Best day card

Hello everyone and happy Saturday! Today I´m sharing the last card of the mixed media die cut card series that was inspired by a Tim Holtz FB live.

For this card I used two circles from a bigger sheet of paper. Here is again the first layer of that particular piece of paper:

I really like how this card turned out. I´ve again used words that my dear friend Lizzy created for me.

Other than that I´ve used same techniques as on all the previous cards. For decor I used only Nuvo Vintage Drops.

I really enjoyed creating these cards!! Hope I could inspire you with my cards :).

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Birthday cards

Hello and happy Thursday. Today I am stopping by again to share another set of cards, created while watching a Tim Holtz FB live.

Like I mentioned on my previous post, the cards started off with a bigger piece of paper that I had been playing on, while watching Tim Holtz demo on Facebook. This was my starting point:

This time I chose to create clean and simple birthday cards! The circles really stand out nicely from the plain white background.

So next time when you sit down, just make a mess, play around with your products and then, when you are finished, make die cuts and create fun cards. 🙂

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Father´s Day cards

Hello everyone and happy Monday! Today I´m stopping by to share a set of Father´s Day cards. I created these cards from a piece I had been testing various Distress Crayon ideas onto.

I have layers of Distress Crayon added onto a big piece of paper. I was basically testing the ideas Tim Holtz had been sharing on his FB lives onto this particular piece of paper. In the end I had a big piece of bold colours and layers and I didn´t know what to use it for first.

Then I figured I could die cut the piece into smaller circles and use them to create fun cards. I have quite a few and today I´m starting sharing them with the first two. The fun thing is that they all have same techniques on them, but due to the big surface I was working on, every single one has different colours and patterns on them. So in a way, each is a very unique one.

And since the circle centerpiece is very bold on it´s own, I left everything else very clean and simple.

That´s it for today! Do come back this week to see more cards created this way. Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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ATC card set

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday! Today I´m stopping by to share a fun Artist Trading Card set with you guys. This one was again inspired by one of Tim Holtz´s Facebook lives. I was watching his live and took some paper and paints out and went from there. This is the end result:

I played with Distress Paints on the background and lifted some paint thru a stencil to create a pattern. Then I added rub-onsand some old book paper pieces here and there. On top of that layer there is some stamping with Dina Wakley stamps. I created a big piece of paper while I was at it and later cut that piece into artist trading card sized pieces. I then fussy cut the ladies from a vintage womens fashion image book and added a stamp sentiment by Dyan Reaveley on top. Some rhinestore stars finish these pieces off.

I had so much fun creating the backgrounds. I really enjoy watching Tim´s lives so much. I am also trying to use product that I have instead of bying new stuff all the time. I have plenty of Ranger product at home already and they want to be used too :).

Wishing you all a lovely week!
xxx, Sanna

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Ugh! People! AJ page

Hello lovelies and happy Tuesday! Today I´m sharing another art journal page with you again. This time something colorful and bright with a fun Dylusions stamped sentiment. I feel this sentiment just fits the pulse of the time ;-)…

For this page I´ve used Distress Stain on the background, mixing four colours together on one page. Then I´ve sprayed some yellow spray ink thru my STAMPlorations stencil „A Whale´s Tale“ (upper right corner).

After that I added some Dina Wakley stamp images onto the background with grey stamp ink (Nuvo). Then I took another stamp from Dina and applied her Scribble Sticks onto the stamp and stamped the circles. To make them better stand out from the backgrund I added white Posca pen around them. Then I drew the people, free hand, my style. This is something I learned at Louise Nelson´s class in Norway.

And of course they have glasses and a pixie, like I do :). For finishing touches, I added some stamping with black stamp ink (stamps by STAMPlorations and Dyan Reaveley). And „green pox“ added with scribble sticks.

Love how this one turned out! I am so much enjoying playing in my art journal recently. How are you spending your time? Did you discover any new interests during the isolation? I wish I could have done more, but my knee does not let me…

Wishing you a lovely day,
xxx, Sanna

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