Easy Watercolor Background feat. Gerda Steiner Designs

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing this card with you featuring the Happy Mail stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs. It is a stamp set I received as part of my prize a while back. Unfortunately it seems this set is not available anymore, you got it for free a while back with orders at their shop. But they have a lot of these cute stamp sets which are worth checking out.

For this card I created an easy watercolor background with my Mijello Mission Gold watercolor set. Check out the video to see how anyone, even without watercoloring skills, can do his. So in case you would like to try out this idea as well, make sure to check out the video on my channel.

Here are some close up photos of the card. The envelopes are stamped with white pearl embossing powder which gives them a nice shine in the right light.

I hope you liked this card and it gave you inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!

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The stores are: Amazon US [AMZ US], Scrapbook.com [S US], Craftstash UK [CS UK], Cloud9 Crafts [C9 NL]

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Card |Happy Anniversary Shaker Card

Hi Everyone! A wedding anniversary is coming up and these cute frogs from Gerda Steiner are just perfect for the occasion.

Watch the video to see the card making process with some useful tips on creating a shaker card.

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Card | Frog Selfie!

Hi Everyone! I’m back with another frog card! The stamps used are from Gerda Steiner Designs and I thought they would be perfect for a fun frog selfie card.

I stamped the frogs with VersaMark Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. This makes watercoloring very easy as it traps the several parts of the frog. I colored the frogs with my ZIG brushes and added small spots on the frogs with a dark brown color and white gel pen.

For the background I blended Distress Ink Mustard Seed on smooth Mixed Media paper. To create the leaves, I blended Mowed Lawn over a leaf stencil ‘Ornament Bladeren‘ from a brand called CraftEmotions. To add a lot of shimmer, I applied Nuvo Glimmer Paste through the stencil as well.

As I don’t have a picture frame die, I created one myself by die cutting a square from a piece of paper and trimming of the edges so it looks like a picture frame. For the background on the card base I chose pattern paper from the Spring Fling pack from Lawn Fawn.

I added the picture frame with the frogs on top in an angle to make the card more dynamic. For the sentiment I used a Wavy Sayings stamp from Lawn Fawn and stamped it on a Wavy Banner from Lawn Fawn as well.

And that finishes up the card! I hope you liked it and it gave you inspiration.

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Card | Hi There Frog!

Hi everyone! About a week ago I received a prize from Gerda Steiner for winning the April Challenge. My prize included the Frogs clear stamp with coordinating dies and a Happy Mail stamp set, which you currently get for free when you buy over 35 dollars at their store.

Both stamps are really cute, but for this card I decided to go with the frogs as I had a cool idea. When I saw this set I thought it would be funny to make it look as if the frog is going to eat the mosquito.

I managed to create this scene by first stamping the water lillie leaf. I was careful not to stamp the frog that originally sits on it. Then I stamped the kissing frog and drew any missing lines with a micron pen. I also drew a tongue coming out of the frogs mouth. After stamping all the images, I colored them with Mijello Mission Gold watercolors.

For the background I blended Distress Ink Peacock Feathers on smooth Mixed Media paper. To make the backgr0und more interesting, I sprayed water over it with the Distress Sprayer and dabbed off the excess water. This creates small water spots which matches the theme perfectly.

I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder which gives it a nice shine. On the wings of the mosquito, I applied glitter with a Wink of Stella pen and put Glossy Accents on top for dimension and even more shine.

And that finishes up the page! I hope you liked it and gave you some inspiration on what you can do with this awesome stamp set!

Note: Gerda Steiner Designs did not ask me to write this blog post. This was my own initiative. I just received the stamps because I won their April Designer Challenge.

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Card | Geeky Cat Graduation

Hello everyone! If you have been following me for a longer time, you know I’m a big fan of cats. This stamp set of Gerda Steiner contains really cute cats, and one of them is geeky! I thought this one would be perfect for a graduation card.

Watch the video below to see the card making process:

I stamped the cat and books with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and colored them with Distress Inks. For the background I created my own pattern paper with a brick stencil from Tim Holtz and blending Distress Inks over it.

As I don’t have a bookmark die, I cut it to this design myself. On the top half I glued the cat, and on the bottom half I stamped the sentiment which is from Lawn Fawn. To add some dimension, I adhered the bookmark with foam tape to the flower pattern paper. Then with double sided adhesive I adhered the whole to the card base. And that finishes up the card! Hope you like it!

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Card | Lettuce celebrate!

Hi! Lettuce celebrate! My card for today features guinea pigs and lettuce confetti. I think they are adorable and funny pets. Lucky for me, I found a guinea pig stampset.

To make the card, I started by blending Distress Inks over a stencil for the background. I used the colors Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, and Spiced Marmalade. For the main front of the card, I die cut 3 circles where you would be able to see the background and guinea pigs peeking through. Now that I knew where my circle windows would be, I could stamp the sentiments in place.

Then I started working on the guinea pigs themselves. I stamped them on watercolor paper and colored them with Distress Inks Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, and the noses with Worn Lipstick. Now it was time to assemble the whole card front. I first placed the guinea pigs with foam tape at the back, and then positioned the white front with the circles, also with foam tape. To finish the card front, I added sequins to make it pop a bit more.

For the inside of the card, I colored pieces of lettuce in confetti colors and adhered them with tacky glue. For the sentiment I wrote ‘Celebrate’ myself. So the sentiment as a whole reads ‘Wheek! Lettuce celebrate’.

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Card | Cat Birthday Card

Hi! Today I’m sharing a cat birthday card. It was made with one of the digital stamps from Gerda Steiner. As I’m a big fan of cats (have 2 myself) I sometimes just have to make a card featuring a cat.

I started by masking of the card, just leaving an open circle in the center. With a blending brush I applied distress Ink Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers. I think they really go well together and it creates a subtle gradient. For the circles, I used a stencil, applied some more Peacock Feathers through it, and covered it with Nuvo Shimmer paste. This really brightens the page and brings a lot of sparkle to it.

I colored the cat with a ZIG clean color real brush pens and the baloons with the Distress Inks to make it match with the background. I fuzzy cut the cat and balloons, leaving a small white border around them. To add some extra interest to the card, I decided I wanted a real string going from the balloons to the cat. So I cut 3 pieces of string, wrapped them around the cats tail and glued it behind the cat and balloons.

For the sentiment, I die cut ‘Happy Birthday’ out of some matching cardstock. I used the same cardstock to act as a border around the card. And that finishes up the card!

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