Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Thank you Butterfly

Hi there,

it's time for a brand new challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More and this time we are having a Photo Inspiration:



  • stamp one of the butterflies from the WPlus9 Flora & Fauna 2 set with Versamark onto a stitched panel of smooth white cardstock and heat-emboss it with WOW! Silver Bells embossing glitter
  • stamp the same butterfly with StazOn (Jet Black) onto a piece of silver foiled cardstock and cut it out
  • mask the embossed butterfly and stamp a background pattern with the help of the WPlus9 Quilt Prints set and Versafine (Smokey Gray)
  • glue the foil butterfly on top of the embossed butterfly
  • stamp the sentiment from the Altenew Label Love set with Versafine (Smokey Gray) and adhere it to the panel using foam adhesive
  • mount the panel onto a grey cardbase

I can't wait to see your creations in the gallery.

Yours,


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

You are Spooktacular

Hi there,

I created this Halloween project with the new Gerda Steiner Designs Where is the Candy? stamp set:


  • stamp the adorable owl from the new Gerda Steiner Designs Where is the Candy? set with Versafine (Onyx Black) and color the image with Faber-Castell Albrecht-Dürer Pencils and a damp watercolor brush
  • create a background with the help of the My Favorite Things Mini Scallop Circles STAX, the Memory Box Modern Landscape, black cardstock, watercolor paper, Distress Oxide Inks (Wilted Violet, Black Soot) and Pearlized Water
  • stamp the sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Spooktacular set with Versafine (Onyx Black) and add some little stars as well

Thanks for stopping by.

Yours,


Monday, September 18, 2017

Hallo - Hello

Hi there,

I would like to show you this colorful card over on the Karten-Kunst Blog:


  • when I saw Jennifer McGuire's wonderful balloon card, I knew I had to re-create it and here is how I did it
  • cut out the Karten-Kunst Große Texte Hallo from black cardstock and run this die-cut through your ScanNCut, choose to cut a frame around the sentiment, remove the die cut and place a piece of watercolor paper on the cutting mat and press cut
  • cut out a stitched rectangle around this frame cut and place it in the center
  • use a balloon die (I chose one from the Lawn Fawn Party Balloons set) and cut it from a piece of acetate to create your own DIY stencil
  • apply several colors of Distress Ink (Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalde, Festive Berries, Lucky Clover, Salty Ocean, Shaded Lilac) through your stencil with a Mini Ink Blending Tool until the whole panel is filled with colorful balloons
  • use a black Pitt Artist Pen and a rule to draw in the balloon strings
  • cover the black sentiment with several layers of clear embossing powder
  • cut a slightly larger stitched panel from grey cardstock and cover the area that would be behind the frame cut with double-sided adhesive
  • glue a sequin background onto the grey panel
  • lay a piece of acetate behind the frame cut and put the layers together - now all the sparkling sequins will show through the frame cut
  • use Glossy Accents to glue the sentiment into the frame 
  • as a final step adhere all the layers to a white cardbase

Leave a little sparkle wherever you go.

Yours,


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Stamp Connection #29

Hi there,

connected through our love for card making, blogging and being from Germany we (Cornelia from Stempel Spass and I) decided to create a monthly project within predefined requirements. We are going to show you the result every 3rd Sunday of the month and this is our 29th transatlantic get-together!

This time we have the wonderful TaeEun joining us as a guest. I am sure you already know her beautiful creations that she shares on her Rainbow in November Blog.

Our requirement for this meet-up was:
"decorate the back of your card"



... and this is what the card looks like when folded open



  • apply Distress Ink (Hickory Smoke) through the UmWowStudio Wheat stencil not only on the front but also on the back of the cardbase
  • glue a strip of patterned paper to the left side of the whole cardbase
  • from this step onwards I'll be only working on the front of the card
  • add some splatters with Distress Paint (Cracked Pistachio)
  • stamp the little dragon from the Sweet Stamp Shop Dragon set with Versafine (Smokey Gray) and color the image with Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils and Zest-it
  • add a tiny dot detail with Staedtler Fineliners
  • stamp the sentiment from the same set with Versamark onto a strip of black cardstock and heat-emboss ii with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • add a strip of DIY patterned paper underneath - I used the My Favorite Things Diagonal Stripes and Versafine Onyx Black to create this striped black-and-white paper
  • lay both strips over a torn strip of vellum
  • cut one of the leaves from the Paper Smooches Foliage 1 set from vellum as well and add the dragon on top of them
  • add some Pretty Pink Posh Sequins (Sparkling Clear 4mm and 6mm) as final embellishment


Now make sure to hop over to see Cornelia's Creation.


Thanks for stopping by. We hope to see you again at the ...



Yours,




Thursday, September 14, 2017

Birthday Card and Cupcake Toppers

Hi there,

I would like to show you this Birthday Card and matching Cupcake Toppers over on the Stamping-Fairies Blog:



Have a colorful day.

Yours,


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

I love you this much

Hi there,

I created this Wedding Anniversary Card for my husband using the new cute Gerda Steiner Designs More than Pie stamp set:


  • stamp the little bear from the new Gerda Steiner Designs More than Pie set with Versafine (Onyx Black) and color the image with Faber-Castell Albrecht-Dürer Pencils and a damp watercolor brush
  • apply some Distress Oxide Inks (Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet) to a piece of watercolor paper and add Pearlized Water for more texture
  • cut out a heart from this background using one of the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hearts Stackables dies
  • run a stitched panel of cream cardstock through the Big Shot together with a woodgrain embossing folder
  • stamp the custom-made sentiment with the help of the Gerda Steiner Designs Holiday Friends, the Gerda Steiner Designs Cheerful Hedgehogs, the Gerda Steiner Designs Bats and Memento (Tuxedo Black)
  • color the sentiment strip and the edge of a panel with Alcohol Markers to match the rest of the card
  • add a strip of silver glitter paper underneath the sentiment strip and layer all the pieces together

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,





Monday, September 11, 2017

Elephant for your Birthday

Hi there,

today, I would like to share another cute birthday card using the new Karten-Kunst Zum Geburtstag die:

  • cut out a stitched rectangle from Neenah Desert Storm kraft cardstock and cut the Karten-Kunst Zum Geburtstag into this panel
  • stamp the super adorable elephant, the little flower and the hip hip hooray from the Avery Elle Ellie set with Versafine (Smokey Gray)
  • color the images with Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils and Zest-it
  • layer a strip of patterned paper from the My Favorite Things Dots & Stripes Confection 6x6 paper pad underneath the sentiment and mat the whole panel onto a piece of patterned paper from the Avery Elle Brights Collection 6x6 paper pad before adhering everything to a white cardbase

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,


Friday, September 8, 2017

Life is a Journey Scrapbook Layout

Hi there,

I have a new step-by-step tutorial over on the STAMPlorations Blog for you and this time I would like to show you how to create this scrapbook layout. If you are interested in the products I used or other STAMPlorations, ARTplorations or CUTplorations products, I have a special treat for you: use the discount code STAMPGIRLTANJA and get 20% off on all stamps, stencils, and dies.



I hope you got inspired and don't forget to join us for our Mixed Media Challenge over at the STAMPlorations Blog. The theme is always anything mixed media except a card. You must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. The Linky closes at the end of the month.

Yours,


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Destination Happiness ATC

Hi there,

it is time for a new Mixed Media Challenge over on the Happy Little Stampers Blog and this time it is all about Collage:


  • I created some new ATC backgrounds and I explain the process in this previous post
  • afterwards I took some torn tissue paper strips and glued it to the ATC using matte medium for some interest in the background
  • apply some Minc Reactive Screen Ink through the ARTplorations Daisy Play stencil and let it dry thoroughly
  • I ran the ATC through my Mini Minc covered with Deco Foil (Pink Melon) just to realize that the foil seems to stick to the Prima Marketing Soft Matte Gel as well - this is why I had to scrape off some of the foiling to reveal the flowers
  • stamp the bubblewrap from the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Grunge set with Versamark and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder and stamp it again with Archival Ink (Black Soot)
  • add some color to the edges using a Distress Crayon (Black Soot)
  • stamp the image from the Paper Artsy EKD03 set with Memento (Tuxedo Black) and color it with Delta, Touch Twin Brush and Copic Markers
  • add highlights with a white gel pen
  • adhere the shape to the ATC and add the sentiment from the Tim Holtz Big Chat sticker set - color the edges of the sticker with Distress Crayon (Peacock Feathers)

Thanks for stopping by.

