It’s Karen here today. I’m playing with the new release from Joset! Specifically, today, I made three cards using the absolutely adorable Cat die set. So many fun options with these character dies and their accessories!
Hello everyone, it’s Sanna Lippert here today again, sharing my April guest design team project with you. I love basic dies for their versatility, and wanted to show how to create these fun and colorful –– but clean and simple –– cards with just a few easy-to-follow steps.
Here is what I did:
Step 1: Die cut 12 hexagon pieces –– three of each of the 4 smallest sizes from the Fitted Hexagons die set, from white Soft Finish Cardstock with your die cutting machine.
Step 2: Fold a card base from white Soft Finish Cardstock approximately 14,5 x 10,5 cm in size and arrange the die cut hexagon pieces onto the card base.
Step 3: Now place the die cut hexagons onto a craft mat in the exact same order and take three tones of Distress Ink to color them with an ink blending tool. Blend the colors together to create a gradient color pattern.
Step 4: Adhere the inked hexagons in place with Kids Choice glue or Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Cut off any residues with scissors.
Step 5: Add water splatters onto the inked areas and let sit a bit, then dab with a piece of cloth.
Step 6: Die cut a Fishtail Banner from white Soft Finish Cardstock and stamp a sentiment from General Sentiments clear stamp set with black stamp ink onto the banner.
Step 7: Adhere the smallest hexagons and the banner with 3D foam pads onto the card base and add a few silver sequins for decoration. The tweezers are great for this purpose!
I’ve also recorded a video for you to watch, to give you a better idea of each particular step. Hope you like it!
Also while I was at it, I created an additional card, with yellow, orange and pink Distress Ink tones and the Stitched Hexagons die set. What a big difference it makes by only changing a color scheme!
That’s all from me today! I hope I could inspire you a bit with my April post. I’ll be back in June with another guest post. See you then!
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Ranger – Distress Ink: Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Seedless Preserves, Salty Ocean
Nuvo Silver Sequins
Nuvo Water mist bottle
Ranger – Ink blending tool
3D foam pads
Ranger – Jet Black stamp ink
Acrylic block for stamping
Judi here! Graduation time is coming soon and I thought it would be fun to have a stack of Good Luck cards ready to send. I made them with my ‘By-the-Batch’ method –– one morning of cutting and layering and all ten cards were done. Suzanne Cannon’s Good Luck die is a perfect size for a card front!
Good Luck cards are useful year-round, just right for friends starting a job or moving to a new home, picking themselves up after a divorce, entering retirement, opening a business, entering retirement, and more…
Here’s how to whip up an easy batch of Good Luck cards:
- Choose cardstock and patterned papers in coordinating colors to go with the ten 4” x 5” pieces in a Shimmer Sheetz Iridescent Sampler Pack. (Or choose the Gemstone Sampler Pack.)
- Using the smallest die in the Stitched Ovals die set, cut a cardstock oval to layer onto each piece of Shimmer Sheetz.
- Die cut Good Luck ten times, coordinating colors with ovals and Shimmer Sheetz.
- Emboss and lightly sand each piece of Shimmer Sheetz. Wipe with damp paper towel.
- Using the photos as a reference, layer and adhere pieces onto ten patterned top-fold card bases measuring 4.25” high by 5.25” wide (.25” narrower than a standard A2 size). Use three pieces of narrow Washi tape to secure the Good Luck die cuts! Optional: Back the cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhersive Sheet before die cutting Good Luck; skip the Washi tape.
TIP: Use the same By-the-Batch strategy to make birthday, anniversary, get well, or sympathy cards. Vary embossing folders to suit the occasion(s).
Hope you enjoyed my tutorial!
- Cardstock in assorted solid colors
- Patterned cardstock
- Washi tape
- Assorted embossing folders (Shown: circle and dot patterns)
Happy Technique Friday, crafters!
This week, we’re welcoming Spring with this Blooming Spring Tree Card. Els turns the Safari Tree into this beautiful blooming tree!
Watch the tutorial, shop the supplies and download the project sheet on the Technique Friday Project Page!
Let us know if you’ve tried this project!
Happy Technique Friday!
Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. Today I have a fun Easter card to share with you! It’s combined using some old and new product from Joset Designs –– the new character die Little Chick and the Bunny die. Below are the instructions so you can make your own super fun Easter 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 1/4” x 4”. Diecut Adventure Edges II using a scrap piece of cardstock. Using ink of your choice create the clouds on the upper section of the cardstock. I used Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass.
Step 3 – Diecut Adventure Edges II for create the Foliage. Dark green for the Foliage and lighter green for the grass. Adhere to the background created from Step 2.
Step 4 – Diecut Little Chick and Bunny using Color cardstock or Ink it yourself. Assemble the characters using Kids Choice Glue. Adhere to card. The big egg shell under the grass and the smaller egg shell under the grass. Adhere the backside Bunny over the big egg shell and remember to tuck some carrots in there. Adhere the Little Chick to the left bottom side.
Step 5 – Stamp Spring Sentiments using Versafine Onyx Black Ink to the panel just above the Bunny. Adhere the entire panel to the card front.
I hope you enjoyed today’s card. This card can be used for other occasions by changing the sentiment. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.
Elizabeth Craft Designs Products Used:
Hi Friends! It’s EK and I am sneaking in with a tasty treat today. One of my favorite things about the holiday season is it seems the food and drink just get better. It seems only fitting that Joset’s new release has so many sweet treats to help celebrate the season! Today, I am using the new Hot Chocolate die to create a fun Christmas Card.
Hello there, it´s Sanna here again with another guest design team post. I have been wanting to use the Jungle Cuties stamp set for a while now and found that the stamps perfectly fit a cute style ‘Welcome Baby’ card theme. So, today´s post is all about cute Welcome Baby cards.
Hello everybody, Sanna here again for the Die Cut Team. A little glitter for Christmas cards is always a good idea, in my opinion. Therefore, today´s card tutorial is all about glittery stripes.
Hello there, Sanna here today to share a set of easy-to-make misted-background die cut cards. I really like to use color when crafting and spray inks are so much fun. Therefore I wanted to share this simple and easy card making idea with you!