Clean & Simple DIY foam stamp stamped and die cut images & cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, it´s my turn to share another guest design team post over at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today and for this post, I was inspired by a question placed to my on my YouTube channel: “have you ever used the die to cut out the stamped image you just made?”

So I tried and here are the results:

This experiment resulted in the above clean and simple style cards, created using the same ModaScrap die cut dies I originally created my DIY foam stamps with (see that particular video here).

I really like how these cards turned out, even though the technique itself was a little bit tricky. You can see the complete start-to-finish on the technique on the following video – I hope you enjoy it:

Of course you could go the easy way and just first die cut the image, then ink the die cut image with stamp inks and have a perfect result every time OR you could first ink a larger piece of cardstock and then die cut that area with the die cut die. Again, resulting in a perfectly inked and die cut image. BUT that was not the question, so I went the unordinary way and first stamped with the DIY foam stamp and the tried to die cut the already stamped image to see if it would work. It did, in a way. And I really like the results, because of their artsy look. I am sure there are easier ways to create cards, but if you are in for the fun of it, I suggest you give it a try!

Wishig you all a great day and see you again in December for another Elizabeth Craft Designs project post!
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Glückwunsch card

Hello lovelies and Happy Wednesday! Today I´m going to share a shiny wedding card with you. I´ve used Tonic Studios silver mirror cardstock to create the shiny surface and I love how easy it is to die cut. Here is what I did:Now photographing a mirror card is a little bit tricky. I took plenty of photos to get the silver surface look captured. But in the above photo you can see it pretty well. And I took this photo too, to give you an idea of the contrast of the silver cardstock in combination with the yellows, oranges and pinks on the flower pattern area. Ah, I just love that look! 

So what I did was I first die cut the Romantic Boquet (by Elizabeth Craft Designs) piece from silver mirror cardstock (see the supplies for details!). Then I took a piece of smooth white cardstock and inked it with orange, pink and yellow Distress Ink tones and placed it underneath the die cut boquet. I then took a piece of white watercolor cardstock and sprayed it pink with pink spray ink and then die cut the German Tonic sentiment from it.

I adhered everyting on place with craft glue and for the sentiment I used the Nuvo Glue Pen (Large). Works like a dream with fine, detailed pieces!! Oh, and as a card base I used the Fuchsia Pink Craft Perfect Cardstock. The card measures 16 x 13 cm´s.

Wishing you a great day and happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Dankeschön Tag – Tonic Studios

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today I´m sharing a bold and colorful tag with you. This one truly is a color explosion. I started by adding layers of paints onto the manila tag, then adding stamping and rub-ons, but didn´t quite like the coors and the look the tag, so I “fixed it” by adding some more :).

After the rub-on, I took a Blue Topaz Glimmer Glam tone and applied it onto the tag very freely with a paint brush. This added sparckle and intensive color and the tag immediately looked totally different.

I had a really cool blue dotted washi tape (by Alexandra Renke) in my stash so I added a strip of that into the middle. Then I added some leftover hexagon die cut pieces on both sides. I layered them on top of each other and it created a really cool look. I love the strong colors here!

I also die cut the “Dankeschön” sentiment with a Tonic Studios German die cut die from pink paper. Love the pink with the blues here! For finishing touches I then went totally crazy and added older product like sticky chipboard pieces (I think they are by Basic Grey or Pink Paislee; sorry – can´t really remember which one). And to top of it all, some glittery and shiny 3D flowers here and there. I suppose those are by Basic Grey and DCWV (I think). Like I said, really old stash – some stash busting done here too :).

This tag will make a great “thank you” tag for a present at some point. Just need to make sure the recipient loves bold, happy colors and lots of layers and details.

OK, next post will be something else than a crazy pattern and color explosion 🙂 – I promise!

Happy crafting, lovelies!
xxx, Sanna

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Smile tag – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone and happy Friday and a big yay for the weekend!! Today it´s my time to share a mixed media tutorial over at the STAMPlorations blog again. There´s a bold and colorful tag waiting for you at their blog, inclusive a video start-to-finish.

Here is what I did: I´ve used stencils in layers on this tag and I love how the strong, bold colors make this tag really pop. For a full tutorial and A VIDEO, hop over to my full blog post with all steps at the STAMPlorations blog – HERE. I hope you like what you see  and get inspired to play a little yourself!!!

Happy stenciling!
xxx, Sanna

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Clean and simple hexagon cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello lovelies and happy Sunday! Today I am again up over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog with a set of clean and simple cards, created using basic die cut dies. My idea was to create a background pattern solely with the hexagon die to show you, that a simple basic die can be used in fun ways!

I also wanted to have a fun and colorful pattern, so I used Distress Inks in three different tones to create a blended color pattern. What better sentiment to add to a card like this than the “wishing you a colorful day” one :).

I also did a second card in the same manner, this time using the Stitched Hexagons die cut die and another color scheme. This time I used pink, orange and yellow. Also on this card I didn´t do any water splatters. And that again creates a slightly different look to my second card.

I´ve also recorded a video about the card making process for you to watch – I hope you like it! For even more details on the cards and the process, hop over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

That´s it from me for today, I´ll be sharing another guest designer blog post for Elizabeth Craft Designs in June, so do stop by my (and their) blog for more in June.

Wishing you a great, crafty day!
xxx, Sanna

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