Slimline Xmas cards in bold colours – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, it´ s my turn over at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today to share a monthly guest team member card tutorial again. For today´ s card share I wanted to create a set of slimline Christmas cards in bold colours. I did that by using actually very little supplies, so these cards are easy to replicate and do multiples of.

I have again used the gorgeous Classic Christmas Special Kit for creating these cards and the only thing I added to the kit was Brusho´s, metallic watercolours, embossing powders and ink. If you don´t have Brusho´s, you can replace them with spray inks, watercolour palettes or even patterned papers. Here is how I did the cards:

Step 1: Take white plain cardstock and apply the Brusho powders onto the surface. Spray water mist on top and let the colors spread on paper. You can also help a little with a paint brush and then dry with a heat tool. Once you are at it, create several different toned ones, so you can create a series of cards in the end.
Step 2: Next apply metallic or pearlescent watercolor splatters with a paint brush on top of the bold colored pieces and let dry.

Step 3: Now die cut the same amount of backgrounds using the background die from the Classic Christmas Special Kit and adhere it on top of the colorful piece.
Step 4: Next stamp and heat emboss sentiments using the stamp set from the kit. I used white, red, blue and black embossing color tones for my cards, but you can take any colour you prefer.
Step 5: Finally, fussy cut the sentiment pieces into right size and adhere them onto the card bases using 3D-foam. This adds nice dimension to the cards.

Now you have a fun set of Christmas cards, that are still flat enough to be mailed in an envelope, but will for sure cheer up the recipient with their strong colours.

I have again recorded a video for you to watch, so you get a better idea of each and every step. Enjoy!

While recording the tutorial, I created a total of six cards using the same basic technique, but just changing the color combinations. I did this to have a few more Christmas cards in my stash, because I always need so many every year. I also love how happy and bright there cards turned out.

I hope I could inspire you to give this idea a try and create a few clean and simple Christmas cards yourself. You can also divede the stept into several days. One day all you need to do is make the backgrounds, the next you die cut the white pieces and the day after you stamp and emboss the sentiments and on the final day you just adhere everything together. That way you could do a bigger batch of cards, too.

I´ ll be sharing another card tutorial with you again next month – so see you then!
xxx, Sanna

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Halloween card – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone and happy Monday! The design team members are sharing some Halloween goodness over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. I was able to join the fun and am sharing my Halloween style greeting card project and steps with you.

For this card you just need some White Soft Finish Cardstock and inks. That is mainly it. This is the finished card and in the following I´m sharing the steps with photos.

Start by die cutting the pumpkins, the paper bag and the candy from white Soft Finish Cardstock with your die cutting machine. I use the Sizzix Big Shot, but that is just my go-to machine. If you prefer another one, feel free to use that :). Die cut several pumpkings (and trunks), one paper bag and several candy pieces. Back the small pieces with Clear Double Sided Adhesive before die cutting. This will make the adhering process easier!

Next start adding colour to the pieces. I started with Distress Ink tea dye tone for the brown pieces. Apply with an ink blending tool (again, your choice what type of tool you like to use – there are plenty of options in the market at the moment).

Then ink the pumpkins orange – I used Distress Ink wild honey tone here.

Next take the candy and apply picked raspberry Distress Ink tone as the first layer.

The go around the edges with a darker orange tone. I used Distress Ink spiced marmalade tone.

And now create a green background (again using Distress Inks) onto a white card base (or use a green card base). I used twisted citron and cracked pistachio in this order. The stenciling is done with the darker tone on top.

Next add some Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape onto the candies and dip the tape into Silk Microfine Glitter (Brigth Grape tone), brush the residue off and polish the glitter with your finger.

This adds a fun detail to the candy pieces. Now arrange everything onto the card and adhere on place. I added the stamped sentiment last using black stamp ink and a stamp from my own stash.

For additional decor I also stamped with Distress Ink pumice stone some flower buds (using the Spring Fling stamp set) onto the paper bag. This is totally optional, you could also go without!

This is my Halloween card project for today. I hope you get inspired to create some Halloween cards yourself!! You could also stamp another sentiment like “Happy Fall” if you are not much of a Halloween person, that way the card could be a regular fall card.

Have a great start into the new week!!
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Thank you cards

Hi there everyone and happy Thursday! Today I´m just quickly dropping by to share a few hybrid cards I created. These are done using new digi files and patterned papers from my older stash.

Since the digi designs (Studio Tekturek) were very bold on their own, I didn´t want to add to much additional detail to the cards. So I just took a die cut die and cut the digi files into a right size. then I added some glitter drop and crystal glaze details onto them.

For this card I used a Tonic Studios rectangle die to cut the sentiment piece. Then added some crystal glaze (Nuvo) and a golden ribbon. Also a small clear sticker sentiment decorates the card additionally.

On my second card I pretty much did the same steps, except I also added that grey area onto the card. You are probably wondering what that is? Well, it´s a rub-off area, when you rub the grey layer with a coin, a sentiment will be revealed :). KInda fun, eh?

Here is a detail of what is hidden underneath:

So I basically just added the “never give up” clear sticker sentiment onto the card, then placed the scratch off layer on top. Now the recipient has a fun interactive card!

Wishing you a fabulous day! Hope you are all doing ok? It´s day 25 for me here in Austria and yesterday I felt like I´d hit rock bottom on social distancing. Nothing felt right and I had no energy and felt absolutely demotivated on doing ANYTHING. So I went to bed early and today has been much better. Wishing you all a lovely Easter weekend. Let´s try and make the best of it!

xxx, Sanna

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Für Dich – Tonic Studios

Hello everyone and happy Saturday! Today I´d like to share a Shimmer Powder background card (incl. a video) with you. This is a very colorful and bright card, so very different to the last one I posted :).
I´ve used three tones of Tonic Shimmer Powder on the background with some white embossed leaf patterns and also added a pink delicate German Tonic Sentiment to the card. For decoration, I could not resist to add some Nuvo Drops onto the flower centers. For a change, I´ve crated a video for you to watch, featuring all the steps. I hope you like it!!


Wishing you all a great weekend & happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Alles Liebe card – Tonic Studios

Hello lovelies and happy Monday! Today I´m sharing a card that is actually full of pink tones. I was playing with some of the Tonic Studios new edge dies and this card was a result of that play.

I know, it practically jumps at you, it is soo pink. But hey, sometimes it´s ok to go totally crazy while crafting, right? For this one I again used the Rainbow Rose Edge die cut die byTonic Studios. I really like this die alot!

Underneath the pink die cut edge pieces there is a Tonic German Sentiment that I cut in two parts to be able to hide it behind the ribbon bow. I´ve also added some rose stamping around the lower and upper edge of the card. This stamp is in the Magnificent Magnolia clear stamp set, also by Tonic Studios. I then colored the roses with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and a Nuvo water tank brush. The roses are so very pink they really make this card so corny ;-)… but I don´t mind. Finally on this last photo you can see the inside of the card, when the Rainbow Rose edges are open. I´ve used spray inks on the background to create a two-toned background look – a golden and a pink tone.

That´s it from me today, I hope you survived this pink explosion post :-).
Happy crafting,
Sanna

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