Masked Stamping and Prismacolor on Kraft feat Gerda Steiner



Hi everyone! Today I am back with another post as a guest designer for Gerda Steiner Designs, and I wanted to show you a fun card I created using the super adorable and fun Wheek, wheek, wheek... Guinea Pig stamp set.
Today's card features a technique that I don't use that often: masking. I am usually too eager to start coloring so I plan my cards as I go, but I had had this one on the back of my head for quite a while so I decided to give it a try.


So as a first step I took some Neenah Desert Storm cardstock and stamped the guinea pig with  Memento Dew Drops in Rich Cocoa. I stamped the central one first, and then masked it with repositionable packaging labels that I cut to shape. I then stamped the guinea pigs right next to him, masked those too, and finally stamped the ones on the edges of the panel.



I then used a banner die to cut some more masking paper. I traced the contours of the banner with a brown Prismacolor Pencil, creating a drop shadow too, and stamped the sentiment in the middle of it.
I masked the banner too and stamped the lettuce leaves and the tomatoes on the background as if they were falling onto the guinea pigs.
After all the stamping I started coloring all the images with Prismacolor pencils. To emphasize the guinea pigs a bit more I went over the stamped lines with a brown prismacolor pencil. I picked a shade darker compared to the ink I used for stamping, so that the outlined images would stand out.


I trimmed my panel to 4x5.25'' and glued it flat on a brown card base.
And that's my card for today! I really hope you guys like it, and I hope I inspired you to create with the Gerda Steiner Designs Wheek, wheek, wheek... Guinea Pig stamp set.
Also, make sure to check out the new entries in the Gerda Steiner Store! They are super cute and perfect for the coming season! 
Have a great day everyone!
List of Supplies

Gerda Steiner Designs Wheek, wheek, wheek... Guinea Pig stamp set
My Favorite Things Stitched Sentiment Strips Die-Namics
Heffy Doodle Clover Frames Dies
Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock
Mondi Color Copy 300gsm White Cardstock
Generic Brown Cardstock
Herma Repositionable Packaging Labels
Memento Dew Drops - Rich Cocoa
Prismacolor Pencils
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
EK Success Cutterbee Scissors
Tonic Studios Maxi Guillotine Trimmer
WeR Memory Keepers Score Board
Sizzix Big Shot Express Die Cutting Machine

Rainbow Coloring with Spectrum Noir Markers feat CC Designs Nerdy Stamp Set


Hi everyone! Today I am back with a card I made using the C.C. Designs Nerdy stamp set, new with the August 2018 release.
I decided to go for a rainbow color palette, so I stamped the crayon image seven times on Neenah Solar White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and I colored them with Spectrum Noir and Copic markers. I also created a color chart for you to use as a reference.



Once I was done coloring I die cut all the images with the coordinating dies. I also stamped and cut a set of eyes for the central the crayon in my design.
For the card base I chose one of the papers in the Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow 6x6" paper pack and I cut it with a stitched rectangle die.





 I used the Valentine Borders die by Lawn Fawn to cut a border from some black cardstock, which I layered between the card base and the front white strip. I arranged the crayons on this focal panel, and popped up the central one on some foam tape.


I stamped the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and accented it with some white Dragon Enamel dots. As a finishing touch I coated the eyes of the green crayon with Ranger Glossy Accents and added some detail with a white gel pen.

And that's my card for today! I really hope you like it, and I hope I inspired you to create with the adorable Nerdy stamp set by C.C. Designs!
Thank you all so much for stopping by, and have a great day!

List of Supplies

C.C. Designs Nerdy Stamp Set
C.C. Designs Nerdy Coordinating Dies
C.C. Designs Dragon Enamel Dots
Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables
Lawn Fawn Valentine Borders dies
Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow 6x6" paper pad
Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock
Core'dinations smooth black cardstock
Mondi Color Copy 300 gsm White Cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Spectrum Noir Markers
Ranger Glossy Accents
Scotch 3M foam tape
Uniball Signo White Gel Pen
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Tonic Studios Maxi Guillotine Trimmer
WeR Memory Keepers Score Board
Sizzix Big Shot Express Die Cutting Machine
Sizzix Sidekick Die Cutting Machine

Back to School Card and Teacher Gift feat Studio Katia


Hi everyone! Today I am on the Studio Katia blog with a card I created for back to school, which contains a little gift for the teacher who will receive it. The present is a little bookmark that can be taken out to reveal a fun message hidden behind it, and I think this idea can be used in many occasions to create really fun cards with an extra surprise factor :)
For the bookmark itself I used the new Bookmark Die, exclusive to the Studio Katia store, and for the panel in which it is tucked in I used dies from the Dotted Patterns Set 1 Creative Dies. This set also includes the die I used to cut the little slit for the bookmark. To create the hillsides I combined these dies with the Simple Borders Creative Dies.


To add color to the sky and the hills I used my Distress Oxides: I used Mermaid Lagoon, Tumbled Glass, Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron. I added more interest to the panels adding some water droplets, as well as some splatters with the Distress Oxides I had already used and some white acrylic paint.
The sweet Kobi image that I used today comes from the Kobi Loves School stamp set, new with the August 2018 mini release. I stamped it on Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers. Here is a color chart for you to use as a reference, where I listed all the markers I used.




I die cut the image of Kobi with the coordinating dies, and started working on my card base again. I first assembled the bookmark by gluing the hillside to the sky. I then used one of the dies in the Dotted Patterns Set 1 dies to cut a slit on the larger hillside, where I will tuck my bookmark. I extended the slit just a bit using a craft knife, and then glued the hillside to the main panel.



I stamped the sentiment on my bookmark using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I made sure that the word "teacher" was be low enough to be hidden once the bookmark is in place on the main panel.
I also glued the image of Kobi on the bookmark, and threaded some ribbon through one of the eylets on the top.



I added a sentiment and some more images on the sky on my main panel as well. These will be revealed only once the bookmark is removed, for a really fun surprise effect!
I die cut the word teacher using the new Teacher Script Die and ink blended some Distress Oxides in Candied Apple and Fired Brick on top. I stacked several die cuts so that I would get a dimensional effect.



For the card base I cut some red cardstock to an A2 size using the Darling Ribbon and Frames Dies and I created my own patterned paper. I arranged some of the small images in the Kobi Loves School set on my round acrylic block and stamped them repeatedly on the card base using Versamark ink. I then heat embossed them with white embossing powder.
I raised the main panel over the card base with some fun foam, and added some of the July Crystals around the teacher die cut.



I mounted everything on a top folding A2 card base, and decorated the inside by stamping some of the smaller images in the Kobi Loves School set with Distress Oxide in Candied Apple.



I also created a video where I show the step by step process, you can watch it down below.


And that's it for today! I really hope you enjoyed this project, and I hope I inspired you to create with the wonderful Studio Katia August 2018 mini release!
Thank you all so much for stopping by, and have a great day!


Supplies

Kobi Loves School Stamp Set
Kobi Loves School
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Kobi Loves School Coordinating Dies
Kobi Loves School Coordinating Dies
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Bookmark Die
Bookmark Die
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Dotted Patterns Set One
Dotted Patterns Set One
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Darling Ribbon and Frames
Darling Ribbon and Frames
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Simple Borders
Simple Borders
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Teacher Script Die
Teacher Script Die
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July Crystals
July Crystals
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Jewel Picker
Jewel Picker
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Triangle Tray
Triangle Tray
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SK Round Stamping Block
SK Round Stamping Block
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Mini MISTI
Mini MISTI
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How to Emphasize Elements in Busy Scene Cards feat Gerda Steiner Designs


Hi everyone! Today I am back with a card and a video I created as a guest designer for Gerda Steiner Designs - I really love their cute stamps and I was thrilled to have the opportunity to create with the On the Bookshelf stamp set! I love kitties and I love books, so this set was just perfect!


As I first step I started working on my background. I die cut some Windsor and Newton Cotman watercolor cardstock to an A2 size, and then I used a brick wall stencil and some Matte Texture Paste by Ranger to create the background. I added color to the paste using Distress Oxide in Iced Spruce and then used a spatula to distribute it over the background.
I then put it aside to dry and started working on my images.


I stamped quite a few of them on Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with my Spectrum Noir Markers. I show part of the coloring in the video that you can watch further down in this post, but I also created a color chart for your reference.


I created the floor using some woodgrain patterned paper, and assembled my cute little scene. Because I have a lot going on on this card and I wanted these adorable kittens to stand out, I popped them up with some foam tape. And when you look at the card these are the first elements your eye is drawn to!


I mounted my scene on a top folding A2 card base and decorated the inside of the card with a sentiment and the third cat image on the set, which is absolutely adorable!


And here's a color chart for this image too!


I also created a video for you showing the whole process, you can watch it down below or directly on my YouTube channel!


And that's it for today! A special thanks to Gerda Steiner Designs for having me as a guest designer today, and I hope I inspired you to create with the adorable On the Bookshelf Stamp Set. 
Thank you all for stopping by and have a great day! 

