Coffee tag – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello there, everyone! Today I´d like to share a step-by-step tutorial for a Coffee themed tag. I am a coffee lover since quite early childhood when my grandma used to make me a „children´s coffee“ with lots of milk and just a little bit of coffee. I have loved the smell of coffee ever since!! Therefore when Canvas Corp Brands launched their Beans & Bags collection, I knew I wanted create with it. This is the tag I created:

Sanna LippertAnd this is how I created it:

Sanna LippertFirst take a regular medium sized tag and stamp with a 7gypsies stamp and VersaMark ink onto the tag. Then pour embossing powder over the stamped areas, tap the residue off and heat set with a heat gun.

Sanna LippertNext place the tag on a craft sheet and spray some Sugar Maple Glimmer Mist onto it. Let dry for a bit and wipe with a damp cloth over the tag. This way the stamped images will stay clean.

Sanna LippertThen cut a piece of ivory burlap and attach it onto the tag using a stapler.

Sanna LippertAfter that take a piece of golden metallic yarn and tie it around the burlap area. Tie a knot, cut the residue off.

Sanna LippertTake a piece of kraft cardstock and using this 7gypsies stamp and black ink (Hero Arts Chalkboard ink) stamp a word, fussy cut it into a banner and adhere it onto the tag.

Sanna LippertNext take a golden clothespin and adhere that onto the piece of burlap next to the stamped image.

Sanna LippertFussy cut a coffee cup out of the Beans and Bags fabric panel and color with Sugar Maple and Stone Glimmer Mist.

Sanna LippertCut an image out of the Beans & Bags on Kraft paper and use a stapler to attach it onto the tag.

Sanna LippertFussy cut another image from the same paper and adhere it onto the tag with a paper glue.

Sanna LippertNext adhere the colored, fabric coffee cup overlappingly over the previous image.

Sanna LippertDraw „coffee steam“ lines with Glossy Accents over the coffee cup and pour champagne toned micro beads onto those areas. Let dry for a while and then dap the residue beads off the tag. Sanna LippertAdd a cord piece to the tag.

Sanna LippertInk the edges of the tag with a black ink.

Sanna LippertAdd some black ink splatters using black Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze.

Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert This is how the finished tag looks like. You can attach it to a coffee lover´s present or use it as part of another project (card, scrapbook layout etc.) or just hang it onto your own inspirational wall. Hope you enjoyed this little tag project!

Happy creating,
xxx, Sanna

Materials Used 
Tools Used:  Stapler; Heating tool; VersaMark ink; Scissors; Paper glue; Black pen; Craft sheet

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

Hints of Spring Vol 2. – Mixed Media Card Challenge

Hello there, time to bring you some additional inspiration to the March Mixed Media Card Challenge :)! This months theme is Spring and the optional element this time is a bird.

And here are some additional cards I created based on this months theme:

On the above card I´ve used some paper leftovers from the Teresa Collins „Save the Date“ collection kit. In addition I´ve punched out some butterflies, again using a purple sprayed leftover paper piece. I then added some yarn in matching colours and outlined the butterflies with a white pen. A pearl in the middle is for additional interest and the little puffy sticker (by Evalicious) is my sentiment.

This is a very clean&simple card, but I like how it turned out and I again got some stash busted too :).

My next card is very different to what I usually make, but I took out some older (as in: I´ve had them for a looong time :)!!) Hero Arts stamps and stamped the brach, fussy cut it (yes I did – and it´s very thin!!), coloured the leaves with a green marker and glued it down on the dry embossed piece. The clouds pattern comes from a Stampin´ Up! dry embossing folder – I just love it! I´ve also inked the clouds with a blue Distress Ink afterwards to give the sky more interest. Next I took a leftover piece (when I make mixed media stuff, I always save the colorful, random leftover pieces for such purposes as these!) of watercolor paper, stamped the birdies on it various times to get different coloured wings and bodies and then did some paper piecing and glued everything on their places. The wood veneer heart is covered with glitter glue and inside I´ve applied some Glossy Accents and poured some micro beads into the empty space.

Quite a lot of work for such a simple looking card, come to think of it ;-). By the way, the sentiment says: You are staggering!

So this was my take – now it´s your turn! Excited to see what you will make out of this challenge! See you at MMCC,

xxx, Sanna