Stenciled artist trading cards

Hello there, fellow creative peeps! I love stencils and media and creating with those. Thus I am sharing a set of artist trading cards created with lots of stencils and media. Here is the set I created:

Sanna Lippert, stenciled artist trading cardThe first one´s background is misted with a green Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist spray. Then I´ve used a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil and added pearlescent greenish Creative Medium on top of the misted background. I took a separate white piece of cardstock and added red and orange Distress Ink thru a stencil onto the paper. After that I fussy cut the flower forms and outlined with a black pen. Next I added a metal brad in the middle of both flowers and added two stickers for decoration. The white dots are hand drawn. Just a little something to add interest to the ATC.

Sanna Lippert, stenciled artist trading cardThe second one was originally white cardstock. I sprayed blue spray ink (Tattered Angels) onto a stencil and then pressed the image onto the paper. Followed with a second layer and a new stencil I did the same. That creates this funky background look. Next I grabbed some misted paper leftover pieces and punched butterflies. I layered two various sizes and on the colored ones there is DIY glitter paste applied thru a stencil on those butterflies. All stencils I´ve used are by The Crafter´s Workshop. Here on this video you can see, how I make the glitter paste myself. Finally I just added a few typed words into the middle (typed with my old typewriter).Sanna Lippert, stenciled artist trading cardThe third ATC is kind bold in color. I first misted the background with orange Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), then I stamped a sentiment (Elizabeth Craft Designs) onto a piece of white cardstock and misted that yellow. Next I mixed some transparent texture paste together with red spray ink and applied that thru a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil onto the background (in the middle..). I had a leftover circle punched piece on my desk which I taped with Tim Holtz tissue tape onto the ATC. Then I placed another TCW stencil on top of the ATC and applied yet another layer of transparent texture paste thru it. While the paste was still wet, I took a cardboard box and poured microbeads onto the wet areas. They stuck to the paste really well, but you still need a box of some kind to gether the residue beads into the jar. This layer needs to dry properly. After it was dry I fussy cut the stamped sentiment and glued it on top of everything else. Sanna Lippert, stenciled artist trading cardThe last ATC has a purple Glimmer Mist background (again Tattered Angels sprays). After that I applied pearlescent Creative Medium on top of that ink layer thru 2 different stecils by TCW. The second stencil comes as a mask and a stencil, so I used both to create the blue areas between the pearlescent medium areas. Next I again stamped a stentiment (love these two Elizabeth Craft Designs sentiment stamps!) on white cardstock which I then misted with red Glimmer Mist. Then I adhered a piece of ribbon into the middle, some half pearls (by Zva Creative) decorate the left side with a DIY tissue paper rose. The right side only needed the fussy cut sentiment on top in my opinion. Sanna Lippert, stenciled artist trading card Lots of layers with all kinds of product I really like to use. Fun, creative times!!!

Happy creating,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Stencils by The Crafter´s Workshop
Creative Medium by Imagine Crafts
Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels
Stamps by Elizabeth Craft Designs
Half pearls by Zva Creative
Microbeads by Recollections
Patterned paper by Bella Blvd

Flourish Art Journal Page

Hello lovelies! I totally forgot to share an art journal page with you that I created back in February!! I used different shades of red, pink, gold and black spray inks on the background with gesso, stencils, texture spray and paste. You can also find some random stamping and bits of washi tape in there too.

Sanna LippertWhen I had the first layer done, I painted random „leaves and petals“ with a black pen onto the page and then started applying the Tattered Angels Decor & DIY paint on top. I know I could have used any regular acrylic paint too, but I like the consistency of the TA paint for this purpose. It only requires one layer, dries smooth and is fast drying. Sanna LippertAfter finishing covering the areas with the Jade Decor & DIY paint and after it had dried, I started painting and stamping stems and details to the leaves and petals with a black paint pen. Next up was a white paint pen for more details. I also drew small white leaves onto the stems and tiny flowers in between for the fun of it. Sanna LippertFinally I added some white paint driplets on top and finished the page off with yellow and golden texture spray splatters. A little sentiment „flourish“ is there to remind me to cherish and enjoy life every single day. This page is yet another nice addition to my 2016 art journal which is coming together very slowly, but there is at least some sort of development going on :).

