Pastel toned cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello and happy Sunday! Today I´m sharing another guest design team project over at Elizabeth Craft Designs. My project for this month is inspired by the lovely sunshine weather we have had the past days here in Austria. I wanted to create lovely, candy coloured cards, because of the sunshiny weather.

These are the two cards I share at ECD blog today. Both are very simple and easy to do, but still look detailed. The good thing is, they are done in no time!

Here are the steps for the first card:

Step 1: Take a piece of each (yellow, light blue, grey, pink and light green) Soft Finish Cardstock and die cut one piece of the Junk Journal Extras dies in each colour.

Step 2: Now take the smaller flower dies from the Tropical Florals die set and die cut the flower with pink, yellow and grey Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step 3: Next adhere the die cut pieces onto a white card base overlappingly and arrange the flower to the upper left corner for decoration.

Step 4: Finally, take a piece of kraft carstock and heat emboss a sentiment with white embossing powder using one of the sentiment in the Build Your Own Sentiments 1 set. For additional decor, add a few craft drops next to the sentiment.

Here are the steps for the second card:

Step 1: Die cut a strip of paper with the Adventure Edges die and create a cloud background to a white card base with it by applying yellow and light pink ink using the die cut border as a stencil.

Step 2: After that apply some ink droplets with the light pink tone onto the background for a fun additional detail. Use a paint brush or a water tank brush for this purpose.

Step 3: Die cut two leaves and one flower with the Tropical Flowers die set from the same Soft Finish Cardstock tones used on the first card.

Step 4: Arrange the leaves and the flower onto the right lower corner of the card and adhere on place. Then add a stamped sentiment with black stamp ink and the Build Your Own Sentiments 1 stamp set.

Step 5: For finishing touches add a few Craft Drops to the background.

Also if you are not into pastel tones, feel free to try out this set in primary colours or in more neutral tones. Changing the cardstock colours will give you a totally different look!

Hoping I could inspire you with my card projects today and get you crafting fun candy coloured cards yourself! See you again next month with another ECD project!! Have a great Sunday!
xxx, Sanna

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Stenciled easy to do Xmas cards

Hello and happy Thursday! Today I´m sharing a set of easy to do Christmas cards you just need a few minutes for.

Just grab a piece of leftover paper, some Nuvo Embellishment Mousse a stencil and a blending brush of some kind. Then apply the mousse with the brush thru the stencil onto the leftover piece of paper. Let dry.

Now outline the pattern with a white gel pen for a fun detail and the adhere the paper onto a card base. Add either a stamped sentiment, some embellishments like the Rudolf on my card, some ribbon and/or fussy cut Christmas themed decor. That´s it! Really fast and easy. And the mousse also adds a really nice shine to the card, when it´s tilted (see above photo).

And these too are not too thick to be put into an envelope and mailed to a loved one.

Wishing you a great Thursday!!! 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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