Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Sun... fun...

Hi there!

It's Yolanda here, from Scraping Time! I am almost at the end of my year since we start our school holidays on the 1st July! It's been a long stressful year so I thought I need to make a card thinking about the summer holidays!!

This "Happy hoppy bunny" stamps set is so versatile and you can use it for any occasion. Today, he's enjoying a lot his popsicle!!
I used a stencil to make my background and then I inked a chipboard with Lawn Fawn ink, adding some Wink of Stella Clear when it got dried.

I just coloured the imaged and die cut it before sticking it to my card with some foam. The popsicle is an enammel sticker and I thought it could be fun for this summery card.
I prepared my card base and added a decorated paper to give more colour to my main panel. And with this card I say hello to all the amazing things that you can enjoy during your holidays!!

See you soon with a new project!! Have a great week!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Summer Splash with Digistamps

Hello everyone!

How are you? Enjoying the summer heat? If so, I have the perfect summer splash cards for you! :) Have you already played along in the Instagram Surf Challenge with this little ducky?! You can enter your projects until tomorrow to have a chance for winning the upcoming new stamp set. Simply add the hashtag #surfingducky to your card!

I hope this little one here will inspire you a bit :)

I created a beach scene with some fishies from the Lucky Duck stamp set. Just simply mask off at the horizon line and add matching colors above / under it. After that, I grabbed my cloud die and placed the sentiment on the the paper cloud piece. If you add glossy accents on the sunglasses of the duck, you'll get a nice finishing touch!

And just because I love masking so much, I created a similar scene with my second digistamp. This little guy is this months challenge digistamp, you have 3 more days to enter your projects at the june challenge! I thought: why not placing him on an ice floe, just like he'd do in his natural environment ;) maybe he just wants to invite Mrs. Penguin to polar picnic :)

Got a little fresh breeze on a hot day like this? (we haven't had such a hot period in a long time over here in northern germany..uff!)

Have a great day!

Gerda Steiner Designs - Lucky Duck
Gerda Steiner Designs - Surfing Duck
Gerda Steiner Designs - Picnic Penguin
Gerda Steiner Designs - Gopher it!

Friday, June 24, 2016

VIDEO: Coloring with Prismacolors featuring Happy Fall

Hi guys!  It's Tara from Curl E. Cue's and I have a super fun project using the adorable squirrel from the Happy Fall stamp set to share with you today.  These little squirrels just tickle me!  They are so cute!

To create the background I die cut some trees out of the same Neenah card stock that I used to create my card base.  I glued them directly to the card base without coloring them to create a nice, subtle forest for my little squirrel to hang out in.  Once I had the trees all glued on I die cut a portion of the front of the card base with a stitched circle die.  This makes a window for my squirrel so he can be on the inside and the outside of the card at once!

My sentiment is nice and simple to go with the theme.  To me, that squirrel looks like he was surprised while he was munching on that acorn and you snuck up for a quick hi!  I used my Prismacolors to color in the squirrel image.  The trick to great coloring with the Prismacolors is to use a lot of layers.  I also smooth things out with the blender pencil when I'm all done.  The texture that this coloring medium leaves behind is so great for critters and fur!

I hope you enjoyed the project today!  Have a fabulous weekend and I'll see you all next time!  Thanks for stopping by!  Bye!


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Video: Spinner Window Card

Hi guys! This is Emily Cupely and for today's video I'll show you how I made a Spinner Window Card using a wire pin. I hope you enjoy it! :)


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

New Adventure

Hi there,

it's Tanja here today and I would like to show you this Watercolor Card from Outer Space:

  • stamp a scene on a stitched watercolor paper panel using the Gerda Steiner Designs Alien Invasion and Blast off stamp sets
  • draw in two extra planets with a black PITT Artist Pen
  • color the images and the background with Distress Re-Inkers (Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean, Bundled Sage, Hickory Smoke, Old Paper, Frayed Burlap, Chipped Sapphire, Tumbled Glass)
  • add some water droplets to the larger planets and the sky and blot away the excess with a paper towel for more texture
  • color the stars with a golden gel pen and add some additional tiny stars with a white gel pen

Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Hello gopher!!

Hi there!!

It's Yolanda here, from Scraping Time. Today I would like to share a new card with you!

It's a long time since I wanted to make something with "Gopher it!" clear stamps. This gopher is so much fun and I wanted him to be the main focus of my card.

I die cut a false stitched square on Neenah white paper and I stamped the "hello" sentiment from "Just sentiments" clearstamps set. It´s a bold stamp that looks gorgeous in any colour. I used Lawn Fawn ink this time.

Then, I did partial die cutting for making my window and I started working in the second part of the card.

I die cut again a square and with a pencil I traced a soft line to know where was my window. Then, I stamped the gopher and I coloured it with Spectrum Noir markers. Then, I put some glossy accent on its nose. I masked it and inked some clouds with Memento Blue Sky ink.
I put my two panels together but I wasn't so happy with the result since the window seemed to be so empty. That's why I put this twine following the curve of the die. I made the tiny bow and sticked it with a couple of micro glue dots. I added some enammels matching with the yellow tones.

Finally, I made my card base with a cream cardstock and I used a plaid decorated paper to give some colour to my finished card.

I hope you enjoyed the result and see you soon!!

Friday, June 10, 2016

VIDEO: Masking & the MISTI featuring Blast Off & Alien Invasion

Hi, everyone!  It's Tara from Curl E. Cue's and I am so excited to be sharing my very first project as part of the Gerda Steiner Designs design team!!  I just love coloring all of the adorable images and am so happy to be joining this talented group!

For my first project I created a set of cards using the cute little alien that is featured in both the Blast Off and Alien Invasion stamp sets.  To me, he looks like a little alien gummy bear - especially after I colored him all up in rainbow colors!  I used my MISTI to help me create six cards with the same one-layer design and used some full-adhesive Post-It notes to create little masks.

I stamped everything on Bristol Smooth White card stock so I could color it all in with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers (I'm kind of obsessed with those at the moment).  

I think the best part of these cards is the story they tell.  By finishing off the inside of the card it created a fun finish to the card by letting you know that little gummy bear alien got his cake!!  

If you're interested in learning more about how I created these cards, check out the video tutorial!  I can't wait to see you again with more fun projects!  Thanks so much and have a fabulous weekend!  Bye!


Thursday, June 9, 2016

A Box from Outer Space

Hello everyone!
It's Wiebke here today and I'm here with a new project! And this time it's not a card, but a box! I used the always awesome Alien Invasion and Blast Off stamp set for it. So let's get started!

To create that box, you'll need a little a short guideline on where to cut and fold which piece. I grabbed mine from a friends blog (Birka). It's written in german, but you can also look at the sketch to see how it's working :) Before I put together the box, I created the universe background while the piece of paper is still flat. To do so, you'll just need some Ink Pads (like Distress Inks) in navy blue, black and maybe some more colors for some lighter spots. When your background is finished, just sprinkle some white (and silver) splashes on it - they're supposed to be stars.

After that, I glued the box together and placed my elements on it and in it. When you glue your planets and aliens on a stripe of Acetate and all of your elements are like up in the air "flying" around. 

I especially like birthday boxes for boys birthdays. They're much more interactive than a usual card and the universe has some great male colors and also the theme is matching. I'll use that one for my brothers 13th birthday next week :)

I hope you liked it! Have an amazing day, enjoy the sunny weather and until next time :)

Tuesday, June 7, 2016


Hi there,

it's Tanja here for you and I would like to show you this cute little card. I combined two stamp sets to create a little scene:

  • stamp the cute little dog from the Gerda Steiner Designs Howl are you stamp set and the butterfly from the Gerda Steiner Designs Happy Spring stamp set with Memento (Tuxedo Black) and color the images and the grass with Delta and Touch Twin Brush Markers
  • create a cloudy sky using Jaxell Soft Pastels, a cloud mask and a white pompom
  • add details with a white gel pen
  • cut out the "hi" directly from the stitched panel and cut it three more times from blue cardstock - layer the cardstock pieces on top of each other and puzzle them back into the die cut space
I hope you got inspired.


Thursday, June 2, 2016

Video: Father's Day Card

Hi guys!! This is Emily Cupely and for today's video I made a card perfect for Father's Day. I hope you enjoy the video tutorial below! :)


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Good luck!!

Hi there!

It's Yolanda here, from Scraping Time!!

Today, I want to share with you a fun card made with stamps from the two new space theme sets: Blast off and Alien Invasion.

I really admire May, from Mayholic in Crafts and some days ago, she made an amazing card with some summer stamps. Since I watched her video I knew, I wanted to try that card with these stamps and this is the result!

As some of you know, I am a teacher. This year we worked with an American Language Assistant and this week we had to say goodbye since she is coming back home. It was a great opportunity to wish her good luck!

I used a bunch of stamps from both sets and this cute sentiment. Then, I put some Wink of Stella Clear on the orange stars, the planets and the aliens.

I think these stamps have lots of possibilities and I really enjoy playing with them!! I hope you enjoyed my card and see you soon!!