Designer Hexagon Challenge

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Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog.  Today is challenge day for the Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team.  This month our challenge is Hexagon Inspiration this is the card I designed for the challenge.  Be sure to go to Elizabeth Craft Designs blog  at this LINK to see what the other Design Team members have created using Joset’s newly released Stitched Hexagons and Fitted Hexagon dies.  While there, be sure to answer the question for a chance to win a $20.00 Gift Certificate to Elizabeth Craft Designs.

The question for $20.00 giveaway this month is what is your favorite way to use Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Hexagons or Fitted Hexagons dies.  Winners will be announced Friday June 22, 2018.

Here is how my card was created.

Step 1  From green cardstock using Garden Notes Leafy Berry Branch cut 1 set.  Lay right side down on molding mat using medium ball tool rub backs of leaves to give a bit of dimension, turn over and run ball tool down stem and branches.  Using Nuvo Crystal Drops (Dandelion Yellow used here) make berries.  Set aside to dry.  When berries are dry on right side add berries to back side set aside to dry.

Step 2  Form 6″ X 6″ card base.  ( Elizabeth Craft Designs Soft Finish Cardstock -Cafe au Lait used here)

Step 3  Cut patterned paper 5-3/4″ square adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  (ModaScrap – Wood Effects used here)

Step 4  From same cardstock as card base that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back  cut 2 frames using Joset’s Designs Stitched Hexagons.  Using 2 largest hexagons cut 1 frame then use next 2 sizes to cut second frame.  Lay 2 dies together lining up evenly tape together with removable tape lay on your cardstock then die cut.  Adhere to card front.

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Step 5  Using Joset van de Burgt Words 4 – Remember cut twice With Sympathy from black cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhere to card front in upper half of smallest rectangle frame to allow room for flowers below.

Step 6  Cut Garden Notes Maiden Hair Fern from green cardstock.  Shade using ink.  Lay right side down on molding mat use medium ball tool to rub back of leaves turn over run ball down stem.

Step 7  Cut 3 poppies from white Soft Finish Cardstock (you can use colored cardstock if you prefer) using Susan’s Garden Notes Poppy 2 die set.  Color/shade and shape your flowers.  Susan has a great video to help with this on her Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club found here.

Step 8  Assemble your bouquet on card front using Kids Choice Glue Starting with ferns then berry branches and last the poppies.

Here is another card I created using the Stitched Hexagons it was done for the Inspiration day of Joset’s new release and was posted on this blog with tutorial.

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I do hope that you have enjoyed this post today!  For any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs products I used just click on pictures below it will take you to their site where you can purchase.   Don’t forget to check out their blog for what the other designers have created and answer question for chance to win $20.00 gift certificate.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Other Supplies

Cardstock – green, black, yellow

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Dandelion Yellow

Copic Markers – FBG2 & B12

 

 

Forever Friends Lilac

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Welcome My Crafty Friends,

Today I am posting another “Forever Friends” card.  Last month I posted a card I had made for my dear friend of over 50 years it had bachelor buttons on it well she showed it to a friend where she lives and the friend wanted a couple of cards one of which was just like hers and another one so here it is.  I chose to use Susan’s Garden Notes Lilac 2 die set.

Here is how it was created.

Step 1  From green cardstock cut Garden Notes Leafy Branch.  Using Nuvo Crystal Drops – Simply White add berries to branch set aside to dry then repeat on back.

Step 2  Form 6″ X 6″ card base from white cardstock.

Step 3  Cut patterned paper 5-3/4″ X 5-3/4″ patterned paper (ModaScrap Fly & Scrap used here).  Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4  From black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back cut Forever Friends using A Way With Words dies Forever and Friends.  Adhere to card front putting Forever to top left of card and Friends to lower right of card.

Step 5  Cut Garden Notes Ostrich Fern from green cardstock.  shade with ink shape by pinching up on fronds.   Using Kids Choice Glue on stem area only adhere to center of card.

Step 6  Add berry branch over fern using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 7  Make lilacs using Garden Notes Lilac 2 set.  You either cut flowers from white Soft Finish Cardstock and color with alcohol markers, cut from colored cardstock or as I have done colored cardstock first by lightly brushing marker over some areas darker in others then cut which gives variation in color.    My lilacs are really much more purple it is the picture.  Susan has a video on how to make the lilac on her Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club.  You can find it at this LINK.   These are built right on your card.

Here is both cards.

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I do hope you have enjoyed my card today and will now make your own.  For any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies I have used in this project you can just click on icons below and it will take you directly to their site.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Other Supplies

Cardstock, green, black, white (for 6 X 6 card base)

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Simply White

Ink for shading

Copis Marker – FV2 Fluorescent Dull Violet

 

 

 

 

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

Frame It Challenge

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Hello my crafty friends!

Once again it is time for another Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team Challenge and this month our challenge is “Frame It”.  For this challenge I have chosen one of the new frames by ModaScrap – Happy Frame along with a couple of Susan’s Garden new releases Primrose 1 and Leafy Berry Branch.

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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 Challenge post and tell us What Elizabeth Craft Designs dies or stamp sets would you use to frame something on a card, scrapbook layout of home decor item?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, March 23rd on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.
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Here is how the card was created.

