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Blossom

July 27, 2021

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this loose watercolor tag.

Step 1: Stamping

  • stamp one of the flowers and the sentiment from the Blossom set with Versafine Clair Morning Mist onto a watercolor tag cut with one of the dies from the Planner Essentials 2 set

Step 2: Adding Color

  • use the Watercolor Palette to add color to your tag
  • first apply a light blue wash into the background
  • afterwards drop in some saturated pink and purple tones to the flower
  • add some pink and purple splatters as well

Step 3: Finishing Touches

  • ink up the edges of the tag with Distress Ink Black Soot
  • stamp some numbers and some ink splotches from the Background Stamps 2 set with Versafine Clair Nocturne
  • add some white splatters
  • dye a piece of torn seam binding with Distress Ink (Dusty Purple, Black Soot) and thread it through the hole of the tag

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

ECD
Blossom
Planner Essentials 2
Watercolor Palette
Background Stamps 2
watercolor paper

Other
Versafine Clair (Morning Mist, Nocturne)
Distress Ink (Dusty Concord, Black Soot)
seam binding

A Way With Words Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team Silk Microfine Glitter Watercolor Palette

Christmas Crafting During Summer

June 26, 2021

Hey Friends! It’s EK, and I figured it is almost July, so why not started on my Christmas Cards. I pulled out a couple of Suzanne’s A Way With Words holiday dies and my Silk Microfine Glitter to play with and figured it was summer so I might as well play with a pink and teal color scheme.

Step One: On a piece Watercolor Paper, randomly paint pink and teal watercolors from the Watercolor Palette. Let dry.

Step Two: Splatter the watercolor paper with a heavy pink and teal watercolor paint. Trim the paper to fit an A2 card frame and using a 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape adhere it to the card frame.

Step Three: Die cut both the A Way With Words Merry Christmas 3 die set and the A Way With Words Flourished Holly die set out of 8.5″x11″- 5 pack Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step Four: Peel the adhesive tape’s backing and adhere the holly back pieces and the Christmas die cut to the card frame.

Step Five: Using the Earth Glitter Palette Vintage Teal Silk Microfine Glitter, color the die cuts. ECD’s Brushes are perfect to wipe off excess glitter.

Step Six: Repeat step five with the holly berries back piece and the Merry die cut using Silk Microfine Glitter Bright Cranberry.

Step Seven: Finish the layers of Flourished Holly die cut by adding the holly outline over the bottom pieces.

Step Eight: Add Ice Teal from the Earth Glitter Palette to the holly outline.

While these color may not be traditional, I love how festive this holiday card turned out. Let us know in the comments below what non traditional colors you like to use on your holiday projects.

And don’t miss out! Suzanne’s Holiday Dies are priced to sell, so make sure you pick up yours before they are gone forever. Until then, happy crafting.

Charlene Stamps Watercolor Watercolor Palette

Create Watercolor Tag

June 22, 2021

Hi there, It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this watercolor tag.

Step 1: Stamping and Coloring

  • stamp one of the flowers from the Garden Flowers set onto a tag cut from watercolor paper with the help of one of the dies from the Planner Essentials 2 set with Ink on 3 Fadeout Ink for a no-line look
  • lay down a base coat of color using the watercolor palette
  • add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils

Step 2: Adding more Color

  • ink up the edges with Distress Ink Dusty Concord
  • dye a piece of torn seam binding with Distress Ink Dusty Concord

Step 3: Texture Stamping

  • stamp Create and a definition from the Journal Words set with Versafine Clair Nocturne

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Suuplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other
Ink on 3 Fadeout Ink
Faber-Castell Polychromos
Distress Ink Dusty Concord
seam binding
Versafine Clair Nocturne

Inspiration from the Design Team Stamping Watercolor Palette

Kindness

June 8, 2021

Hi there,

it’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this loose watercolor greeting card.

Step 1: Stamping

  • stamp the large flower from the beautiful Kindness stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black onto a piece of watercolor paper

Step 2: Creating the Background

  • add color to the background with a light wash of Turquoise from the Watercolor Palette

Step 3: Coloring

  • color the image loosely with a light wash of watercolors from the Watercolor Palette
  • intensify the colors in the shadow areas

Step 4: Finishing Touches and Sentiment

  • add some splatters with watered-down white gouache and add highlights to the flower centers with a white gel pen
  • stamp the sentiment from the same stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black
  • add a strip of green cardstock and op black and white patterned paper to the left side of the panel before adhering it to a cardbase

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:
Versafine Onyx Black
white gouache
green cardstock
patterned paper

Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Paper Flowers Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock Watercolor Palette

Live in the Moment Wall Hanging

April 26, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Live in the Moment Wall Hanging.

To create my wall hanging, I’ve used dies from the Paper Flower Collection as well as stamps and dies from Joset Designs. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my wall hanging at home.

Step One. Choose two pieces of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book. From the first patterned paper, die cut a 3 1/2″ Stitched Indented Rectangle. Die cut a 3″ Stitched Indented Rectangle out of the second patterned paper. Ink the edges of both rectangles using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Die cut a 3 1/4″ Fitted Indented Rectangle out of a piece of black cardstock.

Step Three. Die cut the Elegant Ornament out of a piece of black cardstock. Cut the ornament down to 3 1/2″.

Step Four. Die cut a 3/4″ Diagonal Stitched Fishtail out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Trim the fishtail down to 3″. From the Zen Sentiments stamp, you’ll need the live in the moment sentiment. Apply Detail Black Ink to the stamp and stamp on the right hand side of the fishtail. Ink the edges of the fishtail using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. From the Florals 5 die, die cut the leaf five times out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a waterbrush and Watercolours, colour the five leaves.

Step Six. From the Florals 5 die, die cut a extra large, three large, three medium and three small flowers out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a waterbrush and Watercolours, colour the ten flowers.

Step Seven. From the Florals 5 die, die cut the centres once out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. You’ll need a total of three centres.

Step Eight. Adhere the 3 1/4″ rectangle to the 3 1/2″ rectangle. Foam square the 3″ rectangle to the 3 1/4″ rectangle.

Step Nine. Adhere the elegant ornament to the left hand side of the 3″ rectangle as desired. Adhere the 3/4″ fishtail 7/8″ from the bottom and 3/4″ from the left of the 3″ rectangle.

Step Ten. Adhere a extra large, large, medium and small flower together. For the other two flowers, adhere a large, medium and small flower together. Adhere a centre to each flower. To finish the flowers, shape the flowers as desired.

Step Eleven. Adhere two leaves at the top left side of the ornament. Adhere two leaves in the bottom right side of the ornament. Adhere the remaining leaf to the middle left side of the ornament.

Step Twelve. Foam square the large flower to the middle left side of the ornament. Adhere the other two flowers as desired around the large flower.

Step Thirteen. To finish the wall hanging, punch two holes at the top of the wall hanging. Tie a piece of black twine through the two holes to create the hanger.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Live in the Moment Wall Hanging at home.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Pink Fresh: Detail Black Ink
  • Misc: Black Cardstock and Black Twine
Watercolor Palette

You Make Me Smile

April 20, 2021

Good morning everyone!
I am so excited to share my next layout with you!

To create this layout:
Step 1 – Cover your favorite ECD paper with clear gesso and heat set or allow to dry – there are some beautiful papers to choose from here
Step 2 – Use your favorite ECD stencil (I used one from the pattern stencil pack) and texture paste randomly on your page. Heat set or allow to thoroughly dry

Step 3 – Randomly stamp on and around where you added texture paste with a an ECD stamp of your choice (I chose the Frosty Patterns stamp)
Step 4 – using a coordinating color from the watercolor palette sprinkle watercolor paints over the images then heat set

Step 5 – On photo paper indiscriminately add texture paste and heat set, then paint using at least 2 watercolor paints and heat set till dry
Step 6 – Die cut 2 tags from Planner Essentials 7, and 2 elegant ornament (trimming the circle from one)

Step 7 – die cut one mandala
Step 8 – die cut, ink and assemble 8 flowers using your favorite ECD dies like Florals 7, Florals 6, Florals 8, Florals 1, and Florals 2
Step 9 – Mat your photo and distress the photo mat edge

Step 10 – assemble as shown adding some art stones, seed beads, the discarded circles from the elegant ornament and paper clay or resin pieces painted with the watercolor paints

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Laura

Charlene Stamps Inspiration from the Design Team Stamping Watercolor Watercolor Palette

A Little Hocus Pocus

October 29, 2020

Hey Friends! It’s EK, and I am popping in with a little bit of fan art I created using several stamp sets from Ilse and Charlene. This collection has a whole host of great stamp sets featuring different girls, and I have been kicking the idea around for some time about combining them to create a little homage to my favorite Halloween Movie. I don’t know if I quite captured the look I was going for, but I sure had a lot of fun trying.

Step One: Trim a piece of watercolor to 6×4.5 inches. Stamp girl images from Floral Girls, Halloween Party, and Make a Wish stamp sets onto Watercolor paper, masking where needed. I picked three different gal images trying to capture a likeness of three famous movie witches.

Step Two: Peel up the masks to reveal the stamped images.

Step Three: Watercolor the images focusing in on the skin and hair. I used ECD’s Watercolor Palette.

Step Four: Finish watercoloring the image.

Step Five: Blend ink around the edges to create a haze. I used Shabby Shutters Distress Oxide.

Step Six: Trim a piece of black cardstock to 8.5×6 inches. Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the watercolor paper to the black cardstock. Die cut a halloween sentiment from the Words 3 Happy Holidays die set. Using Kids Choice Glue, adhere the sentiment to the cardstock.

While I did not quite capture the three witches from my favorite spooky movie, I am still going to matte this piece and frame it for the Halloween Season.

Do you ever try to capture pop culture themes with your stamps and dies? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.


Charlene Stamps Watercolor Palette

Halloween Pumpkin

October 27, 2020

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and this week – as promised – I would like to show you how to create a Halloween Pumpkin Card with Stamps and Watercolors:

Step 1: Stamping

  • stamp the pumpkin from the Halloween Party set with Versafine Toffee and the bats from the same set with Versafine Onyx Black

Step 2: Watercolouring

  • color the image and the background with colors from the Watercolor Palette
  • add splatters with Finetec Mica Watercolor Moon White
  • adhere the watercolor panel to a black cardbase

Supplies:

Other
Versafine (Toffee, Onyx Black)
Finetec Mica Watercolor Moon White

Charlene Stamps Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Planner Essentials Sidekick Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock Uncategorized Watercolor Watercolor Palette

Boo Sidekick Essentials Page

October 22, 2020

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Boo Sidekick Essentials Page.

To create my Boo Sidekick Essentials Page, I’ve used a variety of dies from the Planner Essentials Collection, the Sidekick Essentials Collection as well as a stamp from Charlene. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my sidekick essentials page at home.

Step One. Die cut the page from the Sidekick Essentials 1 die out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Spritz water on the page and then spritz Dylusions Ink Spray in Squeezed Orange on the page.

Step Two. You’ll need the circle border stamp from the Background Stamp 3 stamp set. Apply Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink to the stamp and stamp three times on the page as desired. Reapply ink to the stamp as needed.

Step Three. From the Halloween Party Stamp set, you’ll need the bat stamp. Apply Emboss It Ink to the bat stamp and stamp on the page as desired. You’ll need a total of four bat stamps stamped. Reapply Ink to the stamp as needed. Sprinkle Molten Dimensions Black Magic Embossing Powder over the stamped bat images. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Ink the edges of the page using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. You’ll need a couple pieces of Halloween patterned paper. From the Sidekick Essentials 5 die, you’ll need the stitched rectangle and the plain rectangle. Die cut the stitched rectangle out of one of the halloween patterned papers. Die cut the plain rectangle out of the other patterned paper. Ink the edges of both rectangles using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. Choose one of the reinforcements out of the Variety Reinforcement Pack. Die cut the reinforcement once out of a piece of black cardstock. You’ll need a total of six reinforcements.

Step Six. From the Sidekick Essentials 1 die, die cut the frame out of a piece of black cardstock.

Step Seven. From another piece of halloween patterned paper, die cut the arrow from the Sidekick Essentials 3 die. Ink the edges of the arrow using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eight. Die cut the word Boo from the Blackboard Alphabet Die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the edges of the letters using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Nine. From the Halloween Party stamp set, you’ll need the cat and the pumpkin stamps. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to both stamps and stamp onto a piece of watercolour cardstock. Colour the two stamped images in using a waterbrush and the Watercolor Palette. Once the images have dried, fussy cut the images out. Ink the edges of the two images using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Ten. Adhere the reinforcements over top of each of the holes on the page.

Step Eleven. Foam square the stitched rectangle 5/8″ from the left and 3/8″ from the bottom of the page. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the plain rectangle 1/2″ from the right and 7/8″ from the bottom of the page. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the frame 1″ from the bottom and have a 1/4″ over hang on the left hand side of the page.

Step Twelve. Foam square the cat to the middle of the frame. Foam square the pumpkins to the bottom right corner of the frame.

Step Thirteen. Adhere the Boo word to the left of the pumpkins as desired. Adhere the arrow below the frame as desired.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Boo Sidekick Essentials Page at home.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot and Ripe Persimmon
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Emboss It Dabber
  • Dylusions Ink Spray: Squeezed Orange
  • Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Eileen Hull Molten Dimensions – Black Magic Embossing Powder
  • Graphic 45: An Eerie Tale Patterned Paper Collection
  • Misc: Black Cardstock
Joset Designs Watercolor Palette

Boo Pumpkin

October 13, 2020

Hi there,

it’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this Pumpkin Tag using die cuts.

Step 1: Die Cutting the Focal Image

  • cut out all the elements needed for the pumpkin from colored cardstock using the pumpkin die set
  • add shading with Distress Inks (Rusty Hinge, Gathered Twigs)

Step 2: Creating the Background

  • cut out a tag from watercolor paper using the Butterfly Pocket Insert die set
  • add color using the Watercolor Palette
  • add some splatters with Finetec Mica Watercolor Moon White

Step 3: Assemble the Tag and Adding of the Sentiment

  • adhere the elements using glue and clear double-sided adhesive
  • cut out the word BOO using the letters from the Butterfly Pocket Insert die set
  • add highlights with a white gel pen and thread some natural twine through the hole of the tag

In two weeks I have a similar layout for you but that project will be with stamps and watercolors. So stay tuned.

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Other –
Distress Inks (Rusty Hinge, Gathered Twigs)
Finetec Mica Watercolor Moon White
twine
white gel pen

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