Good morning! Laura with you today to share my newest layout created for Elizabeth Craft Designs! I LOVE making flowers and the new dies from ECD are AWESOME and were perfect for creating this wedding layout for my beautiful niece’s upcoming wedding!
To Create this layout: Step 1 – cover your background paper with clear gesso (I used Craft O’clock Celebrate today collection) Step 2 – using your favorite ECD stencil and texture paste approximately 3″ (9.5cm) from the left side and allow to dry (I used the Dot Dot Dot stencil) Step 3 – using the watercolor palette and coordinating colors to your background paper highlight the stenciled image and allow to dry Step 4 – adhere the trimming off of your patterned paper, or cut a piece at 1/2″ (approx. 1cm) x 12 (30cm) on the stenciled image
Step 5 – using coordinating soft finish cardstock die cut one Elegant Ornament and adhere as shown (I used pewter soft finish cardstock) Step 6 – from coordinating patterned paper create 3 4×6 photo mats and adhere as shown using cardboard and 3D adhesive to add dimension Step 7 – diecut using coordinating soft finish cardstock one set of Ornate Gateway and adhere as shown
Step 8 – Using your favorite ECD flower and leaves dies, die cut, ink and assemble 15 flowers and 15 leaves and adhere as shown (I used florals 1, florals 2, florals 3, florals 4, and stamen flowers with dove, pewter and white soft finish cardstock) Step 9 – add art stones and seed beads
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
Pattern and Plain Cardstock, Black Ink, Distress Ink, Copic Markers
Welcome to our Monthly Designers challenge! This month’s theme is all about flowers. We asked our designer to create some beautiful projects using our new Paper Flowers dies or any of our other “Floral” themed stamps. Our designers did a great job and I can’t wait to show to their beautiful work!
First project is from Annette Green who created this beautiful little box using the new Pizza Box die and the Florals 4. Love the beautiful Fall colors she picked for the flowers and leaves. For the box itself Annette used the Worn Wood paper pack. Make sure to check out Annette’s blog HERE for more info.
EK Gorman created this beautiful flower card using a collection of flowers stamps. She used the “A Field of Flowers” set and the “Patterns 1”. Love the brown and yellow color combination. For more info on how to create this card, check out EK’s Blog HERE.
Joyce Schmidt created a beautiful frame using the Florals 1 die set in combination with the Elegant Ornament die. Love these 2 together. She also used the Berry Branch and cut this one up in small pieces to decorate the flower arrangement. Joyce often shows her work in videos and on her Facebook page. Make sure to check it out HERE.
Anita Izendoor, the designer of the Paper Flower Collection joined us this month with a beautiful floral slimline card. Just like Joyce, she decided to combine the Elegant Ornament die with the Florals 1 set. Such a beautiful combination. For the background she used the Worn Wood paper pack. To see more of Anita’s beautiful work, make sure to check out her Blog HERE.
We’re so happy to have some Strawberries dies back in our collection, this time just a little bit smaller than our previous release set. Tina Guigui created this lovely slimline card. She colored the strawberries so pretty they almost look real. The “let love bloom” (Zen Sentiments set) is a perfect choice for this card. If you would like to re-create this card, make sure to check out Tina’s Blog HERE.
Next card is from Sandy Diller who used the Color my Flowers clear stamp set in combination with the new Floral Birst Background die by Joset Designs. I love how she used the background die here as the front of the card. For the sentiment she used the Build Your Own Sentiments 1. For more info on how to create this beautiful card, make sure to check out Sandy’s blog HERE.
Joseph Nguyen joined us this month with this beautiful flower arrangement using a combination of dies. Joseph used the Florals 4 and colored the petals centers very lightly in blue. He followed this color scheme with a beautiful patterned background and some small blue embellishments on the berries (Berry Branch). Some extra leaves completed his card. For more inspiration, make sure to follow Joseph’s Facebook page HERE.
Katelyn Grosart created this stunning wreath using the Florals 2 and Stamen Flowers die sets. She used White Soft Finish Cardstock to cut her flowers and leaves and colored them using Distress Inks. Love the pastel colors she picked. For more info on how to create the flowers, check out Katelyn’s Blog HERE.
Last project is this cute card created by Karen Ostergard showing you how fun it is to use the flower dies as embellishments. She created a Hoppy Birthday card using the oh so cute Frog die set. For more info on how to create this card, check out Karen’s Blog post HERE.
Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Just For You Gift Box.
Today’s project is an exciting one as it is giving you a sneak peek of the new Flower Collection designed by Anita Izendoorn. To create my Just For You Gift Box, I’ve used a couple of the dies from the new Flower Collection as well as a die from Joset Designs. You’ll want to read below as I share with you how to recreate my gift box at home.
Step One. You’ll need a piece of sturdy cardboard. I used a piece that had a white coating on the top. Die cut the Pizza Box, from the Pizza Box die out of the cardboard.
Step Two. Die cut the scalloped square from the Pizza Box die out of a piece of vellum.
Step Three. Choose a piece of patterned paper. Die cut the flower cut out from the Pizza Box die out of the patterned paper. Ink the edges of the cut out piece using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Four. Choose a piece of coordinating patterned paper that goes with patterned paper you just used to die cut the flower cut out. Die cut the 2 1/2″ circle from the Pizza Box die out of the coordinating patterned paper. Die cut the stitched circle from the Pizza Box die out of a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the edges of both circles using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.
Step Five. Die cut two of the single Ginko leaves once out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the remaining Ginko leaf twice out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Lightly blend Shabby Shutter Distress Ink using a blending tool with foam over all four leaves.
Step Six. From the Words 2 – Thinking of You die , you’ll need the For You Words. Die cut the words out of the same patterned paper that you die cut the flower cut out from.
Step Seven. Assemble your pizza box.
Step Eight. Adhere the scalloped square to the top of the pizza box. Adhere the flower cut out square to the middle of the scalloped square.
Step Nine. Adhere the stitched circle to the 2 1/2″ circle. Foam square the 2 1/2″ circle to the middle of the flower cut out square. Adhere the four Ginko leaves as desired on the left hand side of the circles.
Step Ten. To finish the gift box, adhere the For You words to white stitched circle as desired.
Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my For You Gift Box.
The holiday is almost here! I hope you’ll all be celebrating it together with family and friends. It truly is about Faith, Family and Love.
Today I’ve done a card (6” x 6”) which has different flowers than I normally use. The painting in the frame is a primitive Tole painting of a Pilgrim family I painted last year for a wooden frame where I interchange my painted boards for each holiday. It seemed perfect for this card.
The layer of background paper is from the Wood Effects pack. I shaded the wheat then rubbed some white chalk on the tips to highlight them.
The flowers, wheat and frame are from ECD’s ModaScrap dies. The leaves and berry branches are from ECD, as well. They are more delicate flowers than usual, but work up well.
I’ve also used ECD’s new ‘Craft Drops’ for the berries. (Metallic Gold) Of course there is the wonderful ladybug, but I’ve made her by using red and black Nuvo drops on my Teflon mat, then using white and black gel pens for her eyes and the dots on her shell.
My computer helped me with the words on the frame, and I had a Thanksgiving stamp in my ‘stash’. For the center of the flower I used Yes! glue, rolled into a small ball then rolled in gold/yellow prills.
If you are interested in any of the products I’ve used, they are listed below. Click on each product and you will be directed to the ECD page where you can complete your order.
Bring on the turkey and pumpkin pie! See you next month!
Kathy Sabarese Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team
Hi, Luciana is here! Today I’m sharing a tutorial for a card inspired by the warm autumn colors.
Step 1. From a metallic cardstock, cut out a set of Garden Notes – Vintage TinMilk Can. Use the Copper – Silk Microfine Glitter and a Quinacridone Gold acrilic color to create a rusty effect. Using the White Soft Finish Cardstock 240gr, cut out: 1 set of Garden Notes – Wheat Sheath; 2 set of Garden Notes – Hawthorne Berries.
Step 2. Use an eraser and the medium ball stylus on the back of the Wheat Sheath to model it.
Step 3. Use the tweezers, the medium ball stylus and molding pad to model the leaves of the Hawthorn.
Step 4. From the White Soft Finish Cardstock 240gr, cut out 6 sets of Garden Notes – Calendula ( except for the stem). Color them with the medium that you prefer.
Step 5. Use the eraser and the small ball stylus to model the smaller part of the flower. For the others pieces use the medium ball stylus and the molding pad. Then adhere two set of each size, layering from the smaller to the bigger one.
Step 6. Use the leaf tool and the leaf pad to create a vein on the leaves of the Calendula. Add some details with the ball tool and the molding pad.
Step 7. Create 2 circles of the White Soft Finish Cardstock 240gr, using the 3rd and 4th circle from the set Dashing Circles . Use also both the dies to create a frame, putting the two dies one inside the other. Die cut the word NOVEMBER from the set Planner Months. Assemble the pieces like the pictures below.
Who else is excited for the upcoming holiday season? Sure, there’s the stress of cooking, and gift-giving… but that also means that there are more opportunities to craft! (And we couldn’t be more excited!)
With the help of our amazing Design Team, we’ve put together a list of Thanksgiving projects you’ll definitely want to make this year. Take a look below, and be sure to tell us in the comments which one you’ll be making!
What I’m thankful for: The aspect of my life that I am most thankful for is my family.
We are a really close family and we help each other through good and bad. We had a rough year with Jon’s health and every day I am thankful for him to be here and our boys that showed their loving and caring and strong demeanor that helped us both. I am thankful for the laughter we share, the lessons we have learned, the moments we have and the life we have built together.
Hello everyone! Diane here to propose to you a different, but simple, wedding card. I love weddings in the fall, don’t you? Here are the steps to make this card.
Step 1: Background
Cut 12 X 6 inches White Soft Finish cardstock (110 Lb) and fold in half (to make a 6 X 6 inches card).
Cut a 5 3/4 X 5 3/4 inches square out of dark green cardstock.
Cut a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches square out of light green cardstock.
Cut a 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches square out of gold cardstock.
Adhere each layers on top of the other using some Transparent Double Sided AdhesiveTape.
Step 2: Flower background
Die cut out of White Soft Finish cardstock the background for the flower using the fifth size from the middle of the Dotted Scallop Circles #1172 die set.
Ink up a working surface or glass mat with yellow Distress Ink, spritz with water and gently pick up the color with the white background. Let dry a couple of minutes or use a air gun to speed up the process.
Ink up the working surface again but this time with green Distress Ink, and repeat the previous step.
Adhere the scallop background onto the card background.
Step 3: The Shasta Daisy
Using the Garden Notes Shasta Daisy # 1521, die cut the petal for one flower out of White Soft Finish cardstock .
Die cut the small centers plate once out of yellow cardstock.
Shape the leaves and the petals using the 4 Pieces All Metal Tool Set.
Adhere the flower on the scallop background using Kids Choice Glue.
Step 4: The sentiment
Out of White Soft Finish cardstock, die cut a label using the Planner Lables – Planner Essentials dies #1658 die set.
Die cut the word “Congrats” in gold cardstock, using the Words 1 – Celebration #1465 die set.
With the Kids Choice Glue, adhere the word on the label.
With foam adhesive squares, adhere the sentiment on the card.
Step 5 : This is love…
Out of both green cardstock , die cut the word “LOVE” in the Planner Essentials 3 #105 die set.
Glue both “Love” on top of the other, off setting them a little bit.
With Kids Choice Glue, glue the flower on the scallop circle, slightly on the left and glue the word “Love” slightly on the right of the flower.
Here’s a look at the final card!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Thank you for stopping by!