Happy creating,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists
Tattered Angels Decor & DIY paint, Jade
Tattered Angels Simply Sheer spray inks
Tattered Angels Baseboard spray inks
Gesso
Texture spray
Stencils

Loved much? – Canvas Corp Brands

Starting off with a white paper is one of my favorite things to do when scrapbooking. Creating a unique background to each layout is such a fun, creative process and there is for sure no second page alike. The Tattered Angels Mixed Media Origins papers are also perfect for this purpose! You can color them in with watercolor, paints, mists, inks, pastels and more. Here is the paper I started with:

And here is what I ended up with after mixing lots of yummy Tattered Angels color and Canvas Corp fussy cut papers together:

SONY DSCIf you haven´t tried the Mixed Media Origins papers yet, here are a few good reasons why you definitely should:

1. the paper feels like fabric
2. it is extra strong and you cannot tear it easily
3. the paper will dry flat after applying water and heavy paints
4. it can be fussy cut into smaller pieces and holds its shape
5. the paper is two sided so you have your choice in designs (now, we all know how hard it is to choose a side, so you might actually want to buy doubles 😉 …)
6. coloring is very much in trend now, so why not create your own coloring book style layout backgrounds with these papers?

I wanted to use there photos, as they have a special meaning to them. The great cousins meet after a long time (in London, as it happens, how practical that the paper is London/UK themed! And a total coincidence!!!).  Two of the kids are almost grown up, and the other ones still very little. There is so much admiration from the little ones towards the big ones, and the grown up boys patiently play and goof around with the small kiddos.  Then comes the sudden attack of affection. What special memories!!! I just needed to capture these precious moments on a layout.  I chose to print my photos in black and white, and use lots of happy Tattered Angels colors on the papers. In a start-to-finish video tutorial you can see how this layout comes together.

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1. Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist: Olive Vine, Aquamarine, Italian Sunset, Turquoise, Sugar Maple, Summer Glow, Marigold & Tea Cup
2. Tattered Angels – Chalkboard Mist: Alaskan Salmon
3. Tattered Angels – Plain Jane Baseboard: Iris & Cardboard
4. Tattered Angels – High Impact Paint: Antique Gold, Black & Light Blue
5. Canvas Corp – Mixed Media Origins collection – Melody
6. 7gypsies – Ordre du jour 8×8 paper variety pack
7. Canvas Corp – Mix & Match pad – Spring Showers
8. White paint pen – Dylusions by Ranger
9. Wood veneer – Studio Calico
10. Canvas Corp – Turquoise and Orange burlap yarn strips
11. Black pen – Staedtler
12. Alphabet thickers – American Crafts
Tools:
1. Paint brushes
2. Heat tool
3. Precision scissors
4. Stapler
5. Paper glue – Aleene´s

Here is a how to video for my scrapbooking layout.

 Step 1: Mist the background with Tattered Angels mists.  Add white color with the paint pen to the words in the middle of the Origins papers, and add High Impact Paint splatters here and there. Color some details along the edges of the paper. (see the video for reference on the different steps)
Step 2: Next, use paint brushes for coloring the flower pieces from the mix & match pad.
Step 3: Fussy cut all of the flowers and butterflies, and fussy cut words from the Ordre Du Jour paper pad.
Step 4: Assemble the photos on top of the colored pieces, and then add the burlap yarn, the fussy cut words, and wood veneer around the photos.
Step 5: Lastly, add journaling and the title with white alphabets. Have fun!
SONY DSC SONY DSCI hope you get inspired to try some of these papers and colours out yourself!!!
Happy scrapping,
xxx, Sanna

Snowflake cards and a tag – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hi everyone, today I´d like to share a set of Snowflake cards, created with Elizabeth Craft Designs product, with you. I know that it is a bit early for winter themed cards, but the minute I saw the Brrrr-sentiment die cut die, I had to make something fun with it. Here are a few ideas on how to use the same die cut dies in different ways.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsHere is how I created the two cards and the present tag:

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 1: Take a piece of True Blue and White Soft Finish Cardstock and cut those into a size of 14,5 x 10 cm. Then cut a piece of Soft Sky Soft Finish Cardstock into the same width, but slightly longer. Attach Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet onto the back of the Soft Sky toned cardstock piece and start by cutting one Brrrr sentiment and several little snowflakes out of that paper with your die cutting machine.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 2: Now adhere the True Blue piece onto a white card base and start adhering the Soft Sky toned snowflakes on top. Also adhere the Brrrr sentiment onto the bottom part of the card.Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 3: Now die cut 3 more Brrrr sentiments out of white cardstock and adhere those on top of the light blue one. This way your get a dimensional sentiment for your card.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cards Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 4: After adhering all sentiment pieces on top of each other, add a thin layer of Crackle Accents on top for additional frosty effect. Let dry properly.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cards Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 5: Take a small piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock and die cut some tiny hearts – heart from the Poppy the Owl set – and then color them with a red marker. Add a „cuddle weather“ hand written sentiment underneath the die cut word and adhere the hearts around the words. Next apply some Crackle Accents on top of the hearts. Let air dry properly.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cards Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 6: Now that we still have a really nice piece of leftover cardstock from the first project, why not create a second card with the negative piece. Adhere the Soft Sky Soft Finish Cardstock leftover piece onto a piece of Café au Lait Soft Finish Cardstock piece.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 7: Take the Fitted Frames 3 Curvy Rectangles die cut die and die cut a piece of Café au Lait Soft Finish Cardstock with it. Use the biggest frame for this card and safe the other pieces for another project.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 8: Adhere the Soft Sky snowflake background piece on a white card base and then adhere the frame on top. Add white texture spray splatters onto the light blue surface for additional interest. Let air dry. Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 9: Cut two Brrrr words from the Café au Lait paper and one additional one out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Layer on top of each other leaving the white piece on top.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 10: Apple some Crackle Accents on top of the sentiment for additional interest. Decorate with a white gel pen and some light blue half pearls.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cards Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 11: Now we still have the protection sheet pieces of the snowflake die cut piece left over. You can use both parts, the negative and the positive to decorate yet further backgrounds. Use them as a stencil with inks and/or glitter. I chose to use only the small snowflakes on a white tag to create a fun glitter snowflake background. First adhere a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive onto the tag, then attach the little snowflake sheet pieces onto the adhesive.

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Step 12: Apply a first layer of glitter onto the sticky surface (just in case you want to see a how-to tutorial on that, follow this link to a video tutorial), use a paint brush to brush off any residue glitter. Then use your finger to polish the glitter and only after that remove the little snowflake pieces. I used the Royal Teal Silk Microfine Glitter tone for this layer.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 13: For the second layer apply the Dark Mint Silk Microfine Glitter tone over the surface, then brush off the residue with a paint brush and polish the surface with your finger. The stronger the tone different between the glitter colors, the better the contrast.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 14: Die cut the Merry Christmas sentiment from a piece of Ladybug Red Soft Finish Cardstock and adhere onto the tag. Decorate with ribbon, lace and a Fimo DIY mold button. Now all three pieces are done. There would still be the option to use the negative die cut protection sheet of the adhesive as a stencil with ink. Thank would be a perfect DIY stencil for creating yet another fun snowflake background. I did´t give that a try, but you could. Here are the final projects once more:

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cards Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cards Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsSee how you start with one card and that leads to another and yet another idea and in the end you have created a bunch of project at once only by using all the bits and pieces and adding small details as you go. I hope you get inspired to try some of these ideas out, and if you are not quite yet in the mood for winter themed cards, grab another word die cut die and create something for fall or for a birthday for example. Have fun!!!

Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Brrrr
Ladybug Red Soft Finish Cardstock
Soft Sky Soft Finish Cardstock
True Blue Soft Finish Cardstock
Café au Lait Soft Finish Cardstock
White Soft Finish Cardstock
Fitted Frames 3 Curvy Rectangles
Merry Christmas
Poppy the Owl
Clear Double Sided Adhesive
Royal Teal Silk Microfine Glitter
Dark Mint Silk Microfine Glitter

Other:
White card bases
Big Shot
Paint brush
Red Marker – Copic
Crackle Accents – Ranger
Half Pearls – Kaisercraft
Lace, Ribbon
Texture Spray – Imagine Crafts
White gel pen
Black pen

Memories Tag – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone! Time for another fun little stencil project for this weeks STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday. This time I created a doodled background tag with lots of droplets on it.

Well, it has sure been raining here this summer, so why not go with the flow (haha!) and use some water droplets. Here is what I did:

Sanna Lippert - stenciled water droplet background tagThis tag is really easy to make, but the effect is pretty cool:

Sanna Lippert - stenciled water droplet background tagStep 1: Take a black tag, white gel pen, a stencil of your choice (mine is by STAMPlorations: Droplets Mini) and place the stencil over the tag and start tracing along the droplet patterns thru the stencil with the white pen. More the stencil as you proceed with the doodling. Finally add some details to the droplets to make them look more „real“. Sanna Lippert - stenciled water droplet background tagStep 2: Gather all kinds of embellishments you have in your stash and start adding those in layers. I used some mold to create my own embellishments (by Mold Muse) out of gypsum. Then I misted them (Tattered Angels) in green and blue. The buttons are actually rubber buttosn. They add a fun feel to the project. Sanna Lippert - stenciled water droplet background tagStep 3: Keep on adding layers until you are satisfied with the end result. I added some book paper, buttons, gypsum mold images, some lace, ribbon and golden yarn. Sanna Lippert - stenciled water droplet background tagStep 4: Add faux stitching along the edges with the white gel pen. Attach some enamel dots on top of the buttons for interest. Stamp a sentiment (STAMPlorations Create stamp set) with black ink onto a piece of old book paper, fussy cut and glue onto the tag. Attach a white lace on top and the tag is finished. Here is the finished result (and some details shots):

Sanna Lippert - stenciled water droplet background tag Sanna Lippert - stenciled water droplet background tag Sanna Lippert - stenciled water droplet background tag Sanna Lippert - stenciled water droplet background tagDon´t forget that there is a nice challenge going on over at the STAMPlorations blog. You can win some goodies from the store, but you need to play by the rules. Have fun!!! Hope to see you join in!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
ARTplorations stencil – Droplets Mini
STAMPlorations stamp – Create

Quick birthday cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday! Who does not know the situation, when you suddenly need a nice birthday card, but have nothing ready? And you really don´t want to buy one from the store, as you can create ones yourself too :-). How about a card with bold cardstock strips on white background? This is what I came up with when I needed to create two birthday cards really quickly:

Sanna Lippert - die cut strip birthday card This is how the cards came together:

Sanna Lippert - die cut strip birthday cardStep 1: Pick a total of 12 Soft Finish Cardstock colors and cut paper strips in size of 1,5 x 17 cm out of them. I chose to use different colors for every single die cut strip, but you could also use only a color or two for a different look. Now adhere Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back of all cardstock pieces before die cutting them. This will make adhering them on the card base much easier. Take the Bread Strings 1 die cut die and use the two straight dies to die cut 12 strips of cardstock. Keep both the positive and the negative pieces for the cards.

Sanna Lippert - die cut strip birthday cardStep 2: Cut two Happy Birthday sentiments from black Soft Finish Cardstock.

Sanna Lippert - die cut strip birthday cardStep 3: Adhere the paper strips onto at white card base and align the pieces next to each other, but in various lengths. This makes the background more interesting for the eye. Cut the residue pieces off. You can use them on a future project like an ATC card of a present tag. This way nothing goes to waste.

Sanna Lippert - die cut strip birthday cardStep 4: Adhere the Happy Birthday sentiment on top of the card. Decorate the surface with for example puffy hearts, black texture spray splatters and golden half pearls.

Sanna Lippert - die cut strip birthday cardStep 5: Now take a second white card base and adhere the negative die cut pieces, align them next to each other starting from the top of the card and vary the length of the strips for more interest. Finally adhere the Happy Birthday sentiment on the bottom and decorate with puffy hearts, half pearls and black texture spray. This is what the finished cards look like:

Sanna Lippert - die cut strip birthday cardSanna Lippert - die cut strip birthday cardThese cards are so much fun to make and very fast and easy to create. Just imagine the variations you could create by changing the card base colors, maybe adding a few Silk Microfine Glitter strips in between or just doing a monochromatic card!! I think I need to try that next. Thanks for stopping by – hope you enjoyed this fast and easy card idea!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Soft Finish Cardstock – Celadon Green
Soft Finish Cardstock – Olive Twist
Soft Finish Cardstock – Whisper Blue
Soft Finish Cardstock – Bonnie Blue
Soft Finish Cardstock – Time for Teal
Soft Finish Cardstock – Pewter
Soft Finish Cardstock – Mustard
Soft Finish Cardstock – Pale Peach
Soft Finish Cardstock – Misty Mauve
Soft Finish Cardstock – Perfect Pink
Soft Finish Cardstock – Rosebud
Soft Finish Cardstock – Rich Black
Soft Finish Cardstock – True Green
Bead Strings 1
Happy Birthday
Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Other:
Big Shot
Scissors
Puffy heart stickers
Half pearls
Black texture spray
White card bases

Stenciled DIY bookmark – STAMPlorations

Hello there everyone! It´s time for another STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday. It is also the first Sunday of the month, which means it’s time for a new Mixed Media Challenge!

How about joining this fun challenge??? The only thing you need to do, is to create and link up a non-card mixed media project to the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge August post (click the image above to go to the blog). So what´s the theme you ask? EASY – it is always anything mixed media goes except a card and you need to use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project (linky closes at the end of the month).

Annnddd…. there are prizes:
Winner gets: $15 gift certificate OR choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils
Top picks: choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil

So how about pulling those stencils out and joining us :)!!!

Here is my take for this Sunday´s stencil post – a DIY stenciled bookmark:

Sanna Lippert, DIY stenciled bookmarkStep one: Cut a piece of white cardstock, add some yellow spray ink (Tattered Angels – Marigold). Let dry.

Sanna Lippert, DIY stenciled bookmark Sanna Lippert, DIY stenciled bookmarkStep two: Use the Hearts all Over STAMPlorations stencil with a red ink to add inked hearts on top of the yellow coat. Repeat on the other side of the bookmark with black ink and the STAMPlorations Some Birds stencil.

Sanna Lippert, DIY stenciled bookmarkStep three: Outline/doodle details and outlines with black and white paint pen. Sanna Lippert, DIY stenciled bookmarkStep four: Cover with adhesive foil – this way the bookmark easily survives several readings :).  Sanna Lippert, DIY stenciled bookmarkThis is how the reverse side of the bookmark looks like. As you can see, using stencils is so much fun and very easy too. With just a few simple stemps you have created yourself a nice bookmark to go with your holiday readings :). Have fun stenciling!!! Hope you´ll find time to join the challenge!

xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Marigold
STAMPlorations stencil – Some Birds
STAMPlorations stencil – Hearts All Over
Dylusions black and white paint pen
Adhesive foil

PS. here are the details on playing along in a nutshell, so you don´t have to go and search for them :)…

 Please just keep in mind these simple rules:

  • Your project(s) can be anything mixed media except a card (so no cards, please!).
  • You must use a stencil or stencils (any brand) in your project(s).
  • You can enter as many projects as you wish as long as they are in separate blog posts.
  • Your project photo must be posted in full in your blog post to be eligible to win and receive the corresponding prize. Please don’t link up to our challenge if you’re only showing a sneak peek of it (as is the case if you made it as a design team project for another company). In the same vein, please do not link up your project if it’s solely to promote another company.
  • You must display the challenge graphic below in your post and link back to this post (not just the main blog) in order to be eligible to win (and receive the corresponding prize).
  • Link up by August 31st, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time.
Prizes:
  • The winner (as voted by the design team) receives a $15 gift certificate OR her choice of ARTplorations stencils (either 2 standard size stencils or 1 large stencil).
  • The two (2) top picks (as voted by the design team) get to pick their choice of any 1 standard size ARTplorations stencil.
Link the graphic back to: http://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2016/08/stencil-sunday-august-7.html
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A gentle reminder: This is a non-card mixed media challenge, so please don’t link up cards (we’ve got other challenges where you can enter your cards). You must use a stencil (or stencils) — any brand or a homemade one — in your project(s). If it’s not obvious to us that you used a stencil, your entry may be deleted. Also, you must display the challenge graphic in your blog post; otherwise, your entry will not be eligible for the prizes.
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STAMPlorations™ August 2016 Mixed Media Challenge

