut the small cupcakes 6x.

Step 5: Assemble all the die cut pieces as shown below. Mix and match the pattern paper and cardstock as desired.

Step 6: Adhere the assembled die-cuts to your card front. Stamp the sentiment using black ink.

Step 7:  Adhere Clear Double Sided adhesive to pink cardstock. Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (Silver). 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 small hearts, and adhere these to the cupcakes on your card front. Embellish the card with enamel dots and a twine bow.

(Optional: Add machine stitched details.)

Step 9: Adhere card front to an A6 card base.

I hope you enjoyed today’s fun card tutorial showing you how I like to use smaller dies. Cupcakes are the best! I certainly will be having a few real ones one my birthday to go along side my cupcake greeting card.

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Other:

Pattern Paper

Pink/Green/Purple Card stock

Enamel Dots

Twine

Sewing Machine

Die-Cutting Machine – Cuttlebug

Black Ink

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam dots

A Way With Words Joset Designs

Mornings

January 18, 2020

What’s your favorite part of the day? Mine is probably the morning –– peaceful or productive, the day hold more possibility in the morning!

I knew I wanted to make a peaceful scene from the Asian-themed dies and decided I needed some sort of background to tie it all in together. I played with my watercolors a bit and came up with a very soft background. I knew I would end up covering much of my background with dies so I didn’t let the lack of watercolor skills bother me (too much.) Lol!

Step one: Paint a background with some water, sky, and a tree on a watercolor sheet. Add some land and grass to the forefront of the cardbase.

A very elementary painting but it’ll work!

Step 2: Die cut the bridge out of light blue cardstock and all others out of white cardstock. Use Distress Inks to color the cattails, stone pagoda and rocks. Use Copic markers to add some shade and dimension to the bridge.

Step 3: Adhere all dies as seen in completed picture above.

Step 4: Stamp and die cut with a circle the quote from A bit of Fragrance clear stamp set. I also matted the circle out of dark blue cardstock – the same one I use for the card base.

All done!

Thanks for looking and hope you have a wonderful day.

Diana

Other products used: Copic markers, Distress Inks, Light blue and dark blue cardstock

Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Inspiration from the Design Team Soft Finish Cardstock

Creative Rainbows

January 16, 2020

We have a lot of grey skies around here as of late, so I wanted to create something that could cheer up someone’s day.  I figured the simplest way to brighten anyone’s day was simply with a rainbow and it seemed sort of amusing to turn a group of mushrooms from the Autumn Surprise stamp into into that very rainbow.

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Step One:  Stamp the mushrooms from the Autumn Surprise stamp set onto some Watercolor Paper using water resistant ink.  I stamped in a dark grey ink to have softer edge.

Step Two:  Using watercolor pencils, color in the rainbow across the different mushrooms.

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Step Three:  Using a water brush or damp paintbrush moved the watercolor pencils into each other, blending the color.  Let dry.

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Step Four:  Fussy cut out the images.

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Step Five:  Trim a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock in white to 12×6 inches, score and fold to create a 6×6 card frame.  Stamp the brush mark stamp from the Journaling Elements stamp set into a repetitive pattern across the front of the paper using fading ink.

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Step Six:  Color the stamped lines in rainbow order with the same watercolor pencils used to color the mushrooms.

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Step Seven:  Using a water brush or wet paint brush and move the color around, letting it be faded in some places and stronger in other.

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Step Eight:  Using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, add the mushrooms in rainbow order, letting them overlap.

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Step Nine:  Stamp the sentiment from the Journaling Elements stamp set onto the card frame using black ink.

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Step Ten:  Add black ink around the edges of the card frame, distressing it.

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I hope my odd little rainbow brightens your day and gives you a little cheer.  Let us know in the comments below what your favorite way to color rainbows are.  Until then, happy crafting.

EK

Cardmaking Craft Drops Joset Designs

Sneak Peek: Mermaid Kisses

January 13, 2020

Hello Friends, it’s Sandy Diller here with you today. I’m excited to be sharing some awesome upcoming dies and stamps from Joset Designs.

I’m thinking ahead to spring and summer and these adorable ocean themed dies and stamps are just perfect. This entire line will be available on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website very soon so keep an eye out for them! Meanwhile, here’s a little sneak peek for you.

This little Mermaid just couldn’t be any cuter and she goes together easily -so let’s get started.

I began by making my ocean background. I used Yupo and alcohol ink but you can use any paper for this. I cut a piece of Yupo Paper, which is really plastic paper, 5.25″ X 4″. I applied the alcohol ink solution over the top of the paper, spread it as evenly as possible and then dropped two colors of blue alcohol ink into it. Using a fan brush – I swiped through the ink with a horizonal motion to make it look like an ocean current. Alcohol inks dry very quickly so you need to start brushing right away.

The finished card size is 5.5″ X 4.25″ so I started with a Soft Finish Cardstock base that is 5.5″ X 11″, then scored and folded in half. On the front section I placed ECD Clear Double Sided Adhesive around the edges as shown above.

After removing the adhesive liner – Silk Microfine Glitter was sprinkled on.

After brushing off the excess glitter, I burnished the glitter with my finger, trapping it in the adhesive. This will make a glittery boarder for my ocean panel.

I really like this color combo and the glittered boarder adds to that ocean feel.

After setting my front panel aside, I cut out the cute little mermaid, some sand (using real sand paper that I barrowed from the garage) using the new Ocean Edges. The hair was cut using White Soft Finish cardstock and then I used some distress ink to color it. I used Fossilized Amber and Wild Honey.

For some parts of this adorable Mermaid – I cut the pieces using Double Sided Adhesive that was added to the cardstock and then die cut as shown below. I thought it would be fun to add more glitter.

As you can see from the photo above, it is easy to add the facial features on the Mermaid because the die makes an impression that shows you where they go. Easy Peasy. The die set also has pieces that cut out the eyes and lips for you.

Ok, fins have been glittered, lips, hair and eyes have been added – let’s put her together. By the way, you can also make a boy mermaid as the die set contains two different pieces for the hair.

Here the sand has been added along with some coral from the Seaweed set and some Starfish from the Diving Accesories set. Some little bubbles have also shown up and they were made using the ECD Transparent Craft Drops. See below for how I made these ahead of time and simply added them.

Because sometimes I’m not patient or careful with drops, I like to make mine ahead of time. I do this by dropping Craft Drops on a piece of liner that I have saved from the Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Once they are dry I simply roll up the liner and save them until I need them and then lift them off the liner and glue them on the project. This saves time and frustration.

Mermaid Kisses & Starfish Wishes from Joset’s new set was stamped on a vellum banner and added to the top of the card with more bubbles. This card was finished off with more coral and a seashell.

Thanks for joining me today, I have enjoyed sharing my card with you.

Until next time – happy crafting,

Sandy

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

Stand-Up Valentine’s Day Card | Technique Friday

January 10, 2020

Happy Technique Friday, crafters!

Today Els is showing us how to create this Stand Up Valentine’s Day Card, using products from Suzanne Cannon’s collection!

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

Let us know if you’ve created this project!
Happy Crafting!

Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Sunset Scene Card

January 8, 2020

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. Before I start I want to wish you all a Happy New Year. All the best for a healthy, prosperous and crafty year ahead.

One of my favourite dies last year was the Village Edges. I showcased it to create a Holiday Scene, but today I want to show you how versatile it is for any occasion. Below are the steps to create your own Sunset Scene 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 horizontal side fold card. (A2)

Step 2 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 5 1/2” x 4 1/4”. Apply Distress Oxide Inks using a foam applicator. Starting from the bottom working upwards apply Wild Honey, Ripe Persimmon, Fired Brick and Dusty Concord. Adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 3 – Diecut Village Edges using Black Cardstock. Adhere the bottom layer using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive leaving a 1/4” border. Do not adhere the top layer yet.

Step 4 – Diecut Words 2 – Thinking Of You 3 times using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere Kids Choice Glue and stack up the Diecuts. Apply Distress Oxide Ripe Persimmon Completely over the top layer, apply Fired Brick just to the top edge. Sprinkle Clear Embossing Powder and heat set it with a Heat Tool. Repeat this 2 more times but ink with Versamark. Adhere the sentiment using Kids Choice Glue to top layer of the Village Edges.

Step 5 – Here I did some stamp surgery to get the exact Sentiment. Stamp Safari Saying “Have A” using Versamark. In another sentiment I stamped just the “N”. Next stamp “Birthday” again using Versamark. Sprinkle White Embossing Powder and heat set it with a Heat Tool. Adhere the top layer Village Edges to the card using Foam Tape.

I hope you enjoyed seeing the Village Edges used in another occasion. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Tina

A Way With Words Cardmaking Els van de Burgt Studio Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Let Your Dreams Soar Card

January 4, 2020

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, I’m thrilled to be sharing with you today my Let your Dreams Soar Card, which is perfect to give to that special someone in your life. To create my card, I’ve used a variety of stamps and dies from Suzanne Cannon! To compliment the products from Suzanne Cannon, I’ve also used dies from Els van de Burgt Studio.

Step One. Die cut the 4″ Stitched Rectangle out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Distress the edges of the rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Die cut a 3 1/2″ Stitched Rectangle out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle Hot Pink, Raspberry and Turquoise Magenta Nuance onto the rectangle. Spritz with water. Dry the paper with a heat tool. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the hexagon stamp from the Pure Spring stamp set and stamp randomly on the rectangle as desired. Reapply ink to the stamp as needed. Distress the edges of the rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. From the Butterfly Flourish, die cut two of the medium butterflies out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the small butterfly from the same die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Four. Die cut the flourish from the Flourished Frame die twice out of Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Five. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Let your dream soar sentiment from the Soar Collection and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the sentiment into two strips. Fussy cut the sentiment out of the two strips. Ink the edges of the sentiments using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Six. Adhere the 3 1/2″ stitched rectangle to the 4″ stitched rectangle.

Step Seven. Adhere the two flourishes to the left side of the 3 1/2″ stitched rectangle. Foam square the three butterflies over top of the flourishes.

Step Eight. Adhere the sentiment strips to the bottom right hand side of the 3 1/2″ stitched rectangle.

Step Nine. Cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″. Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.

Thank you for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Let Your Dream Soar Card.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Magenta Nuance: Hot Pink, Raspberry and Turquoise
  • Misc: Kraft Cardstock
Cardmaking Joset Designs Planner Essentials Technique Friday Videos

Valentine’s Day Peek-A-Boo Card | Technique Friday With Els

January 3, 2020

Happy Technique Friday, crafters!

We’re kicking off the new year with this adorable Peek-A-Boo Card, which is perfect for Valentine’s Day or any other occasion! 

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

Let us know if you’ve created this project!
Happy Crafting!

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