Hello everyone and happy Thursday!! Today I´m back at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog with another guest design team member post. This card idea started from idea to use white Soft Finish Cardstock in a different way. Also, due to the pandemic weddings had to be postponed by many people this summer and are now slowly taking place, the need for wedding cards moved to fall. Thus the love theme today.
For this card idea I´ve used only the same dies and yet they all look so different. It´s because I´ve treated them with a metallic media. My starting point by each of these cards was the same; white Soft Finish Cardstock!
All 3 cards still look so different due to the color choices. The dies are the same, only the colours vary. And the background paper I´ve used for matting everything.
I´ve again recorded a step-by-step video for you to watch – hope you like the idea!
Be sure to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog for written steps and more photos of all cards.
I hope you could inspire you today to see the versatility of plain white cardstock. There are so many ways to give it a different look and it´s always a great starting point for many projects.
Also I would like to note that hoarding various media is not a good idea. This happened to me recently when I opened one of my Nuvo Embellishment Mousses. They had ALMOST completely dried up! I was able to save a few, but also had to toss quite a few. So, take my word for it: use the product you buy. Use it before it get´s old! So these cards were also an opportunity to use up some of those mousses. You might be seeing other metallized projects showing up here on my blog – I learned my lesson and am for sure going to use the product now and not be sorry later :).
I´ll be back next month with another Elizabeth Craft Designs guest member project. Hope to see you then!!
Hello and happy Thursday! Today I´m again sharing another card project over at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. I wanted to create a masculine card for a change and the Lighthouse die cut die seemed perfect for this purpose.
There is again a full written step-by-step tutorial over at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog, so hop over there for more information. Also, they always love to get feedback, so while there, do leave a comment or two.
Like on my previous posts, there is a start-to-finish video also for this card. Hope you enjoy it!
See you next month with another Elizabeth Craft Designs project. Until then, happy crafting and take card and stay healthy!
Hello everyone, I am up over at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today with a wedding card idea. I wanted to play with red, green and white and create a fun mixed media card and this is what I ended up making.
I´ve recorded a start-to-finish video for you to watch, to give you a better idea of each and every step. Hope you like it!!!
Have fun watching!!!
..annnddd..while you are at it, make MORE CARDS :). These ones are slightly smaller in size, but feature the same elements and techniques.
Now, I´ve used a leaf die on the cards, that is sadly not available at Elizabeth Craft Designs store anymore, but don´t worry, there is another leaf set (Trio of Leaves) that will also do the trick. Just check out the supply list at the end for that.
Also I use a pearlescent watercolour palette on the leaves and flowers, but Elizabeth Craft Desings has a really nice watercolour palette out, that has gorgeous colours in it. So you could use that one for coloring as well.
For more , do read my original post over at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog too :). See you next month with another card idea again!!!
Hello everyone! Today I´d like to share another Elizabeth Craft Designs guest design team card project with you. I created a set of two retirement cards using their die cut dies and stamps with Ranger Distress Inks.
For this card I used a white cardbase which I created a yellow cloudy sky with a DIY stencil I made using the Adventure Edges die cut die. I inked the coulds onto the background with yellow Distress Ink. Then I die cut all the waves using the Adventure Edges and Ocean Edges die cut dies. I inked the waves in two blue Distress Ink tones to get more variation into the waves.
Then I die cut the scenery using the Palm Trees die cut set. I die cut everything from white Soft Finish Cardstock and then inked all pieces with Distress Inks. After inking I just arranged everything onto the card base and starting with the waves, adhered the pieces on place. I used both liquid adhesive as well as Clear Double Sided Tape for the bigger pieces. The tiny tweezers are a big help, when adhering the tiniest parts on place!
After that all I needed to add to the card was a stamped sun and sentiment. I used the Build Your Own Sentiments 1 stamp set for the sentiment and took the sun from the Beach Sentiments stamp set.
Then for foam on the waves I used a Scribble Stick with a paint brush and splattered that only onto that particular area. This makes the sea look more interesting.
I also created a second card using exactly the same steps, but this time I replaces the palm trees with a sailboat. This die set is sadly discontinued, but you could easily replace this die with for example a Hot Air Balloon. I find that also very suitable for a retirement card.
This card I created using exactly the same product, except I used the Ahoy Sentiments instead of the Beach Sentiment here.
To give you an even better idea of each and every step, here is a start-to-finish video for you to watch. Hope you like it!
This was my May GDT tutorial for the Elizabeth Craft Designs. I am very excitedly waiting for a parcel with some new product arriving. Cannot wait to share project with you next month again!!