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Krista Schneider Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Bugs & Butterflies

April 15, 2019

Hello! Welcome! Samantha here sharing a simple background technique using the hills die from Elizabeth Craft Designs Adventure Edges. Landscape dies are one of my favourite die designs –– there’s quite a few ways to use them and if you think outside the box you can create fun backgrounds like the one I’ve created in my card today!

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Colour in three butterflies using your preferred colouring medium.

Step 2: Adhere Clear Double Sided Adhesive (measurement 3cm x 16cm) to the front of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step 3: Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Diva Silk Microfine Glitter. Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.

Step 4: Die cut the Adventure Edges die.

Step 5: Die cut again to create a thin wavy strip.

Step 6: Using a selected choice of card stock colours, die cut the Adventure Edges die again. Adhering each one on top of another (like a puzzle piece) to create your backgound.

Step 7: Trim off the excess card and stamp the sentiment.

Step 8: (Optional) Add machine Stitched details.

Step 9: Adhere the three coloured in butterflies, embellish card with sequins, a twine bow and adhere to an A6 side folding card base.

Here are two more background examples using this same technique. I personally love how the lady bug card turned out…


Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Items Used:

Other:

Twine

Sequins

Cardstock

Copic Markers

Foam Tape/Tape Runner

Paper Trimmer

Cuttlebug

Sewing Machine

Krista Schneider ModaScrap

Creating Patchwork With Hexagons

March 27, 2019

Samantha here…and for today’s card/s I’m combining Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Stitched Hexagons with the stamp set Patchwork. There are many creative moments where I’ve been really stuck on colour combinations…so I just pull out a (random) piece of pattern paper from a paper pad (in this case Fly and Scrap by Modascrap), match it up with cardstock and Copic markers and start creating!

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Using a combination of pattern paper and cardstock die cut 12 small stitched hexagons.

Step 2: Piece these together, forming two rows on the bottom of your card front. (Card front measurements: 15cm x 10.5cm). Trim off the sides.

Step 3: Next, stamp the Patchwork flower and other smaller Patchwork images on Copic friendly cardstock, die-cut them out, and colour them in with Copic markers (or your preferred colouring medium).

Copic Marker Colours: V01/V04/V06/RV02/RV04/RV06/YG00/YG01/YG03

Step 4: Stamp the sentiment with black ink using Elizabeth Craft Designs Banner Sentiments stamp and coordinating die.

Step 4: Assemble card as shown, adhering the sentiment to the (hexagon) card front with foam tape and tucking the Patchwork flowers under the banner.

Step 6: Embellish with sequins and a twine bow before adhering the card front to an A6 card base.

Below are two more fun examples of ways to create a more detailed hexagon background. At first I thought the colour scheme pick out in the first card wouldn’t work…but I’m really happy I persisted. I think the pastel colour combination really suits these Patchwork bees and that it is a great alternative to ‘normal’ bee colours!

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my card tutorial today and if you are ever stuck on a colour scheme just try my tip…you never know how interesting the card will turn out in the end!

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Supplies Used:

Other:

Black Ink

GlueDot/Tape Runner/Foam Tape

Copic Markers

Stamping Block

Corner Punch

Twine

Sequins

CuttleBug

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Krista Schneider

Blossom, Bloom & Grow

January 29, 2019

Hello! Samantha here. Welcome to my first blog post write-up for Elizabeth Craft Designs for 2019! Today I’m sharing a card I made using Krista’s Garden Party Clear Stamp set and Co-ordinating Die. I was drawn to this set because of the cat –– I’m more of a dog person but I have many friends and their young daughters who love their feline pets and thought it was a much needed theme to add to my card stash.

Card Instructions

Step 1: On Copic-friendly cardstock, stamp the lanterns 5x on the right side of your card front.

Step 2: Stamp an additional 3x lanterns, the cat image and the sentiments on Copic-friendly cardstock and die cut them out.

Step 3: Colour the die cut images with Copic markers (or your preferred choice of colouring medium).

COPIC MARKERS USED: G14/G16/YR12/YR14/YR16/R12/R14/R17

Step 4: Assemble card – Adhere the 3x die cut lanterns on top of the first three stamped lanterns on your card front with foam tape. Colour in the last two lanterns with Copic markers. Adhere the cat and the sentiment with foam tape.

Step 5: Adhere card front to an A6 side folding card base. Embellish with sequins and a twine bow.

I love the bright colours and the feminine feel this card has. It’s the perfect card to give to a cat loving girl on their birthday. I loved it so much I also decided to create a similar layout with the additional images in this stamp set.

This card uses the same colour scheme and a similar layout –– both images are really perfect to create a beautiful card for a young girl on her special day. Give the card instructions a go –– I used Copics as my preferred colouring medium but kept the colouring and shading very simple. You could use any colouring tool!

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Supplies Used:

Other:

Copic Blending Card

Black Dye Ink

Stamping Block

Cuttlebug

Copic Markers

Twine/Sequins

Foam Adhesive Tape

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Krista Schneider ModaScrap

“Flower Power” Stamp and Die Set ~ Copic Tutorial

January 22, 2017

Hi Friends,

DT Melanie here and I am excited to share with you my very first project for the Elizabeth Craft Designs Coloring Design Team. I am honored to be chosen and am here today to share with you one of our brand new stamp and die sets called “Flower Power”.

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Elizabeth Craft Designs General Krista Schneider

Birdie Birthday

January 18, 2017

Happy Day, Everyone!  It’s Karen here, and I am SO excited about my very first official blog post as a member of the Elizabeth Craft Designs Coloring Team!

One of my goals this year is to remember to send birthday cards to friends and family.  Making them is not a problem…remembering is! I created one today using the soon-to-be-released Elizabeth Craft Designs ‘Feathered Friends’ stamps!

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Els van de Burgt Studio Soft Finish Cardstock Susan's Garden Club

A Jar of Asters

August 1, 2016

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Hello Everyone, it is Christine here from the Susan’s Garden Club Design Team. I am so excited to be introducing 2 of Susan’s new releases, coming soon. I decided to use the Garden Notes Aster and the Canning Jar & Lid. She has both new Garden Notes and CountryScapes dies coming out and trust me, it was a hard decision to choose which ones I wanted to make first, but since summer is so short-lived here in Maine I decided to continue with flowers.

As crafters, I am sure many of you can relate to the fact most of us look at everything wondering what other purpose it could be used for, and that is what I did with the plastic packaging that most cutting plates come in and it is just what I used to cut my jar from. Continue Reading

Els van de Burgt Studio

Christmas Wishes in an Envelope

November 22, 2015

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Hi there!

Its Jackeline here and today I want to share a beautiful holiday project. Christmas is around the corner and we all have special people who deserve to be reminded how much we love them. What it is more joyful than a handmade card filled with love? To make these cards even more special I prepared a personalized envelope for mailing and a CardStand/Easel for display.

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Let’s get started.

Making the Cards:

  1. Cut black cardstock to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. Score at 4 1/4″ and fold in half to create a side-fold card base.
  2. Cut patterned paper of your choice to 4 x 5 1/4″.
  3. If you are using the Jacky’s Dolls in Oval peel-offs, cut a piece of the same cardstock as the card base measuring  2 ¾” x 4″. If you are using the Jacky’s Dolls in Circle cut a piece measuring 3 1/4″x 3 3/4″.
  4. Apply Transparent DoubleSided Adhesive Tape to white cardstock. Transfer the outline of Jacky’s Dolls in Oval peel-off to the adhesive side and, using the glitter coloring technique, add Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to peel-off. Color with alcohol markers of choice. Watch Els demonstrate this technique HERE
  5. Finally add some border line peel-offs to the edges of the rectangles and the sentiment ‘Merry Christmas’. Match the border lines and sentiment to the color of the outline peel-off, or mix and match.

Making the Card Stand/Easel:

6.   Cut a 6 ¼”  x 5″ piece of Gold Metallic Shimmer Sheetz and  die cut the stand using the Card Stand/Easel die. For added durability, cut the first Shimmer Sheetz Easel with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape and cut a second Easel from Shimmer Sheetz or heavy cardstock. Layer/adhere the two before folding on the score line.

Making the Envelope:

7.     Cut a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock to 6 ¼” x 11″.

8.    Make 2 score lines, the first one at 3 ¾” and the second one at 8 5/8″. Fold along the score lines.

9.    Use narrow Clear Double Sided Adhesive to secure the sides of the envelope.

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10.   To decorate, add Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to Soft Finish Cardstock (230 gr) and die cut two pieces with the Flower Cluster 2 die.

11.    Place a Flower Cluster on the upper left and lower right corners of the envelope as shown below. NOTE: This envelope should be delivered in person. The fine linear elements in the Flower Clusters are too fragile to survive the postal system. Option: If you do want to mail it, enclose it in a clear outer envelope to protect it and show it off. Write the address on the Soft Finish Cardstock envelope and put the postage stamp on the upper right hand corner of the clear envelope.

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Fold the easel in half as shown below and tuck it into the envelope with the card and it’s ready to be on its way! I hope you enjoy this easy and lovely idea.

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Thank you!!!

Jackeline.

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

1069 – Flower Cluster 2

1071 – Card Stand/Easel

2587 Black – Jacky’s Christmas Dolls in Oval

2587 Gold – Jacky’s Christmas Dolls in Oval

2586 Black – Jacky’s Christmas Dolls In Circle

2586 Gold – Jacky’s Christmas Dolls In Circle

2576 Black – Merry Christmas Large

2576 Gold – Merry Christmas Large

1016 Black – Lines

1016 Gold – Lines

7018 T/S – Glitter Dots Assorted colors

7018 Red – Glitter Dots Assorted colors

641 – Cool Diamond – Silk Microfine Glitter

502 – Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet – 8.5″ x 11″

505 – Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape – 3mm

PSF101 – Soft Finish Cardstock 8.5″ X 11″ 230gr /85Lb 10 pack

SS 0212 – Gold Metallic – 3 Pack

802 – Fine Pointed Scissors by Elizabeth Craft Designs

801 – Fine Pointed Tweezers by Elizabeth Craft Designs

Others:

-Dark Green ,light green and red cardstock.

-Patterned paper.

Tulips in spring

May 7, 2014

Good morning friends!

It’s me, Rita here today and I’m truly enjoying our spring here in sunny California. Honestly, I absolutely love spring! Nature comes alive again, trees are blooming, flowers are coming out and I get to see my garden of gorgeous violets, daffodils and tulips every year.  Since tulips are really my all time favorite flowers, I decided to create a tulip card.

1. Place tulip peel-offs on Neenah cardstock.

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2. Color each tulip using your favorite markers or pencils. I used Copic Markers. For my dark pink tulips I used RV63, RV66 and RV 69, for the yellow tulips Y04, Y06, Y08 and E15, and for the leaves YG11, YG61, YG63, YG67 and G99.

3. Fussy cut around each flower.

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4. The Peel-Off stickers created an embossed look.

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5. Die cut little butterflies and a set of bows from the Yellow and Pink Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz. Please remember to use the metal adaptor plate when die cutting.

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6. Cut out two small strips from the same shimmer sheetz and take a quick look at our curious little cat.

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7. Cut a 6″ x 12″ card base, score at 6″ and fold in half.

8. Place all the elements on your work station and test out how you like them together. Once you have a good layout, take a photo that will help you assemble the entire card.

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9. Assemble your card by adhering some tulips directly to the card base and some using foam squares for a more dimensional effect.

Thank you so much for taking a look at my card today and I hope this spring weather is kind to you too!

Hugs, Rita

Elizabeth Craft Designs products used:
SKU 0491 Tulips Peel-Off Stickers
SS 0104 Pink Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz
SS 0108 Yellow Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz
798 Four Bows die set
713 Small Butterfly die set
803 Metal Adaptor Plate
802 Fine Pointed Scissors

Other supplies used:
Neenah white cardstock
American Crafts white cardstock
Copic Markers
Adhesive
Foam squares

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