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Creating Paper Orchids That Look Real

February 14, 2019

Good morning and Happy Valentine’s Day! Kathy Sabarese here, sharing a 6”x 6” card featuring beautiful Orchids.

Orchids are so lovely and could be a thoughtful gift for Valentine’s Day! So, I’ve put them in a setting for a card for a ‘loved‘ one. I’ve used Susan Tierny Cockburn’s Phalaenopsis (Moth Orchid), Garden Fruit Crate, Stitched Circles, Ladybug, Soft Finish Card Stock, Words: ‘Little Words Mean A Lot’,  and Kid’s Choice Glue. If you’d like to see how to shape the flowers, you can watch Susan’s video here.

I’ve added some smudges and lines with a gold pen on the background, and Spanish Moss under the leaves in the crate so it shows through the slats. The background inside the circle was done with Ranger’s Oxide Distress Inks stamped on a Teflon mat, a few spritzes of water and then card stock was ‘dragged’ through. Watch the wonderful colors spread! 

I shaded the edges of the leaves, then pushed them into a Versamark pad, sprinkled them with fine clear embossing powder, heat dried them.. and voila.. shiny leaves orchids exhibit!

These orchids are honestly very easy to sculpt into real-looking flowers! I thought some words would add to this card and stamped these on a tag. 

Don’t forget to add a ladybug to one of the leaves!

Susan has tutorial videos of her flowers from which you will gain wonderful tips and techniques –– watch on her Facebook page, ‘Susan’s Garden Spot.’

Try becoming a ‘paper gardener’ .. I think you will be so pleased!

See you soon!

Kathy

Supply List:

Joset Designs

Party Animal

February 12, 2019

Karen here today! I’m excited to be using one of the new releases from Joset! There is an all-new amazing collection of characters and accessories. I used the Giraffe, Party Accessories, Adventure Edges 2 and Safari Sayings in my card today!

Here are the steps to replicate the card:

Step 1. From 85lb White Soft Finish Cardstock, cut a rectangle measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″; score at 5-1/2″ and fold in half to create a top-fold card base.

Step 2. Die cut the fence from Adventure Edges 2 set and the mustache, party hat and bow tie from the Party Accessories set.

Step 3. Color the tops and bottoms of the fence with Copic E41, the bow tie with B41, the mustache with E43, and the hat with B41 and B95. Note: I decided later not to put the hat on my card, and instead I decorated my envelope with it!

Step 4. Using the Stitched Rectangle Dies, cut a piece of the Rainbow Bark 6×6 Collection with the fence adhered to it.

Step 5. With permanent black ink, stamp the sentiment from Safari Sayings onto the corner of the patterned paper.

Step 6. Die cut the pieces of the Giraffe Die using brown, gold and light beige cardstock. I adhered clear double sided adhesive to the back to make assembly easier. Adhere the giraffe to the card front, and add on the mustache and bow tie.

Step 7. Adhere the card front to the card base.

Step 8. Add a few enamel dots.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs:

https://linkdeli.com/widget.js?1549439153802

Other Supplies:

Enamel dots, black permanent ink, Copic markers

Susan's Garden Club

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, He Loves Me…

February 11, 2019

Hi! Diane Prince here today with a very simple card idea for Valentine’s Day.

I guess most of us have played that game plucking the petals of a daisy, wishing to finish with the “he loves me” petal! It seems like the daisies have been in my life for ever but they always remind me of my childhood friendships. I find that the daisies are the most versatile flowers and they can show just how much we appreciate someone as a friend, as a family member, on Valentine’s Day or any day!

Step 1 – Card base:

For the base of this card, you will need:

  • A white Soft Finish Cardstock (85 lb), 12 inches X 6 inches, scored and folded in half.
  • A 6 inches square piece of yellow cardstock.
  • A 5 ½ inches square piece of pattern paper.
  • 5 ½ inches square piece of a lighter pattern paper cut diagonally.
  • Adhere each layers on the card base using Clear Double Sided Tape in the order shown below.
  • Glue a narrow yellow ribbon diagonally with Kids Choice Glue.

Step 2 – Shasta Daisies

Using the 1521 – Garden Notes Shasta Daisy die set:

  • Die cut 3 times the petals out of White Soft Finish Cardstock (85 lb) for the flowers.
  • The small centers needs to be cut 3 times out of yellow cardstock.
  • For the leaves, choose a dark green cardstock and die cut the 2 leaves 3 times.
  • Shape the leaves and the petals using the 4 Pieces All Metal Tool Set. Susan Tierney Cockburn has a wonderful video you can watch to help you with this step. Video here

Step 3 – Ladder Ferns

Using the 1423 – Garden Notes – Ladder Fern die set:

  • Die cut 2 times the 2 different sizes out of a different green cardstock than the one used for the Shasta Daisies leaves.
  • Shade the ferns with a darker green ink on the edges.
  • Shape the ferns using the 4 Pieces All Metal Tool Set.
  • To see how Susan Tierney Cockburn does it, you can watch the following video. Video here.

Step 4 – Sentiments:

With the use of the 1390 – Banners set and the 1466 – Words 2 – Thinking of you set:

  • Die cut the second banner 3 times out of the same yellow cardstock used for the card base, each piece being double up with some Clear Double Side Adhesive.
  • Adhere the 3 banners on top of each other, to give it dimension.
  • Die cut the “I Love You” words out of dark green cardstock doubled with Clear Double Side Adhesive.
  • Stick the words on the banner.

And here’s a closer look at the finish flowers!

I hope you enjoyed this project and I wish you a very happy Valentine’s Day!

Diane

ECD products used on this card:

https://linkdeli.com/widget.js?1549284835381

Other products used on this cards:

  • Forest Moss Distress Ink
  • Yellow and green Bazzil cardstock
  • Patterned paper
Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

How To Make This Little Chick and Bunny Easter Card

February 4, 2019

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. Today I have a fun Easter card to share with you! It’s combined using some old and new product from Joset Designs –– the new character die Little Chick and the Bunny die. Below are the instructions so you can make your own super fun Easter 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 horizontal side fold card. (A2)

Step 2 – Trim White Soft Finish cardstock to 5 1/4” x 4”. Diecut Adventure Edges II using a scrap piece of cardstock. Using ink of your choice create the clouds on the upper section of the cardstock. I used Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass.

Step 3 – Diecut Adventure Edges II for create the Foliage. Dark green for the Foliage and lighter green for the grass. Adhere to the background created from Step 2.

Step 4 – Diecut Little Chick and Bunny using Color cardstock or Ink it yourself. Assemble the characters using Kids Choice Glue. Adhere to card. The big egg shell under the grass and the smaller egg shell under the grass. Adhere the backside Bunny over the big egg shell and remember to tuck some carrots in there. Adhere the Little Chick to the left bottom side.

Step 5 – Stamp Spring Sentiments using Versafine Onyx Black Ink to the panel just above the Bunny. Adhere the entire panel to the card front.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card. This card can be used for other occasions by changing the sentiment. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Tina

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products Used:

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

Share Your Garden Bliss

February 3, 2019

Diana here today! One of my favorite things about my garden is remembering where each plant came from. I always buy some annuals every year but the perennials hold a special place in my heart. I remember which one came from my mom’s garden, my sister’s, and even co-workers from over a decade ago. My hydrangeas and azalea actually come from our first home as well as some others.

Long intro but my card is inspired by the idea of sharing your garden. Wouldn’t it be thoughtful to have a few pots of small plants from your garden, some seeds, and a card to a neighbor or friend?


To make this card, I started with watercolor paper and white card stock.

  1. Make a white frame by nesting two rectangle dies. I like to use watercolor paper for the frame because it is stiffer.
  2. The inside of the frame is aslo a die cut from water color paper using the larger of the two dies above. I used blue and green water colors to color the opposite corners of the background.
  3. Make a rainbow wash on watercolor paper to cut out the butterfly spray as well as the Garden and Bliss word dies. The tiny flowers for the center of the Shasta Daisy is also cut out from it also so make sure it is a large enough sheet/scrap.
  4. The Shasta Daisy is cut from white card stock.
  5. Pop up the frame on the green and blue watercolor paper.
  6. Adhere to a white tent card base.
  7. Adhere all the die cuts as show in the picture below.

I can’t wait for spring to come – my garden is so dead right now but I look forward to splitting and sharing my perennials.

Diana Nguyen

ECD Dies used:

Other Products used:

  • Koi watercolors

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Susan's Garden Club

Tulips in Ironstone

January 27, 2019

Good morning everyone! It’s Susan Tierney-Cockburn here from Susan’s Garden Club, showing you a project inspired by Ironstone.

Ironstone was developed in Staffordshire, England in the 19th century as an alternative to porcelain. Actually, there is no iron in ironstone; it’s name is derived from its notable strength and durability. Antique ironstone wares are collectable, particularly if it was made by Mason’s. I decided to recreate that look using my Pottery Pitcher (#1294)!

LET’S GET STARTED

Step One
Die cut Tulip 2 (#1296) five times in Soft Finish White cardstock. Cut “calyx” 5 times in a medium green cardstock and cut the stamen 5 times in black cardstock. The background was a photo that I printed from my computer of a Delft tile—I thought it was appropriate with the Tulips.

Step Two
Die cut two Pottery Pitchers in Soft Finished cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back. Adhere them together and use an Opaque White embossing powder to create the finish. Use Metallic Rub-On/Earth Tones Kit #2/Nubian to antique the Pitcher.

Step Three
Use PanPastel/Bright Green Yellow Shade (from Set 2) to shade the outside of the white Tulips.

