Friday, August 23, 2019

Make me smile....!!

Hey everyone....

Ashlee here with you today and I have a new card to inspire you with using one of the latest release stamps "A whale of a time"!!

These whales are super cute and they have lots of fun sentiments to go with them...


To create this card I first started off with a stencil from Catherine Pooler called Spotlight and using some WOW! embossing ink I covered the stencil and then embossed it with WOW! Bang embossing powder!!


I coloured us the gorgeous image with Copics and then mounted it onto the base with a double layer of glue dots....

Using some WOW! opaque bright white powder I heat embossed the "You always make me smile" sentiment on black cardstock, cut it into three pieces and mounted that on the card using foam tape for extra dimension....

A touch of sparkly sequins finished it off!!

I hope you enjoyed this new card, I sure had fun creating it...
Happy crafting to all, Hugs Ashlee. 

Guess What is coming to the Shop? It's Sneaky!!



Hello and Happy Friday Crafty Friends!  Tina here with some exiting news!!  Today I get to share a Sneak Peek at a New stamp set coming soon to the shop:)  This set will be available at the Gerda Steiner Designs Shop next week, so keep a look out:)  My project is a sweet Hello & Hi card with the.....drum roll please...... Sneaky Raccoons Stamp Set by Gerda Steiner Designs.  Isn't it just the cutest!!  I just love these adorable sneaky critters, the fun scenes they can create and love that the sentiments are customizable too:) 


I highlighted both the hello and hi sentiment by using gold embossing powder on the wood sign and the background panel.  I added a splash of color by doing some ink blending. I used 3 oxide inks in the colors worn lipstick, scattered straw and cracked pistachio.  I added a frame around the sweet raccoon with a bit of foam tape of course:)  I just love how it turned out and hope you do to!



Thanks so much for stopping by!  If you would like to see how I created this card check it out down below just click on the link.🙂  Have a Fantastic and Crafty day!  Hugs, Tina

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Halloween Kiddos

Happy Thursday!  I’m Allison Cope.  Everyone needs that non-scary Halloween card for someone special!  So instead of creating a scary card, try making a whimsical one instead.

For my card I used the adorable witch and tiger trick-or-treaters from the “Halloween Kids Digital Stamp Bundle”.  This bundle has a ton of Halloween digital images plus images to make a spooky scene too!

I colored in my kiddos with Polychromos Pencils and then added a soft Wilted Violet Distress Oxide back drop.  So simple and not scary at all!

Hope you too get a chance to create this week!

~ Ally ~

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Happy mail - Larissa


Hi everyone, I am Larissa from Car-d-elicious and today I am posting a new card here on the blog from Gerda Steiner designs.


I have made a card with the digital stamp Snail mail from Gerda Steiner designs. I have coloured the image with my Polychromos pencils, the black glaze pen and a white gelpen. On a white card I used masking tape to create a square. I coloured inside the square with Bundled sage, Peeled paint, Vintage photo and Ground espresso Distress ink. I made a stencil from the masking paper for the ground. When all the ink was totally dry, I have drawn grass inside the square with my Polychromos pencils. With a white gelpen and a black pen I added some dots on the brown parts for some extra texture. I glued the image with foamtape on the card. I have die-cut the words Happy mail from white cardstock with the Cutter dies mini alpha and numbers from CC designs (retired) and I glued those above the sentiment.


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STAMP: Snail mail from Gerda Steiner designs
COLORING MEDIUM: Polychromos pencils, Distress inks
PAPER: White cs
INK: Bundled sage, Peeled paint, Vintage photo and Ground espresso Distress ink
DIES: Cutter dies mini alpha and numbers from CC designs (retired)
ACCESSORIES: Black glaze pen, white gelpen, black fineliner, masking tape

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Sweet Ice Cream Tag

Hi there,

it's Tanja here and I created this fun summer tag using the Gerda Steiner Designs I Scream Ice Cream Digital Stamp:

  • color the Gerda Steiner Designs I Scream Ice Cream with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and add details with a white gel pen
  • cut out a CUTplorations Luggage Tag from watercolor paper and create a background wash with Prima Marketing Metallic Pastel Accents
  • stamp the altered sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Sweetest Flavor set with Versafine Onyx Black
  • thread a strand of twine through the hole of the tag


Have a sunny day.

Hugs,


Monday, August 19, 2019

Underwater Scene in a Pop-up Box Card

Hi Everyone! It's Cathy here sharing a fun box card today! When I first saw the new A Whale of a Time stamp set, I knew it would be perfect for a dimensional scene like this.

I created the box by cutting and scoring 2 pieces of cardstock and adhering them together. If you're familiar with the various box card dies out there, it's designed the same way. I wanted a bit more room in this for the larger whale to fit inside, so I created my own that folds flat to a 5x7 card size.

The whales and fish inside are floating along with the help of thin acetate strips that I adhered to the die-cut waves above them and the starfish and water spout above the waves are also suspended with acetate.


I've also used several stamps from the other summer releases. The coral is from the Big Bite stamp set, the cute little fish are from the Deeply stamp set and the seaweed way in the back is from the Oh Manatee stamp set. I love how they all work so well together!


I've added some papers from my stash to decorate the flaps, sides and back of the box and left plenty of space on the back to write a little message to the recipient.

I had SO much fun making this! 

Hope you have a great week and see you again soon!



Sunday, August 18, 2019

Coffee Chick

Hi Everyone, Melissa here.


For today's inspiration I have used the 'Coffee Chick' Digital Stamp.
  • Base Card: 10x14cm White card.
  • Print image onto Copic X-Press It Blending Card.  Colour with Copic Markers.  Fussy Cut around image and set aside.
  • Cute a piece of striped paper and adhere to base card.
  • Cut circle frame from blue card stock and adhere to base card.
  • Print sentiment 'a hug in a mug' and foil with white.  Adhere to base card.
  • Colour 'Coffee' Chipboard with Copic Markers and adhere to base card.
  • Adhere coloured image to base card using foam tape.

I hope you have a great day
xxx

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Coffee Chick Card by Karla


Hello my friends! Karla here today with a funny coffee card using the cute Gerda Steiner Designs Coffee Chick digital stamp. I love coffee and as soon as I saw this chick I knew I wanted to create a card using her and one of the smart sayings in the Tim Holtz Snarky Small Talk sticker book.


I used Copic Markers to colour in the image after printing it on white cardstock, matching the mug to the colours in the Vicki Boutin Wildflowers and Honey Papers I used.


A little Glossy Accents on the mug gives a fun shine, and the sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps finishes off the card.


Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you got to have your coffee this morning - and that you get a chance to have a look in the Gerda Steiner Designs Shop where you might just find something that inspires you to create this weekend!

Happy Crafting,
Karla


Friday, August 16, 2019

You're Such a Fun Friend!




Happy Friday everyone! It's Cathy here sharing a card today using the new A Whale of a Time stamp set.  How funny is that little octopus?! I just love their expressions!


I used a pretty simple design on this one to really let those sea critters take center stage. I've inked a piece of white cardstock for the background panel using Broken China Distress ink and then inked a waves stencil using Peacock Feathers Distress ink.

I adhered that piece to the card front and then die-cut the white panel using a Memory Box die. I colored the stamped images with Copics and then fussy cut them out. There are also coordinating dies to this stamp set available HERE.



I Copic colored a coral die-cut and finished off the card with this cute sentiment from the set.

I just love ocean themed stamps and this set is one of my favorites! SO cute!!

Hope you have a great weekend and see you again soon!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Happy birthday tag - Larissa


Hi everyone, I am Larissa from Car-d-elicious and today I am posting this tag on the blog from Gerda Steiner designs. I have made a tag with a sweet bear from the stampset Lovely panda's from Gerda Steiner designs. I decided to colour the panda as a normal bear this time with my Polychromos pencils and the black glaze pen. I have die-cut the large tag from light blue cardstock with the A tag for all-die from Avery elle. I have die-cut a couple of clouds from white cardstock with the Pierced clouds die from Avery elle and glued those on the tag.


