It’s Sara here today, and I have a new summery project for you: a sailor card, which is perfect both for a young boy and for an adult one.
Don’t know why I went for a round shape, but maybe I’ve thought about the waves. Who cares?
So, all you have to do is:
- Cut a circle with the third larger die from Dashing circles on to a folded piece of cardstock, minding that you have to off set it just a little bit in order to create a round folding card.
- With the same die cut a piece of light blue paper, and shade it with Distress Ink to create a night sky.
- For the waves fussy cut three pieces of vellum with different widths, add a little bit of white embossing powder to the borders
- Stamp and watercolor the bear from Sailor’s life stamp set with no line technique and die cut it with the matching die.
- Cut a circular frame with the circle die you use before and the fourth larger.
- Assemble all your piece with Kid’s choice glue and mounting tape to create some dimension.
And that’s it! Hope you like it!
Kraft cardstock, Distress ink, Vellum, White embossing powder, Watercolor
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, Diane here with all the steps to make this beautiful, congratulatory card.
Many of our very talented youths will be finishing school this month, and for some it has been really challenging. I want to salute the courage and perseverance of those youths with a card showcasing some purple orchids. In the language of flowers, the purple orchid means “Admiration” and “Respect”, and that is exactly how I feel about them for this great achievement.
Step 1: Background
- Cut a White Soft Finish Cardstock to 12″ x 6″, score in the middle and fold in half for a square 6″ X 6″ card.
- Cut a 5 1/2″ square out of yellow cardstock.
- Cut a 5″ square out of a tone on tone light green cardstock. Die cut two different size of circles into that square, using the Fitted Circles (#1117) die set. Put some double side tape on the back of this layer.
- Adhere the yellow cardstock on the white card base with some Double Sided Tape. Adhere the green layer on top of the yellow cardstock.
- With the Kids Choice Glue, put some Spanish Moss at the bottom of each circle.
Step 2: Phalaenopsis (Moth Orchid)
- Using the Garden Notes – Phalaenopsis (#1593), die cut 3 times everything in White Soft Finish Cardstock.
- In green cardstock, die cut the stems and buds, and the leaves, also 3 times each.
Step 3: Coloring and shaping the flowers
- Color the petals using some ink markers in purple tones and dotted them with a darker fine tip marker. Finish the petals with a touch of Magenta PanPastel (Color No. 430.5) from the Kit 1.
- Color the little centers with a yellow ink marker, leaving some white spots here and there. Dot them slightly with the dark purple fine tip marker.
- Shape the petals on the molding pad, with the loop tool.
- Cut some small tails on each sides of the apron of the centers with the Fine Pointed Scissors and shape them on the molding pad but
- For more details on how to shape those wonderful flowers, watch Susan Tierney Cockburn video here.
- Using some Kids Choice Glue, glue one flower on the top circle and two on the bottom circle.
Step 4: coloring and shaping the stems, buds and leaves.
- On the white stems ends, color the buds with the same purple ink markers than the petals. Color the stem parts with a green marker as close as possible to the color of the green cardstock.
- Cut the colored parts and glue on the green stems using Kids Choice Glue.
- The leaves are press against a clear embossing pad and sprinkled with clear embossing powder, than heat gunned. On the molding pas and with the loop tool, the leaves are shaped for dimensions.
- Glue the stems and buds underneath the flowers in the circles.
Step 5 : Adding the sentiment
- Using the “Congrats to you” sentiment from the “Words 1 – Celebration” die set, die cut 3 times each word on the same yellow cardstock as in the background, lined with some Double Sided Adhesive.
- Adhere each layer on top of the other.
- Adhere on to the right corner of the card.
Here’s a closer look at the finish card:
And one more look!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, thank you for visiting! And congrats, grads!
Other products used:
Yellow and Green Bazzill Cardstock
Copic Ink Markers
Marabu Gineliner Colour Graphix
Hi everyone, Diana here. I am loving these new Adventure Animals dies by Joset –– they are so cute! They come together very easily –– Joset has some great videos on how to put them together and I think the best part about them is that you can arrange them in different ways. I decided to make my elephant “float” in the air. I found the perfect quote to go with it in Suzanne Cannon’s Soar Collection.
In order to have all my elements fit, I went with a tall and skinny design that would fit inside a business envelope.
- Cut a piece of cardstock to 3.5″ x 8.25″.
- I die cut out the elephant and 4 of the right legs since I was doing a side view of the elephant out of white soft cardstock.
- I also cut out the balloons and grass from Balloons and Tree die set.
- Distress Oxides were used to color all the different pieces. Hickory Smoke and Tattered Rose for the elephant; Frayed Burlap and Bundled Sage for the grass; Candied Apple and Salty Ocean for the balloons.
