Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Hello Kitten

Hi there,

it's Tanja here again and today, I would like to show you this sweet little Cat Card:

  • color the kitten from the Gerda Steiner Designs Kitten in Flowerpot image which is available as part of the Gerda Steiner Designs Spring Digital Stamp Bundle with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Distress Markers and a damp watercolor brush
  • use one of the My Favorite Things Polaroids dies to create two little frames from patterned paper from the Pebbles Front Porch 6x6 paper pad
  • add the sentiment cut with the help of a die from the Lawn Fawn Magic Color Slider set from kraft cardstock
  • in order to add more interest to the white cardbase, adhere two strips of patterned paper cut into a wave shape using the My Favorite Things Stitched Snow Drifts die set onto the left side of the cardbase

Hope to see you again soon.

Yours,


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Guest designer - Pool piggies by Larissa Walgemoed (Part 3)

Hello everyone, it is Larissa with a another post on the Gerda Steiner designs blog. So happy to be back again today! Today I am showing you my thirth card that I made with the cute Pool piggies!



Today's card is my favorite from the set of cards that I made with the Pool piggies from Gerda Steiner designs. It was a lot of work, but I love the end result. I made a nice summer scene with the help of the pool piggies and a cut file from the Silhouette store. I really had fun making this card!
I started with stamping the female piggies and the beachball from the stamp set Pool piggies from Gerda Steiner designs and then I coloured all images with my Polychromos pencils, the black glaze pen and the Clear Spectrum noir sparkle pen and then I fussy cut the images. With a white gelpen I have drawn little dots on the bikini and the swimming suit. I have cut a large square from white cardstock with the Crea-nest-lies XXL 50 from Crealies. I made a background on it with distress inks. On the bottom of the sqaure I used Peeled paint and for the sky I used Tumbled glass and Broken china.



Then I used the silhouette and the cutting file Miss Kate bear in pool from Miss Kate cuttables to cut a swimming pool, a sun, 2 palm trees, a couple of clouds and water droplets for my scene. I have coloured all these parts with distress ink. For the swimming pool I used the colours Picked raspberry and festive berries. The sun is coloured with Mustard seed, Wild honey and Spiced marmelade. The water parts are coloured with Salty ocean ink. I have coloured the palm trees with Vintage photo, Ground espresso and Peeled paint. On the clouds I used a little bit of Tumbled glass ink. I adhered all these parts together with the piggies on the sqaure. Some pieces are adhered directly on the sqaure and for other parts I used foamtape and that way I have gotte a nice little summer scene. I adhered the sqaure with foamtape on a white card. I applied glossy accents on the sun and the sunglasses. Once I know who is going to get this card, I will stamp my sentiment on the inside of the card. Next week I will be posting card 4 from this collection.


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STAMP: Pool piggies from Gerda Steiner designs
SILHOUETTE CUTTING FILE: Miss Kate bear in pool from Miss Kate cuttables
COLORING MEDIUM: Polychromos pencils, Distress inks
PAPER: White cs
INK: Mustard seed, Wild honey, Spiced marmelade, Peeled paint, Salty ocean, Mermaid lagoon, Vintage photo, Ground espresso, Picked raspeberry, Festive berries, Tumbled glass, Broken china distress inks. 
DIES: Crea-nest-lies XXL 50 from Crealies
ACCESSORIES:Black glaze pen, Clear Spectrum noir sparkle pen, Glossy accents, white gelpen. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Hippo & Friends - Jeannie Lieu (InsideoutJeans)

Hello all! I'm back with a compilation of some of my favorite stamp sets (Moody Unicorn, Hippo with Butterly, Hoppiness). The best thing about GSD stamps is that they work well together and you can easily mix and match.


Since the main card is focused on the different animals, I wanted to use a background that was colorful and fun. I've been really enjoying playing with distress oxide inks lately. Even though I don't have many of them, I love how I was able to use three of them (Worn Lipstick, Broken China, Fossilized Amber) to create six different colors, essentially the rainbow! I sprinkled a bit of water and picked it up with a paper towel. And if that wasn't enough, I wanted to add a little pizzazz so I used the gold color from the Finetec watercolor palette and sprinkled it over the background. It's a bit hard to pick up in the pictures but you can see how subtly pretty it makes the background. I'm in love! 



I really loved how this card turned out and I hope you all enjoyed it too. Have a great day!!! 




Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Strawberry Mouse

Hi there,

it's Tanja here and I would like to show you how to create this quick and easy greeting card:

  • color the Gerda Steiner Designs Strawberry Mouse with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Distress Markers and a damp watercolor Brush
  • use one of the Avery Elle Wonky Stitches dies to cut put a stitched panel from watercolor paper
  • create a quick watercolor background using Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors
  • stamp the sentiment from the Paper Smooches Sugar Rush set with Versafine (Onyx Black)
  • use kraft cardstock as a base

Thanks for stopping by.

Yours,


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Shaking Hippo - Jeannie Lieu (InsideoutJeans)

Hello everyone! I'm back again with another card featuring the new Hippo with Butterfly stamp. This time the Hippo isn't hiding behind a fence. I wanted to mimic Gerda's logo that you see on your stamp sets.

The butterfly that comes along with the set is super cute and perfect for being part of a shaker card. It was a little tough to fussy cut but it was totally worth it. I used a heart die to cut the opening of the shaker and filled it with sequins and the butterflies. It is a simple card, but I think it turned our really cute. The hippo is SO lovable! I just can't wait to see what everyone does with this set.

Until next time!

- Jeannie


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Guest designer - Pool piggies by Larissa Walgemoed (Part 2)

Hi everyone, it is Larissa with a another post on the Gerda Steiner designs blog. So happy to be back again today! Today I am showing you another card that I made with the cute Pool piggies!



My card from today is a pretty easy one, but because of all the colouring I had to do, it took a while to finish. On a piece of white cardstock I stamped a couple of sunbathing piggies from tehe stamp set Pool piggies from Gerda Steiner designs and then I masked the piggies and stamped the bath towels. I have coloured all images with my Polychromos pencils. I have used many bright happy colours to give the card a nice siummer feeling. I have die-cut the cardstock with the Crea-nest-lies XXL 52 from Crealies and then I adhered the rectangle with foamtape on a kraft card. On a piece of black cardstock I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and then I embossed it with white embossingpowder. I have cut the sentiment into a banner shape and then I added faux stitching with a white gelpen.



A little close-up detail....


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STAMP: Pool piggies from Gerda Steiner designs
COLORING MEDIUM: Polychromos pencils
PAPER: White and black cs, Kraft card
INK: Versamark ink, Versafine onyx black
DIES: Crea-nest-lies XXL 52 from Crealies
ACCESSORIES: White embossingpowder, white gelpen.Guest designer - Pool piggies by Larissa Walgemoed (Part 1)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Hello!!! Hippo - Jeannie Lieu (InsideoutJeans)

Hi everyone! I'm soooo excited to be back on the blog to share my card. I'm even more excited because I'm featuring the new Hippo stamp! It's the hippo on all the GSD packaging.... super cute!


For this card, I created a pull up card with the Hippo peeking over from the fence (from GSD's Hoppiness set) to say hello. 

The card starts out with just a set of eyes peeking over the fence and it's a surprise for the recipient, who won't know who to expect. It also reminds me of Wilson from the show Home Improvement, who is the neighbor who gives out advice, but you never get to see his face. 


It's a cute surprise for anyone so I hope you all enjoyed my card. Can't wait to see what everyone makes with this new stamp! 

Have a wonderful day. 


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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Holiday Turtle

Hi there,

it's Tanja here and I created this Holiday Tag using the super cute Gerda Steiner Designs Hello Friend Turtle image:

  • color the Gerda Steiner Designs Hello Friend Turtle with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Distress Markers and a damp watercolor brush
  • use the My Favorite Things Tag Builder Blueprints 6 die set to cut out a shaker tag - you need a base, a foam layer, a frame and an acetate piece ... the patterned paper is from the Doodlebug Design Fun in the Sun 6x6 paper pad
  • add some Doodlebug Design Sequins before closing the shaker element with double-sided adhesive
  • stamp the sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Stamps Many Mini Messages with Versafine (Onyx Black) onto a sentiment strip cut with a die from the My Favorite Things Tag Builder Blueprints 5 set and add a little heart from the Gerda Steiner Designs Happy Hoppy stamp set
  • as a last step thread three strings of twine through the hole of the tag

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Guest designer - Pool piggies by Larissa Walgemoed (Part 1)


Hi everyone, it is Larissa with a new post on the Gerda Steiner designs blog. So happy to be here today! Today I am showing you a card that I made with the cute Pool piggies! Aren't these piggies very cute?


My card is a spinnercard. I stamped the air matress and the reading piggy from the set
Pool piggies from Gerda Steiner designs twice and then I coloured all 4 images with my Polychromos pencils. The air matress had almost the same shape on both sides, so I could stick the images together on both back sides of the image. I adhered some fishing thread between the both images. I have adhered a piggy on each side of the matress images. On a aheet of white cardstock I stamped a stripey background with the Pinstripe from My favorite things with real red ink from Stampin up. I die-cut a hole and a square from the striped paper with the Crea-nestlies XXL 33 & 34 from Crealies. I used the circle dies again to cut a circle frame from red cardstock and to cut a aperture in the front panel of a red card. I adhered the fishing thread above and below the aperture and then I adhered the striped paper and the circle frame then on the front of the card. Now you can spin the image and if you let the image go, it will spin really hard.

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Now you can turn the image a couple of times and when you let the image ago, it will spin really hard.



Inside the card I adhered a square shape of watercolor paper. I made a wavy background on it with Derwent inktense blocks. I stamped a couple of fish from the stampset Lucky duck from Gerda Steiner designs and coloured those with my Polychromos pencils. I adhered them on the background, so it just looks like the piggy is floating in a sea. ;)




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STAMP: Pool piggies and Lucky duck from Gerda Steiner designs, Pinstripe from My favorite things
COLORING MEDIUM: Polychromos pencils, Derwent inktense blocks
PAPER: White and red cs, watercolour paper
INK: Versafine onyx black, Real red ink from Stampin up
DIES: Crea-nestlies XXL 33 & 34 from Crealies
ACCESSORIES: Black glaze pen, Fishing thread




Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Go Wild! Shaker Card by Erika Scrappika

Hi everyone, 

it's Erika [from http://www.scrappika.com/] here! I'm so happy to be guest designer for Gerda Steiner today.
For this blog post I created a shaker card using the super fun “Go Wild!” stamp set and the coordinated dies.



I’m totally addicted to shaker cards so, I decided to stamp two giraffes and put them in my shaker element!
First of all I colored using Tombow dual brush and then I cut the giraffes using the “Go Wild” die.

To see how I created the card, watch process in the video below and you will find all the details!




hope you enjoyed! Thanks for stopping by!


Erika “Scrappika”

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Happy Birthday Kitten

Hi there,

it's Tanja here and this week I would like to show you this sweet little Cat Project using an image from Gerda Steiner Designs:


Leave a little sparkle wherever you go.

Yours,