Let´s sail away ATC set

Hello lovelies and happy Monday! School is finally over here in Austria where we live and it´s time for summer! Swimming, relaxing, BBQ, travels, ice cream – just lots of fun things in the sun. I am foremost a summer person and this season brings out the best in me. Winter, not so much. Therefore I created a sunshiny toned artist trading card set for today´s post.

Here it is:

I´ve used up all kinds of bits and bobs that were left over from previous projects. The green painted bits inside the circle, for example, are fussy cut, used baby wipes full of beautiful acrylic paint layers. I just could not put those into trash. 

The piece with a circle in the middle, was a leftover piece from this art journal page from a while back. Worked out perfectly for this purpose. It´s a stenciled piece – using Tonic Studios stencil (see material list in the end).

I also fussy cut a helm from Canvas Corp Brands Ship to Shore papers and painted it purple with watercolours. Then I cut the image in half and adhered it on place. The sentiment is hand written on a piece of yellow watercoloured piece of paper and then fussy cut and attached on place.

For decoration I added some outlining with a black pen and some glass dew drops from my very old stash. That´s it for today. Wishing you a lovely start into summer vacation – enjoy it!!!

Happy crafting,


Glückwunsch – Tonic Studios

Hello lovelies and happy Saturday!! I hope your weekend is getting along really nicely. We recently celebrated my son´s graduation from high school and of course I had created a DIY gratulation card for that occation for him. Here is what I did:

Since he was wearing a grey suit and was about to receive presents in grey, silver and black colors, I chose to create the card in the same colors.

I first stenciled the background with a Tonic Studios stencil and a grey stamp ink. Next I die cut the “Congratulations” (in German: Glückwunsch) sentiment background piece from silver mirror cardstock and the main sentiment piece from black cardstock (both by Tonic Studios). I adhered them on top of each other before adhering the layered sentiment onto the card base. For decoration I chose some wooden stars. Have been hoarding them in my stash from my Studio Calico Kit submission times from way back.

And I also created a matching envelope to go with the card by adding some stenciling and stamping onto the white envelope, just leaving a tiny area in the middle empty to be able to add his name there.

It was truly a very special day – not just for him – but also for us, his parents. One proud mom moment :).

Happy, crafty weekend, lovelies,
xxx, Sanna


Art Journal page – Tonic Studios

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday! Today I´d like to share a art journal page with you, created using various Tonic Studios products. I recently purchased the Tonic Kit #21 and there were so many lovely mixed media goodies in there, I just had to use them on my art journal for a fun play time. Here are the results:

Here is what I did:

I started by taking a piece of white cardstock that had some yellow residue ink bits on it. I took the “Linking Rings” stencil from the Tonic Craft Kit #21 and placed it on top and then started adding two tones of Distress Ink with an ink blending tool on top of the previous layer. This is what it looked like in the end.

Next I took the Layered Circle Die Set and die cut the paper into two same sized pieces with my die cutting machine. One of the sizes in the die set matches the Artist Trading Coin size, I used that particular one.

Next I took the blue Embellishment Mousse that came with the kit and applied some of the mousse with a palette knife thru the second stencil that came with the kit onto the surface and let that layer dry properly. Then I used a black marker to add some details to the coins (faux stitching around the edges and some hand written words from a quote I wanted to use).

I adhered the coins onto a page that already had some spray ink on it. I always dabb residue inks and paints and other media onto white pages and use those as my starting point for other projects, like I did here too. Next I finished the quote with a black marker and then moved on to adding details to the page using Posca pens in various colours.

Here is what the finished journal page looks like:
I really enjoyed the playtime with my Tonic Craft Kit in my art journal!!! Wishing you a lovely day and a great rest of the week!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


Glückwunsch card

Hello lovelies and Happy Wednesday! Today I´m going to share a shiny wedding card with you. I´ve used Tonic Studios silver mirror cardstock to create the shiny surface and I love how easy it is to die cut. Here is what I did:Now photographing a mirror card is a little bit tricky. I took plenty of photos to get the silver surface look captured. But in the above photo you can see it pretty well. And I took this photo too, to give you an idea of the contrast of the silver cardstock in combination with the yellows, oranges and pinks on the flower pattern area. Ah, I just love that look! 

So what I did was I first die cut the Romantic Boquet (by Elizabeth Craft Designs) piece from silver mirror cardstock (see the supplies for details!). Then I took a piece of smooth white cardstock and inked it with orange, pink and yellow Distress Ink tones and placed it underneath the die cut boquet. I then took a piece of white watercolor cardstock and sprayed it pink with pink spray ink and then die cut the German Tonic sentiment from it.

I adhered everyting on place with craft glue and for the sentiment I used the Nuvo Glue Pen (Large). Works like a dream with fine, detailed pieces!! Oh, and as a card base I used the Fuchsia Pink Craft Perfect Cardstock. The card measures 16 x 13 cm´s.

Wishing you a great day and happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


Dankeschön Tag – Tonic Studios

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today I´m sharing a bold and colorful tag with you. This one truly is a color explosion. I started by adding layers of paints onto the manila tag, then adding stamping and rub-ons, but didn´t quite like the coors and the look the tag, so I “fixed it” by adding some more :).

After the rub-on, I took a Blue Topaz Glimmer Glam tone and applied it onto the tag very freely with a paint brush. This added sparckle and intensive color and the tag immediately looked totally different.

I had a really cool blue dotted washi tape (by Alexandra Renke) in my stash so I added a strip of that into the middle. Then I added some leftover hexagon die cut pieces on both sides. I layered them on top of each other and it created a really cool look. I love the strong colors here!

I also die cut the “Dankeschön” sentiment with a Tonic Studios German die cut die from pink paper. Love the pink with the blues here! For finishing touches I then went totally crazy and added older product like sticky chipboard pieces (I think they are by Basic Grey or Pink Paislee; sorry – can´t really remember which one). And to top of it all, some glittery and shiny 3D flowers here and there. I suppose those are by Basic Grey and DCWV (I think). Like I said, really old stash – some stash busting done here too :).

This tag will make a great “thank you” tag for a present at some point. Just need to make sure the recipient loves bold, happy colors and lots of layers and details.

OK, next post will be something else than a crazy pattern and color explosion 🙂 – I promise!

Happy crafting, lovelies!
xxx, Sanna