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


STAMPlorations 5th birthday celebration

STAMPlorations has been and is celebrating all along the month of June on their blog and for today´s post, it´s my turn to share some of my very favorite projects, created with and for STAMPlorations products.

But first let me wish STAMPlorations all the best for their 5th Birthday!!! I wish there will be many, many more to come!!!

And now to my projects: It was so hard for me to pick 3 of my favorite older projects, so I chose to pick various project types; one art journal page, one tag and one ATC project from the past. Here is the art journal page:

This art journal page is also very special, because it features one of my very first stencil designs on it too. Hadn´t there been STAMPlorations, there might not be Sanna Lippert Designs either. So there, I am very, very thankful for being on this team and having such an amazing boss like Shery, who is the nicest and kindest and most supportive boss one could wish for. If you are interested in reading the original blog post about this page – go here.  Also, I did a second page with the same technique, but that one features a how-to video too, so if you want to take a better look, on how I create this type of pages, see this video.

As my second „fave from the past“ project I picked a tag. It was for a TAGplorations challenge and is one of my favorite tags. I played with Distress Inks and ARTplorations stencils on this one and added some embossing around the leaves for a golden accent. Go here to read the original blog post.

And finally, here is my 3rd fave project from the past – a pocket ATC. This is also one of my first projects, created as a STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge Team member. I just love the bird stencils and stamps!!! I find myself using them ALL THE TIME in various projects. And this little pocket ATC also comes with an original post  (here) and a video tutorial (go here). Hope you liked my „project blasts from the past“ 🙂 annndd.. now for something new. And since I chose to share one project per project type, my new, last project share is a mixed media art piece/home decor piece (with a photo tutorial). So let´s start with the step-by-step:

I chose to use a resin piece by Relics & Artifacts called Rising Spirit and to build my art piece around it. There is a little empty space inside the heart piece and I measured a small white cardstock piece to fit inside that space and applied some pink Nuvo thru a STAMPlorations stencil onto it. 

Next I treated the resin pieces with some golden and pearl toned Nuvo Mousse to give them some additional sparkle and shine. I used a small foam piece to apply the mousse.

After the stenciled dots were relatively dry, I took a water tank brush and „painted“ the open areas with water diluted mousse and also added the same pink tone to the chipboard sentiment I had chosen to use on my project.

But I also wanted to add some additional color to the resin pieces, so I treted the flame with Glimmer Mist Vanilla Breeze tone and let it air dry on it´s own.

The heart piece got a layer of Tutti Frutti Glimmer Mist tone onto it. As you can see, I sprayed lots of mist onto it and it still only got a slight shimmer on the surface. I let this piece air dry on it´s own too and moved over to the next step.

I then took a sheet of Canvas Corp Brands tissue paper and  sprayed some Nuvo Antique Gold Mica Mist onto it. This time I dried the tissue paper with a heat tool. Because I needed it to be completely dry for my next step.

I then placed one of the Sanna Lippert Designs stencils on top of the paper and applied Nuvo Mother of Pearl mousse thru the stencil with a palette knife onto the paper.

Here you can see the pattern, still moist, after removing the stencil. I left the piece to dry on it´s own and then adhered it with decoupage glue onto a woodblock I had chosen.

Here you can see the wood block „in treatment“ with some Tattered Angels Decor & DIY paint in „Tan“ tone. It´s a great paint for such projects, as the surface does not need to be pre-treated with anything and the first layer (I did only one layer of paint here!!!) gives full coverage!!! Treat the wood block at the beginning of your project, this saves you waiting time, even though this paint dries quite fast, but it is annoying to wait for something to dry, when you are in the creative flow 🙂 …

After the paint had dried, I adhered the tissue paper with the decoupage glue onto it and started assembling all the bits and pieces on top. I adhered the resin pieces with gel medium (takes a bit longer to dry, but will never come off). Then I placed the small stenciled paper piece into the middle of the heart (adhered with regular glue) and added a small heart pearl into the middle. The heart got treated with some Nuvo Glitter Drops as did the area around the hole.

Then I took some glimmer misted  (blue) nails/screws and attached them to the heart piece with gel medium. The chipboard piece got a burlap mat underneath it – I had misted that with glimmer mists earlier. And then I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops onto each corner of the wooden block and placed a small red confetti piece into each center for an additional detail. This was very tricky, as the confetti is really tiny. Here are some photos of the finished project:  

As you can see, I also added some Nuvo Drops onto the „neck areas“ of the resin pieces for interest. Also the carved pattern on the heart is treated with golden Nuvo Mousse and some Nuvo Glitter Drops for a fu detail. And the nails are attached to the heart with adhesive, but afterwards I added some  Glitter Drops around the nails to make it look like they burst out of the heart, leaving marks on the surface. Well, at least that was the effect I tried to create here.

This is my newest project with STAMPlorations product. I chose to use only stencils on this project, as I love using them on anything and everything. I hope you made it all the way to the end of this very long post – thank you for visiting and taking a look at my favorite projects. Now is your turn to join in on the birthday celebration – read all about it over here at the STAMPlorations blog!!!

Now is your turn: it would be fun to see your takes on some of my projects!!! So go and  case any of these featured projects and link your project to the STAMPlorations blog birthday blog post HERE , I´d love to see what you cased!!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


3 easy ways to use Nuvo Embellishment Mousse – Tonic Studios

Hello there, lovelies!! I have been busy creating for the upcoming QVC show, featuring the German Tonic Studios sentiments and lots of lovely other products on the 30th of May, 2018. So if you have been looking for the German sentiments, this is your chance!!!

While I was creating samples, I also recorded a short video about how to easily use Nuvo Embellishment Mousse (by Tonic Studios) on your card projects. On this video I share just three simple ideas, but there are so many more, however that will have to wait for another video later :).

So here is the video:

And then to the cards, since there are so many, I will first just share pictures of, say 3 of them today. The next ones will follow tomorrow and the day after, so if you are interested seeing them, do come back for more :).

So that was the first 3, I have used the backgrounds I created, in various ways, by cutting them in half or using just tiny die cut pieces or a full piece as a background. Also I´ve added plenty of other Nuvo and Tonic Product to the originally created background pieces. This way a few backgrounds go a long way and besides, it was so much fun to add other bits and bobs to the cards.

I ADORE the golden cardstock, it is sooo pretty!!! Check the full product list at the end of this post for more details on the used product. I love, love, love the gold, silver and pearl lines!! I think I need to stock some golden cardstock and the Mother of Pearl mousse for the future, I am aftraid to run out of it too fast 🙂 …

The ribbons and flowers as well as the brads are from my older stash, but they work really great with the new product. Also, the chipboard is by Wycinanka, from the time I was on their Design Team – still love using their fragile, delicate chipboard on my projects!!!!

I hope you get inspired to create your own card backgrounds and give the Nuvo Mousse a go youself. See you tomorrow for more cards!!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna