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You’re Such a Fun Friend!

Happy Friday! Sharing a card today using the new A Whale of a Time stamps from Gerda Steiner Designs. I just love these stamps! Look at that cute octopus!

I kept this one pretty simple to let these cute sea critters take center stage. I’ve inked a background panel with Broken China Distress ink and then inked a Hero Arts Waves stencil with Peacock Feathers Distress ink.

I die-cut the top panel using a Memory Box Ocean Collage die and before adhering these 2 pieces to the card front, I heat embossed the sentiment from this stamp set making sure it was positioned in the die-cut area of the top panel.

 

I colored the stamped images with Copics and fussy cut them out, but there are also coordinating dies to this set available HERE.

To finish it off, I Copic colored an Elizabeth Craft Designs coral die-cut for a little extra interest on the card.

I’ll be sharing another fun card using this stamp set on Monday. Probably one of my very favorite ocean themed stamp sets this year!

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

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Catch a Wave!

Happy Friday! I’ve got another card today using the new Catch a Wave stamps from Gerda Steiner Designs. I just love this cool little surfer duck!

I wanted this to have a Polynesian feel to it with a hint of retro surfer vibe. I’ve used a Plaid Folk Art “Pineapple” stencil on the background inked with Fossilized Amber, Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress inks. I then die-cut a few palm trees from Lawn Fawn and colored them with Copics.

 

I’ve colored the little duck and beach sign with Copics and fussy cut them out. Once I adhered them to the card base, I added the ground line under the sign with a Copic multi-liner and added just a bit of shading with Copics.

 

 

I’ve also popped up the duck with dimensional foam adhesive to bring him out from the background just a bit.

Hope you enjoyed and have a great weekend!

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You Blow My Mind!

Hi there! Sharing a card today here and on the Gerda Steiner Designs blog using the new Big Bite stamp set. I just love this pufferfish!

I’ve been having a lot of fun with watercolors lately and they work so well for ocean themed cards. I created a splashy background for this little guy using Dr. Ph Martin’s liquid radiant watercolors in Turquoise Blue, Norway Blue and Calypso Green.  I painted a second piece of watercolor cardstock with Chartreuse and die-cut the piece using the Memory Box “Loopy Rings” die.

 

I colored the pufferfish and coral from this set with Copics and fussy cut them out, but there are coordinating dies to these stamps in the GSD shop HERE.

To finish, I heat embossed this cute sentiment from the set using detail white embossing powder and die-cut the sentiment with an MFT sentiment strip die-namics.

I’ll be back soon sharing inspiration with some more new stamps from GSD!

Hope you enjoyed!

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Take a Big Bite!

Happy Friday, everyone! I took a bit of a Summer break for the past few weeks, but I’m back today sharing a new card for Gerda Steiner Designs featuring a new stamp set coming soon to the shop! This one is called “Big Bite” and it’s another fabulous ocean themed set!

I’ve used Distress inks in Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Peacock Feathers for the water and Antique Linen for the sand. I then added some texture to the sand using Copics.

 

 

I’ve colored all of the images with Copics and fussy cut them out. The seaweed is from the Oh, Manatee stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs, but all of the other images are included in this new set. I just love the cute sharks and that pufferfish!

Hope you have a great weekend! It’s going to be a really hot one here, so I plan to get crafty.

Be sure to keep a lookout for this new stamp set coming soon!

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Deeply Grateful for your Friendship

Happy Saturday! I’m absolutely LOVING the new summer stamp sets from Gerda Steiner Designs! I’ve used the new Deeply stamp set on my card today and these stamps are so fun and cute to work with!

To create an underwater scene, I cut a piece of watercolor cardstock 2 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and then played with Dr. Ph. Martin’s radiant liquid watercolors in Turquoise Blue, Juniper Green and Jungle Green. I cut a 5 1/2″ strip of black and white polkadot patterned paper and adhered both pieces to my card base.

I stamped the sentiment from this set and then used a Memory Box “Bubbles” stencil and Copic markers in BG11 and BG10 for a whimsical touch. I’ve also added some glossy accents to the bubbles for shine.

 

I colored these cuties with Copics and fussy cut them out. I love the bright colors against the turquoise waters.I can’t decide which is my favorite. Look at that jellyfish?! Also love that you can add that little bear waving from the porthole if you like. Too cute!

