Alcohol lift-ink cards

Hello, and happy Tuesday! Today I´m stopping by to share two cards I created using Tim Holtz Alcohol Lift-Ink with Finnabair stamps. I used silver mirror cardstock with the alcohol inks. That created a certain difficulty in taking a picture of the finished cards. Being a mirror cardstock and silver I had to try really hard to get a picture, where you can see the effect properly.

As I have been watcing Tim´s Facebook lives I´ve been inspired to dig into my older stash and play with alcohol inks abit. I didn´t have any white glossy cardstock at hand, but I had plenty of silver mirror cardstock. I figured it would to the trick too – and it did!

So I first applied the alcohol inks onto the cardstock and let them do their magic. When the surface was really dry, I took the alcohol lift-ink pad and stamped Finnabairs butterfly stamp images onto the surface. Now this is my very first time testing this technique and I didn´t know if it would work out. But it did. I wanted to create clean and simple cards with the resulted paper and these are the ones I ended up with. Really like them lots. For decor I only added STAMPlorations clear stickers. Works really well on the mirror cardstock too.

The die cut dies I used are by Tonic Studios, just in case you were wondering.. I always try to list all products at the end of the post, and if they are not available anymore, try to find suitable alternatives.

Wishing you a lovely start into the week. Happy creating!
xxx, Sanna

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Spring Fling Blog Hop & Linky Party – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone, it´s time for another day of STAMPlorations blog hop & linky party!! Are you ready for some more SPRING FLING fun???

Here are a few additional projects, I created for your inspiration:

I´ve used the same techniques like on my first and second card (read more about that on the particular day´s posts).

Of course there are also prizes involved in this hop (read all details on the STAMPlorations blog here). Three winners will receive a gift code to the store, four winners will get their choice of STAMPlorations product (two various prize categories here!) and one winner will receive a gift code drawn from the entries of the linky party! How cool is that!!?? So many fabulous prizes!! Be sure to comment on both STAMPlorations blog and on each designers blog to be eligible!

Commenting and linking up end on Sunday, May 31st, with winners announced on June 10th in the May winners post.

Also note the extra May store promotion: All throughout May, products in the SPRING FLING section are 15% off instantly and with my discount code STAMPGIRLSANNA (equals for 20% off your order!) you can get up to 35% off in total in this section!!! Wow, I call that a good deal 🙂

Now make sure to comment, comment, comment and stop by all blogs. Start by STAMPlorations blog, so you will not miss anyone!!!

Happy hopping!
xxx, Sanna

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Spring Fling Blog Hop & Linky Party – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone, it´s time for another day of STAMPlorations blog hop & linky party!! Are you ready for some SPRING FLING fun???

Here is my card project as today´s inspiration:

For this card I used the Leaf Prints 3 stencil in combination with the All Blooms stencil. Both available at the STAMPlorations online store. I also added a STAMPlorations clear sticker to the card (from the April Showers set), but only used the word „spring“ on the card, instead of the whole sentiment.

This card is really easy to make. Just place the stencil onto a white card base, apply Distress Inks in green, yellow, orange and pink tones onto the white paper and blackground thru the stencils with a blending brush. Then die cut the flower stencil image with a die cut die, add the flower, clear sticker and the rhinestones. Adhere onto the card base and voilá, the card is done! Very simple, fast and foremost SO MUCH FUN!

Of course there are also prizes involved in this hop (read all details on the STAMPlorations blog here). Three winners will receive a gift code to the store, four winners will get their choice of STAMPlorations product (two various prize categories here!) and one winner will receive a gift code drawn from the entries of the linky party! How cool is that!!?? So many fabulous prizes!! Be sure to comment on both STAMPlorations blog and on each designers blog to be eligible!

Commenting and linking up end on Sunday, May 31st, with winners announced on June 10th in the May winners post.

Also note the extra May store promotion: All throughout May, products in the SPRING FLING section are 15% off instantly and with my discount code STAMPGIRLSANNA (equals for 20% off your order!) you can get up to 35% off in total in this section!!! Wow, I call that a good deal 🙂

Be sure to hop thru all the DT girls blogs and always start at the STAMPLorations blog, so you don´t miss anyone!

Wishing you lot´s of fab inspiration, happy shopping and crafty times!
xxx, Sanna

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May stencil challenge – STAMPlorations

Hello lovelies and welcome to STAMPlorations May Stencil Challenge reveal. I have been really obsessed working in my art journal for these challenges and this month is no exception.

Here is what I created:

I also have a little step-by-step prepared for you:

I started by adding two light acrylic paint tones as my first layer to the page. Next I took the newsprint background bits #1 stickers (also by STAMPlorations) and added them in randomly cut bits on top.

After that I added some stamped images with black stamp ink using the Mixed Media Grunge stamp set.

As my third layer I first added some red paint with a palette knife, then placed a stencil (Dots n´Beans) on top of the wet paint and wiped with a baby wipe over the stencil. That way part of the paint got „lifted“ and the yellow background can be seen on those areas. I repeated this step also with green paint and Trees 1 stencil as well as blue paint and Lupinus stencil.

As my last steps I stamped some flowers and leaves (using the Bloomdoodles stamp set) onto an old book page. After that I fussy cut them. Before adhering them on place I added white paint splatters onto the background and let it dry. When everything was dry I adhered the fussy cut elements on place and added a Good Things clear sticker onto the page. For finishing touches I also added some color to the fussy cut elements with Posca Pens. That´s it.

Now is your turn to play along – hop over to the STAMPlorations blog and take a look at the reveal post. I am pretty sure it will inspire you to play! And then, just be sure to play by the rules and HAVE FUN!

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna

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Shine bright – AJ page

Hello lovelies and happy Sunday! I am totally excited about drawing abstract faces at the moment and that is all thanks to Dina Wakley and her Facebook lives during the social distancing time.

So I drew a face again, using her Scribble Sticks and a Stabilo pen. I just love the pigment sticks and drawing and coloring with them. Here is the face I ended up with:

My journal measures only 10,5 cm times 21 cm which makes drawing a face tricky. BUT, this time, compared to the last one, her face form is more oval than square (like last time). And I got shadows in there ;-)! I also finished the face with lots of pigment splatters – that way it looks much softer somehow.

I will definitely keep drawing faces. I enjoy it very much at the moment and like Dina says: the more you make and create helps you find your own style/voice. And that is what I´m aiming for :). Some time in the future, that is. In the meantime I´m just going to have fun and enjoy the process!!!

Who knows, maybe I´ll end up drawing landscapes in the end *laughing*. You know I don´t like landscapes that much, right?

Have a great Sunday, lovelies!
xxx, Sanna

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