Saturday, April 21, 2018

Unexpected card using Dachshunds - Jeannie Lieu (InsideoutJeans)

Hi there! Today, I'm focusing one image from the Dachshunds stamp set to be the main focus of the card. It's a bit unexpected since this set is mainly about the dogs and I'm using just the balloon.

I wanted to use Kraft paper for the card along with colored pencils. I used a pigment ink and full adhesive Post-its to stamp and add multiple balloons to the card. Using colored pencils, I laid down some white colored pencils where I wanted the highlight of the balloon to be. I used two similar color shades, using the darker one for the edge of the balloon and the lighter one for the interior. These colored pencils blend quite easily. Placing the highlight down really helps the color pop and I only lightly go over it with the lighter shade.


It is such a simple card but all the colors of the balloons really pop. I really loved how it turned out. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the card.  

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Just vrooming by.... - Larissa


Goodmorning, I am Larissa from Car-d-elicious and today I am posting a new card for Gerda Steiner designs.


This time I made a card with the digital stamp Dog on scooter - Vrooming by from Gerda Steiner designs. I have coloured the image with my Polychromos pencils and then I have fussy cut the image. With the Crea-nest-lies XXL 52 from Crealies I have die-cut a rectangle from white cardstock. I added a cloudy background on it with Tumbled glass distress ink and the Mini cloud edges stencil from My favorite things. From black cardstock I have die-cut a road with the Open road die-namics from My favorite things. I used the Grassy hills die-namics from My favorite things to die-cut some grass from white cardstock. I coloured the grass with Twisted citron and Mowed lawn distress ink. After I adhered the grass and the road on the rectangle, I adhered the image with foamtape on the card. I printed the sentimen on white cardstock and then I made a sort of cloud around it with a black pen. I have fussy cut the sentiment and adhered it on the card. I decorated the card with black hotfix gems.


I finished the sentiment on the front of the card on the inside of the card. I have die-cut the word hi with the Journaling alpha dies from Neat and tangled and then I adhered it inside the card.


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STAMP: Dog on scooter - Vrooming by from Gerda Steiner designs
COLORING MEDIUM: Polychromos pencils, Distress ink
PAPER: White, red and black cardstock
INK: Versafine onyx black, Twisted citron, Mowed lawn and Tumbled glass distress ink
DIES: Crea-nest-lies XXL 52 from Crealies, Open road die-namics and Grassy hills die-namics from My favorite things, Journaling alpha dies from Neat and tangled
ACCESSORIES: Black hotfix, black fineliner, Mini cloud edges stencil from My favorite things

Monday, April 16, 2018

Guest Design: Wheek, whek, wheek... by Anika Lerche

Hey stampers, Anni here again with another card using the super cute set Wheek, Wheek, Wheek...Guinea Pig



I started by creating masks for nearly all the guinea pigs in the set. Then I stamped the guinea pig in a row. I just wanted to use the uper part of the critters so I didn't mind how the rest looked. For inking the stamps I used alcohol marker friendly ink because I wanted to colour with Copic markers.

To create a variety of fur I searched at Google for picture of guinea pigs to see in which colours they come. Just like on the last card I added some strokes of coloured pencils and white gel pen to achieve a more realistic look.


To cover up the bottom part of the guinea pigs I created a panel with a scalloped border - a little bit looking like a fence. I tied a little bit of twine around it.

I finished up the card by stamping the punny sentiment and assembling the card.

Thanks for stopping by. Again it was so much fun to be a guest designer for Gerda Steiner Designs.
Anni