Frohe Weihnachten

Hello and happy Sunday! A few weeks ago I organized my studio area and since then I have been putting “older” product into good use. This lovely Canvas Corp Brands paper from my DT time there is so cool to color and creates really fun Christmas cards, so I used all of it for a set of cards.

I used my Neocolor II crayons with a water tank brush and added colour to the black and white paper. Then I stamped and heat embossed a Klartext stamp sentiment to go with the background. Some Nuvo Vintage Drops for decor and the cards were done in no time.

These are happy and fun Christmas cards and really flat, so they are easy to mail too. And I really like the heat embossed sentiments on top. They are very simple, while the background is much “louder”. A good balance in my opinion.

Wishing you all a great start into the new week tomorrow!
xxx, Sanna

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It´ s going to be ok

Hello and happy Wednesday! We had a day off yesterday (Austria´ s indipendence day) , so we started into a “false Monday” today, therefore I am sharing a card with a “meaningful” sentiment.

This again is a card that resulted from my resent studio clean-up! I found these bits of paper that I had done eight years ago (!!!) and put them on my table to finally use them. Here is the result. An old ink dauber stamped background piece with brand new sentiment stamping on top. Stamps by Klartext. Then a piece of patterned paper underneath, some golden sequins and Nuvo Vintage drops on top and voilá! The card is done.

It is so good to use up bits and pieces and turn them into fun cards. Someone receiving this card will then have the possibility to just pick up the most suitable sentiment for their current mood from the list. I thought that might be a fun card to send to someone who needs a smile or some cheering up.

By the way, here is the video, from where the stamped piece originates:

Tomorrow is already Thursday and we have almost survived this week. I am freaking out that is almost Christmas time again. How come time seems to fly with super speed nowadays?
xxx, Sanna

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Merry Christmas card

Hello and happy Saturday! Today I´m again stopping by to share a Crhistmas card with you. This time created in very classic color combination: blue, red and white. I love this color combination on winter cards!

To create the background I used some blue Distress Ink. Next I placed the Winter Flowers stencil on top of that blue inked piece and applied Nuvo Expanding Mousse (worn linen) thru the stencil onto the surface and heat set it to create a 3D distressed effect.

Then I inked an additional piece of paper in blue and added a stamped sentiment. For finishing touches I added some liquid drops in red. All in all a very easy to do card, but thru the 3D mousse effect it has a nice texture and depth to it.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend! We are one week down form our second lockdown here in Austria.
xxx, Sanna

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Beauty “tag”

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday! Today I´m again sharing another “tag” from my play time with Dina Wakley´s gloss sprays.

For this one I´ve used all kinds of residue pieces I had left over from previous play. The background has a layer of residue paint on it, on top of that there is a layer of Lindy´s spray ink.

Then, on top of that is a piece of Dylusions Creative Journal packaging paper that I applied some night gloss spray onto. There is also some magenta (does not show in the picture, sorry) gloss spray pressed onto the paper from a stencil. That was residue that I just could not wipe away.

Beneath the Dylusions paper there is stamping made with grey StazOn (stamp by Tim Holtz – Tiny Text). And on top of that paper, there is a cluster of Collage collective paper strips and a piece of used, dry, color covered baby wipe. All attached together with a tiny attacher. Then a hand written (thanks Lizzy!) sentiment and a few buttons.

I´m loving these “tags”! Creating them is almost meditative for me and I don´t think much when making them. Just putting stuff on paper :). So much fun!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Best day card

Hello everyone and happy Saturday! Today I´m sharing the last card of the mixed media die cut card series that was inspired by a Tim Holtz FB live.

For this card I used two circles from a bigger sheet of paper. Here is again the first layer of that particular piece of paper:

I really like how this card turned out. I´ve again used words that my dear friend Lizzy created for me.

Other than that I´ve used same techniques as on all the previous cards. For decor I used only Nuvo Vintage Drops.

I really enjoyed creating these cards!! Hope I could inspire you with my cards :).

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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