A set of maritime ATC cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hi there, my turn again today at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog to share a project. This time it is a set of maritime ATC cards.

Sanna LippertI love summer, sand and sea and therefore chose to create ATC cards around this theme. The new Joset Designs die cut dies are just perfect for creating such artist trading cards!! Here are the steps on how to create these ATC cards:

Sanna LippertStep 1: Cut a piece of the Through the Lens – Wood patterned paper into a size of 64mm x 89 mm (or 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inch).Sanna LippertStep 2: Apply golden texture paste onto the piece of paper through a stencil with a palette knife. Let air dry.Sanna LippertStep 3: Take the „wave“ die cut die from the Boat die cut set and cut a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock – Mustard with the die. Adhere to the left side of the ATC.Sanna LippertStep 4: Apply some black ink splatters onto the background. Let air dry. Attach a piece of twine with a stapler onto the background, on top of the Mustard cardstock piece.Sanna LippertStep 5: Adhere another piece of Through the Lens – Wood patterned paper onto a sheet of Clear Double Sided Adhesive and use the boat´s wheel die cut from the Boat die cut set to cut 3 pieces from the paper. Adhere next to the Mustard cardstock piece.Sanna LippertStep 6: Use an old typewrite to write a sentiment for the ATC card, outline the words with a black pen.
Sanna LippertStep 7: For the second ATC, use the negative piece of the previously used Through the Lens – Wood patterned paper and adhere that onto a piece of Chocolate Soft Finish Cardstock. Add a wavy border and a piece of twine, like on the previous ATC card. Ink the edges with Distress Ink Vintage photo. Die cut some more boat´s wheel pieces, this time from the Mustard toned cardstock. Attach those onto the open spaces (include the whole piece, do not remove any parts). Apply Glossy Accents to mimic the boat´s wheel shape. Let air dry properly.Sanna LippertStep 8: Again add a typewrite sentiment and outline the words with a black pen. For additional interest, adhere small wood veneer pieces on top.
Sanna LippertStep 9: Again cut a piece of Through the Lens – Wood patterned paper into the ATC card size. Take a piece of Brick Red Soft Finish Cardstock and attach a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back. Use the Seaweed die cut die to cut a piece of coral. Adhere onto the background. Don´t throw the negative piece away, we will use it later. I love using both the positive and negative parts!
Sanna LippertStep 10: Cut the Seahorse from a piece of white cardstock. The pieces are again backed with Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Color with blue and pink Distress Ink.Sanna LippertStep 11: Adhere the Seahorse next to the coral piece. Apply some glitter glue here and there on the Seahorse piece for a fun detail. Sanna LippertStep 12: Draw circles with a white pen onto the background to add movement and interest. Sanna LippertStep 13: Add a typewriter sentiment, outline with a black pen and add doodling around the edges. Sanna LippertStep 14: For the last ATC, again cut a piece of Through the Lens – Wood pattered paper into a ATC size, then cut a piece of Teal Soft Finish Cardstock in size of 4,5cm x 5,7 cm and adhere the negative coral piece on top of the teal one. Sanna LippertStep 15: Attach light blue, small eyelets onto each corner of the Brick Red cardstock piece. Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertStep 16: Draw white circles onto the background, then adhere the Brick Red cardstock piece into the middle. Next adhere a typewriter sentiment, outlined with a black pen, on top. Add glitter glue details here and there onto the blue coral piece. Finally add outlining with a black and white pen and some wood veneer piece for additional detail. This is what the finished pieces look like:Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertI hope you get inspired to create some maritime ATC cards yourself!! The new Joset Designs die cut dies offer a nice variety on maritime die cut dies that are just perfect for this kind of projects!

Have fun creating,
Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Boat
Seaweed
Seahorse
Time for Teal Soft Finish Cardstock
Mustard Soft Finish Cardstock
Brick Red Soft Finish Cardstock
Dark Chocolate Soft Finish Cardstock
Through the Lens – Wood
Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet

Other:
Glossy Accents
Distress Ink – brown, blue, pink
Glimmer Glaze – black
Glitter glue
Wood veneer
Twine
Stapler
White pen
Black pen
Typewriter
Paper glue

Travel ATC cards – The Nifty Pixel

Hello lovelies!!! It is again time to share a hybrid tutorial with some The Nifty Pixel product. This time I´ve created a set of four ATC cards with the Wanderlust digi kit collection:

Wanderlust Collection by The Nifty PixelHere is how I created these ATC cards:

Sanna LippertThese are the materials I started with (3 sheets of patterned paper and some additional elements from the kit, plus two pieces of plain white cardstock).

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I first cut two pieces of the globe paper into a ATC size (64 mm × 89 mm).

Sanna LippertNext I cut the tiny tags from the tag patterned paper, punched holes on top of them with the piecing tool by Tim Holtz and added some sewing yearn thru the holes. Boy, those tags sure were tiny!!! Sanna LippertAfter that I adhered the tags onto the globe paper, fussy cut a b&w printed sentiment (from the elements in the kit) and outlined the ATC with a black pen. Next I tore some wanderlust paper and glued that piece o top of the tiny tags. Sanna LippertAfter that I took a piece of corrugated cardboard and adhere that piece on top of the yellow paper (overlappingly). Finally I fussy cut a „R We There Yet“ badge and added a orange colored banner on both sides. Sanna LippertFinally I also added some black ink splatters as well as some Glossy Accents details onto the artist trading card. Sanna LippertFor the second ATC I did similar things. Added a teared paper piece, then added a tiny tag paper on top and attached a strip of twine with a stapler on top. underneath all this there is a little piece of real glitter paper, just to add some shine to the card. Sanna LippertLike on the previous one, I added a badge image on top and underneath there is a corrugated cardboard banner for dimension. Also on this one I highlighted some areas with Glossy Accents. Sanna Lippert..and I just could not resist, I had to add some black Glimmer Glaze :). Sanna LippertThis is what the first two ATC´s look like. Now off to the next two:Sanna LippertFor these I used the wanderlust paper as a base. I cut some leaves from the tiny tags paper and outlined those with a black pen to give them a bit more structure. I also like to add outlining to my cards, therefore the black pen outline here again. Sanna LippertI had a negative die cut flower piece lying on my table and I found that I suited the travel theme very well, so I fussy cut it and adhered it on a piece of glitter cardstock (from my stash). I then again used some elements from the kit – printed in black & white! – as my sentiment on the ATC card. The became a coat of Glossy Accents to give them a bit more dimension. Finally some blue yarn under the wood veneer piece finalized the ATC. Sanna LippertNow for the last one. Here again I used the yellow patterned paper as my starting point. The black and white elements on the photo are from the kit – but just not printed in color. That adds a nice almost vintage kind of feel to the trading card. I used some bits and bobs from my stash, like the leftover piece of double sided adhesive. And the corc piece is from my stash too. Sanna Lippert I added the adhesive pieces on top of the paper, applied some copper microfine glitter on top. Sanna LippertThen all I needed to do was to assembly the previously picked pieces onto the surface, add some outlining, ink splatters and glossy highlights! This one is he simplest one of them all, but I really like the white space on it alot. And now some finished ATC card photos:

Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertOh, forgot to mention, as you might notice, I´ve added a wood veneer piece or two later and covered those with golden glitter glue. Just could not stop, I quess…. :-)

Sanna LippertAs you can see, ATC cards don´t require much, you can go a long way with little bits and pieces. All those hybrid paper pieces you have as leftovers from your projects, why not use them for a quick tag or ATC card? Those are really fun to make!!! Hope you enjoyed this little hybrid step-by-step!

Happy hybrid scrapbooking,
xxx, Sanna

ps. two of these already went on their way and ended up in the US – was happy to swap with this girl :) – another fun fact about ATC cards, you get to swap them and get to know new like minded, crafty people in the process! A definite win win!!

Happy news – STAMPlorations design team

Hi there, I have been keeping a little secret from you and can finally share!

I was lucky enough to be chosen to be part of the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Design Team!!! Now if you know me, you know that I love stamps, stencils and media and it will be a pleasure to join this team for a fun mixed media adventure!!!

My term will officially start in July, so make sure to drop by my blog from time to time for some mixed media fun!! I am very much looking forward to joining the STAMPlorations family!! Now hop over to their blog to read more about the design team and the blog challenges, inspiration and product!!!

See you soon,
xxx, Sanna

Lollypop die set possibilities – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hi there, it´s my turn again over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. I´m sharing two cards created with the Lollypop die cut die set.

Sanna LippertAgain this card idea started from my previous project, the Lollypop cards. I had a negative piece of white die cut paper on my table, cut with the Lollypop die. I looked at it and I suddenly saw lemons! This is how these cards came together:

Sanna LippertStep 1: I used the Lollypop die cut leftover piece and placed a Fitted Circle die (the smallest one of them) on top of the paper and ran it thru the die cutting machine. As a result I had a set of „lemons“.
Sanna LippertStep 2: Spray yellow and green spray ink onto the pieces. This way you have lemons and limes.
Sanna LippertStep 3: Cut circles from Through the Lens – Wood paper with the smallest Fitted Circles die. Adhere these pieces together to create lemons and limes.
Sanna LippertStep 4: Finish the card by cutting a piece of Through the Lens – Wood paper as a card background. Align the lemon and lime pieces overlappingly on one side of the card. Use an old typewriter to type a sentiment. Outline with black pen and add black spray ink splatters for additional detail.

Sanna LippertStep 5: Now for the second card. The Lollypop die set is really very versatile. You can use the Lollypop to create balloons too! I used an old canvas paper leftover piece and cut balloons with the Lollypop die.
Sanna LippertStep 6: Use a Through the Lens – Metal patterned paper as a card background. Attach ivory hemp cord to the balloons and adhere the balloons with 3D foam squares onto the card. Use an old typewrite to create a suitable sentiment. Outline with a black and a white pen and add white ink splatters for additional interest. Here are the finished cards:

Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertI love using the dies in various ways and finding new way of using them in my card making projects. Imagine all the fun ways you can use a particular die set!!!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Lollypop
Through the Lens – Wood
Through the Lens – Metal
Fitted Circles
Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet
White Soft Finish Cardstock

Other:
Green and yellow spray ink
White and black spray ink
White and black pen
Ivory hemp cord
3D foam squares
White cardstock
Old typewriter

Laugh, smile, love – The MMCC June Reveal

Hello there! Time to share the Mixed Media Card Challenge Blog´s JUNE challenge with you :)!! This time you are asked to create your card around the following theme:

Here is my take:  Sanna LippertI used a patterned paper as a base. Then I cut a smaller sized white cardstock piece, inked it with orange, yellow and brown Distress Ink. Next I stamped a post stamp image, cut it in half and inked it with orange Distress Ink. This image would be my sun :).

After that I applied some golden texture paste (by Imagine Crafts) thru a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil onto the background to create sunrays/sun glow. Then I stamped some trees on white paper, fussy cut those and adhered them onto the scenery. The birds and the grass bushes alongside the trees are hand drawn. The sentiment on the bottom is stamped with black ink. Finally I attached the scenery with 3D foam pads onto the card to give it more dimension.

Sanna LippertSo now is your turn! I hope you join our fun, mixed media card challenge this month!!!

See you at MMCC,
xxx, Sanna

Lollypop card set – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hi there, it´s my turn again today at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog to share a set of cards, created with the inlay pieces of the Honeycomb die cut die.

Sanna LippertI always like to save all the bits and pieces I have left from my previous projects as they are perfect for various projects. These inlay pieces of the Honeycomb die cut die create perfect backgrounds for cards. Here is what I did:

Sanna LippertStep 1: Take a 14 x 10 cm sized piece of white cardstock and color it with Brusho.

Sanna LippertStep 2: Take the Honeycomb die backing and use it as a position guide for the inlay pieces. Place it on top of the bold background and start adhering the inlay parts. This way the distance between the inlay pieces will stay the same.

Sanna LippertStep 3: Ink the inlay pieces with blue Distress Ink and cut 6 pieces with the Lollypop piece.
Sanna LippertStep 4: Before adhering these piece on their places, ink them with red Distress Ink.
Sanna LippertStep 5: Attach some green rhinestones into the middle of each Lollypop piece.
Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertStep 6: Stamp the Seed of Thought Red Rubber Stamp – Take Time stamp sentiment with black ink onto a piece of white cardstock, ink with blue Distress Ink over it and adhere it to the card.

Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertSanna LippertFor the second card, follow the previous steps, except start by coloring the inlay pieces with yellow, red and green spray ink. Ink the background blue (or use Blue Soft Finish Cardstock) and add some black ink splatters onto the background before gluing down the blue inked Lollypop parts. This is how the finished cards look like:

Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertI find it really interesting to use both the positive and the negative pieces of the die cutting process. There are so many possibilities to use the die cut dies and by changing the colors even the same card idea can be transformed into a totally new look.

Have fun creating,
Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Honeycomb
Lollypop
Soft Finish Cardstock – White
Seed of Thought Red Rubber Stamps – Take Time
Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet

Other:
Red and blue Distress Ink
Brusho Crystal Colour
Black, red, yellow and green spray ink
Black pen
Green rhinestones
Black stamp ink

English Roses – ATC cards

Hello there, lovelies! I could not resist but joining this months Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog´s challenge #24. Such a fun challenge! See for yourself:

I chose to create ATC cards (a set of 4 actually) and I used both butterflies and blooms on them. I named this set „English Roses“ because of the color combination I used. I kinda got inspired by this photo of a flower store in Richmond on our stay in London, such lovely flowers and colors in there.

These are the ATC cards, I am joining this months challenge with. I have added book paper, ink splatters and drippings and punched, spray inked punched butterflies (Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels). Underneath it all is a light blue flower stencil (The Crafter´s Workshop) pattern, created with a paste that I mixed from chalk paint and transparent texture paste. On top, a rolled DIY fabric flower (rose?) and some yarn.

Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertI only had enough fabric for three DIY flowers, so I took some paper flowers from my stash for the fourth one. Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertCreating these ATC cards was again combined with some lovely chatting with scrappy friends via Skype. Do you scrap with your friends online? We do. And it was my turn to come up with a challenge, so I asked them to use flowers and butterflies and a book page on their projects (and how practical, most of that just happens to match the Mixed Media MC challenge – so I am hoping they will be joining in this months challenge too with their creations). And since we now all created ATC cards, we will be swapping with each other.  Always great to get real mail!!!

And since I am allowed to join in on additional challenges too, I´m adding these ATC cards to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge from the 25th of May, 2016: Anything goes.
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog
I´ve never played along with them yet – there is always a first time for everything, right? :-)

Happy creating,
xxx, Sanna

For some of the used product, look for these links:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists
The Crafter´s Workshop stencil
Imagine Crafts texture sprays
Paper Artsy Paints
Dylusions pens
Liquitex Titanium White Ink!

12 tags of 2015 – December w/ Canvas Corp Brands product

Hello there, lovelies! I´ve wanted to share this tag for months now, but never came found the time. This tag is created with Canvas Corp Brands product and after the 12 tags of 2015 – December tutorial by Tim Holtz. Here is what I did:

Sanna Lippert1. I took piece of Canvas Corp canvas and placed a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil over the surface. I used washi tape to adhere the stencil on it´s place. Sanna Lippert2. Next I sprayed some Baseboard Mist Paint (Gerber) spray ink over the canvas piece. Sanna Lippert3. I always use the residue ink too, by pressing a watercolor paper over the damp surface. That way I get a second image – it might come handy for a journal or another mixed media project later.  Sanna Lippert4. This is how the misted canvas looks like. Sanna Lippert5. My tag is not very chrismassy, as I used hydrangea petals (punch by Martha Stewart) for the wreath. Here I punched them from a piece of ivory cardstock (also by Canvas Corp Brands.) Sanna Lippert6. I then placed the petal over a dry baby wipe and misted them with Kiwi spray ink (by Tattered Angels – also a Canvas Corp Brand). Sanna Lippert7. Next I adhered the canvas and the wreath pieces on to a tag. I used a piece of golden yarn as a „wreath base“, adhering the green petals along it. Then I added a few silver rhinestones on top of the petals for additional interest. A green ribbon from my stash went on top. Sanna Lippert8. I used some Tim Holtz rub-ons on ivory cardstock, then misted the with Boardwalk Glimmer Mist over the area to create a grayish background. Sanna Lippert9. I cut the sentiments onto banners and adhered them onto the tag. Then I added some grey Glimmer Glaze splatters onto the background. A little Prima pebble also found it´s way onto the tag. Sanna Lippert10. Finally, some white platters had to be added too. I used the Liquitex Titanium White Ink for this purpose. Sanna LippertIn the end I resized the tag abit as I didn´t like the grey tone on top. Notice that I even did the sewing, like on Tim´s tag. And I am definitely really bad in sewing :-).  Sanna LippertThis is the finished tag – and some close-ups to follow too. Really enjoyed making this!!! Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert This tag has been touring with the Canvas Corp booth since CHA 2016. I´m kinda jelous of it, it get´s to see so many fairs I cannot attend 😉 …

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Card set – clean & simple

So these cards started off as a challenge under friends. Some Skyping was involved, as well as lots of good laughs and lovely chatting! And a card recipe of course! We were to use (I hope I get this right): black and/or white, plus one extra color (and/or shades of that color), enamel dots, shapes, stamp. Here is what I did:

Sanna LippertNow I still have several Studio Calico kits from previous years which urgently need to get scrapped/used, so I dug through them and found all these lovely bits and pieces. Only the felt bow is by Bella Blvd and quite new, everything else is from kits I used to order „back then“. Oh, and the black paper is by SODALICIUOS. Sanna Lippert

The 3 cards with pink, yellow and blue color I did according to the recipe (we were only to do one, but I could not stop there). And the last one is mainly in black and white – this one I kept for later, all the others are in the mail, or were delivered personally to my scrappy friends :-). Sanna LippertAnd what did I notice, I quite enjoyed creating after a recipe for a change. Someone else giving orders and making plans and me just following those. So much fun! And another surprise – I really, really like my clean & simple style cards!!! Quite much actually. I hope that the recipients will like them too.

The best part? The chatting and giggling with like minded people! Always the best bit!! Have missed that recently. It has been too long since the last time. And again I have to say that this hobby would be only half as fun without all the friends I´ve gotten through it!

Happy crafting, lovelies!!!
xxxx, Sanna

Hello – MMCC May inspiration

Hello there, again, lovelies!!! Today I´d like to share my second take on the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog´s May challenge. This time I´ve again used Brusho (kind of addictive, that product!!!). The challenge is all about REFLECTIONS and WATER.

Here is what I did:

Sanna LippertI again used a piece of watercolor paper as my starting point and first drew the puddle and the clouds onto the paper using a water tank brush. I then went and applied turquoise toned Brusho onto the wet areas. As it reacts with water, it soon created those interesting looking water areas. It is really fun to watch what you end up with in this process. Every image looks different! Next I let the blue color dry properly before changing to yellow to draw the sun.

Again first using plain water with the water thank brush to paint the sun, then I applied the Brusho over the area. Since it only reacts with the wet areas the powder that „lands“ on dry areas, will not smear -> when the sunrays were dry, I just dabbed the residue of and hand a clean image. Next I cut the umbrella from a Brusho toned paper piece with my die cutting machine and an umbrella die by Elizabeth Craft Designs. I added some white gel pen details onto the umbrella and glued it on it´s place. The „reflections“ on the water are also drawn with a white gel pen. Sanna Lippert The raindrops are also blue Brusho and there are even transparent ones in between – created with Glossy Accents – but in the photo they don´t show that well. Finally I added a raindrop border with a black pen and a die cut sentiment.

Now hop over to the MMCC blog and join the fun with us!!! See you there!!

Happy creating,
xxx, Sanna