Gerda Steiner Designs Christmas Kitten | Christmas in July Video Hop

Good morning everyone, and welcome to the Christmas in July Video Hop. This is a fun hop meant to inspire you with Christmas cards or other handmade projects and get you motivated to make a Christmas project or two along the way.

For my sweet card today, I used the adorable kittens from the Gerda Steiner Designs Kitten Stamp set and several Lawn Fawn products to create a playful Christmas scene.

Gerda Steiner Designs Christmas Kitten

I decided to color these images with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, which I hardly ever reach for anymore.  I stamped the images onto a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black ink then heat set the images with clear embossing powder.

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers Combination

Gray Cat: 090 Gray, 091 Light Gray, 026 Light Pink, 036 Light Blue
Brown Cat: 072 Beige, 071 Flesh Color, 026 Light Pink, 036 Light Blue
Light Gray Cat: 091 Light Gray, 097 Pale Gray, 026 Light Pink, 036 Light Blue
Tree Branch: 040 Green, 041 Light Green
Hat: 260 Deep Red, 029 Geranium Red
Ornaments: 260 Deep Red, 029 Geranium Red, 052 Bright Yellow

Gerda Steiner Designs Christmas Kitten

For the background, I blended Distress ink in Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, and Chipped Sapphire then used the Lawn Fawn Snowfall Backdrop die to die cut the panel and create the snow effect.

To complete my scene, I die cut two panels from smooth white cardstock using Little Town Border die and Stitched Hillside Border die, then added Prisma Glitter to the top edge to mimic the sparkle of snow.

Gerda Steiner Designs Christmas Kitten

 

I attached my images with foam adhesive and finished my card with a sentiment that I white heat embossed on a piece of red cardstock.

I have a video tutorial of this card where I share how I created this card and how I colored the images with Zig Markers. Watch the video below or follow the link to my YouTube Channel!

 

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges

Gerda Steiner Designs Share Your Designs Challenge | The Cat Pajamas #370 Challenge | Dis Digi Challenge | Creative Fingers Challenge | 2 Crafty Critter Crazies | The Die Cut Diva’s Challenge Blog | Stamping Sensations | Daisy Chain Challenge | Crafty Animals | Digi Doodle Studios Challenge |

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. When possible, I use affiliate links to link products I use or personally believe in. This means that if you make a purchase through the links I share, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! This helps me to run this blog and my YouTube channel to share the cards I make. Thank you so much for your support!

 

 


Gerda Steiner Coffeesaurus | Instagram Giveaway | Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop

Good morning everyone, today begins the first of seven fun-filled days of the Spring/Summer Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop 2020. I
am starting my entry with the adorable Coffeesaurus by Gerda Steiner Designs.

Gerda-Steiner-Designs-Coffeesaurus

To begin this card, I stamped out the image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto a piece of Neenah Solar While 80 lb. cardstock.
I used my Copic Markers to color in the image and then I used my ScanNCut to cut it out.

Copic Color Combination

Dinosaur G28, YG67, YG17, YG13, YG11, YG01
Coffee E29, E25, E23, E21
Cup C5, C3, C1, R27

Gerda-Steiner-Designs-Coffeesaurus

For the background, I started by ink blending a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock using Wilted Violet, Shaded Lilac, and Spun
Sugar Distress Oxide inks. I added water splatters, diluted white paint, and diluted black paint splatters.

Once dry, I die cut the panel slightly smaller than an A2 sized panel, created a black frame using a frame die, and added the
sentiment strip to complete this card.

Gerda-Steiner-Designs-Coffeesaurus

In the spirit of this blog hop, I am doing my own giveaway over on my Instagram. Click on the link below to be taken to my Instagram page for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to Scrapbook.com.

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As always, thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges

Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop  

Gerda Steiner Share Your Designs

Lemon Shortbread Challenge | Creative Fingers Challenge | Tuesday Throwdown | Word Art Wednesday |

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. When possible, I use affiliate links to link products I use or personally believe in. This means that if you make a purchase through the links I share, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! This helps me to run this blog and my YouTube channel to share the cards I make. Thank you so much for your support!


Rainbow Ink Blended Background | Gerda Steiner Hippo with Butterfly

Hi everyone, I hope you are staying safe and healthy. I have a card to share with you today inspired by a rainbow I saw recently.
I’m using Gerda Steiner’s adorable hippo on this “YOU ARE SO AWESOME” card.

Gerda Steiner Hippo with Butterfly

To begin, I Copic colored the stamped images from the Hippo with a Butterfly and used my ScanN Cut to cut him out.

Copic Markers Combination

Hippo: C9, C7, C5, C3, C1, C0
Shirt: C1, C0, Blender
Heart: 110 then I added Glossy Accents

For the background, I blended Distress inks in Mermaid Lagoon, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, and
Mowed Lawn. I added water splatters to the panel and using a star stencil, I added Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Moonstone
for a little more texture to the front panel.

Gerda Steiner Hippo with Butterfly

While the background was drying, I stamped the sentiment from the Hippo and Butterfly stamp set onto a piece of black cardstock,
heat set it with white embossing powder, and die cut the sentiment with a sentiment strip die.

Gerda Steiner Hippo with Butterfly

To finish this card, I adhered the rainbow panel, Hippo image, and sentiment strip using double side adhesive foam to a
white A2 sized card base.

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges
Gerda Steiner Share Your Designs 

Polkadoodles Craft Challenge | Polkadoodles Digi Chooseday Craft Challenge | Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge | Addicted to Stamps and More | Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog | Crafty Creations Challenge | Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. When possible, I use affiliate links to link products I use or personally believe in. This means that if you make a purchase through the links I share, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! This helps me to run this blog and my YouTube channel to share the cards I make. Thank you so much for your support!


Gerda Steiner Designs’ Spring Bunny Friends ~ Copic colored ~ Just Because Card

Hello everyone,

I am again participating in the Gerda Steiner Progressive Monthly Challenge with this card featuring the Spring Bunny Friends digital stamp image.

Gerda Steiner Designs Spring Bunny Friends digital stamp colored with Copic Markers and Distress ink backgrounds handmade card.

I printed my digital image onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80 lb. cardstock and colored my image using Copic markers.

Brown Bunny: E39, E37, E35, V93, V91, W9
Grey Bunny: W5, W3, W1, V93, V91
Flower: YG17, YG13, V09, V25, V22

After I finished coloring the image, I printed another copy onto regular copy paper and fussy cut the image out to make a mask.
I learned a little trick a while back of using copy paper as mask paper by adding a little bit of repositionable glue onto the printed image. I happen to use Aleene’s Tack-it Over & Over glue and letting it completely dry before I add it as a mask. I’ve never had a problem of it ripping or not being able to lift off of the original digital image.

Gerda Steiner Designs Spring Bunny Friends digital stamp colored with Copic Markers and Distress ink backgrounds handmade card.

I used Distress Oxide in Cracked Pistachio and an ink blending tool to add a little color to the background and filled some of the space with YNS Gumdrops enamel dots.
To put this card together, I die cut a purple panel from Lawn Fawn’s Perfectly Plaid 6×6 petite paper pad using the largest die from Lawn Fawn’s stitched rectangle stackable die set and adhered it to an A2 sized card base. I then die cut a green strip from the same paper pad and adhered it on top of the previous one.
Taking the focal point panel, I added it to the front with foam tape for a little dimension, stamped the sentiment onto a piece of green plaid scrap paper and added sparkle to the bunnies using the Spectrum Noir sparkle clear overlay pen to complete this card.

