Retirement card for a music lover

Hello everyone, I´m again stopping by to share another retirement card created for a colleague. The recipient of this card is a music lover, thus the music theme.

I´ve used mainly Tonic Studios products for this card – only the stamped sentiment is by Stampin´Up! and some of the cardstock is from my older stash.

The card is bigger in size than a regular card, so I folded the base myself from a piece of blue cardstock. Then I dry embossed the white paper and added a layer of Nuvo Mousse in gold onto the music notes. After that all I did was die cut the violine and the lace as well as the German sentiment. I adhered all pieces on place using the Nuvo Glue Pen.

For additional decór I added a few Nuvo Drops here and ther and stamped the sentiment in black. I sure hope the recipient likes his card.

Wishing you all a great start into the new week. I have been now working for two weeks again and starting from Monday there additional easing procedures will get active – like some school classes will again go back to schools and restaurants are open (with restrictions and new regulations, but anyways). Also at my work, people will return to the office (with mask obligation) instead of working in home-offices. Lot´s of changes after 63 days. It´s to be seen, how all this affects the infection curve – hoping there will be no further lockdown needed.

Xxx, Sanna

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Christmas card

Hello everyone and happy Friday! Today I´m stopping by to share a few Christmas cards with you. Here is one of them:

This is a card created using the Village Edge die cut die by Elizabeth Craft Designs, combined with the Fitted Rounded Rectangle die cut die. I wanted to try a shaker card of this type, creating a big shaker „window“ and then adding a village scenery on top. This was a fun thing to do, but for my next card I´ll create a little bigger outline for easier arrangement.

My second card is also created using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Owl die cut die as well as the Fitted Rounded Rectangle dies. The dotted paper on the background is also from the same company as is the sentiment die cut die. For coloring the owl, I used Distress Oxides. The sentiment is die cut from a silver mirror cardstock.

And for my last set of Christmas cards I´ve used premade dry embossed papers which I have inked with Distress Inks and for the sentiment I´ve used a die cut die by Elizabeth Craft Designs and the tree die cut die is by STAMPlorations. The glitter paper and the embellishments are by Tonic Studios – their glitter cardstock and Nuvo Drops as well as Confetti.

This year I am hopefully going to make my Xmas card deadline and get them also mailed in time :). Looking good so far!

Be sure to check back to my blog on Sunday, when I will be sharing a few more Christmas card projects with you! See you then!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Christmas Card Wednesday, No 6

Hello there and welcome to another Christmas Card Wednesday. This week I am sharing two very easy to do cards. I saw a video by Jennifer McGuire recently and she did the ink pad and embossing folder technique on her video, so I decided to try it out.

I happen to be a fan of the Hero Art´s Shadow Inks and she used those to create the look on her video, so I gave it a go too.

Here is what I ended up making:

Now the the details: 

I inked the embossing folder with the „Soft Pool“ shawod ink tone, then placed a piece of white cardstock into the Tonic Studios embossing folder and ran the whole „sandwich“ thru the die cutting machine. As a result I got a light blue hue background with dry embossed music notes which were not toned, but white (see Jennifer´s video here on her channel).

She used another ink tone on her video to ink the dry embossed images, but I decided to take an ink blending tool and dab some golden Nuvo Embellishment Mousse onto it (very lightly!) and then carefully ink the embossed areas with the mousse. I did a few sets like this while I was at it, so I can use the backgrounds on other projects later too.

Then I took one of the blending brush  & Nuvo Embellishment Mousse treated cardstock pieces and ran a Tonic German Sentiment thru my die cutting machine. This works really well with the mousse, you just need to let it dry completely before die cutting it.

I cut the same sentiment in bronze and gold colour and then adhered the sentiments onto the card bases.

One of the cards got decorated with tiny Nuvo Mirroball Stars (adhered with Nuvo Glaze) and the other one got some Harvest Moon Glitter Accent details on it, next to the sentiment. I really like how these cards turned out. And the look of the Nuvo Mousse coated die cut sentiment has me swooning. I am for sure going to use more „moussed“ sentiments in the future too! Such a cool look!

That´s it for today. On Friday I´ll be sharing another STAMPlorations Mixed Media tutorial with you, so if you are interested, do stop by!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Happy holidays

Hello everyone, it´s time to start creating Christmas cards, I think. Well, I know there is still Halloween and other occtions coming before Christmas, but this year I am starting earlier with my card production marathon. I will finish them in time this time :)! Here is my first card:
I used one of the new Christmas die cut dies by Elizabeth Craft Designs on this card – the Beautiful Baubles. This card was pretty easy to make. I just took two embossing folders and placed shimmer sheets into them and ran those thru my die cutting machine. After that I just sanded the surface with a sanding block to create the two toned effect. Next I die cut the pieces with the Beautiful Baubles die cut dies.

The Shimmer Sheets will not suffer from the die cutting at all, but you can also do the process in the opposite order and first die cut the pieces, then dry emboss and then sand.

I die cut the twigs with the same die cut set and used an older Pink Paislee paper from my stash for the purpose. I really liked the color of the paper, thus chose to use that particular one. Next I took a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock (Misty Mauve) for the Baubles and I was done with die cutting.

Now I only needed to arrange and adhere the pieces onto a white card base. I finished the card off with a stamped sentiment (Joset Designs) and some liquid pearls and Stickles, as well as some faux stitching along the edges.

First card done, quite a few to go, but I´ve started, so I am pretty proud of myself :). Wishing you a lovely weekend and

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Technique Friday with Els challenge

Hello lovelies, it is again time for the Elizabeth Craft Designs Die Cut Design Team´s monthly challenge. This time we were challenged to use a Technique Friday with Els video as our starting point. I chose to make a Patchwork Card with embossing folders and Shimmer Sheets. Here is what I did:

Here are the steps shortly, for a full tutorial, see THIS VIDEO over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs YouTube channel.

First I took pink, light blue and red Shimmer Sheets and cut those into a width of approximately 1 inch. Next I placed them inside the Elizabeth Craft Designs embossing folders and ran them thru a die cutting machine.

After that I took a Postage Stamp Rectangle die cut die and a piece of blue toned patterned paper from my stash and die cut the paper into a rigth size. Next I cut another piece (white cardstock) into a slightly smaller size than the postage stamp piece.

Then I fussy cut the embossed and sanded (sanding block) pieces into appr. 1 inch each and adhered them onto the white cardstock piece that I had covered with Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Then I just flipped the piece over to cut the residue off along the edges of the white cardstock.

After that I die cut two Lacy Poppies from white Soft Finish Cardstock and adhered the postage stamp piece and the patchwork piece together with Clear Double Sided Adhesive. I added a velvet ribbon and a brad as decoration and finally stamped a sentiment with Joset Designs General Sentiments onto the right down corner with black stamp ink.

I really enjoyed creating this card after Els´ idea!! And I like the delicate shine the Shimmer Sheets add to the background. It looks really nice, yet it is so very easy to make!!!

For today’s challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on their website to 3 winners. To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell „What your favorite technique learned from the Technique Friday With Els series“. 3 lucky winners will be selected in a random drawing & the winners will be announced on Friday, July 21 on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

Now hop over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog to see what videos inspired my design team colleagues and what kind of cards they created!! And for more inspiration, don´t forget to visit the ECD YouTube channel too.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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