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Merry Christmas Girl

November 17, 2020

Hi there.

it’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this Christmas Tag.

Step 1:

  • cut out a tag and the “MERRY” from smooth white cardstock using the Butterfly Pocket Insert die set
  • stamp one of the Earthy Girls with Lawn Fawn Crunchy Leaf

Step 2: Coloring

  • color the image with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers and add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
  • turn the oval shapes into round baubles
  • for the background use Finetec Mica Watercolors Tibet Gold and add some splatters as well

Step 3: Adding Depth and Texture

  • stamp the star pattern from the Background Stamps 1 set with Delicata Golden Glitz
  • ink up the edges of the tag with Distress Ink Walnut Stain

Step 4: Adding the Sentiment

  • color the sentiment with Alcohol Markers
  • stamp the second part with Versamark onto a strip of black cadrstock and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder

Step 5: Dye the Seam Binding

  • dye a piece of torn seam binding with Distress Ink Walnut Stain and thread it through the hole of the tag

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Other –
white cardstock
black cardstock
Lawn Fawn Crunchy Leaf
Alcohol Marker
Faber-Castell Polychromos
Finetec Mica watercolors Tibet Gold
Delicata Golden Glitz
Distress Ink Walnut Stain
seam binding
Versamark
WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder

Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Inspiration from the Design Team Stamping

I am Think of You

September 28, 2020

Hey Friends! It’s EK and I am popping in to share with you a little just because card! In a year filled with crazy ups and downs, one of the things that has become a positive in the year is I have started sending friends and families cards just because I am thinking of them. I am not waiting for their birthday or a holiday, I am just popping a note in the mail and saying “I am Thinking of You!” So with all of these simple no reason cards heading out, I have been upping my game in types of cards I am making and I find ECD’s Ilse and Charlene line of stamps and stencils are perfect for just these moments.

Step One: Stamp and heat emboss small floral images from the Spring Fling stamp set onto a piece of trimmed 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock. I used Rose Gold embossing powder.

Step Two: Using colored pencils, add a little color to the insides of the heat embossed flowers.

Step Three: Blend some ink around the edges of the cards stock. I used Victorian Velvet Distress Oxide.

Step Four: Using the Dot Dot Dot stencil, blend ink through the stencil onto the cardstock. I used Scattered Straw Distress Oxide and a dirty blending brush.

Step Five: Using the Story Telling stencil, blend a contrasting ink. I used Dusty Concord Distress Oxide.

Step Six: Stamp one of the girls from the Earthy Girls stamp set onto a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock. Color the image in with colored pencils. Fussy Cut out the image.

Step Seven: Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, add the background cardstock to an A2 card frame. Add the trimmed girl to the card face using 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Do you send cards to loved ones simply because? What is your favorite ECD products to use? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting!



Charlene Stamps Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

A Modern Vintage Card

June 18, 2020

IMG_0204Hey Friends!  It’s EK and today I thought it might be fun to try to create a modern take on a vintage look.  Designer Ilse and Charlene’s new stamps and stencils make creating this look so simple with their old school flare.

IMG_0131Step One:  Stamp out on of the images from the Earthy Girls stamp set onto a piece of Watercolor Paper cut out to 4.25×5.5 inches using some water-soluble ink.  I used Weathered Wood Distress Oxide.

IMG_0132Step Two:  Using clean water and watercolor paint brush, fade the ink out over the watercolor paper, making the stamped image look bright and bold.

IMG_0133Step Three:  Using ECD’s Watercolor Palette, add touches of color to the stamped image.

IMG_0134Step Four:  Hand stamp around the edges of the watercolor paper background images from the Words & Layers stamp set using colored ink.  I used Shaded Lilac in Distress Oxide.

IMG_0136Step Five:  Add a sentiment to the image from the Words & Layers stamp set.  I used Weathered Wood Distress Oxide.

IMG_0137Step Six:  Add texture to the card using the Dot Dot Dot… stencil and add gel medium through the openings.

IMG_0138Step Seven:  Let the gel medium dry.

IMG_0164Step Eight:  Highlight the stenciling by adding muted watercolor around the raised portions.

IMG_0205Step Nine:   Die cut the watercolor paper with the Stitched Indented Rectangle die set and adhere it to a piece of trimmed Dusky Lavender Soft Finish Cardstock trimmed to 4.25×5.5 inches using 10mm Clear Doubled Sided Adhesive.  Add the Soft Finish Cardstock to an A2 card frame.

IMG_0206I love how the pale grey and purple tones have a vintage vibe, but in a fun colorful way.

What do you think?  Is this a new look on a vintage vibe?  Let us know in the comments below what your favorite take on vintage crafting projects is.


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