Smile – The Mixed Media Card Challenge

Hello lovelies and happy April!!! It is again time for another brand new mixed media card challenge over at the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog. This month it´s all about FLOWERS! As an optional element you can use a BASKET

Here are again the rules, how to play along:
1. Create a mixed media CARD based on the theme, with or without the optional element.
2. Display the challenge graphic on your blog post and link back to this challenge post.
3. You may enter as many times as you want, as long as each entry is different.
4. You may combine a maximum of 7 challenges (6 other challenges plus ours).
5. Submit your projects by April 25, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT-7).
6. We’ll announce the winner and highlights on April 30.

And this is the card I created:

I have used light pink Distress Stain on the background first. Then placed a Tim Holtz stencil over the surface and wiped some pink Distress Ink thru it onto the background. After the ink was dry I applied some Viva Decor glitter paste here and there over the „rays“ for additonal shine. After that was dry I applied some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist splatters here and there. After that I stamped some flowers onto a piece of white cardstock (w/ Distress Ink) and punched them out. Then clustered them with yarn and some wooden buttons onto the card and added a sentiment. The sentiment is fussy cut – I really like the look it creates.

So now it´s your turn, create a flower card and join this months challenge :)! And for further inspiration make sure you check the beautiful cards my DT colleagues created. And don´t forget, there will be more inspiration coming later this month, so make sure you come back :).

xxx, Sanna

Present tags – Paperilla magazine

Hello there! I am totally late with Christmas preparations this year. I simply cannot find enough time to do things at the moment. I´ve got nice plans, but I have trouble making them happen. Someone please give me some extra hours to my days!! So recently I´ve been making present tags. The trouble is, I´ve now got the tags, but no presents yet…I know, just horrible…!

Well, I might as well share the tags and the little how-to..and a little note to friends and loved ones..should you get your presents and cards etc. a bit late this year..it´s the thought that counts, right? RIGHT??

I started by cutting some brown and light brown cardstock into 2 inch wide strips. The perfectly fit into the tag maker punch. I then punched myself a big pile of tags and in the end used the star border punch for creating a nice star border to my tags.

Next I used a stamp by Natalie Kalbach to add some background pattern onto the tags. I used a VersaMark ink with white embossing powder for this purpose.

After that I used a Martha Stewart snowflake punch and a Fiskars flower punch to punch some flowers and snowflakes out of a piece of misted/masked leftover paper.

After that I added a little strip of ribbon to each of the tags for additional detail.

Next I glued the punched centerpieces on their places and added some sewing thread and a button on top of them. Then I glued some tiny stars here and there. Those were leftovers from the star border punch and I didn´t want to toss them. This is how the finished tags look like:

and I also made some in green and blue too. For these ones I used a texture paste instead of embossing powder and added a hand written text as additional detail.

 

 These tags were really quite fast to make. I think I now have enough for this holiday season. So now all I need are some presents….. ;-).

Happy crafting,
xoxo, Sanna