Yours,


Robots

Hi there,

it's time for a special Blog Hop over at STAMPlorations. We are introducing the Big Monsters, Little Monsters, Big Robots and Little Robots stamp sets and here are my creations:

  • use the CUTplorations Art Edges to create a film strip from black cardstock - cut out the rectangles with a craft knife
  • layer a strip of white cardstock behind the film strip and stamp some of the robots from the STAMPlorations Little Robots set
  • color the images with Delta, Touch Twin Brush and Copic Markers and add highlights with a white gel pen
  • cut a stitched panel apart and add the sentiment from the same stamp set with Versafine (Onyx Black)
  • stamp the barcode from the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Grunge set and some ink splotches from the STAMPlorations Art Marks set with Archival Ink (Watering Can)
  • adhere all the elements to a black cardbase

  • cut out two tags with the help of one of the CUTplorations Tags #1 dies - one from white cardstock and one from patterned paper from the Create a Smile Feel good 6x6 paper pad
  • stamp one of the fun robots from the STAMPlorations Little Robots set with Memento (Tuxedo Black) and color the image and the background with Delta, Touch Twin Brush and Copic Markers
  • thread some natural twine through the holes of the tags
  • create an ombre color gradient with Alcohol Markers and cut out the CUTplorations happy from this ombre piece and from black cardstock - layer those pieces slightly offset on top of each other
  • stamp the sentiment from the STAMPlorations Big Monsters set with rainbow colors of Altenew Crisp Ink (Crimson, Orange Cream, Fresh Lemon, Olive, Tide, Starlight, Deep Iris)
  • adhere the elements to a black cardbase



Enjoy the rest of the hop.
And you can win a fabulous prize, too. One commenter will win her choice of stamp set from the release. Commenting closes on Monday, September 11th. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, September 12th.

Yours,






Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Happy Halloween Monsters

Hi there,

it's time for a brand new Challenge over on the Addicted to Stamps and More Blog and this is my Holiday creation:


  • create a sky background on a stitched panel of watercolor paper using Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass) and a DIY Cloud stencil - I used all my cloud borders to cut the four sides of a square piece of acetate
  • create a ground with the help of patterned paper from the Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale 6x6 paper pad and one of the My Favorite Things Stitched Snow Drifts stencil
  • add splatters with Daniel Smith and Schmicke Horadam watercolors
  • stamp several images from the Avery Elle Monsters set with Memento (Tuxedo Black) and color them with Delta, Copic and Touch Twin Brush Markers
  • add highlights and dots with a white gel pen
  • mount the panel onto a piece of black cardstock before adhering it to a cardbase

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,


Monday, September 4, 2017

Sweet Christmas

Hi there,

we are starting a new Christmas Challenge over on the Happy Little Stampers Blog and this time the optional twist is "Sparkle":


  • cut out a stitched rectangle from watercolor paper
  • stamp three cupcakes from the WPlus9 Sweets & Treats set and the sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Sweet Christmas set with Versafine (Onyx Black) 
  • color the images with Kuretake Gansai Tambi and Finetec Mica watercolors
  • add some splatters with the gold
  • adhere the watercolor panel to a kraft cardbase

Leave a little sparkle wherever you go.

Yours,




Beauty

Hi there,

I would like to show you another project using the brand new Karten-Kunst Stencil Alphabet die set:


  • cut pot a stitched rectangle from Bristol Smooth Cardstock and create a background using Distress Oxide Inks (Cracked Pistachio, Worn Lipstick, Broken China) and water droplets from a Mini Mister
  • cut out the Karten-Kunst Carissa Bloom from kraft cardstock and glue it onto the background panel
  • create a sentiment strip using kraft cardstock and the Karten-Kunst Stencil Alphabet die set
  • add faux stitching with a white gel pen
  • add splatters with Finetec Mica Watercolors (Tibet Gold)
  • adhere the panel to a kraft cardbase

Have a colorful day.

Yours,


Thursday, August 31, 2017

Hello Summer Bunny

Hi there,

I would like to show you this cute summer card over on the Stamping-Fairies Blog:



Have a sunny day.

Yours,


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Hi Cutie!

Hi there,

I would like to show you this colorful project using the Gerda Steiner Designs signature Hippo:


  • stamp the Gerda Steiner Designs Hippo with Butterfly with Versafine Onyx Black onto some Stonehenge paper
  • color the image with Prismacolor Pencils and Zest-it
  • add highlights to the eyes and the little heart on his shirt with a white gel pen
  • stamp the Carta Bella Petite Dots with Versamark onto a piece of turquoise cardstock for a tone-on-tone look
  • mount all the layers onto a white cardbase
  • stamp the sentiment from the Mama Elephant Labeled Messages set with Versafine Onyx Black and use foam tape to adhere the sentiment strip in the top right corner

Thanks for stopping by.

Yours,


Monday, August 28, 2017

Alien for your Birthday

Hi there,

I created this fun birthday card using the new Karten-Kunst Zum Geburtstag die:


I hope you got inspired.

Yours,


Thursday, August 24, 2017

Dried Flower Art Journal Page

Hi there,

I would like to show you how I made this Art Journal Page over on the Stamping-Fairies Blog:



Thanks for stopping by today.

Yours,


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Cat with Flower Balloon

Hi there,

I would like to show you this watercolor cat and flower card that I created for the new Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge:


  • stamp the cat from the My Favorite Things Cool Cat set with Versafine (Smokey Gray) onto a piece of watercolor paper
  • color the image with Daniel Smith and Schmincke Horadam watercolors and a watercolor brush
  • cut the image out and set it aside
  • cut out a stitched panel from watercolor paper and stamp the balloon from the WPlus9 Party Animal set with Versafine (Smokey Gray)
  • mask the outside of the balloon and stamp a flower arrangement from the Simon Says Stamp Ranunculus set with Versamark and heat-emboss the flowers with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • color the flowers and the background with Daniel Smith and Schmincke Horadam watercolors and a watercolor brush - add some turquoise splatters as a finishing touch
  • cut out a slightly larger stitched panel from turquoise cardstock and layer it behind the watercolor panel before adhering all the layers to a white cardbase

Have a colorful day.

Yours,

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Hello Kitten

Hi there,

today, I would like to show you this sweet little Cat Card over on the Gerda Steiner Designs Blog:

  • color the kitten from the Gerda Steiner Designs Kitten in Flowerpot image which is available as part of the Gerda Steiner Designs Spring Digital Stamp Bundle with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Distress Markers and a damp watercolor brush
  • use one of the My Favorite Things Polaroids dies to create two little frames from patterned paper from the Pebbles Front Porch 6x6 paper pad
  • add the sentiment cut with the help of a die from the Lawn Fawn Magic Color Slider set from kraft cardstock
  • in order to add more interest to the white cardbase, adhere two strips of patterned paper cut into a wave shape using the My Favorite Things Stitched Snow Drifts die set onto the left side of the cardbase

Hope to see you again soon.

Yours,




Monday, August 21, 2017

Butterflies Art Journal Page

Hi there,

I have another Step-by-Step Tutorial over on the STAMPlorations Blog for you. I would like to show you how to create this Art Journal Page. If you are interested in the products I used or other STAMPlorations, ARTplorations or CUTplorations products, I have a special treat for you: use the discount code STAMPGIRLTANJA and get 20% off on all stamps, stencils, and dies.


I hope you got inspired.

Yours,






Sunday, August 20, 2017

Stamp Connection #28

Hi there,

connected through our love for card making, blogging and being from Germany we (Cornelia from Stempel Spass and I) decided to create a monthly project within predefined requirements. We are going to show you the result every 3rd Sunday of the month and this is our 28th transatlantic get-together!

Our requirement for this meet-up was:
Tropical

We also have a special guest for you - Maike from Maikreations is joining us for this summer challenge. I already took a peek at her project ... now it's your turn.

  • cut out a Tattered Lace Torn Edge Rectangle from watercolor paper and stamp several of the smaller images from the My Favorite Things Polynesian Paradise set with Versafine (Onyx Black)
  • color the images with Faber-Castell Albrecht-Dürer Pencils and a damp watercolor brush
  • stamp the sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Stamps Many Mini Messages set with Versamark onto a strip of vellum and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • add a strip of burlap underneath and adhere the sentiment strip to the main panel
  • mount the panel onto a scalloped rectangle created using the My Favorite Things Blueprints 27 set and patterned paper from the Kaisercraft Island Escpape paper pad

Now make sure to hop over to see Cornelia's Creation.


Thanks for stopping by. We hope to see you again at the ...



Yours,