Friday, April 21, 2017

Tropical Envelope

Hi there,

I would like to share a Step-by-Step Tutorial for this envelope over on the STAMPlorations Blog. 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.


And this is a picture of the backside:



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,




Thursday, April 20, 2017

It's a good Day to be happy

Hi there,

I would like to share this cute Bunny Card with you over on the Stamping-Fairies Blog:


Have a colorful day.

Yours,


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Merry Christmas Alpaca

Hi there,

it's time for a new Challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More and I created a tag for this little bag using a cute alpaca and glitter paper:

  • cut out a round tag from patterned paper from the Crate Paper Snow & Cocoa 6x6 paper pad using the My Favorite Things Tag Builder Blueprints 6 die set
  • add a glittery white hill
  • stamp the adorable alpaca from the Lawn Fawn Winter Alpaca set, the Christmas tree from the Lawn Fawn Snow Day set and the Christmas lights from the Lawn Fawn Cheery Christmas set with Memento (Tuxedo Black)
  • color the images with Delta, Touch Twin Brush and Copic Markers
  • add Glossy Accents to the Christmas lights
  • stamp the sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Frosty Fairy Friends set with Versamark onto a strip of black cardstock and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White embossing powder
  • add three silver sequins and multi-colored twine as final embellishments 

Thanks for stopping by.

Yours,



Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Easter Ornament

Hi there,

I used an image from the Gerda Steiner Designs Spring Digital Stamp Bundle to create a little Easter ornament:

  • color the Tulip Bunny and the Tulip Grass which are available as part of the Gerda Steiner Designs Spring Digital Stamp Bundle with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and a damp watercolor brush
  • cut out an egg-shape from the Taylored Expressions Egg Stacklets around the image and a larger one from kraft cardstock
  • add some shimmer to the border of the kraft egg with Wink of Stella Clear Glitter
  • I wrote the sentiment on a thin strip of kraft cardstock with a dip pen and black ink
  • punch a flower-shaped hole into the ornament and thread some light-blue twine through it
  • add some Enamel Accents (Caribbean Coast) as final touch

I hope you had a wonderful Easter Time.

Yours,




Monday, April 17, 2017

Happy Easter - Frohe Ostern

Hi there,

I would like to show you a cute Easter Card over on the Karten-Kunst Blog:

  • cut a panel from white cardstock using one of the Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers dies
  • cut out the Karten-Kunst Brückentext Frohe Ostern
  • layer a piece of woodgrain cardstock behind the opening
  • stamp one of the adorable bunnies from the Gerda Steiner Designs Hoppiness set and the butterfly from the Karten-Kunst Kleine Viecher set with Memento (Tuxedo Black)
  • color the images with Delta, Touch Twin Brush and Copic Markers
  • add additional shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils and a highlight to the eye with a white gel pen

I hope you are having a wonderful Easter Holiday.

Yours,




Sunday, April 16, 2017

Just Bloom ATC Duo

Hi there,

it's time for another Stencil Sunday over on the STAMPlorations Blog and I created this ATC Duo. 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.

  • in one of my previous posts I explained how I created the background for several ATCs
  • for this project I chose two of them and applied Texture Paste through the ARTplorations Bloom Silhouettes stencil
  • I used my heat-tool to let the paste bubble up a bit for smooth texture
  • color the floweres with Derwent Inktense Pencils and a damp watercolor brush
  • add extra shading with a brown Stabilo All Pencil
  • flick on some splatters with watered-down Distress Oxide Ink (Walnut Stain)
  • ink up the edges with that same brown ink as well
  • print out the sentiment and lay down a basecoat of color with Derwent Inktense Pencils; add more depth with watered-down Distress Oxide Ink (Walnut Stain) 

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,

Stamp Connection #24

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 24th transatlantic get-together!

Our requirement for this meet-up was:
Pop-up Box Card

This time we have a special guest. I invited the wonderful Daria from Cherryfiona to share her creation with us. So make sure to visit her blog by clicking on this link.

I tried to create a mermaid-themed pop-up box card for my daughter's birthday:

  • create a box card from patterned paper from the Lawn Fawn Winter Petite paper pad
  • cut a scalloped border using one of the CUTplorations Lacy Edges and Borders dies
  • cut out some waves from that same patterned paper and some teal cardstock with the help of the Taylored Expressions Rolling Waves dies - ink up the edges with Distress Ink (Salty Ocean)
  • stamp images from the Lawn Fawn Mermaid for you set with Versafine (Onyx Black) and color the images with Faber-Castell Albrecht Dürer, Artgrip Aquarelle Pencils and a damp watercolor brush
  • add the sentiment right along the bottom of the card using the Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings set and Versafine (Onyx Black)
  • add little Paper Sweeties Cupcake Sprinkles sequins to the hair of the mermaids 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 ...




I hope you got inspired.

Yours,





Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Thinking of you Kitten

Hi there,

Gerda Steiner Designs released the fabulous Spring Digital Stamp Bundle and this is my first creation using one of the wonderful images:

  • color the adorable Kitten in Flowerpot image which is available as part of the Gerda Steiner Designs Spring Digital Stamp Bundle with Faber-Castell Albrecht Dürer Pencils and a damp watercolor brush
  • add highlights to the eyes with a white gel pen and some sparkle to the pink flowers with Wink of Stella Clear Glitter
  • to embellish the flowerpots I stamped some hearts from the Gerda Steiner Designs Happy Hoppy set with Versamark and heat-embossed them with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder or simply drew in some with white acrylic paint 
  • stamp the sentiment from the Altenew Painted Greetings set with Versafine Onyx Black 
  • apply Distress Oxide Ink (Iced Spruce) throught the Tim Holtz Layering Stencil (Dot Fade)
  • mount the panel onto pink glitter paper before adhering it to the cardbase

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,



Monday, April 10, 2017

Barney

Hi there,

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

  • cut out a stitched rectangle from white cardstock 
  • stamp the unicorn from the Karten-Kunst Barney der Barde set with Memento (Tuxedo Black) and color the image with Copic, Touch Twin Brush and Delta Markers
  • stamp the background with the help of the same stamp set and Versafine (Smokey Gray)
  • stamp the sentiment with Versamark onto a strip of black cardstock and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Superfine embossing powder
  • add little strips of rainbow patterned paper from the My Favorite Things Rainbow Stripes 6x6 paper pad at the bottom of the sentiment and to the left side of the card

Have a colorful day.

Yours,

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Everything is Fun with you

Hi there,

we are starting a new Mixed Media Challenge over on the Happy Little Stampers Blog and this time we would like you to use some sprays:


  • stamp two of the cute cats from the Mama Elephant Little Cat Agenda set with Memento (Tuxedo Black) and color the images with Copic, Delta and Touch Twin Brush Markers
  • create a background on a piece of watercolor paper with Distress Spray Stains (Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick) and add splatters with white gouache
  • round the top corners of that watercolor piece with a 1'' corner rounder
  • add some patterned paper from the Crate Paper Fourteen 6x6 paper pad to a kraft cardbase - use the Taylored Expressions Postage Stamp Edge on one of them
  • stamp little hearts from the Lawn Fawn Love you S'More set with Altenew Crisp Ink (Lagoon, Purple Wine) and the sentiment from the same set with Versafine (Onyx Black)

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,




Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Butterflies ATC

Hi there,

we are starting the Things with Wings Spring Blog Hop over on the STAMPlorations Blog. 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.

  • in one of my previous posts I explained how I created the background for several ATCs
  • choose one of them
  • stamp one of the butterflies from the STAMPlorations Trendy Butterflies 2 set with Versafine (Onyx Black) and color it with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens
  • stamp the sentiment from the same set on a strip of torn vellum and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • glue the vellum onto a torn piece of corrugated cardstock and set it aside
  • color the edges of the ATC and a piece of fabric with Distress Crayon (Peacock Feathers)
  • apply some Prima Marketing Modeling Paste through the ARTplorations Dots all over stencil
  • use the Bosch GluePen to adhere all the elements to the card

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,



Deer Petal Box

Hi there,

we are starting a new Challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More and I created this cute little box:

  • cut a petal box from patterend paper using the Lori Whitlock Joy Ornament Petal Box cut file
  • stamp the sweet little deer from the Lawn Fawn Cheery Christmas set with Versafine (Vintage Sepia) and mask it off; stamp the presents "behind" the deer
  • color the image with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and a damp watercolor brush
  • cut out a stitched circle using the CUTtplorations Stitched Circle die from the STAMPlorations Coffee Petites set
  • run the little circle through the big shot with a dot embossing folder
  • adhere the deer to the circle and add it to one side of the box

Have a wonderful day.

Yours,



Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Which Paper for Distress Oxide Inks?

Hi there,

I have a post over on the Stamping-Fairies Blog comparing four different types of papers together with the new Distress Oxide Inks.

Watercolor Paper

smooth white Cardstock


Bristol Smooth

Mixed Media Heavystock

Thanks for stopping by.

Yours,


Monday, April 3, 2017

Butterfly Greetings - Schmetterlingsgrüße

Hi there,

I have a new project over on the Karten-Kunst Blog for you showcasing the new Karten-Kunst Kleine Viecher stamp set:

  • stamp the flowers and a butterfly from the Karten-Kunst Kleine Viecher set with Versafine (Onyx Black) onto a stitched square cut from watercolor paper
  • color the images and the background with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and a damp watercolor brush
  • cut a stitched rectangle from watercolor paper and create a loose watercolor background with the help of a piece of acetate and dark teal spray
  • stamp the sentiment from the Karten-Kunst Capri Frühlingserwachen set with Versafine (Onyx Black)
  • adhere the watercolor paper panels to a piece of kraft cardstock and use the Perfect Layers Tool for a perfect border before adhereing everything to a cardbase

Thanks for stopping by.

Yours,




Sunday, April 2, 2017

Purple Coffee Tag

Hi there,

still inspired by the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop I created this tag for the STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday and the start of a new Mixed Media Challenge. 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.

  • cut out a tag from sturdy white cardstock
  • brayer some Distress Paint (Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Dusty Concord) onto a 3''x5'' Gelli Plate and put the ARTplorations Rows of Hearts stencil on top, pull a print, remove the stencil and print  onto the tag as a background
  • stamp the STAMPlorations Framed Coffee for Two with Archival Ink (Watering Can) directly onto the background and add color and shading with the Faber-Castell Albrecht Dürer watercolor pencils, the black Stabilo All pencil and a damp watercolor brush
  • stamp the little dots from the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Grunge set around the edges
  • I had some leftover purple melted embossing powder on my desk and thought what if I add that to my tag ... I remelted the powder and poured it onto the tag to create dimensional drips
  • dye a piece of seam binding with Distress Ink (Dusty Concord, Salty Ocean) and thread it through the hole of the tag

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

Yours,