Wednesday, July 19, 2017

ECD July Designer Challenge

Hi everyone,

It's time for our July ECD Design Team Designer challenge. Check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today to see what our talented designed created for the challenge.

Technique Friday with Els Inspiration - Every Friday Els inspires us with a new Technique Friday video to share all the wonderful ways to use ECD products. Take your inspiration to create your card for our challenge using one of these techniques. You can find a list of all the Technique Friday with Els videos here … Technique Friday with Els.


For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on our website to 3 winners. 

To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us " "What your favorite technique learned from the Technique Friday With Els series". 

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, July 21 on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.


I took my inspiration from one of Els' videos from earlier in the year Sparkling Lovebirds Birthday Cards. I wanted to make my card a little masculine so it could be given to a male for a birthday so decided to go with Faded Jeans and Basic Black Silk Microfine Glitters rather than the Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter that Els used in her video.

Here is how I created my card - 
Step 1 -
  • Using the ModaScrap Dandelion Fluff die set, die cut one large and two small flowers using the protective back from a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive to create masks.
  • Using the third largest rectangle from the Stitched Rectangles die set die cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front.
  • Remove the protective backing from the rectangle panel and place the dandelion masks we created earlier onto the adhesive. Make sure these masks are secured well to the adhesive so glitter does not get underneath.
  • Cover the exposed adhesive with Faded Jeans Silk Microfine Glitter. Brush off excess glitter and return to the jar and polish the glitter into the adhesive using your finger.
  • Remove the dandelion masks from the adhesive carefully (so you can use them another time) and cover the remaining exposed adhesive with Basic Black Silk Microfine Glitter. Return excess to the jar and polish glitter with your finger.
  • Layer panel onto a Dotted Scallop Rectangle.
Step 2 -
  • Cut a piece of patterned paper from the ModaScrap Sweet Vintage Rose 6 x 6 Patterned Paper Pack so it measures 5 3/4 inches x 5 1/2 inches.
  • Layered to a black fold card which measures 6 inches x 5 3/4 inches when folded.
  • Adhere glittered Dandelion Panel to the top portion of the card.
Step 3 -
  • Die cut two fishtail banners using the ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners die set, Cut so they are both approximately 2 inches long from the point to end of banner. Adhere each banner to either side of bottom section of card.
  • Add Nuvo Drops to each banner.
Step 4 - 
  • Add the sentiment "Thinking of You" from the General Sentiments Clear Stamp set to the card so it is centred between the banners.

Step 5 Inside of Card - 
  • Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5 3/4 inches x 5 1/2 inches and adhere to inside of card.
  • Cut a piece of patterned paper from the same pack as the front so it is 5 3/4 inches x 1 3/4 inches. 
  • Cut a thin strip of black cardstock and adhere under the patterned paper to create a border.
  • Adhere to bottom of inside panel.
  • Stamp sentiments from the General Sentiments Clear Stamp set.

I hope you enjoyed my project today. Don't forget to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog to see all the wonderful creations by our talented designers and for a change to win the giveaway.

Stamps: General Sentiments - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White; Black; ModaScrap Sweet Vintage Rose 6 x 6 Patterned Paper Pack - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Dies: Stitched Rectangles; Dotted Scallop Rectangles; ModaScrap Dandelion Fluff; ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 6mm; Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 101mm; Faded Jeans Silk Microfine Glitter; Basic Black Silk Microfine Glitter
Other: Black Ink; Neptune Turquoise Nuvo Drops; Foam Tape