Thursday, January 14, 2016


Hi there, Connie Nichol here today with a couple of Congrats cards featuring a new die from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Way with Words collection designed by Suzanne Cannon.  I just love these word dies for making cards - whether you put the die cut on a simple background or a fancy textured background, they always look stunning.

So, this is a fancy textured background, but not hard to make.  I adhered crumpled up white tissue paper to a piece of cardstock with Mod Podge, and then sprinkled some Nuance powders on top to add some colour.  I then spritzed lightly with a little water to dilute and spread the colour.  Nuance is a very concentrated water soluble powdered dye available in a number of colours from Magenta.  After the tissue dried, I adhered the diecuts.  The fancy border die cuts are cut from cardstock using the very versatile 'Ribbons and Jewels' set from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  

This card is a much different style.  I cut the Congrats word and stars from a Shimmer Sheetz (iridescent Mylar from Elizabeth Craft Designs) and adhered them to a piece of pre-glittered cardstock.  The border is made from dry embossing a small rectangle of Shimmer Sheetz to add some subtle texture and adhering an additional piece of the glittered cardstock that had been cut with a die from the ECS Ribbons and Jewels die set.  Easy but  elegant.

Supplies Used:  Elizabeth Craft Designs dies, Shimmer Sheetz and embossing folders, Core'dinations cardstock, Magenta Nuance powders and Plaid Mod Podge


  1. Fun cards....I really LOVE the first one!

  2. love the bkgr'd on the 1st card. nice cards. Have a great day

  3. Wonderful work love the different techniques you posted. TFS

  4. Awesomeness! Great colors, techniques and textures!


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