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Flashback Technique Friday

November 29, 2019

It’s Flashback Technique Friday and today we’re giving you a chance to win a $75 gift card!

To enter, comment on your favorite holiday Technique Friday video and subscribe to our YouTube channel by Tuesday, December 3.

Here are just a few of the recent holiday Technique Friday Projects. Visit our YouTube channel to see all of them!

Happy Crafting, and Happy Holidays!

Charlene Stamps Inspiration from the Design Team Planner Essentials Stamping

Christmas Tag

November 7, 2019

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here again and I would like to show you how to create this Christmas tag step by step.

Step 1: Die Cutting and Stamping

  • die cut the larger tag from the Planner Essentials 2 die set from watercolor cardstock
  • stamp the branches from the Christmas Garden set with Distress Inks (Pine Needles, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Bundled Sage)

Step 2: Faux Watercolor

  • mist the whole panel with water –– don’t worry even though this looks a bit messy right now it will all turn out to be a beautiful background

Step 3: Embossing

  • stamp some more branches with Versamark and heat-emboss them with WOW! Metallic Gold Rich Super Fine embossing powder
  • add some embossing to the edges as well

Step 4: Sentiment and Finishing Touches

  • add some splatters with watered-down Distress Ink Pine Needles
  • stamp the sentiment from the Classic Christmas Sentiments set with Versamark onto a piece of torn vellum and heat-emboss it with that same gold embossing powder
  • dye a piece of torn seam binding with all those green Distress Inks and thread it through the hole of the tag
  • add some tiny gold stars around the sentiment

I hope you got inspired to start creating your own Christmas Tags.

Have a Christmasy day.

Hugs,

Other
Distress Ink (Pine Needles, Forest Moss, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint)
Versamark
Metallic Gold Rich Super Fine Embossing Powder
vellum
seam binding
golden stars

Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Paper Flowers Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Soft Finish Cardstock

Cute Easter Layout!

November 3, 2019

Good morning everyone! Laura here today to share an Easter layout I created using lots of the wonderful dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs!

To create this layout:

Step 1 – Select your papers and trim them to the following sizes: 12×12, 9 1/2×12, 8 3/4×12, 7×12 and adhere them as shown.

Step 2 – Die cut a filmstrip from the Planner Filmstrip die set and trim a piece of paper to fit inside.

Step 3 – Die cut the 3 brackets from the same die set and use your double sided tape to adhere them together

Step 4 – Die cut 7 of the smallest stitched hexagons

Step 5 – Die cut a bunny and a few flowers and assemble

Step 6 – Die cut 5 of the banner flags from the Planner Essentials 3 and adhere as shown.

And that’s it! Take a look at the finished layout below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Laura

Cardmaking Joset Designs Krista Schneider Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Merry & Bright

October 28, 2019

Hello welcome! Anyone excited about Christmas and counting down? I know… perhaps it’s still a little bit too early but at least I’m all organised in the Christmas card department with this adorable Penguin stamp.

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Adhere 10mm and 6mm Double Sided Adhesive Tape to purple card stock. Trim into strips. Remove the release sheet, apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (in Lavender). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.

Step 2: Cut strips from different shades of purple cardstock.

Step 3: Adhere the strips to white paper measuring 9cm x 9cm.

Step 4: Trim off excess strips, then die cut the Large snowflake die.

Step 5: Stamp and die-cut the penguin.

Step 6: Colour the penguin in your preferred colouring medium.

(Copic Marker Colours: C0/C2/C4/C5/C7 BV00/BV01/BV02/BV04/BV08)

Step 7: Heat emboss the sentiment.

Step 8: Assemble card. Adhere snowflake, (Optional: Add machine stitched details to card), adhere penguin, sentiment. Embellish with twine and enamel dots.

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Purple Cardstock

Black Cardstock

Embossing Powder/Heat Tool

Sewing Machine

Corner Pumch

Foam Tape/Adhesives/Glue dot

Die Cutting Machine (Cuttlebug)

Twine/Enamel Dots

Copic Markers

A Way With Words Cardmaking Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Sneak Peek With Falalalala

October 12, 2019

Have you started on your Christmas cards yet? It’s my favorite time of the year and I love making Christmas cards. Here’s one I made this week with a sneak peek of new dies from A Way With Words that will be available later this month.

