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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

Cardmaking Joset Designs Krista Schneider Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Merry & Bright

October 28, 2019

Hello welcome! Anyone excited about Christmas and counting down? I know… perhaps it’s still a little bit too early but at least I’m all organised in the Christmas card department with this adorable Penguin stamp.

Card Instructions:

Step 1: Adhere 10mm and 6mm Double Sided Adhesive Tape to purple card stock. Trim into strips. Remove the release sheet, apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (in Lavender). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.

Step 2: Cut strips from different shades of purple cardstock.

Step 3: Adhere the strips to white paper measuring 9cm x 9cm.

Step 4: Trim off excess strips, then die cut the Large snowflake die.

Step 5: Stamp and die-cut the penguin.

Step 6: Colour the penguin in your preferred colouring medium.

(Copic Marker Colours: C0/C2/C4/C5/C7 BV00/BV01/BV02/BV04/BV08)

Step 7: Heat emboss the sentiment.

Step 8: Assemble card. Adhere snowflake, (Optional: Add machine stitched details to card), adhere penguin, sentiment. Embellish with twine and enamel dots.

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Purple Cardstock

Black Cardstock

Embossing Powder/Heat Tool

Sewing Machine

Corner Pumch

Foam Tape/Adhesives/Glue dot

Die Cutting Machine (Cuttlebug)

Twine/Enamel Dots

Copic Markers

Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Rainbow Flower Card

October 10, 2019

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and I would like to show you how to create this rainbow flower card step by step.

Step 1: Die Cutting and Stamping

  • die cut one of the Stitched Rectangles from white Soft Finish Cardstock
  • stamp the flower from the Field of Flowers set with Memento Espresso Truffle – I stamp on the non-textured side, if I want to color with Alcohol Markers and Pencils

Step 2: Coloring and Adding Texture

  • color the flower with Alcohol Markers and add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
  • add highlights with a white gel pen
  • cover the buds with Nuvo Crystal Glaze for shine and dimension
  • stamp some numbers from the Background Stamps 2 set with Archival Ink Watering Can
  • add some splatters with watered-down black acrylic paint

Step 3: Finishing Touches

  • add a black panel underneath the flower panel before adhering it to a white cardbase

Have fun creating.

Hugs,

Other
Memento Espresso Truffle
Alcohol Marker
Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils
white gel pen
black cardstock
Archival Ink Watering Can
black acrylic paint

Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs ModaScrap Planner Essentials Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping Videos

Clean And Simple Die Cut Cards With DIY Foam Stamps

October 7, 2019

Hello everyone, it’s Sanna Lippert here today with another guest design team project share. This post started off with a simple question: have you ever used the die to cut out the stamped image you just made?

I found the question very interesting, so I gave it a try and these cards are a result of that experiment.

Here is what I did:
1. Take your die cut die DIY foam stamps and apply three colours of Distress Ink and for the second set use Distress Oxide inks onto the foam stamp.
2. Spray water mist onto the inked stamp to create a “faux watercolour look”.
3. Now die cut the stamped images using the same die cut dies you used originally to create the DIY stamps. This is a little bit tricky, as you need to figure out where to place the die cut die THRU the paper. Preferably, place the image againts a window/light box, for easier placement.
4. You can either adhere the images onto the card base with a glue pen OR attach Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheets onto the stamped paper BEFORE die cutting. This makes adhering much easier.
5. Adhere onto card bases and then stamp sentiments on black cardstock with embossing ink and using white embossing powder heat set with a heat gun.
6. Attach to the card base with 3D foam pad, add faux stitching around the edges of the card with a gel pen. If you want to, apply black ink splatters for decoration.

Here is a start-to-finish video for you to watch showing the complete process:

There are, of course, easier ways to create these images:
a) die cut the image from white cardstock and then ink the die cut image with stamp inks; OR
b) ink a piece of white cardstock and then die cut it.

This technique I share today, shows another way of incorporating your with die cut dies created DIY stamps into cardmaking. You need a little bit of patience, but in the end you get a really nice artsy looking images!

Wishing you happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Desings:

Other:
Distress Inks and Distress Oxided by Ranger Ind. Inc.
Signo uni-ball white pen
Glue pen – wide
Black spray ink
Kraft cardstock
Black cardstock
White embossing powder
3D foam pads
Sizzix Big Shot A4
VersaMark stamp ink
Anti static pad

Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping Technique Friday Videos

Technique Friday | Watercolored Feather Card

October 4, 2019

Happy Technique Friday, crafters!

This week, Els is showing us how to create this beautiful Watercolored Feather Card with stamps from Charlene’s new collection.

Watch the video, download the project sheet and shop the supplies –– all on the Technique Friday Project Page.

Let us know if you’ve created this project!

Happy Crafting!

Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Elizabeth Craft Designs General Soft Finish Cardstock

Create The Things

September 22, 2019

Hi Friends! It’s EK and I am back once again to share how I colored up another one of Charlene’s new 6×8 inch stamp sets. Today I am playing around with the new Make a Wish stamp set. This is a really stunning stamp set filled with feathers and floral images. But hands down my favorite thing about this stamp set is the gal in it. What do I love about her? Well, I think she could be anybody. She could be any girl you want her to be. She can be brave, or curious, she could be sad or celebratory. She can be you or your best friend.

So I today I am creating a card that is wishful…for what, I haven’t fully decided yet, but I love how the feathers help create the feeling I as going for.

Step One: Trim a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock to 6×6 inches. Then Using a copic friendly ink, stamp the feathers from the Make a Wish stamp set all over the cardstock. I choose to use a collection of four colors to color up the feathers, so I planned out where each color would go. You can see where I marked each of the feathers with the lightest colors so that I did not accidentally color two feathers next to each other the same.

Step Two: Finish coloring up the feathers. I used a collection of earth tone copics to finish this card. The four collection of colors I used were as follows: E11, E13 and E15/ E40, E42, and E43/ E70, E71 and E74/ and finally E93, E95, and E97. I also used my E40 collection around the edges of the cardstock.

Trim a piece of Cafe au Lait Soft Finish Cardstock to 12×6 inches. Score and fold the cardstock to make a 6×6 card frame. Adhere the feather cardstock to the card frame using some 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step Three: On a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock (my favorite weight paper to fussy cut), stamp the image of the gal from the Make a Wish stamp set using copic friendly ink. Then color the image. I used E23, E35 and E57 for her skin tones, E23, E25, and E27 for her hair, and E07, E09, and E19 for her dress. Fussy cut out the image. Adhere the girl to the feather image.

Step Four: Stamp the sentiment onto a piece of Mustard Soft Finish Cardstock. Then die cut the sentiment using the Fitted Indented Square die set. Adhere the sentiment to the card.

I like that this card really could be used for almost any occasion. It is a nice one to have lying around for when you have an ‘opps, I need a card’ moments in life.

Let us know in the comments below what things you would created that you wished existed. Until then, happy crafting.

EK Gorman


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Cardmaking Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Eat, Drink & Be Scary

September 17, 2019

Hello – Samantha here! Today I am sharing a Halloween-themed card. Halloween might not be wildly celebrated here in Australia – but I have always enjoyed the colour schemes and fun images associated with this holiday. I also enjoy eating candy and chocolate…

Instructions:

Step 1: Using black cardstock die cut the spider web and adhere this to a black card base measuring 10.5cm x 15.5cm .

Step 2: Using bright pink cardstock die cut the spider web – use the negative pieces and insert these into the negative space of the black outlined spider web.

TIP: Adhere Clear Double Sided adhesive to the back of the pink card before die-cutting to make the adhering process quick and easy.

Step 3: Repeat step 2 to fill in the remaining negative spaces using bright orange and purple card or specialty paper.

Step 4: Adhere Double Sided Adhesive to black card stock and die cut the spiders 3x.

Step 5: Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (Basic Black). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.

Step 6: Using watermark ink – stamp the sentiment. Apply a generous amount of white embossing powder and heat set with a heat gun/tool. Trim to size as shown.

(Optional) Add machine stitched detail to the spider web.

Step 7: Assemble card – use foam tape to adhere the sentiment and spiders. Embellish with enamel dots and a twine bow. Adhere to an A6 side folding card base.

Happy Crafting!

Samantha Klaebe

Other:

Twine

Enemal Dots

Watermark Ink

Embossing Powder

Heat Tool

Black Card

Cardstock

Specialty Card

Sewing Machine

Cuttlebug

Cardmaking Krista Schneider

You’re So Sharp!

September 16, 2019

Hi there,

It’s Tanja here and today I would like to show you how to create this vibrant and fun Cactus Card.

Step 1: Stamping and Die Cutting

  • stamp the iguana and a cactus from the Cacti stamp set with alcohol-marker-friendly black ink and cut them out with their matching dies
  • die cut a Stitched Indented Rectangle from white cardstock

Step 2: Ink Blending

  • add color to the background using Distress Oxide Ink (Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn) and a Blending Brush
  • add some water droplets for ore texture

Step 3: Stamping the Sentiment

  • stamp the sentiment from the same stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black

Step 4: Coloring

  • color the images with Alcohol Markers and add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils

Step 5: Assembly and Finishing Touches

  • adhere the panel to a piece of patterned paper from the Color of Puppies Boy 6×6 paper pad
  • use clear double-sided adhesive
  • add Nuvo Crystal Drops (Ripened Pumpkin, Apple Green, Olive Branch) to the flowers and into the background

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,

Other
My Favorite Things Extreme Black
Versafine Onyx Black
Distress Oxide Ink (Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn)
Blending Brushes
Nuvo Crystal Drops (Ripened Pumpkin, Apple Green, Olive Branch)
Alcohol Marker
Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils

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