Thursday, February 25, 2016

Video: Distressed Mini Card

Hello my friends!! This is Emily Cupely and for today's video I made a little Easter card where I used my Distress Inks to create a distressed and masculine look. For the images I used the adorable stamp set called Brush Bunny. Enjoy the video tutorial below! :)

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Happy Easter

Hi there!
it's Yolanda here, from Scraping Time. I am so happy to show you the card I have made with the sweet new stamps set "Brush bunny".
When I first saw it in Instagram I thought it was amazing but when I reveived it at home I hadn´t words to describe it! It´s a beauty!!!!!!!

I thought it was a good idea to make a "Happy Easter" card since I am sure I will use the love sentiments later a lot! These sentiments are amazing. When you stamp them on the card, you can´t believe it is a stamp since they seem to be printed!! Stunning!

I did some paper piecing since it is one of my favourite techniques! I also did some masking to stamp the three eggs and the grass behind the cute bunny!

I wanted to make a sweet card and I decided to combine the scene with decorated papers. I chose this light pink one for the panel and also for the cloud where I stamped the sentiment. I coloured the bunny with spectrum noir markers.
I put some Wink of Stella Clear on the brush, ear and some parts of the grass to give it some light shine. Sorry, I didn´t catch it in  the picture!

I hope you enjoy the card and see you soon with more projects.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Happy Birthday to yoooouuuu

Hey everyone!
It's Wiebke here and I want to show you a new howly howl birthday card using the super cute Howl Are You stamp set!

I used the Just Sentiments stamp set to create my stamped background. I just colored out the cute pup with Copic Markers and placed him on the banner. Behind him, I glued down a short black string so that there's a bit more distance to the background and the dog doesn't get lost on it.

I hope you like it! :) Have a great day!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Spring card in a box

Hello everyone, Jeanin here with the second card I made as a Guest Designer for Gerda Steiner Designs. There are a lot of tutorials out there on how to create the basic shape of this card, so I won't go into detail here. What's important is that the box includes two flaps in the inside to which you can adhere all your images to.

For my card I stamped the chicken, hen, butterflies, a few flowers and the grass on white cardstock and colored them in with Spectrum Noir markers. After cutting the images out, I adhered the grassy borders directly to the box and the flaps in the inside of the card and the flowers behind the grass using glue dots. To the other images I adhered strips of acetate so they can move around more or less freely. I like to use acetate because you aren't really able to see the strips. For that reason the butterflies look as if they are flying in the box' scene. I placed my images on the different layers of the card and adhered them thoroughly

I also included white panels to the inside of the card. The panels where slightly smaller than the flaps. On the front panel I stamped the sentiment "Hello Spring" in a lime green color which matched perfectly with the patterned paper panels on the outside of the card.

Again, thank you so much for having me. It was so much fun to create these projects with this fun and adorable stamp set!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Quick overview of Gerda Steiner Designs New Releases and a Card

Aloha Guys!  Today I have a Card for you, using Brand New stamp set called Howl are you.  Super cute stamp set <3  I colored them using some colored pencils that are new to me.  I hope you enjoy this card and also check out how I made the Faux wood gain design ;)

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Easter Bunny

Hello there, Michelle here and I am back with my second Guest Design post for Gerda Steiner Designs. Today I am combining the Happy Hoppy and Brush Bunny sets for an Easter card.

I started off by taking die cut tag and stamping the bunny from the Happy Hoppy set on to it. I then masked him off (using mask paper) and stamped the grass. These were then coloured in using Copic Markers. I took a white A2 card base and added a layer of yellow patterned paper to it and then added the bunny tag with foam tape on top. I also added some twine through the top of the tag and some enamel dots for more interest.

For the inside of the card, I took a grass die and cut this from patterned paper twice. These were added to the bottom of a panel of cardstock. I then stamped the Easter egg from the Brush Bunny set twice; once on to yellow paper and then on to pink paper. These were cut out and then popped in to the grass.

To finish off, I stamped the sentiment, also from the Brush Bunny set, using black ink. The panel was then adhered to the inside of the card.
A big thank you goes to Gerda Steiner Designs and the DT for having me Guest Design with them. Thank you so much for visiting today, I hope you have a great day!   

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Happy Birthday Bunny

Hi there,

it's Tanja here for you again and I would like to share this sweet Birhday Shaker Card with you:

Next time I will show you another cute birthday card.

Until then ...


Monday, February 15, 2016

Hello Spring

Hello, Jeanin here and I am super excited to be Guest Designing for Gerda Steiner Designs today. I have a card to share using the adorable Happy Spring Set.

I started off by stamping the little bunny using black waterproof ink on some white cardstock. I also created a mask for the bunny because I wanted to stamp the grass stamp along the bottom of the card behind the bunny. For the background I used a self-made stencil to create some fluffy clouds. I placed the stencil on my cardstock and applied a light blue ink with a blending tool along the edge of the stencil. To give the scene a little bit more detail I also stamped two of the flower stamps along the grass and wanted to let the bunny blow some soap bubbles, which I stamped across the cloudy background. 

I colored in the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and added the sentiment "Hello Spring" in the top center of the card using blue ink. To finish off my card I die cut my panel with a stitched rectangle die and adhered it to a top-folding white notecard. I also applied a bit of Glossy Accents to the soap bubbles.

I really, really love this set. It includes so many fun images to build a variety of scenes.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Video: DIY stencil + B&W with a pop of color

Hello everybody!! Emily Cupely here with a video tutorial where I created my own stencil to decorate the background of my card. Also, I used only black and white as the main colors in my card, including the colors I used in my adorable puppy from the Howl Are You stamp set. Added just a pop of color, in this case red, which really stands out over the black and white. I hope you enjoy the video tutorial below! :)


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Happy birthday to youuuuuuuuuuuu!!!

Hi there!

It's Yolanda here, from Scraping Time. You know that I love shakers and today I am going to show you a very "sweet" one since the fill of the shaker is that... sweet ...

I used colourful sprinkles for this Birthday card. I love trying new fills for my shakers!!

First of all, I die cut the structure of the card in watercolor paper. I wanted to make a couple of windows on my panel before working on the stamps.

Then I stamped the "Happy Birthday" sentiment on the acetate with Stazon ink from the "Just sentiments" Clear Stamps set before stamping the second part of my sentiment with Versafine ink on my watercolor false stitched rectangle. And, of course, I used the tiny bone again today. They are just adorable!!

Once I finished that part, I stamped the dog from the "Howl are you? Puppy" clear stamp set and coloured it with Spectrum Noir markers. For the grass, I inked a piece of cardstock with Lawn Fawn "celery stick" ink. I used the same ink for the false stitched rectangle under the second part of the sentiment.

I used a decorated paper for the background from Lawn Fawn and I put a double layer of foam to get a good movement of my card when you shake it!!

I hope you have enjoyed and maybe... you give it a try!!

See you soon!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day

Hi there,

it's Tanja here with a cute Valentine's Day Card using the adorable Gerda Steiner Designs Gopher it! stamp set:

I hope that you like my creation.


Monday, February 8, 2016

Colorful Birthday Cards

Hey everyone! It's Wiebke here and I have two cards for you today!
I wanted to create a colorful birthday card with the two new stamp sets Happy Hoppy and Just Sentiments. But when I tried to combine them, I realized that the Just Sentiments set has so many great bold sentiments that it would be much more nice to them for a single card. Therefore I have two pretty colorful birthday cards today :)

For my bunny card, I stamped out and colored the bunny plus a few balloons. I cut out a small hill mask and used a green and a soft blue Distress Ink color to create a grass hill with a soft touch of a sky. Just mask off one side and sponge with the color over it to get that look, afterwards mask off the other side and do the same with the other color ;) Then I stamped two different parts of sentiment stamps on white cardstock, cut them out and placed them on my card. I think different fonts always add much more interest to a card! Then I took a black fineliner to draw the string of the balloons to the hand of the bunny.

This card was quite an easy one! I saw a very similar card on Pinterest the other day and just HAD to create something in that direction. I just stamped the sentiment with five different Distress Ink colors on a piece watercolor cardstock. But before you stamp them on it, you need to spray a bit of water on the inked stamp. You'll get a more even look and it looks a bit more.. "messy" and "blurred". Always start stamping in the middle of your card (the red one here) - that way, you'll get a perfectly centered image!

I hope you're a bit inspired now! :) Have a great day!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Birthday Bunny

Hello there, Michelle here and I have the absolute pleasure of Guest Designing for Gerda Steiner Designs today. I have a card to share using the super cute Happy Hoppy set.

For my card, I started off by stamping the sentiment and bunny on to some white cardstock using black ink. I then masked off the bunny and stamped the balloon. I drew in the balloon string with a black pen and masked the balloon too. I added some cloud masks and then coloured in the sky using the Copic Airbrush system - I love the effect this gives, especially for sky's.
I coloured the bunny, balloon and clouds with Copic Markers. The panel was added to a white A2 card base and then I applied a coat of Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents to the balloon. I also added some Glossy Accents to the bunny's nose.
Here is the video showing how I made it:

I love this set, it is great for so many occasions. I will be back later in the month with another guest spot but until then, thank you for visiting the blog today. Have a great day!

Friday, February 5, 2016

How to Create Fluffy Clouds

Aloha Guys!  This is Joyce from and today I'm using this super adorable stamp set, Happy Hoppy.  I wanted to make this bunny fly through the clouds holding his balloons ;)  I hope you like this video and I'll see you guys next time.  Thank you :)

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Birthday Card with Puppy and Zig Clean Color Pens

Dog Birthday Card by Jess Gerstner featuring Gerda Steiner Designs

Hello crafty friends! It's Jess from Today I'm sharing a simple birthday card featuring the new Howl Are You? stamp set. I love all these cute puppies but you can mix it with some other sets to make them perfect for special occasions. This puppy looks like he is sniffing around for some birthday cake or maybe birthday bones. I stamped the bones in white pigment ink. You can find out a bit more about the card in the video below. 

As mentioned in the video I used Zig Clean Color pens for the coloring. They are great for fast coloring and you don't have to be a coloring expert to achieve great blends.   

Dog Birthday Card by Jess Gerstner featuring Gerda Steiner Designs

I love seeing everyone's work in the Gerda Steiner Designs Facebook group and encourage you to join us and share but also join in on some challenges to win.