Mantis – The Wild Hare Kits

Hello everyone, I am sharing yet another The Wild Hare Kits August Deluxe Kit project today, even though it´s already September. I had been creating several layouts last weekend, while waiting for my September kit to arrive :-D.

Here is my absolute favourite with this kit – it´s because I LOVE this paper!!!

I could create several layouts using this paper, I adore it that much :)!! Here is what I did:

I first arranged the paper onto the page very loosely to get an idea on the placement, then I took the Echo Park Paper Epic Triangles stencil and applied some green Distress Ink onto the Color Fresh „Paint The Town“ paper thru the stencil.

Next I added some stamping onto the papers I had chosen using black stamp ink.

After that I crew a circle with a pencil onto the paper and started stamping leaves (using the Flower Market clear stamp set) around the drawn circle.

After that I added pink stamped hearts to the circle using the same stamp set.

Then I colored the leaves and the hearts using a water tank brush and Distress Inks and added some spray ink splatters in green and pink tones.

Next I arranged and adhered all the papers on place. I used the Pink Fresh Everyday Musings papers on the background and added a few details with the Flower Market Squares paper and Ephemera. There is also a bunch of Bramble Fox hearts on the layout.

The puffy stickers I used were not in my kit, but are from my older stash and by Amy Tangerine. They go really well with the August kit, so I added a few of them.

I also stamped the date with a regular office supply date stamp. I have noticed that if I don´t add the journaling and especially the date right away, I will not add it at all, and a few years later I don´t have a clue what year the photo was taken. So better to do it right away.

See the tag behind the photo? I´ve added the journaling there. It´s a fun way to add lots of text to a page, without it all showing at first sight.

So this is my last official August Wild Hare Kits layout. I still have a few papers left, mainly smaller pieces, but I´m saving them for later and might add bits of them to layouts I create with the September kit, we´ll see.

Hope you get inspired to scrap a little yourself and do take a look at the Wild Hare Kits website and order yourself a fun hand-curated kit! They are really worth the money as you get a customized kit, perfect for your current scrapping needs!

Happy scrapping,
xxx, Sanna

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Funny Food Cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, it´s my turn to share some card ideas on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today for my August guest blog post. I created a set of fun „cute food“ clear stamp cards and I love these stamps in combination with the fun sentiments, because you can create cards for practically every occation with this stamp set!!

But first let me share the steps with you:

Step 1: I started by stamping the images very randomly with black waterproof stamp ink onto white Soft Finish Cardstock and then coloring them with Highly Pigmented Watercolour Pencils and blending the colours with a water tank brush.

Step 2: Next I fussy cut all the tiny images with my tiny Tim Holtz precision scissors. This takes a while, so if you would like to save time, I suggest you buy the matching „Cute Food“ die cut die set for the stamps. That will save you lots of time! I didn´t have one, so I used my scissors. This is more time consuming, but also works.

Step 3: After fussy cutting I took a piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock and inked it with green and blue Distress Ink using the blending technique. Next I die cut the inked paper into two background pieces using the Circle and the Diamond Background dies.

Step 4: I then adhered the background pieces onto blue and purple Soft Finish Cardstock using a wide glue pen. You can also use the Clear Double Sided Adhesive instead of a glue pen, but you have to adhere it onto the paper before die cutting it! I also stamped the sentiments with embossing ink onto black cardstock several times and heat embossed them with white embossing powder to use them as sentiments on the finished cards. I fussy cut the embossed sentiments into banner, but you can also use the Stitched Fishtail Banner die for this purpose.

Step 5: For my third card I used the negative pieces of the Circle Background die to create a circle pattern on white card base. The donuts work really well together with the negative residue pieces and create a fun card.

For more shine and texture I decorated the donuts with some Crystal Glaze.

Step 6: Depending on which card I was working on, I either added some shading onto the background with Distress Inks, decorated the colored images with googly eyes or added glazed details onto them.

