Hey Everyone! It’s EK today with some sepia toned love cards.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to create a collection of romantic cards that can be used for Cupid’s holiday or frankly any day. Charlene’s A Field of Flowers stamp set is the perfect way to create a simple collections of cards. And let’s be honest, these flowers are just begging for a sepia treatment.
Step One: Stamp all the images from the A Field of Flowers stamp set onto Watercolor Paper using water proof ink.
Step Two: Using watercolor pencils in shades of brown, tan and peach color the flowers.
Step Three: Using a watercolor brush, spread the pencil out.
Step Four: Repeat steps one and two with the rest of the images.
Step Five: Using a watercolor pencil, shade around the edges of the watercolor paper. I used shades of red, pink and purple.
Step Six: Using a watercolor brush, blend out the pencil.
Step Seven: Repeat steps five and six with rest of the images.
Step Eight: Using the Love Sentiments stamp set, add the sentiment onto each image. I used grey on all except the one with the leaves.
Step Nine: Mount the watercolor paper onto an A2 card frame.
I hope you enjoy these super simple, yet romantic cards. Let me know in the comments below what you think about turning the flowers into sepia tones. Until then, happy crafting.
Valentine’s Day is almost here and we’ve got the perfect projects for your Valentine! With the help of our Design Team, we’ve put together a list of 13 projects that you can create today for Valentine’s Day:
Hey Crafters! Katelyn here! With only 13 days until Valentine’s Day, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about creating those special cards for loved ones. So, today, I’m sharing with you my Love Card.
To create my card, I’ve used a variety of dies from Suzanne Cannon! To compliment the products from Suzanne Cannon, I’ve also used dies from Els van de Burgt Studio. Read below as I have a tutorial for you on how to recreate my card.
Step One. Choose three Valentine’s Day themed patterned paper. From the first paper, die cut 4″ Stitched Rectangle. From the second paper, die cut a 3 1/2″ Stitched Rectangle. From the third paper, die cut a 2 1/2″ Stitched Rectangle. Distress the edges of papers. Ink the edges of the papers using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Two. Die cut a 3″ Stitched Rectangle out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Distress the edges of the rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Three. From the Love, Joy & Peace Christmas Ornament, you’ll need the love word. Die cut the word out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step Four. From the Flourished Frame Die, die cut the frame out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step Five. Die cut the Flourished Oval Frame out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to the frame and sprinkle Gothic Black Modern Gilding Powder over the entire surface of the frame. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.
Step Six. From the Entwined Hearts die, die cut the set of three heart three times out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Candied Apple Distress Oxide Ink over the entire surface of four hearts. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink over the entire surface of five hearts. Ink the edges of the hearts using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Seven. Adhere the Flourished Frame to the 4″ Stitched Rectangle. Adhere the 3 1/2″ Stitched Rectangle to the middle of the 4″ Stitched Rectangle.
Step Eight. Foam square the 3″ Stitched Rectangle to the middle of the 3 1/2″ Stitched Rectangle. Adhere the 2 1/2″ Stitched Rectangle to the middle of the 3″ Stitched Rectangle.
Step Nine. Adhere the Flourished Frame to the middle of the 2 1/2″ Stitched Rectangle. Adhere the Love sentiment to the middle of the Flourished Frame.
Step Ten. Adhere the hearts around the Flourished Oval Frame and sentiment as desired. Cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5 1/4″ x 8″, score at 4″. Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.
Thank you for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Love Card.
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Distress Ink: Black Soot
Distress Oxide Ink: Candied Apple and Worn Lipstick
Blending Tool with Foam
Ranger Ink: Emboss It Ink
Simple Stories: Kissing Booth – Crazy For You, Smitten and Love & Adore
Hello Everyone! It’s EK, and today I am popping in with a non-Valentine’s Valentine’s Day card. I like giving out cards to friends and family on the 14th, but I also like it to look like a card for any other day of the year. Today I am playing around with the negative image of a die cut to create this any-time Valentine’s day card.
Step One: Trim a piece of Dusky Lavender Soft Finish Cardstock to 12×6 inches. Score and fold the the cardstock to make a 6×6 inch card frame.
Step Two: Using the A Way with Stencils – Flourished Frame stencil, apply it over the card frame and blend in ink. I used Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide.
Step Three: Lift the stencil and lay it down to the side of the original image and blend more ink.
Step Four: Repeat on the opposite side.
Step Five: Die cut the sentiment from the card frame using the You Are Perfect die set from the A With Words Line. I tack down the dies where I want them using a little bit of blue tape.
Step Six: Using a scrap of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock and 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, cover the die cut area of the die cut in the inside of the card frame.
