Baptism card

Hello and happy Saturday! Today I am stopping by to share a card I created for the baptism of a little girl. It was supposed to have a rainbow on it. This is what I came up with:

A little glitter cardstock on the clouds and underneath the baptism sentiment. Then lots of patterned papers to create a girly rainbow. For die cutting I used an older Elizabeth Craft Designs rainbow die cut die. The name is done with pink Thickers and for the stamping I used a CTMH alpha stamp set from back in the day, because the size was perfect for the card.

I really like the rainbow alot! Now, I also have plenty of die cut rainbow rays left over from creating this card, so you might just see some more rainbow cards popping up here on my blog the next days and weeks :).

Hope your day is a good one!
xxx, Sanna

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Du bist mein Alles – Dani Peuss

Hallo ihr Lieben! Heute möchte ich Euch eine Karte zeigen, die ich mit den neuen Dani Peuss “Holz” Papieren gestaltet habe. Irgendwie erinnert mich diese Karte an eine Hütte auf den Alpen :). *For English just hit the Google Translate button on the sidebar*

Uns so habe ich diese Karte gestaltet:

  1. Ich habe 3 verschieden große Herz-Die-Cut-Dies genommen und aus den “Holz” Papieren damit Herzen geschitten. Das Gute an den Papieren ist, dass sie beidseitig bedruckt sind, so kann man die Muster beliebig aussuchen.

2. Danach habe ich noch ein Stück Papier als Hintergrund für meine Karte geschnitten und danach die Herzen auf die Karte platziert.

3. Nach dem mir klar war, wie die Herzen nachher auf die Karte aufgeklebt werden sollten, habe ich mit dem neuen Klartext-Stempel Nr. 1472 “Newspaper 2” ein Muster auf den Hintergrund gestempelt. Zum Stempeln habe ich Disress Oxide in “Walnut Stain” verwendet.

4. Ich wollte auch etwas Kontrastfarbe auf die Karte bringen, also habe ich Dina Wakley Gloss Spray auf die Karte gespritzt.

5. Danach habe ich mit dem Klartext Stempel Nr. 1298 “Mond” und Distress Oxide Walnut Stain einen Spruch gestempelt.

6. Und zum Schluss habe ich noch “faux stitching” (=Kunstnähte) rundum den Herzen gezeichnet.

7. Als zusätzlichen Dekor habe ich noch ein paar Pünktchen mit Nuvo Drops auf die restlichen 2 Herzen angebracht.

Ich hoffe Euch hat das Tutorial gefallen! Ich finde Holzmuster sehr vielseitig einsetzbar und das Set ist wirklich ein klassiker, den man gerne in seinem Fundus hat. Hier gibt es dann noch ein kleines Flip-Thru-Video für Euch zum Schauen über das Papierset “Holz”:

Ich wünsche Euch einen wunderschönen Tag!
xxx, Sanna

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Season´ s Greetings

Hello everyone and happy Sunday! Today I´ m preparing more Christmas cards again, and wanted to share a card that resulted as a residue project from my previous Elizabeth Craft Designs cardmaking video.

I used the Classic Christmas Special Kit products on this card too and created the background with a leftover cover sheet of the background die. It was a left over piece from die cutting their Clear Double Sided Adhesive with the background die. I just placed it onto the card base and applied Distress Oxide thru it onto the card. That way I had a DIY stencil for creating the pattern.

Next I used two leftover bauble pieces and adhered Clear Double Sided Adhesive in strips across them. Then applied different tones of Silk Microfine Glitter on them and after that added some craft drops along the lines. For additional detail I used the adhesive tape on the sided to add even more shine to the card. A in black stamped and fussy cut sentiment from the stamp and die set got used in the middle.

These baubles were so much fun to make. Imagine doing two-toned ones in red and white or turquoise and gold or any other fun combination!! And the sparkle! I just love sparkly things for Christmas and Silk Microfine Glitter is the perfect product for this season :).

Have a great day and wishing you a good start into the new week!
xxx, Sanna

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Easy slimline Christmas card in rainbow colors

Hello everyone and happy November! It´ s again my turn to share another Elizabeth Craft Designs guest team project with you today. This time I´ve got something fun to share: a clean and simple card that originated from last months card project´ s leftover pieces. This is a fun way to use up paper strips and create cool looking cards. Hope you like the idea!

Here is how I created this card:

Step 1: I had some colored paper strip (see my October card tutorial share) leftovers from the previous cards, so I took the Classic Christmas Special Kit snowflake die and arranged the snowflakes on a slimline card sized piece of white cardstock and die cut them with my die cutting machine.
Step 2: I placed the die cut snowflakes aside and adhered the colored paper strips behind the negative snowflake areas to create the striped-snowflake-look.
Step 3: Next I took some pearlescent blue watercolor and added random color splatters onto the white area of the background for additional detail. You could also use regular watercolors here or add ink spray splatters, for example. Whatever you have available.
Step 4: Next arrange the die cut snowflake pieces into the center of the card in a row and adhere them on place.
Step 5: Take a kraft cardstock piece and stamp a Christmas sentiment – stamp comes with the kit – and heat emboss it with white embossing ink. Adhere on place with 3D foam for additional dimension.

This is such a fun way to make a cheerful card. By the way, you could also replace the inked paper strips with leftover patterned papers. That would also create a fun look! For additional information, I´ve recorded a short video to give you a better idea of the steps. Hope you enjoy it!

I don´t know about you, but I just love playing with this Classic Christmas Special Kit so much! See you again next month with another card tutorial.

Take care,
xxx, Sanna

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Set of mixed media cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday! I am again up at the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog with another guest design team card project share. Today I wanted to share a set of mixed media cards with plenty of white space on them – and colour. I love adding stenciling, droplets and a fun mixed media twist to cards and I tought I´d share one of those ideas today with you. Hope you like it!

And here is how created the cards:

Step 1: Take a small gelli plate and apply three colours of alcohol ink onto it. Then take a plain brayer and roll the colour onto the gelli plate to create a faded three-tone-look. After that take a mark making tool of some kind – I used a dotted and a striped brayer – and press it/roll it over the inked layer to create a pattern.

Step 2: Next apply a thin layer of white paint over the inked pattern and then place the pattern color down onto the paper and press a bit with your hands. Then remove the gelli plate and you have a nice pattern to use for your cards (if you haven´t done this technique before, go to YouTube for various tutorials – you just need to search for gelli printing and you will find plenty.

Repeat this step several times with various colours and mark making tools (you can use stamps, combs, printing tools or even items from your kitchen). Whatever you find that suits your project. Next die cut the created patterns into circles using the Fitted Circles die cut die and your die cutting machine.

Step 3: Next grab the Make Your Mark stencil and create patterns to white card backgrounds using the stencil with Distress Oxide tones and an ink blending tool/brush. On some backgrounds I used just one colour and pattern and on others I added two ink tones and the same pattern vertically and horizontally. You can do whatever you find attractive for your project.

Step 4: Now apply a Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet onto a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock and die cut the leaves for each card using the Sidekick Essentials 7 die set. After that stamp sentiments using embossing ink and the Build Your Own Sentiments 1 stamp set onto black cardstock. Then add white embossing powder onto the stamped areas, dabb the residue off and heat set the powder with a heat tool. Now adhere the leaves onto the card base. I arranged them around the circle piece to create a cluster.

Then adhere the circle using 3D foam to create a bit more texture and interest to the card. After that grab some water colours (I used black here) and add droplets to the cards. Let the droplets dry properly and then finish the card off by adding the embossed sentiment on top of the circle piece and if you want, add a few buttons for additional decor. I adhered them with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the card. For additional decor you can also add some Craft Drops to the card in various colours.

Here are the finished cards:

When creating cards like this, I like to use the same basic idea, but do slight variations. That way every card is still unique, but since I already have all the tools out, I get more cards done at once. You never know when you need one!

I hope you enjoyed this idea and give it a try yourself. You can also replace the alcohol ink with paint, if you don´t happen to own alcohol inks. Also if you don´t own a gelli plate (or you are not that much a mixed media kind of person), replace the step by just die cutting a fun patterned paper for the circle piece. You can always start mixed media with small steps and do just the droplets and the stenciling :).

See you again next month with another card tutorial. Wishing you all a fabulous August!!
xxx, Sanna

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