Für Dich – Tonic Studios

Hello everyone and happy Saturday! Today I´d like to share a Shimmer Powder background card (incl. a video) with you. This is a very colorful and bright card, so very different to the last one I posted :).
I´ve used three tones of Tonic Shimmer Powder on the background with some white embossed leaf patterns and also added a pink delicate German Tonic Sentiment to the card. For decoration, I could not resist to add some Nuvo Drops onto the flower centers. For a change, I´ve crated a video for you to watch, featuring all the steps. I hope you like it!!


Wishing you all a great weekend & happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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All the best – Tonic Studios

Hello lovelies, today I`m again sharing another Tonic Studios product based card. I am totally in love with the very delicate German sentiment dies which will be available in April. Here I´ve again used the „All the best“-one, this time with blue paper. I love how it really jumps off the card against the pink and gold toned background.

I´ve created the background by first stamping the rose images onto white cardstock, then pouring white embossing powder on top and heat setting with a heat gun. Next I took a blending brush out and applied pink, green and golden Nuvo Embellishment Mousse tones on top of the embossed roses fairly randomly. The mousse blends really nicely with a blending brush and the embossing powder resists it really well.

That resulted in this resist technique background. After that I added the die cut sentiment which I adhered with the Nuvo Glue Pen again. Works really well!! For additional interest I cut the paper into strips leaving open areas in between the stripes, that way the white card base peeks thru those areas and creates a nice contrast to the card. For finishing touches I adhered some silver Nuvo sequins here and there.

That´s all from me for today. I hope you get inspired to try some of the techniques out yourself!!! See you soon with more projects, so hope you´ll drop by for more :).

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Coffee card & coffee stamp sale – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone and happy Monday!!! I am dropping by today to inform you of a coffee stamp sale that is going on at the STAMPlorations store as we speak.

And since it´s Monday and it´s a coffee stamp sale, I´ve created a fun coffee themed card for the occation:

I first inked the background with a blending brush and pink Distress Ink. Next I took the Bubble Dance stencil and inked the pattern with a blending brush onto the background using brown ink this time.

Next I stamped the coffee sentiment with embossing ink directly onto the card, then I applied some black embossing powder and heat set that. Some Nuvo Drops for decoration and faux stitching around the edges and voilá, the card is done.

And now for shopping – go HERE to see more details!!! There are plenty of amazing coffee themed stamps available at the store, so be sure to check it out and get yourself some coffee stamps!!! Happy shopping!!

xxx, Sanna

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Special Christmas CUTplorations Blog Hop – STAMPlorations

Are you ready, it´s time for another fun blog hop with the STAMPlorations girls!! We’ve got a 2-day blog hop for those of you who love Christmas and CUTplorations thin metal dies.

On Monday and Tuesday, 11 STAMPlorations girls will be sharing Christmas projects they made using the Christmas CUTplorations thin metal dies that we released last month.  Here we go – let me start sharing what I made:

For this card I first matted the white card base with a pink paper, then die cut the Doodled Cover Plate die pattern from black cardstock to create a strong contrast. Then I die cut the cover plate piece again from green cardstock and filled only parts of the pattern „in“ with the green color. After that I finished the card off with a pearl toned die cut sentiment using the „Oh Holy Night“ die and added some half pearls for decor.

The second card I created in the same manner like the pervious one, but instead of using pink, I chose to use golden glitter cardstock as a base to have some gorgeous shine. Next I die cut the cover plate pattern two times, once with green and once with dark blue carstock and filled some areas with the blue pieces. It is a little time consuming, but so worth it!! And I again finished the card off with the pearl toned die cut sentiment and some half pearls.

For my last card I chose to use only the sentiment die cut die. I first stamped with Christmas Flower stamp image with embossing ink onto a card base, then applied some light gold toned embossing powder and heat set that. Next I inked the whole background with Salty Ocean Distress Ink (I love this color!) and added some water droplets here and there for a more interesting look. then I only needed to add a beautiful golden glitter sentiment – again die cut from the golden glitter cardstock by Tonic Studios. Finally, I decorated the center of the flower with various sized half pearls. They were originally silver toned, so I added some yellow Copic Marker on top of them and they magically turned golden :). I love this card for it´s simplicity.

So these were my project for the hop – there might be some more cards showing up on my blog in the next weeks, created with these dies, so feel free to come back for more later this week and next weeks ;-).

And you know, when you hop and leave comments here my blog, at the STAMPlorations blog and on the other designers‘ blogs, you can win prizes. For this hop, there are 2 prizes up for grabs:
(1) winner’s choice of cover plate die and one Christmas phrase die, and

(2) a $15 gift certificate to the store.

And for two weeks (from October 29 to November 12), the thin metal dies in the Christmas Dies section will be 10% off – no coupon needed (discount applied on checkout), and when you use a STAMPlorations girl discount code (like mine: STAMPGIRLSANNA), you can get an extra 20% off your order!!!! So if you’ve got some Christmas thin metal dies in your wishlist, you’ll be able to snag them for up to 30% off starting Monday.
Start the blog hop here and then follow thru all the participants blogs, leave comments and love – we all love to read your comments :)!
Happy hopping,
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One background, two cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, it´s time to share another guest post over at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. For today´s post, I´ve created two love themed cards that can be used for example for Mother´s Day.

What I did, is I created only one background piece with heat embossing and inking technique and with a clever trick I got two cards out of just one background piece. Here is what I did:

Step 1: Take a piece of Soft Finish White Cardstock and cut it into a card size. It can be slightly bigger, so you can adjust the size after finishing the background.
Step 2: Take the Love Sentiments clear stamp set and stamp with embossing ink onto the cardstock piece. Don´t worry, if the images are not perfectly aligned. That only makes the background look more interesting.
Step 3: Stamp 2-3 rows and then pause to apply white embossing powder over the stamped images. Apply the powder and heat set with a heat tool. Then repeat stamping and embossing, until you reach the bottom of the card.
Step 4: For additional fun interest, add also some crosswise stamping across the cardstock surface.

Step 5: Now take a Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide ink and apply it all over the cardstock piece with a blending tool.
Step 6: Next place the inked piece into your die cutting machine and die cut 15 little hearts with the Buttons die cut die from it. Make sure this time the die is aligned nicely to from 3 rows of hearts next to each other.
Step 7: Then take two white card bases and a sheet of Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Cut a slightly smaller piece of the adhesive than the size of the card to leave some white space around both edges. Cut two pieces in the same manner.
Step 8: Take the embossed and inked negative piece and adhere it onto a piece of adhesive, but don´t touch the adhesive areas. This way the glitter will better stick to the surface later.

Step 9: Remove the protective cover sheet of the adhesive and apply Light Brown Silk Microfine Glitter onto the open areas. Remove residue with the brush and polish the surface with your finger.
Step 10: Adhere this piece onto the card base. Then repeat the steps 8-10 with the die cut hearts and the Clear Double Sided Adhesive and the glitter.
Step 11: Finally, take a leftover piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock, the Love Sentiments stamp set and stamp sentiments using a black stamp ink. Cut into banners and adhere with a paper glue onto the cards. For detailed steps, see the attached video.

This way you have just created a positive and negative card using the exact same technique and still you have two slightly different cards as an end result. Also now you can give one card to your Mum and the second one to your Mother-in-law or your Grandmother. I hope you have enjoyed this months card idea and the video.

Wishing you a great time crafting & see you next month!
xxx, Sanna

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