Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Sorry to hear you're under the weather - Larissa


Hi everyone, I am Larissa from Car-d-elicious and today it is my turn again to post something on the blog from Gerda Steiner designs. This time I have made a tag with the Under the weather clear stamp set from Gerda Steiner designs. I have stamped the mouse on watercolour paper and then I embossed it with clear embossingpowder. Then I have coloured the image with Distress inks. I have been practising colouring with these inks very much lately and now I have a big pile of coloured images. I really need to make cards with them soon. ;) Then I have fussy cut the image.


I have die-cut a tag from white cardstock with the Stencil SL 277 from Studio light. I have die-cut the top part of the tag from pink paper from the Classic gingham paperpack from Sunny studio and glued it on the tag. With a black fineliner I doodled lines on the tag. On the white part of the tag I have made rain with the Rainy day stencil from Clearly besotted and Peacock feathers Distress ink. I glued the image with foamtape on the tag. I have stamped a sentiment from the Under the weather clear stamp set from Gerda Steiner designs on the tag.


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STAMP: Under the weather clear stamp set from Gerda Steiner designs
COLORING MEDIUM: Distress inks
PAPER: White cs, Classic gingham paperpack from Sunny studio
INK: Versafine clair nocturne, Peacock feathers Distress ink
DIES: Stencil SL 277 from Studio light
ACCESSORIES: Clear embossingpowder, Black glaze pen, Rainy day stencil from Clearly besotted, White ribbon, White embroidery thread, Black fineliner

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Glittery Birthday Bear

Hello everyone, it’s Karen here today.  I’m back with another card made using the adorable Birthday Bear stamp set.



If you would like to see a high resolution video of how I made this card, please CLICK HERE
or you can see it in lower resolution here:




I copic coloured my images first (the marker colours used are listed below), and applied glossy accents to the banners, birthday hat, and the balloon. I set these aside to dry. 

I cut a background cover die from Sunny Studios called Frilly Frames Retro Petals out of #110 white cardstock (you could use any cover die with openings in it).  I saved the small die cut petals to later fill back in to the openings. I covered the back of my die cut frame with DieCut’N Bond which is a double sided adhesive. You could probably use any strong double sided adhesive such as Stick It for this technique. On the front of my frame, I filled in most of the openings with the saved petals, to make a pleasing pattern. The unfilled areas were mostly in areas where they would be seen behind the Birthday Bear characters. 

I found micro glitter at my dollar store (as well as containers to store it in), but any micro glitter would work. I’m not sure if chunky glitter would stick in this technique. I masked off all the petals but one, and carefully applied a small amount of glitter to my first petal and rubbed it in with my finger, slightly pressing it down. Then I used a bone folder to really press the glitter to the adhesive. I used a Swiffer cloth to wipe up the excess as well as a brush. This is quite a messy technique, so I also keep a sheet of printer paper beneath my work. I continued filling in all the petals, using a different colour for each one. This is such a fun, sparkly background in real life and just perfect for a birthday party theme. If you didn’t want to do the glitter technique, the background openings could be filled with alcohol ink pieces, copic or watercolour pieces or even patterned paper. Lots of possibilities! 

For the sentiment, I die cut a border using a Sunny Studio Heartstrings border die which I thought coordinated well with the petals. I stamped the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the stamp set and clear heat embossed it. I trimmed it down to just cover the bottom of my frame and mounted it on foam adhesive. I applied foam adhesive to the back of my images as well, and then mounted them along the border sentiment. 



On the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Birthday Bear stamp set and added that super sweet bear arm with the balloon. I love that arm! 

This is a really fun birthday card with a very festive, party feel to it and I hope you’ll give it a try! 

Copic Markers used:
BEAR - E79, E59, E57, E35, E53, E51 R00, R20
BUNNY - W1, W2, W3, E40, R00, R20
BANNERS - RV04, BG13, Y17, YG03, Y08
BALLOON - YG67, YG17, YG03


Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Thinking of You-calyptus

Hi there, 

it's Tanja here and today I would like to show you a tag that I created using the Gerda Steiner Designs You're Koalafied stamp set:


  • stamp one of the adorable little koalas from the Gerda Steiner Designs You're Koalafied set with Lawn Fawn River Rock 
  • color the image with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers and add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils 
  • cut out a tag from Yupo and create an Alcohol Ink background with the colors Everglade and Pistachio
  • give the koala a little strip of kraft cardstock to sit on
  • dye a piece of seam binding with Distress Ink (Forest Moss, Peeled Paint) and thread it through the hole of the tag
  • stamp the sentiment from the same set with Archival Ink Black Soot


Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,