Sunday, May 28, 2017

Summer shaker card

Hello everyone

Alexandra here today from Made by Alexandra sharing a card that I made using Pool Piggies stamp set


For this card I started by creating the background. Since I haven't done the ''smooshing'' technique in a while a took a piece of acetate and Stabilo markers and the added a bit of water to make the color move. I repeated the process until I got the color I wanted .


Next I stamped the cute piggy and colored it using Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers ,and then put together the shaker card.
Also the sentiment is stamped on the inside of the card on the watercolor paper.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a lovely day


Saturday, May 27, 2017

Guest Designer Kimberly- Floating Down the River

Hi Everyone!
Kimberly from Kimberly's Crafty Spot as a Guest Designer.
I made another summer inspired card using the Pool Piggies 4x6 clear stamp set.


For the card, I started by water coloring a piece of water color cardstock with several blue distress inks then added some water droplets, finally I sprayed it with some shimmer mist to sparkle. This will be the water part of the river for the pig to float on.
Then, I took some kraft card stock and die cut it with some wavy border dies to look like the beach or shore, depending on where the river is, I added some dots with copic markers to look like sand. I also double stamped the sentiment in two colors of ink, with a misti stamp tool, in tan and brown.
Next, I stamped and colored the pig, then I stamped the round float and ball on some patterned paper and paper pieced the float.


I added some glossy accents to the ball, pig to look like water droplets and to the fish for bubbles.
Then I added some stickers to the card for some accents. The pig looks like he is having fun and so relaxed!!
Thanks again to Gerda and Macy for letting me be a guest designer.
I hope to have inspired you !
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Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day!




Thursday, May 25, 2017

Guest Designer: Safari Race card: how many animals fit in a land cruiser?

Hello everyone! I'm Sandy Allnock - and I'm excited to pop over for a guest post here. I'm a coloring fanatic....and as you know, the Gerda Steiner stamp sets are MADE for coloring!

I've had my eye on the Go Wild stamp set for a bit....I wanted to create a "race" card...and see just how many wild animals I could fit into the land cruisers on just one card. I added the Party Animals just for kicks - to make it truly nutty! The little person is just a spectator...and I really hope he stays out of the way when the race comes by!

In the video I show you a quick walk-through of how I layered the images. In general, when masking - start with the image in the front and work your way backwards from there. To create room for the dust, wipe off stamps to remove some ink before stamping.

 Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.
Wasn't that just a blast!? The kittywompus cars filled with animals and happy color were just so enjoyable to color.

Hope you enjoyed this little project and might try something like it yourself sometime...and be sure to pop over and subscribe to my blog or YouTube, too, I've got more Gerda Steiner stamps in the queue coming up soon! Sandy

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