Halloween card – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone and happy Monday! The design team members are sharing some Halloween goodness over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. I was able to join the fun and am sharing my Halloween style greeting card project and steps with you.

For this card you just need some White Soft Finish Cardstock and inks. That is mainly it. This is the finished card and in the following I´m sharing the steps with photos.

Start by die cutting the pumpkins, the paper bag and the candy from white Soft Finish Cardstock with your die cutting machine. I use the Sizzix Big Shot, but that is just my go-to machine. If you prefer another one, feel free to use that :). Die cut several pumpkings (and trunks), one paper bag and several candy pieces. Back the small pieces with Clear Double Sided Adhesive before die cutting. This will make the adhering process easier!

Next start adding colour to the pieces. I started with Distress Ink tea dye tone for the brown pieces. Apply with an ink blending tool (again, your choice what type of tool you like to use – there are plenty of options in the market at the moment).

Then ink the pumpkins orange – I used Distress Ink wild honey tone here.

Next take the candy and apply picked raspberry Distress Ink tone as the first layer.

The go around the edges with a darker orange tone. I used Distress Ink spiced marmalade tone.

And now create a green background (again using Distress Inks) onto a white card base (or use a green card base). I used twisted citron and cracked pistachio in this order. The stenciling is done with the darker tone on top.

Next add some Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape onto the candies and dip the tape into Silk Microfine Glitter (Brigth Grape tone), brush the residue off and polish the glitter with your finger.

This adds a fun detail to the candy pieces. Now arrange everything onto the card and adhere on place. I added the stamped sentiment last using black stamp ink and a stamp from my own stash.

For additional decor I also stamped with Distress Ink pumice stone some flower buds (using the Spring Fling stamp set) onto the paper bag. This is totally optional, you could also go without!

This is my Halloween card project for today. I hope you get inspired to create some Halloween cards yourself!! You could also stamp another sentiment like „Happy Fall“ if you are not much of a Halloween person, that way the card could be a regular fall card.

Have a great start into the new week!!
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Celebrate shaker card – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone! I experimented with a shaker card idea recently. For this card I combined the Basic Rectangle dies with the Flower Burst Background die by Elizabeth Craft Designs – creating a „shaker window with a pattern“.

I die cut several layers of frames first and then did one background die pattern from the same paper. All the steps are in the video, so for details, check it out at the end of this post :).

And for fillings behind the acetate layer I added plenty of confetti in various tones. I figured, this could be a Christmas card, because of the colours. And everyone loves a little confetti for a festive season (at least in a sealed environment, like inside a card :)…).

I love using the Elizabeth Craft Designs background dies so much. Joset does a great job designing them. And confetti can also be my friend, if it is not flying around everywhere, but instead closed safely inside a card :). So I´ve also officially started my Christmas card production of 2020 with this card then – it´s about time, it´s already mid October!!

Have a great weekend and happy crafting!
xxx, Sanna

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Break a leg – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello and happy Sunday!!! Today I´m again up over at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog with a clean and simple card that can actually be made in less than ten minutes. Here is what I did:

The idea to this card is actually kind of funny. I´ve had issues with my legs during the past year – more than I would have wanted to have.. The minute I saw the frog legs the sentence „break a leg“ (very ironic to me, as I managed to wrip my cruciate twice in a year) started „haunting“ me in my thoughts :). So I figured I should make a „break a leg“ card with the flog leg die. Said and done!

And it actually turned out exactly the way I had imagined in my mind. Often times there is a general idea and in the end it develops to something different. Not this time! And the Dymo typed sentence on top is the missing focal point that does the trick to this card. I think it´s quite funny the way it looks. I hope other people will also „get the joke“?

There is again a video to go with the card – hope you like it!!

This is my guest design team project for Elizabeth Craft Designs in September. I´ll be sharing another project in October again, so if you are interested in seeing what I made, do stop by again!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Happy birthday card

Hello and happy Wednesday! Today I´m dropping by to share a crazy colored one layer birthday card. The background being so bold in color I wanted to add just a little bit of detail and also try a one layer card idea. This is what I ended up creating:

For the background I took a watercolor paper and dabbed Tonic Studios Shimmer Powder onto it, then sprayed water mist on top and let the gorgeous colours just blend, spread and dry. I love the strong colours – they look so delicious!

After that I grabbed a Elizabeth Craft Designs stamp set and stamped flowers and branches onto the background as well as a birthday sentiment. After that I added some random Nuvo Drop details and that was it! A bold and colorful card for a color loving person!

That´s all for today! Hope your week is getting along nicely.
xxx, Sanna

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Birthday cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello there and happy last of August!! So summer 2020 is pretty much done and dusted. How was it? For sure different to any other summer I can remember. We stayed at home so much that I have a feeling I have forgotten how to socialize!! I had plenty of crafting time in my hands, but got relatively little done. Really peculiar! The old me would have said: „yes, let´s do this and craft ´till we drop!“ But the new me was drained and empty. I think it´s the uncertainty or the everyday life that kinda puts one „on hold“. And as you are „on hold“ longer, you kind of loose interest on everything.

But luckily, the last days, I´ve felt a little spark again towards crafting. And I just sat down and did random things, like a set of cards. If felt better again, so I´m hoping this feeling will last and get stronger as days go by. Also, the weather is getting colder, so that might spark my crafty mojo more again. Let´s see :).

And now the fun stuff – I did these cards and love how they turned out:

I started with a light blue piece of cardstock and a stencil of mine – Dream Flower – and applied Distress Oxide tones (orange, purple and brown) thru the stencil onto the paper. Then I let the layer dry and after that I stamped the sentiment with black stamp ink on top (the stamp is by Elizabeth Craft Designs).

Next I matted a white card base with some old Basic Grey paper and placed the stenciled and stamped piece on top. A fabric flower and a brad as well as a stamped sentiment for finishing touches, and the card was done.

I also did a second card the same way, only changing the „congrats“ to „happy birthday“ and changing the colors a little bit. I really like the look of the centerpiece with stenciling and stamping on top of each other!

That´s all for today. I hope you have a great first week of September!!
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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