STAMPlorations Clear Stickers Reveal

Hello lovelies and Happy Thursday!! STAMPlorations recently launched a selection of Clear Stickers to their product palette. There are various themes available, like Coffee, Christmas, Mom, Family and all types of General/Inspirational sentiments. This is a great addition to the product palette at STAMPlorations!! So let´s celebrate that abit :)!!

For today´s post I´ve created a set of Coffee themed projects, featuring some of the Clear Stickers from the Coffee Line. There are plenty more available at the store, so be sure to check them ALL out :). I might as well warn you – they are quite addictive!! 🙂

And now to the projects:

I started by stamping a few coffee mugs (stamp also by STAMPlorations) with embossing ink onto white cardstock, then heat embossing with golden embossing powder.

After fussy cutting the images I colored them with Distress Inks and a water thank brush and then went on with creating some cards.

For both of these cards I used some of my own stencil design to create the card background and then adhered the fussy cut coffee mugs with 3D foam onto the cards. I had the „Just Caffeinate“ clear stickers set waiting and attached the stickers onto an inked piece of white cardstock and then fussy cut them into banners.

These stickers are really great for so many types of projects. You can use them for scrapbooking, art journaling, ATC´s, cards, tags and all types of paper crafts that come to your mind. ALSO, they would work great on home decor pieces too, I´m thinking of altered candle holders with sentiments on them, for example! I think I need to make such soon 🙂

But I didin´t want to create only cards as there are so many other possibilities to use these stickers. I did a set of Artist Trading Coins using one of the new Faces stencils (Foxy). That one worked perfectly together with the Caffeine Gueen stickers :)!!!

I die cut the circles, then applied some paper pieces on top and after that gessoed and inked the background with Distress Inks. After everything was dry, I inked the stencil image wth black ink onto the ATCoins and added the „Caffeine Queen“ sticker next to the face.

I love how these coins turned out. This coffee sentiment set I was using has plenty of stickers in it: a total of 128 stickers/16 stickers per sticker sheet and 8 sheets of stickers inside.

Here you can see the full sticker sheet featured – don´t you just love these sentiments?? I do!!
preview-justcaffeinate

Be sure to check out the Clear Sticker section at the STAMPlorations store here for even more amazing themes!!!  Now hop over to the STAMPlorations blog for more!!

And be sure to stop by my blog on Saturday, when I will be featuring even more stickers projects – this time featuring Christmas – here on my blog.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Artist Trading Coin Set – Die lieben Kleinen

Hello and happy 1st of May!! I wanted to share something sweet and soft today with you – a set of pink and light blue toned artist trading coins. The secret to these backgrounds is again a piece of residue paper I created by accident when I was creating a tag (that I will be sharing on Friday here on my blog). And the funny thing is I immediately fell in love with the residue paper. I will be reproducing this look again for sure!!! It´s true what they say about the greatest ideas happening by/thru accident(s).

I in face adore the background colors so much that I only wanted to add a few bits and bobs to highlight it, so I dug into my stash of ribbons, tags and washi and fund a lovely light pink washi tape with letters on it. Fits perfectly here!

Also the felt flower ribbon is a very old one from my stash, but here it really works so well. The small tags are actually by Basic Grey – they once came with pins and I haven´t used them until now and am really happy I didn´t  so far. They match the colors and coin feel really well.

Also the brads are very old. The stamped sentiment is by a German stamp line called „Klartext“. Fits here like a glove!!!

The only „new“ product I used are the Nuvo Glitter Drops and the Crystal Glaze I added here and there for texture.

Ah, it felt really good creating this set! I really found my creative flow that particular everning and I love the results!! I hope you come back on Friday to see the tag that resulted these AT-Coin backgrounds. It´s very different to this, but the colors I used are obviously the same :).

