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Autumn is Drawing Near

August 10, 2022

Hello, my ECD friends, Marla here with another project share. The dog days of summer are quickly coming to an end and soon fall will be here, bringing with it cooler days and nights. My card today takes us deep into the end of fall with rich mahogany’s, red, orange, amber, gold and yellows. Let’s see how these colors came together on my card today, shall we?

  • Spritz a generous amount of water onto a watercolor panel and sprinkle on Lindy’s Stamp Gang “Magical ” powders. For my card I added “Autumn Maple Crimson, Cattail Copper Brown, Red Hot Poker Orange and Bayou Boogie Gold.” Spritz with more water to activate the powders. Dry the panel and repeat until desired effect is achieved.
  • Add water droplets to your panel. Then, sprinkle black embossing powder over the droplets and heat set. Did you know you could heat emboss with water?
  • Die cut your leaves using the ECD “Maple Leaves” die. Add dimensional foam tape to the back of each leaf.
  • Add ink to a 3.75″ x 5″ in piece of white cardstock. I used Distress Inks in “Barn Door, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey and Fossilized Amber.”
  • Place the ECD “Rocks” stencil over the inked panel and add ink randomly through the stencil onto your panel. I used Distress Ink in “Gathered Twigs”. Spritz the panel with water if you like for added texture. Splatter your panel using the “Magical” powders.
  • Arrange your leaves around your inked panel and adhere along with your sentiment
  • Cut a coordinating piece of cardstock add gold watercolor on the edges to 4″ x 5.25″ and mount your panel to the inked layer using additional foam tape. Then adhere to a 4.25″ x 5.5″ top folding card base and add sequins if desired.

That completes our card for today. I hope this inspired you to start creating with your fall supplies. I have added the ECD product links below for easy shopping. Until next time…. Marla

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Always Blossom

July 22, 2022

Hi crafty friends…Michelle here sharing a fun mixed media card! For this I used the a super fun and whimsical Flower Blossom Die from the Art Journal Collection. This die really is quite versatile. Not only is it a fun flower blossom, but I can definitely picture it as a glittery snowflake too! Let’s save that second one for another day.

Step #1 – To begin I added some opaque texture paste to a piece of mixed media cardstock using the Waves Stencil. I didn’t apply an even layer, as I did not want a full coverage over my cardfront. I immediately took both the palette knife and stencil and cleaned them off while the paste was still wet.

Step #2 – Next I sprinkled on some Uncharted Mariner Distress Glaze while the paste was still wet and then used my heat embossing tool to dry both the paste and glaze. I set that aside for a few minutes more to ensure it was fully dry.

Step #3 – I then added 3 different colours of pigment powders….a yellow and 2 blues. I think I added a bit more than I needed, but oh well lol. Next to activate it I added some water, first with a paintbrush and then finished it with a few light spritzes using a spray bottle.

I used a papertowel to dab any areas I felt had a bit too much water or powder. I love how vibrant the colours are. They do soften a bit as they dry, but they are truly gorgeous and they have a beautiful metallic sheen to them.

Step #4 – Next I cut 2 of the Flower Blossoms, first from white and then a mustard yellow colour. These layer up beautifully and you don’t lose any of the gorgeous detail when you do. I used a liquid adhesive to adhere them together but only added the glue in the center of the them, so as to try and have a bit of dimension.

Step #5 – For the sentiment I used the word Blossom from the stamp set of the same name….Blossom. I thought this was perfect for it. I diecut it 3 times to help to make it pop with the coordinating die. I trimmed my stencilled cardstock down to 3.75″x5″. The paper did get a bit warped as I used heat on it and also as it is not a true watercolour paper and the water added helped to contribute to it as well. To help to flatten it out, I ran it through my laminator a few times, as the heat and pressure from it will help to flatten it.

Step #6 – To finish it off, I added some flecks of white and black gouache concentrating on the stencilled part with the pigment powder as best I could. I then ran around the edges with black marker, to add a bit of definition and added it all to an A2 card base. I added the layered blossoms to the right hand side and trimmed off any excess overhang on the side of the card and then added my sentiment to the middle of the blossom.

I really love how fun this is and the flower blossom is really fun too! Like I said above I can totally see this as a gorgeous snowflake too! I love versatile products like that and how your creativity is only limited by your imagination!

I hope you have enjoyed my card today and that it helps to inspire you! I wish you all the most wonderful day and until next time,

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Happy Days

July 13, 2022

Hello friends and welcome back to the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog. Today, I am sharing a a card using Florals 11 as my flowers for this gorgeous card. 

Coloring the florals from the center out this time using Victorian Velvet Distress Ink and setting stamens from Dress my Craft in the center. 

I wanted to add some stamped leaves in there and used the Kindness Stamp and Die and stamped out some leaves and the dandelion looking image using peeled paint, die cut them and just left them white, what a great detail and layer they add to this card, don’t you think?

The stitched circle, i backed with acetate and cut the intricate die from The Book out twice, cutting off the outside edges and lining the two die cuts up to fill the circle which worked perfectly. 

I decided i wanted even more detail and used the vine from the Strawberry set, colored with with Peeled paint Distress ink and i gave the tip a bit of shaping. 
Once i was all done, i decided to tone the color down a bit by using a bit of snow paste and white acrylic splatters. 

Thank you for dropping by today, I hope i have inspired you to create some florals. Until Next Time, Happy Scrapping!

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“Forever” Father’s Day Card

June 10, 2022

Happy Friday, Marla here on the ECD Blog. With Father’s Day approaching in the United States, I thought it would be the perfect time to create a masculine card. As I was selecting products for my project, I noticed I had many floral designs to choose from, but what about the men in my life? I settled on the largest bird from the “Forever” stamp set because I thought a handwritten note inside saying “thank you for teaching me to fly” would make a meaningful Father’s Day card. Let’s jump into it.

  1. Stamp and watercolor the bird using watercolor cardstock. Once finished, use the coordinating die to cut out your image.
  2. Cut a rectangle from watercolor cardstock and ink blend water reactive ink onto the background. Place the “Rocks” stencil over the top, be sure to use spray adhesive on the stencil to make sure it’s secure and spritz with water. Lightly tap the excess water off using a paper towel.
  3. Cut a larger rectangle to border the stenciled rectangle. Add ink or watercolor around the edges.

4. Using a colored piece of cardstock cut a third rectangle using the ECD “Leaf Patterned Background” Die.

5. Stamp your sentiment onto ink blended or colored cardstock and either die cut or use your trimmer to cut the sentiment to fit your card.

6. After adding foam tape to the back of your bird adhere it to the front of your card and tuck your sentiment in to fit.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope this inspired you to use the “Forever” birds on your masculine cards. Until next time…. Marla

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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. 

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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. 

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Beautiful Blooms Cardmaking

Respect

March 18, 2022

Hi crafty friends, Michelle here! Today I am using the beautiful Respect Stamp Set and coordinating dies to make more of a simple card.

Step 1: Stamp both the smaller floral and sentiment in black ink. Colour the image using alcohol markers and add some small white detailed dots using a white gel pen.

Step 2: Die cut both images 2more times on plain white cardstock without stamping. This provides a bit more stability to them, rather than using foam adhesive. It is also easier when you have small delicate areas.

Step 3: Cut a piece of white cardstock to 3.75″x5″ and ink blend a half circle using Pumice Stone Distress Oxide Ink to the right center side of the cardstock. This can be done using a stencil or cutting a circle with masking paper. Without removing the mask, add some white splatters using watercolour paint or gouache. Be sure to also protect the exposed side of your cardstock, ensuring that the white splatters are only on the ink blended half circle.

Step 4: Once dry, adhere your card together using double sided tape and foam adhesive and add a few sequins. Add all of this to a top folding A2(4.25″x5.5″) sized cardbase.

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Layer It Up

March 15, 2022

Hi, Marla here today. I don’t know about you, but I really love creating cards that have multiple layers. I like to layer ink, layer paper, layer stencils, layer, layer and layer. If you hadn’t guessed, today we are going to create layers on our card today with some very bold colors. Of course, you can choose your own colors to change the mood and make this card your own.

Step 1. Cut a rectangle to 3.75″ x 2.50″ and ink blend using several different colors.

Step 2. Use one of the Elizabeth Craft Designs “Happy Patterns” stencils, a pallet knife and a mixed media paste of your choice to create a pattern on top of the ink blended layer. Set it aside to dry.

Step 3. Cut a piece of white cardstock to 5.25″ x 4″. Blend ink and or sprays in matching colors onto the cardstock. Then use a different Elizabeth Craft Designs “Happy Patterns” stencil to add a pattern to your panel with more ink. Next, paint gold watercolor around the edges.

