Birthday cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello there and happy last of August!! So summer 2020 is pretty much done and dusted. How was it? For sure different to any other summer I can remember. We stayed at home so much that I have a feeling I have forgotten how to socialize!! I had plenty of crafting time in my hands, but got relatively little done. Really peculiar! The old me would have said: „yes, let´s do this and craft ´till we drop!“ But the new me was drained and empty. I think it´s the uncertainty or the everyday life that kinda puts one „on hold“. And as you are „on hold“ longer, you kind of loose interest on everything.

But luckily, the last days, I´ve felt a little spark again towards crafting. And I just sat down and did random things, like a set of cards. If felt better again, so I´m hoping this feeling will last and get stronger as days go by. Also, the weather is getting colder, so that might spark my crafty mojo more again. Let´s see :).

And now the fun stuff – I did these cards and love how they turned out:

I started with a light blue piece of cardstock and a stencil of mine – Dream Flower – and applied Distress Oxide tones (orange, purple and brown) thru the stencil onto the paper. Then I let the layer dry and after that I stamped the sentiment with black stamp ink on top (the stamp is by Elizabeth Craft Designs).

Next I matted a white card base with some old Basic Grey paper and placed the stenciled and stamped piece on top. A fabric flower and a brad as well as a stamped sentiment for finishing touches, and the card was done.

I also did a second card the same way, only changing the „congrats“ to „happy birthday“ and changing the colors a little bit. I really like the look of the centerpiece with stenciling and stamping on top of each other!

That´s all for today. I hope you have a great first week of September!!
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Set of cards – The Wild Hare Kits

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday! Today I´m stopping by to share my last August Deluxe Kit project with you. This one is a set of clean and simple cards.

For these cards I used white card bases as my starting point and then added either stenciling, ephemera or fussy cut paper as a focal point.

For the first card I added some Epic Triangles stenciling onto the background using Distress Ink, then layered a few Flower Market ephemera pieces on top and added tiny stamped images next to them. For finishing touches I used a Bramble Fox star and a puffy sticker from my own stash.

For the second card I matted the card base with a Pink Fresh Studio Everyday Musings paper then added a Flower Market ephemera as a focal point and stamped a sentiment with the stamp set from the same collection. For details I added some black acrylic paint splatters.

For my last card I fussy cut the Embroidery Hoops paper from Flower Market collection and added the hoops in a cluster onto the card. Underneath there is again some Epic Triangles stenciling with yellow Distress Ink and a few pink spray ink splatters. For finishing touches I added a faux stitching around the edges and stamped a few thank you-sentiments with the Flower Market stamp and black stamp ink.

This was a fun set to create. It´s not my usual card creating style, because the cards have hardly any media layers on them. But I loved using patterned paper for card creating for a chance and creating very puristic cards.

I hope you get inspired by this card set and create a few cards yourself. For more details on the Wild Hare Kits, see their website here. Wishing you all a lovely day and

happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

ps. This resulted from my August Deluxe Kit – all projects (and leftover bits) shared on this video. Hope you enjoy it!!

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TAGplorations June challenge reminder, vol. 2

Hello there and happy Friday!!! Have you played along with the TAGplorations June Challenge already? This months theme is „All About Dad“ and you are asked to use stencils on your tag projects. I know right, so easy!!!

Here is my second challenge reminder post for that particular challenge – I do hope you join the fun with us!

On this tag I am still continuing with the similar theme, like on my two previous tags (here and here). This time I took a bolder color to combine with green as it better fits the tag sentiment. Orange, in my opinion, is a stand out color :).

For the tag itself, I again used the same techniques like on the previous tags. Funny, how the exact same idea looks quite different, when you change a color or two!!!

Here also the sentiment is a bit different. It´s more bold :). And we know dads love to stand out and feel special, so what better way to say it, than with this stamp sentiment! The bird is just a random idea, but in a way it also fits (bird,  hatching, birth/born) :).

That´s all from me today. Do play along with us – there is still time to join in!!!

Wishing you happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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2 Cards created with Planner Essentials stamps – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone and Happy Wednesday! Today I am again sharing a set of cards over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog as a bi-monthly guest designer. I am not much of a planner girl (yet), but the minute I saw the lovely planner stamps designer by Esther Glas, I right away knew I wanted to use them for a card project. So that is what I am sharing over at the ECD blog today – inclusive a video.

Here are the cards I created:

and the second one:

Also there is a VIDEO with a start-to-finish on both cards, you can see it HERE. And now a quick photo share on some details on the cards – for the full blog post, you will need to hop over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog and read it HERE.

The first card has a summer bouguet feeling to it. Happy bright colors against a blue background.

The second card is more a masculine or playful one with all the numbers and the bold border. And both cards where created using the same stamp sets! Still they are so very different.

I hope you enjoy my full tutorial and the video over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. I´ll be sharing another one there in August, so keep an eye on that space around the middle of August :). See you there!!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

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STAMPlorations Mixed Media challenge reveal – June

Hello everyone and Happy Sunday!! Today it´s time to share the June STAMPlorations Mixed Media challenge with you. Like always you are asked to create a mixed media project (cards also allowed), that features at least one stencil.

And this is what I made for this challenge reveal: a set of Art themed artist trading cards.

I started by cutting a piece of residue ink colored (from a former project) piece of watercolor paper into the right ATC size. Then I applied three tones of Distress Ink thru the Rag Rug stencil onto the surface very randomly.

After that I took the Blooming Buds clear stamp set and stamped flowers and leaves also very randomly onto the background using grey stamp ink by Nuvo.

For my next step I again took some leftover die cut rectangles which I had gessoed first and then applied Distress Ink on. I took the Life in Full Color stamp set and stamped an art related quote with black stamp ink onto the colorful background. I love how these little pieces turned out!

Now all I needed to do was to cut the above sentiment pieces into a right size and adhere them onto the stenciled background piece.

For finishing touches I added some faux stitching around the edges and some marks here and there, done with a black pen. And for sparckle I added a few silver sequins by Nuvo. Oh, and there is a small strip of washi tape attached to the samped sentiment piece also. Almost forgot to mention that.

That´s it. I love the colors and the look of these ATCs!! Now´s your turn again. Create a stenciled mixed media project of any kind and submit it to the June MM challenge at the STAMPlorations blog. Looking forward to seeing your fun, colorful and artsy projects!!

ps. remember to take advantage of the above Discount Code at the STAMPlorations online store :). Enjoy!

Happy stenciling,
Sanna

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