Thursday, February 29, 2024


Hello lovelies, 

I'm finally back and may show something here on the Gerda Steiner Design blog. I am very happy that I can be here again.

For Easter I made an Easter outside the box card with the cute stamp set "Easter Bunnies".  You can also fold this card up and send it by post as normal. 
The single images I cut out by hand. 
But you can make things easier by buying the outline punches.

As always, I colored with Copics.

Thank you for your visit and best wishes from Germany


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Hoppy Easter

Hi Everyone!

I'm excited to have the opportunity to share a card today using the new release "Hoppy Easter".  These two bunnies are adorable and I'm loving the hint of spring in this card (especially since the weather’s all over the place in the midwest at the moment).

I wanted a lighter feel from this card and decided to back the bunnies with some branches.  To create these, I used a stamp from Pink Fresh  called "Artistic Foliage" in a Misti to stamp on watercolor paper.  To color the stamp, I used Tim Holtz watercolor pencils, dipped in water, and colored on small sections of the stamp at a time (so it wouldn't not dry out).  Then I stamped this and repeated until the entire image is completed.

I choice to use several different shades of greens and browns to get a more natural look.  After I was done stamping the whole image, I went over some of the lines with a water brush to blend out the edges a bit.  Once this was dry I used a die to cut these out, then cut the large branch into two pieces.

Originally, I had planned to use Derwent Inktense pencils to color the basket and bunnies, but after seeing how the branches turned out I decided to stick with the Tim Holtz watercolor pencils for everything.  I stamped the basket on watercolor paper and used a water brush directly to the pencil, picking up color, then to the paper.  To keep the color light, I did not use any direct pencil to the paper.

I finished this card by cutting a scalloped edged rectangle from white cardstock for a backing.  Then I cut the basket out with a scalloped circle die (using a rectangle die after this to create a corner).  I laid out the branches to determine where I wanted them to be, then glued them down (letting them sit under a book for a bit).  To finish up, I attached the circle piece with a couple of foam dots to lift it up.

Thank you so much for reading and hopefully you found a little bit of spring in this card.


Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Hoppy Easter 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 new adorable HOPPY EASTER BUNNIES stamp set that is going to be release today!
This set is perfect for your Easter cards.

To make this card I took an A2 panel of Bristol smooth cardstock and cut it with oval die.
For the background, I die cut the scallop frame die out of white cardstock. 
I ink blended a background using Distress Oxide in kitsch flamingr and glued it on plaid cardstock.

Next I colored the sweet images using copic markers: E37, E35, E30, W00,Y18, Y06, RV09, RV06, RV10, R85, R21, BG34 and G00.
I glued it to my panel with foam tape for dimension.

Next I stamped a greeting from this set on vellum paper and heat embossed them using white powder.


For a final touch, I added a white twine.

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

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Egg-stra special chicks!

Hello dear crafty friends!

Easter is coming and today I want to share an egg-stra special see through, color explosion card with you. These cute little chicks from “Peeking Easter Friends” just hatched from their eggs to go on a chocolate easter egg hunt.

The base of this 6’’ x 3 1/2’’ mini slimline card is acetate. I used the Lawn Fawn acetate as it’s thickness of .007" is ideal for a folded card which stands up perfectly. After cutting it into size, I’ve scored a folding line, and folded it over. I’ve covered the acetate with paper for protection and enhanced the crease with a bone folder.

For the stamping with alcohol marker friendly ink, I’ve created a mask to overlay the images. The bigger eggs are from the “Brush Bunny” set.

The coloring is a combination of alcohol markers (Ohuhu) and colored pencils (Caran d’Ache). Of course, you can achieve a very smooth coloring also with colored pencils, but I think it takes way more time and you need to have a lot of practice.

The sentiment was heat embossed with black embossing powder.

Finally, I’ve fuzzy cut the image, traced it on white cardstock and cut out a second piece as backing. For the “inlay” and backing of the card, I’ve cut two 6’’ x 1 1/2’’ strips and sticked them with double-sided tape to the acetate.

Thank you so much for taking your time and reading through this post! I hope you have a lovely and inspired day!

Hope to see you soon!


(If you are interested in other projects I do, please take a look at my INSTAGRAM profile.)


Saturday, February 24, 2024

Have a Super-potamus Day!

 Greetings everyone! It's me again, Jessie Scott (@chevy.scott on IG), Guest Designing for Gerda Steiner Designs!

Today I have another fun collaboration with Pear Blossom Press products to share. I had this crazy idea that this super hippo (one of the several mix and matches you can make with this cute Hippo in Disguise set) could be standing on a wall, overlooking his city ( from Skyline set)

  For this design I used my OLO Markers to color a few Hippos. I always worry I'll mess up :-D but watch for the IG and Facebook posts coming soon to show what I did with these extras!). Which super hero hippo coloring is your favorite?  

Now...... what to do... what to do! haha! I played with a couple layered Skyline options and even had the brick wall stamp from the Skyline set as well.  Once I figured out where my Hippo signal spotlight should go, I used a 1" circle punch and colored some vellum with yellow marker. I used a small "H" die cut to create the signal in the sky.

I ink blended a cloud stencil with white Distress Ink black paper to create a cloudy night scene for the Hippo signal. To get the beam, I masked off a triangle and inked on Mustard Seed Distress Oxide. 

I decided to trim off the back layer of Skyline so there is a tall building in the right to have the spotlight coming from. I colored them all with the same OLO colors. I decided to have the brick wall replaced with a sentiment strip across the bottom of the card.

Here's the finished project!

Did we forget already that this card LIGHTS UP? haha 
If you want more details on other products used and how to make this fun light up, visit my blog today for the companion post!

See you again soon!

Friday, February 23, 2024

Happy Easter 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 Chicks and Bunnies 4x6 Clear Stamp Set  stamp set .

How cute are those critters??

I ink blending spun sugar distress oxide ink for the perfect easter background and colored the images with my Copic markers: YR15, Y15, Y13, Y11, R30, R000, W1 and C00.

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

Friday, February 16, 2024

Hello creative minds, 
Nicole here again from Hamburg/Germany.
I'm here to inspire you creatively once again using the "LOVELY PANDAS".

In a small illustrated instruction I leave you again my combination of the Ohuhu markers.

I ordered these little love letters especially for this stamp set because they are so perfect for a shaker card.

The picture frame punching template is from Whimsy Stamps and is always great for designing a shaker card.

I always set smaller accents with a white gel pen and a gray polychromo for the shading.

I hope the instructions are clear for you and you can implement it for yourself.

If not, you can always contact me on Instagram at Stempelfiziert


                                I wish you a nice creative weekend and hope to see you soon.

                                                        Yours Nicole aka Stempelfiziert

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Stay cool


Hi everyone!

I'm here today to share a card using this cute little penguin from "Penguin with a Heart".  As I've been working on a few Valentine themed cards recently, I've been trying to use alternative color combinations or different sentiments to leave the options open on who to give these to.

I started this card by stamping the penguin on watercolor paper and coloring him in with Derwent Inktense pencils and a water brush (my favorite way to color).  I set him aside to dry, fussy cutting him out once he was dry.

For the background, I inked up and stamped a section of a background stamp from Unity Stamp Company called "Criss Cross Grunge".  Next I used a blending brush and saffron ink to add some color to the background.  I picked the saffron because it is a complementary color for the purple in the heart.  Before attaching to the card, I taped this piece to a black matt to help the colors pop a bit.

The penguin was attached with a couple of foam squares and a few gold gems were glued on next.  When it came to adding a sentiment, I knew I wanted something more non-traditional.  There were several sentiments that would have worked well from the "Pigeons" set, but I finally settled on "Stay Coo!".

Thank you for reading and I hope you found some inspiration to explore your color options!