Daily Art Practice – Day 79

Hello and happy Saturday! Today I am sharing day 79 with you without further ado. You all know this by now if you have been following the daily journey :).

And for this piece I again added a paper strip into the journal to then add the full almanac page as it is. I loved it so much, I just could not cut it into parts! So I did the easy way and just added some more clouds, a strip of border paper and a stamped sentiment (by Klartext). The watercolours I had were pearlescent, so the sky is brighter, therefore the border in between.

And the Distress Oxide was used with the Newspaper 2 Klartext stamp. The birds were drawn by me and the sentiment was stamped with Die Story Klartext stamp.

Here is a quick share of the stamp I am using on my last pages. It is so cool for mixed media details in my journal.

I hope you still enjoyed today´ s share, even though very simple. But I wanted to save the piece as a highlight in the journal as it is. Just love it! Okay, see you again tomorrow with another daily piece.
xxx, Sanna


Easy slimline Christmas card in rainbow colors

Hello everyone and happy November! It´ s again my turn to share another Elizabeth Craft Designs guest team project with you today. This time I´ve got something fun to share: a clean and simple card that originated from last months card project´ s leftover pieces. This is a fun way to use up paper strips and create cool looking cards. Hope you like the idea!

Here is how I created this card:

Step 1: I had some colored paper strip (see my October card tutorial share) leftovers from the previous cards, so I took the Classic Christmas Special Kit snowflake die and arranged the snowflakes on a slimline card sized piece of white cardstock and die cut them with my die cutting machine.
Step 2: I placed the die cut snowflakes aside and adhered the colored paper strips behind the negative snowflake areas to create the striped-snowflake-look.
Step 3: Next I took some pearlescent blue watercolor and added random color splatters onto the white area of the background for additional detail. You could also use regular watercolors here or add ink spray splatters, for example. Whatever you have available.
Step 4: Next arrange the die cut snowflake pieces into the center of the card in a row and adhere them on place.
Step 5: Take a kraft cardstock piece and stamp a Christmas sentiment – stamp comes with the kit – and heat emboss it with white embossing ink. Adhere on place with 3D foam for additional dimension.

This is such a fun way to make a cheerful card. By the way, you could also replace the inked paper strips with leftover patterned papers. That would also create a fun look! For additional information, I´ve recorded a short video to give you a better idea of the steps. Hope you enjoy it!

I don´t know about you, but I just love playing with this Classic Christmas Special Kit so much! See you again next month with another card tutorial.

Take care,
xxx, Sanna