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Cardmaking Craft Drops ModaScrap Paper Flowers Soft Finish Cardstock

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 4, 2019

The holiday is almost here! I hope you’ll all be celebrating it together with family and friends. It truly is about Faith, Family and Love. 

Today I’ve done a card (6” x 6”) which has different flowers than I normally use. The painting in the frame is a primitive Tole painting of a Pilgrim family I painted last year for a wooden frame where I interchange my painted boards for each holiday. It seemed perfect for this card. 

The layer of background paper is from the Wood Effects pack. I shaded the wheat then rubbed some white chalk on the tips to highlight them. 

The flowers, wheat and frame are from ECD’s ModaScrap dies. The leaves and berry branches are from ECD, as well. They are more delicate flowers than usual, but work up well. 

I’ve also used ECD’s new ‘Craft Drops’ for the berries. (Metallic Gold) Of course there is the wonderful ladybug, but I’ve made her by using red and black Nuvo drops on my Teflon mat, then using white and black gel pens for her eyes and the dots on her shell. 

My computer helped me with the words on the frame, and I had a Thanksgiving stamp in my ‘stash’. For the center of the flower I used Yes!  glue, rolled into a small ball then rolled in gold/yellow prills. 

If you are interested in any of the products I’ve used, they are listed below. Click on each product and you will be directed to the ECD page where you can complete your order.     

Bring on the turkey and pumpkin pie! See you next month! 

Kathy  Sabarese
Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team

Cardmaking Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

How To Emboss With Die Sets

October 27, 2019

Hi there everyone! 

Angela here with today’s post. A good friend of mine is having hip replacement surgery next week so of course I need a card. I thought this would be a great time to try something I’ve not done before. I’ve used one of the Planner Patterns dies to emboss watercolor paper and then used watercolor paint to create an ombre effect to fill in the pattern. Stamps and dies from the Sentiments 2 sets complete my card front. Here’s how it all came together.

  • Cut a piece of watercolor paper to 3.75 X 5 inches.
  • Cut a piece of black cardstock to 4 X 5.25 inches.
  • Cut Soft Finish cardstock to 5.5 X 8.5 and fold in half to create the card.
  • Using a piece of low tack tape or a sticky note, center the die onto the watercolour paper and fasten.
  • Follow the appropriate sandwich on your particular cutting machine. Remember to place your die cutting side to the paper, and then onto the silicone mat. This way the blade will emboss and not cut the paper.
  • Run the sandwich though the machine.
  • Once the embossing is done, use your favourite watercolours to paint each shape, starting with the lightest colour.
  • As you move from one corner to the other, mix colors to create the ombre pattern. Let it dry.
  • Attach the layers and center onto the card base.
  • Stamp and cut the sentiment and attach using foam tape.

And you’re done! I hope this gave you some inspiration to create your own embossed cards!

Angela Whelton

A Way With Words Cardmaking Paper Flowers Soft Finish Cardstock Susan's Garden Club

BOO!

October 6, 2019

It’s that ‘Magical’ season-Halloween!
This is one of my favorite seasons! Besides all the colors of fall, children trick-or-treating, witches, skeletons, and getting out all my Halloween decorations, it really is a FUN season. Hopefully the weather has become crisp and the smell of fallen leaves abounds. 

This is a 6 “X 6” card. I found a magical “skull“ moon to use as a background behind the “stitched“ rectangles. See the children on their way to get “goodies“?

I also found “skull“ paper to use for the pottery pitcher, to which I coated with diamond glaze.

Chrysanthemums come in all the perfect colors for Halloween. Ivy vines (these colored to be sweet potato vines, as Susan showed in one of her tutorials) and the Berry branch with Nuvo Crystal Drops– sweet lilac- is behind the ivy.

I thought some fine cord would be interesting here in there, so I added some ‘loops’, along with a spider! The word Magic is one of Suzanne Cannon’s. All the other dies are Susan Tierny Cockburn’s Garden Notes.

Always the wonderful ladybug!

if you are interested in any of the dies, or products I’ve used, they are all listed below. Just click on the ones you would like and you will be directed to ECD to complete your order.

I hope the season is magical for all of you! Happy Haunting!
See you next month!

Kathy Sabarese 
Elizabeth Craft Designs
Design Team

Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping Technique Friday Videos

Technique Friday | Watercolored Feather Card

October 4, 2019

Happy Technique Friday, crafters!

This week, Els is showing us how to create this beautiful Watercolored Feather Card with stamps from Charlene’s new collection.

Watch the video, 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 Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock Technique Friday Videos

Technique Friday | Christmas Door Card

September 27, 2019

Happy Technique Friday, crafters!

Today, Els is showing us how to create this beautiful holiday card, featuring the Christmas Door die set.

Watch the tutorial, download the project sheet and shop the supplies –– all on the Technique Friday Project Page!

Let us know if you’ve tried this project! Happy Crafting!

Cardmaking Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter

I Love You

September 26, 2019

Hello Samantha here – today I am sharing a card I created using Joset’s Geometric Background die. I had recently used this die to create a simple background for a Halloween card. I wasn’t looking for any particular shape but when I saw the heart I knew I had my next card idea!

Card Instructions:

Step 1: On black cardstock, die cut the Geometric Background die.

Step 2: Remove all the negative pieces and adhere the Geometric backgound to black cardsock.

Step 3: Adhere Double Sided Adhesive to the back of pink card stock.

Step 4: Die cut the Geometric Background die.

Step 5: Repeat steps 3 and 4 with pattern paper and speciality cardstock.

Step 6: Use the negative pieces to fill in the heart shape.

TIP: Mark areas on of the Geometric heart to note which pieces will have Silk Microfine Glitter.

Step 7: Adhere Double Sided Adhesive to the front of black card stock. Die-cut the Geometric Background then remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer of the negative pieces marked in the image above.

Step 8: Apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (in Fruchsia) to the selected pieces. Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle. Adhere these pieces into their negative spots.

Step 9: Heat Emboss the sentiment.

Step 10: Optional: Add machine stitched details. Adhere card front to an A6 card base. Embellish card with a twine bow and sequins.

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Other:

Foam Tape/Adhesives/Glue dot

Sewing Machine

Die Cutting Machine (Cuttlebug)

Black Ink/Stamping Block

Black cardstock

Various shades of Pink cardstock

Sequins

Cardmaking ModaScrap Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Bold And Bright Save The Date Card

September 23, 2019

Hi friends! It’s EK, and today I am popping in to share a bold and bright ‘save the date’ invitation design.

So often I see an invitation or save the date cards and they are often created with pale or pastel tones and so serious. I thought it might be really fun to create a bold, bright, and fun ‘save the date’ card. And since I am using the ModaScrap Wedding Sentiments stamp set, creating this card will be so simple.

Step One: Trim a piece of 110lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×8.5 and score and fold to create a A2 card.

Step Two: Using the smallest circles from the Dashing Circles die set, die cut a series of circles out of bright colored Soft Finish Cardstock. I used Ladybug Red, Bright Orange, Sky Blue, Spring Green, and Perfect Purple Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Three: Create a frame for the card using two dies from the Dashing Rectangles die set. I used some Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock for my frame.

Step Four: Using the Wedding Sentiments stamp set, stamp images and a sentiment onto your die cut circles using some black ink.

Step Five: Adhere the black die cut frame to the card using some 3mm Double Sided Adhesive.

Step Six: Adhere the die cut circles onto the card frame, letting some of the circles dangle off the edge. Trim the bits hanging off the card so the circles become flush with the edge of the card.

Step Seven: Add some decorative drops to the card frame using a liquid drops. Did you see that ECD just add a brand new line of Craft Drops to their store? There are six new colors and I am so excited to play with these new craft drops!

I hope you got a kick seeing how I created this bold and bright save the date card. What I like about this design is I can change the stamp set and create a whole new card. Need a birthday card, this design will work. Need an anniversary card, this design could also work. And of course this fun, bright, bold design will be perfect for an anytime card!

Let us know in the comments below what your favorite color pallet is. Do you like bold and bright, pale or pastel, dark, jewel toned? Let us know because we are curious to hear!

EK Gorman


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Cardmaking Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock Technique Friday Videos

Technique Friday | Scarecrow Halloween Card

September 20, 2019

It’s Technique Friday, and Els has another fantastic project for us!

This week, Els shows how to create this super cute Scarecrow Halloween Card, using dies from one of our newest releases!

Watch the tutorial, 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!

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