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

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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

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Christmas cards with glitter and colored images – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, it´s time for another Elizabeth Craft Designs guest design team post today. I really like using the Silk Microfine Glitter on Christmas cards and I´d like to share a set of Christmas cards with you today.

Here is another card I created:

Here is how I created the cards:

Step 1: Take two white Soft Finish Cardstock pieces which are cut into a card size and attach Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheets onto them.
Step 2: Die cut with Kaleidoscope and Geometric Background dies from the side where the double sided adhesive is on.
Step 3: Remove one layer of the protective sheet and apply one tone of Silk Microfine Glitter. Attach to the surface by rubbing the glitter with your finger.
Step 4: Now remove the protective sheet from the negative die cut parts and then apply the second glitter colour. Again attach to surface by rubbing with a finger.
Step 5: Stamp birds, bears, trees and stars from the Krista Schneider stamp set, colour with watercolour pencils and add glitter glue for detail. Let dry.
Step 6: Die cut the colored images with the matching die cut die sets.
Step 7: Create sentiment strips with stamping and heat embossing. Ink the paper strips to match the colours of the card backgrounds.
Step 8: Adhere all die cut pieces and the sentiment strip on place with liquid adhesive.

I also used some of the residue pieces to create two more cards. Here they are:

You can find the full start-to-finish tutorial to the above cards, as well as the glitter background cards on the following video:

This is it for this months tutorial, I hope you enjoyed it! Hope to see you next month for this years last tutorial.

Happy crafting,
Sanna

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Christmas card Wednesday, No. 2

Hello and happy Wednesday! Let´s start with another Christmas card idea for today. For this weeks post I´ve created two similar looking cards using the same technique, I just changed the colours a little bit.

Here is a little sneak on how the cards look like.  Now to the steps: I´ve used mainly Tonic Studios product for these cards. My starting point was the Magnificent Magnolia Stamp Set and I used only the smallest stamp images from this set to create these cards. By the way, there is also a matching die set available for these stamps which makes it all very practical. I´ve learned to enjoy the fact that you don´t have to fussy cut each and every stamp image!

I started by die cutting a circle piece to use as a mask on my card base. I used the Circle Layering Die Set for this purpose. Also by Tonic Studios.

I´ve „adhered“ the circle to the card base with a piece of washi tape. It keeps it on place, but is easy to remove without leaving a mark afterwords. Then I´ve just stamped the cute little flowers around the circle with waterproof black ink. I left space between each flower to be able to add more stamping later.

Next I changed the stamp ink color to Field Greens by Hero Arts. I love these shadow inks – they are so easy to stamp with as they are really moist and really soak into the paper. You really get great results every time. So here I´ve stamped leaves between the flowers.

Then I took the Nuvo Watercolour Pencils out (Brilliantly Vibrant set) and colored the flowers with red, orange and pink tones. Starting from the middle with the strongest color and changing towards a lighter tone towards the end of the petals. I did the same with the leaves, using 2 tones of greens. I love how highly pigmented these pencils are. I am not an experienced colourer and I still managed to get a really decent result with these pens!!! After I was finished with the coloring, I removed the circle mask piece.

Next I still wanted to add some brown toned „twigs“ here and there, so I grabbed one more stamp from the stamp set and stamped with brown Hero Arts ink. I again placed the circle piece into the middle to protect the open space. With washi tape you can easily do this! My favorite part is adding Nuvo Drops onto my cards. Here I´ve added some Ruby Slippers and Emerald City Glitter Drops to create additional interest. Also I couldn´t resist applying some Crystal Glaze into the flower centers just for a fun detail! Finally I die cut the word „Frohe“ (= Merry) from golden glitter cardstock with my die cutting machine and used it as a sentiment in the middle of the flower frame. The whole sentiment is one of the German sentiment dies by Tonic Studios which are presented and sold on/via the QVC channel by the lovely Maria Gato. I just used part of the sentiment on this particular card. I then finished the cards with some letter stickers as the word „Weihnachten“ (=Christmas) was way too long for my card size. Otherwise I would have used the die cut sentiment.

The blue card is made in the same manner, just in different colours.

Here are the finished cards. I really liked creating these cards, and the coloring part was not as hard, as I had imagined it to be. I think it is the same like with everything else, when you put your mind to it, you can do it. And if you practise, you get better in time.

Should you get inspired to try this idea out and case my one of my cards, do leave a comment here, I´d love to come over to your blog and take a look at your card(s).

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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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

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