Thursday, June 22, 2017

Guest Designer - Two Cards & Two Videos by Therese Calvird!

Hi there,
I'm Therese from www.lostinpaper.com  and I am so excited to share two cards and two videos today.  My first design features a sweet stamp set called Coffeesaurus and I filmed as I created so you could watch the process.

I kept the design fun and simple and used a sentiment from Hedgehog with Sign so that I could use this as an all occasion card, who knows when you are going to need a coffee drinking dinosaur, right?





For my second design I wanted to make it look like this little Pool Piggie was in a swimming pool and I thought it would be fun to make an easy Circle Slider card.


The sentiment for this set came from the Go Wild stamp set


and I have a video here showing you how this came together.


Hope you have enjoyed both of my cards and videos today!  Have a great and crafty day, Hugs,

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Guest Designer Pri - i love us

Hello...Pri here guest designing for Gerda Steiner Designs today...and I'm sharing yet another creation that I have made using the Pool Piggies stamp set...I guess I was on a roll when I was creating cards with this stamp set...loved every minute..!!

Me And My Daily Papercraft Blog - Handmade By Pri

The card base of my card is made from a blue textured cardstock card base... and I have used plain white cardstock cut to size for the top layer...I used the waves WRMK next level embossing folder to emboss this top layer and then sponged in some blue distress inks to give it a watery feel....I have used salty ocean,tumbles glass and blueprint sketch shades here..I have also splattered some water and white acrylic paint on this layer...

Using my alphabet dies and a heart die,I die cut the sentiment from glitter cardstock and layered it with white craft foam and adhered it at the top left of my card..

Me And My Daily Papercraft Blog - Handmade By Pri

On a separate piece of white cardstock,I stamped the piggies and two float mats and coloured them in and cut them out...I adhered one piggy on each of the mat and used some craft foam underneath before adhering them to the card...

To embellish my card,I have used clear sequins in various sizes on which I have adhered some tiny dark blue rhinestones as well...

Me And My Daily Papercraft Blog - Handmade By Pri

I'm so glad you stopped by the blog today...if you'd like to purchase the Pool Piggies stamp set and/or matching dies please head over to the Gerda Steiner Designs online store...you'll find many more stamps,dies and digi's there..

Cheers,
Pri

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Be happier than a Unicorn

Hi there,

it's Tanja here and the Gerda Steiner Designs Moody Unicorns stamp set is probably my favorite unicorn set of all times and as you all know they are quite trendy at the moment:


  • stamp one of the Gerda Steiner Designs Moody Unicorns and the cupcake from the same set with Versafine (Onyx Black) onto a piece of watercolor paper
  • color the images with Faber-Castell Albrecht Dürer Pencils and a damp watercolor brush
  • cut out a stitched panel from watercolor paper and create a background using Distress Inks (Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass)
  • mist the background with pearlized water for more texture
  • cut some cloud shapes from vellum using the Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders dies
  • stamp the sentiment from the Mama Elephant Unicorns and Rainbows set with Altenew Crisp Ink (Cotton Candy)
  • cut out some hearts from purple glitter cardstock with the help of the Mama Elephant Confetti die and add some of them as final embellishments

Leave a little sparkle wherever you go.

Yours,


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Neon Piggies.

 Hi Everyone,

Its Hazel from Didos Designs here with some super cute Pool Piggies today. 

I felt that they needed a real summer feel so used lots of neon card for this square pop up box creation. (Especially since its done nothing but rain here in Scotland the last week!!!) 
Here are the piggies at different angles. 

You can get the dies for the piggies as well to save you the time for fussy cutting. They are here. 

I have coloured my piggies with promarkers and have used a variety of die cuts for the summer beach feel.

Thanks for dropping by today,

Hazel.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Guest Designer Pri - Cards For Dad & Brother Using Pool Piggies Stamp Set

Hello..Pri here today and I am sharing two male cards today using the newly released and super cute Pool Piggies stamp set...the main image in both my cards is the same but I have used them in very different settings...

Me And My Daily Papercraft Blog - Handmade By Pri

My first card shows dad laying on a mat and reading a book...enjoying the summer and the sun and catching up on his reading probably...

I started with a plain white card base and cut the top layer to size using a Neenah speckled cardstock called stardust white...I then die cut a bright green cardstock using hillside border die as well as a couple of meadow borders using two different shades of green and adhered  then to the top layer...

Then using a cloud stencil and some blue ink,I sponged in lightly to create the cloudy sky...I stamped the sentiment using blue ink and then ran the whole top layer through my Cuttlebug using a large stitched rectangle die..

On a separate piece of cardstock,I stamped and coloured in the mat and daddy pig and cut them out before placing them on the card front...

To embellish my card I simply added a few silver star sequins...

Me And My Daily Papercraft Blog - Handmade By Pri

The second card I have made is for the best brother in the world...and I repeat stamped the life-ring/lifebuoy to create the background for it...

I chose a light blue card base for this card and a watercolour cardstock for the top layer...I used Versamark ink to stamp the images and heat embossed them using white embossing powder...

First I covered the larger sections with blue watercolour and then coloured in the life-rings using watercolour pens and a water brush...once the top layer was completely dry,I adhered it to the card front...

I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock using purple dye ink and die cut it and then adhered some craft foam behind it before placing it on the card...

Finally using some more craft foam I added the stamped and coloured in images of the life-ring and brother piggy...

Me And My Daily Papercraft Blog - Handmade By Pri

To buy this stamp set or choose from many other awesome stamps,dies and digi's you can go straight to the online shop - Gerda Steiner Designs Shop

Thanks for your visit today...Have a wonderful day ahead..!!

Pri

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

More Monsters

Hi everyone!

The little monsters creeped into my heart and so I had to make another card...
I like this one very much!


What do you think? I stamped the background on Cardstock and colored it using Prismacolor Pencils and finally blended it out with an odorless blender. The little monster was colored using Distress Marker. Adding shimmer and glossy accents and a ribbon and complete...
Very simple and effektive!!


Have a good experimenting time!

Edith / https://ediths-kreativer-output.blogspot.co.at

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

I'm grumpy when you're not here

Hi there,

it's Tanja here again and I would like to show you a project with one of the cats from the fabulous Gerda Steiner Designs All Cats stamp set:

  • color the cat and the bird from the Gerda Steiner Designs All Cats set with Delta, Copic and Touch Twin Brush Markers
  • add highlights with a white gel pen
  • stamp the sentiment from the My Favorite Things I knead you set with Versamark onto a stitched panel of Neenah Desert Storm Kraft cardstock and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • stamp little images from the Neat & Tangled Kitty's favorite Things set, from the My Favorite Things I knead you set and from the WPlus9 Little Bits set with Memento (Tuxedo Black) onto the panel
  • mat the background panel onto a piece of light-blue cardstock before adhering it to the cardbase

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,



Monday, June 12, 2017

Guest Designer Mindy - Stay Pawsitive

Happy Hello Everyone and welcome to Monday!! It's Mindy from Paper Creations by Mindy back guest designing for today! I have a super fun card to share with you! 

I love the All Cats set and it went perfectly with my new pawprint stencil! This card is super easy to make but has so much character! 
I matched some distress ink with my cardstock and applied that to my card with the stencil. I cut out my sentiment strip with my flag die and added the fun "Stay Pawsitive" sentiment from the All Cats stamp set.
This cat image I thought was just hilarious so I stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, colored it with my copics and cut it out with my Scan N Cut machine. I attached my card base and stenciled background together, added the sentiment strip and used foam squares to pop up my grumpy kitty. To finish it off I used some matching Nuvo Crystal drops.

Supplies Used
Staggered Pawprint Stencil
Flag Die
Copics
Body - C6-5-4-3-2-1
Ears - R81

Thanks for stopping by! 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Guest Designer Pri - Piggies On The Beach

Hello...Hope you're having a great day....Pri here as a guest designer today with two summer cards that I have made using the Pool Piggies stamp set...if you follow Gerda Steiner Designs on social media then you must have seen a lot of cute summery cards 'floating around' recently...(pun intended)..

Me And My Daily Papercraft Blog - Handmade By Pri
For me summers means time to head to the beach as much as possible so the cards I'm sharing today have a beach theme...and looking through my DSP stash,I found a paper I had never used before and was perfect for the background of this card...

I die cut three strips of watercolor cardstock using wave border dies and then sponged in three different shades of Distress inks on them...I have used salty ocean,tumbled glass and broken china shades here...I also splattered a bit of water on these strips for a bit of interest..

I layered and adhered these waves to the printed DSP and used a pierced rectangle die to create a neat top layer...I stamped the sentiment using Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder...also I added a die cut sun and cloud to my card

Me And My Daily Papercraft Blog - Handmade By Pri

On a separate piece of cardstock,I stamped the two cute piggie friends and coloured then before cutting them out and placing them between the waves...finally,I adhered the top layer to a kraft cardstock card base and added a few tiny blue sequins to embellish my card...

Me And My Daily Papercraft Blog - Handmade By Pri

Now my second card is a simple and quick one...I used a top folded white card base for this one and a white top layer as well...I have lightly sponged in some Distress inks on this top layer to create the background..I have used tumbled glass and twisted citron shades..

