Tuesday, September 20, 2022

You're one in a Melon

Hi there,

it's Tanja here and I created this sweet summer card using the bear from the Gerda Steiner Designs Melon Friends stamp set - Gerda's bears are just the cutest ...

  • stamp the bear and some melon slices from the Gerda Steiner Designs Melon Friends set with Lawn Fawn Jet Black - use the Masking Technique
  • color the images with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers, add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and highlights with a white gel pen
  • use a black gel pen to accent the melon seeds
  • stamp the sentiment from the same set with Versafine Onyx Black
  • add strips of pink cardstock and of patterned paper to the left and right side of the panel before adhering it to a cardbase


Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,


Friday, September 16, 2022

Trick or treat 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 tag featuring the adorable Where is the Candy? 4x6 Clear Stamp Set .
How cute is this dog?

To make this tag I die cut a tag out of Bristol smooth cardstock. 
I ink blended the background using spun sugar distress oxide ink with spider web stencil.

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

Than I stamped a greeting from this set using black ink.

For a final touch, I added a tiny spider from Ghosts 4x6 Clear Stamp Set.
I hope you enjoy the tag I created and feel inspired to create!

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Scary Birthday Card

Hello crafty friends, it's Karen here today and I've got a fun birthday card today for someone with an October or fall birthday. It's an interactive card as the ghosts are all on swing mechanisms and move when the card is shaken.


I've used the "Ghosts" stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs for this one.  My card is 5 1/2 " x 5 1/2" square, so slightly bigger than normal.  I started by creating the background.  I used Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Sparkles Powder in Wild Plum, Pumpkin Patch and Cut Grass.  These are those fun shimmer powders that you sprinkle on, mist with water and wait to see what happens.  It's a lot like alcohol inks - no two pieces turn out the same.  Once I had the colour that I wanted, I set it aside to dry.

I used some Copic markers in BV23, CO and C1 to colour in the ghosts, and then fussy cut them out.  The cemetary is from a "Graveyard" die set from Creative Expressions and I cut it from black cardstock.  I also cut a few clouds from white cardstock as they were needed to hide the swing mechanisms.  Once the background was dry, I glued the cemetary in place, and white heat embossed the sentiment which is from the Ghost stamp set. 

The swing mechanisms are easy to make and no special dies are required.  I used a piece of packaging acetate from a die set.  Using a regular paper punch, I punched a hole near the top left corner of the acetate.  I then cut a strip of the acetate just slightly wider than the hole, and just rounded the outside top edges around the hole.  The picture may help explain this better.

  

I then doubled up some foam tape, and used the same hole punch to punch out a piece of the tape. This foam tape fits inside the circle on the acetate, so if it feels too tight, you can use the paper punch to slightly enlarge the hole.  The acetate needs to be able to swing freely.  Next, I decided where I wanted my ghosts to go on the card front, and placed the acetate strips there.  I removed the backing paper from the circle pieces of foam tape, and placed them inside the acetate circles.  Then I used double sided tape to adhere the ghosts where I wanted them to go on the acetate strips, and trimmed the long side of the strips so they didn't stick out from behind the ghost.  If you want your ghosts to have a lot of movement, you can attach a penny to the back of the ghost which gives it more weight (I used regular cellophane tape to attach mine).  To prevent the strips from falling off the card, I attached the clouds over the foam circles and added a little more doubled up foam tape above the swing mechanisms to help support the clouds.  You want to be careful where you put the foam tape as you don't want to impede the acetate from swinging.  That being said, if the ghosts swing too much, you may want to put a little piece of doubled foam tape under the cloud to block some of the movement. Just play around with it until you have them moving the way you want them to.  It's not hard, I promise you, but it is a lot of fun.  
 
Before attaching the card front, I stamped the inside sentiment and added the extra two ghosts.  Finally, I glued the card front to the base and then played with the swinging ghosts.  I hope you'll give this a try as it's a lot of fun!  Thank you so much for stopping by.

 

Friday, September 2, 2022

It's Halloween 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 adorable Bats 4x6 Clear Stamp Set and Bats 4x6 Die Set.

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

I ink blended a background using  black soot, villainous potion  and wilted violet distress oxide inks with cloud stencil, splashed it with water and black paint on it.

Next I colored the cute image using copic markers and glued it to my panel with foam tape for dimension.

