Thursday, June 22, 2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Be happier than a Unicorn

Hi there,

the Gerda Steiner Designs Moody Unicorns stamp set is probably my favorite unicorn set of all times and as you all know they are quite trendy at the moment:


  • stamp one of the Gerda Steiner Designs Moody Unicorns and the cupcake from the same set with Versafine (Onyx Black) onto a piece of watercolor paper
  • color the images with Faber-Castell Albrecht Dürer Pencils and a damp watercolor brush
  • cut out a stitched panel from watercolor paper and create a background using Distress Inks (Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass)
  • mist the background with pearlized water for more texture
  • cut some cloud shapes from vellum using the Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders dies
  • stamp the sentiment from the Mama Elephant Unicorns and Rainbows set with Altenew Crisp Ink (Cotton Candy)
  • cut out some hearts from purple glitter cardstock with the help of the Mama Elephant Confetti die and add some of them as final embellishments

Leave a little sparkle wherever you go.

Yours,





Monday, June 19, 2017

Go where your Heart takes you

Hi there,

I used some Alcohol Inks for the background of this card which I would like to show you over on the Karten-Kunst Blog:

  • cut out a stitched Panel from Lanavanguard Paper using one of the Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers Dies
  • create a background using Alcohol Inks (Stonewashed, Cloudy Blue, Mushroom, Lake Mist) and Alcohol Ink Blending Solution
  • cut out the Karten-Kunst Dandelion Hearts from black cardstock and adhere them to the background
  • add a sentiment using a sticker from the Tim Holtz Small Talk set
  • mat the panel onto black cardstock and use the Mini Perfect Layers to to create the perfect border

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Gift Bag Tag

Hi there,

it's time for another Stencil Sunday over on the STAMPlorations Blog and this time I would like to show you this personalized gift bag tag. 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 Mixed Media Paper
  • stamp one of the butterflies from the STAMPlorations Trendy Butterflies 2 set twice with Versamark and heat-emboss them with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • the embossed surface will now act as a resist
  • apply Distress Oxide Inks (Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet, Broken China) with a Mini Ink Blending Tool, add water droplets, mist the tag with Pearlized Water and dry the tag with a heat-tool ... repeat all these steps until you are happy with the result
  • stamp the script from the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Elements set with Altenew Crisp Ink (Silver Stone)
  • apply Nuvo Mousse (Aquamarine) through the ARTplorations Dots all over stencil
  • create matching ink by mixing Liquitex Ink (White) and Distress Re-Inker (Wilted Violet) and write the name of the recipient with a dip pen
  • thread a piece of twine through the hole of the tag and add a clear gemstone on top of the "i"


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 #26

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 26th transatlantic get-together!

Our requirement for this meet-up was:
"Card Set" 

and I created this Birthday Invitations for my little daughter Emily:





  • stamp some images from the Lawn Fawn Mermaid for you set with Memento (Tuxedo Black) and color all the images with Delta, Copic and Touch Twin Brush Markers
  • add some sparkle with Wink of Stella Clear Glitter
  • cut out some stitched rectangles from patterned paper and stitched scalloped ovals from sturdy white cardstock
  • cut out the Karten-Kunst Große Texte Einladung from white cardstock as well
  • cut little wave borders using the Taylored Expresssions Rolling Waves and add color with Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass)
  • add a little gemstone as dot on the "i"

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.

Thanks for stopping by.

Yours,

Friday, June 16, 2017

Small Pieces Tag

Hi there,

I created this grungy Mixed Media Tag for the Stamping-Fairies Blog:


Thanks for stopping by.

Yours,


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Happy Birthday Chameleon

Hi there,

we are starting a new Challenge over on the Addicted to Stamps and More Blog and I would like to show you this colorful birthday card:

  • create kind of a film strip using one of the My Favorite Things Blueprints 27 dies and white cardstock
  • stamp three of the adorable chameleons from the Clearly Besotted Stamps Color Chameleon set with Memento (Tuxedo Black) into the frames 
  • color the images with Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor Pencils and Zest-it
  • color the frame with a Touch Twin Brush Marker and add texture by stamping the Hero Arts Designer Woodgrain with Avery Elle Pigment Ink (Kraft)
  • stamp the Create a Smile Color your Polka onto a white background panel with Versamark and heat-emboss all the circles with WOW! Vintage Amethyst embossing powder
  • stamp the "birthday" from the Lawn Fawn Big Scripty Words set with the same brown ink onto the matching die cut from patterned paper from the BoBunny Lemonade Stand 6x6 paper pad
  • layer a die cut from kraft cardstock behind this part of the sentiment
  • cut out two little banner strips from the same patterned paper and stamp the "happy" from the Clearly Besotted Stamps Many Mini Messages set with Versafine (Onyx Black) and heat-emboss it with clear embossing powder
  • adhere some sequins from Little Things from Lucy's Cards Lucky Dip II as final embellishments
  • add a thin strip of kraft cardstock to the right side of the panel before assembling the card

Thanks for stopping by.

