You are appreciated tag – TAGplorations May challenge reveal

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday! Today it´s again time to share this months TAGplorations challenge with you. This monts theme is: All About Mom and as an additional element you are asked to use Vellum.

This is my take for the reveal:

I took a piece of vellum and stamped the Heartfelt Hibiscus stamp image onto it, then poured white embossing powder over the stamped image and heat set the powder. Next I flipped the image around and colored it from the reverse side with alcohol markers and then adhered the fussy cut image onto the tag base with clear double sided adhesive tape.

For decoration I added some faux stitching around the edges with a white Signo Uni-ball pen and stamped sentiments from „For The Birds“ stamp set onto dark purple cardstock. Those again got heat embossed with white embossing powder. For finishing touches I added Nuvo Crystal Glaze onto the smaller flowers and silver Nuvo sequins to additional sparcle here and there.

The ribbon has exactly the same color as the purple carstock and the pink patterned paper is from my older stash (still destashing here by using it all up) and got die cut with the Nesting Manila Tag die set´s biggest sized tag die. I think the sentiment fits this months theme really well as we should appreciate what our mom´s do for us!

Now is your turn to play and join our challenge!!! Hop over to the STAMPlorations blog HERE to see what the design team girls created for your inspiration and then submit your own work following the rules (see the STAMP blog for all details!!). There are always prizes to be won, so I do hope you give this challenge a go and join in!! See you there!

And as always, feel free to take advantage of my personal discount code when shopping at the STAMPlorations online store. Just add „STAMPGIRLSANNA“ upon checkout and you get 20% off your order!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Distress Oxide background cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello lovelies, today it is my turn again to share a little step-by-step tutorial with you over at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. Here is what I created – a set of Distress Oxide, die cut background cards:

I had been going in circles for a while and avoiding ordering the Distress Oxides. Why, you think? Well, because I knew that the minute I get them into my hands, I will be hooked. Finally I gave in as I saw so many of my team colleagues having a ball with them. So I bought a set of 6.

Needless to say the six colors are definitely not going to be enough. Might as well have ordered the full set all at once *rollingeyes*. Anyways, here are the cards I created with the Oxides and the lovely Elizabeth Craft Designs die cut dies.

I´ve used both the positive and some of the negative parts on my cards as well as the DIY die cut foam stamp (see tutorial here) on these. Added some bits and bobs from my stash and just had a great time creating!! I do love color, so how on earth did I manage to get by so long without buying these inks *laughs*.

For more details do see my original post over at the Elizabeth Craft Desings blog (HERE). And to get you hooked too, here are the inks in action – enjoy the video:

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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You are fab! – more MMCC inspiration

Hello everyone! Time to share the last two cards for the July MMCC challenge :).

On the first card I have use a piece of blue burlap as a background, then added a blue cardstock and stamped with a blue ink onto it (using a Prima stamp). After that I fussy cut the flower pots from a piece of patterned paper and then glued the flowers with glue dots on their places. The sentiment was created with tiny alpha stickers and in the end I added some black Glimmer Glaze splatters as additional detail to the card.

The last card I a last piece from the 12×12 inch background piece I created in the beginning. I´ve added some faux watercolor using a blue spray ink, then added some stamping with a hand carved stamp and blue ink and after that I´ve added some glue here and there and poured some embossing powder over the glued areas. I then heat set the powder and after that added all kinds of bits and pieces from my stash. There is some washi tape, some rhinestone arrows, some stickers and also some blue Glimmer Glaze in there. This has been a really fun challenge!!! I hope you have found the time to join in with us! Have a great start into the new week, lovelies!!!

See you at MMCC,
xxx, Sanna

 

Happy everything – more Mixed Media Card Challenge inspiration

Hi there! I´m up with another Mixed Media April Card Challenge inspiration card today. This one is again totally different to the previous one. That being bold in orange and red, this one is totally sweet and light in color. Oh, the theme this month is flowers and baskets, by the way.

and this is the card I was talking about:

I´ve used a light yellow vellum piece on the background and heat embossed flowers onto it with white, light blue and light pink embossing powders. After that I just wrapped some twine around the vellum and adhered that piece to the card base. Next I´ve stamped a sentiment and created banners out of the words. In the middle there is a huge Prima flower as a decorational element. That´s it! Oh, not quite! I almost forgot that I also added some shabby white embossing enamel (Fran-táge) here and there on the background too. But that´s all :).

I´m hoping you will find some time to play along with us this month – it´s flowers, so why not make a lovely Mother´s day card for example? :). Hope to see you at MMCC!!!

xxx, Sanna