Trifecta cards – November

Hello everyone and happy Sunday!!! It´ s time for the STAMPlorations November Trifecta card share today and I have some fall colored cards to share with you – again with a step-by-step photo tutorial. Hope you enjoy!

Card 1:

Here is how I did the first card:

I started with the Radial Slimline Stencil on a piece of white cardstock and first applied yellow Distress Ink onto the background and then applied the red ink thru the stencil onto the paper. 

After that I took orange Distress Ink and applied it thru the stencil to the lower areas of the rays. 

And finally I used strong pink Distress Ink tone to apply to the upper areas. Now I was done with stenciling.

Next I stamped the Bloom Border #1 stamp and heat embossed the image with white embossing powder. After that I used watercolour pencils to color the image.

After coloring the image I applied white pearl-tinted watercolor splatters both on to the background as well as on to the colored flower border. Then I fussy cut the flower image with precision scissors.

For finishing touches I added some very tiny fabric flowers to go with the Inspirational #1 and Hey Sunshine Clear Stickers. I also added some Nuvo Drops for decor here and there.

Card 2: 


Here is how I did this card:

I started by using the same Radial Slimline Stencil, like on my first card, but in a different way. I applied “rays” in red, pink, orange and yellow Distress Ink tones to create an “ombre” look onto a slimline sized white cardstock piece.

Next I used the pearl-tinted watercolors to add highlights to the rays with a water tank brush.

After that I used the Hello You stamp set to add some stamping to the background with grey stamp ink.

Next I took a dark grey watercolour pencil and added droplets to the background for additional decor.

After that I stamped some Bloom Border #1 images onto white cardstock and fussy cut the images.

After adhering the stamped flower images on place I cut a a Good Things clear sticker sentiment into sections and adhred them next to the flower images onto the card.

Card 3:

This is how I created this card: 

I started by inking a white cardstock piece with light yellow Distress Ink.

Next I took an orange toned Distress Ink color and used the Radial slimline stencil to apply ink thru it onto the background. Note how I turned the rays to face each other on this card.

After that I inked a small residue piece of cardstock with the same light yellow tone as the background previously and added a Inspirational #1 clear sticker sentiment onto it and fussy cut it into a banner. I also used one leftover Bloom Border #1 image and fussy cut tiny bits of it to add next to the banner on the finished card.

Before adhering everything on place I added some stamping to the background using in red and grey tones using the Art Marks 2 stamp set. 
As you can see, these cards were all done using the exact same stencil and they still look very different, because I tilted and/or used the stencil in various ways. This way you can get the most out of a single stencil, by finding new ways to use it. I hope I could inspire you a little to use the 3 S´s  (stamps, stencils and stickers) in your next projects! They are the perfect match and you can use these same ideas not only on cards! Try the same techniques in your art journal, on artist trading cards, wall art projects and even scrapbook layouts. 


See you again next month with another Trifecta share! Have a great day and hope you can sneak in some creative time to make fun Trifecta cards!
Sanna

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Present set for Christmas – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, it´s again that time of the month that I get to share another fun project over at Elizabeth Craft Desings blog. This is also my very last project share for this year there. So today I´d like to share a little set with you, consisting of a Christmas present tag, a Christmas card and a tiny Christmas present box.

I´m sharing the steps for the box as well as the tag over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog, so do hop over there to read all details! Here is just a photo share of the steps – more on their blog :)!!

And here is the finished set:

By using only three colours it´s easy to keep the set harmonious. This present set is perfect, for example, to carry a bracelet of small jewellery of some kind. If you change the color combination, you can easily do a completely different looking set using the exact same steps. Imagine using black and white and a hint of gold, for example. Since the patterned paper I used, is from my older stash, I added a few alternative paper suggestions to the product list for you from the Elizabeth Craft Desings store that in my opinion would nicely work with red, white and blue color combination.

I hope to have inspired you with my little Christmas present set today. This set could also easily be put into mail for those loved ones, who we cannot see this year. I wish you all a lovely holiday time, even though the circumstances and the situation we are all living at the moment.

Wishing you a lovely Sunday!!
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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STAMPlorations 6th birthday celebration – Day three

Hello everyone and happy Sunday! Today is day 3 of STAMPlorations 6th birthday celebrations!! Be sure to check out the STAMPlorations blog for all details and fun prizes!!!!

For the day 3 celebration I´ve created a set of stenciled cards for which I used my newest STAMPlorations stencil line stencils. So here goes, this is the first set:

I used the Tapestry and Onion is Raws stencils on the above cards and I love how they turned out.

What I did, is I basically started by applying Distress Ink and/or Distress Oxide onto a piece of white paper. Next I chose a stencil I wanted to use and placed it onto the inked paper. I then applied a layer of Distress Oxide thru the stencil, either using only one colour or mixing and blending colours.

After that I die cut the circles and decorated them with washi tapes, brads and flowers and/or stickers as well as Nuvo Drops and roller stamp sentiments. Next I adhered the finished circles to a yellow toned card background and stamped a sentiment and added outlining. That´s it. Fun, fast and easy.

For my second set of cards I used the same basic idea of a circle, except I just added stenciled details using Distress Oxides only. The stencils I used are Art Flowers and Retro Hearts, also from my line of stencils. For my card centerpiece I chose to add a heat embossed “Congrats” sentiment. The stamp is also by STAMPlorations. And for these cards I´ve also inked a white card base into a matching tone (either yellow or blue). And for additional decorational elements I´ve added Nuvo Confetti or Sequins.

Now be sure to hop over to the STAMPlorations blog to see what the rest of the team girls have created for today´s celebration post. And join the fun by creating a wishlist and link it or create a fun project yourself and link it up or leave some love to the desing team members´ blogs!

If you are not joining in from a blog, be sure to tag @stamplorations on your post and use #stamplorations6thbirthday 🙂 !!!

Wishing STAMPlorations a happy birthday and many, many more creative years to come!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Clean & Simple DIY foam stamp stamped and die cut images & cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, it´s my turn to share another guest design team post over at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today and for this post, I was inspired by a question placed to my on my YouTube channel: “have you ever used the die to cut out the stamped image you just made?”

So I tried and here are the results:

This experiment resulted in the above clean and simple style cards, created using the same ModaScrap die cut dies I originally created my DIY foam stamps with (see that particular video here).

I really like how these cards turned out, even though the technique itself was a little bit tricky. You can see the complete start-to-finish on the technique on the following video – I hope you enjoy it:

Of course you could go the easy way and just first die cut the image, then ink the die cut image with stamp inks and have a perfect result every time OR you could first ink a larger piece of cardstock and then die cut that area with the die cut die. Again, resulting in a perfectly inked and die cut image. BUT that was not the question, so I went the unordinary way and first stamped with the DIY foam stamp and the tried to die cut the already stamped image to see if it would work. It did, in a way. And I really like the results, because of their artsy look. I am sure there are easier ways to create cards, but if you are in for the fun of it, I suggest you give it a try!

Wishig you all a great day and see you again in December for another Elizabeth Craft Designs project post!
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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