Blue hour – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Like I told you previously, I´ll be doing guest design team posts for Elizabeth Craft Designs starting from January and today is my turn to share my first project with you. I´ve created a scrapbook page and then after finishing it, had plenty on product left, so I created a total of three cards with the leftover pieces. Both the layout and the cards have a start-to-finish video to watch. Hope you enjoy it!

This is the layout I created:
It has been almost ten years since I last was in Finland during winter. That is so long ago – I definitely need to go more often! This picture was taken during my last winter visit there and it reminds me of the cold weather. When it is really cold, the snow makes noises under your feet, it crunches. Then there is the blue hour, sligthly after sundown, when everything around you turns a blue shade. I love that moment. This picture was taken during the blue hour and it reminds me of all the things I am familiar from winter. Funny, I´d never think I´d miss that, actually. That is what this layout is about.

Then I made a couple of cards with all the pieces left over from the layout: For the first one I used the leftover 3D foam adhesive sheet from Scrapbook Adhesives. I covered it with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and then added some stamped and die cut, colored trees and a stamped and die cut sentiment to it.

For the second card I used the dotted paper strip – which I cut out from the layout background to save some paper for later – as my card background and added a leftover snowflake as a centerpiece on it. I stamped and die cut sentiment which I inked iwth blue Distress Ink to make it stand out from the bakground, finishes the card off.

And for the third card I used the negative glitter foam piece, from which I die cut the alphas for the layout title, as my focal point of the card. The fun part of this piece is the red matted word „Hi“ on the right upper corner. I only needed to add the leftover tree and some die cut and stamped stars, a small hand drawn heart and the stamped and die cut word on top. As a base I again used a piece of the dotted blue paper. I´ve prepared a video for you to watch, to give you a better idea of all the product used and step I did. Hope you like it!

 So next month is February which means Valentine´s Day – I have a feeling you will be seeing something love themed next month from me :).

Until then, have fun crafting!!!
xxx, Sanna

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Honeycombs & Bees – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hi there, it´s my turn to share a project at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today and I´m sharing a set of cards created with the Honeycomb and the Bee dies from the new collection.

Sanna LippertWhen I first saw the Honeycomb die, I immediately knew I´d like to create cards with a bright background and add white Honeycomb details on top. This is how I created the cards:

Sanna LippertStep 1: I first took a 10 x 14 cm sized piece of white cardstock and colored it with Brusho. Next I applied a Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. After that I cut 8 Honeycomb pieces and 3 sets with the Bee set from the cardstock.

Sanna LippertStep 2: I then adhered the die cut pieces onto the colored background piece. I saved all the negative images/inlay pieces of the Honeycomb die for my next project. Some I added here and there onto the card background for interest.

Sanna LippertStep 3: Since I had cut the Bee parts from white cardstock, I colored them with a yellow and black marker and assembled the pieces together.

Sanna LippertStep 4: I wanted to add a bit of sparkle onto the bee wings, so I dibbed them into Silk Microfine Glitter – Warm Diamond and polished the glitter. Since the pieces are so small, you can apply the glitter by dibbing it directly into the glitter jar. Then dabbing the residue off and polishing the surface with your finger.

Sanna LippertStep 5: Adhere the assemblied Bee onto it´s place on the card.

Sanna LippertStep 6: I used a black paper pen to add some spots to describe the bee´s flying route.

Sanna LippertStep 7: Use a Seeds of Thought Red Rubber Stamp – Take time or The Best things in Life or Planted in Faith stamp with black ink to stamp a sentiment for each card.

Sanna LippertStep 8: Cut some flowers from White Soft Finish Cardstock with the flower that is in the Beehive die set. Fussy cut the stamped sentiment and adhere it into the open space in the middle of the card. Color the flowers and adhere them onto the card for additional detail. Add outlining to the stamped sentiment with a black pen.

Sanna LippertRepeat the steps on all of the cards. This is how the finished cards look like:

Sanna LippertI created all three cards after each other, but you could also work on them all at the same time, repeating each phase on the particular card. And with the inlay pieces of the Honeycomb die I´ve created another fun project which I will be sharing very soon.

I really enjoyed creating the bright and happy cards. If you prefer a more subtle look, you can use colored Soft Finish Cardstock with white Soft Finish Cardstock and create a very different look.

Happy crafting,
Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Bee – coming soon
Honeycomb – coming soon
Beehive – coming soon
Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet
Silk Microfine Glitter – Warm Diamond
Seed of Thought Red Rubber Stamp – Take time
Seed of Thought Red Rubber Stamp – The Best things in Life
Seed of Thought Red Rubber Stamp – Planted in Faith
Soft Finish Cardstock, White

Other:
Brusho Crystal Colour
Yellow, black, white, red and turquoise marker
Black paper pen
Black stamp ink
Glitter glue