Daily Art Practice w/ 2022 Artist Almanac – Day 1

Hello everyone, like mentioned on my Instagram Account, I am planning on creating a piece every day this year and recording a video to go with it. My first one was a total disaster – the video, not the piece – as I messed up the recording and only have a piece of it to share. BUT I improvised and did a photo-add-on to the video that explains all the steps I did. The total time I used for this page was a little over 7 minutes. And here is the piece:

If you are interested on getting yourself a 2022 artist almanac – here is one possibility to get one – go to Tina Walker´ s Insta – she has all contributors listed and some of them still have calendars available :).

(picture from Tina´ s Insta Account)

I went with the colours from the almanac page and added inks and Posca pen details to the background in same tones. The tag is a recycled piece and I´ ve added a gelli printed leftover piece onto the tag. Then some Klartext “Denglisch” stamp sentiments on top – done with VersaFine Clair ink. The 2022 stickers are by Simple Stories and from the Dani Peuss December Scrapbooking Kit.

The sentiment translates to something like: “Have a good one”! It´ s in “Denglisch” which means a German saying directly translated into English. Only makes sense to German speaking peeps and they find it quite funny. I like these Denglisch stamps so much and wanted to use them on my calendar page. You might be seeing them showing up on regular basis throughout this project :).

I fussy cut the almanac page into smaller bits and added half circles to the background and outlined them with a Stabilo all pen. The leaf pattern on the tag is from the almanac page too. I also love the idea of adding the date to the page for every day. That way I can record daily feelings/thoughts and also see how my “style”/color choices etc. change throughout the year. I am kind of recording my own development with this project. And keeping it short challenges me even more. Here is the video:

Sorry for messing the recording up! But I still hope you get the idea!! I had fun creating this page and am really happy how it turned out – even though I totally panicked while recording and thus messed it all up! Better luck next time, I guess!!

Tomorrow will be another day to play. I might not write so much every day or do a long blog post, but instead just put up the video for you to watch. Because there will be days I for sure can not do a full post and edit the video etc. as there is work and life and family and everything else to be done too :). But I still hope you will enjoy these short takes in incorporating the almanac in my daily practices.

See you tomorrow!!!
xxx, Sanna

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Christmas card set, Vol. 2

Hello and happy Saturday! Today I´ m again sharing another stash busting project, combined with newer product. I´ ve used stickers from back in the day with Studio Tekturek and Dani Peuss Klartext stamps.

The paper is by Studio Tekturek and the stickers are my own very old stash. The stamp is by Klartext (available at Dani Peuss) and the cute fox wax seal was gifted to me by my lovely friend Lizzy :).

I love these snowmen so much, I guess that is why I have been saving them so long. They just look so cute and immediately make one smile :).

For the next card I used the same sticker series, combined it with a Elizabeth Craft Designs die cut background piece and added all on top of the cute Studio Tekturek paper. The stamping on the background is done with Distress Oxides in pink and light blue and the stamp is by Klartext again.

Just a fun way to add some interest to the background. I also sneaked some Nuvo Drops into both cards. I like a little sparkle around Christmas time. I think it´ s because of the dark, long days that I find sparkle so attractive. When light hits the sparkly parts, it´ s for me like fake sunrays and that somehow lifts my spirits. In the summertime I don´ t need so much sparkle.

Hope your day is great! We had SNOW the other day, quite much too, actually, for this region. And I really enjoyed seeing snow. I love how quiet it gets outside when it´ s snowing and also how much more light there seems to be around, only because of the snow. I wished it would stay until Christmas, but it rarely does.

xxx, Sanna

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Frohe Weihnachten – Dani Peuss

Hallo Ihr Lieben!! Heute möchte ich euch wieder einmal eine Weihnachtskarte zeigen, die ich mit dem Dani Peuss Dezember Scrapbooking Kit & Klartext Stempeln gestaltet habe.

Ich dachte, dass ich euch auch gleich zeige, wie ich diese Karte gemacht habe:

Als Erstes habe ich das Stempelset “Grunge” von Klartext mit Distress Oxide Iced Spruce verwendet und damit einen Hintergrund für meine Karte gestempelt.

Danach habe ich das Schneeflockenpapier aus dem Dezember DP Scrapbooking Kit (von Vicki Boutin – Warm Wishes Kollektion) genommen und mit einer Schneeflockenstanze 5 Schneeflocken gestanzt. Hierfür könnt ihr natürlich auch die cuts oder mit Hilfe einer Silhouette etc. Schneeflocken gestalten. Dazu habe ich noch “Kleckse” mit Distress Oxide “Salvaged Patina” auf den Hintergrund gestempelt und die Schneeflocken in einer Reihe arrangiert.

Danach habe ich mit Iced Spruce und dem “13 Mal Frohe Weihnachten” Klartext Stempelset einen Spruch auf die Karte gestempelt (im Bannerform auf einen Streifen weißes Papier).

Nachdem ich den Streifen auf die Schneeflocken aufgeklebt hatte, habe ich noch ein paar Nuvo Drops zur Dekoration um den Spruch herum platziert. Die Farbe (Nuvo; Duck Egg) passt perfekt zu den papieren und verwendeten Stempelfarben dazu.

Ich mag diese Karte sehr. Sie hat Dimension und ist trotzdem flach genug um in ein Kuvert gesteckt zu werden. Und auch so schön Clean and Simple, obwohl das Papier doch an sich relativ bunt und lebendig wirkt, aber in kleinen Mengen verwendet viel ruhiger aussieht.

Ich hoffe, dass ich Euch ein wenig inspirieren konnte mit meiner Karte. Ich werde bestimmt noch ein paar weitere Karten auf diese Art gestalten, denn die bunten Papiere im Kit schreien förmlich danach :).

Habt einen schönen Tag,
xxx, Sanna

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Trifecta cardmaking in monochromatic style – STAMPlorations

Hello and happy Sunday! Starting this October, you will see me create cards with step-by-step and/or video tutorials using the STAMPlorations 3S-products. What is that, you ask? It´ s Stamps, Stencils and Stickers -> 3 S´ s – also known as Trifecta cards. Today is my first share and I am sooo excited! See, these are the things I really, really like to use! You know by now that I love to use stencils – always have and always will. And stamping, well, there is hardly any piece I make that I don´ t add stamping onto. And clear stickers are just a perfect addition to my design style. I hope you will enjoy my Trifecta posts throught this design team year!

For my first feature post I´ ve decided to use just one of each products and create 3 different cards with the exact same products. Slight modifications in color and placement result in different kind of cards. And still they all are easy to do and even make multiples of, while you are at it anyway.

On my first card I used the Discs stencil with transparent gloss texture paste mixed together with Mustard Seed Distress Paint to create the texture to the card background that I had previously misted with yellow spray ink. Next I added stamping into the open area of the background using the Hello You stamp set and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide. After that I took a piece of yellow patterned paper and stamped and fussy cut the camera images and arranged them onto the card background. The stamp set used here was again the Hello You set. For finishing touches I added a Shine Bright Clear Sticker sentiment that I had matted with the same patterned paper I used on the camera images. After finishing all the steps I adhered the paper onto a slimline sized card base and outlined the edges with a black pen for more contrast. 

On my second card I used the same Discs stencil with transparent gloss texture paste mixed together with Peeled Paint Distress Paint to create the texture to the card background that I had previously misted with kiwi-toned spray ink. Next I added some stamping into the open areas of the background using the Hello You stamp set and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide.  However, I didn´t like the look of it, so I changed my plan and just added more stamp ink with a water tank brush over the stamped areas (good thing, this ink is water reactive, so you can correct as you go!) to create different toned green areas to the background. I also did some paint splatters on top of it all with the Distress Paint tone I used with the paste previously. That adds nice contrast to the background and pleased my eye more than the randomly stamped sentiments! After that I took a piece of yellow patterned paper and stamped and fussy cut the camera images and arranged them onto the card background. The stamp set used here was again the Hello You set. For finishing touches I added a Shine Bright Clear Sticker sentiment that I had matted with the same patterned paper I used on the camera images. After finishing all the steps I adhered the paper onto a slimline sized card base and outlined the edges with a black pen for more contrast. 

On my third card I used the same Discs stencil with transparent gloss texture paste mixed together with Pcked Raspberry Distress Paint to create the texture to the card background that I had previously misted with light pink-toned spray ink. Next I added some stamping into the open areas of the background using the Hello You stamp set and Bubble Gum mid-tone shadow ink.  After that I took a piece of pink patterned paper and stamped and fussy cut the camera images and arranged them onto the card background. The stamp set used here was again the Hello You set. For finishing touches I added a Shine Bright Clear Sticker sentiment that I had matted with the same patterned paper I used on the camera images. After finishing all the steps I adhered the paper onto a slimline sized card base and outlined the edges with a black pen for more contrast. 
Here is a quick photo step-by-step for deteails: 

Step 1: Add spray ink in green, pink and yellow tones to slimline size cut white cardstock.

Step 2: Mix Distress paint in Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry and Peeled Paint with Transparent Texture Paste and apply thru the Discs-stentil onto the backgrounds. Notice how everything is tone-in-tone for a more homogenous look. Also if you add the stencilng only partially, you can create a totally different backgorund look!

Step 3: Now add stamping with the Hello You stamp set to the background using stamp inks in similar tones. I used Distress Oxide Fossilized Amber, Bubble Gum Shadow Ink and Moved Lawn Distress Oxide to add to the monochromatic look of the background.

Step 4: Stamp camera images on matching toned patterned papers and fussy cut them. Then arrange onto the card and adhere on place. Finish the pieces off with Shine Bright Clear Sticker sentiments and adhere the finished pieces onto card bases. 

You now have yourself three monochromatic slimline cards created with Stamps, Stencils and Stickers (Trifecta magic!) and even though we used the exact same products on all three cards, the results are still very different due to used colorus and placement.

And pssst… if you now want to stock up on your STAMPlorations stash, here is a nice discount code for you to use:

Thanks for stopping by today – I hope I could inspire you to try out the 3S-combination yourself!! Have fun!

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Alles Liebe

Hello and happy Sunday! I did a card yesterday for World Card Making Day, but I forgot TO POST IT! So therefore, just a quick share now.

It is a very, very simple card and done using just a few supplies. A card that is very easy to replicate and do multiples of. You could even change the sentiment and have the same basic design with various sentiments for various purposes! How practical!!!

I used the Klartext “Scribble Kreise” and “Pfingstrosen” stamp sets for creating the card. The orange watercolor looking circle is done with the first stamp set and Distress Oxide spiced marmalade-tone. After that I just added the flowers with black stamp ink and for decor I did some Gansai Tambi Starry Colors gold watercolor droplets. Sooo easy!

And that is my take for the WCMD!! Just a tad late.. oh well!
Have a great Sunday and come back later for a card tutorial with a video ;-).
See you! Sanna

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