Stamping thru stencils with Sanna













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.

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.

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.


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.


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.


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.




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

Happy stenciling :),
xoxo, Sanna

Sanna’s Colour Challenge











I just saw this post from Sanna and needed to share. I love her simple approach to layouts and stencils.  Here’s what she wrote on her blog:

It is again middle of the month and time for yet another colour challenge at ScrapFriends. I find these colours very inspiring and I´m guessing that you will too :) .  The girls (GDT & DT) have created STUNNING pages, so be sure to check those out here! And I´m also again hoping to see many of you submitting – we love to see your pages and share some love :). See you at ScrapFriends, lovelies!

Happy scrapping,
xoxo, Sanna

Patterned Paper: ILS (pops of 01-02); Mask: The Crafter´s Workshop; Pen: Faber-Castell; Stamp: Scrapperin; Flowers: Prima Marketing Inc. (Donna-rustic, laraine, Tivona); Misting: Studio Calico Mister Huey´s; Twine: Whisker Graphics, Knot&Bow; Other: Date Stamp; Ink: Hero Arts shadow inks, Ranger Archival Ink; Glue: Aleene´s; Alphas: American Crafts; Die Cuts: Kaisercraft (Collectables-Botanical odyssey)


Man Card!!











I love how Jean Okimoto, from ColorBox, refers to this as her “man card”.  I know, it’s tough to make something “manly”. No arguments there.   Jean used our mini (6×6) Chevron stencil – TCW227.  TCW227 Chevron








Here’s what she writes:

“Hi – Jean Okimoto here – with a guy’s card featuring our newest ColorBox Limited Edition Chalk Inkpads.  ColorBox Chalk Inkpads  provide great coverage for stenciling, layer beautifully and dry quickly.  
With all of the bling and  prettiness of recent Valentine and soon-to-be-Spring cards, it’s easy to forget about cards for the guys – here’s one I hope you’ll like.  Hope he likes it too!
P1050141-1Click here to see directions and products used!!

Anita Stokes


Another great find on Julie’s Pinterest board – Anita from Australia writes on her blog:

I made a gorgeous background by using a mix of Heidi Swapp (Primrose), Shimmerz (Cotton Candy), Glimmermist (Cadillac Pink) & Mr Hueys (White) sprays. I first ‘pooled’ all the colours in the middle and let run so it watermarked into my background then I masked with my fave mask at the mo – the chevron one by The Crafters Workshop – Balzer Designs. Once the mists were dry I used my finger to wipe gesso over the top of some sections then outlined with lead pencil followed by a black pen.

The ultra glossy dots of colour are the Shimmerz pots in Jilted Jade. This colour is just stunning. I have also swiped the masking tape with it and put a lil bit on the resins.

Beautiful! Thanks Anita!!

Cristin + PanPastels

I love Cristin Grønnslett. And I love PanPastels!  What could be better than putting them together with our stencils??

Doesn’t this just look delicious? Yes, you need all of those colors. And yes, you need their Sofft applicators (don’t cheap-out and think you can get away with some flimsy make-up sponge. You can’t!!)  After you wish for all of our stencils, add PanPastels to your wishlist this holiday season.

You can thank me later.