Good morning! The holiday season is upon us and I am excited! To share my Christmas spirit I created a Christmas layout of my husband and our oldest boy.
To create this layout: Step 1 – Cover your paper with clear gesso (allow to dry or heat set) then use your favorite ECD stencil ( I used the dot dot dot stencil)and texture paste on the left hand side of the paper – I used a paper from the worn wood paper pack Step 2 – using the splatter technique splatter your coordinating colors on the paper over your stenciled image using your scissors cut three small indents on your paper then distress all your edges Step 3 – using coordinating colorants color the lace and allow to dry. Using your double sided tape adhere the lace to the indents that you cut earlier. Step 4 – color a large circular frame and a title with white gesso and allow to dry. Once dry use Snowflake paste on both pieces and allow to dry
Step 5 – die cut 11 poinsettias and 5 of just the smallest, some leaves and 3 large and 3 small pine cones from the Christmas Accents die set. Ink the edges of all pieces and assemble. Once assembled add snowflake paste to each piece and allow to dry.
Step 6 – die cut as many stems & branches from the Create a Wreath as you want, ink the edges, add the pearl rose craft drops to the berry part of the branches and add snowflake paste and allow to dry
Step 7 – Mat your photo and assemble as shown Step 8 – add some seed beads, gems or art stones
Hello everyone, my name is Joyce Schmidt design team member for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I was putting away the black, orange and purple of the Halloween season and was playing around with the Fantasy Florals in preparation for Christmas. I found this Grapevine wreath in my stash and decided it needed Poinsettias made from the Floral #2 (1774).
First, I wanted the wreath to look snowy. I painted a mixture of glue and acrylic paint onto the wreath so I could stick the chunky shimmery glitter. After painting it I sprinkled the glitter, I let it sit to dry.
I die cut all four of the shapes from the Floral #2 from red cardstock, and one set of each from green cardstock. Since poinsettias are not really a flower, rather a bunch of leaves, I only used the flower die not the leaves from this set. I used the larger of the 4 dies to act as my leaves.
I shaped the flowers on my foam mat with the back of my Elizabeth Craft Designs tweezers. Just for added dimension I distressed the edges of the petals.
After layering the flowers together slightly off set using my Kid’s Choice glue, I inserted gold stamens in the middle. Using hot glue, I placed the flowers onto the wreath. At this point it looked a little bare.
I got out my Trio of Leaves die (1464) and die cut some of these in green cardstock. I was the perfect touch to “fill in the holes”.
I hope you will try this project. It is very easy and can be adapted to use with any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs florals, for any season.
Feel free to watch our process video on this project HERE.
With Halloween only just around the corner we thought a Halloween theme would be perfect for today’s blog post. Our design team members created some amazing spooky projects that sure will blow your mind. We have a lot to show you this time so let’s get started.
First project is from EK Gorman who created this fantastic Halloween display using the animal critters by Joset Designs and decorated each of them in their fabulous halloween costume. How fun would this be to re-create and play dress up with the critters. For the costumes she used a combination of the critter accesory dies. Make sure to check out EK’s blog for all the details.
Sandy Diller created this adroable Trick or Treat card using the Knight’s Armour and Princess dies. Love how Sandy dressed up ths princess and the cute accesories. For the semtiment she used the Spooky Sentiments with the matching die from the Labels 1 set.
Marjolijn van Elsberg has been working away on a Halloween day by day and here is her final page she created. For the page itself she used the largest page die from Planner Essentials 7 and decorated the page with a combination of different sets from the planner collection. She also used the beautiful Budding Florals from Ilse and Charlene.
Tanja Kabel created this very cute Boo card using the Princess die and dressed her up like a witch using the Halloween Accessories. What an adorable little witch. She decorated the background using the Spiderweb die. Make sure to check out Tanja’s blog for instructions.
