Glückwunsch – Tonic Studios

Hello lovelies and Happy Thursday! Today I am dropping by to share a 8,5 x 5,5 inch sized congratulations card with you.  

For this card I used a white A4 sized cardstock as my starting point to create the card base. Next I took some watercolor paper and misted it with pink spray ink.

After that I placed and ran the Beautiful Bunch Edge die (only using the inner die piece!) thru my die cutting machine. I cut the same image 4 times to create the background pattern. After that I took the „Glückwunsch“ Tonic German Sentiment die and cut the word in the same manner into the middle of the card. Now I have a lovely pattern on the pink paper and when placed onto a white background, the pattern shows thru really nicely.

For finishing touches I took some Wycinanka chipboards and painted the green with Distress Ink and a Nuvo Water Tank Brush. I then clustered the chipboard leaves and some older Prima flowers from my stash into the upper and lower edge around the die cut word area to give the card a bit more dimension. For decoration I also added some Nuvo Vintage and Crystal Drops (red and light blue) around the flower clusters and outlined the card with faux stitching using a black pen.

I really like how this card turned out and love playing with the new Tonic Edge Dies!
Wishing you a great day and happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


Happy birthday card

Hello everyone, I like creating with stencils alot and what better way to put them in action than on a birthday card for a boy. I wanted to use colour and make the card bright and happy, yet keep it simple.

So I grabbed the Lattice stencil from my STAMPlorations stencil line and inked the background with two different tones of Distress Ink.

Next I grabbed some stickers from my olrder stash and used them overlappingly to create the focal point and some funny banner-type of patterns to the upper edge.

For finishing touches I added some black paint, a stamped sentiment (by Tim Holtz) and some residue Thickers. For additional sparckle there are some Nuvo Confetti Stars here and there.

I hope the recipient likes his card ;-)…
That´s it for today, happy crafting, lovelies!!
xxx, Sanna


A set of stenciled and misted shaker cards

Hello and Happy Wednesday! Now if you know me, you know I love stencils alot! Today I´m sharing a set of stenciled & misted shaker cards with you. I´ve used the Echo Park Paper Shell stencil for misting the card base with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Next I´ve die cut the circle with Tonic Studios circle dies and created a shaker window. Before adding the glitter and confetti I stamped a sentiment inside the window for a fun detail.  After that I just finished the card off with some embellishments I had in my stash, faux stitching and a stamped sentiment. On the pink card I repeated the above mentioned steps, but changed the Glimmer Mist tone to Pink Poodle and filled the shaker part with pink confetti and glitter (by Tonic Studios).

For decoration I added again a stamped sentiment (Tim Holtz) and some faux stitching and some very old paper flowers from my stash. These go back to the time when I started scrapbooking!!

And of course I could not stop at two cards, but had to make 3 at once. For this light green toned shaker card I used Aquamarine Glimmer Mist with the stencil and filled the shaker part with green toned confetti and glitter.

For decoration I added some lime green paper roses and a golden paper leaf. I didn´t want to add any faux stitching on this one, as I really liked the soft overall look with the roses and the ribbon.

I had so much fun creating these confetti shaker cards!!! And they are quite easy to make too. The stencil, by the way, is from my The Wild Hare Kits January guest design team kit. I love, love, love using it!!

That´s all from me today, see you soon again with more projects!!!
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


Christmas Card Wednesday, No. 7

Hello everyone and welcome to the second to last Christmas Card Wednesday. Today I´ll share  a set of 3 cards with you – created using STAMPlorations and Tonic Studios product.

Today´s cards started off  from last weeks idea plus from playing around with stencils and the new blending brushes I bought from SØSTRENE GRENE recently.

Here is how it all started:

I was testing the blending brushes with Distress Inks (works like a dream with stencils, by the way!) and created this background piece with the Trees 1 stencil.

I also had made quite a few of these cardstock pieces, treated with the Nuvo Embellishment Mousse. Like I noted in my last weeks post, I really like the look of the mousse treated cardstock when it´s die cut.

So for this clean and simple card I used the Indian Gold mousse for the die cut tree (die by STAMPlorations) and the Burnished Bronze mousse for the sentiment (die cut die again by STAMPlorations). Now this card was SO easy to do. Just die cut the mousse coated paper and adhere everything on place, then decorate with a few sequins. And it still looks very noble when light hits the card in a right angle.

For my second card I used the blending brush with a stencil, but first inked the background with a lighter colour Distress Ink tone. Then placed the stencil on top and added Distress Ink in two darker tones. After I was finished with that layer, I added some Indian Gold mousse with the blending brush here and there thru the stencil for an additional fun detail.

After that I just die cut the sentiment from blue embossed paper which came with the Tonic Craft Kit No. 6. Also a very simple and easy card idea And also a very flat card, so it will be easy to mail too.

And for my last card from this set I simply combined the ideas. I created a stenciled background with blue and pink Distress Ink tones, adding some Burnished Bronze mousse details here and there. Then I die cut the tree from Burnished Bronze mousse treated cardstock and a sentiment die cut from Indian Gold mousse treated cardstock. I then die cut a hole into the middle of the stenciled piece with an oval die cut die, added a scalloped edge die cut frame from white cardstock on top and adhered everything on place. For decoration I added golden sequins, some faux stitching and a silver star. I had a great time creating these cards, I hope you enjoyed this weeks idea. There will be one more Christmas Card Wednesday coming up next week, then we are done for this year.

Happy crafting,
xx, Sanna


Clean & Simple Xmas cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, it´s time for my December Elizabeth Craft Designs guest blog post tutorial. It has been snowing a little here in Austria recently which inspired me to create a set of clean and simple Christmas cards using Shimmer Sheets, Ornate Snowflakes die set and Holiday Cheer clear stamp set.

Here is how I created the cards:

Step 1: Place a piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock into a die cutting machine, then place the big snowflake (or two smaller ones) on top of the paper and die cut.

Step 2: Release all the die cut snowflakes from the dies and remove the negative pieces.

Step 3: Apply Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape onto the die cut piece that will create the card background.
Remove the protective layer of the adhesive.

Step 4: Cut a piece of Shimmer Sheet into a suitable size and attach to the adhesive.

Step 5: Add another layer of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape onto the Shimmer Sheet areas. Adhere onto a white cardbase.

Step 6: Adhere the die cut snowflakes onto the open areas with Kid´s Choice Glue.

Step 7: Place the card into a stamping tool and stamp a sentiment with black ink onto the card. Decorate the card with faux stitching and rhinestores or other embellishments of your choice.  Repeat these steps with all cards. You can create variations by changing the Shimmer Sheet colors and the instead of stamping with black ink you can add a heat embossed sentiment to the cards.

The Shimmer Sheetz add an elegant touch to the simple card idea – just take a look at the lovely shimmer on this card:

Here are the finished cards:

This was my last tutorial for this year. I hope I have been able to inspire you to play with your Elizabeth Craft Designs products throughout the past year.

Happy crafting,