I have die-cut a grass border with the Grassy hills die-namics from My favorite things from green design paper from the Classic gingham paper pack van Sunny studio. On the grass border I stamped a sentiment from the set Happy hoppy from Gerda Steiner designs with versamark ink and then I embossed it with white embossingpowder. The butterfly and bee are stamps from the set Hello spring from Gerda Steiner designs and after I coloured those I also glued them on the tag.


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STAMP: Lovely panda's and Happy hoppy and Hello spring from Gerda Steiner designs
COLORING MEDIUM: Polychromos pencils 
PAPER: Blue and white cs, Classic gingham paper pack from Sunny studio
INK: Versafine onyx black, versamark ink
DIES: A tag for all-die  and Pierced clouds die from Avery elle, Grassy hills die-namics from My favorite things
ACCESSORIES: Black glaze pen, white ribbon, Clear Spectrum noir sparkle glitter pen

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Long Live Snailmail

Hi there,

it's Tanja here and the card I created using the Gerda Steiner Designs Snailmail Digital Stamp is suitable for almost every occasion:

  • color the Gerda Steiner Designs Snailmail Snail with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and add extra details with fineliners
  • create a background on a stitched panel of watercolor paper with the help of envelope stamps from the Lawn Fawn You've got Mail set and from the Create a Smile Bärmail set, Versamark, WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder and Prima Marketing Metallic Accents watercolors
  • cut out a grass border from green cardstock and add shading and splatters with Distress Oxide Ink Mowed Lawn 
  • stamp the sentiment from the Concord & 9th Perfectly Penned set onto a strip of Neenah Desert Storm kraft cardstock with Versamark and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • adhere the panel to a piece of patterned paper before gluing everything to the cardbase


I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,


Saturday, August 10, 2019

Dogs On Scooters by Karla

Hello! It's Karla here today with a fun little card using the digital stamp Dog On Scooter Vrooming By from the Gerda Steiner Designs Shop. I just love being able to quickly print out a cute image, resize it and even print multiples when I create with digital stamps! I felt like these girls needed to ride in a pack, so I printed three of them, grabbed some Shimelle Sparkle City paper and created a fun scene.


I used Copic Markers to colour them in and then popped them up to speed by. Of course, they are all coordinating, and I added Glossy Accents to their helmets to give a shine.


I added a Jillibean Soup sentiment, some diecut clouds and some pretty sequins to complete the card. If you want to check out this cutie in a clear set with some fun sentiments you can find the Vrooming By! 3x4 set here!


Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to head over to the Gerda Steiner Designs Shop to find something fun to create with, and have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Karla

A Whale of a Time by Jeannie

Hi everyone! It’s Jeannie (InsideoutJeans) on the blog today with Gerda Steiner’s recently released stamp set called A Whale of a Time. I hope you love the card I created today as much as I do.

I've been in a creative funk and so I just wanted to sit down and watercolor and see what happened. I started out with the idea of a light blue sky and the ocean. The more I added color, the more I changed my mind to an early morning sunrise. I recently was in Denver, and they had these amazing skies filled with so many different colors. It was so gorgeous.


Watercoloring turned out really well and I'm definitely not a pro. I just added different colors to create an ombre yellow, orange, pink. Then for the ocean, I added a couple layers of different shades of blue and green. With watercolors, you build up the layers of colors so I dried the card panel and then continued to add more and more colors.



I decided to use the two whales that appear to be looking at each other. They are so adorable and I just imagined them swimming side by side and this was the perfect background for it. Don't you think? To finish off the card, I added the sentiment in the sky.


Thanks for stopping by! Come back again soon for some more inspiration and ideas! 


You always make me smile by Noga Shefer


Hi crafty friends,  Noga here and I am so happy to share with you another project for Gerda Steiner Designs today.



My card featuring  A Whale of a Time 4x6 Clear Stamp Set  and  A Whale of a Time 4x6 Die Set. I would like to make a fun card with those adorable critters.


To make this card I took an A2 panel of Bristol smooth cardstock. The background sea was created with waves stencil and tumbled glass distress oxide ink.


Next I colored the images using copic markers. 
I glued them to my panel with foam tape for dimension. 


Next I stamped a greeting from the stamp set using black ink and added a white  frame.

To finish off , I added some sequins for decoration. 

I hope you enjoy the project I created and feel inspired to create!

Have a wonderful day! Noga

Friday, August 9, 2019

It's time for cake shaker....!!

Hey all my crafty friends...

Ashlee here today with a shaker card post featuring the super cool new set "Big bite"....

This new underwater set it so fun and perfect to create all sorts of underwater scenes, especially birthday ones with the super cute cake!!


I wanted to create a shaker card to be the water that all the creatures are swimming in so I used a pool die and shaker pouch from MFT and filled it with lots of pretty sequins and some coral!!

I inked the background to give a water look using some distress oxide inks and a water wave stencil....


All the images are coloured with a combination of Copic and Spectrum tri-blend markers!!

I heat embossed the "It's time for cake" sentiment on some beautiful teal coloured cardstock with opaque bright white embossing powder from WOW!

I hope you enjoy this fun underwater shaker, and I totally recommend checking out this new stamp set, it's definitely a must have set!!

Happy crafting, Hugz Ashlee



Thursday, August 8, 2019

Oops! I Forgot!

Happy Thursday everyone!  I'm Allison Cope and I'm here to share a simple birthday... well, more like a "I forgot your birthday!" type card.

I took the adorable "Elephant and Bird" digital image and printed it out on some light weight white cardstock. I colored it up with some simple Polychromos Pencils.

Here's a little close up of our friends... aren't they a cute pair?

Thanks for stopping by today!

Don't forget to check out all the new digital stamp designs right HERE!

Happy creating!

~ Ally ~

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

You Always Make Me Smile!!


Hello and Happy Wednesday Crafty Friends!  Tina here from Cards & Coffee Time sharing an ocean themed card with one of the new release stamp sets over in the shop:)  Today's card features the.... oh my goodness and oh so adorable "A Whale of a Time stamp setby Gerda Steiner Designs.  This stamp just makes me smile and I know the recipient getting this card will smile too:)  The cute whales are so fun to color and the sentiments are just perfect!!  I know you will love it as much as I do:)

 Thanks so much for stopping by!  If you would like to see how I created this card check it out by clicking on the link down below or over on my YouTube Channel, JUST CLICK HERE🙂  Have a Fantastic and Crafty day!  Hugs, Tina


Gerda Steiner Designs "A Whale of a Time" Step by Step Card Making Tutorial, CLICK HERE

Big hug! - Lovely panda's - Larissa


Hi everyone, I am Larissa from Car-d-elicious and today I am posting a new card on the Gerda Steiner designs blog.


This time I have made a card with the clear stampset Lovely panda's from Gerda Steiner designs. I coloured the panda with my Polychromos pencils and the black glaze pen. I have fussy cut the image. With the Crea-nest-lies XXL 50 from Crealies I have die-cut a square from white cardstock. I stamped with black ink with the Texture stamps MM1623 from Marianne design on the white square. I have die-cut a square from black cardstock with the Crea-nest-lies XXL 93 from Crealies and I glued those together with the white square on a red card. I have die-cut a rectangle from red cardstock with the Crea-nest-lies XXL 44 from Crealies and then I stamped a sentiment from the set Lovely panda's from Gerda Steiner designs on it. I glued the sentiment and the image with foamtape on the card. I decorated the card with a couple of black hotfix gems.


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STAMP: Lovely panda's from Gerda Steiner designs, Texture stamps MM1623 from Marianne design
COLORING MEDIUM: Polychromos pencils 
PAPER: Red, white and black cs
INK: Versafine onyx black
DIES: Crea-nest-lies XXL 44, 50 and 93 from Crealies
ACCESSORIES: Black glaze pen