We play

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Hello there! I had been playing with the new stencils yesterday and ended up creating this playful layout about my younger son fooling around with his daddy at his big brother´s birthday party. I wanted to capture the feel of that day and added all kinds of tiny, funny, cheerful bits and pieces for decoration.

I used these 3 stencils, but always added just a little detail here and there. (These are all Rebekah Meier’s stencils.)

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Here are some detail photos:
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Wish you a lovely, happy day!!
xoxo, Sanna

Thankful for all you do

Hello there! It has been  a while since my last post and I am very happy to be able to share this card (and some more projects in the future) here at the TCW blog again.

So, what are your favorite stencils from the new line? I have MANY favorites :). I will start by sharing my absolute favorite from the BalzerBits new collection. I have a thing for light bulbs :).

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This card was really easy to make. I just placed the stencil over the paper and wiped Distress Ink over it (green, pink, blue). Next I taped the edges with chalkboard washi tape for more contrast and adhered the piece onto the card base with 3D foam. For additional shine I used some rhinestones and Diamond Stickles. The sentiment is stamped on white paper that I then wiped with green, pink and blue Distress Inks.

See you soon!
Happy stenciling,Sanna

“Jump” – layered stenciling by Sanna

Hello everybody, Sanna here again. One of my favorite stencils at the moment is the “circle regiment“, because it is so versatile to use. Today I´d like to share a layout with you where I used that stencil with stamp inks. Hope you like this step-by-step!

I used the following materials for this layout: one sheet of patterned paper, “Circle Regiment” stencil, black and grey inks, white Sharpie, pencil, ink blending tool, black pen, and a selection on stamps.SONY DSC

First I always mark the area where my photos will be with a pencil – the markings help me with my next step.SONY DSC

Next I added some distress ink “pumice stone” over the stencil with an ink blending tool. Because I have marked the area my photos will cover, I only need to add ink next to that area. Naturally I could go “over” the lines too, but I prefer to work this way :).SONY DSC

After that I changed the color to a darker grey tone (“soft granite” by Hero Arts) and added some more ink over the previous circles (when the shadow ink dries it will get much lighter in tone as it is in this photo).
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Next I used the same stencil as a doodling guide and added some random circles with a black pen.SONY DSC

After that I wanted to add some more interest to the background so I stamped different stamp images with black and grey ink over the stencilled area.
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Finally I additionally outlined some of the circles with a white Sharpie for more contrast.
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And I again went for ink splatters in the end…but this time I used a white ink :). Now the background is finished.
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For finishing touches I just added some alphas and embellishments.
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Happy stenciling and I hope you liked this little tutorial! See you soon!
xoxo, Sanna

Stamping thru stencils with Sanna

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Hi everyone, Sanna here again! It´s not goodbye for me quite yet, since Jaime asked me if I could do a few more posts here at the blog and I´m more than happy to. So we´ll be seeing each other a couple of times during this summer :).

Jaime has already previously shown the layout here:sannalippert_hereandnow_full-397x400

and I thought I´d share a step-by-step  how I created that background. So I´m using the same technique on the following card and layout.

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1. I used the “Chevron” stencil with a My Mind´s Eye stamp set and Hero Arts shadow inks. You will also need a black pen, some masking tape, a card base and an acrylic block for stamping.

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2. First I placed the stencil over the card and adhered it to my working surface with masking tape. This way it will not move around during stamping.

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3. I chose the little round number stamps from the set for stamping, since they perfectly fit into the free areas and create a nice pattern. Starting with the lightest color I randomly stamped through the stencil. After that I just repeated the procedure with another number stamp and ink color until all areas I wanted to cover were covered.

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4. Next I outlined the stamped areas with a black pen for contrast. I love to use black as a contrast color in my projects.

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5. After that I just decorated the card and added a stamped sentiment.

The following layout was created exactly the same way, I just used the “Sunburst” stencil and different colors on it.

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I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and will try this idea out on your projects! See you soon!!

Happy stenciling :),
xoxo, Sanna

“U2″ – a layout background created with stencils

Hi there, Sanna here again :)! Thank you so much for your kind comments on my previous post beginning of May – they really made my day! As promised, here´s my second post for May. This time I wanted to play with stencils by creating a unique background for a layout.

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I started by layering the “Aztec” stencil over a 30×30 inch piece of water color paper (taped it down with masking tape to keep it from moving) and then borrowed a white wax crayon from my kids :D. I covered the open spaces with wax crayon for a resist effect.

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After that I flipped the mask around and stamped with an acrylic stamp (that was just big enough to fit into the open mask area) some stamp images onto the paper for more interest. When the ink dries, it looks much lighter.

Now I went on and sprayed a reasonably big amount of water onto the water color paper to make it wet. See how the wax keeps water from soaking into the paper?

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Before adding spray inks I mixed them with water to create a lighter tone and then just went along and brushed the colors over the paper.

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Since I added quite much water, the colors will need a while to soak into the paper, but I like the effect it creates, so I let it air dry.

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After the paper is dry you can wipe over the page with a baby wipe to remove any residue ink from the wax areas. The parts that did not get totally covered with wax, will absorb color, so now you´ll see how carefully you have worked with the crayon :).

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You can leave the paper like this or add even more details and layers. I stamped around the edges with a background stamp to give them more interest..

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..and then continued by adding even more layers with crackle paste.

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I wanted to create a grey crackle paste, so I mixed some grey acrylic paint with the white paste.

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Then just applied it over the “Tiny Circles” stencil with a palette knife. Depending on the medium you use, it might dry quite fast, so remember to carefully clean your stencil after using it, if you don´t want any residues left on your stencil (rinse with water)!

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Next I mixed some yellow spray ink with the paste to create a light yellow tone. After that just applied it over the “Diamond” stencil and let it dry.

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Now the background paper is done. You can go on adding media on it, if you like. You might notice that I added some white and black ink splatters in the end (just can´t seem to do anything without ink splatters lately..).

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Finally just built up my layout by adding embellishments, stickers, stamping, rhinestones, chipboard and a photo.

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Hope you have enjoyed this step-by-step! I sure have had a great time preparing these tutorials for you and playing with these stencils – thanks TCW & Jaime for having me here!!! See you around!!

Happy scrapping,
xoxo, Sanna