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Hello Sunshine –

June 15, 2022

Hello Friends and thank you for dropping in. Today I am sharing a card with you. This is designed using Florals 6, along with the Stitched Indented Rectangles and a couple new stencils on the background. 

I started by cutting out three of each of the floral sizes from florals 6 onto the soft finish cardstock. I also cut out five of the leaves. 

The Florals
I also cut out 3 of small florals from Florals 16. I colored the Florals 6 using Saltwater Taffy Distress Ink, and the Florals 16 using scattered straw. I then shaped the Florals 6 forming three peonies. The small florals 16 i just inserted a wired stamen. 


The Background
I wanted to use the new stencils and started  by stamping CS146 Background Stamp with Black Archival Ink, I also used CS253 Note Pieces ( the smaller graph stamp) Once I stamped the images, I used the S044 Planner Stencils 1 and I used Light Texture Paste. I then used the Number Stencil and used a blending tool using Saltwater Taffy on the background creating a tone on tone color. I then splatter some white acrylic ink and gold paint

I cut some stitched indented rectangles and only used strips of them to add some layers, what a great way to add layers, without all the bulk of a full layer. 

I used peach threaded pollens  in the center of the peonies and thought they blend so beautifully with the colors in the pattern paper. 

I hope you have enjoyed my project today. Until Next Time.

Happy Scrapping,

Karan

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“Forever” Father’s Day Card

June 10, 2022

Happy Friday, Marla here on the ECD Blog. With Father’s Day approaching in the United States, I thought it would be the perfect time to create a masculine card. As I was selecting products for my project, I noticed I had many floral designs to choose from, but what about the men in my life? I settled on the largest bird from the “Forever” stamp set because I thought a handwritten note inside saying “thank you for teaching me to fly” would make a meaningful Father’s Day card. Let’s jump into it.

  1. Stamp and watercolor the bird using watercolor cardstock. Once finished, use the coordinating die to cut out your image.
  2. Cut a rectangle from watercolor cardstock and ink blend water reactive ink onto the background. Place the “Rocks” stencil over the top, be sure to use spray adhesive on the stencil to make sure it’s secure and spritz with water. Lightly tap the excess water off using a paper towel.
  3. Cut a larger rectangle to border the stenciled rectangle. Add ink or watercolor around the edges.

4. Using a colored piece of cardstock cut a third rectangle using the ECD “Leaf Patterned Background” Die.

5. Stamp your sentiment onto ink blended or colored cardstock and either die cut or use your trimmer to cut the sentiment to fit your card.

6. After adding foam tape to the back of your bird adhere it to the front of your card and tuck your sentiment in to fit.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope this inspired you to use the “Forever” birds on your masculine cards. Until next time…. Marla

Cardmaking Fantasy Flowers Joset Designs

Inky Fun

June 3, 2022

Karen here today. I’m sharing a couple cards I made today using two of the fun product lines available here at Elizabeth Craft Designs. In both, I created a simple and easy inky background. In one, I added one of the critters available in the Joset’s Designs line as a Christmas card. in the other, I created a birthday card using a die from Anita’s Floral line.

This first card is a fun, quick Christmas Card. Below, I posted a picture of the inks that I used. They glide so smoothly on the 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock that I used. So pretty. I created the Penguin using black cardstock and more of the Soft Finish Cardstock and put him on a Stitched and Fitted Circle. For the penguin feet and nose, I used an orange Copic, and I used the same ink on the background as I did for the hat. The sentiment is from the Cute Winter Sentiments set.

Another simple and yet elegant card – I love the colors on this card. I kept the Fern die cut white as I felt it really helped the background colors to pop. The sentiment is from the Smell the Flowers set.

Again, the blending on this beautiful Soft Finish Cardstock is so good and effortless. Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to check out all of the amazing products.

Craftily yours, Karen

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Inks, black cardstock, lace, pearl dots

Cardmaking Paper Flowers Paper flowers Soft Finish Cardstock

Happy Birthday

May 18, 2022

Good Morning Friends today i have a card to share with you designed using the Volume 4 Florals Release using Florals 15. 

Cutting the florals out using Soft finished cardstock, i colored them with saltwater Taffy Distress ink and the leaves with Peeled Paint

Shaping them using my shaping mat, i added some stamens to the center.  Then lightly added some snow paste on top to add more detail.

To create the dress i took a 5.75 x 12 inch piece of patterned paper and scored every 1/2 inch. Making sure to fold so that the ends were able to be folded inward. I free hand drew the top of the dress to create a tank style top and wrapped gold thread and colored seam binding to coordinate with the card. 

Thank you for dropping by today, I hope i have inspired you to create some dress cards of your own.






				
					
				
		
				
												
	
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Dimension is Everything

May 13, 2022

Hello, Marla here today with a simple, yet bold card featuring the Ginko leaf from the ECD “Ferns” die set. One of my favorite crafty items is foam tape. It takes a simple stamp or die on a card to a whole new level. (Pun intended) Let’s get started on this quick and easy card.

Step 1. Cut several Ginko leaves, to cover your card panel. Choose paper that will work with your coloring medium. I used watercolor paper for my images and colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

Step 2. Using 1/8″ foam tape behind each of the die cuts.

