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15 Projects Full Of Summer Fun!

August 12, 2019

Beach days, sun rays and pool part–ays!

Summers are packed full of fun times, and so many opportunities for fun crafts! We hope your enjoying some fun in the sun, and some summer crafting too! 🙂

With the help of the Elizabeth Craft Design Team, we’ve put together 15 projects that are full of summer fun!

Tanja Kabel

Laura Gilhuly

Samantha Klaebe

Martine Rijnbeek

Yogi Grunwald

Els van de Burgt

Katelyn Grosart

Charlene van der Vorst

Suzanne Cannon

EK Gorman

Joset van de Burgt

Karen Ostergard

Diana Hua

From all of us at Elizabeth Craft Designs… Happy Summer! See all products used in these projects below!

Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Krista Schneider Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Fun “Cute Food” Clear Stamp Card Ideas

August 11, 2019

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!!!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs:

https://linkdeli.com/widget.js?1559654439292


Other:
Distress Ink: Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron – Ranger Inc.
Ink Blending tool
Archival Ink Jet Black stamp ink – Ranger Inc.
VersaMark watermark stamp pad – Tsukineko
Nuvo Highly Pigmented Watercolour Pencils – Tonic Studios
Nuvo Crystal Glaze – Tonis Studios
Water tank brush
Nuvo Glue Pen – Tonic Studios
White Embossing Powder – Ranger Inc.
Acrylic block for stamping
Tim Holtz presicion scissors
Googly eyes
Big Shot – Sizzix


Joset Designs Krista Schneider

Summer Tag Trio

August 8, 2019

Hi there!

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this Summer Tag Trio.

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • Cut some custom tags using the largest of the Diagonal Stitched Fishtails
  • Add the hole with a hole punch

Step 2: Stamping

  • Stamp the images from the Sun & Surf set and the sentiments from the Beach Sentiments set with alcohol marker friendly ink

Step 3: Coloring

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

Step 4: Ink Blending

  • Add some Distress Inks (Abandoned Coral, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers) to the tags with the help of a Blending Brush

Step 5: Finishing Touches

  • Thread matching twine through the holes of the tags

Have fun creating your own summer tags.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Others
Hole Punch
My Favorite Things Extreme Black Ink
Distress Ink (Abandoned Coral, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers)
Blending Brushes
Twine
Alcohol Marker
Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils

Krista Schneider Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Using A Background Stamp As A Focal Piece

June 27, 2019

Hi everyone!

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.

Bye bye!

Sara

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping Videos

How To Create Cards With Planner Essentials Stamps

June 19, 2019

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.

Happy crafting,
Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Desings:

https://linkdeli.com/widget.js?1552642647875

Other:
Nuvo Vintage Drops – Postbox Red, Bonnie Blue
Paper trimmer – Tonic Studios
Nuvo Water Tank Brush
Scissors
Acrylic block
Distress Inks – Ranger Ind. Inc.
Ink blending tool
Kraft mat
White Embossing Powder – Ranger Ind. Inc.
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
Archival Ink – Jet Black
Water spray bottle
Puffy Stickers – Heidi Swapp
Ribbon


Krista Schneider

Duck Family

June 17, 2019

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this adorable duck family card!

Step 1: Stamping and Die Cutting the Images

  • Stamp the mother duck, three ducklings, the little flower and the umbrella from the April Showers stamp set with Versafine Clair Nocturne
  • Cut them out with the coordinating dies

Step 2: Color the Images

  • Color the images with Prismacolor Colored Pencils

Step 3: Create the Background Panel

  • Cut two Stitched Circles from watercolor paper
  • Using one of the Stitched Circles, die cut a grass border using a die from the Adventure Edges set
  • Add color with Distress Oxide Inks (Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss)
  • Stamp the little raindrops from the April Showers stamp set with Versamark and heat-emboss them with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder

Step 4: Assemble the Focal Panel

  • Use clear double-sided adhesive and double-sided foam tape to assemble the focal panel
  • Add some Wink of Stella Clear Glitter to the umbrella for some extra sparkle

Step 5: Finishing Touches

  • Stamp the little circles from the April Showers stamp set as a continuous pattern onto a yellow card-base with Altenew Crisp Ink Honey Drizzle
  • Stamp the sentiment from the same set with Versamark onto some light kraft cardstock and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder

Assemble, and you’re done!

I hope this gave you a little inspiration!

Have a wonderful day.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Other
Versafine Clair Nocturne
Prismacolor Colored Pencils
Distress Oxide Inks (Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss)
Versamark
WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter
Altenew Crisp Ink Honey Drizzle
yellow cardbase
light kraft cardstock

ModaScrap

How To Create This Quick Card For Summer

June 12, 2019

Hello everyone!

It’s Sara here today, and I have a new summery project for you: a sailor card, which is perfect both for a young boy and for an adult one.

Don’t know why I went for a round shape, but maybe I’ve thought about the waves. Who cares?

So, all you have to do is:

  • Cut a circle with the third larger die from Dashing circles on to a folded piece of cardstock, minding that you have to off set it just a little bit in order to create a round folding card.
  • With the same die cut a piece of light blue paper, and shade it with Distress Ink to create a night sky.
  • For the waves fussy cut three pieces of vellum with different  widths, add a little bit of white embossing powder to the borders
  • Stamp and watercolor the bear from Sailor’s life stamp set with no line technique and die cut it with the matching die.
  • Cut a circular frame with the circle die you use before and the fourth larger.
  • Assemble all your piece with Kid’s choice glue and mounting tape to create some dimension.

And that’s it! Hope you like it!

Sara

Kraft cardstock, Distress ink, Vellum, White embossing powder, Watercolor

Krista Schneider Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

How To Use Sentiments To Create A Background

June 6, 2019

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!

Tina

Products Used:
Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Bloom Bloom Bloom!

June 5, 2019

When I first started playing with this stamp set, I had plans to arrange the leave and flowers more traditionally. Instead I went with what I love –– pattern play –– looking for fun ways to arrange and layout patterns onto my card front.

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Using pattern paper and card stock, stamp and die cut the flowers and leaves from Color My Flowers set.

Step 2: Position the flowers and leaves on to your card front measuring: 10.5cm x 15.5cm

Step 3: (Optional) Before adhering the flower add machine stitched details to the leaves on your card front.

Step 4: Adhere the flowers using foam tape.

Step 5: Use watermark ink to stamp the sentiment three times on to black cardstock, apply white embossing powder, then heat set.

Step 6: Trim the sentiments and adhere to your card front.

Step 7: Embellish with a twine bow and sequins. Adhere card front to an A6 card base.

Thank you for stopping by! For me this is a quick and easy way to create with stamps and their co-ordinating cut out dies. All you need is pattern paper, cardstock, and a fun layout…

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Other:

Foam Tape/Tape Runner

Sewing Machine

Cuttlebug

Pattern Paper

Twine

Sequins

Watermark Ink/White Embossing Powder/Heat Tool

Scissors/Paper Trimmer

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