Hope you enjoyed and I can’t wait to share more new stamp arrivals from Gerda Steiner Designs in the next few weeks!

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Stay Cool!

Happy Friday! I’m in full Summer card making mode, so when I saw this new Catch a Wave stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs, I was giddy! How cool is this little dude?!

I kept this pretty clean and simple and started by die-cutting a background panel from white cardstock and inking a waves stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop with Tumbled Glass distress ink.

I die-cut a circle from white cardstock and drew the beach lines with a Copic multi-liner pen. I masked the area before inking the ocean behind with Broken China distress ink. I also used a La-La Land Crafts waves stencil with Peacock Feathers distress ink.

I then masked the ocean portion and inked the beach with Old Paper distress ink adding Copic shading in areas with E44, E43, and E42.

I used a Copic multi-liner to free hand a few accents on the surfboards before coloring the images with Copics. Be sure if you add any accents to your stamped images and you plan on coloring them with Copic markers that you use a Copic safe pen or you’ll ruin your markers!

For a little extra tropical vibe, I Copic colored a leaf and hibiscus die-cut from my stash.

To finish, I stamped the sentiment from the set in Versamark on black cardstock and heat embossed with Wow! detail white embossing powder and then hand cut it.

Hope you have a great weekend and get a little crafty time in too!

 

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SMOOCH!

 

Happy Friday! Sharing a card here today using this adorable little frog from the newest Gerda Steiner Designs
“Frogs” stamp set!

I just love that this set included a little crown and the “Smooch!” sentiment. Too cute!!

I used one of my favorite color schemes on this one and started by inking the background with Evergreen Bough and then added a little bit of Broken China Distress ink in a few areas. I stamped the frog on the lily pad 4 times and colored the lily pads with Copics. I then cut just a portion of them and adhered them around the outside to create the pond scene.

For the center image, I stamped the crown first and then masked it and stamped the frog on the lily pad. I then masked the frog on the lily pad and stamped the lily pad again (upside down) behind the frog. Say that again 10 times. Lol!

I thought it would be fun to have a bunch of large bright lilies floating in the scene, but I didn’t have a large lily stamp or die. What to do?!

So…I used a palm tree die in my stash and layered some extra fronds on top after I colored all of the pieces with Copics. I really love how they turned out! He looks happy with it too.

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

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Hi There!

Happy Friday! Have you seen the new Frogs stamps from Gerda Steiner Designs??

These have got to be my most favorite frog stamps EVER!! So cute!

 

We have frogs that hang out on our back patio (literally) all summer long, so when I saw this guy I knew I had to have him upside down. Ours are bright green, but I mixed it up a little and made this one an Amazon tree frog.

Pretty simple design here. I cut a white cardstock piece 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhered it to the card base. I then inked a piece of white cardstock with Crushed Olive distress ink and splashed a little water on it. I cut it into 2 pieces measuring 1″ x 4″ and 2 3/4″ x 4″.

I inked a stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop with Peeled Paint distress ink and then spread Tim Holtz texture paste over the stenciled areas. It’s hard to see in this photo, but it gave it a wet look.

Hope you enjoyed my card today and I’ll be doing more with these frogs very soon!

Thanks for stopping by!

Gerda Steiner Designs

I Just Miss You A Lot!

Happy Saturday! I’m up on the Gerda Steiner Designs blog today and sharing this card here as well using the cute  I just Miss You Puppy stamp set.

Isn’t he adorable? Such a sad little face, just makes me want to hug him!

I kept this one pretty simple and chose a bit of a masculine and moody color scheme. My husband says this is one of his favorites, so I think it worked out.

To start, I die-cut a background panel from white cardstock and taped a straight line about 1/2″ from the bottom. I then inked the bottom portion with Pumice Stone distress ink. Afterwards, I taped the bottom portion and inked the top with Iced Spruce distress ink.

 

 

I heat embossed the sentiment from this set and added a little something extra to the design by inking another piece of white cardstock with Iced Spruce and die-cutting a few different sizes of paw prints (these are MFT). It gives it a subtle embossed effect.

I colored the dog image with Copics and fussy cut around the image. Once I adhered it, I added some shadows under the dog bed with N3 and N2 Copics.

Pretty simple, quick and cute.

I hope you have a great weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!

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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!