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Create The Things You Wish Existed

February 18, 2020

Hi there, it’s Tanja here! Today, I would like to show you how to create this Mixed Media Tag using one of Charlene’s wonderful stamp sets.

Step 1: Die Cutting

  • cut the larger of the tags from the Planner Essentials 2 set from watercolor paper

Step 2: Stamping, Embossing and Adding Color

  • stamp the large feather from the Make a Wish set with Versamark and heat-emboss them with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • add color with Distress Oxide Inks (Tattered Rose, Abandoned Coral, Seedless Preserves) and a Mini Ink Blending Tool
  • mist the tag with water to create extra texture
  • ink up the edges with Distress Oxide Ink Black Soot

Step 3: Adding the Sentiment and Finishing Touches

  • stamp the sentiment from the same set with Versamark and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder onto a piece of black cardstock
  • cut the sentiment apart and adhere it with clear double-sided adhesive
  • dye a piece of seam binding with Distress Oxide Ink Abandoned Coral and thread it through the hole of the tag

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Versamark
WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
Distress Oxide Ink (Tattered Rose, Abandoned Coral, Seedless Preserves, Black Soot)
Mini Ink Blending Tool

Cardmaking Craft Drops Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Splish Splash

February 16, 2020

Winter blues got you down? Don’t worry, because the latest release from Joset will having you seeing sunny days and warm ocean hues!

Today I am playing around with the new Whale die set and and some watercolor to create this simple, yet summer fun card.

Step One: Die cut all the pieces from the Whale die set from some Watercolor Paper.

Step Two: Using either watercolors, or watercolor markers, color the die cut pieces.

Step Three: Using a waterbased ink you can blend, created a background of blue on a piece of 110lb Soft Finish Cardstock trimmed to 4.25×5.5. I used my distress oxides in both Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean.

Step Four: Using a stencil, created some texture on the background using a darker blue ink. I used Faded Jeans Distress Oxide through this circular stencil.

Step Five: Using both 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive and Kids Choice Glue, add the die cut image to the background.

Step Six: Using the new Splish Splash Sentiments stamp set, add a sentiment. I used two different sentiments in blue ink. I used Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide.

Step Seven: Add the inked background to an A2 card frame using some 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step Eight: Spritz the background with some water to add some texture to the card, and add some extra inking around the edges to help ground the image.

Step Nine: Add some Transparent Crystal Craft Drops around the sentiment for a little extra bling.

I hope this card helps chase away your cold winter blues. Spring is just around the corner, but until then, your ocean hues are only a click away.

EK Gorman

Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Stamping

Love Is All You Need

February 10, 2020

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.

EK

Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs

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

A Way With Words Joset Designs

Mornings

January 18, 2020

What’s your favorite part of the day? Mine is probably the morning –– peaceful or productive, the day hold more possibility in the morning!

I knew I wanted to make a peaceful scene from the Asian-themed dies and decided I needed some sort of background to tie it all in together. I played with my watercolors a bit and came up with a very soft background. I knew I would end up covering much of my background with dies so I didn’t let the lack of watercolor skills bother me (too much.) Lol!

Step one: Paint a background with some water, sky, and a tree on a watercolor sheet. Add some land and grass to the forefront of the cardbase.

A very elementary painting but it’ll work!

Step 2: Die cut the bridge out of light blue cardstock and all others out of white cardstock. Use Distress Inks to color the cattails, stone pagoda and rocks. Use Copic markers to add some shade and dimension to the bridge.

Step 3: Adhere all dies as seen in completed picture above.

Step 4: Stamp and die cut with a circle the quote from A bit of Fragrance clear stamp set. I also matted the circle out of dark blue cardstock – the same one I use for the card base.

All done!

Thanks for looking and hope you have a wonderful day.

Diana

Other products used: Copic markers, Distress Inks, Light blue and dark blue cardstock

Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Inspiration from the Design Team Soft Finish Cardstock

Creative Rainbows

January 16, 2020

We have a lot of grey skies around here as of late, so I wanted to create something that could cheer up someone’s day.  I figured the simplest way to brighten anyone’s day was simply with a rainbow and it seemed sort of amusing to turn a group of mushrooms from the Autumn Surprise stamp into into that very rainbow.

