„Stenciled“ glitter background birthday card – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone and welcome to my April card tutorial for and with Elizabeth Craft Designs. Today I´m sharing a very glittery birthday card idea with you.

Here is what I created:

For this card I used two tones of Silk Microfine Glitter and the Parrot die cut die as well as the Build Your Own Sentiments, set number 1.

I again recorded a full start-to-finish video on how I created this particular card. I hope you like it!!

I hope you got inpsired by this little card idea and get creative yourself!! I´ll be back with another guest design team spot project for Elizabeth Craft Designs again next month. See you then!

Until then, happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Clean and simple balloon cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, it´s my turn today again to share another card idea with you for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I always keep a box of cards for various occations ready and constantly keep on adding cards to the collection – you never know when you need a handmade card. These cards are an addition to my card box.

And here is how they were made:

Step 1: Take the Adventure Edges and die cut a piece of white cardstock with the cloud edge die. Now you have a DIY stencil ready to be used!
Step 2: Place the DIY stencil onto a piece of white cardstock and wipe blue stamp ink onto the background with an ink blending tool along the edge of the cloud pattern. Move a few centimeters down and create a second row of clouds. Repeat throughout the background.
Step 3: Die cut gras from green Soft Finish Cardstock with the gras edge die. Adhere on place overlappingly in layers.

Step 4: Take a piece of ModaScrap patterned paper from Fly & Scrap paper pack and die cut balloons from it. Adhere on place.
Step 5: Apply Clear Double Sided Adhesive onto a piece of light blue Soft Finish Cardstock and die cut the balloon strings and bows from it. Adhere on place.
Step 6: Stamp a sentiment with Build Your Own Sentiments 1 stamp set stamps and black stamp ink onto white Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut into a banner or use scissors for cutting. Adhere on place and the card is done.

For the option of creating glitter balloon cards, see the end of the start-to-finish video. Also the patterned paper balloon card steps are shown on this video.

I hope I could inspire you to create fun balloon cards and make several variations of them, while you are at it!

Wishing you all a great, crafty day! See you next month again!
xxx, 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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Christmas cards with glitter and colored images – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, it´s time for another Elizabeth Craft Designs guest design team post today. I really like using the Silk Microfine Glitter on Christmas cards and I´d like to share a set of Christmas cards with you today.

Here is another card I created:

Here is how I created the cards:

Step 1: Take two white Soft Finish Cardstock pieces which are cut into a card size and attach Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheets onto them.
Step 2: Die cut with Kaleidoscope and Geometric Background dies from the side where the double sided adhesive is on.
Step 3: Remove one layer of the protective sheet and apply one tone of Silk Microfine Glitter. Attach to the surface by rubbing the glitter with your finger.
Step 4: Now remove the protective sheet from the negative die cut parts and then apply the second glitter colour. Again attach to surface by rubbing with a finger.
Step 5: Stamp birds, bears, trees and stars from the Krista Schneider stamp set, colour with watercolour pencils and add glitter glue for detail. Let dry.
Step 6: Die cut the colored images with the matching die cut die sets.
Step 7: Create sentiment strips with stamping and heat embossing. Ink the paper strips to match the colours of the card backgrounds.
Step 8: Adhere all die cut pieces and the sentiment strip on place with liquid adhesive.

I also used some of the residue pieces to create two more cards. Here they are:

You can find the full start-to-finish tutorial to the above cards, as well as the glitter background cards on the following video:

This is it for this months tutorial, I hope you enjoyed it! Hope to see you next month for this years last tutorial.

Happy crafting,
Sanna

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One background, two cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, it´s time to share another guest post over at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. For today´s post, I´ve created two love themed cards that can be used for example for Mother´s Day.

What I did, is I created only one background piece with heat embossing and inking technique and with a clever trick I got two cards out of just one background piece. Here is what I did:

Step 1: Take a piece of Soft Finish White Cardstock and cut it into a card size. It can be slightly bigger, so you can adjust the size after finishing the background.
Step 2: Take the Love Sentiments clear stamp set and stamp with embossing ink onto the cardstock piece. Don´t worry, if the images are not perfectly aligned. That only makes the background look more interesting.
Step 3: Stamp 2-3 rows and then pause to apply white embossing powder over the stamped images. Apply the powder and heat set with a heat tool. Then repeat stamping and embossing, until you reach the bottom of the card.
Step 4: For additional fun interest, add also some crosswise stamping across the cardstock surface.

Step 5: Now take a Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide ink and apply it all over the cardstock piece with a blending tool.
Step 6: Next place the inked piece into your die cutting machine and die cut 15 little hearts with the Buttons die cut die from it. Make sure this time the die is aligned nicely to from 3 rows of hearts next to each other.
Step 7: Then take two white card bases and a sheet of Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Cut a slightly smaller piece of the adhesive than the size of the card to leave some white space around both edges. Cut two pieces in the same manner.
Step 8: Take the embossed and inked negative piece and adhere it onto a piece of adhesive, but don´t touch the adhesive areas. This way the glitter will better stick to the surface later.

Step 9: Remove the protective cover sheet of the adhesive and apply Light Brown Silk Microfine Glitter onto the open areas. Remove residue with the brush and polish the surface with your finger.
Step 10: Adhere this piece onto the card base. Then repeat the steps 8-10 with the die cut hearts and the Clear Double Sided Adhesive and the glitter.
Step 11: Finally, take a leftover piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock, the Love Sentiments stamp set and stamp sentiments using a black stamp ink. Cut into banners and adhere with a paper glue onto the cards. For detailed steps, see the attached video.

This way you have just created a positive and negative card using the exact same technique and still you have two slightly different cards as an end result. Also now you can give one card to your Mum and the second one to your Mother-in-law or your Grandmother. I hope you have enjoyed this months card idea and the video.

Wishing you a great time crafting & see you next month!
xxx, Sanna

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