You are so sweet tag

Hello lovelies, it´s again time for „Tag Tuesday“! Today I´ve got a special tag to share with you. This is one of the tags that I created for the Elizabeth Craft Designs booth to travel along to various shows. I´ve again used quite a few ModaScrap die cut dies on this one and some lovely Silk Microfine Glitter too (see full material list at the end of this post).

I personally like this tag alot. I love that leaf pattern on the background and even though I am not that much a fan of orange, the colors here really are to my liking.

Wishing you a creative day,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Butterfly tag – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello there lovelies!!!  Time for „Tag Tuesday„. That just came to my mind when preparing this post, but would be kinda fun to try and post a tag every Tuesday, wouldn´t it? However, I am afraid I will not be able to make one EVERY Tuesday, so these „Tag Tuesday“ posts will be somewhat random in the beginning. But it is a start :).

This tag is one of my projects that is travelling around with Elizabeth Craft Designs booth atm. I made a few cards and tags for shows and this is one of those. There is plenty of things on this tag I really like: Silk Microfine Glitter, Moda Scrap line die cut dies and spray inks by Tattered Angels. I love this combination – happy spray ink colours mixed together with shiny glitter and combined with lovely die cut butterflies. There is lots and lots of spring feel to this tag. Happy spring everyone!!!

Happy creating,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Dancing Butterflies
Fire Opal Silk Microfine Glitter
Clear Double Sided Adhesive
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists
Pearls & gems
Black pen
Ribbons

Bookmark tag

Hello everyone and happy fall!!! I am not much of a winter and fall person, but I guess it is necessary to have those seasons to really be able to enjoy spring and summer, eh? I recently created a bookmark for a design team colleague to cheer her up abit.

Sanna Lippert - book mark tag with glitter and die cutting

I first die cut small hearts from a clear double sided adhesive sheet with a die cutting machine and used those for this card. The lefover piece is this one I covered with Silk Microfine Glitter for this tag :). But first I misted the background with an orange toned Glimmer Mist and when that piece was dry, I attachted the die cut adhesive piece onto it. Next I applied yellow Silk Microfine Glitter on top and polished the surface with my finger to make it really shiny.

Sanna Lippert - book mark tag with glitter and die cutting

The flower is created from an old book page paper and misted with various Glimmer Mist tones. Then cut into circles and layered over each other. Some black and white pen outlining is also on every single layer. The leaves are hand drawn.

Sanna Lippert - book mark tag with glitter and die cuttingFinally I added the banner out of book paper with a „C“ on it. Some washi tape, black texture spray and some ribbon. A blue paper flower finalizes the tag.

I sure hope my design team colleague liked this tag and it made her day a little bit happier. Happy mail always helps thru a grey day, don´t you agree??

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Orange, red, blue and purple Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels
Yellow Silk Microfine Glitter – Elizabeth Craft Designs
Clear Double Sided Adhesive – Elizabeth Craft Designs
Heat die cut die – Elizabeth Craft Designs
Washi Tape – Cavallini & co.
Black texture spray – Imagine Crafts
Ribbon, white tag

Snowflake cards and a tag – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hi everyone, today I´d like to share a set of Snowflake cards, created with Elizabeth Craft Designs product, with you. I know that it is a bit early for winter themed cards, but the minute I saw the Brrrr-sentiment die cut die, I had to make something fun with it. Here are a few ideas on how to use the same die cut dies in different ways.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsHere is how I created the two cards and the present tag:

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 1: Take a piece of True Blue and White Soft Finish Cardstock and cut those into a size of 14,5 x 10 cm. Then cut a piece of Soft Sky Soft Finish Cardstock into the same width, but slightly longer. Attach Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet onto the back of the Soft Sky toned cardstock piece and start by cutting one Brrrr sentiment and several little snowflakes out of that paper with your die cutting machine.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 2: Now adhere the True Blue piece onto a white card base and start adhering the Soft Sky toned snowflakes on top. Also adhere the Brrrr sentiment onto the bottom part of the card.Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 3: Now die cut 3 more Brrrr sentiments out of white cardstock and adhere those on top of the light blue one. This way your get a dimensional sentiment for your card.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cards Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 4: After adhering all sentiment pieces on top of each other, add a thin layer of Crackle Accents on top for additional frosty effect. Let dry properly.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cards Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 5: Take a small piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock and die cut some tiny hearts – heart from the Poppy the Owl set – and then color them with a red marker. Add a „cuddle weather“ hand written sentiment underneath the die cut word and adhere the hearts around the words. Next apply some Crackle Accents on top of the hearts. Let air dry properly.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cards Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 6: Now that we still have a really nice piece of leftover cardstock from the first project, why not create a second card with the negative piece. Adhere the Soft Sky Soft Finish Cardstock leftover piece onto a piece of Café au Lait Soft Finish Cardstock piece.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 7: Take the Fitted Frames 3 Curvy Rectangles die cut die and die cut a piece of Café au Lait Soft Finish Cardstock with it. Use the biggest frame for this card and safe the other pieces for another project.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 8: Adhere the Soft Sky snowflake background piece on a white card base and then adhere the frame on top. Add white texture spray splatters onto the light blue surface for additional interest. Let air dry. Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 9: Cut two Brrrr words from the Café au Lait paper and one additional one out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Layer on top of each other leaving the white piece on top.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 10: Apple some Crackle Accents on top of the sentiment for additional interest. Decorate with a white gel pen and some light blue half pearls.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cards Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 11: Now we still have the protection sheet pieces of the snowflake die cut piece left over. You can use both parts, the negative and the positive to decorate yet further backgrounds. Use them as a stencil with inks and/or glitter. I chose to use only the small snowflakes on a white tag to create a fun glitter snowflake background. First adhere a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive onto the tag, then attach the little snowflake sheet pieces onto the adhesive.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cards Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cards

Step 12: Apply a first layer of glitter onto the sticky surface (just in case you want to see a how-to tutorial on that, follow this link to a video tutorial), use a paint brush to brush off any residue glitter. Then use your finger to polish the glitter and only after that remove the little snowflake pieces. I used the Royal Teal Silk Microfine Glitter tone for this layer.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 13: For the second layer apply the Dark Mint Silk Microfine Glitter tone over the surface, then brush off the residue with a paint brush and polish the surface with your finger. The stronger the tone different between the glitter colors, the better the contrast.

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsStep 14: Die cut the Merry Christmas sentiment from a piece of Ladybug Red Soft Finish Cardstock and adhere onto the tag. Decorate with ribbon, lace and a Fimo DIY mold button. Now all three pieces are done. There would still be the option to use the negative die cut protection sheet of the adhesive as a stencil with ink. Thank would be a perfect DIY stencil for creating yet another fun snowflake background. I did´t give that a try, but you could. Here are the final projects once more:

Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cards Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cards Sanna Lippert, Snowflake die cut cardsSee how you start with one card and that leads to another and yet another idea and in the end you have created a bunch of project at once only by using all the bits and pieces and adding small details as you go. I hope you get inspired to try some of these ideas out, and if you are not quite yet in the mood for winter themed cards, grab another word die cut die and create something for fall or for a birthday for example. Have fun!!!

Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Brrrr
Ladybug Red Soft Finish Cardstock
Soft Sky Soft Finish Cardstock
True Blue Soft Finish Cardstock
Café au Lait Soft Finish Cardstock
White Soft Finish Cardstock
Fitted Frames 3 Curvy Rectangles
Merry Christmas
Poppy the Owl
Clear Double Sided Adhesive
Royal Teal Silk Microfine Glitter
Dark Mint Silk Microfine Glitter

Other:
White card bases
Big Shot
Paint brush
Red Marker – Copic
Crackle Accents – Ranger
Half Pearls – Kaisercraft
Lace, Ribbon
Texture Spray – Imagine Crafts
White gel pen
Black pen

Theia – Mixed Media Lamp Art Doll – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello everyone! As you might have noticed, I´ve met quite a few of my international scrappy friends this year (it´s been a good year – meeting creative friends is the best!!!). Some of them I met at various events/fairs and some of them I visited or they visited me. The latest visitor came a long way across the big ocean and stayed a few days at my place. We had been talking about this get-together for a loooong time and it was so great we could finally make it work!

(click the photo ABOVE to see the person I am talking about 🙂 :-)…)

SAnna Lippert, mixed media art dollBesides doing sightseeing and eating lots, we also took some time to get creative together! I really enjoyed having Tina around and I wish she could have stayed longer. BUT there is always next time, isn´t there!!! So we naturally went looking for fun junk to alter. Part of it was sponsored by my lovely husband – thanks for the great old bicycle lamps, honey!! AND part of the treasures were found at the Naschmarkt Flea Market. After having gathered all kinds of pieces together, our hands were itching for some creative time. We both altered a bicycle lamp to a mixed media art doll. Both in our own way. Today I´m sharing my creation here with a little tutorial to go with it and Tina will share her´s on her blog (follow this link). This is how I created my „Theia“:

SAnna Lippert, mixed media art dollStep 1 – First, attach the lamp and the podium together with screws and make sure the parts do not move around. Without sanding or pre-treating the surface, start applying the Black Decor & DIY paint onto the lamp surface. Let dry and then apply a layer of Crackle Medium. It is best to let it dry over night. Repeat the same procedure on the podium, but this time using the Decor & DIY and paint in the color Mankato.

SAnna Lippert, mixed media art dollSAnna Lippert, mixed media art dollStep 2 – If the Crackle Medium is strong like mine and the cracks are too wide/big, apply another layer of paint. I needed to do this.

SAnna Lippert, mixed media art dollSAnna Lippert, mixed media art dollStep 3 – Take 4 sheets of old book paper and fold them into a fan. Glue together with hot glue to create a circle. Attach it to the “doll head” with hot glue. Add vintage photo  distress ink around the edges and spray with water mist to get the ink to react and spread. Dry with a heat gun. Then apply silver glitter glue for interest. Let dry.

SAnna Lippert, mixed media art dollSAnna Lippert, mixed media art dollStep 4 – Attach a brass crown on top of the “doll head” with hot glue. Add some Mankato toned paint on top to alter it. Attach half pearls on top. Next attach a piece of lace as a “hair band” and create a bow. Glue down with hot glue (but don’t burn your fingers!). Decorate with half pearls. Attach jump rings as earrings to both sides of the head.

SAnna Lippert, mixed media art dollStep 5 – Create a sentiment sign (mine says: ‘Explore Life’, and is made out of a piece of old book paper with a rub-on statement). Glue it in place with hot glue. Paint chipboard stars with Decor & DIY Paint in Black, and attach around the podium. Wrap a strip of silver yard on top and attach a half pearl on top of each star. Alter some brass pieces and attach with heat glue. I used various brass leaves for decoration. One on front and two as wings on both sides.

SAnna Lippert, mixed media art dollSAnna Lippert, mixed media art dollStep 6 – Finally use hot glue to glue down false eyelashes and attach a row of small half pearls on top. You can add more decorations to it if you would like, but I only added a little DIY lace flower on the back of the folded paper piece. That way the back of the doll also looks more interesting. The doll now decorates my studio area. The doll reminds me a bit of the Pixar lamp, but also has elements of a frilled-neck lizard, a gypsy princess and even Achilles. How’s that for a junk lamp art doll?

SAnna Lippert, mixed media art dollSAnna Lippert, mixed media art dollI hope you get inspired to take a second look at junk lying around your house and create a fun decoration out of it!! Have fun!!!

…and now make sure you check out Tina´s creation!!! I love her work, and this piece is no exception!!!! It was such a pleasure having you around Tina, I miss your company very much! We need to do this again very soon – one way or the other 🙂 !!

Happy creating,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Tattered Angels – Decor & DIY Paint – Ebony
Tattered Angels – Decor & DIY Paint – Mankato
Crackle Medium – Viva Decor
7gypsies – Jump Rings
7gypsies – Jump Rings – Antique Silver
Silver yarn
Chipboard stars – Wycinanka Scrap & Decou
Half pearls – Zva Creative
Old latin book sheets from a flea market
Vintage photo Distress Ink – Ranger Ind. Inc.
Lace from a junk store
Silver glitter glue
Brass elements – another flea market find
Tim Holtz Rub-Ons
Scissors & Heat glue
Paper glue & Paint brushes

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

Altered Christmas tree bauble – Ornament No.: 3

Hi there! Today is again time to share another altered Christmas tree bauble! This is ornament number three:

Sanna LippertStarting point again the same – first cover the bauble with white gesso and let dry.

Sanna LippertThen take a piece of patterned paper and wrip it into small pieces. I used the Red & White Dot Reverse patterned paper by Canvas Corp for this purpose. It is nice and bright and goes well with the Christmas theme. Now grab the serviette varnish & glue (or matte medium if you prefer that) and add a layer on the top of the gessoed bauble. Then layer pieces of wripped paper onto this area overlappingly. Make sure they stick to the bauble properly and then add another layer over the paper with the paint brush. Repeat until you got all areas covered. Let dry.

Sanna LippertNext add red ribbon across the bauble and tie a knot for hanging on top and add a white button on the bottom for additional detail. Tie a bow over the button. Then add half pearls in a row into the middle. I used a regular paper glue for this purpose.

Sanna LippertNext cover the upper part (spare the ribbon areas) with White Metallic High Impact paint and quickly apply some Multi Crystal Glitter Mix over the wet paint. This way it immediately sticks to the paint layer and you will not need any additional glue. Let dry.

Sanna LippertFinally add smaller half pearls over the red ribbon areas for additional detail. The third ornament is now finished. This one is quite sparkly and shiny, but it will fit perfectly into the Christmas tree decoration we have :).

In two days I will be sharing ornament number 4 – hope you will come back to see how it turned out.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Hello – October Mixed Media Card Challenge reveal

Hello there, everyone! Another new month, another new challenge!!! This month we want to see cards created with BLACK & ORANGE and you can use GLITTER as an additional element!

I could have easily created a Halloween themed card – after all it is an October challenge!!! Or even a Thanksgiving card would have been suitable for these colors, but I went with a more general theme. Here is what my card looks like:

I´ve used orange ink to ink the background, then added a layer of glitter paste and black acrylic paint thru a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil over the inked area. After that I cut the piece into a right size and when the glitter paste was dry, I outlined the glitter petals with a black pen. That way they stand out more from the background.

Next I added some black Glimmer Glaze droplets and glued the background onto a white card base. After that I added a ribbon and some flowers and stamped and fussy cut the sentiment.

So nothing really THAT fancy going on here, but nevertheless lots of various media and techniques going on. And still easy to do.

I hope you will find some time to join in with us at the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog!!! I´d love to see what you come up with!! For further details, read the RULES over at the MMCC blog (right side bar) and while you are there, get inspired by the fabulous cards my team colleagues have created!!!!

Happy October and happy crafting!!!
xxx, Sanna

Invitation

Today I´d like to share with you a graduation party invitation card. The graduate had wishes about the colors and the style. It should reflect her personality and have lots of pink, silver and glitter on it. So I first created a few samples and this was the one they went for in the end.

I first created the background with a „faux watercolor“ technique on relatively thick watercolor paper. Here is a process photo. I love, love, love to create this kind of backgrounds! They are so much fun to do!

Next I added some silver texture paste (Imagine Crafts) thru a Tim Holtz stencil.

Next I added droplets of my all time favorite black Glimmer Glaze (by Tattered Angels) here and there. After that I just needed to use my Silhouette to cut the sentiments from black cardstock and add some glitter cardstock flowers here and there (punched with a Martha Stewart hydrangea craft punch). Finally I just outlined the watercolor paper pieces with black ink for additional contrast and then glued them on white card bases.

Here is a close-up of the finished card:

and one more shot of the full card:

I think it was a little bit over 80 cards in the end, when I finished creating. I kept only one for myself as a sample and sent all the others on their way to their new owner. Both the mother and her daughter had been very thrilled about the cards which is the best kind of thank you I can imagine getting! I must say I enjoyed this commission work very much and it made me feel very special that someone wanted to have handmade invitation cards for her graduation party created by me!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Some more Christmas cards – final round

Hi there, just wanted to share a few more Christmas cards with you today. I think these will be the last ones this season 😉 …

I´ve used lots of pre-made pieces/embellishments on these cards. First of all, because I just want to finally use them and second, because this way the cards are finished in no time :).

For this card I created an extremely C&S cover and then stamped the sentiment (using this stamp set) inside the card.

This one has the silvery word „XMAS“ on it. That actually was a Xmas present decoration from a present I received last year. I saved it since it was very pretty and it now decorates the card instead.

And this last one is my favorite. I love, love, love the glitter covered snowflake against the golden doilie. And the pretty die cut, spray inked piece on the background is just simply cute. Hmmm…might save this card for myself…!? Nah, just kidding!!!

Now every year I make myself a goal to start earlier with the card production so that I have more time and can put more effort into them, but for some reason I haven´t managed to reach that goal during the past years. Therefore my cards turn out to be pretty simple. But maybe next year will be different…we will see!

Happy crafting, lovelies!
xxx, Sanna