STAMPlorations 4th Birthday blog hop

Hello lovelies, it´s party time!!! STAMPlorations is turning 4 in June and it´s time to celebrate this milestone with a new product!! There is a five day long (June 26-30) blog hop with the theme „Celebrate!“ prepared for you.

„ATTENTION – VERY LONG POST COMING UP :-)“….

I have prepared two different sets following the „Celebrate“ theme for your for this hop:

SET ONE:
For the first set I used the Congrats word stamp and die cut die. I love this die so much, the fond is fabulous  and it has the perfect size for various projects. Even fits on a tag and  an ATC. Love it! Here are the cards I created with this die and stamp combo:

and this is how I created these cards:

I first stamped with VersaMark embossing ink and heat embossed the sentiments with silver embossing powder.

Next I added a layer of Tattered Angels Tutti Frutti spray ink on top. Since the ink does not stick to the embossed areas (they resist the ink), I could easily wipe away the residue with a piece of cloth. Underneath is the finished background piece.

I wanted to decorate at least one card with these DIY stenciled, punched, layered flowers (see the how-to here). I love how they look so I made a few more – going to save them for other projects to come. I then adhered the background to a card base, added faux stitching, some ribbon, wood veneer, hand drawn leaves and a Tim Holtz stickers sentiment for decoration. This is how the first card look like:

The next three cards follow the same principle, the parts are just added in different order. I first die cut the Congrats word from a piece of white cardstock. I left the word itself white and misted the residue piece pink with the same Glimmer Mist tone as previously.

Then I cut a few more words the same way, this time leaving the background white and misting the sentiment instead. Then I just layered all pieces in various order on top of each other, added stickers sentiments (Tim Holtz) and some ink splatters (Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze) and wood veneer or rhinestones for decoration. So by varying which part got misted, the result always looks a little bit different. Still all cards are very quick and easy to create.

(On this white card the sentiment is misted)

(On this card I added only partial misting to the background by spraying onto my kraft sheet and pressing the cardstock onto the ink. Creates a different look the on the fully misted card background on the last card. Second card has a white Congrats sentiment on it)

(this card has a fully misted background and the congrats sentiment has in splatters on it as well as a layer of Stickles for additional sparckle)

SET TWO:

For my second set I used the Shaker Balloons #2 die cut die set and Fearless 3×5 stamp set as well as the matching die cut die. This is how my tag and card look like:

And here is how I did them:

I first die cut some Shaker Balloons from white cardstock. I then adhered them on top of each other to form a frame for the beads. Next I die cut the word fearless and the Shaker Balloon from my card background paper. I used washi tape to keep the dies from moving. Works really good that way. After removing the die cut pieces I adhered the paper onto my card base. Then I placed the previously created „shaker frame“ inside the die cut area and adhered it onto the card base. Next I die cut a piece of plastic to create a window on top of the frame. I filled the frame with small beads, adhered the plastic piece on top and added another frame on top. Then I die cut another sentiment with white cardstock and adhered it onto the background. I used partial stamping technique to add the sentiment on top of the die cut word and finally adhered the twine to the balloon. Some faux stitching for decoration and some ink splatters for additional interest. That´s it. Also very easy to do. And by layering the die cut stars on top of each other, you will get a foolproof frame for the shaker pieces and don´t need to add foam tape to create dimension. I find this way easier than cutting foam tape into right size.. This is the finished card:

And then to the tag. I used the leftover brown „fearless“ die cut word (leftovers from the card above) as a starting point. I added a piece of leftover background paper (also from the card above) next to the word. Before adhering them onto my tag, I spray inked the tag in matching color (Tattered Angels Simply Sheer Soft Peach). I also added a layer of iridescent modeling paste (Imagine Crafts) thru the Doily Squares stencil onto the background paper piece for additional detail. Then I just added a stamped sentiment from the Fearless stamp set and some ink splatters, wood veneer and twine for decoration. So that was very easy too and I used up all leftover pieces too!
The tag also has a wooden button from my stash on it and I added some dimention to the die cut word with a layer of Glossy Accents. I really like how this tag turned out.

Here is how this hop works:
You will have until Monday, July 3rd (11:55 p.m. Pacific time) to comment and link up your favorite product to your wishlist. Winners will be announced on July 10th in June Challenges & Hops winners post.

So what does the link up part mean?
-> go to stamplorations.com and create an account. Then add items to your WISHLIST. After that add the wishlist to the InLinkz on the STAMPloratios blog (if you are not familiar with the post yet, here is a full instruction on how to proceed ).

  • Prizes:
    Three (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the storeOne (1) randomly drawn winner from comments left on our Facebook page will win a grab bag consisting of new products worth up to $30One (1) randomly drawn winner from comments left on our Instagram page will win a grab bag consisting of new products worth up to $30Two (2) randomly drawn winners from the Wishlist Link Up will each win the products in their wish list (up to $50 MSRP)

Great Discount codes during the birthday celebration:
All products in the store on STAMPlorations birthday week and until July 7 will be 15% off. Now add my 20% discount code (STAMPGIRLSANNA) to that and you can get up to 35% off on all products, including the new release.
Heartfelt Rose 3×5 stamp set will be included for free with every order of at least $25 (after discounts & GCs are applied and before shipping)

Now how´s that for a great offer???
Now hop over to the STAMPlorations blog to see the line up of blogs you need to visit – have fun and get inspired by the projects! Wishing you all the best of luck for the prize draw and be sure to take advantage of the great combination discount!!! Have fun hopping and shopping 🙂 !!!!

xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
STAMPlorations – Congrats clear stamp
STAMPlorations – Fearless clear stamp set
STAMPlorations – Shaker Balloons #2 die cut dies
STAMPlorations – Fearless die cut word
STAMPlorations – Congrats die cut word
ARTplorations – Doily Squares stencil
ARTplorations – Floral Flutes stencil
Tattered Angels – Tutti Futti Glimmer Mist
Tattered Angels – Simply Sheer Soft Peach
Tattered Angels – Glimmer Glaze Java
Silver embossing powder
VersaMark embossing ink
Tim Holtz Small Talk word stickers
Twine – Whisker Graphics
Stapler
Wood veneer

Embossed Christmas cards – Canvas Corp

Hello lovelies!!! A countdown to Christmas has started over at the Canvas Corp Brands blog and there is lots and lots of inspiration for everyone to see! So I highly recommend, you keep an eye on the blog and what is going on over there. The projects are for sure going to get you into CREATIVE Christmas spirit :)!!

I joined the fun with a set of 12 Christmas cards. Yes, TWELVE!!! I am coming closer to my goal of getting all the handmade Xmas cards done (and mailed) in time this year…

Here is what I did:
Embossed, stamped Xmas cards - Sanna Lippert And I only needed two sheets of 12×12 paper for these cards!!! One plain kraft cardstock and one Snowflakes on Kraft Reverse. Both from the Canvas Corp store. A little paper goes a long way, as you can see.

Embossed, stamped Xmas cards - Sanna Lippert

I´ve used 4 different embossing powders (see the video in the end for more details!) on my cards – a plain black and white one, seafoam white and a glitter black. Those colors worked so well with the kraft cardstock and in combination with the black patterened paper.

Embossed, stamped Xmas cards - Sanna Lippert

The only thing I needed to add was some fussy cut fabric pieces from the Jolly Christmas Fabric Panel. I colored the fabric with markers and decorated them with some glitter glue.

Embossed, stamped Xmas cards - Sanna Lippert

A little bit of canvas fringe for additional decoration and stamped, fussy cut sentiments by Elizabeth Craft Designs to personalize the cards and then you only need to adhere everytthing on their places. Fun, fast and easy!  And I love the look of black and kraft and fabric/canvas together. A little bit retro, a little playful and not too bulky so they will fit into an envelope well too.

Embossed, stamped Xmas cards - Sanna Lippert

I love this snowman :)!!! Such a cute fabric sheet with all the picture on it. And now to the video:

That´s it for today! Hope to see you come by soon, I´ve got more projects to share soon!

I am also submitting these cards to the ANYTHING GOES challenge over at the Simon Says Challenge Blog 🙂 !!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

1. Canvas Corp – Snowflakes on kraft reverse paper
2. Canvas Corp – Plain kraft cardstock
3. Canvas Corp – Canvas fringe
4. Rick rack ribbon – black
5.Canvas Corp – printed canvas sheet – Jolly Christmas
6. Coloring pens
7. Glitter glue – Stickles (Star Dust)
8. Embossing powder – black, glitter black, seafoam white, white
9. Snowflake stamp – Hero Arts
10. Paper glue
11. White card bases
12. Black stamp ink
13. Winter sentiments clear stamp set – Elizabeth Craft Desings
Tools:
1. Acrylic block for stamping
2. Heat gun
3. Paper trimmer
4. Scissors
5. Brayer

Zum Erntedankfest – Mixed Media Card Challenge November reveal

Hello lovelies! Time for the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog´s November challenge!!! This month is all about Thanksgiving. So you need to create your CARD around that theme. And as an optional element you should use: TABLE.

