Thursday, April 28, 2016

Blast Off Doodle Card

Hello crafty friends! It's Jess from and today I'm sharing a card featuring some doodling and the Blast Off clear stamp set. I created a scene using my AmazaPens Twin Tip markers and placed the spaceship from Blast Off in the center. Since the AmazaPens are water soluble they bled when I added the Irresistible glitter on top to create a fun flame effect that is quite sparkly in real life. 

Remember to share your creations with us over in our Facebook group and join in on the Progressive Challenge each month if you love Gerda Steiner's digi stamps!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Love You Bunny

Hi there,

it's Tanja here today and I would like to show you that the super sweet bunnies from the Gerda Steiner Designs Happy Hoppy stamp set can be used all year long:

  • stamp one of the cute little bunnies from the Gerda Steiner Designs Happy Hoppy stamp set with Memento (Tuxedo Black) and color the image with Delta and Touch Twin Brush Markers
  • add highlights and details with a white gel pen
  • cut out a window from woodgrain paper and ink up the edges with Distress Ink (Frayed Burlap)
  • create a sky background on a piece of white cardstock using Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Broken China) and spritz it with Pearlized Water for extra shine and texture
  • cut out some tiny hearts from red glitter cardstock
  • stamp a woodgrain pattern directly onto a kraft cardbase and stamp the sentiment from the Gerda Steiner Designs Brush Bunny stamp set with Versafine (Vintage Sepia) - I stamped it three times with my MISTI for an extra dark print
  • round the bottom left corner with a 1'' corner rounder

I hope you got inspired.


Thursday, April 21, 2016

Video: DIY Scalloped Edge + Clear Panel

Hello there! This is Emily Cupely and for today´s video I´ll show you how I made my own scalloped border as well as a clear panel for the bottom of my card base. Hope you enjoy it! :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Happy Mother's day!

Hi there!!

It's Yolanda here, from Scraping Time!! I am sure that you really enjoyed our Blog Hop since the new stamps sets are just out of this world!!

I know I will use them a lot since I can't stop thinking about different scenes to create, but today, I want to finish the game I started fifteen days ago with my crafty friends on Facebook. 
You can read my last post here, where I told you about it but mainly, I proposed them to choose one of five Gerda Steiner Designs stamps sets and the one who got more likes was this:

Then they proposed me three topics to work with it: you had a bad day, book day and the last one: Mother Day. Here in Spain we celebrate it on the first Sunday of May so it is going to be very soon.

I thought about it and I decided to use two siblings for my scene! They were going to say something nice to their mom!

And this is the card I created:

First of all, I die cut a false stitched rectangle on a white cardstock and I inked some clouds with Memento Blue Sky Ink. Then, I die cut my pink grass in two different decorated papers from Lawn Fawn. After that, I set my dogs with foam squares on the grass. I added some Wink of Stella Clear and Glossy accents on the noses and the dog collar. And it was time to stamp the sentiment.

I die cut a cloud and a balloon bubble and I stamped both sentiments. The first one is from the Happy Hoppy  4x6 Bunny Stamp Set  (You are simply the best) and the second one is a mixture of a couple of sets. Firstly, I stamped the "love you" stamp from the "Brush bunny" stamp set and I added a couple of "u" since I really love the idea of the original set where the dog is singing Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuuuuu!!! And I thought it could be cute to copy it! 
But... I haven't got any alphabet or sentiment with the same font that the ones I had used so I look at the set carefully and I realised I could make it! 
Then I stamped the two first letters from Wonderful (WO) upside down and I stamped again the W to read MOM.

I do this a lot with the stamps and dies. I love giving them a second life!! ;)

I hope you enjoyed with this card and see you soooooooooooooon!!!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Happy Birthday, Human!

Hey everyone! It's Wiebke here today!
Have you already joined our "From Outer Space" Release Blog Hop?! If not, you should jump right into the first stop (right here) of the hop and look at all of these fantastic masterpieces! We had such a blast creating cards with the two new stamp sets Alien Invasion and Blast Off!

Therefore, I grabbed the amazing Alien Invasion set again for today! I just LOVE it, I think it might get my favorite set of all time :) You have so many great possibilities for any kind of cards!

First of all, I created a colorful watercolor background - I also sprinkled some black droplets on it to get some contrast. It should look at least a little bit like a galaxy and the galaxy is full of beautiful colors and black! Then I placed my little Alien on his heat embossed birthday banner (after I added the mouth, which you can customize). Some of the sentiments perfectly fit into the little flag - that's pretty cool!

That's it from me today :) I hope you liked it! And if you're looking for much more inspiration, I highly recommend to visit our release blog hop from Saturday.

Have a great day!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Just a Little Note

Hello crafty friends! It's Jess from and today I'm sharing a clean and simple note card with the Just Sentiments clear stamp set. I am preparing a fun video for the upcoming blog hop and so I don't have a video for this card today. As you can see it's a pretty straightforward design though. Simple mask off a strip with something like Delicate Surface Painter's Tape or Post It Note Tape and then stamp the little notes from the set all over the background. I chose to use the Hero Arts Neon Ombre Ink pads because they are so bright. Then I lifted up the masking and stamped the coordinating sentiment. I can't wait to see all the fabulous inspiration that will be in the upcoming blog hop.

Remember to share your creations with us over in our Facebook group and join in on the Progressive Challenge each month if you love Gerda Steiner's digi stamps!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

You Are Awesome Hippo

Hi there,

it's Tanja here for you and I would like to show you the creation of this fun masculine card step by step:

  • stamp the adorable hippo from the Gerda Steiner Designs Hippo in Disguise stamp set with Memento (Tuxedo Black) and color the image with Delta and Touch Twin Brush Markers
  • add Wink of Stella Silver Glitter to his belt buckle 
  • I stamped a little "F" into the buckle as well because I created the card for my son Finn
  • create a background on white cardstock using the same purple markers and the Distress Marker Spritzer
  • stamp the first part of the sentiment from the Gerda Steiner Designs Happy Hoppy stamp set with Memento (Tuxedo Black) onto a little strip of cardstock colored with a purple marker
  • add a dark purple strip underneath and to the left side of the card
  • continue the stitching on the left side of the sentiment strips
  • stamp the second part of the sentiment from the same stamp set with the same black ink for the hippo to stand on
  • add some 4mm and 6mm purple sequins as final embellishments

I hope you got inspired.



Thursday, April 7, 2016

Video: Smooching Technique

Hello everybody! This is Emily Cupely and for today's video I made a baby card using the smooching technique to decorate the background of my scene which goes perfectly with my images, since it gives the look of water. I hope you enjoy the video tutorial below!! :)

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Books and dogs!!

Hi there!

it's Yolanda here from Scraping Time!  Today I come with an unusual post! Last weekend I decided to play a game with my crafty friends on Facebook (you can read it here)
I showed them 5 stamps sets from Gerda Steiner Designs and I told them that I would work with the one who got more "likes" during the weekend for this post! And the first one was the "Howl are you? Puppy Clearstamp Set" followed by the "Lucky duck 4x6 Clearstamp set". Then, I started working with the dogs and I also accepted the challenge to make a project with the topic they suggested there!

There were three main topics on the comments!

1. Asiul Prince suggested: Something was wrong! Never mind, go ahead!. I had made a card with this topic some weeks ago (you can see it here)

2. Pilar Cruz suggested: Happy mother's day!

3. Aroa Blanco suggested: Book day.

I decided to make something with them. I will show you one today and the second one in my next post.

When a read "book day" I thought: whattttttt???? Dogs and book day????? You must be joking! hahaha but I decided to accept the challenge and this is what I made mixing it with the first suggestion!

Yes, it is a bookmark! We are going to celebrate Book Day on next 23rd April and this can be a good present for a friend.

I made the book mark thinking that the dog would be over the book all the time. So I stick it on the up border with double side tape, once I made the bookmark.

I show you more...

I love that cuttie traying to relax after a a "ruff day" Isn't it sweet???? I never thought about using this set for this purpose but I really enjoyed thinking about it and making this bookmark! I think you can use any critter with the same structure. 

By the way, I coloured the dog with Spectrum Noir markers so I stamped again the dog on the same orange decorated paper, fussy cut it and stick it behind the dog to avoid seeing the marker on the back side of the dog. 

I hope you had a good time reading this post and of course, have a great week!! 

Monday, April 4, 2016

Critter Birthday Party - Coloring on Craft Paper

Hey everyone! It's Wiebke here! And I want to share a card with you using several cute Gerda Steiner Designs Critters and a piece of craft paper :)

First of all, I created several masks for the critters and gifts standing in the front row. That way, you can stamp the others perfectly behind. After that, I colored them out with Polychromo pencils and went over the surface with baby oil. You'll get a darker, but well blended effect.

These are the stamp sets, which I used:

Happy Hoppy | Howl Are You | Lucky Duck | Monster Party How are Ewe | Happy Fall

Have a great day!