Friday, September 30, 2016

VIDEO Shaker Spider featuring Bats Halloween

Hi guys!  It's Tara and I am so incredibly excited to be sharing the first installment of my Handmade Halloween 2016 video series with you today!  And it's featuring the amazing Bats Halloween stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs!  I have been looking forward to doing this series again since it ended last year so I really hope you enjoy it!

For this card I wanted to create a fun shaker card using the super spooky sweet spider from the stamp set.  I have a fabulous spider web stencil that I just knew would go great with him!  I also just picked up the new Doodlebug release and was itching to use the uber cool enamel dot eyeballs that matched the Boos and Brews paper pad! And as luck would have it, the eyeballs fit perfectly on this little spider guy!

I had such a blast combining lots of spooky Halloween themed elements to complete this project!  I'll be honest, this is a little busier than I usually like my cards but man did it turn out fun!  And all of the iridescent sequiny goodness filling the shaker window  just completed the whole design!

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you all next time!  Bye!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Love and Blessings!!

Hi there!!

It's Yolanda here, from Scraping Time!! Autumn is here and to tell you the truth, I start feeling a bit down since I prefer summer, sunlight and fun hehehe... but I forgot all these feelings when I saw these cutties from the new Autumn Stamps Sets from Gerda Steiner Designs.
They are just adorable!!!

Today, I decided to mix stamps from different sets and I did a bit of masking!! I love that technique! I think this sentiment is so sweet and I decided to stamp it in Delicata Ink since its colour is very soft and bright at the same time. If you have used this ink you know what I mean!

I used a scalloped border to give some interest to the pannel and I decided to use this decorated paper from Lawn Fawn. It looks great with the leaves from the Cheerful Hedgehog Stamp Set.

I coloured the images with Spectrum Noir and Copic markers.

For the final touch, a bit of Glossy Accent on the nose and Wink of Stella Clear in every detail.

I hope you enjoy the card and see you next Wednesday with a very special post.

Have a great week!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Happy Birthday Badge-Card

Hi there,

it's Tanja here and I created this fun badge-card using the Gerda Steiner Designs Juggling Tiger:

  • resize the adorable Gerda Steiner Designs Juggling Tiger in order to fit his face to a 3 cm (1.2'') badge and print it out twice
  • color both images identically with Delta and Touch Twin Brush Markers
  • add highlights with a white gel pen
  • I used my new Bandai Badge it! to create the pin out of one of the images - so many possibilities, don't you think?
  • cut out a stitched panel around the second image and color the background with alcohol markers as well
  • stamp the sentiment from the Gerda Steiner Designs Happy Hoppy stamp set with Versafine (Onyx Black)
  • I adhered the badge to the card with three rolled glue dots ... the recipient should be able to take off the badge without ruining the card itself

This is a picture of the card without the badge:

The Gerda Steiner Designs Juggling Tiger was part of the Digital Stamp Bundle August 2016 and is now sold separately. If you like stamp bundles with adorable images and a discount on top, you should really check out the Digital Stamp Bundle September 2016 which is available until the end of the month.

I hope you got inspired.


Saturday, September 24, 2016

A Very Thankful Mouse

Hi there!
I'm Anna (al_handmade) and today I want to share with you a project featuring a sweet little mouse from the super adorable “Fall Mice” stamp set.

For this card I wanted to create a nice background to my lovely furry friend. I started drawing a sun ray shape on a white card panel and cut it off. Then I stamped some fruits and veggies with Memento Ink London Fog on copic-friendly paper and colored them with Copic Markers in order to create a colorful background pattern.
At first, I wanted to use saturated fall colors but then I decided to go for softer shades. Maybe I'm not in an autumnal state of mind yet! :) Finally I masked my colored background with the sun ray frame previously cut.

I stamped the cute critter and colored it with my Copic markers - trying to give him a furry look. Since I wanted to use a sentiment about love and affection, I added a big glossy heart in his arms.

Finally I heat embossed the sentiment on vellum with some golden powder - adding one last shiny touch to my card.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed this project.
See you next week!

Supplies list:
  • Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento London Fog, Versamark Ink
  • Glossy Accents
  • Copic Markers:
    Background: YR00, YR0000
    Background fruit/veggies: Y11, Y15, Y32, YR14, G20, G12, R05, E33, E43
    Heart: R14, R37, R89
    Mouse: E41, E43, E51, YR00
    Mouse Background: B0000, G20, YG03, YG25

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Video: Clean & Simple Halloween Card

Hi guys! This is Emily Cupely and for today's video I made a Halloween 4bar card which turned out very pretty, but, at the same time, very easy and quick to make. I hope you enjoy the video below! :)


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Do I smell Cake?

Hi there,

it's Tanja here and I would like to show you this sweet creation using the new Gerda Steiner Designs Fall Mice stamp set:

  • color the cake and the little mouse from the Gerda Steiner Designs Fall Mice stamp set with Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor Pencils and Zest-it
  • add highlights and some details with a white gel pen and Wink of Stella Silver Glitter
  • cut out the Clearly Besotted Stamps Window from Neenah Desert Storm Kraft cardstock and ink it up with Distress Ink (Gathered Twigs)
  • stamp the Hero Arts Designer Woodgrain with the same ink onto the frame
  • cut out a stitched panel from the same kraft cardstock and add splatters with Heidi Swapp Color Shine (Gold)
  • stamp the sentiment from the Gerda Steiner Designs Monster stamp set with Versamark and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • adhere the panel onto a dark kraft cardbase

I hope to see you again soon.


Saturday, September 17, 2016

Showers of Love

Hello everyone!
I'm Anna (al_handmade) and I have the huge honor of being a Guest Designer for this awesome creative team for the next few weeks. I’m thrilled!

Today I want to share with you a card that I made featuring the adorable “Cheerful Hedgehog” stamp set. I really love these little cuties - they’re so joyful and funny!! Don't you think?

I stamped the hedgehog on my card and colored it with Copic markers, adding a little background to the scene. As I want this card to be cheerful and colorful, I rainbow-colored the umbrella and attached it to the scene with some foam tape - in order to add some dimension.
I colored the hearts in different shades of pink/red, cut them off (with my scissors and a bit of patience) and glued them on my card, creating a sort of love waterfall. I wanted them to be sparkly and glossy so I used my Glossy Accents and my Wink of Stella Clear brush to make them shine.

Finally the sentiment: I stamped half of it directly on my card and half on a piece kraft paper.
As I wanted to add some relevance to the word “love”, I created a heart texture with Versamark Ink on kraft paper, heat-embossed the sentiment and added a few colored hearts on it.

I hope you enjoy this project. Thanks for joining me today!
See you next time!


Supplies list:
  • Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark Ink
  • Glossy Accents
  • Wink of Stella Clear Brush
  • Copic Markers:
    Hedgehog: E41, E43, E44, E47, E49, E51
    Umbrella: B00, B12, B24 - YG03, YG11, YG17 - Y11, Y15, Y19 - YR00, YR02, YR07 - R32, R35, R37
    Grass: G20, YG03, YG25
    Sky: YR0000

Friday, September 16, 2016

VIDEO No-Line Watercoloring featuring Cheerful Hedgehogs

Hi, friends!  It's Tara and I am so excited to share this project with you today! I promised in my last Curl E. Q&A video that I would be "falling" all over September since this is my absolute favorite season and this card just makes me all kinds of autumn happy!

I am using the Cheerful Hedgehogs and Happy Fall stamp sets from Gerda Steiner Designs and doing some no-line watercoloring for the sweet little hedgehog.  I always start by stamping my image in Antique Linen Distress Ink because it is light enough that it fades as you watercolor but dark enough to allow me to see where I need to color.  

Once my little cutie was colored I created an ink smoothed background to simulate a giant pile of fall leaves flying everywhere while this hedgie plays in the big leaf pile.  I found the perfect fall Distress Inks with Aged Mahogany, Rusty Hinge and Fossilized Amber.  So pretty!

Finally, I broke out the Copper Perfect Pearls to add some shimmer and shine.  I had so much fun creating this card!  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend!  Bye!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Happy Mail Monster

Hi there,

it's Tanja here and I would like to share this creation using a Gerda Steiner Designs digital stamp with you:

  • color the super cute Gerda Steiner Designs Monster Letter image from the Digital Stamp Bundle August with Delta and Touch Twin Brush Markers
  • add some details with a white gel pen and Glossy Accents to the little heart on the envelope
  • stamp the sentiment from the Create a Smile Happymail stamp set with Versamark onto a stitched watercolor paper panel and heat-emboss it with four different colors of WOW! embossing powder (Pink Lady, Parma Violet, Lagoon, Blue Tang)
  • create a background by stamping several envelopes from the Lawn Fawn You've got Mail set with Versafine (Smokey Gray)
  • color the envelopes with Daniel Smith Watercolors and add some black splatters with Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors
  • add a strip of black cardstock to the left side of the panel before adhering it to a white cardbase

Have a colorful day.


Thursday, September 8, 2016

Video: Halloween Card

Hello guys!! This is Emily Cupely and for today's video I made a Halloween card where I used my Distress Ink pads to watercolor some adorable images. I hope you enjoy it! :)


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Snail Mail...

Hi there!

It's Yolanda here, from Scraping Time! Today I come to the blog with a different project!!

I don't know there but here in Spain many people is in love to snail mail. I have no time to have penpals at this moment but I decided to make my first one with Gerda Steiner Designs' new Autumn Stamps and this is the result.

I decided to use these colours since they remind me to the start of the season.

Once I coloured the stamps, I used Spectrum Noir Sparkle to give them some shine. That's why you can see some "strange" reflects in this picture ;) I fussy cut them and add them to my pannel with foam.

I did paper piecing in the umbrella with a MFT decorated paper and I heat embossed the sentiment wishing some fun to the recipient!!

If you are like me and you never did this before, I will show a simple way to make this snail mail in some days in my blog, as soon as I know that this arrives to its new home!! ;)

I hope you have enjoyed and see you soon!

Friday, September 2, 2016

VIDEO Prismacolors on Kraft featuring Fall Mice

Hi all!  Happy Friday!  It's Tara and today I am sharing another fabulous fall card with you all! The Fall Mice stamp set is perfection if you're a love of fall like I am!  I wanted the adorable images to shine so I used one of my favorite coloring methods - Prismacolor pencils on kraft card stock!

Using some simple masking I created a cute little scene using this sweet little mouse and a few of the many, many fall images in this set.  I then used my Prismacolor pencils to color everything in.  The trick to creating depth with colored pencils is lots and lots of light layers!  
I love how this sweet and simple one-layer card turned out!  It got me more excited than ever for pumpkin everything!!  Thank you so much for joining me today!  Have a fabulous weekend and I'll see you again soon!  Bye!