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Here is what I created for the reveal:

Sanna Lippert - thanksgiving die cut die card

I used lots of Elizabeth Craft Designs dies for this card.

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I first took a piece of white cardstock and cut it into a size of approximately 14×10 cm. Then I placed it into an embossing folder and ran it thru my die cutting machine. Next I applied some orange and lighter green Distress Ink tones onto the background. After that I took a piece of eco dyed fabric, adhered that onto the background and added a piece of twine around it. Then I die cutted some mushrooms (by Joset Designs) and inked them with Distress Ink. After adhering those on their places, I added a stamped sentiment (Stampin´ Up!) and inked and outlined the banner before adhering the sentiment onto the card. Finally I added some grey and black ink splatters and a puffy sticker.

This is my take on the Thanksgiving theme. I hope you find the time to join in with us this month!!! Hop over to the MMCC blog to see what everyone else created!!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

Supplies:
Mushrooms – Joset Designs
Embossing Folder – Elizabeth Craft Designs
Distress Ink – Ranger
Sentiment stamp – Stampin´ Up!
Die cutting machine – Sizzix
Twine – Whisker Graphics
Ink splatters – Studio Calico & Imagine Crafts

My favorite thing – the MMCC September reveal

Hi there! And just like that it´s September again. I hope you all had a lovely summer!!! Today I´d like to share with you the brand new Mixed Media Card Challenge blog´s SEPTEMBER challenge. The theme this time is: HARVEST BASKET and as an optional element you are to use: FRUIT.

Here is my take (obviously without the basket):
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My Card is full of pears – suitable for September as they usually are ripe around this time. I´ve inked the pear stamp with three different Distress Ink tones (orange, green and brown)  and then stamped the images in rows.

I also outlined the fruit with a black pen, added some transparent rhinestones on each of them and colored those with Copic markers green or orange. Then I stamped and fussy cut the sentiment and added yellow and green Glimmer Mist splatters onto the background as well as some black Glimmer Glaze spots.

Sanna LippertPears are one of my favorite fruit, so the sentiment is just perfect :). Now it is your turn – get your product out and create a fun mixed media card for this challenge!!!

See you at MMCC,
xxx, Sanna

How far – the MMCC August challenge reveal

Hi there, time to share the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog´s AUGUST challenge with you today! This month you need to create a card around the theme: RAINBOW. As an optional element you are asked to use: DRAGONFLIES.

Here is my take: Sanna LippertI used a white cardstock base and added Patina Glimmer Mist with a paint brush onto the background (faux watercolour). Next I used the Rainbow Sky die cut die (by Elizabeth Craft Designs) to cut the rainbow, the clouds and the sun. I misted each of the rays with different Glimmer Mist tones (in rainbow colours). The clouds and the sun are treated with Silk Microfine Glitter (warm diamond & yellow).

Next I hand drew some dragonflies onto the background, added faux stitching on the outlines of the card and stamped and fussy cut the sentiment (stamp by Dylusions).

Sanna LippertAnd now it is your turn again. I do hope you find the time to join this fun challenge!!!

See you at MMCC,
Sanna

Lollypop card set – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hi there, it´s my turn again today at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog to share a set of cards, created with the inlay pieces of the Honeycomb die cut die.

Sanna LippertI always like to save all the bits and pieces I have left from my previous projects as they are perfect for various projects. These inlay pieces of the Honeycomb die cut die create perfect backgrounds for cards. Here is what I did:

Sanna LippertStep 1: Take a 14 x 10 cm sized piece of white cardstock and color it with Brusho.

Sanna LippertStep 2: Take the Honeycomb die backing and use it as a position guide for the inlay pieces. Place it on top of the bold background and start adhering the inlay parts. This way the distance between the inlay pieces will stay the same.

Sanna LippertStep 3: Ink the inlay pieces with blue Distress Ink and cut 6 pieces with the Lollypop piece.
Sanna LippertStep 4: Before adhering these piece on their places, ink them with red Distress Ink.
Sanna LippertStep 5: Attach some green rhinestones into the middle of each Lollypop piece.
Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertStep 6: Stamp the Seed of Thought Red Rubber Stamp – Take Time stamp sentiment with black ink onto a piece of white cardstock, ink with blue Distress Ink over it and adhere it to the card.

Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertSanna LippertFor the second card, follow the previous steps, except start by coloring the inlay pieces with yellow, red and green spray ink. Ink the background blue (or use Blue Soft Finish Cardstock) and add some black ink splatters onto the background before gluing down the blue inked Lollypop parts. This is how the finished cards look like:

Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertI find it really interesting to use both the positive and the negative pieces of the die cutting process. There are so many possibilities to use the die cut dies and by changing the colors even the same card idea can be transformed into a totally new look.

Have fun creating,
Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Honeycomb
Lollypop
Soft Finish Cardstock – White
Seed of Thought Red Rubber Stamps – Take Time
Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet

Other:
Red and blue Distress Ink
Brusho Crystal Colour
Black, red, yellow and green spray ink
Black pen
Green rhinestones
Black stamp ink

Hello – MMCC May inspiration

Hello there, again, lovelies!!! Today I´d like to share my second take on the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog´s May challenge. This time I´ve again used Brusho (kind of addictive, that product!!!). The challenge is all about REFLECTIONS and WATER.

Here is what I did:

Sanna LippertI again used a piece of watercolor paper as my starting point and first drew the puddle and the clouds onto the paper using a water tank brush. I then went and applied turquoise toned Brusho onto the wet areas. As it reacts with water, it soon created those interesting looking water areas. It is really fun to watch what you end up with in this process. Every image looks different! Next I let the blue color dry properly before changing to yellow to draw the sun.

Again first using plain water with the water thank brush to paint the sun, then I applied the Brusho over the area. Since it only reacts with the wet areas the powder that „lands“ on dry areas, will not smear -> when the sunrays were dry, I just dabbed the residue of and hand a clean image. Next I cut the umbrella from a Brusho toned paper piece with my die cutting machine and an umbrella die by Elizabeth Craft Designs. I added some white gel pen details onto the umbrella and glued it on it´s place. The „reflections“ on the water are also drawn with a white gel pen. Sanna Lippert The raindrops are also blue Brusho and there are even transparent ones in between – created with Glossy Accents – but in the photo they don´t show that well. Finally I added a raindrop border with a black pen and a die cut sentiment.

Now hop over to the MMCC blog and join the fun with us!!! See you there!!

Happy creating,
xxx, Sanna

See the world – MMCC May reveal

Hello there lovelies! It´s again time to share this months Mixed Media Card Challenge blog´s May challenge. The challenge theme is REFLECTIONS and you can use WATER as optional element.

This is how I interpreted the theme:

Sanna LippertI created a sunset scenery. I first used Brusho with watercolor paper to create the water surface, then added yellow and white ink to create the reflection of the sun. For the sky I used Distress Inks (blue, pink and orange) and inked first the sun and then the blue sky. Next I placed a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil over the sky and applied some orange and pink ink thru the stencil onto the sky. The clouds are created with water and the birds are hand drawn.

Here are some detail shots:  Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Finally I wanted to add some interest to the water surface, so I rubbed Tim Holtz Rubbings onto it. The sun also has a layer of Gold Metallic creative Medium by Imagine Crafts on it for additional interest and dimensionality. The stencil here is also by The Crafter´s Workshop. The mountains on the horizon are fussy cut from Through the Lens – Stone patterned paper set by Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Sanna LippertI hope you find the time to join in on this challenge with us!!! Looking forward to seeing your creations!!!

See you at MMCC,
xxx, Sanna

You are funky – MMCC #23

Hello there lovelies and happy Sunday!!! I stumbled upon the current The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog´s April challenge and I immediately wanted to create a card for it. I´m joining for the very first time (I think) OR my last submission goes back such a long time, that I cannot even remember… a shame actually. But what can you do – my daily life keeps me very busy and I hardly ever find the time to join in on challenges. Well, at least until today/for now. I´m joining in on the  mixedmediamc #23 challenge with the following card:

Here is how I interpreted the challenge:

Sanna LippertI first cut a piece of watercolor paper that I had colored with Brusho. Next I stamped with a Birgit Koopsen star stamp set onto the background. After that I added strips of clear double sided adhesive tape (treated with microfine glitter) onto the background, then some die cut elements and alphas. I hand draw tiny dots, stars and triangles onto to background. Next I stamped the eyeglasses onto the brushoed paper, added faux stitching with a thick pen, applied silver texture paste thru a stencil, adhered the die cut circle and colored it with acrylic pen, added the puffy silver dots, the DIY resin flowers, the die cut sentiment and word stickers. The Bursho toned piece is adhered with 3D foam which makes it dimensional. Also the roses are very much dimensional as is the paste. So I hope this card fills the requirements :).

Here is a detail shot for a second look (here you can better see the dimensionality):

Sanna LippertI enjoy using strong colors so much at the moment – they immediately make me feel better and smile!!!

Thanks for dropping by <3 !
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