I cut a strip of watercolour cardstock and added a couple of blue shades from my Gansai Tambi watercolors and while wet,I covered it with cling wrap and set it aside to dry...I learnt this technique from a recent post by Jennifer McGuire...once dry,I die cut this panel using a wave border die and adhered it to the top layer...I then used a stitched rectangle die to cut off the excess from the top layer...

Me And My Daily Papercraft Blog - Handmade By Pri

I die cut the word happy from a shimmery orange cardstock and stamped the word happy on a strip of the same paper and placed them on the card...I added the piggies on the card and added a few Nuvo drops to embellish my card..

Me And My Daily Papercraft Blog - Handmade By Pri

Thank you for stopping by today...you can go to the Gerda Steiner Designs online shop if you'd like to purchase this stamp set and/or matching dies...and many more...!!

Cheers,
Pri

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Peek a Boo Piggies.

 Hi Everyone,

Its Hazel (Didos) here from Didos Designs here as a Guest Designer for Gerda and Macy again.  I have a slightly different card to share with you today.  I think the little piggies on it are playing peek a boo!!! 
 I have used the brilliant Pool Piggies 4 x 6 Stamp Set for this card. The Stamped Elements are all from the set. 
 You can also get the dies from the store so you dont have to fussy cut your piggies and their accessories. They are available HERE!
Peek a Boo, They look like Little Synchronized Swimmers.

I got the idea for the card from online. Its called a Magic Reveal Spinner card.  

My Piggies and their beach balls are all coloured with Promarker Alcohol Pens.

Thanks for dropping by today, I hope you enjoyed the card I have created.

Hazel. 


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Meet me Poolside

Hi there,

it's Tanja here and as promised I have another creation using the Gerda Steiner Designs Pool Piggies for you:


  • color one of the sweet Gerda Steiner Designs Pool Piggies with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and a damp watercolor brush
  • add Distress Paint (Brushed Pewter) to her heart-shaped sunglasses
  • cut out a stitched panel from watercolor paper and create a background with Prima Marketing Color Bloom Spray (Summer Sky)
  • cut out another slightly larger stitched panel from patterned paper from the Doodlebug Design Fun in the Sun 6x6 paper pad
  • stamp the sentiment from the Market Street Stamps set Chillaxin' with Versafine (Majestic Blue)

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,


Friday, June 2, 2017

Pool Piggies Shaker Tag - Guest Design Paper Creations by Mindy

Welcome back! 

It's Mindy from Paper Creations by Mindy and I'm Guest Designing today with the new Pool Piggies set. It is super adorable!! Today I have a cute shaker tag AND a video to share! 

I decided to try using some foam instead of foam tape for my shaker window and I love how it worked out! Be sure to check out the video to see the full process.


Foam
Foam Squares
Xpress It Cardstock
Copics
Bathing Suit - YG09-06-03
Pig - BV00-RV04-02-00
Hooves - N6-5-4

Here's the video! 




Thursday, June 1, 2017

Monster Fun

Hello Handicraft-World!

Recently I received "happy mail" again - Jippie!!! With little funny monsters inside!
Needless to say, I had to try it out straight away.

My first creation, was this birthdaycard for a very dear colleague.

Using Masking Tape I stamped the little monsters und colored them with Copic Markers.
Then I cutted them out using MFT Stitched Circles Dies. Afterwards I cutted a bigger circle and placed the monstern on top. As background I used a banner made of design paper, stamped the Sentiment in between and embossed with white Embossing Powder. Adding ribbons, sequins and some glitter and glossy accents and - et voilà!!!

Edith / https://ediths-kreativer-output.blogspot.co.at





Polaroid Piggies.

Hi,

Its Hazel here from Didos Designs. Im Delighted to be back as a Guest Designer again with Gerda and Macy.  

I was so excited to get to play with the Super Cute 4 x 6 Acrylic Stamp Set Pool Piggies.

For my card I thought they would look great with some piggie holiday selfies. So I found Polaroid frame png image and reduced to to fit the super cute dinky stamps. 

I have used distress inks for the sky background on the pics and coloured my piggies up with promarkers. I found some summer papers in my stash and thought htey would work brilliantly.

Finished it off with the sentiment stamp which comes in the collection too. 

I hope you like my creation. You can get the Pool Piggies Die Set in store too. 

Thanks for dropping by today,.

Hazel.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Summertime

Hi there,

this is my third creation using the fabulous Gerda Steiner Designs Pool Piggies:


  • color one of the adorable Gerda Steiner Designs Pool Piggies with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and a damp watercolor brush
  • cut out a stitched panel from watercolor paper and create a soft background using Distress Re-Inkers (Squeezed Lemonade, Scattered Straw, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean)
  • use the Taylored Expressions Rolling Waves dies to cut the bottom part of the background into waves and ink up the edges with Distress Ink (Salty Ocean)
  • at the top apply Distress Ink (Mustard Seed) through the Tim Holtz Layering Stencil (Rays)
  • add some water droplets in order to create more texture
  • stamp the sentiment from the Market Street Stamps Chillaxin' set with Versafine (Smokey Gray)
  • add some Nuvo Crystal Drops (Morning Dew) and some blue sequins as final embellishments

Until next week.

Yours,


Sunday, May 28, 2017

Summer shaker card

Hello everyone

Alexandra here today from Made by Alexandra sharing a card that I made using Pool Piggies stamp set


For this card I started by creating the background. Since I haven't done the ''smooshing'' technique in a while a took a piece of acetate and Stabilo markers and the added a bit of water to make the color move. I repeated the process until I got the color I wanted .


Next I stamped the cute piggy and colored it using Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers ,and then put together the shaker card.
Also the sentiment is stamped on the inside of the card on the watercolor paper.

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


Saturday, May 27, 2017

Guest Designer Kimberly- Floating Down the River

Hi Everyone!
Kimberly from Kimberly's Crafty Spot as a Guest Designer.
I made another summer inspired card using the Pool Piggies 4x6 clear stamp set.


For the card, I started by water coloring a piece of water color cardstock with several blue distress inks then added some water droplets, finally I sprayed it with some shimmer mist to sparkle. This will be the water part of the river for the pig to float on.
Then, I took some kraft card stock and die cut it with some wavy border dies to look like the beach or shore, depending on where the river is, I added some dots with copic markers to look like sand. I also double stamped the sentiment in two colors of ink, with a misti stamp tool, in tan and brown.
Next, I stamped and colored the pig, then I stamped the round float and ball on some patterned paper and paper pieced the float.


I added some glossy accents to the ball, pig to look like water droplets and to the fish for bubbles.
Then I added some stickers to the card for some accents. The pig looks like he is having fun and so relaxed!!
Thanks again to Gerda and Macy for letting me be a guest designer.
I hope to have inspired you !
For more details or supplies, please visit my blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day!




Thursday, May 25, 2017

Guest Designer: Safari Race card: how many animals fit in a land cruiser?

Hello everyone! I'm Sandy Allnock - and I'm excited to pop over for a guest post here. I'm a coloring fanatic....and as you know, the Gerda Steiner stamp sets are MADE for coloring!

I've had my eye on the Go Wild stamp set for a bit....I wanted to create a "race" card...and see just how many wild animals I could fit into the land cruisers on just one card. I added the Party Animals just for kicks - to make it truly nutty! The little person is just a spectator...and I really hope he stays out of the way when the race comes by!

In the video I show you a quick walk-through of how I layered the images. In general, when masking - start with the image in the front and work your way backwards from there. To create room for the dust, wipe off stamps to remove some ink before stamping.

 Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.
Wasn't that just a blast!? The kittywompus cars filled with animals and happy color were just so enjoyable to color.

Hope you enjoyed this little project and might try something like it yourself sometime...and be sure to pop over and subscribe to my blog or YouTube, too, I've got more Gerda Steiner stamps in the queue coming up soon! Sandy

Supplies

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Pool Piggies - Jeannie Lieu (InsideoutJeans)

Hi everyone! Jeannie here from InsideoutJeans... annnnd... is it summer yet?! This new Pool Piggies stamp set makes me want to head to the pool ASAP.

I was really excited about this set and as you can tell I had to use all of them at once, which needed a larger card size (5x7). I think it turned out really well and SURPRISE! the piggies in the ocean can float around... 
video

There's a few elements that pull this scene together. 

For the beach, I cut out the sand part from white paper and used distress inks to make it a sandy color. I added light brown dots around the edges to give it a more dimensional look. 


For the ocean, I cut out waves from vellum and colored the edges using distress inks. I wrapped the three wave pieces around the card and glued it down from the back. By doing so, the vellum isn't completely flat and vellum raises slightly from the card looking like real waves. 

Now for the interactive part! I didn't want to use foam tape in this instance. The difficulty with using vellum is that it is see through, any glue or tape will show through. I wanted it to look seamless. It ended up being really easy! I punched a hole, using a single hole puncher, in the wave. I used a small circle as a backer. I sandwiched the pig and the small circle with a glue dot in the middle of the hole in the wave. This way, the piggies can float in the water without all the bulk. 

Hope you all enjoyed the card. This set is super cute and gives me all the summer feels! 

~ Jeannie