Appreciated – TAGplorations May Challenge reminder

Hello lovelies! It´s time for the TAGplorations May challenge reminder :). I hope you have played along, but if not, there is still time to get your tag in!!! For this reminder post I created another pink tag using a similar technique, like on my reveal post here.

Except this time I replaced the main flower with paper flowers and I also added some chipboard leaves to create more texture and layers. Everything elss was done the same way as the first tag.

Even though I used the same materials these tags still look quite different! Funny, how changing the focal point makes such a big difference.

So lovelies, there is still time to join in with us. Here´s a reminder, what this months theme is about (+ additionally, use Vellum): Hope to see you at STAMPlorations!!! And I am also adding my discount code here, feel free to use it, when shopping at the STAMPlorations store 🙂

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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You are appreciated tag – STAMPlorations

Hello lovelies and Happy Thursday! Today I´m again sharing another tag project with you. I love the combination of orange and pink on a craft project! While I was creating for the TAGplorations May challenge, I might have created a few more, than only one tag 🙂 …

For this one I used a premade white tag as my starting point. Next I stamped the sentiment „For everything you are appreciated“ several times onto the left side of the tag with embossing ink. Then I poured white embossing powder over the area and heat set it with a heat tool. After that I inked the left side with pink Distress Ink and the right side of the tag with orange Distress Ink.

I then took the Heartfelt Hibiscus clear stamp and sprayed it with a water mist bottle ever so lightly. Then I pressed the wet stamp onto the orange inked area and lifted it off. This resulted the „ghost“ stamp image on the orange ink. For finishing touches I added an embossed sentiment onto a purple piece of cardstock and matted that with a piece of vellum. As a focal point there is a big layered paper flower and also a matching purple ribbon to finish the tag off.

I hope you have joined the TAGplorations challenge – if not HERE is you chance!!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Dreams take flight ATC set – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone, it´s again time for another STAMPlorations Mixed Media tutorial. Today I´d like to share a Artist Trading Card set and the steps, how I created them, with you. Here is what I made:

And now to the steps:

I started with a pink spray ink misted white paper piece on which I placed the Foiled stencil. I then applied watermark/embossing ink thru the stencil onto the paper and then poured a layer of Sticky Embossing Powder over the inked areas.

After heat setting the powder I took some foil sheets (gold) and pressed them onto the sticky areas. The foil sticks to the sticky embossing powder and leaves a nice godl foil surface onto the emboessed powder areas.

Next I took the Feathery clear stamp set and stamped some feathers onto a piece of white cardstock, again using watermark ink and this time embossing with clear embossing powder.

After heat setting the clear embossing powder I applied red and two tones of green Distress Ink onto my working surface, misted the ink areas with water mist and pressed the paper onto the damp ink. I got a really nice and soft hued paper in the process.

Then I just fussy cut the leaves along the edges with small scissors.

At this point I cut the foiled paper into a right size and as a result I had 4 ATC´s. I decorated them with boder stickes (from my older stash). I love using older product on my mixed media projects. It´s a good way of using up stash you necessarily would not use anywhere else.

 After that I splattered some black ink splatters onto the ATCs for additional detail and dimension.

Next I adhered the feathers on place and added some Harvest Moon glitter glue onto them for a fun detail. I let the glitter glue dry a while and then took a wooden stick and scraped the glitter areas a little. This way I was able to remove any concentrated glitter and smoothen it out abit.

Finally I stamped a sentiment several times onto white cardstock and inked it with a light green ink tone. After that I fussy cut the sentiments and adhered them onto the cards. Here is a closeup of the finished ATC.

This is it from me for this year :). I hope you can take some inspiration from my project into the new year. How about making the sentiment your motto for the new year? Do the projects you are dreaming of doing next year and let your creativity loose. Wishing you all a lovely holiday season!! See you in 2019 with fun projects again 🙂 !!!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

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Improve Art Journal Page – STAMPlorations

Hello everybody and happy November!! It´s the beginning of the month which also means it´s time for another Mixed Media Challenge at the STAMPloratons blog. Here is my take for this months challenge:

I played a little in m art journal again, this time using metallic blues and bright pink tones combined with some stamping, white gesso and bright and happy Posca pen colors.

I just cannot stop using quotes on my art journal pages. They seem to attract me more than regular journaling. Really cannot tell why it´s easier for me to go for quotes than more personal journaling. But as long as it feels good for me, I´ll stick to it. 

Now it´s again your turn to play along with us. Hop over to the STAMPlorations blog and take a look at what the other team girls created for your inspration and then grab some stencils and other mateirlals and play along!!! Remember to play by the rules – you can find them listed here. See you at STAMPlorations blog, lovelies!

Remember to grab my personal discount code to get 20% off your next order at the STAMPlorations store :). Have fun shopping!

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna

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Girly Christmas card

Hello there everyone!!! I hope you all are having a lovely holiday season and some relaxing downtime from all the fuss with your family and loved ones! I am enjoying a couple of days off work. So in between eating Christmas cookies and good food, I am dropping by to show you a girly Christmas card. The recipients wish was to have loooots of glitter and pink on the card, so this was my interpretation on that: 

I´ve used a die cut Christmas tree I received from am Xmas card swap I join every year. I really like this fliligree tree very much. I´ve frist taken a pink paper and stamped snowflakes with VersaMark ink onto it, then heat set a white embossing powder onto them. The little spots here and there are supposed to be additional snowfall :). then I took another pink patterend paper, covered that with clear double sided adhesive from Elizabeth Craft Designs and placed the die cut tree onto it. After that I poured a layer of pink SIlk Microfine Glitter onto the areas and attached (polished) that with my fingers to the adhesive.

Finally all I needed to do was to add a stamped sentiment (Stampin´ Up!) and glitter glue details (Nuvo and Stickles) and some wood veneer stars to the card. Finished the card off with some faux stitching around the edges. That was it. The recipient really liked her girly card, so I am happy to have accoplished my task to her liking :).

Next up will be a masculine Christmas card, so be sure to come back for that in a few days time :). Merry Christmas and happy crafting,

xxx, Sanna

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