Monday, April 28, 2014

Elizabeth Craft Design's DT Challenge- White on White

Hi Everyone!
It's time to share my creation for April's Elizabeth Craft Designs' Design Team Challenge. Every month the DT is given a theme to inspire a creation and then we share it with you at the end of that month.This month was especially fun- White on White with gold or silver accents- ahh the possibilities! There will be links to all the DT creations on the main ECD Blog on April 30th so check it out for some amazing White on White inspiration!

I love flowers and I love to make them! I knew I wanted lots on my card and using Elizabeth Craft Designs Bunch of Flowers 1 die was the perfect thing- three different flowers in three sizes. Ideal for making a wide variety of flowers. White on white can be a challenge because it can blend into itself and loose dimension. I combated this by using lots of textures and vellum mixed throughout my card.

Here's how I made this card:
1. Cut a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base from white cardstock. Cut a white panel from Accordion Oval Card die and then clip out the center oval. Emboss the "frame" that is left with Swirly Curves embossing folder. Add foam adhesive to the oval frame.

2. Diecut a white trellis from the Bamboo Trellis die. Clip off the bottom portion of the trellis to make it fit in the oval frame, slightly off center to the left. Position the trellis on the card base and adhere. Add the popped up oval frame.

3. Cut a strip of vellum about 1 1/4 x 5. Clip a "v" out of one end for the banner look. Diecut Thinking of You in white. Adhere it to the vellum strip as shown.  Set aside.

4. Diecut 2 sets of white flowers and 4 sets of vellum flowers of each design in Bunches of Flowers 1. Diecut several white Curvy Leaves and a few from Gold Shimmer Sheetz. Diecut one small butterfly from the Butterfly Pivot Card die set in white.

5. Assemble the flowers by layering different combinations of white and vellum- shaping and cupping the flowers and then adding a gold brad to hold them together. Add veining on the leaves with a piercer for a more detailed look.

6. To complete the card, add each flower on a pop dot around 2/3 of the curve of the frame. Add white and gold leaves in to fill any gaps and add balance. Add the tiny butterfly. Adhere the vellum strip with the "v" end to the right and sticking past the edge of the card about 1/2 inch.

I hope you enjoyed my project for the White on White DT Challenge. I really enjoyed making it. Don't forget to check out all the other designers at the main Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog on the 30th for more inspiration!

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies used:
728 Bunches of Flowers 1
727 Bamboo Trellis
719 Thinking of You
730 Curvy Leaves
772 Accordion Oval Card
E119 Swirly Curves Embossing Folder
SS0212 Gold Metallic Shimmer Sheetz

Other supplies:
Gold mini brads
white cardstick
pop dots
glue dots
Ball stylus for cupping the flowers

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Tombow and Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the Tombow and Elizabeth Craft Designs  Blog Hop. If you're here from the Day 2 line up on the Tombow Blog then you’re in the right place! If you missed Day 1 head back to the Tombow blog to see all the great projects that have already been posted. 

There is 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" TombowUSA and "Like" Elizabeth Craft Designs pages on Facebook.

Tombow will announce a winner on Monday April 21st at 3:30 P.M. EST.

Here's what you could win:
Elizabeth Craft Designs:

I've been using Tombow Dual Brush Pens for a long time and one of the techniques I love to do with them is to color on fabric. The colors stay so vibrant!  Elizabeth Craft Designs Peel- Off Outline Stickers work perfectly for the project I'd like to share with you today. 

Here are the steps to make this card:

1. Fold white card base in half.  With the Elizabeth Craft Designs Swirly Curves embossing folder, emboss a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of white cardstock. Ink edges with brown  ink, lightly and adhere to the base.

2. Attach the Daisies in Ovals Peel-Off sticker to a piece of muslin. Press down to secure well. Using Tombow Dual Brush Pens, color in the image one color at a time, using a heat tool to dry each color before adding the next to prevent bleeding. Blend lightly with the blender brush for a smooth look. When dry, fray the edges of the muslin for a vintage look.

Note: In the above image on the right side, you can see the first attempt I made at coloring on fabric with the outline sticker removed. ( another fun look you can achieve with this technique) and the bleeding that occurred because the fabric was too saturated. Take the time to dry the different colors for best results!

3. Glitter and color a butterfly from the Daisies in Ovals Peel-offs. Cut out and add to the right edge of the image with foam adhesive. Adhere the completed muslin to a yellow mat with Elizabeth Craft Designs double sided adhesive. Add "x" s made from strips of black Straight Borders Peel-Offs around the image to simulate stitches.

4. Fold a long strip of ribbon in half and adhere to the center of the card front with loop on the top. Add the muslin panel over the ribbon on foam adhesive to complete.

Elizabeth Craft Designs products used:

Tombow Dual Brush Pens in the following colors:
 452, 076, 055, 993, 373, 158, 977

Thanks for joining us on the Blog hop today! From here the next blog up is Rita Edwards.

Don't forget to leave a comment on each designer's blog to qualify for the amazing prize pack!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Birthday Cupcake Catch Accordion Oval card- ECD Blogpost

Hi Everyone,
Today is my turn to post a tutorial over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog. Please stop by and check out my fun card using the Accordion Oval Card die and a Cupcake Peel-Off. I think it turned out really cute!