Upside Down and Still Thinking of You


Good Morning Everyone,

It’s time for another fun Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team card! Ever since I posted my very first Elizabeth Craft Designs project, I’ve been thinking and thinking and thinking… of what exactly could I do next. Something colorful? Something fun? Or maybe something new? Or maybe combine them all!

Let’s see what exactly I’m talking about! And before I forget, please remember to tell me in your comments below if you like this format of steps, I find separating steps useful and would like to hear what you think, plus now all supplies used are listed at the end for easy quick reference.

1. Let’s start with some fun paper: Be. Loved by Fancy Pants Designs, which serves as the main frame and floor for my card. Also, we can use some Neenah Pearl card stock, which I airbrushed to serve as our sky.

2. Next I combined some sweet little digital images in Silhouette Studio: Tiddly Inks Hanging around little girl received some legs from School Girl and also added some little birds.

3. At this point we can pull out simple white card stock, double-sided-adhesive and my absolute favorite, Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter — getting exciting, right?

4. Once we peeled off the release sheet of our double-sided adhesive sheet, carefully place it over the white card stock. At this point, we can cut out the size of the paper we need, remove the other release sheet and apply our microfine glitter mentioned above — Els van de Burgt of Elizabeth Craft Designs has a wonderful video of this technique on YouTube: Silk Microfine Glitter – Coloring with Alcohol Markers.

5. Using our freshly glittered adhesive-cardstock, now we can cut out 2 poles and 10 little flags with the Lots of Pops die set. Also cut out the little heart from the Accordion Oval Card die set. They all look beautiful!

6. Using the Lots of Pops die set to create the base of our card.

7. And now my other favorite part: coloring is next! Yes, I’m addicted… So let’s color up the little upside down girl and the little birds. And here comes the beauty of Elizabeth Craft Design’s glitter: now I can use the same Copic markers on the flags that I also used on the clothing. How cool is that! No need to dig for matching paper! No need to match the cloths with paper we already found, none of that old hassle! And the colored flags are simply amazing! Daylight or by the lamp, everything is reflecting the light in the most beautiful way.

8. To decorate the front of our card, I used the Thinking of You die and one of the decorator pieces included in the Katie Label Pivot card die set to cut the label.

9. Now it’s time to assemble. Relax. Sit back and enjoy!

I hope to see your cards soon and please ask me any questions! Hugs, Rita

Supplies used:

Katie Label Pivot Card die set

Lots of Pops die set

Accordion Oval Card die set

Thinking of You die set

Double sided adhesive

Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

Be. Loved. by Fancy Pants Designs

Neenah Pearl card stock

Tiddly Inks Hanging aroundSchool Girl and Little Birds




I’m entering the following challenges:
– Marker Pop Challenge#39 Anything Goes
– The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge #66 Inspired by a book 
– Tiddly Inks Challenge #129 
– Stampin for the Weekend Anything Goes Challenge
– Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes
– Glitter n Sparkle Challenge# 77 Use some Blue
– Alphabet Challenge A for Always and Forever
– Divas By Design Challenge Rubber Stamp Only
– Cute Cards #313 It’s a Wild World
– 613 Avenue Create Challenge# 64 Anything Goes
– Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge 
– Crafting When We Can Challenge# 65
– Love to Scrap Anything Goes
– Ruby’s Rainbow Challenge #75
– Card Making Mamas #83 Challenge 
– Brown Sugar Challenge # 86
– Totally Papercrafts Challenge
– Sweet Stampin’ Challenge Cute
– Crafty Sentiments Challenge
– One Stitch At A Time Challenge# 205


40 thoughts on “Upside Down and Still Thinking of You

  1. Point 9: ….”Relax, sit back and enjoy” indeed, but Rita, you forgot to mention “Be Happy” for this card is full of such joy and happiness. It is bright, light and so beautiful and I’m really smiling. I love the little lady ‘hanging around’ and can feel the gentle beeze moving her gorgeous hair and the stunning glittery flags as those fluffy clouds move across the blue summer sky.

    Oh, I do enjoy all your wonderful photographs and I love the way you describe the techniques you use (and the links). I feel as though we’re sitting together in your craft room and you are chatting about the magic that you are creating.

    It is always so exciting to visit you here Dear Rita……like opening a beautifully wrapped gift and it is so exciting seeing your wonderful art.

    Lots of love Ingrid xxx ♥ ♥ ♥

    • Hi sweet Ingrid ❤ — thank you so much for your ever so kind comment! You truly enjoy art and describe your feelings so thoroughly that makes me really happy! Knowing how you think of my work is incredible! And guess what? I've been thinking about you and really hope everything is alright, hugs and love, Rita

  2. Wow…Rita I do love what you’ve created…what a wonderful surprise to open to all that bright and vibrant colour inside your creation…and I do so love how the image is hanging on the front and inside…what a wonderful creation.

    Thanks for joining us this week at One Stitch at a Time. Great creation…just love it. Good luck.

    Lynn, OSAAT DT

  3. Just love the colors of this one. Such an adorable image. Awesome job! Thanks for playing at glitter n sparkle. We hope to see you next time. Good luck.

  4. Oh this is really lovely – such a fun design!

    Thanks for joining us at Stampin’ For the Weekend for our Anything Goes Challenge!


    Julie x

  5. Wow! Just super…love those feet sticking out on the front! Thank you for joining Glitter ‘n Sparkle challenge!
    Hugs from Africa!
    Olga DT G’nS

  6. This is a very sweet and lovely card, but in your link you are refering to a challenge theme “cute”. Our current challenge is “doodling” and note “cute”. Therefore you will not be eligible for a prize in this weeks Sweet Stampin’ challenge.
    Hope you will join us again next week.
    Pia xx

  7. Stunning card again Rita! Your coloring is fabulous and i like the step by step writing 😀
    thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges this week.

  8. OMGosh this is just amazing! You are such a talented artist and I always look forward to your entries! I love how her feet wrap over onto the front! This is just perfect for our Birds of a Feather optional twist this week! I love this image it reminds me of my daughter…always in a tree! Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!
    Co-Owner/DT Coordinator

  9. eeep I do so love this card!! and those little banner flags are adorable. I love the way her feet fold over the top too!!
    Thank you so much for playing along with us over on the Tiddly Inks challenge blog
    hugs Lou xxx

  10. Oh Rita, another masterpiece. So I like that I was speechless. Very original and so cute submitted feet on the other side. Thank you for showing it to challenge Card makin Mamas. Good Luck

  11. Pingback: Ricky Hanging Around — Kit and Clowder Teaming Up with Tiddly Inks | Edwards Design

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