Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Hippo & Friends - Jeannie Lieu (InsideoutJeans)

Hello all! I'm back with a compilation of some of my favorite stamp sets (Moody Unicorn, Hippo with Butterly, Hoppiness). The best thing about GSD stamps is that they work well together and you can easily mix and match.


Since the main card is focused on the different animals, I wanted to use a background that was colorful and fun. I've been really enjoying playing with distress oxide inks lately. Even though I don't have many of them, I love how I was able to use three of them (Worn Lipstick, Broken China, Fossilized Amber) to create six different colors, essentially the rainbow! I sprinkled a bit of water and picked it up with a paper towel. And if that wasn't enough, I wanted to add a little pizzazz so I used the gold color from the Finetec watercolor palette and sprinkled it over the background. It's a bit hard to pick up in the pictures but you can see how subtly pretty it makes the background. I'm in love! 



I really loved how this card turned out and I hope you all enjoyed it too. Have a great day!!! 




Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Strawberry Mouse

Hi there,

it's Tanja here and I would like to show you how to create this quick and easy greeting card:

  • color the Gerda Steiner Designs Strawberry Mouse with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Distress Markers and a damp watercolor Brush
  • use one of the Avery Elle Wonky Stitches dies to cut put a stitched panel from watercolor paper
  • create a quick watercolor background using Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors
  • stamp the sentiment from the Paper Smooches Sugar Rush set with Versafine (Onyx Black)
  • use kraft cardstock as a base

Thanks for stopping by.

Yours,


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Shaking Hippo - Jeannie Lieu (InsideoutJeans)

Hello everyone! I'm back again with another card featuring the new Hippo with Butterfly stamp. This time the Hippo isn't hiding behind a fence. I wanted to mimic Gerda's logo that you see on your stamp sets.

The butterfly that comes along with the set is super cute and perfect for being part of a shaker card. It was a little tough to fussy cut but it was totally worth it. I used a heart die to cut the opening of the shaker and filled it with sequins and the butterflies. It is a simple card, but I think it turned our really cute. The hippo is SO lovable! I just can't wait to see what everyone does with this set.

Until next time!

- Jeannie


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Guest designer - Pool piggies by Larissa Walgemoed (Part 2)

Hi everyone, it is Larissa with a another post on the Gerda Steiner designs blog. So happy to be back again today! Today I am showing you another card that I made with the cute Pool piggies!



My card from today is a pretty easy one, but because of all the colouring I had to do, it took a while to finish. On a piece of white cardstock I stamped a couple of sunbathing piggies from tehe stamp set Pool piggies from Gerda Steiner designs and then I masked the piggies and stamped the bath towels. I have coloured all images with my Polychromos pencils. I have used many bright happy colours to give the card a nice siummer feeling. I have die-cut the cardstock with the Crea-nest-lies XXL 52 from Crealies and then I adhered the rectangle with foamtape on a kraft card. On a piece of black cardstock I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and then I embossed it with white embossingpowder. I have cut the sentiment into a banner shape and then I added faux stitching with a white gelpen.



A little close-up detail....


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STAMP: Pool piggies from Gerda Steiner designs
COLORING MEDIUM: Polychromos pencils
PAPER: White and black cs, Kraft card
INK: Versamark ink, Versafine onyx black
DIES: Crea-nest-lies XXL 52 from Crealies
ACCESSORIES: White embossingpowder, white gelpen.Guest designer - Pool piggies by Larissa Walgemoed (Part 1)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Hello!!! Hippo - Jeannie Lieu (InsideoutJeans)

Hi everyone! I'm soooo excited to be back on the blog to share my card. I'm even more excited because I'm featuring the new Hippo stamp! It's the hippo on all the GSD packaging.... super cute!


For this card, I created a pull up card with the Hippo peeking over from the fence (from GSD's Hoppiness set) to say hello. 

The card starts out with just a set of eyes peeking over the fence and it's a surprise for the recipient, who won't know who to expect. It also reminds me of Wilson from the show Home Improvement, who is the neighbor who gives out advice, but you never get to see his face. 


It's a cute surprise for anyone so I hope you all enjoyed my card. Can't wait to see what everyone makes with this new stamp! 

Have a wonderful day. 


video


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Holiday Turtle

Hi there,

it's Tanja here and I created this Holiday Tag using the super cute Gerda Steiner Designs Hello Friend Turtle image:

  • color the Gerda Steiner Designs Hello Friend Turtle with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Distress Markers and a damp watercolor brush
  • use the My Favorite Things Tag Builder Blueprints 6 die set to cut out a shaker tag - you need a base, a foam layer, a frame and an acetate piece ... the patterned paper is from the Doodlebug Design Fun in the Sun 6x6 paper pad
  • add some Doodlebug Design Sequins before closing the shaker element with double-sided adhesive
  • stamp the sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Stamps Many Mini Messages with Versafine (Onyx Black) onto a sentiment strip cut with a die from the My Favorite Things Tag Builder Blueprints 5 set and add a little heart from the Gerda Steiner Designs Happy Hoppy stamp set
  • as a last step thread three strings of twine through the hole of the tag

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Guest designer - Pool piggies by Larissa Walgemoed (Part 1)


Hi everyone, it is Larissa with a new post on the Gerda Steiner designs blog. So happy to be here today! Today I am showing you a card that I made with the cute Pool piggies! Aren't these piggies very cute?


My card is a spinnercard. I stamped the air matress and the reading piggy from the set
Pool piggies from Gerda Steiner designs twice and then I coloured all 4 images with my Polychromos pencils. The air matress had almost the same shape on both sides, so I could stick the images together on both back sides of the image. I adhered some fishing thread between the both images. I have adhered a piggy on each side of the matress images. On a aheet of white cardstock I stamped a stripey background with the Pinstripe from My favorite things with real red ink from Stampin up. I die-cut a hole and a square from the striped paper with the Crea-nestlies XXL 33 & 34 from Crealies. I used the circle dies again to cut a circle frame from red cardstock and to cut a aperture in the front panel of a red card. I adhered the fishing thread above and below the aperture and then I adhered the striped paper and the circle frame then on the front of the card. Now you can spin the image and if you let the image go, it will spin really hard.

video

Now you can turn the image a couple of times and when you let the image ago, it will spin really hard.



Inside the card I adhered a square shape of watercolor paper. I made a wavy background on it with Derwent inktense blocks. I stamped a couple of fish from the stampset Lucky duck from Gerda Steiner designs and coloured those with my Polychromos pencils. I adhered them on the background, so it just looks like the piggy is floating in a sea. ;)




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STAMP: Pool piggies and Lucky duck from Gerda Steiner designs, Pinstripe from My favorite things
COLORING MEDIUM: Polychromos pencils, Derwent inktense blocks
PAPER: White and red cs, watercolour paper
INK: Versafine onyx black, Real red ink from Stampin up
DIES: Crea-nestlies XXL 33 & 34 from Crealies
ACCESSORIES: Black glaze pen, Fishing thread




Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Go Wild! Shaker Card by Erika Scrappika

Hi everyone, 

it's Erika [from http://www.scrappika.com/] here! I'm so happy to be guest designer for Gerda Steiner today.
For this blog post I created a shaker card using the super fun “Go Wild!” stamp set and the coordinated dies.



I’m totally addicted to shaker cards so, I decided to stamp two giraffes and put them in my shaker element!
First of all I colored using Tombow dual brush and then I cut the giraffes using the “Go Wild” die.

To see how I created the card, watch process in the video below and you will find all the details!




hope you enjoyed! Thanks for stopping by!


Erika “Scrappika”

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Happy Birthday Kitten

Hi there,

it's Tanja here and this week I would like to show you this sweet little Cat Project using an image from Gerda Steiner Designs:


Leave a little sparkle wherever you go.

Yours,


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Summer Fun

Hi there,

it's Tanja here again and I created this Summer Fun project using images created by the wonderful Gerda Steiner.


  • color the Gerda Steiner Designs Watermelon Kid and the Gerda Steiner Designs Bear with Watermelon with Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils and Zest-it
  • cut put some Polaroids using patterned paper from the Echo Park Summer Bliss 6x6 paper pad and one of the My Favorite Things Polaroids dies
  • dry emboss a stitched piece of Neenah Desert Storm kraft cardstock with the Tim Holtz Ringer embossing folder for extra dimension
  • add another strip of patterned paper underneath the pictures and adhere all the layers to a cardbase
  • add the sentiment created with a Dymo Label Maker


Have a sunny day.

Yours,


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Stuck with you

Hi there,

it's Tanja here and I would like to show you this project. And who would have thought that you could make a GSD-card without a cute critter on it:

  • color the cactus from the Gerda Steiner Designs Kitten in Flowerpot image which is available as part of the Gerda Steiner Designs Spring Digital Stamp Bundle with Derwent Inktense Pencils and a damp watercolor brush
  • add Wink of Stella clear glitter to the little pink flowers
  • use a piece of double-sided foam tape to adhere it onto a patterned paper cluster - the patterned paper is from the Maja Design Denim & Friends 6x6 paper pad and the doily was cut out using the Tim Holtz Doily
  • stamp the sentiment from the My Favorite Things Sweet Succulents set onto a strip of patterned paper from the same paper pad with Versafine (Vintage Sepia) - ink up the edges of the strip with that same brown ink as well
  • use cream cardstock as a cardbase

Until next time.

Yours,


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Guest Designer - Wow! How Old? by Francine Vuillème


Hi crafters! Francine (from www.1001cartes.ch) here! I’m thrilled to be guesting again this month!


Today, I’m showcasing the Go Wild! stamp set and here is what I came up with: 





I created a little scene using different elements. First, I colored the giraffe and cut out the image with scissors. I then stamped the glasses. Actually, the glasses are binoculars but I went out of the box and used them as glasses. They are part of another image in the same set. I cut them out and fixed them on top of the giraffe. Isn’t the giraffe funny with the glasses? Next, I created a rooftop with woodgrain patterned paper. The chimney is from the Up On the Housetop set. The sentiments are from the Go Wild! and the Moody Unicorns sets.

Here is the stamp sets I used:

    



I hope you enjoyed this card inspiration! Have a wonderful day…

Francine

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Guest Designer - Two Cards & Two Videos by Therese Calvird!

Hi there,
I'm Therese from www.lostinpaper.com  and I am so excited to share two cards and two videos today.  My first design features a sweet stamp set called Coffeesaurus and can you tell just how happy he is to be part of the 2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!   Head on over to find out how you can WIN!
I filmed as I created so you could watch the process.

I kept the design fun and simple and used a sentiment from Hedgehog with Sign so that I could use this as an all occasion card, who knows when you are going to need a coffee drinking dinosaur, right?





For my second design I wanted to make it look like this little Pool Piggie was in a swimming pool and I thought it would be fun to make an easy Circle Slider card.


The sentiment for this set came from the Go Wild stamp set


and I have a video here showing you how this came together.


Hope you have enjoyed both of my cards and videos today!  Have a great and crafty day, Hugs,

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Guest Designer Pri - i love us

Hello...Pri here guest designing for Gerda Steiner Designs today...and I'm sharing yet another creation that I have made using the Pool Piggies stamp set...I guess I was on a roll when I was creating cards with this stamp set...loved every minute..!!

Me And My Daily Papercraft Blog - Handmade By Pri

The card base of my card is made from a blue textured cardstock card base... and I have used plain white cardstock cut to size for the top layer...I used the waves WRMK next level embossing folder to emboss this top layer and then sponged in some blue distress inks to give it a watery feel....I have used salty ocean,tumbles glass and blueprint sketch shades here..I have also splattered some water and white acrylic paint on this layer...

Using my alphabet dies and a heart die,I die cut the sentiment from glitter cardstock and layered it with white craft foam and adhered it at the top left of my card..

Me And My Daily Papercraft Blog - Handmade By Pri

On a separate piece of white cardstock,I stamped the piggies and two float mats and coloured them in and cut them out...I adhered one piggy on each of the mat and used some craft foam underneath before adhering them to the card...

To embellish my card,I have used clear sequins in various sizes on which I have adhered some tiny dark blue rhinestones as well...

Me And My Daily Papercraft Blog - Handmade By Pri

I'm so glad you stopped by the blog today...if you'd like to purchase the Pool Piggies stamp set and/or matching dies please head over to the Gerda Steiner Designs online store...you'll find many more stamps,dies and digi's there..

Cheers,
Pri

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Be happier than a Unicorn

Hi there,

it's Tanja here and the Gerda Steiner Designs Moody Unicorns stamp set is probably my favorite unicorn set of all times and as you all know they are quite trendy at the moment:


  • stamp one of the Gerda Steiner Designs Moody Unicorns and the cupcake from the same set with Versafine (Onyx Black) onto a piece of watercolor paper
  • color the images with Faber-Castell Albrecht Dürer Pencils and a damp watercolor brush
  • cut out a stitched panel from watercolor paper and create a background using Distress Inks (Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass)
  • mist the background with pearlized water for more texture
  • cut some cloud shapes from vellum using the Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders dies
  • stamp the sentiment from the Mama Elephant Unicorns and Rainbows set with Altenew Crisp Ink (Cotton Candy)
  • cut out some hearts from purple glitter cardstock with the help of the Mama Elephant Confetti die and add some of them as final embellishments

Leave a little sparkle wherever you go.

Yours,


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Neon Piggies.

 Hi Everyone,

Its Hazel from Didos Designs here with some super cute Pool Piggies today. 

I felt that they needed a real summer feel so used lots of neon card for this square pop up box creation. (Especially since its done nothing but rain here in Scotland the last week!!!) 
Here are the piggies at different angles. 

You can get the dies for the piggies as well to save you the time for fussy cutting. They are here. 

I have coloured my piggies with promarkers and have used a variety of die cuts for the summer beach feel.

Thanks for dropping by today,

Hazel.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Guest Designer Pri - Cards For Dad & Brother Using Pool Piggies Stamp Set

Hello..Pri here today and I am sharing two male cards today using the newly released and super cute Pool Piggies stamp set...the main image in both my cards is the same but I have used them in very different settings...

Me And My Daily Papercraft Blog - Handmade By Pri

My first card shows dad laying on a mat and reading a book...enjoying the summer and the sun and catching up on his reading probably...

I started with a plain white card base and cut the top layer to size using a Neenah speckled cardstock called stardust white...I then die cut a bright green cardstock using hillside border die as well as a couple of meadow borders using two different shades of green and adhered  then to the top layer...

Then using a cloud stencil and some blue ink,I sponged in lightly to create the cloudy sky...I stamped the sentiment using blue ink and then ran the whole top layer through my Cuttlebug using a large stitched rectangle die..

On a separate piece of cardstock,I stamped and coloured in the mat and daddy pig and cut them out before placing them on the card front...

To embellish my card I simply added a few silver star sequins...

Me And My Daily Papercraft Blog - Handmade By Pri

The second card I have made is for the best brother in the world...and I repeat stamped the life-ring/lifebuoy to create the background for it...

I chose a light blue card base for this card and a watercolour cardstock for the top layer...I used Versamark ink to stamp the images and heat embossed them using white embossing powder...

First I covered the larger sections with blue watercolour and then coloured in the life-rings using watercolour pens and a water brush...once the top layer was completely dry,I adhered it to the card front...

I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock using purple dye ink and die cut it and then adhered some craft foam behind it before placing it on the card...

Finally using some more craft foam I added the stamped and coloured in images of the life-ring and brother piggy...

Me And My Daily Papercraft Blog - Handmade By Pri

To buy this stamp set or choose from many other awesome stamps,dies and digi's you can go straight to the online shop - Gerda Steiner Designs Shop

Thanks for your visit today...Have a wonderful day ahead..!!

Pri

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

More Monsters

Hi everyone!

The little monsters creeped into my heart and so I had to make another card...
I like this one very much!


What do you think? I stamped the background on Cardstock and colored it using Prismacolor Pencils and finally blended it out with an odorless blender. The little monster was colored using Distress Marker. Adding shimmer and glossy accents and a ribbon and complete...
Very simple and effektive!!


Have a good experimenting time!

Edith / https://ediths-kreativer-output.blogspot.co.at

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

I'm grumpy when you're not here

Hi there,

it's Tanja here again and I would like to show you a project with one of the cats from the fabulous Gerda Steiner Designs All Cats stamp set:

  • color the cat and the bird from the Gerda Steiner Designs All Cats set with Delta, Copic and Touch Twin Brush Markers
  • add highlights with a white gel pen
  • stamp the sentiment from the My Favorite Things I knead you set with Versamark onto a stitched panel of Neenah Desert Storm Kraft cardstock and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • stamp little images from the Neat & Tangled Kitty's favorite Things set, from the My Favorite Things I knead you set and from the WPlus9 Little Bits set with Memento (Tuxedo Black) onto the panel
  • mat the background panel onto a piece of light-blue cardstock before adhering it to the cardbase

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,



Monday, June 12, 2017

Guest Designer Mindy - Stay Pawsitive

Happy Hello Everyone and welcome to Monday!! It's Mindy from Paper Creations by Mindy back guest designing for today! I have a super fun card to share with you! 

I love the All Cats set and it went perfectly with my new pawprint stencil! This card is super easy to make but has so much character! 
I matched some distress ink with my cardstock and applied that to my card with the stencil. I cut out my sentiment strip with my flag die and added the fun "Stay Pawsitive" sentiment from the All Cats stamp set.
This cat image I thought was just hilarious so I stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, colored it with my copics and cut it out with my Scan N Cut machine. I attached my card base and stenciled background together, added the sentiment strip and used foam squares to pop up my grumpy kitty. To finish it off I used some matching Nuvo Crystal drops.

Supplies Used
Staggered Pawprint Stencil
Flag Die
Copics
Body - C6-5-4-3-2-1
Ears - R81

Thanks for stopping by!