Glittery Christmas cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone and happy Saturday! It´s my turn to share a card project at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog again today as my September guest design team project share. Who does not love some sparkle in their holiday cards? Well I sure do! Thus, for today´s project I used the gorgeous new Holiday dies by Joset and created two cards. Here they are:

Here is how I created the card(s):

Step 1: Take the slimline background die and die cut a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive with it. Then remove the negative pieces.

Step 2: Next die cut a second – plain piece – of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet in the same size like the slimline background die.

Step 3: Take a slimline card base and adhere the solid adhesive piece onto the card and carefully remove the protective layer without touching it with your fingers.

Step 4: Now place the die cut background adhesive piece on top of the first layer of adhesive, but leave the protective cover on for now.

Step 5: Pick three colours of blue-toned Silk Microfine Glitter and pour them onto the adhesive areas creating an ombré look with the colours. Wipe any residue off with a brush and polish the layer with your finger.

Step 6: Now remove the slimline background die cut piece´s protective cover and pour Silverado Silk Microfine Glitter onto the adhesive areas. Again remove any residue glitter with a brush and then polish the layer with your finger. Also save the protective cover pieces for later – you will need the for the second card.

Step 7: Stamp a sentiment onto a whipe piece of paper with two blue tones of Distress Oxide inks and then die cut it using the Fitted Circles die cut dies. Decorate with inked banners if you want. For finishing touches add a few Craft Drops to the card.

Now use the leftover protective cover from the slimline background die to create a fun, second card.

Here are the steps you need to do:

Step 1: Ink a slimline card base using two light shades of Distress Oxide blues. Then place the protective cover leftover piece on top of the inked card. Use painters tape or washi tape to hold the pieces on place while inking. Then add a darker blue shade of Distress Oxide thru the DIY stencil.

Step 2: Die cut snowflakes from a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet and adhere them onto the inked slimline card base. Pour Pewter Silk Microfine Glitter onto the adhesive stars and polish into place. Then stamp a stentiment onto carstock and die cut with banners if you want to. Adhere on place. Decorate the edges with “faux stitching” using a white gel pen. How fast and easy you can make this second card from leftover pieces of the first one!

Here are some close-ups of the finished cards. If you want to purchase the here featured Christmas special die and stamp kit, ask your local craft store or wait until it will be available at the online store. I truly adore this kit and cannot wait to create more Holiday cards with it!

I hope you enjoyed this card set tutorial! See you again next month with another card idea.
xxx, Sanna

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You just shine!

Hello and happy Friday! Today I´m sharing yet another card, created using the new paper goods from STAMPlorations. This one is again a combination of old product with new ones. And I am also again revisiting my old fave style of creating cards.

A lot of white space, lovely patterned papers and very old stickers from my stash. So also stash busting with this project again. AND there is that tiny tile from the new STAMPlorations paper goods product category again as a focal point.

Basically very much the same idea, like my card from Monday´s share, just a new sentiment on this one. Have you seen the gorgeous paper goods packs at STAMPlorations yet? No? Then hop over here and take a look and while there, do sign in for the subscription.

And then also when there, feel free to use my discount code at STAMPlorations store:

Wishing this post inspires you to try out this new product line. There are so many different styles of paper goods at the store – you will for sure find your favorite there!

Wishing you a great weekend!
xxx, Sanna

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Set of mixed media cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday! I am again up at the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog with another guest design team card project share. Today I wanted to share a set of mixed media cards with plenty of white space on them – and colour. I love adding stenciling, droplets and a fun mixed media twist to cards and I tought I´d share one of those ideas today with you. Hope you like it!

And here is how created the cards:

Step 1: Take a small gelli plate and apply three colours of alcohol ink onto it. Then take a plain brayer and roll the colour onto the gelli plate to create a faded three-tone-look. After that take a mark making tool of some kind – I used a dotted and a striped brayer – and press it/roll it over the inked layer to create a pattern.

Step 2: Next apply a thin layer of white paint over the inked pattern and then place the pattern color down onto the paper and press a bit with your hands. Then remove the gelli plate and you have a nice pattern to use for your cards (if you haven´t done this technique before, go to YouTube for various tutorials – you just need to search for gelli printing and you will find plenty.

Repeat this step several times with various colours and mark making tools (you can use stamps, combs, printing tools or even items from your kitchen). Whatever you find that suits your project. Next die cut the created patterns into circles using the Fitted Circles die cut die and your die cutting machine.

Step 3: Next grab the Make Your Mark stencil and create patterns to white card backgrounds using the stencil with Distress Oxide tones and an ink blending tool/brush. On some backgrounds I used just one colour and pattern and on others I added two ink tones and the same pattern vertically and horizontally. You can do whatever you find attractive for your project.

Step 4: Now apply a Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet onto a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock and die cut the leaves for each card using the Sidekick Essentials 7 die set. After that stamp sentiments using embossing ink and the Build Your Own Sentiments 1 stamp set onto black cardstock. Then add white embossing powder onto the stamped areas, dabb the residue off and heat set the powder with a heat tool. Now adhere the leaves onto the card base. I arranged them around the circle piece to create a cluster.

Then adhere the circle using 3D foam to create a bit more texture and interest to the card. After that grab some water colours (I used black here) and add droplets to the cards. Let the droplets dry properly and then finish the card off by adding the embossed sentiment on top of the circle piece and if you want, add a few buttons for additional decor. I adhered them with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the card. For additional decor you can also add some Craft Drops to the card in various colours.

Here are the finished cards:

When creating cards like this, I like to use the same basic idea, but do slight variations. That way every card is still unique, but since I already have all the tools out, I get more cards done at once. You never know when you need one!

I hope you enjoyed this idea and give it a try yourself. You can also replace the alcohol ink with paint, if you don´t happen to own alcohol inks. Also if you don´t own a gelli plate (or you are not that much a mixed media kind of person), replace the step by just die cutting a fun patterned paper for the circle piece. You can always start mixed media with small steps and do just the droplets and the stenciling :).

See you again next month with another card tutorial. Wishing you all a fabulous August!!
xxx, Sanna

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Carpe Diem!

Hello lovelies and happy Monday! Today I´m stopping by to share another card done with some new paper goods from STAMPlorations and combined with Studio Tekturek papers. Oh, and I also managed to sneak in some old border stickers from my stash.

So this is another win-win card where I managed to combine very old with new and make it work. Also, these tiny tiles from STAMPlorations are perfect focal points to card projects. You get several different ones in a set and can just cut one out that fits your project on that particular moment.

I again used some of my old favorite techniques too: lots of white space, some droplets, some stamping and a cluster as a focal point. It´s sometimes so good to return to old fave ideas, isn´t it? Do you do this often? There used to be a time when not a single project left my table without droplets and now they keep re-appearing again. I think there is always a time for certain kind of projects. I´ve also noticed that in summer I use lighter or brighter & happier colours and depending on the season my color choices change quite a bit. So for me choosing colours probably has to do with my seasonal moods/feelings?

By the way, there is also now a papergoods subscription avaiable at STAMPlorations, so do check it out. Here you can find the link there. And if you want to go and shop, remember to use my discount code to get 20% off your order.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Choose to shine!

Hello and happy Thursday! Today I´m sharing my second card project for the new paper goods STAMPlorations reveal with the Carpe Diem Ephemera Tiles set. Are you ready for some more reveal goodness?

This time I did a shaker card. I „hid“ the Carpe Diem tiles behind the confetti and the patterned paper „windows“. When the confetti moves around, you are able to read all the tile texts. A fun card to send to someone who loves confetti and shaker cards :).

After die-cutting the circles and adhering the acetate on place with the confetti and tiles underneath, I then decorated the card with some punched butterflies to add even more texture and interest to the card. Next I inked a white cardstock piece with Distress Ink in orange and added a STAMPlorations clear sticker on top. A button for decor and the card was done. The confetti, by the way, is by Tonic Studios (Nuvo).

It has been so much fun using these tiles on card projects. I still have two bonus cards to share, but that will have to wait until next week. So make sure you come back next week for a bit more Ephemera tile fun.

Have a great day and see you soon!
xxx, Sanna

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