Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Sunshine, Relax, Sea Card

Happy Tuesday!

For today's post, I've created this pretty Sunshine, Relax, Sea Card perfect to send to a loved one or a friend with a little note in it. To create the card, I've used a variety of stamps, dies and stencils from the new release from the Art Journal Specials Collection as well as Joset Designs.  You'll want to read below as I have a full tutorial on how to recreate my card at home. 


To start, die cut a 3 1/2" Fitted Indented Square out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply the Waves stencil to the left hand side of the square. Using a palette knife, put Texture Paste Opaque Matte through the stencil. Once the stenciled image has dried, sprinkle Turquoise Magenta Nuance Powder. Spritz the powder with water. After the powder has dried, apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Sunshine and Sea words from the Journal Words stamp set and stamp on the bottom right side of the square as desired. Just remember that the word relax will be going in the middle of the two words. Ink the edges of the square using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Choose a piece of patterned paper from the Worn Wood Paper Pack. Die cut the 3 3/4" Stitched Indented Square out of the patterned paper piece. Ink the edges of the square using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


From the Water Creatures Stamp Set, you'll need the starfish and bubble stamps. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the starfish stamp and stamp onto a piece of watercolour cardstock. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the bubbles stamp and stamp onto the same piece of watercolour cardstock. Reapply ink to the bubbles stamp and stamp onto the same piece of watercolor cardstock. Colour the starfish and bubbles in using a waterbrush and the Watercolor Palette. Fussy cut the starfish and bubbles out. Ink the edges of the images using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Relax stamp from the Journal Words stamp set and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Fussy cut the word out. Ink the edges of the word using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


From the Summer Journal Specials Die, die cut two seahorses, two leaves and one of each of the coral pieces out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Colour the die cut images using a waterbrush and the Watercolor Palette. 


Adhere the 3 1/2" square to the 3 3/4" square.


Adhere one bubble 1" from the right and 1/4" from the bottom of the 3 1/2" square. Adhere the two leaves to the left of the bubble as desired.


Foam square the other bubble 5/8" from the bottom and all the way to the left hand side of the 3 1/2" square. Adhere a seahorse slightly underneath the bubble you just foam squared to the square. Adhere one of the coral pieces in between the two bubbles.


Adhere the other coral piece to the left of the adhered coral piece as desired. Foam square the starfish overtop of the two coral pieces. Adhere the last seahorse in amongst the coral pieces and seahorse as desired. 


Foam square the remaining bubbles as desired in amongst the leaves and seahorses. Foam square the Relax word in between the Sunshine and Sea words.


Cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 3 3/4" x 7 1/2", score at 3 3/4". Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.


Here are a few closeup photos of the finished card.






Here is the finished Sunshine, Relax, Sea Card.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

 
Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Black Soot and Blending Tool with Foam
- Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink and Texture Paste Opaque Matte
- Magenta Nuance: Turquoise

I hope that my card has inspired you to recreate your own version at home.

- Katelyn







Saturday, September 19, 2020

Hello Card

  Happy Saturday!

For today's project, I created this pretty Hello Card. To create my card, I've used a variety of dies from the Paper Flower Collection and Joset Designs. You'll want to read below as I have a full tutorial on how to recreate my card at home.


To start, die cut a 4 1/4" Fitted Indented Rectangle out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Die cut a 4" Stitched Indented Rectangle out of piece of patterned paper from the Worn Wood Paper Pack. Distress the edges of both rectangles. Ink the edges of both rectangles using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


From the Pizza Box die, die cut the stitched circle out of kraft cardstock. Distress the edges of the circle. Ink the edges of the circle using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Die cut the Elegant Ornament frame out of kraft cardstock. Trim the frame down to your desired length.


The next four steps use the Strawberries die. 

Die cut two of one of the swirly pieces out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the other swirly piece out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Shabby Shutters Distress Ink over the entire surface of all three swirly pieces.


Die cut two large leaves, three small strawberry toppers and one large strawberry topper. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Mowed Lawn Distress Ink over the entire surface of all the leaves and toppers. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Forest Moss Distress Ink on the edges and tops of the strawberry toppers.


Die cut three small strawberries and one large strawberry out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Candied Apple Distress Ink over the entire surface of the strawberries.


Die cut the flowers four times out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Fossilized Amber Distress Ink over the entire surface of the four flower centers. Using a blending tool with foam, ink the edges of all four flowers using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.


From the Words 2 - Thinking of You die, die cut the Hello word out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.


Adhere the toppers to the top of the strawberries.


Adhere the centers to the middle of the flowers.


Foam square the 4" stitched indented rectangle to the 4 1/4" fitted indented rectangle.


Adhere the elegant ornament to the stitched circle. Adhere the elegant ornament 1" from the left and to the top of the 4" rectangle. 


Adhere two of the swirly pieces to the top left portion of the elegant ornament. Adhere the other swirly piece to the bottom left portion of the elegant ornament. Shape the large leaves as desired. Adhere the two large leaves as desired overtop of the swirly pieces. 


Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the one large strawberry and two small strawberries in amongst the two leaves. Foam square the last small strawberry to the bottom left side of the leaf as desired.


Adhere the flowers in amongst the strawberries and swirly pieces as desired. Adhere the Hello word in amongst the leaves and circle as desired.


To finish the card, cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 4 1/4" x 11", score at 5 1/2". Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.


Here are a few closeup photos of the finished card.






Here is the finished Hello Card.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

 
Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters, Forest Moss, Fossilized Amber, Candied Apple & Walnut Stain and Blending Tool with Foam
- Misc: Kraft Cardstock

I hope that my card has inspired you to recreate your own version of my Hello Card.

- Katelyn






Thursday, September 17, 2020

Dream Junk Journal Page

Happy Thursday!

For today's post, I've created this Dream Junk Journal Page for inside of my journal. To create the page, I've used a variety of stamps and dies from the Art Journal Specials Collection.  You'll want to read below as I have a full tutorial on how to recreate my junk journal page at home. 


To start, choose two of the flowers from the Floral Insert Die. Die cut the two flowers out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Colour the flowers using the Watercolor Palette.


From the Decorative Insert, die cut the heart branch out of cream cardstock.


Choose a piece of patterned paper and die cut the page from the Butterfly Pocket Die out of the patterned paper. Die cut the small butterfly from the same die out of a piece of book page. Ink the edges of the small butterfly and page using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


From the Butterfly Pocket die, die cut the tag once out of vellum and a second time out of a piece of book page. Ink the edges of the book page tag using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


From the Block Alphabet stamp, you'll need the letters to spell out dream. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the letters and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Colour the letters in using the Watercolor Palette. Once the letters have dried, fussy cut the letters out. Ink the edges of the letters using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.


Adhere the pocket together.


Adhere the flowers and heart branch as desired on the right hand side of the pocket.


Adhere the Dream word to the left of the flowers as desired.


Staple the vellum tag to the book page tag. Tie a piece of twine through the top of the tag.


To finish the pocket, slide the tag into the pocket.


Here are a few closeup photos of the finished page.






Here is the finished Dream Junk Journal Page.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Black Soot and Blending Tool with Foam
- Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
- Misc: Patterned Paper, Vellum, Book Page, Cream Cardstock, Twine and Mini Stapler

I hope that my tag has inspired you to recreate your own version at home.

- Katelyn