Typografia Motivate STAMPlorations blog hop

Hello everyone! It´s again blog hop time at STAMPlorations blog, revealing a brand new stamp release called „Typografia Motivate“!! And let me tell you these stamps are great – I love the look of them and they are so very versatile and fit so many kinds of projects from ATCs to art journals to cards. I created two sets of cards & tags for this hop with two stamps from this release. Here they are:

I love this typografia sentiments – a good reminder to try and do the things you think you can´t! That is the only way to grow…

To give you an idea on how I made these cards, I´ve recorded a little step-by-step video for you to watch. The idea is very, very simple and these cards are very fast and easy to create, so if you happen to need a bigger amount of similar cards, this might be an idea to consider. Enjoy!

And then I went and created two tags and a card in a totally different color sheme than the previous ones. These practically scream sunshine feeling :-).

I´ve used the „Great Love“ Typografia Motivate stamp on all 3 projects. And I did again play with Distress Oxides too. I really like the chalky effect on the heart background tag, created with the oxides. The heart stencil I´ve used is by ARTplorations, by the way (as are all the stencils also used on my darker card set too).

I wanted to use the stamp images as the focal point on all three projects, so I kept the rest very simple by adding happy colors and small  details like flowers, burlap and ribbons. I really love the soft look of the oxides on the background plus the various fonts used on this particular stamp. This is such a great release – I have a feeling the stamps will be very popular at the store and sell out very fast (adding note to self to buy some before they are sold out!).

Speaking of shopping, I would like to remind you to take advantage of my personal 20% off code at the STAMPlorations store. Add the code „STAMPGIRLSANNA“ to the gift card code section upon checkout and get 20% off your order (good for both sale and regular price items!!).

Now make sure you follow the hop rules (noted here on the STAMPlorations blog main hop post) to be in for the win of 3 Typografia Motivate stamps of your choice!!! How´s that for an awesome win?!! The winner will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMPlorations and DT member blogs joining this hop. The winners are announced on the 29th of August at the STAMPlorations blog.

Have fun hopping and shopping!!! Stay inspired :-),
Sanna

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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

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DIY die cut foam stamps and cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, it´s my turn to post a tutorial for the  Elizabeth Craft Designs Die Cut Design Team today. I decided to share a DIY foam stamp idea with you. Sometimes when you look at the die, you wish there would be a stamp like that available too. That is what I thought when I saw the new ModaScrap die cut dies! They can be used to create gorgeous stamps and today I´d like to show you how I made some DIY foam stamps with those die cut dies and how I used the stamps for card backgrounds.

Here is how to make the stamps:

1. Take a piece of adhesive back foam (appr. 2 mm´s thick) and run the foam with a chosen die cut die thru a die cutting machine.
2. Take a piece of thicker foam – I saved mine from parcels I received – and adhere the die cut piece onto the foam.
3. Remove the small, negative, die cut pieces with tweezers. You can even adhere some of the negative pieces along the edges for additional pattern.
4. Take a precision knife and cut with foam carefully along the edges to match the form of the die cut piece. That´s all!

Here is a start-to-finish video on how I created the stamps:

And then for the fun part – here are two cards I created using the DIY stamps:


1. Take a piece of white Soft Finish Cardstock and a VersaMark/embossing ink. Apply ink onto the foam stamp and press the stamp onto the white precut paper.
2. Pour clear embossing powder over the stamped surface, dab the residue off with your finger and heat set with a heat gun.
3. Take Distress Inks and apply color onto the background with an ink blending tool. The embossed areas will resist the ink and this way the stamped background pattern will show.
4. Adhere to a card base and decorate with banners, doilie corners, die cut words and/or stamped and die cut images. Whatever you prefer!

Here is a start to finish video on the green „Hello“ card, I hope you get inspired to make some stamps of your own!

This is quite fun and actually very addictive. I could not stop creating my own stamps, once I was finished with the first one! The dragonfly die cut die, for example creates a lovely background stamp and you can vary the size by just using one piece or adhering several dragonflies next to each other onto a bigger foam piece. Oh, the possibilities are almost endless!! Have fun and
happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

HERE IS A DIRECT LINK TO THE NEW PRODUCT RELEASE!!!

Supplies: 
Elizabeth Craft Designs
Dragonfly
Flower Lace 2
Flower Lace 1
Romantic corner
Flower Power clear stamps
Flower Power die set
A way with words – Hello
Soft Finish Cardstock, white
Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape

Other:
Distress Ink
Clear embossing powder
Heat gun
Glossy Accents
Dimensional pearls
Waterproof stamp ink
VersaMark ink
Posca pen, black

Laugh, smile, love – The MMCC June Reveal

Hello there! Time to share the Mixed Media Card Challenge Blog´s JUNE challenge with you :)!! This time you are asked to create your card around the following theme:

Here is my take:  Sanna LippertI used a patterned paper as a base. Then I cut a smaller sized white cardstock piece, inked it with orange, yellow and brown Distress Ink. Next I stamped a post stamp image, cut it in half and inked it with orange Distress Ink. This image would be my sun :).

After that I applied some golden texture paste (by Imagine Crafts) thru a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil onto the background to create sunrays/sun glow. Then I stamped some trees on white paper, fussy cut those and adhered them onto the scenery. The birds and the grass bushes alongside the trees are hand drawn. The sentiment on the bottom is stamped with black ink. Finally I attached the scenery with 3D foam pads onto the card to give it more dimension.

Sanna LippertSo now is your turn! I hope you join our fun, mixed media card challenge this month!!!

See you at MMCC,
xxx, Sanna

Happy Valentine´s Day – MMCC February release

Hello there, lovelies! A new month means a new challenge over at the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog. February´s challenge is all about the color RED and as an optional element you are asked to use HEARTS. Perfect for Valentine´s, right?

february2016challengeThis is what I created:

Sanna LippertIt is a very layered Valentine´s Day card I ended up creating. And I´ve again added a little step-by-step for you to watch:

Sanna LippertFirst I sprayed a piece of white paper with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Cross My Heart) and let that layer dry.

Sanna LippertNext I grabbed a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil (love this heart stencil!!) and applied some Imagine Crafts silver metallic creative medium thru the stencil onto the misted paper. I let it air dry before moving over to the next step.

Sanna LippertNext I took a hand carved heart stamp and Archival Ink (jet black) and stamped some hearts here and there (very randomly) onto the background. Next I took various stickers from my stash (they are very old and adhered them onto the card. There are both Basic Grey and Creative Memories stickers in there.

Sanna LippertNext I had created a rosette flower with a Tim Holtz die cut die and misted it with dark blue, pink and light blue Glimmer Mist. There is also a litte Basic Grey heart sticker in the middle of it, outlined with a black pen and then covered with Glossy Accents for additional dimension. After that I went along and added some red sewing garn around the piece for additional interest.

Sanna LippertFinally, as I still cannot live without black and white splatters, there had to be some white Texture Spray (by Imagine Crafts) and for black splatters my all time fave Glimmer Glaze by Tattered Angels.

Sanna Lippert  Before adhering the misted and decorated piece onto a card base I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of white paper with black Archival Ink, cut the sentiment in 3 pieces and wiped some pink ink onto the pieces. Then I adhered them and some sequins, wood veneer and cork hearts here and there and the card was finished.

Sanna LIppert Sanna LippertThere is quite a lot of „stuff“ on this card, not typical for me, I guess, but I very, very much enjoyed creating these layers. So now it is your turn, hop over to the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog to see more inspiration created by my design team colleagues!!! Just remember to create a CARD for the challenge and follow the rules! Hope to see you at MMCC,

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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

You make me happy – MMCC November challenge reveal

Hello everyone and happy November!!! Gosh, where has the time gone??!! I have not even started on my Xmas cards yet and time is starting to run out..eeekk! BUT first things first. Let´s start by sharing the November Mixed Media Card Challenge with you:

This time the theme is FAMILY and as an optional element you are asked to use ARROWS. Now there are various possibilities to approach this theme. You could create a card for Thanksgiving, for example.

 I have used a more general theme. It is, in a way, a thank you card, I think. There is always that special someone in the family who can brighten up ones day, no matter how bad it has been until then. Well, this is the kind of card I´d like to give that special person to tell them how much I appreciate them being there for me.

And this is how I created the card:

I first wiped some Distress Stain (pink & purple) onto a working surface and then pressed a piece of relatively thick watercolor paper over the ink/color. Then I let the paper dry properly.

Next I took a 3rd Eye (sadly, the store has closed their doors, but you will find a stamp or two still sold HERE…) arrow stamp and stamped and arrow pattern with black ink over the „faux watercolor“ area.

After that I took some colored texture spray (by Imagine Crafts) and added droplets of white and black over the stamped area. This needs to dry a while.

While the droplets were drying I stamped a sentiment (stamp by Kaisercraft) and fussy cut it. I also used a nice feather (a present by my lovely scrappy friend Lizzy <3) to go behind the sentiment.

Finally I adhered everything, outlined the card with a black pen and added some glitter glue onto the arrows for additional detail. Fun and easy!

So now is your turn – hope you like this months theme and join us for another fun MMCC challenge over HERE!

xxx, Sanna