Joseph Nguyen created this stunning decor wall hanger using a combination of dies from the Fantasy Flowers collection. To color the flowers he used different colors of Silk Microfine Glitter. Make sure to head over to Joseph’s Facebook page for ideas and tutorials.
Tina Guigui created this spooky Halloween card using the Scarecrow die in combination with the Castle Folding Card die that can we used on a flat card as well. Love the colored background and the matching colors from the scarecrow hat and t-shirt.
Anita Izendoorn created this collection of cards using the Cat die set in combination with the Pumpkin and Halloween Accessories set. Love the coloring and the pretty purple backgrounds. Anita created more beautiful Halloween cards that you can check out on her blog.
From cards with many accessories we move to this Bootifull card created by Suzanne Canon showing simple yet elegant. For the sentiment she used the Beautiful die from the “Beautiful and Amazing” set and combined this with the Fitted Ovals and Dog die sets to create the ghost. What a fabulous idea.
Karen Ostergard created a black cat perfect for Halloween using the Cat die set. For the Sentiment she used the Spooky Sentiments with the matching die from Labels 1. Karen picked the perfect Halloween paper for her background. What a great card.
Annette Green created this adorbale scarecrow card using the Scarecrow die in combination with dies from the Planner Essentials Collection. She added some branches using the Berry Branch and some little leaves from the Pumpkins set. Love the papers she picked to make this card. Annette created some easy step-by-step instructions on her blog.
Katelyn Grosart created this adorable treat box for Halloween using the Pizza Box die set. She decorated the box with the Spiderweb and the Pumpkin dies and added a sentiment from the Spooky Sentiments set. Love this idea. Make sure to check out Katelyn’s blog for instructions.
Sanna Lippert crated this beautiful Halloween card using the Trick-or-treat die in combination with the Pumpkins. Love the bright colors of this card. She added some details to the background using the Make your mark stencil. You can find step-by-step instructions on Sanna’s blog.
Last card for today is this beautiful bright colored card from Samantha Klaebe. She used the Pumpkin die in combination with the Leaf Pattern Background die. For the sentiment she used the Spooky Sentiments set. Love the added stitched details.
Good morning! Laura with you today to share my newest layout created for Elizabeth Craft Designs! I LOVE making flowers and the new dies from ECD are AWESOME and were perfect for creating this wedding layout for my beautiful niece’s upcoming wedding!
To Create this layout: Step 1 – cover your background paper with clear gesso (I used Craft O’clock Celebrate today collection) Step 2 – using your favorite ECD stencil and texture paste approximately 3″ (9.5cm) from the left side and allow to dry (I used the Dot Dot Dot stencil) Step 3 – using the watercolor palette and coordinating colors to your background paper highlight the stenciled image and allow to dry Step 4 – adhere the trimming off of your patterned paper, or cut a piece at 1/2″ (approx. 1cm) x 12 (30cm) on the stenciled image
Step 5 – using coordinating soft finish cardstock die cut one Elegant Ornament and adhere as shown (I used pewter soft finish cardstock) Step 6 – from coordinating patterned paper create 3 4×6 photo mats and adhere as shown using cardboard and 3D adhesive to add dimension Step 7 – diecut using coordinating soft finish cardstock one set of Ornate Gateway and adhere as shown
Step 8 – Using your favorite ECD flower and leaves dies, die cut, ink and assemble 15 flowers and 15 leaves and adhere as shown (I used florals 1, florals 2, florals 3, florals 4, and stamen flowers with dove, pewter and white soft finish cardstock) Step 9 – add art stones and seed beads
Welcome to our Monthly Designers challenge! This month’s theme is all about flowers. We asked our designer to create some beautiful projects using our new Paper Flowers dies or any of our other “Floral” themed stamps. Our designers did a great job and I can’t wait to show to their beautiful work!
First project is from Annette Green who created this beautiful little box using the new Pizza Box die and the Florals 4. Love the beautiful Fall colors she picked for the flowers and leaves. For the box itself Annette used the Worn Wood paper pack. Make sure to check out Annette’s blog HERE for more info.
