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Hello and happy Friday! Remember last week when I created a slimline 70th birthday card? Well, while I was creating that one, I had some leftover tinted paste on my palette, so I wiped it into a brown background. As I looked it the next day, I wanted to make a card with that piece, too. Here is what I ended up creating:

I really like the fall colour combination of the paper with the stenciled roses on it. Then some Gonis lace border, some old paper flower in same colours, a brad from my junk box and a Klartext stamp on top and voilá! The card was done.

I really like the look of this card. And you know what happened? I ended up emptying the whole jar of the lace paste at ONCE!!! I figured I had so many molds in my stash that I could fill them with the paste and see what happens; if it will work with thicker molds too. And IT DID! So I have now plenty of decor pieces done and waiting to get used. I had totally forgotten how fun it is to work with molds. And this paste makes them a bit flexible, so they don´ t break that easily. I will make sure I let you know when I use them on my projects :).

Have a great weekend, lovelies!
xxx, 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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Hände frei

Hello and happy Friday! Today´ s share is a quick mixed media card, created from leftover pieces and residue media bits.

I´ ve got all my faves on this piece: various media leftovers added in layers, fun stamped sentiment and vintage image. I am really into creating this type of cards lately. The vintage images combined with snarky sentiments just hit all bases at the moment :).

I hope your week has been good and you are slowly starting your weekend!!! I still have lots of work to do at our construction site which also is a reason why it has been very quiet here lately. But in a way I have been crafty and creative, just not here on my blog. This morning I just could not wait, but came to my studio for a quick few minutes of creative time and ended up with this card. And now off to other “creative work” :).

Have a great weekend, lovelies!
xxx, Sanna

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#tuac5minchallenge – Day 28

I am very late with Day 28 share for the Ugly Art Club´s 5 min challenge today. It was a lovely day and it had to be spent outside in the garden mostly, so I recorded the video very late.. But here is today´s take:

As a base I used an old postcard and applied Dina Wakley Gloss spray´s on top, then some Nuvo embellishment mousse thru a stencil and then just random bits from one of my junk bags.

Ok, way past bedtime for me. See you tomorrow :)!
xxx, Sanna

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#tuac5minchallenge – Day 25

Hello and happy Wednesday! Today I´m sharing my Day 25 take for the #tuac5minchallenge (by The Ugly Art Club). Here it is:

I totally wanted to do another one with a vintage lady on it, but then decided otherwise and in the end I´m happy I did. Always repeating oneself is not very creative, is it? So I changed the subject abit and used up all kinds of bits that I had left over from previous pieces (or bits from my junk bags).

I had a fab 5 minutes making this one! Looove the colours together! Did you notice I built a heart from two dried pumpking seeds? Talk about junk there :).

Hope your day was fabulous! See you tomorrow!
xxx, Sanna

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