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Have A Fin-tastic Day –– Sneak Peek!

January 21, 2020

Hi there! It’s Tanja here with a sneak peek of Joset’s upcoming release! Today, I’m showing you how to create a cute card using the upcoming Whale die set.

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • cut out the elements for the little whale with its cute little hat from the Whale set from white Soft Finish Cardstock

Step 2: Coloring

  • color the elements with Alcohol Markers and add extra shading with Distress Oxide Ink (Black Soot, Hickory Smoke, Chipped Sapphire, Aged Mahogany)

Step 3: Assemble the Whale

  • assemble the whale using liquid glue
  • add highlights with a white gel pen

Step 4: Creating the Background

  • for the background cut out a stitched watercolor panel using one of the Stitched Rectangles
  • cut out a cloud border with the help of the Adventure Edges die set and three wave borders using the brand new Ocean Edges die set
  • add shading to the clouds and the waves with Distress Oxide Ink (Stormy Sky, Mermaid Lagoon)
  • stamp the sentiment from the coordinating Splish Splash Sentiments set with Versafine Clair Medieval Blue

Step 5: Finishing the Card

  • adhere the whale to the background using clear double-sided adhesive
  • add two strips of patterned paper to the left and right of the panel before adhering it to a cardbase

While I was creating the whale card my daughter Emily (9) crafted alongside me and she chose the new Sea Turtle die set and some seaweed and stones from the Seaweed die set for her project. Here is what she came up with:

I hope you got inspired. We can’t wait for Joset’s release!

Hugs,

Supplies

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Whale
white Soft Finish Cardstock
watercolor paper
Stitched Rectangles
Adventure Edges
Ocean Edges
Sea Turtle
Seaweed
Splish Splash Sentiments
clear double-sided adhesive

Other:
Alcohol Markers
Distress Oxide Ink (Black Soot, Hickory Smoke, Chipped Sapphire, Aged Mahogany, Stormy Sky, Mermaid Lagoon)
white gel pen
patterned paper
Versafine Clair Medieval Blue

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Sneak Peek: Mermaid Kisses

January 13, 2020

Hello Friends, it’s Sandy Diller here with you today. I’m excited to be sharing some awesome upcoming dies and stamps from Joset Designs.

I’m thinking ahead to spring and summer and these adorable ocean themed dies and stamps are just perfect. This entire line will be available on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website very soon so keep an eye out for them! Meanwhile, here’s a little sneak peek for you.

This little Mermaid just couldn’t be any cuter and she goes together easily -so let’s get started.

I began by making my ocean background. I used Yupo and alcohol ink but you can use any paper for this. I cut a piece of Yupo Paper, which is really plastic paper, 5.25″ X 4″. I applied the alcohol ink solution over the top of the paper, spread it as evenly as possible and then dropped two colors of blue alcohol ink into it. Using a fan brush – I swiped through the ink with a horizonal motion to make it look like an ocean current. Alcohol inks dry very quickly so you need to start brushing right away.

The finished card size is 5.5″ X 4.25″ so I started with a Soft Finish Cardstock base that is 5.5″ X 11″, then scored and folded in half. On the front section I placed ECD Clear Double Sided Adhesive around the edges as shown above.

After removing the adhesive liner – Silk Microfine Glitter was sprinkled on.

After brushing off the excess glitter, I burnished the glitter with my finger, trapping it in the adhesive. This will make a glittery boarder for my ocean panel.

I really like this color combo and the glittered boarder adds to that ocean feel.

After setting my front panel aside, I cut out the cute little mermaid, some sand (using real sand paper that I barrowed from the garage) using the new Ocean Edges. The hair was cut using White Soft Finish cardstock and then I used some distress ink to color it. I used Fossilized Amber and Wild Honey.

For some parts of this adorable Mermaid – I cut the pieces using Double Sided Adhesive that was added to the cardstock and then die cut as shown below. I thought it would be fun to add more glitter.

As you can see from the photo above, it is easy to add the facial features on the Mermaid because the die makes an impression that shows you where they go. Easy Peasy. The die set also has pieces that cut out the eyes and lips for you.

Ok, fins have been glittered, lips, hair and eyes have been added – let’s put her together. By the way, you can also make a boy mermaid as the die set contains two different pieces for the hair.

Here the sand has been added along with some coral from the Seaweed set and some Starfish from the Diving Accesories set. Some little bubbles have also shown up and they were made using the ECD Transparent Craft Drops. See below for how I made these ahead of time and simply added them.

Because sometimes I’m not patient or careful with drops, I like to make mine ahead of time. I do this by dropping Craft Drops on a piece of liner that I have saved from the Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Once they are dry I simply roll up the liner and save them until I need them and then lift them off the liner and glue them on the project. This saves time and frustration.

