Hi! Diana here with one of my favorite dies to work with –– anything with butterflies! I love the color scheme I ended up with but purple is hard to photograph –– and glitter even more so! But this one is very pretty in real life so I hope you give it a try.
- I started with a light green sheet of cardstock measuring 4.5″ x 6.5″. I used Distress Oxides Lucky Clover and Cracked Pistachio to sponge around the edges and Squeezed Lemonade in the center to give it a sort of glow. I splattered with water and pat dry.
- Die cut the Butterfly Spray out of the top half of the colored cardstock and stamp the You were born with greatness in the bottom left corner of the sheet.
3. With a bigger sheet of purple cardstock, I marked the approximate area behind the butterfly spray and covered that part with double sided adhesive.
4. I then added a mix of Silk Microfine Glitter over the area. I initially wanted just the Amethyst but then lightened it with the Bright Cranberry and Silver Sands glitter. Rub in the glitter and use a Swiffer sheet to wipe off any excess.
5. Adhere the front to the purple sheet and trim if necessary. I then placed it all on a white card base.
Thanks so much for looking! I hope this card signals spring to come –– or 3 feet of snow. Nothing in between, thank you. 🙂
Other products used:
Distress Oxide inks, purple, and light green cardstock
Hi there! It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this cute Valentine’s Day Tag:
Step 1: Die Cutting
- Cut out the cupcake and some hearts with the help of the Peek a Boo Love set and two of the smaller tags from the Planner Essentials 2 set from white Soft Finish Cardstock
Step 2: Adding Color
- Color the cupcake and the hearts with Alcohol Markers
Step 3: Creating the Background
- Add color with Distress Oxide Ink (Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers) and a Mini Ink Blending Tool
- Cut the colored tag apart by using one of the Valentine’s Edges dies
- Puzzle the pieces together on the second tag
- Cut out additional little dots, color them red and puzzle them into the openings
Step 4: Stamping
- Add more texture to the background by stamping the XOXO from the Love Sentiments Set with Versafine Clair Morning Mist
Step 5: Finishing Touches
- Add some highlights with a white gel pen
- Dye a piece of seam binding with Distress Ink (Picked Raspberry) and thread it through the hole of the tag
- Mix some transparent Craft Drops and Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to create your own glitter paste
- Use a stylus to add it to the little red dots on the tag (It’s hard to capture the sparkle in a photo but I’m sure you get the idea!)
Hope you enjoyed my tutorial for this Valentine’s Day Tag! Thanks for stopping by.
Distress Oxide Ink (Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers)
Mini Ink Blending Tool
Distress Ink (Picked Raspberry)
Versafine Clair Morning Mist
Hello! Welcome! Samantha here –– January marks my birthday month! So I thought it fitting to create a fun, bright birthday card using a few of my favourite Elizabeth Craft Designs smaller dies.
Step 1: Cut pink card stock to fit an A6 card base. (Measurements: 114mm x 162mm)
Step 2: Die cut 6 squares (from pattern paper and cardstock) using the smallest Fitted Rounded Square die.
Step 3: Die cut 6 squares (from pattern paper and cardstock) using the smallest Stitched Rounded Square die.
Step 4: Using pattern paper and cardstock die cut the small cupcakes 6x.
Step 5: Assemble all the die cut pieces as shown below. Mix and match the pattern paper and cardstock as desired.
Step 6: Adhere the assembled die-cuts to your card front. Stamp the sentiment using black ink.
Step 7: Adhere Clear Double Sided adhesive to pink cardstock. Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (Silver). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.
Step 8: Die cut the small hearts, and adhere these to the cupcakes on your card front. Embellish the card with enamel dots and a twine bow.
(Optional: Add machine stitched details.)
Step 9: Adhere card front to an A6 card base.
I hope you enjoyed today’s fun card tutorial showing you how I like to use smaller dies. Cupcakes are the best! I certainly will be having a few real ones one my birthday to go along side my cupcake greeting card.
Pink/Green/Purple Card stock
Die-Cutting Machine – Cuttlebug
Clear Stamping Block
We can’t be the only ones obsessed with glitter, right? And if you’ve tried our Silk Microfine Glitter, you know how addictive crafting with it can be!
Did you know that you can mix our already released colors to make new glitter colors? Today, we thought we’d share 24 easy recipes you can make using our Silk Microfine Glitter!
With this PDF, you can view and download the recipes! We even gave you some room to write down your own recipes if you find another mix you like!
Need to grab a few glitters so you can start mixing and creating your own recipes?
Here Comes Santa Claus! Hello – Samantha here…with my last Christmas card for the year! I completely love the idea of Santa’s alternative mode of transportation portrayed in this card…I can totally see him giving Rudolf the night off and flying around in this modified Safari Jeep!
Step 1: Cut green card stock to fit an A6 card base. (Measurements: 114mm x 162mm)
Step 2: Die cut the Adventures Edges wave die using white cardstock and to create a snowy background. Adhere to card base – trim.
Optional: Add machine stitched details.
Step 3: Using red, black and white cardstock die cut the Safari Jeep. Put aside the grill, side mirrors, and head lights to die cut (see Step 6) with silk microfine glitter.
Step 4: Stamp the sentiment on the ‘Safari Jeep’ bumper.
Step 5: Adhere Clear Double Sided adhesive to red cardstock. Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (Light Gold). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.
Step 6: Die cut the remaining ‘Safari Jeep’ parts – grill, side mirrors, and head lights.
Step 7: Die cut the Santa using red, white, cream and black cardstock.
NOTE: Only the top half of Santa is required for this card.
Step 8: Assemble and adhere the Santa die cut peices together.
Step 9: Adhere the wheels to the card front, and start to assemble the Safari Jeep.
Step 10: Adhere Santa to the card front. Using pattern paper and cardstock die cut the presents (from Santa’s Sleigh die) and adhere them to the card front.
TIP: Before permanently adhering the Santa and presents check that they align with the Jeep.
Step 11: Adhere the Jeep over the Santa and presents. Adhere additional die cut presents to the card front. Die cut and adhere Santa’s bell using gold card. Embellish with sequins and a twine bow.
Happy Crafting –– hope you enjoyed my final Christmas card for this year and that Santa will be visiting you tonight (preferably with some brand new crafting goodies!)
Gold Card stock
Cardstock – red/cream//white/black/green/purple/pink
Die-Cutting Machine – Cuttlebug
Clear Stamping Block
Merry Christmas! It’s Suzanne here today with a last minute Christmas card!
When I created this stamp, I knew it would be versatile when used with the dies. And when I went to create this card, I was torn! What would the focus be? Christmas? Believe? Magic? We have all three dies available to choose from! I guess I should make one of each card, but because glitter was on my mind, I decided that a shiny “Magic” would be the focus.
This is how you can make this card:
Happy Technique Friday!
This week Els is showing us a glitter masking technique, using our clear double sided adhesive, kaleidoscope background die set and silk microfine glitter! ✨
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!
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!
Here’s the ECD products used on this card:
- Bazzill Cardstock (different colors)
- Copic Markers (different colors)
- Wiggly eyes