Friday, March 24, 2017

Happy birthday!

Hello everyone!

Alexandra here today sharing a card that I made using the new stamp set called Party Animals.


For this card I started by creating the background using watercolor paper and Distress inks .
In meanwhile I started coloring this adorable lion and the cake from Party Animal stamp set using Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers.


Next I stamped the sentiment then attached everything using foam tape for a bit of dimension and the card was done!

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


Coffee Saurus

Hi there,

this is my fifth creation using an image from the Gerda Steiner Designs February/March Digital Stamp Bundle and it's just perfect for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.
 

  • color the adorable Gerda Steiner Designs Coffee Saurus which is available as part of the Gerda Steiner Designs February/March Digital Stamp Bundle with Delta, Touch Twin and Copic Markers
  • add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils
  • stamp coffee-related images from the STAMPlorations Coffee Petites set into the background using Versafine (Onyx Black) and color those images with Derwent Inktense Pencils and a watercolor brush
  • tear a strip of vellum and wrap it around the main panel
  • stamp the sentiment from the Gerda Steiner Designs Gopher it set with Versamark onto the vellum and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • add a strip of brown cardstock and grid paper to the left side of the card before adhering it to the cardbase

Have fun joining the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

Yours,


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Guest Designer- Peek A Boo Birthday!

Hi Everyone!!
Kimberly from Kimberly Crafty Spot here today as a guest designer.
Today I am sharing another card using the newly released
This blog post contains affiliate links.

For the card, I wanted the animals to look like they were peeking out. So I stamped, colored and fussy cut the animals from the set then paper pieced the gift and cake, also from the set.
Next, I die cut three circles from a rainbow chevron patterned paper then added the "Hooray!" sentiment and heat set in clear embossing powder. Then I added the animals to the circles. I layered this onto some burlap, then added some orange patterned paper behind the burlap. I added these layers to a top folding A2 Kraft card base.




 To the inside of the card, I added a white card stock die cut panel with the rest of the sentiment. Next, I added the Lion from the set and the cake that I colored
and paper pieced the frosting next to the Lion.


Thank you so much for stopping by!
Make sure to check out this great stamp set {here} and the rest of the details on my blog {here}.
Have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Party Animals Copic Marker Tutorial


Hello! This is Mindy from My Creative Scoop! I'm so excited to be joining Gerda Steiner Designs in this guest post!

 I'm using the new stamp set, Animal Party and we are going to mask a scene, then create different animal textures with our Copic Markers. I always use patterned paper scraps to do this, then I cut him out, with some fussy cutting. Then, lay the patterned paper chimp over your actual image you're going to color. Now, you're going to ink up the stamp you want behind, I'm using the ostrich, and stamp him where you want. Just like in this first photo.




Now, color your image using N0, N1, N3 and N5. You don't have to make it too detailed since we will do that when we add the texture, but you do want to add some shadows. You'll make shadows with the N5 then blending out with the next color and so on, the darkest areas will be just behind the shoulder on the back and side, the outer part of the sides of the face, under the neck, under the chest and on the inner parts of the arms. 


Then use N9 to make tiny flicks and dots all over the gorilla, creating the hair like texture. Notice how I've even made the flicks come out of the outline just a little.



Now, with the N5 we are going to shadow those shadowed areas again, making them stand out a little more.



Then go back and add more N9.



Time to add a different type of texture to the ostrich. We want more of a fluffy, feathery look. So using E41, E42 and E43 color the neck and when you get to the body, add spots until the body is fully covered. Start with a little bit of the E42, and then E43 and then fully cover with E41. 



We still want to define shadow areas so behind the neck and under the wing and some spots using E49 and E45.



Then go over the entire body again with E43, blending all the colors in a little. When doing this you still want to 'dot'. 


Then add little finishing touches to your scene and you're all done!


I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and card. Have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Coffee Cat Tag

Hi there,

this is my fourth creation using an image from the Gerda Steiner Designs February/March Digital Stamp Bundle:

  • color the super cute Gerda Steiner Designs Coffee Cat which is available as part of the Gerda Steiner Designs February/March Digital Stamp Bundle with Delta, Touch Twin Brush and Copic Markers
  • add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils
  • cut out a tag from watercolor paper using one of the My Favorite Things Tag Builder Blueprints 6 dies
  • use grey cardstock to cut a ground for the cat to stand on
  • stamp coffee-related images from the Lawn Fawn Love you a Latte set into the background with Versafine (Smokey Gray)
  • color the images with Caran d'Ache Prismalo I Pencils and a damp watercolor brush
  • thread a piece of teal twine through the hole of the tag

Have a colorful day.

Yours,

Monday, March 20, 2017

Birthday party !

Hello everyone!

Alexandra here from made by Alexandra sharing a card that I made using the brand new stamp set Party Animals.



For this card I started by stamping and coloring this 3 cute animals which are getting ready for a fantastic birthday party, using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers.


Next I die cut the panel for the background and the hill and inked them using Distress inks. Stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set and added some sequins.

Adhered everything using a combination of liquid glue and foam tape! And the card was done!

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



Sunday, March 19, 2017

Guest Design - Interactive - surprise sentiment card using GSD stamp set - Hoppiness

Hello there, I hope you are all having a great day!

Kamila here and today I have once again a pleasure to guest design and I have created an interactive card using the super sweet and versatile stamp set - Hoppiness.
I had so much fun creating this card, love the images and I think it's fun that the sentiment is hidden :) Hope you enjoy the video!





supplies:
Hoppiness - GSD stamp set
Nennah Solar white cardstock
yellow bunny - (promarker (PM) - buttercup, copic - Y02
grey bunny - PM - cool greys - 1,2,3
brown bunny- E29 & E35
chick - PM - yellow & sunflower duck egg
fence - E29 & E25
Avery Elle - Pierced Clouds die set
Ranger round blending tool
Tumbled glass & Salty Ocean distress inks
Michael's brads
Martha Stewart mini score board

Thanks for stopping by!

-Kamila

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Nerdy Bunny | Flowers and sparkles

It's Anna Sigga here today and I have another card using the adorable Nerdy Easter Bunny stamp set.


This bunny is so darn cute and I love that even though this set is meant for Easter it works for any occasion cards.


I colored the bunny using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and I kept him on the soft side. Then I was unable to control myself and I just had to add a dash of sparkliness to the card too!


Bunny and sparkles are the perfect match - right?! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Larissa - Hoppiness


Hello everyone, I am Larissa from the blog Car-d-elicious and today is my second time guestdesigning for Gerda Steiner designs. I got the set Hoppiness from Gerda to make some cards with. This time I decided to use the cute bird instead of one of the bunnies on the set.


This funny bird is from the set Hoppiness from Gerda Steiner designs. I stamped the bird 6 times and then I colouored them with my Polychromos pencils and the black glaze pen. I have cut 6 circles out of a piece of kraft cardstock with the Stans X-tra no. 7 die from Crealies. I adhered the kraft cardstock with foamtape on black cardstock and then I adhered the birds inside the circles. The sentiment is from the set Happy hoppy from Gerda Steiner designs. With a black fineliner I doodled a line on the kraft cardstock. On a kraft card I adhered a stripf of rainbow striped design paper from the Sweet celebrations paperpack from My favorite things and then I adhered the cardstock with the images on my card.

Thanks Gerda and Macy for asking me as a guestdesigner! I had so much fun. :)


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STAMP: Hoppiness and Happy hoppy from Gerda Steiner designs
COLORING MEDIUM: Polychromos pencils
PAPER: Kraft cs, black cs. Sweet celebrations paperpack from My favorite things
INK: Versafine onyx black
DIES: Stans X-tra no. 7 from Crealies
ACCESSORIES: Black glaze pen, corner chomper, black pen

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Guest Design - 3...2...1...

Hello everyone! 

It's Céline from Australe Créations, I'm very happy to find you to today for following our journey into space!

I chose to make a birthday card with the adorable aliens and little stars from the blast off stamp set,


Colored with Copic Markers, rhinestones,


Like a polaroid



Thanks so much for stopping by today !
                                                                                       
See you soon



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Follow your dreams

Hello everyone!

Alexandra here from made by Alexandra sharing this card made using February/March digital stamp bundle



For my card I used that cute kitty in the laundry basket and wanted to make him fly away and follow his dreams.


I also created the cloudy sky using a cloud template and Distress inks, colored the images using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers and adhered the cute kitty using foam tape!

To ground the little scene I die cut a frame and also adhered using foam tape.

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



Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Sending Love Birdie

Hi there,

this is my third creation using the surprise bonus stamp from the Gerda Steiner Designs February/March Digital Stamp Bundle:


  • color the Gerda Steiner Designs Mail Birdie image which is available as part of the Gerda Steiner Designs February/March Digital Stamp Bundle with Delta, Touch Twin, DIY and Copic Markers
  • add Glossy Accents to the eyes and to the little heart on the envelope
  • cut out two tags - one from kraft cardstock and one from patterend paper from the My Favorite Things Hearts & Stripes 6x6 paper pad  - using the My Favorite Things Tag Builder Bluprints 6
  • cut out a hole reinforcer and the sentiment banner with the same die set from kraft cardstock
  • place the adorable bird on the Memory Box Woodland Branch cut from kraft cardstock
  • stamp the sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Stamps Many Mini Messages set with Versamark onto the sentiment banner and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • thread a piece of turquoise ribbon through the hole of the tag and use the Tiny Attacher to secure it in place

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,




Monday, March 13, 2017

Guest Designer- Hooray!!

