Artist Trading Coins – Fly

Hello everyone and happy Thursday! Today I´m stopping by to share a set of Artist Trading Coins with you. Here is what I created:

I first inked the white cardstock circles with green and pink Distress Ink tones which I had added onto my working surface. By spraying a little bit of water mist on top of the ink, they created these fun faux watercolor backgrounds.

Next I took some 7gypsies rub-ons and added them onto white cardstock, colored them with Distress Inks and then fussy cut them.

After that I added some ribbon, a Rubber Dance stamped leaf image, a star pin, alpha stickers and some black ink splatters onto the coins and they were done. Here is the full set.That´s it for today, I hope you have enjoyed my artist trading coins. See you soon again with a card project!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


Best Day Ever Card – Tonic Studios

Hello lovelies and Happy Wednesday!! Even though it is almost Easter, I haven´t put up any Easter cards so far this year. Instead of Easter I am creating birthday card and celebration cards of different types at the moment. Yes, it is that time of the year again for me… birthdays and celebrations following each other.

This card is again created with the new Edge Dies by Tonic Studios. This one is called Glorious Gate and I am in love with the pattern. It is so elegant and works for so many different occations! Just love this one!! 

For this card I again first created a two-toned misted background using pink and yellow spray ink tones. Next I stamped the flower image and colored it with Distress Ink tones and a water tank brush by Nuvo.

I also added some faux stitching around the edges with a black pen to create more interest to the card. The bold flower is the focal point and is by Rubber Dance stamps.

I´ve also added color splatters onto the background in green and pink tones just for a fun detail and stamped a hashtag sentiment  (by Tim Holtz) with black ink. Here the edges are open, so you can better see what is inside the card. Before adhering the background onto my card base I adhered the edges on place with a regular paper glue by Tonic. It dries very fast and holds really well.

I hope I could inspire you with my card project today. Be sure to come back for more again this week. Happy crafting!
xxx, Sanna


ATC and Art Journal page in same style

Hello lovelies, I have a a fun project to share with you today;  I´ve created a matching art journal page and a set of artist trading coins. I´ve never done this before and while I was creating the art journal page, I figured I could use the same design to create artist trading coins too. And it was actually lots of fun!!

Here is what I did:
1. I applied the purple and green spray inks onto the background with a paint brush. I applied first just a very light layer of paint, then I went over some areas and applied a more saturated paint area here and there and let those areas air dry. That created the watercolor look onto the page.
2. Next I wripped some tissue paper and adhered it onto the page with Mod Podge. I then treated the tissue paper areas again with the spray ink tones to give them the same color as on the background.
3. After that I took some Architextures rub-ons and applied them onto the dry page (you need to wait until the page is totally dry to add the rub-ons!).
4. Next I took some stamps out (by Rubber Dance) and stamped random images here and there with black stamp ink.
5. After that I took the Leaves 2 stencil and some Tonic Studios Embellishment Mousse and applied the mousse thru the stencil onto the background to create some texture.
6. For finishing touches I fussy cut some Architextures rub-on packaging (they have great sentiments printed on their packaging!!) sentiments and adhered them and some glass beads with Tonic Studios Craft Glue onto the page. It is a really good quality glue as it also adhered the glass beads really well in place! For my artist trading coins I did the exact same steps, but started off with a piece of thick white cardstock which I die cut with the Tonic Studios circle dies.   I really, really like the color combination here!!! It brings up all the spring feelz :). 

A personal note/update: I am sad to say that my design team & brandwagon/social media team member gig with Canvas Corp Brands ended very suddenly last week as the company was sold and the new owner has decided not to continue with the design team functions. So it´s a sudden and sad goodbye. It has been a great four (4!!!) years with Christine (previous owner) and the CCB team and I have really enjoyed my time and working with and for Canvas Corp Brands. I´ve had the possibility to grow and add to my crafty knowledge by not only being part of the design team but also working with in the brandwagon team and managing challenges, blog posts and one of their social media sites! Thank you so much for this amazing time.

I hope to have inspired you with my projects a little today!!!
Wishing you a great, crafty day!!!


Create memories tag set

Hi there lovelies! Today I´m sharing a set of happy orange toned flower tags with you. These are created with plenty of STAMPlorations product, but also feature the absolutely GORGEOUS flower stamps by Rubber Dance, who´s owner happens to be Susanne Rose. I have admired her work for a long time now. Love, love, love her happy colored, bright artwork!!

So I created these two tags for their Forever Stamping challenge :). Here are my tags:

I´ve inked the die cut tags with Distress Inks first, then added a stencil on top and created the flower pattern. After that I stamped the beautiful Rubber Dance Doodle Flowers (I am in love wth these ones!!!) on white cardstock with black ink.

I had a scrappy friend over, who recently bought herself the Brother Scan n´ Cut and she cut the stamped images for me with her new machine. Dear Santa, Easter Bunny or whoever happens to listen: that machine is on my wishlist, on the very top of it!!

After the images were cut, I colored them with a water tank brush and Distress Inks. Then I only needed to adhere them on place, stamp the sentiments and add the ribbons and some star confetti for decor. That´s it.

I am not an orange person, but these tags turned to my liking and really made me happy.

That´s all for today. Wishing you a great start into the new week!
Happy crafting,