Step 4. Cut additional cardstock layers. Cut two pieces of black cardstock to 5.50″ x 4.25″ and 4.25″ x 3″. Cut a piece of gold glitter cardstock to 3.875″ x 2.625″. Finally, cut a piece of coordinating colored cardstock to 4.375″ x 3 1/8″

Step 5. Add anti-static powder to a piece of black cardstock. Stamp your image from the Elizabeth Craft Designs “Respect” stamp set using clear embossing ink. Add embossing powder over the image and melt the powder with a heat gun. Use the coordinating dies to cut out the stamped image.

Step 6. Adhere all of the card panels together, except the largest piece of black cardstock. Add foam tape to the back of the layered panels.

Step 7. Cut a piece of white seam binding and use one or two of the coordinating ink pads and water to dye the ribbon. Once dry, wrap the ribbon around the layered card panels and tie a bow. Attach the panel to the 4″ x 5.25″ piece of black cardstock.

Step 8. Adhere your heat embossed floral image to the top layer of the card.

Step 9. Finally, adhere your panel to a 4.25″ x 5.5″ card base.

Thank you so much for joining me today. Until next time…. Marla

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Sunshine

February 18, 2022

Hi crafty friends…Michelle here with you today sharing a card using the beautiful sunflower from the Sunshine Stamp Set part of the Beautiful Blooms Collection. Let’s get to it, shall we?!

Step 1: Cut a piece of watercolour paper to 3.75″x5″. Add water to your cardstock using a clean paintbrush and then do a light water colour wash using 2 of the blue colours in the 24 Colour Watercolour Palette, being sure to allow layers to dry in between adding the next colour.

Step 2: While the watercolour piece is still a bit damp, place stencil from the Earth Patterns pack over and sprinkle on pigment powder. Remove the stencil and allow to dry. Because the background was still a bit damp and the powders did spread slightly, I did lose a bit of the pattern of the powder, but I was still happy with how it looked.

Step 3: Heat emboss the sunflower in black on the same watercolour paper, to keep the look uniform. Start to add colour to the flower, again using the 24 Colour Watercolour Palette, being to sure to allow your paint to dry inbetween layers of colour. Set aside and allow to dry.

Step 4 & 5: Once the flower is completely dry, cut it out using the coordinating die and cut out 3 more without the image. These will be used to stack for dimension. On the same watercolour paper heat emboss the sentiment using the black embossing powder and cut out 2 or 3 more blank sentiments to stack together as well. Add liquid adhesive and stack them together.

Step 6: Adhere the watercolour background using craft foam to the A2 top folding cardbase. Add the flower using a liquid adhesive and the sentiment as well, adding a few small foam squares to the both ends of the sentiment. Add a twine bow to the sunflower and a few iridescent bubbles as a finishing touch.

Thank you so very much for stopping by. I hope that this card has helped to inspire you in some way. I wish you all the most wonderful and crafty day! Until next time,

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Custom Foiling

February 15, 2022

Hi, Marla here. I am so happy to be back with another ECD Blog post. Today, I am sharing this beautiful floral card. Once created, this card can easily sit in your card stash ready to use for several celebratory occasions. Let’s get crafty, shall we?

Step 1 Stamp out your images from the “Respect” stamp set using clear embossing ink onto watercolor paper and add white embossing powder. Melt the powder using your heat tool.

Step 2 Add watercolor to your embossed images and set aside to dry. I used a combination of blue, teal and green watercolors for my card.

Step 3 Use the coordinating dies to cut out your images adding foam tape to the back of the largest floral cluster.

Step 4 Cut a piece of white cardstock to 4.25″ x 5.50″. Position your cardstock in a vertical orientation. Using a grid mat and both ECD 0.25″ and 0.4″ “Clear Double-Sided Adhesive Tape” create a pattern horizontally, leaving white space between each piece of tape.

Step 5 Remove the adhesive backing one at a time and alternate the foil colors to coordinate with your watercolored images. Again, I used shades of blue, teal and green foil cut into strips for easy alignment.

Step 6 Trim 1/8″ off each side of your foiled panel for a finished layer that measures 4″ x 5.25″.

Step 7 Using the “Best Wishes” sentiment from the “For You” stamp set, mask off the “wishes” with tape and ink and the word “Best”, remove the tape and stamp. Repeat the process and stamp the word “wishes.” Trim the sentiments to fit on your card front.

Step 8 Assemble your card. Center and adhere your foiled card panel to a 4.25″ x 5.50″ top folding card base. Place the large floral with foam tape at an angle from the bottom left corner angling towards the top right. Tuck the smaller floral underneath the larger floral vertically. Add your sentiments and a few gems for more sparkle and shine and you are finished.

Thank you for taking time to view my post. I hope to see you back again soon. Until next time… Marla

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