Thursday, April 18, 2024

Happy Jungle Birthday

Hi there,

I created this wild Birthday Card for Mennys Bastelshop:

  • stamp a bird and some flowers from the Avery Elle Toucan Party set with Gina K. Designs Obsidian
  • color the images with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers, add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and highlights with a white gel pen
  • run kraft cardstock through your Big Shot in the Sizzix Tropical Leaves embossing folder
  • ink up the edges of the panel with Distress Ink Walnut Stain
  • cut out the CUTplorations Skinny Sentiments Happy Birthday from vellum and colored cardstock
  • add texture to the flower centers with the Karin Decogel Milky Way Orange pen


Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,



Monday, April 15, 2024

Spring Greetings

Hi there,

I created this Spring Card for the Karten-Kunst Blog:

  • stamp the Karten-Kunst Pfingstrose with Versamark onto a panel of watercolor paper
  • add Nuvo Shimmer Powder Violet Brocade and lightly mist the image with water
  • stamp the sentiment from the same set with Distress Oxide Ink (Dusty Concord, Tumbled Glass)
  • add strips of colored cardstock and of patterned paper to the left and right side of the panel before adhering it to a cardbase

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,



Saturday, April 13, 2024

A very sad Day

Dear readers,

we are very devastated because our beloved Simba passed away yesterday. He was 15 years old but still it was rather unexpected. 

He will be missed very much and our hearts will need some time to heal.

Until we meet again ...


Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,



Thursday, April 11, 2024

Love You Beary Much

Hi there,

I created this string shaker card for Mennys Bastelshop using the Mama Elephant Beary Good Day stamp set:

  • stamp one of the bears and the cloud from the Mama Elephant Beary Good Day set with Gina K. Designs Obsidian
  • color the images with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers, add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and highlights with a white gel pen
  • create a background using the Hero Arts Cloudy Sky Scene Dies, Distress Oxide Ink Tumbled Glass, one of the Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders, transparent thread and seed beads
  • stamp the sentiment from the same set with Distress Oxide Ink Tumbled Glass


Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,





Monday, April 8, 2024

A little Piece of Happiness

Hi there,

I created this card with the help of the amazing Karten-Kunst Card Designer A6 die set:

  • cut apart a piece of patterned paper using dies from the Karten-Kunst Card Designer A6 set
  • assemble the pieces on a kraft cardbase
  • ink up the edges with Distress Ink Gathered Twigs
  • stamp the sentiment from the Karten-Kunst Aus der Schreibmaschine 3 set with Versamark and heat-emboss it with WOW! Polished Gold Super Fine embossing powder

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,



Sunday, April 7, 2024

Unicorn Shaker Box

Hi there,

I created this cute little Shaker Box for Anjas Basteltraum using one of the adorable stamps from the Anjas Basteltraum Geburtstagsfreunde set:

  • stamp the unicorn from the Anjas Basteltraum Geburtstagsfreunde set - still one of my absolute favorites - with Gina K. Designs Obsidian
  • color the image with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers, add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and highlights with a white gel pen
  • cut out the My Favorite Things Everyday Gift Box from kraft cardstock and patterned paper
  • create a shaker element in the lid using acetate, double-sided foam adhesive and sequins
  • for the cloud background I used Distress Oxide Ink (Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar) and the My Favorite Things Micro Cloud Edges stencil
  • stamp the sentiment from the Anjas Basteltraum Glückwünsche set with VersaMagic Sea Breeze

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,



Thursday, April 4, 2024

You are the Sweetest

Hi there,

it's Inspiration Week over at Mennys Bastelshop and this time our topic is "Watercolor/Aquarell":

  • stamp two images from the Avery Elle Sweetest set with Gina K. Designs Obsidian onto watercolor paper and cut them out
  • color the images with Kuretake Gansai Tambi Art Nouveau watercolors, add a highlight with a white gel pen
  • cut out the Lawn Fawn Quilted Backdrop from white cardstock
  • stamp the sentiment from the same set with Versamark onto vellum, heat-emboss it with WOW! Metallic Gold Rich Super Fine embossing powder and cut it out as well

Have a wonderful day.

Hugs,



Monday, April 1, 2024

Happy Easter 2024

Hi there,

I created this pastel Easter Card for the Karten-Kunst Blog:

  • stamp some Karten-Kunst Delicate Plants with Versamark onto watercolor paper and heat-emboss them with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • add color with Kurtake Gansai Tambi Art Nouveau watercolors
  • cut out squares and adhere them to a panel of grey cardstock
  • stamp the sentiment from the Karten-Kunst Weise Worte Frühling set with Versafine Onyx Black directly onto the panel

Hope you are having wonderful Easter Days.

