Clean & Simple DIY foam stamp stamped and die cut images & cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, it´s my turn to share another guest design team post over at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today and for this post, I was inspired by a question placed to my on my YouTube channel: „have you ever used the die to cut out the stamped image you just made?“

So I tried and here are the results:

This experiment resulted in the above clean and simple style cards, created using the same ModaScrap die cut dies I originally created my DIY foam stamps with (see that particular video here).

I really like how these cards turned out, even though the technique itself was a little bit tricky. You can see the complete start-to-finish on the technique on the following video – I hope you enjoy it:

Of course you could go the easy way and just first die cut the image, then ink the die cut image with stamp inks and have a perfect result every time OR you could first ink a larger piece of cardstock and then die cut that area with the die cut die. Again, resulting in a perfectly inked and die cut image. BUT that was not the question, so I went the unordinary way and first stamped with the DIY foam stamp and the tried to die cut the already stamped image to see if it would work. It did, in a way. And I really like the results, because of their artsy look. I am sure there are easier ways to create cards, but if you are in for the fun of it, I suggest you give it a try!

Wishig you all a great day and see you again in December for another Elizabeth Craft Designs project post!
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


Glückwunsch card

Hello lovelies and Happy Wednesday! Today I´m going to share a shiny wedding card with you. I´ve used Tonic Studios silver mirror cardstock to create the shiny surface and I love how easy it is to die cut. Here is what I did:Now photographing a mirror card is a little bit tricky. I took plenty of photos to get the silver surface look captured. But in the above photo you can see it pretty well. And I took this photo too, to give you an idea of the contrast of the silver cardstock in combination with the yellows, oranges and pinks on the flower pattern area. Ah, I just love that look! 

So what I did was I first die cut the Romantic Boquet (by Elizabeth Craft Designs) piece from silver mirror cardstock (see the supplies for details!). Then I took a piece of smooth white cardstock and inked it with orange, pink and yellow Distress Ink tones and placed it underneath the die cut boquet. I then took a piece of white watercolor cardstock and sprayed it pink with pink spray ink and then die cut the German Tonic sentiment from it.

I adhered everyting on place with craft glue and for the sentiment I used the Nuvo Glue Pen (Large). Works like a dream with fine, detailed pieces!! Oh, and as a card base I used the Fuchsia Pink Craft Perfect Cardstock. The card measures 16 x 13 cm´s.

Wishing you a great day and happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


All the best card

Hello everyone and happy Monday! Today I´m sharing a second flamingo card, created using the same products as on the one I shared here, a few weeks back. Only  this one is a little bit bigger and has a delicate die cut sentiment and a tad more purple paper around it.

I´ve used the same flamingo die cut dies on this card, also using the same Moda Scrap papers and pink Distress Ink toned to color the flamingos. There is again black faux stitching around the edges, both on the inner piece as well as on the very edges of the card.

The only difference to the first card I the light purple lined background paper and the pink „All the best“ die cut sentiment decorating the very bottom of the card. All papers and dies are by Elizabeth Craft Designs & Moda Scrap, except for the sentiment. That particular die is one of the newest Tonic Studios German sentiment dies which will be available at in April. So not long now 🙂 …

I really like how this card turned out with all the pink and purple tones. The light blue backgorund really pops against the pink flamingos too.

I hope you enjoyed todays card share. There will be more projects coming up soon, so do come by again for more inspiration :).

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


Present box and card set – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello there everyone and happy Tuesday! I felt very honored when Elizabeth Craft Designs contacted me and asked if I´d like to continue as a guest blogger at their blog on a bi-monthly basis this year. It is a pleasure for me to do so, as I really like their product! So today I am sharing my first project tutorial with you over at their blog. This is what I created:
A love-themed card and present box set, using mainly Joset Designs dies and some ModaScrap papers. Both the drinking jar as well as the flamingos were white in the beginning, believe it or not! I´ve colored them with Distress Inks and an ink blending tool.

If you would like to read more about this project, hop over to the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. There is also a PROCESS VIDEO for you to watch – hope you like it and get inspired to create something fun yourself!!!
So you will be seeing more projects, created with Elizabeth Craft Designs product, here on my blog throughout the year. I am very happy to be able to be part of the ECD family also this year. See you with more inspirational posts in April again!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


Tropical flower card – Elizabeth Craft Desings

Happy Sunday, everyone! Today I´d like to share a tropical flower card start-to-finish tutorial video with you. This card is my October guest design team member post for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I really like the dies by Joset Designs alot. This particular „Tropical Florals“ set is so pretty! Even though it would be more suitable to think about Thanksgiving and Halloween and even Christmas cards, I felt like creating a summer feel card instead.

The cardstock I´ve used is Soft Finish Cardstock from Elizabeth Craft Designs and the blue toned patterned paper is from the ModaScrap line at their store. It´s from the „Fly & Scrap“ collection which just happens to be one of my faves – but I also adore the „Wood Effect“ and „Rainbow Bark“ paper very, very much!!!

Ok, now to the tutorial:

And here are some detail photos of the finished card, for a closer look:

I also sneaked some of my favorite Nuvo products onto the card – love, love, love the Sugared Almond Crystal Drops. I am using them almost on every project at the moment.

So this is my card tutorial for this month – as I am writing this, we have had a gorgeous, sunny day here in Austria with over 20°C today – no wonder I am still feeling all the summer feelz today :-).

Wishing you a great and inspirational Sunday and see you again next month with yet another tutorial. Take care!

xxx, Sanna