Trifecta Cardmaking – January 2022

Hello lovelies and welcome to another Trifecta Cardmaking share with STAMPlorations products. Today I share a set of cards, done in a bit different designs, but the starting point was always the same basic technique/end product.

This is the first card I made:

and here are some detail photos:

For the second card I again used the same idea: a gelli printed paper I had created with STAMPlorations stencils on old music notes. Here is the second card:

On the first card the bold background covers the whole card base, that way the end result looks totally different. Here the overall look is more clean and simple due to the white space and only a small gelli circle as a focal point. Here are some detail photos:

And now to the 3rd card:

On this one again as my starting point I used a gelli printed and stenciled paper. This time I took a leaf stamp and stamped with it onto the paper and then fussy cut the pieces. That way I have multi-colored and multi-patterned leaves on a plain background and it is still the same basic idea. On all cards I this way again have stencils, stamps and stickers used – but in a different way on each one. The clear stickers make great sentiments for the cards. And now to the steps. This time round I recorded a step-by-step video for you to watch so you can get a better idea. Hope you like it!

I hope you enjoyed this months Trifecta cards and ideas! If you want to know how to do the stenciled papers, there are plenty of tutorials on YouTube (or check out Birgit Koopsen´ s Instagram Account – there are plenty of ideas up there!). I also made a similar technique with foam stamps and paints, but you could use stencils instead. That video is HERE. Oh, and here are some detail photos of the last card:

See you again in March with another Trifecta tutorial. STAMPlorations is taking a break in February from regular posts.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


Daily Art Practice – Day 8

Hello and happy Sunday! Today I am sharing my DAY 8 page of my “Daily Art Practice 2022 journal”, created using the Artist Almanac 2022 and it´ s page 8. I did flowers :).

I had painted the tags black before starting filming and painting the flowers. Why? Because I didn´ t want to spend time on waiting the black paint to dry.

Here is the video:

There are, by the way, the first flowers in this style, that I even painted. Was a lot of fun!!! And how to detail photos:

See you again tomorrow with another almanac page result.
Take care, Sanna


3 simple Weihnachtskarten mit Dani Peuss 12/21 Scrapbooking Kit

Hallo ihr Lieben! Heute möchte ich Euch ein paar simple Weihnachtskarten zeigen, die ich mit dem Dani Peuss 12/21 Scrapbooking Kit gestaltet habe. Die Vorweihnachtszeit ist zumindest bei mir oft sehr stressig, ob im Job oder Privat, und trotzdem möchte ich handgemachte Karten versenden. Deswegen sind oft die einfachen Designs die, die ausgesucht werden. Wer von Euch kennt das auch?

Zu dem Kit habe ich noch Klartext-Stempel kombiniert und zwar das Set “Grunge” und “13 Mal Frohe Weinachten”. Die Kartenrohlinge, die im Kit sind, habe ich einfach halbiert um die Kartenmenge zu verdoppeln. Ich mache jedes Jahr so viele Weihnachtskarten, dass diese Lösung für mich am Praktischten ist.

Der Grunge-Stempelset in Kombination mit Ranger Mint Chip Embossing Pulver macht wirklich was her als Kartenhintergrund auf dem gemusterten Papier. So braucht die Karte eigenlich gar nicht so viel Dekoration – nur ein paar Chipboard Sticker, etwas Vicki Boutin Warm Wishes-Papier und ein Stempelabdruck mit Heat Embossing-Technik.

Für die zweite Karte habe ich die selben Stempelsets verwendet, dieses Mal nur mit holografischem Embossing Pulver und schwarzer Stempelfarbe. Als Dekoration sind wieder Vicki Boutin Warm Wishes Papiere und Chipboard Sticker drauf.

Die Karte ist schön flach und einfach zu versenden und der hologratische Stempelabddruck gibt einen Überraschungseffekt zur Karte, weil man ihn nicht sofort sieht, sondern nur dann, wenn das Licht im richtigen Winkel auf die Karte fällt.

Die dritte Karte ist sehr simpel, aber durch das Vellum trotztem feierlich. Ich habe den Rand des Vellums etwas gerissen um eine unregelmäßige Kante zu kreieren. Der “13 Mal Frohe Weihnachten” Stempelabdruck ist mit weißem Embossingpulver gestaltet und die Chipboard Stickers sind wieder aus dem Dezember Kit.

Durch den simplen Design rückt das schöne Papier (teil eines Kartenrohlings aus dem Kit) in den Vordergrund. Ich finde, dass so eine Karte nicht viel Dekoration benötigt, wenn das Papier schon alleine so wunderschön ist.

Hier für Euch noch zum anschauen, ein kurzes Video über den Gestaltungsprozess. Ich hoffe Euch gefällt das Video!

Viel Spass beim Basteln!!
xxx, Sanna


Easy slimline Christmas card in rainbow colors

Hello everyone and happy November! It´ s again my turn to share another Elizabeth Craft Designs guest team project with you today. This time I´ve got something fun to share: a clean and simple card that originated from last months card project´ s leftover pieces. This is a fun way to use up paper strips and create cool looking cards. Hope you like the idea!

Here is how I created this card:

Step 1: I had some colored paper strip (see my October card tutorial share) leftovers from the previous cards, so I took the Classic Christmas Special Kit snowflake die and arranged the snowflakes on a slimline card sized piece of white cardstock and die cut them with my die cutting machine.
Step 2: I placed the die cut snowflakes aside and adhered the colored paper strips behind the negative snowflake areas to create the striped-snowflake-look.
Step 3: Next I took some pearlescent blue watercolor and added random color splatters onto the white area of the background for additional detail. You could also use regular watercolors here or add ink spray splatters, for example. Whatever you have available.
Step 4: Next arrange the die cut snowflake pieces into the center of the card in a row and adhere them on place.
Step 5: Take a kraft cardstock piece and stamp a Christmas sentiment – stamp comes with the kit – and heat emboss it with white embossing ink. Adhere on place with 3D foam for additional dimension.

This is such a fun way to make a cheerful card. By the way, you could also replace the inked paper strips with leftover patterned papers. That would also create a fun look! For additional information, I´ve recorded a short video to give you a better idea of the steps. Hope you enjoy it!

I don´t know about you, but I just love playing with this Classic Christmas Special Kit so much! See you again next month with another card tutorial.

Take care,
xxx, Sanna


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