Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Elizabeth Craft Designs September Challenge - Fall, Harvest, Halloween



















It's that time again my crafty friends, Elizabeth Craft Designs Monthly Challenge. This month's challenge is to make a card or project using Fall, Harvest, Halloween as a theme. So I love Halloween so I decided to do a Frightful, Boo, Halloween card. Karen Burniston did this really cool technique using Lorna Label Die so I decided to copy it.

Instructions:

1. Create card base from black cardstock. Cut 5″x 11″ rectangle; score and fold in half.
In this card I’m using a double fold with an extra platform using the Lorna Label PopUp.
Place the Lorna Label on the fold line as shown by Karen Burniston in this video. Cut another rectangle 5 1/4″x 12″ for the backing card.


2. To create a “back wall” and a “floor wall”, cut Trick or Treat and Spider paper 6″x 6″ square. Place Lorna Label PopUp on the edge of paper and die cut PopUp insert. You will need your scissors to cut out the Lorna Label insert completely. Do this on both papers. Adhere Trick or Treat paper to the top of the inside of the card and Spider paper to the bottom part of the inside of the card. Karen explains this step in her video as well. Cut Trick or Treat paper 2 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to the bottom of the inside of the card. Cut out the sticker and popped it up using pop dots and placed on top as shown. Cut out Moon from Graphic 45 paper line.

3. Cut out 4 trees using black paper and the die from All Seasons Tree die collection. Take a white colour pencil to add markings as shown. Cut out grass using Green Velvet Adhesive sheet using Outdoor Edges die. Adhere grass as shown.
4. Cut out spider webbing using Spiral Circle from the Spiral Circle Pull card using white Crepe paper. I just weaved in and out thru the trees I stamped Ghosts and Bats using White and Black pigment ink and embossed with clear powder. Adhere using glue dots. I added a couple of extras around the spider as shown. I added a couple of 3D spiders.
5. Place black Halloween in Frame Peel-offs and an extra Candy Corn onto white cardstock with double sided adhesive on top. Cover Peel-offs with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and polish glitter with your finger. Use a brush to brush of the excess glitter. Follow Els’ step by step instructions for this technique here.

 6. Color Spider and Candy Corn as desired. I used Tombow Dual Brush Markers although they do require extra time to dry as they are water-based. Use alcohol-based markers instead of water-based markers if you prefer. Place the extra Candy Corn on top of the Spider holding the candy using pop up dots. I also added some boogie eyes to the spider.
7. For the front of the card, cut pumpkin paper 5 1/2″x 5 3/4″ and black spider paper 5 1/4″x 5 1/2″. Layer and adhere using double sided adhesive. Adhere black spider lace ribbon before placing paper down on black base. Cut out tag using the newest die from ECD called Tags & More 1 Lace.using orange paper. Stamp webs using white pigment ink and emboss using silver embossing powder. Adhere various stickers and 3D black spider using pop dots as shown. Adhere black Glitter Borders as shown. Add orange ribbon to front of tag.

Supply List:

Elizabeth Craft Designs
781 - All Seasons Tree
914 - Outdoor Edges
916 - Spiral Circle Pull Card
951 - Tags & More 1 Lace
sku 2585 - Halloween in Frame
sku 7010 - Black Glitter Borders
502 - Double-sided Adhesive Sheets
410 - Light Green Velvet Adhesive Sheet
642- Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

Cardstock and paper - Basic Black, Shimmery White paper - Stampin'Up, Assorted Halloween papers

Other:
White, Black pigment ink- Clearsnap, Zing Clear Embossing Powder - American Crafts, Crepe Paper- Dollar Store, 3D Spiders - Recollections by Michael's, Black Spider Web, Orange Halloween ribbon- Michael's, Boogie Eyes- Michael's








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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Puppy Love


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Hi, Jackie Smith here. I fell in love with the new Elizabeth Craft Designs Peel-offs, especially the one called 'Puppies'. My dog has been sick so I decided to do a card for her - she is like my kid.  I had these papers on hand that coordinate well with the Peel-offs.
Instructions
1. Create card base from brown cardstock. Cut 5"x 11" rectangle; score and fold in half.
In this card I'm using a double fold with an extra platform using the Lorna Label PopUp.
Place the Lorna Label on the fold line as shown by Karen Burniston in this video. Cut another rectangle 5 1/4"x 12" for the backing card.
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2. To create a "back wall" and a "floor wall", cut bone paper 6"x 6" square twice. Place Lorna Label PopUp on the edge of paper and die cut PopUp insert. You will need your scissors to cut out the Lorna Label insert completely. Do this on both papers. Adhere one wall to the top of the inside of the card and one wall to the bottom part of the inside of the card. Karen explains this step in her video as well.
3. Cut dog word vellum paper 2 1/4" x 5 1/4" and adhere to the top, just behind the PopUp. Cut burlap paper the same size and adhere to the bottom of the inside of the card.
4. Cut out trees, foliage and house using the Holiday House and All Seasons Tree dies. Emboss the roof part with Damask Embossing folder by Karen Burniston. Place all pieces using glue dots as shown.DSC_0248-1
5. Place black Puppies Peel-offs onto white cardstock with double sided adhesive on top. Cover Peel-offs with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and polish glitter with your finger. Use a brush to brush of the excess glitter. Follow Els' step by step instructions for this technique here.
6. Color puppies as desired. I used Tombow Dual Brush Markers although they do require extra time to dry as they are water-based. Use alcohol-based markers instead of water-based markers if you prefer.
7. Cut out puppies. Place sitting puppy by the dog house on the inside. Adhere laying puppy to the front of the card as shown (step 9).
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8. Hand cut bone from the brown bone paper using scissors. Add name and adhere to the front of the house. Attach In the dog house sign and dog bowl using stickers. Adhere dog paws as shown using pop dots.
9. For the front of the card, cut bone paper 5 1/2"x 5 3/4", red paper 5 1/4"x 5 1/2" and word paper 5"x 5 1/4". Layer and adhere using double sided adhesive. Adhere puppy, bone, dog paws and sign using pop dots as shown.
 
SUPPLIES
Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other
Cardstock and patterned paper- Dog Bones paper, stickers - Karen Foster Design, Paws paper- Samantha Walker, Whisper White, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso - Stampin 'Up!, Tombow Dual Brush Markers, Pop Dots
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

DSC_0198-1Hi Everyone, it's Jackie with today's post. I have this passion of collecting all these fine papers especially the Asian ones. I think these papers go well with the Asian Vases and the Asian Signs Peel-offs. 
Instructions:
1. Cut blue cardstock 7"x 10" rectangle; score and fold in half to crete card base.
( 5"x 7" finished card size).
2. Cut blue Asian paper 4 3/4"x 6 3/4" and adhere to card front using double-sided adhesive. Cut blue swirl paper 4 1/2"x 6 1/2" and adhere on top.
3. Place Asian Vase Peel-off onto turquise patterned paper. Place some of the negative parts of the peel-off back in the outline sticker (the 3 leaves from each flower). Cut out peel-off.
3. Place Black Asian Vases Peel-offs onto Shimmer Sheetz (from step 2) and cut it around leaving a halo using scissors. Add the black negative parts to the flowers as shown.
4.  Cut one label from Blue Irish Shimmer Sheetz using the larger accessory from the Katie Label Accordion. (Remember to use the Metal Adaptor Plate when die cutting Shimmer Sheetz). Emboss label using swirly curves, then apply black StazOn ink on the embossed areas.
5. Adhere all pieces to card front. Use foam tape or dots for added dimension under the vase and the label.
6. Finish of the card by adding Asian Signs Peel-offs on right hand side as shown.
 
SUPPLIES:
Elizabeth Craft Designs -
Other -
Cardstock and patterned papers - Island Indigo, Shimmery White papers - Stampin 'Up!, Blue Maruyama mesh- Magenta, Chipboard Pieces - Bo Bunny 'Serenity'
Black Stazon ink pad- Tsukineko

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Asian Cards meet Tombow XTREME Permanent Adhesive




















A couple of months ago I was contacted by Tombow to be a part of Tombow Sticky University and try out their new XTREME Permanent Adhesive by Tombow which is five times stickier than their regular adhesive.! I already used their Tombow markers as well as Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue so I was up for the challenge to see if would hold up.

For the first card I used the XTREME Permanent Adhesive  to hold the all the elements on the card, even the ribbon is held by the Xtreme Permanent adhesive. This ribbon is quite heavy and is holding really well.

For the second card I created this fancy fold card using Xtreme Permanent adhesive to hold all the elements on this card together. Again I used it on the satin red ribbon to see if it would hold, and tried it on the Chipboard pieces as well. Of course it holds it in place, so I'm really impressed with this tape runner to hold heavy elements.















Here is a picture of the inside card.

Supply List:
Elizabeth Craft Designs:

2516 - Black Asian Vase Peel-Offs
2517 - Black Kimono Peel-Offs
2514 - Black Koi Fish & Flowers
7018 - Black Glitter Borders Assorted Colors Peel-Offs
406 - Black Velvet Adhesive Sheets

Other:
IME - 044 Lattice 2 Dee's Distinctively Dies
CC4x4-223  Blossom Branch- Cottage Cutz
Red satin ribbon- unknown, Asian coin & charm- Michael's

Cardstock and Pattern Paper - Glitter & Glitz Art Deco Classics - Debbi Moore Designs, Basic Black,  Gold Glitter paper- Stampin'Up, Blue, Red Maruyama - Magenta, Corrugated paper- unknown, Chipboard pieces, sticker - Bo Bunny 'Serenity' Collection,


To see the rest of Tombow Sticky University projects, click here!!

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Elizabeth Craft Designs August Challenge - Asian Theme

I can't believe it's the end of August and school starts on Tuesday. Once again I'm back with another card for this  monthly challenge for Elizabeth Craft Designs. This month's theme is Asian.

Instructions:
1. Create card base from patterned paper. Cut 7" x 8" rectangle; score and fold in half. Place Spiral Circle Pull card on score line and run it through your die cutting machine as shown by Karen Burniston video here. Cut out Spiral separately using the spiral die along with the circle die using blue paper.
2. Place Washi tape along the top and bottom of card. Place right side of paper in Embossing Folder called 'Bamboo' and run it thru. Sponge on Peeled Paint to highlight the embossed area.
3. Take a piece of Blue Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz and run it thru an Embossing Folder called 'Swirly Curve'. Then place Blue Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz onto a piece of Double-side Adhesive which is backed onto a piece of white paper. Take brayer and burnish well as shown by Els Van de Burgt in this video. Pull off the Shimmer Sheetz at which some will adhere to the double sided Adhesive and add Turquoise Silk Microfine Glitter which will cover the adhesive.


  
 4. Place Black Kimono, Black Fan and Black Asian Sign Peel-Offs on the Blue Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz background. Add Transparent Gold Glitter Dots on the Kimono as shown. Place sentiment and fan on inside circle using pop up dots as shown. 

5. Add Black Asian Signs to the Spiral as shown. Add Blue Candi Brads to the tabs which were cut initially as shown .
6. Cut out blue Hambly Screenprints using the large circle die from the Spiral Circle Pull Card, add a couple of stickers and a chipboard piece from Bo Bunny Collection called 'Serenity', adhere using pop up dots as shown. Add Asian coin along with blue ribbon bow and adhere using Quick Dry Adhesive glue on top of sticker.




















Supply List:

Elizabeth Craft Designs
916 - Spiral Circle Pull Card
E100 - Bamboo Embossing Folder
E119 - Swirly Curves Embossing Folder
sku 2517 - Black Kimono Peel- Offs
sku 920 - Black Asian Signs Peel- Offs
sku 7018 - Transparent Gold Glitter Dots
626 - Turquoise Silk Microfine Glitter
SS 0103 - Blue Iridescent Shimmer Sheets
502 - Double-sided Adhesive Sheets

Cardstock and Patterned Paper- Shimmery White -Stampin'Up!, 'Serenity' - Bo Bunny Collection, Blue Hambly Screenprints, Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress Ink - Ranger

Other: Blue Candi brads - Craftworks Cards, blue/silver ribbon- Michael's, Asian Coin - unknown, wash tape - unknown
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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Merry Christmas




DSC_0185-1Hi Everyone, Jackie here and do you know it's 4 months before Christmas Eve. So I thought another Christmas card was in order, showing the Winter Birds and Holly Branch Peel-Offs.
Instructions:
1. Create card base from brown cardstock. Cut 7"x 10" rectangle; score and fold in half (5"x7" finished card size).
2. Cut stripe paper 4 3/4" x 6 3/4". Cut green paper 4 1/4"x 6 1/4" and adhere it using Double-sided Adhesive on a slant as shown. Cut brown script paper 4"x 6" again adhere it using Double-sided Adhesive on a slant as shown. Adhere green seam binding ribbon to the right hand corner along with bow. Adhere to brown card base using Double-sided Adhesive.







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3. Place black birdhouse and black pine branch Peel-Offs onto white cardstock with Double-sided Adhesive on top. Cover peel-offs with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and polish glitter with your finger. Use a brush to brush of the excess glitter. I then colored my birdhouse and pine branch with TomBow Markers as shown in Els's video HERE.
4. Place Double-sided Adhesive onto white cardstock. Take Sprig with Berries Die and cut it out twice using the metal adapter plate to cut out intricate dies as shown by Els here
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5. After taking off the release paper, apply Leaf Green and Regal Green Silk Microfine Glitter together as a mixture and burnish well with finger. Brush off excess glitter.
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6. Cut out Merry Christmas using Merry Christmas die (745) using Black Velvet Adhesive sheet and adhere as shown.
Supply List:
Elizabeth Craft Designs

Cardstock and patterned papers - Early Espresso, Shimmery White - Stampin'Up!, Christmas Joy collection - FabScraps
Other- Paper trimmer, Big Shot, scoring board, Tombow Markers - 177, 192,368, 491,885, 933, 993, 992, 969, 977, N15 and N00



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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Christmas Ornaments

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Good Morning Everyone, It's Jackie and today I'm showing you these lovely Christmas Ornament Sceneries as well as Winter Bird Peel-Off stickers which fits perfectly with the newest accordion die by Karen Burniston called 'Ring Accordion'.
Instructions:
1. Cut two accordion pages out of brown cardstock using the Ring Accordion die. Cut out 4 scalloped edges for each circle accordion using blue paper as shown.
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2.  Cut two more accordion pages using the same die out of patterned paper. We're going to use these to create 2 circles for the centre, trim the two small side tabs of each circle. Now assemble you card as shown in the picture below.Adhere using Double-sided Adhesive Sheet. For more info on how to assemble the Accordion card, watch Karen Burniston’s video HERE.
IMG_12053. Now it's time to create the Winter Birds and Christmas Ornaments Sceneries. To create the ornaments, apply 1 Winter Birds (sku 8546) Peel-offs, 1 Christmas Ornaments Sceneries and 1 bow (sku 8502) onto white cardstock with Double-sided Adhesive on top. Cover peel-offs with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and polish glitter with your finger. Use a brush to brush of the excess glitter. I then colored my Winter Bird, Christmas Ornaments Sceneries and bow with TomBow Markers as shown in Els's video HERE. Once colored, cut out Ornaments & bow and adhere to first and second page of your Accordion card using foam tape. Adhere bow using Double-sided Adhesive sheets.
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4. Take a Quickie Glue pen and add glue to the circle edge & scalloped edges, add Turquoise Silk Microfine Glitter to the inside circle and Deep Turquoise Silk Microfine Glitter to the scalloped edge as shown.IMG_1203-1


Supply List

Elizabeth Craft Designs

Cardstock and patterned papers - Early Espresso, Shimmery White - Stampn'Up!, Woodland Winter - Bo-Bunny Collection

Other: 158, 228, 491, 368, 977, 969,N57, N35, N15, N00, 993, 847 - Tombow Markers

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