The following is a selection of make and take cards we made at our Ecstasy Crafts Open House:

 

Winter Wishes Card

Winter Wishes Card Instructions

Supplies:

EF054 - Embossing Folder A4 - Tied Holly

MFD139 - Multiframe Die Slimlines Circles 1

CEDNE004 - Noble Expressions Winter Wishes Craft Die

FRA9672 - Frantic Stamper Precision Die - Snow Globe Triangle Trees

FRA10324 - Frantic Stamper Precision Die - Santa Sleigh and Deer

MCD515 - Mirri Card Essentials (Holo)

CSPSGB04 - Dark Emerald

CSHGBSPRING - Spring Fever Glitterbitz

CSGB09 - Golden Sand Polished Silk Glitter

CSBGSEA - Sea Breeze Biodegradable Gitter

Basics:

ECCARD25 - White cardstock

Glue or Tape

Grey cardstock

Instructions:

Cut 4 trees from white cardstock with double-sided tape attached. Add any variety of loose glitter that you have, we used Glitterbitz, polished silk glitter, sparkle shakers, holographic glitter and biodegradable glitter. Burnish the trees with glitter so that any loose glitter falls off and there are no white spaces showing.

Cut a piece of white cardstock 8 ½ “ x 7 ½ “. Score in the middle along the short edge. This is your card base. Cut a piece of the Mirri holographic cardstock to 8” x 3 ⅜“ and attach it to the embossed cardstock. Cut another piece of white cardstock 7 ¾“ x 3” and emboss it with the Tied Holly embossing folder and attach it to the center of the Mirri cardstock. 

Using double-sided tape, attach the glitter trees on top of the embossed cardstock along the lower right hand side. 

Cut the Santa and sleigh from the holographic Mirri cardstock and adhere this above the trees.

Cut the shadow of the sentiment winter wishes from a light grey cardstock. Cut the words Winter Wishes from the holographic Mirri cardstock and using Sticky Specks, adhere them to the coordinating shadow background. Attach these to the left side of the card.

 

Lavinia Snow Rabbit Card

Lavinia Snow Rabbit Card Instructions

Supplies:

LAV682 - Lavinia Stamps - Forest Hares

LAV652 - Lavinia Stamps - Elm

LAM002 - Acetate Hill Masks

LAM001 - Acetate Circle Masks

VF082 - Tsukineko Versafine Ink Pad - Onyx Black

ECCARD25 - White cardstock

MCD501 - Silver mirror cardstock

MCD506 - Black cardstock

MDEW901 - London fog

TDO56348 - Wild Honey

TDO56188 - Scattered Straw

Basics:

Glue or Tape

NMMB009 - Blending Brush

WW2980 - Blending mat

CSWB02 - Water brush

Instructions:

Cut a white square from heavy cardstock measuring 5” x 5”. Place the moon mask on approximately the top ⅓ of the white square.

Using your blending brush and the lightest colour of yellow ink, start blending from the edges of the circle in a circular motion blending from the outside in. You can start the circular motion on the mask and then bring it onto the circle to help prevent any streaking. Leave the lightest shading in the center to create the moon effect. Now using your darker yellow ink colour the outside edges of the circle without colouring the center. This will help create the rounded appearance of the moon. 

Place the hill mask on the lower ⅓ of the white square and hold it firmly in place. Using the grey ink start blending with light pressure in a circular motion on the mask slowly blending onto the cardstock. Blend out the grey to just under the moon.

Place your tree stamp onto your stamp block or stamp platform. Stamp with black ink on one side of the cardstock then stamp again (without re-inking) so that the bottom of the tree is a little higher than the first one. This helps create depth of the trees. Repeat on the other side of the cardstock.

Line-up the rabbit stamps in the center of your card. Using the black ink again, stamp the rabbits in place. 

Smudge a bit of the grey ink on a blending mat. Pick up some of the grey ink from the blending mat with the water brush and colour shadows under the trees and rabbits.

