Silk Microfine Glitter Christmas cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, it´ my turn over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog again today. The Flower Cluster 1 die cut die for some reason reminds me of a poinsettia in a way. When I realized that I already knew that I wanted to try and use that die cut die for Christmas themed cards. Here is what I came up with: Sanna Lippert - Silk Microfine Glitter Christmas cards Sanna Lippert - Silk Microfine Glitter Christmas cards I on purpose chose colors that would be more Christmas like – greens, blues, reds and white. That way the die cut die would not immediately bring summer to mind.

Here is how I did the cards:
1. Take Whisper Blue & White Soft Finish Cardstock and cut several pieces into a size of approximately 10 x 13,5 cm.
2. Take the Flower Cluster 1 die cut die and place it over the precut cardstock pieces where you want the image to be in the end. Run through your die cutting machine. Remove the residue pieces and put the die cut pieces aside.
3. Adhere Clear Double Sided Adhesive onto the die cut white and light blue cardstock pieces.
4. Now adhere the die cut flower cluster pieces onto the open spaces and use a protective foil from the adhesive sheet to „rub“ the piece onto it´s place. Make sure not to touch the adhesive surface with your fingers. The glitter will not stick to the surface well, if you touch it with your fingers.
5. Next pick a few Silk Microfine Glitter colors and pour the glitter into the open adhesive areas. Place a coffee filter under the card, before pouring the glitter. Dab the residue off and polish the surface with your finger.
6. Gather the residue glitter from the coffee filter back to the jar.
7. Stamp a seasonal sentiment with the Winter Sentiments clear stamp set onto each card and decorate the flowers with matching half pearls.

Sanna Lippert - Silk Microfine Glitter Christmas cardsI also recorded a short video about the creating process for you to watch. Hope you like it!

And while I was at it, I made quite a few cards, but they are actually all different, as I always changed the glitter color on each card. That way I am still staying true to my motto of not making a single similar card for Christmas. Here are a few more I made:
Sanna Lippert - Silk Microfine Glitter Christmas cards

Sanna Lippert - Silk Microfine Glitter Christmas cards

I hope you get inspired to play with glitter – it is perfect for the upcoming holiday season and create some handmade Christmas cards of your own. Have fun!!!!

xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Silk Microfine Glitter – Cool Diamond
Silk Microfine Glitter – Dark Mint
SilkMicrofine Glitter – Bright Cranberry
Silk Microfine Glitter – Blue Green
Silk Microfine Glitter – Sea Glass
Silk Microfine Glitter – Blue Streak
Silk Microfine Glitter – Bright Grape
Silk Microfine Glitter – Spreckled Indigo
Silk Microfine Glitter – Miner´s Gold
Whisper Blue Soft Finish Cardstock
White Soft Finish Cardstock
Clear Double Sided Adhesive
Flower Cluster 1
Winter Sentiments clear stamp set

Other:
Black stamp ink
White card bases
Half pearls

Song lyrics art journal sheet – STAMPlorations

Hello there, everyone! It´s time for a new month and a new challenge! Are you ready for December Mixed Media Challenge over at the STAMPlorations blog? I hope you are :).

My take this month is an art journal sheet, inspired by lyrics. I really like to turn music on when creating and at the moment I am totally fascinated by Elle King. I love to listen to her songs when creating and while I was playing around in my art journal, a song came on that really moved me. So I decided to write the lyrics down on my page.

Sanna Lippert - song lyrics art journal page

I first started with an orange and yellow paint on the background (brayered onto the surface). Then I added some green and hot pink paint and left the page to dry properly. Something I´ve learned the hard way after ruining MANY journaling pens… you need to let the paint dry. If it´s not dry, you WILL ruin the pen you write with. There are no excuses on this…none. So, I made sure every layer dried before going over to the next one. I left the page open on my craft table and went away (NOT easy for me, as I am very impatient…). Then, when the surface had dried, I drew two heart shapes onto the sheet and started adding the dark blue paint. And AGAIN left it to dry overnight!!! I am so proud of myself. It payed off! Next I took the light blue paint and added the droplets with a pencil – yes, I dipped a pencil onto the paint and then onto the page. Results in nice circles :).

Sanna Lippert - song lyrics art journal page

After the little light blue circles had dried up, I added the raindrops with white paint by dabbing thru the stencil with a foam brush. Again some drying time was needed before adding the birdies. I used a foam brush, black paint and a stencil for the birds too.

Sanna Lippert - song lyrics art journal page

And then, finally, when the final layers were dry, I took my uni-ball white pen and wrote down the lyrics of one of the songs I had been listening to white creating. These have a special meaning to me  and I love Elle´s voice/sound!!

