Funny Food Cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, it´s my turn to share some card ideas on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today for my August guest blog post. I created a set of fun „cute food“ clear stamp cards and I love these stamps in combination with the fun sentiments, because you can create cards for practically every occation with this stamp set!!

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 ECD tutorial and get inspired to play with the Cute Food stamp and die set youself!! I´ll be sharing my next guest design team project over at their blog in November – see you then!!!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

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Pop-up cards challenge – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello there, everybody and welcome to yet another Die Cut Design Team Challenge with  Elizabeth Craft Designs. This months challenge theme is „pop-up cards“. Now this truly is  a challenge for me, as I am not very familiar with creating such cards. BUT there are fabulous dies available at the Elizabeth Craft Designs store that make creating such cards very easy even for untrained cardmakers. Here is my take for the challenge:

First I took a piece of green patterned paper from my older paper stash to create a base for the pop-up pieces. I then placed the paper into my die cutting machine and cut three different sized pop-up parts onto the background paper.
Next I stamped some Krista Schneider ice bears, tree and stars on white cardstock, die cut them with the matching die cut die set and then colored them with watersoluble coloured pencils by Caran d´Ache. Now I´m definitely not  very experienced in coloring images, but I found the watersoluble pencils quite easy to use with a water tank brush. And it´s like with everything else, if you don´t start, you will not develop. I have been avoiding coloring all the time, since I find it hard to get the shadows and toning right, but then I figured if I keep on trying I might be able to create reasonable looking images after all. And I must admit, that these cute bears were really fun to color.
I´ve added some Stickles glitter glue details here and there on the trees and the bears. A Christmas themed card can always have some glitter on it in my opinion :).  After finishing the images I just needed to adhere them on their places – some onto the pop-up parts and some directly onto the card background. This creates a scenery like feel to the card. In the end I then added a stamped sentiment inside the card. It is a clear stamp set by Krista Schneider and works well with the beary images :).

After creating the inside of the card, I added some finishing touches to the front. I simply adhered a similar toned piece of paper onto the front and fussy cut a pre-printed sentiment to go with it. Then I added some colored and die cut images to accompany the sentiment and decorated everything with glitter glue (Stickles).
That is my pop-up card for this challenge and I must say I had a good time coloring and am quite happy with the results. I still need some practise, but I think I have found my favorite coloring pens to practise with :). I´ll leave you off with a second card that I created as a side product – using all the residue pieces from my first card project.
I just added the star onto the front to decorate the patterned paper and added some twinckle to the background with Stickles. On the inside there is a stamped sentiment from the Krista Schneider Holiday Cheer stamp set.

Now hop over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog to see what everyone else created and leave a comment to be in for the prize draw!! Good luck and happy crafting,

xxx, Sanna

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