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A Way With Words Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping Susan's Garden Club

Pretty Pink Cosmos

April 23, 2019

Hi Everyone!

Angela here today with a card for a young woman who is achieving wonderful things these days. With a background created with Ken Oliver’s Color Burst powders and a die from 1168-Bead Strings 1, I’ve put together  the perfect place for Susan’s 1637-Garden Notes Cosmos. One of those lovely summer flowers that comes in lots of pretty colours.

Here’s how it came together:

1- Using the Color Burst powders and water on water colour paper, create a background in the colours of your choice.

2- Cut a 5.5 X 5.5 inch square of 90lb Soft Finish cardstock. Using the thicker curved die cut across the cardstock at about 4 inches from the bottom at a slightly downward angle. Save the larger bottom piece and the ribbon. Attach them to the created background using Double sided tape.

3- Cut a piece of coordinating cardstock, 5.75 X 5.75 inches, and use it to mat the background piece.

4-Fasten all of this to a 6X6 inch card base made from 110lb Soft Finish cardstock.

5-Cut flower pieces and leaves for 5 Cosmos. Colour using Copic markers. Use yellow pollen to finish centers as shown in Susan’s Garden Club Face book video.

6-Shape and create the flowers, using the 4 piece tool kit and Kid’s Choice glue.

7-Adhere to card front as shown in photo.

8-Stamp sentiment onto banner and fasten with foam adhesive and there you have it!

Thanks so much for stopping by ,

Angela

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Love You To The Moon

April 22, 2019

Hi there! It’s Suzanne here today with a card full of love.

There are many ways you could make this card, just by changing the coordinating paper.  This design was created for a younger person, but I challenge you to make one for someone in your life by changing up the colours and patterns –– I’d love to see them! Go ahead and share them on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Facebook Page!

Here is how you can make this card:

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How To Create These Clean And Simple Hexagon Cards

April 21, 2019

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!

Wishing you a great, crafty day!!
Sanna
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Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs:

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Other:
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
Craft mat
Ranger – Jet Black stamp ink
Acrylic block for stamping

A Way With Words Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock Susan's Garden Club

Just Happy

April 18, 2019

Hello crafters! The Garden Notes flowers are a perfect decoration for creating cards or frames for a friend. This is Luciana today and I designed a card with a Garden Notes – Cosmos die set .

Here is the step-by-step tutorial:

Step 1: Card base

Use a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock, 12 X 6 , folded in half to make a 6 X 6 card. Using some Clear Double-Sided Adhesive Tape, to adhere on the card a square 5 3/4 inches of watercolored White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step 2: Forsythia

Cut out two sets of the Garden Notes – Forsythia dies, from the White Soft Finish Cardstock. You will need two layers of only one of the two branches of the set.
Color all the pieces as showed below.
Use the smallest ball tool and the molding pad to add a curly on the inner part of the branches, and on each petal of the flower.
Use the Kids choice glue to adhere the two layers of the branch and all the flowers on it.

Step 3: Cosmos

Cut out six sets of the Garden Notes – Cosmos dies, from the White Soft Finish Cardstock (except the stem).
Color all the pieces as shown below.

Use the loop tool and the molding pad to add a texture on all the petals.
Add a ripple on the paper, using the ball tool.
Wrap the pistils with the tweezers
Use the Kids choice glue to adhere the two layers of petals and the pieces of the pistils.

Step 4: Leaves

Add the vein to the leaves, using the leaf tool and the leaf pad. And then with the ball tool and the molding pad add more curving details. Use all the several leaves from different Garden Notes Sets.

Step 5: Sentiments

Die cut the word “just” from the Die set – Words 2 – Thinking of You, and the word “happy” from the set A Way With Words, Happy Birthday 3, both in a White Soft Cardstock, and then color them with a brown color.

Use the Garden Notes – Frame It/ Stitched Circles set in the White Soft Cardstock, to create a frame for a your picture.

Step 6: Assemblage

Arrange and adhere the flowers and leaves as shown below.

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial! Thank you for stopping by.
Luciana

Supplies:

Other brands:
nuvo drops black;
sequins;
distress ink pads.

Stamping Susan's Garden Club

Planting Happy Thoughts With The Fuchsia!

April 13, 2019

Good morning –– Kathy here from the ECraft Design Team! Today I’d like to showcase another of Susan’s releases –– the Fuchsia. I created this on a 6”x 6” card with a 51/2”x 51/2” top layer, with a thin gold foil border behind it.

The Fuchsia is a very interesting and beautiful hanging flower, coming in bold colors, or all soft shades. 

