ECD Design Team Focus on New Release – Susan’s Garden

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Today members of ECD Design Team are doing another focus day and today it is for Susan’s Garden’s new release which consists of 8 dies.  You are going to love them!

For my card today I have chosen to use 3 of the new release Galvanized Bucket, Forsythia and Frosty Fern.  Sentiment is from Joset’s Words 1 – Celebration set.

Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to see what other team members have created with this new release for Susan’s Garden.

Here is how I created my card.

Step 1  Using 3 Distress Oxide Reinkers (Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber and Worn Lipstick used here) put 3 drops of of peeled paint, 3 drops of fossilized amber and 1 drop of worn lipstick onto non stick craft mat spritz with water take 5″ X 8-1/4″ white Soft Finish Cardstock spritz with water then tap into ink lift and tap again drying in between continue until piece is covered and to your liking.  Cut to 5″ X 7″ taking remaining piece add Clear Double Sided Adhesive to back die cut “happy birthday” then cut again from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back place colored piece on top of black.

Step 2  Cut 5-6 pieces of Garden Notes – Frosty Fern from green cardstock.  Using white Nuvo Drops add a little to each tip of fern Do Not do berries you want the white flat.  Set aside to dry.  Pinch up on fronds to give dimension.

Step 3  Using Garden Notes Forsythia die cut flowers from yellow cardstock, stems from brown and leaves from green.  I cut 2 plates of flowers for each stem I cut 4 sets of stems (2 stems per set)  Using green Copic marker add dot to center of each flower lay right side down on molding mat use small loop tool from Susan’s Garden 4 pc. All Metal Tool Kit shape each petal by pulling tool from tip to center of each petal.  Turn over use medium ball tool from tool kit push into center to cup.  Using Kids Choice Glue add flowers to stems.  Shape and shade leaves add to stems.

Step 4  Using Garden Notes – Galvanized Bucket die set cut 2 buckets and handles from gray cardstock 1 with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back adhere 1 to other same with handle.  Cut 2 of wooden grip from light brown cardstock.  To do galvanizing see Susan’s video on her Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club found here.  I got a little heavy with black marker so it looks more cast iron then it does galvanized.

Step 5  Form 5″ X 7″ card base from white Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step 6  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 5″ X 7″ using largest Fitted Rectangle die set cut opening placing die approximately 1″ from bottom.

Step 7  Build your card.  Adhere background piece to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Adhere piece with opening to front of card.  Take bucket pinch sides with fingers to give a little curve add a couple pieces of dimensional tape in center add Kids Choice Glue around outer edge of bucket making sure not to glue top opening of bucket as you will want to put your stems down through that opening.  Add handle using Kids Choice Glue to adhere.  Arrange stems and ferns adhering with Kids Choice Glue.  Finally add happy birthday to bottom of card using Kids Choice Glue.

Hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial today and be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog.  You can purchase supplies by clicking on any of the supply pictures below it will take you to Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Cardstock – yellow, green, brown, gray brown, black

Distress Inks – Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber, Worn Lipstick

Nuvo Crystal Drops – white

ECD Glitter Challenge

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Hello My Crafty Friends,

Once again it is time for another Design Team Challenge this month the challenge is All That Glitters challenging us to use one of the 3 new palettes of Silk Microfine Glitter just released.  The three palettes are Bloom (which I have used), Beach and Earth each has 5 colors.

Be sure to go to Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to see all the creations by our Design Team and enter for a chance to win. 

For today’s challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on our website to 3 winners

To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Facebook Giveaway Blog Post or the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us Which of the new Silk Microfine Glitter Palettes is your favorite, Earth, Beach or Bloom?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, May 18th on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog and our Facebook page.


Here is how my card was created.

Step 1  Form tent fold card base 5″ X 6″ from white cardstock.

Step 2  Cover 6″ square piece of cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Decide the order you want your colors to go in then start tearing  (no measuring ) 1 strip of protective adhesive off exposing adhesive sprinkle on Silk Microfine Glitter tap off excess burnish in using your finger.  Make sure to burnish each color before moving on.  Repeat process with each color until entire piece is covered.  Using largest Stitched Fishtail die to cut the piece,  My strips I did on diagonal but you could also do vertical or horizontal.  When exposing adhesive be very careful not to get your fingers in it.

Step 3  Adhere Fishtail to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4  From black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back die cut 2 “hello” using die from Joset’s Words 2 – Thinking of You set.  Adhere to bottom of card front.

Step 5  From white Soft Finish Cardstock create Garden Notes “Love In The Mist”.  Susan has a video to help with this on her Facebook Susan’s Garden Club at this link.

Now it is your turn to try making some art with Silk Microfine Glitter.

Be sure to go to Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has created using the new palettes of Silk Microfine Glitter and be sure to comment for a chance to win a $20.00 Gift Certificate.

Thanks for stopping by today and until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

 

 


Joset’s New Release Backyard Barbecue

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Hello My Crafty Friends!

Here is a second card I did using one of Joset’s new releases the Backyard Barbecue and Lanterns.  I had just seen the Impossible Card and when I saw the BBQ set and the Lanterns I knew I had to make this card.

Step 1  For how to video on making the card base go to this LINK

Step 2  Cut off white cardstock 3-1/2″ X 4-1/4″ emboss with “Brick” embossing folder.  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive adhere to center pop up section.

Step 3  Die cut all pieces you wish to use on your card using Joset’s newly released Backyard Barbecue and Lanterns die sets.  For picnic table use 1/4″ strips of brown cardstock.  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive build your card scene.

Step 4  Using A Way With Words – 4 Seasons die set cut Summer 1 from green cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back and 1 from off white cardstock.  Adhere green on top of off white off setting a bit to give shadow effect.

I do hope you have enjoyed.  Thank you for stopping by.

Be sure to check out Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog  at this LINK to see what other Design Team Members have come up with using Joset’s new releases.

Thanks for stopping by today and until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

 

ECD Design Team Focus on New Releases for Joset

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Hello My Crafty Friends,

Today the ECD Design Team is focusing on Joset’s new releases now available at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I have chosen to use her new Stitched Hexagons.

Here is how I made the card.

Step 1  Cut 1 set of Garden Notes – Leafy Berry Branch from green cardstock.  Lay right side down on Molding Mat using medium ball tool from Susan’s Garden 4 pc. All Metal Tool Kit rub back of each leaf.  Using Nuvo Crystal Drops add berries set aside to dry.

Step 2  Form 6 X 6 tent fold card from white cardstock.  Using Joset’s largest Stitched Hexagon die lay onto card base with top cutting edge just above fold then die cut. (see photos)

Step 3  Using largest Hexagon die and patterned paper cut 1 hexagon.  Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4    Using 2 largest hexagon dies cut frame from white Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  (see photo)  Adhere to card front.

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Step 5  From White Soft Finish Cardstock using Garden Notes – Primrose 1 cut nine flowers.  Color with alcohol markers. (Note: you can use colored cardstock if you are not into coloring.)  To shape and assemble see Susan’s video found at this LINK.

Step 6  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 1″ X 6″ round corners stamp with sentiment.  This sentiment is from set – Little Words That Mean A Lot.  Adhere to lower portion of card using dimensional tape.

Step 7  Arrange your flowers and berry branches on card front using Kids Choice Glue.

To purchase any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs products used today just click on them below.  Be sure to check out Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog  at this LINK to see what other Design Team members have created with Joset’s new releases.

ECD Supplies


Other Supplies

Black Ink

Nuvo Crystal Drops

Copic Markers

Hope that you have enjoyed my card today.  Be sure to check out the new releases at Elizabeth craft Designs.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Framed Bouquet

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Welcome my crafty friends!

Today my post is a card I designed for Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team.  This card is posted on Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog with a full tutorial.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Other Supplies

Cardstock – 2 shades of green

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Rhubarb Crumble

Copic Markers

Embossing Folder – Wood Grain used here


April Challenge – Scissor Spring Mechanism

 

Welcome my crafty friends!

It is once again time for another Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team Challenge and a chance to win.   Click here Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to check out all of the other Design Teams Designs.

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For today’s challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on our website to 3 winners
To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Facebook Giveaway Blog Post or the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us What Elizabeth Craft Designs dies or stamp sets would you use with the Scissor Spring Mechanism die set to create a card, scrapbook layout or home decor item?
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing
The winners will be announced on Friday, April 20th on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog and our Facebook page.
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Our challenge this month is to use the Scissor Spring Mechanisms by Becky.  My card that I chose to do is an open box card that my friend just taught me I felt it was just perfect for these mechanisms.  I have taken lots of pictures to help with making card.

 

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Here is how it was created.

Step 1  Cut white 100# Soft Finish Cardstock to 8-1/2″ X 10″.  With soft finish side down score the 10″ side at 2″; 3-1/2″; 6-1/2″ & 8″.  Turn and score on 8-1/2″ side at 1-1/2″ & 7″.

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Fold on all score lines using a bone folder to make nice sharp creases.  Make cuts on all 4 corners per sketch – on 10″ sides cut on score lines to 3-1/2″ on 8-1/2″ side cut only to first score line removing corners.  IMG_6194scissormech4

You should have 3″ in center of 8-1/2″ side make a little mark at 1-1/2″ on each end.  Score on diagonal from mark down to score line on each side of marks see picture.

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Crease well on these lines – they should be mountain folds.

Step 2  Now decorate your card before assembling. Using patterned paper decorate your card – cut 2 pcs.  3″ X 5-1/4″ – 1 for inside and 1 for back (which will be adhered after mechanism is in place) adhere using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  For the 2 outer flaps they should be 2″ X 5-1/4″ but depending on score lines they may vary so should measure before cutting for best results.

Step 3  Decide where you want your mechanism on card . Place tiny die for slit on card base run through die cutting machine.   Using smallest Scissor Spring Mechanism die cut 1 set assemble.  place tabs from 1 end through slit you just cut spread tabs open adhere using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Adhere patterned paper to card back covering tabs.

Step 4  Using Kristen Schneider Patchwork Stamp and Die sets cut 4 bees from white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Color using markers.  Using bee die cut out bees.  On 2 of bees snip around wings to body keeping them attached but making them so wings will bend up.  Use a glitter pen to add sparkle to wing.  Attach one be on top solid bee just on body part of bee using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Add bee to mechanism using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

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Step 5  Using Joset’s Words 2 – Thinking of You die set from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back “Just” and “You” .  Adhere “Just” above the Bee and “You” below the bee.

Step 6  Add Clear Double Sided Adhesive to 4 corner flaps.  Dry fit by folding up to form box if you find that trimming is required to make flush with back of card do this before adhering.

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Bring flaps around and adhere to sides forming box.  Gently push in top & bottom ends on fold lines so it closes flat – crease well.

Step 7  Cut strip of matching cardstock 1″ X 9″.  Wrap around center of card overlap in front.  Adjust to fit so that it is loose enough so will slide on and off but still hold card closed.  Trim off extra and adhere closed with Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Adhere bee to band covering the overlap using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Optional Closure – use a small magnet as closure.  Adhere magnet to front left flap using Clear Double Sided Adhesive adhere one end of band to front over magnet wrap band around back  to front adjust length.  Add a die cut with a sentiment to free end of band and add magnet to back of die cut so it lines up with bottom magnet. This was done because I had a spot on flap which band covered but when band was taken off to open card you saw a big spot – there is always a fix for these boo boos.

I do hope you have enjoyed this tutorial today I know it is long but hope it is inspiring and you will make your own open box card.

Don’t forget to go to Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to enter to win and to see what all our other designers have come up with.

Thank you for stopping by and until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs


Other Supplies

Cardstock – black

Patterned Paper

Copic Markers

Glitter Pen