Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Party!

Hi there,

this is Tanja with another creation using the fun new Gerda Steiner Designs Pool Piggies stamp set:

  • color one of the adorable Gerda Steiner Designs Pool Piggies with Faber-Castell Albrecht Dürer Pencils and a damp watercolor brush
  • cut out a tag from watercolor paper and create a background with Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass) and Distress Oxide Ink (Broken China)
  • cut out a smaller piece with the same tag die and create a beach with the help of one of the My Favorite Things Stitched Snowdrifts dies - ink up the edges with Distress Ink (Gathered Twigs)
  • stamp the palm trees from the Paper Smooches Get outta Town set and the cocktail from the My Favorite Things Penguins in Paradise and color the images with watercolor pencils as well
  • stamp two sea gulls from the same Paper Smooches set with Versafine (Smokey Gray)
  • cut out a second tag from patterned paper from the Echo Park Summer Bliss 6x6 paper pad and layer it slightly offset behind the main tag
  • cut out a stitched panel from Neenah Desert Storm kraft cardstock and stamp a background with the help of the Judi Kins Papyrus stamp and Adirondack Dye Ink (Latte)
  • stamp the sentiment from the Market Street Stamps set Tikki Time with Versafine (Vintage Sepia)
  • thread blue and natural twine through the hole of the tag

Have a wonderful day.

Yours,


Monday, May 22, 2017

Pool Piggies Guest Design Paper Creations by Mindy

Hello!! This is Mindy from Paper Creations by Mindy and I'm super excited to be Guest Designing for Gerda Steiner Designs for this super cute Pool Piggies stamp set! There are so many super fun summer cards I have in mind!

My first card is with a fun distressed background. I used my Tim Holtz distress inks but this background was one of a few that I was experimenting with and unfortunately forgot to write down my colors. Lesson learned! If I were to venture a guess - I would say Cracked Pistachio, Broken China and Faded Jeans. I diecut the distressed background with my Striped Sentiment Strip Die to create the white lines. I thought it broke up the background nicely.

I colored up my cute piggie and raft and cut them out with my Scan N Cut machine then pop dotted it onto my card front.



Copics
Raft - YR14, YR16, YR18
Shorts - B02, B04, YG09, YG06, YG03
Hooves - N6, N5, N4
Pig - BV00, R000, R00, R01, R02


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Guest Designer Kimberly- Let's Hang at the Pool

Hi Everyone, Kimberly from Kimberly's Crafty Spot.
Today I am sharing a fun card as a Guest Designer for Gerda Steiner Designs.

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For my card, I made a gel card for the cute piggy from the Pool Piggies 4x6 clear stamp set to float in on her little pool floatie.



I started the card with a white rectangle, then I die cut a rounded rectangle from it and also embossed the edge of the rectangle. Then I stamped the cute pig and colored her with copic markers, I paper pieced her bikini, pool float, towel and ball from the Sunkissed 6x6 Doodlebug paper. Next, I added some glossy accents to her sunglasses and the ball. Then I stamped the sentiment from the set on the towel and heat embossed it in clear.
Next, I made the 'pool water' portion of the pool. I used a small snack size ziplock bag, I cut it down to size and sealed it with my fuse tool. Then I added some heart and star sequins to the bag then some blue hair gel, then more sequins and again until my bag was full enough.
Then I adhered the bag to the backside of the die cut rectangle panel, then added that to a white card base with foam adhesive. Next, I added the cute pig and ball to the water panel, then the towel with the sentiment to the bottom right corner. Finally, I added some glossy accents around the card to look like water droplets.



The card is so fun, if someone presses on the gel it moves just like water and the cute pig goes up and down. I hope you were inspired by my card, I know I am ready for summer and some fun pool time!
Thanks to Gerda and Macy for giving me the opportunity to be a guest designer again, I am honored.
If you would like a list of the supplies used or anymore details, please visit my blog.
I hope you have a wonderful day!