Now is your turn. Put on some music you love and start creating. And then submit to December´s challenge at STAMPlorations!! I´d love to see what you make. And remember to read the rules before joining in to make sure you are eligible for the prize :). See you there!!!

xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
ARTplorations – Some Birds
ARTplorations – Mini Droplets
Tattered Angels – High Impact paints
Sennelier Abstract innovative acrylic paints
Signo uni-ball white
Foam brush

Embossed Christmas cards – Canvas Corp

Hello lovelies!!! A countdown to Christmas has started over at the Canvas Corp Brands blog and there is lots and lots of inspiration for everyone to see! So I highly recommend, you keep an eye on the blog and what is going on over there. The projects are for sure going to get you into CREATIVE Christmas spirit :)!!

I joined the fun with a set of 12 Christmas cards. Yes, TWELVE!!! I am coming closer to my goal of getting all the handmade Xmas cards done (and mailed) in time this year…

Here is what I did:
Embossed, stamped Xmas cards - Sanna Lippert And I only needed two sheets of 12×12 paper for these cards!!! One plain kraft cardstock and one Snowflakes on Kraft Reverse. Both from the Canvas Corp store. A little paper goes a long way, as you can see.

Embossed, stamped Xmas cards - Sanna Lippert

I´ve used 4 different embossing powders (see the video in the end for more details!) on my cards – a plain black and white one, seafoam white and a glitter black. Those colors worked so well with the kraft cardstock and in combination with the black patterened paper.

Embossed, stamped Xmas cards - Sanna Lippert

The only thing I needed to add was some fussy cut fabric pieces from the Jolly Christmas Fabric Panel. I colored the fabric with markers and decorated them with some glitter glue.

Embossed, stamped Xmas cards - Sanna Lippert

A little bit of canvas fringe for additional decoration and stamped, fussy cut sentiments by Elizabeth Craft Designs to personalize the cards and then you only need to adhere everytthing on their places. Fun, fast and easy!  And I love the look of black and kraft and fabric/canvas together. A little bit retro, a little playful and not too bulky so they will fit into an envelope well too.

Embossed, stamped Xmas cards - Sanna Lippert

I love this snowman :)!!! Such a cute fabric sheet with all the picture on it. And now to the video:

That´s it for today! Hope to see you come by soon, I´ve got more projects to share soon!

I am also submitting these cards to the ANYTHING GOES challenge over at the Simon Says Challenge Blog 🙂 !!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

1. Canvas Corp – Snowflakes on kraft reverse paper
2. Canvas Corp – Plain kraft cardstock
3. Canvas Corp – Canvas fringe
4. Rick rack ribbon – black
5.Canvas Corp – printed canvas sheet – Jolly Christmas
6. Coloring pens
7. Glitter glue – Stickles (Star Dust)
8. Embossing powder – black, glitter black, seafoam white, white
9. Snowflake stamp – Hero Arts
10. Paper glue
11. White card bases
12. Black stamp ink
13. Winter sentiments clear stamp set – Elizabeth Craft Desings
Tools:
1. Acrylic block for stamping
2. Heat gun
3. Paper trimmer
4. Scissors
5. Brayer

Merry Christmas – Mixed Media Card Challenge, December reveal

Hello lovelies! Time to share the December Mixed Media Card Challenge blog´s challenge with you today! This time you are asked to use GOLD and as an optional element, add STARS to your CARD!

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This is my take for the reveal:

Sanna Lippert - gold and stars die cut die card

I´ve again used some Elizabeth Craft Designs products on this card, as well as some lovely Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist spray inks.

I first took a piece of white cardstock, die cut that in 1/3 and 2/3 sized pieces using the Holiday Garlands 2 die cut set. That way I had an upper piece, a middle garland part and a lower piece. Next I misted the upper part with purple, dark red, aubergine and black spray ink colors (all by Tattered Angels). After that I added white acrylic paint splatters onto that background. It now looks like the universe/space. I really like this look!!!

I then took the lower piece and attached Clear Double Sided Adhesive onto it and poured golden Silk Microfine Glitter onto that piece and polished that with my finger to make it all shiny and stick to the adhesive (here is a video how to do that). When the glitter piece was finished, all I had to do was to adhere all pieces onto their places with paper glue. Next I stamped a sentiment with black ink and inked the background with pink Distress Ink. I then fussy cut the stamped image along the edges. Finally I added some half pearls onto the garland for decoration.

This card I pretty clean and simple looking even though it takes quite a lot of media to make it :). I hope you will find this months challenge interesting and join in with us! Who does not love gold???!!! Hope to see you at MMCC this month, lovelies!!!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Holiday Garland 2
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Gold Silk Microfine Glitter
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Tattered Angels Chrystal Decor & DIY paint
Half pearls
Worn Lipstick – Distress Ink
Paper glue

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I am also submitting my card to the Simon Says Anything Goes challenge over here 🙂 !!!

Just a little something – STAMPlorations

Hello lovelies!!! It´ again time for another Stencil Sunday post over at the STAMPlorations blog. This time I created a Christmas tag (again) – well, there are going to be a few presents that need to be decorated with tags, so I still need to make a few :). So this is my contribution to this Sunday´s stenci inspiration post. Here is what I did:

Sanna Lippert - stenciled, colored tag

  1. Take a manila tag and the Leaf Bliss (L) STAMPlorations stencil and start outlining with a red pen (for the berries) and a green pen (for th leaves) along the stencil pattern. You can move the stencil around abit to get the end result you prefer. Sanna Lippert - stenciled, colored tag
  2. After you have outlined all the patterns you want, take a red and a green marker (I used COPIC pens) and color the patterns with the markers. Fast and easy!! Sanna Lippert - stenciled, colored tag
  3. Next take the STAMPlorations Fond Expressions clear stamp set and stamp with a black ink a sentiment to the tag. I think that the „just a little something for you“ works for a Christmas present as well as for another occation too, so I chose that for this particular tag. Sanna Lippert - stenciled, colored tag
  4. And finally, add soem white highlights (Signo uni-ball white) to the berries and draw an outlined with a black pen along the edges (faux stitching). Add a red ribbon and the tag is done. Sanna Lippert - stenciled, colored tagYou can create your own coloring pages, colored backgrounds and colored details to all kinds of artwork pieces using this technique! And it´ very relaxing too (and very fast to do)!!  Sanna Lippert - stenciled, colored tag Sanna Lippert - stenciled, colored tag

I hope you enjoyed this little step-by-step idea and get your stencils out for play. Now it´s your turn and when you are finished with your piece, do join in with us and submit your work to the STAMPlorations blog for THIS CHALLENGE!

Then jump over here and get inspired by my design team colleagues!!! There are prizes to be won and joining in is very easy (just make sure you follow the rules)!!!
Hope to see you at the STAMPlorations blog!!!
Happy stenciling!!
xxx, SannaSupplies:
ARTplorations: Leaf Bliss (L)
STAMPlorations: Fond Expressions
COPIC markers
Red and green pen
Black and white uni-ball pens
Black stamp ink

Warm Winter Wishes tag set – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone! It´s my turn to share a mixed media tutorial over at the STAMPlorations blog today again and today I am up with a set of three happy Christmas tags created with the Broken Glass ARTplorations stencil. This is what the set looks like:

Here is how I created the tags:

1. Fussy cut 3 tag bases from a piece of white cardstock.

2. Take two pieces of red patterned paper and place the stencil over the paper. Now trace the broken glass pattern with a pencil onto the paper. Remove the stencil and fussy cut the pieces with scissors for the first tag.

3. Next place the stencil over the tag and start glueing the fussy cut pieces onto the tag using the stencil as a glueing guide. Leave to dry, before cutting the residue pieces off along the edges of the tag.

4. For the second tag repeat step two, but instead of cutting the pieces off the paper with scissors, use a precision knife to cut along the pencil lines. Remove the pieces and put them aside. Not take the outline piece and glue it onto the tag. Leave to dry and cut off residue along the edges when dry.

5. For the last tag use the leftover pieces from tag two. Glue like on the first tag (see step three).

6. Place the stencil onto the tag, apply gitter paste thu it and let dry properly. Repeat on all three tags.

7. Next adhere the die cut sentiment onto a piece of red patterned paper and fussy cut along the die cut word. Adhere some turquoise lace onto the tags and adhere the die cut sentiment on top.

8. Decorate with stickers, cork, chipboard pieces and add glitter glue, white texture spray and a red ribbon on top for additional decoration.

Here is a start-to-finish video on how I created the tags – hope you like it!

And some detail shots of the finished tags:

 I hope you enjoyed this little stencil idea and got inspired to get those stencil out and join our fun challenges and get crafty!!!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

Supplies:
CUTplorations – Warm Winter Wishes die cut die
ARTplorations – Broken Glass stencil
Turquoise lace
Viva Decor glitter paste
Wycinanka chipboard
Studio Calico wood veneer birdies
Stickles by Ranger Ind. Inc.
Cork embellishments
Winter themed stickers
Stapler & red ribbon

Craft Apron – Canvas Corp Brands

Hi there lovelies! Are you a messy or a clean scrapper/crafter? I am a messy one AND don´t even ask me how many trousers and T-shirts I´ve ruined in my studio so far. Yes, I am the kind of crafter, who comes home & FORGETS to change into art creating gear (= old clothes that ARE ALLOWED to get dirty) and just starts creating in whatever I am wearing at the moment. I always say to myself that I will be carefull (ha!). Does n-o-t work!!!  And when I am in a mood for creating, I usually make a mess with some kind of media… there has been several accidentals dots and droplets on my keyboard (so far I have managed to get rid of them all), on my desk, on the floor (even though it is protected!!!) and of course, on my clothes. THUS, I really needed a craft apron (to be honest, it would be even more practical if it was an overall *giggle*)!!

Said and done – craft apron it was that I needed! Canvas Corp Brands have a few to choose from and I went for the plain fabric one with two front pockets. The back canvas fabric apron really looks good too – I might need to get one of those later (thinking of adding some stitching/embroidery to that one – would look really cool, I think). But first I need to learn how to do that :).

So back to the one I got myself. It looks like this in original:

Apron - canvas corp brandsWhen I got it, I already knew I would alter it abit 🙂 … here is how it turned out:
Sanna LippertI started off by adding a layer of water mist onto the surface, then sprayed blue, red pink and purple spray ink tones from Tattered Angels onto the surface and let those spread across the fabric. At some areas, like the edges, I added the spray ink with a paint brush. I made sure there was some color under the pockets too. The fabric is relatively thick material, so it didn´t soak thru it onto the backside at all.

Sanna Lippert

After the first spray ink layer was dry, I stared adding some High Impact Paint (also by Tattered Angels) details onto the surface. I used bottle caps for the circles, and stencils for the abstract patterns. The flowers are made with foam stamps using the Decor&DIY paints by Tattered Angels.

Sanna Lippert

I then added some paint droplets with a paint brush – again using the Decor&DIY paints from Tattered Angels. Finally, when all paint layers were completely dry, I took some Finnabair stamps and added stamp images with black waterproof ink onto the surface (butterflies & circles).

Sanna Lippert

And then, when everything was completely dry andI didn´t want to play with any more inks and paints, I took a Dina Wakley stencil and some Imagine Crafts pearlescent creative medium and applied that thru the stencil onto the fabric. I was a bit afraid if the medium would really stick to the fabric when it dries and let me tell you, it does. Sticks to it and doesn´t come off!!!

Now, this apron will for sure not look like this after several crafty sessions in my studio, but I don´t mind. That´s the way it should be. And maybe, just maybe it will save a few clothes from getting too „artsy“ too 😉 … How about you? Do you have one and have you altered it??

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Lobster, Fully Purple, Bahama blue, Patina
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint – Turquoise, Light Pink, Light Blue, Hot Pink
Tattered Angels Decor&DIY paint – Sable, Chrystal, Mankato
Craft Apron – Canvas Corp Brands
Finnabair stamps
Foam stampss
Dina Wakley stencil – Affirmations
The Crafter´s Workshop stencils
Carabelle Studio stencil
Black waterproof stamp ink
Purple Pearlescent creative medium – Imagine Crafts
Bottle caps, paint brush, water spray bottle

Nikolo – The Nifty Pixel

Hello lovelies!!! It is again time for another hybrid layout tutorial with The Nifty Pixel digi kits turned into hybrid and then into a paper layout :-). Sounds complicated, but it isn´t!!! Just print the digi desings with your home color printer and use them like you would use regular scrapbook papers!!! Easy, right?

For this months hybrid tutorial I created a video for a change! I really, really adore this paper kit. It is actually a maritime themed kit called ADRIFT, but I´ve used it for a Christmas themed page – works for me!!!  Here is the finished page:

Sanna Lippert - Hybrid scrapbook page, Nikolo

and some detail photos:

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I love lightbulbs and there are some bits and pieces on the page that I grabbed from the Happy Home collection. The clock and the lightbulb are actually from this vellum piece set:

Happy Home, the Nifty PixelThey work really well together with the ADRIFT collection. Well, actually every single kit works together with each other. The are always some bits and pieces you can combine together!!! And now for the tutorial, here is the video, hope you like it!!!

Here is a peek on the complete collection. Isn´t it pretty?

ADRIFT, THE NIFTY PIXELThe kit is bursting with gorgeous seashore themed bits and pieces and the papers are just a dream!!! I hightly recommend you grab yourself this kit as long as it is available!!! You will not regret it! I even created a small altered display piece with this kit for my studio (will share that later). I can see myself using this kit again and again also in the future.

So I promised you another project with this kit and that will follow very soon. This and the next project will also be my very last ones for The Nifty Pixel design team. I will for sure be using the kits also in my later work here and there, but not as a design team member anymore. Having been on the team for three years and some, it is time to give someone new a chance! So this will actually be my farewell project as a design team member. It´s been an amazing three years on the team!! I´ve really enjoyed every second of it and would like to thank Em for having me in the team so long. I will Keep on Stalking Em, the team girls and The Nifty Pixel Website in the future thru social media. Thank you Em for everything! It has been an amazing time and I´ve learned so much about hybrid!!!

Happy hybrid crafting,
xxx, Sanna
Please go to:
The Digichick Store – The Nifty Pixel line
The Nifty Pixel website for inspiration

Be Merry – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, I am up over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today with a little Christmas deco piece. I was lucky enough to come across some small alterable light bulbs and I have been thinking of creating little Secret Santa pieces with them for friends and colleagues.

Sanna Lippert - be merry home deco piece

These lightbulbs are great since they are made out of relatively thick glass and have a flat bottom, so they stand alone and are not too fragile to be used as decoration in the household. You can even unscrew the cork and fill the bulb with whatever you prefer! Here is what I came up with:

Sanna Lippert - be merry home deco piece

Step 1: I first took some mini art stones and filled the lightbulb with those.

Sanna Lippert - be merry home deco piece

Step 2: After adding the mini art stones I mixed some mica flakes and bulk glass glitter into the lightbulb. I then place the red wooden pearls carefully inside the lightbulb and closed the lid. Next I added some white cord around the lightbulb for additional interest and adhered the little star embellishment with a piece of 3D foam on top. This is what the base looks like when finished:

Sanna Lippert - be merry home deco piece

Step 3: After the base was done I strung a piece of white wire thru the light bulb cork and formed it into a place card holder form on top to hold the die cut piece later. I also decorated the lightbulb cork with some half pearls for a fun detail.

Sanna Lippert - be merry home deco piece

Step 4: Next I cut two stars with the Entwined Ovals die cut set and two ice cream cones with the Joset Designs Ice Cream Cone die cut die set. When you flip the cone upside down, it looks a little bit like a Christmas tree!

Sanna Lippert - be merry home deco piece

Step 5: After die cutting the white cardstock, I misted the ice cream cone with green spray inks and it immediately looked like a Christmas tree. I glued the pieces together and adhered the stars to the tree. Next I wrote a sentiment onto a piece of white cardstock and cut it into a banner and adhere that to the tree.

Sanna Lippert - be merry home deco piece

Step 6: I then adhered some white half pearls onto the tree and colored them red with a marker. In the end I added some glitter glue onto the star to make it more shiny and then placed the finished Christmas tree on it´s place.

Sanna Lippert - be merry home deco piece

While creating this piece, it occurred to me, that the lightbulbs would make really great place card holders for the Christmas dinner table. I might need to get a few more to complete that idea too!! Hope you enjoyed this home deco step-by-step and get inspired to create!!!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Joset Designs – Ice Cream Cone
Els van de Burgt Studio – Entwined Ovals

Other:
Big Shot – Sizzix
Green Spray ink – Tattered Angels
Mini Art Stones – Prima Art Ingredients
Mica flakes & bulk glass glitter
Wooden pearls
White cord
Silver star
Glitter glue
Red Copic Marker
Black pen
Paper glue

Thank you – Mixed Media Card Challenge inspiration

Hello lovelies!! Here comes some more inspiration for the November Mixed Media Card Challenge! I hope you are joining our fun challenge this month!!!

november2016challengeHere is my second inspirational card:

Sanna Lippert - thanksgiving die cut die card

and some details:

Sanna Lippert - thanksgiving die cut die card

I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist spray ink on the background. Then I outlined the cardstock piece with a black pen. Next I inked a VivaLas VegaStamps stamp with three different red tones & some orange, green and brown tones and stamped the multi-colored image onto a piece of white paper. I then fussy cut the images and adhered them onto the green background. After that I stamped an Ali Edwards stamp with black ink onto a piece of white cardstock, fussy cut along the edges and inked it with green Distress Ink. I really, really like the shiny green background color with the bold red fruit images on it.

Now is your turn – there is still plenty of time to join in with us on this fun challenge!!! Hop over to the MMCC blog and play along! See you there!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

Supplies:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – green
Distress Ink – Ranger
VivaLas VegaStamps fruit stamp
Studio AE stamp by Technique Tuesday