Step Seven: Add the die cut sentiment back into the negative space, tacking it down with some blue tape.
Step Eight: Using Kids Choice Glue, adhere back in the pieces from the die cut. Carefully lift back out the die cut sentiment.
Step Nine: Repeat step 7 and 8 using the other die cut sentiment.
Step Ten: Stamp on heart and flutter images onto the stamp using the Soar Collection stamp set.
Step Eleven: Fill in the hearts with some color. I watercolored ink from a Worn Lipstick Distress Marker.
Step Twelve: Fill in the wing with a contrasting color. I watercolored Black Soot Distress Marker into the wings.
I hope you enjoyed seeing how I created this fun negative effect card.
Let us know in the comments below if you ever play with the negative images of die cuts. Until then, happy crafting!
Hello everyone, it’s Sanna Lippert here! I’m so thrilled to be able to continue sharing projects as a guest blogger here on Elizabeth Craft Designs blog again!!! For today’s post I wanted to create a Valentine’s Day card as sweet as sugar, but one that is still really easy to make… just in case you want to make a series of them!
Here is how to create the card:
Step 1: Pick several sheet of Soft Finish Cardstock in various pink and light purple tones. I used a dark and light pink one as well as a very light purple/lilac tone. Step 2: Die cut borders from the chosen cardstock colors – one border set per colour – using the Valentine’s Edges die cut set. Step 3: Next adhere a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive onto a piece of white cardstock. Step 4: Die cut the white, adhesive covered piece using the solid heart die of the Heart Cutouts die cut die. Step 5: Next die cut the inner piece of the Heart Cutouts heart from the dark pink Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere these pieces together. Step 6: Place the heart into a coffee filter and pour Bright Cranberry Silk Microfine Glitter over the tiny hearts and brush the residue off with a paint brush. Pour the residue back into the glitter jar and polish the glitter using your finger. Step 7: Take a piece of black cardstock and stamp a Valentine’s sentiment with embossing ink – using the Love Sentiments clear stamp set – and heat emboss using white fine embossing powder. Fussy cut – or use a banner die cut die – into right size. Step 8: Adhere all pieces onto a white card base using Clear Double Sided Adhesive tape for the border pieces and the heart and 3D foam for the sentiment. Decorate with Craft Drops (optional).
I’ve also recorded a short process video for you to watch to give you a better idea on each and every step! I hope you enjoy it!
Wishing you a lovely, crafty day! xxx, Sanna
Other: VersaMark ink Super Fine White Embossing Powder – Ranger Anti-static stamp pad Acrylic block Heat tool Coffee Filters
Valentine’s Day is coming and we’re here to give you some quick ideas for cards, gifts and decor! So, along with our Design Team, we’ve gathered 15 Valentine’s Day projects you can create today!
Samantha Klaebe created this LOVEly Valentine’s Day Card using hearts from the Love Struck die set and Joset’s new Tree die set!
Valentine’s Day is only 12 days away it’s time to start thinking about creating some Valentine’s Day decor! Katelyn Grosart created this cute Happy Valentine’s Day Wall Hanging, perfect to add to any spot in your home.
Hanging garland is a simple way to decorate for Valentine’s Day, or any holiday!
What’s Valentine’s Day without roses? You can create bouquets of paper flowers, or just one single flower, for your loved one!
Give someone you love some sweet treats in these adorable gift box! Tanja Kabel (above) and Wanda Hentges (below) shows us that the Gable Box can be used for any occasion.
Want to set out a few decorations for Valentine’s Day? The ECD Team made this simple watercolored heart and framed it for an easy decor piece!
… Or recreate this beautiful love bird scene made by EK Gorman!
Create this framed piece for the happy couple, or make it for yourself and hang it in your home!
This adorable (and simple) card, created by Diana Nguyen, is perfect for anyone on Valentine’s Day!
Did you know that our dies can cut felt? This felt-stuffed heart is such a cute idea for any holiday!
Sara Torzullo made this adorable ‘I love you’ card with a peek-a-boo heart!
This card, created by Karen Ostergard, is a perfect way to tell someone you FLAMINGO together –– such a fun Valentine’s Day card!
Suzanne Cannon shows us that even simple Valentine’s Day cards can still be elegant!
And lastly, a card for those who like to doodle. Here’s a cute idea for 3D balloons using the Fitted Hearts die set!
Are you going to recreate any of these projects? Grab your supplies on ElizabethCraftDesigns.com today –– every order over $30/€30 gets FREE SHIPPING! Just use the discount code VDAY30 at checkout.
Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it –– have you started working on your Valentine’s Day crafts? This is such an easy project to kick off all of your LOVEly V-Day projects –– watch the tutorial, shop the supplies and download the project sheet on the Project Page!