22/05/2020

Thinking of you - WOW! Embossing Powder


Happy Friday! What would be a better way to start the weekend than a blog hop! WOW! Embossing Powder is taking part to the 2020 Spring / Summer Coffee Lovers blog hop. WOW! is super excited to play along and even more excited to announce that they have a $25 gift card as a super sponsor prize up for grabs for this hop!

The hop starts to day, Friday, May 22, 2020  and runs through to Friday, May 29, 2020. 

 

I feel like a little rebel as we were allowed to make a card with tea, too. I've never been a big coffee drinker, even if I'm Finnish, but I do love my black tea. So instead of going with coffee, I again created a card celebrating tea. If you wish to see how I made the card, please see the steps below! 

But before hopping to the steps, I add the last hop info here if you wish to get hopping already! Please visit the coffee lovers blog hop (link) for the full sponsor line up and get started. Winners will also be announced over on their blog after the hop has run its course. If you arrived here through WOW!, awesome! If you still haven't visited the main hop post at WOW!, please follow this link (link)!


Step 1. Stamp the adorable tea bags using WOW! ink and emboss using Honey - a perfect tea tone as well.

Step 2. Use the WOW! Mixed Media Brush tool to add embossing ink to the stamped design. I used Soft Mango embossing powder for the tops of the bags and the Riviera trio for the tea leaves.

 

Step 3. Cut the design loose and adhere to a circular tea bag. Treat the bag and the image with embossing ink and cover with Clear Gloss powder. Repeat to create a thick layer on top. 

Step 4. Cut your elements - two cardstock squares of the same size, a bit smaller piece of handmade paper and a still smaller piece of another handmade paper.


Step 5. Adhere the handmade papers on top of each other. Mount the two on top of the cardstock and decorate using a machine stitch. Also add the focal point in place. 

Step 6. Stamp a greeting to a piece of vellum using WOW! ink and emboss using British Summer. Fold the vellum to the back of the card.

 

Step 7. Adhere the other cardstock piece to the back of the card securing the vellum between the layers of the cards. 

Step 8. Finish the card using some crystals. Or make your own using WOW! powders! 

So, now you know how I made this card. Hope you enjoy the hop!

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a pleasant, creative weekend!

PS. Did you see the discount code up there, next to the the hop picture? If not, scroll back and take a look.


Materials from WOW! Embossing Powder:  







21/05/2020

Hi love - Sizzix


The weather here in Finland has been quite bizarre. One day we get sunshine and snow on the next! And it's May for crying out loud. So, even though it seems that the weather doesn't know it's late spring and soon summer, I made some summer cards using Sizzix dies.

One of my favorite die sets from the chapter 1 was and is the Thinlits Geo Floral Frame die set. The thin little frame, the lovely leaves and blooms - such a great combo! I used the same die in two ways in these two cards. 


First I had the idea to use the frame as a little window, letting you take a peek to the inside of the card. I kept the front quite fresh and without mediums, but added a layered acrylic monoprint to inside the card. You can see some of the pattern through the vellum, but better still from the openings made by the letters. Those are cut using "Alphanumeric Classic Lower" die set

The other card is made using the acrylic, layered print as the background, adding the frame straight on top. Some of the pattern in the print is made using a self-made stencil with the "Bouquet" die and Making Essentials Stencil Film pack.

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a spring-like Thursday! 


Sizzix products used: 








20/05/2020

Love is here - Prima Marketing


I’m a tea-holic, so I immediately fell in love with the sweet tea cups in the “Pretty Mosaic” collection! The rose cups have such a homey feel to them, I decided to use one of them as the focal point in my altered embroidery hoop.

I added some mixed media touches to the background using acrylic paint “Boudoir Pink” and Metallique paint “Plum Preserves”. To add some dimension to the piece, I rolled tubes out of patterned paper and also from old book pages. On top I then layered some papers, a doily, Mechanicals and pretty blooms.

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a sweet Wednesday! 


Materials: Prima Marketing






19/05/2020

Rusty sewing machine


Back in January - gosh, that seems ages ago - when I was at CreativeWorld, Olga Heldwein was showing Birgit, Marsha and me around the fabulous stand of SnipArt (link). In there was a sample of an old sewing machine Olga had made. Needles to say, I fell in love immediately! 

I ordered some chipboard shapes from SnipArt and got one of these sewing machines (link) as well. I thought to make it as a workshop, but with the current situation, I just played with some WOW! powders and made it rusty looking. I think I need to add some layers, still, but I really like how the Seth Apter powders (link) and the Finnabair matte wax (link) work together! 

Thank you for stopping by today! Stay safe everyone and have a splendid Tuesday! Ta ta for now! 


Materials: WOW! Embossing Powder, SnipArt, Prima Marketing




18/05/2020

ART is the answer - Prima Marketing Facebook live recording


Hi there! Today I'm sharing a layout I did during international Scrapbooking Day some weeks ago. The layout was inspired by an old page, one I did when I was actually applying to the Prima design team. You can see the original, old page here (link) and the announcement post of the live here (link).

If you were unable to attend the live show, not to worry - underneath is a recording of the show! 



Thank you for stopping by today! I wish a pleasant week to you! 


Materials: Prima Marketing




15/05/2020

Blooming cards - Ihana magazine


Hi there and sweet Friday! Today I'm sharing some cards I made for the latest issue of Finnish craft magazine Ihana (link). They have an alcohol ink background, gold embossed flower on top and some little added touches to finish the cards. 

These are super easy to do - there's a step by step tutorial in the magazine! 

You can subscribe the magazine here (link) and if you wish to see what else this summer number holds, you can see a glimpse of  some of the content here (link).

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a sweet weekend! 


Materials: Pentart, WOW! Embossing Powder, Sinelli, Korttipaja





14/05/2020

Diary - Prima Marketing


Hiya there! Today I'm sharing a layout I actually made for International Scrapbooking Day some weeks ago. There's a process video a little further down! 

We’re living in a special time. One of the reasons is that museums are actively documenting the events as we live those during this pandemic. I can only imagine how important sources the diaries of this time will be later on as a source to see inside the heads of people living in the situation. How it affected our daily lives, decisions and consumption. As a scrapbooker, documenting is something we do. But you might not want to share with all the emotions and stories. So, I came up with this solution – a hidden place for journaling that can hold a lot – an envelope behind the page. 

I deliberately wanted to keep the layout airy and light, not going into the darker tones I usually am drawn to. I used my own photo, as the journaling inside will be of my thoughts and added phrases that are important now – the comfort of one’s family, to keep on smiling, to stay hopeful and document these moments.

With this video I wish you all a wonderful day! Stay safe!








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