Today we celebrate… – card

Hello and happy Tuesday! Today I´m stopping by to share another mixed media style card with you. This one has lots of lovely Dina Wakley Gloss Sprays on the background. I just love the effects you can create with them!

Thanks to the bold background, there is not much more needed to decorate the card. I love the white space and the bold colours on the backgrond, so I kept the rest very simple. Just a fussy cut collage image from Dina with some Nuvo Embellishment Mousse stenciled thru my stencil design (at STAMPlorations) and a simple white banner with a stamped sentiment.

Inside the sentiment continues with „….You!“ ;-). I also managed to detash one small button again. I have so many of them that they will last me FOREVER! Plenty of lessons learned there to only buy what you can use! And also USE the product, don´t hoard it!

Wishing you a lovely start into a new week! How´s life at your end? Here it´s been crazy busy yet again. So many things happening all at once that I would just love to shout outloud „stop“ and make time to freeze for just a moment to be able to adjust to all that is going on.

Have a great, crafty day!
xxx, Sanna

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Metallic toned die cut cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone and happy Thursday!! Today I´m back at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog with another guest design team member post. This card idea started from idea to use white Soft Finish Cardstock in a different way. Also, due to the pandemic weddings had to be postponed by many people this summer and are now slowly taking place, the need for wedding cards moved to fall. Thus the love theme today.

For this card idea I´ve used only the same dies and yet they all look so different. It´s because I´ve treated them with a metallic media. My starting point by each of these cards was the same; white Soft Finish Cardstock!

All 3 cards still look so different due to the color choices. The dies are the same, only the colours vary. And the background paper I´ve used for matting everything.

I´ve again recorded a step-by-step video for you to watch – hope you like the idea!

Be sure to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog for written steps and more photos of all cards.

I hope you could inspire you today to see the versatility of plain white cardstock. There are so many ways to give it a different look and it´s always a great starting point for many projects.

Also I would like to note that hoarding various media is not a good idea. This happened to me recently when I opened one of my Nuvo Embellishment Mousses. They had ALMOST completely dried up! I was able to save a few, but also had to toss quite a few. So, take my word for it: use the product you buy. Use it before it get´s old! So these cards were also an opportunity to use up some of those mousses. You might be seeing other metallized projects showing up here on my blog – I learned my lesson and am for sure going to use the product now and not be sorry later :).

I´ll be back next month with another Elizabeth Craft Designs guest member project. Hope to see you then!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Retirement card for a music lover

Hello everyone, I´m again stopping by to share another retirement card created for a colleague. The recipient of this card is a music lover, thus the music theme.

I´ve used mainly Tonic Studios products for this card – only the stamped sentiment is by Stampin´Up! and some of the cardstock is from my older stash.

The card is bigger in size than a regular card, so I folded the base myself from a piece of blue cardstock. Then I dry embossed the white paper and added a layer of Nuvo Mousse in gold onto the music notes. After that all I did was die cut the violine and the lace as well as the German sentiment. I adhered all pieces on place using the Nuvo Glue Pen.

For additional decór I added a few Nuvo Drops here and ther and stamped the sentiment in black. I sure hope the recipient likes his card.

Wishing you all a great start into the new week. I have been now working for two weeks again and starting from Monday there additional easing procedures will get active – like some school classes will again go back to schools and restaurants are open (with restrictions and new regulations, but anyways). Also at my work, people will return to the office (with mask obligation) instead of working in home-offices. Lot´s of changes after 63 days. It´s to be seen, how all this affects the infection curve – hoping there will be no further lockdown needed.

Xxx, Sanna

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Stencil Sunday – STAMPlorations

Hi there lovelies and happy Saturday and happy STENCIL SUNDAY!!! Today´s post is all about stencils. I´ve created a set of ELEVEN cards using stencils and this post is here to serve as your inspiration to grab your stencils and have a good play with them!!! Also, there is a longer video available for you to watch too! My apologies for a very photo-heavy post, but since the video explaines the techniques, I will keep short with the writing this time 🙂 …

Let´s start – here you can see the finished cards and at the end of this post, be sure to watch the how-to video too:

I had a great time playing with the stencils and various media!! And in the process ended up creating a bunch of cards for my „card box“ to serve a purpose in the future. Good to have stocked up on my cards again :).

Like always, feel free to take advantage of my personal discount code at STAMPlorations online store. It´s good for 20% off your order if you add the following sentiment upon checkout: „STAMPGIRLSANNA„. Enjoy!!!

I hope you liked the inspiration!!! Have fun playing with your stencils!!!
See you soon,
xxx, Sanna

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3rd Stencil Reveal

Hello everyone!!! Today I´m very excited to be sharing my 3rd stencil release with you guys!!! I´ve got 5 new stencils coming out and on the following video you can take a look at the newest designs…eeek! I´m very excited about this release!!!!

I hope you enjoy my new stencils and give them a try yourself!!! Here are some projects, created with the new stencil, for additional inspiration :).

This card and the one underneath were created with the Art Flowers stencil using tinted structure paste and Nuvo Embellishment mousse. The clear stickers I´ve used on these cards are also by STAMPlorations. I love using them on my cards!!!

This one is done using the Onion in Raws stencil with Nuvo Glitter Paste. Also again featuring some of the clear stickers from STAMPlorations….and some of my beloved Sassafass stickers I have been saving for a special occation.

On this card I used the Retro Hearts stencil with Distress Inks and some stickers from my older stash. The stamped sentiment is from the Party Time STAMPlorations clear stamp set.

This softer toned card is done with spray inks using the Tapestry stencil. I really like this pattern on the card background.

And these two are done with the Peacock Feathers stencil. On the upper one I´ve used Distress Inks, then Distress Paints on top and outlined all with a black pen. For the lower one I´ve used only Distress Inks in various colours and then added some stamping with the For the Birds STAMPlorations stamps. Could not resist to add some Nuvo Drops onto the cards also.

Here is another Retro Hearts stencil creation. I´ve first inked thru the stencil with Distress Inks, then applied some Nuvo Glitter Paste on top thru the stencil again. This adds nice texture to the card.

For this butterfly card I added Distress Inks in pink, yellow and orange thru the Tapestry stencil onto the background. Really, really like this color combination with the pattern.

I could not resist and created a card with Distress Inks using the same technique like on the above card, but this time with Art Flowers.

And also did the same with Onions in Raws stencil on the following card. I added Sassafass stickers to go with the background as I found them very suitable for the fun, colorful background. The stamp is by STAMPlorations too (see full material list at the end of this post).

For my last card I just basically wiped all ink from my ink blending tools into a piece of residue paper starting with the Tapestry stencil and the layering the Retro Hearts on top of the previous pattern and adding orange Distress Ink thru it onto the background.

So that´s it! That is my 3rd stencil release with STAMPlorations. I hope you like the video, the ideas, the cards and the new stencils. For more details on my new and older stencils, go to the STAMPlorations store HERE :).

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna

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