Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Under my Umbrella

Hi there,

it's Tanja here and you should really check out the adorable Gerda Steiner Designs Umbrella Mouse Digital Stamp:

  • color the Gerda Steiner Designs Umbrella Mouse with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and a damp watercolor brush
  • add highlights with a white gel pen
  • create a background on a stitched panel of watercolor paper using Distress Oxide Ink (Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky)
  • stamp some raindrops from the Create a Smile Your View set with Distress Oxide Ink Chipped Sapphire
  • mount the watercolor panel onto a piece of patterned paper from the Prima Marketing All about me 6x6 paper pad before adhering it to a grey cardbase
  • stamp the sentiment from the My Favorite Things Rain or Shine set with Distress Embossing Ink onto a strip of grey cardstock and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder

Have a sunny day.


On the Table | Pull Up Card

Hi everyone! It’s Jeannie (InsideoutJeans) here today with a card I made along with a video showing the process for creating this card. Today, I’m featuring Gerda Steiner Designs, On The Table along with the Hoppiness stamp set. 

I created a scene card a couple weeks ago featuring the kitty and the puppy peering over a table at some cookies. While creating that card, I thought about the fence in the Hoppiness set. It's one of my favorite accessory pieces in a stamp set since it is super versatile. It's no different for this card as I used it for the dog to peer into a backyard during a cupcake party. 

The best part of this card is that the two sets work so well together. The only added piece was that I had to draw in the table for the cupcakes to sit but the scene creates itself. 

My original idea behind this card was that the dog would pop up peering over the fence and to create this I needed to mask off the dog so that I have just his two paws over the fence as well as stamping out the dog and drawing in the rest of his face without the paws. 

If you are curious about how I created it, I'm including the video link. You'll see that I encounter some issues creating the slider channel for the pull up card but I was able to figure it out. With any card, there are some challenges, but you can normally figure a way to fix it. 

When the recipient pulls up the card, the doggie pops up. I also really love that I added the bunny popping out from the ground in the scene as well. It adds a little something extra to it.  

Thanks for stopping by! Come back soon! 

Monday, February 18, 2019


Hi everyone, it's Ashlee here with a new card to share with you...

For this card I used the super cute set "Lovely Pandas"(co-ordinating dies also available). 
I just adore this set, it can be used for many themes of cards!! 

I used a couple of Catherine pooler inks for my background in the colours tutti frutti and bellini. 
I blended them until I was happy with the blend and the spritzed with water for a cool effect. 

The panda is coloured with my fave medium Copics except for the balloon which I coloured with a WOW embossing pen and then heat embossed with sunset boulevard embossing powder. 

The xoxo sentiment is also heat embossed with WOW opaque white powder.

I hope you enjoyed my latest Gerda inspiration. 
Happy crafting, till next time Ashlee. 

Sunday, February 17, 2019

I like you 'beary' much with Kaja

Hi there,
It's Kaja from Kajcyika crafts with you today. Valentine's day has just passed and this doesn't mean we shouldn't tell our loved ones how we feel about them. That's why I made a cute card full of love!

Take a look:
First, I made the background for which I stamped out the 'XOXO' a bunch of times on a scalloped rectangle. I used three colors of pink Distress oxides since I knew I will color in the hearts on the image with the same color shceme.

Then I stamped out the panda holding an envelope and some hearts from the Lovely pandas stamp set and colored the image in using alcohol markers.
I felt like the background is too bold so I added a piece of vellum behind the panda to soften it out.

Then, I stamped out the sentiment that reads 'I like you beary much' in black ink on white cardstock.

I glued everything together with double sided tape and foam tape.

Thank you so much for joining me!

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Have a sweet day by Noga Shefer

Hi crafty friends, Noga here and I am so excited to be guest designing again with Gerda Steiner Designs today.

To make this card I took an A2 panel of Bristol smooth cardstock. The background was created by blended tattered rose distress oxide ink.

Next I glued a pic of plaid paper to the background to create a table.

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

Next I stamped a greeting from the stamp set using tumbled glass distress oxide ink and heat embossed it.

To finish off, I added a few sequins for decoration. 

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

 Thank you for visiting the blog.

Have a great day!


Friday, February 15, 2019

Easter is on its it's way!

Hello, crafty friends! It's me, Rebekah, here to share a card I made using a stamp set from the new collection coming soon to Gerda Steiner Designs! Easter Bunnies is the name of this set and look how adorable these little images are!

To make this card follow these easy steps -

1. On a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of light gray cardstock, randomly stamp the Easter egg using a similar color ink. 
2. Use a rectangular die and a circle die to create the top panel. Glue to gray cardstock. 
3. On the die cut circle, ink blend green on the bottom for grass and light blue on the top for sky. Add a few wispy pieces of grass with a Copic marker.
4. Stamp images and color. Fussy cut and then arrange your scene. Adhere to die cut circle. Add a strip of die cut grass. 

5. Stamp sentiment in Versamark ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder. Add to bottom of circle and adhere to the card base. 
6. Add a little sparkle here and there with a glitter pen.

Super easy, super fun and super cute! Look for this stamp set soon in the 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

[VIDEO] Birthday Window Card with Laura

Window Birthday Card feat Gerda Steiner Designs On the Table

Hi everyone! It's Laura here, and today I am back with a window birthday card I created with the Gerda Steiner Designs On the Table stamp set. At the end of this post you can also find a video tutorial showing how you can make it too!

As a first step I stamped my images with Scrapbook.com Premium Hybrid Ink on Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock. I then colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and fussy cut them with my scissors. Coordinating dies are also available, if you are interested. 

Window Birthday Card feat Gerda Steiner Designs On the Table

For my card base I die cut some more Bristol Smooth Cardstock by Strathmore using the an A2 stitched rectangle die. I then die cut an opening in the panel, which will be the window where the critters will peek through. I blended Distress Ink in Pumice Stone through the a stencil to create a brick wall effect.

Window Birthday Card feat Gerda Steiner Designs On the Table

I die cut two grassy borders and blended Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron to add color and dimension to the them.

Window Birthday Card feat Gerda Steiner Designs On the Table

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the On the Table stamp set on the grassy border that was going to be in the foreground, using Scrapbook.com Premium Hybrid Black Ink.
For the window background I blended Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass on a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock. I added some interest to the panel by spritzing it with water from a Distress Sprayer.

Window Birthday Card feat Gerda Steiner Designs On the Table

I glued all the elements on my scene and mounted everything on a top-folding A2 card base. 

If you want to see the cardmaking process in more detail, you can watch the video tutorial below.

And that's it for today! I really hope you guys enjoyed this post and I hope I inspired you to create with the adorable Gerda Steiner Designs On the Table stamp set! Thank you all so much for stopping by and have a great day! 

Mermaid Shaker Card

Howdy all!  Happy Valentine's Day to everyone out there today!  I'm so happy you could join me today here on the blog.

Today I'm going to make a simple shaker card using the digital stamp "Mermaid".  This cute image includes a scene with a seafloor, a little fish, some bubbles and a sweet little mermaid with a starfish in her hand.

So grab a cup of something warm and join me in my craftroom!

Here is a quick peek at our final card with a lovely little mermaid afloat in the sea...

Thanks for joining me today!  I'd love to hear what you think about this card!

~ Allison Cope ~

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

More Than Chocolate

Hi everyone! It’s Jeannie (InsideoutJeans) on the blog today to share a card I created using
the More Than Chocolate stamp set from the shop.

With Valentine's day coming up, this is a perfect set for a simple card.
It is a smaller set but you can create so many different ideas for this card by changing up the background.
When I first got this set, I knew that I wanted to create a chocolate background to mimic the piece the
piggie was already munching on but I'd do it by hand, which turned out to be rather easy.

I just used a ruler for the pieces of chocolate and I mimicked the wrapper in the stamp image just on a larger scale.
The coloring gave it the dimension it needed to look like pieces of chocolate.

For the rest of wrapper, I didn't want to color in red because the wrapper for the pig's candy would get lost.
I chose to use a neutral color so it would stand out. Once I finished the coloring, I trimmed the A2 card panel down
by a quarter of an inch and matted it on a piece of red cardstock.
I stamped the sentiment "I Love You". I loved both sentiments, so I also stamped the stamp in a light grey on the
inside of the card along with the "More Than Chocolate" sentiment in black so it would pop.
I normally don't decorate the interior but when I do, I keep it really simple and leave space for a person to write
a cute note.

I love how this card turned out and I think that even if you weren't using it for Valentine's day, you can use it for
any other occasion as well. This little piggie is adorable so I hope you enjoyed the card.

Thanks for stopping by! Come back soon!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

XOXO Penguin

Hi there,

it's Tanja here and this week I created this sweet little Valentine's Day Card using the Gerda Steiner Designs Penguin with Heart Digital Stamp:

  • color the Gerda Steiner Designs Penguin with Heart with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and a damp watercolor brush
  • add highlights with a white gel pen and sparkle with Nuvo Glitter Drops White Blizzard
  • shade a piece of pink cardstock with Distress Oxide Ink (Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick)
  • apply those same ink colors through the ARTplorations Hearts all over mini stencil for a tone on tone effect
  • add droplets of Pearlized Water for even more sparkle
  • mount the panel onto a piece of patterned paper from the Crate Paper Fourteen 6x6 paper pad before adhering all the layers to a cardbase
  • stamp the sentiment from the Gerda Steiner Designs Lovely Pandas set and add some hearts from the WPlus9 Little Bits set with Aletnew Crisp Ink Razzleberry

Have a lovely day.


Monday, February 11, 2019

Dog with butterfly

 Hi, Margreet here.
I created a card with the sweet new digital stamp Dog with butterfly from Gerda Steiner Designs
I printed the stamp on Perfect Colouring Paper and die cut with a double stitched die.
I then printed the stamp another time on copy paper. I fussy cut this one and attached the dog and butterfly with non permanent glue.
I now coloured the grass with Mowed Lawn distress oxide ink. For the sky I used a cloud stencil from Dutch Doobadoo and Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky distress oxide inks.
When I was ready, I removed the masks of the dog and butterfly. Then I coloured them with copics.
I looked in my stash for matching DP and attached the stamp with foam.
A circled sentiment to finish it off.

Hope you like my card with this lovely dog.
xxx Margreet

We're Two Peas in a Pod - Peas Be Mine

Hello and happy Monday Everyone!!  Tina here from Cards & Coffee Time.  I have a fun project to share with you today using the cutest ever Peas Be Mine stamp set.  I love this stamp and was so excited to create a card with it as it brings back sweet memories... We never said "please" we always said "peas" when our kids were little.  Now our beautiful girls who are about a year and a half apart (they are definitely 2 peas in a pod) are barely teenagers and every so often we will catch them saying "peas" instead of "please", it drives them crazy when we call them on it but for us it just melts our hearts and puts a huge smile on our faces:)

I decided to use my Zig markers to watercolor my two peas in a pod.  Then added a bit of purple to my background with Dusty Concord Distress Oxide ink.  I love purple and green, I think they compliment each other beautifully.  For finishing touches I added a bit of sparkle behind my die cut background.  You can watch the tutorial on how I created this card down below.  I hope this put's a smile on your face:)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a beautiful day!  Hugs, Tina

{heart} u

Hi there! It's Cathy here sharing a super simple card today with this cute little pig from the More Than Chocolate stamp set. With Valentine's Day just a few days away, there's still time to make a quick and easy card or two!

To start, cut a panel for the card front from white cardstock and ink it up using your ink of choice. For this one, I used Distress Inks in Victorian Velvet, Tattered Rose and Spun Sugar.

Stamp the sentiment from this set at the bottom. I stamped mine in Versamark and heat embossed with a dark brown embossing powder.

Die-cut a heart from white cardstock and ink it using your choice of medium. For mine, I airbrushed it with Copics (R85, R83, R81). 

Die-cut the letter u from light pink cardstock or stamp the letter u and fussy cut around it. Consider using a Thicker if you have some of those.

Color this adorable piggy with Copics and fussy cut around him. After adhering him, add a few shadows underneath with neutral gray Copics.

Super easy! Hope you enjoyed and see you again soon!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Birthday Bear

Hi Everyone, Melissa here.

For today's card I have used the 'Birthday Bear' Digital stamp.

The image has been printed onto Copic X-Press It blending card and coloured with Copic Markers.  I have fussy cut around the image leaving a small white border.

For the base card I have cut a piece of patterned paper using a stitched die.  I have layered this onto a piece of pink paper.
Adhere a piece of pink paper towards the bottom of the base card.

Cut a rectangle from white card using a stitched die and adhere this to the middle of the base card.
Stamp sentiment onto rectangle.

Adhere coloured image to base card using foam tape.

I hope you have a great day.

Umbrella Mouse Get Well Card with Karla

Hello! Karla here today, and I'm sure happy to be back today to share this adorable new Umbrella Mouse digi from the Gerda Steiner Designs Shop. She is just too cute, and could easily be used for a happy spring card, a rainy day card, or in conjunction with a rainbow stamp or die, but I decided to create a get well card using an 'under the weather' stamp from my stash. I decided she needed some snazzy designs on her umbrella, jacket and scarf, so I decided to add some pretty paper piecing from a Paige Evans Pink Paislee paper pack, and I thought I'd share just how easy it is to do this!

I start out by printing my images out on white 65 lb cardstock using fast draft printing option. I find this lays down a bit less ink and I don't have any problem with bleeding. Next, I print a second exact copy of the same images, but this time on printer paper. I then use a glue stick to glue on the pattern paper designs, layering them over the parts of the image I'm going to want them to cover. You can see below I covered the umbrella, jacket and scarf.

Next, I run the same page through my printer again to print a third copy. It doesn't matter if the image doesn't line up exactly - you're only going to use the patterned paper, not the copy paper underneath.

Lastly, I colour in my image with Copics and then fussy cut the patterned paper pieces. You can see below the scarf is cut into 3 pieces and I'll glue them all on top of the main cardstock image. (I actually could have just cut it into 2 but I made a little mistake!) Then, I ran a black Tombow marker around the edge of each image so it would disguise the areas I didn't cut perfectly on the lines. You can also see I left part of the scarf on the jacket as I will glue the scarf over top of the jacket. 

I added a bit of shading around each edge of the images once I glued them on. I even used a black Smash pen to draw a puddle and then coloured that in with Copics. I stamped on a few raindrops and added some fun diecuts to the card front.

I grabbed a Tim Holtz Funky Floral die and diecut out some pretty flowers to layer on - because flowers always make everyone feel better!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to head over to the Gerda Steiner Designs shop and see what adorable images start your creative juices flowing. Have a wonderful weekend friends!


Maybe it's 'Starry' eyed for Valentines instead!  And as usual your beautiful creations have me starry eyed Bev!

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Easy Peasy!

Looking for a fast and easy love themed card? Valentine's Day is just a few days away. It's crunch time! This card can be made in minutes and easily mass produced!

Here is how you make it -

1. Stamp and color the Peas Be Mine stamp set then fussy cut.

2. Create a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base. Use temporary adhesive and place fussy cut peas where you would like on the base. 

3. Stamp sentiments. Remove the peas and  use light gray markers to color a light shadow under where your peas will be on your card.

4. Adhere dimensional adhesive to your peas and attach to card. 

5. Use two rectangle dies to create a frame and apply it to the card base. 


Have fun creating with this cute little set!  

None-traditional Valentine's Day card by Noga Shefer

Hi crafty friends, Noga here and I am so excited to be guest designing again with Gerda Steiner Designs today.

My card featuring the adorable Peas be Mine 3x4 Clear Stamp Set

To make this card I took an A2 panel of Bristol smooth cardstock.

The background sky was created with clouds stencil and tumbled glass distress oxide ink.

Than I took another A2 panel of white cardstock and create an heart in the center with heart die, I glued the two panels to each other with a foam tape.

Next I colored the images using copic markers. I glued the images 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 two little hearts for decoration.

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

 Thank you for visiting the blog.

Have a great day!