So Sorry!

Hello lovelies and happy Monday! First of all I´m sorry that I haven´t been posting so much the past days, but I have been very busy preparing videos and projects for later this month for you to see.

See, I´m preparing for a surgery, so I´m also trying to get my blog up to date with something to share BEFORE I go in.

But I am stopping by to share a card with you today too. This one fits today´s theme – a card for saying sorry. I used a pre-printed Project Life card as my card background and then stamped the funny creature onto white cardstock and colored it with watercolour pencils. After fussy cutting it and die cutting the alphas I just adhered everyting on place and the card was done.

I really like how this card turned out! I´ll be sharing a mixed media project on Sunday, so do stop by, if you want to see that :).

Wishing you a great week!
Happy crafting,
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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Clean and simple card – Tonic Studios

Hello everyone and welcome to another card idea post today. I have been creating cards with the Magnificent Magnolia stamps and matching dies and I just love using them! So bare with me for just one more card :).

Yes, you are seeing right – this is in fact a Mother´s Day card (= zum Muttertag means For Mother´s Day). And yes I know it´s way too early for this kind of theme, but I just could not resist. I used up a piece of stenciled, die cut paper (the blue one, residue from one of these cards) and placed it as a centerpiece to the card. It is outlined by a scalloped oval Pearl Ripple cardstock die cut piece.

For decoration, I again added some Nuvo Glitter Drops around the oval piece. Two of the colored flowers decorate the card and another German Tonic Sentiment (available at QVC) finishes the card off. If you are interested on how I did the flowers, go back to this post to take a look.

That´s it for today – be sure to come back soon for more projects.
Happy crafting,
Sanna

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Misted present tags – Tonic Studios

Hello everyone and happy Monday! I´m again sharing something totally off season today. Don´t ask me why, maybe it´s the warm temperatures that keep me creating non-holiday projects, who knows.

Today I´ve prepared a set of present tags for your inspiration. This was my starting point: 

I die cut a set of stitched tags from white cardstock and gave them a very gentle, slight misting with Nuvo Mica Mists. That is all I did for background decoration.Next I added some of the Magnificent Magnolia flowers I´d created earlier this month. See here for the details on how to make such flowers.

After adhering the flowers on place I took golden mirror cardstock and die cut some of the German Tonic sentiments for the cards. On one card there is a white cardstock sentiment – for that particular one I used the Pearl Ripple cardstock and also die cut the tag underneath from the same paper.

For additional sparckle I adhered various types of shiny elements from Nuvo (circles, sequins, stars) with Nuvo Glaze onto the background very randomly.   If you are interested in getting those German sentiments from Tonic, they are sold over at the QVC channel. I really adore the „Für Mama“ (for Mum) one alot! There is also one that says for Dad in the set they sell at QVC. I really enjoyed creating these tags – they are very fast and easy to make, but still add a lot detail to a present. I hope you´ve enjoyed today´s ideas and if you want to see something more season related, do come back on Wednesday, when I´ll again be sharing a Christmas card project here on my blog.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Stenciled Nuvo Mousse cards – Tonic Studios

Hello everyone! Today I would like to share a set of cards with you which I created using Nuvo Embellishment Mousse and a stencil (among other things).

For the first card I used both Indian Gold and Citrus Green Embellishment Mousse which I applied thru a stencil with a palette knife directly onto the card base. I used two tones on this card, but they blend together so well that you need to look really hard to tell where the one color ends and the other one starts.

I decorated this card again with the Magnificent Magnolia stamp and die set (colored with Nuvo Watercolour Pencils – see this post for more details on how I did the flowers. I also added a scalloped circle piece for additional interest and finished the card with a die cut sentiment, cut from black velvet Craft Perfect carstock (it says: „for you“). The sentiments are Tonic´s German sentiments and available over QVC. The black splatters are done with one of my favorite Tattered Angels products of all times – the Java Glimmer Glaze.

For the second card I did the background the exact same way, only applying the paste to a bigger area. Then i added a die cut frame (cut from Pearl Ripple Craft Perfect cardstock) to accompany the flower. The same black cardstock was used to die cut this particular sentiment (it say: „from the heart“).

I again added some Java Glimmer Glaze droplets for decor and also some Harvest Moon Glitter Drops can be found here and there.

I really like how these colors work together so very well and I find the black color works so well as contrast here.

I hope you enjoyed today´s ideas and hope to see you soon again!
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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