Saturday, March 29, 2014

Elizabeth Craft Designs first ever Design Team challenge!

Hi Everyone!
Can you feel Spring in the air? The sun is shining, the birds are singing and the flowers are beginning to bloom. Life is everywhere... what better way to celebrate than with the first ever Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team challenge with the theme of Flowers! Once a month the team will be given a theme to inspire our creativity. We will post on our blogs and then there will be a post on the ECD Blog with links to everyone's projects.

I love flowers and I love coloring on Silk Microfine Glitter with Copic Markers. I've had the Daisies in Frames Outline Stickers calling my name for some time so I decided to use them for this challenge.

To create this card I began with a white base and added pattern paper from Bazzill's Avalon Collection.  I rounded the corners on the bottom only to soften the look of the card. I cut a 5 1/2 x 2 1/8 strip of Avalon pink pattern paper and added white scalloped border to the top and bottom. To create the daisy sqaures I adhered double sided adhesive to a strip of white cardstock and then added the three daisy squares- sticky side down and glittered them with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Remember to polish your glitter by rubbing it with your finger to set the glitter in the adhesive and bring up the shine.

Time to color! I used Copic Markers to color the Daisy squares in the following colors: R20, Y13, BG32, G94 and O to soften the edges. If you haven't colored on Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter before you can refer to THIS video tutorial by Els which will show you the process.

Here is a close up- don't you just love all the sparkle?!

Once I had added the daisy squares I felt like there needed to be a little contrast in the design so I used some of the negative pieces of the peel offs to give that extra punch. I used a piercer to lift them off the sheet and place them on the card.

To finish up the card I added the daisy panel on pop dots and then added the Happy Birthday outline sticker to the bottom left. I then added a strip of black border to the top and lower part of the card. Two small white ribbon bows finishes off the card. Isn't it sweet?

I hope you found a little inspiration today! Thanks for stopping by!

ECD Supplies used:

Other supplies:
Copic Markers: R20, Y13, BG32, G94, 0
Pop Dots
White ribbon

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog Post

Hi Everyone!
I'm excited to share that my second official ECD Design Team blog post goes live today. If you have a chance,I'd love it if you would stop by the ECD Blog and see how I created a fun card using Silk Microfine Glitter and Copics-  one of my favorite technques!  Let me know what you think! I love hearing from you!

Thanks for all the support!
Have a great day!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Spring is Here!- Copic Cards

I had a wonderful Copic Cards class this week. Everyone did a fantastic job coloring their images. It's amazing what practicing together can do! I wanted to share the cards I designed. The focal point is always the image- I keep the cards simple so we have plenty of time to color.

For this card I used a free digi image from Whimsie Doodles  colored with Copic Markers. Isn't she cute!? I used the new Lots of Dots embossing folder from Elizabeth Craft Designs as well as the purple glitter dots for the accents. The purple metallic paper is from Bazzill.

Copics Used: Skin: E00, E01, E11, E04, R20   Hair: Y21, YR23  Ears, Headband, Heart, Ruffle: R20, R22
Dress, Boots, Dots: V12, V15, V17 Boots: V17 Bunny: E25 "I" YR23

Spring is in the air- espcially in the second card we did. The Basket full of tulips was a free digi image I found on Pinterest,. I loved coloring the intricate weave of the basket.  You can't see it in the photo but we added a few lines of Startdust Gelly Glaze Pen to the bottom of the tulips for some sparkle.  The basket weave embossing folder is from Lifestyle crafts. 

Copics used: Basket E21, E23, E25  Pink Tulips R81, R83, R85 Orange Tulips YR00, YR02, YR04 Leaves YG11, YG13, YG17 Ground W0, W1

The last card we did featured this adorable little boy from Lili of the Valley. He's got the right idea, don't you think? 

Copics used: Skin E00, E01, E11, R20 Hair: Y21, YR23 Pants, Socks, Stripes B93, B97 Shirt E53 Tree E23 E25 Leaves YG97 Paper E50 E53 Hat, Shoes E53 E55 E57 Ground, grass YG93 YG95 YG97 Shadow W1

Thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Baby Love Blocks

Hi Everyone!
Just a quick post today to share the last card we made in class- this baby love block card. I've seen lots of block cards floating around the internet recently and love the look of them. I wanted to try it out and this card is the result. It's such a fun design and can be changed to fit a variety of themes.

The elephant and balloons are from a file in the Silhouette Online store. The letters are from a font on my computer cut on the cameo. The cute paper is from Studio Calico- Storytime collection. There is a great tutorial for the block card on Splitcoast Stampers here .  

I've got my Copic Cards class this Tuesday at Scrapp'n Savvy so I'm off to finish up kitting..
Hope you all had a great weekend!


Friday, March 14, 2014

Baby Love!

It's Spring and it seems babies are abounding everywhere...well maybe not but it is always good to have  stash of baby cards on hand for those special arrivals. That was the focus of my DistINKtive card class last week at Scrapp'n Savvy.

For this card I wanted to focus on coloring with Distress Markers for the water color look- I love this technique and it is so easy. Just take your markers, scribble the colors you want to use on a craft mat or piece of acetate and then using a water brush, pick up the color and paint your image. Easy and very forgiving. The image on this card is from Lily of the Valley and the paper is from Studio Calico. I used glossy accents on the buttons to give them some shine. 

The next card we did was this cute dresser card. The pattern is from a cut file found in the Silhouette Online store. I took it up a notch with the decorations. The front of the dresser is inked with white ink and pop dotted up. The little images in the drawers are from an old stamp set in my stash and the flowers were made from two small flower punches with a little stickles in the centers. Inside it says Congratulations! Turned out cute, don't you think?

We did one more card but I am going to save that for stay tuned! 
Have a great day!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Custom Color Glitter Shamrock ECD DT card

Hi Everyone!
I'm so excited! Today my first official post as part of the Elizabeth Craft Design team has posted on the ECD blog. I made this fun Joyfold Shamrock card just in time for St. Patrick's Day with the 4-Leaf Clover die...stop by and check it out and let me know what you think!