Heads up! If you used a STAMPlorations stamp (clear stamp or digi) and/or ARTplorations stencil in your project(s), make sure to link it up to our Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge too for a chance to win more STAMPlorations products! (We draw a winner for every 50 entries in the linky :o)

ATC in a pocket – STAMPlorations

Hello, time for another STAMPlorations mixed media tutorial! While organizing my stash a cards & pockets product by Canvas Corp Brands cought my eye. I immeditely thought of an interactive Artist Trading Card project that I wanted to create.

Here is how I created the project:

1. Take the kraft paper pocket and the ARTplorations „Some Birds“ stencil. Apply black waterproof ink thru the stencil onto the surface to create a row of birds starting to fly.

2. Next take the card inside the pocket (if you don´t have the exact same pocket, use a small kraft envelope for this purpose) and use a light orange and bright yellow spray ink tone and ink the background in those colors.

3. Take a leftover piece/random piece of paper that goes with the color sheme and apply black ink thru the „Some Birds“ stencil here and there. Then use various sized circle punches and punch circles (with the bird images on them).

4. Take a piece of old book paper and the ARTplorations „Hearts all Over“ stencil. Apply red waterproof ink onto the paper thru the stencil.

5. Wrip the edge of the paper and adhere the piece onto the left side of the misted card. Next assembly the punched circles onto the ATC. Glue down and cut residue/overlapping parts away with scirssors.

6. Attach a light blue mini clothespin on top of the card. That makes it easier to pull the card out of the pocket. Apply white texture spray onto the ATC surface and let air dry.

7. Stamp sentiments from the STAMPlorations „Trendy Birds 2“ clear stamp set with black ink onto old book paper. The one with the „you can fly“ text will be adhered onto the pocket and the „spread your wings“ sentiment goes to the ATC.

8. Outline the stamped sentiments with black paint pen.

9. Finally, outline the black birds on the pocket with a white paint pen to create more contrast.

Here is also a start-to-finish video about the creating process:

I hope you get inspired to get your product out and play!!! Have fun!

xxx, Sanna


Supplies: 

STAMPlorations – Trendy Birds 2 clear stamp set

ARTplorations – Hearts All Over stencil

ARTplorations – Some Birds stencil

Birthday Calendar Book – Canvas Corp Brands

Hi there! How do you keep track of upcoming birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and other special events?  Do you make handmade cards for each one?  And how do you KEEP TRACK on all those occations? I used to have a table calendar for those occations which however meant that I needed to copy various dates from one year to the next to be able to keep track. The electronical devices are great for keeping track on important dates, but they are not as fun as a table calendar. I used the 7gypsies Book Stand and book covers with inside pockets to create this fun table stand calendar.  The 7gypsies book stand sizes perfectly for a 5×7 book vertically or a 4×6 horizontally. The stand comes with the upright, crossbar, stand, 2 rings and 10 4×6 photo holders.  The only thing I changed were the book rings. I wanted them slightly bigger than the ones that come with the set. Thus the blue ones on this project.

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We all use our mobile devices and social media for keeping up with family, friends and colleagues. I however find that it is nice to have a calendar on my desk to write things down in an old fashioned way. So why not also create a separate birthday table pocket calendar to keep up with anniversaries, birthdays and other important dates! The 7gypsies display stand is just perfect for this purpose. It comes with album sleeves and in addition is very decorative, when finished! I now have my very own DIY table birthday calendar, separated in quarters and each quarter had 3 sleeves/pockets for writing down each months important dates. I just need to flip thru it and open the right month and there is no more forgetting about birthdays, anniversaries and other major dates!

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Here is how I created the calendar:

Step 1: Use a Crop-a-dile to punch holes onto the album covers for hanging – cover with eyelets. SONY DSCStep 2: Place stencils onto the album covers (both back and front) and add golden texture paste onto the surface thru the stencil using a palette knife.
SONY DSCThe thick book covers makes them perfect for adding a nice thick layer of golden texture paste thru a stencil.  SONY DSCI really like the vintage look of this stencil on the front and back of the book covers.
SONY DSCSONY DSC SONY DSCStep 3: Mist the French Script canvas piece with blue Glimmer Mist, mist a piece of ivory cardstock or a tag with light pink Glimmer Mist. Now punch butterflies from the light pink toned paper. SONY DSCMist paper to the color you wish and punch, cut or die cut into the shapes you need.
SONY DSCMist is great when applied to canvas or fabric – the colors are so deep and rich. SONY DSCStep 4: Add 7gypsies rub-ons onto white cardstock, fussy cut a sentiment. Then decorate both the back and the front piece of the calendar with the previously misted elements, the canvas flower, buttons, rope and canvas/burlap pieces.
SONY DSCPunch holes in your book covers where you want them, the stand is flexible to allow you to create your own spacing.  SONY DSCStep 5: Cut papers into the photo sleeves from the Postale Collection paper (or use a paper of your choice from the versatile 7gypsies paper collection).  You can use the papers of your choice to fill in the page protectors.
 SONY DSCStep 6: Cut 4 white cardstock pieces to serve as folders between the quarters, use Glimmer Mist to add color. Spray ink the folder pieces with the lighter tone, then spray the punched tabs. This time use darker colors for more interest and contrast.
 SONY DSCChoose a fun assortment of Mist colors to mist your tabs.
SONY DSC SONY DSCStep 7: Stamp with the 7gypsies Distress Words stamp and black stamp ink onto the misted pieces. Adhere the tabs onto the sides and attach them with a stapler. Decorate the quarter divider pieces with alpha and number stickers, buttons, rub-ons, doodling – whatevery you prefer. This is a good spot to mix in a few older products too.
 SONY DSCStep 8: Organize the dividers and the sleeves onto the binding rings that comes with the display stand. If they are too small, save them and change for larger ones.
 SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSCStep 9: Here is what the finished project looks like. And some detail shots of the project :)
SONY DSCThe stand allows you to flip a page each day or flip through as needed.  And it adds a nice decorational touch to the room it is displayed on.
SONY DSCThe page protectors are perfect for 4×6 photos, postcards or even recipes for example.SONY DSCSONY DSCSONY DSCSONY DSCI hope you get inspired to create your own stand project. It does not have to be a birthday calendar, it can be a minibook, an ATC display or a card display – whatever you feel like creating! I love this stand, it is so very pretty and adds a nice touch to my working area and studio!!
Happy Creating!!!

Sanna

Tools:
1. Crop-a-Dile – We R Memory Keepers
2. The Crafter´s Workshop stencils
3. Palette knife
4. Golden texture paste – Imagine Crafts
5. Tab punch & Butterfly punch
6. Eyelets & stapler
7. Black pen

How far – the MMCC August challenge reveal

Hi there, time to share the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog´s AUGUST challenge with you today! This month you need to create a card around the theme: RAINBOW. As an optional element you are asked to use: DRAGONFLIES.

Here is my take: Sanna LippertI used a white cardstock base and added Patina Glimmer Mist with a paint brush onto the background (faux watercolour). Next I used the Rainbow Sky die cut die (by Elizabeth Craft Designs) to cut the rainbow, the clouds and the sun. I misted each of the rays with different Glimmer Mist tones (in rainbow colours). The clouds and the sun are treated with Silk Microfine Glitter (warm diamond & yellow).

Next I hand drew some dragonflies onto the background, added faux stitching on the outlines of the card and stamped and fussy cut the sentiment (stamp by Dylusions).

Sanna LippertAnd now it is your turn again. I do hope you find the time to join this fun challenge!!!

See you at MMCC,
Sanna