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Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Inspiration from the Design Team Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Peace, Love, Joy

December 8, 2019

Hi there, it’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this sparkly Christmas Card step by step.

Step 1: Die Cutting and Stamping

  • die cut one of the Stitched Rectangles from watercolor cardstock
  • stamp the sugar cane from the Oh the Joy of Christmas set with Versafine Clair Morning Mist onto a piece of watercolor paper, heat-emboss it with clear embossing powder and fuzzy cut it
  • stamp the stars from the same stamp set with Versamark and heat-emboss them with WOW! Metallic Silver Super Fine embossing powder

Step 2: Creating the Background

  • add color to the background using Distress Oxide Inks (Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire) and a Blending Brush
  • add splatters with Lawn Fawn Liquid Stardust for even more sparkle

Step 3: Coloring the Image

  • color the sugar cane with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

Step 4: Sentiment and Finishing Touches

  • stamp the sentiment from the Classic Christmas Sentiment Set with Versamark onto a piece of torn vellum and heat-emboss it with WOW! Metallic Silver Super Fine embossing powder
  • adhere the panel onto a grey cardbase using clear double-sided adhesive
  • add some silver sequins to finish the card

Have a Christmas-y day!

Hugs,

Other
Versafine Clair Morning Mist
clear embossing powder
WOW! Silver Metallic Super Fine embossing powder
Distress Oxide Inks (Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire)
Blending Brush
Lawn Fawn Liquid Stardust
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
silver sequins

Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock Technique Friday Videos

Technique Friday –– Assembling Planner Essentials Home

December 6, 2019

Happy Technique Friday!

Today, Els is showing us how to assemble the Home die set page from the Planner Essentials collection!

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!
Happy Crafting!

Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge

December 4, 2019

Hey Friends! It’s EK Gorman, and I am sneaking in with a project just a little different than normal today. When I started card making, I viewed my cards as a little piece of art. Now years later, I haven’t really stopped thinking of my homemade cards as art, but today’s project takes that idea to a whole new level. When I saw the new Bridge & Lotus dies set from Joset, I immediately new I had to channel my inner Monet and create my own version of his Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge.

Step One: Die cut some 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock with the Bridge & Lotus die set.

Step Two: Using alcohol markers, color in the die cuts. I used copics and tried to channel colors from the original Monet piece.

Step Three: To create the background, trim a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 5.5×5.5 inches. Then using alcohol markers fill the cardstock with color. I used copics and used geometrical diagonal lines.

Step Four: Drip colorless blend onto the colored cardstock.

**On a personal note, I just love how much color you can to Soft Finish Cardstock with your alcohol markers. This is not true of all cardstock, but I really love how Soft Finish Cardstock holds up to copic coloring.

Step Five: Using Kids Choice Glue and 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the die cuts to the background.

Step Six: Using the new Zen Sentiments stamp set, add a sentiment to your project. I double stamped my sentiment with some olive green ink.

Step Seven: Trim a piece of Soft Sky Soft Finish Cardstock to 6x12inches, and score and fold it to create a 6×6 inch card. Adhere the background cardstock to card frame using some 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

I think I really got close to capturing the soft beauty of Monet’s work on this card.

I cannot wait to use this new die set again, and see what other pieces of art I can create on my homemade cards. Let me know in the comments below, what artist you see when you look at the Bridge & Lotus die set. Until then, Happy Crafting.

EK

A Way With Words Joset Designs

Celebrate The Season

December 2, 2019

The 2019 Holiday Season is in full swing. That means lots of cards and gifts and, if you’re like me, you sometimes need a gift or card in a hurry –– this is just for you.

It’s Sandy and I have two quick and easy projects to share with you today. I like to get the most value possible from my crafting supplies, so today I will be showing you how I made a stencil using the Snowflake die set and how I used it to make a card and a gift tag.

I began by cutting the Snowflake die, using only the center portion of the die – you don’t need the outside edge, from a sheet of transparent film, the kind used for presentations (shown below). This works well because I’m using a wafer thin die but a thin packaging material could work also.

I cut the 8.5″ X 11″ sheet in half to fit in my die cutting machine and then cut the snowflake directly in the center. I made two stencils using the large and medium snowflake.

This is a 5.5″ square card so the appropriate size Stitched Indented Square was used along with the Stitched Rounded Square that is one size larger. You could easily make this card any size you prefer using these die sets.

After securing the stencil to the paper with some low tack tape, I began adding the color using a circulare motion in the center. The Picket Fence brushes were used here but a color blender could be used as well.

The second color was added using the same method. The colors I used are Distress Oxide Inks, Broken China and Wilted Violet.

I covered the entire panel using the same method.

The panels were layered together and ribbon was added with a cute little bow.

The word “Celebrate” was stamped and embossed using white embossing powder and then cut out using the banner die.

The banner was added to the ribbon and then all panels were added to the white card base. The corners of the card were rounded to match the rounded squares on the card.

For this clean and simple tag – I used the same stenciling technique and then added some sequines for a little bling. “Cheers” was added to give a festive feeling to the tag. Now I’m ready to party, how about you?

Thanks for joining me and HAPPY HOLIDAYS,

S@ndy

A Way With Words Cardmaking Joset Designs Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping Technique Friday

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!

Planner Essentials

December Day-By-Day Page Ideas!

November 28, 2019

It’s Esther here. December 1st is just a few days away, which means it’s almost time to start your daily #DecemberDBD journaling! (You can learn more about the December Day-By-Day Challenge here.)

Today, I’m here to share some ideas and tips for your #DecemberDBD journal. I recommend trying to add pictures to your pages each day –– from “normal” things like doing the dishes or groceries, and a full/empty fridge. It really doesn’t matter what you take pictures of –– everything you do on a single day is fine. It’s more about documenting each day, whether it’s work, sports, watching tv, cooking diner, babysitting, laundry, etc.

If you find yourself lacking inspiration on a certain day, here’s a list of some themes/ideas that might help:

  • Photo of your craft desk/room
  • Buy yourself a treat/something you really like to eat and try to make a stunning picture of it to use in your journal
  • Your favorite (Christmas) song
  • Decorating your tree
  • A black & white picture
  • Write a letter to Santa and hide it in your journal
  • Take pictures of December decorations in your area, or go to a garden centre or decorated shop to take pictures.
  • Wrapping presents
  • Create a tag
  • Your favorite (feel-good) movie
  • A selfie
  • Your pets or birds and other animals in the garden
  • Donate $5 to charity
  • Your favorite Facebook group 😉
  • Christmas cards you are sending and/or receiving
  • Your front door or house
  • A recipe
  • Hot chocolate or a good cup of tea/coffee
  • Your dream house
  • Shopping list
  • Children/Grandchildren
  • Family tradition(s)
  • PJ’s all day –– staycation
  • Cleaning a closet or a room
  • The sky/the weather today
  • The kitchen
  • Work moment
  • What makes you happy?
  • Make a page with paint or watercolor
  • News: What’s happening right now –– local or worldwide
  • New Years wishes

If you are planning to journal through the full month of December (1–31st) to review the past year, you can also add things like: the best thing that happened last year, the saddest thing that happened last year, milestones, etc. 

For our Dutch members there is also Sinterklaas on December 5th –– a great subject for your December-Day-By-Day journal/ planner!

I hope this helps give you a little bit of inspiration as we get ready to document our December! Don’t forget to join us on the ECD Planner Page on Facebook to see other crafters’ planner pages, and to share pictures of your own!

Happy Planning!

Esther Glas

A Way With Words Cardmaking Soft Finish Cardstock

Trio Of Trees

November 27, 2019

Angela here! Well, it’s definitely that time of year again when lots of us are busy with cards and shopping and decorating. At least getting Christmas cards together is made much easier with all the wonderful dies and stamps provided by Elizabeth Craft Designs. There are so many possibilities!

This time I’ve decided to use dies from Suzanne Cannon’s dies. I’ve used the tree from A Way With Words, Flourished Christmas Minis 2 as well as A Way With Words, Cheers. By cutting them from 2 different papers and using the negative spaces, I’ve been able to get two different cards!

