Good morning! Laura back again today to share my next layout for ECD!
I’d like to think I am a versatile scrapbooker –– I try creating in different styles to suit the mood, product or subject of the photo. Today I am sharing a grungy mixed-media layout I created!
To create this layout:
Step 1 – tear three pieces of cardboard from whatever box you have laying around. One should be about 3×6, another a small strip about 6″ long and another strip around 5″ long. This is a grungy layout so no need to really measure –– just tear off pieces the size you like. Step 2 – cover your background paper and your cardboard with clear gesso and let dry or dry with a heat gun then distress the edges. Step 3 – adhere your paper to a piece of heavy cardstock or cardboard to help with the warping.
Step 4 – using your favorite stamps, stamp randomly around the page using embossing ink, then use a coordinating color of embossing powder. I used the chicken wire stamp from the Background Stamp 1 set and white embossing powder. Step 5 – in sections, use your favorite stencil and light paste to create texture and visual interest. Step 6 – using your favorite mists and colorant powders, color your page and the cardboard. dry with heat gun.
Step 7 – using a palette and palette knife add a bit of Silk Microfine Glitter and your light paste. Create how ever many colors of glitter paste you wish. I used royal teal and chocolate. Step 8 – using your palette knife spread your glitter paste over the cardboard and the stenciled areas of your page. Step 9 – die cut 6 various sizes of fitted fishtails and distress the edges. Step 10 – die cut 3 – 1 3/4″ stitched circles and distress the edges. Step 11 – die cut one edge from the planner essentials 11 and distress the edges.
Typically, I do not like taking photos in direct sun but to share the glittery but grungy effect of the glitter paste, I took a couple below.
And here is the finished layout once again. I think the glitter paste looks really awesome!
Every fall I feel it’s hard to see the days get shorter, the warm sun disappear and the cold rain setting in. Than again Mother Nature puts on a great show with all the colors changing in the trees. We get inside to prepare some warm meal in the slow cooker with the many wonderful vegetables ready to be harvest and our home smells like happiness. I found a quote from an anonymous writer that capture my present state of mind: ” The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let things go…” It inspired this card and I hope you’ll like it.
Hi Everyone! It’s Karen here. Have you ever looked at the number of die shapes available at Elizabeth Craft Designs?! Hearts, stars, fishtails, squares, circles, octagons – the fun never ends! I combined several to make a card today, also using the Row Houses and Home Sweet Home Clear Stamp sets.
Hi Everyone. It’s Tina here today for the Die Cut Team. My dear husband’s birthday is coming up and if you are like me, you struggle when it comes to creating masculine cards. I love adding flowers and girly accents to my cards which don’t translate well for a man. I found the trick to making masculine cards is to stick to earth tones. Below you will find the steps to replicate this card.
It’s Frances here and it’s my turn to post a tutorial for the Coloring Design Team today. Anyone who knows me knows how much I love owls …. why else would my blog be named StampOwl’s Studio! You can never have too many owls!!! So when Els showed me this stamp set by designer Krista Schneider that is being released next week, of course I was excited and I have been so wanting to play with it.
It’s Frances here today. It’s my turn to post a tutorial for the Coloring Design Team. Shaker cards can be so much fun to create so I decided to make one using Krista Schneider’s Teddy Bear Picnic Clear Stamps set and coordinating dies.
It’s the third Tuesday in April and that means it is time for the Coloring Design Team Designer Challenge.
Our challenge this month is “Inside and Out” – We often decorate the front of our card and do nothing on the inside of the card. For our challenge this month let’s decorate the inside to coordinate with the front.
For our Challenge today we are giving away a $20 gift card to use on our website to 3 winners.
To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: What is your favorite or most-used sentiment when creating a card?
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.
The winners will be announced on Friday, April 21, here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.
Now let’s take a look at the wonderful creations our talented Design Team have created for the Challenge this month. For more information about the cards, click on the designer’s name under each card to be taken to the designer’s blog post and will open up in a new window.
It is time for our Coloring Design Team March Designer Challenge. Our challenge this month is Fabulous Florals – Spring is upon us, so let’s see those flowers on our cards this month.
For today’s challenge we are giving away a “Fabulous Flowers” pack to 3 winners. The winners will receive the following: Joset Designs Pinwheel; Els van de Burgt Flower Cluster 1; Susan’s Garden Tulip 2; Suzanne Cannon A Way with Stencils -Butterfly Kaleidoscope Stencil; Krista Schneider Spring Blooms Stamp & Die set and ModaScrap Happy Flowers.
To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: “What is your favorite springtime flower?”
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.
The winners will be announced on Friday, March 24 here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.