Hello everyone, it´s Sanna here again with another guest blog post and step-by-step. For today´s post I created a set of flower cards using a stamp masking technique. By adding a different sentiment, this basic idea can be used for almost any occasion.
Hello! Mary here today to show you a super glittery card. Silk Microfine Glitter by Elizabeth Craft Designs comes in many delicious new colors. When added to the Lollypop dies by Joset Designs they make things even sweeter. I love how beautifully sparkly this card came out (it looks even better in person!).
It’s Jacky here. For my project today I have created a Stand Up Card using the new Dotted Scallop Circles and Ovals and Bead Strings 2 dies from Els Van de Burgt Studio. I have also used the Strawberries die set and clear stamps from Joset Designs.
Here’s how I created my card:
Step 1: Cut a piece of Olive Twist Soft Finish Cardstock measuring 5″ x 11″. Score at 3″ and 5-1/2″. Fold along score lines. Lightly score at 8-1/4″ but do not fold.
Step 2: Cut a piece of Celadon Green Soft Finish Cardstock of 2 ½” x 5″. Adhere the piece to the bottom of the card base.
Step 3: Using one of the Bead Strings 2 cut 3 bead strips in Olive Twist Soft Finish Cardstock backed with Clear Double Sided Adhesive prior to cutting.
Step 4: Die cut one Dotted Scallop Circle from White Soft Finish cardstock using the smallest Dotted Scallop Circle in the set. Use black ink to stamp ‘Just Bee-cause” onto the circle.
Step 5: Die cut one Stitched Oval from White Soft Finish Cardstock using the third largest die in the set.
Step 6: Die cut one Dotted Scallop Oval from Celadon Green Soft Finish Cardstock using the second largest die in the set.
Step 7: To create the Strawberries: Die cut one large solid strawberry and one small solid strawberry from Sunflower Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut one large and one small strawberry stamen and one large and one small strawberry overlay from White Soft Finish Cardstock backed with Clear Double Sided Adhesive prior to cutting. Using a Mini Ink Blending Tool to apply the ink, color overlays with Barn Door; color stamens with Mowed Lawn Ink. (Clean the tool between colors.) When ink is dry, assemble strawberries and adhere to card front as shown.
Step 8: To create the leaves: Die cut two strawberry leaves from White Soft Finish Cardstock. Color the leaves with Mowed Lawn Ink applied with a Mini Ink Blending Tool. For best results, work on top of a non-stick craft mat (or the leftover backing of an adhesive sheet) and start making circular motions with the inked tool while it is on the mat, working toward the edge of the cardstock and then onto the shape (edge to center so the darkest ink is at the outer areas). Tip: Use light hand pressure. You can always add more ink as needed.
Step 9: To create the bees: Die cut two bee bodies from black and yellow Velvet Adhesive Sheets. Die cut wings from White Soft Finish Cardstock. The bee with the open wings will go on the bottom Celadon Green Color piece to create the Stand-up Helper card. Refer to the photo.
Step 10: Assemble card – Adhere the white Stitched Oval to the Green Dotted Scallop Oval. Adhere the strawberries, leaves and one bee to the white oval. Adhere the main Oval panel to the lower half of the front of the card. Use 3D tape to add dimension to the small strawberry. Add Bead Strings accents. Add the second bee as explained in step 9.
I hope you enjoy this project and have a wonderful Sunday!
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Inks: Black, Green, Red
Acrylic block for stamp
Die Cutting Machine
Hello, Crafty Friends.
It’s Jacky here today. I’m very excited to show you this project using brand new dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs: Honeycomb, Bee, and Dotted Scallop Rectangle. I also used one of the new clear stamp sets, Bee Sentiments.
Cut a Sunfower Soft Finish Cardstock measuring 4.5″ x 11.5″, score at 5.75″ and fold in half for the top-fold card base..
Hi It’s Kelly Booth
One of my very favorite things to do with cardstock that has a white core (White on one side and colored on the other) such as the New colored Soft Finish Cardstock, is to emboss it and then lightly sand the surface. I am just loving all the fun colors of the Soft Finish Cardstock so thought I would play with this favorite technique of mine.
Here is the front of the card with fun colors and Happy Balloons!
And the inside with more of the embossed and sanded cardstock around the Happy Birthday Pop Up:
Happy Saturday! It’s Karen Burniston here today with a stamped card front using the Merry & Bright clear stamps, plus a handy assist from a flourish die included in the Merry Christmas Pop Up die set.
Recently I saw a couple of cards on Pinterest featuring stamps combined to create geometric designs. I made a mental note to try my tree stamp to make a star shape. Unfortunately, I did not pin those geometric stamped cards that sparked this idea, so it took a little detective work, but I believe the credit for the original idea should go to Betsy Veldman.
My card is a very simple design. Here’s how to make it:
- Cut a 5.5″ square of white cardstock and mark guidelines with a pencil at the horizontal and vertical centers of the panel (measure to 2.75″). Also mark guidelines on the diagonal. Stamp the tree in green over the vertical and horizontal pencil lines, placing the star at the edge of the cardstock and making sure the pencil line is in the center of the trunk when stamping.
- Add double-sided adhesive tape to the back of a piece of red cardstock large enough to die cut four flourishes. Cut each flourish in half before adding to the card. Use the diagonal lines to help align the flourishes so they meet at the line and follow the edges of the stamped trees.
- Stamp a prancing reindeer in dark brown ink on a scrap of white cardstock and cut into a circle. (Note, I used the small circle die from the Ring Accordion set, but this step can also be done by tracing something round and cutting the circle by hand. The glitter dots will cover any uneven edges) Stamp three snowflakes in red ink along the diagonal lines starting with the largest snowflake near the flourishes, then medium, then small.
- Adhere the reindeer circle to the center of the piece and add glitter dots around the circle. Stamp medium snowflakes in red ink just outside the reindeer circle in the corners where the trees meet. Add glitter dots to the centers of all snowflakes and stars.
- Mount the finished panel onto a 6″ x 6″ top fold red card and line the edges of the panel with Glitter Lines.
Stamp or write a message inside the card, or take it to the next level and add the Merry Christmas pop-up inside the card!
Ready to give this card a go? Here’s what you’ll need:
Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:
- CS003 – Merry & Bright Clear Stamps
- 1039 – Merry Christmas Pop Up (flourish only)
- 904 – Ring Accordion (circle only)
- 7018 – Transparent/Silver Glitter Dots
- 7010 – ransparent/Silver Glitter Lines
- Clear Double Sided Adhesive
- White & Red Cardstock
- Green, Red and Brown inks, plus acrylic blocks
Hello crafty friends, it’s Summer Hills-Painter here. Today I want to share with you a Christmas Tri-panel accordion card.
1. Cut 3 Rectangle Accordion card panels, 1 set of Rectangle layers pieces, 3 sets of Katie Holly Frame Edge dies, a Holiday House, Jolly the Mouse and a Christmas tree.
2. Trim the edge off of one panel and add tape to the other two.
3. Add the Katie Holly Frame Edges to all three pages.
4. Attach the three panels together.
5. Stamp the sentiment from the new Merry & Bright stamp set.
6. Decorate the front panel of the card with the Merry Christmas Stamp or use a die cut from the Merry Christmas die along with the sentiment “from our family to yours”
7. Decorate the interior panels with your completed pieces
8. Attach the tabs and your card is now complete and is an A2 size card when folded up.
Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies –
Glitter Dots – Red/Gold
Other Supplies –
Ranger Archival Ink in Carnation Red and Leaf Green, Cardstock