Die cut scrapbook layout – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello there everyone, it´s my turn to share a tutorial for the Die Cut Design Team over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. My passion for paper crafting originally started with scrapbooking, then I discovered other areas of paper crafting and got distracted. Well, I actually broadened my spectrum, to be more precise.

I wanted to go back to creating a layout for a change, so today´s project is combining die cutting and scrapbooking. The basic die cutting forms (rectangles, squares, ovals and circles for example) can be used in so many different ways. On my layout I chose to make them the center of attention. The layout itself is very simple in style. I left quite a lot of white space on my layout and chose to die cut retro styled scrapbooking papers to match my late 1970´s color photo. Building this layout was a little bit like building a puzzle. Here is what I did:

Step 1: I first chose the photo, then picked papers I found suitable for the photo.
Step 2: Next I picked smaller sizes of the rectangle, square and fishtail die cut dies and arranged the die cut pieces next to the photo onto the white cardstock. This way I could pick suitable sizes and decide how I wanted the die cut paper pieces to be arranged on the finished page. Remember to take a picture when you have arranged all die cut dies onto the page, otherwise you will forget the order.

Step 3: Pick different patterned paper sheets and die cut the papers. I tried to use different designs next to each other for a more interesting, playful look.
Step 4: Adhere the background patterned paper and the white cardstock together with double sided adhesive and then start adhering the die cut squares and rectangles onto their predefined places. Adhere the photo and take a relatively large sticker where you can write the journaling in the end.

Step 5: Grab some white cardstock and die cut various Leafy Brances with your die cutting machine. Adhere the pieces onto the squares for additional detail. Leave some squares empty and fill some. That way the background will look more interesting to the eye.

Step 6: Add wood veneer pieces or other embellishments for additional decoration and use sticker letter to write the title of the page. That is basically all there is to this page. Depending on the colors and forms you choose, the result can look very different. I hope you give this idea a try!

Here is also a star-to-finish video for you to watch the various steps and to give you a better idea on how this layout came together:

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!
Happy scrapping,
Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Stitched Fishtail Banners
Leafy Branch 2
Pair of Leaves 1
Leafy Branch 3
Clear Double Sided Adhesive
White Cardstock
Dotted Scallop Squares
Dotted Scallop Rectangles
Stitched Rectangles
Stitched Squares

Other:
Stickers
Alpha Stickers
Black pen
Wood veneer
Patterned Paper

Some kind of wonderful

Getting together with crafty friends around the globe would be impossible without social media and things like Skype! Me and some of my lovely crafty friends again got together to chat a little and to challenge each other. This time I was not the one setting the rules and to my agony, we had to do totally without mixed media *add a sad face*

Well, I managed, even though my fingers were itching for some paste and ink splatters. So here, a clean & simple card was the end result:

Sanna Lippert - clean and simple die cut cardI used patterned papers from Basic Grey (fresh cut) & Dear Lizzy (documentary). Good to get some paper stash used! The only admission they gave me was to stamp the sentiment. At least some ink in there, eh? *giggles*
Sanna Lippert - clean and simple die cut cardHere is a close-up. I then sent this card to one of my scrappy friends and will get one in return. That will be a total surprise, since we didn´t show each other the cards we were making! These sessions are always great fun. I feel very lucky to have such talented, funny, creative friends around the globe!!! If you´d like to make a similar card, the supplies are listed at the end of this post..

I am joining with STAMPlorations anything CAS goes card challenge with my card:

cas-009-septemberpink2016I managed to add touches of pink into the card (enamel dots & the die cut flowers), so I think I am good to go with this card for this challenge.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Fitted Circles
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Ribbons 1
Joset Designs – Rainbow Sky
Gossamer Blue – stamps
Dear Lizzy – documentary
Basic Grey – Fresh Cut
Studio Calico – Enamel Dots
Amy Tangerine – Remarks with Love Puffy Stickers
Hero Arts Chalkboard Black ink

Dare to – MMCC March challenge reveal

Hello there, everyone! Another month, another new challenge!!! Did you have a good time with the February Mixed Media Card Challenge? I did! Now off to yet another fun and interesting challenge! This months challenge is all about TREES and as an optional element you should use BIRDS

march2016challengeAt first I thought it would be a hard one to do, but then I was going thru my stencil stash from The Crafter´s Workshop and there it was, the perfect tree stencil (well, it´s more of a tree trunk actually). I immediately got inspired to use it for this challenge. Here is how my card turned out:

Sanna LippertAnd this is how I created the card:

Sanna LippertAgain I used a piece of white cardstock as a starting point. I first added a stamped border onto the left side of the card. Stamped with black Archival Ink by Ranger. Next I placed the tree trunk stencil onto the paper and using a palette knive applied Turquoise Iridescent Creative Medium by Imagine Crafts onto the paper. Because the background is white, the turquoise iridescent tone will only lightly show, so it is more a resist area in the end.

