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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Mixed Media Card Challenge – September challenge, Vol. 3

Hello there! Just a reminder that there is still time to join in on the September Mixed Media Card Challenge!! This is my 3rd card this month 🙂 – yes, I really like the colour palette and the theme.

I have first added various Distress Inks tones thru a stencils (The Crafter´s Workshop) onto the background and then stemped with a Hero Arts stamp (Old Letter Writing – my fave stamp!) over the area. I then dry embossed and die cut some leaves from a metal sheet (by Add A Little Dazzle) and finally added some paper roses for additional decoration.

Just in case you forgot, here are details on how to join in with us:

HOW TO PLAY
1. Create a mixed media CARD based on the theme, with or without the optional element.
2. Display the challenge graphic on your blog post and link back to this challenge post.
3. You may enter as many times as you want, as long as each entry is different.
4. You may combine a maximum of 7 challenges (6 other challenges plus ours).
5. Submit your projects by September 25, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT -700).
6. We’ll announce the winner and highlights on September 30.

This month’s challenge is pretty special too because we’ve got a fabulous sponsor: Add a Little Dazzle!

„We specialize in an exclusive line of craft metal sheets that helps you take your crafting to the next level. Whether you are a seasoned or new crafter, our craft metal sheets will help you create unique projects that will make you stand out among the crowd. Are you ready to take your crafting to the next level? Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets will help you turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.“
Add A Little Dazzle is offering a $15 gift certificate to use towards products in the AALD Boutique.
We will randomly pick a winner of the gift certificate from all the entries that have the optional element (metal or leaves or both). So if you want a shot at this month’s prize, create a mixed media card that has metal (craft metal sheet or any kind of metal) or leaves or both.
Have fun and see you there!
xoxo, Sanna

September challenge – The Mixed Media Card Challenge Blog

Hi there lovelies! Time to share with you the new MMCC September card challenge!!! This time it´s all about autumn and autumn colours. As an additional element please use either metal or leaves (or both :-)..).

HOW TO PLAY
1. Create a mixed media CARD based on the theme, with or without the optional element.
2. Display the challenge graphic on your blog post and link back to this challenge post.
3. You may enter as many times as you want, as long as each entry is different.
4. You may combine a maximum of 7 challenges (6 other challenges plus ours).
5. Submit your projects by September 25, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT -700).
6. We’ll announce the winner and highlights on September 30.

This month’s challenge is pretty special too because we’ve got a fabulous sponsor: Add a Little Dazzle!

„We specialize in an exclusive line of craft metal sheets that helps you take your crafting to the next level. Whether you are a seasoned or new crafter, our craft metal sheets will help you create unique projects that will make you stand out among the crowd. Are you ready to take your crafting to the next level? Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets will help you turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.“
Add A Little Dazzle is offering a $15 gift certificate to use towards products in the AALD Boutique.
We will randomly pick a winner of the gift certificate from all the entries that have the optional element (metal or leaves or both). So if you want a shot at this month’s prize, create a mixed media card that has metal (craft metal sheet or any kind of metal) or leaves or both.

This is what I made:

I´ve first stamped leaves onto the background (by Stampendous) and then added a piece of dry embossed, alcohol inked metal (by Add a Little Dazzle) on the bottom part of the card. In the middle there is a piece of inked resist canvas in there. Embellishments are just a few simple buttons combined with a Wycinanka leaf chipboard.

I love seeing your submissions to the challenges, so I hope you get inspired also this time and join in with us :)!!! Have fun and see you at MMCC!

xoxo, Sanna

Travel journal, London – Pipilonias kreative Welt

Hello lovelies!! Today I´m sharing a travel journal which I created for our London city trip.

I used 3 sheets of cardstock (vanilla) and 3 pages of patterned paper for this album. I dry embossed the cardstock pieces with a „Plus One“ dry embossing folder and then wiped some Distress Ink over them. I naturally had to add some color splatters too 🙂 – this time I used Heidi Swapp Color Shine for creating splatters :). The book is 14,5 x 11,5 cm in size.

I used my Cinch for binding it all together.

I decorated all the pages beforehand and added some stamped elements here and there too. Then I also added some fussy cut images from the ueber lovely Las Mas Bonita-paper  (gorgeous, aren´t they????) as additional decorational elements.

I even used some older product on this album too. I´ve had some of the stickers for quite a while – good to find a nice spot for those too. Minibooks are perfect for destashing :).

The cover and the back is decorated with some twine and sequins.

I took this mini with me to London, but of course did not find any time to fill it. I mean, the meaning of a travel journal is to fill it as you travel, not afterwards. Now I really need to fill it soon, otherwise I will forget some details.. How about you? are you done with your albums from this summer season? ..if so, make sure you fill them right away, don´t do it the way I did :).

Happy summer, lovelies!
Sanna

Used products:
Cardstock: Bazzill – vanilla; Patterned Paper: Webster´s Pages – Our Travels (journey begins, pretty sunsets, out and about) & La Mas Bonita 004; Embossing folder: Plus One – Amy Tangerine; Alphas: Pink Paislee; Sticker: Crate Paper; Pen: Staedtler; Twine: We R Memory Keepers; Color shine: Heidi Swapp; Distress Ink: Ranger Ink; Sequins: Rayher Hobby; Stamp ink: Hero Arts Shadow Ink; Glue: Aleene´s; Binding machine: Cinch; Label Sticker: from my stash.

Jewelry box – Frog Dog Studio

Hello there! I am really proud to be able to be a part of the Frog Dog Studio team, and today I have the pleasure of sharing with you my very first kit projects. I will start with a jewelry box tutorial.

I started with the foil tape and first glued it on a piece of cardtock and then treated it with alcohol inks (Meadow, Currant and Mountain Rose). I let it dry before going over to the next step.


After the ink was all dry, I cut the excess paper off and placed the foil into a dry embossing folder and ran it thru my Big Shot machine.

After that I went and wiped the surface with black Archival ink for additional detail and let the piece dry.

I wanted to have a similar look on the metal box, so I treated both the lid and the box with the same Alcohol ink colors.
After that I took out the rusting powder and some Glue n´ Seal, applied some white winegar in a spray bottle and started to treat corrugated cardboard and some metal and chipboard elements with it.

First I applied the Glue n´ Seal with a paintbrush onto the metal pieces and before it was totally dry, poured some Rusting powder over the surfaces.


Next I dabbed off the residue powder and sprayed the surfaces with white winegar.
Now all I had to do was to leave it all to do its magic on its own – the instruction says it takes about 15 Minutes, until you start to see effects. I noticed that the parts with the thinner powder layer started rusting faster.  You don´t need to apply that much powder at all – a thin layer is enough.

I then repeated the same procedure with the chipboard elements and the corrugated cardboard.

I really liked the fact that the rust „bleeded“ onto the paper underneath and actually used that paper on an other project later :).

After the pieces were ready to be used, I started to decorate the box. I first cut the dry embossed foil tape piece to match the lid size, then glued a piece of corrugated cardboard over it and applied some Mantilla black over the surface for additional interest.

Next I selected a clock sticker from the Tim Holtz Sticker book as a centerpiece for the lid, glued it onto a piece of cardstock to make it more stable, inked around the edges with black ink and added the big metal clip on the top.

I then glued the clip onto the lid with tacky tape.


After that I just added some chipboard that I had treated with Lindy´s Stamp Gang mists, rusting powder and the paint dabber that was in the kit (Pebble) and glued them on their places. There is also a little sticker ticket and some silver yarn as additional decoration. And finally the sentiment metal labelon the top of it all.

Here are some detail photos:


As you can see, I placed a thick foam piece into the box. It will hold the jewelry in place and keep it from getting scratched.

Love the kits as much as I do, then you definitely should read how you can subscribe and while there, check out the shop for some additional goodies :).

Happy crafting,
xoxo, Sanna

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