Card for Christening

Hello and happy Monday! Here is a slimline card I created for a girls Christening.

I used die cut dies by Elizabeth Craft Designs (the hearts, hot air balloons and the label) and a German Tonic Studios die cut die sentiment in the middle. The papers are from my older stash and the little birdies are from Studio Calico back in the day when I subscribed their monthly kits.

The little dots are done with Ranger Liquid Pearls and Tonic Nuvo Glitter Drops. The label is adhered with 3D foam to add dimension to the card.

Inside the card there is a pocket for a gift card/money/gold coin (this is a popular tradition here) to be added inside.

The dies I used are sadly retired. But if you want to make a similar card, I am sure there are alternatives available at your favorite store. I will add alternatives to the links – should you be interested.

Have a fabulous day!
xxx, Sanna

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Christmas cards in pastel tones

Hello and happy Friday lovelies!!! Today´s post is again about Christmas cards. No surprise there, right? Well, I make plenty every year, so I will share those mostly during December every year, so hope you can still handle a few more Christmas card related posts. Not long now anyways, as Christmas is soon here.

These cards are again done using the absolutely adorable Christmas paper collection by Mintay Papers. It´s a collection from last year, but I have still papers left, so I´m using them all up. And I love how they look! So, so, so pretty!!

I´ve added some brown Distress Ink around the edges to the card on the left. It creates such a nice vintage look to the papers! on the right card, there is some Nuvo Key Lime clear drops on the lights. It adds a nice dimension. Other than that, the sentiment is stamped with Elizabeth Craft Designs Winter Sentiments. Some Nuvo glitter drops here and there and that is basically it.

I hope you like today´s card share and I hope to have inspired you today. Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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A set of Christmas cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, it´s my last guest blog post time over at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today and I´m sharing a set of clean and simple Xmas cards over there. I created quite a few Christmas cards this year, but I still ran out of them, so I needed a few simple, fast and easy ideas to create a few more. So for these cards I deciced to use mainly just the die cut dies and colored cardstock. So if you are looking for fast-to-make cards, this might be exactly what you are looking for.

Here is how I created the cards:

  1. Die cut Soft Finish Cardstock with die cut dies of your choice.
  2. Arrange onto card bases and adhere.
  3. Stamp the sentiment.
  4. Decorate with liquid or glitter pearls. Done!

For the above card I also used a small piece of patterned paper, because it reminded me of snowfall. But you could also use colored cardstock (blue) instead and adherd the die cut snowflakes on place.

I´ve also recorded a start-to-finish video of the steps for you to watch! I hope you enjoy watching it and give this idea a try!

This is my last guest blog post and it has been such a joy creating with and for Elizabeth Craft Designs the past year. I hope you have enjoyed my bi-montly projects and got inspired to create a card or two!

Wishing you all a lovely holiday season and
happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Remember When – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello lovelies! I love up-cycling old items and as I recently got some old kitchen items gifted to me by a family friend, I immediately knew I wanted to alter them to various types of home and/or wall art items. So let´s start with the first object – a kind of grating aid, I suppose. It is build out of wood, so it must be quite old and has metal pins sticking out  of the middle to maybe hold a piece of vegetable still when grating. Hard to tell, as I haven´t seen such a piece in action, but that is what I supposed it to be. And here is what I ended up creating out of it:

I first painted the base with Tattered Angels Color Wash paints in Latte and Old Bronze tones. After the paint was dry, I started adding details to the piece.

I added some embossing ink stripes here and there on the very top and bottom of the wooden piece and applied some turquoise ultra thick embossing powder to the areas. Then I wiped the embossing ink around the edges of the piece and added golden embossing powder to the areas. After that I took out some stencils and added Nuvo Mousse thru the stencils to create a leafy pattern.

Next I started building layers. I weaved a hemp cord across the metal pin area and then added some glass beads onto the top and bottom areas to keep the cord on place. Next I took some Paper Whimsy wooden alterable elements and painted those with white paint and golden Nuvo Mousse. The bigger piece also got some 7gypsies rubons added onto the surface. The white pieces have a very thin layer of glitter glue on top of the paint for additional shine.

Creating this type of pieces is very intuitional for me. I go with what feels good for me at the moment, just picking a color combination I want to use and then I just let the piece guide me. I wanted to add wings to the piece, so I embossed Paper Whimsy wings with thick turquoise embossing powder and also added some embossing enamels on top for a more interesting look.

I added some Dresden Paper “rays” under the wings for an additional detail and poured blue glitter onto the areas in between the rays. And also added some white embossing enamel here and there to better combine the bottom piece with the wings. On the very top there is a resin flower I created with molds a while back. I´ve used golden Glimmer Mist to alter the colour of the flower – you can see that done on this particular video of my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist video series.

I have used gel medium for adhering all pieces on place as I really want them to stay put, since this piece is designed to be hung on a wall. The remember when chipboard piece really fits this project perfectly in my opinion and adds a nice details to the altered item.

Next time when you are junking, take a second look at those small kitchen items you can find at a garage sale or junk store. You never know what you might find! I really like how this piece turned out.

I hope I could inspire you to take a second look at items you would have otherwise threwn away! It can be so much fun giving them a new life as a piece of altered art!!
Happy crafting,
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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