Art journal page – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, I recently went to Barcelona for a holiday and was fascinated by the city, the good food and of course Gaudi´s work. This art journal page has lots of color on it, like the tile bench in Parc Güell in Barcelona.  Sanna Lippert die cut detail art journal page My starting point for this journal page was a blank art journal page. I chose to use the Macarons die cut die set by Joset Designs as well as the Ribbons 1 set by Els van de Burgt Studio. To that I added some old book sheets and a page from the Through the Lens – Wood patterned paper set. Here is how I created the page:

Sanna Lippert die cut detail art journal pageSanna Lippert die cut detail art journal page1. Apply white gesso onto the art journal page. I added a relatively thick layer to create structure. Let the layer dry properly before moving to the next step.
2. Use the Ribbons 1 dies to cut „tree trunks“ from the Through the Lens – Wood paper.
3. Run the Macarons die cut set dies through a Big Shot and cut a sheet of old book paper with them.
4. Add lime, light blue and yellow spray ink to the gessoed background. Let dry.
5. Spray the Maracons book sheet pieces with orange, purple and yellow spray ink. Glue all pieces onto the background, starting with the „tree trunks“.
6. Add light and dark blue as well as black paint dots with a paint brush here and there for interest.
7. Next stamp with black waterproof stamp ink random patterns to the background.
8. Apply white and black texture spray splatters and drawn highlights with black and white pen.
9. Take a black pen and hand draw circles onto the paper. Paint the background (except the circle areas) with two layers of yellow paint. Let dry properly.
10. Die cut 2 sets of Alphabet 1 – Caps from black Soft Finish Cardstock.
11. Add some more stamping on top of the yellow paint. Adhere a die cut sentiment „never stop growing!“ onto the page.
12. Finally add some white texture spray details and date stamping.

Here is a video start-to-finish for you to watch for further detail:

And here are some detail shots of the finished page:

Sanna Lippert die cut detail art journal pageSanna Lippert die cut detail art journal pageSanna Lippert die cut detail art journal pageSanna Lippert die cut detail art journal pageI hope you get inspired to try out some art journaling. It´s a great possibility to add bits and pieces and use up the stash you have – even the dies – in a totally different way.

Have fun!
Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock
Alphabet 1 – Caps
Macarons
Ribbons 1
Through the Lens – Wood

Other:
Big Shot
White and black paint pens
Date stamp – office supply store
Black stamp ink – Hero Arts
Spray inks – Tattered Angels
Yellow acrylic paint – Tattered Angels
Paint brushes
Gesso – Liquitex

Maritime mixed media tag – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hi there! It´s my turn over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today again and I´d like to share a maritime mixed media tag with you!

Sanna LippertI am definitely a summer person and I love sun, sand and sea. When I saw the new Joset Designs Ahoy Stamp set, I immediately wanted to create something summery. That is what inspired me to create this tag.
Sanna Lippert Here is how I created the tag:

  1. Take two white tags, one bigger and the second slightly smaller. Start with the bigger tag. First stamp anchors onto the background with embossing ink.
    Then apply clear embossing powder over the tag. Dab the residue off and heat set with a heat gun.
  2. Now take a blue water solvent ink and apply directly onto the background. Next spray water mist over the area. This way the ink spreads all over. Let dry and then carefully wipe with a damp cloth or a baby wipe over the tag. This will remove the residue ink from the heat embossed anchor images.
  3. Move to the smaller tag. Add a sentiment with black waterproof ink into the middle. Let dry.
  4. Now use a spray ink to color the surface of the tag. Let air dry or use a heat gun for drying.
  5. Take a red Through the Lens – Metal paper and die cut small stars with the Boat die cut set by Joset Designs from that paper.
  6. Take another sheet of Through the Lens paper. This time from the Stone set. Die cut waves with the Boat die cut set.
  7. Add lighter and darker blue spray ink tones to the die cut wave pieces. Let dry.
  8. Glue the waves with paper glue overlappingly. Adhere the stars onto the tag. Attach a strip of burlap yarn with a stapler onto the bottom of the tag.
  9. Use a black paint pen to draw faux stitching around the bigger tag. Adhere a piece of paper straw onto the left side of the tag. Adhere two strips of blue burlap yarn next to the straw. Embellish with ribbon, hemp cord, mini clothespins and metal pins.
  10. Adhere the smaller tag onto the bigger tag. Add stapled elements on top and onto the bottom for additional interest.

Here are detail photos of the finished project:

Sanna LippertSanna LippertSanna LippertSanna LippertHere is also a video start-to-finish on the process:

I hope you get inspired to create a mixed media tag. These are a nice addition to a present, for example.

Happy crafting,
Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Ahoy Sentiments Clear Stamps
Boat
Through the Lens – Metal
Through the Lens – Stone

Other:
Distress Ink (broken china) – Ranger Ind. Inc.
Glimmer Mist – Aquamarine & Turquoise blue by Tattered Angels
Burlap yarn – Canvas Corp Brands
Archival ink (black) – Ranger Ind. Inc.
Clear embossing powder – Ranger Ind. Inc.
Blue mini clothespin – Canvas Corp Brands
Mica flakes – Stampendous Fran-táge
Black paint pen – Dylusions
Metal pin – Tim Holtz
Metal trinket
Paper straw – Webster´s pages
Stapler
Heat gun
Paper glue
Ribbon & Hemp cord

Lollypop die set possibilities – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hi there, it´s my turn again over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. I´m sharing two cards created with the Lollypop die cut die set.

Sanna LippertAgain this card idea started from my previous project, the Lollypop cards. I had a negative piece of white die cut paper on my table, cut with the Lollypop die. I looked at it and I suddenly saw lemons! This is how these cards came together:

Sanna LippertStep 1: I used the Lollypop die cut leftover piece and placed a Fitted Circle die (the smallest one of them) on top of the paper and ran it thru the die cutting machine. As a result I had a set of „lemons“.
Sanna LippertStep 2: Spray yellow and green spray ink onto the pieces. This way you have lemons and limes.
Sanna LippertStep 3: Cut circles from Through the Lens – Wood paper with the smallest Fitted Circles die. Adhere these pieces together to create lemons and limes.
Sanna LippertStep 4: Finish the card by cutting a piece of Through the Lens – Wood paper as a card background. Align the lemon and lime pieces overlappingly on one side of the card. Use an old typewriter to type a sentiment. Outline with black pen and add black spray ink splatters for additional detail.

Sanna LippertStep 5: Now for the second card. The Lollypop die set is really very versatile. You can use the Lollypop to create balloons too! I used an old canvas paper leftover piece and cut balloons with the Lollypop die.
Sanna LippertStep 6: Use a Through the Lens – Metal patterned paper as a card background. Attach ivory hemp cord to the balloons and adhere the balloons with 3D foam squares onto the card. Use an old typewrite to create a suitable sentiment. Outline with a black and a white pen and add white ink splatters for additional interest. Here are the finished cards:

Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertI love using the dies in various ways and finding new way of using them in my card making projects. Imagine all the fun ways you can use a particular die set!!!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Lollypop
Through the Lens – Wood
Through the Lens – Metal
Fitted Circles
Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet
White Soft Finish Cardstock

Other:
Green and yellow spray ink
White and black spray ink
White and black pen
Ivory hemp cord
3D foam squares
White cardstock
Old typewriter

Mum – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello there, everyone! Today I´d like to share with you a Mother´s Day card I created using mainly the Elizabeth Craft Designs products. This is how the card looks like:

Sanna LippertHere is a little step-by-step on how I created the card:

Sanna LippertFirst I took a piece of yellow cardstock and placed an Elizabeth Craft Designs stencil repeatedly over the paper and inked thru it with an orange Distress Ink tone.

Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertNext I cut a Garden Notes Grapewine Wreath Round image from a green patterned paper several times. After that I took a strip of Brusho colored watercolor paper and used an Anemone die cutting die to cut several flowers. Sanna LippertI then adhered the stenciled cardstock piece onto a white card base. After that I adhered the wreath and leave pieces onto the yellow background.

Sanna LippertAfter I had first built the flowers I glued them on their places and added some details with a pearl pen.

Sanna LippertSanna LippertFinally I used the Alphabet 2 – Lower Case die cut set and the Banners die cut set to cut the images and hung the banner with twine from one end of the wreath to the other. I attached small silver puffy dots on top at both ends and outlined the card edges with a matching toned marker. For the banner pieces I used the Through the Lens – Metal paper set.

Sanna LippertI hope you have enjoyed reading thru this little tutorial!!

Have fun creating,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Yellow cardstock – American Crafts
Flower stencil
Susan´s Garden – Anemone
Garden Notes Grapevine Wreath Round
Banners
Alphabet 2 Lower Case
Through the Lens – Metal
White Soft Finish Cardstock
Green patterned paper – Creative Memories
Card base – white
Pearl pen
Twine – Whisker Graphics
Silver Puffy Dots – Studio Calico
Distress Ink – Ranger Ind. Inc.
Brusho

Mother´s Day set – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, time for another Elizabeth Crafts Designs project post. Today I´m sharing a Mother´s Day card and present box set with you. For this set I used the Through the Lens – Metal paper series papers with the Fitted Circles, the Stitched Rectangles and the Bunch of Flowers 4 die cut dies. This is how I created both the card and the packaging.

Sanna LippertStep 1: Take a piece of watercolor paper and apply Brusho Chrystal Colour onto it, mist with water spray and let dry. Sanna LippertStep 2: Use the Bunch of Flowers 4 die cut die set to cut flowers from the previously created watercolor paper. Sanna LippertStep 3: Apply Double Sided Adhesive tape onto a 4×5,5 inch sized piece of white cardstock and adhere the blue paper from the Through the Lens – Metal paper set onto the white cardstock piece. Now cut a hole into the upper middle of the paper using the Fitted Circles die cut die. Sanna LippertStep 4: Cut a piece of brown Through the Lens – Metal paper using the Banners die cut die set. Cut a piece of twine and draw a circle onto a white card base for placement guide.Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertStep 5: Cut a small circle and use a marker to color it red. Then adhere into the middle of the previously cut banner piece. Adhere the banner onto the twine and then adhere the paper over the banner using 3D foam pads. Sanna LippertStep 6: Adhere the flowers around the circle overlappingly and add silver puffy stars here and there for additional decoration. Sanna LippertStep 7: Outline the card with a white gel pen and attach a bow for decoration. Cut a Hello sentiment and color it with a marker or use a colored cardstock, adhere underneath the bow. The card is finished.Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertStep 8: Use a milk carton cutting template and cut from a light blue cardstock, then assembly the carton, outline the edges with a white gel pen. Cut rectangles with the Stitched Rectangles die cut set and adhere onto the sides of the carton. Use leftover Brusho flowers and mini hearts from the Poppy the Owl set and adhere into the middle of each rectangle piece for interest. Take a piece of hemp cord and adhere two flower pieces together, attach a heart in the middle and hand on top of the carton with a clothes pin. Fill with a present of your choice. This is how the finished set looks like:

Sanna LippertI hope you have enjoyed this little step-by-step tutorial and get inspired to get your die cut dies out and create!!!

Have fun!!
xxx, Sanna

Supply List:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Through the Lens – Metal
Banners
Hello
Bunch of Flowers 4
Fitted Circles
Stitched Rectangles
Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape
Poppy the Owl

Other:
White cardstock
Red marker – Copic
Felt bow – Bella blvd
Puffy silver stars – Studio Calico
Hemp cord – Canvas Corp.
Clothespin – Canvas Corp.
Bursho Chrystal Colour
Water mist bottle
Watercolor paper
White gel pen – Signo
Twine – Whisker Graphics