Cardmaking, EBE by Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen

Stretch Your Cardmaking Designs

Are you looking for ways to stretch your cardmaking supplies? What about stretching your cardmaking designs instead and getting 2 cards from 1 design?

When you design a card you love, try changing the color palette and a few simple elements to get a second fabulous card! Today our wonderful friend Seeka from SkyPaperScissors is here to share her two takes on one card design!

Stretch Your Cardmaking Designs with Essentials by Ellen Good Times

Hello, crafty friends! It’s Seeka here and I’m so excited to be on the blog today to share a pair of cards I made using some of the fun and adorable products from the June release!

I don’t know why, but I’m a sucker for scooters and when I saw the Good Times stamp set, I couldn’t wait to get coloring! I had so much fun coloring up this scooter that I made two cards with the same basic design but different color palettes.

I started by stamping the scooters, presents, pup, and balloons in Copic-friendly Hero Arts Intense Black Ink onto Neenah Solar White cardstock. For the peach scooter, I used R00, E93, and E95 (with a bit of white Sakura Glaze pen for highlights) and then colored the wheels with W3, W5, and W7. I colored the presents with BG11 and BG34, adding some patterns with the darker color. I die cut the presents and the scooter and set them aside to work on the background.

Stretch Your Cardmaking Designs with Essentials by Ellen Good Times

I used the amazing Big City die to cut an A2-sized piece of Neenah Solar White lengthwise. Then I stamped the sentiment, also from the Good Times stamp set, in Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. To create a sense of motion, I used a black Copic 0.03 Multiliner pen to add some fine black lines behind where the back wheel of the scooter was going to be. Then, for the peachy sky, I blended a bit of Altenew Pink Pearl Crisp Dye Ink onto an piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock.

To assemble the card, I used foam tape to adhere the scooter and presents to the skyline panel, and then I adhered that panel to the sky background. Finally, I adhered the card front to a card base.

Stretch Your Cardmaking Designs with Essentials by Ellen Good Times

For the blue and yellow card, I followed the same steps but this time used B32, B34, and B37 for the scooter, and C2, C3, and C5 for the wheels. For the pup I used E42, E43, and E44 and for the balloons I used Y15, Y17, and Y38. And instead of an ink-blended sky, I used a piece of patterned paper from the Modern Graphics set.

Stretch Your Cardmaking Designs with Essentials by Ellen Good Times

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  • Reply Laura Norris June 8, 2019 at 9:13 am

    What fun. Love that scooter!

  • Reply Patti June 8, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    Love both cards! Until I read your description, I thought the background of the first card was stenciled.

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