- To make the background, I used the clouds from the Rainbow Sky die set to make a cloud mask. Die cut several clouds and adhere to a strip to make a quick cloud border. Scoot the mask back and forth so the clouds don’t look the same on every layer.
6. Stamp “Let your dreams soar” along the top edge first. I then went down the left and right side. The strip of grass is a great “fudge factor” so that you don’t have to worry about ending at just the right place.
7. Tie a piece of gray twine to the balloons and loop the other end around the elephants trunk. I adhere the balloons first and then stretch the elephant down until the twine was straight. Pop up the heart and the elephant on foam tape to give the card a bit more dimension.
8. I added a 1/16″ matting to the piece before adhering it to the card base.
I hope this inspires you to think outside of the usual A2 size card base. I’m not super fond of making my own envelopes but we all usually have some business envelopes lying around. Thanks for reading and have a great day!
Other products used:
Blue cardstock, twine, Distress Oxide inks, foam tape
Hello everyone, it’s Joset here as your guest designer!
I’m very excited to be sharing one of the new dies in my latest collection for my project today. I’ll be using the Cat in combination with the Party Accessories from my previous collection, the Balloons and a few other dies. It’s a quick and easy card to create and specially fun for kids and cat lovers. Lets’ get started!
- Create a A2 size card from White Soft Finish Cardstock.
- Cut a rectangle from patterned paper measuring 4 x 5 1/4 and adhere to card front.
- Cut a stitched rectangle from White Soft Finish Cardstock using the 3rd largest die from the Stitched Rectangles die set.
- Stamp Happy Birthday with Black Ink.
- Die cut all the pieces for the cat and party accessories from White Soft Finish Cardstock and color with Distress Ink. For more information on how to assemble the cat, check out my YouTube video HERE.
- Die cut balloon and color. Ad string and adhere balloon to the cat’s tail.
- Adhere cat and balloon to card front as shown.
That’s the card! I hope you have fun with this cute new collection! Join the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Page on Facebook to share what you’re making!
Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. I have a sweet and simple card to share with you using sentiments to create a background. I used the Garden Party Clear Stamps from Krista Schneider. Below you will find the steps to create your own 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 vertical side fold card. (A2)
Step 2 – Trim Soft Finish Café au Lait to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Stamp Garden Party sentiments (Bloom, Blossom, Grow) using a soft brown Ink. You could mix it up but I decided on the sentiments repeating on each row. Diecut Garden Notes Frame It Stitched Squares. Save the inner square. Diecut Dashing Rectangles and adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.
Step 3 – Stamp Garden Party image onto White Soft Finish Cardstock using Gina K Amalgam Ink. This is an alcohol friendly ink. Color in the image using alcohol markers. I used Tri-Blend Markers by Spectrum Noir. Diecut the image with the matching die.
Step 4 – Diecut Dotted Scallop Squares using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere the center square from Step 2 on top of the Dotted Scallop Square diecut and then the diecut image using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Optional – Wrap some twine around the bottom 3 times and tie a bow. Adhere to card using foam tape.
This card can be used for any occasion. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
When I first started playing with this stamp set, I had plans to arrange the leave and flowers more traditionally. Instead I went with what I love –– pattern play –– looking for fun ways to arrange and layout patterns onto my card front.
Step 1: Using pattern paper and card stock, stamp and die cut the flowers and leaves from Color My Flowers set.
Step 2: Position the flowers and leaves on to your card front measuring: 10.5cm x 15.5cm
Step 3: (Optional) Before adhering the flower add machine stitched details to the leaves on your card front.
Step 4: Adhere the flowers using foam tape.
Step 5: Use watermark ink to stamp the sentiment three times on to black cardstock, apply white embossing powder, then heat set.
Step 6: Trim the sentiments and adhere to your card front.
Step 7: Embellish with a twine bow and sequins. Adhere card front to an A6 card base.
Thank you for stopping by! For me this is a quick and easy way to create with stamps and their co-ordinating cut out dies. All you need is pattern paper, cardstock, and a fun layout…
Foam Tape/Tape Runner
Watermark Ink/White Embossing Powder/Heat Tool
Wedding season is here! Showering the happy couple with love and support is easy with handmade gift. With the help of our Design Team, we’ve gathered 12 projects you’ll want to create for the big day!
For tutorials, click the Design Team member’s name or picture. *Not applicable on all*
Gifts & Memory Keeping
For The Big Day
We hope you enjoyed these fun ideas! There are so many possibilities for handmade projects –– what will you create?
Be sure to check out the products used below, and join the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Group to share your wedding season projects!
It’s Karen here today with a card I made using the fun flower in the Flower Power Clear Stamps along with a stencil called Dotty.