Remember the now ATC

Hello and happy Friday! Today I´m sharing yet another artist trading card, created using some of the new Elizabeth Craft Designs product I received in the mail last week.

For this one I created the background using Distress Inks and Stains, then stamped in the same way, like on the ATC shared yesterday (read more here).

So the background is similar/identical to the one shared yesterday, but for this one I also used some leftover die cut pieces as leaves, then added a suede ribbon that I misted with spray ink and matted the card onto a turquoise piece of burlap. Also this one has a sentiment as additional detail.

Love the contrast of pink and turquoise with the black stamping. Adding these pieces to my ATC stash again.

Wishing you all a great begin into the weekend!!
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Alpha Flower ATC

Hello and happy Thrusday! This week I´ve sent quite a few envelopes on their way into different locations around the world. I posted a photo of my ATC´s and offered them for swapping. And I honestly didn´t think there would be so many interested 🙂 – so only after one weekend my ATC pile is down to a half of it´s original size. Therefore, time to make MORE :).

So today I´m again sharing an ATC with you. Again using the new Elizabeth Craft Designs product I received last week. This time it´s the alphas.

I had been playing with Distress Inks and Stains on a piece of white paper a while ago and chose to use that piece for an artist trading card background. I then added the stamping. I simply inked the whole stamp set with black ink, while it was still attached to it´s original packaging. This way I had a random alpha pattern on the background.

Then just a few elements, like burlap, twine, a brad and a flower as a centerpiece and for finishing touches some Nuvo Vintage Drops in white. I love the white! Goes with EVERYTHING! I call this card „Alpha Flower“ :-D.

I am totally liking the new Art Journal line at Elizabeth Craft Designs. So stay tuned for more artwork with that. I might need to go shopping for some more *looks innocently into the sky* :).

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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STAMPlorations 5th birthday celebration

STAMPlorations has been and is celebrating all along the month of June on their blog and for today´s post, it´s my turn to share some of my very favorite projects, created with and for STAMPlorations products.

But first let me wish STAMPlorations all the best for their 5th Birthday!!! I wish there will be many, many more to come!!!

And now to my projects: It was so hard for me to pick 3 of my favorite older projects, so I chose to pick various project types; one art journal page, one tag and one ATC project from the past. Here is the art journal page:

This art journal page is also very special, because it features one of my very first stencil designs on it too. Hadn´t there been STAMPlorations, there might not be Sanna Lippert Designs either. So there, I am very, very thankful for being on this team and having such an amazing boss like Shery, who is the nicest and kindest and most supportive boss one could wish for. If you are interested in reading the original blog post about this page – go here.  Also, I did a second page with the same technique, but that one features a how-to video too, so if you want to take a better look, on how I create this type of pages, see this video.

As my second „fave from the past“ project I picked a tag. It was for a TAGplorations challenge and is one of my favorite tags. I played with Distress Inks and ARTplorations stencils on this one and added some embossing around the leaves for a golden accent. Go here to read the original blog post.

And finally, here is my 3rd fave project from the past – a pocket ATC. This is also one of my first projects, created as a STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge Team member. I just love the bird stencils and stamps!!! I find myself using them ALL THE TIME in various projects. And this little pocket ATC also comes with an original post  (here) and a video tutorial (go here). Hope you liked my „project blasts from the past“ 🙂 annndd.. now for something new. And since I chose to share one project per project type, my new, last project share is a mixed media art piece/home decor piece (with a photo tutorial). So let´s start with the step-by-step:

I chose to use a resin piece by Relics & Artifacts called Rising Spirit and to build my art piece around it. There is a little empty space inside the heart piece and I measured a small white cardstock piece to fit inside that space and applied some pink Nuvo thru a STAMPlorations stencil onto it. 

Next I treated the resin pieces with some golden and pearl toned Nuvo Mousse to give them some additional sparkle and shine. I used a small foam piece to apply the mousse.

After the stenciled dots were relatively dry, I took a water tank brush and „painted“ the open areas with water diluted mousse and also added the same pink tone to the chipboard sentiment I had chosen to use on my project.

But I also wanted to add some additional color to the resin pieces, so I treted the flame with Glimmer Mist Vanilla Breeze tone and let it air dry on it´s own.

The heart piece got a layer of Tutti Frutti Glimmer Mist tone onto it. As you can see, I sprayed lots of mist onto it and it still only got a slight shimmer on the surface. I let this piece air dry on it´s own too and moved over to the next step.

I then took a sheet of Canvas Corp Brands tissue paper and  sprayed some Nuvo Antique Gold Mica Mist onto it. This time I dried the tissue paper with a heat tool. Because I needed it to be completely dry for my next step.

I then placed one of the Sanna Lippert Designs stencils on top of the paper and applied Nuvo Mother of Pearl mousse thru the stencil with a palette knife onto the paper.

Here you can see the pattern, still moist, after removing the stencil. I left the piece to dry on it´s own and then adhered it with decoupage glue onto a woodblock I had chosen.

Here you can see the wood block „in treatment“ with some Tattered Angels Decor & DIY paint in „Tan“ tone. It´s a great paint for such projects, as the surface does not need to be pre-treated with anything and the first layer (I did only one layer of paint here!!!) gives full coverage!!! Treat the wood block at the beginning of your project, this saves you waiting time, even though this paint dries quite fast, but it is annoying to wait for something to dry, when you are in the creative flow 🙂 …

After the paint had dried, I adhered the tissue paper with the decoupage glue onto it and started assembling all the bits and pieces on top. I adhered the resin pieces with gel medium (takes a bit longer to dry, but will never come off). Then I placed the small stenciled paper piece into the middle of the heart (adhered with regular glue) and added a small heart pearl into the middle. The heart got treated with some Nuvo Glitter Drops as did the area around the hole.

Then I took some glimmer misted  (blue) nails/screws and attached them to the heart piece with gel medium. The chipboard piece got a burlap mat underneath it – I had misted that with glimmer mists earlier. And then I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops onto each corner of the wooden block and placed a small red confetti piece into each center for an additional detail. This was very tricky, as the confetti is really tiny. Here are some photos of the finished project:  

As you can see, I also added some Nuvo Drops onto the „neck areas“ of the resin pieces for interest. Also the carved pattern on the heart is treated with golden Nuvo Mousse and some Nuvo Glitter Drops for a fu detail. And the nails are attached to the heart with adhesive, but afterwards I added some  Glitter Drops around the nails to make it look like they burst out of the heart, leaving marks on the surface. Well, at least that was the effect I tried to create here.

This is my newest project with STAMPlorations product. I chose to use only stencils on this project, as I love using them on anything and everything. I hope you made it all the way to the end of this very long post – thank you for visiting and taking a look at my favorite projects. Now is your turn to join in on the birthday celebration – read all about it over here at the STAMPlorations blog!!!

Now is your turn: it would be fun to see your takes on some of my projects!!! So go and  case any of these featured projects and link your project to the STAMPlorations blog birthday blog post HERE , I´d love to see what you cased!!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Artist Trading Cards – Studio Forty

Hello and happy December, everyone! It´s again my turn to share a Studio Forty project with you today. Christmas being practically around the corner, I got distracted with artist trading cards, when I actually should have been finishing up a couple more Christmas cards for family and friends. But sometimes distractions like this are really good, so I think it´s OK to spend one evening playing with something else than making Christmas card projects :).

Here are the ATC´s I created for today´s post:

The first set is winter themed. I´ve first misted the background with a blue spray ink and then added the branches onto the bottom part of each ATC. They are stamped with waterproof black ink.

 Next I used the snowflake stamps with embossing ink to stamp images onto the „sky“. After that I embossed the snowflakes with white embossing powder.

 For decoration I added „faux stitching“ around the edges and stamped a wintery sentiment which I fussy cut and inked with light blue Distress Ink.

 Finally I added some liquid pearls details onto the branches. That way they look like winter berries. For details on used product scroll down to the very bottom of this post – all used products are listed there.

 For my next artist trading card set I took an early start towards Valentine´s Day. I wanted to create love/friendship themed ATC´s so I chose the Whoo loves you stamp set as my starting point for these four artist trading cards. I might still add a little red stamped heart to each one of them later, just haven´t decided on that quite yet.

 For these ATC´s I first cut white cardstock into the right size (2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch). Then I stamped the leaves onto the background with embossing ink and added white embossing powder. After heat setting the powder I took a peach toned spray ink and misted the backgrounds with that tone.

 Next I took a water tank brush and some darker brown spray ink to color the leaves. After the background was done I stamped the sentiment speech bubbles and the animals onto a piece of white cardstock and used brown, grey, yellow and red spray inks with a water tank brush to color the images. After that I again added some „faux stitching“ with a black pen around the edges.

 After the images were dry I fussy cut them with precision scissors and added some yellow burlap and white lace onto the artist trading cards.

 Then all I needed to do was to adhere the fussy cut images onto the backgrounds with paper glue.

 To make sure the lace and burlap stay put on their place, I attached them additionally to the background with a stampler. This will keep them from coming off.

I had a great time creating these artist trading cards! And now that I´ve had some fun creative time, I can go and finish off the last Christmas cards for this season.

Wishing you all a lovely, creative weekend and happy crafting!!!
xxx, Sanna

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Sanna´s CCB Christmas craft kit – project No. 2

Hello there! Remember the Christmas craft kit I picked from the Canvas Corp Brands online store? Well, it is time to start sharing some Christmas projects, created with that kit. Here is the second one – a set of cards and a start-to-finish video to go with them:

For this set of cards I ´ve used practically something for every item in the kit (except for the canvas flower and the canvas bag – used in the previous project). I´ve also created a DIY background paper to go with the patterned papers from the kit. See the video for full details and the how-to.

The basic design on these cards is pretty much the same on every card, I´ve just changed the order of the papers abit. This way you can easily create a bigger set of cards, using the same basic design idea, but adding little variations. That way there will not be a second card that looks exactly the same.

For a full start-to-finish tutorial, see the following video. I hope you get inspired by this kit and the cards!!!

For further information about the kit, go to my YouTube channel and watch all kit related videos here. There is also a more detailed post up over at the Canvas Corp Brands blog – so hop over there to leave some love. They love reading your comments too!!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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