Glückwunsch – Tonic Studios

Hello lovelies and Happy Thursday! Today I am dropping by to share a 8,5 x 5,5 inch sized congratulations card with you.  

For this card I used a white A4 sized cardstock as my starting point to create the card base. Next I took some watercolor paper and misted it with pink spray ink.

After that I placed and ran the Beautiful Bunch Edge die (only using the inner die piece!) thru my die cutting machine. I cut the same image 4 times to create the background pattern. After that I took the „Glückwunsch“ Tonic German Sentiment die and cut the word in the same manner into the middle of the card. Now I have a lovely pattern on the pink paper and when placed onto a white background, the pattern shows thru really nicely.

For finishing touches I took some Wycinanka chipboards and painted the green with Distress Ink and a Nuvo Water Tank Brush. I then clustered the chipboard leaves and some older Prima flowers from my stash into the upper and lower edge around the die cut word area to give the card a bit more dimension. For decoration I also added some Nuvo Vintage and Crystal Drops (red and light blue) around the flower clusters and outlined the card with faux stitching using a black pen.

I really like how this card turned out and love playing with the new Tonic Edge Dies!
Wishing you a great day and happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Altered cardboard house – STAMPlorations

Hello lovelies! It´s time to share my first STAMPlorations mixed media tutorial with you today. For today´s post, I´ve prepared something very special – a cardboard house which I altered and created for storing artist trading coins, for example.

Here is a look at the finished project:

And now to the steps:

As you can see, the house is made of cardboard and has a roof that one can open, so it´s perfect for storing something fun, like small art projects. I started by covering it randomly with tissue paper to create some struckture to the surface.

Then i added a fairly thin layer of white acrylic paint on top and stenciled over the paint with the „Molecules“ stencil using bronze Nuvo Mousse. This is just to create more depth and layers to the project, so don´t get scared about how it looks at this point :).

There is always the drying time and waiting, but when the mousse had dried (which happens fairly quickly), I painted the house with a warm grey acrylic paint tone and let it dry again. Here you can see the stenciled pattern nicely too!

Now that I was done with the surface work, it was time to start decorating. I took one of my favorite Nuvo Mousse tones (Mother of Pearl) and stenciled it thru the „Weaving“ pattern stencil onto the house walls and roof. Again then waited everyting to dry..
Next I added Glimmer Glaze ink splatters on top of the stenciled pattern and needed to let the color dry properly before moving on (I am not the most patient person, so waiting for things to dry is really hard for me).

Next I moved to stamping. I took a Dylusions stamp to add some random patterns here and there with black ink. This was just for interest.
I then adhered some misted chipboard pieces around the house walls for decoration.

Next I added some Tim Holtz goodies, a feather and some sequins to accompany the chipboard pieces.

After everyting was done, I filled the house with some of my artist trading coins. For the moment it offers enough space for them, but I might need to change to something else later, because of the limited space. Maybe a tiny mixed media book would be a nice thing?

Here is the finished piece from all sides. I really like how it turned out! I still have two more houses to alter – they are both a tad smaller than this one, so I might add them to the family later.

I hope I could inspire you with my January tutorial. Now is your turn to get your „hands dirty“. Dig out those stencil of yours and play a little. And while you are at it, do submit your projects to the various STAMPlorations challenges (just remember to play by the rules there).

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Sanna Lippert Designs stencil reveal blog hop REMINDER

Hello there lovelies! I am just quickly dropping by today to remind you to JOIN the STAMPlorations stencil blog hop featuring my very first stencil designs. For the reminder post, I´ve made a little project again – a set of ATC´s.

I´ve loved reading your comments and seeing projects done by everyone! I must say that it sure is a special feeling seeing my designs being used by other creatives. I´ve enjoyed seeing every single project and am still in awe of all the creative ideas the STAMPlorations girls have come up with!! So make sure you check out their work and leave some love at their blogs!!! It´s very much worth it. Plus, there are also prizes to be won!

GO TO THE ORIGINAL BLOG HOP POST HERE to get started!!!!

See you at STAMPlorations blog and store!
xxx, Sanna

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Make Art Discoveries – STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday

It is Sunday which means that it is time for another STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday! For this weeks inspirational post I created a mixed media home decor piece – a wall hanging of a kind. I call it „Make Art Discoveries“.

It all started with the mini hanger which is by Jillibean Soup. It comes in a set of two and measures ca. 5,5 inch in width. I started with a piece of kraft cardstock that I sprayed darker with Tattered Angels Baseboard tone Cardboard. Next I cut a piece of eco dyed fabric (learned how to do it from my lovely friend Tina last summer) into a suitable size. I added some hand stitching around the edges. Now I am not very talented with yarn and needles, but it doesn´t matter if the result is not that perfect. Next I placed the ARTplorations „Hidden Hearts“ stencil onto the fabric and added green iridescent creative medium onto the fabric thru the stencil. The media is by Imagine Crafts and I love it!!! Since it is iridescent on a light background you will not see it in the photos that well..therefore I took this against the light photo above. Here you can really see the shimmery background pattern quite nicely. After the paste was dry, I glued the fabric onto the background with a strong fabric glue (Beacon Adhesives). Then I started adding bits and pieces.

The butterfly on top is a flea market find. It is a cookie/pastry form which I filled with a turquoise burlap piece, then applied some turquoise Silk Microfine Glitter on top and finished off with a layer of Judi Kins Diamond Glaze. I let it dry a little before adding the word (thank you, Lizzy, love these words you made!!), the red yarn and the half pearl on top. Finally I finished it off with some green glass glitter. It needed to dry out properly before I could use it, so I left it to rest for days.

The next piece is a found object – a regular stone. I just added the work „make“ (from Tim Holtz Idea-ology Big Chat sticker sheet). And decorated the edges with Gold Stickles.

The wooden scrabble letters are by Papermania Bare Basics. I adhered those onto the chipboard piece with gel medium (by Faber-Castell). The chipboard piece is misted with grey spray ink (I used the same Hidden Hearts stencil to create the pattern) and then decoreated with Gold Stickles.

On the very bottom there are two wax seals I made and on top of those I added a Tim Holtz Idea-ology word band „Discoveries“. The orange paint is the Heavy Body Tangerine paint by Dina Wakley. I attached the word band with a piece of twine. All pieces and the eco dyed lace piece underneath are adhered on their places with gel medium. Once it is dry the pieces will not come off :). I also added a few stamples here and there for additional grungy detail and to make sure the fabric piece can carry the weight of the decorational elements.

Finally I added a few white paint droplets here and there very freely to finish this piece. It will decorate my art corner in our house later. I sure had a fun time creating this stenciled mixed media piece. I hope you will get inspired to create something fun for your home with stencils too!!! And don´t forget to check out the current Mixed Media Challenge over at the STAMPlorations blog. There is still enough time to join in with us!!!

Happy creating!!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
ARTplorations – Hidden Hearts stencil
Dina Wakley – Heavy Body Paint Tangerine
Imagine Crafts – green iridescent Creative Medium
Tim Holtz Idea-ology – word bands, Observations
Papermania – Bare Basics Caption Wooden Letters
Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Big Chat stickers
Tattered Angels – High Impact Paint white
Recollections – Green Glass Glitter
Beacon Adhesives – Fabric glue
Ranger – Stickles Gold
Canvas Corp – Teal Burlap
Judi Kins – Diamond Glaze
Wax stick & seal
Stapler
Eco dyed lace and fabric
Red Yarn and needle
Tattered Angels – Baseboard Cardboard
Studio Calico – Clay Mister Huey´s
Gel Medium – Faber-Castell
Wycinanka – Chipboard
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Silk Microfine Glitter
Jillibean Soup – Mini Metal Hangers
Twine

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