Fun and bright Christmas cards – Canvas Corp Brands

Happy Thursday everyone!!! Time for my next set of Christmas cards! For this set I used the Jolly Christmas Mix and Match pad. It has everything you need packed in one neat set! I especially liked the Candy Canes and the Jolly Christmas on White images. They are perfect for coloring…and coloring actually is very much in trend at the moment.

Here is the finished set of four cards:

Sanna LippertI first cut the Candy Canes paper into a right size to match my white card bases. Then I used some burlap in natural and red tone.

Sanna LippertSanna LippertNext I fussy cut some images from the Jolly Christmas on white patterned paper and colored them with green, brown and orange Glimmer Mist.  I then layered all these pieces over each other and then stamped the sentiment. The stamp set is by STAMPlorations.

Sanna LippertSanna LippertSanna LippertSanna LippertFinally I just outlined the patterned paper with a black pen, added some black Glimmer Glaze droplets for additional detail and treated some parts of the colored images with Crackle Accents. These cards were really easy to create too, thanks to the nice mix and match paper pad.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

A set of Christmas cards – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello and Happy Friday everyone!!! Did you create handmade Christmas cards this year? I did. I sent a few on their way around the globe very early, as I participated on a Christmas Card Swap for the 4th year in a row. It has become such a fun tradition and I would not want to miss it for anything – if you are interested in joining, then look this group up over at Flickr!!

And then to my first set of cards. I´ve been creating with the lovely Christmas collections (Farmhouse Christmas & Jolly Christmas) from Canvas Corp Brands this year. Let´s start with a set of Farmhouse Christmas cards:

Sanna LippertSanna LippertI love the black and kraft  snowflake paper! It is so very pretty! Here is how I created these cards:

Sanna LippertSanna LippertThis was my starting point. Some brown Glimmer Glam, burlap, patterned paper and a few chipboard pieces. I glued the patterned paper onto white card bases first.

Sanna LippertNext I added droplets of White Metallic High Impact paint onto the patterned paper.

Sanna LippertSanna LippertSanna LippertNext I fussy cut some tags from the Farmhouse tags on Ivory paper and misted them with Verdigris, Turquoise Blue and Vanilla Breeze Glimmer Mist tones.

Sanna LippertWhile the paint and the misted pieces were drying, I painted the chipboard pieces with brown Glimmer Glam tone (Bon Bon).

Sanna LippertAnd while the Glimmer Glam was still wet, I added a thin layer of Rock Candy Distress Glitter over the painted pieces and let that dry. When the paint dries, the Glitter will stick to the surface – no glue needed. Then all I needed to do was to layer the burlap and the misted tags onto the patterned paper. I also added some twine, seam binding, pearls and some silver netting onto the cards. So easy and very fast to create!!

Sanna LippertSanna LippertSanna LippertSanna LippertSanna LIppertI hope you enjoyed this little step-by-step – do come back in a few days time to check out my next set of Christmas cards!!

Here is one more extra card – created in a similar way, I have just used various brown tones for coloring the door – the paints are from the Tattered Angels paints range 🙂

Sanna LIppertHappy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Altered Christmas tree bauble – Ornament No.: 6

Today I will share my sixth and final altered Christmas tree bauble with you:

Sanna LippertStarting point again the same – cover the decoupage bauble with white gesso.

Sanna Lippert Take some lace ribbon, leftover chipboard pieces and some wooden pearls and layer them onto the bauble surface. For adhering I used a regular paper glue. Next cover the whole surface with a layer of gesso. Make sure you get all corners and edges covered. Let dry properly.

Sanna LippertThen place the ornament into a cardboard box for misting. Add several layers of spray ink. I used the Tattered Angels Plain Jane Simply Sheer Matte Mist tone Red Rose. In between layers I always let the surface air dry properly.

Sanna LippertFor the next step I used the High Impact Metallic White paint from Tattered Angels and applied paint droplets on the upper part of the ornament. To keep the paint from dropping all the way down used a heat gun to heat set the paint and keep it from dropping freely. This needs a little patience as you will need to „create“ one droplet at a time and heat set each one separately. But that way the droplets will have a more controlled form.

Sanna LippertFor final touches I again added some shabby white embossing enamel from Stampendous. Here again, like on the second bauble, I applied little areas at once, heat set those and then continued with the next area. Make sure you take enough distance in the beginning to „warm“ the enamel up and first then get close to it with the heat gun. This way it will not blow around, but stick right into the place it was supposed to be on. Finalize the bauble by adding half pearls here and there.

So this were all six altered ornaments I created for this Christmas. They will perfectly match our red and white tree theme and the good thing about these is that they will not break when they accidentally fall onto the floor :).

Like promised, here is the full set of ornaments.

Sanna LippertSanna LippertNumber one:

Sanna LippertNumber two:

Sanna LippertNumber three:

Sanna LippertNumber four:

Sanna LippertNumber five:

Sanna Lippertannddd… Number six:

Sanna LippertI hope you have enjoyed reading these little step-by-step tutorials. If you have been creating your own baubles, leave me a link to this post, I´d like to come and take a look and leave you some love!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Altered Christmas tree bauble – Ornament No.: 5

Hello there! Today I´m sharing the fifth altered Christmas tree bauble with you:

Sanna LippertAs with the previous ones, I started by adding a layer of white gesso with a paint brush over the decoupage bauble surface.

Sanna LippertNext I used a paper glue and adhered yellow twine (by Whisker Graphics) and a piece of light blue lace ribbon over the bauble surface. I stopped around the middle and left the bottom part free of any decoration.

Sanna LippertNext I place the bauble into a cardboard box and misted it with the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist tone Marmalade. I added several layers of misting and always let one layer dry properly before adding another one.

Sanna LippertAfter the Glimmer Mist was dry, I added some Stickles glitter glue over the area that used to be the light blue lace/ribbon. After that I adhered some half pearls around the middle for additional detail and the ornament was done.

Now there is only one more left – make sure to come back in two days time to take a look :).

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Altered Christmas tree bauble – Ornament No.: 4

Hi there, time for the altered Christmas tree ornament number four!! If you just found me – these were numbers 1, 2 & 3 :).

Sanna LippertFor this one, as for the previous ones, the starting point was the same. Cover the surface with white gesso and let dry. Next place the bauble into a cardboard box for misting. I used the Tattered Angels Marmalade Glimmer Mist tone for misting. I always let the surface air dry and sprayed two layers of mist over each other. The surface looks „old“ with darker and lighter areas which gives it a more „vintage“ look.

Sanna LippertNext I wanted to add „frosting“, so I took a palette knife and applied light texture paste onto the upper part of the bauble. As it is a relatively thick layer, you will need to let it dry properly. You could use an empty toilet roll as a „stand“ for drying. I just used a piece of packaging that happened to be left over from the first bauble project.

Sanna LippertBefore leaving the bauble to dry, I added some red micro beads and a fine layer of Multi Crystal Glitter Mix over the texture paste. When you leave it to dry it will in the end stick to the paste on it´s own. No glue needed. Sanna LippertIn the end when the paste has dried overnight, it will turn light orange as it absorbs some spray ink from the surface. I really like how the „frosted ornament“ turned out. And this was the process behind bauble number four :). Only two left – see you in two days for ornament number five :)!!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna