Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Spectrum Noir "Anything Goes"

I'm entering this card into the Spectrum Noir "Anything Goes" challenge.  I colored this adorable image using my Spectrum Noir markers.  I die cut the flowers from Flower Set 1 from Gumball Green & added Spring Peridot Silk Microfine Glitter to some of them.

When I saw this sentiment I knew I just had to have it - it's just so funny.  I die cut Cupcake with Candle from Basic Black & glued it to a piece of Whisper White, I then colored in the cupcake with my Spectrum Noir markers & cut it out.  I used Lots of Pops to animate the cupcake & sentiment.  I used Agatha Edges to cut that beautiful scroll & to cut the shape into my card.

I only used 2 of the bumps on the Lots of Pops - just keep them folded back into the card if you don't want to use them all. 

Happy Stamping,

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All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless noted.
Paper: Gumball Green Coredinations, Early Espresso, patterned paper from my stash
Ink: Black Tuxedo (Memento)
Dies: Agatha Edges, Lots of Pops, Cupcake with Candle, Flower Set 1 #701 (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Spectrum Noir markers: FS2, FS3, PP1, TN2, EB1, GB8, TN7, TN8, EB5, TB1, TB3, TB6, GB10, DG2, CT4, CG1, CG2
Other: Spring Peridot Silk Microfine Glitter (Elizabeth Craft Designs)


Monday, April 28, 2014

Elizabeth Craft Designs April Challenge - Elegant & White

The Elizabeth Craft Designs' Design Team challenge for April was to create an elegant white card, we were able to use gold or silver accents.  Hmmmm let me think, I don't think I have ever done an all white card.  I like bold colors & glitter and I was so tempted to color on the White Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz.......but I could not for this challenge......maybe next time.
My card base is A2 sized with a piece of White Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz embossed with Curvy Leaves embossing folder & then sanded.  I used Silver/Silver Border Peel-Off Stickers around the Shimmer Sheetz.  I have not put a sentiment on this card yet, I don't know for what occasion to use it for just yet.
Here's the die cut pieces of my card.

I decided not to use all of the leaves & flower centers that I had cut.  I wanted to show you 3 different ways to use the Daisy die.  From the left: these are the overlay die cut from Whisper White, 2 flower center pieces that were cut from Whisper White that had Double Sided Adhesive & Warm Diamond silk Microfine Glitter, underlay covered in Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter, the middle flower is covered in Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter but the pieces are not poked out of the overlay & finally an underlay cut from Whisper White.

Assemble your flowers & place them on your card.  I love getting different looks from the same die, just by changing how I put them together.

Please visit the Elizabeth Craft Designs' blog on Wednesday to view all of the Design Teams' projects.  

Thanks for stopping by.   All comments are read & appreciated.

White Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz #SS0102
Daisy #901
Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter #639
Curvy Leaves embossing folder #105
Transparent Double Sided Adhesive #501

Silver cord from Stampin' Up!

Friday, April 25, 2014

House Pivot Card - jean pockets

Here's another card I made with Karen Burniston's new House Pivot Card by double cutting the house portion & making them into denim/jean pockets.  For a tutorial on how I double cut this card,  please see my post on Monday April 21st.  Before I made that double cut, I adhered the Etcetera DSP to the front of my card & then ran it through my Big Shot.  I cut 2 Houses from Well Worn DSP for my jean pockets & used the accessory die (included in the set) to make the actual pocket.  That accessory die I just mentioned also has a brick wall texture feature to it, so all you'd have to do is use your embossing sandwich & you'd get a brick cool is that?  I used a Signo White Gel Pen to make stitch marks around the pocket & added a Candy Dot for rivets.
I used Agatha Edges to cut the beautiful flourish on the pocket & on the edge of my card.  The flowers from Bordering on Romance were stamped onto Whisper White & colored with Stampin' Write Markers. Next, I put Double Sided Adhesive on the top of my image, removed the release sheet & sprinkled with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter, shook off the excess & polished the glitter with my finger.  Finally, I cut around the image & glued it to my card.  You can either color on top of your glitter or underneath, just keep in mind that if you color underneath the colors will be more muted.

I added a strip of Etcetera DSP to the bottom of my card & added Black Outline Stickers to hide the seams.  The sentiment from Sassy Salutations was stamped onto a Katie Label Pivot die cut.  To get the line around my sentiment, after die cutting I left the die on top of my paper & traced around the inside edge with my Stampin' Write Marker.  I added a few more of the stamped glittery images & some more Agatha Edges flourishes.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing different ways to use Karen's new House Pivot Card.

To purchase Stampin' Up! products, please visit my online store.
To purchase Elizabeth Craft Designs' products, please visit your local independent craft retailer or online.

Happy Stamping,

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless noted
Stamps: Bordering on Romance, Sassy Salutations
Paper: Very Vanilla, Well Worn DSP, Etcetera DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Stampin' Write Markers
Dies: House Pivot Card, Agatha Edges, Katie Pivot Label #768 (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Other: Candy Dots, Signo White Gel Pen (Stampin' Up!)
          Outline Stickers #1063, Transparent Double Sided Adhesive #501 (Elizabeth Craft Designs)


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Summertime House Pivot

Here's another card I made with Karen Burniston's new House Pivot die.  I doubled the house portion, just like I did with the vest card on my previous post.  I used Double Sided Adhesive Sheets  to make the Saffron Silk Microfine Glitter stick to my Whisper White.  I used the Pennant Punch to make the triangles for the tops of the castle.  The door is actually the door die that comes with the House Pivot set.  I embossed all the images with black embossing powder & then colored with Stampin' Write Markers.

I used Four Bows & Circle Accordion dies to cut the sun from Yellow Shimmer Sheetz.  I sponged the bottom area of the card with Crumb Cake & the top with Marina Mist.  I used the stamp that comes with your first Paper Pumpkin to get the sandy look on the bottom of the card.

"Life's a" is held on behind the sandcastle with a toothpick.

What a fun sandcastle!
If you have any questions on how I made this card, please ask me in comments - I read them all.

Happy Stamping,

To purchase any Stampin' Up! products, please visit my online store.
To purchase any Elizabeth Craft Designs products, please visit your independant local craft store or online.

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless noted
Stamps: Hey There from Paper Pumpkin, Summertime Beach (TPC Studio)
Paper: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Yellow Shimmer Sheetz (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Ink: Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Versamark, Stampin' Write Markers
Dies: House Pivot, Four Bows #798, Accordion Circle #769 (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Other: Safron Silk Microfine Glitter (Elizabeth Craft Designs)


Monday, April 21, 2014

House Pivot- Vest

I've used Karen Burniston's new House Pivot Card to create this masculine card.  I don't know about you, but I do find masculine cards more difficult to create.
To cut the base card, fold your paper in half and keep it in half when cutting.  You will place the House Pivot die ONLY on one side of the paper, keeping the pivot marks of the die on the fold, you don't want the fence portion on your paper at all, then run this through your die cutting machine.  When you open your card up, you will have two houses!

I stamped the sentiment from Bring on the Cake onto a Katie Label & added a bow from Four Bows.  I used the Trendy Tiles embossing folder on the side panels.

SO classy!  To make the handkerchief, I used the brick house die (included in the set) & just cut it shorter to fit into the little pocket.  The bow tie & buttons are only glued to the right side so it will stick out when opened & not actually have a bend in it.  I can see so many posibilities with Karen's new House Pivot, so you know I will be posting a few more samples over the next few weeks.

Thanks for visiting & Happy Stamping,

To purchase any Stampin' Up products, please visit my online store.
To purchase any Elizabeth Craft Designs products, please visit your local independent craft store or visit them online.

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless noted
Stamps: Bring on the Cake
Paper: Dusty Durango, Basic Black, Well Worn DSP
Dies: House Pivot, Katie Label #768, Four Bows #798 (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Trendy Tiles embossing folder #2 KB103

Friday, April 18, 2014


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Tombow Blog Hop

Welcome everyone to the Tombow and Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog Hop. Blog Hop with us to win a prize, the details are at the end of this post.  
If you're here from Mary Prasad's blog,then you’re in the right place,  if not then you may want to start at the beginning. The project I'd like to share with you today is how I used Tombow Dual Brush Markers & Peel-Off Stickers  - sounds fun to me!

 I made my card base using Karen Burniston's Accordion Circle Card cut from Daffodil Delight & Tempting Turquoise.  I used the Square w/ Circle Frame Edges to cut the patterned paper, covered the seams with Turquoise/Silver Glitter Peel-Off Stickers - I LOVE these stickers.  I adhered the scallop circle Peel-Off Sticker to watercolor paper & colored with Tombow Dual Brush Markers, a blender pen & a watercolor brush.  To color the bee, I colored directly on the watercolor paper & blended with a blender pen.  To color around the bee, I scribbled some blue marker onto a palette, added a drop of water & picked up the color with a watercolor brush.  On the wings of the bee, I added a little bit of Wink of Stella for a little shimmer.

I used the embossing feature in the Accordion Circle Card to get those lovely stitch lines around the edges of my card.  After embossing, I kept my paper in the die & used a black Tombow Dual Brush Marker to trace the lines - I love how raised & crisp the lines are.

On the main panel scallop area, I colored directly onto the watercolor paper for bolder color.  After I finished decorating the card, I used a little glue dot on the tab to attach the two circles together.  When folding the card, the circles come out towards you & the fold of the card gets folded in half like a regular card would.

I glued another bee in the bottom right corner.  I used Light Blue Velvet for the sentiment cut from 2 different dies (Happy Birthday & Dream) to make the sentiment.  I used "Dream" to get the two E's in "Bee".  After I die cut the letters, I used my Tombow Dual Brush Markers & a blender pen to add gradient color.  I glued the sentiment to the scallop circle included in the Accordion Circle set & I added little dashes with a black Tombow Dual Brush Marker to mimic the stitching on the card base.  I added Turquoise/Silver Glitter Peel-Off Stickers around the outer edge.  I really love how they are so glittery & don't add a lot of bulk to your card.

There is also a prize to win! What to do? To be eligible to win, please comment on each of the designers projects  and don't forget to "Like" the Tombow and "Like" Elizabeth Craft Designs Facebook page!  Tombow will announce a winner on Monday April 21st at 3:30 P.M. EST.

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Thanks for hopping around our blogs.  If you would like to see all our projects again, you can start again at the beginning.

Happy Stamping,

To purchase  Stampin' Up ! products, please visit my online store.
To purchase Elizabeth Craft Designs products, please visit your independent local craft store or Elizabeth Craft Designs online.
To purchase Tombow products, please visit them online.

Supplies are Stampin' Up! unless noted
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper 
     Light Blue Velvet (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Dies: Accordion Circle #769, Square with Circle Frame Edges #770, Happy Birthday #783, Dream #733 (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Markers: Tombow Dual Brush Markers in Primary (Tombow)
Accessories: Aquapainter,   Turquoise/Silver Glitter Stickers #7010, scallop circle Peel-Off Stickers #1289 (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
   Wink of Stella Clear

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Delightful Doggies

I will be teaching this class at Stamp Boutique in Pompano Beach on Thursday April 24th at 11:00 am
Saturday April 26th at 10:30 am
If you were curious on how to use the Stand Up Helpers from Elizabeth Craft Designs, then this is the class for you.....and look at the adorable dogs!
Please call Stamp Boutique for more information.

Happy Stamping,

Monday, April 14, 2014

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge - Mamas & Babies

It's time for the Karen Burniston Designer Challenge!  This month's theme is to make any Pop It Up for Mamas & Babies.  I used the Heart Pivot Card for my base & some companion dies from Lucy Label for the sentiment.  To get the polka dot paper lined up perfectly, put tape runner all over the DSP, stick it to the base card & then cut.  To make the red heart frame around the glittered heart, I used the Heart Pivot die to cut the shape, left the die on the paper, traced around the edges with a pencil & hand cut where I drew my pencil lines.
To get a portion of the sentiment onto the Lots of Pops label, I used a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to ink only the portion I wanted, huffed onto the stamp, stamped onto Whisper White & then die cut.  I traced around the edges of the sentiment with a Spectrum Noir Marker & a blender pen.  For the little hearts, they were cut from glittered paper & colored with Spectrum Noir Markers.

Here's the card view when opened, fun right?  There's lots of little details to talk about, so lets start with the left side.

I used the flagpole from Lots of Pops & covered it with Red Silk Microfine Glitter.  The heart on the flagpole was cut from a die included in the Heart Pivot Card.  The large heart & the heart with the black outline is a Peel-Off Sticker.  I applied Double Sided Adhesive to Whisper White, put the heart stickers on, then sprinkled with Cool Silk Microfine Glitter, then colored with Spectrum Noir Markers & a blender pen.  I used the Heart Pivot Card die to cut the large glittered Heart Peel-Off Sticker to fit the pivot area.
The sentiment is from Delightful Dozen & I used Stampin' Write Markers to ink up the ombre "Mother".  I left the die cut in the die & used my marker to trace around the edge.

I used some of the companion dies included in the Heart Pivot to decorate the right pivot side of my card.  The little tiny heart is from the Oval Accordion Card set.  To attach the twine, I punched a small hole in the top of the pivot heart & tied a knot.  Next I punched little holes in each heart, used a jump ring to attach them to the twine & tying a knot on each so they don't all slide down onto the key.  The end of the twine is hidden behind the other Red glittered flagpole.  Let's talk about the key shall we?  The key was made using a mixture of Black & White Silk Microfine Glitter as Karen Burniston showed on last month's DC card.  I really like how it makes the key & keyhole look rustic.

Here's a top view where you can see how the twine hangs from the center heart.
I hope you enjoyed this card as much as I enjoyed making it.  Thanks for stopping by my blog & all comments are read & appreciated.

Happy Stamping,

To purchase any Stampin' Up! Products, please visit my online store.
To purchase Elizabeth Craft Designs products, please visit your independent local retailer or online.

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless noted
Stamps: Delightful Dozen
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Modern Medley DSP
Stampin' Write Markers: Regal Rose, Basic Black, Real Red
Dies: Heart Pivot Card #775, Lots of Pops #778, Lucy Label Pop Up #779, Oval Accordion Card #782 (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Accessories: Red & Cool Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter, heart Peel-Off Sticker #2553 (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Spectrum Noir Markers

Friday, April 11, 2014

Cupcake Celebration

I used some Peel-Off Stickers & Tombow markers to make this Cupcake Celebration card.  First I cut a piece of Watercolor Paper large enough to cover the Frames Round Peel-Off Sticker, adhered the sticker to the Watercolor Paper & colored using Tombow Dual Brush Markers, a blender pen & Aqua painter.  After I finished coloring, I fussy cut around the image & glued it to the front of my card base.  I used two Elizabeth Craft Designs dies (Happy Birthday & Thank You) to make the sentiment.  The word die cuts are fairly flexible so I was able to curve them around the circle.  I added a little bit of gloss to the image & sentiment with glaze pens.

I used Karen Burniston's Lucy Label Pop It Up as a platform to animate another cupcake, this one I used the Cupcake with Candle & Bow die to cut the same black patterned paper you see in the background.  While I was coloring the cupcake on Watercolor Paper, I also colored a few hearts that was on the Cupcake Peel-Off Sticker sheet.  I die cut another Lucy Label & embossed the platform area with Karen's new Damask Embossing Folder.  I cut a flourish from Just Add Cake DSP using Agatha Edges & added that to the bottom of my card.

The sentiment is from Sweet Little Sentiments & I used Tombow markers to color directly onto the stamp, huffed on the stamp & then stamped onto Whisper White.  I used glaze pens on the cupcake after coloring with Tombow Dual Brush Markers.
I had to cut the candle off from the cupcake because it stuck out of the card in its closed position.  To fix that, I die cut another cupcake to get another candle to glue lower down into the cupcake.....problem solved.

Remember the problem we just talked about?  Well if I had cut the little slot further back on the Lucy Label, I never would've had the problem in the first place........but I didn't know that at the time I was using the slot die from Lots of Pops to cut the little slot for the flagpole.  You can see from this side view that I have the flagpole inserted through the slot so I can glue the cupcake to it so it will stand up.  To make the flagpole longer I left my cutting plate off the end of the flagpole die while cutting & just cut the length longer with my scissors.

Thanks for stopping by & I had a wonderful time creating with Tombow  & Elizabeth Craft Designs' products.  Here's looking forward to the next blog hop.

Happy Stamping,

To purchase any Stampin' Up! products, please visit my online store.
To purchase any Elizabeth Craft Designs products, please visit your local independent craft store or visit Elizabeth Craft Designs online.

Supplies are Stampin' Up! unless noted
Stamps: Sweet Little Sentiments (retired)
Paper: Basic Black, Watercolor Paper, Just Add Cake DSP (retired) & paper from my stash
Markers: Tombow Dual Brush Markers (Tombow)
Dies: Lucy Label Pop Up #779, Lots of Pops #778, Agatha Edges #782, Happy Birthday #783, Thank You #788, Cupcake with Candle & Bow #716 (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Accessories: Cupcake Peel-Off Stickers #0379, Frames Round Peel-Off Stickers #1289, Damask Embossing Folder #KB104 (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Glaze Pens in Bright Colors