Card set – clean & simple

So these cards started off as a challenge under friends. Some Skyping was involved, as well as lots of good laughs and lovely chatting! And a card recipe of course! We were to use (I hope I get this right): black and/or white, plus one extra color (and/or shades of that color), enamel dots, shapes, stamp. Here is what I did:

Sanna LippertNow I still have several Studio Calico kits from previous years which urgently need to get scrapped/used, so I dug through them and found all these lovely bits and pieces. Only the felt bow is by Bella Blvd and quite new, everything else is from kits I used to order „back then“. Oh, and the black paper is by SODALICIUOS. Sanna Lippert

The 3 cards with pink, yellow and blue color I did according to the recipe (we were only to do one, but I could not stop there). And the last one is mainly in black and white – this one I kept for later, all the others are in the mail, or were delivered personally to my scrappy friends :-). Sanna LippertAnd what did I notice, I quite enjoyed creating after a recipe for a change. Someone else giving orders and making plans and me just following those. So much fun! And another surprise – I really, really like my clean & simple style cards!!! Quite much actually. I hope that the recipients will like them too.

The best part? The chatting and giggling with like minded people! Always the best bit!! Have missed that recently. It has been too long since the last time. And again I have to say that this hobby would be only half as fun without all the friends I´ve gotten through it!

Happy crafting, lovelies!!!
xxxx, Sanna

Silk Microfine Glitter card backgrounds – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello there, lovelies! It´s been quite a while (over a year, to be precise) since my last step-by-step video. Time to change that right now! I took the time and recorded something I had promised to do back in February – a video in German about how to create beautiful glitter backgrounds with Silk Microfine Glitter.

And while I was at it, I did the video also in English…

….and in Finnish.

Since it has been such a long time since my last video, I felt like I was doing it for the first time, so if the result is not perfect, please keep in mind that it has been a while… you tend to get out of practise after a while.

In the video you only see two cards, I actually ended up creating 4 in the end.  For the third and fourth card I used the same yellow & teal glitter combination as on my lace backgound cards on the video, except I used the colors in opposite order. Here is what I did:  Sanna LippertI added first the teal onto the background, then polished it and then added the yellow glitter. After that I die cut some flowers from the glitter paper with the Big Flower Set 1 and used them on my 3rd and 4th card.

Sanna LippertHere is a detail shot of the card shown on the video where the first color I added was yellow and the second was teal.

And finally I´d like to show you some step-by-step photos on how I did the honeycomb background using the die cut protective sheet of the adhesive as a stencil:
Sanna LippertI had some Honeycomb die cut die protective sheet pieces of the Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet which I adhered onto the adhesive surface of the white cardstock. Sanna LippertNext I applied a layer of Chocolate Silk Microfine Glitter over the surface (as shown in the video, remove residue with the brush onto the coffee filter and pour back into the jar). Sanna LippertBefore removing the protective sheet die cut pieces I polished the glitter with my finger. Next I poured the Spring Peridot Silk Microfine Glitter over the white areas and polished the glitter. Sanna LippertThis is what the Honeycomb glitter background looks like. I then cut it into similar sized strips with a paper cutter and as shown on the video, used one of those strips for a card. Here are photos of the finished cards:
Sanna LippertSanna LippertThose die cut flowers are cut from leftover paper pieces and added to the open spaces. The background is made like on the first card, except the colors were added in opposite order. Sanna LippertHere I´ve used the die cut flowers from the above card do create a layered flower. Sanna LippertI hope you get inspired to try the Silk Microfine Glitter out yourself! It is really super fine and because of that, you can do very detailed work with it!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

SUPPLIES:
Through the Lens – Wood
Bead Strings 2
Big Flower Set 1
Honeycomb
Clear Double Sided Adhesive SheetSpring Peridot Silk Microfine Glitter
Teal Silk Microfine Glitter
Chocolate Silk Microfine Glitter
Yellow Silk Microfine Glitter
Time for Teal Soft Finish Cardstock
Celadon Green Soft Finish Cardstock
Flower Mosaic Embossing Folder
Beehive

Spread your wings – more MMCC card challenge inspiration

Time for one more butterfly inspired card! As you might remember, this months challenge at The Mixed Media Card Challenge blog is all about butterflies (and gold).  I hope you have found time to play along with us this month – and if you haven´t there actually still is a little time to join in..

This is my second card based on this months theme:

For this one I first used a butterfly stamp from a Finnabair stamp set „Don´t forget to fly“. First stamped with VersaMark ink, then applied golden embossing powder and heat set it. After that I took some spray inks (green, yellow, blue) and colored the butterflies with them very freely.

I then added a golden yarn around the card, stamped a sentiment on a strip of white carstock, layered 3 flowers from my stash on top of each other and then applied some „Mini Prills“ in the middle. For final touches I added some blue Glimmer Glaze splatters here and there and glued the background on a blue card base.

Now hop over to the MMCC blog for more card inspiration and submit your creation here. Have fun!!! Hope to see you there,

xxx, Sanna

Life is a garden – Canvas Corp Brands

Happy April, everyone! How´s the weather at your end? We´ve had our share of rain, storms and hail mixed with beautiful sunshine days – typical April weather, so to say. And how´s your gardening getting along? We have started..but mainly kept with sowing some seeds and waiting them to grow. We like to work in our little garden with cherry and plum trees and a small vegetable garden. Here is a garden themed layout, I created with the new Watering Can collection while waiting for this years season to start:

and here is a little step-by-step about how this page came together:

I first sprayed the lovely bicycle paper (Bikes and Baskets on Ivory) background with a light yellow, light blue and light pink Glimmer Mist. And then added some wripped and misted old book page pieces onto the background.

Next I started adding all kinds of little bits and pieces in clusters around the photos. Some paper roses, spray inked pieces of tissue paper, pearl swirls (now that sounds funny written like that :)..). The watering can and the journaling pieces are from the Garden Sayings on Ivory paper.

The are also some wood veneer hearts here and there as well as some sticker words to add to the journaling of the page.

I´ve even added some clay elements here and there which I made myself with molds. These are also colored with Glimmer Mist to add to the color scheme of the page.

Thanks for coming over and taking a look! Always lovely to hear from you guys, so would love if you left me a comment <3 !

Happy gardening, lovelies!
xxx, Sanna