STAMPlorations Clear Sticker reveal, vol. 2

Hello and Happy Saturday!!! How´s your weekend getting along? I hope with lots of fun crafty stuff :). Today, like promised on Thursday, I´ll be sharing my second set of STAMPlorations Clear Sticker projects. The recently launched a new product like at their store: Clear Stickers! And there are reveals of projects created with the new product line featured on their blog, so keep that space in your mind for even more inspiration!!!

My clear sticker projects today feature a set called „Tis the Season“ today. So even though it´s summer here now, we have officially started with our Christmas projects already for the upcoming season :). I think I have never been this early with Christmas cards :). So let´s start: For this card I used the „Leaves of Thanks“ clear stamp set to create the leaf wreath. I used the masking stamping technique to create the „wreath“ and then colored some areas with two tones of Distress Ink and a water tank brush. Next I fussy cut the image.

That took me a while, so I kept everything else very simple by just inking the card background blue and then die cutting a rectangle piece and inking that in a green tone. Next I just adhered the wreat on place, attached a clear sticker to the rectangle piece and adhered that one on place using 3D foam. For finishing touches I added some Nuvo Drops.

I really like this card very much! The theme is Christmas and the colors are quite fresh actually. Might have something to do with the fact that I was creating in May. Have you ever noticed that there are certain colors we tend to go to during certain seasons? I noticed when I took a look at my Insta feed. Spring and summer feature much more brighter colors on my feed than fall and winter. Thus, these are happy, fresh toned Xmas cards today.

For the second card I first inked a piece of white cardstock with light blue Distress Ink tone, then placed a stencil (from my stencil line) on top and added a green toned tree pattern to the background.

Next I took a rectangle die cut die and die cut a piece from the middle. After that I adhered a piece of acetate with a red sticky tape onto the stenciled piece and then created a shaker card with 3D foam pieces. Inside the shaker I then hid the clear sticker sentiment and added some Nuvo Confetti to go with it. The sentiment works so well with the confetti here :). A perfect match!

For decoration I took the Leaves of Thanks clear stamp set and stamped with green ink onto white cardstock. Then I colored the images with a lighter green toned ink and a water tank brush. After fussy cutting the leaves, I created a leaf and flower cluster to the right lower corner and added some glue splats around the shaker window edges. Before they dried up, I poured some loose glitter on top to add a frosty layer to the splats.

For my last card I again took the Leaves of Thanks clear stamp set and stamped a random leaf pattern onto my white card with green ink. I then took the rectangle piece (left over from the previous card) and adhered a sticker sentiment onto it.

Next I attached a red ribbon around the leaf pattern background, then adhered the piece onto the card base and finally adhered the die cut rectangle piece with 3D foam as a focal point to the card.  I really like the Tis The Season clear stickers alot! Here you also get a set of 8 sheets featuring a set of 4 sentiments. So in total you get 32 stickers in a set and have a great starting point for your Christmas cards for the upcoming season!!

Be sure to also check out the Clear Sticker section over at the STAMPlorations store and also see the blog for more inspirational projects around the new clear sticker reveal!!!

ps. if you got interested in puchasing some stickers yourself, do take advantage of my discount code at the STAMPlorations online store! Happy shopping!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Cardboard house-box, altered – STAMPlorations

Hi there everyone, it´s my turn to share another Mixed Media Tutorial over at STAMPlorations blog today. I´ve again prepared another altered cardboard house for today´s post. Here is what the finished project looks like:

Like on my last months post, I altered this tiny house with stencils, adding texture, depth and layers using two different ones. For today´s post, I thought I´d tape a process video for you to watch – hope you like it!! So happy to see my tiny cardboard house collection growing !!

Here are the steps:
1) Apply a layer of gesso onto the cardboard base, let dry properly.
2) Take the „Lupinus“ stencil and apply Faber-Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel thru the stencil on all four sides and the roof. Leave open, untreated areas on all sides of the house. Let dry.
3) Paint the house with acrylic paint/chalkboard paint in „Tan“ tone. Let dry.
4) Rub flower/plant themed black rub-ons onto each side of the house and to the roof areas using an ice-cream stick or a rub-on tool.

