Hello everyone and happy July!! Today I´m again up over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog with another guest design team card project and tutorial. Here is what I created for this months post:
For this card I used the Planner Essentials die cut dies – I´ve always wanted to use them for cardmaking the moment I saw them. I also added some die cut dies from the Art Journal series as well as some of the ModaScrap ones (still adore them!).
The basic idea of this card was to create a folded card base that withholds a pocket, where one can tuck a gift-card. This particular gift-card was created using the planner dies. The papers are from my older stash (goes all the way back to 2005). But the dies, the stamps and the glitter and adhesives are all by Elizabeth Craft Desings. For steps and more details, do also hop over to the ECD blog to read my full post!
Here is the step-by-step video for you to watch – hope you enjoy it!
This card is very simple to make, once you have all the pieces prepared and it looks very presentative also. A perfect way to send a loved one greetings and a gift-card to say you are thinking about them!
I hope you enjoyed this months tutorial. I´ll be sharing more project here on my blog throughout July and be back at the ECD blog in August again.
By the way, since the papers I used for this card are partly very old and not available anymore, I tried to find you nice alternatives, just see the product links for that.
Hello and happy Monday! Are you familiar with the Planner Essentials series at Elizabeth Craft Designs? No? Well, I think you should take a look at it. They have a great selection of dies that are perfect for planner keeping, but can be also used for something else too. Like cards, for example :)!
I have been avoiding this line on purpose for a while, not because I don´t like it, BUT because I knew it would lead to another addiction. And that, in a long run, is bad for my wallet :). But here we are… I gave in.
The new art journal and planner essentials series work so well together that I just could not resist. I now have a few and I´m afraid it will not end there. Oh dear! Anyhow, I tried them on cards and they are perfect for cardmaking too. Here is another result:
On the first card I used both the Art Journal line stencils as well as Planner Essentials dies (see the supply list at the end for details) on a card. It turned out very masculine due to the papers, so I made Father´s Day cards.
For the second one I used only the die cut dies with patterned paper and stamped sentiment. The wood veneer pieces are from my older stash and fit the masculine theme and feel very well. So I added those too.
I have another idea swirling in my head, but it´s a bit more time consuming to make, so you will have to wait a while for that share. Hope you enjoyed today share. Stay tuned for a few artist trading cards later this week :).
Some of the products (like the wood veneer) are quite old, so I could not find them to add into the supply list, so I tried to find similar/suitable alternatives for you :).
Hello everyone and happy Sunday! I recently received some happy mail from Elizabeth Craft Designs and could not wait to play with the new products. So here is the first set from that play session:
I adore the Budding Florals die set and created a few clean and simple cards with it. These cards are so easy to make:
Just pick a piece of patterned paper or cardstock you like, cut into size and then place the die cut die onto the right edge of the paper, run thru the die cutting machine and remove the die cut itself. Save that for later.
Next take a second (into size cut) piece of paper and repeat the first step. Now adhere the background piece on place. Then swap the die cut pieces with each other and adhere onto the empty area. Decorate with sequins and a stamped sentiment. Done!
For the ATC I simply used the leftover patterned paper piece and die cut one golden pattern on top, adhered it on place and then put some yellow twine around the center. A button (DIY with resin and a mold) decorates the center and a stemped sentiment finishes the artist trading card off. That´s it!
I hope you enjoyed this little card share! Be sure to stop by next week for a few more shares, created with the new ECD product!
Hello everyone, it´s my turn to share another guest design team post over at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today and for this post, I was inspired by a question placed to my on my YouTube channel: „have you ever used the die to cut out the stamped image you just made?“
So I tried and here are the results:
This experiment resulted in the above clean and simple style cards, created using the same ModaScrap die cut dies I originally created my DIY foam stamps with (see that particular video here).
I really like how these cards turned out, even though the technique itself was a little bit tricky. You can see the complete start-to-finish on the technique on the following video – I hope you enjoy it:
Of course you could go the easy way and just first die cut the image, then ink the die cut image with stamp inks and have a perfect result every time OR you could first ink a larger piece of cardstock and then die cut that area with the die cut die. Again, resulting in a perfectly inked and die cut image. BUT that was not the question, so I went the unordinary way and first stamped with the DIY foam stamp and the tried to die cut the already stamped image to see if it would work. It did, in a way. And I really like the results, because of their artsy look. I am sure there are easier ways to create cards, but if you are in for the fun of it, I suggest you give it a try!
Wishig you all a great day and see you again in December for another Elizabeth Craft Designs project post! Happy crafting, xxx, Sanna