Hello love – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone and Happy 2017!! It´s time for my first blog post over at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog for this year and I wanted to create something monochromatic this time. It has been snowing where I live and the fresh falling snow inspired me to create this card. I wanted to make something simple, but still playful. My plan from the beginning was to  use kraft cardstock with an ivory card base.

Here is what I did:
1. Take the Circle Background die cut die and cut a slightly bigger piece of kraft cardstock. Then die cut the paper using a die cutting machine.
2. After die cutting the piece, remove the “loose” pieces and separate the circle ones and keep those. Toss the other pieces, as you will not be needing them.
3. Adhere the plain background part onto the ivory card base.
4. Take the round pieces and place them into a cardboard box where you can mist them without making a mess on your desk. Take white acrylic paint and dilute it with water until it´s nice and fluid, but not too much. You will need to find the right consistency that works for you, so you might want to practice on a separete piece of paper first. Then take a paint brush, add some diluted paint onto the brush and start dabbing with another brush onto it. This way you will get nice even splatters and smaller splatters too. You can add bigger ones with the rear end of the paint brush, just by dibbing it into paint and then onto the paper. Again, you might want to practice first.
5. Let air dry and then adhere the round pieces on their places. Next take the General Sentimenst set and using embossing ink, stamp the image onto a piece of kraft cardstock. Then apply white embossing powder over it, remove the residue and heat set with a heat gun. After that take the Stitched Fishtail Banners set and die cut the embossed piece with one of those.
6. Finally, apply some shabby white embossing enamel on top of the card very freely, heat set with a heat gun. You need to heat set from underneath, otherwise the enamels will fly across the room.
7. Decorate with a piece of wood veneer or another embellishment of your choice.

I hope you enjoyed this simple idea and get inspired to try it out yourself! I just love the combination of white/ivory and kraft together, but you could always go for another monochromatic color combination, if you prefer another one more. Have fun!

Happy creating,
Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Circle Background
Stitched Fishtail Banners
General Sentiments

Other:
White high impact paint by Tattered Angels
Paint brushes
VersaMark ink
Stamp block
Frantáge shabby white embossing enamels
Heat tool
Wood veneer heart

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

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.

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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