Your day card – Tonic Studios

Helo lovelies, today I´m sharing yet another card, created using mainly Tonic Studios product in combination with Distress Inks. For this card I blended the background in various orange ink tones and added a die cut heart into the middle as my centerpiece.

This heart die is one of the Tonic Studios German sentiment dies. I die cut it from white cardstock and adhered it onto the inked background with the Nuvo Glue Pen. It workds really well on die cut elements. Also, you coud use double sided adhesive sheets for adhering. Those will guarantee really easy to adhere and clean results.

For decoration I added some Nvuo Glitter Accents dots here and there.

So all in all this is a very clean and simple card and really easy to make. The sentiment in the middle says: „Today is your day“.

That´s all from me for today. See you soon again with more projects! Hope you will drop by my blog and take a look.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Thank you card – Tonic Studios

Hello everyone and happy Saturday!!! Today I´d like to share another clean and simple card with you. This time I´ve again used Tonic Studios die cut dies – the German sentiment selection of them – on my card with Distress Inks.

I first inked the background of my card base with yellow, green and blue toned Distress Inks to create interest. Then I took the Tonic Studios Thank You Blossom die cut set and die cut some hybrid papers from my stash. The paper has a woodgrain type of pattern on it´s own and created a really nice look to the heart shapes thru that.

I adhered all pieces on place using the Nuvo Glue Pen. It works really well with delicate die cut pieces. For decoration, I added some faux stitching with a black pen around the edges and also took Atlantic Drift Glitter Accents and applied those as centers to the flower patterns. That´s it, a simple and easy to do card.

So what have you been upto recently, craft wise? Wish you a great, crafty weekend, lovelies!!!

xxx, Sanna

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Clean and simple cards

Hello and happy Wednesday! Can you believe it´s already February? I am so much looking forward to sunshine again. Don´t get me wrong, I do like snow, but where I live we don´t get that much during wintertime and mostly it´s just dull and grey and clowdy here, so I get really excited, when the blue sky and the sun come out for a change!

Today I´ve prepared a set of clean and simple cards. See, I was going thru my stash the other day and found some quite old papers (dry embossed, the ones you can sand, remember those?) and thought I might just as well use them for cards. Here is what I ended up with:

So I basically just adhered the papers onto the card bases after sanding the surface with a sanding block a little. Then I added stamping – still like those Tim Holtz Hashtag stamps alot! And for decoration I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops here and there. Et voilá, the cards were done!

That´s it for today, hope your week is a pleasant one!
xxx, Sanna

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Noel tag – Tonic Studios

Helllo and happy Friday! Christmas eve is just around the corner and today I am sharing my last Christmas themed tag for this year with you:

For this tag I again used the Magnificent Magnolia stamp set to create the background for my tag. I simply took the leaf pattern stamp from the set and repeatedly stamped the image with embossing ink onto the background. Next I poured some golden embossing powder over the stamped areas and heat set the powder with a heat gun.

After that I inked the white tag with Bundled Sage Distress ink and added a frame sticker as a focal point. I decorated the frame with Harvest Moon Glitter Accents and adhere the bird sticker into the middle using a 3D foam underneath it. This way it is more dimensional. I then added Nuvo Glaze drops onto the wings and poured some Ice White Pure Sheen Nuvo Glitter onto the glazed areas. I let that dry properly and then wiped any loose glitter off and added some Harvest Moon glitter details there too. For finishing touches I added a word Noel, created with stickers from Basic Grey and bound a matching ribbon to the tag. I really like the combination of the stamped image with the bundled sage colour on the background. It makes it very elegant and festive looking.

That´s iit for this years Christmas themed tags. In January I´ll start sharing tags again, but this time with another theme :).

Happy crafting and happy holidays,
xxx, Sanna

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Dreams take flight ATC set – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone, it´s again time for another STAMPlorations Mixed Media tutorial. Today I´d like to share a Artist Trading Card set and the steps, how I created them, with you. Here is what I made:

And now to the steps:

I started with a pink spray ink misted white paper piece on which I placed the Foiled stencil. I then applied watermark/embossing ink thru the stencil onto the paper and then poured a layer of Sticky Embossing Powder over the inked areas.

After heat setting the powder I took some foil sheets (gold) and pressed them onto the sticky areas. The foil sticks to the sticky embossing powder and leaves a nice godl foil surface onto the emboessed powder areas.

Next I took the Feathery clear stamp set and stamped some feathers onto a piece of white cardstock, again using watermark ink and this time embossing with clear embossing powder.

After heat setting the clear embossing powder I applied red and two tones of green Distress Ink onto my working surface, misted the ink areas with water mist and pressed the paper onto the damp ink. I got a really nice and soft hued paper in the process.

Then I just fussy cut the leaves along the edges with small scissors.

At this point I cut the foiled paper into a right size and as a result I had 4 ATC´s. I decorated them with boder stickes (from my older stash). I love using older product on my mixed media projects. It´s a good way of using up stash you necessarily would not use anywhere else.

 After that I splattered some black ink splatters onto the ATCs for additional detail and dimension.

Next I adhered the feathers on place and added some Harvest Moon glitter glue onto them for a fun detail. I let the glitter glue dry a while and then took a wooden stick and scraped the glitter areas a little. This way I was able to remove any concentrated glitter and smoothen it out abit.

Finally I stamped a sentiment several times onto white cardstock and inked it with a light green ink tone. After that I fussy cut the sentiments and adhered them onto the cards. Here is a closeup of the finished ATC.

This is it from me for this year :). I hope you can take some inspiration from my project into the new year. How about making the sentiment your motto for the new year? Do the projects you are dreaming of doing next year and let your creativity loose. Wishing you all a lovely holiday season!! See you in 2019 with fun projects again 🙂 !!!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

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