Free as a Bird

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Hey friends I am back today to share another first look at some of the new products available at Elizabeth Crafts Designs.  Today I am showing off a few cards featuring a couple of the new products from the Becky Seddon Collection.

Up first is a card featuring the new Free as a Bird die set.

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To create this card I applied some 5×12 Clear Double Sided Adhesive to a piece of white cardstock.  I ran the prepared cardstock through my big shot using the new dies set, running it through the a couple extra times to get extra birds.

EK Gorman ECD bird bI then prepared the base of the card, using a sheet of 6×12 Cafe au Lait card stock from the Victorian sampler pack, and folded it in half.  I then added a die cut sheet of paper from the Wood Effects Paper Pack die cut with the outer frame from the new Garden Scene die set.  Finally I added a square on the diagonial die cut from the Stitched Squares die set in a sheet of Dusky Sky card stock from the Victorian sampler pack.

EK Gorman ECD bird dI then added the Free as a Bird die cuts onto the card.  Finally, I added Silk Microfine Glitter to the double sided adhesive.  The bird cage got both Copper and Leaf Green.  The birds were colored in with Brushed PewterCool Diamond, and Royal Blue.

The Free as a Bird is such a beautiful die set, and really can be used year round in so many different ways.


EK Gorman ECD soar aMy second card today features not only the new Swirling Swallow die set, but the new Scissor Spring Mechanisms  which adds a three dimensional effect to any project!

EK Gorman ECD soar dTo make this card, I pulled out some White Soft Finished Cardstock and blended some distress ink into it.  I used from one end to the other, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Brocken China, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans and Wilt Violet.  I then die cut out the bird.  I added another set of card stock to my die cutting machine and die cut out the under bird and the sentiment.  The words got a a touch of Fossilized Amber to one side to give the words a bit of a punch.

EK Gorman ECD soar cFinally, I pulled out a sheet of paper from the Love You to the Moon and Back paper pack and cut it down to the size of an A2 frame.  I then die cut out the new Scissor Spring Mechanisms and assembled it.  It got adhered up the bird and to the card, and the rest of the bird got adhered to the frame.  The really cool think about this is that the bird can be pushed flat to go into an envelope and mailed.  For a bit of a final touch, I added some clear Nuvo drops around the card to give it a bit more shine.


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My final card today features the new Take Time for You die set.  I create the clock, I pulled out two sheets of scrap cardstock and covered one with Black Soot Distress Oxide and the other with Tarnished Brass Distress Paint.  I then die cut out the pocket watch dies and assembled it using a brass brad to put the clock hands on.

EK Gorman ECD time bTo create the background of the card, I die cut out a square in a piece of paper from Relax in the Garden die cut with Stitched Squares.  I pulled out a sheet of pink peach card stock from the Vintage sampler pack.

EK Gorman ECD time cI die cut the sentiment from the Take Time for You die set on a prepared piece of cardstock and double sided adhesive.  I then added some Silk Microfine Glitter in Copper Rose.

Make sure you head over to the Elizabeth Crafts Design Blog to see all the design team’s projects and all the other new products in this release for Becky Seddon collection!

Also make sure you stop by again tomorrow to see a new card featuring for of the new die sets from Susan’s Garden collection!

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