Designer’s Challenge: White & Elegant

ECD April by Candy SpiegelThis month, our challenge from Elizabeth Craft Designs was to create a project that was white and elegant.

The minute I heard the theme, I knew what I was doing … it was a card I had mentally designed when I first saw the Flower Mosaic embossing folder from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

ECD April by Candy Spiegel2I started with a sheet of ECD Velvet Adhesive, cut it to size, and ran it through my Big Shot in the embossing folder.

ECD April by Candy Spiegel3

Then, I used my Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper to round the edges.

ECD April by Candy Spiegel4

I placed it onto Gold Shimmer Sheetz and used the Corner Chomper again. Then I attached it to the card and rounded the bottom corners on the card.

Next, I began adding Glitter Dots in Silver/Gold to the centers of each of the flowers on the embossed design.

ECD April by Candy Spiegel5

I took some leftover pieces of the gold Shimmer Sheetz and cut out the center of the dragonfly (Elizabeth Craft Designs die). I then cut out both the wings and the overlay with vellum. I cut off the antennae off of the vellum overlay dragonfly so the gold antennae would show.

ECD April by Candy Spiegel6

I used a glue pen to adhere the vellum overlay and the wings to the Shimmer Sheetz body. I only used glue on the body, so the wings would be free to move.

ECD April by Candy Spiegel7

Here’s how the card looks with the dragonflies on the background.

ECD April by Candy Spiegel8

I added a sheer ribbon around the front of the card and knotted it. I used a Mini Glue Dot under the knot to hold the ribbon in place.

ECD April by Candy Spiegel9

As a final touch, I added a silk flower. I filled the center of the flower with Elizabeth Craft Designs Silk Microfine Glitter in Fire Opal.

ECD April by Candy Spiegel

I love all of the glitter and sparkle in this card. The gold raises the elegance level and the embossed velvet is so soft and sophisticated. What do you think?

You can see all of the designer’s projects on the last day of April, here.


Flowers in a Box



Each month, the Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Design Team participates in a special challenge. This month’s theme is flowers and I decided to make a box filled with them.

036I started with a simple box card made from green cardstock. I covered the panels and exterior of the box with new paper from Lawn Fawn.



Then, I began cutting out flowers of all shapes and sizes with dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I began with Flower Set 1, which I cut with Shimmer Sheetz and Velvet Adhesive Sheets and then layered together.

039Next, I cut out the Flourish with Flowers die out of a Velvet Adhesive Sheet. Since it did not fit on the box panel, I needed to remove the adhesive off of the back side.

040This is easily accomplished with baby powder. Use your finger or a small paint brush to coat the backside in baby powder. The adhesive will no longer be sticky (and it smells good, too!)

223Then, I began filling in the space with leaves cut from the Curvy Leaves die. I used two different shades of green Shimmer Sheetz to add contrast.

222And flowers cut with the Bunch of Flowers die.

221HINT: Use the metal adaptor plate and run it through the Big Shot twice for the best results.

ECD_Candy_Spiegel_March_DCI added pearls and gems to the centers of the flowers.

For a final touch, I added the words With Love from the Assorted Words peel-off sheet.

To see more amazing creations featuring flowers, visit the ECD blog on March 31st.