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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#spreadjoynotgerms Blog Hop

*EDIT* THE WINNER OF THE STAMPLORATIONS GIFT CODE HAS BEEN DRAWN* thank you so much for your lovely comments and hopping along with us!!! The winner of the $10,- GC will be contacted very soon :)!!!

Hello everyone and happy Friday!!! Are you ready for a huge and happy blog hop? This amazing blog hop party was called into life by Catherine Pooler and Alexandra Smith (Hedgehog Hollow) and it has 31 participating companies!! How amazing is that?! There are lots of prizes to be won, giveaways and a ton of fun and joyful inspiration available for you. Are you ready?

So if you have been hopping thru the whole list of bloggers, you have reached me thru Alanna Moses´s blog :). Should you have gotten lost on the way, simply go to Catherine´s or Alexandra´s post – all the bloggers joining in are listed there!!

I am proud to be representing STAMPlorations on this hop and I´ve created a card using their stamps, die cut dies and clear stickers <3! You might also want to check out their amazing stencils too *wink, wink* :)!

Here is my project. I created a bright and happy flower card with a sentiment that perfectly fits the #spreadjoynotgerms blog hop motto :).

I´m also happy to be able to give one lucky winner a $10,- gift code for the STAMPlorations store!!! So everyone who leaves a comment to this blog post will be eligible for that draw also (remember to add your email-adress so I can contact you!). I will draw the winner for the $10,- GC for the STAMPlorations store on the 24th of April and contact the winner after that.

Also, to be eligible for the other hop prizes, remember to comment and leave some love on the blogs as you hop along. I would like to know what is your favorite way of spreading joy? All the other prizes from the participating companies are listed on the blog post of Catherine and Alexandra!!

I hope you are all hanging in there in this difficult time and hope that this event brings you some joy and inspiration to your day! Remember, let´s stay home and stay healthy!!

Just for fun and to give you more details on how I created this card, here is a start-to-finish video for you to watch! Hope you enjoy it!

Oh, and while I had the stamps out, I created another #spreadjoynotgerms card:

That´s all from me today. But there are still so many amazing projects to be seen on the other participants blogs. And so many amazing prizes, too!

For example, STAMPlorations is giving away a $25,- gift certificate for their online store on their blog, Beacon Adhesives is giving away a product package and at Brutus Monroe you can win a $50 gift certificate to their store! And these are just the tip of the iceberg here!! Hope you hop along and spread some joy with us!! Have fun and good luck!!

Your next blog to hop to is this lovely lady:
Dina L Kowal

Happy hopping,
xxx, Sanna

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Third set of cards created with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse – Tonic Studios

Hello there, I am back with the last set of DIY cards, created with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse and various Tonic Studios products. These were samples for the QVC show on the 30th of May, 2018. The show will feature sets with Tonic Studios product, among other things the German sentiments which I know some of you been wanting to get. So don´t miss the show there!!

But now to the cards – here is the last 4:

The cards 1-3 show the backgrounds I created on this video:

and the 4th card is just something I created extra as I was in the creative mood and wanted to play a little more. It features the same stenciling technique like on the previous cards, just on a pink background. Annnndd…also some bits from the Violin cards, shared earlier on my blog here. And there is also some 7 Dots Studios paper on one of the cards on this set too – just love the combination on gold, silver, pearl and blue!!! And I almost forgot to mention, that the chipboard is again by the lovely Wycinanka :).

If you came to my blog thru this post, then the first two postsare are here and here. Hope you like the video and get inspired to create fun and easy bacgrounds with Nuvo Mousse. Have fun playing!!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Spring colored cards with stencils and Nuvo Mousse – STAMPlorations


Hi there, everyone! How ready are you for spring? I know I am more than ready (while I am writing this, snow keeps falling outside my window) and cannot wait for tulips, sunshine and nicer weather! For that reason, I made some happy colored cards with stencils and Nuvo Mousse for this month´s STAMPlorations Mixed Media tutorial.

Here are the steps:
First take a piece of watercolor paper or thicker drawing paper a Nuvo Mousse Citrus Green tone, a blender brush and a stencil of your choice. I used the Flowers 2 stencil on these cards.
Now grab some mousse (a fairly small amount is enough) from the jar with the brush and with a circular motion, apply it onto the paper.Next take a second tone of Nuvo Mousse of your choice (I used Pacific Teal) and place the stencil on top of the green toned surface (dries really quicly, by the way). Again apply the mousse onto the paper thru the stencil using the brush. If you want to more dimensional look, apply with a palette knife.For a second  version of the same technique, pick three matching colors of Nuvo Mousse (I used Pink Flambé, Persian Red and Burnished Bronze) and apply them from a lighter tone towards a darker tone to create an ombré look onto the background. Again apply in circular motion with the brush.After the surface is done, place the Flowers 2 stencil on top and apply white texture paste thru the stencil with a palette knife onto the surface. Let dry.This creates nice texture and a beautiful contrast onto the card background.Next apply some green and blue mousse, blending them together randomly, onto the cardstock piece and stamp flowers (I used the Buttercups & Butterflies stamp set) with a waterproof ink onto that area. Then fussy cut the flowers. Repeat the same stemps and create pink flowers with the pink mousse and the same stamp.Fussy cut the flowers. Create a stamped sentiment banner with the Fond Expressions 2 stamp set stamps and arrange all pieces onto a white card base. Finally, decorate the flower centers with Nuvo Glitter Drops to add some additonal shine and dimension. Here is how the finished cards look like:The Nuvo Mousse has a wax like, metallic look and feel to it when it´s dry, so it creates really beautiful shimmery backgrounds to these cards and can be used with stencils in so many ways.
I hope you enjoyed this spring card tutorial and get your stencils out and play some yourself!!! Have a great week everyone and

happy stenciling!
Sanna

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Easel Butterfly cards – Tonic Craft Kit 06, project 02

Hello there, lovelies! Time for another Tonic Craft Kit 06 project share today. This is my very first ever easel card. I was a little scared to make an easel card (too many pieces to fold and adhere together and I thought I would for sure end with a big fail :-)…) BUT, I didn´t!

So while I was at it, I made two cards, the first one with the papers that were in the kit and a second card with cardstock from my stash. I love these butterflies! They are so very pretty and once I figured how to combine the dies to create the easel, it was really so much fun.

So this is the first card I created using the kit number 06. Everything, except the Antique Rose Novo Drops and the sentiment stickers are from the kit. I went a little overboard with the sparkliness of this card, but I really had a lot of fun playing and experimenting. And in the process I alse recorded a video for you to watch. It will give you a start-to-finish tutorial on how to build the single pieces together. So never mind the extremely over-colored and over-sprakled details on this card, it´s the building process I wanted to share with you.

And then for my second card – which in my opinon, is more me. I could not resist adding some glitter pen details on this one too, but I didn´t do as much as on the first one. Besides, adding the glitter pen detail onto a darker background creates a TOTALLY different look. I love how the glitter pen reacts with the darker paper!

I also stamped some mini butterflies onto the die cut pieces. The stamps also come in the kit, by the way.

I again added a motivational sticker sentiment to finish off this card. That and the cardstock papers I used, are not from this kit. I hope you enjoy watching the video. There will be more projects coming up soon again!

I think I am going to send the first, extremely sparkly card to my goddaughter – she loves sparkle and butterflies, so I am hoping that card will make her day :).

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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