Attach your white cardstock to the piece of silver mirror cardstock measuring 5 ¼” x 5 ¼” using double-sided tape. Attach this to a black card base measuring 5 1/2 “ x 5 1/2 “.

 

Fall Tree Card

 

Marianne Design – Fall Tree Card

 

Supplies: 

Canvas Corp Value Pack Greet Cards Kraft - 50 sets (CCBCCDS1046)

Couture Creations Alcohol Blending Solution (727891)

Couture Creations Alcohol Markers – 371, 134, 7510, 173, 165

Creative Expressions Dies - Noble Double Pierced Rectangle Dies (CED5508)

Creative Expressions 3D Embossing Folder – Leafy Forest (EF3D021)

Frantic Stamper Precision Die – Fall Words (FRA10271)

The Paper Boutique Gemstones –

Hunkydory Heavyweight Clear Acetate (ESS129)

Hunkydory Mirri Card Essentials – Copper Blaze (MCD507)

Marianne Design Pine Tree Dies (LR0370)

Memento Dew Drop Inks – Toffee Crunch (MDEW805) and Northern Pine (MDEW709)

Nellie’s Choice Multi Frame Dies – Double Stitchlines – Oval (MFD149)

Nellie’s Choice Multi Frame Dies – Straight Round (MFD055) 

Studio Light Paper Pad Double-sided Unicolor - Christmas Essentials (SL-ES-PP07)

Basics:

Adhesive runner

Glue

Foam squares

Tweezers

Kraft Cardstock

Instructions:

Use a Kraft card (5”x7”) as a card base.  Cut a piece of Copper Blaze Mirri card to 4 ¾” x 6 ¾” and attach to the front of the card base.  Next cut a piece of Kraft cardstock to 4 ½” x 6 ½”.  Using a round die, cut a circle near the top of this piece of paper.  Use the Leafy Forest Embossing Folder to emboss this piece of paper.  Next, use a sponge dauber and Toffee Crunch ink to shade the edges of the embossed piece of cardstock and set aside.

Using a piece of white glossy photo paper and the couture crafts markers listed above, randomly scribble marker onto a piece of acetate, then dot with some of the alcohol blending solution.  Randomly pick up the ink on the photo paper, going back and forth and adding colours until you are happy with the result.  Set aside to dry.

Using green cardstock, cut out one of each size of the pine trees and then shade around the outside with Northern Pine ink and a sponge dauber.  Mount the alcohol marker piece behind the circle of the card front, trimming if necessary.  Before gluing the bottom of the photo paper, tuck the trees in the lower right corner of the circle and glue them into place and then you can glue the bottom of the photo paper once you have placed the trees where you want them.  Mount this piece on the card front.

Cut out the word Autumn, using the Frantic Stamper dies and an oval from the Nellie’s oval die set, using green as a base and a rust coloured paper for the word.  Pop the sentiment on the front of the card with foam squares and place embellishments on the card front wherever you like.

Card Designer – Sharon Thompson

Date:  September 19, 2021

 

Magic of Christmas Star Card

 

Magic of Christmas Star Card Instructions

Supplies:

CEDME060 - Dies by Sue Wilson Festive Believe In The Magic Of Christmas

CEST031 - Star Struck Stencil 6 x 6 designed by Sue Wilson

TDO55884 - Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad (CHIPPED SAPPHIRE)

CSGK16 - Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Kiss (Frosty Sparkle)

41052 - Foundations Vellum White A4 100gsm pk 20

60022003 - Joy! Crafts Die Xmas Stars (3 pcs)

MCD501 - Mirri Card Essentials - Stunning Silver

Basics:

ECCARD25 - White cardstock

NMMB009 - Mixed Media Ergonomic Blending Brush Small

65000013 - 3D Foam Pads 2mm

SPATULA

GLUE or STICKY SPECKS

BLUE CARDSTOCK

Instructions:

Cut card base from white cardstock measuring 5 ½ ” x 5 ½ ” 

Cut blue cardstock 5 ⅜ ” x 5 ⅜ ”

Cut White cardstock 5 ¼” x 5 ¼” and using the blending brush blend some chipped sapphire ink starting from the outside edges and working your way toward the center in a circular motion. 

