Thursday, 24 April 2014

Velvet Daisy Pop it Ups card

Good morning friends!

It's my day to post on the Elizabeth Craft Design Blog, and this is the card I'm sharing:

I used the beautiful Daisy Die set, and the Self Adhesive Velvet Sheets ... join me THERE for step-by-step instructions.

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Easter Bunnies Pop Up Card

Good morning friends!

Today's share is another Easter card. Since the stamped images were coloured, cut out and sitting on my stamping area I wanted to USE THEM instead of storing them until next year.  

Hee hee hee - that little bunny is SO cute.

Of course I had to make it a Pop it Ups card ... this one uses the Lots of Pops die set.

I added little banner pieces on either side of the Katie Label decorator die. To get the multi coloured image, I coloured the stamp with Tombow Markers.

I knew I wanted to use the Bamboo Trellis die in a horizontal position, but didn't want the bottom portion. So I trimmed it off and just mounted the end to the piece I did want to use. Then I added some white dots with a gel pen.

The patterned paper was one of the freebies in the last Stampin' Up Sale A Bration and I have to say I'm really enjoying it!

My memory isn't what it used to be and that's a fact. So when I open up my Spring card box next year, I will be completely surprised that I have actually got some cards made ahead. Ahahaha.

Supplies used:
Lots of Pops - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Label - Katie Label Pivot - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Bamboo Trellis - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Patterned paper - Stampin' Up
White card stock
Bunny stamps - SugarPea Designs
Coloured pencils - Prismacolour
Gamsol and Blending stump
Happy Easter stamp - Stampendous
White Sakura gel pen
Banner punch - Stampin' Up
Label on front - from my stash
Tombow markers 
Stickles (bunny tails)

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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Five Quick and Easy Easter Cards

Good morning friends!

I had finished making my Easter cards, and was trying to tidy up. There were so many bits and pieces sitting around, I decided to USE STUFF UP and make some more cards. Five Easter cards - finished. I used up almost the rest of the bird sticker sheet, a leftover bit of white pearlized paper AND the floral patterned paper pieces left from the other cards. Did it ever feel good, and now I have 5 cards ahead for next year.  ;-)

Even through the sparkly chick stickers are attached to strips of white pearl paper - it still needed SOMEthing.  Enter Shimmer Sheetz from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I cut one sheet of yellow to mat the paper strips and it was the perfect finishing touch.

The Shimmer Sheetz catches the light and is SO reflective and pretty. 

Supplies used:
Card size - standard A2
White card stock
Yellow Shimmer Sheetz - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Dots embossing folder - E114, Elizabeth Craft Designs
Chick stickers - my stash
Stamp - Michaels
Tombow Markers
Pattern paper - scraps 
Wink of Stella

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Monday, 21 April 2014

Pop Up Easter Cards

Good morning friends!

I wanted to glitter and colour one of the Elizabeth Craft Designs (ECD) Peel-Off Egg stickers, but couldn't stop at just one. I ended up colouring all six of them on the sheet, so made six cards to use them on.

I made two of each colour, and the basic layout is the same for all the cards. The words inside were computer generated and printed onto light weight white card stock.

These two seemed to need something else, so I added this gorgeous lace border Peel-Off. This is one of my favourite borders, and I recently ordered a couple more sheets. Can't be running out of THESE!

I used one of the new ECD embossing folders on the front panel - the butterflies.

The eggs are SO pretty, using the ECD Silk Microfine Glitter. They were coloured with Tombow Markers, then fussy cut when dry and added to the Lucy Label Pop up. They remind me of those sugared eggs when I was a kid.

The 'E is for Easter' stamp is one I found in the bargain bins at Michaels - it stamps really nicely. The labels on the front were cut using the decorator dies that come with the Fancy Label Accordion set.

The labels inside were cut using a Katie Label Pivot decorator die. I love how everything in the Pop it Ups series work together.

