Thursday, January 13, 2022

You've got happy mail 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 the brandnew adorable  Owl my Love 3x4 Clear Stamp Set This set is must have!!

To make this card I die cut a scallop frame die out of Bristol smooth cardstock. 
I ink blended the background  using savaged patina distress oxide ink  and splashed it with water.

Next I colored the sweet image using copic markers and  glued it to my panel with foam tape for dimension.
Next I stamped a greeting from this stamp set using black ink.

For a final touch, I added a tiny heart.

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

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Monster Love Valentines Day Card

Hello and welcome, it’s Karen here today. I’m sure you already know that there’s a fun, new release in the Gerda Steiner Designs shop.  I just couldn’t decide which new stamp set to play with for this post, but in the end, I decided that since it was coming up to Valentines Day, I would go with the “Be Mine Monster” stamp set.   Who could say no to this cute little guy? 

I used copic markers to colour him in (listed below). I then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in black, onto the heart. I added some Glossy Accents onto his teeth and eyes, and then fussy cut him out. 

For the background, I used the “Conversation Hearts” embossing folder from Taylored Expressions to emboss the card front. Using a small circular brush, I added in some Distress Oxide ink to the hearts in Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac, and Squeezed Lemonade.  Finally, I popped the monster up on foam tape and placed him on the card front in the lower right corner. Just a super quick and easy card to make. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you’re having a great day! 

Copic markers used:

BV02, 04, 13, 23

RV17, 06, 04, 02

V15, B02

Heart - RV29, 25, 23

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Valentine Penguins - Ink Blending Sky

Hi everyone! It’s Jeannie (InsideoutJeans) on the blog today with Gerda Steiner Design’s stamp set named, Valentine Penguins. Yes, it's January but I didn't intend to make a valentine's card at all. I actually don't like the commercial aspect behind the holiday and firmly believe that you should always show people you care about them year round.

For this card, I'm using some atelier inks to do ink blending. They blend so smoothly and I wanted a non-traditional colored sky (mainly because one of my goals for the year is to go outside my comfort zone). I used Bee Sting Yellow, Sweet Petunia Pink and Peacock Blue with a splatter of water and Perfect Pearls all over. Also, I wanted to add an element of the sky, so I used the clouds border die, cutting pieces of white cardstock and vellum to give it a bit of interest.

I colored up the two penguins with copic markers and fussy cut them out. I tend to really like the no white outline look but you definitely can use the dies or cut with an outline too. They are pretty simple images to cut (one of the reasons why I love to mask and fussy cut with Gerda Steiner sets).

The card came together really nicely and I am so happy with how it turned out since, it's not specifically a valentine's day card but a card to tell someone they are loved.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you get inspired to create. Come back again soon for more inspiration and ideas! Happy Crafting!