March Trifecta Cardmaking – STAMPlorations

Hello and happy Sunday! Today I am sharing another Trifecta cardmaking card set with you. As usual I am using STAMPlorations Stencils, Stickers and Stamps for creating these cards.

This is what I did this month:

When I create, I keep a white paper underneath my working surface where I usually wipe off residue paints, pastes and inks. These papers usually turn out quite fun in time, so I wanted to use them as my starting point for this months Trifecta cards. Have you ever tried creating this type of cards? It´ s fun and if you feat starting with a blanc paper, this might help you too!

For the steps thist time, I recorded a video:

And here is card number two:

Finally, here is card number 3:

I hope I could inspire you to try out this idea and work your way to a card background from there. If you get inspired by today´ s post, do come back and share a link to your social media site, so that I can come over and see what you did. I´ d love to see how your cards turned out!!

See you guys next month again with another fun set of cards!!
Until then, take care!
xxx, Sanna

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Daily Art Practice – Day 56

Hello and happy Saturday! Today´ s page is done and it was a fun one to make. Plenty of stencils and lots of colour :).

I used some of my stencil line stencils (by STAMPlorations) on the background with Distress Oxides, then added Gelatos and Neocolor 2 crayons. After that I stampted with Klartext stamps to the background and added some white gesso stenciled over it. On the very top are wripped strips of the almanac page.

Here are some detail photos:

I hope you enjoyed watching today´ s piece. See you again tomorrow with another daily art piece.
Take care, Sanna

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Trifecta Cardmaking – January 2022

Hello lovelies and welcome to another Trifecta Cardmaking share with STAMPlorations products. Today I share a set of cards, done in a bit different designs, but the starting point was always the same basic technique/end product.

This is the first card I made:

and here are some detail photos:

For the second card I again used the same idea: a gelli printed paper I had created with STAMPlorations stencils on old music notes. Here is the second card:

On the first card the bold background covers the whole card base, that way the end result looks totally different. Here the overall look is more clean and simple due to the white space and only a small gelli circle as a focal point. Here are some detail photos:

And now to the 3rd card:

On this one again as my starting point I used a gelli printed and stenciled paper. This time I took a leaf stamp and stamped with it onto the paper and then fussy cut the pieces. That way I have multi-colored and multi-patterned leaves on a plain background and it is still the same basic idea. On all cards I this way again have stencils, stamps and stickers used – but in a different way on each one. The clear stickers make great sentiments for the cards. And now to the steps. This time round I recorded a step-by-step video for you to watch so you can get a better idea. Hope you like it!

I hope you enjoyed this months Trifecta cards and ideas! If you want to know how to do the stenciled papers, there are plenty of tutorials on YouTube (or check out Birgit Koopsen´ s Instagram Account – there are plenty of ideas up there!). I also made a similar technique with foam stamps and paints, but you could use stencils instead. That video is HERE. Oh, and here are some detail photos of the last card:

See you again in March with another Trifecta tutorial. STAMPlorations is taking a break in February from regular posts.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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June Stencil Challenge – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone and happy June!!! It´s been raining and chilly almost throughout the month of May here, so I am truly hoping for a bit more sunshine and nicer weather for June *fingerscrossed*. But regardless of the weather, it´s again time to share the June STAMPlorations stencil challenge with you. Here is my take:

For the challenge reveal I created a stenciled and gelli plated card background which I then pimped up with Dina Wakley Gloss Spray misted stencil pattern on top.

So lot´s of colours and lots of layers. But still flat and easy to be put in an envelope and mailed.

This time of the year, when the garden starts to bloom, is my favorite time. So for June I deliberately chose these colours and flowers. There are also some rainbows hidden in the background to create texture.

I´ve totally neglected my gelli plate for a long time, so it was time to start using it again. I really do like the mixed media backgrounds you can create with a gelli plate. The make great card backgrounds too!

Now hop over to the STAMPlorations blog to see what the design team girls created for the reveal. And then, grab your stencils and play along with!! Just remember, that if you would like to be in for the prizes, you need to follow the rules :). They are really simple and always listed at the end of the challenge post at STAMPlorations blog.

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna

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Mixed media card

Hello and happy Sunday! I´d love to share a fun card idea with you that will always result in unique backgrounds that will never ever be the same!

Just grab a pile of stencils and your gel plate and create backgrounds with them! Take pastel colours for a softer look or go crazy with colour, like I did here! A red and yellow acrylic paint combination is a bold one :).

And then after finishing a few backgrounds, just grab some stamps and clear stickers (or rub-ons) and finish off your card. For this one I used my Peacock Feathers stencil with the Bloom Doodles stamp set and Hey Sunshine! clear stickers.

And while you grab your gel plate (mine is by Gelli Arts, by the way), make sure you make several prints at one sitting. That way you will have a bigger pile of prints ready and waiting for you, when you need a quick and fun card or when card-creating inspiration hits you.

By picking more toned down colours the overall look of the card totally changes. So just go with the colours you (or the card recipient) like :).

Wishing you a great day,
xxx, Sanna

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