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Karan Gerber

Cardmaking Paper Flowers

What One Loves

October 10, 2021

 Good Morning Friends and welcome. It is Karan here sharing a card with you and it is designed using Florals 13.

Here is how I began creating my card. 

I started by selecting some papers and using dies from the Stitched Indented Rectangles, I love adding layers to my cards and this is a great and easy way to do that.

I then used the stitched circles and cut a sentiment, matting it in a coordinating paper and matting it on the color I used for my base

Using Soft Finish Cardstock die cutting three sets of each size as I wasn’t sure how many I would need.

Coloring the florals with Victorian Velvet and the leaves with Peeled Paint Distress Ink, I set about assembling my florals.

Assembling the card and tucking in the leaves in and around the flowers.

Here is a side view of the card and once completed I decided to add some snow paste to detail the florals and leaves, I find it gives it nice texture too. I used stamens to my centers.

I love how this turned out and I would love to see your take on Florals 13. 

Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team Paper Flowers Silk Microfine Glitter

Christmas Florals

September 12, 2021

Good Morning Friends and welcome. It is Karan here on the blog with and today I am sharing a Christmas Card with you, it’s never to early to get a jump start on our holiday cads for those we love. I love creating my own florals and Florals 12 are fabulous to create poinsettias with.

I was excited to receive some new papers that I ordered and got started on some Christmas Cards. I used the Stitched Circles to create some different sized layers and adhered those together. 

I cut two sets of the Lacey Leaves (1878) as I love using them to tuck in my floral clusters to add detail. The Florals 12, I cut four large, two medium and two small along with 8 of the leaves from the same set. 


I colored the florals with aged mahogany distress ink and the leaves with peeled paint distress ink. After molding and shaping I used pollen from Dress my craft to add to my centers. 


I love to add even more detail to my florals so I dabbed snow paste from Deco Art and topped off with Glitter to add that snowy look.

Thank you for dropping by, I hope you enjoy creating your Christmas cards this season with gorgeous florals from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Products Used:

Other Materials”

Simple Stories Rustic Christmas Paper Collection;

Dress My Craft Pollen – Light Mustard

Peeled Paint Distress Ink; Aged Mahogany Distress Ink

Cardmaking Paper Flowers Scrapbooking Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

You Are Loved – Floral Card

August 30, 2021

 Hello Friends and welcome to the Elizabeth Crafts Blog. It is Karan here sharing a card with you today. I wanted to share with you the versatility of the Art Journal Dies and showcase a couple of them on a card.  

This is designed with Florals 11; Sealed Pocket, and Puzzle Page Die. I know, you know, how much i love that Stitched Fishtail for my sentiments and the Stitched Rectangle just to add an extra layer to my cards. The Hope Floral Stamps are fabulous to add some added detail and tuck in to match the florals i create, I loved coloring them with ink, or water color they add that perfect touch. 

Above is my card it measures 5.5 x 7.5, a big over sized for envelopes, but you can always attach this to a gift bag, or create a hand made envelope using an envelope maker.

you can see the detail of the fishtail die, the Sealed Pocket and the gorgeous florals here. I colored the florals using Tea Rose Archival Ink, and Peeled Paint Distress Ink on the leaves. 

here are a few detail shots for you. 

and finally a side view. I hope you have enjoyed my card that i have shared with you today. Please share your creations with us over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Facebook Group.

Product Information:

Paper Flowers Scrapbooking Stamping Watercolor

Remembered – Mini Album

August 11, 2021

 Hello Friends and Welcome to the EC Designs Blog. It is Karan here to share a project with you.

I know it has been awhile since i have posted crafty projects with our big move almost behind us, i am slowly getting back to creating. My first project is using their floral stamps and beautiful floral dies creating a gorgeous mini album.

My first project back is Designed using Florals 13. Which i have shaped into Wild Roses. I matched the color of them with the paper i used in my project. Using a foam bud as my center.


Stamping the Blossom set out on Soft Petal Cardstock from Elizabeth Crafts with black archival ink, i decided to use my water brush and dab color from the same pad i used to create my florals. Salvaged Patina Distress Ink. 

This project is designed as a mini folio on 49 and Market Accordion Flip Fold which comes with their new album as an insert. I thought it would make a perfect mini. 

The inside i still want to decorate but my new scrap space is very much in boxes, but i promise i will add more photos when i get to my Planner dies. 

I hope you have enjoyed my share with you today and I have  inspired you to create your own beautiful mini albums. 

Products Used:

Cardmaking Soft Finish Cardstock

You Are Amazing Creating with Florals 6

April 23, 2021

Hello Friends and Welcome! It’s Karan Gerber here today to share some florals with you. I am in love with the floral dies and today I am sharing a technique I came up with using Florals 6. Looking at this die, you might wonder what floral you can make of it. I decided this would make a great peony. 


To begin with we will need to cut a few flowers from Florals 6

Here is my start, creating a 5×7 card base 


I colored all the florals with Tea Rose Archival Ink and the leaves with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and Bundled Sage. I shaped them and then kept them close together while using my glue gun using stamens that complement the color. 


Here is my finished card. I hope I have inspired you to give Florals 6 a try!


Thank you for dropping by today!

Materials Used:

Other Products: Tea Rose Archival Ink; Peeled Paint Distress Ink; Bundled Sage Distress Ink, pale yellow stamens, dress my craft pale rose stamens, seam binding, archival re inker; 

Inspiration from the Design Team Paper Flowers Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Sidekick Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock Uncategorized

The Good Life – Seed Packet Mini Album

March 22, 2021

Hello Friends and welcome! It is Karan here to share a project I designed using the new Sidekick Release. For those who know how much I love albums, I also love to create mini albums too. 

This one is designed using the Seed Packet Die from Sidekick Essentials 16. 

To begin with I cut the seed pack out five times using paper from 49 and Market. I cut vellum to go on the inside of the packet for the window. I cut out extras thinking I might make the album larger but ended up going with 5 packets instead of 8.

Then I assembled them.

I then cut the side panel from the same sidekick set and created the pages and continued to decorate them. I love tags and cut out a tag for each page just as an added layer and photo mat for some of my photos. This tag was cut from Planner Essentials 2, which I also cut to go inside each opening of the Seed Packet page. I am going to share images from this little mini and then add the dies I used below. Hope you enjoy this mini project.

And then details for the cover:

I cut doubles for the large floral and the medium size floral for the cover, two sets of leaves and then I used the skeleton leaf from the Sidekick Essential 16 set. Ii love how the florals shape so beautifully.

I hope that I inspired you to create a mini album using this Seed Pocket Set. It makes a perfect little mini album. 

Until Next time

Happy Scrapping!


Sidekick Essentials 11; Sidekick Essentials 16; 

 Other Products:

 Vintage Photo Distress Ink; Crushed Olive Distress Ink

Inspiration from the Design Team Paper Flowers Soft Finish Cardstock

Winter Wonderland

February 19, 2021

Hello friends and welcome! It is Karan here. Today I am sharing a layout with you. Hubby has been up north tending to our build and sent me a couple photos. I really wanted to scrapbook them so I came up with this.

I began by giving the main paper a trim down to 11.75 x 11.75 and I white washed it with paper paste mixed with a bit of gesso.

I die cut the fitted rectangles in the largest side and then cut three frames from this chipboard to give the frame extra strength. I then added gesso to the frame, added dabs of Allegro Indiano paint and dabbed that with Paper Texture paste. The result is amazing!

I die cut 8 large florals from florals 7, and 8 medium using the Soft Finish Cardstock and colored with Speckled Egg distress ink in the middle. I also colored the foam bud to match.

Sfter shaping and adding the stamens, I added snow paste to the flowers.

The leaves I got a great texture on them by adding a bit more shaping to the tips of the leaves. I colored these with Vintage Photo and Speckled Egg distress ink. I love how they turned out.

I really wanted to frame the photo of our driveway up north so I set the flowers in corners of the frame.

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration today. I would love to see your take on your winter photos. 

Happy Scrapping!

Karan

Elizabeth Craft Designs products used: 

Other products used: Snow Paste; Dusty Attic Chipboard; Speckled Egg and Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Fantasy Flowers Paper Flowers

Celebrate Card

January 29, 2021

It is Karan here to share a project with you and today I am sharing a card i designed using the new Volume II Floral die collection

The card measures 6.5 in. x 7 in. its final measurement, cut papers to fit that size

These dies are amazing to work with, cut like butter and using the Soft Petal cardstock to cut color and mold these flowers make it super easy to create any flower from the collection

To start off with we will need to cut three sets of each die from the soft petal cardstock and then being to color.  For the flowers, color the outside side of the flowers using Red Geranium Archival Ink adding Leaf Green in the middle. 

I cut some smaller flowers from Florals 7 and left them white adding a small pale yellow stamen to the center.

for the Leaves, i used Leaf Green Archival Ink and colored them leaving a bit of white for highlight

The square in the center of the card, i placed a square of adhesive ( 5×5 ) and covered it with cool Diamond Glitter making sure i burnished after shaking off the excess glitter. After matting this on white cardstock i colored some seam binding and wrapped it around the card. 

I inserted some stamens in the smaller flowers coloring them with Leaf green

I created two roses from and two smaller flowers to add more dimension to my card.
I cut out a stitched fishtail on white cardstock using the second to smallest die and then stamped a sentiment using black archival ink.. 
and here is my final project

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