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Just Chicken In!

Happy Saturday! Sharing a card today and on the Gerda Steiner Designs blog using these fabulous chickens from the brand new Chicken Scratch stamp set. These stamps are so adorably funny!

I stamped and masked the images and a little ground beneath them with Eclipse tape and used a chicken wire stencil with light gray ink for the background.

I then colored up the images and the sandy ground with Copics and added a little colored pencil detail.

 

I heat embossed a punny little sentiment from this set combined with the “hey friend” sentiment from the Foxes stamp set and finished it off with a patterned paper for some extra interest.

These stamps are quickly becoming one of my favorites of Gerda Steiner. I just love their expressions and all of the funny scenes you can create.

Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

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Wishing You a Very Happy Easter

Happy Friday! Sharing a new card for Gerda Steiner Designs today featuring the new Easter Bunnies stamps. I just love this bunny from the set. He’s so cute!

I started by die-cutting a large egg from a new SimonSaysStamp nesting eggs set and inking a sky and grass background. To create some extra interest, I adhered the egg to a piece of white cardstock slightly overlapping one edge and die-cut the piece using an MFT stitched rectangle die.

I colored the bunny and a few eggs from the stamp set with Copics and added some colored pencil details. There’s coordinating dies to this set, but I fussy cut around them mainly because I masked and stamped the 2 eggs overlapping and wanted to cut them out as one.

 

To finish, I stamped the sentiment from this set in Versamark and heat embossed with black embossing powder. I also added some shadows and grass with Copics.

Hope you have a great weekend and get to enjoy some nice Spring weather!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Thank you for being you!

Happy Friday! I don’t know about you, but I could really use some sunshine right now! It’s been raining here for weeks, so I’m sharing a happy Spring card here and on the Gerda Steiner Designs blog featuring a brand new stamp set called Bunny Friends.

I fell in love with this one instantly! Aren’t they sweet?

 

I wanted a nice soft look to this, so I went with Copic no-line coloring. I started by stamping the image in MFT Cement Gray ink and masking the bunnies. I then Copic airbrushed an MFT radiating rays stencil with YR61.

I’m a little bit of a font freak and I LOVE big bold die-cut sentiments. I have to fight the urge to use them on every card, but I thought this Spellbinders “thank you” sentiment worked really well on this.

I die-cut it 3 times from cardstock and layered them together for some dimension.

 

I stamped the sentiment from this set on a piece of peach colored cardstock and then die-cut around it using an MFT sentiment strip die. This particular die has fishtails on both ends, but I die-cut it a second time using the same rectangular stitched die that I used on the front panel. Just tape it straight on the edge of the die and you get that nice straight stitched edge to match.

Hope you have a great weekend with lots of sunshine and I’ll be sharing more Spring/Easter stamps from Gerda Steiner Designs soon!

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{heart} u

Hi there and happy Monday! Sharing a simple card here today and on the Gerda Steiner Designs blog using the new More Than Chocolate stamps. This little pig is so cute!

Since this stamp is on the larger side, it was easy to keep things simple and let him be the central focus.

I die-cut a panel from white cardstock and inked it with Distress inks in Victorian Velvet, Tattered Rose and Spun Sugar. I stamped the sentiment from this set at the bottom in Versamark and heat embossed it with a dark brown embossing powder.

I then die-cut a heart and Copic airbrushed it with R85, R83, and R81. This is a new die from LaLaLandCrafts and I love it’s quirky shape. I die-cut the letter u from white cardstock, heat embossed it with a light pink embossing powder and then ran some Victorian Velvet over the top to give it a little texture. You could simply cut this from light pink cardstock as well.

 

 

I colored up the pig with Copics and fussy cut around him. After I adhered him, I added some shadows to ground him a bit with neutral gray Copics.

Super simple!

Hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by!

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Penguin Love

Happy Friday! I’ve got a new card today for Gerda Steiner Designs using one of my favorite stamp sets. These Valentine Penguins stamps are adorable and they can be used for so many occasions. For this one, I went with a simple love card with some bright colors instead of the typical pinks and reds for Valentine’s Day.

While the card front looks like a single piece of cardstock, I’ve die-cut 2 pieces for this. I found it much easier to do it this way rather than taping off straight lines on a single piece for the scene. Also, I prefer to color with Copics on XpressIt and I heat embossed the sentiment on the card.  I wasn’t sure how the XpressIt would hold up to the heat, so the larger card front is a piece of Neenah cardstock.

 

I started by stamping and masking the penguins and then taping a horizon line. I’ve airbrushed the sky with YR12, YR61, YR65, R21 and a little bit of B00. I also used the same technique that I used on my sloth card in last week’s post and die-cut a bunch of small hearts from eclipse tape to be used as masks. After I adhered them all over the sky, I airbrushed around them with YR61. I love how the bottom 2 hearts sort of look like the penguins hugging.

I colored up the penguins and the rest of the scene with Copics. I just love these little guys!

I hope you enjoyed and have a great weekend!

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2 Peas in a Pod

Happy Friday! I’m up on the Gerda Steiner Designs blog today and sharing my new card here using the new Peas Be Mine stamps. Aren’t they cute?

I created a happy background for them using watercolor, a stencil and inks. First, I die-cut a piece of watercolor cardstock using an MFT die and taped off 1/4″ on all sides. I did a wash of Daniel Smith Quinacridone Gold, watering it down towards the bottom to create a gradient of color.

 

 

I taped a Hero Arts floral filigree stencil over the top and inked with Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber, Crushed Olive and Twisted Citron distress inks.

I die-cut a banner for the sentiment using an MFT die and inked it with Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge distress inks.

 

I no-line colored the peas with Copics and fussy cut a thin white border around them to help them stand out on the background.

The patterned paper is from my stash. I love finding the perfect thing that I already own and using up some of those supplies!

Hope you enjoyed and wishing everyone a fantastic weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!

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XOXO

Happy Friday! Just a quick post today sharing a card I made for Gerda Steiner Designs using the new Lovely Pandas stamp set. I thought it would be cute to have the little bear peeking out from some candy hearts.

I started this one by die-cutting a piece of white cardstock for the bottom panel and inking it with Dried Marigold, Worn Lipstick, Abandoned Coral and Picked Raspberry distress inks. I then die-cut the top panel and used a Lawn Fawn stitched heart die on the bottom. I softly inked a little Spun Sugar distress ink on the top part of the cardstock.

I then die-cut a few hearts using a new Avery Elle die and inked them with the same distress inks as the bottom panel. The sentiments from this stamp set worked perfectly to make them candy hearts! I heat embossed those with a light pink embossing powder.

I colored the panda with Copics, fussy cut around him and tucked him in a little behind the hearts.

To finish it off, I stamped the Valentine’s sentiment on the bottom panel. This is from a soon to be released Gerda Steiner set that’s also super cute and you won’t want to miss it!

Hope you enjoyed and be sure to check out the GSD shop when it reopens this Monday.

Have a great weekend!

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Ho Ho Ho!

Happy Friday! Sharing a card today using the brand new Gerda Steiner Designs release “Balancing Mouse”. I have to admit, I’m not much of a fan of mice, but this guy is really cute!

My Christmas tree this year is decorated in reds and whites, so I went with that color scheme on this one. I started by inking a vignette on the background piece with MFT Cement Gray hybrid ink in the areas where I was going to adhere the die-cut “Ho Ho Ho”. I then stamped a few snowflakes from this stamp set in Versamark and heat embossed with Wow! detail white.

 

The Ho Ho Ho die is a newer MFT die and I cut it from a patterned paper in my stash. I love how the ornament from this set fit perfectly inside the O!

I stamped the mouse and ornament in MFT Cement Gray hybrid ink and no-line colored them with Copics. To make them stand out better on the red die-cut pieces, I fussy cut around both leaving a thin border of white.

To finish it off, I used a larger MFT Stitched Rectangle Stax die and cut another piece of patterned paper from this same paper collection (I think this is an older Recollections paper from Michaels).

Hope you enjoyed and check out the Gerda Steiner blog for more inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Have a Howly Jowly Christmas!

Hi there! I hope everyone here in the US had a great Thanksgiving holiday. I was busy visiting with family and completely forgot to share this card last week that I designed for Gerda Steiner Designs using the new Carol Puppies stamp set.

This little dog is my favorite from the set. Totally reminds me of my Frenchie!

I double embossed the background by inking the inside of a Cuttlebug music notes embossing folder with Versamark ink, running it through the machine and then heat embossing the piece with Wow! Iced Silver embossing powder. It’s got a really nice sparkle to it. Before I heat embossed, I brushed off an area of the embossing powder with a small paintbrush to leave an area for the stamped sentiment.

 

I die-cut the Christmas sentiment three times using the Pretty Pink Posh Merry Christmas script die and layered them together for extra dimension. I used a red flat-back pearl for the dot on the “i” as it was much easier than trying to layer 3 tiny little dots together and I liked it a little larger.

I colored the pup with Copics and fussy cut around him, but there are coordinating dies to this stamp set also available.

Hope you enjoyed and I’ll be back tomorrow with another new Christmas card.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Have a Monster Halloween!

Hi there! Today I’m sharing a card I made for Gerda Steiner Designs using one of my favorite stamp sets, Coffee Monster. I thought these guys needed some candy with their coffee for Halloween.

 

 

Super simple design on this one. I really wanted the monsters to take the show. I stamped and masked the monsters on a die-cut piece of XpressIt blending card using MFT Cement Gray ink and added the candy pieces from the MFT Frightfully Sweet stamp set. You could also use the candies from the Gerda Steiner Designs Where is the Candy? stamp set, but I don’t have that set so I substituted.

I colored them with Copics and added colored pencil for detail. The sentiment is also from the MFT Frightfully Sweet stamp set.

 

 

Since my card base is black, I added a white insert inside and a little surprise monster wave for the recipient. Couldn’t resist!

Hope you enjoyed and have a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!