Friday, October 13, 2017

Guest Design - Coffee Monster by Anika Lerche

Hey stampers, Anni here!

I am so happy to be back as a guest designer this month.

Coffee and monster? Hello? Couldn't get much cuter than that, could it?
I couldn't decide which monster to use - so I used three of the four in the set. I just left the fourth out because there wasn't enough room on my card left - it is super cute, too! These two things are included in the set Coffee monster that I used for my card.


I started by stamping the monsters with a black ink and coloured them with coloured pencils - my favourite colour medium. When you finish the colouring the black lines aren't really black anymore. Previously I went over the lines with a black pen. But I learned a great trick: If you leave the stamps in your stamping tool you can easily stamp them again after colouring - this time with a really black ink like Versafine! Fast, easy and a really good effect!


Because of the cuteness of the monster I decided to keep the rest of the card simple. I die cut a stitched rectangle from white cardstock. I created a floor by ink blending a LITTLE bit of grey ink for the monsters to sit on. Then I stamped the sentiment and assembled the card!

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty weekend.
Anni

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Bear Hugs & Pies | by Anna Sigga

I just adore the bears in the More than Pie stamp set and they do make the prettiest cards.


Bear, hugs, and pies are a great combo for a card for that special someone and what better way to show a friend that you care than with a bear hug. 



The pie is filled with fresh red berries so why not use the same color combo for a background. PLus the pink splatters kinda mimic the pie.



Thanks so much having me as your guest, I have loved every second.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Happy halloween - Larissa


Hi everyone, I am Larissa from Car-d-elicious and today I am posting a halloween card with a cute cat on it.


On my card I used an image from the set Where is the candy from Gerda Steiner designs. I have coloured the cat with my Polychromos pencils and a black glaze pen and then I fussy cut the image. From orange desigg paper from the Beachside petite paper pack from Lawn fawn (retired) I have cut a large banner. With a black pen I drew some lines on it. From black cardstock I cut a smaller banner. I stamped a sentiment from the stampset Crazy talk from Stampers anonymous on it with versamark ink and then I embossed it with white embossingpowder. I adhered the black banner a bit crooked on top of the orange banner and then I adhered the image with foamtape. On the white card I drew some more lines with the black pen. I decorated the card with black enamel dots.


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STAMP: Where is the candy from Gerda Steiner designs, Crazy talk from Stampers anonymous
COLORING MEDIUM: Polychromos pencils, 
PAPER: White and black cs, Beachside petite paper pack from Lawn fawn
INK: Versamark, Versafine onyx black
ACCESSORIES: Black glaze pen, black pen, white embossingpowder, black enamel dots

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Fang-tastic Friend

Hi there,

it's Tanja here and I would like to show you another fun Halloween project:

  • color one of the bats from the Gerda Steiner Designs Bats stamp set with Copic, Delta and Touch Twin Brush Markers
  • cut out a stitched rectangle from grey cardstock and apply Distress Oxide Ink (Black Soot) through the Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Shatter
  • add some texture by misting the panel with Pearlized Water
  • stamp the sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Spooktacular set with Versafine (Onyx Black) and adhere the panel to a purple cardbase

Have a wonderful day.

Yours,





Monday, October 9, 2017

Reindeer and a Tree Peek a Boo!

Hello everyone! It's Mindy from Mindy Eggen Design and I'm back guest designing today for Gerda Steiner Designs using the Reindeer and a Tree stamp set. I also have a video for this card that you can view down below or on my youtube channel. 
I started out by creating my background for the peek a boo window using Faded Denim, Wilted Violet and Seedless Preserve Distress Oxides on Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then spritzed with water from my distress sprayer and soaked up with a paper towel. 



I cut out my peek a boo window using the Die Square Peek a Boo using Neenah white cardstock and my Big Shot machine. I also colored my image on Neenah White cardstock and colored in with my copic markers. Take a close look at one of my trees - its so shimmery!!! I used a glitter cardstock for that one - all supplies will be listed on my blog.


The sentiment is also from this stamp set that I stamped below the window before doing anything else with my card ( very important step lol)

Then I put a little bit of adhesive in the corners to stick my trees and reindeer to. I added some foam tape to the entire back of my card to add some dimension and added the panel to a white cardstsock base. I finished it off with another reindeer grazing in front of the trees.


Copics
Reindeer - E39-37-35-34-33
Antlers/Muzzle - E33-31-30

Friday, October 6, 2017

Guest design - Christmas slider card


Hello there!

Kamila here, and today I have once again a pleasure to guest design for GSD. 

This time I have for you a fun slider card using the Reindeer and a Tree stamp set.  




It was great using Oxide inks to create the background so fun and quick! 




I hope you will enjoy the video!



supplies:
GSD - Reindeer and a Tree stamp set
Oxide inks - Broken China, Salty Ocean & Wilted Violet
Lawn Fawn - Slide on Over die set
bristol cardstock
alcohol markers

Have a wonderful day!

- Kamila

Guest Design - Hey Cutie Pie ! by Australe Créations

Hello Everyone !

It's Céline from Australe Créations, I'm back today for a quick and easy card made with the stamps set "More than Pie with Cute Bear and Pie".

I chose to color the pretty pies with copic markers


pies and sentiment are in round windows


paper for background and that's all :)


I hope you like it :)

See you  soon !


Thursday, October 5, 2017

To a Pie-fect Friend | by Anna Sigga

Hi there!

It's Anna Sigga here and I am thrilled to be guest designing for Gerda Steiner Designs this month.


I do love a good pie so this stamp set is not only adorably cute but it kinda makes me hungry too.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Happy fall - Larissa


Hi everyone, I am Larissa from Car-d-elicious and today I am posting a fall card on the Gerda Steiner designs blog.


This time I made a card with the stampset Where is the candy from Gerda Steiner designs. This time I used the owl image. I have coloured the owl with my Polychromos pencils and the black glaze pen and then I fussy cut the image. From black cardstock I have cut a circle with the Wonky stitched circle stax from My favorite things and I adhered the image on it with foamtape. On a white card I adhered orange starry design paper from the Beachside petite paper pack from Lawn fawn (retired) after I first tied black ribbon around it. With the Katie alphabet from Quickutz I die-cut a sentiment from black cardstock and I adhered it on the card.


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COLORING MEDIUM: Polychromos pencils
PAPER: White and black cs, Beachside petite paper pack from Lawn fawn (retired)
INK: Versafine onyx black
DIES: Wonky stitched circle stax from My favorite things
ACCESSORIES: Black glaze pen, black ribbon

Monday, October 2, 2017

Guest Designer - Reindeer & Tree set

Happy Monday!!! It's Mindy from Mindy Eggen Design and I am thrilled to be back guest designing with Gerda Steiner Designs this month! Here is a look at the set of my colored images. How stinkin cute are these?!  I was having so much fun that I was able to create TWO cards with this set AND bonus for you - I have a video for them! You can view it down below on my blog or over on my Youtube Channel HERE. Supplies will be listed at the bottom of the post.




I started my whole process by coloring the entire stamp set. I used Neenah White cardstock and Simon Says Stamp black ink. I used my Scan n Cut to cut out the images. 

For the background for my first card, I used Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch Distress Inks. I also inked up a piece of cardstock with Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover and die cut the trees from it. 

I added a snow hill under the trees, trimmed my distressed piece down to 3 3/4" x 5" and added that to an A2 size cardbase. I lined up where my reindeer would go and stamped my sentiment. Before I actually added the reindeer, I added a little bit of  C1 for shading right underneath them like they are casting a shadow. 



My second card is pretty similair to the first. I ink blended Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick and Blueprint Sketch for my sky. I used a Stitched Hillside die to create the hills and adding a sentiment before adhering everything together. I also added shading under my images for this card as well.



Copics
Reindeer - E39-37-35-34-33
Antlers/Muzzle - E33-31-30
Nose - R29-24
Santa - R59-39-24, G46-43
Skin - E13-11-01
hat - C2-0
Beard - W3-2-1-0
Boots/Belt - N6-4
Tree - YG09-05-03, E59-55

For a complete supply list you can visit my blog Mindy Eggen Design


Friday, September 29, 2017

Guest Designer - Stamping an Angled Sentiment Background!

Hi, it's Therese from www.lostinpaper.com and I am very excited to share a fun card and video with you here today.
I wanted to create my own bespoke sentiment background today and I thought this would be a fun way to use a sentiment in a different way, I used the word 'love' from the Buckets of Love stamp set.


My cute little centerpiece owls are from the Fall in Love stamp set and I simply coloured them with Copic markers, but you can watch the whole process in the video below.


You can see my video here or Watch it in HD at Youtube.


I am sure you'll agree that all the critters in the Fall in Love set are adorable!  Thanks so much for stopping by today, I have had a blast!



Thursday, September 28, 2017

Using A Soft Colour Pallette for Halloween Cards | Where is the Candy | Scrapbena Creations

Welcome back to the blog! My name is Jenn from Scrapbena Creations on YouTube. I am so happy to be back as a Guest Designer sharing another card using the Where is the Candy stamp set. I am absolutely in love with this kitty dressed up as a ghost. She looks so disgruntled about her empty treat bucket!


I thought I would use a soft palette of teal, purple and lime green to make this Halloween card. It is a little non-traditional, but I think it works! The images were coloured using a mix of copic and spectrum noir alcohol markers. I die cut a thought bubble and then stamped and masked the candy to make it look like they were piled on top of each other. I coloured the kitty and fussy cut the image leaving a small white border. Then, I popped the images up on foam adhesive and adhered them onto black glitter cardstock that was cut using a wonky stitched rectangle die by My Favorite Things.


For the background, I used Distress Oxide inks in Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron. I was aiming for a soft blend of all three colours that matched the coloured images. The final step was to stamp the sentiment. I cut the sentiment stamp so that I could stamp it out on one line without having to do any masking. Using versafine black onyx ink, I stamped the sentiment three times for a nice crisp black image.

To watch how I created this card, please click on the play button on the image below.



Thank you for taking time out of your day to stop by the blog. I hope you found some inspiration to use non-traditional colours when making holiday cards.

Happy crafting,
Jenn


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Little reindeer and a tree - Larissa


Hi everyone, I am Larissa from Car-d-elicious.


This time I made a christmas card with the cute reindeer from the stampset Reindeer and a tree from Gerda Steiner designs. I stamped 3 of the reindeer and then I coloured them with my Polychromos pencils. I coloured their noses with the Clear Spectrum noir sparkle pen and then I applied glossy accens on the noses. I have fussy cut the reindeer. From white cardstock I have cut 3 tags with the Basic labels CR1352 from Marianne design. I adhered the reindeer with foamtape on the tags. I tied a black ribbon through the tags. From red design paper from the Red devil paperpack from Bazzil basics I have die-cut a rectangle with the Crea-nest-lies XXL 52 from Crealies and I adhered it on a white card. I have adhered the tags with foamtape on the card. Under the tags I added a sentiment that I have die-cut with the Phoebe alphabet from Quickutz. Then I decorated the card with a couple of 6 mm Sparkling clear sequins from Pretty pink posh.


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STAMP: Reindeer and a tree from Gerda Steiner designs
COLORING MEDIUM: Polychromos pencils
PAPER: White cs, Red devil paperpack from Bazzil basics
INK: Versafine onyx black
DIES: Phoebe alphabet from Quickutz, Basic labels CR1352 from Marianne design, Crea-nest-lies XXL 52 from Crealies
ACCESSORIES: Glossy accents, Clear Spectrum noir sparkle pen, black ribbon, 6 mm Sparkling clear sequins from Pretty pink posh

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Happy Birthday Cupcake Monster

Hi there,

it's Tanja here again and a while back Gerda Steiner has created the wonderful Coffee Monster stamp set and this is my project using one of those fun little creatures:

  • color one of the adorable monsters from the Gerda Steiner Designs Coffee Monster stamp set with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and a damp watercolor brush
  • add some highlights with a white gel pen and some texture with a Staedtler Fineliner
  • cut out a stitched rectangle from watercolor paper and stamp the cupcake stand from the My Favorite Things Happy Hippos set with Versafine (Onyx Black) and color them with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens as well
  • stamp the sentiment from the Gerda Steiner Designs Just Sentiments set with three colors of Altenew Crisp Ink (Emerald, Lagoon, Volcano Lake) to create an ombre effect
  • apply Altenew Crisp Ink (Volcano Lake) through the Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Bubble and ink up the edges of the panel with that same ink
  • adhere the panel to a turquoise cardbase and add some grey enamel dots as final embellishments

