Happy birthday card

Hello everyone and happy Saturday! Today´s share is a birthday card, created using mainly Elizabeth Craft Designs products as well as some very old flower paper from my older stash.

I am still stash busting, as you can see :). And here is the finished card:

I first cut the blue patterned paper (by Elizabeth Craft Designs) in size and then I attached some Clear Double Sided Adhesive onto the green patterned paper (from my own old stash of papers) and die cut the Bubbles. After die cutting, I adhered them onto the blue paper and cut any residue off.

Then I die cut the „leaves“ with the Budding Florals die from an old Basic Grey paper (again from my very old paper stash) and after fussy cutting the other leaves and roses, arranged everything onto the card and adhered them on place. A birthday sentiment to finish the card off and everything was done. I really like the look of this card. The flowers work really well with the bubble pattern. And I love the turquoise paper so much.

Here´s to a lovely weekend! Hope you are all doing fine!!
xxx, Sanna

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Folded pocket gift-card card

Hello everyone and happy July!! Today I´m again up over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog with another guest design team card project and tutorial. Here is what I created for this months post:

For this card I used the Planner Essentials die cut dies – I´ve always wanted to use them for cardmaking the moment I saw them. I also added some die cut dies from the Art Journal series as well as some of the ModaScrap ones (still adore them!).

The basic idea of this card was to create a folded card base that withholds a pocket, where one can tuck a gift-card. This particular gift-card was created using the planner dies. The papers are from my older stash (goes all the way back to 2005). But the dies, the stamps and the glitter and adhesives are all by Elizabeth Craft Desings. For steps and more details, do also hop over to the ECD blog to read my full post!

Here is the step-by-step video for you to watch – hope you enjoy it!

This card is very simple to make, once you have all the pieces prepared and it looks very presentative also. A perfect way to send a loved one greetings and a gift-card to say you are thinking about them!

I hope you enjoyed this months tutorial. I´ll be sharing more project here on my blog throughout July and be back at the ECD blog in August again.

By the way, since the papers I used for this card are partly very old and not available anymore, I tried to find you nice alternatives, just see the product links for that.

Until then, happy scrapping!
xxx, Sanna

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2nd batch of mixed media „tags“

Hello and happy 1st of July!!! Can you believe it´s already July!? June sure didn´t feel like June this year – we had rain, rain, rain and some more rain. Then it was all the time chilly and grey. Very much not June-like. So here´s to hoping that July will be a bit better. I miss the sunshine and sitting outside and just breathing in the summer vibes.

The weather is not good for hanging around outside in the garden, but it´s good for being creative! So I have been doing mixed media stuff. Lot´s, actually.

These tags are inspired by one of Dina Wakley´s Facebook lives. I had so much fun first applying gloss sprays, then bits and pieces from her Collage Collective book and then some washi and paper snippets.

These actually aren´t tags, but just wripped off pages form a very small journal. But they will make great additions to art journal pages and/or cards even.

And the gloss sprays! Boy do I like using them! I love the resist effect they create and how they react on top of each other and when mixed. And pulling prints from a spray splat – that sure is so much fun!! I haven´t even tried out what else is possible with this product, but I can say, they really are a great buy. AND the colours are just gorgeous! I really love them! And I don´t get paid for saying that, by the way :-D.

If you haven´t tried them yet and you are into art journaling, mixed media an such, I think you should give at least one or two colours a try :). Just saying!

Have a great day and a fabulous July!
xxx, Sanna

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Wedding card – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, I am up over at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today with a wedding card idea. I wanted to play with red, green and white and create a fun mixed media card and this is what I ended up making.

I´ve recorded a start-to-finish video for you to watch, to give you a better idea of each and every step. Hope you like it!!!

Have fun watching!!!

..annnddd..while you are at it, make MORE CARDS :). These ones are slightly smaller in size, but feature the same elements and techniques.

Now, I´ve used a leaf die on the cards, that is sadly not available at Elizabeth Craft Designs store anymore, but don´t worry, there is another leaf set (Trio of Leaves) that will also do the trick. Just check out the supply list at the end for that.

Also I use a pearlescent watercolour palette on the leaves and flowers, but Elizabeth Craft Desings has a really nice watercolour palette out, that has gorgeous colours in it. So you could use that one for coloring as well.

For more , do read my original post over at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog too :). See you next month with another card idea again!!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Smile AJ page

Hi there and happy Tuesday!! Today I´m sharing another page from my bigger Dylusions art journal. This one is a try on an abstrack page – Dina Wakley style. As you might know, I have been watching her Facebook lives lately and am really loving the way they boost my creativity. Foremost, they boost my „just play“ mode – and every time she aires, I get inspired anew. So grateful for her lives!!!

This one is just a random play with her paints to create an abstract pattern. Very muchly inspired by her work, as you can see. But it was great to just make circles and see how the diluted paint works it´s ways on the background when I just leave it to do it´s own thing. So cool. And hard for me not to grab my heat tool :D. But I made it!

Love, love Dina´s paints. And the colours. And after I was done painting, the page was screaming for a word and smile was the one that first came to my mind (I felt happy when I made this, so maybe therefore smile?), so I just added the word there. That´s it.

The background has gesso on it first, everything else is just Dina´s paints and some Stabilo pen here and there. Simple, easy and so much fun!

Hope you had a fabulous day!!! I slept better, so I´m feeling energized today again (yes!!!). I hate that feeling from yesterday – better not come back again, that one!

xxx, Sanna

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