Step 3. Die cut your sentiment using the “Stitched Letters and Numbers” dies and color. Cut each letter three times. Color one set of letters then stack and glue the remaining letters for dimension

Step 4. Cut a piece of complimentary cardstock to 4.25″ x 5.5″ and add your Ginko pieces. Make sure to allow portions to hang over the edges. Use your scissors to trim the excess.

Step 5. Adhere the panel to a 4.25″ x 5.5″ top folding card panel.

Step 6. Add the sentiment to the card.

That finishes my card for today. I hope you will add consider adding dimension to your cards for a little drama. Thank you for taking time to stop by. Until next time…. Marla

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Cardmaking Joset Designs Paper Flowers

Hippos, Monkeys and Florals

May 6, 2022

Karen here today. I love mixing the different collections from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Somehow, the very different styles of the designers all fits together. Today, I mixed up a couple of Joset’s characters with a floral from Anita. I love the result in these multi-purpose cards (that I plan to use for Momma’s Day!).

I used the Florals 18 on both of my cards cut with 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock. On this card, I colored the flower with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide with some Rustic Wilderness for the stem. The hippo is cut from a light grey cardstock and I added just a touch of Hickory Smoke to the edges with a wee bit of Kitsch Flamingo for the cheeks. The inner part of the ears and the eyes are colored with Copic markers. I loved that fun inky looking paper so much that I just had to make a second card.

And so I just had to make a monkey. He is cut with brown and kraft cardstock with just a wee touch of Kitsch Flamingo for the cheeks. I colored this flower with Wilted Violet. I added a twine bow just to add a bit of texture.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

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Plain and patterned cardstock, gems, twine, inks

Cardmaking Joset Designs Paper flowers Paper Flowers

You’re So Cute

April 22, 2022

Karen here today. I’m sharing a couple cards I made with the same sketch but different products from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Today I used the adorably cute Elephant and the Florals 12 to make two very different cards!

How cute is that Elephant! And so easy to put together. I used grayish brown and beige cardstock to cut the pieces and colored his eyes with a Copic C7. I also added a little blush for the cheeks with distress ink in Kitsch Flamingo. To create the card front, I just cut a piece of 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock at 4-1/4×5-1/2″ and taped a triangle of the patterned blue paper to it, and I then cut that with a stitched rectangle die. The sentiment is from the Furrever Friends set.

Love these beautiful flowers from the Florals 12 set. They were cut with the 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock and then colored with DIstress Oxides in Salty Ocean and Scattered Straw. I colored, then dampened with water, and then shaped them.

Yes, it’s never too soon to start making Christmas Cards! I used the Cute Winter Sentiments on this one!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Patterned cardstock and inks

Cardmaking Paper flowers Paper Flowers

Thinking Of You – New Florals with Karan

April 6, 2022

Good morning friends and welcome back! It’s Karan Gerber here today to share a card with you designed using Florals 16 and the new Shadow Frame die.

Being the frame die is large for a card, I cut it down on the straight end of the frame and kept the angled end, the way it was, I cut a piece of pattern paper to use as the background and adhered the frame on top. 

I colored the florals using Distress Inks – Picked Raspberry, Kitsch Flamingo, and a bit of Antique Linen. 

Using my shaping tool, as well as the groove tool and my fingers, I shaped these to resemble Hibiscus. When we are in Florida, the Hibiscus are always in full bloom and they look so beautiful, so my idea came from that. 

Thank you for dropping by today and I hope I have inspired you to give the new Florals Volume 4 a try.

Karan

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Beautiful Blooms Cardmaking

Respect

March 18, 2022

Hi crafty friends, Michelle here! Today I am using the beautiful Respect Stamp Set and coordinating dies to make more of a simple card.

Step 1: Stamp both the smaller floral and sentiment in black ink. Colour the image using alcohol markers and add some small white detailed dots using a white gel pen.

Step 2: Die cut both images 2more times on plain white cardstock without stamping. This provides a bit more stability to them, rather than using foam adhesive. It is also easier when you have small delicate areas.

Step 3: Cut a piece of white cardstock to 3.75″x5″ and ink blend a half circle using Pumice Stone Distress Oxide Ink to the right center side of the cardstock. This can be done using a stencil or cutting a circle with masking paper. Without removing the mask, add some white splatters using watercolour paint or gouache. Be sure to also protect the exposed side of your cardstock, ensuring that the white splatters are only on the ink blended half circle.

Step 4: Once dry, adhere your card together using double sided tape and foam adhesive and add a few sequins. Add all of this to a top folding A2(4.25″x5.5″) sized cardbase.

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Cardmaking Paper Flowers Scrapbooking

Birdhouse Florals

March 16, 2022

Hi friends, welcome back. It is Karan Gerber here. Today I am sharing a card using florals 5 and the Birdhouse die from Joset. 

I created Daisies from Florals 5 using a groove tool to add dimension to the petals. I colored using Sunflower Archival ink and used prills in the center (they are called Rippit).

The birdhouse is perfect for a card, and with snow still on the ground in my area I felt adding a bit of snow paste to the top of the house fit perfectly. To add some detail to the background I set the birdhouse on a die cut using the Stitched Circles. I love adding layers using the stitched dies.

I thought the Floral Burst background set off the daisies and love how that gold mirri mimic my handmade daisies. Thank you for dropping by and until next time, Happy Scrapping!

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