Mixed media card

Hello and happy Monday lovelies!!! Long time no see here on my blog… I´ve been busy drawing faces on my Instagram account lately, so I have been therefore neglecting my blog abit. But there is a card share for today on the programm 🙂 ..

This card I done using a Gelli Arts gel plate with red acrylic paint. It resulted in a flower image in red and white. I then just simply inked the white areas with pink Distress Ink to change the colour. For the flowers I used the residue strips of the same paper and stamped and fussy cut the flowers and leaves.

For the sentiment I simply used a Clear Sticker by STAMPlorations. And for finishing touches I am working on reducing my button stash abit, so a button in the middle of the flower it was!

And the card is still very flat, so it´s perfect for mailing too. I hope you have a lovely week! Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Clean and simple card backgrunds with nesting dies – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday!!! Today I´m again stopping by to share yet another card guest design team project with you, created with Elizabeth Craft Designs products. For today´s project I wanted to share a set of cards, created with basic nesting dies. I wanted to show you how easily you can make fun and colorful card backgrounds in clean and simple style.

You only need a selection of basic fitted dies (for exampe rectangles, stars, hexacons or squares), a stamp set and a selection of colored cardstock. I chose to do a more monochromatic pattern on the above cards, but you could do more variation by picking all colours of the rainbow for a background. Here is how these cards were done:

Step 1: Pick three colours of cardstock in similar tones (I used grey, teal and blue tones). Then pick three of the smaller sized nesting Stitched Rectangles and die cut two pieces each with the smaller dies from the cardstock and one bigger sized piece.

Step 2: Arrange the pieces onto a card base and adhere them on place with Clear Double Sided Tape. Flip the card over and cut any excess pieces with scissors.

Step 3: Take a piece of black cardstock and stamp a sentiment with the “Build Your Own Sentiment 1” stamp set using embossing ink and fine white embossing powder. Heat set the powder with a heat tool and adhere the sentiment onto the card with 3D foam pads. For additional detail you can add some embossed stars around the sentiment and a few Craft Drops, if you want to.

I´ve also recorded a video step-by-step for you to watch to give a better idea on each step. Hope you like it!

And as you can see, by changing the dies and cardstock colours as well as varying the sentiments, you can create cards for various occations using the same basic idea.

I hope you get inspired by these cards and give all your basic nesting die cut dies a try with various cardstock combinations. This is also so much fun, because you can make several at once and depending on colour and chosen sentiment, they go for so many occations.

See you again with another tutorial next month!! Until then, happy crafting!!
xxx, Sanna

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Mixed media card 2

Hello and happy Monday! I´m just quickly stopping by to share another mixed media card with you, created the exact same way like the one I shared yesterday!

The steps are also exactly the same like on my previous card, so hop over to yesterday´s card to read more about the process.

Thus, I´ll keep today´s post short and wish you all a lovely week! It should get really nice temperatures here this week – so much looking for sunshine and flowers. At least something nice to look forward to!!!

Have a great week!
xxx, Sanna

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Mixed media card

Hello and happy Sunday! I´d love to share a fun card idea with you that will always result in unique backgrounds that will never ever be the same!

Just grab a pile of stencils and your gel plate and create backgrounds with them! Take pastel colours for a softer look or go crazy with colour, like I did here! A red and yellow acrylic paint combination is a bold one :).

And then after finishing a few backgrounds, just grab some stamps and clear stickers (or rub-ons) and finish off your card. For this one I used my Peacock Feathers stencil with the Bloom Doodles stamp set and Hey Sunshine! clear stickers.

And while you grab your gel plate (mine is by Gelli Arts, by the way), make sure you make several prints at one sitting. That way you will have a bigger pile of prints ready and waiting for you, when you need a quick and fun card or when card-creating inspiration hits you.

By picking more toned down colours the overall look of the card totally changes. So just go with the colours you (or the card recipient) like :).

Wishing you a great day,
xxx, Sanna

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March 2021 stamp release – STAMPlorations

Hi and welcome to the stamp release bonus day!! Today we are still continuing with the new STAMPlorations stamp release celebrations!

Here are my bonus projects, created with the Art Marks 3 stamp set:

For these cards I´ve used a gel plate from Gelli Arts with acrylic paints by Dina Wakley Media in combination with Shery´s new Art Marks 3 stamp set. After creating the gelli printed images, I´ve punched them with a circle punch into smaller sizes. Before adhering them on place I stamped some random images onto the card base with the same stamp set.

For finishing touches I added a few Clear Stickers – also by STAMPlorations. This way you can create a set of fun mixed media cards, when you first play with your gelli plate and then add just tiny pieces onto cards. This way a few prints go a long way. Just remember to immediately clean your clear stamps after pressing them into acrylic paint, so they don´t get damaged.

For my last card I used a background that I created with a brayer and acrylic paints and on which I added some Art Marks 3 stamped images with black ink. That creates a fun mixed media card background that does not need that much of decor, because the background on it´s own if very bold. So I added a vintage number tag and a Clear Sticker for detail. That´s it!

I hope you´ve enjoyed this weeks reveal party with the design team girls and over at the STAMPlorations blog. If you missed a day, there is still time to join in by commenting on the participants blogs and on the STAMP main blog. Find more details on the main blog here. Have fun hopping and getting inspired and good luck on winning some awesome prizes!!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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