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
Hello and happy Wednesday! Today I´m stopping by to share two stenciled cards, created using my stencils at STAMPlorations.com. Here is the first one:
I had the distress oxides out and wanted to play with my stencils a little bit more, so I took a white card base and inked the background with light orange and yellow tones. Then I placed the Cornflower stencil on top and applied purple oxide ink thru the stencil onto the card. After that I took the „Rag Rug“ stencil and applied some orange distress oxide over the whole card. The background looks kind of fun this way.
Then I just added various stickers and embellishments from my older stash. For the second card I used the „Dream Flower“ stencil with yellow and orange and red oxide ink tones. On top I added buttons, stickers and some white pen „faux stitching“.
I really like how these cards look. Lots of pattern, colour and details to look at. Perfect for a fun and lively person to receive such a card.
That´s all for today. I´ll be sharing an art journal page on Friday. Hope you stop by to take a look! See you then! Happy crafting, xxx, Sanna
Hello and happy Monday! Today´s the first day of school for my younger son – his last year at gymnasium. Where does the time go? Soon they´ll be moving out and start their own lives!! Eek, I am not ready for it quite yet! I think I need a pet to keep me busy?? Maybe a dog!! That would be nice!!
And now to today´s post. A set of easy to do cards! For these cards I pretty much did the same steps as for the card I shared last Friday (here). Except for the background I added a patterned paper from my older paper stash. And the fussy cut flowers were replaced with fabric or paper ones.
I really like how Distress Oxide looks on dark cardstock, so I kept doing this technique on several cards. And you don´t need much – just a stencil and a few nice Oxide colors.
And for decor, just add what you have. Combine older papers with never ones, add brads, flowers, gems or wood veneer or acrylic embellishments. Whatever you prefer! Assembly on a card base, adhere on place and you´ve got yourself a set of fun birthday cards in no time!
I wish you a nice and stress-free week and happy crafting!! See you again later this week with another card project :).
Hello and happy Friday!! Yay!! Weekend!! It´s the last one before school starts here in Austria this year. So let´s make the best out of it ;-). I am sharing another birthday card, this time in clean and simple style with you today.
For this card I´ve again added stenciling on a blue cardstock with my Dream Flower stencil and Distress Oxides. I´ve also stamped some flowers with the Spring Fling stamp set on a Shimmer Powder treated watercolor paper and fussy cut those by hand.
After doing the above I just arranged the flowers and leaves, added a stamped sentiment and adhered all on place. Easy peasy!!
What are you going to do this weekend? Maybe some crafting?? Wish you a good weekend,
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