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The Ladies Of ECD

January 9, 2020

Hey Friends!  It’s a new year, so I have been revamping my planner.  But this year I really wanted a cool art piece to be the cover.  I wanted it to be something I would enjoy seeing al year long.  And since I take great pride in my group of girl friends who enrich my life, I thought it might be fun to pull out the different lady stamps, drawn by Charlene, ECD has released this past year to decorate the inside of my planner.

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Step One:  Stamp the five female stamps released this past year onto some watercolor paper using some gray water resistant ink.  The five ladies come from the Make a Wish, Halloween Party, Oh the Joy of Christmas, Moments of Life and Pure Spring stamp sets.

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Step Two:  Using watercolor makers, color in the skin tones.  I used the Ecoline Beige Pink collection.

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Step Three:  Using watercolor or ink pencils color in the hair, lips and eyes of the ladies.  I used Inktense pencils.

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Step Four:  Using a white gel pen, add reflection to the eyes.  I used a Gelly Role Pen.

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Step Five:  Using watercolored pencils, color in the clothing.  I traced around the edges of the stamp, and colored in a little bit when the heaviest shading would be.  Then using a watercolor brush, I moved around the color.

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I used Spectrum Noir AquaBlend watercolored pencils to color in all the clothing.

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Step Six:  Fill in the background with color.  I used traditional watercolors.

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Step Seven:  While the watercolor is still wet, add powder watercolor to create more visual interest.  I used Brusho in purple.

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Step Eight:  Add stamped sentiments.  I used sentiments stamps from both Moments of Life and Pure Spring in black water resistant ink.

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Step Nine:  Die cut holes into the watercolor paper using the Planner Essentials 5 die set.

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Step Ten:  Trim the edges with scissors so it will fit nicely into your planner.  I love these little Fine Pointed Scissors from ECD.

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I just love how this came out.  Yes, it might be a little purple, but it is great color to use to theme an entire calendar year.

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I ended up coloring each of the ladies so that they would remind me of a dear friend.

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Now all year long when I open my planner, I can be reminded of my friends who are more like sisters.

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How are you going to spruce up your planner this year?  Are you going to stamp fun pictures, layer inspiring papers or just ink everything up?  Let us know in the comments below, and until then, happy crafting.

EK Gorman

Charlene Stamps Elizabeth Craft Designs General Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

December Day By Day Wrap-up!

December 31, 2019

If you’ve been participating in (or following) the #DecemberDBD Challenge, chances are you’ve seen some pretty cool pages from crafters! We were overjoyed seeing everyone participate –– you are all SO talented!

Today, December 31, is the last day of the #DecemberDBD Challenge which means, if you’re participating, you don’t want to forget to complete your last page!

If you’re interested, learn more about starting your own planner here or join our ECD Planner Group here on Facebook for some inspiration!

Below, we’re showing a page a day (1–31) from different crafters who join the #DecemberDBD Challenge. Take a look below and enjoy!

Esther Glas

Marjolijn Van Elsberg van Gijsel‎

Miranda Hulsebosch

Martine Rijnbeek

Tracey Bantoft‎

Katelyn Grosart

Joke Geerligs‎

Anja Heuvelsland-Pessel‎

Rosemary Morgan Peloquin Corda‎

Katelyn Grosart

Coby van Willigenburg‎

Candy Spiegel‎

Anita van der Wiel

Judith Stuart

Miriam Jansen

Karen Ostergard

Esther Glas

Coby van Willigenburg

Charlene van der Vorst

Karen Ostergard

Marga Dounen

Esther Glas

Anne Swinkels

Jacqueline Bakker

Anne Swinkels‎

Angelique Van Polanen Borst

If you’re interested, learn more about starting your own planner here or join our ECD Planner Group here on Facebook for some inspiration!

We hope you enjoyed that as much as we did! We love seeing all of the different styles of crafters!

From your family here at Elizabeth Craft Designs, Happy New Year and Happy Planning!

A Way With Words Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs ModaScrap Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

6 Last Minute Holiday Projects

December 18, 2019

The holiday season is here –- are you ready for it?

Sometimes, it helps to see a few ideas to spark some crafting inspiration. Today, with the help of some DT members and friends, we’ve pulled together 6 quick, last minute projects that you can make for the holiday! Enjoy!

Karen Ostergard

Suzanne Cannon

Anita Izendoorn

Katelyn Grosart

Tina Guigui Dornbaum

Diana Nguyen

We hope your holiday season is filled with lots of joy and craftiness!

Happy Crafting!

Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Inspiration from the Design Team Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Peace, Love, Joy

December 8, 2019

Hi there, it’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this sparkly Christmas Card step by step.

Step 1: Die Cutting and Stamping

  • die cut one of the Stitched Rectangles from watercolor cardstock
  • stamp the sugar cane from the Oh the Joy of Christmas set with Versafine Clair Morning Mist onto a piece of watercolor paper, heat-emboss it with clear embossing powder and fuzzy cut it
  • stamp the stars from the same stamp set with Versamark and heat-emboss them with WOW! Metallic Silver Super Fine embossing powder

Step 2: Creating the Background

  • add color to the background using Distress Oxide Inks (Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire) and a Blending Brush
  • add splatters with Lawn Fawn Liquid Stardust for even more sparkle

Step 3: Coloring the Image

  • color the sugar cane with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

Step 4: Sentiment and Finishing Touches

  • stamp the sentiment from the Classic Christmas Sentiment Set with Versamark onto a piece of torn vellum and heat-emboss it with WOW! Metallic Silver Super Fine embossing powder
  • adhere the panel onto a grey cardbase using clear double-sided adhesive
  • add some silver sequins to finish the card

Have a Christmas-y day!

Hugs,

Other
Versafine Clair Morning Mist
clear embossing powder
WOW! Silver Metallic Super Fine embossing powder
Distress Oxide Inks (Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire)
Blending Brush
Lawn Fawn Liquid Stardust
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
silver sequins

Charlene Stamps Inspiration from the Design Team Planner Essentials Stamping

Christmas Tag

November 7, 2019

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here again and I would like to show you how to create this Christmas tag step by step.

Step 1: Die Cutting and Stamping

  • die cut the larger tag from the Planner Essentials 2 die set from watercolor cardstock
  • stamp the branches from the Christmas Garden set with Distress Inks (Pine Needles, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Bundled Sage)

Step 2: Faux Watercolor

  • mist the whole panel with water –– don’t worry even though this looks a bit messy right now it will all turn out to be a beautiful background

Step 3: Embossing

  • stamp some more branches with Versamark and heat-emboss them with WOW! Metallic Gold Rich Super Fine embossing powder
  • add some embossing to the edges as well

Step 4: Sentiment and Finishing Touches

  • add some splatters with watered-down Distress Ink Pine Needles
  • stamp the sentiment from the Classic Christmas Sentiments set with Versamark onto a piece of torn vellum and heat-emboss it with that same gold embossing powder
  • dye a piece of torn seam binding with all those green Distress Inks and thread it through the hole of the tag
  • add some tiny gold stars around the sentiment

I hope you got inspired to start creating your own Christmas Tags.

Have a Christmasy day.

Hugs,

Other
Distress Ink (Pine Needles, Forest Moss, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint)
Versamark
Metallic Gold Rich Super Fine Embossing Powder
vellum
seam binding
golden stars

A Way With Words Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Home Decor Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Paper Flowers Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

8 Thanksgiving Projects You’ll Be Thankful For

October 20, 2019

Who else is excited for the upcoming holiday season? Sure, there’s the stress of cooking, and gift-giving… but that also means that there are more opportunities to craft! (And we couldn’t be more excited!)

With the help of our amazing Design Team, we’ve put together a list of Thanksgiving projects you’ll definitely want to make this year. Take a look below, and be sure to tell us in the comments which one you’ll be making!

EK Gorman

What I’m thankful for: I am thankful for all my family and friends that I get to share Thanksgiving with this year.

Karen Ostergard

What I’m thankful for: my family

These pages are all ready to go for my Thanksgiving pictures!

Tanja Kabel

What I’m thankful for: I am thankful for the love and support of my family.

Katelyn Grosart

What I’m thankful for: I’m thankful for having a supportive Fiance who supports through everything, even if my ideas and choices are a bit crazy.

Suzanne Cannon

What I’m thankful for: I’m thankful for all the little things in life that are sometimes overlooked.

Laura Gilhuly

What I’m thankful for: The aspect of my life that I am most thankful for is my family.

We are a really close family and we help each other through good and bad.  We had a rough year with Jon’s health and every day I am thankful for him to be here and our boys that showed their loving and caring and strong demeanor that helped us both. I am thankful for the laughter we share, the lessons we have learned, the moments we have and the life we have built together.

Diana Nguyen

What I’m thankful for:  I am thankful to be part of such a wonderful team of crafters!

Sandy Diller

What I’m thankful for: I am thankful for family and friends.

If you would like to see how this was made, please come back to the ECD Blog on Thursday October 24 for a complete tutorial and more photos!

Let us know which one is your favorite in the comments below!

Happy Crafting!

Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Rainbow Flower Card

October 10, 2019

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and I would like to show you how to create this rainbow flower card step by step.

Step 1: Die Cutting and Stamping

  • die cut one of the Stitched Rectangles from white Soft Finish Cardstock
  • stamp the flower from the Field of Flowers set with Memento Espresso Truffle – I stamp on the non-textured side, if I want to color with Alcohol Markers and Pencils

Step 2: Coloring and Adding Texture

  • color the flower with Alcohol Markers and add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
  • add highlights with a white gel pen
  • cover the buds with Nuvo Crystal Glaze for shine and dimension
  • stamp some numbers from the Background Stamps 2 set with Archival Ink Watering Can
  • add some splatters with watered-down black acrylic paint

Step 3: Finishing Touches

  • add a black panel underneath the flower panel before adhering it to a white cardbase

Have fun creating.

Hugs,

Other
Memento Espresso Truffle
Alcohol Marker
Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils
white gel pen
black cardstock
Archival Ink Watering Can
black acrylic paint

Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Christmas Garden Card

October 9, 2019

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. I have a super fun card to share with you using Christmas Garden stamp set to create and background and accents. Below you will find the steps to create your own card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4 and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (A2)

Step 2 – Trim Brick Red Soft Finish Cardstock to 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. Adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 3 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. Stamp Christmas Garden image using ink of your choice randomly covering the entire panel. See photo below.

Step 4 – Diecut Stitched Indented Rectangles using the background created from Step 3. Adhere to card using Foam Tape.

Step 5 – Stamp Christmas Garden image onto White Soft Finish Cardstock using Gina K Amalgam Ink two times. This is an alcohol friendly ink. Color in the images using any alcohol markers of your choice. I used Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. Fussy cut the images and adhere to card using Kid’s Choice Glue.

Step 6 – Stamp Joyful Wishes using Versamark Ink on Brick Red Soft Finish Cardstock. Diecut Diagonal Stitched Fishtail and adhere to the card using Foam Tape.

Step 7 – Optional – For added interest and sparkle adhere red jewels randomly using Kid’s Choice Glue.

This card was so much fun using one stamp set and makes a wonderful holiday card. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Tina

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Technique Friday | Watercolored Feather Card

October 4, 2019

Happy Technique Friday, crafters!

This week, Els is showing us how to create this beautiful Watercolored Feather Card with stamps from Charlene’s new collection.

Watch the video, download the project sheet and shop the supplies –– all on the Technique Friday Project Page.

Let us know if you’ve created this project!

Happy Crafting!

Charlene Stamps Inspiration from the Design Team Paper Flowers Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Everyday Life Planner

October 2, 2019

Good morning Crafters, today it is Luciana here, with a new planner spread. I love using the planning system to keep memories and picture and little pieces of my everyday life.

Step 1. create a background page. Use some watercolor as base, and the stamps from the set Pure Spring and the set Patterns 2. Create a texture on the page using the die from the set Planner Patterns and some stripes of washi tapes. Add the hole reinforcers from the set Planner Essentials – 7.

Step 2. Stamp on the White Soft Finish Cardstock the 3 labels from the set Retro Labels, then the sentiments “hello everyday life” from the set Retro Labels Sayings and “for the record” from the set Family. In the empty label I added the name of the baby.

Step 3. Add some embellishments.
Die cut from the White Soft Finish Cardstock:
2 set of Garden Notes – Frosty Fern
2 set of Garden Notes – Eucalyptus Frosty Fern
2 set of labels from the set Planner Essentials – 11

Thank you for stopping by.
Happy planning!
Luciana

Other:
Watercolors
Distress ink pad
Archival ink pad black
Washi tape
photo corners
Nuvo Drops black

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