Christmas card Wednesday

Hello there, I figured I might be able to pull a „Christmas Card Wednesday“ weekly blog post series off. I´ll just start with today and then keep on sharing a Christmas card (or two) on every Wednesday from today on until 19th of December. That will be a total of at least 8 Christmas cards. So if you are interested, mark your calendar for every Wednesday and come to see what I´ve created.

So let´s start – I´ve still got some cards to share from the CUTplorations blog hop theme (I made quite a few, but only shared 3 on that particular post, so it´s time to share some more).

This card is done in the same manner like the blue one from THIS POST. I just changed the background color to pink. And I love this card.

I know it´s not the typical Christmas card color, but it is so delicious, I could not resist. It made me smile when I created it, so I hope it will also make the recipient smile, whoever gets to have this particular one this year.

If you would like to purchase any of the STAMPlorations products used in this post, feel free to grab my personal discount code: STAMPGIRLSANNA to get 20% off upon checkout at the store.

How´s your Christmas card workshop going? If you feel like you got inspired by any of my cards, feel free to case them – I´d love to see your versions, so do leave a comment to my blog if you made a card after mine, I´d love to see them!!! That´s it for today, I´ll be sharing more cards next Wednesday,

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

TAGplorations October challenge reveal

Hello lovelies, summer break is officially over at the STAMPlorations blog and it´s time to start the regular challenges again. This months theme is FALL in all it´s glory!!!

So create a project featuring a TAG with a fall theme. As an optional twist you are asked to use gold, red and orange.

Here is what I created for the reveal and some steps how I created this tag:

Here is the step-by-step:

Step 1: Take various fall tones of Distress Oxides  and start stamping with the leaves stamp (Trendy Leaves) by first stamping the full/even/solid image in a lighter tone.

Step 2: After that take the decorated leaf images and stamp on top of the previously stamped images with a slightly darker tone. This way you create a two-toned, patterned, randomly colored leaf image.

Step 3: Die cut the leaf stamped paper with the tag die and outline with a black pen. Next stamp green toned leaves with the Layered Leaves stamp set in two steps. First stamp the green solid image, then stamp the „outline“ image with black ink. Now fussy cut. Step 4: Spray/apply golden Glimmer Mist on white paper and stamp the sentiment with black ink using the Woodland Friends stamp set. Fussy cut into a banner form. Next stamp an animal from the same set with black ink, fussy cut and color with spray inks/stamp inks. I ended up using a squirrel in the end as it better fitted the tag than the deer.  Now adhere everything on place and decorate with ribbon and sewing thread.

Now is your turn – remember to play by the rules:

  • you can link up as many projects as you want (1 project per blog post!!)
  • Projects can be anything but they must feature a TAG
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are also allowed
  • To qualify for the prize, you must display the challenge graphic on your blog post and link back to the challenge post (note: blogs only!)
  • Prizes: one $15 Giftcard for the winner and three $5 Giftcards to three randomly picked participants

Remember, you can get 20% off your order by adding „STAMPGIRLSANNA“ to your order upon checkout at the STAMPlorations store 🙂 !!!

Have fun with this months challenge!!!!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:


Cadverous Charm Hybrid ATC set – The Nifty Pixel

Hello and welcome to take a look at another hybrid project, created with The Nifty Pixel Cadaverous Charm digi kit. This is one spooky, Halloween themed kit!!! And I´ve tried to be as spooky as possible when creating these Artist Trading Cards 🙂 !!!!

Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC set

This is how I created this set:
Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC setMy starting point was all kinds of bits and pieces from last years Halloween card set (see here). I also used the A3 sized apothecary bottle background paper on these ATCs. Here is more on how I print the papers in full A3 size to have more paper to use for layouts and cards, ATCs, tags etc.

Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC set

Next I just fussy cut all the element pieces and some of the background paper into an ATC size (2 1⁄2 by 3 1⁄2 inches = 64 mm × 89 mm).

Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC setAfter that I took a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil and applied some black Gesso thru it onto the background. Since the stencil itself had a nice leftover layer of gesso still on it. I turned the stencil and using a brayer, pressed the residue gesso onto the background.

Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC set

Next I added some Imagine Crafts Irresistible Texture Spray onto the tags and let the layer dry properly.
Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC set Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC setFinally I went along and added the fussy cut element pieces onto the tags. Also adding some fussy cut text from the patterned paper that is also in the digi kit. I outlined the ATCs with a black pen and added rhinestones from my stash and some Crackle Accents by Ranger to create a more interesting look. I really, really like this set, even though it is a bit spooky!

Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC set Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC set Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC set Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC set Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC set

I hope you enjoyed reading thru this little hybrid idea. Now hop over to the Nifty Pixel site to take a look at what my digi team colleagues have been creating! There is lots and lots of inspiration over there!!!

Happy hybrid creating,
Sanna

Mixed media tags

Hello there! I am slowly, but surely, developing a serious addiction towards tag creating :-)… I think they are fabulous projects to make! You can add them later to be a part of another project or put them on a present AND they are smallish thus relatively fast to create. So if inspiration hits and you are just not up to creating a scrapbook layout or working on a canvas, tags are a nice size to go to. These two I created just for fun to participate on a FB online crop.

Sanna Lippert - mixed media tags

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I´ve used plain white tags as background and first applied droplets and layers of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist onto the tag. I let those dry properly before moving to the next step. Next I added Distress Paint circles onto the first tag by pressing the dabber directly into the tag. After that I took a Dina Wakley stamp and stamped the „text“ onto the background, then added some details with Posca paint pens. Finally I added bits of cardstock residues from my previous projects and stapled them down. Then I only needed to add a little stamping and the ribbon.

Sanna Lippert - mixed media tags

Sanna Lippert - mixed media tagsFor the second tag I also started with Tattered Angels spray inks. Then I added all the same elements like onto the first tag and finally stamped a few words and the ribbon.

These were so much fun to make! I really like the colors on these tags too :). What have you been creating lately? I know I should be thinking about Xmas cards, but I am still not quite in the spirit for that :)…

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Tattered Angels – Inchworm
Tattered Angels – Sun sisters
Tattered Angels- Safety Orange
Posca pens
Dina Wakley stamp set (Textures) – Ranger Ind. Inc.
Irresistible black texture spray – Imagine Crafts
Distress Paint – Ranger Ind. Inc.
STAMPlorations clear stamp set – Create
Ribbon

Starting from the Same Place Artist Collab

Hello lovelies!!! Remember my talented, lovely crafty friend Tina? She came up with the idea to gather together a group of crafty peeps and create something together. The challenge was to create with the same materials. We all received a very generous package of goodies to use as our starting point – thus the name: Starting From the Same Place! This is what we received in the mail:

Starting from the SAme Place Artist Collab

The kits were all pretty much the same, except for the resin pieces, they are a bit different from kit to kit. The Fabric-Tac (a fabric glue) was generously sponsored by Beacon Adhesives, and Amazing Casting supported the challenge with resin pieces created with their fab mold making goodies. Other than that we had some eco dyed fabric, twine, a view-master and a Stencil girl stencil in the kit, just to mention a few.

We were a big group of participants (over 60 peeps!!!)  from all over the world!! To take a look at the participants creations, visit the Amazing Casting blog and/or Tina´s blog or Susan´s blog.  They have links to most/all participants projects at their blogs. I am sooo excited to see what everyone created! I´ve only seen small sneaks so far, so I am as excited as you..