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Step One:  Stamp the mushrooms from the Autumn Surprise stamp set onto some Watercolor Paper using water resistant ink.  I stamped in a dark grey ink to have softer edge.

Step Two:  Using watercolor pencils, color in the rainbow across the different mushrooms.

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Step Three:  Using a water brush or damp paintbrush moved the watercolor pencils into each other, blending the color.  Let dry.

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Step Four:  Fussy cut out the images.

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Step Five:  Trim a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock in white to 12×6 inches, score and fold to create a 6×6 card frame.  Stamp the brush mark stamp from the Journaling Elements stamp set into a repetitive pattern across the front of the paper using fading ink.

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Step Six:  Color the stamped lines in rainbow order with the same watercolor pencils used to color the mushrooms.

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Step Seven:  Using a water brush or wet paint brush and move the color around, letting it be faded in some places and stronger in other.

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Step Eight:  Using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, add the mushrooms in rainbow order, letting them overlap.

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Step Nine:  Stamp the sentiment from the Journaling Elements stamp set onto the card frame using black ink.

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Step Ten:  Add black ink around the edges of the card frame, distressing it.

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I hope my odd little rainbow brightens your day and gives you a little cheer.  Let us know in the comments below what your favorite way to color rainbows are.  Until then, happy crafting.

EK

Charlene Stamps Planner Essentials Stamping

The Ladies Of ECD

January 9, 2020

Hey Friends!  It’s a new year, so I have been revamping my planner.  But this year I really wanted a cool art piece to be the cover.  I wanted it to be something I would enjoy seeing al year long.  And since I take great pride in my group of girl friends who enrich my life, I thought it might be fun to pull out the different lady stamps, drawn by Charlene, ECD has released this past year to decorate the inside of my planner.

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Step One:  Stamp the five female stamps released this past year onto some watercolor paper using some gray water resistant ink.  The five ladies come from the Make a Wish, Halloween Party, Oh the Joy of Christmas, Moments of Life and Pure Spring stamp sets.

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Step Two:  Using watercolor makers, color in the skin tones.  I used the Ecoline Beige Pink collection.

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Step Three:  Using watercolor or ink pencils color in the hair, lips and eyes of the ladies.  I used Inktense pencils.

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Step Four:  Using a white gel pen, add reflection to the eyes.  I used a Gelly Role Pen.

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Step Five:  Using watercolored pencils, color in the clothing.  I traced around the edges of the stamp, and colored in a little bit when the heaviest shading would be.  Then using a watercolor brush, I moved around the color.

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I used Spectrum Noir AquaBlend watercolored pencils to color in all the clothing.

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Step Six:  Fill in the background with color.  I used traditional watercolors.

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Step Seven:  While the watercolor is still wet, add powder watercolor to create more visual interest.  I used Brusho in purple.

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Step Eight:  Add stamped sentiments.  I used sentiments stamps from both Moments of Life and Pure Spring in black water resistant ink.

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Step Nine:  Die cut holes into the watercolor paper using the Planner Essentials 5 die set.

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Step Ten:  Trim the edges with scissors so it will fit nicely into your planner.  I love these little Fine Pointed Scissors from ECD.

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I just love how this came out.  Yes, it might be a little purple, but it is great color to use to theme an entire calendar year.

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I ended up coloring each of the ladies so that they would remind me of a dear friend.

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Now all year long when I open my planner, I can be reminded of my friends who are more like sisters.

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How are you going to spruce up your planner this year?  Are you going to stamp fun pictures, layer inspiring papers or just ink everything up?  Let us know in the comments below, and until then, happy crafting.

EK Gorman

Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Inspiration from the Design Team Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Peace, Love, Joy

December 8, 2019

Hi there, it’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this sparkly Christmas Card step by step.

