Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Bug Me Anytime

Hi there,


it's Tanja here and I created this card using the super adorable Gerda Steiner Designs Ladybugs stamp set:

  • stamp three of the Gerda Steiner Designs Ladybugs with Lawn Fawn Jet Black
  • add color with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers and extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
  • for the highlights use a white gel pen
  • stamp the sentiment from the same set with that same black ink
  • ink up the edges with Distress Ink Aged Mahogany and add little dots with a red fineliner
  • add strips of black cardstock and patterned paper to the top and bottom of the panel before adhering it to a cardbase
  • add sequins and Nuvo Glitter Drops White Blizzard for extra sparkle and shine



I hope you got inspired.


Hugs,



Sunday, May 22, 2022

What's Up?

Hi everyone! It’s Jeannie (InsideoutJeans) on the blog today with Gerda Steiner Design’s stamp set named, What's up?. It's such a cute set with four different animals and I love their expressions!


I stamped and colored these images and decided that I just had to stack them on top of each other because it would be super cute and funny. After coloring them, I fussy cut them out or you can use the coordinating dies

To create my background, I used the fence in the Hoppiness stamp set -- and stamped it three times so it could span the width of my A2 card base. I colored the entire background with copic markers as well, adding in some texture for the grass blades. For the sky, I created fuzzy lines and blended it out. It didn't look great while I was coloring them in but it turned out nicely. 


To finish off the card, I stamped the sentiment and I'm so amused how this came together. Hope you enjoy it as well. 



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


Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Pigeon Acetate Bendy Card with *Video*

Hello everyone, it's Karen here again today.   I’ve got a fun new card fold idea for you today, using the adorable “Pigeons” stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs. This is a 5” x 7” card that folds flat, but pops out to create a 3D card when it comes out of the envelope. There’s room on the back of the card to write a message and to decorate if you want. I have to give a shoutout to Sam Calcott of Mixed Up Craft who I first saw make this style of card.  I've got a link in the video description to her video which is well worth seeing.  Here’s a look at my card. 


Back of the card

Bottom view of the card showing dimension
 
I’ve made a video for you to show how this card was made. There are no special dies required, and it’s really not a difficult card to make. But it does have lots of dimension and a little bit of movement of the pigeons. So if you would like to see the video, please CLICK HERE

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

 

Friday, May 13, 2022

Hey friend by Noga Sefer



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  Pigeon Bundle Set.

To make this card I took an A2 panel of Bristol smooth cardstock. 
For the background, I die cut the double stitch window die out of white cardstock. 
Behind it, I ink blended a background using distress oxide in kitsch flamingo with cloud stencil, splashed it with water and clear shimmer spray  and glued it behind the window cover panel with foam tape.

than I created a shaker  and filled it with sequins.

Next I colored the adorable image using copic markers and glued it to my panel.

To finish of  I stamped a greeting from Foxes 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, May 10, 2022

Home is where the Heart is

Hi there,

it's Tanja here and I created this sweet card using the Gerda Steiner Designs Pigeons stamp set:

  • stamp one of the pigeons from the Gerda Steiner Designs Pigeons 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
  • add some shine with clear Wink of Stella
  • create a background on a panel cut from smooth white cardstock with the help of the Lawn Fawn Happy Village set - use the masking technique
  • color the image with Spectrum Noir Triblend markers and Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils as well
  • stamp the sentiment from that same Lawn Fawn set with Versafine Vintage Sepia
  • add strips of kraft cardstock to the left and right side of the panel before adhering it to a cardbase



I hope you got inspired. 


Hugs,


Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Garden Critters Thank You Card

Hello and welcome back, it's Karen here today.  I’ve got a thank you card to share today that combines the Garden Critters and Happy Bee-day stamp sets.



I used Copic markers to colour in all the poppies and the caterpillar, and then fussy cut them out.  The extra leaves are from the HoneyBee Stamps "Lovely Layers Coneflower" die set and I cut them from green cardstock and added some Distress Oxide Rustic Wilderness and Mowed Lawn to them.  The white circular die is from PinkFresh Studio and is the "Stitched Scallop Circle" die set, and I chose to use both the inside and outside die cuts.  I stacked about four of these die cuts together to create some dimension. The sentiment is from the Garden Critters stamp set and I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder (please try not to notice that I didn't cut it quite straight! It drives me crazy 😬).

For the background, I used some Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud ink in Lemon Meringue, Baked Peach and Lush Pink and just ink blended them over the card front. Then I sprinkled on some Pixie Sparkles in Pumpkin Patch and misted with water.  There's a lot of sparkle in real life from these, but it doesn't show up in the picture. 

Finally, to put it all together, I glued down the leaves where I wanted them to go, but left the upper edges free to be curled up slightly.  Then I glued the white circle die cuts down in place, before adding in the poppies.  I mounted the caterpillar on foam tape and positioned him at the bottom of the circle.  I also mounted the sentiment on foam tape and adhered it below the image.

Thank you for stopping by, and I do hope you're having a happy, creative day!

 

What's up?

Hi there,

it's Tanja here and I created this fun card using the Gerda Steiner Designs What's up stamp set:

  • stamp the cat and the mouse from the Gerda Steiner Designs What's up 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
  • stamp the sentiment from the same set into a speech bubble with Versafine Clair Morning Mist and heat-emboss it with clear embossing powder
  • use an embossing folder and Distress Ink Hickory Smoke to create a brick backdrop
  • use a strip of grey cardstock as ground
  • create a subtle background using stamps from the Lawn Fawn Critter Chatter: Pets set and second generation stamping with Versafine Clair Nocturne


Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,


Friday, April 29, 2022

What's up 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  What's up? 4x6 Clear Stamp Set and What's up - Die Set.

To make this card I took an A2 panel of plaid cardstock and die cut a white frame and glued on it.

Next I colored the sweet image using copic markers and glued it inside this cute envelope.

to finish off I stamped a greeting from  using black ink.


                     

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

Thanks for stopping by,



Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Sending You Showers of Love

Hi there,

it's Tanja here and I created this sweet Shaker Card using the Gerda Steiner Designs Cheerful Hedgehog stamp set:

  • stamp one of the hedgehogs from the Gerda Steiner Designs Cheerful Hedgehog 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
  • stamp the sentiment from the same set with Versafine Onyx Black
  • create a shaker element using a heart die, acetate and double-sided foam adhesive
  • fill the shaker elements with confetti and clay hearts
  • create a background for the shaker element with Distress Ink Stormy Sky and the My Favorite Things Micro Cloud Edges stencil 
  • add strips of red cardstock to the left and right side of the panel before adhering it to a cardbase



I hope you got inspired.


Hugs,



Sunday, April 24, 2022

Scene Card -- Featuring Pigeons!

Hi everyone! It’s Jeannie (InsideoutJeans) on the blog today with Gerda Steiner Design’s stamp set named, Pigeons and A Toast to You. Yes -- the last card was also featuring these birdies but I couldn't help myself. I live in San Francisco and they are not my favorite at all BUT Gerda's fun illustration of them just sucked me in.


I did what I do best with her images and that's to create a scene card. You definitely can find them anywhere but I thought it would be fun to stick them in an alley hunting for food, especially since both Pigeons and A Toast to You stamp sets have a bird with toast. I did think it'd be funny to have the one with a cocked head peeking in to check out what they are doing. 



As always, it's a super fun scene but take a closer look at how I create the scene, I just used a few lines to set up the alley and used a stencil for the alley way. 

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


Totally crushing it....!!

 Hey friends...

I have a card to share today using a bunch of cute tiny little mice from The Nutcracker set by Gerda Steiner designs!!

I wanted to use this stamp set to create a card that wasn't for Christmas so I coloured up their little dresses in pink and put them in a dancing scene....


To create this card I started with a white cardstock base and masked off a portion at the bottom where I then blended on some Hickory Smoke distress oxide ink to make a floor...

Using a star stencil and Spun sugar distress oxide ink I added in pretty pink stars to the background!!


I stamped out one of each of the mice included in the nutcracker set and coloured them up with alcohol markers before fussy cutting them all out and adding them to the card with foam tape!!

The card was completed with a sentiment and a touch of pretty sequins...


I hope you all enjoy this dancing card, I think my daughter is going to be a fan of this one!!
Happy crafting, hugs Ashlee. 

Friday, April 22, 2022

A toast to you - with toast ;-)

Hello, my dears,

Today it's my turn - Alma - and I want to raise a toast to you!

I fell in love when I saw the funny pigeon from the A toast to you - 3x4 Clear Stamp Set.

 



And yes... the pigeon should get a lot more toast! So I decided to draw a bread in the background with my Copics.

It's not so hard! Today I'll show you how to do it.



1.) Draw a very, very rough sketch with a pencil, you can then paint over it with the Copics. It is only used for "rough" arrangement. Of course you can also draw more precisely.




 

2.) Find a lighter and darker Copics color combination. The most important thing is that you work with shading. I opted for a darker Copic combo for the outer edge of the bread. I chose the following color combinations: E18 - E17 - E15 - E13 - E11

The following tones have been selected for the inside of the bread: E57 - E55 - E53 - E51 - E50

The shades harmonize very well together, as you can see.






 

3.) When you have finished coloring the bread, you can sketch a plate around it with a pencil. I colored it in the colors W5 - W3 - W2 - W1 - W0 - W00

 





4.) At the end you can set small highlights with dots of the same color tones and a white gel pen. This gives the bread more liveliness and structure.

 

5.) Now all you have to do is stamp and color the motif. I colored the plumage of the pigeon with B99 - B95 - B93 - B32 - B000 - B0000.

 


6.) At the end I stamped the text with the stamping tool. Complete!

 

Can't wait to see your "toasts"!