They are planted in the Garden Notes ‘Potted’, using Seth Apter’s Chunky Rust embossing powder. (I cut the pot down a bit to better fit on this card). They’re hanging over a window, the Garden Patch. 

I knotted 3 pieces of twine and put them through 3 small holes I punched in the pot and secured them behind the 1st layer to make a ‘hanging’ pot. 

The words are from the stamp set ‘Little Words Mean A Lot.’

Don’t forget the Ladybug!

I know you’ll love to add these lovely flowers to your collection! Susan gives wonderful tutorials on Susan’s Garden Club Facebook Page on how to sculpt her flowers –– check her out!

All the products I’ve used are listed below. To purchase any of them, click on the picture(s) and you’ll be directed to Elizabeth Craft Designs where you can complete your order.

See you soon,

Kathy Sabarese 

Joset Designs Susan's Garden Club

Beautiful Prairie Roses As A Thank You

April 9, 2019

Hi! Diane here with a “Thank You” card made with Prairie Roses and the Heart Grapevine Wreath.

There’s so many wonderful persons in my life that I want to thank –– let me start with our wonderful designer who creates the most incredible flowers for us to enjoy, Susan Tierney Cockburn. I’m in love with the Prairie Roses and I hope you will too after seeing how easy they are to make.

Step 1: Card base

  • For this card, you will need a 12 X 6 piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock 90 lbs , folded in half, to make a 6 X 6 card.
  • You will need a 5 3/4 inches square cut out of some purple cardstock, a 5 1/2 square cut out of yellow cardstock and a 5 1/4 square cut out of a pattern purple cardstock.
  • Using some Clear Double-Sided Adhesive Tape, adhere each layer on top of the other.

Step 2: Heart Grapevine Wreath

  • Using the #1648 Garden Notes – Heart Grapevine Wreath, die cut the wreath twice in brown 80 lbs cardstock.
  • Using the tweezers in the 4 Pces All Metal Tool Set, shape the wreaths to give them dimension.
  • With the Beacon Kid’s Choice Glue, adhere the wreaths onto the card base, the first one on the wrong side and the second one on the right side.

Step 3: Prairie Roses

  • Using the die set #1643 – Garden Notes Prairie Roses, die cut every pieces of the flower 5 times in White Soft Finish Cardstock 90 lbs.
  • Susan Tierney Cockburn has a complete video where she explains and demonstrate every steps to make the prairie rose. You can watch it here.
  • Color the flowers petals using ink markers, here were used some different shades of purple and light pink.
  • Using the loop tool in the 4 Pces All Metal Tool Set , shape the petals and with the small ball stylus, cup up the petals.
  • Color the centers with a very light shade of green ink marker.
  • Cut off the filament of all the center pieces in half using the Fine Pointed Scissors.
  • Dip all center parts into the Kids Choice Glue and than in the Yellow Pollen.
  • With the small ball stylus, cup up the wheel shape parts.
  • Using the tweezers from the 4 Pces All Metal Tool Set roll up the center pieces.
  • Die cut 8 to 10 leaves out of green 80 lbs cardstock.
  • Using the leaf tool from the 4 Pces All Metal Tool Set, draw a vein in the middle of each leaf, fold on the vein and apply some Yellow Pan Pastel with a make-up applicator.
  • With the right side up, draw some more vein on each side of the main vein.
  • With a darker shade of green and a dauber, shade the edges of each leaves.
  • Using the medium ball stylus, shape the edges on the back of each leave, holding it on the Molding Pad with the tweezers.

Step 4: Baby’s Breath

  • Out of dark green cardstock, die cut one branch.
  • Out of White Soft Finish Cardstock 90 lbs, die cut a plate of the little centers.
  • Using the Beacon Kid’s Choice Glue, adhere the little centers on to the branches after cupping them with a toothpick on an eraser or on a carving block.

Step 5: Sentiments

  • Using the die set # 1466 Words 2 – Thinking of You, die cut the word Thanks out of yellow cardstock.

Final step:

  • Using the Beacon Kid’s Choice Glue, adhere the Baby’s Breath on the wreath.
  • Glue the flowers starting with the three petals parts first and off setting the two petals parts. Glue the little wheel pieces (2) next and finish up with the center piece, on each petals set.
  • Glue the leaves around the flowers.
  • Finally, glue the word “Thanks” in the heart.

Here’s a closer look at the finished flowers.

I really hope you enjoyed this tutorial and until next time, happy paper gardening !

