Halloween card – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone and happy Monday! The design team members are sharing some Halloween goodness over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. I was able to join the fun and am sharing my Halloween style greeting card project and steps with you.

For this card you just need some White Soft Finish Cardstock and inks. That is mainly it. This is the finished card and in the following I´m sharing the steps with photos.

Start by die cutting the pumpkins, the paper bag and the candy from white Soft Finish Cardstock with your die cutting machine. I use the Sizzix Big Shot, but that is just my go-to machine. If you prefer another one, feel free to use that :). Die cut several pumpkings (and trunks), one paper bag and several candy pieces. Back the small pieces with Clear Double Sided Adhesive before die cutting. This will make the adhering process easier!

Next start adding colour to the pieces. I started with Distress Ink tea dye tone for the brown pieces. Apply with an ink blending tool (again, your choice what type of tool you like to use – there are plenty of options in the market at the moment).

Then ink the pumpkins orange – I used Distress Ink wild honey tone here.

Next take the candy and apply picked raspberry Distress Ink tone as the first layer.

The go around the edges with a darker orange tone. I used Distress Ink spiced marmalade tone.

And now create a green background (again using Distress Inks) onto a white card base (or use a green card base). I used twisted citron and cracked pistachio in this order. The stenciling is done with the darker tone on top.

Next add some Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape onto the candies and dip the tape into Silk Microfine Glitter (Brigth Grape tone), brush the residue off and polish the glitter with your finger.

This adds a fun detail to the candy pieces. Now arrange everything onto the card and adhere on place. I added the stamped sentiment last using black stamp ink and a stamp from my own stash.

For additional decor I also stamped with Distress Ink pumice stone some flower buds (using the Spring Fling stamp set) onto the paper bag. This is totally optional, you could also go without!

This is my Halloween card project for today. I hope you get inspired to create some Halloween cards yourself!! You could also stamp another sentiment like „Happy Fall“ if you are not much of a Halloween person, that way the card could be a regular fall card.

Have a great start into the new week!!
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Metallic toned die cut cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone and happy Thursday!! Today I´m back at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog with another guest design team member post. This card idea started from idea to use white Soft Finish Cardstock in a different way. Also, due to the pandemic weddings had to be postponed by many people this summer and are now slowly taking place, the need for wedding cards moved to fall. Thus the love theme today.

For this card idea I´ve used only the same dies and yet they all look so different. It´s because I´ve treated them with a metallic media. My starting point by each of these cards was the same; white Soft Finish Cardstock!

All 3 cards still look so different due to the color choices. The dies are the same, only the colours vary. And the background paper I´ve used for matting everything.

I´ve again recorded a step-by-step video for you to watch – hope you like the idea!

Be sure to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog for written steps and more photos of all cards.

I hope you could inspire you today to see the versatility of plain white cardstock. There are so many ways to give it a different look and it´s always a great starting point for many projects.

Also I would like to note that hoarding various media is not a good idea. This happened to me recently when I opened one of my Nuvo Embellishment Mousses. They had ALMOST completely dried up! I was able to save a few, but also had to toss quite a few. So, take my word for it: use the product you buy. Use it before it get´s old! So these cards were also an opportunity to use up some of those mousses. You might be seeing other metallized projects showing up here on my blog – I learned my lesson and am for sure going to use the product now and not be sorry later :).

I´ll be back next month with another Elizabeth Craft Designs guest member project. Hope to see you then!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Set of simple birthday cards

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 :).

xxx, Sanna

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Break a leg – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello and happy Sunday!!! Today I´m again up over at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog with a clean and simple card that can actually be made in less than ten minutes. Here is what I did:

The idea to this card is actually kind of funny. I´ve had issues with my legs during the past year – more than I would have wanted to have.. The minute I saw the frog legs the sentence „break a leg“ (very ironic to me, as I managed to wrip my cruciate twice in a year) started „haunting“ me in my thoughts :). So I figured I should make a „break a leg“ card with the flog leg die. Said and done!

And it actually turned out exactly the way I had imagined in my mind. Often times there is a general idea and in the end it develops to something different. Not this time! And the Dymo typed sentence on top is the missing focal point that does the trick to this card. I think it´s quite funny the way it looks. I hope other people will also „get the joke“?

There is again a video to go with the card – hope you like it!!

This is my guest design team project for Elizabeth Craft Designs in September. I´ll be sharing another project in October again, so if you are interested in seeing what I made, do stop by again!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Happy birthday CAS card

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,

xxx, Sanna

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