Dankeschön Tag – Tonic Studios

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today I´m sharing a bold and colorful tag with you. This one truly is a color explosion. I started by adding layers of paints onto the manila tag, then adding stamping and rub-ons, but didn´t quite like the coors and the look the tag, so I „fixed it“ by adding some more :).

After the rub-on, I took a Blue Topaz Glimmer Glam tone and applied it onto the tag very freely with a paint brush. This added sparckle and intensive color and the tag immediately looked totally different.

I had a really cool blue dotted washi tape (by Alexandra Renke) in my stash so I added a strip of that into the middle. Then I added some leftover hexagon die cut pieces on both sides. I layered them on top of each other and it created a really cool look. I love the strong colors here!

I also die cut the „Dankeschön“ sentiment with a Tonic Studios German die cut die from pink paper. Love the pink with the blues here! For finishing touches I then went totally crazy and added older product like sticky chipboard pieces (I think they are by Basic Grey or Pink Paislee; sorry – can´t really remember which one). And to top of it all, some glittery and shiny 3D flowers here and there. I suppose those are by Basic Grey and DCWV (I think). Like I said, really old stash – some stash busting done here too :).

This tag will make a great „thank you“ tag for a present at some point. Just need to make sure the recipient loves bold, happy colors and lots of layers and details.

OK, next post will be something else than a crazy pattern and color explosion 🙂 – I promise!

Happy crafting, lovelies!
xxx, Sanna

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Dare to – MMCC March challenge reveal

Hello there, everyone! Another month, another new challenge!!! Did you have a good time with the February Mixed Media Card Challenge? I did! Now off to yet another fun and interesting challenge! This months challenge is all about TREES and as an optional element you should use BIRDS

march2016challengeAt first I thought it would be a hard one to do, but then I was going thru my stencil stash from The Crafter´s Workshop and there it was, the perfect tree stencil (well, it´s more of a tree trunk actually). I immediately got inspired to use it for this challenge. Here is how my card turned out:

Sanna LippertAnd this is how I created the card:

Sanna LippertAgain I used a piece of white cardstock as a starting point. I first added a stamped border onto the left side of the card. Stamped with black Archival Ink by Ranger. Next I placed the tree trunk stencil onto the paper and using a palette knive applied Turquoise Iridescent Creative Medium by Imagine Crafts onto the paper. Because the background is white, the turquoise iridescent tone will only lightly show, so it is more a resist area in the end.

Sanna LippertNext I added a layer Glimmer Mist onto the background. I used Sun Sisters, Kiwi and Tea Cup tones by Tattered Angels. I let the spray ink dry for a while, then I wiped with a damp cloth over the tree to remove the spray ink from those areas. Since the ink soaks into the paper a bit, the tree turns lightly „toned“ in the process, which I a very cool effect, actually. Totally accidental, but I really like the 3-toned trunk image!

Sanna LippertI however wanted the background to be much bolder, so I went and sprayed some Marmalede Glimmer Mist over the paper as a second spray ink layer. I only left the green area as it was. Now you could actually see the tree in there. Next I used a Finnabair sentiment stamp from the „Don´t forget to fly“ cling stamp set and stamped onto a strip of white paper with black ink. Then I glued the sentiment on it´s place with Aleene´s Tacky Glue. I then added some Studio Calico wood veneer pieces – incl. birds – all over the tree. There is also some stamping on the background – the stamp is from the same set like the sentiment. Finally I added „artistical“ leaves – created with green Glimmer Glaze droplets here and there next to the tree branches. Oh, and I also added some doodling around the edges. This is how the finished card looks like:

Sanna LippertI hope you will find time to join in  with us at the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog for this months fun challenge! See you there! Remember, you will need to create a card (the rules are at the right side bar on the MMCC blog). Now hop over to see what my design team colleagues created!!!

See you at MMCC,
Happy crafting,
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