Hello! Samantha here sharing a card I created using one of my favourite Krista Schneider stamp sets called Cacti. One of the things I loved most about making this card was that I didn’t use any colouring medium. The background is cardstock and the cacti’s are all paper pieced with pattern paper! It’s a fun technique that I haven’t used in the longest time…
Step 1: Die cut the smallest Diagonal Stitched Fishtail die 12x using four different colours of cardstock.
Step 2: Position and adhere all the die cut fishtails on to your card front as shown below. Trim off any excess card.
Step 3: Stamp the three cacti on cardstock then die cut them out.
Step 4: Partially stamp each cacti again on pattern paper.
Step 5: Using scissors or a craft knife cut out each cacti part. Adhere these to the die cut Cacti as shown below.
Step 6: (Optional) Punch holes in each cacti and add an embroidery feature.
Step 7: Stamp the sentiment.
Step 8: Using foam tape, adhere the cacti’s and embellish the card with a twine bow and enamel dots. Adhere cardfront to an A6 cardbase.
I’ve now coloured and paper pieced this stamp set and I love the look of both –– I loved revisiting this technique again and I hope you get a chance to give it a go too!
Hello everyone, it’s Sanna Lippert here again today for my August guest blog post. Today I’d like to share some fun “cute food” clear stamp card ideas with you. I love these stamps in combination with the fun sentiments, because you can create cards for practically every occasion!!
But first let me share the steps with you:
Step 1: I started by stamping the images very randomly with black waterproof stamp ink onto white Soft Finish Cardstock and then coloring them with Highly Pigmented Watercolour Pencils and blending the colours with a water tank brush.
Step 2: Next I fussy cut all the tiny images with my tiny Tim Holtz precision scissors. This takes a while, so if you would like to save time, I suggest you buy the matching “Cute Food” die cut die set for the stamps. That will save you lots of time! I didn’t have one, so I used my scissors. This is more time consuming, but also works.
Step 3: After fussy cutting I took a piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock and inked it with green and blue Distress Ink using the blending technique. Next I die cut the inked paper into two background pieces using the Circle and the Diamond Background dies.
Step 4: I then adhered the background pieces onto blue and purple Soft Finish Cardstock using a wide glue pen. You can also use the Clear Double Sided Adhesive instead of a glue pen, but you have to adhere it onto the paper before die cutting it! I also stamped the sentiments with embossing ink onto black cardstock several times and heat embossed them with white embossing powder to use them as sentiments on the finished cards. I fussy cut the embossed sentiments into banner, but you can also use the Stitched Fishtail Banner die for this purpose.
Step 5: For my third card I used the negative pieces of the Circle Background die to create a circle pattern on white card base. The donuts work really well together with the negative residue pieces and create a fun card.
For more shine and texture I decorated the donuts with some Crystal Glaze.
Step 6: Depending on which card I was working on, I either added some shading onto the background with Distress Inks, decorated the colored images with googly eyes or added glazed details onto them.
I had such a great time creating these Cute Food cards. After you are done with coloring and die cutting/fussy cutting them, the rest is fast and easy!! Here are my finished cards:
I hope you enjoyed my August tutorial and get inspired to play with the Cute Food stamp and die set yourself!! I´ll be sharing my next guest design team project in November – see you then!!!
Hello! Samantha here, bringing you some Christmas card inspiration in July! Nothing beats being prepared six months before Christmas –– I personally try to make as many holiday themed cards as I can to avoid the crazy rush that leads up to Christmas day.
Step 1: Stamp the Circle Background stamp on cardstock and pattern paper, fussy cut around the circles.
Step 2: Position and adhere the circles on to your card front (measuring: 10.5cm x 15.5cm) as shown below.
Step 3: (Optional) Add machine stitched detail to the circle Christmas tree.
Step 4: Stamp the Classic Christmas Sentiment on to the Banner die. Adhere this to your card front.
Step 5: Adhere Double Sided Adhesive to white card stock and die cut the stars from the Elegant Christmas Tree die set.
Step 6: Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (Moonbeam). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.
Step 7: Embellish card with the glitter stars and a twine bow. Adhere card front to an A6 card base.
Today is a bittersweet day: this will be my last post for ECD blog and I’m a little bit sad about that. I’m happy because it means moving forward to new adventures, but also sad because I love this big family and all the people that you can not see but they work behind the scenes.
