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Bee Positive

Hi, friends! Sharing a card today with this adorable little bee from the new Happy Bee-Day stamp set!

The timing of this sentiment couldn’t be better. We all need some positivity right now!

I love that this set has a few flower stamps that you can create beautiful cards with on their own.
I’ve used some hexagon dies in my stash and die-cut a whole bunch of tiny hexagons for the background. I just love how this turned out!

I hope you have a great crafty week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Gerda Steiner Designs

Happy Easter

Hi everyone! Sharing an Easter card today using the new Chicks and Bunnies stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs. Aren’t these little chicks so cute?

I stamped the images on a die-cut piece of white cardstock for Copics and masked them before lightly blending a little Tumbled Glass and Antique Linen distress inks.

I embossed a white cardstock piece at the bottom of the card using a stencil and stamped/fussy cut out the “Happy Easter” letters.

Hope you enjoyed and thanks so much for stopping by!

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Hey Friend

Happy Saturday!

Sharing a clean and simple card today with this adorable little kitty from the Gerda Steiner Designs
Valentines Cats stamp set.

I’ve used a sentiment from the Foxes stamp set to make this a card not specific to Valentine’s Day, but I send love cards all year round, so I included a little heart background using a new background stamp from La-La Land Crafts. I’ve colored this cutie with Copics and fussy cut out the stamped images, but there are coordinating dies available for this stamp set HERE.

Hope you’re having a fabulous crafty weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!

Gerda Steiner Designs

On the Lookout!

Happy Saturday!

Sharing a card today featuring these adorable new Meerkats on the Lookout! from Gerda Steiner Designs!

There’s so many cute ways to create little scenes with these meerkats! For this card, I’ve done a bit of stamping and masking of the rocks and meerkats. Remember, when masking, start with the foremost image in your scene.

I start by stamping all of the images I’m going to use on eclipse masking tape, fussy cut them out and then I position them on a piece of cardstock cut to the same size as the panel I’m using on the card front. I number the stamped images as to the order I need to stamp and mask. Then, using a MISTI platform, I position the first stamp on the masked image, close the lid of the MISTI to attach the stamp and swap out the cardstock piece for the actual panel I’m using on the card front. I stamp the image, mask it off and swap the cardstock pieces again for each stamped image using the same process.

I’ve colored up the rest of the scene with Copics and added a little Safari paper for a fun African savanna touch.

Hope you’re having a great crafty weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!

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XOXO

Hi everyone! Sharing a card today using the super cute new Only For You stamps from Gerda Steiner Designs!

I kept the design of this on the simpler side to let the adorable kitty take center stage. I started by inking the background panel with Antique Linen distress ink. I added some Spun Sugar distress ink for a soft effect. After the inks were completely dry, I inked up a Hearts Forever background stamp from La-La Land Crafts with Versamark and heat embossed using Wow! Oyster Glintz.

I inked a few die-cut hearts with Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick distress inks and heat embossed the sentiment from this stamp set in Wow! Super Fine Opaque White embossing powder.

I love the golden shine in the background.
Hope you enjoyed and have a fabulous crafty week!
Thanks for stopping by!
Gerda Steiner Designs

You Lift Me Up!

Hi everyone! Sharing another sneak today of a soon to be released stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs! This one’s called “You Lift Me Up”. What an adorable piggy!!

I Copic air-brushed a sky background for him using a sun ray and cloud stencil. I just love that he’s wearing sunglasses, so I had to add some rays up there.

I colored the balloon and piggy with Copics, fussy cut them out and glued them to the background. There are strings around the piggy, but you get to draw in the string to the balloon. I love that you can easily make it as short or as long as you like and you can add multiple balloons too!

For a little extra dimension, I die-cut some clouds and glued them here and there.

I just love the uplifting sentiment in this set!

Keep an eye out for the new GSD stamps coming soon and thanks so much for stopping by!

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Meow and Furever!

