Bookmark tag

Hello everyone and happy fall!!! I am not much of a winter and fall person, but I guess it is necessary to have those seasons to really be able to enjoy spring and summer, eh? I recently created a bookmark for a design team colleague to cheer her up abit.

Sanna Lippert - book mark tag with glitter and die cutting

I first die cut small hearts from a clear double sided adhesive sheet with a die cutting machine and used those for this card. The lefover piece is this one I covered with Silk Microfine Glitter for this tag :). But first I misted the background with an orange toned Glimmer Mist and when that piece was dry, I attachted the die cut adhesive piece onto it. Next I applied yellow Silk Microfine Glitter on top and polished the surface with my finger to make it really shiny.

Sanna Lippert - book mark tag with glitter and die cutting

The flower is created from an old book page paper and misted with various Glimmer Mist tones. Then cut into circles and layered over each other. Some black and white pen outlining is also on every single layer. The leaves are hand drawn.

Sanna Lippert - book mark tag with glitter and die cuttingFinally I added the banner out of book paper with a „C“ on it. Some washi tape, black texture spray and some ribbon. A blue paper flower finalizes the tag.

I sure hope my design team colleague liked this tag and it made her day a little bit happier. Happy mail always helps thru a grey day, don´t you agree??

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Orange, red, blue and purple Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels
Yellow Silk Microfine Glitter – Elizabeth Craft Designs
Clear Double Sided Adhesive – Elizabeth Craft Designs
Heat die cut die – Elizabeth Craft Designs
Washi Tape – Cavallini & co.
Black texture spray – Imagine Crafts
Ribbon, white tag

Birds and Birdhouses – Elizabeth Craft Designs

A new collection of Joset Designs die cut dies is out and they are so very cute. I have quite a few favorites in this release and have been on a card creating roll ever since I got some of those dies :). Here is what I have been upto:

Sanna Lippert - Distress Inked die cut die cardsThis is actually a winter release, but the fun thing about these die cut dies is that they can actually be used for various seasons and purposes!Sanna Lippert - Distress Inked die cut die cards Sanna Lippert - Distress Inked die cut die cards Sanna Lippert - Distress Inked die cut die cardsHere both the upper and lower card are made using the same die cut set – one with a stand and one without immediately creates a totally different kind of card.

Sanna Lippert - Distress Inked die cut die cardsI´ve written more about the creating process on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog, so please hop over there and read more there! And while there, do leave a comment :).

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Birdhouse
Birds
Fitted Circles
Dotted Scallop Circles
Mushrooms
Congrats
Winter Sentiments
Big Shot
Distress Ink
Stickles
Blue embossing powder
Pink and blue spray ink
Typewriter
Old book paper
Alphabet stamps

Create something today… – STAMPlorations

Hello lovelies! It is agan time for another Stencil Sunday with STAMPlorations! This Sunday´s project is an art journal sheet, a pretty dark one actually. But first, here are the details for this months challenge (just click the image to go to the page). Hope you´ll join in with us!!! There are prizes to be won too *winks*

And now some details on how I created my art journal sheet:

Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet

I first gessoed the art journal sheet with white gesso. Then I dabbed some Distress Paint directly to the brayer and applied it with the brayer onto the page. Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet

Next I placed the Bold Florals ARTplorations stencil onto the page and applied modeling paste onto the sheet thru it. I slightly dried the surface with a heat gun, but only for a few seconds. Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet

Then I took the Create STAMPlorations clear stamp set and pressed the word „ART“ into the slightly dry modeling paste flowers. It left a mark (almost impossible to see on this picture). Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet

I left the paste to dry properly and when I came back to the piece, I didn´t really like the colors I had chosen. They were too soft for my mood that day 🙂 – so I changed them… Some black gesso on top of it all and then I let it to dry again. Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet

After the black gesso was all dried up, I took the Bundled Sage Distress Paint and dabbed some paint onto my finger. I then carefully wiped/dabbed the paint onto the stenciled, modeling paste flowers. This made them stand out more and if you look closely, you might even see the little words (ART) standing out from some flower petals. Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet

Finally I outlined the flowers with a white Posca pen, added pink, yellow and green details in betweenthe flowers and then took a white gel pen and doodled the branches (colored them in with dark green Posca pen) and added a hand written sentiment. I really, really like how this page turned out. I think I will need to try this technique out a few more times :).

