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Charlene Stamps Planner Essentials Stamping

The Ladies Of ECD

January 9, 2020

Hey Friends!  It’s a new year, so I have been revamping my planner.  But this year I really wanted a cool art piece to be the cover.  I wanted it to be something I would enjoy seeing al year long.  And since I take great pride in my group of girl friends who enrich my life, I thought it might be fun to pull out the different lady stamps, drawn by Charlene, ECD has released this past year to decorate the inside of my planner.

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Step One:  Stamp the five female stamps released this past year onto some watercolor paper using some gray water resistant ink.  The five ladies come from the Make a Wish, Halloween Party, Oh the Joy of Christmas, Moments of Life and Pure Spring stamp sets.

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Step Two:  Using watercolor makers, color in the skin tones.  I used the Ecoline Beige Pink collection.

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Step Three:  Using watercolor or ink pencils color in the hair, lips and eyes of the ladies.  I used Inktense pencils.

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Step Four:  Using a white gel pen, add reflection to the eyes.  I used a Gelly Role Pen.

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Step Five:  Using watercolored pencils, color in the clothing.  I traced around the edges of the stamp, and colored in a little bit when the heaviest shading would be.  Then using a watercolor brush, I moved around the color.

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I used Spectrum Noir AquaBlend watercolored pencils to color in all the clothing.

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Step Six:  Fill in the background with color.  I used traditional watercolors.

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Step Seven:  While the watercolor is still wet, add powder watercolor to create more visual interest.  I used Brusho in purple.

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Step Eight:  Add stamped sentiments.  I used sentiments stamps from both Moments of Life and Pure Spring in black water resistant ink.

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Step Nine:  Die cut holes into the watercolor paper using the Planner Essentials 5 die set.

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Step Ten:  Trim the edges with scissors so it will fit nicely into your planner.  I love these little Fine Pointed Scissors from ECD.

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I just love how this came out.  Yes, it might be a little purple, but it is great color to use to theme an entire calendar year.

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I ended up coloring each of the ladies so that they would remind me of a dear friend.

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Now all year long when I open my planner, I can be reminded of my friends who are more like sisters.

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How are you going to spruce up your planner this year?  Are you going to stamp fun pictures, layer inspiring papers or just ink everything up?  Let us know in the comments below, and until then, happy crafting.

EK Gorman

A Way With Words Cardmaking Els van de Burgt Studio Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Let Your Dreams Soar Card

January 4, 2020

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, I’m thrilled to be sharing with you today my Let your Dreams Soar Card, which is perfect to give to that special someone in your life. To create my card, I’ve used a variety of stamps and dies from Suzanne Cannon! To compliment the products from Suzanne Cannon, I’ve also used dies from Els van de Burgt Studio.

Step One. Die cut the 4″ Stitched Rectangle out of a piece of kraft cardstock. Distress the edges of the rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Die cut a 3 1/2″ Stitched Rectangle out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle Hot Pink, Raspberry and Turquoise Magenta Nuance onto the rectangle. Spritz with water. Dry the paper with a heat tool. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the hexagon stamp from the Pure Spring stamp set and stamp randomly on the rectangle as desired. Reapply ink to the stamp as needed. Distress the edges of the rectangle. Ink the edges of the rectangle using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Three. From the Butterfly Flourish, die cut two of the medium butterflies out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Die cut the small butterfly from the same die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Four. Die cut the flourish from the Flourished Frame die twice out of Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Five. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Let your dream soar sentiment from the Soar Collection and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut the sentiment into two strips. Fussy cut the sentiment out of the two strips. Ink the edges of the sentiments using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Six. Adhere the 3 1/2″ stitched rectangle to the 4″ stitched rectangle.

Step Seven. Adhere the two flourishes to the left side of the 3 1/2″ stitched rectangle. Foam square the three butterflies over top of the flourishes.

Step Eight. Adhere the sentiment strips to the bottom right hand side of the 3 1/2″ stitched rectangle.

Step Nine. Cut a cardbase out of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″. Adhere the cardfront to the cardbase.

Thank you for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Let Your Dream Soar Card.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Magenta Nuance: Hot Pink, Raspberry and Turquoise
  • Misc: Kraft Cardstock
Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock

Create Your Own Water-Habit Tracker Page

June 20, 2019

Hey Crafters! Katelyn here, sharing with you my Water – Habit Tracker Page for inside my planner for the month of June.

To create my habit tracker page, I’ve used a variety of dies from the Planner Essentials and Els van de Burgt Studio. I hope you enjoy my tutorial!

Step 1. Start by die cutting the planner page out of White Soft Finish Cardstock from the Planner Essentials – 9 die. Sprinkle Magenta Nuance Rosebud, Aquamarine and Jade powder over the page. Spritz the page with water. Once the page has dried, apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the honeycomb stamp and stamp randomly on the page. Repeat the previous step for stamping the honeycomb eight more times. Ink the edges of the page using Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step Two. Die cut the 1,2,3,4,5 label from the Planner Labels die out of Kraft cardstock. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Habit Tracker stamp and stamp onto the kraft cardstock label. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Weekly Stamp and stamp onto a piece of Soft White Finish Cardstock. Repeat the previous step with stamping the Weekly Stamp onto the White Soft Finish Cardstock, making sure to leave a bit of room in between each Weekly word. Using the 3/8″ Stitched Fishtail Banner, die cut each Weekly word out. Use a black gel pen to add the dates on each weekly banner. Ink the edges of the banners and label out of Black Soot Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam.

Step 3. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Water tracking stamp and stamp onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Repeat the previous step eleven more times on the same piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Ink the edges of the squares using Black Soot Distress Ink. Colour in the water drops for the water that has been consumed.

Step 4. Adhere the Habit Tracker label 3/8″ above the page. Adhere the Weekly banners as desired on the page.

Step 5. Adhere three of the water drop squares under each weekly banner.

Step 6. To finish off the page, use a white gel pen to highlight some of the edges of the honeycombs.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope that I’ve inspired you to create your own version of my Water – Habit Tracker Page.

Katelyn

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

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Other:

  • Distress Ink: Black Soot
  • Magenta Nuance: Aquamarine, Rosebud and Jade
  • Blending Tool with Foam
  • Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Black Gel Pen
  • White Gel Pen
  • Kraft Cardstock
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