Light the way ATC

Hello there, lovelies and happy Monday. Today I´m dropping by to share a Artist Trading Card I made quite some while ago. I made this one for a design team colleague who had been going thru some hard times with her family. I didn´t feel like sharing this ATC back then, but now feels like a good time to quickly put this up.

I kept this ATC pretty simple. It is for a sad occation and I wanted to concentrate on the colours and add just small details. The die cut cloud is by 4heures37 (a French manufacturer), the flowers are from my stash. The heart is by Basic Grey and the book paper is from an old latin school book. I misted it with Chalkboard ink tone “Splash”. Added the texture spray “raindrops”, some DIY twine (thanks Lizzy!) and a leftover mini die cut piece. The rub-on words are by Tim Holtz.

Wishing you all a good start into the new week,
xxx, Sanna

Splash – Tattered Angels Chalkboard ink
Latin book page
Die cut cloud – 4heures37
Die cut heart – Basic Grey
DIY twine
Die cut die by Elizabeth Craft Designs
Rub-ons – Tim Holtz
Texture spray – Imagine Crafts
Flowers, pearls, stapler

Every day

Hello there! I have a little card tutorial to share with you today and I am hoping a very special young lady from Brazil will take a peek on this one <3. She had been wishing for card tutorials, so this one is for you, Bea :).

Brush scripts are very trendy at the moment, so I was thinking I might give it a try. First I probably should mention that I didn´t have a proper brush script brush at hand, so I just used a normal paint brush for starters :). The result is not the best, but I it was fun making this card and that is the main point.

I first used a Wycinanka stencil as a stamp and dabbed some blue Distress Ink onto it an pressed it on the card base.

That creates a really nice background pattern for the card.

Next I added some pink and black color splatters onto the background and let them dry.

Then I went over to the brush script experiment. Like I said, I used a regular thin paint brush for this purpose, so my script results were..lets say..interesting :). You definitely will want to try this technique out, but I sould warn you, it needs practice. I need to practice..hard :). But I like the idea of the brush script look alot, so I will come back to this technique when I have some proper brush gear in my stash :).

After I had finished writing random words onto the piece of cardstock, I glued it behind a chipboard frame (by Wycinanka). I then went and adhered a piece of bright and bubbly patterned paper onto the card and then placed the chipboard piece over it. Then I just added a stamped sentiment and decorated the feathers with some glitter glue.

So this is my finished artsy brush script card. I still do like it, even though my script did not end up being that nice. But practice makes the master, right? So I shall practice.

See you soon,
xoxo, Sanna

Used products:
AT DAWN - frames MASK/STENCIL koła, 10x10 cm

A quick notebook

Hello lovelies! Today I´d like to share a quick notebook idea with you. This would make for a perfect little gift for mothers day, just add some chocolate and flowers and you are good to go :). I have again used some lovely Wycinanka chipboard on this one – they have so many lovely desings!! You might want to go and check them out here. 🙂

I have used a chipboard element from the lovely “Wild Rose” collection and combined that with some 4heures37 papers. They just have the cutest designs!! In addition to that I just binded the notebook with regular notebook paper and made separating pages out of patterned paper. The cover I treated with some Glue n´ Seal, added the chipboard, a cardboard frame and some silver glitter glue. That´s it. Fast and easy.

Enjoy your day,
xoxo, Sanna

Used products:
DZIKA RÓŻA - ramka, wzór 4