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,



Monday, September 25, 2017

Sweet Little Reindeer

Karen here from Craftily Yours!  I'm excited to be again guest designing for Gerda Steiner Designs using the new Little Christmas Reindeer stamps.  This stamp is super adorable, and I'm happy to be showcasing another way to use it.  Here's what I did:

I used some new papers from Elizabeth Craft Designs and cut a Stitched Rectangle from patterned paper.  Using my TH Stamping Platform, I lined up the stamps on the patterned paper the way that I wanted them to be and then stamped them onto the patterned paper.  Then I stamped the reindeer again onto Copic Xpress It blending cardstock and colored him with the following markers:

Reindeer:  E41, E42, E43, E44
Decor:  YG61, YG6, R27, Y26, Y28 (and I added some white flicks with Kirina Wink Markers)

Then, I fussy cunt out the reindeer, the bulbs, the lights and the stars and glued them onto the pattern cardstock.  I layered it up and added some lace.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,


Karen

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Where is the candy? - Larissa


Hi everyone, I am Larissa from Car-d-elicious and today I am posting a halloween card. :)


I made a card with the stampset Where is the candy from Gerda Steiner designs. I stamped the funny dog and then I coloured it with my Polychromos pencils and the black glaze pen and then I fussy cut the image. I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock and added faux stitching lines above and belowe the image. I have cut the strip with the sentiment and then I adhered it on a purple card. I adhered the image with foamtape on the card. I also added faux stitching on the card. Then I stamped stars in a couple of sizes from the stampset Big greetings from Avery elle on the card. With the banner punch from Stampin up I punched a little banner from white cardstock and I stamped another 3 stars on it. I added a staple with the Tiny attacher and then I adhered the banner on the card.


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STAMP: Where is the candy from Gerda Steiner designs, Big greetings from Avery elle
COLORING MEDIUM: Polychromos pencils
PAPER: Purple and white cs
INK: Versafine onyx black
ACCESSORIES: Black glaze pen, black pen, Stampin up banner punch, Tiny attacher from Tim Holtz

Friday, September 22, 2017

Guest Designer - Some 'Beary' Easy Inktense Watercoloring!

Hi, it's Therese from www.lostinpaper.com and I am very excited to share a fun card and video with you here today.
More Than Pie has the most wonderful bear images and I decided to use my Inktense pencils to do some very easy watercoloring today.



I was able to 'ombre' the sentiment very easily using the MISTI, and you can see the whole card process shared in the video link below.



You can see my video here or Watch it in HD at Youtube.


I'm sure you think these bears from More Thank Pie are as cute as I do!  Thanks so much for stopping by today, I have another card and video coming up real soon and I can't wait to see you here then!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Where is the Candy | Distress Background | Scrapbena Creations

Hello, it is Jenn from Scrapbena Creations on YouTube. I am back with another card as a Guest Designer. This time I am using the adorable too cute to spook stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs called Where is the Candy. I chose the cat and dog in costumes images for this scene card. The fence and bats were from a My Favourite Things stamp set called Frightful Friends, but you can use whatever you have in your stash!


My watercolour paper of choice is Canson XL watercolour paper because it is high quality and affordable. I stamped out the images with Versafine Black Onyx ink and created masks to make an outdoor Halloween scene. The moon was created using a circle punch with full adhesive post-it note paper, which I used for all of the masks. Once everything was masked, I used Distress Inks to create the background. I love purples for Halloween night scenes. From lightest to darkest, I used shaded lilac, wilted violet, seedless preserves and black soot. For the ground, I used bundled sage with a tiny bit of black soot. I spritzed some water over the entire scene with the masks still on the images and blotted it with a paper towel for an amazing textured background.


I watercoloured the images with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I list the colours used in my process video, which you can watch by clicking the play button on the image below.




Thanks for stopping by the blog today. I hope you enjoyed this card and it inspires you to make some cute Halloween cards. Happy crafting.

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