Christmas Card Wednesday, No 6

Hello there and welcome to another Christmas Card Wednesday. This week I am sharing two very easy to do cards. I saw a video by Jennifer McGuire recently and she did the ink pad and embossing folder technique on her video, so I decided to try it out.

I happen to be a fan of the Hero Art´s Shadow Inks and she used those to create the look on her video, so I gave it a go too.

Here is what I ended up making:

Now the the details: 

I inked the embossing folder with the „Soft Pool“ shawod ink tone, then placed a piece of white cardstock into the Tonic Studios embossing folder and ran the whole „sandwich“ thru the die cutting machine. As a result I got a light blue hue background with dry embossed music notes which were not toned, but white (see Jennifer´s video here on her channel).

She used another ink tone on her video to ink the dry embossed images, but I decided to take an ink blending tool and dab some golden Nuvo Embellishment Mousse onto it (very lightly!) and then carefully ink the embossed areas with the mousse. I did a few sets like this while I was at it, so I can use the backgrounds on other projects later too.

Then I took one of the blending brush  & Nuvo Embellishment Mousse treated cardstock pieces and ran a Tonic German Sentiment thru my die cutting machine. This works really well with the mousse, you just need to let it dry completely before die cutting it.

I cut the same sentiment in bronze and gold colour and then adhered the sentiments onto the card bases.

One of the cards got decorated with tiny Nuvo Mirroball Stars (adhered with Nuvo Glaze) and the other one got some Harvest Moon Glitter Accent details on it, next to the sentiment. I really like how these cards turned out. And the look of the Nuvo Mousse coated die cut sentiment has me swooning. I am for sure going to use more „moussed“ sentiments in the future too! Such a cool look!

That´s it for today. On Friday I´ll be sharing another STAMPlorations Mixed Media tutorial with you, so if you are interested, do stop by!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


TAGplorations December challenge reveal

Hello lovelies, can you believe it´s already December!!! And this means it´s time for this years last TAGplorations challenge reveal. In December you are asked to create a project featuring a tag around the theme „All About Christmas„.

As an optional element use GLITTER :).

Here is my take for the reveal:

This time I used red cardstock as my starting point, then added some Nuvo mousse thru a stencil and added die cut elements on top. And lots of glitter :).

And now to the steps:

* Die cut the nesting manila tag from red cardstock with the die cut die
* Place the Dots all Over stencil on top of the tag and apply Mother Of Pearl Nuvo Mousse thru the stencil onto the tag with a palette knife. Let dry.
* Die cut the winter landscape with the Stitched Winter Landscape die from Sugar Crystal glitter cardstock and cut into two, layer on top of each other and adhere on place
* Add a strip of washi tape for decoration, die cut the Warm Winter Wishes phrase from red cardstock and adhere on place
* Add some silver glitter swirls on top of the chimney for additional detail, finish off with a ribbon and the tag is ready

Now it´s again your turn to play along – just remember to play by the rules:

  • You can link up as many projects as you want (1 project per blog post!!!)
  • Projects can be anything but they must feature a TAG
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are allowed
  • To qualify for the prize, you must display the challenge graphic and link back to the challenge post (blogs only!!)
  • Prizes: $15 Giftcard for the winner and $5 Giftcard to three randomly picked participants

Have fun playing,
xxx, Sanna


Clean and simple card – Tonic Studios

Hello everyone and welcome to another card idea post today. I have been creating cards with the Magnificent Magnolia stamps and matching dies and I just love using them! So bare with me for just one more card :).

Yes, you are seeing right – this is in fact a Mother´s Day card (= zum Muttertag means For Mother´s Day). And yes I know it´s way too early for this kind of theme, but I just could not resist. I used up a piece of stenciled, die cut paper (the blue one, residue from one of these cards) and placed it as a centerpiece to the card. It is outlined by a scalloped oval Pearl Ripple cardstock die cut piece.

For decoration, I again added some Nuvo Glitter Drops around the oval piece. Two of the colored flowers decorate the card and another German Tonic Sentiment (available at QVC) finishes the card off. If you are interested on how I did the flowers, go back to this post to take a look.

That´s it for today – be sure to come back soon for more projects.
Happy crafting,


Stenciled Nuvo Mousse cards – Tonic Studios

Hello everyone! Today I would like to share a set of cards with you which I created using Nuvo Embellishment Mousse and a stencil (among other things).

For the first card I used both Indian Gold and Citrus Green Embellishment Mousse which I applied thru a stencil with a palette knife directly onto the card base. I used two tones on this card, but they blend together so well that you need to look really hard to tell where the one color ends and the other one starts.

I decorated this card again with the Magnificent Magnolia stamp and die set (colored with Nuvo Watercolour Pencils – see this post for more details on how I did the flowers. I also added a scalloped circle piece for additional interest and finished the card with a die cut sentiment, cut from black velvet Craft Perfect carstock (it says: „for you“). The sentiments are Tonic´s German sentiments and available over QVC. The black splatters are done with one of my favorite Tattered Angels products of all times – the Java Glimmer Glaze.

For the second card I did the background the exact same way, only applying the paste to a bigger area. Then i added a die cut frame (cut from Pearl Ripple Craft Perfect cardstock) to accompany the flower. The same black cardstock was used to die cut this particular sentiment (it say: „from the heart“).

I again added some Java Glimmer Glaze droplets for decor and also some Harvest Moon Glitter Drops can be found here and there.

I really like how these colors work together so very well and I find the black color works so well as contrast here.

I hope you enjoyed today´s ideas and hope to see you soon again!
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


Christmas cards with glitter and colored images – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, it´s time for another Elizabeth Craft Designs guest design team post today. I really like using the Silk Microfine Glitter on Christmas cards and I´d like to share a set of Christmas cards with you today.

Here is another card I created:

Here is how I created the cards:

Step 1: Take two white Soft Finish Cardstock pieces which are cut into a card size and attach Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheets onto them.
Step 2: Die cut with Kaleidoscope and Geometric Background dies from the side where the double sided adhesive is on.
Step 3: Remove one layer of the protective sheet and apply one tone of Silk Microfine Glitter. Attach to the surface by rubbing the glitter with your finger.
Step 4: Now remove the protective sheet from the negative die cut parts and then apply the second glitter colour. Again attach to surface by rubbing with a finger.
Step 5: Stamp birds, bears, trees and stars from the Krista Schneider stamp set, colour with watercolour pencils and add glitter glue for detail. Let dry.
Step 6: Die cut the colored images with the matching die cut die sets.
Step 7: Create sentiment strips with stamping and heat embossing. Ink the paper strips to match the colours of the card backgrounds.
Step 8: Adhere all die cut pieces and the sentiment strip on place with liquid adhesive.

I also used some of the residue pieces to create two more cards. Here they are:

You can find the full start-to-finish tutorial to the above cards, as well as the glitter background cards on the following video:

This is it for this months tutorial, I hope you enjoyed it! Hope to see you next month for this years last tutorial.

Happy crafting,