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Friday, October 27, 2017

Elizabeth Craft Designs' Snowflake Card

Welcome Back,

Today I am playing around with the new "Snowflake" dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs' winter collection. I just love how this turned out.




To create this easy project follow these step by step directions:
  1. Cut your darker card stock to 5" x 10" and fold in half creating the card base.
  2. Cut your white background piece to 4 3/4" square
  3. Use light and dark blue inks along with a Tim Holtz sponge, and color over the stencil in various directions to achieve a snowflake background to your linking.



Finished Result Below





4.  Next die cut snowflake dies in desired colors. Cutting 2 of the largest snowflake, glue these two together to create a thicker snowflake. This helps when inking and it gives a sturdy base for the entire design.


5. Using the sponge again sponge the tips of the largest snowflake in light blue ink.


6. Using foam tape, cut in thin pieces and attach to the back of the largest snowflake.  Adhere the snowflake to the card front. This give the snowflake even more dimension.
7. Using Kids Choice glue adhere the snowflake piece together and add a large pearl to the center.
Here is the final result. I hope this inspires you to get those dies out and play. They make the most exquisite projects.




Elizabeth Craft Supplies:
Snowflake Die
Leaf Snowflake Stencil
Kids Choice Glue
Other Supplies:
Navy and white card stock
Light and dark blue ink pads
Tim Holtz Blending tool
Large silver rimmed pearl

Sunday, October 22, 2017

LDRS Creative North Pole Stamps and Die Collection

HI Friends,

Welcome back! Today I have a fun little card to share featuring the North Pole collection of Stamps & Dies from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps. These stamps are so easy to color and then the coordinating dies making cutting them out a breeze.



I have colored this little guy with Copic markers in B000,00,01,02 for the snow and polar bear and R85,89 for the cap.

I have used a couple of newly released dies including the Snowy Day Border set along with the Christmas Word Die.  For the paper I chose a piece from the Winter Land paper stack which is now available to preorder HERE!

Make sure to click on over to either the LDRS store or the Challenge Blog. I would love to hear all about the projects you are creating. 

Take care, Melanie

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Magnolia-licious Card Country Girl Collection


Hi Magnolia Lovers,

Oh do I have some cuteness to share with you today. I have combined multiple stamps in today's card focusing on the new 2017 Country Girl Collection of stamps by Magnolia.

Using both the Happy Swing stamp along with the Porch Tilda stamp I used the masking technique to create this scene. I also added tree limbs above by stamping the swing branch and fussy cutting it to complete the scene. All of these beautiful stamps were colored using Copic markers. I also used some brand spanking new Lemon Craft Paper. This collection called "Heart Painted" comes in a 6x6" pad and consists of a beautiful floral theme. Very vintage! Check out all of the brand new Lemon Craft papers by clicking HERE.


Last but not least are my handmade flowers. These are created using Magnolia-Licious' Foamiran in pink. I cut the Foamiran using the Whimsy Dies set called "Peony Flower Dies". We have just gotten in this Whimsy die set along with 3 others. I shaded my flower petals using Gelatos and added some Stamens which are also available at Magnolia-licious.

I hope I've been able to inspire you today. Check back often to see more of my creativity. Melanie



Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Elizabeth Craft Designs Christmas Challenge

Hi Friends,

Today I am sharing one of my very first holiday cards for 2017. Our Elizabeth Craft Designs' challenge blog's theme this week is "Christmas" to see more details and to have your chance at winning gift cards for FREE Elizabeth Craft Designs' product check out their challenge blog.


 I made a cute little shaped card using the "Dotted Scalloped Squares" die set. for this months Christmas challenge. These little penguins just looked like they were trying their hardest to get into trouble so I thought I would have these little guys hanging in the tree trying to be naughty. 


Check these guys out..... Aren't they stinkin cute? The Penguins Clear Stamps and coordinating die set are a must for this holiday season.

I have also used the branch die from the Beautiful Baubles die set. This set includes beautiful layered ornament dies so make sure to check the entire set out.



Lastly I have taken a sentiment from the Holiday Cheer Clear Stamp Set. This set features many  holiday sentiments which will work great in all of your holiday projects.

Thank you for stopping by today. Melanie 

Friday, October 13, 2017

Elizabeth Craft Designs' Eat Drink & Be Scary

Welcome back friends,

Today I am sharing a cute and quick little card I made using a couple different die set by Elizabeth Craft Designs.


For the pumpkin itself I have used the "Pumpkins" die set and I have teamed it up with the "Trick or Treat Bag" set. I used foam tape to pop up the pumpkin as well as the candy corn. These sets work together so well. Lastly I added a peel off sticker border around the edges to simply frame the photo. I love the little shimmer it offers.

I appreciate you stopping by today. Make sure to check out the amazing sale items Elizabeth Craft Designs' currently has. If your like me you love a good deal :-) Happy crafting my friends.

Melanie


Monday, October 9, 2017

Elizabeth Craft Designs ~ Just Chillin

Hello Everyone,

I have been enjoying the new release of stamps and dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs. This is actually my very first winter project this year. Isn't "Winter Bear" adorable all colored up with Copic markers??


Have you seen all the new fall/winter releases? Make sure you check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs online store to see them all. We have an amazing selection of stamps & dies!!!
Would you line to create this project? Simply follow these easy directions:

Step 1: Cut card stock and patterned paper in the following sizes. Card base 6" x 6", Patterned paper 5 1/2" x 5 1/2", solid paper in 41/2" x 41/2", and lastly, patterned paper in 4" x 4"

Step 2: The basic sentiment stamp is "Just Chillin" so use multiple steps to stamp just the "Just" in one step, and then just ink up the second half of the stamp with ink "Chillin" and stamp in the bottom left hand corner of the smaller designer paper. See photos below:





Step 3: Stamp and die cut the stamps from the Winter Bear clear stamp set and coordinating die set.

Step 4: Color with Copic markers

Step 5: Add peel off sticker dots to the circles in the snowflake.

Step 6: Using foam tape attach the colored stamps onto the smaller piece of patterned paper.

Step 7: Adhere all layers 'off set' so that the squares are to the top left. This gives the card a little added interest.

Step 8: Add a border of peel off stickers on the outer edge of the larger piece of patterned paper.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products Used:
Winter Bear clear stamp set
Winter Bear Coordinating die set
Holiday Cheer clear sentiment stamp set
Peel off stickers in lines and dots
Kids Choice Glue

Other products used:
Ranger Stamp Positioner Tool
Copic Markers
Navy Card Stock
Patterned paper in 2 patterns
Foam tape


See how the foam tape behind each of the stamps gives it just a little added dimension? I hope I have encouraged you to get into your craft room today. Sign up to my "follow me by email" to receive my posts directly to my new posts. Thanks for stopping by today. Melanie


Saturday, October 7, 2017

LDRS Creative ~ Daisy Daisy Stamp & Die Set

Hello Friends,

I have a super sweet card to share with all of you today. I have colored this Polkadoodles Daisy Daisy Stamp Set to coordinate with our adorable Polkadoodles Time for Tea paper stack. I just love the way this turned out.




I used 3 of our die sets to create this card. The "Basic Pierced Ovals" set was used to cut out the white focal piece which I stamped the stem onto. The "Dew Drop Border Die" graces the right side of the card as well as the "Gilded Oval Labels" for the "Quick Word Stickers" sentiment. Here is a close up of the Quick Word sentiments. Check out all of LDRS paper products that coordinate with these quick and easy labels.


Below I show a close up of my colored flower. I used the coordinating dies in the Daisy Daisy set to attach the finished flower. This really gives the flower a lot of dimension.


 
The Copic colors I used in my project today are listed below.
YG93, YG95, YG97 for the stem and leaves.
RV32, RV34, RV66 for the flower petals
YR12, YR15, RV14 for the flower center.

I hope I have inspired you today. Have a blessed day! Melanie
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