Christmas card Wednesday

Hello there, I figured I might be able to pull a „Christmas Card Wednesday“ weekly blog post series off. I´ll just start with today and then keep on sharing a Christmas card (or two) on every Wednesday from today on until 19th of December. That will be a total of at least 8 Christmas cards. So if you are interested, mark your calendar for every Wednesday and come to see what I´ve created.

So let´s start – I´ve still got some cards to share from the CUTplorations blog hop theme (I made quite a few, but only shared 3 on that particular post, so it´s time to share some more).

This card is done in the same manner like the blue one from THIS POST. I just changed the background color to pink. And I love this card.

I know it´s not the typical Christmas card color, but it is so delicious, I could not resist. It made me smile when I created it, so I hope it will also make the recipient smile, whoever gets to have this particular one this year.

If you would like to purchase any of the STAMPlorations products used in this post, feel free to grab my personal discount code: STAMPGIRLSANNA to get 20% off upon checkout at the store.

How´s your Christmas card workshop going? If you feel like you got inspired by any of my cards, feel free to case them – I´d love to see your versions, so do leave a comment to my blog if you made a card after mine, I´d love to see them!!! That´s it for today, I´ll be sharing more cards next Wednesday,

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Just a little something – STAMPlorations

Hello lovelies!!! It´ again time for another Stencil Sunday post over at the STAMPlorations blog. This time I created a Christmas tag (again) – well, there are going to be a few presents that need to be decorated with tags, so I still need to make a few :). So this is my contribution to this Sunday´s stenci inspiration post. Here is what I did:

Sanna Lippert - stenciled, colored tag

  1. Take a manila tag and the Leaf Bliss (L) STAMPlorations stencil and start outlining with a red pen (for the berries) and a green pen (for th leaves) along the stencil pattern. You can move the stencil around abit to get the end result you prefer. Sanna Lippert - stenciled, colored tag
  2. After you have outlined all the patterns you want, take a red and a green marker (I used COPIC pens) and color the patterns with the markers. Fast and easy!! Sanna Lippert - stenciled, colored tag
  3. Next take the STAMPlorations Fond Expressions clear stamp set and stamp with a black ink a sentiment to the tag. I think that the „just a little something for you“ works for a Christmas present as well as for another occation too, so I chose that for this particular tag. Sanna Lippert - stenciled, colored tag
  4. And finally, add soem white highlights (Signo uni-ball white) to the berries and draw an outlined with a black pen along the edges (faux stitching). Add a red ribbon and the tag is done. Sanna Lippert - stenciled, colored tagYou can create your own coloring pages, colored backgrounds and colored details to all kinds of artwork pieces using this technique! And it´ very relaxing too (and very fast to do)!!  Sanna Lippert - stenciled, colored tag Sanna Lippert - stenciled, colored tag

I hope you enjoyed this little step-by-step idea and get your stencils out for play. Now it´s your turn and when you are finished with your piece, do join in with us and submit your work to the STAMPlorations blog for THIS CHALLENGE!

Then jump over here and get inspired by my design team colleagues!!! There are prizes to be won and joining in is very easy (just make sure you follow the rules)!!!
Hope to see you at the STAMPlorations blog!!!
Happy stenciling!!
xxx, SannaSupplies:
ARTplorations: Leaf Bliss (L)
STAMPlorations: Fond Expressions
COPIC markers
Red and green pen
Black and white uni-ball pens
Black stamp ink

Honeycombs & Bees – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hi there, it´s my turn to share a project at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today and I´m sharing a set of cards created with the Honeycomb and the Bee dies from the new collection.

Sanna LippertWhen I first saw the Honeycomb die, I immediately knew I´d like to create cards with a bright background and add white Honeycomb details on top. This is how I created the cards:

Sanna LippertStep 1: I first took a 10 x 14 cm sized piece of white cardstock and colored it with Brusho. Next I applied a Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. After that I cut 8 Honeycomb pieces and 3 sets with the Bee set from the cardstock.

Sanna LippertStep 2: I then adhered the die cut pieces onto the colored background piece. I saved all the negative images/inlay pieces of the Honeycomb die for my next project. Some I added here and there onto the card background for interest.

Sanna LippertStep 3: Since I had cut the Bee parts from white cardstock, I colored them with a yellow and black marker and assembled the pieces together.

Sanna LippertStep 4: I wanted to add a bit of sparkle onto the bee wings, so I dibbed them into Silk Microfine Glitter – Warm Diamond and polished the glitter. Since the pieces are so small, you can apply the glitter by dibbing it directly into the glitter jar. Then dabbing the residue off and polishing the surface with your finger.

Sanna LippertStep 5: Adhere the assemblied Bee onto it´s place on the card.

Sanna LippertStep 6: I used a black paper pen to add some spots to describe the bee´s flying route.

Sanna LippertStep 7: Use a Seeds of Thought Red Rubber Stamp – Take time or The Best things in Life or Planted in Faith stamp with black ink to stamp a sentiment for each card.

Sanna LippertStep 8: Cut some flowers from White Soft Finish Cardstock with the flower that is in the Beehive die set. Fussy cut the stamped sentiment and adhere it into the open space in the middle of the card. Color the flowers and adhere them onto the card for additional detail. Add outlining to the stamped sentiment with a black pen.

Sanna LippertRepeat the steps on all of the cards. This is how the finished cards look like:

Sanna LippertI created all three cards after each other, but you could also work on them all at the same time, repeating each phase on the particular card. And with the inlay pieces of the Honeycomb die I´ve created another fun project which I will be sharing very soon.

I really enjoyed creating the bright and happy cards. If you prefer a more subtle look, you can use colored Soft Finish Cardstock with white Soft Finish Cardstock and create a very different look.

Happy crafting,
Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Bee – coming soon
Honeycomb – coming soon
Beehive – coming soon
Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet
Silk Microfine Glitter – Warm Diamond
Seed of Thought Red Rubber Stamp – Take time
Seed of Thought Red Rubber Stamp – The Best things in Life
Seed of Thought Red Rubber Stamp – Planted in Faith
Soft Finish Cardstock, White

Other:
Brusho Crystal Colour
Yellow, black, white, red and turquoise marker
Black paper pen
Black stamp ink
Glitter glue