EK Gorman created this beautiful flower card using a collection of flowers stamps. She used the “A Field of Flowers” set and the “Patterns 1”. Love the brown and yellow color combination. For more info on how to create this card, check out EK’s Blog HERE.
Joyce Schmidt created a beautiful frame using the Florals 1 die set in combination with the Elegant Ornament die. Love these 2 together. She also used the Berry Branch and cut this one up in small pieces to decorate the flower arrangement. Joyce often shows her work in videos and on her Facebook page. Make sure to check it out HERE.
Anita Izendoor, the designer of the Paper Flower Collection joined us this month with a beautiful floral slimline card. Just like Joyce, she decided to combine the Elegant Ornament die with the Florals 1 set. Such a beautiful combination. For the background she used the Worn Wood paper pack. To see more of Anita’s beautiful work, make sure to check out her Blog HERE.
We’re so happy to have some Strawberries dies back in our collection, this time just a little bit smaller than our previous release set. Tina Guigui created this lovely slimline card. She colored the strawberries so pretty they almost look real. The “let love bloom” (Zen Sentiments set) is a perfect choice for this card. If you would like to re-create this card, make sure to check out Tina’s Blog HERE.
Next card is from Sandy Diller who used the Color my Flowers clear stamp set in combination with the new Floral Birst Background die by Joset Designs. I love how she used the background die here as the front of the card. For the sentiment she used the Build Your Own Sentiments 1. For more info on how to create this beautiful card, make sure to check out Sandy’s blog HERE.
Joseph Nguyen joined us this month with this beautiful flower arrangement using a combination of dies. Joseph used the Florals 4 and colored the petals centers very lightly in blue. He followed this color scheme with a beautiful patterned background and some small blue embellishments on the berries (Berry Branch). Some extra leaves completed his card. For more inspiration, make sure to follow Joseph’s Facebook page HERE.
Katelyn Grosart created this stunning wreath using the Florals 2 and Stamen Flowers die sets. She used White Soft Finish Cardstock to cut her flowers and leaves and colored them using Distress Inks. Love the pastel colors she picked. For more info on how to create the flowers, check out Katelyn’s Blog HERE.
Last project is this cute card created by Karen Ostergard showing you how fun it is to use the flower dies as embellishments. She created a Hoppy Birthday card using the oh so cute Frog die set. For more info on how to create this card, check out Karen’s Blog post HERE.
Hello everyone, this is Joyce Schmidt, design team member with Elizabeth Craft Designs. I am bringing you Autumn wishes today so that you may begin to brush off the hot summer and start looking forward to the Pumpkin Spice Latte, and holidays to come. Join me today to make this fun card for Autumn using the new Fantasy Floral line coming very soon!
I decided to do a slimline card today. The size of the card measures 81/2 X 31/2 inches. I used the Elizabeth Craft Design soft finish cardstock 110lb to create the card base because I am using it as the base layer for my stencil. I used the rocks stencil (S038) and just used a little distress ink ad a blending brush, it was perfect for this card.
I used the soft finish card stock to die cut Elegant Ornament die (1780). Using the ink to paper transfer technique, I colored the paper brown. I then roughly applied gold embossing powder to certain areas, and heat embossed the powder. It gives it an antique finish as if it was metal.
I die cut leaves from all 3 of the floral sets 1,2,3 and just inked them with browns, oranges, and a dash of green to give it a fall look.
Next, I used my Elizabeth Craft Designs tweezers to add a little shape to the leaves so they would easily take on a realistic look.
To wrap it all up I die cut the Word “Autumn” from the 4 Seasons Set (1199) and used gold foil paper with Double sided adhesive on the back and it finished the inspiration perfectly!
I hope you will try this easy fun autumn card using the leaves from the Fantasy Floral set from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I was fun and easy to make as well as inspiring for the Fall Season. Thank you for joining me today and Happy Crafting!