Mermaid Kisses & Starfish Wishes from Joset’s new set was stamped on a vellum banner and added to the top of the card with more bubbles. This card was finished off with more coral and a seashell.

Thanks for joining me today, I have enjoyed sharing my card with you.

Until next time – happy crafting,

Sandy

Supply list to come

Joset Designs

Deep Sea Adventure

June 28, 2016

Hello, Robin here with my first post for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I am so thrilled with this opportunity to be a guest designer and share my designs with all of you. I had so much fun creating this deep sea adventure card. I hope you enjoy making one as well.

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  1. Use a paper trimmer to cut one 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of tan colored cardstock lengthwise at 4 1/4″.
  2. Fold the pieces of card stock in half to create two card bases that measure 4 1/4″  x  5 1/2″.
  3. Adhere the back side of one of the card bases to the inside flap of the second card base. Make sure to line them up perfectly. You will now have a three-paneled card base.
  4. Trim 1/8 of an inch off your third panel so when you fold your card it will lay perfectly flat.
  5. Close your card so your third panel is in the middle and your left panel is on top. place your fourth sized oval die from your Stitched Ovals die set (#1113) in the center of your card so it lays horizontal.
  6. Run the entire card through your die cutting machine until your top two card layers have cleanly cut through. you will now have a left window panel, a middle solid panel, and a right window panel.
  7. Emboss your window panels one at a time with your favorite sea themed embossing folder or one that creates the look of water or rocks. (With this card I used a zebra pattern one that looks wavy.) Make sure you only emboss your window panels.
  8. Trim out a blue background panel measuring 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ and emboss it to match your window panels. You will adhere this to the middle solid panel to create your ocean background.
  9. Using your fourth and fifth size ovals from your Stitched Ovals set you will create a border for the front panel of your window card. Using a glue pen to apply a small amount to the back of the oval frame, carefully adhere it to the front of your card around the oval window.
  10. Using dies from the Seaweed die set (#1186) cut 7 green seaweed pieces, 2 orange coral pieces, 1 large and 2 small light pink coral pieces and the rims for them in darker pink, plus 5 brown big rocks and 5 brown small rocks.
  11. Using dies from the Small Shells die set (#1147) cut 1 brown starfish, 1 pink starfish and starfish overlay, 1 shell with its overlay.
  12. Cut 1 gray anchor using the Lighthouse die set (#1145).
  13. Cut 1 green sea turtle and sea turtle shell overlay using the Sea Turtle die set (#1185).
  14. Cut 2 layers of blue cardstock ocean waves the Boat die set (#1182). Adhere the pieces so one row of waves  ishigher than the other and trim them using the fourth size oval from the Stitched Ovals set, the same set used to cut out your windows.
  15. On the lower left corner of your card front, layer and adhere two green and one orange seaweed pieces and two brown rocks, one smaller, one larger.
  16. On the bottom right corner of your card front, layer and adhere one orange seaweed piece and three pink coral pieces, then add add one small rock and one large rock.
  17. On the inside of your front flap add one green seaweed and one brown starfish to the bottom right corner.
  18. On the inside of your right window panel adhere your two layers of ocean waves. The back of the waves is a perfect location to add your sentiment. I added a stamped image from the Ahoy Sentiments clear stamps set, ‘Have a  splashing day!’ (Tip: It’s easiest to stamp the sentiment before attaching the wave pieces to the window.)
  19. On the outside of your right hand window panel layer and adhere one green seaweed piece, one 1 pink double-layered shell and a large brown rock at the bottom left corner.
  20. On the bottom right corner arrange and adhere add three green pieces of seaweed, two large and two small brown rocks, one double-layered pink starfish, and the anchor.
  21. Lastly, add your sea turtle making sure to line him up so when you close the right window panel you can see that he is partly in the waves.
  22. Fold your card panels in and enjoy your triple-layered Deep Sea Adventure 🙂

 

Supplies used:

Elizabeth Craft Designs – 

Stitched Ovals

Seaweed

Shells Small

Lighthouse (anchor)

Turtle

Boat (waves)

Ahoy Sentiments Clear Stamps

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

 

Other – 

Cardstock in various colors

Embossing Folder with overal pattern

Acrylic block for clear stamp

Glue

 

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Maritime ATC cards

June 23, 2016

Hi there! Sanna here today, sharing a set of maritime ATC cards.Sanna Lippert

I love summer, sand and sea and therefore chose to create ATC cards around this theme. The new Joset Designs dies are just perfect for creating such artist trading cards!! Here are the steps on how to create these ATC cards: Continue Reading

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