Use your wings – STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday

Hello everyone and welcome to another STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday! Following this months blog theme, I created two Artist Trading Cards. Here they are:

Here they are:

I didn´t use wings in particular for this project – instead I concentrated on a sentiment that would highlight the monthly theme. I took some step-by-step photos, while I was creating, too:
First I applied some Clear Granular Gel (Golden) onto some diary pages that I had left over from this project. I used the Happy Flowers stencil thru which the gel was applied.
Next (when the granular gel had dried a little) I played the pieces into a misting box and sprayed them with Simply Sheer spray ink to add a light shade onto the background.
After the gel and the mist were completely dry, I started decorating the ATC´s. I added some faux stitching around the edges, and matted the pieces onto white cardstock, but before adhering, I added some twine around the diary page piece for decoration. Then I took a Dresden Paper piece (Relics & Artifacts) I had misted with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists (see the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist video series for more details on my YouTube channel!). After that I added the chipboard sentiment and the Tim Holtz word stickers and some Tonic Studio glitter glue. In the end I took a piece of foam and applied some golden Nuvo Mousse with the foam on top of the granulate gel areas to highlight the texture a little more.
On the second piece I used pretty much the same elements, except for the centerpiece which is a resin frame, misted with Glimmer Mists (more on that on this video about Glimmer Mists and resin). I also added a misted fabric piece underneath the frame and adhered them together. In the middle there is a tiny silver star, decorated with Tonic Studio glitter glue. I really like how these ATC´s turned out!! Now hop over to the STAMPlorations blog to see what my design team colleagues created!!!

Happy stenciling,


Things with wings 2 – TAGplorations

Hello there, today it´s time to share yet another TAGplorations challenge project for the May challenge, THINGS WITH WINGS! So without further ado, here is my second take for this month:

For this tag I used the same stitched tag nesting die like on my first project, this time however, I chose to use another stamp and took the Bloomtangled ATC #1 stamp and created the focal point with that. I again did some heat embossing with white embossing ink, only this time I colored the image from the backside with acrylic markers only. That created a much stronger color to the image than the stamp inks did on my first tag.

I really like both images alot, depending on if you want to create a softer or a stronger image, you can vary between both media.

Other than the stamp, everything else I´ve used on this tag, is pretty much the same to the first one. Except the birdie is looking into another direction and the feathers on top are smaller this time.

Can you see I really enjoyed creating these vellum pieces for the tags? 🙂  So now is your turn to celebrate Spring and create a wings themed project for this challenge!!! See you at STAMPlorations blog, lovelies!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


Things with wings – TAGplorations

Hello there, everyone and welcome to the TAGplorations May challenge! Throughout the month of May there will be various challenges on the STAMPloration blog and they will all have one thing in common – the challenges will all run under the theme: THINGS WITH WINGS!

We start with the TAGplorations challenge and here is my take for the reveal:

I used one of the new stitched nesting tag dies this time and made a happy, colorful tag in a spring theme/mood.

I first die cut the stitched, nesting tag die from white cardstock and then stamped the blossom image with embossing ink onto a piece of vellum paper. I heat embossed the image with white embossing powder and when that was done, flipped the image around and used stamp inks to add color to the image. I did this very randomly to create a soft look. Then I turned the paper around to take a look and it was partly too soft for my taste, so I added some acrylic pen details here and there and then was really happy with the result.

Since this months challenge is about wings, I used a little wood veneer birdy to decorate the big tag and also added two vellum feathers (done in the same manner) on top of the tag. Then all I needed to do was to add a stamped sentiment and some ribbon and a few liquid pearls dots and the tag was done.

So now is your turn, join the month long fun over at the STAMPlorations blog (remember to check back for even more challenges during the month and comment for your chance to win prizes). All details on how to play along can be found here – enjoy and happy crafting!

xxx, Sanna