Sweet Baby – Tonic Studios

Hello everyone and happy Thursday! Today I´m stopping by to share a baby card in green tones.

For this card I used the Tonic Studios Garden Gate Layering Die Set with some papers from my older stash. I chose a selection of different green tones, an organza ribbon and some Stampin´ Up! stamps as well as chipboard baby shoes by Wycinanka. For decoration I added some Nuvo Crystal Glaze with Nuvo Crystal Could Circles Pure Sheen Confetti and Bottle Green Nuvo Crystal Drops.

For die cutting I used the Garden Gate die cut dies and cut them both from green and white paper and layered them on top of each other.

It was fun to create a monochromatic card for a change and this was just warming up – be sure to come back tomorrow for another fun „welcome baby“-themed card! See you then!

xoxo, Sanna

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Funny Food Cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, it´s my turn to share some card ideas on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today for my August guest blog post. I created a set of fun „cute food“ clear stamp cards and I love these stamps in combination with the fun sentiments, because you can create cards for practically every occation with this stamp set!!

But first let me share the steps with you:

Step 1: I started by stamping the images very randomly with black waterproof stamp ink onto white Soft Finish Cardstock and then coloring them with Highly Pigmented Watercolour Pencils and blending the colours with a water tank brush.

Step 2: Next I fussy cut all the tiny images with my tiny Tim Holtz precision scissors. This takes a while, so if you would like to save time, I suggest you buy the matching „Cute Food“ die cut die set for the stamps. That will save you lots of time! I didn´t have one, so I used my scissors. This is more time consuming, but also works.

Step 3: After fussy cutting I took a piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock and inked it with green and blue Distress Ink using the blending technique. Next I die cut the inked paper into two background pieces using the Circle and the Diamond Background dies.

Step 4: I then adhered the background pieces onto blue and purple Soft Finish Cardstock using a wide glue pen. You can also use the Clear Double Sided Adhesive instead of a glue pen, but you have to adhere it onto the paper before die cutting it! I also stamped the sentiments with embossing ink onto black cardstock several times and heat embossed them with white embossing powder to use them as sentiments on the finished cards. I fussy cut the embossed sentiments into banner, but you can also use the Stitched Fishtail Banner die for this purpose.

Step 5: For my third card I used the negative pieces of the Circle Background die to create a circle pattern on white card base. The donuts work really well together with the negative residue pieces and create a fun card.

For more shine and texture I decorated the donuts with some Crystal Glaze.

Step 6: Depending on which card I was working on, I either added some shading onto the background with Distress Inks, decorated the colored images with googly eyes or added glazed details onto them.

I had such a great time creating these Cute Food cards. After you are done with coloring and die cutting/fussy cutting them, the rest is fast and easy!! Here are my finished cards:

I hope you enjoyed my August ECD tutorial and get inspired to play with the Cute Food stamp and die set youself!! I´ll be sharing my next guest design team project over at their blog in November – see you then!!!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

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Artist Trading Coin Set – Die lieben Kleinen

Hello and happy 1st of May!! I wanted to share something sweet and soft today with you – a set of pink and light blue toned artist trading coins. The secret to these backgrounds is again a piece of residue paper I created by accident when I was creating a tag (that I will be sharing on Friday here on my blog). And the funny thing is I immediately fell in love with the residue paper. I will be reproducing this look again for sure!!! It´s true what they say about the greatest ideas happening by/thru accident(s).

I in face adore the background colors so much that I only wanted to add a few bits and bobs to highlight it, so I dug into my stash of ribbons, tags and washi and fund a lovely light pink washi tape with letters on it. Fits perfectly here!

Also the felt flower ribbon is a very old one from my stash, but here it really works so well. The small tags are actually by Basic Grey – they once came with pins and I haven´t used them until now and am really happy I didn´t  so far. They match the colors and coin feel really well.

Also the brads are very old. The stamped sentiment is by a German stamp line called „Klartext“. Fits here like a glove!!!

The only „new“ product I used are the Nuvo Glitter Drops and the Crystal Glaze I added here and there for texture.

Ah, it felt really good creating this set! I really found my creative flow that particular everning and I love the results!! I hope you come back on Friday to see the tag that resulted these AT-Coin backgrounds. It´s very different to this, but the colors I used are obviously the same :).

See you soon! Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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TAGplorations January challenge reveal

Hello lovelies and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! May this year bring you lots of creative fun, inspiration and happy moments!!! I hope you had time to relax during the holiday season and are now full of energy to get started with new challenges!!

Speaking of challenges, here comes this years first TAGplorations challenge – create a tag with a WNTER theme:

As an additional option you are asked to use some texture paste on your project.

Here is my take for the challenge:

I created a tag in completely white tones this time. There is a white winter landscape on this tag that is dimentional due to two layers of tag on top of each other. I created a window, but left the acetate out this time. Inside the tag, I used some Nuvo Mousse to create the fun star sky to go with the landscape.

The sentiment is die cut with a CUTplorations die cut die and I used Tonic Krafts golden glitter cardstock to add some sparckle to the card. Also some golden sequins, white loose glitter as well as glaze dots by Nuvo add to the shiny, sparckly white winter theme of this tag.

Now it´s again your turn to create a tag for this month´s challenge. Add your projects here and also remember to follow the rules to be eligble for the prize.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Stenciled Christmas cards

Hello lovelies! I know I already said it´s the last set of Christmas cards for this year, but then something happened…inspiration hit me one more time and I created one more set of cards. Now this is the final set for 2018, I promise!!!

See, I found these premade Christmas themed die cut pieces in my stash and wanted to use them, so I grabbed some stencils and created a simple „frame“ for them with stencils. Then just a few bits and bobs got added here and there and here are the results:

For this card I created a border with the Lattice stencil using two green tones of Distress Ink.

Here I´ve placed the Christmas Tree stencil a little bit overlappingly and added two tones of Distress Ink, so the pattern looks like rows of Christmas trees. For this card I´ve only partially stenciled the pattern using two Distress Ink tones to create a background for the tree – still leaving quite much white space onto the card.

On this one, the presents are lying on a „stenciled ground/floor“ :).

And finally, another one with the partially stenciled background in to Distress Ink tones. Have a lovely Christmas time everyone!!!

Merry Christmas,
xxx, Sanna

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