Spring Wreath Redo – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello lovelies, today I´d like to share a DIY wreath redo project with you. I altered/rewamped an old wreath I had at home. Sunshine and weather had faded all the colors during the years and it just looked really boring. What better way to give it a new, happy life than to use some cool Canvas Corp products!!!

If you haven’t tried the Canvas Corp line of Burlap & Canvas Flowers, you definitely should!!! These make the perfect accessory for many craft, home decor and fashion projects. They are available in a wide range of colors, are hand-cut and hand sewn and no two are exactly alike.  You can mix and match them in a wide variety of colors or alter them with Tattered Angels Mists and Paints. You can also add some 7 gypsies findings, rhinestones or glitter for more interest. Here is what I did with the wreath:

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This wreath used to have some blue hues to it, however the sun bleached them out, so it urgently needed some altering. What better way to add some color, than to use burlap flowers and Glimmer Mist on the wreath. It looks like a brand new wreath now!!!

 Materials I Used:

  • Canvas Corp; Green, Teal and Yellow Burlap Flowers
  • Tattered Angels; Verdigris and Kiwi Glimmer Mist
  • Bakers twine – grey, blue and yellow (by Whisker Graphics and Doodlebug)
  • Yellow buttons (from my own stash)
  • Silk flowers – you can mist them to coordinate with the burlap flowers
  • Tools used: heat gun, glue gun, scissors, paint brush, cup or plate (optional)http://blog.canvascorpbrands.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/sanna-wreath-supplies-2.jpg

Step 1:  Start with a new or old plain, nautral wreath. Shake your mists and pour them into a small cup or non-absorbant plate or simply dip the paintbrush into an open bottle to gather the color with the brush. Then paint the color onto the areas of the wreath you desire.  You can also mist the entire wreath with one or more colors if a bright, vibrant look is what you are going for.  The mist and glimmer will show up on the wreath and shine in the light.  You are in essence staining the natural material, so like other items depending on the sun it will fade a bit during time, so if it will be exposed to sun, you can add a top coat or leave it natural and let it fade in the beauty of the sun. You can always redo the misting treatment if needed. Really easy!

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Step 2:  Using a glue gun, adhere the burlap flowers and some twine and yellow buttons onto the wreath. Decorate with additional teal/green/yellow flowers and slip in silk flowers that you might have in the right colors or you can mist lighter color silk flowers to match. Adhere everything with a glue gun for a strong hold.

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Step 3:  Let dry.  If your wreath does not have a good hanger on the back, you can use wire or cord to make a hanger and you are ready to go.

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For additional interst, wrap the Bakers Twine under the buttons for a cute little detail and glue into place.  You can leave the rustic pieces of the burlap free or you can trim them up a bit, that is up to you.

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You can cluster as many flowers as you like, but an uneven number pleases the eye more – I only wanted to use 3 flowers on this particular wreath. But the amount is totally up to you, of course.

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Now the wreath is ready to be hung on it´s place. This is how mine looks on our front door. I have another one for winter and I change them depending on the season. You could also update this one later to match the season, or make another one for the next season.
I hope you have enjoyed this little redo idea and get inspired to make your own!!!
Have fun creating!!!
xxx, Sanna

See the world – MMCC May reveal

Hello there lovelies! It´s again time to share this months Mixed Media Card Challenge blog´s May challenge. The challenge theme is REFLECTIONS and you can use WATER as optional element.

This is how I interpreted the theme:

Sanna LippertI created a sunset scenery. I first used Brusho with watercolor paper to create the water surface, then added yellow and white ink to create the reflection of the sun. For the sky I used Distress Inks (blue, pink and orange) and inked first the sun and then the blue sky. Next I placed a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil over the sky and applied some orange and pink ink thru the stencil onto the sky. The clouds are created with water and the birds are hand drawn.

Here are some detail shots:  Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Finally I wanted to add some interest to the water surface, so I rubbed Tim Holtz Rubbings onto it. The sun also has a layer of Gold Metallic creative Medium by Imagine Crafts on it for additional interest and dimensionality. The stencil here is also by The Crafter´s Workshop. The mountains on the horizon are fussy cut from Through the Lens – Stone patterned paper set by Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Sanna LippertI hope you find the time to join in on this challenge with us!!! Looking forward to seeing your creations!!!

See you at MMCC,
xxx, Sanna

Mum – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello there, everyone! Today I´d like to share with you a Mother´s Day card I created using mainly the Elizabeth Craft Designs products. This is how the card looks like:

Sanna LippertHere is a little step-by-step on how I created the card:

Sanna LippertFirst I took a piece of yellow cardstock and placed an Elizabeth Craft Designs stencil repeatedly over the paper and inked thru it with an orange Distress Ink tone.

Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertNext I cut a Garden Notes Grapewine Wreath Round image from a green patterned paper several times. After that I took a strip of Brusho colored watercolor paper and used an Anemone die cutting die to cut several flowers. Sanna LippertI then adhered the stenciled cardstock piece onto a white card base. After that I adhered the wreath and leave pieces onto the yellow background.

Sanna LippertAfter I had first built the flowers I glued them on their places and added some details with a pearl pen.

Sanna LippertSanna LippertFinally I used the Alphabet 2 – Lower Case die cut set and the Banners die cut set to cut the images and hung the banner with twine from one end of the wreath to the other. I attached small silver puffy dots on top at both ends and outlined the card edges with a matching toned marker. For the banner pieces I used the Through the Lens – Metal paper set.

Sanna LippertI hope you have enjoyed reading thru this little tutorial!!

Have fun creating,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Yellow cardstock – American Crafts
Flower stencil
Susan´s Garden – Anemone
Garden Notes Grapevine Wreath Round
Banners
Alphabet 2 Lower Case
Through the Lens – Metal
White Soft Finish Cardstock
Green patterned paper – Creative Memories
Card base – white
Pearl pen
Twine – Whisker Graphics
Silver Puffy Dots – Studio Calico
Distress Ink – Ranger Ind. Inc.
Brusho

Mother´s Day set – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, time for another Elizabeth Crafts Designs project post. Today I´m sharing a Mother´s Day card and present box set with you. For this set I used the Through the Lens – Metal paper series papers with the Fitted Circles, the Stitched Rectangles and the Bunch of Flowers 4 die cut dies. This is how I created both the card and the packaging.

Sanna LippertStep 1: Take a piece of watercolor paper and apply Brusho Chrystal Colour onto it, mist with water spray and let dry. Sanna LippertStep 2: Use the Bunch of Flowers 4 die cut die set to cut flowers from the previously created watercolor paper. Sanna LippertStep 3: Apply Double Sided Adhesive tape onto a 4×5,5 inch sized piece of white cardstock and adhere the blue paper from the Through the Lens – Metal paper set onto the white cardstock piece. Now cut a hole into the upper middle of the paper using the Fitted Circles die cut die. Sanna LippertStep 4: Cut a piece of brown Through the Lens – Metal paper using the Banners die cut die set. Cut a piece of twine and draw a circle onto a white card base for placement guide.Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertStep 5: Cut a small circle and use a marker to color it red. Then adhere into the middle of the previously cut banner piece. Adhere the banner onto the twine and then adhere the paper over the banner using 3D foam pads. Sanna LippertStep 6: Adhere the flowers around the circle overlappingly and add silver puffy stars here and there for additional decoration. Sanna LippertStep 7: Outline the card with a white gel pen and attach a bow for decoration. Cut a Hello sentiment and color it with a marker or use a colored cardstock, adhere underneath the bow. The card is finished.Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertStep 8: Use a milk carton cutting template and cut from a light blue cardstock, then assembly the carton, outline the edges with a white gel pen. Cut rectangles with the Stitched Rectangles die cut set and adhere onto the sides of the carton. Use leftover Brusho flowers and mini hearts from the Poppy the Owl set and adhere into the middle of each rectangle piece for interest. Take a piece of hemp cord and adhere two flower pieces together, attach a heart in the middle and hand on top of the carton with a clothes pin. Fill with a present of your choice. This is how the finished set looks like:

Sanna LippertI hope you have enjoyed this little step-by-step tutorial and get inspired to get your die cut dies out and create!!!

Have fun!!
xxx, Sanna

Supply List:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Through the Lens – Metal
Banners
Hello
Bunch of Flowers 4
Fitted Circles
Stitched Rectangles
Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape
Poppy the Owl

Other:
White cardstock
Red marker – Copic
Felt bow – Bella blvd
Puffy silver stars – Studio Calico
Hemp cord – Canvas Corp.
Clothespin – Canvas Corp.
Bursho Chrystal Colour
Water mist bottle
Watercolor paper
White gel pen – Signo
Twine – Whisker Graphics

Love, live & laugh – The Nifty Pixel

Hello there lovelies, time to share this months hybrid layout step-by-step over at the Nifty Pixel blog. Hop over there to see the full tutorial by following this link.

Here is the finished layout:

Sanna Lippertand here is the fabulous Passion Play collection by Em that I based my layout on:

Passion Play | Collection by The Nifty Pixel

The collection is now at 25% OFF, so make sure you grab yourself this lovely set of digi goodness from The Digichick store (just double click the collection image to get to the store).

Oh, and just in case you were wondering, the layout is based on the Just a lil Different Page Drafts sketch set sketch (more details HERE).

Just a lil Different Page Drafts by The Nifty Pixel

Now hop over to The Nifty Pixel blog for more DETAILS and for the step-by-step tutorial. Enjoy!!!

xxx, Sanna

Spring Flower Cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, time to share my first April step-by-step card project with Elizabeth Craft Designs products. They say that April showers bring May flowers. Well, I took an early start with a bright and flowery card set. I again used both the positive and negative pieces from the die cut images for creating my cards. I´ve used the Crystal Flower Set 1 and the Crystal Flower Overlay Set 2 on my cards and there is even a little bit of the Through the Lens – Wood Series patterned cardstock on my second card (links to all used products at the end of this post).

Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertHere is how I created my cards:
Sanna LippertCut a 4×8.5 inch sized piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock and adhered it onto a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Ink the white paper with Distress Ink in Wild Honey, Worn Lipstick and Victorian Velvet. Sanna LippertUsing the smaller flower die from the Crystal Flower Set 1, cut as many pieces as possible. Use all areas of the inked paper.
Sanna LippertNow cut a second piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock to the same size, attach to Clear Double Sided Adhesive sheet and use the Crystal Flower Overlay Set 2 for cutting as many white overlay pieces as possible. Take the „leftover inner pieces of the overlay flower“ using tweezers and adhere them onto the inked flower pieces. This takes a while, but the effect if definitely worth the effort.

Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertThis is how the finished flowers look.
Sanna LippertCut another piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock into a size of 4×5.5 inch, adhere onto a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive sheet and ink green with peeled paint Distress Ink.
Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertAttach all the prepared flowers onto the green inked cardstock piece. Fill all free areas and trim excess at the edges.
Sanna LippertUsing another piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock, again adhered on Clear Double Sided Adhesive, die cut two pieces of Sea Glass with the Jewelry Set 1 and a Hello sentiment.
Sanna LippertInk the pieces with Peeled Paint, Wild Honey and Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. Before adhering the flower piece onto the card base, wrap pink seam binding around the piece and tie into a bow.
Sanna LippertSanna LippertPunch holes into both Sea Glass pieces and adhere the Hello sentiment on the longer piece. Then use golden jump rings (and a pair of pliers) to attach the Sea Glass die cut pieces onto the card. Add a few paper flowers for additional decoration next to the seam binding bow and now the card is done.

Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertFor the second card, created with the Crystal Flower Overlay Set 2 positive images, you will need a 6×6 piece of Through the Lens – Wood Series patterned cardstock (yellow).
Sanna LippertAdhere the flower die cut images onto the cardstock, grouping them toward one side as shown above. Trim away excess at the edges.
Sanna LippertUsing a Stitched Rectangles die (second largest one from the set) run the flowered piece through your die cutting machine.
Sanna LippertTake a piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock and adhere it onto a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive sheet. Use the Alphabet 2 Lower Case die for cutting. Adhere the word ‚hi‘ onto the yellow background and the word ‚there!‘ (with exclamation point) onto the bottom right corner. Use a yellow marker to color in same tone as the patterned background cardstock BEFORE adding the word ‚there!‘). Cut small circles from Clear Double Sided Adhesive and attach them into the middle of each flower. Apply Saffron Silk Microfine Glitter onto those pieces, brush off excess glitter and polish with your fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle. The second card is finished.
Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertBy using all the die cut flower pieces we end up with not only one, but two spring flower cards.

I hope you enjoyed reading through this step-by-step photo tutorial and get inspired to try some of these ideas on your own future projects!!

