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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Christmas cards

Hello and happy Friday! Today I´ m stopping by to share two cards I recently created using Studio Tekturek papers, Elizabeth Craft Designs dies and Klartext stamps.

For this card I´ ve also used a cute image from a present card I have saved. It makes for a perfect focal point on the card. The background paper is by Studio Tekturek and the stamp is by Klartext (available at Dani Peuss). The die cutting for the focal image is done with a Elizabeth Craft Designs die cut die.

And for the second card I pretty much did the same, except I used old stickers as a focal point with some Nuvo Drops glitter glue. I also outlined the stamped sentiment with old border stickers.

I have been making quite a few cards recently, but I sent quite a few on their way, so I have to be prepared. Have you already mailed all your Xmas cards? And do you make them yourself? If so, flat or bulky?

Wishing you a lovely, creative weekend!
xxx, Sanna

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Season´ s Greetings

Hello everyone and happy Sunday! Today I´ m preparing more Christmas cards again, and wanted to share a card that resulted as a residue project from my previous Elizabeth Craft Designs cardmaking video.

I used the Classic Christmas Special Kit products on this card too and created the background with a leftover cover sheet of the background die. It was a left over piece from die cutting their Clear Double Sided Adhesive with the background die. I just placed it onto the card base and applied Distress Oxide thru it onto the card. That way I had a DIY stencil for creating the pattern.

Next I used two leftover bauble pieces and adhered Clear Double Sided Adhesive in strips across them. Then applied different tones of Silk Microfine Glitter on them and after that added some craft drops along the lines. For additional detail I used the adhesive tape on the sided to add even more shine to the card. A in black stamped and fussy cut sentiment from the stamp and die set got used in the middle.

These baubles were so much fun to make. Imagine doing two-toned ones in red and white or turquoise and gold or any other fun combination!! And the sparkle! I just love sparkly things for Christmas and Silk Microfine Glitter is the perfect product for this season :).

Have a great day and wishing you a good start into the new week!
xxx, Sanna

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Full-on sparkle Xmas cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone! I am up over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs with a December card tutorial. I find that sparkly cards during the holiday season are the best choice – always. Therefore I have created a set of six cards with the same basic idea today, just modifying the technique from one set to another a little bit.

For the first card I used the Classic Christmas Special Kit and started with the background die. I applied Sea Glass and Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to the background and then moved on to the creating the baubles.

On the baubles I used Violet, Diva and and Bright Grape Silk Microfine Glitter in combination with Yellow. I finished the baubles with Pewter bits. After finishing the baubles I added a stamped sentiment to the card using the stamp set that comes with the Classic Christmas Special Kit. For additinal decor and texture I added some Craft Drops to the baubles.

For my second card set I used the same idea, but applied all the glitter layers directly to a sheet of Clear Double Sided Adhesive and started with Spring Peridot tone for the background. Then I applied Bright Cranberry, Peony Pink, Copper Rose and Cool Diamond tones to the baubles one after another. First doing the red layers and then adding the white tone. I stamped and fussy cut the sentiment to the card and finished everything with Craft Drops again.

While I was at it, I did a blue-red-white-silver-toned card too. It´s all the same steps, just different glitter tones.

For my last set of three cards I used the same basic idea, but on a smaller piece of paper only creating one bauble per card. I changed the glitter tones on each card to create variation and die cut the bauble with the Dotted Scalloped Circle die. These are more clean and simple in style and much faster to finish, so they are easy to do in series. The sentiment is directly stamped onto the card base with black ink.

Here are a few more in single bauble ones in various colours. I also added plenty of Craft Drops to each of these cards to bring some contrast to them and to make the images pop even more.

To give you a better idea on how I made these cards, I´ ve recorded a quite a long video. Hope you get inspired and play some with Silk Microfine Glitter and the Classic Christmas Special Kit. They truly are a perfect match!

As this will be my very last guest design team post, I would like to thank Els, Joset and the whole team for having me! It´s been truly a pleasure being part of the Elizabeth Craft Designs family for so many years. I´ve enjoyed every bit of it and will continue using their products in the future too. I hope to have inspired you all throught the years. If you want to see what I´ll be upto in the future, you can follow my blog and YouTube channel.

Wishing everyone a peaceful and lovely Holiday Season and thanks for a great time!!
xxx, Sanna

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Holiday card

Hello and happy Monday! Today´ s card share is another stash busting share and a holiday card of a different kind for someone, who does not like a traditional Christmas card.

I took my Neocolor 2 crayons and a water tank brush out and after applying the old silver stickers onto the paper, applied the crayons to create a watercolor look.

For the sentiment I used the Elizabeth Craft Designs Classic Christmas Special Kit´ s stamp set and Nuvo Drops for small details. For stamping I used the Distress Oxide Iced Spruce tone.

A simple holiday season card and I am proud to have used some older product again. Wishing you a good week!!
xxx, Sanna

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