Metallic toned die cut cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone and happy Thursday!! Today I´m back at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog with another guest design team member post. This card idea started from idea to use white Soft Finish Cardstock in a different way. Also, due to the pandemic weddings had to be postponed by many people this summer and are now slowly taking place, the need for wedding cards moved to fall. Thus the love theme today.

For this card idea I´ve used only the same dies and yet they all look so different. It´s because I´ve treated them with a metallic media. My starting point by each of these cards was the same; white Soft Finish Cardstock!

All 3 cards still look so different due to the color choices. The dies are the same, only the colours vary. And the background paper I´ve used for matting everything.

I´ve again recorded a step-by-step video for you to watch – hope you like the idea!

Be sure to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog for written steps and more photos of all cards.

I hope you could inspire you today to see the versatility of plain white cardstock. There are so many ways to give it a different look and it´s always a great starting point for many projects.

Also I would like to note that hoarding various media is not a good idea. This happened to me recently when I opened one of my Nuvo Embellishment Mousses. They had ALMOST completely dried up! I was able to save a few, but also had to toss quite a few. So, take my word for it: use the product you buy. Use it before it get´s old! So these cards were also an opportunity to use up some of those mousses. You might be seeing other metallized projects showing up here on my blog – I learned my lesson and am for sure going to use the product now and not be sorry later :).

I´ll be back next month with another Elizabeth Craft Designs guest member project. Hope to see you then!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Set of birthday cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone and happy Sunday! Joset Designs at Elizabeth Craft Designs has these gorgeous new backgrounds out and they sent me this set to play with. Lucky me!!! Thank you so much for that, Joset!! I adore this new set. Just look how gorgeous the backgrounds are!

This first card is made using a patterned paper from the ECD store and combined with Brushed Pewter Silk Microfine Glitter and the Leaf Pattern Background die. I also added the Budding Florals die to create some flowers to the card.

I used light blue cardstock from the ECD store for that. Also some Silverado Silk Microfine Glitter is on the top of the flower buds. The sentiment is stamped with Build Your Own Sentiments 1 clear stamp set. And for additional decor I added a few enamel dots in grey.

For my second card I used pink cardstock from the ECD store and die cut the paper using the Organic Triangle Background die. Then I added some clear double sided adhesive (in sheets) onto the die cut background and applied Copper Rose Silk Microfine Glitter onto the open areas.

I love this technique as it is so very easy to create and looks so festive every time. Then I stamped the sentiment using the same stamp set as on the previous card and added some paper flowers from my older stash and a brad to decorate/highlight the card.

For my last card I used the same pink cardstock and the Floral Burst Background die and added the clear double sided adhesive sheet onto the background. Then I poured plenty of Silverado Silk Microfine Glitter onto the open areas and voilá! The shimmery background was done. For decor I again did a sentiment banner using the same stamp set as on the two previous cards.

And for finishing touches I added a premade shaker tulip that I have had in my stash for at least ten years now. I have been trying to reduce that old stash bit by bit, so you will be seeing me adding those older pieces to cards every once and a while.

Now what do you think? Was I promising too much when I said, these background dies are gorgeous?! I think they are just awesome. And can be used in so many ways! Cannot wait to play more with them!

Wishing you all an amazing day and lots of crafty fun!
xxx, Sanna

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So Sorry!

Hello lovelies and happy Monday! First of all I´m sorry that I haven´t been posting so much the past days, but I have been very busy preparing videos and projects for later this month for you to see.

See, I´m preparing for a surgery, so I´m also trying to get my blog up to date with something to share BEFORE I go in.

But I am stopping by to share a card with you today too. This one fits today´s theme – a card for saying sorry. I used a pre-printed Project Life card as my card background and then stamped the funny creature onto white cardstock and colored it with watercolour pencils. After fussy cutting it and die cutting the alphas I just adhered everyting on place and the card was done.

I really like how this card turned out! I´ll be sharing a mixed media project on Sunday, so do stop by, if you want to see that :).

Wishing you a great week!
Happy crafting,
Sanna

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You fill my heart – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, I´m so thrilled to be able to continue sharing projects as a guest blogger here on Elizabeth Craft Designs blog again this year!!! 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 cardbase 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

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Clean & Simple Xmas cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, it´s time for my December Elizabeth Craft Designs guest blog post tutorial. It has been snowing a little here in Austria recently which inspired me to create a set of clean and simple Christmas cards using Shimmer Sheets, Ornate Snowflakes die set and Holiday Cheer clear stamp set.

Here is how I created the cards:

Step 1: Place a piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock into a die cutting machine, then place the big snowflake (or two smaller ones) on top of the paper and die cut.

Step 2: Release all the die cut snowflakes from the dies and remove the negative pieces.

Step 3: Apply Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape onto the die cut piece that will create the card background.
Remove the protective layer of the adhesive.

Step 4: Cut a piece of Shimmer Sheet into a suitable size and attach to the adhesive.

Step 5: Add another layer of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape onto the Shimmer Sheet areas. Adhere onto a white cardbase.

Step 6: Adhere the die cut snowflakes onto the open areas with Kid´s Choice Glue.

Step 7: Place the card into a stamping tool and stamp a sentiment with black ink onto the card. Decorate the card with faux stitching and rhinestores or other embellishments of your choice.  Repeat these steps with all cards. You can create variations by changing the Shimmer Sheet colors and the instead of stamping with black ink you can add a heat embossed sentiment to the cards.

The Shimmer Sheetz add an elegant touch to the simple card idea – just take a look at the lovely shimmer on this card:

Here are the finished cards:

This was my last tutorial for this year. I hope I have been able to inspire you to play with your Elizabeth Craft Designs products throughout the past year.

Happy crafting,
Sanna

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