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Slimline Birthday Card with a gelli printed background and Distress Ink fodder butterflies

Hello everyone, I am again up with a slimline birthday card over at the Rubber Dance blog today. I created this card with Grungy Butterflies fodder, a gelli printed background and heat embossed Sketchy Flowers #3 as background details. For the DIY gelli print paper I used the Cross It and Marks 2 stencils with pastel toned acrylic paints.

For the background I used one of the gelli prints I created previously in bulk with a gelli plate. I took a slimline card base in cream to add the diy paper onto as a background, but before adhering that piece onto place I added some stamping with the Sketchy Flowers #3 set with embossing ink and heat embossed the flower images with white embossing ink. On top of that I added some golden pigment splatters for additional interest and then arranged a row of Grungy Butterflies on top. The video on how I created this fodder, is added to the end of this post.

I also decorated the butterflies with some golden details before adhering them into place. For the sentiment I used black stamp ink and one of the stamp sentiments from the Sketchy Flowers set.

Here is the video on how I created the butterfly fodder and a start-to-finish video about the card creating process as well as a peek into the gelli print papers I created in bulk:

I hope I could inspire you to play with your stamps and stencils and create fun mixed media cards!!
xxx, Sanna


Wedding card in shabby chic style

Hello and happy Wednesday! Today I am sharing a new card creation with you. This time for a wedding theme.

This is a slimline card with lots of pink tones on it. I have used older paper collections from my stash for the background (Basic Grey, anyone?). On top of that I have some modeling paste applied thru a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil in size 6×6. It´s small rose branches going up and down next to the Wycinanka chipboard piece.

I also added some golden splatters with Gansai Tambi golden pigments here and there on the background. And as a centerpiece I layered pink and white flowers and added some Teresa Collins wedding themed stickers on top. There is also a pink and white ribbon going across the card under the flowers.

And onto the chipboard pieces I have added some Nuvo Drops for detail. Since the bride loves pink, I totally went with her color favorite for this card ;-). And luckily, she really liked the card :).

I hope you got inspired to a) use some older product from your stash and b) to create some fun cards yourself!! Wishing you a lovely day &
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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White space birthday card

Hello and happy Sunday! I used to do layouts and cards with lots of white space back in the day and I find that style currently very appealing again.

There are still all the elements in there that I also like. Mixed media bits, stamping, stenciling and bits of ephemera/paper. But with white space.

I´ve used ephemera by Tim Holtz (snippets) with an AALL & Create stencil on the background. Ink is Distress Oxide ink and the paper bits are leftover pieces from various mixed media projects. The sentiment is stamped with a Create a Smile stamp.

I enjoy making this type of cards recently, so be prepared for a couple of more shares the next days ;-).

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna