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 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
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
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 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
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
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 – 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
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
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