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You Are Amazing Creating with Florals 6

April 23, 2021

Hello Friends and Welcome! It’s Karan Gerber here today to share some florals with you. I am in love with the floral dies and today I am sharing a technique I came up with using Florals 6. Looking at this die, you might wonder what floral you can make of it. I decided this would make a great peony. 


To begin with we will need to cut a few flowers from Florals 6

Here is my start, creating a 5×7 card base 


I colored all the florals with Tea Rose Archival Ink and the leaves with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and Bundled Sage. I shaped them and then kept them close together while using my glue gun using stamens that complement the color. 


Here is my finished card. I hope I have inspired you to give Florals 6 a try!


Thank you for dropping by today!

Materials Used:

Other Products: Tea Rose Archival Ink; Peeled Paint Distress Ink; Bundled Sage Distress Ink, pale yellow stamens, dress my craft pale rose stamens, seam binding, archival re inker; 

Cardmaking Fantasy Flowers Soft Finish Cardstock

Two-Color Flowers

March 30, 2021

Karen here today. I love playing with the florals, and today, I’m featuring a couple cards made with the first release that uses two colors for the flowers. So many fun options with these gorgeous flowers.

I had some of this gorgeous onion paper in my stash that I wanted to use in the backgrounds for these florals today. For this card I die-cut it with a Stitched Indented Rectangle Dies. For this card, I then added 1/2 of a Mandala die cut that I first added 101mm Double Sided Adhesive. I then added a sentiment from the Destination Phrases Stamps. I cut the stamped phrase using a Postage Stamp Square and then cut off the ends and top. The green polkadot paper was die cut with the fun hexagon shape in the Decorative Insert Dies from the Art Journal Collection. Next I colored and shaped the florals from the Florals 1 Dies die cut using 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock.

All of the ink I used for these florals was from Distress Ink. The flower base was first colored with Kitsch Flamingo and then I daubered the edges just slightly with Wilted Violet. I used my finger to add a smidge of Wilted Violet in the centers. For the small flowers, I added some Wilted Violet ink and water onto my craft glass and then just doused the flowers. For the leaves, I used Mowed Lawn and Wild Honey. From here, I spritzed the back of the paper before shaping as it really helps the flowers to hold their shape when dry.

For the next card, I started by adding some Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink through a stencil from the Pattern Stencil Pack to a piece of 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock. I first cut a piece of the onion-skin paper using the Winter Edges Dies. I adhered that to the Soft Finish Cardstock and then die cut with the Stitched Indented Rectangles Dies. I die cut the florals from the Florals 3 dies and colored the leaves with Distress Ink in Bundled Sage and Vintage Photo and the flowers with Broken China and Blueprint Sketch. The “heart leaves” is also from the Decorative Insert Dies from the Art Journal Collection. The sentiment, again from the Destination Phrases Stamps, was cut with the Diagonal Stitched Fishtail Dies. I added a piece of the Postage Stamp Square at the bottom that I colored with Broken China.

Thanks for stopping by today. The supplies I used from Elizabeth Craft Designs are linked up below.

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Onion skin paper, distress inks, black ink

Fantasy Flowers Joset Designs Planner Essentials Silk Microfine Glitter

Happy Spring

March 8, 2021

It’s time for another group theme on our blog today. This time we would like to inspire you with some beatiful work around the theme “Spring”. We asked our designers to create some colorful projects or projects that remind them of Spring. Let’s see what they created!

Joseph Nguyen created this beautiful card using a combination of dies from the Fantasy Flowers collection by Anita Izendoorn. He also created a Koala using the Koala die set who sits beautiful in the center of the card.
When we think about Spring, for many people Easter comes up and so it did for Katelyn Grosart. She created this beautiful egg shaped card using the Elegant Easter Egg Large die, the Large and Small Flowers and the Triple Leaves. The “happy easter” is from the Words 2 – Happy Holidays set.
Lisanne Geerdink made this beautiful insert for her planner. She added a picture of little flowers that just started to bloom. A great reminder that Spring has arrived. To decorate her page she used the Blooming Branches die set.
Karen Ostergard created this beautiful card that will definately put a smile on your face. The card has some lovely pastel colors with the flowers so vibrant and pretty. For the background she used the Cubic Background die.
EK Gorman created this colorful Happy Easter card using the Sping Basket die. She used a combination of Silk Microfine Glitters for the grass and eggs in and around the basket. So pretty!
Tina Guigui made this beautiful card using the cut-outs from the Floral Burst Background die. Love this technique and the way she colored. Tina also made another card where she used the actual die cut that you can find on her blog. For the sentiment she used the Spring Sentiments.
Karen Gerber created this beautiful Spring inspired card using a combination of dies and stamps. For the flowers she used the Florals 5 and the tags are from Planners Essentials 26 and the Butterfly Pocket Insert. She also used the Background 1 stamp. What a pretty combination!
Tanja Kabel created this adorable card using the Leaf Pattern Background and the Fairy 2 dies. She also used some green Silk Microfine Glitter to add some sparkle to the background. Love this effect. The sentiment is from the Once Upon a Time Sentiment set.
Last but not least is this colorful cards created by Annette Green who also used the Spring Basket die for her card. She added some beautiful little flowers from Florals set 3 and some leaves from the Leaves and Branches. Love the coloring!
Fantasy Flowers

Christmas is on its way

November 9, 2020

Hello everyone, my name is Joyce Schmidt design team member for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I was putting away the black, orange and purple of the Halloween season and was playing around with the Fantasy Florals in preparation for Christmas.  I found this Grapevine wreath in my stash and decided it needed Poinsettias made from the Floral #2 (1774).

First, I wanted the wreath to look snowy. I painted a mixture of glue and acrylic paint onto the wreath so I could stick the chunky shimmery glitter. After painting it I sprinkled the glitter, I let it sit to dry. 

I die cut all four of the shapes from the Floral #2 from red cardstock, and one set of each from green cardstock. Since poinsettias are not really a flower, rather a bunch of leaves, I only used the flower die not the leaves from this set. I used the larger of the 4 dies to act as my leaves.

I shaped the flowers on my foam mat with the back of my Elizabeth Craft Designs tweezers. Just for added dimension I distressed the edges of the petals. 

After layering  the flowers together slightly off set using my Kid’s Choice glue, I inserted gold stamens in the middle.  Using hot glue, I placed the flowers onto the wreath. At this point it looked a little bare. 

I got out my Trio of Leaves die (1464) and die cut some of these in green cardstock. I was the perfect touch to “fill in the holes”. 

I hope you will try this project. It is very easy and can be adapted to use with any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs florals, for any season.

Feel free to watch our process video on this project HERE.

Thank you and I hope you have a great week. 

Joyce Schmidt

Elizabeth Craft Designs products:

Paper Flowers

Fun with Flowers

September 21, 2020

Hi there! Karen here today. I only recently got my hands on the amazing new flowers here at Elizabeth Craft Designs. They are so much fun to play with! In my post today, I show two fun examples of cards using the new flowers.

Here’s how I created this fun card.

  • Cut a 8-1/2″x11″ piece of Soft Finish Cardstock in half length-wise and score/fold in the middle to create a top-fold card base.
  • Die cut a card front using the Stitched Rectangle Dies (Patterned orange cardstock)
  • Cut two strips of green paper at 1/2″ and 3/4″ by 5″ and add them to the left side of the card front. (I adhered mine just inside the rectangle stitching)
  • Die cut a large Fitted Circle and trim a bit from one side, and layer it over the green strips.
  • Die cut a small and medium size of Florals 1 from light yellow cardstock and ink edges with Dried Marigold Distress Ink. Die cut the leaf from the Florals 1 from light green cardstock and ink the edges with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink.
  • Shape the flower and leaf. (For the flower, I use a simple foam pad with a stylus and shape in circular motions on the back-side and then “punch” into the middle on the front. I then work the flower and leave a bit with my fingers until I like the look of it.)
  • Add the flower and a sentiment to the card front.

As a fun embellishment, I put some of the White Craft Drops on a piece of “waste” release sheet from the Double Sided Adhesive. When dry, I color them with a Copic Marker, and then they can be glued onto the project – either as a flower center or just an embellishment.

The next card was made with a FuN sentiment stamp, For You.

On this card, I stamped that amazing sentiment and cut it out with Fitted Circles. In this card, I added the circles and strips before die cutting the card front, and I did not shape those fun flowers from the Florals 3 set. I think these flowers are super cute just flat as embellishments too.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Pattern and Plain Cardstock, Black Ink, Distress Ink, Copic Markers

Fantasy Flowers Paper Flowers

Autumn is in the Air

August 31, 2020

Hello everyone, this is Joyce Schmidt, design team member with Elizabeth Craft Designs. I am bringing you Autumn wishes today so that you may begin to brush off the hot summer and start looking forward to the Pumpkin Spice Latte, and holidays to come. Join me today to make this fun card for Autumn using the new Fantasy Floral line coming very soon! 

I decided to do a slimline card today. The size of the card measures 81/2 X 31/2 inches. I used the Elizabeth Craft Design soft finish cardstock 110lb to create the card base because I am using it as the base layer for my stencil. I used the rocks stencil (S038) and just used a little distress ink ad a blending brush, it was perfect for this card. 

I used the soft finish card stock to die cut Elegant Ornament die (1780). Using the ink to paper transfer technique, I colored the paper brown. I then roughly applied gold embossing powder to certain areas, and heat embossed the powder. It gives it an antique finish as if it was metal. 

I die cut leaves from all 3 of the floral sets 1,2,3 and just inked them with browns, oranges, and a dash of green to give it a fall look. 

Next, I used my Elizabeth Craft Designs tweezers to add a little shape to the leaves so they would easily take on a realistic look. 

To wrap it all up I die cut the Word “Autumn” from the 4 Seasons Set (1199) and used gold foil paper with Double sided adhesive on the back and it finished the inspiration perfectly! 

I hope you will try this easy fun autumn card using the leaves from the Fantasy Floral set from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I was fun and easy to make as well as inspiring for the Fall Season. Thank you for joining me today and Happy Crafting! 

Elizabeth Craft Designs products used:

Florals 1 (Coming soon)

Florals 2 (Coming soon)

Florals 3 (Coming soon)

Elegant Ornament (Coming soon)

Just Smile

August 30, 2020

Karen here today sharing a card I made with some of the fun, new products from the Art Journal line. This beautiful line of products is terrific for cardmaking, scrapbooking and – of course – art journaling!

I started this card by first cutting that pretty border from 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock using one of the dies from the Journal Edges set. I placed it on a piece of green cardstock and added another small strip of green cardstock just above the die cut part. I left a small part at the top with no glue, so I could tuck flowers in. I then cut the whole thing with a Stitched Rectangle Die. See below.

Next, I used the Watercolor Palette to paint beautiful flowers cut using 90 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock from the Flower Power Dies and from the Floral Insert Dies. I love the vibrant colors!

I added the flowers using Kids Choice Glue leaving the tops not fully glued down. I also added the “Smile” sentiment (from the Zen Sentiments Clear Stamps) to the card front. To finish off this card, I added some pink bakers twine.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Pink bakers twine, black ink and green cardstock

Art Journal Collection Planner Essentials

Oh Happy Day

July 13, 2020

Karen here today from Craftily Yours! When I sat down to craft today, I decided I just wanted to craft something FuN and positive. There’s so much craziness in the world, and crafting gives me my sanity breaks. I’m sure it’s the same for many of you.

I started off with two Stitched Rectangle Die cuts (2nd largest size) of 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock. On the left, I used Distress Oxide in Faded Jeans and the Dot Dot Dot stencil. On the right, I used Distress Oxide in Speckled Egg and the Make Your Mark Stencil.

Love those fun stencils. I also mixed up a bit of Wilted Violet with some water and splashed it with a paint brush here and there.

I took another two pieces of 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock and inked one up with more Faded Jeans, Speckled Egg and Wilted Violet. On this one, I stamped from the Garden Flowers and First Sights of Spring stamps and fussy cut out the flowers. On the second piece, I inked it up with Mowed Lawn and Iced Spruce and die cut the Blooming Branches dies. Finally, I stamped two sentiments on pieces that were left over using the Pieces of Life 4 – Retro stamps. I die cut them with a small circle I found in the Planner Labels set.

I had a bit of this fun lacy paper in my stash, so I also die cut this piece using the Planner Patterns dies. I cut it in half so I’d have enough for two cards. Each half is tucked behind a piece of the Reminiscence paper that I cut a few strips of for each card.

Finally, I assembled it all and added a few diamond dots and then added it to a card base. I love how my arty cards turned out and am grateful for you stopping by to take a look!

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other Supplies:

Lacy White Paper, Distress Oxides, Diamond dots

Charlene Stamps Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Home Decor Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Loved Wall Hanging

February 13, 2020

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

There’s only 1 day left until Valentine’s Day and I thought it would be fun to create a last minute wall hanging perfect to add to any place in your home. To create my project, I’ve used a variety of Charlene’s stamps and a some dies from Els van de Burgt Studio. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my wall hanging at home.

Step One. Die cut a 3/4″ Diagonal Stitched Fishtail out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the fishtail down to 2 1/2″. Apply Worn Lipstick Distress Ink to the Loved word from the Journaling Elements 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 Two. Die cut a 5 1/4″ Stitched Heart out of a book page. Distress the edges of the heart. Ink the edges of the heart using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. Die cut a 4 1/4″ Stitched Heart out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Worn Lipstick Distress Ink over the entire surface of the heart. Apply Picked Raspberry Distress Ink to the X’s stamp from the Journaling Elements and stamp randomly over the entire surface of the heart. Reapply ink to the stamp as needed. Distress the edges of the heart. Ink the edges of the heart using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Four. Die cut the medium Entwined Heart out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Using a blending tool with foam, blend Candied Apple Distress Ink over the entire surface of the heart. Ink the edges of the heart using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Five. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Heart stamp from the Journaling Elements stamp set and stamp onto a piece of watercolour cardstock. Reapply ink to the Heart stamp and stamp onto the same piece of watercolour cardstock. Using a waterbrush and Ruby Red Scribble Stick, colour in three of the hearts. Using a waterbrush and Blushing Scribble Stick, colour in the other three of the hearts. Once the hearts are dry, fussy cut them out. Ink the edges of the hearts using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Six. Choose one of the flower stamps from the A Field of Flowers stamp set. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the flower stamp and stamp onto a piece of watercolour cardstock. Reapply ink to the flower stamp and stamp onto the same piece of watercolour cardstock. Using a waterbrush and Sedonna Scribble Stick, colour in one of the flowers. Using a waterbrush and Blushing Scribble Stick, colour in the other flower. Once the flowers are dry, fussy cut them out. Ink the edges of the flowers using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Seven. Choose one of the flower stamps from the Garden Flowers stamp set. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the flower stamp and stamp onto a piece of watercolour cardstock. Reapply ink to the flower stamp and stamp onto the same piece of watercolour cardstock. Using a waterbrush and Ruby Red Scribble Stick, colour in one of the flowers. Using a waterbrush and Magenta Scribble Stick, colour in the other flower. Once the flowers are dry, fussy cut them out. Ink the edges of the flowers using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Eight. Foam square the pink stitched heart to the middle of the 5 1/4″ stitched heart. Adhere the entwined heart to the middle of the pink stitched heart. Adhere the loved fishtail 2″ from the bottom and 1/8″ from the right of the 5 1/4″ stitched heart.

Step Nine. Adhere the six hearts as desired on the left side of the heart as well as to the bottom middle of the loved fishtail.

Step Ten. Use adhesive and foam squares to adhere the flowers to the left hand side of the stitched hearts, making sure that you can see coloured small hearts.

Step Eleven. Punch two holes at the top of the stitched hearts. Tie a piece of twine through the two holes.

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

Katelyn

Other Supplies Used:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot, Candied Apple, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Dina Wakley: Scribble Sticks 1 & 2
  • Misc: Twine, Waterbrush, Book page and Watercolour Cardstock
Inspiration from the Design Team

Using Items From Your Craft Stash To Create A Beautiful Gift!

July 16, 2019

Good morning everyone!

Today I thought it would be fun to do something a bit differently than making a card…

I’ve had this small metal chair I found at Michael’s in my “stash“ for some time and decided to decorate it with flowers from Elizabeth Craft Designs. It is a birthday gift for a very dear friend.

I used Lilies, Iris, Frosted Fern, Berry branch with leaves and Crocus. Kid’s craft glue did the trick of holding everything on the chair. Did you find the lady bug?

What do you think? The flowers can go beautifully on many different items. If you would like to purchase any of the products I’ve used, just click on them below and you will be directed to the Elizabeth Craft Designs website to complete your order. 

See what you can find….and keep gardening! 

Hugs,

Kathy Sabarese, ECD Design Team

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