December Mixed Media challenge reveal

Hello everyone and happy 2nd of December! Its time for the very last STAMPlorations mixed media challenge reveal in 2018.

This time I created a fun tag:

  Believe it or not, I started off with a piece of plain white cardstock :)!

Then I applied some Barn Door Distress ink with a blending brush I bought from Søstrene Grene recently. This brush is actually a make-up brush, but it works so well with inks and stencils too :)…

After that I took the Plaid Maker ARTplorations stencil and placed it on top of the red inked tag. I applied Black Soot Distress Ink with the brush thru the stencil onto the tag. First vertically,

..and then horizontally and I had a gorgeous plaid patterned background as a result. I love how this turned out. The plaid maker stencil is really so much fun to create such backgrounds with!

To highlight the pattern a little more, I took a metal ruler and a white gel pen and drew some white lines on top of the widest black stripes. This gives it even a more genuine plaid pattern look.

Finally, I die cut a white circle from a Pearl Ripple patterned paper (Tonic Studios) to place my sentiment on. The die cut sentiment is by STAMPlorations and was die cut from Godl Dust paper by Tonic Studios. I love the gold glitter paper, it adds such a nice festive touch to any project!

For finishing touches I added a golden ribbon and some blue resin stars onto the tag. I can see this tag hanging on a present that has been wrapped in kraft/brown packaging paper. It will work so well and be a great eye catcher on the present 🙂 … Now´s again your turn! Remember to read the rules and play by them to be eligble for the prizes! Hope to see your projects at STAMPlorations blog!!!

ps. Should you still need a present or two, do take advantage of my discount code at the STAMPlorations store. Add „STAMPGIRLSANNA“ upon checkout and you get 20% off your order! Enjoy!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


Christmas Card Wednesday, No. 4

Hello and welcome to Christmas Card Wednesday number 4! Today I´ll be sharing two cards created using various STAMPlorations stamps and dies. I wanted to make something sweet and soft instead of the traditional colors this time:

For this card I´ve inked the solid background piece with Distress Ink tones of pink, blue and green. Then I die cut the cover plate piece from white cardstock and adhered it on top. For finishing touches I added a golden glitter sentiment, die cut with one of the CUTplorations Christmas sentiments die cut dies. For decorational elements I also added a few golden half pearls next to the sentiment. Really, really like this non-traditional toned card alot.

For my second card I´ve first stamped the Christmas flower repeatedly onto the background with embossing ink and then applied light gold embossing powder (Lindy´s) on top and heat set that with a heat gun. Next I wiped some green and blue Distress Ink onto the background very randomly, creating a two-toned look. For finishing touches I did the same with a Typografia Christmas sentiment, this time using only blue ink and adding some water splatters for interest. I´ve lifted the sentiment from the background with 3D foam and added Nuvo Crystal Drops to the corners for additional detail.

So this was this weeks Christmas card share from my part. I´d love to see if you case any of my cards – do leave a comment here to my blog and I´ll come over to take a look and leave some love :).

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


Christmas Card Wednesday, No. 3

Annnd it´s again Wednesday which means I will be sharing some more Christmas cards with you today. This weeks cards are created with the Christmas dies from STAMPlorations.

For my first card I inked the card base with light green Distress Ink and then places the Molecules stencil on top and wiped darker green Distress Ink thru the stencil onto the background. Next I stamped the Christmas Flower with embossing ink onto a extra piece of white cardstock and applied black holographic embossing powder on top. After heat setting it I then colored the flower with red Distress Ink and a water tank brush. Then I die cut the sentiment from black cardstock and added a layer of glitter marker on top for additonal shine. Finally I adhered the flower in place, added the half pearls and the faux stitching with a black pen. For the second card I used the Merry Little Christmas cover plate with black cardstock, matted on top of gold glitter cardstock. I outlined the card left and right with a thin strip of blue paper for interest, then stamped the sentiment with embossing ink onto a separate piece of cardstock, applied holographic black embossing powder on top and heat set it with a heat gun. After that I inked the background of the sentiment blue and adhered everything on place.

Both of these cards are actually quite fast to create. Depending on the colors you are using, you can create different variations of the same card pattern, so you could easily make several at once. Still every single one would look different, if you used different colours.

