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Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge

December 4, 2019

Hey Friends! It’s EK Gorman, and I am sneaking in with a project just a little different than normal today. When I started card making, I viewed my cards as a little piece of art. Now years later, I haven’t really stopped thinking of my homemade cards as art, but today’s project takes that idea to a whole new level. When I saw the new Bridge & Lotus dies set from Joset, I immediately new I had to channel my inner Monet and create my own version of his Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge.

Step One: Die cut some 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock with the Bridge & Lotus die set.

Step Two: Using alcohol markers, color in the die cuts. I used copics and tried to channel colors from the original Monet piece.

Step Three: To create the background, trim a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 5.5×5.5 inches. Then using alcohol markers fill the cardstock with color. I used copics and used geometrical diagonal lines.

Step Four: Drip colorless blend onto the colored cardstock.

**On a personal note, I just love how much color you can to Soft Finish Cardstock with your alcohol markers. This is not true of all cardstock, but I really love how Soft Finish Cardstock holds up to copic coloring.

Step Five: Using Kids Choice Glue and 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the die cuts to the background.

Step Six: Using the new Zen Sentiments stamp set, add a sentiment to your project. I double stamped my sentiment with some olive green ink.

Step Seven: Trim a piece of Soft Sky Soft Finish Cardstock to 6x12inches, and score and fold it to create a 6×6 inch card. Adhere the background cardstock to card frame using some 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

I think I really got close to capturing the soft beauty of Monet’s work on this card.

I cannot wait to use this new die set again, and see what other pieces of art I can create on my homemade cards. Let me know in the comments below, what artist you see when you look at the Bridge & Lotus die set. Until then, Happy Crafting.

EK

Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team Planner Essentials Silk Microfine Glitter

Tis’ The Season

November 25, 2019

Hello There! Samantha here, sharing a card I created using Elizabeth Craft Design Planner dies. Masculine cards are not my speciality –– in fact I generally try to avoid them. This card is probably as close to masculine you’ll get from me (and even then I couldn’t resist adding pretty sequins and a twine bow!)

Card Instructions:

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

Step 2: Adhere Clear Double Sided adhesive (3mm & 6mm) to black cardstock. Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (Basic Black). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.

Step 3: Trim the Basic Black Glitter cardstock to create thin strips of glitter card.

Step 4: Using black cardstock cut additional strips varying in thickness (3mm to 6mm). Adhere these to the red card front, including a few Basic Black Glitter strips. Trim off any excess card.

Step 6: Next, adhere strips of black card and strips of Basic Black Glitter card in the optional direction as shown below. Trim off any excess card.

Step 7: Stamp the sentiment using embossing ink, apply black heat embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool. Adhere this to the card front.

Step 8: (Optional) Add machine stitched details.

Step 9: Use corrugated Kraft cardstock and die cut the reindeer.

Step 10: Use red cardstock to die cut the reindeer’s nose.

Step 11: Adhere the reindeer to the card front. Embellish with sequins and a twine bow. Adhere card front to an A6 card base.

This card is definitely in my top 10 makes for 2019 –– I’m not sure how masculine this card truly is but I loved creating my own tartan plaid background and Rudolf has always been my favourite reindeer!

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Other:

Red/Black/Kraft cardstock

Sequins

Twine

Sewing Machine

Die-Cutting Machine – Cuttlebug

Embossing Ink

Black Embossing Powder

Heat Tool

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam dots

A Way With Words Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team

A Non-Traditional Christmas Card

November 23, 2019

I love Christmas cards as much as the next crafter, however, there comes a point that I stop being excited about the limited color pallet that goes along with the holidays. So today, I have pulled a few of the new Way with Words dies and paired it with some non traditional holiday colors and even a few non holiday dies.

Step One: Pick your traditional holiday colors. I pulled out a piece of Pewter Soft Finish Cardstock trimmed to 12×6 inches to be the card base along with some Lavender, Silver Gray and Dusky Lavender Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Two: Die cut the A Way with Words Wreath & Elements large wreath out of Silver Gray Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the small wreath and flower from the same die out of the Lavender cardstock. Finally, die cut the new A Way With Words Flourished Deer out of the Dusky lavender cardstock.

Step Three: Using liquid adhesive, adhere the die cuts onto the card frame. I used Kids Choice Glue.

Step Four: Die cut the sentiment from the new A Way With Words Merry Christmas 3 die and die cut it twice, once in dusky lavender and once in lavender. Adhere the die cuts together, leaving a shadow of color behind.

Step Five: I started to add the sentiment to the top of the card frame, but thought the card look too busy.

