Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Love Wreath

Hi there,

it's time for a new CAS Challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More and I would like to show you this Clean and Simple Wreath card:


  • stamp the Neat & Tangled Floral Heart with Versamark onto a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • color the image with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Distress Markers and a damp watercolor brush
  • cut out part of the right side of the heart and add stitching to the panel using one of the My Favorite Things Homespun Stitch Lines
  • add some splatters with some olive green watered-down ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pen
  • ink up the edges of the panel with Distress Ink (Antique Linen)
  • cut out the CUTplorations love from smooth white cardstock and ink up the bottom of the sentiment with Distress Ink (Antique Linen) 
  • layer the panel on top of a stitched panel of grey cardstock before adhering all the layers to the cardbase

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Happy Leaves

Hi there,

just a quick reminder of this month's TAGplorations Challenge - the Topic is All about Fall and the Optional Twist Red, Gold, Orange:


  • cut out a tag from white cardstock with the help of one of the CUTplorations Tags #1 dies and stamp some leaves from the STAMPlorations Trendy Leaves set with Altenew Crisp Ink (Autumn Blaze, Firebrick, Paper Bag)
  • apply some Distress Ink (Tea Dye) with a Mini Ink Blending Tool
  • stamp the script from the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Elements set with Versamark and heat-emboss it with WOW! Metallic Gold Rich Pale embossing powder
  • add some gold embossing around the edges as well
  • stamp the first part of the sentiment from the STAMPlorations Sentiment Builders Happy set with Versafine (Vintage Sepia) onto a tea dyed strip and cut out the second part of the sentiment from the same set stamped with the same ink
  • dye a piece of seam binding with Distress Ink (Tea Dye) and thread it together with some natural twine through the hole of the tag


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

Yours,


Monday, October 16, 2017

Eulengrüße - Owl Greetings

Hi there,

I created this sweet fall card for the Karten-Kunst Blog:


  • cut out a stitched rectangle from smooth white cardstock and create a background using the Karten-Kunst Splatters Create set and different colors of Altenew Crisp Ink (Caramel Toffee, Paper Bag, Moss, Dark Chocolate, Firebrick)
  • stamp the sentiment from the Karten-Kunst Capri Herbstgrüße set with Versafine Vintage Sepia
  • color the adorable little owl couple from the Gerda Steiner Designs Fall in Love set with Delta, Touch Twin Brush and Copic Markers and add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
  • add highlights with a white gel pen
  • use foam tape to adhere the owls to the background and mount the panel onto a kraft cardbase

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,





Sunday, October 15, 2017

Imagination ATC

Hi there,

this is just a quick reminder of this month's Mixed Media Challenge 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.

  • create a background on a piece of watercolor paper using Daniel Smith and Schmincke Horadam watercolors
  • cut out an ATC from the part you like best using a die from the CUTplorations ATC/Tag Builder set 
  • glue down a piece of vintage book paper at the bottom of the page
  • add color to the edges with a black Stabilo All Pencil and a wet watercolor brush
  • apply Crackle Paste through the ARTplorations Honeycomb Delight Mini stencil  and let it dry thoroughly
  • add some texture to the background by stamping the dot pattern and the numbers from the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Grunge set and the tiny text from the STAMPlorations Scribbly Splattery Grunge set with Archival Ink (Black Soot)
  • color over the crackled ares with watered-down Distress Paint (Hickory Smoke)
  • glue down some corrugated cardboard, cheesecloth, cotton ribbon (altered with the smaller chevron stamp from the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Grunge set, Archival Ink Black Soot and Distress Paint Peacock Feathers) and a sentiment from the Tim Holtz Big Chat Sticker set

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,


Thursday, October 12, 2017

You can do it!

Hi there,

I would like to show you this fun masculine card over on the Stamping-Fairies Blog:



Have a wonderful day.

Yours,


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Fang-tastic Friend

Hi there,

I would like to show you this fun Halloween project over on the Gerda Steiner Designs Blog:

  • color one of the bats from the Gerda Steiner Designs Bats stamp set with Copic, Delta and Touch Twin Brush Markers
  • cut out a stitched rectangle from grey cardstock and apply Distress Oxide Ink (Black Soot) through the Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Shatter
  • add some texture by misting the panel with Pearlized Water
  • stamp the sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Spooktacular set with Versafine (Onyx Black) and adhere the panel to a purple cardbase

Have a wonderful day.

Yours,



Monday, October 9, 2017

Listen to your Heartsong

Hi there,

I would like to show you how to create this tag step by step over on the STAMPlorations Blog:



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,



Sunday, October 8, 2017

Stamp Connection #30

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. From this month on we are switiching to the 2nd Sunday of the month and this is our 30h transatlantic get-together!

Our requirement for this meet-up was:
Halloween

And since dimensional cards are still all the rage, I created this shadow-box card:
  • cut a shadow-box card base from black cardstock
  • use a die from the Lawn Fawn Magic Color Slider set to cut an opening into the box base
  • cut out three hills from green cardstock with the help of the My Favorite Things Stitched Snow Drifts
  • create a background using Distress Oxide Ink (Seedless Preserves), Distress Ink (Dusty Concord) and Pearlized Water
  • cut out the Tim Holtz Cobweb from white cardstock and little tree trunks with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Tree Borders from dark brown cardstock
  • stamp the sentiment from the My Favorite Things Fab-Boo-lous Friends with Versamark and heat-emboss it with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • now it's time to fully assemble the shadow-box card
  • stamp some of the adorable creatures from My Favorite Things Fab-Boo-lous Friends set with Memento (Tuxedo Black) and color them with Delta, Touch Twin Brush and Copic Markers
  • use a white gel pen to add some highlights
  • use double-sided adhesive to secure them on the card 
  • stamp the little spider with Versafine (Onyx Black) and use a strip of sturdy acetate and a piece of silver thread to let her hang down the top left corner


Now make sure to hop over to see Cornelia's Creation.


Thanks for stopping by. We hope to see you again at the ...



Yours,




Friday, October 6, 2017

Discover ATC

Hi there,

we are starting a new Mixed Media Challenge over on the Happy Little Stampers Blog and this time we would like to see some crackle on your project:



  • cut out an ATC from sturdy white cardstock with the help of the CUTplorations ATC/Tag Builder die
  • use matte medium to cover the ATC with a piece of gelli-printed tissue paper
  • add scraps of linen tape
  • cover the whole card with watered-down white gesso
  • apply Crackle Paste through the ARTplorations Leaf Prints Mini stencil and let it dry thoroughly
  • add black Stabilo All Pencil all round the edges and add water with a watercolor brush
  • apply Dylusions Paint (Calypso Teal) to the leaf shapes and spritz it with water
  • add black and white splatters
  • use hot glue in order to add cheesecloth, two torn strips of patterned paper, burlap and a sentiment sticker

Thanks for stopping by.

Yours,


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Let it snow

Hi there,

we are starting a new Christmas Challenge over on the Happy Little Stampers Blog and this is my creation. I didn't use the optional twist this time but I still hope you like the little scene.

  • stamp the Purple Onion Designs Birch House, the larger one of the 2 Forests and the Let it snow sentiment with Versafine (Onyx Black) onto a piece of watercolor paper
  • cut a wonky rectangle around the scene using a die from the Avery Elle Wonky Stitches set
  • color the images with Derwent Inktense pencils 
  • add color to the background with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors
  • add snow with the help of white Liquid Applique

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,


Happy Purr-thday

Hi there,

we are starting a new Challenge over on the Addicted to Stamps and More Blog and on this card I tried a fun new technique - I created a background with water-reactive tissue paper. Since I thought this technique is especially fun for children, my little daughter Emily made this card with me:


  • cut out hearts and dots from the Vicki Boutin Reactive Tissue Paper and place them on a stitched panel of watercolor paper
  • mist the shapes with water and let it sit for a minute (I would recommend to tape down the panel - I will definitely do it next time)
  • now start to dry the panel with your heat tool and watch all the shapes fly off and leave behind a beautiful pattern
  • stamp two cats, the fishbowl, the mouse and the pillow from the Clearly Besotted Stamps You're Purrfect set with Memento (Tuxedo Black) onto Perfect Colouring Paper and color the images with Delta, Touch Twin Brush and Copic Markers
  • tear a piece of vellum and create a ground with the help of the Tim Holtz Layering Stencil (Dot Fade), Distress Ink (Hickory Smoke) and a Mini Ink Blending Tool
  • cut out two banners - one from white cardstock and one from patterned paper from the My Favorite Things Smitten 6x6 paper pad - using one of the My Favorite Things Stitched Sentiment Strips
  • stamp the sentiment from the My Favorite Things Cool Cat set with Distress Oxide Ink (Wilted Violet) to match the background

I hope you got inspired and that you will try this fun technique.

