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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Trifecta cardmaking in monochromatic style – STAMPlorations

Hello and happy Sunday! Starting this October, you will see me create cards with step-by-step and/or video tutorials using the STAMPlorations 3S-products. What is that, you ask? It´ s Stamps, Stencils and Stickers -> 3 S´ s – also known as Trifecta cards. Today is my first share and I am sooo excited! See, these are the things I really, really like to use! You know by now that I love to use stencils – always have and always will. And stamping, well, there is hardly any piece I make that I don´ t add stamping onto. And clear stickers are just a perfect addition to my design style. I hope you will enjoy my Trifecta posts throught this design team year!

For my first feature post I´ ve decided to use just one of each products and create 3 different cards with the exact same products. Slight modifications in color and placement result in different kind of cards. And still they all are easy to do and even make multiples of, while you are at it anyway.

On my first card I used the Discs stencil with transparent gloss texture paste mixed together with Mustard Seed Distress Paint to create the texture to the card background that I had previously misted with yellow spray ink. Next I added stamping into the open area of the background using the Hello You stamp set and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide. After that I took a piece of yellow patterned paper and stamped and fussy cut the camera images and arranged them onto the card background. The stamp set used here was again the Hello You set. For finishing touches I added a Shine Bright Clear Sticker sentiment that I had matted with the same patterned paper I used on the camera images. After finishing all the steps I adhered the paper onto a slimline sized card base and outlined the edges with a black pen for more contrast. 

On my second card I used the same Discs stencil with transparent gloss texture paste mixed together with Peeled Paint Distress Paint to create the texture to the card background that I had previously misted with kiwi-toned spray ink. Next I added some stamping into the open areas of the background using the Hello You stamp set and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide.  However, I didn´t like the look of it, so I changed my plan and just added more stamp ink with a water tank brush over the stamped areas (good thing, this ink is water reactive, so you can correct as you go!) to create different toned green areas to the background. I also did some paint splatters on top of it all with the Distress Paint tone I used with the paste previously. That adds nice contrast to the background and pleased my eye more than the randomly stamped sentiments! After that I took a piece of yellow patterned paper and stamped and fussy cut the camera images and arranged them onto the card background. The stamp set used here was again the Hello You set. For finishing touches I added a Shine Bright Clear Sticker sentiment that I had matted with the same patterned paper I used on the camera images. After finishing all the steps I adhered the paper onto a slimline sized card base and outlined the edges with a black pen for more contrast. 

On my third card I used the same Discs stencil with transparent gloss texture paste mixed together with Pcked Raspberry Distress Paint to create the texture to the card background that I had previously misted with light pink-toned spray ink. Next I added some stamping into the open areas of the background using the Hello You stamp set and Bubble Gum mid-tone shadow ink.  After that I took a piece of pink patterned paper and stamped and fussy cut the camera images and arranged them onto the card background. The stamp set used here was again the Hello You set. For finishing touches I added a Shine Bright Clear Sticker sentiment that I had matted with the same patterned paper I used on the camera images. After finishing all the steps I adhered the paper onto a slimline sized card base and outlined the edges with a black pen for more contrast. 
Here is a quick photo step-by-step for deteails: 

Step 1: Add spray ink in green, pink and yellow tones to slimline size cut white cardstock.

Step 2: Mix Distress paint in Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry and Peeled Paint with Transparent Texture Paste and apply thru the Discs-stentil onto the backgrounds. Notice how everything is tone-in-tone for a more homogenous look. Also if you add the stencilng only partially, you can create a totally different backgorund look!

Step 3: Now add stamping with the Hello You stamp set to the background using stamp inks in similar tones. I used Distress Oxide Fossilized Amber, Bubble Gum Shadow Ink and Moved Lawn Distress Oxide to add to the monochromatic look of the background.

Step 4: Stamp camera images on matching toned patterned papers and fussy cut them. Then arrange onto the card and adhere on place. Finish the pieces off with Shine Bright Clear Sticker sentiments and adhere the finished pieces onto card bases. 

You now have yourself three monochromatic slimline cards created with Stamps, Stencils and Stickers (Trifecta magic!) and even though we used the exact same products on all three cards, the results are still very different due to used colorus and placement.

And pssst… if you now want to stock up on your STAMPlorations stash, here is a nice discount code for you to use:

Thanks for stopping by today – I hope I could inspire you to try out the 3S-combination yourself!! Have fun!

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Flieg mit mir zum Mond

Hello and happy Wednesday! Today I am again stopping by to share another “junk art” piece. I gathered various bits and bobs from my junk bags together and they resulted in this piece:

It is a random piece of corrugated cardboard that I painted with Distress Paints and some Dina Wakley Gloss Spray first. Then I added some stamping with Klartext (by Dani Peuss) stamps with black ink and then took a glimmer misted jar lid and adhered that onto the piece. the vintage paper dolls are by Tim Holtz and they got little wings from residue paper pieces (old Basic Grey papers). Then some Nuvo Mousse stenciled and Gloss Spray misted paper to the side and a white ribbon piece I painted with Distress paints to go with it.

On top some wripped Prima flower petals and silver star puffy stickers and a stamped sentiment that says: “Fly with me to the moon”. The other word “mondsüchtig” translates to “moonstruck”.

This piece could be hung on a wall on it´ s own or framed in a 3D frame. I really like how it turned out and it is junk art again, which makes me very happy. BUT it didn´ t take me only 5 minutes to make it – it took a tad longer :).

Have a great evening,
xxx, Sanna

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Simple Christmas cards with patterned paper

Hello lovelies and happy Wednesday! Today I´m stopping by to share another quick set of Christmas cards. For these cards I again used some older produt from my stash and added Canvas Corp papers as well as some stenciling and stamping to them.

Basically I´ve just taken a leftover stenciled piece (left card) and added it on top of the patterned paper. Before adhering it on place, I bound a ribbon around the background paper. I have so many ribbons that I really need to find a place for them! Christmas cards always look great with small ribbon elements, so there.

For the second card I just fussy cut the Canvas Corp paper, added a ribbon around it for fun detail and adhered it onto the background paper with 3D foam pads. That way it has more dimension.

So very easy cards to do. The glitter piece is done using Nuvo Glitter Paste and a STAMPlorations stencil, but it´s a leftover from a previous card already, so I just used the piece up here. Then just added the stamped holiday sentiment – this time stamped with red. I usually mainly use black, but wanted to try another color here.

And that is my Christmas card share for today. I´m really happy to be using up older product on these cards. They also work very well with new product, too. And the stash busting can continue :).

Hope your week is getting along well!
xxx, Sanna

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Clean and simple Christmas cards

Hello and happy Wednesday! Today I´m up with another set of Christmas cards, this time in clean and simple style. I´ve used some of the gorgeous STAMPlorations stencils on these to create the patterns.

See? Very simple and easy card ideas! I took a piece of red patterned paper (leftover piece that was on my table ;-)..) and placed the stencils on top. Then I took a blender brush and applied the golden Nuvo Mousse thru the stencil on top. After the mousse was dry, I outlined the patterns with white to make them better stand out from the background.

For the third card I used Ivory Coast Nuvo Crackle Mousse thru a STAMPlorations stencil. As a base I used a dark red cardstock piece. For decor I added some felt and wooden stars and into the middle I added a stamped sentiment. Easy peasy!

On the other cards I just added little details, like a STAMPlorations clear sticker and a wooden reindeer piece (who has a Nuvo Vintage Drop red nose, by the way ;-)..). For the other cards I just added a in brown stamped Christmas sentiment on a piece of white cardstock and inked the edges a little to give it a vintage look. The star is wood veneer combined with a star sticker. So only very little details, lots of red and a little gold with white. Very christmassy in my opinion!

Just a reminder that you can still use the the following discount code and also get percentage on the Christmas Special Sale:

Wishing you all a fabulous day! xxx, Sanna

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