Have fun creating,
Sanna

Supplies: 

Elizabeth Craft Designs: 
Crystal Flower Set 1
Crystal Flower Overlay Set 2
Through the Lens – Wood series
white Soft Finish Cardstock
Clear Double Sided Adhesive
Jewelry Set 1 – Sea Glass
Hello
Stitched Rectangles
Alphabet 2 Lower Case
Saffron – Silk Microfine Glitter

Other:

White card bases – office supply store
Yellow marker – Stampin´ Up!
Distress Ink – Ranger Ind. Inc.
Jump rings
Pair of pliers
Paper flowers
Seam binding
Big Shot die cutting machine

Smile – MMCC April challenge, Vol. 2

Hello again lovelies!!! Have you seen the current Mixed Media Card Challenge blog´s challenge??? It´s a fun one with a SUNSHINE theme! As additional element you are asked to use BRICKS.

I thought I´d make a second inspirational card this month. Here it is:

Sanna LippertI wanted to concentrate on the brick elements on my second card. There is still sunshine on this card too, this time not that bright, as on my first card though :).

Sanna LippertI again used an old book sheet as a starting point. Added some spray inks (Tattered Angels) onto it, then added a golden, stenciled texture paste sun and some inked, stenciled clouds and hand drawn birds. The brick wall (cut with this Elizabeth Craft Designs die cut die) is tilted and looks like a townscape. I´ve used the Through The Lens – Metal papers from Els van de Burgt Studio for building the townscape. A sentiment stamp adds a nice detail.

I hope you find some time to play along with us this month!!!
See you at MMCC,
xxxx, Sanna

You are funky – MMCC #23

Hello there lovelies and happy Sunday!!! I stumbled upon the current The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog´s April challenge and I immediately wanted to create a card for it. I´m joining for the very first time (I think) OR my last submission goes back such a long time, that I cannot even remember… a shame actually. But what can you do – my daily life keeps me very busy and I hardly ever find the time to join in on challenges. Well, at least until today/for now. I´m joining in on the  mixedmediamc #23 challenge with the following card:

Here is how I interpreted the challenge:

Sanna LippertI first cut a piece of watercolor paper that I had colored with Brusho. Next I stamped with a Birgit Koopsen star stamp set onto the background. After that I added strips of clear double sided adhesive tape (treated with microfine glitter) onto the background, then some die cut elements and alphas. I hand draw tiny dots, stars and triangles onto to background. Next I stamped the eyeglasses onto the brushoed paper, added faux stitching with a thick pen, applied silver texture paste thru a stencil, adhered the die cut circle and colored it with acrylic pen, added the puffy silver dots, the DIY resin flowers, the die cut sentiment and word stickers. The Bursho toned piece is adhered with 3D foam which makes it dimensional. Also the roses are very much dimensional as is the paste. So I hope this card fills the requirements :).

Here is a detail shot for a second look (here you can better see the dimensionality):

Sanna LippertI enjoy using strong colors so much at the moment – they immediately make me feel better and smile!!!

Thanks for dropping by <3 !
xxx, Sanna

Sunshine – MMCC April challenge reveal

Hello there, lovelies!! First of April already!!! OMG, time sure does fly at the moment. Since it is a new month, it´s also time for a brand new challenge! Here is the April Mixed Media Card Challenge blog´s theme:

It´s all about SUNSHINE  and as optional element you are asked to use BRICKS.

This is the card I created:

Sanna LippertMy card is made mainly with Elizabeth Craft Designs product – Shimmer Sheets, Silk Microfine Glitter and an embossing folder. There is first a sheet of old book paper underneath everything else. I then added a layer of Clear Double Sided Adhesive onto the book page sheet. Next I used the Stitched Circle die cut die to cut the circle (=sun). The rays are cut with the Ribbons die cut dies.

Sanna LippertAfter die cutting the Shimmer Sheet I ran it thu an embossing folder and adhered the sun and the rays on their place. Next I applied a layer of Silk Microfine Glitter – Warm Diamond onto the open areas between the sun rays and polished the glitter. After polishing I colored the areas with red, orange and yellow Copic markers.

Next I added the badge (3rd Eye), a sentiment and some black and white ink splatters. Inks are by Tattered Angels.

This is one bright sunshine card. I had fun creating it – I hope you like it too :). Now is your turn to join in with us on this fun challenge!!!! For more details go here.
See you at MMCC!!!
xxx, Sanna