And finally – what did I create??? Recently I have been eating lots of japanese/chinese food at work and it has become a running gag, me saving all the fortune cookie quotes. They used to hang on my pinboard in the office, now most of them are gathered together into the minibook I created for this collaboration. Yes, a minibook :). Haven´t done one in ages. Tina might have something to do with the fact I went for a minibook. I admire her work very much. Here is my „book of good fortune“:

Starting from the same place artist collab

This is the cover, I´ve layered the velvety green fabric piece with the mechanic parts – both in the kit – (no idea how those little blue things are called…got to ask hubs..), then added some golden yarn from my stash and layered that under the resin butterfly which was in the kit. The butterfly has some gesso, glitter and paint on it. The transistor piece (also in the kit) creates the body for the butterfly. Before I glued all pieces with the Beacon Adhesive Fabri-Tac glue on their places, I adhered the twine underneath. That way it is sure to stay put on it´s place. Some plastic buttons and a few enamel dots from my stash decorate the cover. The minibook itself is built from greyboard and an eco dyed piece of fabric that came with the kit. I didn´t use a sewing machine once when creating the mini. The Fabri-Tac is a high quality adhesive and perfect for this purpose!! I was not familiar with the product, but I can say I really liked it.

Starting from the same place artist collab

Here you can see the backside of my mini – I can close the minibook (which is quite bulky!) with the twine piece this way.

Starting from the same place artist collab

Here is a little overview of the finished mini. Starting from the same place artist collab Starting from the same place artist collab

The pages inside the book are either fabric (some are my own eco dyed pieces from the time when Tina visited me this summer) and some were in the kit. The paper pages are also from my stash and went thru an eco dying process too. They therefore look very worn out and even a bit damaged. But that adds a nice touch to the book, I think. Starting from the same place artist collab

Here you can see some resin pieces (created with Amazing Casting product) that were in the kit. I´ve added a chipboard butterfly from my stash on top. Also the cord is from my stash as is the heart ribbon. I stenciled some vintage photo Distress Ink thru the Stencil Girl stencil onto the pages and misted all the fortune cookie quotes with a Tattered Angels light orange toned Glimmer Mist before adhering them into the book.

Starting from the same place artist collab

The thicker cardboard pieces were first covered with transparent texture paste which I applied thru the Stencil Girl stencil onto the paper. Next I colored the cardboard with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. This created a nice resist effect.

Starting from the same place artist collab

The die cut pieces that came with the kit got a layer of various Tattered Angels spray inks on them before becoming part of the minibook decoration. The little glas beads were also part of the kit and add a decorational effect to the die cut pieces. The die cut alphas are from my stash (by Elizabeth Craft Designs).

Starting from the same place artist collab

I´ve also added some stamping here and there for additional decoration. The stamps are by Carabelle Studio. I stamped both on fabric and paper and it worked out really nicely. The leaf pattern is colored with Distress Crayons. Some more stenciling going on on this page and black ink splatters, of course. I just could not resist adding those :).

Starting from the same place artist collab

The View-Master creates an interactive pocket into the book and I´ve added some sticker works on top and inside the pocket for interest and fun detail. When Tina was here, we of course visited a flea market and that playing card is from the flea market. I just had to add it to this project to remind me of the special time with a great crafty friend!

Starting from the same place artist collab

Here you can see some more stamping made with Carabelle Studio stamps, this time on fabric. Stamping really looks good on fabric in my opinion. Also can you see the leaf pattern on the paper piece on the left side? That was one of the amazing results of my first eco dying experiment with Tina. I left some empty space on each page to be able to add some more good fortune cookie quotes to a later time. Starting from the same place artist collab

My mini measures approximately 13cm x 8,5 cm. I have it on display in my craft room.

Starting from the same place artist collab

This has been a fabulous, exciting and very inspiring collaboration. Thanks to everyone who supported with material and thanks for Tina for sending the goodies and coming up with this fun project! It has been pure pleasure!!!  Here is a sneak of some of the projects the participants made:

And now, I don´t know about you, but I am for sure going to check out the Amazing Casting, Tina´s blog and Susan´s blog for the projects the other participants created!!! Please do visit them and leave some love – if you read carefully, you might even find a little giveaway along the way 🙂

Oh what fun it was being part of this collaboration!!
See you soon lovelies! Stay inspired and keep on creating,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies I used are by:
Amazing Casting Products
Beacon Adhesives
Stencil Girl
Tattered Angels by Canvas Corp Brands
Elizabeth Craft Designs
Ranger Ind. Inc.
Carabelle Studio