Place your start stencil over the inked card and apply a Frosty Sparkle Glitter Kiss with a paste spatula. Set aside to dry.

Cut a piece of vellum 2 ⅞” x 2 ⅞”.

Cut The Magic of Christmas sentiment from white cardstock and apply to the center of the vellum square using Sticky Specks.

Adhere the stenciled star layer to the center of the blue cardstock using tape or glue.

Adhere the vellum sentiment square to the the front of the glittered star card layer.

Cut 2 stars from the star die (emboss after cutting if required) and attach to the corners of the vellum.

 

 

Marianne Design – Rowan’s Christmas Fox

 

 

Marianne Design – Rowan’s Christmas Fox Stamp & Dies Instructions

Supplies:

Cosmic Shimmer Copper Pearl Opal Polish

Couture Creations Alcohol Markers – 006, 123, 150, 155, 377, 659, 2727

Couture Creations Colourless Blender (COAP0)

Craft Consortium 6x6 Paper Pad – It’s Snome Time (CCPPAD011B)

Frantic Stamper – Snow Capped Mountains (FRA10334)

Nellie’s Choice – Mixed Media Effect Snow (EFSNE001)

Nellie’s Choice – Rowan  Dies – Christmas Fox (RDCS004)

Memento Black Ink (ME900)

Basics:

Adhesive runner

Glue

Foam squares

Tweezers

White cardstock

Instructions:

Using white cardstock, cut and fold a 3” x 6” card base.  Cut a piece of paper of your choice from the paper pad to 2 ¾” x 5 ¾” and mount on top of the card base.

Using the Frantic Stamper dies cut the mountain base and tops from plain white cardstock.  For the peaks of the mountains use the copper pearl opal polish to add sheen.  Glue the tops of the mountains to the mountain bases.  While waiting for that to dry, take a piece of black cardstock and cut to 1/2” x 5 ¾”.  Mount the mountains on top of the patterned paper first, followed by the black paper on the bottom to create a road.  Use the effect snow along the top  portion of the road.

Stamp the fox with Memento black ink and colour with the alcohol markers in the colours listed above.  Remember that you can do any highlighting with the colourless blender.  Once your colouring is complete, you can mount the fox on the road at the bottom of the card.

 

Card Designer:  Sharon Thompson

Date:  September 19, 2021

 

3D Morehead Topper Card - Puppies

Supplies:

Craft Consortium Noel Paper Pad 6x6 (CCPPAD020B)

Ecstasy Crafts Sticky Specs (ECSSA4)

Frantic Stamper Precision Die - Stitched Notched Oval Frame (FRA10228)

Hunkydory Foam Strips (FOAM133T)

Hunkydory Snowfall Acetate (LFA110)

Marianne Design Shaker Snow (LR0028)

Morehead So Nice and Easy (8) - Topper of Choice

Starform Deco Stickers - Borders - Red (841R)

Studio Light Paper Pad Double-Sided Unicolour - Christmas Essentials (SL-ES-PP07)

Basics:

Adhesive Runner

Glue

Foam Squares

Tweezers

White Cardstock

Instructions:

Using white cardstock, cut and fold a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card. Choose which designs you'd like to complete of the 3D toppers (I used the puppies) from the Morehead collection.

Using your choice of patterned paper from the Noel paper pad, adhere a piece of paper cut to 4" x 5 1/4" to the front of the card.  Decorate the edge of this piece with red deco stickers.

Pick the colour of paper that you would like the center shaker piece to be and die cut that with the largest of the stitched notch oval frame. Take the top piece of the frame and using glue of sticky specs, mount it to the snowfall acetate. Once this has dried, cut the acetate to fit this shape and put the 3mm mounting tape around the edge of this piece. Put a small amount of shaker snow on top of the back piece of the shaker die and carefully place the top.