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!