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
Hi there! Karen here today. I only recently got my hands on the amazing new flowers here at Elizabeth Craft Designs. They are so much fun to play with! In my post today, I show two fun examples of cards using the new flowers.
Here’s how I created this fun card.
Cut a 8-1/2″x11″ piece of Soft Finish Cardstock in half length-wise and score/fold in the middle to create a top-fold card base.
Die cut a card front using the Stitched Rectangle Dies (Patterned orange cardstock)
Cut two strips of green paper at 1/2″ and 3/4″ by 5″ and add them to the left side of the card front. (I adhered mine just inside the rectangle stitching)
Die cut a large Fitted Circle and trim a bit from one side, and layer it over the green strips.
Die cut a small and medium size of Florals 1 from light yellow cardstock and ink edges with Dried Marigold Distress Ink. Die cut the leaf from the Florals 1 from light green cardstock and ink the edges with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink.
Shape the flower and leaf. (For the flower, I use a simple foam pad with a stylus and shape in circular motions on the back-side and then “punch” into the middle on the front. I then work the flower and leave a bit with my fingers until I like the look of it.)
Add the flower and a sentiment to the card front.
As a fun embellishment, I put some of the White Craft Drops on a piece of “waste” release sheet from the Double Sided Adhesive. When dry, I color them with a Copic Marker, and then they can be glued onto the project – either as a flower center or just an embellishment.
The next card was made with a FuN sentiment stamp, For You.
On this card, I stamped that amazing sentiment and cut it out with Fitted Circles. In this card, I added the circles and strips before die cutting the card front, and I did not shape those fun flowers from the Florals 3 set. I think these flowers are super cute just flat as embellishments too.
Thank you for stopping by today!
Craftily yours, Karen
Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs
Pattern and Plain Cardstock, Black Ink, Distress Ink, Copic Markers
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!
Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Just For You Gift Box.
Today’s project is an exciting one as it is giving you a sneak peek of the new Flower Collection designed by Anita Izendoorn. To create my Just For You Gift Box, I’ve used a couple of the dies from the new Flower Collection as well as a die from Joset Designs. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my gift box at home.
Step One. You’ll need a piece of sturdy cardboard. I used a piece that had a white coating on the top. Die cut the Pizza Box, from the Pizza Box die out of the cardboard.
Step Two. Die cut the scalloped square from the Pizza Box die out of a piece of vellum.
Step Three. Choose a piece of patterned paper. Die cut the flower cut out from the Pizza Box die out of the patterned paper. Ink the edges of the cut out piece using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Four. Choose a piece of coordinating patterned paper that goes with patterned paper you just used to die cut the flower cut out. Die cut the 2 1/2″ circle from the Pizza Box die out of the coordinating patterned paper. Die cut the stitched circle from the Pizza Box die out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the edges of both circles using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Five. Die cut two of the single Ginko leaves once out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the remaining Ginko leaf twice out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Lightly blend Shabby Shutter Distress Ink using a blending tool with foam over all four leaves.
Step Six. From the Words 2 – Thinking of You die , you’ll need the For You Words. Die cut the words out of the same patterned paper that you die cut the flower cut out from.
Step Seven. Assemble your pizza box.
Step Eight. Adhere the scalloped square to the top of the pizza box. Adhere the flower cut out square to the middle of the scalloped square.
Step Nine. Adhere the stitched circle to the 2 1/2″ circle. Foam square the 2 1/2″ circle to the middle of the flower cut out square. Adhere the four Ginko leaves as desired on the left hand side of the circles.
Step Ten. To finish the gift box, adhere the For You words to white stitched circle as desired.
Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my For You Gift Box.
Karen here today sharing a card that was very fun to make as I got to get all inky to make it. The sentiment “Live in the Moment” seems to be excellent advice these days!
To create the background for this card, I used 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock. I smeared some Distress Oxide in Spun Sugar on my craft mat and added some water and smooshed my paper into it. Then I did the same with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide. I finished it up with some splatters of Picked Raspberry. I cut this piece with a Stitched Rectangle die.
Then I colored up another piece of Soft Finish Cardstock with Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide, add Double Sided Adhesive (101mm) and die cut the Symbol Background Die and stuck that to the card front.
Next, I die cut the flowers from the Cherry Blossom Branch with another piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock colored with Worn Lipstick. For these, I also dabbed them straight onto a Picked Raspberry Distress Ink as shown below then shaped the flowers a little.
For the leaves, I used Lucky Clover Distress Oxide. Then I dabbed them with Embossing Dabber and added some Weathered Wood Embossing Glaze. I also shaped the leaves just by pinching them together.
The branch is colored with Vintage Photo Distress ink. For the flower centers, I used Craft Drops in White. The sentiment is from the Zen Sentiments set and is die cut with a Diagonal Stitched Fishtails die.
Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Craftily yours, Karen
Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs
Supplies from my stash
Distress Inks and Distress Oxides, Distress Dabber and Glaze
Good morning! Laura here today to share my newest layout I created for ECD!
To create this layout: Step 1 – trim a paper from the Rusty Weathered paper pack to 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 and distress the edges Step 2 – adhere the paper to a piece of black cardstock distress the edges of the cardstock Step 3 – mat the photo and distress the edges of the photo mat
Step 4 – die cut 3 Stitched Circles and create rolled flowers from coordinating papers
Step 5 – Die cut 2 Mandala from black cardstock and cut one in half
Step 6 – fussy cut 4 flowers from the patterned paper
I remember when I was little, I had this pin with this fuschia pink enamel on it – not sure what it was except the colors stood out to me and that my mom liked it. I never thought of it as a color my mom would like (not sure what my child-brain thought a mom-appropriate color was supposed to be) but for whatever reason, this stood out to me. So I am making a card with that color in mind – with a some simple flowers thrown in because what’s a mother’s day card without flowers?
The white card base is 5.5″ x 6.5″ and I covered the edges of the front of the card with washi tape. I laid the washi tape right against the edge to save me some measuring and sponged the top blue and bottom green with a very light hand. I wanted a very soft look.
Next, die cut all the letters and the word Special out of a fuschia pink card stock. I wanted the word Special to stand out and the large script lettering from A Way With Words Special Delivery was perfect. The Alphabet Retro Trio comes in 3 sizes so I used the medium one for the “To A” and the largest for “MOM.” This is a great companion set for any of the A Way With Words dies – opens up so many possibilities and combinations.
I also die cut the flowers from Bunch of Flowers die set from the same pink and a lighter shade – I did not want too much pink so I added a couple of purple flowers. To add interest to the flowers, I drew white stitched lines along the edge with a Signo white gel pen. The center is a silver flat rhinestone. The leaves from the Curvy Leaves dies set were colored with 2 different shades of Copic green markers.
I adhered all to the card base as shown above. I liked it but something was missing. I decided to add a stitched border around the masked area to add to the frame and pull in the stitching from the flowers.
A very small touch but I think it really finished the card.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mom, aunts, grandmothers, and maternal figures out there. You are more important and special than words can say.
Elizabeth Craft Designs products used:
(Note: The leaves and flower sets that were used for this card are no longer available. I suggested 2 other die sets that will work beautiful as well.)
Other products used:
White, pink, light pink, purple, and lavender card stock