Clean and simple, masculine, lighthouse card – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello and happy Thursday! Today I´m again sharing another card project over at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. I wanted to create a masculine card for a change and the Lighthouse die cut die seemed perfect for this purpose.

There is again a full written step-by-step tutorial over at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog, so hop over there for more information. Also, they always love to get feedback, so while there, do leave a comment or two.

Like on my previous posts, there is a start-to-finish video also for this card. Hope you enjoy it!

See you next month with another Elizabeth Craft Designs project. Until then, happy crafting and take card and stay healthy!

xxx, Sanna

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Folded pocket gift-card card

Hello everyone and happy July!! Today I´m again up over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog with another guest design team card project and tutorial. Here is what I created for this months post:

For this card I used the Planner Essentials die cut dies – I´ve always wanted to use them for cardmaking the moment I saw them. I also added some die cut dies from the Art Journal series as well as some of the ModaScrap ones (still adore them!).

The basic idea of this card was to create a folded card base that withholds a pocket, where one can tuck a gift-card. This particular gift-card was created using the planner dies. The papers are from my older stash (goes all the way back to 2005). But the dies, the stamps and the glitter and adhesives are all by Elizabeth Craft Desings. For steps and more details, do also hop over to the ECD blog to read my full post!

Here is the step-by-step video for you to watch – hope you enjoy it!

This card is very simple to make, once you have all the pieces prepared and it looks very presentative also. A perfect way to send a loved one greetings and a gift-card to say you are thinking about them!

I hope you enjoyed this months tutorial. I´ll be sharing more project here on my blog throughout July and be back at the ECD blog in August again.

By the way, since the papers I used for this card are partly very old and not available anymore, I tried to find you nice alternatives, just see the product links for that.

Until then, happy scrapping!
xxx, Sanna

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Wedding card – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, I am up over at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today with a wedding card idea. I wanted to play with red, green and white and create a fun mixed media card and this is what I ended up making.

I´ve recorded a start-to-finish video for you to watch, to give you a better idea of each and every step. Hope you like it!!!

Have fun watching!!!

..annnddd..while you are at it, make MORE CARDS :). These ones are slightly smaller in size, but feature the same elements and techniques.

Now, I´ve used a leaf die on the cards, that is sadly not available at Elizabeth Craft Designs store anymore, but don´t worry, there is another leaf set (Trio of Leaves) that will also do the trick. Just check out the supply list at the end for that.

Also I use a pearlescent watercolour palette on the leaves and flowers, but Elizabeth Craft Desings has a really nice watercolour palette out, that has gorgeous colours in it. So you could use that one for coloring as well.

For more , do read my original post over at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog too :). See you next month with another card idea again!!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Retirement cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone! Today I´d like to share another Elizabeth Craft Designs guest design team card project with you. I created a set of two retirement cards using their die cut dies and stamps with Ranger Distress Inks.

For this card I used a white cardbase which I created a yellow cloudy sky with a DIY stencil I made using the Adventure Edges die cut die. I inked the coulds onto the background with yellow Distress Ink. Then I die cut all the waves using the Adventure Edges and Ocean Edges die cut dies. I inked the waves in two blue Distress Ink tones to get more variation into the waves.

Then I die cut the scenery using the Palm Trees die cut set. I die cut everything from white Soft Finish Cardstock and then inked all pieces with Distress Inks. After inking I just arranged everything onto the card base and starting with the waves, adhered the pieces on place. I used both liquid adhesive as well as Clear Double Sided Tape for the bigger pieces. The tiny tweezers are a big help, when adhering the tiniest parts on place!

After that all I needed to add to the card was a stamped sun and sentiment. I used the Build Your Own Sentiments 1 stamp set for the sentiment and took the sun from the Beach Sentiments stamp set.

Then for foam on the waves I used a Scribble Stick with a paint brush and splattered that only onto that particular area. This makes the sea look more interesting.

I also created a second card using exactly the same steps, but this time I replaces the palm trees with a sailboat. This die set is sadly discontinued, but you could easily replace this die with for example a Hot Air Balloon. I find that also very suitable for a retirement card.

This card I created using exactly the same product, except I used the Ahoy Sentiments instead of the Beach Sentiment here.

To give you an even better idea of each and every step, here is a start-to-finish video for you to watch. Hope you like it!

This was my May GDT tutorial for the Elizabeth Craft Designs. I am very excitedly waiting for a parcel with some new product arriving. Cannot wait to share project with you next month again!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Art journal flip-thru

Hello everyone, I really started art journaling in 2016. I had been dabbling in an art journal from time to time, but the real spark started 2016. There were still breaks in between creating and it was in 2018 that I did pages on more regular basis. Today I´m sharing a flip-thru video of this particular art journal with you guys.

Above is a peek into the journal. Since 2018 I´ve been creating in my journal much more regurlarly and it has become an outlet for feelings, thoughts and art experiments. I seem to grab the journal more often, when I´m feeling stressed, bothered about something or extremely happy.

In the beginning I could not see the „purpose“ of keeping an art journal, in between I could not live without having one. After this one was finished, I had already ordered a new one (the blue journal by Dina Wakley :)!). There cannot be a time without a journal, you see :).

So, I hope you enjoy my „journal journey“. Most of the pages I´ve shared previously here on my blog, some I haven´t. I love my journal and strongly recommend you trying one out too.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy crafting,
Sanna

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