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Gratitude Card

October 8, 2021

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Gratitude Card.

To create my Gratitude Card, I’ve used a variety of dies from Joset Designs and stamps from the Beautiful Blooms Collection. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my card at home.

Step One. Choose two pieces of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book 2. Die cut a 4″ Stitched Rounded Rectangle out of one of the patterned papers. Die cut a 3 1/2″ Stitched Rounded Rectangle out of the other patterned paper. Distress the edges of both rectangles. Ink the edges of both rectangles using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Choose one piece of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book 2. Die cut a 3 3/4″ Fitted Rounded Rectangle out of one of the patterned paper. Distress the edge of the rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Choose another piece of patterned paper out of the Reminiscence the Book 2. Die cut a 3/4″ Diagonal Stitched Fishtail out of the patterned paper. Cut the fishtail down to 3″. Apply Ground Espresso Distress Ink to the Gratitude word from the Beautiful Blooms – Gratitude stamp set. Stamp onto the fishtail. Distress the edges of the fishtail. Ink the edges of the fishtail using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. From the Gratitude Stamp Set, you’ll need the rose bunch and the single rose. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the rose bunch and stamp onto a piece of watercolour cardstock. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the single rose and stamp onto the same piece of cardstock. Reapply ink to the single rose and stamp again on the same piece of watercolour cardstock. Colour the rose bunch and the two single roses in using a waterbrush and the Watercolour Palette. Once the flowers have dried, fussy cut the flowers out. Ink the edges of the flowers using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

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

Step Six. Adhere the fishtail 1 7/8″ from the bottom and 1 1/4″ from the left of the 3 1/2″ rectangle. Adhere the single roses around the fishtail as desired.

Step Seven. Foam square the rose bunch so that it sits slightly on the adhered single roses.

Step Eight. To finish the card, cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 4″ x 10 1/2″, score at 5 1/4″. Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Gratitude Card at home.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Walnut Stain and Ground Espresso
  • Archival Ink: Jet Black Archival
  • Blending Tool with Foam
Cardmaking Stamping Sue Smith Creative Designs Watercolor Watercolor Palette

Celebrate Card with New Flower Stamps

September 13, 2021
Hello again, Annette Green back again this month with a simple and elegant anniversary card I created for my parents who celebrated their 60th recently. Here’s how I made it…
First, I stamped some images from the Gratitude stamp set onto watercolor cardstock with archival black ink. Then I used my ECD watercolors to color them. The design of the images has stippled dots which are perfect little hints where the deepest shadows are, so I painted those areas a little darker.

Next, I used the compatible dies (coming soon!) to cut them out. This is such a great time saver!
After cutting a pretty paper for the front of my card, I selected a stencil that had a small, pretty repeating pattern. (Stencil to come soon too!)
Next, I spread some clear texture paste through the stencil onto my pattern paper. I gently lifted the stencil away and set it aside to dry completely.
You can see how this adds lovely texture and dimension to the paper once dry.
Onto some ivory cardstock, I stamped Celebrate and drew in the black drop shadow with a marker, then added some ink around the edges and some tiny dots in a compatible green color.
My ivory card base is 5″ x 7″. I layered some black paper first, then the pattern paper, and added a die-cut doily.
Next, I started layering elements flat onto the card.
To finish off the front, I added the final die-cut flower piece with dimensional foam tape to pop it up.
A little bit of stamping on the inside and the card is done! Super simple, but very elegant. Thanks for visiting today. Have a great day!
Inspiration from the Design Team Stamping Watercolor Watercolor Palette

Discover Beauty

August 24, 2021

Hi there,

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

Step 1: Stamping

  • stamp the largest flower from the Kindness set with Distress Ink Shaded Lilac onto a rectangular piece cut from watercolor paper

Step 2: Coloring

  • mix the colors Mauve and Prussian Blue from the Watercolor Palette to create a beautiful purple
  • apply a light wash into the background
  • color the flower with your watercolor mixture

Step 3: Finishing Touches

  • add purple and white splatters
  • rub on the sentiment
  • add a strip of purple cardstock and patterned paper to the left side of the panel before adhering it to a cardbase

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

ECD
Kindness Stamp Set
watercolor paper
Watercolor Palette

Other:
Distress Ink Shaded Lilac
patterned paper
rub-ons

Stamping Watercolor Palette

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.


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