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Hello, and happy Friday! Today I´m sharing another card with you. This one is again created using mainly Elizabeth Craft Designs products. I managed to make a pile of cards the other day and it felt really good. So I think I´m back :).

When I made the bold and colorful card (see my previous post!) and I used the Spring Fling stamp set, it inspired me to create a DIY stamped patterned paper (like on the card above). I love how the fragile flowers look like on the background.

I then just die cut the oval into the middle and added the die cut flower pieces and a stamped sentiment. A little bit of Silk Microfine Glitter on the flowers adds a nice sparkle and a few enamel dots finish the card off.

And it´s all in brown tones. I haven´t used brown in a while, so it was about time. Wishing you a fabulous weekend!
xxx, Sanna

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Folded pocket gift-card card

Hello everyone and happy July!! Today I´m again up over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog with another guest design team card project and tutorial. Here is what I created for this months post:

For this card I used the Planner Essentials die cut dies – I´ve always wanted to use them for cardmaking the moment I saw them. I also added some die cut dies from the Art Journal series as well as some of the ModaScrap ones (still adore them!).

The basic idea of this card was to create a folded card base that withholds a pocket, where one can tuck a gift-card. This particular gift-card was created using the planner dies. The papers are from my older stash (goes all the way back to 2005). But the dies, the stamps and the glitter and adhesives are all by Elizabeth Craft Desings. For steps and more details, do also hop over to the ECD blog to read my full post!

Here is the step-by-step video for you to watch – hope you enjoy it!

This card is very simple to make, once you have all the pieces prepared and it looks very presentative also. A perfect way to send a loved one greetings and a gift-card to say you are thinking about them!

I hope you enjoyed this months tutorial. I´ll be sharing more project here on my blog throughout July and be back at the ECD blog in August again.

By the way, since the papers I used for this card are partly very old and not available anymore, I tried to find you nice alternatives, just see the product links for that.

Until then, happy scrapping!
xxx, Sanna

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Congratulations card

Hello everyone! I´ve still got one more card created with the residues of the card I shared yesterday.

On this card, instead of using texture/modeling paste with a stencil on the background, I used a embossing folder to create a pattern. Similar look, different technique.

Other that that it´s the exactly same idea and product. So if you missed yeterday´s video, go here, to see it. Just instead of applying paste, run a piece of white cardstock thru your die cutting machine with an embossing folder.

I am not a great coloring person. I think it´s because I don´t have the patience to color layers and shadows and shading. So I do this type of coloring. And it´s ok for me :). So if you are a really talented colorer (is that a word?), feel free to do some amazing coloring work on the flowers. I bet they´d look amazing that way too. I didn´t do it, because I can´t :). That simple.

Wishing you a fabulous, creative day!
xxx, Sanna

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Wedding card – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, I am up over at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today with a wedding card idea. I wanted to play with red, green and white and create a fun mixed media card and this is what I ended up making.

I´ve recorded a start-to-finish video for you to watch, to give you a better idea of each and every step. Hope you like it!!!

Have fun watching!!!

..annnddd..while you are at it, make MORE CARDS :). These ones are slightly smaller in size, but feature the same elements and techniques.

Now, I´ve used a leaf die on the cards, that is sadly not available at Elizabeth Craft Designs store anymore, but don´t worry, there is another leaf set (Trio of Leaves) that will also do the trick. Just check out the supply list at the end for that.

Also I use a pearlescent watercolour palette on the leaves and flowers, but Elizabeth Craft Desings has a really nice watercolour palette out, that has gorgeous colours in it. So you could use that one for coloring as well.

For more , do read my original post over at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog too :). See you next month with another card idea again!!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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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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