Tuesday, October 12, 2021

A boo for you - Larissa


Hi everyone, I am Larissa from Car-d-elicious and today it is my turn again to post something on the blog from Gerda Steiner designs. This time I have made a halloween slimline card with the clear stamp set A Boo for you from Gerda Steiner designs. I have coloured the images with my Polychromos pencils and the black glaze pen and then I have fussy cut the images.

From white cardstock I have cut a large rectangle with a die from the set Slimline Distressed (CR1569) from Marianne design. I made a spooky background on it with Mustard seed, Carved pumpkin, Crackling campfire and Black soot Distress ink. I have added the grass with the Stencil 20 from Gummiapan. I blended the grass on the card with Versafine clair nocturne ink to make it really black. I have drawn the 2 trees on the background and coloured them with a black permanent marker. I have glued the background on a white slimline card. For the little ghosts I used foamtape to add them on the card. I have stamped a sentiment from the clear stamp set A Boo for you from Gerda Steiner designs on white cardstock and then I have fussy cut all the words and glued them on the card. I have decorated the sky with black star rub-ons.

STAMP: A Boo for you from Gerda Steiner designs
COLORING MEDIUM: Polychromos pencils, Distress inks
PAPER: White cs
INK: Versafine clair nocturne ink, Mustard seed, Carved pumpkin, Crackling campfire and Black soot Distress ink
DIES: Slimline Distressed (CR1569) from Marianne design
ACCESSORIES: Black glaze pen, Black star rub ons, Black permanent marker, Stencil 20 from Gummiapan 

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Friday, October 8, 2021

Christmas Card by Noga Shefer

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

My card featuring the brand new Namasleigh 4x6 Clear Stamp Set and Namasleigh Die Set.

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

The sky was created by blending cracked pistachio distress oxide ink,I spired some water onto it and soaked it up with paper towel.

I also glued some snow flakes that I die cut from white glitter cardstck.

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 a white scallop frame.

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

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Squirrels and Gourds Birthday Card

Hello, it’s Karen here again today. I have another interactive card today that uses the Lawn Fawn Swish ‘N Pop pull tab die and I’ve paired it with the new “Gourds” and the “Happy Fall” stamp sets from Gerda Steiner Designs.  The gourds just make me smile and the squirrels are so cute, so I hope you don’t mind me doing a similar card again.  Here’s a look at the card before pulling the pull tab and after pulling it.

I really wanted the squirrel on the log to disappear as if he was scared by the talking gourds and then reappear hanging upside down in the tree, but I just couldn’t figure out how to make that happen.  So instead, the second squirrel appears from the tree. 

I coloured all the images in with copic markers and cut them out. The trunk of the tree is from an Elizabeth Craft die set just called “Tree”. The leaf canopy was made by adding some Pixie Sparkles (in Copper Splash and Red Oxide) from Cosmic Shimmer, to a piece of white cardstock, and lightly spritzing with water to activate the powder. After it was dry, I added a little Distress Oxide ink in Mustard Seed to get a deeper yellow colour. I freestyle cut out the leafy shape. 

The grass was made by ink blending with Distress Oxide inks in Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint and then I die cut it with a grassy border that is in the same Tree die set used for the tree. For the sky background, I used the Cloud Edger stencil from A Colorful Life Designs and some Colour Cloud ink in Clear Day from Cosmic Shimmer. 

My card is actually a 5 x 7” card, so to use the Swish ‘N Pop die, I had to extend the pull tab by doing some partial die cutting on the pull tab. I also modified the assembly in order to make the hanging squirrel appear from the left. Here’s how that looks:

Basically, I’ve reversed which hole the pull tab is attached to, in order to make it swing up from the left. I’ve added double layers of foam tape along the bottom, and wherever else I could to anchor the grassy border without interfering with the mechanism. Once I had the mechanism in place and adjusted to allow the second squirrel to hang down, I attached the grassy border and then the tree and remaining images. 

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on a speech strip and adhered it above the gourds. I also stamped the inside sentiment which is from the Gourds stamp set. And then of course, I had to play with the card and watch the second squirrel come out! 

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you’re having a great day!