Into my stash for next year.  Working ahead like this means I actually get cards done and in the mail in time. Otherwise, I just have good intentions but I don't actually get the Easter cards finished.

Supplies used:
Card size - standard A2 (4.25 x 5.5" folded)
Lucy Label Pop Up - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Fancy Label Accordion (labels) - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Katie Label Pivot (inside label) - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Butterfly Embossing Folder - KB101  - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Agatha Edges - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs) 
Border Peel-Off - 1278  - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Easter Egg Peel Offs - 2541 - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Double sided adhesive sheet - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Tombow markers 
Tombow Blender Pen
Corner Rounder - Creative Memories
White card stock
Coloured card stock - Colorbox
Patterned paper for cards 1 & 2 - Basic Grey (?)
Patterned paper for cards 3 & 4 - Queen & Co
Patterned paper for cards 5 & 6 - Scrapbook Customs
Stamp - Michaels

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Sunday, 20 April 2014

Tombow & Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog Hop

Good morning friends!

Welcome to the Tombow and Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog Hop! In addition to lots of inspiring projects, 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!

Before I share my project, here is a look at the awesome prize package, and there are links below the picture so you can get a good look at what's included in it.

This is what is included in the Prize Package:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Selection of Peel-Off stickers
Watercolor Paper
Double Sided Adhesive Sheets
Congratulations die
Stand Up Helpers die set
Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter


Xtreme Adhesive
Dual Brush Pen Set, 10 Retro

Tombow will announce a winner on Monday April 21st, at 3:30pm EST!

If you came here from Marie Browning's Blog you are in the right spot. Otherwise, be sure to start at the beginning so you don't miss any of the fun!  The lineup today is as follows:

Karen Aicken (you are here)

My parents gave me a couple of sets of Tombow Dual Brush Pens for my birthday, and I have loved using them since then.  I was so excited to find out that Elizabeth Craft Designs and Tombow were going to have a joint Blog Hop, and that Tombow offered to send us a package of their Dual Brush Pens! When I got my birthday markers I had also picked up some water colour paper to use with them, but bought the 140# package instead of the 90# one. Since it's nice and sturdy though, it works perfectly to cut Accordion cards from!

That is what I did here .. I cut two Oval Accordion pages from the water colour paper and attached the bases together. Tombow's Xtreme adhesive works great for this, and it gets even stronger after 24 hours!

Now came the fun part - adding the colour with my Tombow Dual Brush Pens! I have always liked the look of water colour, and with these markers it's incredibly easy to achieve the look.

First, I attached the Oval Daisy Peel-Off to some water colour paper. Using the Tombow plastic palette, I scribbled some colour onto it then picked up the colour with a damp paintbrush and simply painted inside the sticker lines. It was easy to add shading and additional colour this way.

Then I cut TWELVE Oval Flourish Frame Edges from water colour paper. Again I scribbled colour onto the plastic palette, picking it up with a wet paintbrush and painted the colour onto each of the frame pieces.  I used a glue pen to attach 8 of them to the two inside pages, and the last four to the right back side. This is the side that shows  when the card is closed to put in an envelope, so I like it to look nice too. The frames align with perfectly mitered corners - love that!

Gold glittery Peel-Off border stickers were trimmed and added to the mitered corners of the frames for some sparkle and shine. I fussy cut the painted daisy oval and popped it up on the left oval panel then outlined the oval with a different glittery Peel-Off border.

The 'Thank You' was die cut from water colour paper, and painted the same was as the frames, by scribbling with the Tombow Dual Brush Pens onto the plastic palette and painting the colour onto the words with a wet paintbrush.

Since I had the water colour paper out anyhow, I painted a section using the same technique then die cut the Daisy Silhouette from it when it was dry. That gave me the pretty background colours. Then I added the Daisy Overlay using double sided-adhesive and yellow Silk Microfine Glitter.

Here is a view of the card from the top ...

... and the back.  See the painted ovals? They were cut from water colour paper using the decorator dies that come with the Oval Accordion, and painted with ... yes ... Tombow Dual Brush Pens scribbled on the plastic palette and painted onto the ovals with a wet brush. The Daisy on the back side has a simple overlay cut from water colour paper.

I left the right oval blank as a place to add a message and signature.

Since there was still colour on my plastic palette, I decided to go ahead and paint another die cut oval and make it into a tag.

If you poke around my blog, you will see how often I have used the Tombow Dual Brush Pens on my projects. Using them with Elizabeth Craft Designs Peel-Off's is a perfect pairing ... either as I did here by picking up the colour with a wet brush or by using water colour paper and the Tombow Blender Pen. They also colour on the ECD Silk Microfine Glitter beautifully!

Now be sure to check on the last stop of the Blog Hop today ... Els van de Burgt.

Supplies used:
Oval Accordion, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Flourish Frame Edges, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Daisy die - 901, Elizabeth Craft Designs
Daisy Oval Peel-Off - 2558, Elizabeth Craft Designs
Gold glitter Peel-Off - 7010, Eizabeth Craft Designs
Thank You word die - 788, Elizabeth Craft Designs
Tombow Dual Brush Pens - Tombow USA
Tombow Blending Kit - Tombow USA  (LOVE THIS)
Tombow Xtreme Adhesive - Tombow USA
Seam binding - Stampin' Up
140# water colour paper

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Saturday, 19 April 2014

Watercolour Flowers

Good morning friends ... unfortunately I have had to make another sympathy card. This one has to cross the ocean, so I decided to go with a flat card instead of a Pop it Up.

I started by cutting some Elizabeth Craft Designs (ECD) dies from 140# water colour paper. You can see the floral paper in the background - that was going to be the main panel on the front of the card. This is the paper that I ordered 30 sheets instead of 3, so I'll be using it a fair bit. 

I scribbled onto the plastic palette with my Tombow Dual Brush Pens, then picked up the colour with a wet brush and painted my die cuts.

It didn't take long for everything to dry, then I touched up the die cuts with my Wink of Stella pen and attached the flowers with foam tape.

The words were attached with a glue pen, which is quick & easy and to do.

Supplies used:
White card stock
Floral patterned paper - Basic Grey
Word die - 791 Elizabeth Craft Designs
Flower die - 795 Big Flower Set 1, Elizabeth Craft Designs
Leaf trio die - 796 Big Triple Leaf
Flower Stamin - 701 Flower Set 1
Water colour paper (140#)
Tombow Markers
Wink of Stella

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Friday, 18 April 2014

Flip-It Easter Cards

Good morning friends!

It's Flip-It Friday here on my blog, and I have three Flip-It Easter cards to share today.

These adorable stamps are by SugarPea Designs.  For this first one I tried something different. I stamped and coloured the image with pencils, THEN covered it with an Elizabeth Craft Designs double sided adhesive sheet, and polished in the Silk Microfine Glitter.  I wasn't too happy with the result - the colours and outline were far too muted. I went over the stamped image with a Pigma Micron pen though, and that helped bring it to life again.

For this second card, I didn't do any glitter other than to add some Stickles to the bunnies tail.  I used one of the new Elizabeth Craft Designs embossing folders to add some texture to the white panel, and some scraps of green card stock.

While I was making these cards, I was also trying to use UP some bits and pieces I had laying around. Rather than cut into another sheet of patterned paper for this third one though, I used the "Lots of Dots' embossing folder. I like how fresh and clean it looks!

Supplies used:
Circle Flip-It - Stephanie Barnard (Sizzix)
Bunny stamps - SugarPea Designs
Happy Easter stamp - Stampendous
Lots of Dots embossing folder - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Double Sided Adhesive Sheet - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Circle dies - Spellbinders  
Label punch - Stampin' Up
Coloured pencils - Prismacolour
Gamson and blending stump

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