Hugs,



Thursday, March 28, 2024

You are Great!

Hi there,

I used the My Favorite Things Squish Friends stamp set to create this adorable card for Mennys Bastelshop:

  • stamp the cat and the bunny from the My Favorite Things Squish Friends set with Gina K. Designs Obsidian
  • color the image with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers, add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and highlights with a white gel pen
  • create a background using the Heffy Doodle Layering Hearts stencils, Distress Oxide Ink (Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick) and Dylusions Shimmer Paint White Linen
  • cut out the Create A Smile Du bist Toll from vellum and colored cardstock
  • add a strip of foiled cardstock to the left and right side of the panel before adhering it to a cardbase

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,



Thursday, March 21, 2024

Happy Birthday

Hi there,

I created this cute Birthday Card for Mennys Bastelshop:

  • stamp some images from the My Favorite Things Happy Birthday to my Favorite Gnomie set with Gina K. Designs Obsidian
  • color the images with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers, add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and highlights with a white gel pen
  • stamp the sentiment from the same set with Versamark and heat-emboss it with WOW! Polished Silver Super Fine embossing powder
  • add the Sunny Studio Stamps Eyelet Lace Borders cut from kraft cardstock to the top and bottom of the panel before adhering it to a cardbase


Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,



Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Sweet Easter Bunny

Hi there,

I created this sweet Easter Card using the Anjas Basteltraum Ostereimalerei stamp set:

  • cut out a tag
  • stamp the adorable little bunny from the Anjas Basteltraum Ostereimalerei set with Lawn Fawn River Rock
  • color the image with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers, add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos and highlights with a white gel pen
  • add a hole enforcer from kraft cardstock and strings of lilac and natural twine
  • cut out the My Favorite Things Washi Tape dies from patterned paper
  • run lavender cardstock through your Big Shot in the Spellbinders Flower Frenzy embossing folder
  • ink up the edges of the panel with Distress Ink Dusty Concord


Have a wonderful Easter Time.

Hugs,



Monday, March 18, 2024

Wish

Hi there,

I created this watercolor card using the Karten-Kunst Delicate Plants stamp set:

  • stamp the Karten-Kunst Delicate Plants with InkOn3 Fadeout Ink
  • color the image with watercolors and add extra-shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
  • add splatters with green and pink watercolors and details with a white gel pen
  • stamp the sentiment from the Karten-Kunst Schriftzug-Set Wünsch Dir was with Versamark onto a torn strip of vellum and heat-emboss it with WOW! Polished Silver embossing powder
  • adhere the panel to a grey cardbase


Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,



Thursday, March 14, 2024

Sweet Bunnies

Hi there,

I created this sweet bunny card for Mennys Bastelshop:

  • stamp the bunnies from the Avery Elle Bunnies set with Gina K. Designs Obsidian
  • color the images with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers, add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and highlights with a white gel pen
  • cut out four rectangles and the Lawn Fawn Grass Border from the Lawn Fawn Spiffy Speckles 6x6 paper pad
  • ink up the edges of the rectangles and the whole card with Distress Ink Kitsch Flamingo
  • stamp the sentiment, a flower and a butterfly with Versamark onto the fourth rectangle and heat-emboss them with Distress Embossing Glaze Kitsch Flamingo

Have a wonderful day.

Hugs,



Monday, March 11, 2024

Just for You

Hi there,

I created this gold-embossed card with the Karten-Kunst Delicate Plants stamp set:

  • stamp the Karten-Kunst Delicate Plants with Versamark and heat-emboss them with WOW! Polished Gold Super Fine embossing powder
  • ink up the edges of the panel with Versamark as well and also heat-emboss them
  • cut out the Karten-Kunst Das rockt Nur für Dich from vellum and Neenah Desert Storm kraft cardstock
  • add gold pearls as final embellishments


Have a wonderful day.

Hugs,



Thursday, March 7, 2024

Flower Basket

Hi there,

here is another basket created with the Anjas Basteltraum Geschenkekörbchen die set:


  • cut out the Anjas Basteltraum Geschenkekörbchen from grass cardstock, the grass from green cardstock and the flowers from white cardstock
  • ink up the edges of the basket with Distress Ink Gathered Twigs and the edges of the grass with Distress Ink Peeled Paint
  • add Nuvo Crystal Drops Buttermilk to the centers of the flowers

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,



Happy Easter Basket

Hi there,

it's Inspiration Week over at Mennys Bastelshop and this week our topic is "Easter/Ostern":

  • stamp the basket, an extra chick and the sentiment from the Gerda Steiner Designs Chicks and Bunnies set with Gina K. Designs Obsidian onto a panel of watercolor paper
  • color the image, the sentiment and the background with watercolors
  • ink up the edges with Distress Ink Faded Jeans
  • add strips of colored cardstock and patterned paper to the left and right side of the panel before adhering it to a cardbase

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,





Monday, March 4, 2024

Make a Wish

Hi there,

here is another project using the new Karten-Kunst Delicate Plants and the Schriftzug-Set Wünsch Dir was stamp sets:

  • add color to Bristol Smooth Cardstock with Distress Oxide Ink (Squeezed Lemonade, Salvaged Patina, Seedless Preserves)
  • flick on some glittery water droplets for more texure
  • stamp some flowers from the Karten-Kunst delicate Plants set and the sentiment from the Karten-Kunst Schriftzug-Set Wünsch Dir was set with Versafine Onyx Black
  • add strips of black cardstock and patterned paper to the top and bottom of the panel before adhering it to the cardbase


I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,





Monday, February 26, 2024

Dearest Wishes

Hi there,

I used the brand new Karten-Kunst Delicate Plants stamp set to create this card:

  • mask the sides of the smooth white panel with masking or washi tape
  • add color with Distress Oxide Ink Spun Sugar
  • stamp one of the flowers from the Karten-Kunst Delicate Plants set with Versafine Onyx Black
  • add a sentiment from the Karten-Kunst Aus der Schreibmaschine 3 set with that same black ink
  • adhere the panel to a grey cardbase

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,





Saturday, February 24, 2024

Birthday Basket

Hi there,

you can also use the Anjas Basteltraum Geschenkekörbchen die set to create a Valentine's Day Basket or like in my case a Birthday Basket for your daughter:

  • cut out all the parts for the Anjas Basteltraum Geschenkekörbchen from watercolor paper
  • add color with Distress Oxide Spray Spun Sugar and ink up the edges with Distress Ink Spun Sugar


Have a wonderful day.

Hugs,



Thursday, February 22, 2024

Easter Basket

Hi there,

I created this Easter Gift Basket using the brand new Anjas Basteltraum Geschenkekörbchen die set:


  • cut out the Anjas Basteltraum Geschenkekörbchen from kraft cardstock
  • ink up the edges with Distress Ink Scorched Timber
  • add splatters with watered-down white gouache
  • stamp two images from the Anjas Basteltraum Osternest set with Versafine Clair Pinecone
  • color the images with watercolors from the Frau von Bommel Boho Set
  • add extra shading with faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
  • thread natural twine through the holes of the basket


I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,



Lovely Penguins

Hi there.

I created this sweet card using the Pixi Dust Designs Be Mine set for Mennys Bastelshop:

  • stamp the adorable penguins from the Pixi Dust Designs Be Mine set with Gina K. Designs Obsidian
  • color the image with Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers, add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and highlights with a white gel pen
  • mask off the image
  • create a background with the help of Distress Ink (Saltwater Taffy, Hickory Smoke), masking tape and the Clearly Besotted Stamps Lots of Love stencil
  • add color to a cardbase with Distress Oxide Ink Saltwater Taffy
  • add a Sunny Studio Stamps Eyelet Lace Border to the top and bottom of the panel before adhering it to the cardbase

Thanks for stopping by today.

Hugs,



Monday, February 19, 2024

Chocolate

Hi there,

I created this sweet card using the Anjas Basteltraum Kleine Sprüche Schokolade stamp set:

  • stamp the chocolate bar from the Anjas Basteltraum Kleine Sprüche Schokolade set with Gina K. Designs Obsidian
  • add some organic shapes with watercolors
  • stamp the sentiment from the same set with Versamark and heat-emboss it with ZING! Chestnut embossing powder
  • layer the panel onto colored cardstock before adhering it to a kraft cardbase

I hope you got inspired.

Hugs,



A little Something for You

Hi there,

I created these watercolor tulips for the Karten-Kunst Blog:

  • stamp three of the Karten-Kunst Scribble Tulips with Distress Ink Antique Linen onto a piece of watercolor paper
  • color the tulips and the background with watercolors
  • cover the cardbase with patterned paper
  • stamp the sentiment from the Karten-Kunst Aus der Schreibmaschine set with Versamark and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder


Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,



Thursday, February 15, 2024

Thinking of You Bunny

Hi there,

I created this sweet card using the Pixi Dust Designs Be Mine set for Mennys Bastelshop:

  • stamp the cute little bunny from the Pixi Dust Designs Be Mine set with Gina K. Designs Obsidian
  • color the image and the background with watercolors
  • add highlights with a white gel pen
  • cover the cardbase with patterned paper before adhering the watercolor panel

Have a wonderful day.

Hugs,