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Imagine Wall Hanging

August 4, 2020

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Imagine Wall Hanging.

To create my Imagine Wall Hanging, I’ve used a variety of dies, stamps and stencils from Charlene and Ilse’s Art Journal Specials Collection as well as 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 3/4″ Stitched Indented Square out of Black Cardstock. Distress the edges of the square.

Step Two. Die cut a 4 1/4″ Stitched Indented Square out of a piece of book page. Place the Storytelling stencil in the middle of the square. Using a palette knife and Texture Paste Opaque Matte through the stencil. Remove the stencil and allow the stenciled area to dry. Once the square is dry, distress the edges of the square. Ink the edges of the square using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Die cut the Bubbles out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Emboss It Ink to the entire surface of the bubbles. Sprinkle Burnt Copper Leaves embossing powder over the entire surface. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool.

Step Four. Die cut the right Ornate Gateway die out of kraft cardstock. Ink the edges of the gateway using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. From the Streetlights die, die cut the street lamp out of black cardstock.

Step Six. Die cut one of the blooming branches from the Blooming Branches die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the other bloom out of a piece of book page.

Step Seven. Choose two of the leaves from the Spring Fling Stamp Set. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to both stamps and stamp onto a piece of watercolour cardstock. Colour the leaves in using the Watercolour Palette and a waterbrush. Once the images have dried, fussy cut them out. Ink the edges of the leaves using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eight. Next, you’ll need the cotton stamp from the First Sights of Spring Stamp Set. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the stamp and stamp onto a piece of watercolour cardstock. Colour the cotton in using the Watercolour Palette and a waterbrush. Once the image has dried, fussy cut it out. Ink the edges of the cotton using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Nine. From the Morning Letters Stamp Set, you’ll need the letters to spell out Imagine. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to each of the letters and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish cardstock to spell the word imagine. Fussy cut the word out. Ink the edges of the word using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

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

Step Eleven. Adhere the bubbles to the middle of the 4 1/4″ stitched indented square. Foam square the ornate gate to the middle of the bubbles. Adhere the street lamp to the middle of the ornate gate.

Step Twelve. Adhere the first blooming branch overtop and to the left of the street lamp. Adhere the other blooming branch overtop and to the right of the street lamp. Adhere one of the stamped branches slightly overtop of the left blooming branch. Adhere the other stamped branch slightly overtop of the right blooming branch.

Step Thirteen. Foam square the cotton image to the middle of the branches making sure that you can see part of the street lamp. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the imagine word to the right side of the cotton.

Step Fourteen. Punch two holes at the top of the 4 3/4″ stitched indented square. Tie a piece of twine through the two holes to create the hanging part for your wall hanging.

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

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Walnut Stain
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink, Emboss It Ink and Texture Paste Opaque Matte
  • Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder
  • Misc: Black Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock, Book Page and Twine
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
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
Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Inspire Tag

March 24, 2020

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

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

Step One. Die cut the large tag from the Planner Essentials 26 – Planner Pocket 3 – Tag & Toppers die out of Kraft Cardstock. Place the S033 stencil on the right hand side of the tag and put Texture Paste Opaque Matte through the stencil with a palette knife. Once the texture paste has dried, distress the edges of the tag. Ink the edges of the tag using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Die cut the 2″ note piece from the Planner Essentials 21 – Note Pieces die out of book page. Distress the edges of the note piece. Ink the edges of the note piece using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Die cut a 1″ Diagonal Stitched Fishtail out of White Soft Finish Cardstock and out of book page. Tear the top of the white fishtail so that it ends up being 4″ long. Tear the top of the book page fishtail so that it ends up being 3 3/4″ long. Distress the edges of the fishtails. Ink the edges of the fishtails using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. Choose one of the reinforcements from the Reinforcement Variety Pack Die. Die cut the reinforcement out of black cardstock.

Step Five. Die cut 1760 die out of black cardstock. Cut the die cut piece in half.

Step Six. Die cut 1759 die out of black cardstock. Cut the circles to fit the tag as desired.

Step Seven. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the cotton image from the First Sights of Spring Stamp Set and stamp onto a piece of watercolour cardstock. Colour the cotton image in using Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks from Set 1 & 2 and a waterbrush. Once the image has dried, fussy cut it out. Ink the edges of the cotton using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eight. Use the letters from the Morning Letters Stamp Set and Jet Black Archival Ink to stamp “inspire” on a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Fussy cut the word out. Ink the edges of the word using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Nine. Cut a piece of burlap that measures 2″ x 3 1/4″. Cut a piece of cheesecloth as desired.

Step Ten. Adhere the reinforcement circle to the top of the tag on the circle. Adhere the white fishtail 1/4″ from the right and 1/2″ from the bottom of the tag. Adhere the book page fishtail 1 1/8″ from the left and 3/4″ from the bottom of the tag.

Step Eleven. Adhere the burlap piece 1 1/4″ from the bottom and to the right hand side of the tag. Adhere the mandella half to the 1″ from the top and to the right hand side of the tag.

Step Twelve. Foam square the note piece 1/2″ from the left and 1 1/4″ from the bottom of the tag. Adhere the cheesecloth as desired to the middle right side of the note piece. Adhere the circle piece overtop of the cheesecloth as desired.

Step Thirteen. Use foam squares to adhere the cotton image 5/8″ from the bottom and 3/8″ from the right of the tag. Adhere the inspire word to the bottom right side of the cotton image.

Step Fourteen. Tie a piece of twine through the hole at the top of the tag. Use a paint brush to splatter Tarnished Brass Distress Spray Stain on the tag as desired.

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

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot
  • Distress Spray Stain: Tarnished Brass
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Dina Wakley: Scribble Sticks 1&2
  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink and Texture Paste Opaque Matte
  • Misc: Black Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock, Book Page, Burlap, Cheesecloth and Twine
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