Diane

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Other Products used on this card:

Copic Ink Markers

Distress ink

Brown, yellow, purple and Green Bazzill cardstock

Purple pattern paper

A Way With Words

A Note For You

April 8, 2019

Diana here! Today I’m sharing a blank note card that can be sent for any occasion or no occasion at all –– which is always a pleasant surprise. I combined several different word dies from Suzanne’s A Way With Words collection. It’s always a fun challenge for me to see how many ways I can combine what she has lettered.

1. I started with a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ sheet of cardstock completely sponged in Distress Oxide ink. I was going to use it as a background but then decided to die cut butterflies out of it instead.

Blueprint Sketch, Evergreen Bough, Twisted Citron & Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide Inks

2. I die cut 3 of the butterflies from the Butterfly Flourish set making sure that the cut butterfly’s colors would be symmetrical. It doesn’t have to be but I was feeling that it needed to be. 🙂

3. On a white card base, I used the same inks to create a splatter. Squish the ink pad onto an acrylic block and a wet brush to pick up the ink color and tap on a finger to add droplets.

Repeat this process for the colors used on the butterflies.

4. Die cut “a,” “Notes,” and “for you” from the various dies. I trimmed off the “s” on “Notes” by following the curve of the “e” and sanding down the edges to make it look smooth.

5. Adhere all the die cuts on the splattered card base. The card looked a bit unfinished so I used the Copic Multiliner Pen to draw a frame around the card. I didn’t bother making it perfectly straight (because we all know how that would turn out!) but I think a freehand box works well with the ink splatters.

Hope you like it! What other word combos can you think of from the A Way With Words collection?

Thanks!

Diana Nguyen

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Other products:

Distress Oxide Inks, Copic Multiliner

Krista Schneider Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping Susan's Garden Club

Just Bee-Cause

April 7, 2019

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. Today I have a sweet card to share with you using the Honey Bear Stamp and die set from Krista Schneider. Below you will find the steps to make your own card… Just Bee-Cause. 🙂

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 – Stamp Honey Bear images on White Soft Finish Cardstock using Amalgam Ink. Color images using alcohol markers. Diecut images with matching dies.

Step 3 – Diecut Garden Notes – Frame It – Stitched Ovals using White Soft Finish Cardstock, then 1 die smaller using Dark Chocolate Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere the branch and bear image slightly under the Dark Chocolate Cardstock. Adhere the panels to the card front Dark Chocolate first and then White using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Adhere the bees and butterfly.

Step 4 – Stamp Bee Sentiment Clear Stamp to the card front.

This card can be used for many occasions by changing the sentiment and colors. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day. Just Bee-Cause!

Tina

Other Products Used:

Tri-Blend Markers

Amalgam Ink

Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock Uncategorized

Spring Rainbows

April 4, 2019

Hey Friends! It is EK, and I am sneaking in today to share a spring-inspired card with you.

There are two ideas I always seem to connect to the beginning of spring: new life and rainbows. It always seems that when the trees start blooming buds once again, all over you see pictures of baby farm animals. Additionally, spring is the seasons of rain showers and rainbows, both of which help feed the blooming earth. So today I thought it might be fun to combine the two ideas into one spring themed card. Needless to say, I created a baby chick rainbow card.

Check out my step-by-step tutorial below:

Step One: Die cut baby chick parts seven times, using the White Soft Finish Cardstock and the Little Chick die set.

Step Two: Color the chicks in rainbow colors using alcohol markers. I used R20, R22, R24 copics for the red, YR00, YR02, YR04 for the orange, Y11, Y13, Y17 for the yellow, G40, G42, and G46 for the green, B91, B93, and B95 for the blue, V22, V25, and V28 for the violet, and RV91, RV93, and R95 for the purple.

Adhere the wings to the bodies using Kids Choice Glue.

Step Three: Color the legs and beaks with alcohol makers. I used YR21 and YR24 copics. Color the eyes. I used W6 copics.

Adhere the legs, beaks, and eyes to the chicks.

Step Four: Trim a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock to 12×6 inches and score and fold it to make a 6 inch card frame. Die cut a piece of Pale Peach Soft Finish Cardstock with the largest Dashing Squares die set.

Step Five: Blend Dried Marigold Distress Oxide ink onto the peach cardstock over the Earth & Sky stencil to create a soft sky background.

Adhere the peach cardstock to the card frame with some 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Adhere the chicks in rainbow color in a rainbow arch using Kids Choice Glue.

Step Six: Add a sentiment from the Spring Sentiments stamp set. Stamp it once with Dried Marigold Distress Oxide and again slightly shift with Carved Pumpkin.

It really might just be me, but I adore how this card came out. I think if is a really fun approach to the spring season.

When you think of spring, what ideas come to your mind? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting!

EK Gorman


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