Step 1  Cut 2 Leafy Berry Branches from green cardstock.  Add berries using Nuvou Crystal Drops (Rhubarb Crumble used here) set aside to dry.  Wile cutting from green cardstock cut set of Garden Notes Ostrich Fern.

Step 2  Background made from black cardstock but also could be done on white cardstock.  You will be working with ECD Diamond Background die cut as stencil when finished making background save stencil to be used on another project.  Die cut 1 Diamond Background from cardstock lay on top of piece of black cardstock cut 3-3/4″ X 5″ hold in place with piece of low tack tape.  Using sponge apply Viva 3D paint in 3-4 different colors working paint down in being careful not to bend up stencil.  (You can also use Distress Oxide Inks they just will not be as bright or sparkly.)

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Step 3  From 100# white Soft Finish Cardstock using ModaScrap Happy Frame cut 4 times. Trim 2 pieces to 5-1/4″ (trimming from straight end) trim 2 pieces to 3-7/8″ build frame.  Els just did a Technique Friday video on making Happy Frame XL it can be found here.

Step 4  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive attach frame over background piece.

Step 5  Card base cut black cardstock 3-7/8″ x 10-1/2″ score at 5-1/4″ fold on score line.  Attach frame and background piece to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 6  Using ECD Corners 1 die set cut 4 corners from white Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back (I chose corners that had five dots which I saved and added back in) attach corners to frame.

Step 7  Cut 5 Primrose 1 from white Soft Finish Cardstock (or you can cut from colored cardstock and shade) color using Copic Markers YR15 and Y38 used here.  Shape using Susan’s Garden 4 pc Tool Kit and Molding Mat Susan has a video on her Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club found here.  Cut several leaves from cardstock either green cardstock or white cardstock coloring with Copics Markes YG97 and G85 used here.  Shape using leaf tool and leaf mat.

Step 8  Attach ferns and berry branches to card front using Kids Choice Glue build your primroses onto card front using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 9  Cut Happy Birthday twice once from black cardstock and once from white Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back attach white Happy Birthday on top of Black.  Attach to bottom of frame using Kids Choice Glue.  Note:  the die I used was an ECD Stand Up Helper Die that is no longer available which I discovered when preparing my tutorial I apologize but I did check out the new release of dies and #1465 Words 1- Celebration has a “happy birthday” die which is a bit longer but you could attach happy to the top of frame and birthday to bottom as well as #783 Happy Birthday and #1284 Happy Birthday.

Hope that this tutorial is an inspiration to you to try your own design.

Be sure to go to Elizabeth Craft Designs to enter to win and see what all the other design team members have created.

If you want to purchase any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies I have used to create this card just click on any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs Product pictures below it will take you right to that item on their site.

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

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

 


Other Supplies

Cardstock – black, green

Viva 3D Paint

NuVou Crystal Drops – Rhubarb Crumble

 

 

 

Valentine Pansies

Welcome all my crafty friends!

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and today I am posting a couple that I have created.  They are same card but I changed out the color of pansies a bit and used ferns.  These cards were created using Susan’s new releases Garden Notes Pansy 2 and Leafy Berry Branch 1 along with a couple of her ferns from last release. The hearts are from Becky Seddon’s new releases Heartfelt Love and Love Struck.

Here is how the card was created.

Step 1 Cut 1 Garden Notes Berry Branch 1 from green cardstock.  Using Nuvo Crystal Drops add berries let dry.  Repeat on back side and let dry.

Step 2  Cut white cardstock 6″ X 12″ score at 6″ fold on score line – 6″ X 6″ card base formed.  Dry emboss front of card.

Step 3  Cut large solid heart from red cardstock using Becky Seddon’s Heartfelt Love die set.  Attach to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4  From white Soft Finish Cardstock cut lacy heart using Becky Seddon’s Love Struck die set.  Attach to front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive only on back of solid part of heart (leave lace edge free)

Step 5  From gold cardstock cut the 2 piece arrow from Love Struck die set attach using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 6  Cut 1 set of ferns from green cardstock using fern die set of choice.  Shade a little with Distress Ink and bend up fronds to give dimension.  Attach to card front with Kids Choice Glue added to just stem area.  Add Leafy Berry Branch in same manner arranging over ferns.

Step 7  Cut, color and shape 3 Garden Notes Pansy 2 and several leaves using white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Susan has a video on her Facebook page showing how to do pansies you can find it here which is dated January 27th.  Attach to card front using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 8    Cut red cardstock 2-3/4″ X 1-1/4″ .  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 2-1/2″ X 1″ attach to red cardstock.  Using black ink stamp Happy Valentine’s Day from Joset’s Love Sentiments onto white cardstock.  Attach to lower right corner of card front using dimensional tape.

I do hope you have enjoyed my tutorial today and will create some of your own valentines.  For any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies you can click on any of the pictures below and it will take you directly to their site.

Until next time – Happy Crafting and remember “You only live once, but if you live right, once is enough” unknown

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Other Supplies

Cardstock – green, red, white, gold

Nuvo Crystal Drops

Copic Markers

Dimensional Tape

Black Ink