April showers ATC set – STAMPlorations

Hello lovelies, it is again time for another Mixed Media challenge!!! New month always means new challenge, so here goes:

My take for this months reveal is a set of Artist Trading Cards. The theme I went with is April showers :)… very suitable, eh?

Here is what I did:
First take a piece of dark blue cardstock and but into the right (ATC) size. The take a piece of leftover, misted, stenciled paper (my piece is from this project) and some wood veneer clouds.

Punch flowers from the leftover music note paper with a flower punch (or use a die cut die).

Take a raindrop stencil and draw along the raindrops with a white gel pen onto the background.

Remove stencil and add some additional effects with the pen for a more interesting look.

Embellish! Use pieces of ribbon/burlap, the wood veneer pieces and the punched flowers to decorate the ATCs. Add red liquid pearl dots into the middle of the flowers for dimension.

Take a piece of old paper and add handwritten sentiments to the ATCs. Outline along the edges and glue on place. That´s it. Very easy to do. Here is the finished set:

Now is again your turn to get started! Hope you will find the time to play along and join in on the April challenge with us! Remember, anything mixed media, but cards, is allowed. Use at least one stencil (any brand) and follow the linky rules. That´s it! And you can again win some STAMPloration product goodness!!! And you can always use my discount code when shopping at the store, too :)! Have fun!!

See you at STAMPlorations blog,
Let´s stay creative,
xxx, Sanna

STAMPlorations supplies:
ARTplorations – Droplets mini stencil
ARTplorations – Leaf Prints 2

Blue cardstock
Wood veneer clouds
Teal burlap
Tattered Angels spray inks
White acrylic paint
White gel pen
Black pen
Flower punch
Golden yarn
Aleene´s Tacky Glue
Red liquid pearls

ATC set Vol. 3 – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello lovelies! In my two previous posts I´ve shared my first and second set of 4 ATC cards. These were all part of the Canvas Corp Brands Creative Crew ATC swap. I didn´t want to create 12 similar ATC´s, so I made sets of 4. Now afterwords, when I think of it, I should have made sets of 5, that way there would have been one of each for me, but too late now :-). This is my starting point for the third set:

Sanna LippertI again used the ATC kraft card bases for these four ATC cards. Then I chose a totally gorgeous piece of paper from the 7gypsies Ordre Du Jour collection (love that paper pack!!!) to go with the kraft bases. Isn´t this particular paper just amazing??!!! Love it!

I first started by adhering the in size cut patterned paper pieces onto the kraft base. Then i applied some Imagine Crafts pearlescent Creative Medium onto the patterned paper thru a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil.

Sanna LippertNext some random Glimmer Mist splatters – tone: Rosey. I also fussy cut some sentiments from the paper and added them on top of the paper. Then I created clusters with sewing yarn, misted & punched little stars and some transparent resin buttons (those I made a while back as an experiment with my Mold Muse molds). Finalyl some outlining with a black pen and white ink splatter details here and there.

Sanna LippertThis is how the finished 4 ATC´s look like:

Sanna Lippertand some detail photos:

Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertHere are all 3 sets I sent on their way to my swap partners. I really do hope they liked their ATC´s! I have enjoyed receiving REAL MAIL from all around the world!! This has been such a fun thing to do. I sure hope there will be a possibility to do another swap of some kind soon. Sanna LippertThere is still one more ATC I need to share, so if you are still interested, come back soon to take a look at that one :). Oh, and in that post I might also share the ones I received, so far there are 10 out of 12 that arrived, so I still need to wait for the last ones to arrive, before sharing them (and how I store them) with you.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


ATC set Vol. 2 – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello lovelies! On my previous post I told you about the Canvas Corp Brands Creative Crew ATC swap and that I had created several sets of ATC´s for that. Here comes the second set:

Sanna LippertMy starting point waas the 7gypsies kraft ACT card base package and some papers from the 7gypsies Ordre Du Jour collection. I chose a paper and cut it slightly smaller than the ATC bases were.

Sanna LippertI started by stamping onto the patterned paper with a  Susan K Weckesser stamp (from the Grandma´s Needlepoint stamp set) stamp and black waterproof ink.

Sanna LippertNext I went and mixed some Cardboard Chalkboard spray ink and transparent texture paste together. I then added some toned paste thru a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil onto the patterned paper pieces.

Sanna LippertBefore the paste was dry, I quickly applied some Multi Chrystal Glitter Mix onto the paste and let that layer dry. It adds a really nice vintagy shine to the surface and that goes really well with the colors and the papers. Sanna LippertAfter that I grabbed some more 7gypsies numbers, added some yellow sewign garn under them and glued some spray inked, punched stars and some random buttons as decoration on top.

Sanna LippertNaturally there also had to be some black Glimmer Glaze in there. It would not be me, if I didn´t add some black splatters :-). When the ATC´s were done, I adhered them onto the kraft ATC bases with a strong paper glue (Aleene´s). This is what they look like finished:  Sanna Lippertand here are some detail shots:Sanna LippertI added some doodled circles here and there in the end, for additional interest and outlined the stars with a black pen. I also wanted to add a motivational sentiment, so I did some hand written ones in matching tones. Sanna LippertThis was my second set of 4 ATC´s. I really enjoyed creating these and I hope the recipients also liked them.

There are still a few more to come, so I hope you come back soon to take a look at what´s coming next :-)!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna