Stenciled bookmark – STAMPlorations

Hello there everyone! It´s my turn today to share another mixed media step-by-step tutorial with you. I am very much looking forward to spring already and I have noticed that it shows in my recent work – mainly can be noticed in my color choices. And this project is no exception – lots and lots of happy spring colours peeking here and there. Hope you like it!

Here is what I created:

Take a piece of white plain cardstock (or a big manila tag). Cut into a tag form if you are using a piece of cardstock. Then spray with pink spray ink and let dry or use a heat tool to dry the surface.

Place the Flutterby ARTplorations stencil onto the misted, dry surface and take a palette knife and some Viva Decor Glitter Paste and apply the paste thru the stencil onto the tag with the palette knife. Since the paste is very „grainy“, make sure you wash the stencil after you have used it.

Remove the stencil carefully and let the paste air dry before moving over to the next step.

 Take book themed paper bits and scraps, fussy cut them into right size and start adhering them onto the tag as you like. Add punched/die cut elements like butterflies to go with the background theme and decorate with ribbon, washi tape, brads, music notes and whatever you find suitable for the theme.

Take the Trendy Birds 2 stamps and a piece of old book paper and partially ink the sentiment stamp (only the word wings) and press the inked word into the paper. Fussy cut the word.

Next take the Trendy Feathers 2 stamp set and again only partially ink the stamp sentiment with the word „mind“ on it and press onto a piece of old book paper. Then fussy cut along the edges.

After that take small alpha stickers and build the quote „Books give wings to the mind“ with the partially stamped words and the alpha stickers. I always adhere the alpha stickers with paper glue to make sure they really stick to the surface and don´t come off later. Sometimes the adhesive bedind the alphas is not that strong on it´s own. Finally, add some white ink splatters for additional interest on top of all layers. If you don´t prefer splatters, just skip this step. That´s it. Here are some detail photos of the finished tag.

Hope you get inspired to play with glitter paste and stencils!!! Have fun!!!

If you got inspired and cannot wait to get some shopping done at the STAMPlorations store – you might want to make use of the above code for a 20% reduction of your order :)….

Happy crafting,
Sanna

Supplies:
ARTplorations – Flutterby stencil
STAMPlorations – Trendy Birds 2 clear stamp set
STAMPlorations – Trendy Feathers 2 clear stamp set
Tattered Angels – Simply Sheer Strong Pink spray ink
7gypsies – Ordre Du Jour 8×8 paper pack
Through the Lens – Stone paper series
Rose Ribbon
Viva Decor glitter paste

Just a little something – STAMPlorations

Hello lovelies!!! It´ again time for another Stencil Sunday post over at the STAMPlorations blog. This time I created a Christmas tag (again) – well, there are going to be a few presents that need to be decorated with tags, so I still need to make a few :). So this is my contribution to this Sunday´s stenci inspiration post. Here is what I did:

Sanna Lippert - stenciled, colored tag

  1. Take a manila tag and the Leaf Bliss (L) STAMPlorations stencil and start outlining with a red pen (for the berries) and a green pen (for th leaves) along the stencil pattern. You can move the stencil around abit to get the end result you prefer. Sanna Lippert - stenciled, colored tag
  2. After you have outlined all the patterns you want, take a red and a green marker (I used COPIC pens) and color the patterns with the markers. Fast and easy!! Sanna Lippert - stenciled, colored tag
  3. Next take the STAMPlorations Fond Expressions clear stamp set and stamp with a black ink a sentiment to the tag. I think that the „just a little something for you“ works for a Christmas present as well as for another occation too, so I chose that for this particular tag. Sanna Lippert - stenciled, colored tag
  4. And finally, add soem white highlights (Signo uni-ball white) to the berries and draw an outlined with a black pen along the edges (faux stitching). Add a red ribbon and the tag is done. Sanna Lippert - stenciled, colored tagYou can create your own coloring pages, colored backgrounds and colored details to all kinds of artwork pieces using this technique! And it´ very relaxing too (and very fast to do)!!  Sanna Lippert - stenciled, colored tag Sanna Lippert - stenciled, colored tag

I hope you enjoyed this little step-by-step idea and get your stencils out for play. Now it´s your turn and when you are finished with your piece, do join in with us and submit your work to the STAMPlorations blog for THIS CHALLENGE!

Then jump over here and get inspired by my design team colleagues!!! There are prizes to be won and joining in is very easy (just make sure you follow the rules)!!!
Hope to see you at the STAMPlorations blog!!!
Happy stenciling!!
xxx, SannaSupplies:
ARTplorations: Leaf Bliss (L)
STAMPlorations: Fond Expressions
COPIC markers
Red and green pen
Black and white uni-ball pens
Black stamp ink

Maritime mixed media tag – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hi there! It´s my turn over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today again and I´d like to share a maritime mixed media tag with you!

Sanna LippertI am definitely a summer person and I love sun, sand and sea. When I saw the new Joset Designs Ahoy Stamp set, I immediately wanted to create something summery. That is what inspired me to create this tag.
Sanna Lippert Here is how I created the tag:

  1. Take two white tags, one bigger and the second slightly smaller. Start with the bigger tag. First stamp anchors onto the background with embossing ink.
    Then apply clear embossing powder over the tag. Dab the residue off and heat set with a heat gun.
  2. Now take a blue water solvent ink and apply directly onto the background. Next spray water mist over the area. This way the ink spreads all over. Let dry and then carefully wipe with a damp cloth or a baby wipe over the tag. This will remove the residue ink from the heat embossed anchor images.
  3. Move to the smaller tag. Add a sentiment with black waterproof ink into the middle. Let dry.
  4. Now use a spray ink to color the surface of the tag. Let air dry or use a heat gun for drying.
  5. Take a red Through the Lens – Metal paper and die cut small stars with the Boat die cut set by Joset Designs from that paper.
  6. Take another sheet of Through the Lens paper. This time from the Stone set. Die cut waves with the Boat die cut set.
  7. Add lighter and darker blue spray ink tones to the die cut wave pieces. Let dry.
  8. Glue the waves with paper glue overlappingly. Adhere the stars onto the tag. Attach a strip of burlap yarn with a stapler onto the bottom of the tag.
  9. Use a black paint pen to draw faux stitching around the bigger tag. Adhere a piece of paper straw onto the left side of the tag. Adhere two strips of blue burlap yarn next to the straw. Embellish with ribbon, hemp cord, mini clothespins and metal pins.
  10. Adhere the smaller tag onto the bigger tag. Add stapled elements on top and onto the bottom for additional interest.

Here are detail photos of the finished project:

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I hope you get inspired to create a mixed media tag. These are a nice addition to a present, for example.

Happy crafting,
Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Ahoy Sentiments Clear Stamps
Boat
Through the Lens – Metal
Through the Lens – Stone

Other:
Distress Ink (broken china) – Ranger Ind. Inc.
Glimmer Mist – Aquamarine & Turquoise blue by Tattered Angels
Burlap yarn – Canvas Corp Brands
Archival ink (black) – Ranger Ind. Inc.
Clear embossing powder – Ranger Ind. Inc.
Blue mini clothespin – Canvas Corp Brands
Mica flakes – Stampendous Fran-táge
Black paint pen – Dylusions
Metal pin – Tim Holtz
Metal trinket
Paper straw – Webster´s pages
Stapler
Heat gun
Paper glue
Ribbon & Hemp cord

Spring Wreath Redo – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello lovelies, today I´d like to share a DIY wreath redo project with you. I altered/rewamped an old wreath I had at home. Sunshine and weather had faded all the colors during the years and it just looked really boring. What better way to give it a new, happy life than to use some cool Canvas Corp products!!!

If you haven’t tried the Canvas Corp line of Burlap & Canvas Flowers, you definitely should!!! These make the perfect accessory for many craft, home decor and fashion projects. They are available in a wide range of colors, are hand-cut and hand sewn and no two are exactly alike.  You can mix and match them in a wide variety of colors or alter them with Tattered Angels Mists and Paints. You can also add some 7 gypsies findings, rhinestones or glitter for more interest. Here is what I did with the wreath:

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This wreath used to have some blue hues to it, however the sun bleached them out, so it urgently needed some altering. What better way to add some color, than to use burlap flowers and Glimmer Mist on the wreath. It looks like a brand new wreath now!!!

 Materials I Used:

  • Canvas Corp; Green, Teal and Yellow Burlap Flowers
  • Tattered Angels; Verdigris and Kiwi Glimmer Mist
  • Bakers twine – grey, blue and yellow (by Whisker Graphics and Doodlebug)
  • Yellow buttons (from my own stash)
  • Silk flowers – you can mist them to coordinate with the burlap flowers
  • Tools used: heat gun, glue gun, scissors, paint brush, cup or plate (optional)http://blog.canvascorpbrands.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/sanna-wreath-supplies-2.jpg

Step 1:  Start with a new or old plain, nautral wreath. Shake your mists and pour them into a small cup or non-absorbant plate or simply dip the paintbrush into an open bottle to gather the color with the brush. Then paint the color onto the areas of the wreath you desire.  You can also mist the entire wreath with one or more colors if a bright, vibrant look is what you are going for.  The mist and glimmer will show up on the wreath and shine in the light.  You are in essence staining the natural material, so like other items depending on the sun it will fade a bit during time, so if it will be exposed to sun, you can add a top coat or leave it natural and let it fade in the beauty of the sun. You can always redo the misting treatment if needed. Really easy!

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Step 2:  Using a glue gun, adhere the burlap flowers and some twine and yellow buttons onto the wreath. Decorate with additional teal/green/yellow flowers and slip in silk flowers that you might have in the right colors or you can mist lighter color silk flowers to match. Adhere everything with a glue gun for a strong hold.

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Step 3:  Let dry.  If your wreath does not have a good hanger on the back, you can use wire or cord to make a hanger and you are ready to go.

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For additional interst, wrap the Bakers Twine under the buttons for a cute little detail and glue into place.  You can leave the rustic pieces of the burlap free or you can trim them up a bit, that is up to you.

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You can cluster as many flowers as you like, but an uneven number pleases the eye more – I only wanted to use 3 flowers on this particular wreath. But the amount is totally up to you, of course.

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Now the wreath is ready to be hung on it´s place. This is how mine looks on our front door. I have another one for winter and I change them depending on the season. You could also update this one later to match the season, or make another one for the next season.
I hope you have enjoyed this little redo idea and get inspired to make your own!!!
Have fun creating!!!
xxx, Sanna

Mother´s Day set – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, time for another Elizabeth Crafts Designs project post. Today I´m sharing a Mother´s Day card and present box set with you. For this set I used the Through the Lens – Metal paper series papers with the Fitted Circles, the Stitched Rectangles and the Bunch of Flowers 4 die cut dies. This is how I created both the card and the packaging.

Sanna LippertStep 1: Take a piece of watercolor paper and apply Brusho Chrystal Colour onto it, mist with water spray and let dry. Sanna LippertStep 2: Use the Bunch of Flowers 4 die cut die set to cut flowers from the previously created watercolor paper. Sanna LippertStep 3: Apply Double Sided Adhesive tape onto a 4×5,5 inch sized piece of white cardstock and adhere the blue paper from the Through the Lens – Metal paper set onto the white cardstock piece. Now cut a hole into the upper middle of the paper using the Fitted Circles die cut die. Sanna LippertStep 4: Cut a piece of brown Through the Lens – Metal paper using the Banners die cut die set. Cut a piece of twine and draw a circle onto a white card base for placement guide.Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertStep 5: Cut a small circle and use a marker to color it red. Then adhere into the middle of the previously cut banner piece. Adhere the banner onto the twine and then adhere the paper over the banner using 3D foam pads. Sanna LippertStep 6: Adhere the flowers around the circle overlappingly and add silver puffy stars here and there for additional decoration. Sanna LippertStep 7: Outline the card with a white gel pen and attach a bow for decoration. Cut a Hello sentiment and color it with a marker or use a colored cardstock, adhere underneath the bow. The card is finished.Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertStep 8: Use a milk carton cutting template and cut from a light blue cardstock, then assembly the carton, outline the edges with a white gel pen. Cut rectangles with the Stitched Rectangles die cut set and adhere onto the sides of the carton. Use leftover Brusho flowers and mini hearts from the Poppy the Owl set and adhere into the middle of each rectangle piece for interest. Take a piece of hemp cord and adhere two flower pieces together, attach a heart in the middle and hand on top of the carton with a clothes pin. Fill with a present of your choice. This is how the finished set looks like:

Sanna LippertI hope you have enjoyed this little step-by-step tutorial and get inspired to get your die cut dies out and create!!!

Have fun!!
xxx, Sanna

Supply List:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Through the Lens – Metal
Banners
Hello
Bunch of Flowers 4
Fitted Circles
Stitched Rectangles
Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape
Poppy the Owl

Other:
White cardstock
Red marker – Copic
Felt bow – Bella blvd
Puffy silver stars – Studio Calico
Hemp cord – Canvas Corp.
Clothespin – Canvas Corp.
Bursho Chrystal Colour
Water mist bottle
Watercolor paper
White gel pen – Signo
Twine – Whisker Graphics