Sanna LippertNext I added a layer Glimmer Mist onto the background. I used Sun Sisters, Kiwi and Tea Cup tones by Tattered Angels. I let the spray ink dry for a while, then I wiped with a damp cloth over the tree to remove the spray ink from those areas. Since the ink soaks into the paper a bit, the tree turns lightly „toned“ in the process, which I a very cool effect, actually. Totally accidental, but I really like the 3-toned trunk image!

Sanna LippertI however wanted the background to be much bolder, so I went and sprayed some Marmalede Glimmer Mist over the paper as a second spray ink layer. I only left the green area as it was. Now you could actually see the tree in there. Next I used a Finnabair sentiment stamp from the „Don´t forget to fly“ cling stamp set and stamped onto a strip of white paper with black ink. Then I glued the sentiment on it´s place with Aleene´s Tacky Glue. I then added some Studio Calico wood veneer pieces – incl. birds – all over the tree. There is also some stamping on the background – the stamp is from the same set like the sentiment. Finally I added „artistical“ leaves – created with green Glimmer Glaze droplets here and there next to the tree branches. Oh, and I also added some doodling around the edges. This is how the finished card looks like:

Sanna LippertI hope you will find time to join in  with us at the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog for this months fun challenge! See you there! Remember, you will need to create a card (the rules are at the right side bar on the MMCC blog). Now hop over to see what my design team colleagues created!!!

See you at MMCC,
Happy crafting,
Sanna

10 Points – Craft Stamper, February 2015

Hello there lovelies!!! Today I´d like to share with you another layout I created a while back. I just have not been able to share it earlier, as it was published in the Craft Stamper magazine´s February 2015 issue.

The idea of this page is to document daily life from a different perspective. How often do we actually go and document something unpleasant? Definitely a dare! I documented a day at a hospital while going thru a (now) routine checkup that I have to go to on regular basis. Not something easy to write about..

But I wanted to document this day for myself and for my family. To give them an idea about what I am going thru on these days. It is also someting very liberating writing a few words about something that is not such an easy issue to deal with. True scrapbooking therapy :)!

Here are some detail shots. I´ve used a Studio Calico kit on this page and added a die cut (the word „today“ is a die cut die by The Crafter´s Workshop).

If you want to read more about how this page came together, you can still get a copy of the issue. Just follow this link!

Wishing you a wonderful day,
xxx, Sanna

Bits and Fragments with paint – The Crafters Workshop

Hi there, I created a few cards using the Crafter´s Workshop stencils again :). Remember the cards I made a while back using Fragments and Bits with spray inks and a Big Shot? Well, the other day I tried the same idea, only changed the spray ink to a regular paint.

Here is how I did the backgrounds: Sanna Lippert I first cut some watercolor paper into suitable sizes and sprayed them with yellow, blue and green spray ink.

Sanna LippertNext I took out some stencils and started dabbing some Distress Paint onto them. I started with the small „Fifties Clock“ stencil and orange paint.

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After I had enough paint on the stencil, I carefully placed it over the spray inked background and since this particular stencil was too big to fit into the Big Shot, I used a brayer to apply the paint onto the card background. Works as well as the Big Shot, except that you will not get a letterpress kind of image out of this technique.

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For the next card I used the „Single Feather“ Balzer Bit and green Distress Paint. This time I ran the paint covered stencil thru the Big Shot and the image is similar to a letterpress image.

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I did the same with blue Distress Paint and „Crosshatched Frags“. I really like this one a lot!

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Finally I used the „Pods Fragments“ stencil and dabbed pink, orange and red Distress Paint onto the surface and ran it thru the Big Shot again. There are so many variations you can create with this basic idea.

And here are the finished cards:Sanna Lippert

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After finishing the backgrounds I glued them down on white card bases and added stamped sentiments, some doodling around the edges and ink splatters in various colours. There are also some silver and gold wax crayon splodges here and there. If you want the images to stand out more, you can go around them with a black pen, like I did on some of the cards.

I hope you will give the small stencils (Bits and Fragments) a try! They are quite a lot of fun to play with!

xxx, Sanna
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Materials:
Distress Paint (blue, green, pink, orange, red) – Ranger Ind. Inc.
Pods Fragments – The Crafter´s Workshop
Crosshatched Frags – The Crafter´s Workshop
Fifties Clock – The Crafter´s Workshop
Graceful Flower – The Crafter´s Workshop
Single Feather – The Crafter´s Workshop
Numbers Bits – The Crafter´s Workshop
Silver & gold wax crayons – Stockmar
Stamp ink – Ranger Ind. Inc.
Stamps (Dylusions & Tim Holtz) – Ranger Ind. Inc. & Stampers Anonymous
Stamps – Technique Tuesday (Studio AE)
Other – Watercolor paper, White cardstock, Big Shot, black pen
Spray ink – Studio Calico (green, blue, yellow)