Elizabeth Craft Designs | Delftware Inspired Cards

Hi there! I’m over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today, sharing some cards that are inspired by Delft Blue tiles!

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Delftware Inspired Cards

My mom and I visited the Dutch city Delft recently. And when you visit Delft, you can’t escape Delftware. It’s everywhere!

So when I got home, I thought it would be fun to see if I could create a couple of Delftware style cards.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Delftware Inspired Cards

Here are the steps to create these cards:

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Delftware Inspired Cards
1 | Cut 12 x 12 inch sheets of Dove Gray Soft Finish Cardstock to 5.5 x 11 inch and fold them into 5.5 x 5.5 inch double note cards.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Delftware Inspired Cards
2 | Take the largest square (5.25 inch) from the Stitched Squares die-set and use it to die-cut as many ’tiles’ out of White Soft Finish Cardstock as you want to make cards.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Delftware Inspired Cards
3 | Choose a dark and a light shade of blue cardstock. I used True Blue and Whisper Blue Soft Finish Cardstock for my cards.

Back the cardstock with Clear Double-Sided Adhesive before you die-cut several frames out of them with the square and round Fitted Frames dies.

Don’t throw away any of the cut-out parts just yet!

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Delftware Inspired Cards
4 | Use the small and large Shells die-sets to cut the solid shapes out of the same light blue cardstock. Cut the overlay shapes out of the dark blue cardstock.

Be sure to save the inside parts of the overlay shapes too.

5 | Assemble your ’tiles’.

I adhered the Fitted Frames onto the white cardstock squares first and then I played around with the rest of the shapes.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Delftware Inspired Cards

I adhered the True Blue Shells overlays to the Whisper Blue solid shapes in a whimsical way, to create a painterly look. I used foam tape to adhere these to the card.

Use the negative shapes and dots you saved as little paint strokes to fill in the gaps.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Delftware Inspired Cards

The corner ornaments for this card were created with the negative cut-outs of the overlay that comes with the Tags & More 1 Lace die-set.

6 | Adhere the Delftware ’tile’ to the Dove Gray note card.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Delftware Inspired Cards

I worked on all three cards at the same time. I just die-cut a whole bunch of frames and shells and went on from there. I still have a lot of frames left that I will keep for another project!

I really like the tone on tone look of these cards and you don’t have to limit yourself to (Delft) blue tones either! Just change the colour and the dies you use and you can create a whole other look!

Happy crafting!

Supplies: 

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Shells Small
Shells Large
Lighthouse
Stitched Squares
Fitted Frames 5 Lace Circles
Fitted Frames 4 Curvy Squares
Fitted Frames 2 Lace Squares
Tags & More 1 Lace
Soft Finish Cardstock, White
Soft Finish Cardstock, Whisper Blue
Soft Finish Cardstock, True Blue
Soft Finish Cardstock, Dove Gray
Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape – 3mm
Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape – 64mm

Other:
Foam tape

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