Here is the finished page:Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheetNow is your turn! Join the mixed media challenge at the STAMPlorations blog (remember to follow the rules) and have fun creating!!!

xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
ARTplorations stencil: Bold Florals
STAMPlorations stamp: Create
Posca pens
Black Gesso
Modeling paste
Distress Paints
Brayer

You´re special – MMCC inspiration card

Hi there, how are you doing with this months Mixed Media Card Challenge? Need some additional inspiration? Well, then hop over to the MMCC blog to check out the additional inspirational cards my design team colleagues have been creating along the past weeks.

I also made another one for this months challenge – here it is:

Sanna LippertI first applied golden texture paste (by Imagine Crafts) thru a stencil (The Crafter´s Workshop) onto the background, then cut a smaller piece of white cardstock, inked it with orange Distress Ink and then stamped some apples with red ink onto it. Next I colored the seeds and the stem with black and brown markers. The leafs have a green glitter glue coating on them.

The sentiment is stamped directly onto the background and accompanied by rows of rhinestones which I colored with Copics to make them match the colors of the card.

Sanna LippertThere is still plenty of time to join this months challenge so I hope you will take the time and create a fun, mixed media card! I´d love to see what you make!

Happy creating,
xxx, Sanna

Some kind of wonderful

Getting together with crafty friends around the globe would be impossible without social media and things like Skype! Me and some of my lovely crafty friends again got together to chat a little and to challenge each other. This time I was not the one setting the rules and to my agony, we had to do totally without mixed media *add a sad face*

Well, I managed, even though my fingers were itching for some paste and ink splatters. So here, a clean & simple card was the end result:

Sanna Lippert - clean and simple die cut cardI used patterned papers from Basic Grey (fresh cut) & Dear Lizzy (documentary). Good to get some paper stash used! The only admission they gave me was to stamp the sentiment. At least some ink in there, eh? *giggles*
Sanna Lippert - clean and simple die cut cardHere is a close-up. I then sent this card to one of my scrappy friends and will get one in return. That will be a total surprise, since we didn´t show each other the cards we were making! These sessions are always great fun. I feel very lucky to have such talented, funny, creative friends around the globe!!! If you´d like to make a similar card, the supplies are listed at the end of this post..

I am joining with STAMPlorations anything CAS goes card challenge with my card:

cas-009-septemberpink2016I managed to add touches of pink into the card (enamel dots & the die cut flowers), so I think I am good to go with this card for this challenge.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Fitted Circles
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Ribbons 1
Joset Designs – Rainbow Sky
Gossamer Blue – stamps
Dear Lizzy – documentary
Basic Grey – Fresh Cut
Studio Calico – Enamel Dots
Amy Tangerine – Remarks with Love Puffy Stickers
Hero Arts Chalkboard Black ink

A stenciled, heat embossed tag – STAMPlorations

Hi there, everyone! Today it´s again my turn to share a mixed media tutorial post over at the STAMPlorations blog. I have a fun and easy to do tag background tutorial prepared for you – hope you like it!

Sanna LippertHere is how to create this tag:

  1. Download the ColorBlooms digital file from this post and while you are there, you might want to grab a coloring book from the store :).
  2. Color the blossoms with Distress Crayons and water.
  3. Take the Big Bloom Factory (L) stencil and apply VersaMark ink on top of it.
  4. Place a white tag onto the inked area and using a brayer transfer the ink onto the tag surface.
  5. Take white embossing powder and apply over the tag. Heat set with a heat gun.
  6. Press Distress Ink (squeezed lemonade, wild honey, shabby shutters) onto a kraft sheet and spray water mist over the areas.
  7. Apply the ink onto the tag with a paint brush. Let air dry or dry with a heat gun.
  8. Fussy cut the colored blossoms from the print file and adhere onto the tag overlappingly.
  9. Take a piece of old book and stamp a sentiment from the STAMPlorations Fond Expressions clear stamp set with black ink onto the book sheet.
  10. Fussy cut along the edges and glue onto the tag.
  11. Decorate the blossoms with white gel pen. Apply black texture spray onto the tag for additional interest.
  12. Add faux stitching with a black pen along the edges. Add matching ribbon and bind together with a piece of yarn.
  13. Finally add a vellum butterfly for decoration.

Here is the start-to-finish video:

And this is how the finished tag looks like:

Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertI hope you enjoyed this little mixed media tag idea! Now, there are so many ways you can vary this technique – imagine how a black tag would look like with golden embossing powder?!! I think I need to try that next :).

Have fun creating,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
ARTplorations Big Bloom Factory (L) stencil
STAMPlorations Fond Expressions clear stamp setDistress Crayons by Ranger
Distress Ink by Ranger
Texture Spray by Imagine Crafts

Art journal page – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, I recently went to Barcelona for a holiday and was fascinated by the city, the good food and of course Gaudi´s work. This art journal page has lots of color on it, like the tile bench in Parc Güell in Barcelona.  Sanna Lippert die cut detail art journal page My starting point for this journal page was a blank art journal page. I chose to use the Macarons die cut die set by Joset Designs as well as the Ribbons 1 set by Els van de Burgt Studio. To that I added some old book sheets and a page from the Through the Lens – Wood patterned paper set. Here is how I created the page:

Sanna Lippert die cut detail art journal pageSanna Lippert die cut detail art journal page1. Apply white gesso onto the art journal page. I added a relatively thick layer to create structure. Let the layer dry properly before moving to the next step.
2. Use the Ribbons 1 dies to cut „tree trunks“ from the Through the Lens – Wood paper.
3. Run the Macarons die cut set dies through a Big Shot and cut a sheet of old book paper with them.
4. Add lime, light blue and yellow spray ink to the gessoed background. Let dry.
5. Spray the Maracons book sheet pieces with orange, purple and yellow spray ink. Glue all pieces onto the background, starting with the „tree trunks“.
6. Add light and dark blue as well as black paint dots with a paint brush here and there for interest.
7. Next stamp with black waterproof stamp ink random patterns to the background.
8. Apply white and black texture spray splatters and drawn highlights with black and white pen.
9. Take a black pen and hand draw circles onto the paper. Paint the background (except the circle areas) with two layers of yellow paint. Let dry properly.
10. Die cut 2 sets of Alphabet 1 – Caps from black Soft Finish Cardstock.
11. Add some more stamping on top of the yellow paint. Adhere a die cut sentiment „never stop growing!“ onto the page.
12. Finally add some white texture spray details and date stamping.

Here is a video start-to-finish for you to watch for further detail:

And here are some detail shots of the finished page:

Sanna Lippert die cut detail art journal pageSanna Lippert die cut detail art journal pageSanna Lippert die cut detail art journal pageSanna Lippert die cut detail art journal pageI hope you get inspired to try out some art journaling. It´s a great possibility to add bits and pieces and use up the stash you have – even the dies – in a totally different way.

Have fun!
Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock
Alphabet 1 – Caps
Macarons
Ribbons 1
Through the Lens – Wood

Other:
Big Shot
White and black paint pens
Date stamp – office supply store
Black stamp ink – Hero Arts
Spray inks – Tattered Angels
Yellow acrylic paint – Tattered Angels
Paint brushes
Gesso – Liquitex

Altered writing block cover – STAMPLORATIONS

Hello lovelies, it is again time for September´s Mixed Media Challenge & Stencil Sunday at STAMPlorations. My project for this months challenge reveal is an altered writing block cover:

Sanna Lippert - altered, stenciled and stamped writing block coverI´ve prepared a little start-to-finish photo tutorial for this one:

Sanna Lippert - altered, stenciled and stamped writing block coverI started with a notebook I bought some time back at IKEA :). It has lots of sheets for writing down ideas, sketches or anything else creative. However, I wanted to alter the cover to look more like „me“ :). Here is what I did:

Sanna Lippert - altered, stenciled and stamped writing block coverI first applied a layer of white gesso to cover the speech bubble abit and prepare the surface for paints and spray inks. Sanna Lippert - altered, stenciled and stamped writing block coverNext I applied some light pink and sunny yellow Glimmer Mist onto the surface (by Tattered Angels). Sanna Lippert - altered, stenciled and stamped writing block coverAfter that I glued some random old book paper strips onto the background and stamped the „be free“ sentiment onto the right lower corner. Sanna Lippert - altered, stenciled and stamped writing block coverNext I mixed some texture paste and Inchworm Chalkboard Glimmer Mist together and applied a random layer onto the background thru the „X Marks the Spot“ ARTplorations stencil. Sanna Lippert - altered, stenciled and stamped writing block coverWhen the first layer was dry I applied some silver texture medium thru the „Bubbles“ ARTplorations stencil onto the background and stamped some flying birds from the STAMPlorations „Trendy Birds 2“ stamp set with black ink. I love this stamp set!!!Sanna Lippert - altered, stenciled and stamped writing block coverFinally I stamped with the „Create“ STAMPlorations stamp set and black ink onto a old book sheet and fussy cut and glued the pieces on their places. Next I added all kinds of bits and pieces (die cutting leftover pieces, ink splatters, old paper flowers from my stash, ink splatters, rhinestones etc.) onto the cover page until I was happy with the result. This is how the finished piece looks like: Sanna Lippert - altered, stenciled and stamped writing block coverNow it feels so much more like me :). NOW IT´S YOUR TURN, click on the image underneath to jump over to the STAMPlorations blog to take a look at the other projects my team colleagues created AND join in on the challenge (just note that you need to create a mixed media piece by using at least one stencil and anything goes, EXCEPT CARDS!!! The linky closes at the end of the month and there are prizes to be won 🙂 !!
Have fun!!!!

