Thursday, April 30, 2015

Elizabeth Craft Designs April DT challenge- baby!

Hi Everyone!
It's the end of the month at that means its time for the ECD Design Team challenge. This month's theme was babies- in honor of the impending arrival of baby girl Van De Burgt ( Congrats Joset and Grandma Els!) Be sure to visit the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog to see all the design team creations - you are sure to be inspired!

I had a lovely time creating this sweet baby card. The image is from Lily of the Valley colored with Copic Markers. I wanted the background paper to resemble a baby blanket- using the Swirly Curves embossing folder created the look of quilting on the pattern paper perfectly!  I used the Congratulations Stand Up Helper to frame the colored image. The flowers are cut from Bunch of Flowers 2. I inked the flowers with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and shaped them with the loop tool on the mini molding pad. The leaves are from Curvy Leaves and are also inked. The finishing touch is the beautiful Glitter Border.

Here are some close ups:

Thanks for stopping by today! I appreciate comments so leave me some love and let me know what you think of this month's DT Challenge.

Elizabeth Craft Designs products used:
729 Bunch of Flowers 2
730 Curvy Leaves
935 Congratulations Stand Up Helper
E119 Swirly Curves Embossing Folder
7010 Glitter Borders Assorted Colors
7018 Glitter Dots Assorted Colors

Monday, April 27, 2015

Susan's Garden- Country Scapes- Planted in Faith

Hi Everyone!
I am featured on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today for Susan's Garden Design Team. Come and see how I made this little slice of heaven using Susan's Garden Country Scape dies- they are so much fun!

Have a great week!

Friday, April 24, 2015

It's the Little Things

Hi Everyone!,
I wanted to share a card I created for DistINKtive cards this month featuring Karen Burniston's Bathtub die and Elizabeth Craft Designs' new Leafy Branch and Flourish & Branches dies from the ECD Spring Release. It's hard to see in the photo but I covered the tub with Glossy Accents to give it a shiny enamel look. Don't you just want to hop in?


Fold card base in half. Paint a thin layer of Glossy Accents on bathtub and set aside to dry. Ink long white strip with both Stormy Sky and Broken China Distress inks, cover with a thin layer of Stickles and set aside to dry. Ink teal cardstock and pattern paper piece with Broken China distress ink. Adhere to card front. Ink small rectangle with blue inks lightly. Stamp with sentiment in black ink. Diecut 4 sets of bubbles from inked and stickled cardstock. Diecut 1 Leafy Branch from green cardstock and then clip branches off from one side. Adhere branch to bottom of card front. Add faucet and feet to tub. Adhere to card front on pop dots. Add bubbles. Add remaining clipped branches. Diecut 3 Flourishes from teal cardstock. Add to card front as shown. Tie black twine into a bow. Adhere sentiment on pop dots. Add bow above. Add glitter flowers. Add pattern strip and bubbles to inside top of card to complete.

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great weekend! XX

7048 Glitter Flowers - transparent gold

Monday, April 13, 2015

Karen Burnistons' Designer Challenge- Accordion with Friends

Hi Everyone!
I'm excited to share this Star Accordion card that I created as a guest designer for Karen Burniston's Designer Challenge this month. I love Karen's interactive dies and thought the Star Accordion would be so much fun!

Back view open

Back view closed

Karen's accordion dies do all the work for you and make it easy to create unique cards sure to impress!

Here's how I created this card-

Diecut the following:
  • 2 Star Accordion panels - white cardstock. 
  • 2 center star only from the main panel die - yellow cardstock
  • 2 decorator stars - yellow cardstock
  • 3 Palm Trees -tan cardstock
  • 3 strips of grass- tan cardstock
  • 10 Scalloped Fancy Frame edges- yellow cardstock
  • 13 balloons - pattern paper
  • 1 spinner - clear acetate

Glittered Monkey Star Buddy:

  • Adhere transparent double sided adhesive to a piece of white cardstock large enough for the Star Buddy Peel-Off. Remove liner.  Place Silver Star Buddies Monkey on adhesive sticky side down. Cover with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Brush off excess and polish with your finger to bring up shine and set glitter.
  • Color with Copic Markers-E42, E57, G12, 0
  • Trim out closely
Assemble Card- adhere base panels together, trimming off extra tab on right side. Adhere Fancy Frame edges to both inside panels and top and left of front panel. Adhere large stars to inside center and smaller stars to back side of panels. Adhere glittered Star Buddy panel to inside left side ( this will flip to the front when closed) Using a transfer sheet, adhere Star Buddy negative to back of right panel. Ink grass strips and tops of palm trees with Aloe Vera Versamagic ink. Adhere trees, lined up with each other, as shown. Ink balloons with Aloe Vera. Add white twine. Adhere clear spinner inside top of card. Adhere balloon cluster to spinner.( the spinner gives the balloons extra height for that wow factor!) Add additional balloons to front and inside as shown. Add Happy Birthday and stamped sentiment to inside right center. Decorate with stars and circles from Star Buddies Peel-off to complete.

Here are some top side views:

Thanks for stopping by today! Don't forget to visit the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog on April 15 to see all of the Designer Challenge creations from Karen's amazing Design Team.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Bamboo Trellis Easter Basket- ECD Blogpost

Hi Friends!

Happy Easter! It's my turn on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. Come on by and see how I created this Easter Basket card using the Bamboo Trellis die and Mini Egg Peel-offs. So much fun!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Wishing You Sunshine

Hi  Friends!
Today I'd like to share a card we made in my Copic Cards class at Scrapp'n Savvy. This adorable LaLa Land Bumble Bee Marci was so much fun to color. The Daisies from ECD's Garden Patch 1" & Mini Daisy & Chrysanthemum were the perfect embellishment to bring this card to life!

Bumble Bee Marci

Skin: E00, E02, E11, E13, BV00, R20, R21
Hair: YR21, Y15, YR24, Y28
Shirt (yellow part): Y11, Y08, Y15, Y19
Shirt (black part)- BV31, BV23, BV25, C7 black Spica
Skirt- Y08, Y15, Y19, Y23, Y28
Shoes: Y08, Y19, Y28
Wings: B000, B02, BG53
Flowers: C1, Y15, BG23
Opaque White