Stenciled DIY bookmark – STAMPlorations

Hello there everyone! It´s time for another STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday. It is also the first Sunday of the month, which means it’s time for a new Mixed Media Challenge!

How about joining this fun challenge??? The only thing you need to do, is to create and link up a non-card mixed media project to the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge August post (click the image above to go to the blog). So what´s the theme you ask? EASY – it is always anything mixed media goes except a card and you need to use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project (linky closes at the end of the month).

Annnddd…. there are prizes:
Winner gets: $15 gift certificate OR choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils
Top picks: choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil

So how about pulling those stencils out and joining us :)!!!

Here is my take for this Sunday´s stencil post – a DIY stenciled bookmark:

Sanna Lippert, DIY stenciled bookmarkStep one: Cut a piece of white cardstock, add some yellow spray ink (Tattered Angels – Marigold). Let dry.

Sanna Lippert, DIY stenciled bookmark Sanna Lippert, DIY stenciled bookmarkStep two: Use the Hearts all Over STAMPlorations stencil with a red ink to add inked hearts on top of the yellow coat. Repeat on the other side of the bookmark with black ink and the STAMPlorations Some Birds stencil.

Sanna Lippert, DIY stenciled bookmarkStep three: Outline/doodle details and outlines with black and white paint pen. Sanna Lippert, DIY stenciled bookmarkStep four: Cover with adhesive foil – this way the bookmark easily survives several readings :).  Sanna Lippert, DIY stenciled bookmarkThis is how the reverse side of the bookmark looks like. As you can see, using stencils is so much fun and very easy too. With just a few simple stemps you have created yourself a nice bookmark to go with your holiday readings :). Have fun stenciling!!! Hope you´ll find time to join the challenge!

xxx, Sanna

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Marigold
STAMPlorations stencil – Some Birds
STAMPlorations stencil – Hearts All Over
Dylusions black and white paint pen
Adhesive foil

PS. here are the details on playing along in a nutshell, so you don´t have to go and search for them :)…

 Please just keep in mind these simple rules:

  • Your project(s) can be anything mixed media except a card (so no cards, please!).
  • You must use a stencil or stencils (any brand) in your project(s).
  • You can enter as many projects as you wish as long as they are in separate blog posts.
  • Your project photo must be posted in full in your blog post to be eligible to win and receive the corresponding prize. Please don’t link up to our challenge if you’re only showing a sneak peek of it (as is the case if you made it as a design team project for another company). In the same vein, please do not link up your project if it’s solely to promote another company.
  • You must display the challenge graphic below in your post and link back to this post (not just the main blog) in order to be eligible to win (and receive the corresponding prize).
  • Link up by August 31st, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time.
  • The winner (as voted by the design team) receives a $15 gift certificate OR her choice of ARTplorations stencils (either 2 standard size stencils or 1 large stencil).
  • The two (2) top picks (as voted by the design team) get to pick their choice of any 1 standard size ARTplorations stencil.
Link the graphic back to:
A gentle reminder: This is a non-card mixed media challenge, so please don’t link up cards (we’ve got other challenges where you can enter your cards). You must use a stencil (or stencils) — any brand or a homemade one — in your project(s). If it’s not obvious to us that you used a stencil, your entry may be deleted. Also, you must display the challenge graphic in your blog post; otherwise, your entry will not be eligible for the prizes.

STAMPlorations™ August 2016 Mixed Media Challenge

Heads up! If you used a STAMPlorations stamp (clear stamp or digi) and/or ARTplorations stencil in your project(s), make sure to link it up to our Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge too for a chance to win more STAMPlorations products! (We draw a winner for every 50 entries in the linky :o)

Girly birthday card

Hello lovelies! How about a colored image card for a change? I know, I don´t do them that much, but I was asked to create a girly birthday card and while brainstorming about it, I was flicking thru a coloring book by Stampington and spotted the perfect image. It made a great centerpiece for the birthday card! Here is what I created:

Sanna Lippert - Girly Birthday CardVery pink with lots of glitter and girlish feeling going on on this one ;-). I really enjoyed coloring the image. I used to spend hours and hours with coloring books as a child. And it still is lots of fun.

Sanna Lippert - Girly Birthday CardI did some doodling around the edges with a black and white paint pen (by Dylusions). Really like how those little details make the edges pop. The recipient of the card likes glitter, so I tried to incorporate as much as I possibly could. I added die cut, double sided adhesive hearts onto the background and then poured two tones of Elizabeth Craft Designs Silk Microfine Glitter onto those areas. The darker tone is Bright Grape and the lighter one is called Copper Rose.



I also added a die cut sentiment, colored the words black with a marker and then treated the surface with a Wink of Stella silver brush. The number 9 is an from an older Pink Paislee collection – since it has a nice glitter surface, it works perfect for this card. And I do love the nice sparckle the glitter adds to the card.

I sure hope the recipient likes her card!!! I had a good time creating this piece – even though it totally differs from my usual cards.

ps. for a short video, on how to apply the glitter, see THIS link!

Happy crafting!
xxx, Sanna

Elizabeth Craft Designs – Clear Double Sided Adhesive
Elizabeth Craft Designs –  Silk Microfine Glitter (Copper Rose, Bright Grape)
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Happy Birthday die cut die sentiment
Stampington & Company – The Coloring Studio book (girl image from there)
Faber-Castell – Pitt Artist Pen „big brush“
Stampin´ Up! – Stampin´ write markers
Tim Holtz Distress Crayon – picked raspberry & mermaid lagoon
Dylusions – black and white paint pen