Happy birthday card

Hello and happy Wednesday! Today I´m dropping by to share a crazy colored one layer birthday card. The background being so bold in color I wanted to add just a little bit of detail and also try a one layer card idea. This is what I ended up creating:

For the background I took a watercolor paper and dabbed Tonic Studios Shimmer Powder onto it, then sprayed water mist on top and let the gorgeous colours just blend, spread and dry. I love the strong colours – they look so delicious!

After that I grabbed a Elizabeth Craft Designs stamp set and stamped flowers and branches onto the background as well as a birthday sentiment. After that I added some random Nuvo Drop details and that was it! A bold and colorful card for a color loving person!

That´s all for today! Hope your week is getting along nicely.
xxx, Sanna

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Set of birthday cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone and happy Sunday! Joset Designs at Elizabeth Craft Designs has these gorgeous new backgrounds out and they sent me this set to play with. Lucky me!!! Thank you so much for that, Joset!! I adore this new set. Just look how gorgeous the backgrounds are!

This first card is made using a patterned paper from the ECD store and combined with Brushed Pewter Silk Microfine Glitter and the Leaf Pattern Background die. I also added the Budding Florals die to create some flowers to the card.

I used light blue cardstock from the ECD store for that. Also some Silverado Silk Microfine Glitter is on the top of the flower buds. The sentiment is stamped with Build Your Own Sentiments 1 clear stamp set. And for additional decor I added a few enamel dots in grey.

For my second card I used pink cardstock from the ECD store and die cut the paper using the Organic Triangle Background die. Then I added some clear double sided adhesive (in sheets) onto the die cut background and applied Copper Rose Silk Microfine Glitter onto the open areas.

I love this technique as it is so very easy to create and looks so festive every time. Then I stamped the sentiment using the same stamp set as on the previous card and added some paper flowers from my older stash and a brad to decorate/highlight the card.

For my last card I used the same pink cardstock and the Floral Burst Background die and added the clear double sided adhesive sheet onto the background. Then I poured plenty of Silverado Silk Microfine Glitter onto the open areas and voilá! The shimmery background was done. For decor I again did a sentiment banner using the same stamp set as on the two previous cards.

And for finishing touches I added a premade shaker tulip that I have had in my stash for at least ten years now. I have been trying to reduce that old stash bit by bit, so you will be seeing me adding those older pieces to cards every once and a while.

Now what do you think? Was I promising too much when I said, these background dies are gorgeous?! I think they are just awesome. And can be used in so many ways! Cannot wait to play more with them!

Wishing you all an amazing day and lots of crafty fun!
xxx, Sanna

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Happy birthday card

Hello everyone and happy Saturday! Today´s share is a birthday card, created using mainly Elizabeth Craft Designs products as well as some very old flower paper from my older stash.

I am still stash busting, as you can see :). And here is the finished card:

I first cut the blue patterned paper (by Elizabeth Craft Designs) in size and then I attached some Clear Double Sided Adhesive onto the green patterned paper (from my own old stash of papers) and die cut the Bubbles. After die cutting, I adhered them onto the blue paper and cut any residue off.

Then I die cut the „leaves“ with the Budding Florals die from an old Basic Grey paper (again from my very old paper stash) and after fussy cutting the other leaves and roses, arranged everything onto the card and adhered them on place. A birthday sentiment to finish the card off and everything was done. I really like the look of this card. The flowers work really well with the bubble pattern. And I love the turquoise paper so much.

Here´s to a lovely weekend! Hope you are all doing fine!!
xxx, Sanna

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Card set and ATC

Hello everyone and happy Sunday! I recently received some happy mail from Elizabeth Craft Designs and could not wait to play with the new products. So here is the first set from that play session:

I adore the Budding Florals die set and created a few clean and simple cards with it. These cards are so easy to make:

Just pick a piece of patterned paper or cardstock you like, cut into size and then place the die cut die onto the right edge of the paper, run thru the die cutting machine and remove the die cut itself. Save that for later.

Next take a second (into size cut) piece of paper and repeat the first step. Now adhere the background piece on place. Then swap the die cut pieces with each other and adhere onto the empty area. Decorate with sequins and a stamped sentiment. Done!

For the ATC I simply used the leftover patterned paper piece and die cut one golden pattern on top, adhered it on place and then put some yellow twine around the center. A button (DIY with resin and a mold) decorates the center and a stemped sentiment finishes the artist trading card off. That´s it!

I hope you enjoyed this little card share! Be sure to stop by next week for a few more shares, created with the new ECD product!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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A set of baby cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, it´s my turn to share a set of „build a Hippo“ baby cards over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. I adore this little die cut die so much! It´s perfect for so many occations and like made for creating baby cards! And while I was at it, a created a set of three. You never know when you need one!

This is how I created the cards:

Step 1: First take a sheet of White Soft Finish Cardstock and die cut 3 sets of Hippos. And don´t forget to die cut the feet six times!!
Step 2: Next take a sheet of Soft Sky and Dusky cardstock and die cut two sets with the Stitched Rounded Rechtangle from the blue paper and one set from the lilac one.
Step 3: Take a white Soft Finish Cardstock sheet (or glitter cardstock) and die cut three sets with the Postage Stamp Rectangles die cut die.
Step 4: Ink the hippo pieces with grey and pink stamp ink, but leave the eyes and teeth white.

Step 5: Now cut blue and purple patterned paper into a card size from the polka-dotted „Thinking about Polinesia“ paper. Adhere onto the card base.
Step 6: Attach a piece of ribbon in blue and pink onto the cards, then adhere the rechtangle pieces on place. Start with the postage stamp piece and adhere the rounded rectangle on top.
Step 7: Add a stamped sentiment using the Ahoy Sentiments or the Build Your Own Sentiments 1 stamp set and black stamp ink.
Step 8: Color the tiny eye pieces with a black marker and adhere on place.

To give you a better idea of each and every step, I´ve again recorded a video for your to watch. I hope you like it!

I hope I could inspire you to play with your die cut dies a little today and create a few cards yourself! I´ll be back with another project next month.

Until then, happy crafting!
xxx, Sanna

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