Distress Oxide background cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello lovelies, today it is my turn again to share a little step-by-step tutorial with you over at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. Here is what I created – a set of Distress Oxide, die cut background cards:

I had been going in circles for a while and avoiding ordering the Distress Oxides. Why, you think? Well, because I knew that the minute I get them into my hands, I will be hooked. Finally I gave in as I saw so many of my team colleagues having a ball with them. So I bought a set of 6.

Needless to say the six colors are definitely not going to be enough. Might as well have ordered the full set all at once *rollingeyes*. Anyways, here are the cards I created with the Oxides and the lovely Elizabeth Craft Designs die cut dies.

I´ve used both the positive and some of the negative parts on my cards as well as the DIY die cut foam stamp (see tutorial here) on these. Added some bits and bobs from my stash and just had a great time creating!! I do love color, so how on earth did I manage to get by so long without buying these inks *laughs*.

For more details do see my original post over at the Elizabeth Craft Desings blog (HERE). And to get you hooked too, here are the inks in action – enjoy the video:

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Merry Christmas – Mixed Media Card Challenge, December reveal

Hello lovelies! Time to share the December Mixed Media Card Challenge blog´s challenge with you today! This time you are asked to use GOLD and as an optional element, add STARS to your CARD!

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This is my take for the reveal:

Sanna Lippert - gold and stars die cut die card

I´ve again used some Elizabeth Craft Designs products on this card, as well as some lovely Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist spray inks.

I first took a piece of white cardstock, die cut that in 1/3 and 2/3 sized pieces using the Holiday Garlands 2 die cut set. That way I had an upper piece, a middle garland part and a lower piece. Next I misted the upper part with purple, dark red, aubergine and black spray ink colors (all by Tattered Angels). After that I added white acrylic paint splatters onto that background. It now looks like the universe/space. I really like this look!!!

I then took the lower piece and attached Clear Double Sided Adhesive onto it and poured golden Silk Microfine Glitter onto that piece and polished that with my finger to make it all shiny and stick to the adhesive (here is a video how to do that). When the glitter piece was finished, all I had to do was to adhere all pieces onto their places with paper glue. Next I stamped a sentiment with black ink and inked the background with pink Distress Ink. I then fussy cut the stamped image along the edges. Finally I added some half pearls onto the garland for decoration.

This card I pretty clean and simple looking even though it takes quite a lot of media to make it :). I hope you will find this months challenge interesting and join in with us! Who does not love gold???!!! Hope to see you at MMCC this month, lovelies!!!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Holiday Garland 2
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Gold Silk Microfine Glitter
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Tattered Angels Chrystal Decor & DIY paint
Half pearls
Worn Lipstick – Distress Ink
Paper glue

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I am also submitting my card to the Simon Says Anything Goes challenge over here 🙂 !!!

Mixed media tag – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone! I am very excited to share my first STAMPlorations/ARTplorations mixed media tutorial with you. Tags are so much fun to create and they make a great addition to a nicely wrapped present, for example. They are also very fast to create. So next time you prepare a present for someone, why not add a DIY, personalized tag to it, to give it a very special touch?

This is my tag, and here is what I did:

1. Take a white tag and a piece of old book paper. Apply paper glue onto the tag and adhere the book paper piece onto it. Cut the residue paper off with scissors.

2. Mix transparent embossing paste/texture paste with turquoise acrylic paint and place the ARTplorations „Bold Florals“ stencil on top of the old book paper part. Take a palette knife and apply the paste through the stencil onto the background. Carefully lift the stencil, rinse it with water and leave the surface to dry. You can also use a heat gun to dry the paste, but be careful that it does not overheat as it starts to form bubbles.

3. Take a strip of the leftover book paper and fold it into a fan. Use light blue/turquoise spray ink to color it. Dry with a heat gun.

4. Next adhere a piece of gold doilie onto the background with paper glue. Then adhere the folded „fan“ piece.

5. Now take yet onother piece of old book paper and use the STAMPlorations „CREATE“ stamp to stamp a sentiment with black ink. Fussy cut the words along the edges and glue them onto the tag. Outline the „without fear“ piece with a black pen.

6. Next fussy cut a few to the theme matching words from a patterened paper. I used 7gypsies „Ordre du Jour“ paper for this purpose. The sentiments work great with the CREATE stamp set.

