You may have noticed that I’ve adjusted my approach to ten card one kit videos lately. I’ve been trying to pick out a primary element and create ten cards inspired by that. For example with the Simon Says Stamp April card kit I made a video showing ten one layer cards using just the stamp set, and another video with ten cards inspired by the paper pad, with just a few stickers as extra additions. For this blog post and video I decided to make ten cards using the ephemera from the Love From Lizi May card kit as my inspiration.
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I started with one of the journaling cards from the ephemera set. I turned it over to use the back side and stenciled chevrons on it with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide. I then used it as a guide on my card base, where I masked off the lower portion, and blended the same ink through the same stencil to create a continuous background. Removing the stencil I adhered the journaling card into position, ensuring it lined up correctly. I then stamped the Hello from the stamp set using Versafine Onyx Black ink, adhered the two plant ephemera pieces popped up with foam tape, and finished with a few Sea Breeze Nuvo Drops.
Simon Says Stamp Monday – Use Stencils
The Paper Players – CAS and Plants
The large camera and shine word ephemera were my starting point for the second card. I decided they would go well with a purple card base. I repeatedly stamped the largest camera (masking off the strap) onto the card base in rows using embossing ink, then heat embossed with Rainbow Wishes embossing powder. I then popped up my ephemera pieces over the top with foam tape.
Love From Lizi – Capture The Moment
I went floral for my third card, using the large floral cluster ephemera and a sentiment banner. I decided on a teal card base and added interest by scoring at quarter inch intervals across the card base. I then popped up the ephemera pieces on foam tape. I also added some of the floral stickers around the popped up arrangement to fill it out and add more interest.
a2z Scrapbooking – May Flowers
I wanted to use the large lined journaling card for my fourth card, and decided to incorporate some patterned papers and use a sketch. I chose Sketch Saturday 311. I considered using the Sway Peel-Offs from the kit to add the scalloped edge but the colour did not fit the papers I wanted to use. Instead I used a die. I don’t have a straight scalloped edge die, so I had to use one that cuts a corner, position it off the edge of my panel, and carefully die cut in two steps. Once I had all my paper elements cut down I attached them to my card base. I popped up the scalloped square ephemera with foam tape and added the two heart ephemera pieces along with one of the puffy hearts and a sticker sentiment.
Incy Wincy Designs – Embellishment
I used another of the lined journaling pieces for card five, this time a rounded one. I stamped a sentiment onto it, and adhered the flower and leaf ephemera pieces in an arrangement along the top. I chose a patterned paper to be my background, cut slightly smaller than my black card base. I used a snippet of paper from the previous card to add a contrasting strip, which I matted onto black before popping my focal element over the top.
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – Use Patterned Paper
I had initially planned to use the large flower ephemera for two cards – one with the outline piece and another with the centres. I ink blended the centre portions with Wild Honey, Worn Lipstick and Festive Berries Distress Oxides. I then added them to a black card base which I embossed with the Subtle embossing folder. However I thought the flower shape was not clear enough without the outline so I decided to use both portions. I placed the inner pieces back into the outline and put foam tape on the back to pop it up, before finishing off with a sticker sentiment.
Creative Confetti – Go Big
SheepSki Designs – Flower Power
I loved the idea of having the bunny ephemera peeking or jumping through the wreath, so that was my starting point for card seven. I cut down a piece of patterned paper for my background panel. I then used a die to cut away a circle from the panel. I adhered the rabbit peeking through the wreath which I attached to the panel, and then the panel to the card base. I again finished with a sticker sentiment.
Digi Choosday – Anything Goes
The large gold and kraft floral arrangement was a piece I knew I had to use. I decided to add it to a purple card base as gold and purple go so well together. I first drew a frame on the card base with a ruler and a gold pen. I popped the flower arrangement up in foam tape in the lower left corner of my card. I used a gold sentiment sticker and finished off with gold leaf stickers to embellish each of the visible corners of the frame.
Uniko Challenge – Anything Goes
My ninth card used the leftover cacti/succulents from card one. I took another lined journaling piece to be the grounding piece for them, trimming away the top of it to remove the words. I knew I wanted to incorporate the Yellow Sway Peel-Offs, and after much consideration I decided to use them to edge my card base. I pulled in the leftover circle die cut from seven to go behind the plants, added the plants to the lined panel and popped them up on foam tape over the circle, before adding my sentiment sticker.
Creatalicious Challenges – Anything Goes
I went for another elegant design on my final card. I cut a patterned paper panel to adhere to the card base and edged it with black glitter peel-offs. I then popped up the Good Vibes journaling piece on foam tape and finished up by adding three of the leather bow ties to the panel.
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes
I had a lot of fun creating with this kit. I’ll be honest I wasn’t sure what to do with it when I first saw the unboxing, but as soon as I got my hands on it I started planning out cards inspired by the ephemera. Not all of the cards made it in their original form, and a few of the ideas I scrapped completely and tried something different instead. I think I’m quite pleased with the results of all of them. Which card is your favourite?