Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Thank you

Hello everyone!

Alexandra here from made by Alexandra sharing a card that I made using the adorable Blast off stamp set


For this card I started by inking the background using Distress inks and then stamped the stars from the same stamp set with Versa Mark and emboss them using white embossing powder.


The cute images are colored using Spectrum Noir Markers and then fussy cut them, added some foam tape to have a bit of dimension and last I added some sequins!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

Laundry Cat

Hi there,

it's Tanja here and as you probably already know the Gerda Steiner Designs February/March Digital Stamp Bundle is available and this is my first creation using one of the fabulous images:

  • color the adorable Cat on Laundry Basket which is available as part of the February/March Digital Stamp Bundle with Copic, Delta, DIY and Touch Twin Brush Markers
  • cut a stitched panel from watercolor paper and stamp a little scene using images from the Paper Smooches Squeaky Clean set and Versafine (Onyx Black)
  • color these background images with Stabilo Aquacolor Pencils and a damp watercolor brush
  • stamp the sentiment from the Gerda Steiner Designs Monster Fun set with Versafine (Imperial Purple)
  • add little tiles with the help of the Memory Box Distressed Grid stencil and Distress Ink (Pumice Stone)
  • add Glossy Accents to the washing machine door and add a little yellow enamel dot as its handle
  • mount the panel onto a kraft cardbase

Thanks for stopping by.

Yours,

Monday, February 27, 2017

Hoppiness

Hi!  It's Lisa Lahiff here again with one more card using those super cute bunnies from the Hoppiness Stamp Set...


 To create this card I first die cut the circles from my patterned paper.  I then used the negatives to trace onto my white panel so I would know where to stamp the bunny images.  After they were stamped I colored them in and added the patterned paper on top.  I wanted a little more dimension so I stamped and colored just their paws in and added these on top of the circle cuts.  I added the sentiment to a patterned paper strip, layered it up and stapled them together.  This was all then added to a black card base and finished with some bright sequins.

Thank you so much for having me as a Guest Designer, and I hope you've enjoyed todays post!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Guest Designer - Peek A Boo

Hello everyone!

I'm Diana from Moments of Creativity and I'm back with another card featuring a very cute and recently released Hoppiness Clear Stamp Set which includes lots of super cute bunnies that are perfect for any project.

And here is what I came up with this time:

Yes, this stamp set is perfect for making newborn baby cards. It includes a little bunny that can be used as a newborn baby boy or just add a self drawn bow and you'll get a girl 😊

I started off by creating ink blended background. First I colored the sky, then the bushes, and once I put them together, I spritzed some water on the panel to get these spots. Once this was done, I stamped bunnies and a butterfly onto a piece of paper and colored them with my Copics. After fussy cutting the images, I put all the elements together and stamped the sentiment. To finish off the card I added a couple of sequins on the front bush . And that's how this project was created 😃

And for those who was patient enough to read through the first part of my post, I have a bonus shaker tag to share with you:

Hoppiness Stamp Set turned out to be a perfect one for creating tags, especially the ones that have a shaker element. Any bunny from this set would perfectly fit into the circle cut and you can make a tag for whatever occasion you like: Valentine's day, birthday, a thank you note, etc. Like I was saying, the range of use of this stamp set is extensive 😉

Well, I guess that's all for today 😊

Thanks for stopping by! See you next time!

Yours, Diana

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Guest Design - Dream by Australe Créations

Hello everyone! 

It's CĂ©line from Australe CrĂ©ations, I'm back for an another guest design post !

This time I want to make you travel with the Blast off Stamp set.

For my card I chose the pretty space shuttle



Colored with Copic Markers, set on a wreath of silver stars




Like a photo frame




Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope my card will please and inspire you :)

See you soon


Friday, February 24, 2017

Shaker Card

Hello everyone!! Kymona here from Kreative Kymona as a guest designer for the last time this month!!

Take a look at the card I created:


I used the same stamp set but in a different way!!  Here's how:

1.  Cut the card base to 4.25 by 11, scored at 5.50.

2. Cut the NYC pattern paper and a card panel to 4.25 by 5.50.

3. Adhere the patten paper to the card panel using adhesive.

4. Use a scallop die to cut a hole in the center of the card base and the patten paper.

5. The the card panel and the card base up.  

6. Stamp the dog from Gerda Steiner Designs What's New stamp set on to the card base.

7. Using the fuse tool and clear protectors, create a shaker pocket and add sequin.

8. Adhere the shaker pocket to the back of the card panel with strong adhesive.

9. Color the stamp image in with color penciled. 

10.  Then adhere the card panel to the card base with adhesive. 

11. Once the card is put together, using the mini misti to stamp the sentiment on the card front twice.

Nice and easy!!

What do you think? Have you seen the entire stamp set?  There is a cute mouse and kitty in the set.

Please let me know below.  I would love to hear from you.

Stamp set used:






Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Guest Designer - You are weird! by Francine

Hello! Francine (from www.1001cartes.ch) here! I’m back with my second guest spot. Today, I’m showcasing the Llama Tell You stamp set and here is what I came up with: 




This llama set is SOOO cool! Look at these two funny faces! I colored the llamas with markers. I went for a clean and simple design to make the llamas pop against the neutral background.

Here is the stamp set I used:





Thanks for visiting and thank you Gerda and Macy for having me this month as a guest! 

 Francine

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Hello - Guest Designer

Hello everyone!

Alexandra here today sharing the card that I made using this Blast off stamp set


For this card i started by inking the panel using Distress inks and then die cutting the rectangles . I wanted to create a tunnel card so i added foam tape to every frame.


The images are stamped with a light ink and the colored using Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers . For the details on the images i colored using pencils.

As final step i adhered the images and also added some sequins.
Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Love ya Bear

Hi there,

it's Tanja here and on this project I am using the Surprise Bonus Stamp from the Gerda Steiner Designs January/February Digital Stamp Bundle:

  • color the Gerda Steiner Designs Sitting Bear image which is available as part of the January/February Digital Stamp Bundle with Distress Markers, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and a damp watercolor brush
  • add color and splatters to a stitched panel cut from watercolor paper using Jaxon Aquarelle watercolors
  • stamp the sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Big Scripty Words set with Archival Ink (Garden Patina) and use the matching die to cut it out
  • add Pretty Pink Posh Sequins (4mm and 6mm Sparkling Clear) as final embellishments

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,


Monday, February 20, 2017

Guest Designer - Buckets of Love!

Hi there,
I'm Therese from www.lostinpaper.com  and I am so excited to share two cards today featuring the Buckets of Love stamp set.  My first design doesn't actually have any buckets, but it does show you how to stretch your stamps and enjoy more from this fabulous set.  I filmed as I created so you could watch the process.





My second card is very clean & simple and it totally has a bucket in it, it's just full of paint...
Scroll down as there is a video for this card too!




I hope you have had as much fun as I have today.  You can find the Buckets of Love stamp set and the Llama Tell You set linked here or head to the online store HERE for so much more.  Hope you have a great and crafty day, Hugs,


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Guest Designer - Somebunny Like You

Hello everyone!

I'm Diana from Moments of Creativity and I have the huge honor to once again guest design for this super talented team.

For the next couple of weeks I'll be sharing with you some projects of mine featuring the recently released Hoppiness Clear Stamp Set which includes lots of super cute bunnies that are perfect for any project.

Let's start with the first one. Of course, no one can resist putting these little cuties on love themed cards and today's card isn't an exception. So here is what I came up for my Valentine this year:

I started off by creating ink blended background. First I colored the sky, then grass, and once I put them together, I spritzed some water on the panel to create a super-duper effect that I like a lot 😉 
Once this was done, I stamped bunnies, a fence, and a butterfly onto a piece of paper and colored them with my Copics. After fussy cutting the images, I put all the elements together and stamped the sentiment. I added a couple of sequins to finish off the card. And that's how this project was created 😃

Well, I though that I should add some other present next to the card and decided to make a bookmark with the help of the same stamp set. And now, without further ado, here is my bookmark to hopefully give you some inspiration:

Like I was saying, the range of use of this stamp set is extensive and I will try to show at least some of them😃

I hope you liked my little inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by! See you next time!

