Miss you, Mom – card

Hello, it´s my turn to share another card tutorial over at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. Now, I haven´t seen my mom since Christmas 2019 due to the pandemic, so for this Mother´s Day I made a card that says what I feel. I could imagine that there are other people out there, who a dealing with the same problem, so I thought I´d share this card with you all today. But if you would rather like to say that you love your mom, then just change the sentiment. Easy!

For this card, I´ve created an easy-to-follow photo step-by-step. Here is how you can create this card:

Step 1: Start by die cutting 3 sets of the Ginko leaves from white Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step 2: Use green, yellow and pink Distress Ink tones and ink the die cut Ginko leaves.

Step 3: Cut a piece of blue cardstock to fit your card base size. Then adhere the inked Ginko leaves onto the blue cardstock either with Clear Double Sided Adhesive or liquid glue – whatever you prefer. Next cut off all excess pieces with scissors.

Step 4: Take a piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock and using the Build Your Own Sentiment 1 stamp set, stamp the word „mom“ with black ink onto it.

Step 5: Take a piece of white foam rubber and attach it onto Clear Double Sided Adhesive sheet, then take the Blackboard Alphabet die set and die cut the words „miss“ and „you“ with your die cutting machine. Arrange and adhere the words onto the background piece. Then fussy cut the word mom into a suitable size and add Craft Drops for decor. When the drops are dry, adhere the piece onto a card base. I also stamped and fussy cut a little heart from the same stamp set and added it to the card, but that is totally optional.

This is how the finished card looks like. And it is still flat enough to put into mail! I hope my mom likes the card and I hope you enjoyed this little card tutorial. And like always, by changing the sentiment and the colours you can use the same basic idea for different occations!

See you again next month with another Elizabeth Craft Designs tutorial.
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Owl card

Hello and happy Sunday! Today I´m stopping by to share a clean and simple birthday card with you. I really like this owl stamp, therefore I built my card aroud it.

I first took the Onions in Raws stencil and applied Distress Ink Speckled Egg tone thru it onto the white card base. Then I stamped the owl with black stamp ink and colored it with Distress Oxide tones in brown, grey and blue.

The stamp image has a matching die for it, so I just die cut the owl and adhered it to the card with 3D foam. For finishing touches I added a Stampin´ Up! stamp sentiment and some Nuvo Drops. That´it. I really like creating these very clean and simple and even monochromatic cards at the moment.

Wishing you all a fabulous Sunday and a good new week!
xxx, Sanna

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May Stencil Challenge – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone and welcome to the STAMPlorations May Stencil Challenge reveal. It´s again an new, fresh, month and that always means that new challenges go live on STAMPlorations! I hope I can inspire you to join in with us at the Stencil challenge this month with my happy card.

For the May challenge I played with my Gelli Arts gel plate and my stencils. I love doing these mixed media backgrounds using the stencils. It´s always so exciting to see what kind of results come of out gel printing play time. This is also a really fun way of playing with ones stencils, by the way :).

For this one I used the Peacock Feathers stencil from my stencil line at STAMPlorations in combination with a gelli plate and skin toned and orange toned acrylic paints. After creating the background I did a few smaller prints with a set of small square gel plates and Art Marks 3 stamp set by STAMPlorations. The then became the background for the stamped flower images. Which were stamped with the Bloom Doodles stamp set and black stamp ink.

After that I just fussy cut the images and created the flower cluster onto the card. For finishing touches I added a Clear Sticker (also by STAMPlorations) sentiment.

That´s it! Now is again your turn to get creative with stencils. Please remember to play by the rules!! They are always listed at the end of the challenge and are really simple to follow, so remember, if you want to be in for the prizes, play according to the rules :).

As always, do take advantage of my discount code upon ordering from the STAMPlorations store. Just add „STAMPGIRLSANNA“ upon checkout for 20% off your order!

Hope to see you join in with us and have some fun times with your stencils!!! See you at STAMPlorations, lovelies!!!

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna

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Thankful for you – card, vol. 2

Hello and happy Saturday! Today I´m stopping by to share another clean and simple card with you, created using some lovely „build a flower“ stamps and dies by Pinkfresh Studio & Altenew.

I love making these cards!!! If you are not much of a coloring person, then this type of stamps are just the thing to look for. You can do cool shading and shadows by builing layers with the stamp set.

Then just die cut and add to a stenciled card background and you have a lovely flower card done in no time! And you can easily make multiples, while you are at it. Perfect for invitations, for example :).

I do love this stamp and die set! It´s so pretty!!! Have you tried these yet?

Happy weekend!
xxx, Sanna

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Thankful for you – card

Hello and happy Friday! Today I´m sharing a clean and simple card with you, created with some Altenew products I recently ordered.

I love how these flowers look on the card! I did some yellow-orange-toned ones for this card and the stenciling on the background is done using my own stencil designs (available at STAMPlorations).

The stamp comes with matching dies and I basically used the exactly the way like packaging suggested. And I had a great time creating this card – there might be some more coming :). Just saying..

So be prepared to see similar cards on my blog also in the future. I haven´t ordered crafting supplies in a while and I thought it would be a good time to get some sprays and paints and while picking those I ended up ordering a few stamps and dies as well :). And I ordered from a small, family owner craft store. Supporting a small/local craft store in these pandemic times is so important. They, like many other businesses struggle and can use all support they can get. So for your next order, think about supporting the small businesses 🙂 !!!

Wishing you a great day!
xxx, Sanna

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