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,


Your day card – Tonic Studios

Helo lovelies, today I´m sharing yet another card, created using mainly Tonic Studios product in combination with Distress Inks. For this card I blended the background in various orange ink tones and added a die cut heart into the middle as my centerpiece.

This heart die is one of the Tonic Studios German sentiment dies. I die cut it from white cardstock and adhered it onto the inked background with the Nuvo Glue Pen. It workds really well on die cut elements. Also, you coud use double sided adhesive sheets for adhering. Those will guarantee really easy to adhere and clean results.

For decoration I added some Nvuo Glitter Accents dots here and there.

So all in all this is a very clean and simple card and really easy to make. The sentiment in the middle says: “Today is your day”.

That´s all from me for today. See you soon again with more projects! Hope you will drop by my blog and take a look.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


Children´s birthday cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, it´s Sanna here again with this months guest blog post. Remember, when I created two baby cards for July´s post? I had quite a pile of residue die cut pieces left over from those cards and that gave me the idea to use them to create a multi-toned die cut background and focal point for a fun children´s birthday card.

Here are the finished cards and in the following I´ll share the steps as well as a start-to-finish video about the creating process:

To create the cards, follow these steps:

Step 1: Save the residue negative pieces from another card background project.
Step 2: Die cut two backgrounds with the Kaleidoscope and Geometric die cut dies from True Blue Soft Finish Cardstock. This creates a nice and colorful background in combination with the leftover pieces.
Step 3: Adhere the background pieces onto a Clear Double Sided Adhesive sheet strip. Be careful not to touch the adhesive area with your fingers to keep the adhesive quality unaffected. For this purpose protect the open adhesive areas with the protective sheet of the adhesive strip.
Step 4: Take a pair of tweezers and start adding the negative pieces on their places. This takes a little effort and time, but the results are worth the while.
Step 5: Die cut two Dotted Scallop Circles from white Soft Finish Cardstock and ink them with faded jeans Distress Ink tone and an ink blending tool.
Step 6: Adhere the leftover circle piece (from the previous project) on top of the Dotted Scallop Circle piece.
Step 7: Stamp two monkeys from the Jungle Cuties clear stamp set with waterproof ink onto white cardstock.
Step 8: Fussy cut the monkeys OR die cut them with the matching Jungle Cuties die and color with a water tank brush and Distress Inks of your choice.
Step 9: Stamp a happy birthday sentiment from the General Sentiments clear stamp set onto white cardstock and die cut the sentiment with Stitched Fishtail Banners die.
Step 10: Adhere the sentiments and the monkey images onto place with paper glue.
Step 11: Finally, for a fun detail, add dimentional drops around the Dotted Scallop Circle. I used “glow in the dark” ones by Nuvo. This adds a fun, additional detail to children´s cards.

Here are some detail photos of the finished cards:

I hope you get inspired to try out this month idea an play a little with your dies and stamps! Have fun creating!

See you again next month,


Second set of cards created with Nuvo Mousse – Tonic Studios

Hello there, like promised, I am sharing a second set of DIY cards, created using the Nuvo Embellishment Mousse and some other Tonic Studios products – if you only came here today, see the original post here.

So without further ado, here is the second set of cards, I promised to share:

On these cards I have again used only bits OR the whole background I created on this video:

I´ve also added some Tonic Studio cardstok to the cards – these are mainly from the Mirror and Satin paper lines. Also I´ve sneaked some 7 Dots Studios papers into one of the cards, since I found that it worked soooo well in combination with the Tonic Studios products.

I will keep this post short, since it is already very photo heavy. Come back tomorrow for the last set of 4 cards and keep an eye on QVC for the sets that will be sold there on the 30th of May (among other the German sentiment set I know some of you have been wanting to get).

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


3 easy ways to use Nuvo Embellishment Mousse – Tonic Studios

Hello there, lovelies!! I have been busy creating for the upcoming QVC show, featuring the German Tonic Studios sentiments and lots of lovely other products on the 30th of May, 2018. So if you have been looking for the German sentiments, this is your chance!!!

While I was creating samples, I also recorded a short video about how to easily use Nuvo Embellishment Mousse (by Tonic Studios) on your card projects. On this video I share just three simple ideas, but there are so many more, however that will have to wait for another video later :).

So here is the video:

And then to the cards, since there are so many, I will first just share pictures of, say 3 of them today. The next ones will follow tomorrow and the day after, so if you are interested seeing them, do come back for more :).

So that was the first 3, I have used the backgrounds I created, in various ways, by cutting them in half or using just tiny die cut pieces or a full piece as a background. Also I´ve added plenty of other Nuvo and Tonic Product to the originally created background pieces. This way a few backgrounds go a long way and besides, it was so much fun to add other bits and bobs to the cards.

I ADORE the golden cardstock, it is sooo pretty!!! Check the full product list at the end of this post for more details on the used product. I love, love, love the gold, silver and pearl lines!! I think I need to stock some golden cardstock and the Mother of Pearl mousse for the future, I am aftraid to run out of it too fast 🙂 …

The ribbons and flowers as well as the brads are from my older stash, but they work really great with the new product. Also, the chipboard is by Wycinanka, from the time I was on their Design Team – still love using their fragile, delicate chipboard on my projects!!!!

I hope you get inspired to create your own card backgrounds and give the Nuvo Mousse a go youself. See you tomorrow for more cards!!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna