Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The wonderful sticker selection that is available can spruce up any card in short order. I love these hologram flowers from Ecstasy Crafts. There are 192 assorted flowers on one sheet of stickers. It is so easy to add colour with any permanent marker (Sharpie, Copics, Spectum Noir). In the card below, we have die-cut a framed circle and added an Impression Obsession branch to hold the flowers. If you look through your stash, I guarantee that you will find a branch or a scroll that will work well as a base for these tiny flowers. The card was made from the printed purple cardstock shown. Once embossed, we sanded the raised scrolls which allowed the white reverse side to show through. This is a technique to consider when you have printed paper or solid coloured paper with a white background. It can create quite an effective pattern with the white showing through.

Friday, January 23, 2015

These are the Tags and More dies from Elizabeth Crafts. This is a very large format to make accordion cards, or just a large front tag. In the first sample below, we have used kit #3 - Leaves, and die cut three different lengths of tag. The kits have florals and teardrop and photo-corners that can be used as hinges or decorative corners. One nice thing about these dies is they are only cutting the tops of your tags, so the length of the tag is at your discretion.
In the second sample, they've used three different tag tops to create the trifold.


This is another sample from the show using the same sized tags for a simple open card. They have used Elizabeth Crafts peel-offs to create the lovely butterfly and wording.

The sets offer an amazing amount of versatility and endless combinations for creating new masterpieces.