That’s all for me today, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

P.S. I edit all my projects using Pic Monkey, which allows me to crop my images, add effects, adjust exposures, sharpen colors, minor touch up and add my watermark. Click here for more information

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HP Laser Jet 1020 Printer
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Distress Oxide Ink in Cracked Pistachio
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Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackable Die Set
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Spectrum Noir Sparkle Glitter Brush Pen Clear Overlay
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Copic Sketch Markers V91 Pale Grape
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Copic Sketch Marker YG13 Chartreuse
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Copic Sketch Marker YG17 Grass Green
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Copic Sketch Marker V09 Violet
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Copic Sketch Marker V22 Ash Lavender
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Copic Sketch Marker V25 Pale Blackberry Purple
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Gerda Steiner Designs Panda in Love~Copic Colored~Valentine’s Day handmade card

Hey everyone,

Valentine’s Day is only a little more two weeks away and I’m continuing to create some more fun and adorable Valentine’s Day cards. For this card, I used the January Challenge Image from Gerda Steiner Designs.

Gerda Steiner Designs Panda in Love digital stamp colored with Copic Markers and patterned paper background Valentine’s Day handmade card.

This adorable panda sitting in a pile of hearts is beyond cute and I love seeing the different designs for one image.
To start, I printed my image onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80 lb. cardstock using a laser jet printer. With my ScanNCut 2, I cut the image with a slight white border and somehow lost a couple hearts in the process but it was no big deal.
I colored my image using Copic markers with the following combination:

Panda: (Black) W9, W7, W5 White W1, W2, 0, R21, R20
Hearts: R59, R39, R29 with a touch of Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen

Gerda Steiner Designs Panda in Love digital stamp colored with Copic Markers and patterned paper background Valentine’s Day handmade card.

One of my favorite color combinations to use is teal with red or pink and I had the perfect teal Valentine’s Day paper in mind. From Crate Paper Main Squeeze collection, I had a 12×12 paper called Just Love, which I die cut using Avery Elle Postage Stamp die and added my focal point image. Working on the card base, I added a piece of striped red and white paper from My Favorite Things’ Hearts & Stripes Paper pack collection to the card base. I added the focal point panel slightly skewed with some fun foam for dimension and added a sentiment using a new to me stamp line from Cardz TV called Beary Sweet. As a final touch, I adhered three hearts to finish this card.

Thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

P.S. I edit all my projects using Pic Monkey, which allows me to crop my images, add effects, adjust exposures, sharpen colors, minor touch up and add my watermark. Click here for more information 

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Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support!

Panda in Love Digital stamp available at Gerda Steiner Designs
Cardz TV Beary Sweet stamp set available at http://cardztvstamps.blogspot.com/
My Favorite Things Hearts & Stripes 6×6 paper pad 

Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock
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Avery Elle Postage Stamp Die
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Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
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Gerda Steiner Love you Sew much Bunny digital stamp ~ Copic colored ~ Distress Oxide Ink background

Hey everyone,

I’ve been on a digi stamp kick lately and this card is another one I made using a digital stamp. This one is from Gerda Steiner Designs for their Monthly Progressive Challenge.

Gerda Steiner Love you Sew much Bunny digital stamp colored with Copic Markers and Distress Oxide ink background handmade card.

After printing my digital image onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80 lb. cardstock, I colored the image using my Copic makers. For the background, I tried a technique I saw Jennifer McGuire do a few months ago by using an acrylic block with ink swiped across and adding water. Then simply turn the acrylic block over onto a piece of water color paper, leave for a few minutes and remove slowly to allow to dry.

Gerda Steiner Love you Sew much Bunny digital stamp colored with Copic Markers and Distress Oxide ink background handmade card.

Color combination I used:

Bunny: E33, E35 and E37
Heart: RV04 and RV09

After stamping the sentiment from a Pink and Main Somebunny stamp set using VersaFine Onyx Black ink, the only thing left to do is put all the pieces of my card together with a bit of glitter for some sparkle.

That will complete my entry for the Gerda Steiner Monthly Progressive Challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

 

Thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

 

 

 

P.S. I edit all my projects using Pic Monkey, which allows me to crop my images, add effects, adjust exposures, sharpen colors, minor touch up and add my watermark. Click here for more information

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Hero Arts Koi Color layering~Gerda Steiner Bee Strong~Tim Holtz Flower Garden~Kat Scrappiness Design Team Call

Hey everyone,

The cards I created for this blog post are intended to showcase my card making style and writing style for an opportunity to be a part of Kat Scrappiness Design Team.

Without further ado, here are the cards.

For the first card, I used the color layering koi fish by Hero Arts. Stamping the koi fish with the most solid layer I used Hero Arts’ Soft Vanilla, followed by Soft Cantaloupe for the next layer, and finally Hero Arts’ Tangerine Hybrid ink for the final outline layer. The eyes and mouth were stamped using Charcoal Mid-tone ink.

 

Hero Arts Color Layering Koi Bundle stamped with dye ink and ink smooshing background with Distress Inks handmade card.

One of my favorite background techniques is ink smooshing and I thought that it would perfectly pair with the koi fish on this card.
Using Distress ink in Weathered Wood and Stormy Sky, I alternated the inks and smooshed the colors onto a piece of water color paper.
To put this card together, I cut the water colored panel down and adhered it to an A2 sized peach colored card base. I arranged the koi fish as though they are looking at each other and placed the sentiment in between them by heat embossing with gold embossing powder.

Hero Arts Color Layering Koi Bundle stamped with dye ink and ink smooshing background with Distress Inks handmade card.

I tend to favor more of simplistic cards rather than overly embellished cards, and the above card is a perfect example of card styles I tend to make.

Onto card number two. I’m a huge fan of creating cards using critters of all kind and this little bee is no exception. Using Gerda Steiner Designs Bee Strong stamp, I stamped my image onto a piece of Spectrum Noir paper using Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink. Using Copic markers, I colored the image with the following combination:

Gerda Steiner Bee Strong stamp colored with Copic Markers and Distress Ink plus cloud stencil ink blending handmade card.

Bee: Y17 and YR15 (Yellow), C7 and 110 (Black), BG70 and B00 (Wings), I added Wink of Stella Brush Glitter to the wings

Next, I used a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock, a cloud stencil, Salty Ocean Distress ink and an ink blending tool to create the clouds background for the little bee. To complete this panel, I cut the panel down using Gina Marie Designs’ Scalloped Stitched Nested Rectangle Die.

Gerda Steiner Bee Strong stamp colored with Copic Markers and Distress Ink plus cloud stencil ink blending handmade card.

To put this card together, I started with a yellow polka dot patterned paper cut down to 4.25” by 5.5” and adhered to an A2 sized card base. I added the cloud background panel with some fun foam and adhered the bee with foam squares for some added dimension.  I added the sentiment by stamping it on a piece of black cardstock and heat embossing it with white embossing powder. To add a pop of color to the card, I stamped some red hearts and added glossy accents for a little shine.

And my final project that I created to showcase my card making style is a clean and simple one layer birthday card.

Tim Holtz Flower Garden stamp colored with watercolor Clean and Simple handmade card.

I stamped the image off center onto a piece of Canson XL watercolor paper using Versamark and heat embossed it with black embossing powder. Using Tombow markers, I added the color in the stem in areas that would create a shadow and then pulled the color out with a water brush to create the highlight.  I used the same technique for the flower, adding more contrast in areas of shadow and more water in areas of highlight.

Tim Holtz Flower Garden stamp colored with watercolor Clean and Simple handmade card.

I added a simple sentiment and heat embossed it with black embossing powder and finished the card with some gold splatters all over the panel.
To complete this card, I cut the panel down using Hero Arts’ Nesting Postage Stamp die and adhered it to a lilac A2 size card base using a piece of fun foam for added dimension.

Hope you’re having a wonderful summer and as always thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

 

 

 

P.S. I edit all my projects using Pic Monkey, which allows me to crop my images, add effects, adjust exposures, sharpen colors, minor touch up and add my watermark. Click here for more information

PicMonkey Photo editing made of win