Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Christmas Card

Hello Paper Crafters.   It is Christmas in July.   I always like to start creating my Christmas cards early so I don't have a big rush during the holidays trying to complete my cards.

Today I used the Elizabeth Craft Designs Pine Cone die set.  This set includes dies to create two different size pine cones plus two different evergreen branches.

The card I created is a 5x7 inch card.  I used a piece of snowflake design paper from my stash for the background.  

Six evergreen boughs were die cut using 90 lb Soft White Cardstock and two shades of green ink brushed on.  A brown marker was used to color the center of each branch.  The needles were shaped so they don't lay flat.  

Using the Pine Cone die set, two of the larger pine cones and one smaller pine cone were die cut and colored using brown markers.  These were also die cut using the Soft White Cardstock.  Starting at the tip of the pinecone, each layer was glued onto the pinecone base.  These are very easy pine cones to assemble.  

I used a foiled poinsettia and framed it with the evergreen boughs and pine cones.  Small styrofoam balls, colored red, were used for the berry clusters.  

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Hello Sweet Friend

Good Morning,

Today I have a card designed using Elizabeth Craft Designs Florals 28 die set.  The frame behind the arrangement is a die cut using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Frames & Elements die set.

This is a 6x6 inch card.  I used a piece of design paper from my stash for the background.  

Using white cardstock, the leafy Frame was die cut and attached in the center of the card. The center of the frame is a separate piece and was attached using dimensional tape to raise it slightly.  Two little pieces from the top of the frame (that normally would be discarded) were glued on each side of the frame  

Using Elizabeth Craft Designs Soft White Cardstock, the flowers were die cut using the  the Florals 28 die set.   To add color, I used Distress Picked Raspberry ink and a small blending brush to lightly color only the base of the petals. The petals were lightly misted with water and shaped.   Beacon Kids Choice Glue was used to assemble the flowers.  GinaK light spruce ink was used to color the leaves.  The flowers and leaves were arranged on the frame.  Using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Frames & Elements die set, two white bows were die cut.  One of the bows was colored using the same ink that was used to color the flowers.  The white bow was offset over the pink bow and attached at the base of the arrangement.

For the sentiment, I used a sentiment from the Altenew Sweet Jasmine Press Plate.  It was  attached with dimensional tape.  

Below are links to the products used.  

Sunday, April 28, 2024

Memory Box Magnolias

Hello Crafty Friends,

It has been a while since I have worked on creating cards. Recently I was gifted a set of Memory Box Magnolia dies and used them to create this card.  The die sets I used from this collection include Curved Magnolia Branch, Magnolia Leaf Branch and Backyard Wren. This is a 6x6 inch card.

All the pieces were die cut using white card stock.  Altenew inks were used to color them.  Clear  Crystal Glaze was brushed on the Magnolia leaves to give them a waxy appearance.  The arrangement was attached to an embossed background that was die cut using a Notched Corner Frame Layering die.

 The Butterfly was die cut from Pink Fresh Studio Fluttering Butterflies Washi Tape. The Washi Tape strip was attached to a piece of Vellum Paper to give the butterfly more delicate wings.  The Memory Box Backyard Wren was die cut using white card stock and color sponged on the layering pieces before assembling it.  A small black embellishment was added to the eye. The bird cage, from my stash, was die cut using gold metallic cardstock.   The sentiment is from the Spellbinders BetterPress - A Little Message Sentiment Plate. Part of that sentiment was cut off because I only wanted the "thanks" sentiment.  

Thanks for visiting my blog. 

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