Monday, April 8, 2024

And all the little birdies went "tweet, tweet, tweet!"

Back again for another outing with the sweet little bird quartet in the latest GSD digital stamp-Happy Birthday Birds.  These little cuties are so much fun to play with and they are really quick to color up, which is great, if you need a card in a hurry.

This time I used the full-size digital image with the blank signs, cutting off a bit of the top and bottom, so I could add a splash of color with a little bit of border.  And once again they insisted on going outside to have their picture taken!!

The birdies can be any color, but I stuck with my favorite birds.  And of course you can color in the background, but I didn't want to take anything away from these sweet little birds and the message they were sending, so I chose to just outline the tree, birds and musical notes with light blue.

Bluebird:  FB2, B24, B32

Cardinal:  R29, R27, R35

Robin:  E74, E71, E70, glossy accents used on the spectacles

Goldfinch:  Y08, Y15, Y06

Beaks:  Y17, Y15

Tree trunk:  E29, E59, E27

Outlining:  B00

These little birds are sure to delight everyone.  They really are just "so tweet." 

Have fun and happy crafting~Debbie

Friday, April 5, 2024


Hello all you creative minds, 
Nicole here again from Hamburg/Germany.

Today we're going underwater and meeting some friends from the stamp set "A Whale of a Time".

For an underwater shaker card I used a great design paper from Whimsy Stamps "Under the Sea".

First I punched out the design paper with the punching template.

Then colored the stamp impressions with the markers from Ohuhu.
Color combination:

Waale: MG020, MG030, MG060, MG100

Octopus: GY7, G260, G270, G470, G080

Cheeks: R120, R188

And then cut out.

Before you glue the windows of the card, you should consider positioning the cut-out backgrounds on the base card. I tend to forget that from time to time!😉

Then you can fill the shaker elements into the squares and apply the front card with 3D tape.

I embossed the stamp text with WOW embossing powder/white and then attached it to the card with the cute friends.
In the beginning I always thought shaker cards were too much work, but once you understand the system, you can turn all the punching templates into a great and effective shaker.

For more inspiration, come and visit me on Instagram under "Stempelfiziert".

I would be delighted to help you.

 I hope you enjoyed my post and that it has inspired you a little.

See you soon 

Nicole aka Stempelfiziert

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Have a mice day

Hi everyone!

I'm thrilled to be back, sharing another card using the new release "In your corner".  I stamped the image from this set on a piece of watercolor paper and colored in using Derwent Inktense pencils and a water brush.  Once this dried, I used the smaller 'rectangle' from AALL & Create Splodazzlers to cut out the image. 

 I used the larger 'rectangle' from the same die set to cut a backing from black cardstock.  The set also comes with several dies in the shape of splotches, which I used to cut some pieces from black cardstock.  I attached the watercolor piece to the black background, attaching this whole piece to an A7 ivory card base.  Finally I stamped the sentiment from 'In your corner' in the lower right corner and glued the two circle cutouts in the upper left.

This was really an easy card to put together.  Thank you so much for reading and I hope you have a mice day!