Saturday, January 20, 2018

Guest DT Spot: A Valentine Penguin Shaker with Jasmine Burgess

 Hello and Happy 2018!  I am so excited to be guest designing here on the Gerda Steiner Designs blog today.  They always have such charming and delightful images with excellent quality products.  I was brimming with ideas for these little guys and couldn't wait to play.
Valentine Penguins is one of those versatile sets that can be romantic, but also lends itself to friendly or encouraging.  My first card was inspired by Empire Penguins with the really colorful feathers on their heads.  I wanted to bring lots of color and excitement to the party and alcohol inks are perfect for that.  As I worked, the ideas coalesced into a shaker card and I love how it turned out.  You can also view the video at my YouTube channel here.

Supplies:
GSD Valentine Penguins (supplied to me)
Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock
MISTI
Ranger Alcohol Ink cardstock
Alcohol Inks:
  • Honeycomb
  • Magenta
  • Purple Twilight
  • Flamingo
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies
Hero Arts Acetate
3M foam tape
Little Things:
Lemon and Tangerine Jewels
Deep Fuschia and Lily White sequin mixes
Cream cardstock
Ranger Archival Jet Black ink
Copic Markers
C6, 8, 9
Y17; YR15

Thanks again to Macy and Gerda for having me and thank you for stopping by.  As always, I'm happy to help if you have any questions and I'd love to know what you think as well.  I hope you have a blessed and joyous 2018.

For Christ's glory and much love,
Jasmine

Friday, January 19, 2018

Oh Manatee! & Zig Coloring - Jeannie Lieu (InsideoutJeans)

Hi all! I'm stopping by today to share a fun card with you. To be honest, I wasn't sure what I wanted create at first. I actually stamped all the little manatees and colored them in, not knowing. Eventually, I thought an underwater scene would be perfect for them and I ran with that idea.

I knew that I wanted the kelp to be a large part of setting the scene and I wanted to incorporate it with the animals. I thought it would make it super cute where if one of the manatees could peek out. This part was a bit difficult as I had to fussy cut it the kelp but in the end, it was totally worth it.
I used watercolor paper since it is thicker and in doing so, I wanted to use my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I actually grabbed all the blues and drew wave-like lines all over the background. Then using a water brush, I just ran it over the lines and blended a little. It literally took me less than a couple of minutes to do this. I think it does give it a very soft ocean look since there are so many different shades of blue.

What do you think? Anyway, I hope you enjoy the card.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Guest Design - Greeting cards by Australe Créations

Hello Everyone !

It's Céline from Australe CréationsI'm so happy to find you today, I hope you're fine!

Today I present you a series of greeting cards made with the Long time no see Penguin 3x4 clear stamp set , I love him he is so cute.


Colored with Copic Markers 



the sentiment in French means Happy New Year


for details : 
Silver border sewn by hand, a little wink of stella on the hat, 
a few drops of nuvo White Blizzard and snowflakes paper.



I hope you like it :)

See you  soon !