So instead, I added the sentiment inside the card.

Step Six: Finally, I added a few craft drops to the small wreath in a darker pink color because I thought the card needed just a little bit of something.

I hope you get as excited as I do about creating holiday cards in new color pallets. Let me know in the comments below what your favorite non traditional colors to craft with are. Until then, Happy crafting!

EK

Cardmaking Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

A Little Bird Told Me…

November 19, 2019

This is Diane with a winter card for you!

Up North in Quebec, winter has shown its nose quite early this year and we’ve already had our first snow storm! That triggered my motivation to start my Christmas cards and this one was oh so much fun to make. A little bird told me that it was about time I started playing with the new winter and Christmas dies from Joset’s collection, so I did just that!

Here are the steps to make this card:

Step 1: Background

  • To make this card you need a 11 X 5 1/2 inches piece of White Soft Finish cardstock, folded in half to make a square 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 inches.
  • Cut a 5 1/4 inches square out of some red cardstock.
  • Cut a 5 inch square out of some patterned blue cardstock.
  • Adhere each layers on top of each other with some Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 2: Bird house

  • Using the Dog House (#1668) die set, die cut the house in a light brown cardstock;
  • With some red cardstock, die cut the roof of the dog house;
  • Die cut a dark brown square to cover the back of the door.

Step 3: Wreath

  • Using the wreath in the Reindeer (#1681) die set, die cut it in green cardstock;
  • Using the same die set, die cut some big and some small lights in yellow, red and blue cardstock;
  • Using the back of the Pointed Tweezers, do some small veins on the wreath;
  • With some Kids Choice Glue, adhere the “lights” all around the wreath;
  • Add some a small drop of glue on the “lights” and sprinkle some Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitters.

Step 4: Snowflakes

  • Die cut twice the snow flakes plate using the Snow Globe Scene (#1410) die set on to some White Soft Finish cardstock doubled with a Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Sheet;
  • Peel of the adhesive sheet and cover with some Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitters. Rub off the glitters with fingers to make the snowflakes really sparkle.

Step 5: The bird

  • Die cut all the parts of the bird and the branch out of White Soft Finish cardstock using the Winter Bird (#1685) die set;
  • Color each part with ink markers.
  • With Kids Choice Glue, adhere some wiggle eyes on the face and glue all the parts of the bird;
  • Roll slightly the bird on a pen to give it a bit of dimension.
  • Die cut the snow for the branch White Soft Finish cardstock doubled with a Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Sheet;
  • Peel of the adhesive sheet and cover with some Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitters. Rub off the glitters with fingers to make the snow also really sparkle;
  • Adhere the snow on the branch.

The final touch…

  • On the card base, and using some Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape, adhere the bird house (dog house) on the card;
  • Put some foam adhesive on the back of the wreath and the branch, and adhere both on the card;
  • Put some foam adhesive on the back of the bird and adhere to the tip of the branch;
  • With some Kids Choice Glue, adhere the snowflakes on the background.

Here’s an other look at the final card !

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and hope to see you again soon!

Diane

Here’s the ECD products used on this card:

Other products:

  • Bazzill Cardstock (different colors)
  • Copic Markers (different colors)
  • Wiggly eyes
Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Inspiration from the Design Team ModaScrap Soft Finish Cardstock

Quick Holiday Crafts

November 5, 2019

Hey everyone! It’s EK and I have a quick Christmas craft to share with you to help launch your holiday season. The holidays might be ‘the happiest time of the year’, but lets be real, they can also be the most stressful. So any time I can find something that is a true quick craft that is also super cute, I take full advantage of it.

Step One: Trim three pieces of paper from ModaScrap’s It’s Christmas Time paper pack to 6×12 inches. Die cut each piece of paper with the ModaScrap Triangle Box.

Step Two: Using the pre-scored lines the die left, gently fold the triangle box.

Step Three: Using some 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, add tape to the edges of the box.

Step Four: Assemble the box.

Step Five: Using a piece of string, tape it inside the box so you can tie close the box.

These boxes are super simple to assemble, but a perfect way to give the holiday gift of cash, and plus they are the perfect vessel for little chocolate kisses.

Step Six: With the left over printed paper, die cut a rectangle and circle from the papers using the Dashing Rectangles and Dashing Circles die sets.

Step Seven: Trim up some left over Rust Soft Finish Cardstock and adhere is to the back of the circles to create little ornaments.

Step Eight: Adhere some string to the back of the ornament.

Step Nine: Adhere the die cut rectangle and circles to an A2 card frame made from some 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Ten: Die cut a sentiment from some Forest Green Soft Finish Cardstock that has a sheet of Clear Double Sided Adhesive attached to the back from the Words 5- Winter Wishes die set. Attach the sentiment to the card frame.

Seriously, this box and card set could not be easier to create. They are super cute, but will save you time during your holiday season.

EK


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Craft Drops Elizabeth Craft Designs General Technique Friday Videos

Technique Friday | Working With Craft Drops

October 18, 2019

Happy Technique Friday, crafters!

Today, Els is showing us how to work with our NEW Craft Drops. These are perfect for adding colorful embellishments to your projects, and the precision nozzle makes it easy to use in free-handing, edging and much more!

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 Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Hocus Pocus

October 15, 2019

Hi Friends! It’s EK popping in to create a little Halloween Fun. My family’s favorite Halloween movie is Hocus Pocus, and it occurred to me, that I could make my own bit of witchy fun using the Halloween Accessories and some creative coloring.

Step One: Die cut all the pieces you need from some 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock using both the Halloween Accessories die set and the Spider Web die set.

Step Two: Color up the accessories and assemble using Kids Choice Glue. I used a combination of cool grays for the cauldron (C5, C7, C9). I used E31, E34, and E37 for the bristles on the broom stick, while I used E81, E84, and E87 for the handle and spoon. I used G02, G05, and G09 for the bubbles and sludge.

Step Three: Color up the Witch’s Hats and assemble with Kid’s Choice Glue. I themed each of the hats after each of the three witches from Hocus Pocus. I colored a blonde hat (Y000, Y00, Y02 and Y06) to represent Sarah, a gray hat (W5, W7, W9) to represent Mary, and a reddish hat (E13, E07, E09, E19) to represent Winifred.

Step Four: Cut a piece of Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock to 12×6 inches and score and fold to make a 6×6 card base. Then spray and splatter the card frame with some Distress Oxide Spray. I used Mermaid Lagoon.

Step Five: Die cut out the movie title’s letters using the Blackboard Alphabet letters from some Spring Green Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Six: Using a copic maker, give the title a little shading. I used both a YG13 and N2 copic.

Step Seven: Trim the spider web into half and adhere it to the corners of the card frame with some Kids Choice Glue.

Step Eight: Using both Kids Choice Glue and 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the rest of the pieces of the card to the card frame.

I just love how this card came out and can’t wait to send it to my best friend who loves this move even more than I do. I think without stealing any intellectual rights, I was about to absolutely capture the feel of the movie.

Let me know in the comments below if I put a spell on you! Until then, Happy Crafting.

EK


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Announcements

Enter Our Halloween Challenge!

September 29, 2019

It’s almost Halloween crafters, and we have a challenge for you –– you could win a $25 gift card to ecraftdesigns.com!

Here’s how to enter:
1. Create a Halloween-themed project using your favorite ECD products
2. Post a picture of your project on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Elizabeth Craft Designs FamilyECD Planner Group
3. Be sure to use the hashtag #ECDSPOOKY in your post, or we won’t see it!


*contest ends October 31
*multiple entries allowed
*3 winners chosen


Good Luck and Happy Crafting!

Cardmaking Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Eat, Drink & Be Scary

September 17, 2019

Hello – Samantha here! Today I am sharing a Halloween-themed card. Halloween might not be wildly celebrated here in Australia – but I have always enjoyed the colour schemes and fun images associated with this holiday. I also enjoy eating candy and chocolate…

Instructions:

Step 1: Using black cardstock die cut the spider web and adhere this to a black card base measuring 10.5cm x 15.5cm .

Step 2: Using bright pink cardstock die cut the spider web – use the negative pieces and insert these into the negative space of the black outlined spider web.

TIP: Adhere Clear Double Sided adhesive to the back of the pink card before die-cutting to make the adhering process quick and easy.

Step 3: Repeat step 2 to fill in the remaining negative spaces using bright orange and purple card or specialty paper.

Step 4: Adhere Double Sided Adhesive to black card stock and die cut the spiders 3x.

Step 5: Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (Basic Black). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.

Step 6: Using watermark ink – stamp the sentiment. Apply a generous amount of white embossing powder and heat set with a heat gun/tool. Trim to size as shown.

(Optional) Add machine stitched detail to the spider web.

Step 7: Assemble card – use foam tape to adhere the sentiment and spiders. Embellish with enamel dots and a twine bow. Adhere to an A6 side folding card base.

Happy Crafting!

Samantha Klaebe

Other:

Twine

Enemal Dots

Watermark Ink

Embossing Powder

Heat Tool

Black Card

Cardstock

Specialty Card

Sewing Machine

Cuttlebug

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