Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Be Jolly Reindeer

Hi there,

it's Tanja here and I would like to show you this cute and shimmery Christmas card using a Digital Image from the Gerda Steiner Designs November-December Digital-Stamp-Bundle:

  • color the Gerda Steiner Designs Reindeer with Bird image available as part of the Gerda Steiner Designs November-December Digital-Stamp-Bundle with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and a damp watercolor brush
  • add a highlight to the nose with a white gel pen
  • stamp baubles, stars and presents from the Gerda Steiner Designs Deck the Halls and Holiday Friends stamp sets with Versamark onto a stitched panel of watercolor paper and heat-emboss them with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • color the background with the help of Distress Markers (Spun Sugar, Cracked Pistachio, Broken China) and the Distress Marker Spritzer
  • mist the whole panel with Pearlized Water and let it dry thoroughly
  • mat the panel onto a piece of Neenah Desert Storm kraft cardstock before adhering it to a cardbase
  • add the sentiment created with the Dymo Label Maker

Have a colorful day.

Yours,





Monday, December 5, 2016

DIY How To Make An Envelope + A Bonus Card

Hello everyone!

I'm Diana from Moments of Creativity and this is my last post as a guest designer for this fabulous team. This is why I decided to greet you all with a funny wintry project which might come in handy for the upcoming holiday season. Today I would like to show you how to make a cute envelope from just one piece of paper. Plus you can fold one in less than 5 minutes, so it's a great last-minute way to make your present special. Still don't believe me? Then let's start from the very beginning:)

I guess I was too exited while making my very first envelope that I completely forgot to record the whole process. Yep, that's me😳 For this reason a designer paper which I'm going to use for the below step-by-step tutorial will be different from the one used on the original envelope.

1. Take a double-sided designer paper. You can experiment with paper sizes, but if in doubt, a standard-sized (11x11 inches) will do. Fold the paper in half lengthwise. Match up the edges of the paper to ensure the fold is straight, and press down on the folded edge with your fingers to make a crease. Then, you can unfold the piece of paper, and it will have a crease in the middle:

2. Now it's time to make a second crease. Fold your paper in half from the other side so it again makes a rectangle. Match up the edges and press down on the folded edge to make a crease:

3. You now have two nice creases. Grab the point at the bottom of the paper, and fold it up into a small triangle with the top of the triangle just barely touching the center of 2 creases. Crease well! 

4. Fold other 3 corners into the center as well:

5. Fold up this square in half:

6. Once this is done, pull 2 small triangles up:

7. Then put some tape inside the folded square and glue the inside together:


8. It's now time to glue small triangles together. You can first decorate their edges with some punched paper or just leave everything as it is:


Ta-da! Now you have an envelope! Easy, right?

Once the base is ready, you can start decorating the envelope: add some lace, a picture or a ribbon, in short, whatever you like😁

And for those who's been patient enough and survived all these instructions, I have a bonus card to share with you:  

Wishing you all the best for the Holiday Season and a prosperous New Year!

Yours, Diana



Thursday, December 1, 2016

Video: DIY Glitter Paper

Hello! This is Emily Cupely and for today's video I made my own glitter paper using some shipping labels. It turned out great, so I really hope you enjoy it! :)










Supplies:
 
https://gsd-stamps.com/collections/shop-clearstamps/products/494-sportsy-santa-clear-stamp-set     https://gsd-stamps.com/collections/shop-clearstamps/products/up-on-the-housetop-4x6-clear-stamp-set