We're kicking off a new Die Cut and Colouring Team Designer Challenge on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. For July it's all about Technique Friday with Els inspiration. I set out looking on Youtube to find the video that inspired me the most and that video was the Lacy Poppies with Distress Oxide Background.
Here's the video:
Here's the video:
With lots of ideas floating around in my head, I ended up creating a Thinking of You card featuring the Dandelion Fluff die from ModaScrap and the Stitched Rectangle Die from Els van de Burgt Studio. Make sure to read below as I share with you how I created my card, so you can re-create it at home. Read all the way down to the bottom of my post as I share with you some information on a fabulous giveaway from Elizabeth Craft Designs.
To start, die cut the 4 1/2" Stitched Rectangle out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Once the rectangle has been cut out, start by blending the Broken China Distress Oxide Ink in the top and bottom portion of the stitched rectangle. Blend Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Ink in between the Broken China sections. The last colour to blend is Faded Jeans, blend the Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink beside the Broken China Distress Oxide Ink in the top and bottom portion of the stitched rectangle. Spritz the ink with water. Let the piece of cardstock dry.
Dip a paint brush into Black Soot Distress Spray Stain and splatter the stain onto the stitched square. Let the piece of cardstock dry.
Die cut both the small and large Dandelion Fluff out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.
Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Thinking of You sentiment. Stamp the sentiment on the right hand side of the stitched rectangle.
Using liquid glue, adhere the small and large dandelion fluff to the middle of the stitched rectangle.
I loved how Els added the black stitching around her rectangle piece, so I went over the stitched part on the stitched rectangle. Once the black is on the stitching, go back over the stitching with a white gel pen.
In the top right and bottom left hand corners, add dots in between the stitching.
Cut a card base out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 6" x 9 1/2", score at 4 3/4". Foam square the cardfront to the cardbase.
Here are a few close up photos of my Thinking of You Card.
And here's your finished Thinking of You Card.
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 Challenge post and tell us "What your favorite technique learned from the Technique Friday With Els series".
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing
The winners will be announced on on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.
Elizabeth Craft Designs Products Used:
- Beacon - Kids Choice Glue
Other Products Used:
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Oxide Ink - Cracked Pistachio, Faded Jeans, Broken China, Distress Spray Stain - Black Soot, Distress Sprayer, Blending Tool & Foam
- Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
- Misc: Paint Brush, Micro Pen - 0.05 and Gelly Roll Gel Pen - White