How do you decorate your halls for Christmas?

I don’t know about you but in the years of cardmaking under my belt, I never once thought to alter designer paper. I used it as is or hoarded it. I will sponge the edges sometimes but it depends on the paper – the glossy ones don’t take to sponging very well. But I had a bit of an epiphany making this card.

The white die cut shows up better on the darker paper.

I knew I wanted to use this beautiful wood grain paper from Through the Lens paper stack but the white die cut got kind of lost in it. Normally, I would add a black drop shadow to it to help but then I decided to use a couple of Copic Markers in the tan/beige hue to darken it up just a bit while retaining all the lovely woodgrain. I simply colored the entire sheet with the markers. Aaah – now the (coming soon) Falalala die cut show up so much better.

I used 2 rectangle dies to trim down the paper – nesting the smaller die inside and then adding a black 1/16th inch matting to it. I popped that back in with the larger (now open) wood frame onto an A2 base card layer.

As you can see, I still went with a black die cut of Falalalala to add a drop shadow. The new Flourished Holly dies conveniently come in layers so I was able to do a Forest Green silk microfine glitter on the outline, Soft Green on the leaves, and Bright Cranberry for the berries.

I also added a white embossed “Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly” on black card stock in the upper left corner. Having all the words in white tied the card together nicely. Now tell me you didn’t look at that card and automatically sang the lyrics to yourself. πŸ™‚ Thanks for looking and have fun making those Christmas cards!

Diana

The lyrics in white just pop!

Elizabeth Craft Design products used:

  • Falalala die set – Coming soon!
  • Flourished Holly die set – Coming soon!
  • Let Your Heart Be Light Collection stamp set – Coming soon!

Other products:

Foam tape

Copic Markers

Black card stock

Announcements

Enter Our Halloween Challenge!

September 29, 2019

It’s almost Halloween crafters, and we have a challenge for you –– you could win a $25 gift card toΒ ecraftdesigns.com!

Here’s how to enter:
1. Create a Halloween-themed project using your favorite ECD products
2. Post a picture of your project on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Elizabeth Craft Designs FamilyECD Planner Group
3. Be sure to use the hashtag #ECDSPOOKY in your post, or we won’t see it!


*contest ends October 31
*multiple entries allowed
*3 winners chosen


Good Luck and 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 Krista Schneider

You’re So Sharp!

September 16, 2019

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this vibrant and fun Cactus Card.

Step 1: Stamping and Die Cutting

  • stamp the iguana and a cactus from the Cacti stamp set with alcohol-marker-friendly black ink and cut them out with their matching dies
  • die cut a Stitched Indented Rectangle from white cardstock

Step 2: Ink Blending

  • add color to the background using Distress Oxide Ink (Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn) and a Blending Brush
  • add some water droplets for ore texture

Step 3: Stamping the Sentiment

  • stamp the sentiment from the same stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black

Step 4: Coloring

  • color the images with Alcohol Markers and add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils

Step 5: Assembly and Finishing Touches

  • adhere the panel to a piece of patterned paper from the Color of Puppies Boy 6×6 paper pad
  • use clear double-sided adhesive
  • add Nuvo Crystal Drops (Ripened Pumpkin, Apple Green, Olive Branch) to the flowers and into the background

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Other
My Favorite Things Extreme Black
Versafine Onyx Black
Distress Oxide Ink (Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn)
Blending Brushes
Nuvo Crystal Drops (Ripened Pumpkin, Apple Green, Olive Branch)
Alcohol Marker
Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils

Cardmaking Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock Technique Friday Videos

Technique Friday | Silver Fox Christmas Card

September 6, 2019

Happy Technique Friday! 🦊

Today Els is showing us how to make this adorable Silver Fox Christmas Card, using silk microfine glitter and products from one of our recent releases!

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

Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Elizabeth Craft Designs General Inspiration from the Design Team Krista Schneider Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Flowers Galore: Creating Simple Invites!

September 4, 2019

It’s Karen here today. My parents have a milestone anniversary coming up. 6o years is the Diamond anniversary, so I turned a square on its side to create a diamond-shaped card!

We are throwing them a dinner party, and I wanted to create a few printed invitations for special guests. I used a few of the flower stamps to create the invitations. On the back of the card is where I put the details about the event printed from my computer.

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