For today’s post I chose one of the first stamp that I’ve ever receive, but still one of my favourite: the circles background.
All you have to do is: stamp it with clear sticky ink and cover with clear embossing powder. Watercolor all the panel with a wet on wet tecnique and the colors you prefer. Fussy cut the circles and arrange them to make an abstract flower bouquet.
Die cut the Leafy Branch 4 from ModaScrap and watercolor it, add some black ink splatters to the background, arrange all the pieces and glue them creating layers.
If you like, add some sequins.
I would like to thank you all for being so kind and creative, hope you like this last post.
Hello everyone! It’s Sanna Lippert here today again, sharing my June Guest Design Team project(s) with you.
I don’t do planners that much, but I still really like the Planner Essentials clear stamp sets that Esther Glas designed. So when I first saw them, I knew I wanted to use them for another purpose: cardmaking! They, by the way, would also work great on art journals, ATCs and tags even.
Here is what I did: Step 1: Take a sheet of white Soft Finish Cardstock and the Patterns 1 Planner Essentials stamp set and stamp a grid with an embossing ink onto the paper. Then pour white embossing powder over the stamped area, dabb any residue off and heat set with a heat tool. Step 2: Repeat the previous step and now use one of the flower images in the same stamp set.
Step 3: Color the grid piece with a green Distress Ink and an ink blending tool and then color the flowers using a water tank brush and pink, orange and yellow Distress Ink tones. After you are done coloring the flowers, apply blue Distress Ink onto the working surface and color the background around the flowers blue. Step 4: Cut the pieces into a right size with a paper trimmer. Step 5: Fussy cut the flower piece along the right side edge with scissors. Step 6: Adhere both pieces onto a white appr. 6×6 inch sized white card base with Kids Choice glue.
Step 7: Add a ribbon to the card and ink a strip of white cardstock with a green Distress Ink, then stamp a sentiment with black ink onto the strip using the Remember Planner Essentials stamp set. Step 8: Fussy cut the banner OR use the Stiched Fishtail Banner die to die cut it and adhere the banner in place. Recorate with roses and liquid drops.
For my second card I used the same stamp sets with these steps: Step 1: Use the residue ink from the blue background card on your working surface and dabb a piece of white cardstock into it until you have grabbed all color from the surface. Step 2: Take the Patterns 1 Planner Essentials stamp set – the number stamp – and start stamping the image repeatedly onto the background with the same Distress Ink tone.
Step 3: Use an ink blending tool and apply the same Distress Ink tone onto a strip of white cardstock. Now use the Remember stamp set to stamp a sentiment with black stamp ink onto the strip. Step 4: Adhere the pieces together and cut any residue parts off with scissors. Then adhere this piece onto a appr. 6×6 inch sized white card base.
Step 5: Take the border stamp from the same stamp set and using black stamp ink stamp the image repeatedly on both sides of the free white area on the card. Step 6: Decorate with puffy stickers or buttons and add a few liquid drops for additional decor.
Of course I also recorded a video for you to watch, so you get a better idea on how I did each and every step!
I hope you like my card ideas and get inspired to try something similar out yourself!! See you all in August with another tutorial post.
Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. I have a sweet and simple card to share with you using sentiments to create a background. I used the Garden Party Clear Stamps from Krista Schneider. Below you will find the steps to create your own 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 vertical side fold card. (A2)
Step 2 – Trim Soft Finish Café au Lait to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Stamp Garden Party sentiments (Bloom, Blossom, Grow) using a soft brown Ink. You could mix it up but I decided on the sentiments repeating on each row. Diecut Garden Notes Frame It Stitched Squares. Save the inner square. Diecut Dashing Rectangles and adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.
Step 3 – Stamp Garden Party image onto White Soft Finish Cardstock using Gina K Amalgam Ink. This is an alcohol friendly ink. Color in the image using alcohol markers. I used Tri-Blend Markers by Spectrum Noir. Diecut the image with the matching die.
Step 4 – Diecut Dotted Scallop Squares using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere the center square from Step 2 on top of the Dotted Scallop Square diecut and then the diecut image using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Optional – Wrap some twine around the bottom 3 times and tie a bow. Adhere to card using foam tape.
This card can be used for any occasion. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!