Daily Art Practice – Day 53

Hello and happy Wednesday! Here is today´ s Daily Art Practice piece with the Artist Almanac 2022.

I used Neocolor 2 crayons on a piece of ledger paper and Posca pens with Klartext Stamp set Nr. 1211 “Klare Worte” and a roller date stamp. The yellow drawn circles are done with Nuvo watercolour pencils.

Here are some detail photos:

I have now used both “Denglisch” stamp sets on all the previous pages, so I swapped to another Klartext stamp set for this page. This sentiment means translated: “thank goodness no-one can hear my thoughts”.

That´ s all for today – see you again tomorrow!!!
xxx, Sanna

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Trifecta cards – November

Hello everyone and happy Sunday!!! It´ s time for the STAMPlorations November Trifecta card share today and I have some fall colored cards to share with you – again with a step-by-step photo tutorial. Hope you enjoy!

Card 1:

Here is how I did the first card:

I started with the Radial Slimline Stencil on a piece of white cardstock and first applied yellow Distress Ink onto the background and then applied the red ink thru the stencil onto the paper. 

After that I took orange Distress Ink and applied it thru the stencil to the lower areas of the rays. 

And finally I used strong pink Distress Ink tone to apply to the upper areas. Now I was done with stenciling.

Next I stamped the Bloom Border #1 stamp and heat embossed the image with white embossing powder. After that I used watercolour pencils to color the image.

After coloring the image I applied white pearl-tinted watercolor splatters both on to the background as well as on to the colored flower border. Then I fussy cut the flower image with precision scissors.

For finishing touches I added some very tiny fabric flowers to go with the Inspirational #1 and Hey Sunshine Clear Stickers. I also added some Nuvo Drops for decor here and there.

Card 2: 


Here is how I did this card:

I started by using the same Radial Slimline Stencil, like on my first card, but in a different way. I applied “rays” in red, pink, orange and yellow Distress Ink tones to create an “ombre” look onto a slimline sized white cardstock piece.

Next I used the pearl-tinted watercolors to add highlights to the rays with a water tank brush.

After that I used the Hello You stamp set to add some stamping to the background with grey stamp ink.

Next I took a dark grey watercolour pencil and added droplets to the background for additional decor.

After that I stamped some Bloom Border #1 images onto white cardstock and fussy cut the images.

After adhering the stamped flower images on place I cut a a Good Things clear sticker sentiment into sections and adhred them next to the flower images onto the card.

Card 3:

This is how I created this card: 

I started by inking a white cardstock piece with light yellow Distress Ink.

Next I took an orange toned Distress Ink color and used the Radial slimline stencil to apply ink thru it onto the background. Note how I turned the rays to face each other on this card.

After that I inked a small residue piece of cardstock with the same light yellow tone as the background previously and added a Inspirational #1 clear sticker sentiment onto it and fussy cut it into a banner. I also used one leftover Bloom Border #1 image and fussy cut tiny bits of it to add next to the banner on the finished card.

Before adhering everything on place I added some stamping to the background using in red and grey tones using the Art Marks 2 stamp set. 
As you can see, these cards were all done using the exact same stencil and they still look very different, because I tilted and/or used the stencil in various ways. This way you can get the most out of a single stencil, by finding new ways to use it. I hope I could inspire you a little to use the 3 S´s  (stamps, stencils and stickers) in your next projects! They are the perfect match and you can use these same ideas not only on cards! Try the same techniques in your art journal, on artist trading cards, wall art projects and even scrapbook layouts. 


See you again next month with another Trifecta share! Have a great day and hope you can sneak in some creative time to make fun Trifecta cards!
Sanna

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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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