7. Finally, adhere a piece of green felt – cut in a leaf form – on top of the „fan“ piece and then adhere a turquoise resin flower on top. If you don´t have resin flowers, buttons and paper flowers will also do the trick. Whatever you have at hand. Tags are also a good way of using up the stash, by the way.

8. Attach green and blue fiber/ribbon to the tag and put a few enamel dots for additional interest. Now the tag is finished.

I also created a little start-to-finish video for you to watch. Hope you get inspired!!!

Happy crafting!!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
STAMPlorations – Create clear stamp

ARTplorations – Bold Florals stencil

Happy – August Mixed Media Card Challenge reveal

Hello everyone and happy August!!! Since it is the beginning of a new month again, it is also time to share the new Mixed Media August Card Challenge with you. Here it is:

This month´s challenge is to use BUTTERFLIES. Now we all like to use butterflies, don´t we, so I am guessing that there will be quite a few submissions this month. And the optional element this time is gold. So add a hint of gold to your project to make it extra classy and special!!!

And here is a little step-by-step on how I created the card:

I first rubbed three tones of Gelatos onto a white piece of paper, then added some water and by using my finger, mixed the water with the Gelato treated area together. It created a watercolor kind of effect on the background.

Next I applied some purple ink splatters from a spray ink bottle to give the background a more interesting look.

After that I used the The Crafter´s Workshop stencil to apply some metallic texture paste (gold) over the Gelato treated areas. I let the paste air dry and while it was drying, I started with my butterflies.

I first stamped the butterfly image onto the same piece of white paper with VersaMark embossing powder, then poured some Sticky Embossing Powder (by Ranger) over the stamped image, heat set it and quickly added a piece of gold foil over the embossed area and rubbed the foil with my finger onto the surface. That created a lovely golden butterfly which I then „colored“ with green and yellow spray ink tones. After the ink was dry, I fussy cut the butterflies and glued them down onto the card over a piece of golden yarn. I also added some blue faux stitching around the edges and finally dabbed some black Glimmer Glaze here and there for additional detail. The sentiment is stamped with a black ink.

I used blue cardstock as my card base to add more contrast between the card background and the card base.

Hope you have enjoyed this little tutorial and will find time to join in with us at the August challenge!!! Don´t forget to stop by the MMCC blog every once and a while for more card inspiration for this month´s challenge! See you at MMCC, lovelies!!

Happy creating,
xxx, Sanna

Create a fun card in no time! – Off the Rails Scrapbooking

Hi there! It is my turn today to share another inspirational post over at the Off The Rails Scrapbooking blog today and I am keeping to the lovely color scheme of September and sharing with you a REALLY fast AND easy card tutorial. It takes approximately 5-10 minutes to create this card :). And, by the way, this also is another possibility to use up those older products from your stash :).

This is what you will need: a card (in the size you prefer), some old letter stickers you would not use anywhere else anymore, a dauber ink, a spray ink, some stamps, a stamp ink and a clear acrylic block for stamping. Oh, and sequins with glue dots (forgot to add those to this photo, sorry!). You can of course use any color you like, I just kept to the September color scheme here too.

Now choose a sentiment you would like to have displayed on your card and assembly it on the card base using the letter stickers.

Next add some dauber ink (or watercolour or distress ink etc.) over the sticker sentiment, make sure it creates a relatively strong contrast against the card base colour.

Next add some color splatters with the spray ink you chose previously. You could of course skip this too, if you don´t like splatters :).

Next stamps random patterns here and there (over the sentiment and next to it) with the darker blue stamp ink.

Now remove the sticker alphas! That creates a nice „fake resist“ sentiment onto the card. Should you get some uneven letter results, just correct them using a white pen. No one will notice :).

After that you can go on adding some embellishments if you want to. I added some golden sequins for more interest. Now the card is done.

This is how the finished card looks like. Easy peasy :). Have fun creating!!

xoxo, Sanna

Free yourself – Off The Rails Scrapbooking

Hi there! It is again time for another fun challenge over at Off The Rails Scrapbooking. This time all in blue and gold (yum!) and this is my take on the lovely colour palette for September.

This is the palette to get inspired by:

And here is my take on it:

I have used a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil in combination with transparent modeling paste and loose glitter on the background. I then added patterned paper elements that match the colour palette and finally decorated with some wooden embellishments and word stickers.

The idea of this layout is about surrounding yourself with the right kind of people, not with ones that drain you and pull you down, but with ones that do you good. Thus the silly face pic :).

Hope to see you join in this month!!!
Happy scrapping,
Sanna