Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Scissor Spring Mechanism Designer Challenge

It's time for a new Designer Challenge on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today.  For April's challenge it's all about using the Scissor Spring Mechanisms Die by Becky Seddon. The inspiration for my project was Krista Schneider's Cacti stamp. With the cacti stamp in hand, I set out to create this clean and simple You're so Sharp! Notecard. Make sure to read below as I have a tutorial for you so that you can re-create my You're so Sharp! Notecard at home. Make sure to read all the way down to the bottom of the post as there's some information on how to get in on the fabulous giveaway from Elizabeth Craft Designs.


To start, die cut the small Scissor Spring Mechanism out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. To assemble the scissor spring, slide the two pieces together where the slits are, this will create two diamonds. Cut one of the diamonds off. Fold the top and bottoms so that they face out.


Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Cacti stamp and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Place the co-ordinating die overtop of the cacti and run it through your die cutting machine. Watercolour the plant pot using Tombow Markers number 969 and 977. To watercolour the cacti use Tombow Marker number 249. For water colouring the top of the cacti, use Tombow Marker number 847. Ink the edges of the cacti using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


From the Dashing Rectangles die, die cut the 3 1/2" dashing rectangle out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the "You're so Sharp!" stamp and stamp at the bottom of the rectangle.


From the Stitched Ovals die, die cut the 2 1/2" stitched oval out of green patterned paper from the Thinking About...Rio De Janeiro Paper Pack. Ink the edges of the stitched oval using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.  


With the Stitched Ovals dies still out, die cut the 2" stitched oval out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the edges of the stitched oval using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.  


Adhere the 2" White Soft Finish Stitched Oval to the 2 1/2" Patterned Paper Stitched Oval. Adhere the 2 1/2" patterned paper stitched oval to the middle of the cardfront.


Adhere the scissor spring mechanism to the back of the cacti image. Adhere the scissor spring mechanism to the middle of the 2" stitched oval.


To finish your notecard, cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5" x 7 1/2", score at 3 3/4". Adhere your cardfront to the cardbase.


Here are a few close up photos of the You're so Sharp! Notecard. 





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For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on our 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?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

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



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Elizabeth Craft Designs Products Used:


Other Products Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Vintage Photo & Blending Tool & Foam
- Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
- Tombow Markers: 969, 977, 249 & 847

- Katelyn

Monday, April 16, 2018

Chase Your Dreams Art Journal Page

 I'm excited to be back on Wild Whisper's blog sharing my third post for the month. I've been playing with their No Place Like Home and Classic Woodgrains Collection, to create this Chase Your Dreams Art Journal Page.


All the details and a full tutorial on my Chase Your Dreams Art Journal Page can be found on Wild Whisper's blog. Make sure to keep on checking out my blog and Wild Whisper's blog because myself as well as the rest of the design team will be sharing lots of projects featuring the Wild Whimsy Collection and the Fur Babies Collection. 

When ordering from Wild Whisper Design, make sure to use promo code: DTKatelyn to receive 10% off your order.

Thank for stopping by!
- Katelyn

Adore Spring Tag

I'm up on Southern Ridge Trading Company's blog sharing with you my Adore Spring Tag today. Spring is definitely here and the flowers are starting to bloom here on Vancouver Island. So for today's post, I've created this Adore Spring Tag that's perfect for that special someone in your life. I hope that my Adore Spring Tag will inspire you to want to recreate it at home.


You'll want to stop by Southern Ridge Trading Company's Blog so that you can learn how I created my Adore Spring Tag at home.

- Katelyn

Monday, April 9, 2018

Salty but Sweet Notecard

Happy Monday! I'm back on Wild Whisper's blog sharing my second post for the month.   I've been playing with their Wild Whimsy Collection and have created this Salty but Sweet Notecard.


All the details and a full tutorial on my Salty but Sweet Notecard can be found on Wild Whisper's blog. Make sure to keep on checking out my blog and Wild Whisper's blog because myself as well as the rest of the design team will be sharing lots of projects featuring the Wild Whimsy Collection and the Fur Babies Collection. 

When ordering from Wild Whisper Design, make sure to use promo code: DTKatelyn to receive 10% off your order.

Thank for stopping by!
- Katelyn

Monday, April 2, 2018

World's Best Fur Babies Card

I'm back with one more post to share with you today! I'm up on Wild Whisper's blog today sharing my first post for the month.  For my post today, I've been playing with their new collection - Fur Babies and have created this World's Best Fur Babies Card.


For all the details and a full tutorial on my World's Best Fur Babies Card, you'll want to stop by the Wild Whisper blog. Make sure to keep on checking out my blog as well as Wild Whisper's blog because myself and the rest of the design team will be sharing lots of projects featuring the Wild Whimsy Collection as well the Fur Babies Collection. 

Thank for stopping by!
- Katelyn

Birthday Wishes Card

Happy Monday! I hope that you had a wonderful long weekend with family and friends. I'm up on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today sharing my Birthday Wishes Card. To create my card I used some dies from Joset Designs, Els van de Burgt Studio and ModaScrap.


You'll want to make sure your way over to Elizabeth Crafts Designs Blog to read all about how I created my Happy Birthday Card, so that you're able to recreate it for your home. 

- Katelyn