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Laura Gilhuly

A Way With Words Cardmaking Fantasy Flowers

My final ECD design team member post

December 21, 2021

Good morning! I have absolutely LOVED being on the ECD team for past year and half! It has been amazing and I have been so inspired by the amazing people on the team…I hope I have inspired you to create as well!
I mainly create scrapbook layout but once in a while I like to create a card and as it is Christmas time it’s the perfect time to create a card!

To create this card:
step 1 – create you card base using the white Soft Finish cardstock (my card base is 4.25″ x 5.75″)
Step 2 – trim paper to – 4.15″ x 5.5″
Step 3 – fussy cut your sentiment or stamp your sentiment on a piece of paper 2.5″ x 3.5″

Step 4 – using double sided adhesive die cut a poinsettia
Step 5 – use True Red silk microfine glitter on your poinsettia and assemble
Step 6 – add snowflake paste then add some cool diamond silk micro fine glitter

Step 7 – die cut a circle or fussy cut one from the patterned paper and another trim a piece of paper to fit the inside of your card
Step 8 – die cut out of clear double sided adhesive your favorite holiday sentiment and some snowflakes then add glitter!

Again I would like to thank Joset and Els and everyone at ECD for a fabulous 18 months! I will miss you all!
Laura

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Believe

December 7, 2021

Good morning!
The holiday season is upon us and its often a time for reflecting on Christmas past!
The little guy on the photo is our oldest who is now 21 and I was almost 9 months pregnant with our youngest. I really feel sorry for Santa in this photo – his poor knee!

To create this layout:

Step 1 – Ink the edges of a 12×12 sheet, and fussy cut images or die cut images for the bottom

Step 2 – Die cut 4 poinsettia’s from cardstock, ink, mold and assemble
Step 3 – Die cut 4 poinsettia’s from double sided sheets of adhesive, use silk micro fine glitter in the die cuts then mold and assemble
Step 4 – take texture paste and make ‘snow’ on the poinsettia’s then use cool diamond silk microfine glitter on the paste to make it look more like snow.
Step 5 – assemble and enjoy

Thanks for stopping by
Laura

Paper Flowers

Christmas is a time to make memories

November 16, 2021

Good morning!
The holiday season is upon us and I am happy to share my newest layout with you!

To create this layout
Step 1 – trim 1 sheet of paper to 11 1/2 x11 1/2 and adhere it to a 12 x 12 sheet


Step 2 – trim a sheets of paper to 6 x 12, 2 x 12, 3/4 x 12 and 5 1/2 x 7 1/4 and layer and adhere using cardboard or foam tape

Step 3 – die cut and assemble 6 poinsettia’s and 6 leaves using the double sided adhesive sheets and silk microfine glitter

Step 4 – add your title and any other images you wish

Thanks so much for stopping by
Laura

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Be Yourself!

November 5, 2021

Many things have changed over the last two years including the education system. Our son only attended college for one semester then college became virtual. He graduated without a ceremony, his diploma was simply mailed. I wanted to capture the moment because we are so very proud of him and his achievements and we had a photo shoot with his diploma.

To create this layout:

Step 1 – tear one 12×12 sheet roughly in half and ink the torn edge then adhere to a full 12×12 sheet. Distress and ink the edges of both papers

Step 2 – Use your favorite ECD stencil (I used one from the Earth Patterns Stencil pack) and ink as shown above

Step 3 – die cut the grid and the number tag from the Planner Essentials 40

Step 4 – Die cut, ink and assemble 6 flowers and leaves of your choosing (I used the florals 1, 2, 8 and 11)
Step 5 – create a photo mat cluster of 3 4×6 mats
Step 6 – Add any other embellishments you wish and enjoy

Thanks for stopping by
Laura

Paper Flowers

It’s a Beach Thing

October 19, 2021

Good morning!
I am excited to share my next layout with you!

To create this layout;
Step 1 – Use your favorite ECD stencil (I used one from the Earth Patterns) and texture paste on your background paper then distress the edges

Step 2 – Use ephermera, varying sizes of scraps of coordinating paper create a photo mat collage

Step 3 – Die cut, ink, and mold 3 Lacy Leaves
Step 4 – Die cut, ink, and mold 2 of the leaves from Sidekick Essentials 7

Step 5 – Die cut, ink and assemble 9 flowers of varying sizes. I used the Florals 3, 8, 11, and 13.

Step 6 – Add a title and some art stones

Thanks for stopping by,
Laura

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My Treasure

October 5, 2021

Good morning!
I am back today to share my nest layout I created for ECD!

To create this layout
Step 1 – Cover a 12×12 sheet with clear gesso and allow to dry or heat set. Distress the edges of the paper

Step 2 – use your favorite ECD to stencil (I used one from the happy patterns) and texture paste
Step 3 – use your Watercolor Palette to highlight the stenciled image
Step 4 – use a fan brush and create a splatter effect over the stenciled image

Step 5 – die cut the Ornate Gateway

Step 6 – Die cut, ink and assemble 10 flowers (I used 11, 13, 6, 8 and 2)

Step 7 – Assemble adding cheesecloth, seed beads, art stones, chipboard and I also added some shells

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Laura

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Love This View

September 21, 2021

Good morning!  I am so excited to share my next layout with you!
I understand many people avoid using flowers on layouts with masculine photos but I do not! I use flowers on projects about my husband and sons all the time! 

To create this layout;
Step 1 – Cover your background paper with clear gesso and allow to dry.

Step 2 – using your favorite ECD stencil mix texture paste with your favorite colorant. I used a stencil from the Happy Patterns set and texture paste with brown brusho powder

Step 3 – using double sided sheets adhered to cardstock, die cut a mandala, elegant ornament (and keep the circle from the middle), 5 small stitched circles, the strip and 2 flowers ( I used the florals 13 and 10)
Step 4 – Mix together 2 silk microfine glitters that coordinate with your paper in equal amounts. (I used chocolate and blue) then use the glitter on the die cuts from double sided adhesive

Step 5 – Die cut 9 flowers from coordinating cardstock. I used the florals 8, 1, 11, 2, 13, and 10, ink, mold and assemble
Step 6 – Die cut a lacy leaves and cut them apart
Step 7 – Die cut 2 bubbles

Step 7 – Die cut the sentiment from the Sentiment Strip and assemble
Step 8 – Assemble everything as shown

I normally do not take photos in direct sunlight but I really wanted to show how beautiful the glitter looks!

Thanks for stopping by

Laura

Fantasy Flowers Scrapbooking

Simple but Beautiful

August 17, 2021

Good morning! I am excited to share TWO layouts I created. 

To create this layout:
Step 1 – Distress the edges of a 12×12 sheet of paper (I used a sheet from the Summer Art paper pack) and a photo mat. Mat your photo


Step 2 – Die cut a title from The Sentiment Strips and a scalloped circle from the Pizza Box and a arrow piece from Planner Essentials 24 to create the title piece

Step 3 – Die cut a Mandala and cut in half and a filmstrip from the Planner Filmstrip and ink or paint the edges
Step 4 – Die cut 3 ferns from Ferns and ink or paint edges

Step 5 – Die cut the tab from the Planner Filmstrip and adhere to the photo and mat

Step 6 – Die Cut 2 small filmstrips from the Planner Essentials 24 and ink or paint edges
Step 7 – Die cut 10 flowers using your favorite ECD floral Die. Ink, mold, and assemble those flowers. I used Florals 8, Florals 3, Florals 13, Florals 11 and Florals 2
Step 8 – Adhere everything as shown

Now for my second layout:

To create this layout:
Step 1 – cover a 12×12 sheet of soft finish cardstock with white gesso and allow to dry or heat set
Step 2 – using the Watercolor Palette paint along the tears and into the paper as light or dark as you like


Step 3 – tear two strips pf each side of the paper
Step 4 – tear 4 pieces of paper long enough to be placed behind the tears of the cardstock. I used the Reminiscence The Book 2

Step 5 – Die cut 13 flowers and 6 Maple Leaves. I used Florals 10, Florals 11, Florals 13, Florals 2 and Florals 8
Step 6 – Using your water color palette paint then mold and assemble your flowers
Step 7 – assemble as shown and add your title

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Awesomeness!

July 20, 2021

Good morning!
Laura here today to share my next layout I created for Elizabeth Craft Designs!
This is our youngest son on the day of his prom!

To create this layout:
Step 1 – rip a piece of your favorite ECD paper about 4 -5″ wide, then wet the edges and roll them
Step 2 – from the leftover sheet rip a piece for the side 7″ long and 1 – 1.5″ wide
Step 3 – cover your cardstock background and the 2 pieces of paper your tore with clear gesso – allow to dry then adhere like shown


Step 4 – use your favorite ECD stencil and your favorite paste randomly around your paper – I used the Pattern Stencil Pack and allow to dry or heat set
Step 5 – die cut 9 of your favorite ECD flowers, ink, shape and assemble. I used the florals 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, and 13. Here are some close ups of some of the flowers

Step 6 – Die cut and ink your favorite leaves and branches – I used the Lacy Leaves and Ferns.


Step 7 – add Leaves and branches and flowers into clusters as shown

Step 8 – Die cut and ink your title and distress the edges – I used the Sentiment Strips.
Step 9 – cut two photo mats one slightly larger than the other then ink and distress the edges
Step 10 – adhere everything as shown and add seed beads and art stones

Thanks for stopping by
Laura

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Paper Flowers

You and Me

July 6, 2021

Good morning!  Laura here today to share my newest layout for ECD using the wonderful new floral dies!

 

To create this layout:
Step 1 – Cover 2 12×12 sheet of Soft Finish Cardstock with gesso
Step 2 – Use your favorite ECD stencil and texture paste to create random areas for design I like the pattern Stencil pack allow to try or heat set on one sheet of paper
Step 3 – Color your background paper and the other sheet with two colors with the water color palette. Set the second sheet aside to die cut flowers and leaves later

Step 4 – Fussy cut 2 tags, and 4 flower clusters from the Reminiscence The Book 2

Step 5 – Die cut 2 Lacy Leaves from the second sheet
Step 6 – Die cut one Mandala and then cut in half

Step 7 – Die cut, ink and assemble 9 florals using coordinating paper, the second sheet that you colored and white cardstock

Step 8 – Add your title!

Thank you so much for stopping by
Laura

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