Clean and simple card backgrunds with nesting dies – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday!!! Today I´m again stopping by to share yet another card guest design team project with you, created with Elizabeth Craft Designs products. For today´s project I wanted to share a set of cards, created with basic nesting dies. I wanted to show you how easily you can make fun and colorful card backgrounds in clean and simple style.

You only need a selection of basic fitted dies (for exampe rectangles, stars, hexacons or squares), a stamp set and a selection of colored cardstock. I chose to do a more monochromatic pattern on the above cards, but you could do more variation by picking all colours of the rainbow for a background. Here is how these cards were done:

Step 1: Pick three colours of cardstock in similar tones (I used grey, teal and blue tones). Then pick three of the smaller sized nesting Stitched Rectangles and die cut two pieces each with the smaller dies from the cardstock and one bigger sized piece.

Step 2: Arrange the pieces onto a card base and adhere them on place with Clear Double Sided Tape. Flip the card over and cut any excess pieces with scissors.

Step 3: Take a piece of black cardstock and stamp a sentiment with the “Build Your Own Sentiment 1” stamp set using embossing ink and fine white embossing powder. Heat set the powder with a heat tool and adhere the sentiment onto the card with 3D foam pads. For additional detail you can add some embossed stars around the sentiment and a few Craft Drops, if you want to.

I´ve also recorded a video step-by-step for you to watch to give a better idea on each step. Hope you like it!

And as you can see, by changing the dies and cardstock colours as well as varying the sentiments, you can create cards for various occations using the same basic idea.

I hope you get inspired by these cards and give all your basic nesting die cut dies a try with various cardstock combinations. This is also so much fun, because you can make several at once and depending on colour and chosen sentiment, they go for so many occations.

See you again with another tutorial next month!! Until then, happy crafting!!
xxx, Sanna

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#the100dayproject – faces 16-20

Hello and happy Saturday! Today I´m shortly sharing the next faces of my personal #the100dayproject2021 challenge. Like mentioned before I´m drawing a face a day on a pre-prepared, die cut tag. If you want to follow me face drawing journey „live“, you should follow my Instagram account (here). And you can also watch the videos directly on my YouTube channel (here).

Day 16

Watch the video to this face HERE!

Day 17

Watch the video to this face HERE!

Day 18

Watch the video to this face HERE!

Day 19

Watch the video to this face HERE!

Day 20

Watch the video to this face HERE!

My take on face drawing is an artsy, abstract one. I am not trying to learn how to draw realistic faces, because at the moment a) it is not my interest and b) I don´t think I am very good at that type of drawings. But this type of mixed media face drawing just interests me very much and I also enjoy it alot!

I´ve still got quite a few days to go until day 100, but it has been lots of fun so far. So be sure to come back next week to take a look of the next 5 :). I wish you all an amazing weekend!!!

xxx, Sanna

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#the100dayproject – Days 11-15

Hello and happy Wednesday! Today I´m again stopping by to share my next faces drawn on tags for my personal #100daysoffaces 2021 challenge. If you want to see them go live every day, then you should follow my Instagram account for the daily posts. I´ll share them here on my blog in groups with links to the videos.

Day 11

This tag is die cut from white carstock with a STAMPlorations tag die and I´ve added a hue of indian ink as a stripe on it. After that I just drew the face with Posca´s very quickly and added some shading.

Day 12

For this tag I´ve again used white cardstock, then die cut it with a STAMPlorations tag die (see product list at the end of this post) and applied green and yellow spray ink onto it. The faces are again drawn and coloured with Posca pens.

Day 13

This tag is die cut from a woodgrain paper and then covered partly with white gesso. On top of that I´ve sketched a face with a pencil and added shadows with a black Posca.

Day 14

For this tag I´ve firs played with my gel plate from Gelli Arts with acrylic paints and my stencils. Next I´ve drawn a face with Neocolor 2 pens. The splatters were added with a water tank brush in the end.

Day 15

This is a grey cardstock paper, die cut with a STAMPlorations tag die. Then painted partly with black paint and after that drawn and coloured using Neocolor 2´s again.

As always, go and see the short videos for each tag on my YouTube channel. You´ll find the link to a particular tag always immediately under the photo. Hope you enjoy them!

Have a great day!
xxx, Sanna

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#the100dayproject – Days 5-10

Hello and happy Monday! Today I´m stopping by to share my next faces drawn on tags for my personal #100daysoffaces 2021 challenge. If you want to see them go live every day, then you should follow my Instagram account for the daily posts. I´ll share them here on my blog in groups with links to the videos.

Day 5

For this tag I first die cut a piece of white cardstock with the STAMPlorations tag die and then misted the background with Dina Wakley Media Gloss Sprays and then drew the face in a few very simple lines using a Stabilo all black pen. For shading I used a water tank brush. That´s it!

Day 6

This tag is a Dina Wakley Media white tag that I pre-treated with acrylic paints and stencil using a Gelli Arst gelli plate. On top of that I drew a face and added colour with Neocolor 2 pens.

Day 7

This tag is die cut with a Tonic Studios nesting tag die and then misted with Dylusions Spray Inks in red and blue tone. After that I drew the face lines with a black Posca pen and added colour with Neocolor 2 pens.

Day 8

For this tag I first die cut it from grey cardstock with a Tonic Studios tag die and then added a splatter of black paint onto it. On the black painted area I then drew a face with a white Signo Uni-ball pen and added colour with Neocolor 2´s again.

Day 9

For this tag I had added Distress Oxides onto a white STAMPlorations tag die die cut piece as a background colour detail and then drew the face lines with a black Posca pen and added colour using various shades of Posca´s.

Day 10

Finally for my day 10 tag I first die cut it with a STAMPlorations tag die into shape from grey cardstock, then added spritzes and splatters with Dina Wakley Media Gloss Sprays. I „saw“ a face in the form (see the video for that!) and drew what I saw and it ended up like a Pocahontas or Walt Disneys Hiawatha´s sister kind of face. Drew with Posca´s.

So these were days 5-10. There is more coming. Remember always to check out the videos – you´ll find the links to them always under each photo. They are very short, so they won´t take too much time ;-).

Have a great week!
xxx, Sanna

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Clean and simple Valentine´s Day cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, it´s that time of the month again: time to share my Elizabeth Craft Designs guest team member project with you! This time I´ve created a set of clean and simple Valentine´s Day cards with just a few products!

For this card I also recorded a start-to-finish video. I thought it would give you a better idea on how to work with the Clear Double Sided Adhesive and the Silk Microfine Glitter. See the video for all the steps on how to create this card. Hope you like it!

For my second card I used the same Fitted Hearts die set, but this time I took some of the Elizabeth Craft Designs washi tape and adhered that on a piece of white paper. After covering the paper with the washi, I ran two different sizes of hearts thru my die cutting machine and die cut the „washi paper“.

Then I just arranged the hearts onto a card base and adhered them on place. For finishing touches I added a stamped and heat embossed sentiment on a dark blue paper and fussy cut it into a banner form. A very simple and easy to do card was done in no time! If you have been looking for a nice way to use some washi, this card idea might be something for you.

I hope I could inspire you with my CAS cards today!! See you again next month with another Elizabeth Craft Designs product project here on my blog.
Have a great day!
xxx, Sanna

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