Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Go Wild!

Hi there,

I would like to show you a fun Birthday Card using the brand new Gerda Steiner Design stamp sets:

  • color the ostrich from the Gerda Steiner Designs Party Animals stamp set and the giraffe, the elephant and the car from the Gerda Steiner Designs Go wild stamp set (which will come out real soon) with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Distress Markers and a damp watercolor brush
  • add highlights with a white gel pen
  • color the little sentiment banner with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers as well and add faux stitching with a Memento Dual Marker (Gray Flannel)
  • create a background on a stitched panel cut from Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper using Distress Ink (Mowed Lawn), Distress Oxide Inks (Peeled Paint, Cracked Pistachio) and water from your Mini Mister
  • add a strip of dark grey cardstock to the left side of the panel before adhering it to a white cardbase

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,

Friday, March 24, 2017

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hi there,

it's time for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and I have two projects that I would like to show you. 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.


My first project is an Artist Trading Card:

  • in one of my previous posts I explained how I created the background for several ATCs
  • choose two of them and stamp the STAMPlorations Framed Coffee for Two with Archival Ink (Black Soot)
  • cut out the image
  • stamp some circles from the STAMPlorations Art Marks set with Memento Luxe (Teal Zeal) and some stars with Archival Ink (Black Soot) onto some Tissue Paper
  • glue the tissue paper onto the image and cover the whole image with matte gel medium
  • color the image with PITT Artist Pens and use your fingers to blend the colors
  • use the second ATC as a background
  • apply Memento Luxe (Teal Zeal) through the ARTplorations Swirly Blooms stencil and ink up the edges of the background with that same ink
  • wrap some natural twine around the background and adhere the focal panel on top with double-sided foam tape

My second creation is a Greeting Card:

  • cut out a Tattered Lace Torn Edge Rectangle from watercolor paper
  • stamp the beautiful STAMPlorations A Cup of Roses off the left side with Versafine (Onyx Black) - I used my MISTI to stamp the image several times in order to get a crisp impression on the textured watercolor paper
  • color the image and the background with Faber-Castell Albrecht Dürer watercolor pencils and a damp watercolor brush
  • add grey splatters with watered-down grey watercolor pencil
  • mount the panel onto a grey cardbase
  • cut the CUTplorations Hugs word die from that same grey cardstock twice and glue the two layers on top of each other
  • add Wink of Stella Clear Glitter to sentiment

I hope you got inspired.

Enjoy the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

Yours,