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
Karen here today. I recently had an occasion that I needed a birthday card for a 30 year old guy in my life, and I realized how very feminine or young most of my cards are. I decided to challenge myself today to create a few cards for the guys in my life!
To create these cards, I started with an A2 sized card base. This one uses the 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock. I then used the Stitched Rectangles and some patterned cardstock from the beautiful Worn Wood collection for a card front. The patterned square is from the Summer Art Papers and is cut with a Fitted Rounded Square die. I then cut a slightly larger square using silver cardstock and another one using dark grey for the borders. The sentiment is from the Life is Better on the Farm Sentiments. The embellishment silver leaf is from the Sidekick Essentials 7 set, and the other two “fern” looking leaves are from the Winter Greens dies.
I used the same dies and stamps on my other two cards. Again, here, the paper is from the Summer Art and Worn Wood Collections. I love how dramatic the black background is on this card!
The background on this card is a piece of paper from my stash, but the rest of the products are the same. So fun.
Thank you for stopping by today!
Craftily yours, Karen
Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs
Black, kraft and “ink-looking” patterned cardstock, black ink, ribbon
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
Karen here today. I love that we are starting to be able to travel again. My guy and I made a whirlwind trip to Cabo in Mexico, and it was glorious! I created a full-size planner page for my “Places I’ve Been” journal, and I created a similar Sidekick sized page for my journal about adventures my guy and I are having. So fun!
I used an older Reminiscence pack for the paper and started my regular sized Planner page by cutting a Planner Essentials 4 page base. On the “front”, I added some bubbles from the Water Creatures Stamps using some light silver embossing. I love the additional texture. Then, I also cut the Planner Essentials 24 frame. Els did a GREAT video about using this particular page that you can find – here. I added the sentiments from the Family Stamps and some lettering from the Planner Essentials 23 set to both the front and the back. (This fabulous set has three sizes of letters!) On the back of my page, I used the Fitted Circles to cut out the pictures of the gas station and the circle behind my picture. The sand dollar stamp is also from the Water Creatures Stamps and is stamped in Distress Oxide and fussy cut. Last, but never least, I added some reinforcements that came from a combination of the Reinforcement Variety Packs 1 and 2. As usual, I backed the paper with 101mm Double Sided Adhesive to make the letters and reinforcements stickers!
For the Sidekick sized pages, I started with a Sidekick Essentials 6 base. I cut a half Fitted Circle for the top (that I ran through a second time with the base from Sidekick Essentials 6 to get the top shape right!) and added some leaves from the Leaves and Branches dies. The rest of the products I mentioned are also listed above.
Karen here today with a few fun cards that I made recently using the Sealed Pocket die from the Art Journal line. How fun that these dies are so versatile that they can be used for journals, scrapbooks, cards and more! I added some florals to my cards as well!
I made three versions of this card. For this version, I colored the flowers with Wilted Violet Distress Ink and used the Florals 2 Dies with 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock. The leaves in all my cards today are colored with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink. The card base and the pocket are also 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock. I glued the pocket to the card front which is cut just shy of 4″ across and 5-1/4″ tall. Then it fit perfectly on a standard A2 vertical card base.
One can add a fun giftcard to the tag in the pocket. In my case, I also printed a sentiment and added some ribbon. So fun!
This version is cut with the Florals 5 Dies and is colored with Kitsch Flamingo Distress Ink.
And finally, this version is cut with the Florals 3 Dies and is colored with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink.
Hi There! Karen here today posting a sympathy card I’ve had to make for a boss of mine who lost her father. What a sad time for her, and I wanted to be able to send a card to let her know I care. Elizabeth Craft Designs has gorgeous products to help make all kinds of card, like the florals I used today.
To create this card, I started by cutting a sheet of light teal card stock to 4-1/4″x8-1/2″ and folded it in half to make the cardbase. I used a piece of 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock for the card front. I smushed some Broken China and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink on my craft mat and swirled around the cardstock to create the background effect. I then cut it with the Stitched Rounded Rectangle Dies.
I added some ribbon and lace. I also cut a Dotted Stitched Circle die out of the light teal and stamped a sentiment from the General Sentiments set and cut it with a Fitted Circles die. I adhered the circles offset just because I think it adds some interest.
Next, I die cut flowers, branches and leaves using the Florals 5 dies and the Branches & Leaves dies. I colored them with Distress Inks in Broken China, Picked Raspberry, Bundled Sage and Mowed Lawn.
I turned them over, spritzed the back very lightly with water, and shaped them. This particular set is pretty easy to shape since you can just run the stylus down the petals.
The flowers are so pretty even if you aren’t an expert at coloring (like me!). I then adhered the flowers to the card and added some stamens that I’d found on Amazon. The card was finished with a few accent half-pearls.
Thank you SO much for stopping by today.
Craftily yours, Karen
Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs
Distress Inks and Oxides, Ribbon, Lace, Half-Pearls, Light Teal Cardstock
Karen here today. I love playing with the florals, and today, I’m featuring a couple cards made with the first release that uses two colors for the flowers. So many fun options with these gorgeous flowers.
I had some of this gorgeous onion paper in my stash that I wanted to use in the backgrounds for these florals today. For this card I die-cut it with a Stitched Indented Rectangle Dies. For this card, I then added 1/2 of a Mandala die cut that I first added 101mm Double Sided Adhesive. I then added a sentiment from the Destination Phrases Stamps. I cut the stamped phrase using a Postage Stamp Square and then cut off the ends and top. The green polkadot paper was die cut with the fun hexagon shape in the Decorative Insert Dies from the Art Journal Collection. Next I colored and shaped the florals from the Florals 1 Dies die cut using 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock.
All of the ink I used for these florals was from Distress Ink. The flower base was first colored with Kitsch Flamingo and then I daubered the edges just slightly with Wilted Violet. I used my finger to add a smidge of Wilted Violet in the centers. For the small flowers, I added some Wilted Violet ink and water onto my craft glass and then just doused the flowers. For the leaves, I used Mowed Lawn and Wild Honey. From here, I spritzed the back of the paper before shaping as it really helps the flowers to hold their shape when dry.
For the next card, I started by adding some Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink through a stencil from the Pattern Stencil Pack to a piece of 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock. I first cut a piece of the onion-skin paper using the Winter Edges Dies. I adhered that to the Soft Finish Cardstock and then die cut with the Stitched Indented Rectangles Dies. I die cut the florals from the Florals 3 dies and colored the leaves with Distress Ink in Bundled Sage and Vintage Photo and the flowers with Broken China and Blueprint Sketch. The “heart leaves” is also from the Decorative Insert Dies from the Art Journal Collection. The sentiment, again from the Destination Phrases Stamps, was cut with the Diagonal Stitched Fishtail Dies. I added a piece of the Postage Stamp Square at the bottom that I colored with Broken China.
Thanks for stopping by today. The supplies I used from Elizabeth Craft Designs are linked up below.
It’s time for another group theme on our blog today. This time we would like to inspire you with some beatiful work around the theme “Spring”. We asked our designers to create some colorful projects or projects that remind them of Spring. Let’s see what they created!