Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Creative Cards With Eileen Hull!

Good morning! Wow, have you been following all the Creativation excitement that happened over the weekend? I love how so many people were doing Facebook Live videos and sharing photos of sample projects so us stay-at-homes could still see the action. So much inspiration! This month Eileen's Inspiration Team has been sharing ideas for making cards using Eileen's dies. They aren't just for 3-D projects. ;-) Check out the past few posts on her site for some eye candy! (The January 20th post also has a roundup of all our sneak peeks the team has been doing of all Eileen's new stuff that debuted. )

I decided to make a Valentine's Day card since it will be here before we know it! I used some old favorites from Eileen's past collections.

First I cut the jars from some scrap packaging plastic and coated them with glossy Glue 'n Seal and then when dry, with Rock Candy Crackle Paint around the edges. (It's necessary to coat glass or plastic with a medium like Glue 'n Seal before adding the Crackle Paint or it will otherwise flake off when it dries.)

For the card background, I cut several borders from the Buttons Border & Trim die out of white cardstock. I wanted to do a tone on tone type texture (sort of a "faux" embossing look). I glued them onto the white cardstock base and trimmed the edges.

Finally, I lightly misted the background with Tattered Rose Spray Distress Stain. I also used Alcohol Ink and plenty of Blending Solution to tint the jars and bring out the crackle.

All that was left was to fill the jars with various hearts cut with the Heartfelt die and make a little sentiment tag to tie around the large jar.

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to head on over to Eileen's blog and see all the other fun cards my teammates have been cooking up all month. =)

The supplies I used for this project can be found at Sizzix or Simon Says Stamp. Follow the links below and a shopping you may go!


  1. Such a cool technique Lisa. I ❤ your card!

  2. This is a wonderful card. I just love the jars. You have opened up a whole new creative technique for me. Thank you.


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