I am also submitting this notebook to the Craft Stamper September Take It Make It Anything Goes challenge!

CRAFT+STAMPER_TIMI+CHALLENGEFor STAMPlorations challenge, click the image underneath!

See you at STAMPlorations blog, lovelies!!!!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
ARTplorations stencils: X Marks the Spot & Bubbles
STAMPlorations stamps: Trendy Birds 2 & Create
Gesso – Liquitex
Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels (Silk, Sun Sisters)
Chalkboard Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels (Inchworm)
Hero Arts Chalkboard Black
White and black pen
Silver Creative Medium – Imagine Crafts
Texture paste
Texture spray – Imagine Crafts
Die cut pieces – Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper flowers
Rhinestones
Old book page

My favorite thing – the MMCC September reveal

Hi there! And just like that it´s September again. I hope you all had a lovely summer!!! Today I´d like to share with you the brand new Mixed Media Card Challenge blog´s SEPTEMBER challenge. The theme this time is: HARVEST BASKET and as an optional element you are to use: FRUIT.

Here is my take (obviously without the basket):
Sanna Lippert

My Card is full of pears – suitable for September as they usually are ripe around this time. I´ve inked the pear stamp with three different Distress Ink tones (orange, green and brown)  and then stamped the images in rows.

I also outlined the fruit with a black pen, added some transparent rhinestones on each of them and colored those with Copic markers green or orange. Then I stamped and fussy cut the sentiment and added yellow and green Glimmer Mist splatters onto the background as well as some black Glimmer Glaze spots.

Sanna LippertPears are one of my favorite fruit, so the sentiment is just perfect :). Now it is your turn – get your product out and create a fun mixed media card for this challenge!!!

See you at MMCC,
xxx, Sanna

Postcard SWAP – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello lovelies, I really enjoy art exchanges and was happy that the Canvas Corp Brands design team organized a postcard SWAP. Barb Housner was so kind to take over the organizational part, we only needed to create a postcard and send it to our swap partner.

This is what I made:
Sanna LippertSince we were supposed to send a real postcard (which means putting it into NO envelope!!!) I was a bit scared if I created a bulky mixed media style card it would not survive in the mail. Therefore I came up with a one layer card and still added quite a lot of media. And while I was at it, I created a set, because it was fun to see how different color combinations would look out :).

Sanna Lippert

And I even created a Video on the process. It is very short and quite simple to do, but just in case you would like to try the technique yourself, here´s the video:

and here are closeups of the last two cards:

Sanna Lippert, one layer card

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I received a lovely card from my DT colleague in Greece – thank you Kyriakos :)!!! Well, actually there were two he sent me, later he sent me another one which GLOWS in the dark!!! How amazing is that!!! And some sand and sea shells from Greece. See for Details here and here

Now hop over to the Canvas Corp Brands blog to see what everyone created and leave my colleagues a message on their blog – we all love to read your comments!!! 🙂 🙂

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
1. CCB – Postcards – 12 pieces in 4×6 inch size
2. CCB/Hampton Art stamp set – IC0307
3. Tattered Angels – Chalkboard, Alaskan Salmon
4. Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist Marigold
5. Tattered Angels – Glimmer Glaze: Pewter, Kelly, Java
6. Tattered Angels – Decor & DIY paint: scarlet, jade, ebony
7. Embossing powder – clear
8. Embossing ink – Ranger
9. White ink – Liquitex
10. black and white pen

Tools: Heat gun; Acrylic blocks; Washi tape; Scissors; Black stamp ink; Baby wipes; Paint brush