Step 1: Die Cutting and Stamping

  • die cut one of the Stitched Rectangles from watercolor cardstock
  • stamp the sugar cane from the Oh the Joy of Christmas set with Versafine Clair Morning Mist onto a piece of watercolor paper, heat-emboss it with clear embossing powder and fuzzy cut it
  • stamp the stars from the same stamp set with Versamark and heat-emboss them with WOW! Metallic Silver Super Fine embossing powder

Step 2: Creating the Background

  • add color to the background using Distress Oxide Inks (Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire) and a Blending Brush
  • add splatters with Lawn Fawn Liquid Stardust for even more sparkle

Step 3: Coloring the Image

  • color the sugar cane with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

Step 4: Sentiment and Finishing Touches

  • stamp the sentiment from the Classic Christmas Sentiment Set with Versamark onto a piece of torn vellum and heat-emboss it with WOW! Metallic Silver Super Fine embossing powder
  • adhere the panel onto a grey cardbase using clear double-sided adhesive
  • add some silver sequins to finish the card

Have a Christmas-y day!

Hugs,

Other
Versafine Clair Morning Mist
clear embossing powder
WOW! Silver Metallic Super Fine embossing powder
Distress Oxide Inks (Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire)
Blending Brush
Lawn Fawn Liquid Stardust
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
silver sequins

Cardmaking Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

How To Emboss With Die Sets

October 27, 2019

Hi there everyone! 

Angela here with today’s post. A good friend of mine is having hip replacement surgery next week so of course I need a card. I thought this would be a great time to try something I’ve not done before. I’ve used one of the Planner Patterns dies to emboss watercolor paper and then used watercolor paint to create an ombre effect to fill in the pattern. Stamps and dies from the Sentiments 2 sets complete my card front. Here’s how it all came together.

  • Cut a piece of watercolor paper to 3.75 X 5 inches.
  • Cut a piece of black cardstock to 4 X 5.25 inches.
  • Cut Soft Finish cardstock to 5.5 X 8.5 and fold in half to create the card.
  • Using a piece of low tack tape or a sticky note, center the die onto the watercolour paper and fasten.
  • Follow the appropriate sandwich on your particular cutting machine. Remember to place your die cutting side to the paper, and then onto the silicone mat. This way the blade will emboss and not cut the paper.
  • Run the sandwich though the machine.
  • Once the embossing is done, use your favourite watercolours to paint each shape, starting with the lightest colour.
  • As you move from one corner to the other, mix colors to create the ombre pattern. Let it dry.
  • Attach the layers and center onto the card base.
  • Stamp and cut the sentiment and attach using foam tape.

And you’re done! I hope this gave you some inspiration to create your own embossed cards!

Angela Whelton

Elizabeth Craft Designs General

Cosmos Birthday Card

July 7, 2019

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. Today I have a super easy card to share with you using the Garden Notes Cosmos die set. I just love this set because the Cosmos flowers come in a wide range of colors. The splashes of color on your card is sure to brighten anyone’s day. Below are the steps to create your own Cosmos 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 size)

Step 2 – Diecut Dotted Scallop Rectangles using White Soft Finish Cardstock. Attach Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheets on both sides of Fun Foam, remove the release sheets and adhere to card.

Step 3 – Add any watercolor markers onto an acrylic block. I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush colors Persian Blue and Light Green. Spray with water and place it on top of watercolor paper. Hold it in place for a few seconds and you have an instant watercolor background. Trim to 3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″. Adhere it to Black Cardstock trimmed to 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ using 3mm Clear Double Sided Tape. Adhere the panel to the card front.

Step 4 – Diecut Cosmos using White Soft Finish Cardstock and color in using any color medium of your choice. I used Tri-Blend Markers Bright Pink and Orange. Assemble and shape the flowers using the Susan’s Garden 4pcs All Metal Tool Set. Optional – add Pollen Yellow to the center of the flowers. Adhere to card using Kid’s Choice Glue.

Step 5 – Stamp Banner Sentiments onto Black Cardstock using Versamark. Sprinkle White Embossing Powder and remove the excess. Heat set it using a heat tool.

Step 6 – Diecut Stitched Fishtail Banners using the sentiment created from Step 5. Adhere to card using foam tape.

This card can be used for many occasions by changing the colors, sentiment and background. Below is a link to all the products used.

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Tina

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