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
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
Good morning! Laura with you today to share a wintery fun layout using LOTS of ECD goodies!
To make this layout: Step 1 – Tear a strip off one side and a smaller strip from the other side of your white soft finish cardstock and cover it with clear gesso and allow to dry or heat set Step 2- Using one of your favorite stencils and texture paste along the side of your paper then adhere your white cardstock to a patterned paper (I used Kaisercraft) Step 3 – Using your Watercolor Palette, use the three shades of blue and allow them to mingle together to create a subtle blend. using your pen add some of the blue water color paint tgo a palette, your glass mat or your craft mat. spray with water to make very runny. Using a fan brush or your favorite splatter technique add splatters to your page. Have fun with it! Heat set the paint and allow to dry thoroughly. Dry brush white acrylic paint over the raised images of your stencil! Step 4 – add a strip of cheesecloth over the stenciled area Step 5 – Die cut at least 6 Leaf and Berry Branches, 2 Leafy Branch, and 3 of the largest circles from the stitched circles from the white cardstock Step 6 – create 3 rolled flowers from the die cut circles
Good morning! Laura here today to share another wedding layout I created for my beautiful nieces upcoming wedding!
To create this layout: Step 1 – distress the edges of a 12×12 sheet of paper Step 2 – trim one sheet of paper to 11.5 x 11.5 and distress the edges then adhere it t o the 12×12 sheet Step 3 – trim a sheet of coordinating paper to 5×12 and cover both sides with clear gesso and allow to dry. Step 4 – using the Make Your Mark Stencil – using the heart part of the stencil and texture paste – stencil it at the top of the 5×12 sheet of paper Step 5 – using Fire Opal silk microfine glitter and black embossing powder and sprinkle both on the texture paste. Remove excess then heat set with your heat gun – repeat at the bottom of this page.
Step 6 – distress the edges then adhere to the previous pages in the center Step 7 – die cut 2 large 1/2 hearts (making sure you have one die cut opposite to the first one so you can put them together to make one large heart) using the Planner Essentials 20 set Step 8 – die cut two of the smaller size hearts also making sure to die cut one inverted so you can make one heart) from the same set. Distress the edges of all four pieces Step 9 – adhere smaller heart to larger heart making sure to line up the holes. Step 10 – using coordinating ribbon, lace the holes at the top (if you are using a smaller then 6×4 photo or if your photo is vertical rather then horizontal repeat this step at the bottom of the heart) Step 11 – adhere the hearts to page then create a bow and adhere to the top of where you laced Step 12 – cut a double photo mat for your photo and adhere
Step 12 – Die cut the title also from the planner essentials 20 Step 13 – die cut and assemble 5 flowers using your favorite ECD flower dies. Dip each petal in a little bit of glue then in the Fire Opal glitter. If desired add a pearl to the center of each flower. Step 14 – Die cut two of heart Blooming Branches and using the red craft drops dot the flowers and hearts Step 15 – adhere all those pieces
Step 16 – Die cut the a large and small heart dangel from the Planner Essential 25. Die cut it again if you did not use double sided paper so the heart is of different paper.
Hello, It’s Sandy Diller here. Today I have a special project to share with you. We recently received a nice note and photo from our grandson who is attending college in Washington State. He told us about his studies to become a physical therapist and about his extracurricular activities. I thought this was something special and wanted to give the photo a place of honor in our home. So proud of him. Even though we are all currently staying home and students are doing online classes – I thought this was appropriate at graduation time.
Let’s get started on today’s project!
I am fortunate to have an older die that cuts a large rosette but if you do not have a die – this rosette can be easily made by hand. To make the rosette using a die you will need two pieces of 12″ X 12″ cut in half. To make the rosette by hand, cut 4 pieces of cardstock 12″ X 4.75″ and then scored every half inch along the 12″ side. Then fold each score line like an accordion, first valley, then mountain folds until each is folded. The die I used made a decorative edge so if you are making yours by hand, it will have a straight edge.
I began with the beautiful Rainbow Bark paper from ModaScrap.
Join all pieces together as shown above.
When all pieces are joined, you will have a funny looking ring like the one above. To make the rosette (shown below) push the outside edges down while gently pushing the bottom edges to the inside.
It will want to pop up if you let go of it so you may need some help here. I always get my husband to come in and hold down the edges while I glue. I like making two circles, one for the front and one a little larger for the back. Add the glue to the center of the rosette and place one circle into the glue. I like to use hot glue to hold it together but you can use any kind of glue, just know that you will need to hold it down until the glue dries. I discovered that it is helpful to use a large round container to hold it in place while you get the folds spread out evenly and ready to glue. It still needs to be held down until the glue cools or dries. I don’t cook but I found a container in my kitchen that worked great.
Cut out all the elements that you want on your rosette and begin to assemble. When I had all my elements added I decided to add some transparent Craft Drops for texture. For the final touch I stamped “Follow Your Dreams” from the Dream Sentiments Clear Stamp Set.
Congratulations to all the 2020 grads – Stay safe and healthy,
Good morning! Laura here today to share a beach layout I created using the new stencils and watercolor paints!
To Create this layout;
Step 1: Cover your white soft finish cardstock with clear gesso on both front and back to help stop warping allow to dry or heat set with your heat gun. Step 2: Use your Spring Flower Mandala stencil on the left side of your paper and a few of the leaves in the upper right corner of your sheet and your Dot Dot Dot stencil with texture paste along the middle. Heat set or allow to dry.
Step 3: Using the Prussian Blue from the watercolor palette cover the stencil areas and around the stenciled areas. Apply as many layers as you want to achieve your desired look. I went over it three times heat setting in between layers. Step 4: Using the turquoise blue from the same palette apply to the outside of the darker blue area and along the left hand side of the page.
Step 5: Die cut many flowers using your favorite ECD flowers dies using coffee filters. I used the small flower set, large flower set, and bunch of flowers. Color them using the same blues from the palette. Step 7: Using foam dots or cardboard to add dimension add your matted photo. Step 7: Add your flowers, shells, sequins beads and art stones.
Step 7: Add your title piece. Step 8: Cover only your photo with a piece of paper. Using watered down white gesso, paint or white mist create splatters.
I hope you have enjoyed my mixed media layout and thank you for stopping by
Good morning! Laura with you today! Over the Christmas holidays we were lucky enough to spend some time in Punt Cana and we had family photos taken – where else but on the beach of course!
I do not normally create blog posts with specific items but to create this layout you will need a few specific items 1 12×12 sheet of patterned paper and few pieces for die cutting and flower making (I used Ciao Bella Codex – Leonardo) 1 sheet of photo paper 4 – 5 colorant powders (I used Brusho in terracotta, turquoise, Prussian blue, yellow ochre, and Dark brown) dies – favorite flower die (I used small flower die, bunch of flowers, large flower) your favorite circle die (I used stitched circles), stitched fishtails, and planner essentials 11 scraps of cardboard ink and glue
To create this layout: 1 – take an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of photos paper and cut it in half. Spray with water then add your color powders and spray with water again. Continue adding powders and water until you are satisfied with the results then heat set with your heat gun
Step 2 – using your stitched fishtails and the colorful photo paper you just created, die cut your desired size of fishtails ( I used the second smallest). Die cut enough t fit across the page – I used 10 then ink the edges Step 3 – using your favorite flower dies die cut, ink edges and assemble 8 flowers. Step 4 – using your favorite circle die die cut 3 circles in sizes of your choice. Then cut into a spiral and ink the edges the roll into a flower
Step 5 – die cut one large circle in a silhouette, cut the center circle in half then ink both the silhouette circle and the two half circles. Step 6 – die cut two torn ledger pieces (tear ends off to make them more grungy looking) and one of the the ledger pieces from planner essential 11 Step 7 – tear pieces of cardboard and ink the edges
Step 8 – ink the edges of your 12×2 paper Step 9 – adhere everything together then add your title
Today is the first day of Spring, and we’re kicking off the day with some Spring-themed projects! Even if the flowers aren’t blooming just yet, you can still enjoy these beautiful projects and maybe even get some inspiration for your next project. Below, our Design Team has put together a list of 11 projects to kick off Spring –– click on the pictures to see their tutorials. Enjoy!
Hey there! It’s Annette Green here today with my Greenville Planner, as I continue marking the milestones as we prepare to move this Summer. March has already become a super busy month! Take a peek at my pages to see what’s been going on and the fun I had making them with several Planner Essentials dies. All products used are listed at the end of the post.
Our big milestone this month was our final garage sale and the selling of most of our furniture. (while still staying married. LOL!)
I began my left page on the back of the previous page which was the large tag shape cut from black cardstock. To give interest to the background, I trimmed the design papers just inside the shape of the page, and left the right edge blunt.
For the right page, I used the page die from the new Retro Number Trio set. The key to this page die, with the intricate scallops, is to cut heavy cardstock or layer two thinner sheets to ensure it doesn’t bend or tear.
The tag and topper are cut using the Planner Pocket 3 – Tag & Topper die. I love these numbers in this topper piece.
Before adhering the topper to the tag, I used it as a stencil at the bottom by simply rubbing some brown ink across it.
From Planner Essentials 5, I die cut the two frame pieces (twice, for the front and back) from coordinating design papers and sandwiched a scrap piece of lace-punched cardstock between the two layers.
I love this element because it allows you to add two more photos to a layout easily without crowding the pages.
When I design pages, I lay out the base elements and a few accents before planning the photos. Later I measure the spaces and size my photos accordingly in PhotoShop.
Once I add photos, then I begin layering more elements and embellishment. This photo shows how we had a bare piece of wood on the wall which we didn’t want to remove in fear of damaging the drywall, so I painted and stenciled it and added a vinyl phrase. A fun little memory to look back on.
I find that making some photos small and focusing more on the journaling gives a little more interest to the page. (Especially when my husband doesn’t think it’s a flattering photo of himself.)
It’s always great to include some humor in my planner, because these funny little moments are sometimes the best thing to remember during all the work and stress of moving. Here, my husband is spelling out a message to our daughter on her bedroom wall. I texted her this photo and she had a good laugh.
Through all the work, it’s good to document the happy times too. We were holding our final garage sale on this day and were so happy to finally be done!
Part of my reason for documenting our progress is to eventually share it with our daughter who has been away at college during all these changes to our house. Our dog Suki is always nearby as we work, probably wondering what in the world is going on.
To finish off this page, I used some small alphabet stickers to fill in the date.
Now we will continue on with a bit more painting, and then list our house on the market! It’s been fun documenting the process and making a special planner just for this. Watch for more pages in the coming months as our journey continues.