Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Design Team April Challenge

Today the Elizabeth Craft Design team has a fun challenge to use the Scissor Spring Mechanism.  I have used the Scissor Spring to pop up the Bee on my card.  Be sure to go over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog at this LINK to see all the fun ideas you can use this die set for.

This is a picture of the Scissor Spring Mechanism die set.  

Before I describe my card, I want to tell you about your chance to win a Gift Card from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs is giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on their 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 of home decor item?

Three lucky winners will be selected in a random drawing. 

The winners will be announced on Friday, April 20th on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog and Facebook page.


To create my card start with a 6-inch square card.

Step 1.  Cut a 5 3/4 inch square piece of white card stock, that will be used for the background.

Step 2.  Use Susan's Earth & Sky Stencil to sponge blue ink over the cloud stencil onto the top half of the white card stock. 

Step 3.  Use the Adventure Edges die set and die cut a green 'hilly' edge that will cover the lower half of the card. Attach the edge to the lower portion of the card.

Step 4.  Use Joset's Bee die set to die cut one Bee.  Use Vellum to die cut the wings.  Assemble.

Step 5.  Use Joset's Bee Hive die set to die cut the bee hive.  Glue the pieces together.

Step 6.  Use the CountryScapes Hollyhock die set to die cut pieces for the hollyhock.  Shape with Susan's Flower Tool Kit and assemble.   Use yellow Prills in the center of each flower. 

Step 7.  Use the CountryScapes Clematis die set to die cut the white flowers.  Shape the flowers using Susan's Flower Tool Kit.  Add Prills to the centers of the flowers.  

Step 8.  For the flower stems for the white flowers, use the Garden Notes Lavender die set.  Use only the lower portion of this die cut and attach the white flowers.  Using the lower section of the Lavender die cut will create a wide bushy flower 'bush'.  

Step 9.  Use the CountryScapes Garden Edges - Hyacinth die set and create the purple hyacinth edge.  Cut two hyacinth off to separate the flowers for the bottom edge of the card.  

Step 10.  Use the Adventure Edges die set and die cut two strips of grass.  

Step 11.  Use the Pair of Leaves l  die set and die cut one set of leaves.  These leaves will resemble a bush beside the bee hive.

Step 12.  Use the Leafy Branch die set to die cut one branch.  A small portion of these leaves will be used behind the white flower bush.  

Step 13.  Use the Rainbow Sky die set to die cut two clouds and one sun.  Lightly sponge blue ink around the edges of the clouds and yellow ink on the edges of the sun.  Attach these pieces to the top of the card, over the sponged cloud sky.  

Step 14.  Use the Bee Sentiments stamp set and stamp the sentiment, using VersaFine black ink and clear emboss.  Die cut using the Stitched Fishtail Banner die set.  Sponge yellow ink around the edges.  Use another larger Stitched Fishtail Banner die and die cut one black banner slightly larger.  Glue the pieces together.  Cut the left edge at an angle and attach over the lower edge of the die cut sun.

Step 15.  Assemble all the die cut pieces, as shown, to complete the scene.

Step 16.  Use the Scissor Spring Mechanism die set and die cut the smallest mechanism, using clear acetate.  Use Clear Double Sided Adhesive on both the top and bottom of the mechanism to attach the bee to the card.

This card is just a little dimensional.  The bee presses down flat, but some of the flowers are dimensional.  I would recommend mailing this card in one of the clear acrylic boxes from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Be sure to go over the the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to view all the creative ways the design team has used the Scissor Spring Mechanism, and be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win one of the $20 Gift Cards.

You can purchase the products used for this card by clicking on the product pictures below.

1 comment:

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

I would use it for bees, to add movement, or perhaps flowers moving in the wind!

Thanks for the opportunity!


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