Yours, Diana

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Guest Design - Purrfect Day by Australe Créations

Hello everyone !

It's CĂ©line from Australe CrĂ©ations, I'm so happy to find you today for an another guest design post !

For my third card made with the Buckets of love stamp set I choose the adorable kitty in a bucket, he looks so happy !


Colored with Copic Markers, set on a black and plaid radiant heart


Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope my card will please and inspire you :)

I wish you a purrrfect Day ! 


See you soon


Friday, February 17, 2017

Get Well Soon Bear

Hi there,

it's Tanja here again and this is my fourth project using the Gerda Steiner Designs January/February Digital Stamp Bundle:

  • color the poor little Gerda Steiner Designs Sick Bear which is available as part of the January/February Digital Stamp Bundle with Distress Markers, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and a damp watercolor brush
  • add little details with a white gel pen
  • use one of the My Favorite Things Stitched Mini Scallop Square STAX to cut around the image
  • stamp the My Favorite Things Diagonal Stripes Background with Avery Elle Pigment Ink (Silver Fox) onto a stitched panel cut from grey cardstock and stamp the sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Stamps Many Mini Messages with Versafine (Onyx Black) driectly onto that panel

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Guest Designer - Thinking of YOU-CALYPTUS by Francine

Hi everyone! Francine from www.1001cartes.ch here! I’m thrilled to be guesting again for Gerda Steiner Designs. Since 2014, I join Gerda for a few extra spots each year and I enjoy it so much! Gerda’s stamps are extra sweet, aren’t they?

Today, I’m showcasing the You’re Koalafied stamp set and here is what I came up with: 




Oh my… this set is the cutest! I couldn’t resist doing a card with these sweet koalas. I went for a clean and simple scene. I first created a sky background on a top-folded card base. I sponged blue Distress ink over a cloud border that I used as a mask. I stamped the koala hanging in the Eucalyptus on white cardstock in black ink. I then masked the koala and stamped the image again. I drew the missing lines with a black pen. It’s a perfect way to stretch a stamp and get two images from one stamp. So there I had an Eucalyptus with a koala and one without koala. I went ahead and colored the images and cut them out with scissors. I stamped the sentiment in black ink on top of the clouds and adhered the images with foam pads to the card base for more dimension. I trimmed the excess that extended over the sides of the panel. To finish off the card, I glued a tiny red heart below the sentiment. Yes... a tiny (red) heart is always somewhere on my cards LOL! 

Here is the adorable set I used: 



I hope you enjoyed this card inspiration! I will be back later this month with a second card. Have a wonderful day and thanks for visiting…

 Francine

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

What's New

Hello everyone!! What's new?  Kymona here from Kreative Kymona as a guest designer today!!  It's been awhile since I've guest designed so I'm so exited to be here with all of you today!!

Take a look at the card I created:


What is a mouse with a newspaper without  the presence of NYC!!  That is something you would see in my city, LOL!!!!

Here's how I created this card:

1. Cut the base card to 3.5 by 11 scored at 5.50.

2. Cut the NYC pattern paper to 3.5 by 5.5.

3. Adhere the patten paper to the card base using adhesive.

4. Stamp the mouse and sentiment from Gerda Steiner Designs What's New stamp set onto a piece of white cardstock.

5. Color the image using Copic Marker: C3, C5, YR24, Y26, RV21.

6.  Die cute the mouse and sentiment out using a stitched rectangle die.

7. Adhere the stitched panel to the card base using foam dots.

Nice and easy!!

What do you think? Have you seen the entire stamp set?  There is a cute puppy and kitty in the set.

Please let me know below.  I would love to hear from you.

Stamp set used:






Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

For you

Hi there,

it's Tanja here again and this is my third project using the Gerda Steiner Designs January/February Digital Stamp Bundle and I created this sweet Valentine's Day Card:

  • color the Gerda Steiner Designs Puppy with Sign image which is available as part of the January/February Digital Stamp Bundle with Delta, Touch Twin Brush and Copic Markers
  •  add highlights with a white gel pen
  • stamp the sentiment from the My Favorite Things Gift Tag Greetings set with Versafine (Onyx Black) directly into the sign
  • cut out a heart from watercolor paper using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Heart Stackables
  • create an ombre look by applying Distress Ink (Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry) with a Mini Ink Blending Tool - mist the heart with Pearlized Water for extra sparkle and texture
  • run a stitched panel cut from Neenah Desert Storm kraft cardstock through the Big Shot together with the We R Memory Keepers Dotted Next Level embossing folder

Hope to see you again soon.

Yours,

 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

You are my favorite

Hello everyone!

Alexandra here today from made by Alexandra sharing another card using the adorable set Alien invasion!

I colored the cute alien using Spectrum Noir Markers and the created my background using Distress inks in order to have a galaxy background.
The sentiment is from the same stamp set and I embossed using some white embossing powder. That helped the sentiment pop on the dark background.

I also created a video on how I made this card .

I hope you are having a great day! Thank you so much for stopping by!


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Guest Designer. Hoppiness...

 Hi Folks,

Its Hazel here today as a Guest Designer. Im here to share with you a couple of creations from the New Hoppiness Stamp Set available now in the Gerda Steiner Store. 

The stamp set is a 6 x 4 size one with lots of cute bunnies, a fence background and a couple of their friends with 2 Sentiment Stamps as well.  It inks up beautifully and Ireally enjoyed playing with them. 

My first creation today is a cute clean and simple card with a handmade background. I think it would be a fabby wee valentines card or just to say Im thinking of you. 

The items used from the stamp set here are the bunnies, the fence and the sentiment. 
 My second creation today is a wee Easter Basket and gift tag. I thought with the bunnies it would be perfect for that chocolatey time of the year!!!  Also a lovely excuse to eat some goodies!!! 
Items used here are the Bunny and the Sentiment Stamp. 

More information on how I made both my creations can be found on my blog, Didos Designs. 

Thank You for Visiting today, I would like to say a HUGE Thanks before I go to Gerda and Macy for letting me play with their lovely creations, Ive had a blast being one of the February Guests.

Hazel xx

Friday, February 10, 2017

Somebunny...

Hi!  It is Lisa Lahiff here with you today, and I have a super cute bunny card to share with you today using the new Hoppiness Stamp Set...


To create this card I started by stamping the fence several times along the bottom of my panel.  I then colored this and the grass in with various Copic® Markers.  Next I stamped the critters onto a separate piece of card stock, colored them in and cut them out.  Before adding them along the fence line I went over the top part of the panel with distress ink and stamped my sentiment.  Once the critters were adhered on I added some flower sequins.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and don't forget to check this and other cute sets now available in the store!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Guest Designer- Just a few little cards to say.....

Hi Everyone!! 
I'm Kimberly from Kimberly's Crafty Spot here today to share a few cards as a Guest Designer.
I made two more cards using the All Cats stamp set.


The first card is a Valentine's/Love card. The XO sentiment from the set inspired me. The cute cat is stamped and colored with copic markers to look like a white cat with black spots. 
I stamped the background with the same color of the card stock with the XO sentiment. Then I die the panel with an Oval die and a stitched rounded rectangle die. The oval made a cute window for the cat, holding the sign, I paper pieced the sentiment window with some pink heart patterned paper. Next, I added the back ground of heart patterned paper to the window for the cat. I stamped the sentiment, 
"Just a little card to say" in black ink and then added some clear embossing powder. I finished the card with some heart and round enamel dots.


For the second card, I used a card sketch and the "Happy Purr-Thday" as inspiration. The cat is again stamped in black and copic colored to be an orange tabby cat. I cut the papers according to the sketch and added a dry embossed polka dotted background. The "Happy Purr-Thday!" sentiment is stamped and heat embossed in white, then I added some white gel pen faux stitching. I finished the card with some stitched edges, glossy accents to the eyes and nose and matching enamel dots.


I added an action wobble to this cat and it's just so fun for a birthday card!! 
This is the cat in action, he looks like he is ready to pounce!

These are all three of the cards together that I made as a Guest Designer using the All Cats stamp set.


For list of supplies, please visit my blog.
Thank you so much to Gerda and Macy for the wonderful opportunity 
to use your adorable stamps and to share some projects with them.
Have a wonderful day!