December Mixed Media challenge reveal

Hello everyone and happy 2nd of December! Its time for the very last STAMPlorations mixed media challenge reveal in 2018.

This time I created a fun tag:

  Believe it or not, I started off with a piece of plain white cardstock :)!

Then I applied some Barn Door Distress ink with a blending brush I bought from Søstrene Grene recently. This brush is actually a make-up brush, but it works so well with inks and stencils too :)…

After that I took the Plaid Maker ARTplorations stencil and placed it on top of the red inked tag. I applied Black Soot Distress Ink with the brush thru the stencil onto the tag. First vertically,

..and then horizontally and I had a gorgeous plaid patterned background as a result. I love how this turned out. The plaid maker stencil is really so much fun to create such backgrounds with!

To highlight the pattern a little more, I took a metal ruler and a white gel pen and drew some white lines on top of the widest black stripes. This gives it even a more genuine plaid pattern look.

Finally, I die cut a white circle from a Pearl Ripple patterned paper (Tonic Studios) to place my sentiment on. The die cut sentiment is by STAMPlorations and was die cut from Godl Dust paper by Tonic Studios. I love the gold glitter paper, it adds such a nice festive touch to any project!

For finishing touches I added a golden ribbon and some blue resin stars onto the tag. I can see this tag hanging on a present that has been wrapped in kraft/brown packaging paper. It will work so well and be a great eye catcher on the present 🙂 … Now´s again your turn! Remember to read the rules and play by them to be eligble for the prizes! Hope to see your projects at STAMPlorations blog!!!

ps. Should you still need a present or two, do take advantage of my discount code at the STAMPlorations store. Add “STAMPGIRLSANNA” upon checkout and you get 20% off your order! Enjoy!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


Misted present tags – Tonic Studios

Hello everyone and happy Monday! I´m again sharing something totally off season today. Don´t ask me why, maybe it´s the warm temperatures that keep me creating non-holiday projects, who knows.

Today I´ve prepared a set of present tags for your inspiration. This was my starting point: 

I die cut a set of stitched tags from white cardstock and gave them a very gentle, slight misting with Nuvo Mica Mists. That is all I did for background decoration.Next I added some of the Magnificent Magnolia flowers I´d created earlier this month. See here for the details on how to make such flowers.

After adhering the flowers on place I took golden mirror cardstock and die cut some of the German Tonic sentiments for the cards. On one card there is a white cardstock sentiment – for that particular one I used the Pearl Ripple cardstock and also die cut the tag underneath from the same paper.

For additional sparckle I adhered various types of shiny elements from Nuvo (circles, sequins, stars) with Nuvo Glaze onto the background very randomly.   If you are interested in getting those German sentiments from Tonic, they are sold over at the QVC channel. I really adore the “Für Mama” (for Mum) one alot! There is also one that says for Dad in the set they sell at QVC. I really enjoyed creating these tags – they are very fast and easy to make, but still add a lot detail to a present. I hope you´ve enjoyed today´s ideas and if you want to see something more season related, do come back on Wednesday, when I´ll again be sharing a Christmas card project here on my blog.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna