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We Are Stronger Together Wall Hanging

June 4, 2020

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my We Are Stronger Together Wall Hanging.

To create my We Are Stronger Together Wall Hanging, I’ve used a variety of dies, stamps and stencils from the Art Journal Specials Collection as well as a couple of 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. Die cut a 4″ Stitched Rounded Rectangle out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Place the Spring Flower Mandala Stencil on the left hand side of the rectangle. Use a palette knife and put Texture Paste Opaque Matte through the stencil. Remove the stencil. Allow the stenciled image to dry. Once the image is dry, spray Distress Spray Stain in Cracked Pistachio and Wilted Violet over the stenciled image. Once dry, ink the edges of the rectangle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. From a piece of book page, die cut a 4 1/2″ Stitched Rounded Rectangle Die. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Die cut a 1 1/2″ Diagonal Stitched Fishtail out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut a 1 1/8″ Diagonal Stitched Fishtail out of Book page. Ink the edges of both fishtails out of Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. From the Budding Florals die, die cut the single bud out of black cardstock.

Step Five. From the Blooming Branches die, die cut the heart branch out of a piece of book page.

Step Six. Die cut the the lamp standard from the Streetlights die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to the lamp standard. Sprinkle Boho Blends – Wrought Iron Embossing Powder over the entire surface of the lamp standard. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.

Step Seven. Die cut the the Bubbles from the Bubbles die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to the Bubbles. Sprinkle Peppered Chantilly Embossing Powder over the entire surface of the bubbles. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.

Step Eight. From the Budding Florals die. Die cut the bud strip out of kraft cardstock.

Step Nine. Die cut the left hand side of the Ornate Gateway out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to the gate. Sprinkle Hammered Metal Embossing Powder over the entire surface of the gate. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.

Step Ten. Choose one of the girls from the Floral Girls stamp set. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the girl stamp and stamp onto a piece of watercolor paper. Colour the girl in using the Watercolor Palette. Once the image has dried, fussy cut the girl out. Ink the edges of the girl using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eleven. Apply Emboss It Ink to the We Are stamp from the Words & Layers stamp and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to the stronger together words from the same stamp set and stamp onto the same piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle Boho Blends – Wrought Iron Embossing Powder over the We Are and stronger together words. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Fussy cut the We Are out and cut the stronger together into a strip. Ink the edges of the We Are and strip using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Twelve. Adhere the 4″ stitched rounded rectangle to the 4 1/2″ stitched rounded rectangle.

Step Thirteen. Adhere the 1 1/2″ fishtail 1/4″ from the left and 1/4″ from the bottom of the 4″ rectangle. Adhere the 1 1/8″ fishtail 3/4″ from the left and 1/2″ from the bottom of the 4″ rectangle. Adhere the bubbles die cut 1/8″ from the left and 1/4″ from the bottom of the 4″ rectangle.

Step Fourteen. Adhere the gate overtop of the bubbles and fishtails. Foam square the bud strip to the middle of the gate. Adhere the light standard and single bud as desired to the middle of the bud strip.

Step Fifteen. Foam square the girl 1″ from the right and 1/2″ from the bottom of the 4″ rectangle. Use foam squares to adhere the We Are words 1″ from the bottom of the 4″ rectangle and close to the girl. Adhere the stronger together word strip 3/8″ from the right and 3/4″ from the bottom of the 4″ rectangle.

Step Sixteen. To finish the wall hanging, punch two holes at the top of the 4″ rectangle. Tie a piece of twine through the top of each hole.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my We Are Stronger Together Wall Hanging.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot
  • Distress Spray Stain: Cracked Pistachio and Wilted Violet
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink, Texture Paste Opaque Matte and Emboss It Ink
  • Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Peppered Chantilly Embossing Powder, Hammered Metal Embossing Powder and Boho Blends – Wrought Iron Embossing Powder
  • Misc: Black Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock, Book Page and Twine
Scrapbooking

Love

May 20, 2020

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.

Step 17 – add gold Craft Drops, and beads around the layout

Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Laura

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Art Journal Collection Elizabeth Craft Designs General Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Inspire Gift Tag

May 5, 2020

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Inspire Gift Tag.

To create my tag, I’ve used a variety of the dies, stamp and stencil from Charlene and Ilse’s Art Journal Specials Collection as well as a couple of dies from the Planner Essentials Collection. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my tag at home.

Step One. Die cut the small tag from the Planner Essentials – 2 die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Place the stripe portion of the Make Your Mark stencil on the middle of the tag. Using a palette knife, put Texture Paste Opaque Matte through the stencil. Remove the stencil. Once the paste has dried, ink the edges of the tag using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Next, you’ll need two coordinating patterned papers. Die cut the small note piece from the Planner Essentials 21 – Note Pieces die out of one of the patterned papers. Die cut the stitched rectangle from the same die out of the second piece of patterned paper. Ink the edges of both pieces, using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. From the Planner Essentials 21 – Note Pieces die, die cut the curly arrow out of kraft cardstock.

Step Four. From the Blooming Branches die, die cut one branch out of book page and die cut the other branch out of black cardstock.

Step Five. Die cut the stitched label from the Planner Essentials 26 – Planner Pocket 3 – Tags & Toppers out of a third coordinating pattern paper piece. From the same die, die cut the inspire word out of kraft cardstock. Ink the edges of the label using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Six. From the Planner Essentials – 8 die, die cut one of the reinforcements out of black cardstock. Cut the reinforcement so that it fits over the circle on the tag and the top ends at the top of the tag.

Step Seven. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the leaves stamp from the First Sights of Spring stamp set and stamp onto a piece of watercolour paper. Colour the leaves in using a waterbrush and the Watercolor Palette. Once the image has dried, fussy cut the image out. Ink the edges of the image using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eight. Cut a piece of burlap that measures 1 3/4″ x 3″.

Step Nine. Adhere the reinforcement circle to the tag. Adhere the burlap 1/4″ from the left and 1/4″ from the bottom of the tag.

Step Ten. Adhere the stitched rectangle 3/8″ from the left side and 1/4″ from the bottom of the note piece. Foam square the note piece 3/8″ from the left and 3/8″ from the bottom of the tag. Adhere the arrow to the left hand side of the stitched rectangle.

Step Eleven. Adhere the label 3/4″ from the left and 1/8″ from the bottom of the note piece. Adhere the heart branch to the middle of the label. Adhere the other branch 1/2″ from the left and 1/8″ from the bottom of the note piece.

Step Twelve. Foam square the leaves image to the middle of the branches. Adhere the inspire word to the right hand side of the stitched rectangle and note piece.

Step Thirteen. To finish the tag, tie a piece of twine through the whole the top of the tag.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Inspire Gift Tag.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink and Texture Paste Opaque Matte
  • Graphic 45: Bloom Collection
  • Misc: Black Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock, Book Page, Twine and Burlap
Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs

Thinking Of You Card

May 4, 2020

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. Today’s card is inspired with our current situation globally. With the lockdown we are all thinking of the day we can visit our family and friends. Below are the steps to create your own Thinking Of You Card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 7” x 8 1/2”, score at 3 1/2” and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (Slimline)

Step 2 – Trim Green Cardstock to 3 1/2” x 8 1/2” and adhere to card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 3 – Trim Rusty Weathered Patterned Paper to 3 1/2” x 8 1/2”. Diecut Frame It Stitched Circles 3 times. Start in the middle and then diecut top then bottom for 3 windows. If you don’t have Frame It Stitched Circles you can use Stitched Circles.

Step 4 – Diecut Blooming Branches using Green Cardstock 4 times. Randomly trim and place along with windows from the background created from Step 3. Adhere tips to the backside of the background using Kids Choice Glue. Adhere to whole panel to the card front using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 5 – Diecut Monkey 3 times using Earth Tone colours (browns and taupe). Assemble and adhere to card using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 6 – Stamp Build Your Own Sentiment using Versamark. Sprinkle White Embossing Powder and remove the excess. Heat set it with a heat tool. Trim and adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

Step 7 – Diecut Words 2 – Thinking Of You (You die) using White Soft Finish Cardstock 3 times. Glue each layer and adhere to card just under the sentiment using Kids Choice Glue.

This card can be used for several occasions by changing the sentiment, background papers and colours. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Products Used:

Charlene Stamps Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock Uncategorized

Bloom Card

April 15, 2020

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

To create my card, I’ve used a variety of the new dies and stamps from Charlene and Ilse’s Art Journal Specials Collection as well as a couple of dies from the Planner Essentials Collection, Joset Designs and Els van de Burgt Studio. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my card at home.

Step One. Die cut a 4 1/4″ Stitched Square out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Place the Story Telling stencil to the left hand side of the square and put Texture Paste Opaque Matte through the stencil with a palette knife as much or as little as desired. Once the paste has dried, distress the edges of the square. Ink the edges of the square using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Die cut a 4 3/4″ Stitched Square out of a piece of book page. Distress the edges of the square. Ink the edges of the square using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Die cut a 2″ Stitched Circle out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the circle down to 1 1/2″. Die cut a 1 1/2″ Stitched Circle out of a piece of patterned paper. Cut the circle down to 1 1/4″. Distress the edges of the circles. Ink the edges of the circles using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. Die cut a 3/4″ Diagonal Stitched Fishtail out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the fishtail down to 2 1/2″. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Bloom sentiment from the A Field of Flowers stamp set and stamp onto the fishtail. Distress the edges of the fishtail. Ink the edges of the fishtail using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. Die cut the Mandala out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Cut the Mandala down to 2 1/2″.

Step Six. Die cut the Blooming Branch from the Blooming Branches die and die cut the branch out of cream cardstock.

Step Seven. From the Planner Essentials 24 – Photo Frame die, die cut the film strip out of a piece of black cardstock. Trim the filmstrip down to 3 1/8″.

Step Eight. From the Planner Essentials 24 – Photo Frame die, die cut the arrow strip out of a piece of pattern paper. Ink the edges of the strip using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Nine. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the flower branch from the First Sights of Spring stamp set and stamp onto a piece of watercolour paper. Colour the flower branch using the Watercolor Palette and a waterbrush. Fussy cut the flower branch out.

Step Ten. Cut a small piece of cheesecloth.

Step Eleven. Adhere the 4 1/4″ stitched square to the 4 3/4″ stitched square.

Step Twelve. Adhere the mandala to the left hand side of the 4 1/4″ stitched square. Adhere the 1 3/4″ stitched circle to the middle of the mandala. Adhere the 1 1/4″ stitched circle to the 1 3/4″ stitched circle.

Step Thirteen. Staple the arrow strip to the film strip in two sections as desired. Adhere the bloom fishtail 1/2″ from the bottom and 1″ from the left of the 4 1/4″ square. The fishtail will sit slightly underneath the circles. Adhere the arrow strip and film strip to the middle of the circles.

Step Fourteen. Adhere the cheesecloth to the middle of the arrow strip and films trip. Adhere the bloom branch to the middle of the cheesecloth.

Step Fifteen. Foam square the flower branch as desired overtop of the bloom branch.

Step Sixteen. To finish the card, cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 4 3/4″ x 9 1/2″, score at 4 3/4″. 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 Bloom Card.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink and Texture Paste Opaque Matte
  • Graphic 45: Bloom Collection
  • Misc: Black Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock, Book Page, Cream Cardstock, Mini Stapler and Cheesecloth
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