Thank you for your time to visit my blog. I hope you enjoy it and visit often :). If it inspires you feel free to use my ideas, but don't forget to give credit and back-link to my blog. Thanks again and have fun browsing! Cornelia

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Design Teams past and present and GDT

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

STAMPlorations Inspiration #115

Hi Everyone,
its inspiration time at STAMPlorations!

We are going to do things a bit differently in 2017 - each week we will feature one STAMPlorations designer. For this week its going to be Deepti's stamp line Dee's Artsy Imressions.

My stamp supplies:
Balloons and Banners

I stamped on black card stock with Versamark and heat embossed in gold - WOW embossing powder. I took my Finetec Mica gold watercolors and colored in the balloons. I also did some tiny foiling to the white stars - laying around on my craft desk from a different  project. You can't really see this in the picture. I also heat embossed the sentiment and used gold glitter paper under it.

At our  Inspiration Project posts have a monthly random drawing - 1 commenter wins a $10 gift certificate. So look at all those fabulous cards the Inspiration Girls made and leave them some love! It may pay off :)

From January 17 to 23, all Dee's Artsy Imressions stamps are 10% off (no coupon needed) + 1 TBK stamp set is 20% off (no coupon needed)
Or even better use code STAMPGIRLCORNELIA
to get 20% off on all stamps, stencils, and dies. on all regular- and sale-priced items in the store.

Linking up with:

Happy Stamping!

So Suzy -Snowflakes are Kisses from Heaven

Hi Everyone,

I have the pleasure to showcase one of So Suzy's beautiful sentiment stamps today!
I liked it so much, I made two cards.

Started out with masking my card stock, pressed Versamark on the opening and adding perfect pearls in an ombre pattern.

After removing the mask:

Dry embossed it with a We R Memory Keepers embossing folder:

Added the sentiment

And added some plastic snowflakes I had in my stash

And here is the second card I made:

Dry embossed, added the die-cut snowflakes (Memory Box) and the pretty sentiment as well as some silver embroidery thread. I don't think this needs a tutorial (although I took some pictures while I made this card), but I did not want to make this post too long....

Hope you liked this - go and check out what the other DT girls made!

And just that you know, because of Creativation:

Linking up with:
Creatalicious challenges - anything goes, option winter
Dies R Us - Winter Blues (second card)
Happy Little Stampers - anything goes with dies (second card)
Sweet Stampers - winter/snow 
Creatalicious ChallengesGrab our Badge!Banner zum mitnehmen
Happy Stamping!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Two Cards

Hi Everyone,

I have two cards today, trying to play in some challenges, one of which is soon going to end.

My first card I made for The Ton - gotta play in their first challenge! their theme is celebrate and yes they sure have a good reason to celebrate - they just had their anniversary and with all those gorgeous stamps they are selling they are going to be around for a very long time!

I used those wonderful peony dies - I just love them! They cut the glitter paper so well. I have tried cutting glitter paper before with other dies (won't mention the company) but it did not really work for me. Those cut like butter! I added the sentiment (also from The Ton) to a strip of black glitter paper and heat embossed it. added two blue gems.


I recently bought that cute Avery Elle set with the tree in the car (because I need more Christmas stamps...) and it has been waiting to get inked up! I colored it with watercolor markers  and fuzzy cut it. The background is dry embossed and the snowdrifts are by STAMPlorations. And wait - the sentiment is By Ellen Hudson, of course - gotta combine those two companies!

I am also linking up the first card with:

The Paper Players - black, white and one more color
CAS on Sunday - black, white and one more color
Curtain Call - see inspiration picture

For your blog

I am also linking up the second card with:

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Stamp Connection #21

Hi Everyone,

Connected through our love for card making, blogging and being from Germany we (Tanja from Little Art Cottage 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 twenty first transatlantic get-together!

This time it was my turn to pick the requirements:

incorporate a newspaper or a magazine photo into your card

I used my favorite iStencil for this card - this optical illusion stencil. I picked my newspaper picture and used the stencil with clear embossing paste. After it was dry, I sponged dark blue ink over it and wiped it off the clear embossed dots. I used adhesive spray to adhere the newspaper picture to my card base. 

Added the sentiment - a CUTplorations die and the rest of the sentiment (also by STAMPlorations)

Linking up with:
Creative Friday - anything goes
Simon Says Monday challenge - be square (my newspaper picture is square)
Craft Stamper TIMI challenge - anything goes
Take It, Make It Challenge

Lets check out Tanja's artwork!

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Oh Frap!

Hi Everyone,

I fell in love with the inspiration picture from the Fusion Challenge, but somehow it turned into a funny card.

I did use the sketch and elements form the picture such as the ombre background, the wood from the bench and the color scheme.

That grumpy monster is by Whipper Snapper. Added white Nuvo drops and glossy accents to the cup. The hilarious sentiment is from CUTplorations.

I colored with watercolors and fuzzy cut the monster. Mounted it with foam tape.

Just in case you like discounts - if you use my code STAMPGIRLCORNELIA you'll get 20% off everything at STAMPlorations, CUTplorations and ARTplorations :)

Also linking up with:
Night Shift Stamping - Willkommen (welcoming my brand new Oh frap die)
Kartenchallenge Dani Peuss - Alles Neu (Neue Stanze)

Banner zum Mitnehmen

Happy Stamping!

Friday, January 13, 2017

So Suzy Stamps - Elegant Silhouette Stamping

Hi Everyone,

I am up on the So Suzy Blog today, showcasing this beautiful Chanel sentiment stamp and pretty Martini Lady, the latter I have used before (you can see it HERE)

I first stamped the silhouette repeatedly with my Misti, to get a good black impression.

Made myself a mask with post it notes

used an iStencil and Delicata gold ink


Added the sentiment and trimmed my panel a bit. Added a black stripe on the left to balance my card

Hope you liked this!

Happy Stamping!