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Monday, November 24, 2014

Birthday Card using Stand Up Helper from Elizabeth Craft Designst

Here is a birthday card I made using several products from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  The card is 4.25 x 5.5.


For this card I used:

  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Stand Up Helper "Happy Birthday"
  • Glitter Ritz Warm Highlight
  • Copic Markers: YR15, Y13, G21, G46, YG07
  • Spellbinders Oval Die
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Candle Peel-off Sticker in Black 2545
  • Shimmer Sheets  
  • Cuttlebug Happy Birthday Embossing Folder
  • Sookwang Double sided tape

To make the card, I added the Sookwang tape to white card stock, exposed the adhesive and added the candle peel-off stickers.  Warm Highlight glitter was added and then the candles colored with Copic markers, and fussy cut out. Using another piece of white card stock, I added Sookwang tape, and die cut the oval and the Happy Birthday Stand Up helper.  After exposing the adhesive, Warm Highlight Glitter was added to both pieces.  The candles were added to the oval, and the Happy Birthday was added over the Happy Birthday cut into the card base.  A piece of Shimmer Sheets was embossed and sanded a bit.  The oval with the candles was added on top of the embossed Shimmer Sheets.  The card was then assembled,

Monday, November 17, 2014

Spring and Fall Skeleton Leaves

Both of these cards use the same stamp, Skeleton Leaves, but the techniques are different.  For the Fall card, I used Distressed Inks on white card stock.  For the Spring card, I used Copics on vellum paper.

For the Fall card I used:

  • Fired Brick Distressed Ink
  • Peeled Paint Distressed Ink
  • Rusty Hinge Distressed Ink
  • Wild Honey Distressed Ink

For the Spring Card I used:

  • Copic Markers: R24, G46, G24, YR18, Y17

For both cards I used:

  • Versamark
  • Stampendous Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • Stampendous Detailed Gold Embossing Powder
  • Close to My Heart Artiste Cricut Cartridge
  • Close to My Heart Holiday Tags stamp set
  • Technique Junkies Skeleton Leaves Stamp
  • Ribbon
Fall Card:

To make this card, I randomly sponged the distressed inks on white card stock.  I then stamped the Skeleton Leaves stamp with Versamark, added the white embossing powder and heat set.  I then cut the oval shape for the sentiment from the Artiste Cricut Cartridge, and using the matching stamps, stamped the sentiment in Versamark, added the Gold embossing powder and heat set.  Ribbon and the sentiment were added to the card.  I like this card, since you don't know what the final version will look like.

Spring Card:


To make this card, using Versamark, I stamped the Skeleton Leaves stamp on vellum paper.  I added white embossing powder and heat set.  On the back side of the vellum paper, I then colored the leaves with Copic Markers.  I chose brighter colors of Copics for this, since they will have a bit of a washed out look from the front of the card.  I then used double sided tape to attach the vellum paper to white card stock.  The oval shape for the sentiment was cut from the Artiste Cricut Cartridge, and using the matching stamps, stamped the sentiment with Versamark, added white embossing powder and heat set.  Ribbon and the sentiment were added to complete the card.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Stand Up Helpers Class with Els from Elizabeth Craft Designs


Here are the cards made in the Stand Up Helpers Holiday Cards class taught by Els from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I was so glad I was able to take this class and the Fun with Dies class.  It was a great opportunity.  

 Merry Christmas Stand Up Helper with Candles


Supplies:
Candle 919
Holiday Flourish 921
Merry Christmas Stand Up Helper
White Silk Microfine Glitter 604
True Red Silk Microfine Glitter 614
Forest Green Silk Microfine Glitter 633
Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter 639
Red Glitter Dots 7018
Red Velvet Adhesive 402

The candles were covered with White Glitter, the candle drippings and flames with the Cool Diamond Glitter (the flames were then colored with Copic markers), the flowers were covered with Red glitter, and the Holly leaves with Green glitter. 

The stand up helper "Merry Christmas" was cut from the Red Velvet Adhesive and attached to the one cut from the card base.

Stocking Stand Up Helper


Supplies:
Candle 919 (Pine branches)
Stand Up Helpers Set 2 930
Stocking Overlay Set 1 931
Stocking Solid 932
Chocolate Silk Microfine Glitter 607
True Red Silk Microfine Glitter 614
Saffron Silk Microfine Glitter 612
White Silk Microfine Glitter 604
Red Glitter Dots 7018
Red Glitter Borders 7010
Seasons Greetings Large Peel-off in Black 2581


Jackie's Dolls in Oval


Supplies:
Jackie's Christmas Dolls in Oval Peel-off in Black 2587
Lines Peel-off in Black 1016
Merry Christmas Peel-off in Black 2576
Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter 639

Double sided tape was added to white card stock and the adhesive exposed.  The Christmas Doll sticker was added and colored with various Copic Markers.  Acetate was used to make the image appear as if its floating in the center of the card.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Fun with Dies class with Els of Elizabeth Craft Designs

I was able to take two classes with Els from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  In both classes (Fun with Dies and Stand Up Helpers)we made Holiday cards.

In the Fun with Dies class here are the cards we made:

Flower Merry Christmas Stand Up Helper


Supplies:
Candle Die 919 (for the pine branches)
Crystal Flower Set 1 924 (Flower)
Holly Leaves & Berries 926  (Holly Leaves)
Stand Up Helpers Set 2 930
True Red Silk Microfine Glitter 614
A Mix of Green 632, Forest Green 633 and Spring Peridot 635 Silk Microfine Glitter
Red Glitter Dots 7018
Gold Assorted Borders 1176
Gold Merry Christmas Peel-off Sticker

Double sided tape was attached to red and green card stock, then the images were cut.  The glitter was added to these elements.  Red Glitter dots were used for the center of the flower.


Ring Accordion

 Supplies:

Ring Accordion 904
Chilly the Penguin 908
Snowflakes 757
Silver Silk Microfine Glitter 603
Silver Snowflakes Peel-off 2551
Silver Christmas Wishes Peel-off 376
Black (406), White (405), Blue (407), Yellow (401) Velvet Adhesive

I decided I did not like the accordion card, and when I got home I changed the card.  The Christmas Greetings sentiment is on the inside.  The circles were cut with Spellbinders dies, and acetate used to make the image appear to float in the card.



Katie Label Snowman


Supplies:
Katie Label Accordion  903
Katie Stars Frame Edges 913
White Velvet Adhesive 405
Snowman in Frame Peel-off Black 2583
Merry Christmas Large Peel-off Black 2576
Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter 642

Double stick tape was added to white card stock.  The adhesive exposed, and the Snowman sticker and Candy Cane were added.  The glitter was then added.  The images were colored with a variety of Copic markers.

I did not like the accordion card, and when I got home, I  modified it to a stand up style card.  I used the Stand Up helpers set 2 to cut the snowflake stand up helper.  Seasons Greetings peel-off sticker was added (not clearly visible in the picture).



Monday, October 27, 2014

Pan Pastels

Here is my first card made with Pan Pastels.  This card is 5 x 5.75.



For this card I used:
  • Dreamweaver Stencil LX 7021 Corner Flowers
  • Pan Pastels 280.5 Orange, 250.5 Diarylide Yellow, 470.5 Violet, 340.5 Permanent Red, 340.8 Permanent Red Tint, 430.5 Magenta, 380.5 Red Iron Oxide
  • Stampendous Hydrangea Garden Stamp Set
  • Memento Rich Cocoa
  • Stampendous Detailed Silver Embossing Powder
  • Versamark
To make the card, I placed the stencil on white card stock.  I used the pan pastels to color the flowers in the stencil.  I then stamped the butterfly from the Hydrangea Garden stamp set in Rich Cocoa.  The butterfly body was colored with Rich Cocoa, and the wings with the Orange Pan Pastels.  Once complete, I sealed the images, and cut the images to 4 x 5.75. 

To assemble the card, I covered the edge of a scrap piece of white card stock with Versamark (to about 1 inch), and then heat embossed with Detailed Silver embossing power.   1/4" strips were then cut from the embossed edge.  The images were mounted to the center of the card base.  The strips were added to the long edges of the image.   

Monday, October 20, 2014

Birthday Golfer with Paper Dolls for Everyday Cricut Cartridge

Here is a card that I made my stepson's birthday who loves to golf.  This card is 5 x 6.5.



For the card, I used:
  • Paper Dolls for Everyday Cricut Cartridge
  • Cricut Black Marker
  • Wink of Stella Clear
  • Copic Markers R29, YG07, G09, E11
  • Glossy Accents
  • Technique Tuesday Greenhouse Society Stems Stamp Set
  • Stampendous Pirate Gold Embossing Power
  • Versamark
To make the card, I first outlined using a black Copic marker, then cut all of the golfer pieces at 3.75 inches from the Paper Dolls for Everyday Cricut Cartridge.  
  • The body was cut from white paper, and then colored using Copic Marker E11.
  • All of the clothing, shoes, hair and cap were added to the body.
  • The flag was cut from gray card stock, then the grass colored with G09 and YR07, and the flog colored with R29.  Wink of Stella was then added to the flag and the pole.  Glossy Accents was added to the pole.
  • Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents were added to the clubs in the golf bag.
When assembling the card, I used pop dots behind the flag, and the golf bag to add a bit of dimension.  The golf bag was slung over the golfer's shoulder.  The sentiment was stamped in Versamark, then heat embossed with Pirate Gold embossing power.

Monday, October 13, 2014

2014 Halloween Card 5

Here is the last of the Halloween cards for this year.  This card is 4 x 5.5.


For the card, I used:
  • Wild Card Cricut Cartridge
  • Artbooking Cricut Cartridge
  • Martha Stewart Halloween Stamp set
  • Stampendous Enchanted Aubergine Embossing Powder
  • Distressed Inks - Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey and Bundled Sage
  • Versamark
To make the card, I cut a circle for the moon from orange card stock.  I then cut several bats of varying sizes from the Wild Card cartridge.  The house was cut from the Artbooking cartridge at 3.75 inches. 

I then sponged the Bundled Sage ink on the bottom of the card front.  A combination of Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey was sponged above the Bundled Sage.  The fence and sentiment were them stamped with Versamark, embossing powder added, and heat embossed.  The moon and bats were added.  The house was attached with pop dots to add dimension to the card.