Hi Everyone!
Kimberly from Kimberly's Crafty Spot here today as a guest designer.
Today I am sharing a card for the upcoming release on March 22nd.
The set I am using is Party Animals 4x6 Clear Stamp Set by Gerda Steiner Designs.


Aren't these critters just so fun??
I started the card by stamping the cake, using some post it notes and masking the cake then stamping the lion to the left and the crocodile to the right to look like he is holding the cake. Next I stamped the gift to the left hand side of the card, making sure I left room for the rhino and masked the gift. Then I stamped the rhino and the ostrich. Before I colored the images, I masked them all to create the background. For the background, I made a 'ground' for the critters by masking a line with post-it tape. I added some Mustard Seed distress ink to the horizon and blended that into Broken China distress ink for the blue sky. For the ground portion, I just moved the tape to the sky portion
and added some Gathered Twigs distress ink.
Then I was able to color the images with copic markers, I added some white and black gel pen accents. To the candle on the cake and the ribbon on the gifts, I added some shimmer.
Finally, I stamped and heat embossed the sentiments from the set.

On the inside of the card, I stamped the gorilla
and added a gift on top of his head for fun. For this, I stamped the gift first, masked the gift, then stamped the gorilla. Finally, I copic colored the images.

Make sure to keep an eye out for the rest of the stamps and dies coming later on this month!
For all the details, please visit my blog here.
Have a wonderful day!


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Bean thinking about you!

Hello everyone!

Alexandra here from made by Alexandra sharing with you a card that i made using February / March Digital stamp bundle

This bundle has such adorable images! For this card i used this cute dinosaur and wanted to keep the front of the card simple because inside is a pop-up card .


I thought that this cute dinosaur needed a friend so i wanted to create a scene for them .I inked the sky and the grass using Distress inks and colored the images using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers.



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


Saturday, March 11, 2017

Larissa - Hoppiness


Hi everyone, I am Larissa from Car-d-elcious. Today I am posting a card because I was asked to be a guest designer at Gerda Steiner designs. Gerda draws very lovely stamps, so I was really happy that they asked me to be a guest designer this (and next) week.


The cute stampset Hoppiness from Gerda Steiner designs was send to me to make my cards. It is a really fabulous set with all kinds of lovely bunnies. I immediately knew that I wanted to make a card with a couple of cut out circles. I stamped 3 different bunnies from the set and then I coloured them all with my Polychromos pencils and the black glaze pen and then I fussy cut them all. I have cut 3 circles out of a piece of white cardstock with the Crea-nest-lies XXL 33 from Crealies. With a black pen I added faux stitching on the white cardstock. On a white card I adhered purple gingham paper from the Tiny check paperpad from My favorite things and then I adhered the white cardstock with the circles with foamtape on the card. I adhered the bunnies with foamtape inside the circles. I decorated the card with Sparkling clear sequins 4 mm from Pretty pink posh.


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Purple card:
STAMP: Hoppiness from Gerda Steiner designs
COLORING MEDIUM: Polychromos pencils
PAPER: White cs, Tiny check paperpad from My favorite things
INK: Versafine onyx black
DIES: Crea-nest-lies XXL 33 from Crealies
ACCESSORIES: Black glaze pen, black pen, Sparkling clear sequins 4 mm from Pretty pink posh




Today I am also posting a second card made with the stamp set Hoppiness from Gerda Steiner designs. It is a really lovely stamp set with all kinds of cute bunnies. The bunny that I used on my card is my favorite, it is such a cutie.



I stamped the little bunny 14 times for this card. I coloured the bunnies with my Polychromos pencils, the black glaze pen and the white gelpen and then I fussy cut all the images. With the Crea-nest-lies XXL 49 and 50 from Crealies I first cut a square from white cardstock and then I cut a circle out of it. On a white card I adhered a piece of pink gingham paper from the Tiny check brights paperpad from My favorite things and then I adhered the white square with foamtape on the card. Inside the circle I stamped a sentiment from the set and then I adhered all the bunnies with foamtape inside the circle. I decorated the card with Sparkling clear sequins 4 mm from Pretty pink posh.


I had 2 bunnies left over and those I adhered on the inside of the card on a strip of pink gingham design paper. I stamped the sentiment another time on the design paper.


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STAMP: Hoppiness from Gerda Steiner designs
COLORING MEDIUM: Polychromos pencils
PAPER: White cs, Tiny check brights paperpad from My favorite things
INK: Versafine onyx black
DIES: Crea-nest-lies XXL 49 and 50 from Crealies
ACCESSORIES: Black glaze pen, white gelpen, Sparkling clear sequins 4 mm from Pretty pink posh