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A Rainbow Of Critters

August 13, 2019

Hey everyone. It’s EK and today I am sharing (for me) a huge project. It is one that I have been kicking around the idea of for sometime, thinking that a rainbow of critters would be absolutely darling…but I just have been missing some of what I needed to really make it work. However with the latest release of critter dies from Joset, I have finally been able to create a rainbow of critters!

For each critter, I would die cut out the pieces to that critter, and then using my copic markers, would color the pieces. Finally, using Kids Choice Glue, I would assemble the pieces. For the red fox, I used the new Fox die set, I used a combination of R14, R17, R46, and R89 for the dark fur and R000, R02 and R14 for the lighter parts.

For the Monkey die set, I pulled out some YR02, YR07 and YR27 for the dark parts and YR000, YR00, and YR02 for the light parts.

The yellow lion was created using the Lion/Tiger die set and Y32, Y35 and Y38 for mid-tones of yellow. The mane, hair and tail were created using Y23, Y26, and Y28 while the pale yellow parts were created with Y000, Y00, and Y02.

The green parrot was created using the new Parrot die set, plus YG05, G16 and G19 for the dark parts and YG11, YG13 and YG17.

My little blue bird was created using the new Winer Bird die set and B12, B14, B16, B18 for the dark parts, and B000, B00 and B02 for the light parts.

I used BV0000, BV00, and BV01 for the dark parts of the indigo Elephant and RV91 and RV95 for the pale parts.

Finally, I for the violet Hippo, I used the Hippo die set plus V12, V15, and V17.

To turn my rainbow of critters into an actual card, I pulled out a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock trimmed to 5.5 x 12 inches. I then scored the paper at 1 and 3/4 inches, 3 and 7/8 inches, 8 and 1/8 inches and 10 and 1/4 inches so the card could fold up and be a traditional A2 card size.

However, when you fold it up, the top layer is actually about half an inch shorter than it should be.

So I trimmed up two pieces of Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock to 5.5 x 1 inch. Using some 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive to the back of the fold and adhered the black panels.

To add some visual interested in the background by adding some Distress Inks blended through the Snowstorm & Mounds stencil. I used Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon, Seedless Perseveres and Victorian Velvet.

I adhered the critters to the card, using both 3mm and 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive and Kids Choice Glue. Where I needed to, I scored the critters so the card can fold.

Make sure where you score the critters you apply extra adhesive so the cardstock does not pop up when you open the card.

Adhere the red fox and violet hippo to the front flaps of the card. Make sure not to have any adhesive on this tail that overlap the opening.

I created two belly bands to hold my card closed out of two pieces of Rich Black Cardstock trimmed to 10 x 1 inch. I scored and folded the black strips to create belly bands that were 4 3/8 wide.

I die cut the words ‘friends’ from the Words 4-Remember die set from some 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock and adhered it to one of the belly bands.

Inside the card, I stamped a sentiment from the Little Words That Mean A Lot stamp set. I thought this sentiment worked perfectly since rainbows come after the rain, and these critter of friends would brighten anyone’s day.

Here is the finished card, closed with the belly bands.

And here is the card opened. It is so big that it is actually hard to photograph the card fully extended.

I however, love how this came out.

Thanks for peaking in on my rainbow of critter project today. Let me know in the comments below which critter you thought turned out the best in their color scheme. Until then, Happy Crafting.

EK Gorman


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A Way With Words Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Summer Means Camping And S’mores!

July 13, 2019

I’m actually not big on camping overnight –– it has always poured buckets –– but I love everything else, especially the campfire. So my card today showcases a little fire on a starry night. As you can see, you don’t need much to make a great focal point.

What’s your favorite thing about summer?
  1. Make a standing card base by folding a 4.25″ x 11 in half.
  2. Die cut a white circle approximately 3.25″ in diameter. Also cut out the fire, logs, sticks, and marshmallows from the Camping Accessories in white card stock.
  3. Die cut the A Way With Words Summer in blue card stock.
  4. To make the starry night, I sponged Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch around most of the circle, leaving the center and bottom for the yellow and brown inks. I went back and sponged Chipped Sapphire around the edges to make the sky very dark. Splatter some white or silver paint for the stars and set aside to dry.
  5. To give the Summer die cut also a nighttime feel, I used Chipped Sapphire on the top half of the die cut also. In this way, the word will perfectly match the focal piece.
This is what my background looked like before I splattered with silver pearl Finetec paint.

6. I used my Copics to color the logs, marshmallows, twigs and fire. To insert the stick through the marshmallow, use an Xacto knife to cut a tiny slit into the top of the marshmallow.

7. Arrange and glue all the die cuts as shown in the card.

Everything glued down
All done!

I hope you’ve been inspired to take part of a set and focus on your favorite pieces to make a card. I love this one as it’s perfect for a masculine card and the focal point can easily be changed to anything else in the Camping accessories set.

Diana

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Distress Inks and Copics

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs

A Camping Hippo

June 25, 2019

Hey Everyone! It is EK here and I am popping in with this fun camping hippo themed card using the new Tent die set and Hippo/Rhino die set. I am actually at Girl Scout camp this week teaching crafts to campers, so it seemed only fitting to create a girl-scout-inspired camping card today!

I snuck in a full video today sharing how I colored the die cuts using both distress inks and copic markers.

Step One: Die cut the Tent die set out of 90lb White soft finish cardstock. Color tent pieces with distress ink.

Step Two: Blend distress ink onto a 6×6 card frame using the Earth & Sky stencil and distress ink.

Step Three: Die cut the Hippo die set and color the pieces with Copic markers. Assemble the pieces with Kids Choice Glue.

Step Four: Assemble all the pieces onto the card frame using both clear Double Sided Adhesive and Kids Choice Glue. Stamp a sentiment onto the card frame using the new Build Your Own Sentiments 1.

I hope you enjoyed checking out my camping hippo. Are you camping this summer with your friends or family? Let us know in the comments below, and which of the new critters you would use to highlight you camping trip in a craft project. Until then, Happy crafting!

EK Gorman


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Soft Finish Cardstock Susan's Garden Club

Creating Paper Orchids That Look Real

February 14, 2019

Good morning and Happy Valentine’s Day! Kathy Sabarese here, sharing a 6”x 6” card featuring beautiful Orchids.

Orchids are so lovely and could be a thoughtful gift for Valentine’s Day! So, I’ve put them in a setting for a card for a ‘loved‘ one. I’ve used Susan Tierny Cockburn’s Phalaenopsis (Moth Orchid), Garden Fruit Crate, Stitched Circles, Ladybug, Soft Finish Card Stock, Words: ‘Little Words Mean A Lot’,  and Kid’s Choice Glue. If you’d like to see how to shape the flowers, you can watch Susan’s video here.

I’ve added some smudges and lines with a gold pen on the background, and Spanish Moss under the leaves in the crate so it shows through the slats. The background inside the circle was done with Ranger’s Oxide Distress Inks stamped on a Teflon mat, a few spritzes of water and then card stock was ‘dragged’ through. Watch the wonderful colors spread! 

I shaded the edges of the leaves, then pushed them into a Versamark pad, sprinkled them with fine clear embossing powder, heat dried them.. and voila.. shiny leaves orchids exhibit!

These orchids are honestly very easy to sculpt into real-looking flowers! I thought some words would add to this card and stamped these on a tag. 

Don’t forget to add a ladybug to one of the leaves!

Susan has tutorial videos of her flowers from which you will gain wonderful tips and techniques –– watch on her Facebook page, ‘Susan’s Garden Spot.’

Try becoming a ‘paper gardener’ .. I think you will be so pleased!

See you soon!

Kathy

Supply List:

Joset Designs

Go Wild!

January 28, 2019

Hi there.

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this cute Zebra Birthday Card step-by-step.

Step 1: Cut out and add color

  • Cut out all the elements from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Zebra die set and some extras from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Party Accessories die set from white Soft Finish Cardstock
  • Color them with Delta, Touch Twin Brush and Copic Markers
  • Add highlights with a white gel pen, extra shading with Distress Ink Hickory Smoke and some shimmer with Wink of Stella Clear Glitter

Step 2: Assembly

  • Assemble the adorable little zebra using liquid glue

Step 3: Create a background

  • Cut out a stitched panel using one of the Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles and a hill shape from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Adventure Edges 2 die set from watercolor cardstock
  • Add color with Distress Oxide Inks (Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean)
  • Mist the panels with water for extra texture

Step 4 – Stamp the sentiment

  • Stamp the sentiment from the matching stamp set with Versamark and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder

I hope you got inspired to use the new Joset dies on your next project. Which one is your favorite?

Hugs,

Supplies:

ECD

Other
Alcohol Markers
Distress Ink (Hickory Smoke)
Distress Oxide Ink (Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Blueprint Sketch, Peeled Paint)
Mini Ink Blending Tool
Mini Mister
white gel pen
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter
Versamark
WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder

A Way With Words Inspiration from the Design Team Soft Finish Cardstock

Holiday Inking

December 21, 2018

Hey Friends, it is EK here and I thought I’d share just a bit of holiday inking with you today using some A Way With Words holiday dies.  Recently I introduced my eight-year-old crafter to Distress Inks, and realized that I have not been taking advantage of all the cool things you can do with them, especially when it comes to stenciling.  Then I wondered how well the A Way With Words sentiment dies would hold up as stencils and I was off to the races.

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Becky Seddon Soft Finish Cardstock Videos

Galaxy Background Father’s Day Card

May 17, 2018

Hi there! It’s Elena today and I thought it would be fun to create a galaxy background for a Father’s Day card. The Take Time for You die set seemed like a great compliment to a space theme background since time and space go hand in hand. Plus, it’s a great message for Dad, who likely doesn’t take enough time for himself, right? Here’s how I made the card: Continue Reading

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Monochromatic Die Cut Glittered Background Card

December 21, 2017

Hello there everyone, Sanna here today. Welcome to my last tutorial of the year, the last project I’ll be doing as a member of the Die Cut Design Team. It´s been a fabulous two years and I have enjoyed every minute of it.  But before I tell you more about that, I´d like to share this card tutorial with you.
This card – well these cards, actually – were inspired by the recent background challenge. As you might recall, I made quite a few cards for that challenge. I love creating backgrounds for my projects with dies, stencils and stamps as well as various media. This card features one of the newest background dies and this is how I created it:

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Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs ModaScrap Videos

Summer Flowers Card Set

June 29, 2017

Hello there everyone, its Sanna here today with a fun and colorful project for the Die Cut Design Team.  It’s a Summer Flowers Card Set, and I want to share how easy it is to make more than one card using the same color palette with the Stitched Fishtail Banners and Fitted Circles dies, plus the Flower Power Clear Stamps set and coordinating Flower Power dies.
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A Way With Words Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Bird and Birdhouse cards

September 20, 2016

Hello everyone, Sanna here today sharing a total of five cards created with the newest Joset Designs dies. I really adore some of the new designs as they are very versatile and timeless. I know this is a winter release, but there are lots of dies in this release that work for all seasons and occasions. This is what I created with the dies:

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