Step Four
Place the 4-petal piece and the 2-petal piece on the Molding Pad and using the Small Loop Tool, shape the pieces. Then, use the Small Ball Stylus to cup the centers of both pieces. Use Beacon Kids Choice Glue to adhere the two petal pieces together. If you want your Tulip to dry properly, use a plastic candy separator or an egg carton used for Quail eggs and turn them upside down in a container.

Step Five
Place the medium green cardstock calyx on the Molding Pad and cup the pieces. Use a toothpick to place it inside the Tulip. For the black stamen, hold onto the “tail” and use a toothpick to apply some glue to the straight edge. Roll up the pieces and secure

with your thumb and index finger while sliding the tweezers out. Separate the filaments, dip ends into glue and then into Black Pollen. Dip the base of the stamen into the glue and adhere it to the calyx inside the Tulip.

Step Six
I decided to die cut three Ladder Ferns (#1423) for foliage. I used a Comic Marker E89/ Pecan to accentuate the stem. Then I placed the Fern on my Leaf Pad and used the Leaf Tool to draw stem lines.

Step Seven
Assembly.—Shade medium green cardstock Leaves with Distress Ink/Forest Moss on the edges. Place on the Leaf Pad and add a stem line. With the Leaf right-side-up, fold the stem line and shade this line with PanPastels/Bright Yellow Green Tint. Use Tweezers to pinch the stem end and the Medium Ball Stylus to shape the outer edge of the leaf. Adhere the Pottery Pitcher to your background. Add the three Ladder Ferns and finally the White Tulips. I use foam cosmetic sponges to prop the Tulips up until they set. Dip the stem ends of the leaves into glue and place them around the flowers.

Of course, don’t forget to add the Ladybug!

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial! Head over to the Susan’s Garden Club Facebook Page for more tutorials and paper gardening fun!

Susan

A Way With Words Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs ModaScrap Planner Essentials Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock Susan's Garden Club

Welcome 2019

January 22, 2019

Hi everyone,

Sandy Diller here! I hope your new year is going well. It is always refreshing to think that we have a chance to start over and that’s what it’s all about with my project today. I have started collecting my Planner Essentials and decided to try something a little different using them. I made a 2019 calendar using the Planner Essentials as my starting point and went from there with products from my Elizabeth Craft Designs stash. I hope you enjoy what I’ve done.

Instead of using the planner itself I began by making my covers using a lightweight chipboard and then covering it with some awesome paper from ModaScrap. I adhered the paper using Clear Double sided adhesive. Using one of the planner pages dies as a template – I made the holes at the top to correspond with all the pages inside. The entire thing is held together by 6 rings.

Because chipboard was used for the covers – it stands up by itself and can be flipped from month to month.

I have linked all the products at the end so you can take a closer look.

This project was so much fun to make and I loved giving it away because I know the recipient will be enjoying it all year long.

HAPPY 2019,

Sandy

Links

https://linkdeli.com/widget.js?1543923411530

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs

Sneak Peek –– Joset’s New Release

January 16, 2019

Hello everyone, It’s Joset here today as your guest designer. I’m very excited to show you 3 dies from my upcoming release at Elizabeth Craft Designs. This time the theme is Safari so think cute animals, safari accessories and lots more! For this card I’ll be using the new Monkey, Jungle Leaves and Safari Accessories dies as well as the new Safari sentiments.

Let’s get started!

Instructions:

  1. Cut a square from White Soft Finish Cardstock using the largest die from the Fitted Squares die set. Add crushes olive and mowed lawn Distress Oxide using the technique shown by Els van de Burgt in this video HERE.

2. Die cut a circle in the middle of the square using the 4th largest die from the Fitted Circles die set. You can save this circle for another project.

3. Cut a dashing square from White Soft Finish using the largest die from the Dashing Squares die set. Adhere behind the square with circle using Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Add sentiment to the right bottom corner of the square using black ink.

4. Die cut jungle leaves and two large leaves from White Soft Finish Cardstock and color with twisted citron and mowed lawn Distress Ink using a round Mini Ink Blending Tool.

5. Die cut all the pieces for the monkey, the little banana and the safari hat and color with Distress Ink (Colors used: monkey – vintage photo and tea dye, banana – mustard seed, safari hat – forest moss and vintage photo). Add the mouth and eyes of the monkey’s face using a fine black marker.

6. Assemble monkey and safari hat as shown below using Kids Choice Glue or adhesive.

7. Add leaves, monkey with hat and banana to card front as shown. I used little dots of the Kids Choice Glue to adhere the jungle leaves.

I hope you enjoyed my project, and are as excited for my upcoming release as I am! The release will be available starting January 20 –– GO WILD!

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Monkey – COMING SOON

Jungle leaves – COMING SOON

Safari Sentiments – COMING SOON

Others –

Die cutting machine

Distress Oxide colors: crusted olive and mowed lawn

Distress Ink colors: twisted citron, mowed lawn, vintage photo, tea dye, forest moss and mustard seed

Round Mini Ink Blending Tool

Fine black marker

Black stamping ink

Clear stamping block or Misti


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