Here’s how I did it:

  • Cut and fold a 10 x 7 inch piece of 110lb Soft Finish cardstock to create a 5×7 inch card base. 
  • Cut a 4.75 x 6.75 piece of background paper. I used red. 
  • Cut 2 pieces of gold mirror paper, one of them to 7 x 2.75 inches, the other to 7 x 2.5 inches. Back this second one with double sided adhesive.
  • Cut 1 piece of the same background colour as earlier, to 7 x 2.25 inches
  • Cut 1 piece of Soft Finish cardstock to 7 x 2.5 inches. Back this with double sided adhesive.
  • From the white strip cut 3 trees. I centered the first one then cut one on either side. Do the same from the smaller of the gold pieces (the one backed with adhesive). 
  • To assemble the card, adhere the background piece to the card base, 
  • Adhere the wider gold piece to the bottom section of the card. 
  • Adhere the white die cut strip to the narrower red piece and adhere this to the card front.
  • Inlay the gold trees into the cut-outs on the white piece.
  • From another piece of gold mirror paper 5 x 1.5 inches, backed with double sided adhesive, cut the Cheers dies. Adhere to the upper half of the card.
  • There you have it. And of course, you now have the remaining white trees and gold cut out piece to create a second card! 

Hope you enjoyed my project!

Angela

Home Decor Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

DIY Birdhouse Ornament!

November 26, 2019

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I am going to show you how to turn the adorable little birdhouse into a Christmas Ornament.

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • die cut all the elements needed using dies from the Birdhouse set
  • use white Soft Finish Cardstock and woodgrain cardstock

Step 2: Coloring

  • color the elements with Alcohol Markers
  • add shading to the birdhouse with Distress Oxide Ink Ground Espresso
  • use Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils to add shading to the other elements
  • add highlights to the lights with a white gel pen

Step 3: Creating Glitter Embossing Powder

  • add some Versamark to the snow bank and heat-emboss it with clear embossing powder
  • before the embossing powder sets sprinkle on some Cold Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
  • heat the snow bank up again and the glitter melts into the clear embossing powder

Step 4: Assembly

  • use clear double-sided adhesive or liquid glue to assemble the birdhouse
  • before gluing on the roof make sure to add a strand of natural twine as a hanger

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Other
woodgrain cardstock
Alcohol Marker
Distress Oxide Ink Ground Espresso
Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils
white gel pen
twine
Versamark
clear embossing powder

Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team Planner Essentials Silk Microfine Glitter

Tis’ The Season

November 25, 2019

Hello There! Samantha here, sharing a card I created using Elizabeth Craft Design Planner dies. Masculine cards are not my speciality –– in fact I generally try to avoid them. This card is probably as close to masculine you’ll get from me (and even then I couldn’t resist adding pretty sequins and a twine bow!)

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Cut red card stock to fit an A6 card base. (Measurements: 114mm x 162mm)

Step 2: Adhere Clear Double Sided adhesive (3mm & 6mm) to black cardstock. Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (Basic Black). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.

Step 3: Trim the Basic Black Glitter cardstock to create thin strips of glitter card.

Step 4: Using black cardstock cut additional strips varying in thickness (3mm to 6mm). Adhere these to the red card front, including a few Basic Black Glitter strips. Trim off any excess card.

Step 6: Next, adhere strips of black card and strips of Basic Black Glitter card in the optional direction as shown below. Trim off any excess card.

Step 7: Stamp the sentiment using embossing ink, apply black heat embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool. Adhere this to the card front.

Step 8: (Optional) Add machine stitched details.

Step 9: Use corrugated Kraft cardstock and die cut the reindeer.

Step 10: Use red cardstock to die cut the reindeer’s nose.

Step 11: Adhere the reindeer to the card front. Embellish with sequins and a twine bow. Adhere card front to an A6 card base.

This card is definitely in my top 10 makes for 2019 –– I’m not sure how masculine this card truly is but I loved creating my own tartan plaid background and Rudolf has always been my favourite reindeer!

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Other:

Red/Black/Kraft cardstock

Sequins

Twine

Sewing Machine

Die-Cutting Machine – Cuttlebug

Embossing Ink

Black Embossing Powder

Heat Tool

Clear Stamping Block

Gluedots/Foam dots

Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock Technique Friday Videos

Technique Friday | Assembling The Bears

November 22, 2019

Happy Technique Friday!

Today, Els is showing us how to assemble the new Honey Bear, Koala Bear, and Panda Bear die sets from Joset’s newest release. 

Watch the videos for each of the three tutorials below!

You can also watch these videos, download the project sheet and grab the supplies for all three of these cuties on the Technique Friday Project Page.

We hope you love these little critters as much as we do! Let us know which one is your favorite in the comments below!

Happy Crafting!

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