Yours,


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Fall Basket

Hi there,

there is a new Challenge on the STAMPlorations Blog and here it is all about Tags. This month we are starting with the Topic All about Fall and the Optional Twist Red, Gold, Orange:

  • cut out a tag from kraft cardstock using the CUTplorations ATC/Tag Builder die set
  • stamp the basket from the STAMPlorations Many Blessings set with Versafine (Vintage Sepia) and color the image with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
  • add some splatters with Finetec Mica Watercolors (Inca Gold)
  • ink up the edges of the tag with Distress Ink (Vintage Photo) and  a Mini Ink Blending Tool
  • dye a piece of seam binding with that same brown ink and rib it in half
  • add the sentiment with the help of the Dymo Label Maker

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

Yours,


Monday, October 2, 2017

Unicorn for your Birthday

Hi there,

I used the brand new Karten-Kunst Splatters Create stamp set on this birthday tag:


  • cut out a tag from watercolor paper using one of the CUTplorations Manila Tag dies 
  • color the background with Brushos Cobalt Blue and Pearlized Water
  • ink up the edges with Distress Ink Hickory Smoke
  • create a backdrop for the focal image by stamping the splatter from the Karten-Kunst Create Splatters set with Versamark and heat-embossing it with WOW! Silver Bells embossing powder
  • stamp the unicorn from the Karten-Kunst Barney der Barde set with Distress Ink Hickory Smoke and color the image with Derwent Inktense Pencils and a damp watercolor brush
  • add highlights with a white gel pen
  • stamp some music notes from the same stamp set and the sentiment from the Karten-Kunst Kombi-Set Grüße with Versafine Onyx Black
  • thread a piece of purple linen ribbon through the hole of the tag and tie a natural twine bow around it

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,


Sunday, October 1, 2017

A Glimpse of Heaven

Hi there,

it is time for another Stencil Sunday and the start of a new Mixed Media Challenge 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.

  • I created some new ATC backgrounds and I explain the process in this previous post
  • apply Distress Ink Walnut Stain through the ARTplorations Tribal Weave stencil
  • stamp some of the STAMPlorations Trendy Leaves with Distress Oxide Ink Walnut Stain
  • add water droplets for more texture
  • color the edges with a brown Stabilo All pencil and activate the color with a wet watercolor brush
  • adhere purple linen ribbon with hot glue
  • stamp the script from the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Elements set with Delicata Golden Glitz and add golden splatters with Finetec Mica Watercolors
  • add a wooden leaf and wrap some natural twine around the ATC - glue a little bow on top
  • add a sentiment from the Ideaology Clippings sticker set

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,


Thursday, September 28, 2017

Spread your Wings ATC

Hi there,

I would like to show you another ATC over on the Stamping-Fairies Blog:



Have a wonderful day.

Yours,



Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Happy Birthday Cupcake Monster

Hi there,

a while back Gerda Steiner has created the wonderful Coffee Monster stamp set and this is my first project using one of those fun little creatures:

  • color one of the adorable monsters from the Gerda Steiner Designs Coffee Monster stamp set with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and a damp watercolor brush
  • add some highlights with a white gel pen and some texture with a Staedtler Fineliner
  • cut out a stitched rectangle from watercolor paper and stamp the cupcake stand from the My Favorite Things Happy Hippos set with Versafine (Onyx Black) and color them with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens as well
  • stamp the sentiment from the Gerda Steiner Designs Just Sentiments set with three colors of Altenew Crisp Ink (Emerald, Lagoon, Volcano Lake) to create an ombre effect
  • apply Altenew Crisp Ink (Volcano Lake) through the Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Bubble and ink up the edges of the panel with that same ink
  • adhere the panel to a turquoise cardbase and add some grey enamel dots as final embellishments

I hope you got inspired.

Yours,


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Sending Warm Hugs

Hi there,

I created this card in order to join the My Favorite Things 2017 Card Design Superstar Challenge - Coloring Virtuoso:




I hope you got inspired.

Yours,





Memories ATC

Hi there,

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



Have a wonderful day.

Yours,


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Thank you Butterfly

Hi there,

it's time for a brand new challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More and this time we are having a Photo Inspiration:



  • stamp one of the butterflies from the WPlus9 Flora & Fauna 2 set with Versamark onto a stitched panel of smooth white cardstock and heat-emboss it with WOW! Silver Bells embossing glitter
  • stamp the same butterfly with StazOn (Jet Black) onto a piece of silver foiled cardstock and cut it out
  • mask the embossed butterfly and stamp a background pattern with the help of the WPlus9 Quilt Prints set and Versafine (Smokey Gray)
  • glue the foil butterfly on top of the embossed butterfly
  • stamp the sentiment from the Altenew Label Love set with Versafine (Smokey Gray) and adhere it to the panel using foam adhesive
  • mount the panel onto a grey cardbase

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

Yours,


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

You are Spooktacular

Hi there,

I created this Halloween project with the new Gerda Steiner Designs Where is the Candy? stamp set:


  • stamp the adorable owl from the new Gerda Steiner Designs Where is the Candy? set with Versafine (Onyx Black) and color the image with Faber-Castell Albrecht-Dürer Pencils and a damp watercolor brush
  • create a background with the help of the My Favorite Things Mini Scallop Circles STAX, the Memory Box Modern Landscape, black cardstock, watercolor paper, Distress Oxide Inks (Wilted Violet, Black Soot) and Pearlized Water
  • stamp the sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Spooktacular set with Versafine (Onyx Black) and add some little stars as well

Thanks for stopping by.

Yours,


Monday, September 18, 2017

Hallo - Hello

Hi there,

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


  • when I saw Jennifer McGuire's wonderful balloon card, I knew I had to re-create it and here is how I did it
  • cut out the Karten-Kunst Große Texte Hallo from black cardstock and run this die-cut through your ScanNCut, choose to cut a frame around the sentiment, remove the die cut and place a piece of watercolor paper on the cutting mat and press cut
  • cut out a stitched rectangle around this frame cut and place it in the center
  • use a balloon die (I chose one from the Lawn Fawn Party Balloons set) and cut it from a piece of acetate to create your own DIY stencil
  • apply several colors of Distress Ink (Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalde, Festive Berries, Lucky Clover, Salty Ocean, Shaded Lilac) through your stencil with a Mini Ink Blending Tool until the whole panel is filled with colorful balloons
  • use a black Pitt Artist Pen and a rule to draw in the balloon strings
  • cover the black sentiment with several layers of clear embossing powder
  • cut a slightly larger stitched panel from grey cardstock and cover the area that would be behind the frame cut with double-sided adhesive
  • glue a sequin background onto the grey panel
  • lay a piece of acetate behind the frame cut and put the layers together - now all the sparkling sequins will show through the frame cut
  • use Glossy Accents to glue the sentiment into the frame 
  • as a final step adhere all the layers to a white cardbase

Leave a little sparkle wherever you go.

Yours,


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Stamp Connection #29

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 29th transatlantic get-together!

This time we have the wonderful TaeEun joining us as a guest. I am sure you already know her beautiful creations that she shares on her Rainbow in November Blog.

Our requirement for this meet-up was:
"decorate the back of your card"



... and this is what the card looks like when folded open



  • apply Distress Ink (Hickory Smoke) through the UmWowStudio Wheat stencil not only on the front but also on the back of the cardbase
  • glue a strip of patterned paper to the left side of the whole cardbase
  • from this step onwards I'll be only working on the front of the card
  • add some splatters with Distress Paint (Cracked Pistachio)
  • stamp the little dragon from the Sweet Stamp Shop Dragon set with Versafine (Smokey Gray) and color the image with Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils and Zest-it
  • add a tiny dot detail with Staedtler Fineliners
  • stamp the sentiment from the same set with Versamark onto a strip of black cardstock and heat-emboss ii with WOW! Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
  • add a strip of DIY patterned paper underneath - I used the My Favorite Things Diagonal Stripes and Versafine Onyx Black to create this striped black-and-white paper
  • lay both strips over a torn strip of vellum
  • cut one of the leaves from the Paper Smooches Foliage 1 set from vellum as well and add the dragon on top of them
  • add some Pretty Pink Posh Sequins (Sparkling Clear 4mm and 6mm) 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 ...



Yours,