Thursday, December 14, 2017

Guest Design: Valentine Penguins by Anika Lerche

Hey stampers, Anni here!

I am so happy to be a guest designer this month again for Gerda Steiner. Yeah!
This time I played with the super cute set Valentine Penguins.



I started by stamping the penguin with the balloon with alcohol marker friendly black ink. As the penguin is easy to colour with the main colours being black and white I put a little more effort into couloring the balloon.
A good trick I learned from th internet is to google something like "heart balloon comic". You get a lot of images where you can find inspirations for colouring the balloon: Where to set the shadows and highlights.


After finishing the colouring I added some shimmer to the balloon and some details with a gel pen in black for the eyes and in white for the highlights. Then I fussy cut out the image.

To create the background I used watercolour paper, some ink pads and colour powder. I die cut clouds from the background and adhered it with dimensional adhesive. I stamped the sentiment directly onto the cardbase in Versafine ink. and that finished up my card.

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty weekend.
Anni

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

2018 Mice - Larissa


Goodmorning, it is Larissa again. This time I am using a freebie that you can download from the site from Gerda Steiner designs.


I made a card with the image 2018 mice from Gerda Steiner designs. It is the perfect image for a Happy new year card. :) I have coloured the image with my Polychromos pencils and the black glaze pen. I have fussy cut the image. I stamped a little star from the stampset Perfectly penned from Concord and 9th on the numbers with versamark ink and then I embossed them with white embossing powder. Then I coloured the numbers with the Clear Spectrum noir sparkle pen. On a piece of white cardstock I stamped a couple of snowflakes from the stampset Caroling critters from Avery elle with versamark ink and then I embossed them with white embossingpowder. Then I coloured the white cardstock with Tumbled glass and Broken china distress ink and I adhered it on a white card. I adhered the image with foamtape on the card. On a strip of white cardstock I stamped the sentiment with the stampsets Simply said and Simply said II from Uniko. I have cut it into a bannershape and adhered it on the card.


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STAMP: 2018 mice from Gerda Steiner designs, Perfectly penned from Concord and 9th, Caroling critters from Avery elle, Simply said and Simply said II from Uniko
COLORING MEDIUM: Polychromos pencils, Distress inks
PAPER: White cs
INK: Versamark ink, Tumbled glass and Broken china distress ink
ACCESSORIES: Black glaze pen, Clear Spectrum noir sparkle pen, White embossingpowder

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Reindeer Shaker

Hi there,

it's Tanja here and I created this sweet little shaker card using stamps from the Gerda Steiner Designs Peeking Friends stamp set:

  • cut out a stitched panel from Neenah Desert Storm kraft cardstock using one of the My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Rectangles 
  • cut out a Christmas Tree from that panel with the help of one of the dies from the Sizzix Festive Fancies set
  • glue a piece of acetate behind the oping and surround it with a double layer of double-sided foam tape
  • fill the shaker element with clear and green seed beads and close it with a piece of patterned paper from the Crate Paper Snow & Cocoa 6x6 paper pad
  • cut out another wonky stitched panel from patterned paper from that same paper pad and adhere all the layers to a Neenah Desert Storm kraft cardbase
  • stamp the cute little reindeer from the Gerda Steiner Designs Peeking Friends set with Versafine Onyx Black
  • color the image with Faber-Castell Albrecht-Dürer pencils and add Stickles Glitter Glue Christmas Red to its nose
  • add highlights with a white gel pen
  • stamp the sentiment from the same stamp set onto a strip of patterned paper with Versafine Onyx Black and heat-emboss it with clear embossing powder for extra dimension
  • layer a thin strip of red glitter paper underneath the sentiment strip to match the nose of the reindeer

Here is an additional picture o the card:



Have a christmasy day.

Yours,