Misted Christmas cards – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello there everyone!! The past weeks and days have been absolutely crazy at work – I have had absolutely no proper time to prepare Christmas at home, so to all friends, loved ones and family members: I am sorry if your Christmas cards didn´t arrive in time this year. I have been chasing my tail the past weeks and just didn´t find the time to send them on their way early enough. And as you are reading this, it might be, that I am still at work…

And since time is a luxury at the moment, I have had to come up with fast and easy to do ideas for Christmas cards for this season. This set is one of those :-). Very fast and very easy to do and still lovely to look at (at least in my opinion :-)!!).

Sanna Lippert So assuming you don´t have any Christmas/Holiday themed papers and accessories in your stash (haha, I know, but assuming you would not have :-)…), how could you create Xmas themed cards without those papers? Easy! Take a piece of white paper and a water resistant pen. Draw some Christmas presents onto that piece of paper.

Sanna Lippert Next go along and use a water tank paint brush for coloring those drawn images. I used various Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist tones for coloring. They even add a slight shine and sparckle to the presents!! When dry, fussy cut the images. And if you are talented in drawing, you can do Christmas trees, Santa´s and pretty much anything. And the you could color them with markers/pens/paint/watercolors/spray inks etc. Anything you have already!

Sanna Lippert Then add a piece of misted paper to the card base – I misted these pieces with Tattered Angels mists. And finally add a stamped sentiment. The stamp set is by STAMPlorations, by the way.

Sanna Lippert Finally just decorate and adhere the presents onto the card using 3D foam and/or a paper glue. The foam will add a little more dimension and interest. For decorating I just used some shabby chic embossing enamel. Not much more you need. You can go on adding bits and pieces depending on what you have at home. I punched a few snowflakes from a piece of white paper for a fun detail. This is how the finished card looks like. And everything from my „regular, not Christmas“ art stash :).

Sanna Lippert For the next card I´ve used similar ideas, but added just a few bits of Christmas themed papers. I first misted a piece of paper with green Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels, then added some punched snowflakes and finally decorated with red burlap and some patterned paper from the Jolly Christmas mix and match paper pad by Canvas Corp. You really don´t need much paper for this card, so the paper pad will go a looong way if you use it this way.

Sanna Lippert For the last card I just misted the background with Glimmer Mist and fussy cut a piece of glitter paper to go under the house row chipboard piece (by Wycinanka). Then I just added a sentiment – also to be found in the Jolly Christmas paper pad by Canvas Corp. I also again added some embossing enamel onto the sky. It should give a feeling of snowfall.

Sanna Lippert Here are a few close-up photos of my finished cards!

Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Hope you like the ideas and get inspired to try and create Christmas cards with what you already have in your stash. I just love using spray inks and it makes it so easy to create bright and happy Christmas cards with them. Have a great, creative day, lovelies!!!

xxx, Sanna

Now & then (start to finish layout) – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello again! Today I´d like to share a fun project I created for/with the Canvas Corp Brands products. It made me especially happy to see them use this particular layout as one of their webshop category photo (see here). Thanks so much, Canvas Corp Brands, had my little proud moment when I saw it there <3!!

Here is my start to finish layout project:

Sanna LippertAs a base for this layout I use the thick hand made paper from Canvas Corp. It is perfect for misted projects, as it is thicker than regular cardstock and also absorbs and reacts diffeerently with inks and mists than regular paper. So I first marked the areas where I would want to place my photos and banners with a pencil, before adding some white light texture paste onto the background. I used a „numbers“ The Crafter´s Workshop stencil for this purpose.

Sanna LippertI also used a 6×6″ sized The Crafter´s Workshop stenicl to add additional texture and pattern here and there. I let the paste air dry.

Sanna LippertNext I misted the paper with water spray and then added blue, red and yellow spray ink. I let the ink spread quite freely around the paper.

Sanna LippertWhile the paper was drying, I started inking the canvas bunting pieces. Here I used a Simply Sheer dark red tone mist and blue and yellow Baseboard tones. I added all three colors to each banner and let them dry a little.

Sanna LippertI also added some black Glimmer Glaze splatters here and there. Me and black Glimmer Glaze – partners for life 😉 …

Sanna LippertWhile the banners were drying, I stamped some patterns onto the layout background using a hand carved stamp and blue ink.

Sanna LippertThen I drew some hearts here and there with black high impact paint and a thin paint brush.

Sanna Lippertand then again, some black Glimmer Glaze 🙂 …

Sanna Lippertand next some doodles and arrows hand drawn with a black Sharpie.

Sanna LippertTime to put the banners and the photos on their places. I used Evalicious puffy stickers and cork stars (I think these are by Studio Calico..) as embellishments. Then I added some wood veneer letters, but they didn´t stand out enough from the background, so I painted them with black High Impact paint.

Sanna LippertNext I outlined the stenciled numbers with a pencil for more contrast.

Sanna LIppertand here is the finished layout:

Sanna LippertI hope you have enjoyed reading thru this little start to finish tutorial. Wish you happy scrappy times!!!

xxx, Sanna

ATC Tutorial – Canvas Corp Brands

Hi there! A while back I posted these ATC´s and promised to share the step-by-step with you. Well, here is how I created them:

Sanna LIppertFor this project I used a  light pink & a light purple Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, a 7gypsies stamp and some black Glimmer Glaze.

Sanna LippertI started with a piece of white cardstock that I had first pressed an inked The Crafter´s Workshop stencil onto and then cut the paper into ATC sized (3.5″ x 2.5″) pieces. Well, actually the inked ones were just a little bit smaller, because I had used pink cardstock to mat them onto. So the pink cardstock had the true ATC size.

Sanna LippertI then went along and stamped a sentiment from the 7gypsies stamp with black ink onto each stenciled piece. Next I added a piece of twine and used a stapler to attach it to the ATC´s.

Sanna LippertAfter that I added black Glimmer Glaze splodges here and there very freely, followed with light pink and light purple Glimmer Mist ones.

Sanna Lippert I then punched some Martha Stewart butterflies from a dark pink cardstock as decoration, adhered with with paper glue onto the surface, outlined the stenciled paper (& the butterflies) with a black pen and fussy cut sentiments from this Tattered Tangles paper for each ATC.

Sanna LippertSanna LippertThis is how the finished ATC cards looked like! There was yet another card for the October Breast Cancer Awareness theme that I created. It is a fairly easy one to do. I just fussy cut a sentiment from this Tattered Tangles paper, misted it with light pink Glimmer Mist,

Sanna Lippertthen cut the „black and kraft, live, laugh, love“ paper into right size, stapled a piece of pink cord onto it and finally adhered the paper onto a white card base. Fast and easy!

I still have a few unshared projects up my sleeve, so hope you come back to take a look what I have been upto :).

Have a great day,
xxx, Sanna

Trick or Treat Halloween Tag – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello and Happy Halloween! Today I´d like to share with you a fun Halloween tag. I´ve used a selection of various Canvas Corp Brands products on this one – 7gypsies, Tattered Angels and Cancas Corp.

Here is how I created the card:

I first fussy cut a frame from a 7gypsies tissue paper sheet. I also chose to use two tags of various sizes in combination.

Next I used Ranger´s Matte Medium for adhering the tissue frame onto the bigger tag. You could also use plain tissue paper and create your own frame onto it with a frame stamp.

Next I grabbed a 7gypsies stamp and added random stamping onto both tags with a waterproof ink (Archival by Ranger).

After that I used both Glimmer Mist and Chalkboard Mist to color the tags in purple and orange tones and let them dry. You can naturally choose another color combination of your choice, but in my opinion purple and orange make a nice Halloween combo.

When the first layer of spray ink was dry, I added some color splatters in the opposite tone onto each one and used a heat gun to dry them.

Next I added a piece of gaffer tape (but you could also use self adhesive ribbon or washi tape or twine for this purpose too) for decoration onto the smaller tag and glued the number 31 onto it. I also outlined the tag with a black Sharpie and added some stapled details for additional interest.

Following the same idea I also outlined the bigger tag using a black Sharpie. Then I added a black skull sticker into the middle of the tissue frame and glued a chipboard skull over it that I had first misted with orange spray ink.

Then I went over to the last fun part of finishing the tag with various details. I used 7gypsies rubbings, black twine, orange and black Glimmer Glaze, a metal pin, some cork stars and other little bits and pieces from my stash to add even more interest to the tags.

I glued the tags together with a strong paper glue, but you could also just staple them together.

Finally I also added a dymo sentiment on top of it all.

And if you are not that keen on using skulls, you can replace them with any other halloween themed motive of your choice. The fun part about creating tags is that you can add layers and layers of color, mediums, stamping, rub-ons and embellishments of your choice and you will always end up with a different kind of tag. There are no limits in how you choose to create your tag – don´t overthink it, just have fun!!

And when finished, you can add the tag to go with a Halloween present basket or use it as part of your Halloween table decoration – whatever you prefer, there are so many possibilities. You can even add the tag to a card or on a scrapbook layout.

Wishing you all a Happy Halloween weekend!!! Have fun!!
xxxx, Sanna

Used materials: for more information read the detailed blog post HERE on the Canvas Corp Blog – you will find direct links to the used products there too.

Creating custom layout backgrounds – Paperilla-lehti

Hello! I love to create custom layout backgrounds and when doing so, I usually start with a piece of plain white cardstock. This particular page is about my DS on his very first day of school and I wanted to create a matching background for the photo. That is why I chose clear alphabet stamps for creating a stamped letter background pattern.

I find that happy bright colours go perfectly with the layout theme, so I used 3 different stamp ink tones and lots of papers and embellishments from the Basic Grey „Capture“ and Echo Park Paper „My Life“ collections.

I also made a little step-by-step video for you to watch. Enjoy!

And here are some close-up photos of the layout, too.

I would love to see your custom made layout background papers, so if you got inspired, please do share 🙂 !!

Happy scrapping,