Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Summer Fun with Words & Numbers - Designer Challenge

It's time for a new Designer Challenge on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today.  For July's challenge it's all about Summer Fun with Words & Numbers. The inspiration for my project came from Joset Designs Blackboard Alphabet dies and the Stitched Fishtails. With how to use the Blackboard Alphabets die in mind, I set out to create my Summer Banner. Grab a summer beverage and read below as I have a tutorial for you so that you can re-create my banner at home. You'll also want 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 and large palm trees out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Twisted Citron Distress Ink on the leaf part of both palm trees. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Vintage Photo Distress Ink over the trunks of each palm trees. For the coconuts, blend Ground Espresso Distress Ink over all six of them using a blending tool with foam.


Choose three lanterns from the Party Lanterns die. Die cut each lantern twice out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. You'll need to cut the handles of the lanterns twice out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. On one of the lantern styles, use a blending tool with foam to blend Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink over the non solid pieces. Spritz with water. On the second lantern style, use a blending tool with foam to blend Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide Ink over the non solid pieces. Spritz with water. On the third lantern style, use a blending tool with foam to blend Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink over the non solid pieces. Spritz with water. Set the pieces aside to dry. Use a blending tool with foam to blend Ground Espresso Distress Ink over six of the handles.


From the Blackboard Alphabets Die, die cut the word Summer out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink over the S, M and E. Spritz with water. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide Ink over the U, M and R. Spritz with water. Set the letters aside to dry.


From the Tropical Florals die, die cut 2 large ferns, 4 palm leaves, 2 large flowers, 4 small flowers, 4 small centers, 2 large centers, 2 large stems and 4 small stems. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink over the two large ferns. Spritz with water. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Ink over the four palm leaves. Spritz with water. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink over the two large centers and four small centers. Spritz with water. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink over the two large stems and four small stems. Set the wet leaves and centers aside.


From the ModaScrap - Under The Sea Paper Pack, choose two patterned paper pieces. From one of the patterned paper pieces, die cut three 3 1/2" Stitched Fishtails. From the other patterned paper piece, die cut three 3 1/2" Stitched Fishtails. Place the 2" Garden Notes Frame It - Stitched Circles in the center of the banner and run it through your die cutting machine. Repeat the previous step for the other five banners. Ink the edges of all the patterned paper banners using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Die cut the 4" Stitched Fishtail Banner six times out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the edges of each banner using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Now it's time to assemble the banner.

Adhere the first patterned paper banner to the white soft finish cardstock banner. Foam square the S to the middle of the circle. Adhere the large palm tree together. Foam square the large palm tree to the left of the S.


Adhere the second patterned paper banner to the white soft finish cardstock banner. Foam square the U to the middle of the circle. Foam square one palm leaf to the top right side of the U. Adhere two of the small tropical florals together. Adhere the florals slightly overtop of the palm leaf. Adhere a fern leaf and a palm leaf together. Foam square the two leaves to the bottom left side of the U. Adhere one of the large tropical florals together. Adhere the large tropical floral slightly over top of the leaves.


Adhere the first patterned paper banner to the white soft finish cardstock banner. Foam square the M to the middle of the circle. Adhere three of the party lanterns together. String a piece of thin twine 1/2" from the top across the width of the banner. Adhere the twine on one side to the back of the banner. String the lanterns through the twine. Adhere the other side of the twine to the back of the banner. Add foam squares behind the the lanterns on the right and left side. 


Adhere the second patterned paper banner to the white soft finish cardstock banner. Foam square the M to the middle of the circle. Foam square the other palm leaf to the top right side of the M. Adhere two of the small tropical florals together. Adhere the florals slightly overtop of the palm leaf. Adhere a fern leaf and a palm leaf together. Foam square the two leaves to the bottom left side of the M. Adhere one of the large tropical florals together. Adhere the large tropical floral slightly over top of the leaves.


Adhere the first patterned paper banner to the white soft finish cardstock banner. Foam square the E to the middle of the circle. Adhere the other three of the party lanterns together. String a piece of thin twine 1/2" from the top across the width of the banner. Adhere the twine on one side to the back of the banner. String the lanterns through the twine. Adhere the other side of the twine to the back of the banner. Add foam squares behind the the lanterns on the right and left side. 


Adhere the second patterned paper banner to the white soft finish cardstock banner. Foam square the R to the middle of the circle. Adhere the small palm tree together. Foam square the small palm tree to the right of the R.


Punch two holes at the top of each banner and string through a larger piece of twine through the banners. At the end of each twine piece, tie a knot.


Here are a few closeup shots of the banner.




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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 die or stamp set would you use the Blackboard Alphabet or Blackboard Numbers die sets. 

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

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


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Elizabeth Craft Designs Products Used:

- Garden Notes Frame It - Stitched Circles
- ModaScrap: Under The Sea

Other Products Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Vintage Photo, Ground Espresso, Squeezed Lemonade & Twisted Citron, Distress Oxide Ink - Faded Jeans, Evergreen Bough, Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint & Twisted Citron, Distress Sprayer and Blending Tool with Foam

- Katelyn



















Monday, July 16, 2018

Journey Mini Album

Happy Monday! I'm up on Southern Ridge Trading Company's blog sharing with you my Journey Mini Album. I hope that my mini album will inspire you to want to recreate your own version at home.


You'll want to stop by Southern Ridge Trading Company's Blog so that you can learn how to recreate the embellishments for my Journey Mini Album at home.

- Katelyn


Monday, July 9, 2018

See the Magic Art Journal Page

Happy Monday! I'm excited to be up on Quietfire Design's blog today sharing my See the Magic Art Journal Page that features a variety of stamps and dies.


For a full tutorial and a few more photos of my project, you'll want to head over to Quietfire's blog for all the details. 

- Katelyn

Friday, July 6, 2018

Flowers in Bloom Card

Happy Friday! I'm up on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today sharing my Flowering Bloom Card. To create my card I used some dies from Joset Designs , ModaScrap, Els van de Burgt Studio and Krista Schneider stamps.


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

- Katelyn

Friday, June 29, 2018

Memories Wall Hanging

Happy Friday! I'm up on Southern Ridge Trading Company's blog sharing with you my Memories Wall Hanging. I hope that my wall hanging 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 to recreate my Memories Wall Hanging at home.

- Katelyn

Monday, June 25, 2018

Live for the Moments Wall Hanging

I'm up on Wild Whisper's blog today sharing my Live for the Moments Wall Hanging. To create my project for today, I used the Forever & Always and Small Patterns Collection.


For all the details and a full tutorial on my Live for the Moments Wall Hanging, you'll want to stop by the Wild Whisper blog. Make sure to keep on checking out the Wild Whisper's blog because the design team will be sharing lots of inspiration for you.

- Katelyn

I Have An Entire Forest Art Journal Page

Today, I'm up on Creative Scrapbooker Magazine's Blog as a monthly blogger sharing my I Have An Entire Forest Art Journal Page. My page features the Small Patterns and Forever & Always Collection from Wild Whisper Designs, a variety of stencils from Stampers Anonymous, a variety of mediums from Ranger Ink, and adhesive from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.


Make sure to stop by the Creative Scrapbooker Blog to learn how I created my I Have An Entire Forest Art Journal Page.

Thank for stopping by!
- Katelyn