See you soon! Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Live in the moment – Artist Trading Coins

Hello everyone and happy Monday! Today I´m sharing a set of artist trading coins again. I love creating them very much at the moment. This set started off from a piece of  white paper I had wiped residue Nuvo Embellishment Mousse thru a stencil onto.

I die cut the paper into circles with a Tonic Studios circle die cut die and dabbed the pieces into green, pink and blue Distress Ink to give the background a hint of color.

Next I took a box of leftover paper pieces and found a light blue polka dot one and adhered a bit of that one on one side of the coin. After that I stamped a birdie feet pattern on top of that paper with black stamp ink. The border between the polka dot paper and the stenciled paper got a strip of lace adhered on top to soften up the border area a little bit. For finishing touches I added some very, very old flowers and brads from my stash as well as fussy cut a sentiment from another leftover piece of patterned paper.

Finally, I added faux stitching around the coins with a black pen. I love the fact that I can use up and mix all kinds of bits and bobs when making AT-Coins!!! I was also able to get a fellow crafter addicted too – she is now also into AT-Cards and -Coins 🙂 ..

That´s all from me for today, do come back again this week for more fun project shares!!
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Artist Trading Coins – Fly

Hello everyone and happy Thursday! Today I´m stopping by to share a set of Artist Trading Coins with you. Here is what I created:

I first inked the white cardstock circles with green and pink Distress Ink tones which I had added onto my working surface. By spraying a little bit of water mist on top of the ink, they created these fun faux watercolor backgrounds.

Next I took some 7gypsies rub-ons and added them onto white cardstock, colored them with Distress Inks and then fussy cut them.

After that I added some ribbon, a Rubber Dance stamped leaf image, a star pin, alpha stickers and some black ink splatters onto the coins and they were done. Here is the full set.That´s it for today, I hope you have enjoyed my artist trading coins. See you soon again with a card project!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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ATC and Art Journal page in same style

Hello lovelies, I have a a fun project to share with you today;  I´ve created a matching art journal page and a set of artist trading coins. I´ve never done this before and while I was creating the art journal page, I figured I could use the same design to create artist trading coins too. And it was actually lots of fun!!

Here is what I did:
1. I applied the purple and green spray inks onto the background with a paint brush. I applied first just a very light layer of paint, then I went over some areas and applied a more saturated paint area here and there and let those areas air dry. That created the watercolor look onto the page.
2. Next I wripped some tissue paper and adhered it onto the page with Mod Podge. I then treated the tissue paper areas again with the spray ink tones to give them the same color as on the background.
3. After that I took some Architextures rub-ons and applied them onto the dry page (you need to wait until the page is totally dry to add the rub-ons!).
4. Next I took some stamps out (by Rubber Dance) and stamped random images here and there with black stamp ink.
5. After that I took the Leaves 2 stencil and some Tonic Studios Embellishment Mousse and applied the mousse thru the stencil onto the background to create some texture.
6. For finishing touches I fussy cut some Architextures rub-on packaging (they have great sentiments printed on their packaging!!) sentiments and adhered them and some glass beads with Tonic Studios Craft Glue onto the page. It is a really good quality glue as it also adhered the glass beads really well in place! For my artist trading coins I did the exact same steps, but started off with a piece of thick white cardstock which I die cut with the Tonic Studios circle dies.   I really, really like the color combination here!!! It brings up all the spring feelz :). 

A personal note/update: I am sad to say that my design team & brandwagon/social media team member gig with Canvas Corp Brands ended very suddenly last week as the company was sold and the new owner has decided not to continue with the design team functions. So it´s a sudden and sad goodbye. It has been a great four (4!!!) years with Christine (previous owner) and the CCB team and I have really enjoyed my time and working with and for Canvas Corp Brands. I´ve had the possibility to grow and add to my crafty knowledge by not only being part of the design team but also working with in the brandwagon team and managing challenges, blog posts and one of their social media sites! Thank you so much for this amazing time.

I hope to have inspired you with my projects a little today!!!
Wishing you a great, crafty day!!!
Sanna

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