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Design Teams past and present and GDT

Saturday, July 29, 2017

So Suzy Mirror Image Butterflies

Hi Everybody,

I decided to play with my mirror image stamp from So Suzy. And I also wanted to make a card where the stamping on the front continues to the back of the card. 


Did I confuse you? In case I did - here is a better picture:

My stamp supplies:


I first did a trial run on a piece of scrap paper. Then I lined up my butterfly stamp with the mirror image stamp in my Misti. Inked it up and stamped several times - you need to do that in order to get a good impression on your paper.


It worked!


I then took another piece of scrap paper to make sure I line up the butterfly stamp accurately. If its not precise it won't look good..


Good enough.


I then took some red tape (not the blue painters tape, the red is lees sticky and won't tear your paper) too mask off the card stock. Ideally you want to sponge first and then stamp, to not smudge the ink, but this is a somewhat complicated process, so I just made sure the ink is really dry.


And here is my finished strip:


I used the plastic sheet from my stamp-a-majic to make sure I line up the sentiment perfectly and then used my Misti to stamp it.


I added an enamel dot and some white Sharpie accents to the butterflies.



I am so pleased with how this came out. A bit of work, but worth it!

Happy mirror image stamping!

Linking up with:
Shopping our Stash - Butterflies, Bees and Bugs (stamps older than one year)

Grab Our Badge!




Friday, July 28, 2017

Happy Birthday with Cat #6

Hi Everyone,

I needed a birthday card for somebody special and I took that opportunity to play along with CASology's 5th birthday blog hop party.
The theme is balloon.

So here is my card:


I took Big Cat #6 from Katzelkraft and colored her/him with Inktense pencils. Added the balloon (MFT) and sponged it with distress inks. Added the die cuts. You might wonder how this card is going to fit in an envelope....
No problem!


It folds up - I have a lot of slightly bigger envelopes that I use for "over the edge" cards - gotta take one of those. You see a tiny bit of string peeking out at the bottom - if you pull on it, the balloon "stands up" again.



A very happy birthday to CASology - to the next 5 years!

Happy Stamping!

Also linking up with:
Seize the Birthday - anything birthday



Thursday, July 27, 2017

Spotlight post - Create your own Top Border


Hi Everyone,

today I created a top border with a stamp.


My stamp supplies:
InBloom1-RadiantRosespreview-Noteworthy2-SheryRussDesigns




Curious to find out how I did this? Visit the STAMPlorations blog for a full tutorial!

Remember if you try out any of the techniques from our Spotlight posts and hook your project up at our Spotlight Project Showcase  you have a chance to win a $15 gift certificate (random drawing) OR your choice of 5x7 stamp set + a Spotlight Project guest designer spot (randomly drawn from the Top 3 picks).


Use code STAMPGIRLCORNELIA
to get 20% off on all stamps, stencils, and dies on all regular- and sale-priced items in the store.

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Muse Christmas Visions

Hi Everyone,

just a reminder, that the linky at Muse Christmas Visions is still open and you can come and play with us. We have the super talented Jessica Frost-Ballas from All The Sparkle as GDT this month and her card is just stunning! Sadly, mine does not do hers justice.....but I tried.....


I used an ancient Inkadinkadoo set and inked it up with Versamark. Heat embossed in gold. Colored in some of the snowflakes. Added the sentiment, which is from CUTplorations.


Above is Jessicas gorgeous creation. I went with the color scheme as you can see.


 So come and play along at Muse Christmas Visions  - you'll have until Sunday 8 am to link up your card!
Happy Holiday Card Making!

Linking up with:

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge

Stampotique Challenge #278 - Week 2

Hi Everyone,

the Stampotique challenge is in its second week - the theme is "use some kind of tape". I used Washi tape, but you can use whatever you have at hand - painters tape, duct tape, you name it, it works!