Yours,


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

I'm grumpy when you're not here

Hi there,

I would like to show you a project with one of the cats from the fabulous Gerda Steiner Designs All Cats stamp set:

  • color the cat and the bird from the Gerda Steiner Designs All Cats set with Delta, Copic and Touch Twin Brush Markers
  • add highlights with a white gel pen
  • stamp the sentiment from the My Favorite Things I knead you set with Versamark onto a stitched panel of Neenah Desert Storm Kraft cardstock and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • stamp little images from the Neat & Tangled Kitty's favorite Things set, from the My Favorite Things I knead you set and from the WPlus9 Little Bits set with Memento (Tuxedo Black) onto the panel
  • mat the background panel onto a piece of light-blue cardstock before adhering it to the cardbase

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,






Monday, June 12, 2017

Bellflower Thank you

Hi there,

I would like to show you another Watercolor Flower Card over on the Karten-Kunst Blog:

  • cut out a stitched panel from watercolor paper using one of the Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers dies
  • stamp the Karten-Kunst Glockenblumen-Grüße with Versamark and heat-emboss them with golden embossing powder
  • add some color to the background with the help of Distress Inks (Bundled Sage, Tumbled Glass, Broken China) and a Mini Ink Blending Tool
  • color the image with Derwent Inktense Pencils and a damp watercolor brush
  • stamp the sentiment from the same set with Versafine (Olympia Green)
  • add a strip of black cardstock and a strip of golden glitter paper to the left side of the panel before adhering it to a cardbase

Thanks for stopping by.

Yours,


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Wishing you Rainbows

Hi there,

if your are looking for a Step-by-Step Tutorial for this adorable Birthday Card, visit the Stamping-Fairies Blog:


Have a colorful day.

Yours,


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Merry Christmas Watercolor Tags

Hi there,

we are starting a new Mixed Media Challenge over at Happy Little Stampers and I created this watercolor tag duo:


  • cut out two tags from watercolor paper and two more from patterned paper from the My Mind's Eye Sugar Plum 6x6 paper pad using the My Favorite Things Tag Builder Blueprints 5 die set
  • stamp images from the Rubber Dance Watercolor XMas set with Distress Inks (Fossilized Amber, Evergreen Bough)
  • color the images and the backgrounds with those same colors
  • heat-emboss the ornament embellishments on one tag with sparkly golden embossing powder and add splatters with watered-down Distress Ink (Evergreen Bough)
  • add golden and white splatters to the other tag
  • stamp the sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Many Mini Messages set with Versafine (Onyx Black)
  • add hole reinforcers cur from golden glitter paper and natural twine as finishing touches

Have a christmass day.

Yours,



Meet me Poolside

Hi there,

as promised here is another creation using the Gerda Steiner Designs Pool Piggies:


  • color one of the sweet Gerda Steiner Designs Pool Piggies with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and a damp watercolor brush
  • add Distress Paint (Brushed Pewter) to her heart-shaped sunglasses
  • cut out a stitched panel from watercolor paper and create a background with Prima Marketing Color Bloom Spray (Summer Sky)
  • cut out another slightly larger stitched panel from patterned paper from the Doodlebug Design Fun in the Sun 6x6 paper pad
  • stamp the sentiment from the Market Street Stamps set Chillaxin' with Versafine (Majestic Blue)

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,


Monday, June 5, 2017

Happy Birthday little Monster

Hi there,

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

  • stamp Karten-Kunst Daisy mit Geschenk with Memento (Tuxedo Black) and color her with Delta, Touch Twin Brush and Copic Markers
  • add highlights to her eyes with a white gel pen
  • cut out a stitched panel from watercolor cardstock using one of the Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers dies
  • add some color to the panel with Distress Ink (Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo) - create some texture by sprinkling on some water droplets
  • stamp the "Herzlichen Glückwunsch" from the Karten-Kunst Buchstabenblöcke Glückwunsch/Weihnachten set with Versafine (Vintage Sepia)
  • adhere the panel to a kraft cardbase

Have a wonderful day.

Yours,



Sunday, June 4, 2017

Altered Box

Hi there,

it is time for another Stencil Sunday and the start of the June Mixed Media Challenge over on the STAMPlorations Blog. This time I altered a round paper box and turned it into a desk organizer. 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.

  • adhere Tissue Wrap to the whole box with gel medium and cover it with white gesso
  • add Crackle Paste at random spots and let it dry thoroughly
  • use Dylusions Paint (Vibrant Turquoise) to add color
  • apply Dylusions Paint (Black Marble) over the cracked areas and through the ARTplorations Bloom Silhouettes stencil
  • add white splatters with watered-down Dylusions Paint (White Linen)
  • use some Metallic Rub On Paste for a grungy finish

Here is another picture of the box:



I hope you got inspired.

Yours,