Slimline Xmas cards in bold colours – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, it´ s my turn over at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today to share a monthly guest team member card tutorial again. For today´ s card share I wanted to create a set of slimline Christmas cards in bold colours. I did that by using actually very little supplies, so these cards are easy to replicate and do multiples of.

I have again used the gorgeous Classic Christmas Special Kit for creating these cards and the only thing I added to the kit was Brusho´s, metallic watercolours, embossing powders and ink. If you don´t have Brusho´s, you can replace them with spray inks, watercolour palettes or even patterned papers. Here is how I did the cards:

Step 1: Take white plain cardstock and apply the Brusho powders onto the surface. Spray water mist on top and let the colors spread on paper. You can also help a little with a paint brush and then dry with a heat tool. Once you are at it, create several different toned ones, so you can create a series of cards in the end.
Step 2: Next apply metallic or pearlescent watercolor splatters with a paint brush on top of the bold colored pieces and let dry.

Step 3: Now die cut the same amount of backgrounds using the background die from the Classic Christmas Special Kit and adhere it on top of the colorful piece.
Step 4: Next stamp and heat emboss sentiments using the stamp set from the kit. I used white, red, blue and black embossing color tones for my cards, but you can take any colour you prefer.
Step 5: Finally, fussy cut the sentiment pieces into right size and adhere them onto the card bases using 3D-foam. This adds nice dimension to the cards.

Now you have a fun set of Christmas cards, that are still flat enough to be mailed in an envelope, but will for sure cheer up the recipient with their strong colours.

I have again recorded a video for you to watch, so you get a better idea of each and every step. Enjoy!

While recording the tutorial, I created a total of six cards using the same basic technique, but just changing the color combinations. I did this to have a few more Christmas cards in my stash, because I always need so many every year. I also love how happy and bright there cards turned out.

I hope I could inspire you to give this idea a try and create a few clean and simple Christmas cards yourself. You can also divede the stept into several days. One day all you need to do is make the backgrounds, the next you die cut the white pieces and the day after you stamp and emboss the sentiments and on the final day you just adhere everything together. That way you could do a bigger batch of cards, too.

I´ ll be sharing another card tutorial with you again next month – so see you then!
xxx, Sanna

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Alt zu werden..

Hello and happy Monday! Today I´ m sharing a another clean and simple card, created with Klartext stamps. For this one I used the „Folg deinem Herz“ stamp set with the super cute Summer Vibes P13 papers.

One of the papers had these cute stripes in pastel tones that exactly fit the width of the stamp sentiment, so I used it to my advantage and added a stamped and embossed sentiment in every second line with a matching embossing ink tone.

It really made the backgroud so much fun and also interesting for the card recipient. I hope it makes them smile, when they read the words. For a focal point I chose two ephemera pieces from the Summer Vibes collection and added some stamping to the signs as well. There I used Klartext „Moon“ and „Handgemacht“ stamp set with black stamp ink. In the end I just adhered everything on place and the card was done. Easy!

Wishing you a good start into the new week!!
xxx, Sanna

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Alles Liebe

Hello and happy Sunday! For today´ s project share I have created another card – this time for a birthday – using the Dani Peuss Klartext stamps. This one is called „Pfingstrosen“ and it is a lovely flower set.

I took a piece of white paper, inked it with Distress Inks in two blue tones and added water droplets to the background to create some pattern to the colour. Next I stamped and heat embossed the flowers to the backround paper with white heat embossing powder. After that I added embossing enamel to some areas. For the sentiment I wripped a piece of vellum and heat embossed the birthday sentiment with gold embossing powder using the Klartext „Folg deinem Herzen“ stamp set.

For finishing touches I added a few golden enamel dots. This adds nice detail and a little additional texture to the card, but does not make it too bulky for shipping.

That´ s it for today! See you again tomorrow with anothr project share. Enjoy your Sunday,

xxx, Sanna

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Fröhliche Weihnachten

Hello and happy Thursday! I am slowly starting to add cards to my Christmas card stack. It´s already September, so I better start make them. This one is done using the Klartext stamp set called „Mixed Media Weihnachten“.

I chose a blue patterned paper with stars as my background piece and added stamped and embossed white details to the background. The trees are embossed in 3 various pastel embossing powder tones onto a dark green patterned apper and then fussy cut. For finishing touches I added a heat embossed sentiment in white and silver puffy stars to the top.

I really like the contrast on this card. The blue background just makes so many colours „pop“! Have you started your Christmas card creating marathon yet?

Wishing you a FABULOUS end of the week!!
xxx, Sanna

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Freundschaft

Hello and happy mid week! I hope your week is going along fine? I have another clean and simple card share for today. I´ve again used some of the Klartext stamps (by Dani Peuss) on this card.

This time I combined the stamps with Nuvo Shimmer Powders and white embossing powder to create the centerpiece for my card. On the background I´ve got some lovely P13 papers and a tiny hedgehog from my older stash, combined with yet another heat embossed, stamped sentiment from another Klartext stamp set (see supply list for details).

I really like how the shimmer powder background makes the sentiment piece pop! And it makes for a perfect thank you-card for a dear friend too. You might be wondering, why I jump from totally crazy, mixed media frenzy to cards and projects like these? Well, it is just what I am. For different areas of crafting I just seem to prefer different types of styles. Sometimes it´s more clean and simple (but I still manage to add some mixed media here and there) and sometimes it´s just crazy colours, junk and media. That is just what I am and what I like.

I hope this card inspires you to play with your stamp sets and create a card or two! Have a wonderful, creative weekend!
xxx, Sanna

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