Next I stamped a greeting from Gourds 4x6 Clear Stamp Set using black ink.

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

Thanks for stopping by,



Tuesday, August 9, 2022

You Got This!

Hi everyone, it’s Karen here and I've got an encouragement card for you today.  I've used the Happy Fall stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs for this one and it has a very summery feel to it.


The images are all from the Happy Fall stamp set, and I've coloured them with Copic markers before fussy cutting them out.  

I used the "So Many Squares Panel" die from Your Next Stamp for the overlay.  It actually cuts a grid of twelve squares, but I cut a few of them out with scissors to allow my pictures and sentiment to fit. 

I ink blended the background using my now favourite summer colour combination of Distress Oxide Mowed Lawn and Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud ink in Clear Day.  I masked off the outside area of the card before ink blending.

I stamped and clear heat embossed the sentiment so it would fit in one of the openings of the overlay diecut.  Then I attached the kite with the string to the back of the overlay before gluing it into place on the card front.  Finally, I popped the little squirrels up on double sided foam tape before attaching them in place.  I love how happy those squirrels are!

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

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Turtley Great with Alma

Hi, this is Alma and today I want to show you a happy under water scene card with the fantastic Turtley Great 4x6 Clear Stamp Set.. We're having a heatwave here in Germany, so we could use a cooling-down in form of a card.



I decided to go with a rectangular card format and then die-cut the white frame.

Then I whiped the background in the Distress Oxide Colours Ground Espresso, Brushed Corduroy, Chipped Saphire, Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistacchio and and sprinkled them with water. I set white highlights with the gel pen so that the water structure gets even more depth.

 


Then I glued the die cutted under water scene greenery and glued the frame to the cardstock.

Then I coloured the turtles from the Turtley Great 4x6 Clear Stamp Set with Copics.

Now everything is glued together. 

Finished!


Friday, August 5, 2022

You are the beast 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 adorable  Monster Fun 4x6 Clear Stamp Set and Monster Fun 4x6 Die Set.

To make this card I die cut an heart window die out of white cardstock. 
I ink blended the background on Bristol smooth cardstock using salvaged patina distress oxide ink  and splashed it with water and glued it under the white window cover.

Next I colored the sweet images 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 clear sequins.

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

Thanks for stopping by,


Tuesday, August 2, 2022

On the Bookshelf

Hi there,

it's Tanja here and I created another card using the adorable Gerda Steiner Designs On the Bookshelf stamp set:

  • stamp one of the cute cats, the mouse, the globe and a plant from the Gerda Steiner Designs On the Bookshelf set with Lawn Fawn Jet Black 
  • color the images with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers, add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and highlights with a white gel pen
  • create a background with the help of the Pinkfresh Studio Happy Blooms stamps and stencils and Distress Ink (Milled Lavender, Shaded Lilac, Salvaged Patina, Peacock Feathers, Fossilized Amber)
  • cut a strip of Neenah Desert Storm kraft cardstock as a bookshelf
  • add a strip of colored cardstock and of patterned paper to the left and right side of the panel before adhering it to a cardbase


i hope you got inspired.

Hugs.



Sunday, July 31, 2022

Just wanted to say THANKS!!

 Hey GSD friends...

It's DT Ashlee here today and I have a new card to share using a super cute critter from the Garden critters stamp set (also has co-ordinating dies)


To create this card I started with a white cardstock base. 

I die cut the clouds and square from an old die by Simon says stamp. (I don't think this one is available anymore but it was perfect for a little sky scene for the critter!) I adhered the die cut pieces to the base some using adhesive tape and some with foam tape so that it popped up off the base. 


I added a stamped sentiment also from the Garden critters set. Now it was time to add the little cutie! I Stamped, coloured and fussy cut the caterpillar and added him to the scene before completing it all with a topic of sequins.

I hope you like my latest card. Happy crafting, hugs Ashlee.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Bug me anytime tag!

 Hey friends...

It's DT Ashlee here today and I have a new gift tag to share with you. This one features the fab set ladybugs. (Unfortunately it's out fo stock at the moment but I'm sure it will be back soon).

I love having gift tags on hand ready to add to a gift, they just add that little extra special touch!


To create this tag I started by die cutting out a base using some circle design dies with grey and red cardstocks. I layered those together and then added a heat embossed sentiment using WOW! Opaque bright white embossing powder. 

I coloured up two flying ladybugs and fussy cut them before adhering to the tag base with foam tape....


To complete the tag I added some sequins adhered with micro glue dots, punched a hole and threaded on some twine ready for it to tie onto a gift!!

What do you think? Want to create some tags too?

I'll be back soon with some more GSD inspiration for you...
Happy crafting, hugs Ashlee.


Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Thanks A Melon!

Hello again and welcome back, it’s Karen here today.  Today I've got a summery thank you card which features the Melon Friends from Gerda Steiner Designs.

I started by stamping these two images from the set and and colouring them with Copic markers.  After fussy cutting them out, I mounted them on foam tape.  

I used a patterned paper for the card front that I've had in my stash for a loooong time. The square frame is from Poppy Stamps Double Stitch Square Frames die set, and I die cut it three times and glued these together.  

I did a little ink blending on the center of one of the die cut frames, using Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud ink in Clear Day.  That ink is perfect if you have trouble with getting smooth ink blends.  It may not look like it when you put it on, but as it dries, it smooths out so you don't see any splotchy areas.  

To assemble the card, I glued the white square frame into position, and then glued in the ink blended center. Then I popped the images into place.

For the sentiment, I stamped and clear heat embossed onto white cardstock, the "Thanks a" portion of the sentiment, while masking off the "melon". Then I masked off the "Thanks a" portion and used Distress Oxide inks in Mowed Lawn and Rustic Wilderness to stamp the 'melon' portion before clear heat embossing it also.  Finally, I mounted the sentiment on foam tape and adhered it just below the square frame.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you're having a great day!


Celebrate

Hi there,

it's Tanja here and I created this colorful Birthday Card using the Gerda Steiner Designs Birthday Bear stamp set:

  • stamp the image from the Gerda Steiner Designs Birthday Bear set with Lawn Fawn Jet Black
  • color the image with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers, add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and highlights with a white gel pen
  • create a background with the help of the Clearly Besotted Stamps Splat It stencil and Distress Oxide Ink (Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean)
  • add some glittery water droplets fro more texture
  • cut out the Celebrate from the CUTplorations Skinny Sentiments die set - the background layer from vellum and the letters from white cardstock colored with Distress Ink Picked Raspberry
  • add a strip of holographic paper to the left and right of the panel before adhering it to a cardbase


Have a colorful day.

Hugs,


Friday, July 15, 2022

Happy Summer !!

Hello, my dears,


this is Alma and today we're doing an underwater visit to the cute manatees.

I used the Oh Manatee 4x6 Clear Stamp Set. First I coloured the images with Copics. I especially like giving the manatees a bit of depth with small dots (Copics and white gelpen).


Then I smudged the background with Distress Oxide Inks (Chipped Saphire, Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers, Evergreen Bough and Cracked Pistachio) and sprinkled with water and white gel pen.

Afterwards I put the punched background in front of it and glued everything together.

Finally, I added some sequins as a highlight.

Into the cool water!


Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Grateful for your Kindness

Hi there,

it's Tanja here and I created this fun underwater card using the Gerda Steiner Designs Deeply and A Whale of a Time stamp sets:

  • stamp the submarine, the bear, the jellyfish and some other fish from the Gerda Steiner Designs Deeply set and the starfish from the Gerda Steiner Designs A Whale of a Time set with Lawn Fawn Jet Black
  • color the images with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers, add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and highlights with a white gel pen
  • create a background with the help of Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon) - use water droplets to add extra texture
  • ink up the edges with Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire
  • cut out a hill-shape from kraft cardstock and add brown and white splatters to it
  • stamp the sentiment from the Gerda Steiner Designs Deeply set with Distress Oxide Ink Chipped Sapphire


I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,



Friday, July 8, 2022

I'm so lucky to have 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.





My tag featuring the adorable Garden Critter - 4x6 Clear Stamp Set and  Garden Critter Dies. How cute is this set??

To make this tag I took a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock and cut a tag die.

The background was created by blending kitscn flamingo distress oxide ink,I spired some water onto it and soaked it up with paper towel.
I also splattered some kitscn flamingo distress oxide ink with water on it.

Than I colored the sweet critter using copic markers and glued it to my panel using  mini action wobbler.

Next I stamped a greeting from Ladybugs - 4x6 Clear Stamp using white powder and heat embossed it.

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

                                  

Thanks for stopping by,