List of Supplies

Heffy Doodle Stamps Clover Frames Dies
My Favorite Things English Brick Wall Stencil
Lawn Fawn Knock On Wood 6x6" Paper Pad
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Spectrum Noir Markers
EK Success Cutterbee Scissors
Crelando Clear Embossing Powder
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
3M Scotch Foam Tape
Crelando Heat Gun
Tonic Studios Maxi Guillotine Trimmer
WeR Memory Keepers Score Board
Sizzix Big Shot Express Die Cutting Machine

Sugar Pea Designs Fall 2018 Sweet Peek Week - Day 5


Hi everyone! It's the last day of the Sweet Peek Week for the SugarPea Designs Fall 2018 release, and I really hope you enjoyed all the inspiration so far! 



Today I am sharing a card I made combining the Grateful Greetings stamp set and the Grateful die with the gorgeous Eucalyptus Wreath.




As a first step I die cut some light gray cardstock with the SugarPea Designs Card Front Element Builder dies. I then embossed the wreath from the Eucalyptus Wreath stamp set with Rose Gold Embossing powder, and colored it with my Prismacolor Pencils. I used greys, white and a burgundy red, as I thought this palette matched nicely the rose gold embossing powder.



Once I was done coloring I die cut the word grateful out of some dark grey cardsotock using the Grateful die. I also heat embossed the "for you" sentiment from the Grateful Greetings stamp set with white emossing powder. I used a red cardstock that was very similar to the color I used on the red leaves.



I glued the sentiment to the front of my card, and, for some extra detail, I added Nuvo drops in simply white to the lower portion of my card.


And that's my card for today! I hope you guys liked it and I hope you enjoyed this post! And by now I guess you know that there's a treat for one lucky reader :)


Would you like to win today's stamp set? Then make sure to visit the SugarPea Designs blog  and leave a comment to enter the giveaway!

Also don't forget visit the other DT members' blogs for more inspiration, and leave a comment at each stop - the more you comment, the higher your chance to win!

Amy Kolling
Amy Rohl
Becky Pearce
Laura Volpes  <-- You are here
Lea Lawson 
Kelly Lunceford 
Kerin Sylvester 
Raluca Vezeteu 
Simonne Clay
Tatiana Trafimovich
Vera Yates

Special Guests:

Martha Tucker
Ruth Andrews

Thank you all so much for stopping by, and have a great day!

List of Supplies

SugarPea Designs Eucalyptus Wreath Stamp Set
SugarPea Designs Grateful Greetings Stamp Set
SugarPea Designs Grateful SugarCut die
SugarPea Designs Card Front Element Builder

Sugar Pea Designs Fall 2018 Sweet Peek Week - Day 4


Hi everyone, and welcome to day 4 of the Sweet Peek Week for the SugarPea Designs Fall 2018 release! 



Today I am back to share two birthday cards I make with the Birthday Balloons stamp set and the Party Balloon Sugar Cut



This set is really fun and perfect for birthday and celebration cards, and can be used very easily for both masculine and feminine cards. 
For my first card I stamped the solid image in the Birthday Balloons set on white cardstock using Memento Dew Drops in Teal Zeal, Pear Tart and Danube Blue. I used the Party Balloon die to die cut all my balloons.


For the card base I used one of the papers in the Sugar Pea Designs Spots & Stripes Brights Patterned Paper Collection. I cut some white cardstock with the stitched scalloped rectangle die in the Card Front Element Builder and decided how to arrange my balloons. I stamped the strings with black ink accordingly, and glued down the balloons.


I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on some black cardstock, and raised the sentiment strip on some foam tape. 
As a last step, I added some white gel pen details to the balloons.


For the second card I followed the same exact steps but used more traditionally feminine colors.


For the balloons I used Memento Dew Drops in Elderberry, Lulu Lavender and Rose Bud, and for the card base I picked a pink polka dot paper from the Sugar Pea Designs Spots & Stripes Brights Patterned Paper Collection.


And these are my cards for today! I really hope you guys like them, and don't forget about the blog hop and today's giveaway!

Would you like to win today's stamp set? Then make sure to visit the SugarPea Designs blog  and leave a comment to enter the giveaway!

Also don't forget visit the other DT members' blogs for more inspiration, and leave a comment at each stop - the more you comment, the higher your chance to win!

Amy Kolling
Amy Rohl
Becky Pearce
Laura Volpes  <-- You are here
Lea Lawson 
Kelly Lunceford 
Kerin Sylvester 
Raluca Vezeteu 
Simonne Clay
Tatiana Trafimovich
Vera Yates

Special Guests:

Martha Tucker
Ruth Andrews


Thank you so much for stopping by, and have a great day!


List of Supplies

SugarPea Designs Birthday Balloons Stamp Set
SugarPea Designs Party Balloon Sugar Cut
Sugar Pea Designs Card Front Element Builder
Sugar Pea Designs Spots & Stripes Brights Patterned Paper Collection