Friday, July 3, 2020

BIRTHDAY BEAR CARD 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 brand new adorable Birthday Bear 4x6 Clear Stamp Set and Birthday Bear Die Set

To make this card I took a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock and cut a slimline card- 8.5X3.5 inches.

The background was created by blending squeezed lemon distress oxide ink,I spired some water onto it and soaked it up with paper towel.

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 versamark ink and heat embossed it with white powder.


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


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

Thanks for stopping by,










Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Sorry to hear you're under the weather - 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 tag with the Under the weather clear stamp set from Gerda Steiner designs. I have stamped the mouse on watercolour paper and then I embossed it with clear embossingpowder. Then I have coloured the image with Distress inks. I have been practising colouring with these inks very much lately and now I have a big pile of coloured images. I really need to make cards with them soon. ;) Then I have fussy cut the image.


I have die-cut a tag from white cardstock with the Stencil SL 277 from Studio light. I have die-cut the top part of the tag from pink paper from the Classic gingham paperpack from Sunny studio and glued it on the tag. With a black fineliner I doodled lines on the tag. On the white part of the tag I have made rain with the Rainy day stencil from Clearly besotted and Peacock feathers Distress ink. I glued the image with foamtape on the tag. I have stamped a sentiment from the Under the weather clear stamp set from Gerda Steiner designs on the tag.


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STAMP: Under the weather clear stamp set from Gerda Steiner designs
COLORING MEDIUM: Distress inks
PAPER: White cs, Classic gingham paperpack from Sunny studio
INK: Versafine clair nocturne, Peacock feathers Distress ink
DIES: Stencil SL 277 from Studio light
ACCESSORIES: Clear embossingpowder, Black glaze pen, Rainy day stencil from Clearly besotted, White ribbon, White embroidery thread, Black fineliner

I am a participant in the Gerda Steiner designs Affiliate Programme. This means that if you click on one of my links and subsequently make a purchase, I will receive a small commission of store credit, at no extra cost to you.

Glittery Birthday Bear

Hello everyone, it’s Karen here today.  I’m back with another card made using the adorable Birthday Bear stamp set.



If you would like to see a high resolution video of how I made this card, please CLICK HERE
or you can see it in lower resolution here:




I copic coloured my images first (the marker colours used are listed below), and applied glossy accents to the banners, birthday hat, and the balloon. I set these aside to dry. 

I cut a background cover die from Sunny Studios called Frilly Frames Retro Petals out of #110 white cardstock (you could use any cover die with openings in it).  I saved the small die cut petals to later fill back in to the openings. I covered the back of my die cut frame with DieCut’N Bond which is a double sided adhesive. You could probably use any strong double sided adhesive such as Stick It for this technique. On the front of my frame, I filled in most of the openings with the saved petals, to make a pleasing pattern. The unfilled areas were mostly in areas where they would be seen behind the Birthday Bear characters. 

I found micro glitter at my dollar store (as well as containers to store it in), but any micro glitter would work. I’m not sure if chunky glitter would stick in this technique. I masked off all the petals but one, and carefully applied a small amount of glitter to my first petal and rubbed it in with my finger, slightly pressing it down. Then I used a bone folder to really press the glitter to the adhesive. I used a Swiffer cloth to wipe up the excess as well as a brush. This is quite a messy technique, so I also keep a sheet of printer paper beneath my work. I continued filling in all the petals, using a different colour for each one. This is such a fun, sparkly background in real life and just perfect for a birthday party theme. If you didn’t want to do the glitter technique, the background openings could be filled with alcohol ink pieces, copic or watercolour pieces or even patterned paper. Lots of possibilities! 

For the sentiment, I die cut a border using a Sunny Studio Heartstrings border die which I thought coordinated well with the petals. I stamped the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the stamp set and clear heat embossed it. I trimmed it down to just cover the bottom of my frame and mounted it on foam adhesive. I applied foam adhesive to the back of my images as well, and then mounted them along the border sentiment. 



On the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Birthday Bear stamp set and added that super sweet bear arm with the balloon. I love that arm! 

This is a really fun birthday card with a very festive, party feel to it and I hope you’ll give it a try! 

Copic Markers used:
BEAR - E79, E59, E57, E35, E53, E51 R00, R20
BUNNY - W1, W2, W3, E40, R00, R20
BANNERS - RV04, BG13, Y17, YG03, Y08
BALLOON - YG67, YG17, YG03


Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Thinking of You-calyptus

Hi there, 

it's Tanja here and today I would like to show you a tag that I created using the Gerda Steiner Designs You're Koalafied stamp set:


  • stamp one of the adorable little koalas from the Gerda Steiner Designs You're Koalafied set with Lawn Fawn River Rock 
  • color the image with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers and add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils 
  • cut out a tag from Yupo and create an Alcohol Ink background with the colors Everglade and Pistachio
  • give the koala a little strip of kraft cardstock to sit on
  • dye a piece of seam binding with Distress Ink (Forest Moss, Peeled Paint) and thread it through the hole of the tag
  • stamp the sentiment from the same set with Archival Ink Black Soot


Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,


Sunday, June 28, 2020

Happy Birthday Bear!

Hi everyone! It’s Jeannie (InsideoutJeans) on the blog today with Gerda Steiner Design’s stamp set named, Birthday Bear. I already created another card using this set in a scene card. I couldn't help but use this stamp set again! It's so adorable!



For this particular card, I decided to use the ever so popular slimline line card to create a three window scene. I used a slimline die to cut out my base from patterned paper. I wanted to use square dies to cut out three different sized windows to be the focal point for each of the three images from Birthday Bear. Against a black base of 3.5 by 8.5, it really lets the critters stand out. 


After coloring all of the images using similar colors reflected in the patterned paper, I added them all over the slimline card and thought it was super fun. 


To finish off the card, I used all the sentiments in this set. I stamped them on black cardstock and heat embossed them using white embossing powder. I felt like there was a of empty space and figured, why not?

I have a video to show my process so I hope you check it out! 

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

Friday, June 26, 2020

I love you....!!

Hey everyone....

It's Ashlee here with you today with a brand new card using the super adorable "Valentine cats"... (Co-ordinating dies also available)

To create this card I first started with a white card base and using a stencil I ink blended using Distress Oxide inks in the colours Mustard seed and Picked raspberry...


I then added on some yellow/white paper twine for a fun feature behind the 
adorable kitty cats...

The two Valentine cats are coloured up using C Copic markers and added to the card base using foam tape for dimension!!


I stamped the sentiment "I love you" using Memento tuxedo black ink underneath the ink blended panel and finished it all off with a touch of Crater Lake CP sequins!!

A sweet card perfect for that special person...

I hope you enjoy this card and I will be back next month with more Gerda inspiration for you all!!

Hugs Ashlee

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Spring bunny friends - It's a good day to be happy - 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 and this time I have made a card for my Memory dex.


I have made a card with the digital stamp Spring bunny friends from Gerda Steiner designs. I have coloured the image with my Polychromos pencils, the black glaze pen and the white gelpen and then I have fussy cut the image. I have die-cut my memory dex card with the Rolodex cutting stencil (retired) from Jilliez from white cardstock and from striped patterned paper from the Dot-stripe rainbow petite prints from Doodlebug. With a white gelpen I doodled a line around the edges of the card. I have stamped a sentiment from the stampset BB Sunflower sweetheart from My favorite things with Versamark ink on the card and then I embossed it with white embossingpowder. I have an old version of the stampset, now the sentiments are done in another font. With the Punch die flowers (CR1323-retired) from Marianne design I have die-cut a couple of flowers from white cardstock and I placed those around the image and the sentiment. I decorated the flowers with Lemon twist enamel accents from Ranger.


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STAMP: Spring bunny friends from Gerda Steiner designs, BB Sunflower sweetheart from My favorite things
COLORING MEDIUM: Polychromos pencils
PAPER: White cs, Dot-stripe rainbow petite prints from Doodlebug
INK: Versamark
DIES: Rolodex cutting stencil (retired) from Jilliez, Punch die flowers (CR1323-retired) from Marianne design
ACCESSORIES: Black glaze pen, white gelpgen, Lemon twist enamel accents from Ranger, white embossingpowder

I am a participant in the Gerda Steiner designs Affiliate Programme. This means that if you click on one of my links and subsequently make a purchase, I will receive a small commission of store credit, at no extra cost to you.

Puppy Mail for You

Hello everyone, it’s Karen here today. I wanted to make a happy mail card using the new “Puppy Mail” stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs.  I love to get happy mail (especially when it’s crafting supplies!), but a fun or loving note from someone is equally as good to receive and this stamp set is perfect for those cards.

Inside the card

I coloured my images with copic markers and added a few extra envelopes. I drew my envelopes but you could easily stamp the mailbox stamp again and use a few from the mail pile already on the stamp.

I then made a stencil from a “Bright Hearts” Memory Box die I had just received - in some happy mail! - and ink blended the hearts in Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick in the center of my card. Then I applied some Moonstone glimmer paste over this and let it all dry. Once it was dry I glued my puppy mail box image over the stencilled area and added a few extra envelopes to fill in the gaps. I stamped the sentiment just below my scene and the card front was done! 

I love it when there’s a little something extra on a card, so on the inside, I added the two puppy images. I stamped the “I woof you” sentiment on some white cardstock, and die cut it with a speech bubble die I had in my stash (I had to do a little partial die cutting to make it fit around the words).  I ran a black marker around the edges to highlight the speech bubble, and then glued it onto the inside of my card. This was a quick and simple card to make, and it’s just so nice to have some stamps in your supplies that can make a great “thinking of you” type of card. I hope you’ll give this card a try! 

Saturday, June 20, 2020

It's a good day for 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 brand new Puppy Mail 4x6 Clear Stamp and Puppy Mail 4x6 Die Set.

This set is perfect for all your happy mails that you are sending!

To make this card I took an A2 panel of Bristol smooth cardstock.
The background was created by blending ice Spun Sugar distress oxide ink with bricks stencil.

I also splattered some Spun Sugar with water on the background.
The floor was created by blending Iced Spruce distress oxide ink.

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

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


To finish off, I added some sequins for decoration.

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

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, June 19, 2020

Life Is Good Ice Cream Card by Karla

Hello friends! Karla back today with a shiny sweet card using the adorable I Scream For Ice Cream digital stamp in the Gerda Steiner Designs Shop! I feel like it's not summer without ice cream and these guys look so adorable - how could you not smile when you see them?!! I coloured them in with Copics after printing off on white cardstock and added a bit of white gel pen highlights to their rosy cheeks.


Some ThermoWeb Shattered Gold Foil decorates the background created with the DecoFoil Duo Gel and a Summer Sunbeams Stencil. I layered a tag and some sentiment stickers along with some puffy shiny stickers and then finished it off with some sparkly Nuvo drops. Hello summer!


Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out all the clear and digi stamps in the Gerda Steiner Designs Shop and have an amazing weekend!!

Big Hugs,
Karla

Whoo is having a birthday?

Hello and welcome!

It's Sandra (Fabella) on the blog today and I played another time with the awesome owls by Gerda Steiner.

For this time I choose a different size of the card:



I used a cutting die scallop frame, but I dont cut it in the whole lenght. I stopped a little bit befor the end and move the cutting die. So I an extend the lenght.

I used some tape to covering the edges of the scallop frame. Then I colored the background with distress oxide and take off the tape. For the next step I colored the little owl two times with copics and fussy cut them and sticked on the back.



Above, between and on the bottom I embossed the quote with versamark ink and white embossing powder.

After all I stick some little stars round the images. And then I stick the whole image first on dark blue cardstock and then on white cardstock.



I really hope, you like this. Have a nice day 

Fabella
visit me on my blog: www.fabella.de

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Coffee chick - Let's do coffee - 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 card with the digital stamp Coffee chick from Gerda Steiner designs. I have coloured the image with my Polychromos pencils and the black glaze pen and then I have fussy cut the image. With the Crea-nest-lies XXL 24 from Crealies I have die-cut a rectangle from Florence watercolour paper smooth from Vaessen creative. I made a background on the watercolour paper with my Kuretake gansai tambi paints. The background is glued on a kraft card. Then I glued the image with foamtape on the card. I have die-cut the sentiment from black cardstock with the Retro alphabet trio (1741) from Elizabeth craft designs and placed it next to the image.


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STAMP: Coffee chick from Gerda Steiner designs
COLORING MEDIUM: Polychromos pencils, Kuretake gansai tambi paint
DIES: Crea-nest-lies XXL 24 from Crealies,  Retro alphabet trio (1741) from Elizabeth craft designs
ACCESSORIES: Black glaze pen

I am a participant in the Gerda Steiner designs Affiliate Programme. This means that if you click on one of my links and subsequently make a purchase, I will receive a small commission of store credit, at no extra cost to you.

Birthday Bear Shaker card

Hello everyone, it’s Karen here today and I’ve got a full size shaker card today made with a new stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs called “Birthday Bear”. This is an easy card to make and it even uses a surprise material!




If you would like to see a video of how I made this card on YouTube,  please CLICK HERE



I coloured in my images with Copic markers and then applied some Glossy Accents to the banner flags, the bear’s hat and the balloon. Once that was dry, I fussy cut out my images.

On an A2 size piece of pink cardstock, I ink blended some Distress Oxide inks around the edges in Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves. Once the ink was dry, I used an anti-static powder over the whole card front. I find that helps the shaker material move better, and I wanted to heat emboss my sentiment on the card front. After deciding where my images would go, I stamped my sentiment and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

Now for that surprise material!  I save the cellophane envelopes that all our stamps and dies come in and use this for full size shaker cards. I cut out a rectangle from a cellophane wrapper that was approximately an inch wider than my card front all around. I centered this wrapper on my card front and then flipped them over. I used my tape runner to run a piece of tape along the bottom edge of my card front and then folded the wrapper up onto the tape and pressed it down. I repeated this with the 2 sides as well and trimmed down the excess wrapper in the corners. Now you have a pouch that is open at the top and can be filled.

The images on the front of the card can either be glued inside the pouch (in which case, adhere them before assembling the pouch), or they can be glued to the front of the pouch. I chose to glue mine to the front on the cellophane wrapper. I find it easier to do this before I fill the pouch because everything is flat at that point. Once they were glued down, I filled my pouch with shaker bits. Then, the top was adhered on the back with tape runner again and the corners trimmed. I don’t pull the last wrapper edge quite as tightly as the other edges, as this allows a bit of room for the shaker bits to move around freely.



I adhered the shaker pouch to my card base with my tape runner and then stamped my inside sentiment. I finally added the adorable bear arm with the balloon to the inside along the edge of the card, and trimmed off the excess. How much fun is that bear arm?!

This is a very quick and simple card, but it is so much fun to shake up and see all the inside bits move around. I hope you’ll give it a try!