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Karan Gerber

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Happy Birthday

May 18, 2022

Good Morning Friends today i have a card to share with you designed using the Volume 4 Florals Release using Florals 15. 

Cutting the florals out using Soft finished cardstock, i colored them with saltwater Taffy Distress ink and the leaves with Peeled Paint

Shaping them using my shaping mat, i added some stamens to the center.  Then lightly added some snow paste on top to add more detail.

To create the dress i took a 5.75 x 12 inch piece of patterned paper and scored every 1/2 inch. Making sure to fold so that the ends were able to be folded inward. I free hand drew the top of the dress to create a tank style top and wrapped gold thread and colored seam binding to coordinate with the card. 

Thank you for dropping by today, I hope i have inspired you to create some dress cards of your own.






				
					
				
		
				
												
	
Beautiful Blooms Cardmaking Joset Designs Paper flowers Soft Finish Cardstock

Mini Book with Desert Blooms

May 4, 2022

Good Morning friends, it is Karan Gerber here to share a mini book project with you. This is designed using Florals 17 as well as the Mini Book Die.

I die cut the florals and leaves out on the Soft Finish cardstock then colored front and back with rusty hinge distress ink and dabbed a bit of vintage photo on the tips to add some depth.

I shaped them with my stylus and mat and curled them into this shape, I hot glued them together and then added a bit more shape to them and inserted stamens. They remind me of small desert flowers I have seen in the Grand Canyon. 

To add a bit of detail to the box, i splattered watered down acrylic paint and some ancient gold coin paint. I decided to go on the center of the leaves with a thin paint brush with gold coin paint. 
I then added some art stones to add even more detail and dimension. 

I love how this little project turned out and hope you give this a try. 

Beautiful Blooms Paper Flowers Paper flowers

Enjoy the Little Things

April 20, 2022

Hello and welcome back! It is Karan Gerber here today sharing a project with you designed using some of the new Florals Volume 4 Dies to create this stunning Floral Bucket Frame. 

I began by cutting out the frame die four times to create the frame. For this projectI did not cut it down and the overall measurement of this project is 8.5″ x 8.5″ with the inside frame pattern paper measurement being 7.5″ x 7.5″.

I colored the Florals with Kitsch Flamingo and a mix of antique linen

I colored the leaves with Peeled paint Distress Ink. I then turned the florals and leaves over lightly misted with water and began shaping. I used stamens from Dress My Crafts to add the detail in the center of these florals. I cut the bucket out from one of the coordinating papers from the collection pack.

It is a beautiful floral framed project and I love how it turned out. 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Cardmaking Paper Flowers Paper flowers

Thinking Of You – New Florals with Karan

April 6, 2022

Good morning friends and welcome back! It’s Karan Gerber here today to share a card with you designed using Florals 16 and the new Shadow Frame die.

Being the frame die is large for a card, I cut it down on the straight end of the frame and kept the angled end, the way it was, I cut a piece of pattern paper to use as the background and adhered the frame on top. 

I colored the florals using Distress Inks – Picked Raspberry, Kitsch Flamingo, and a bit of Antique Linen. 

Using my shaping tool, as well as the groove tool and my fingers, I shaped these to resemble Hibiscus. When we are in Florida, the Hibiscus are always in full bloom and they look so beautiful, so my idea came from that. 

Thank you for dropping by today and I hope I have inspired you to give the new Florals Volume 4 a try.

Karan

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Cardmaking Paper Flowers Scrapbooking

Birdhouse Florals

March 16, 2022

Hi friends, welcome back. It is Karan Gerber here. Today I am sharing a card using florals 5 and the Birdhouse die from Joset. 

I created Daisies from Florals 5 using a groove tool to add dimension to the petals. I colored using Sunflower Archival ink and used prills in the center (they are called Rippit).

The birdhouse is perfect for a card, and with snow still on the ground in my area I felt adding a bit of snow paste to the top of the house fit perfectly. To add some detail to the background I set the birdhouse on a die cut using the Stitched Circles. I love adding layers using the stitched dies.

I thought the Floral Burst background set off the daisies and love how that gold mirri mimic my handmade daisies. Thank you for dropping by and until next time, Happy Scrapping!

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Fantasy Flowers Paper Flowers Sidekick Essentials

Gift Box with Handmade Roses

March 3, 2022

Hello friends and welcome! It is Karan Gerber here to share a gift box i created and i have adorned the cover with Handmade Roses using Florals 8.

Cutting out 8 sets of florals 8 and plenty of leaves, i set about coloring these with Tea Roe Archival Ink and Magenta Hue Archival Ink. 

the inside of the box, i created a card, using the cutout from the top of the box which is Sidekick Essentials 5. I matted the cut out in gold mirror paper long with the sentiment from the paper collection i used.

The top of the box, i covered with Acetate and used the Floral Burst Background to do a die cut in Gold Mirri and I love how this turned out, it looks so elegant.  

I hope you enjoyed my project today and until next time

Happy Scrapping!






				
					
				
		
				
												
	
Cardmaking Fantasy Flowers Paper Flowers

Happy Birthday Card

February 16, 2022

 Hello Friends and welcome back. It is Karan Gerber hosting the blog today and I am sharing a card using Florals 12 to create some beautiful Lilies. Lilies remind me of spring and with the thought of warmer weather soon to come, i wanted to create some cheery florals. 


I cut 6 large, 6 medium and four small from florals 12 and colored them with Fossilized Amber Distress Ink. I cut the leaves from Florals 1, and colored them with Bundled Sage. 



I also cut out three hearts from the Stitched Hearts and lightly inked the edges. I cut two sets of the Blooming Branches and cut them apart tucking them in around my florals to add more dimension.

The smaller florals i also colored with Bundled Sage, layering them together and using yellow stamens in the centers. 


Using Stamens from Dress My Craft i used them in the center, using my hot glue gun to secure them. To get that beautiful frosted look i used Diamond Dust along with Rock Candy Crackle, which dreis clear and allows the frost to shine through.

I hope you like my card and my take on lilies using Florals 12, i hope you give these florals a try. 
Looking forward to seeing you again, until next time, Happy Scrapping!






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You Have my Heart

February 3, 2022

Hello Friends, welcome back, it is Karan Gerber on the blog today to share my first project for February. With Valentines coming soon, I had an idea to create a mini album from the Heart Shaped Dies.

I used Florals 4 on the Cover, coloring them with Picked Raspberry and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks. Here are some details of the mini album I created.

I created a shaker box on the front cover using acetate under that fist paper layer and then adding two layers of foam tape. The side of it actually looks like one of those heart shaped candy boxes you see. 

Inside front cover and first page. Here I used Planner Filmstrip (1656) and die cut the smaller frames from that set and die cut a heart. The sentiments are from the paper pack. 
To get the pages to work in an album, I die cut the page connector from Sidekick Essentials 16 and attached it to the back of each of the pages. 

For page 2 and 3 I used Planner Essentials 3 and cut down the photo frame to suit the size of the page. The tag is from Planner Essentials 4 which I basically used as an insert here.

Page 3 and reverse of the tag. Here I used Planner Essentials 2 adding some rubons to the slide in die for the tags.

For page 4 and 5 I used the Planner Film Strip.

Page 6 and 7 which are the last pages of this cute little mini album. I used some heart die cuts, the filmstrip as well as the die cut “You” from Sidekick Essentials 2.

It was a fun little project to do, and I hope you give these heart dies a try to create your own little mini album. 

Happy Valentines & Happy Scrapping!

Until Next time!

Karan

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used: 

Planner Essentials

Hello Winter – Mason Jar Album

January 17, 2022

Hello friends and thank you for dropping by. It is Karan back to share another project with you and today I am sharing a mini album I designed using the Mason Jar Kit. To beging with this mini album has 6 pages in it, each page is cut twice (except for the cover which I cut three times to include the acetate).

I created a shaker on the cover. I die cut the front piece twice on pattern paper and once out on acetate, adhering the acetate to the front pattern piece cover. To create the shaker part of the cover I used foam adhesive and created strips all along that to allow me the depth I needed to add my shaker bits.

Adding some art stones, prills (to coordinate with the paper) and some sequins along with a bit of glitter that created the shaker. I also die cut and stamped the sentiment on the mini mason jar for my title. I tied that to the twine I had wrapped around the jar lid.

I die cut the trees from the Mason Jar Kit and thought the Village Edges would add a great detail to the cover. 
For the inside, here are the pages i created, this is designed using the Cozy Winter Collection from P13

I cut each page out twice so they would be thick, using the dies from Planner Essentials 30. I cut out tags and used those as photo mats throughout. 
I used some of the journal tags in the collection as photo mats as well, and fussy cut some details out to further embellish my mini mason jar album. 

I made sure to cut jar toppers for each page to add more detail.

This page has some tags from the collection that I fussy cut. I used the Stitched circle die to die cut the circle globe

tag on the right side of the page. I die cut the mini mason jar and used it as an element on this page too.

These pages have some photo mats tucked in the mason jar belly band. I used the circle label stamps here. 


I hope you give the Mason Jar Kit a try, it makes a gorgeous album. 

Karan

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Cardmaking Fantasy Flowers Joset Designs Paper Flowers

Shadow Box Lighthouse

January 3, 2022

 Hello Friends and welcome back! its Karan here for my first post for 2022. Im excited to be back as Brand Ambassador and I am sharing another card today

I designed this using florals 1 for the flowers

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I die cut the Village Edges twice. Using one on the inside of the box, attached to the card base, and one to the frame of the box, 

The front of the shadow box has acetate on it, so i thought the birds would look like they were really flying.

Being on the lake here in Northern Ontario, i love that Lighthouse and felt it would be perfect to create a scene on my card. This is designed on the Beached paper from 49 and Market. 

This is a perfect card for loved ones who might have purchased a cottage or like we have done, retired to the lake.

I hope you enjoy my first project for 2022 and I look forward to inspiring you this year.










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