Coffee themed ATC set – Coffee lovers blog hop

Hello there, everyone and welcome to the Spring Coffee Lovers blog hop. This hop is a sponsored by STAMPlorations (among many other amazing super sponsors).

There are some really great coffee themed products available at the STAMPloratios store and as an coffee addict, I could not pass this hop. Here is my project and a few details on how I created it:

This is a set of 3 Artist Trading Cards and I´ve used the „Bloomin´ Spring Coffee Basket“ clear stamp set on this set of ATCs. My first stemp was to cut vanilla toned cardstock into ATC size (….) and add some patterned papers onto the background. I used 7gypsies Ordre Du Jour papers as I found they would match the blog hop theme very well. And they remind me of old cáfe wallpaper decor somehow :). After cutting the papers into righ size I took a piece of vellum and black waterproof ink and stamped the Coffee Basket onto the vellum. Once dry, the ink does not smear.

Next I fussy cut the stamped baskets and flipped them upside down and started coloring from the backside (just to make sure my alcohol markers would not smear the stamped image – this way nothing can happen!). I used browns, pink, blue and yellow Copic marker tones. After coloring the images I only had to adhere them onto their places with clear double sided adhesive and  add stamped, fussy cut sentiments on top. The words are from the same set. I just used them partially.

For decoration I added some sewing yarn and a button on each ATC. Also there is some glitter glue here and there for additional shine. Finally I wiped some black ink around the ATC edges. These are the finished ATCs and here is a close-up of one of them: 

And now hop over to the STAMPlorations blog to find out more about this hop (there are also prizes to be won, so make sure you join in the fun!!!). Have fun!!!

Let´s stay creative,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
STAMPlorations Blooming Spring Coffee Basket clear stamp set
7gypsies Ordre Du Jour 8×8 paper pack
Copic markers
Hero Arts black stamp ink
Archival jet black stamp ink
Vanilla cardstock
Stickles Glitter Glue (Rose Gold and Star Dust)

Distress Glitter ATC set – STAMPlorations

Hello there lovelies, another Stencil Sunday is here!! I hope you are enjoying the inspiration delivered by us STAMPlorations girls :). Every Sunday either all or part of the team share an inspirational project created using at least one STAMPlorations stencil. Today is my turn again and here is what I did:

This is how I created the ATCs. My starting point was a piece of plain white cardstock – everything in color is added details :).

Step 1: I cut the plain white cardstock into ATC sized pieces (2 1⁄2 by 3 1⁄2 inches (64 mm × 89 mm)) and added green and blue spray ink onto the background. Next I used a heat gun for drying the ink.

Step 2: Then I place a misted piece under the ARTplorations Square City stencil and adhered the stencil onto the working surface with washi tape. That keeps the pieces from moving around. Next I applied a layer of transparent texture paste thru the stencil with a palette knife onto the surface.

Step 3: For the first ATC I then poured loose Distress Glitter onto the wet texture paste surface and dabbed the residue off with my finger. I let the piece air dry. Using the glitter this way it will stick to the paste when dry and stay shiny.

Step 4: For the next two pieces I mixed the transparent texture paste and the Distress Glitter with a palette knife together and first then applied the paste onto the tag like explained on Step 2. When you use the Distress Glitter this way, it will not result in a soft and shiny surface. It is more a grainy texture with color than a shine surface. If you would use a regular glitter, the result would still stay shiny when dry. That is the difference between Distress and regular Glitter and this technique.

Step 5: I took a piece of patterned paper and a STAMPlorations Trendy Feathers 2 clear stamp set and stamped feathers onto the paper with black ink.

Step 6: Next I took a STAMPlorations Fond Expressions 2 clear stamp set and stamped a sentiment onto a piece of vanilla cardstock. I then fussy cut the stamped sentiments.

Step 7: Now all I needed to do was to decorate the ATC background. I adhered the feather, some pink yarn, a button and the sentiment onto the tag. You cannot see it here, but I also added some white ink splatters in the end for additional detail. Those can be seen on the finished ATC´s.

Hope you have enjoyed today´s Stencil Sunday inspiration by the design team girls!!! Remember you can also join in the fun with us by submitting your mixed media stencil project (any brand goes!!!) to the monthly challenge!!! Just remember, NO CARDS allowed :). For details, go HERE :).

I for myself am submitting this project to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog´s: Bit O´ Green challenge.

Let´s stay creative,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
ARTplorations Square City stencil
STAMPlorations Fond Expressions 2 clear stamp set
STAMPlorations Trendy Feathers 2 clear stamp set
Distress Glitter – Ranger
Transparent Texture Paste – Ranger
Stamp ink – Hero Arts

Light the way ATC

Hello there, lovelies and happy Monday. Today I´m dropping by to share a Artist Trading Card I made quite some while ago. I made this one for a design team colleague who had been going thru some hard times with her family. I didn´t feel like sharing this ATC back then, but now feels like a good time to quickly put this up.

I kept this ATC pretty simple. It is for a sad occation and I wanted to concentrate on the colours and add just small details. The die cut cloud is by 4heures37 (a French manufacturer), the flowers are from my stash. The heart is by Basic Grey and the book paper is from an old latin school book. I misted it with Chalkboard ink tone „Splash“. Added the texture spray „raindrops“, some DIY twine (thanks Lizzy!) and a leftover mini die cut piece. The rub-on words are by Tim Holtz.

Wishing you all a good start into the new week,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Splash – Tattered Angels Chalkboard ink
Latin book page
Die cut cloud – 4heures37
Die cut heart – Basic Grey
DIY twine
Die cut die by Elizabeth Craft Designs
Rub-ons – Tim Holtz
Texture spray – Imagine Crafts
Flowers, pearls, stapler

Opportunities ATC set – STAMPlorations

Hello there, everyone! It´s again time for Stencil Sunday. This time I created a set of two ATC´s. I chose a very monochromatic color combination for these two. I seem to be drawn to monochromatic at the moment. And again, this is also a reminder to play along with the current STAMPlorations Mixed Media challenge!! Read all about it here!!

And now to my ATC´s – here they are:
I first cut white cardstock into a right size and misted those pieces with Silk Glimmer Mist. Next I cut some Canvas Corp fabric into a slightly smaller size than the ATC base and placed them into a cardboard box for misting. I placed a stencil over the fabric pieces and misted with purple Baseboard Mist over the stencil. I was not particularly careful, if the image was perfect. I like this look alot.

After misting, I placed a white cardstock piece over the misted, wet stencil and rolled over the surface with a brayer to make sure all the residue mist absorbed into the cardstock evenly. This way I used the residue ink.

I then glued the fabric onto the ATC base, added some purple lace and DIY gympum flowers which I had decorated with mist and glitter glue. I then cut a piece of the brayered cardstock, stamped the word opportunities with a STAMPlorations stamp onto the paper and fussy cut those. After adhering the stamped words onto my ATC cards I just outlined them with a black pen and added a couple of gems for additional detail. I hope you get inspired to play with stencils and while doing so, please do join our challenge!! Just remember, no cards allowed (for rules read here).

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
STAMPlorations – Create clear stamp set
ARTplorations – Hearts all over stencil
Tattered Angels – Iris Baseboard Mist
Tattered Angels – Silk Glimmer Mist

Cadverous Charm Hybrid ATC set – The Nifty Pixel

Hello and welcome to take a look at another hybrid project, created with The Nifty Pixel Cadaverous Charm digi kit. This is one spooky, Halloween themed kit!!! And I´ve tried to be as spooky as possible when creating these Artist Trading Cards 🙂 !!!!

Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC set

This is how I created this set:
Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC setMy starting point was all kinds of bits and pieces from last years Halloween card set (see here). I also used the A3 sized apothecary bottle background paper on these ATCs. Here is more on how I print the papers in full A3 size to have more paper to use for layouts and cards, ATCs, tags etc.

Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC set

Next I just fussy cut all the element pieces and some of the background paper into an ATC size (2 1⁄2 by 3 1⁄2 inches = 64 mm × 89 mm).

Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC setAfter that I took a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil and applied some black Gesso thru it onto the background. Since the stencil itself had a nice leftover layer of gesso still on it. I turned the stencil and using a brayer, pressed the residue gesso onto the background.

Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC set

Next I added some Imagine Crafts Irresistible Texture Spray onto the tags and let the layer dry properly.
Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC set Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC setFinally I went along and added the fussy cut element pieces onto the tags. Also adding some fussy cut text from the patterned paper that is also in the digi kit. I outlined the ATCs with a black pen and added rhinestones from my stash and some Crackle Accents by Ranger to create a more interesting look. I really, really like this set, even though it is a bit spooky!

Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC set Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC set Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC set Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC set Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC set

I hope you enjoyed reading thru this little hybrid idea. Now hop over to the Nifty Pixel site to take a look at what my digi team colleagues have been creating! There is lots and lots of inspiration over there!!!

Happy hybrid creating,
Sanna

After the rain… – STAMPlorations

Hello lovelies! A new month means a new challenge – which means it is time to share some mixed media & stencil projects with you again :).
This month I kept to a smallish sized project, an ATC. And I´ve only used a single stencil on my project, but it is all it needs in my opinion.
This is my project:
 Sanna Lippert
I´ve first used a piece of misted and painted residue paper as my starting point. Then I wiped some blue Distress Ink (faded jeans) into the background thru the Droplets Mini stencil. Next I outlined the raindrops with a blue Posca paint pen. Finally I fussy cut this digital coloring file into right size, colored it with Distress Crayons and added a hand written sentiment on top. Sanna LippertI am a summer person, thus the sommery theme, even though it is very much fall aready ;-). Now it´s your turn to join in with us on this months challenge!
Remember to read the rules on how to play along (read here). Basically you are asked to create a mixed media project – anything except a card! And you need  to use a stencil (any brand goes). But for further instructions, please check the STAMPlorations blog! Also go there for more Inspiration and see what my DT colleagues have created!!

oh, and there are also PRIZES to be won :)!!!  Hope to see you there!

xxx,
Sanna

 Supplies:

ARTplorations stencil – mini droplets
Digital coloring file – STAMPlorations
Coloring book – STAMPlorations
Distress Crayons – Ranger
Distress Ink – Faded Jeans – Ranger
Posca pen – blue
White gel pen
Black pen – Staedtler

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

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

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).

Sanna Lippert

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!!