I also used their fun Unicorn stamp and heat embossed it in gold. Water colored around it and added some dots to it. I also used Fine Tec silver and gold to add some glam. Dressed it up with Washi tape and added the sentiment, which is from Quotes 1




Stampotique Challenges run for TWO weeks......
Please remember you can use any stamps for our challenge and you are allowed to have 2 entries per challenge. From all the current months entries we will draw 2 random winners who will each win a 30.00 gift certificate on the first week of the following month.

Have fun with tape!
Hope to see you at the challenge!




Tuesday, July 25, 2017

STAMPlorations Inspiration #145

Hi Everyone,
its inspiration time at STAMPlorations!
This week we are featuring Shery's stamp line Shery Russ Designs.


My stamp supplies:
preview-SRDFondExpressions2
Bloomtangled, Fond Expressions 2

I stamped and water colored the Bloomtangled and added the sentiment. Mounted it on black card stock with a strip of PP in the back.



From July 25 to 31, all Shery Russ Designs 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.

All 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 :)

Linking up with:



Happy Stamping!





Sunday, July 23, 2017

Get Well with Big Cat #9

Hi Everyone,

I really should use my other Katzelkraft stamps, but I could not resist to use this one again, after I realized I could lay it on its side.......
This is Big Cat #9 - if you want to see my previous card with it you can click HERE



So once the cat is on its side it needs a bed. I don't have a bed stamp, but one can always doodle one. As you can see I am not an artist,but the bed is recognizable as such. A pillowy blanket, Inktense pencils and Sharpie accents and ready is a get well card!

I decided to use my sewing machine to attach the sentiment.



Maybe I should do more doodling.....

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:
Show us your Pussies - anything goes with cats
Animal Friends - one layer
Button zum Mitnehmen

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Word Up Weekend with Stampotique

Hi Everyone,

Stampotique is having Word Up Weekend over at Facebook - showing cards with words on them. Well, that's most of them, right? 

I used some older stamps for this card:


I masked the moon, sponged with grey oxide ink and stamped the tree. The cute little squirrel I colored with water brush pens and fuzzy cut. Added the "ground" and a strip of PP on the side. The sentiment is from Hashtags


Love how this turned out!
Happy Weekend!

Linking up with:
Double D Challenge - Black and white with a pop of color
The Challenge - Black, white and one color
Double D ChallengesImage may contain: text

Friday, July 21, 2017

Guest Designing for Uniko

Hi Everyone,

I am so honored to be guest designing for Uniko Stamps today for their 42nd challenge!
I am sure you all know Uniko stamps - a delightful Britisch stamp company with an even more delightful owner Beverly Brown. She single handedly runs the entire company while juggling two young twin boys. A true wonder woman!

But lets get back to the challenge - the theme is flowers - don't we all love them? And there is a pretty inspiration picture to go along with it:

Here is my card:


This is the inspiration picture:


I used the pretty Happy Succulents set to make this card. I stamped it in green and water colored it in. I also added some water color to the solid succulents to give them more dimension. As you can see, the sentiment  is from the same set. I mounted the strip onto foam tape and added an enamel dot.



You'll have almost the entire month to play along!




Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Stampotique Challenge #278

Hi Everyone,

we at Stampotique have a brand new challenge starting - the theme is "use some kind of tape". I used Washi tape, but you can use whatever you have at hand - painters tape, duct tape, you name it, it works!


I also used the new Sealife cube from the new release. You just have to love those little sea horses!

I first stenciled the background with the Repeating Bubble Swirls stencil from iStencil, which I think is just perfect for those seahorses/ I used oxide inks for that. I then stamped the seahorses and colored them with Inktense pencils. I dry embossed the background and added my seahorse panel plus some Washi tape.

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Stampotique Challenges run every TWO weeks......
Please remember you can use any stamps for our challenge and you are allowed to have 2 entries per challenge. From all the current months entries we will draw 2 random winners who will each win a 30.00 gift certificate on the first week of the following month.

Have fun with your tape!
Hope to see you at the challenge and HERE is the link to link up your cards!

Linking up with:
The Paper Players - Summer fun in the water