Hi there! Sharing a card today using some super cute stamps from the brand new Gerda Steiner Designs release coming very soon! There are quite a few awesome sets in this release and cat lover’s rejoice!!

 

I’ve used an adorable kitty from the Valentine Cats stamp set on this card. I decided to play off the stamp and just go crazy with hearts on the background. To get this effect, I cut 2 pieces of watercolor cardstock at 3 3/4″ x 5″ and brushed a gradient wash across both with Dr. ph Martin’s liquid watercolors in Ice Pink, Tropic Pink and Moss Rose. After they were thoroughly dry, I heat embossed the chunky fun sentiment from this set on one panel using Wow! Super Fine white embossing powder.

I die-cut the second panel with a heart die and glued them to the first panel. I love how they give it a little dimension, but it’s still tone on tone in a splashy watercolor way.

I colored the images with Copics, fussy cut them out and glued them to the background panel.

Pretty simple and fun to do!

Hope you enjoyed and be on the lookout for the new release in the next few days!

Thanks for stopping by!

Gerda Steiner Designs

Merry Christmas Big Time!

Happy Friday! I’ve got one more Christmas card to share today using the adorable Oh Manatee stamps from Gerda Steiner Designs. I couldn’t resist putting a Santa hat on this cutie!

The Santa hat is from the On The Table stamp set and it fits so many of the GSD critters!

I inked a background with Tumbled glass, Broken China, Peacock Feathers and a little bit of Evergreen Bough distress inks. I sprinkled a little water on it with a paintbrush and matted the background on a patterned paper from the new “Little Merry Christmas” paper pack from La-La Land Crafts.

I heat embossed sentiments from this stamp set and the Balancing Mouse stamp set using Wow! Apple Red embossing powder. I love how the font of the sentiments matched up pretty closely.

I then stamped the Santa hat on Copic friendly cardstock, masked it and stamped the manatee. I stamped the kelp 5 times and colored all of the images with Copics. I fussy cut everything and created the little scene.

Pretty quick and easy!

Hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by!

Gerda Steiner Designs

A Doggone Cute Birthday Card

Happy Monday Everyone!! I took a little break from Christmas cards to make this birthday card for my Mom’s birthday yesterday. She really loves dogs and this adorable puppy from the On the Table stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs was just perfect!

 

This worked up really fast which was a good thing since I waited until the last minute to make it. I started by die-cutting the background panel from white cardstock and inking a Neat and Tangled stencil with Fossilized Amber distress ink. I then inked a second piece of white cardstock starting at the top with Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet distress inks. I sprinkled a little water with a paintbrush and then die-cut the MFT Happy Birthday sentiment from this piece.

To make the letters stand out more on the background, I die-cut the sentiment again from black cardstock and glued the letters together slightly offset.

I die-cut an MFT sentiment strip from black cardstock and added some polka dots with a white paint pen.

I colored up these cute images with Copics and fussy cut them out, but there are also coordinating dies available in the GSD shop HERE.

Hope you a great crafty week gearing up for Christmas and I’ll see you again soon!

Thanks for stopping by!

Gerda Steiner Designs

Fa La La

Hi there! I couldn’t wait to share this card today for Gerda Steiner Designs using the Carol Puppies stamp set and a brand new and awesome Hero Arts die in this month’s MMH kit!

I had so much fun putting this together! The die makes it so easy to color up the different pieces. I die-cut the door scene twice, once for the background of the card and once to cut out some of the elements that I colored with Copics and then glued back into place.

I immediately thought of these adorable puppies caroling in front. I stamped the center puppy on Copic friendly cardstock, masked the image and then stamped the puppies on each side. I colored them up with Copics and then fussy cut the whole image. I did have to use an exact-o knife in a few areas between the puppies.

This worked up pretty quickly even though it might look a little complicated. Just love how it turned out!

One last note- Gerda Steiner Designs is having a pre-Black Friday sale and all stamps and dies are 25% off! The sale ends tonight at 11:59pm. Go grab an early Christmas present for yourself!

See you again soon and thanks for stopping by!