Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Birthday Chickens

Hello everyone!

I'm Iris, from IrisHandcraft on Instagram. And I'm so excited to be a guest designer on this blog!

For this card I used the super cute Chicken Scratch stamp set! Love how much character all of these critters have.

I started out by stamping all of the images in the set. And coloring them in using Copic markers. Here are all the colors I used:

After that I fussy cut them out and went around them with a black marker. 

Then I went on to create a background for these critters. I did some ink blending using Distress Ink in de the colors Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citron. The clouds are from the Simple Puffy Cloud Frames die set from Lawn Fawn.

For the sentiment I combined stamps from two different sets. The top part is from Heffy Doodle - Everyday Sentiment Duos and the other part is from Concord & 9th - Perfectly Penned.

I glued the ink blended piece to a Kraft colored card base. The clouds are adhered directly to the background, as well as the rope/branch piece. And for the chickens I used some dimensional adhesive! 

That finishes the the card! Hope you like it!

Until next time,

Easter bunnies digital stamp bundle - Larissa

Hi everyone, I am Larissa from Car-d-elicious and today I am posting a new card on my own blog and also on the blog from Gerda Steiner designs. This time I have made a card with a digital stamp from the Easter bunnies digital stamp bundle from Gerda Steiner designs. Although the image is from a easter bundle I decided to use it on a thank you card, because that is also possible with this image. On the sign that the bunny is holding I have stamped a sentiment from the Sneaky raccoons (clear stamp) from Gerda Steiner designs with black ink. I have coloured the image with my Polychromos pencils and the black glaze pen. I have drawn dots on the cheeks of the bunny with a white gelpen. I have fussy cut the image.

On a kraft card I glued a piece of striped rainbow patterned paper from the Over the rainbow paperpad from My favorite things. With a black fineliner I have doodled lines on the edges of the patterned paper. With the Planner pocket 3 - Tags & toppers from Elizabeth Craft designs Planner essential dies I have diecut a tag from white cardstock. The top part of the tag is cut from purple patterned paper from the Over the rainbow paperpad from My favorite things. I also doodled lines with the black fineliner on the white part of the tag. I have glued the tag on my card. With the Punch die daisies (CR1501) from Marianne design I have cut a couple of tiny flowers from the purple patterned paper and I glued those on the card and the sign from the bunny. I have decorated the flowers with mini white pearls.

STAMP: Easter bunnies digital stamp bundle and Sneaky raccoons (clear stamp) from Gerda Steiner designs
COLORING MEDIUM: Polychromos pencils
PAPER: Kraft and white cs, Over the rainbow paperpad from My favorite things
INK: Versafine clair nocturne
DIES: Planner pocket 4 - Tags & toppers from Elizabeth Craft designs Planner essential dies, Punch die daisies (CR1501) from Marianne design
ACCESSORIES: Black glaze pen, White gelpen, white pearls, Black fineliner, Black thread

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Crossing Guard

Hi there,

it's Tanja here and I created this card using the Gerda Steiner Designs Crossing Guard Digital Image:

  • color the Gerda Steiner Designs Crossing Guard with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers 
  • add highlights with a white gel pen and some sparkle with the Stickles Glitter Glue Crystal
  • add a strip of patterned paper to the left and the right side of the panel before adhering it to a cardbase

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, February 17, 2020

Treats...Only for You

Hi there!  I'm Amy (@card.chick on Instagram) and I'm thrilled to be guest designing for Gerda Steiner Designs.  Talk about fangirling over here from all the cuteness on this blog 😍

One thing I love more than giving out sweet treats is to make the packaging for them.  When I first saw this Only for You stamp set, I immediately saw the possibilities of stretching the usage of one particular image, the one with the kitty peering out from the heart shaped window.

Here's my process in creating this treat box: 
  1. I used Papertrey Ink's gable box die to cut two pieces of red card stock to form the box.
  2. Then I used MFT's Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle to cut a pretty little scallop panel from floral paper (this piece will eventually become the window border).
  3. To create the window, I used Lawn Fawn's Stitched Rectangle to cut out a small window from the treat box as well as from the floral panel. 
  4. I glued the floral window border around the rectangular opening to give it a finished look.
  5. I upcycled a piece of clear plastic packaging to create a "glass window pane" which I secured on the inside of the box with scor tape.
  6. Then I stamped and colored two kitties from the stamp set with copic markers.  I fussy cut the two images.
  7. Once I fully assembled the box, I popped up the two kitties with 3M double sided foam tape on the plastic window pane as well as the sign on top that says, "Only For You."
  8. I filled up the treat box with Hershey's kisses.

Thank you for joining me today!  Hopefully, this post inspired you to do at least one of two things... 1) create a treat box 2) eat some chocolate 😃

See you soon!

Sunday, February 16, 2020

THANK YOU by Noga Shefer

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

To make this card I took a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock and cut a slimline card.

The sky was created by blending tumbled glass and for the hill scattered straw distress oxide inks,I spired some water onto it and soaked it up with paper towel.

I also splattered scattered straw distress oxide ink on the hill.

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

Next I stamped a greeting from the stamp set using black ink.

To finish off, I added some clear sequins for decoration.

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

Thanks for stopping by,