Good morning! Laura here today to share my newest layout I created for ECD!
To create this layout: Step 1 – trim a paper from the Rusty Weathered paper pack to 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 and distress the edges Step 2 – adhere the paper to a piece of black cardstock distress the edges of the cardstock Step 3 – mat the photo and distress the edges of the photo mat
Step 4 – die cut 3 Stitched Circles and create rolled flowers from coordinating papers
Step 5 – Die cut 2 Mandala from black cardstock and cut one in half
Step 6 – fussy cut 4 flowers from the patterned paper
Good morning! Laura with you today to share a wintery fun layout using LOTS of ECD goodies!
To make this layout: Step 1 – Tear a strip off one side and a smaller strip from the other side of your white soft finish cardstock and cover it with clear gesso and allow to dry or heat set Step 2- Using one of your favorite stencils and texture paste along the side of your paper then adhere your white cardstock to a patterned paper (I used Kaisercraft) Step 3 – Using your Watercolor Palette, use the three shades of blue and allow them to mingle together to create a subtle blend. using your pen add some of the blue water color paint tgo a palette, your glass mat or your craft mat. spray with water to make very runny. Using a fan brush or your favorite splatter technique add splatters to your page. Have fun with it! Heat set the paint and allow to dry thoroughly. Dry brush white acrylic paint over the raised images of your stencil! Step 4 – add a strip of cheesecloth over the stenciled area Step 5 – Die cut at least 6 Leaf and Berry Branches, 2 Leafy Branch, and 3 of the largest circles from the stitched circles from the white cardstock Step 6 – create 3 rolled flowers from the die cut circles
Good morning! I was honored to be asked by Els to create a layout of her granddaughter and her. I will admit, I was slightly nervous to create something for someone else but the photo she provided was so wonderful that it helped design the layout.
To create this layout you will need 2 full sheets of paper (I used ModaScrap Wood Effect paper (the top one) and ModaScap Relax in the Garden. I also used lots of bits and pieces and 1/2 sheets of the relaxing the garden papers. You will also need an edge distresser, brown ink, a few pearls for inside your flowers and of course your wonderful ECD dies.
Step 1 – Trim your top sheet to 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 then using a pair of sharp scissors trim a bit of the top sheet in little bit so the bottom sheet will show more then using your distressing tool shred the edges a bit on both papers
Step 3 – Using the smallest shape in the fitted hexagons die set, cut 23 – 25 hexagons. Ink then distress the edges.
Step 4 – Using the Planner Essentials 8 cut one of the large tag and the title and ink and die and ink and distress
Step 5 – Using the stitched circles die cut the second largest circle the ink and distress the edges
Step 6 – Using planner essentials 11 cut one of the tags and 4 of the strips then ink and distress the edges
Step 7 – Cut the top layer of the butterfly flourish and ink the edges
Step 8 – Using the backside of one of the relaxing in garden papers or a piece of off white cardstock die cut 2 leafy branches, then trim them in half so you will now have 4 pieces and ink the edges
Step 9 – Using your left over pieces of paper and your favorite flower dies die cut your flowers – I used, bunch of flowers 3, large flower set, and small flower set. I cut three of each flower and layered each one but you can also just die cut one and leave your flowers flat.
Good Morning. This is Selma Stevenson today. One of my favorite flowers is the Peony. Using Susan’s Peony 2 die set you can create beautiful, realistic flowers for cards that will be enjoyed by everyone.
Hi, Diana here! Have you ever seen one of those time lapsed videos of flowers blooming? It’s quite amazing. This quote from the Where My Flowers Bloom Collection stamp set reminded me of those videos. Flowers open ever-so-slowly, but then they’re in full bloom! And it’s quite beautiful to behold. I combined this quote with one of my favorite flowers – Stargazer Lilies. They are so vibrant and bold – and a lot taller than you would think! Read on to find out how I made this card.
Welcome to our August Susan’s Garden Design Team Designer Challenge. We had such a fantastic response to our first Susan’s Garden Designer Challenge last month, we are so glad that you all enjoyed it.
Susan Tierney-Cockburn not only designs beautiful flower dies for us to create with, she also designs a line of CountryScapes dies that can stand alone or be combined to create beautiful scenes.
Our challenge this month is Home is where the Heart is – Use any of the Susan’s Garden House related dies to create your card/project.
For our Challenge today we are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website to 3 winners.
To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: “Which dies from Susan’s collection make you think of your home?”
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.
The winners will be announced on Friday, August 11th, 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.
Hi everyone! Angela here. For today’s project I have opted to go with a tag using Tags and More 7 – Vine, Susan’s Garden Notes Hydrangea 2, as well as the CountryScapes – Country Fence 1 and Elizabeth Craft’s Leafy Branch. The grass and sky background were created using CountryScapes – Clouds and Grass.
Welcome to our first Susan’s Garden Design Team Designer Challenge. Some of you asked for this challenge earlier in the year and we are so happy to finally be able to include it.
Susan Tierney-Cockburn designs flower dies that are realistic, just like those we find in nature, and they are scaled so they can be used together in bouquets. For our first challenge let’s celebrate with flowers! Create a card/project anything you want as long as it includes one or more of Susan’s Garden flowers.
For our Challenge today we are giving away a Susan’s Garden Prize Pack which includes: Garden Notes Square Window & Flower Box, Sunflower 2 and an All Metal Tool Kitto 3 winners.
To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: What is your favorite flower from the Garden Notes collection?
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.
The winners will be announced on Friday, July 14th, here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.