I had such a great time creating these Cute Food cards. After you are done with coloring and die cutting/fussy cutting them, the rest is fast and easy!! Here are my finished cards:

I hope you enjoyed my August ECD tutorial and get inspired to play with the Cute Food stamp and die set youself!! I´ll be sharing my next guest design team project over at their blog in November – see you then!!!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

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Let´s sail away ATC set

Hello lovelies and happy Monday! School is finally over here in Austria where we live and it´s time for summer! Swimming, relaxing, BBQ, travels, ice cream – just lots of fun things in the sun. I am foremost a summer person and this season brings out the best in me. Winter, not so much. Therefore I created a sunshiny toned artist trading card set for today´s post.

Here it is:

I´ve used up all kinds of bits and bobs that were left over from previous projects. The green painted bits inside the circle, for example, are fussy cut, used baby wipes full of beautiful acrylic paint layers. I just could not put those into trash. 

The piece with a circle in the middle, was a leftover piece from this art journal page from a while back. Worked out perfectly for this purpose. It´s a stenciled piece – using Tonic Studios stencil (see material list in the end).

I also fussy cut a helm from Canvas Corp Brands Ship to Shore papers and painted it purple with watercolours. Then I cut the image in half and adhered it on place. The sentiment is hand written on a piece of yellow watercoloured piece of paper and then fussy cut and attached on place.

For decoration I added some outlining with a black pen and some glass dew drops from my very old stash. That´s it for today. Wishing you a lovely start into summer vacation – enjoy it!!!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

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You are appreciated tag – TAGplorations May challenge reveal

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday! Today it´s again time to share this months TAGplorations challenge with you. This monts theme is: All About Mom and as an additional element you are asked to use Vellum.

This is my take for the reveal:

I took a piece of vellum and stamped the Heartfelt Hibiscus stamp image onto it, then poured white embossing powder over the stamped image and heat set the powder. Next I flipped the image around and colored it from the reverse side with alcohol markers and then adhered the fussy cut image onto the tag base with clear double sided adhesive tape.

For decoration I added some faux stitching around the edges with a white Signo Uni-ball pen and stamped sentiments from „For The Birds“ stamp set onto dark purple cardstock. Those again got heat embossed with white embossing powder. For finishing touches I added Nuvo Crystal Glaze onto the smaller flowers and silver Nuvo sequins to additional sparcle here and there.

The ribbon has exactly the same color as the purple carstock and the pink patterned paper is from my older stash (still destashing here by using it all up) and got die cut with the Nesting Manila Tag die set´s biggest sized tag die. I think the sentiment fits this months theme really well as we should appreciate what our mom´s do for us!

Now is your turn to play and join our challenge!!! Hop over to the STAMPlorations blog HERE to see what the design team girls created for your inspiration and then submit your own work following the rules (see the STAMP blog for all details!!). There are always prizes to be won, so I do hope you give this challenge a go and join in!! See you there!

And as always, feel free to take advantage of my personal discount code when shopping at the STAMPlorations online store. Just add „STAMPGIRLSANNA“ upon checkout and you get 20% off your order!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Best Day Ever Card – Tonic Studios

Hello lovelies and Happy Wednesday!! Even though it is almost Easter, I haven´t put up any Easter cards so far this year. Instead of Easter I am creating birthday card and celebration cards of different types at the moment. Yes, it is that time of the year again for me… birthdays and celebrations following each other.

This card is again created with the new Edge Dies by Tonic Studios. This one is called Glorious Gate and I am in love with the pattern. It is so elegant and works for so many different occations! Just love this one!! 

For this card I again first created a two-toned misted background using pink and yellow spray ink tones. Next I stamped the flower image and colored it with Distress Ink tones and a water tank brush by Nuvo.

I also added some faux stitching around the edges with a black pen to create more interest to the card. The bold flower is the focal point and is by Rubber Dance stamps.

I´ve also added color splatters onto the background in green and pink tones just for a fun detail and stamped a hashtag sentiment  (by Tim Holtz) with black ink. Here the edges are open, so you can better see what is inside the card. Before adhering the background onto my card base I adhered the edges on place with a regular paper glue by Tonic. It dries very fast and holds really well.

I hope I could inspire you with my card project today. Be sure to come back for more again this week. Happy crafting!
xxx, Sanna

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