5) Mix some Mirrorball glitter with the Glass Bead Glitter Gel together. Apply with a palette knife onto the house walls and the roof areas using the „Barley“ stencil. Let dry properly.
6) Add black ink droplets on all stenciled areas. Let dry.
7) Decorate with DIY paperclay and resin flowers and pink misted velvet ribbon.
8) Rub sentiment rub-ons onto white cardstock, mist the cardstock with light green spray ink and fussy cut into banners. Adhere with craft glue onto the roof next to the flowers.

This house is quite tiny indeed, I´ve taken a photo with the flower and the pineapple and the pineapple looks huge next to the house, which only measures 8 cm´s in height (approx. 3,5 inch).

I hope you have enjoyed this month´s tutorial idea and get inspired to play with your stencils and paints. While you are at it, do submit your projects to our mixed media challenge!!

I´m leaving you today with a reminder to remember to take advantage of my personal discount code. Feel free to add „STAMPGIRLSANNA“ upon checkout to receive 20% off your order!! It´s valid for regular and sale items :).

See you next month with another mixed media project again,
xxx
Sanna

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A set of stenciled and misted shaker cards

Hello and Happy Wednesday! Now if you know me, you know I love stencils alot! Today I´m sharing a set of stenciled & misted shaker cards with you. I´ve used the Echo Park Paper Shell stencil for misting the card base with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Next I´ve die cut the circle with Tonic Studios circle dies and created a shaker window. Before adding the glitter and confetti I stamped a sentiment inside the window for a fun detail.  After that I just finished the card off with some embellishments I had in my stash, faux stitching and a stamped sentiment. On the pink card I repeated the above mentioned steps, but changed the Glimmer Mist tone to Pink Poodle and filled the shaker part with pink confetti and glitter (by Tonic Studios).

For decoration I added again a stamped sentiment (Tim Holtz) and some faux stitching and some very old paper flowers from my stash. These go back to the time when I started scrapbooking!!

And of course I could not stop at two cards, but had to make 3 at once. For this light green toned shaker card I used Aquamarine Glimmer Mist with the stencil and filled the shaker part with green toned confetti and glitter.

For decoration I added some lime green paper roses and a golden paper leaf. I didn´t want to add any faux stitching on this one, as I really liked the soft overall look with the roses and the ribbon.

I had so much fun creating these confetti shaker cards!!! And they are quite easy to make too. The stencil, by the way, is from my The Wild Hare Kits January guest design team kit. I love, love, love using it!!

That´s all from me today, see you soon again with more projects!!!
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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TAGplorations January challenge reveal

Hello lovelies and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! May this year bring you lots of creative fun, inspiration and happy moments!!! I hope you had time to relax during the holiday season and are now full of energy to get started with new challenges!!

Speaking of challenges, here comes this years first TAGplorations challenge – create a tag with a WNTER theme:

As an additional option you are asked to use some texture paste on your project.

Here is my take for the challenge:

I created a tag in completely white tones this time. There is a white winter landscape on this tag that is dimentional due to two layers of tag on top of each other. I created a window, but left the acetate out this time. Inside the tag, I used some Nuvo Mousse to create the fun star sky to go with the landscape.

The sentiment is die cut with a CUTplorations die cut die and I used Tonic Krafts golden glitter cardstock to add some sparckle to the card. Also some golden sequins, white loose glitter as well as glaze dots by Nuvo add to the shiny, sparckly white winter theme of this tag.

Now it´s again your turn to create a tag for this month´s challenge. Add your projects here and also remember to follow the rules to be eligble for the prize.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Tonic Craft Kit 06 – project 01

Hello there, everybody and welcome to the first project share, created with the Tonic Craft Kit 06. Without further ado, I´m going to share the finished set of 3 cards with you:

I´ve created the cards using mainly the kit contents, except for the stencil, embossing powders and the word sentiments – they are from my previous stash. I´ve incorporated products from my stash to go with the kit, as I am assuming that would be something we all do when we buy a kit.

For these cards I´ve used heat embossing, stamping and stenciling as techniques.

I immediately wanted to try out the glitter with transparent texture paste to see how it works with stencils. And it does! Besides, I like the idea of mixing the glitter with a paste – that way my surroundings stay much cleaner than if I´d be using loose glitter. I really like these little butterflie dies and the matching stamps that come in the kit.  There are just so many possibilities to use them. For now I´ll leave you with the start-to-finish video and will be back with more projects very soon:

Thanks for stopping by and hope you will come back soon to see what else I did with this kit. Also, keep an eye on the Tonic Studios website and Facebook page for sneaks and inspiration – there is just so much going on there on very regular basis!!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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