Smile tag – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone and happy Friday and a big yay for the weekend!! Today it´s my time to share a mixed media tutorial over at the STAMPlorations blog again. There´s a bold and colorful tag waiting for you at their blog, inclusive a video start-to-finish.

Here is what I did: I´ve used stencils in layers on this tag and I love how the strong, bold colors make this tag really pop. For a full tutorial and A VIDEO, hop over to my full blog post with all steps at the STAMPlorations blog – HERE. I hope you like what you see  and get inspired to play a little yourself!!!

Happy stenciling!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Misted Christmas cards – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello there everyone!! The past weeks and days have been absolutely crazy at work – I have had absolutely no proper time to prepare Christmas at home, so to all friends, loved ones and family members: I am sorry if your Christmas cards didn´t arrive in time this year. I have been chasing my tail the past weeks and just didn´t find the time to send them on their way early enough. And as you are reading this, it might be, that I am still at work…

And since time is a luxury at the moment, I have had to come up with fast and easy to do ideas for Christmas cards for this season. This set is one of those :-). Very fast and very easy to do and still lovely to look at (at least in my opinion :-)!!).

Sanna Lippert So assuming you don´t have any Christmas/Holiday themed papers and accessories in your stash (haha, I know, but assuming you would not have :-)…), how could you create Xmas themed cards without those papers? Easy! Take a piece of white paper and a water resistant pen. Draw some Christmas presents onto that piece of paper.

Sanna Lippert Next go along and use a water tank paint brush for coloring those drawn images. I used various Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist tones for coloring. They even add a slight shine and sparckle to the presents!! When dry, fussy cut the images. And if you are talented in drawing, you can do Christmas trees, Santa´s and pretty much anything. And the you could color them with markers/pens/paint/watercolors/spray inks etc. Anything you have already!

Sanna Lippert Then add a piece of misted paper to the card base – I misted these pieces with Tattered Angels mists. And finally add a stamped sentiment. The stamp set is by STAMPlorations, by the way.

Sanna Lippert Finally just decorate and adhere the presents onto the card using 3D foam and/or a paper glue. The foam will add a little more dimension and interest. For decorating I just used some shabby chic embossing enamel. Not much more you need. You can go on adding bits and pieces depending on what you have at home. I punched a few snowflakes from a piece of white paper for a fun detail. This is how the finished card looks like. And everything from my „regular, not Christmas“ art stash :).

Sanna Lippert For the next card I´ve used similar ideas, but added just a few bits of Christmas themed papers. I first misted a piece of paper with green Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels, then added some punched snowflakes and finally decorated with red burlap and some patterned paper from the Jolly Christmas mix and match paper pad by Canvas Corp. You really don´t need much paper for this card, so the paper pad will go a looong way if you use it this way.

Sanna Lippert For the last card I just misted the background with Glimmer Mist and fussy cut a piece of glitter paper to go under the house row chipboard piece (by Wycinanka). Then I just added a sentiment – also to be found in the Jolly Christmas paper pad by Canvas Corp. I also again added some embossing enamel onto the sky. It should give a feeling of snowfall.

Sanna Lippert Here are a few close-up photos of my finished cards!

Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Hope you like the ideas and get inspired to try and create Christmas cards with what you already have in your stash. I just love using spray inks and it makes it so easy to create bright and happy Christmas cards with them. Have a great, creative day, lovelies!!!

xxx, Sanna

Misted Christmas cards – Canvas Corp Brands

Happy Monday everyone! How about another set of Christmas cards? These again are fairly easy to create. You just need a piece of this patterned paper on ivory, a few of your favorite Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist tones, some burlap to go with the mists and finally some chipboard, a piece of twine, some Christmas sentiment stamps and a paper glue. And if you want, a few half pearls to finalize the „ornaments“.

Here is a finished set of cards:

Sanna LippertI first cut the patterned paper into a right size, then I misted the pieces with blue, green and brown Glimmer Mist.

Sanna LippertSanna LippertSanna LippertNext I added some white paint droplets onto the background. Then I cut the burlap (black, blue & green) to match the size of the chipboard ornaments (these are by the way by Wycinanka). I then first glued the piece of burlap down onto the card, then adhered the chipboard piece.

Sanna LippertSanna LippertNext I added the twine and painted some parts of the ornament with red glimmer mist. I also added a few red pearls here and there for additional decoration.

Sanna LippertSanna LippertFinally I just added a stamped sentiment on a banner (the banner is cut from ivory carstock). 

Sanna LippertSanna LippertOn some cards I used a white pen (Signo Uni-ball) for adding highligh instead of the red Glimmer Mist painted parts.

Sanna LippertNaturally you could also leave the paper as it is. Just adhere it down to a card base as it is and then add some chipboard elements over it. These can be plain or painted like on my last card. The paper is really lovely also as it is!

Hope you have enjoyed reading thru this post,
wishing you all a happy Holiday Season!!

xxx, Sanna

Altered Christmas tree bauble – Ornament No.: 6

Today I will share my sixth and final altered Christmas tree bauble with you:

Sanna LippertStarting point again the same – cover the decoupage bauble with white gesso.

Sanna Lippert Take some lace ribbon, leftover chipboard pieces and some wooden pearls and layer them onto the bauble surface. For adhering I used a regular paper glue. Next cover the whole surface with a layer of gesso. Make sure you get all corners and edges covered. Let dry properly.

Sanna LippertThen place the ornament into a cardboard box for misting. Add several layers of spray ink. I used the Tattered Angels Plain Jane Simply Sheer Matte Mist tone Red Rose. In between layers I always let the surface air dry properly.

Sanna LippertFor the next step I used the High Impact Metallic White paint from Tattered Angels and applied paint droplets on the upper part of the ornament. To keep the paint from dropping all the way down used a heat gun to heat set the paint and keep it from dropping freely. This needs a little patience as you will need to „create“ one droplet at a time and heat set each one separately. But that way the droplets will have a more controlled form.

Sanna LippertFor final touches I again added some shabby white embossing enamel from Stampendous. Here again, like on the second bauble, I applied little areas at once, heat set those and then continued with the next area. Make sure you take enough distance in the beginning to „warm“ the enamel up and first then get close to it with the heat gun. This way it will not blow around, but stick right into the place it was supposed to be on. Finalize the bauble by adding half pearls here and there.

So this were all six altered ornaments I created for this Christmas. They will perfectly match our red and white tree theme and the good thing about these is that they will not break when they accidentally fall onto the floor :).

Like promised, here is the full set of ornaments.

Sanna LippertSanna LippertNumber one:

Sanna LippertNumber two:

Sanna LippertNumber three:

Sanna LippertNumber four:

Sanna LippertNumber five:

Sanna Lippertannddd… Number six:

Sanna LippertI hope you have enjoyed reading these little step-by-step tutorials. If you have been creating your own baubles, leave me a link to this post, I´d like to come and take a look and leave you some love!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

#happybirthday Vol. 2

For starters let me apologize, if this card in any way will make you feel unwell. Yes, it is an anatomical heart on the top of the card. And yes, I have inked it to make it look as real as possible… the reason? This card was a custom order for a special kind of birthday (a medicine student).

And I really, really, really like the way it turned out. Boy, do I wish 3rd Eye never would have closed their doors – they had such special, versatile stamp designs. I loved their products! There are still some 3rd Eye products available at the Mixed Media Place store, just in case you are interested 😉 …

I´ve used blue spray ink to create the faux watercolor background. I think I am addicted to creating these backgrounds atm… Anyways, I had a great time creating this card. Hope the recipient will like it too…

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna