TAGplorations December challenge REMINDER

Hi there, everyone! Today I´d like to share another TAGplorations December challenge project with you. With this project I´d like to remind you to join our monthly challenge over at the STAMPlorations blog. This one is all about tags and this months challenge is „All about Christmas“.

Here is my second project for this months challenge reveal:

For this tag I first inked the blue cardstock with a Distress Ink blue tone that is slightly darker than the background. Then I used a white gel pen to draw around the inked stencil image. This way the pattern stands out better from the same toned background and makes it look more interesting. I had already punched the snowflakes from the paper, so I just applied a double sided adhesive underneath and then added some Silk Microfine Glitter on top. It sticks to the surface and creates lovely, shimmery snowflakes as a centerpieces to the tag.

After that I just needed to add some faux stitching, a darker cardstock piece onto the background and some half pearls for decoration. The sentiment  in the middle is a leftover piece from a project I did for Canvas Corp – it actually is a piece from the paper collection name I just fussy cut to work as a sentiment for this particular tag.

Finally I just added a strip of ribbon on top and this tag was all done. This will make yet another nice present tag for my Christmas presents this year. Now is your turn, if you haven´t played along with us already, here is where you will find all the details about the challenge (also read the rules over here).

See you at TAGplorations,
xxx, Sanna

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12 tags of 2015 – December w/ Canvas Corp Brands product

Hello there, lovelies! I´ve wanted to share this tag for months now, but never came found the time. This tag is created with Canvas Corp Brands product and after the 12 tags of 2015 – December tutorial by Tim Holtz. Here is what I did:

Sanna Lippert1. I took piece of Canvas Corp canvas and placed a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil over the surface. I used washi tape to adhere the stencil on it´s place. Sanna Lippert2. Next I sprayed some Baseboard Mist Paint (Gerber) spray ink over the canvas piece. Sanna Lippert3. I always use the residue ink too, by pressing a watercolor paper over the damp surface. That way I get a second image – it might come handy for a journal or another mixed media project later.  Sanna Lippert4. This is how the misted canvas looks like. Sanna Lippert5. My tag is not very chrismassy, as I used hydrangea petals (punch by Martha Stewart) for the wreath. Here I punched them from a piece of ivory cardstock (also by Canvas Corp Brands.) Sanna Lippert6. I then placed the petal over a dry baby wipe and misted them with Kiwi spray ink (by Tattered Angels – also a Canvas Corp Brand). Sanna Lippert7. Next I adhered the canvas and the wreath pieces on to a tag. I used a piece of golden yarn as a „wreath base“, adhering the green petals along it. Then I added a few silver rhinestones on top of the petals for additional interest. A green ribbon from my stash went on top. Sanna Lippert8. I used some Tim Holtz rub-ons on ivory cardstock, then misted the with Boardwalk Glimmer Mist over the area to create a grayish background. Sanna Lippert9. I cut the sentiments onto banners and adhered them onto the tag. Then I added some grey Glimmer Glaze splatters onto the background. A little Prima pebble also found it´s way onto the tag. Sanna Lippert10. Finally, some white platters had to be added too. I used the Liquitex Titanium White Ink for this purpose. Sanna LippertIn the end I resized the tag abit as I didn´t like the grey tone on top. Notice that I even did the sewing, like on Tim´s tag. And I am definitely really bad in sewing :-).  Sanna LippertThis is the finished tag – and some close-ups to follow too. Really enjoyed making this!!! Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert This tag has been touring with the Canvas Corp booth since CHA 2016. I´m kinda jelous of it, it get´s to see so many fairs I cannot attend 😉 …

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Awesome – Paperilla magazine

Hello there! Today I would like to share a project with you that I created for the Paperilla magazine´s blog (Finnish scrapbooking magazine). Right now it is very trendy to use an electronic cutting machine on scrapbooking and cardmaking projects. They create fabulous effects to any project, but what if you don´t own such a machine? You can create great layered effects also with other products.

I, for example, used the Martha Stewart puch all over the page star punch for creating my layered paper pattern. You could also create a similar design by hand cutting those images from the paper with a precision knife (Fiskars etc.). The great thing about the punch I used is that you can use it anywhere on the page – not only around the edges!

This page idea is also perfect for reducing that paper stash we all have. You can use plenty of those paper scraps on this kind of page idea! I´ve prepared a little start-to-finish tutorial on this page for you to watch, too. Hope you like it!

I hope you get inspired by it and take a second look at your stash and punches and find new ways to use your product.

Hei, tässä video projektista, jonka tein Paperilla-lehden blogiin. Sähköisten leikkureiden käyttö (esim. Silhouette Cameo) on nyt todella trendikästä skräppäilyssä ja korttien teossa. Mutta myös ilman sähköistä paperileikkuria voi luoda kivoja efektejä sivuihin. Käyttämällä joko käsileikkuria (mm. Fiskars) ja lyijykynää tai jokapaikan kuvioleikkuria/ikkunalävistäjää (punch all over the page punch) voi luoda ihan yhtä hienoja kuvioita skräppisivuille.

Minä käytin tämän työn tekemiseen Martha Stewartin jokapaikan ikkunalävistäjää. Se on siitä mahtava, että sillä voi tehdä kuvioita ihan minne tahansa, eikä sen käyttö rajoitu vain sivun reuna-aluille. Kannattaa siis katsoa omia skräppitarvikkeita sillä silmällä ja kehitellä uusia ideoita niiden käyttämiseen. Myös paperijämäpinot tykkäävät tällaisesta tekniikasta kovasti. Lävistäjästä riippuen tämäntyyliseen sivuun saa hyödynnettyä useammankin jämäpalan. Toivottavasti innostutte kokeilemaan! Videotutoriaali on englanniksi, joten jos teillä jää kysyttävää, niin vastaan myös mielelläni kysymyksiin!

Hallo! Hier ist ein Layout, das ich für die Paperilla Scrapbooking Zeitschrift gestaltet habe. Man muss nicht immer eine elektrische Schneidemaschine besitzen, um schöne Muster zu kreieren. Mit manch einem Produkt, das wir bereits haben, kann man genau so schöne Muster gestalten. Ich hoffe, das Video inspiriert euch zum Ausprobieren!

Happy scrapping,
xoxo, Sanna