Hope you enjoyed this weeks cards. Like I´ve noted previously, if you would like to case one of these cards, feel free to, just leave a comment here that you did so and I´ll drop by your blog to take a look what you did.

Oh, and if you´d like to shop any of the used STAMPlorations products at their store, you can get 20% off your order by adding my discount code: STAMPGIRLSANNA upon checkout.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


Christmas card Wednesday

Hello there, I figured I might be able to pull a „Christmas Card Wednesday“ weekly blog post series off. I´ll just start with today and then keep on sharing a Christmas card (or two) on every Wednesday from today on until 19th of December. That will be a total of at least 8 Christmas cards. So if you are interested, mark your calendar for every Wednesday and come to see what I´ve created.

So let´s start – I´ve still got some cards to share from the CUTplorations blog hop theme (I made quite a few, but only shared 3 on that particular post, so it´s time to share some more).

This card is done in the same manner like the blue one from THIS POST. I just changed the background color to pink. And I love this card.

I know it´s not the typical Christmas card color, but it is so delicious, I could not resist. It made me smile when I created it, so I hope it will also make the recipient smile, whoever gets to have this particular one this year.

If you would like to purchase any of the STAMPlorations products used in this post, feel free to grab my personal discount code: STAMPGIRLSANNA to get 20% off upon checkout at the store.

How´s your Christmas card workshop going? If you feel like you got inspired by any of my cards, feel free to case them – I´d love to see your versions, so do leave a comment to my blog if you made a card after mine, I´d love to see them!!! That´s it for today, I´ll be sharing more cards next Wednesday,

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


Special Christmas CUTplorations Blog Hop – STAMPlorations

Are you ready, it´s time for another fun blog hop with the STAMPlorations girls!! We’ve got a 2-day blog hop for those of you who love Christmas and CUTplorations thin metal dies.

On Monday and Tuesday, 11 STAMPlorations girls will be sharing Christmas projects they made using the Christmas CUTplorations thin metal dies that we released last month.  Here we go – let me start sharing what I made:

For this card I first matted the white card base with a pink paper, then die cut the Doodled Cover Plate die pattern from black cardstock to create a strong contrast. Then I die cut the cover plate piece again from green cardstock and filled only parts of the pattern „in“ with the green color. After that I finished the card off with a pearl toned die cut sentiment using the „Oh Holy Night“ die and added some half pearls for decor.

The second card I created in the same manner like the pervious one, but instead of using pink, I chose to use golden glitter cardstock as a base to have some gorgeous shine. Next I die cut the cover plate pattern two times, once with green and once with dark blue carstock and filled some areas with the blue pieces. It is a little time consuming, but so worth it!! And I again finished the card off with the pearl toned die cut sentiment and some half pearls.

For my last card I chose to use only the sentiment die cut die. I first stamped with Christmas Flower stamp image with embossing ink onto a card base, then applied some light gold toned embossing powder and heat set that. Next I inked the whole background with Salty Ocean Distress Ink (I love this color!) and added some water droplets here and there for a more interesting look. then I only needed to add a beautiful golden glitter sentiment – again die cut from the golden glitter cardstock by Tonic Studios. Finally, I decorated the center of the flower with various sized half pearls. They were originally silver toned, so I added some yellow Copic Marker on top of them and they magically turned golden :). I love this card for it´s simplicity.

So these were my project for the hop – there might be some more cards showing up on my blog in the next weeks, created with these dies, so feel free to come back for more later this week and next weeks ;-).

And you know, when you hop and leave comments here my blog, at the STAMPlorations blog and on the other designers‘ blogs, you can win prizes. For this hop, there are 2 prizes up for grabs:
(1) winner’s choice of cover plate die and one Christmas phrase die, and

(2) a $15 gift certificate to the store.

And for two weeks (from October 29 to November 12), the thin metal dies in the Christmas Dies section will be 10% off – no coupon needed (discount applied on checkout), and when you use a STAMPlorations girl discount code (like mine: STAMPGIRLSANNA), you can get an extra 20% off your order!!!! So if you’ve got some Christmas thin metal dies in your wishlist, you’ll be able to snag them for up to 30% off starting Monday.
Start the blog hop here and then follow thru all the participants blogs, leave comments and love – we all love to read your comments :)!
Happy hopping,
xxx, SannaSupplies: