Monday, November 21, 2016

Guest Designer Spot Over At Gerda Steiner Designs - Part 2

Hi there, crafty friends! I'm back today with another card featuring 2 very cute and fun stamp sets by Gerda Steiner Designs. Here is my juggling Santa to hopefully cheer you up and bring some more inspiration on the first day of the week:

I started off my card by stamping cheerful Santa from "Snow Angel" stamp set onto a piece of paper, colored him with my Copics and fussy cut him leaving snow angel part aside. Once this was done, I stamped 5 boxes of presents from "Up On the Housetop" clear stamp set, colored and fussy cut them as well. And then comes the most interesting and important part of the whole card - the front panel. I first stamped and heat embossed the snowflakes and after that started to apply different Distress Inks onto the panel. Once finished, I spritzed some water on the panel and adhered the fussy-cut images to the foam for more dimension. To finish off my card and to add some contrast to these vibrant colors, I decided to add "Merry Christmas" sentiment in black color. To be honest, I was very happy how everything turned out in the end.

A couple of days later I've made up my mind to use the same technique and colors on another card of mine featuring "Naughty Puppy" - November's image for monthly progressive challenge over at So here is what I came up with:

Oh, these vibrant and contrast colors can really do their magic, don't you think?:)

I hope you liked my little wintry inspiration. Thanks for stopping by! See you next time!

I would like to enter these cards into the following challenges:
1st card:
Crafty Cardmakers: #177 Embossing Heat or Dry
Send A Smile 4 Kids: Anything Goes 4 Kids Challenge
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Snowflakes Challenge
Little Red Wagon: #368 It's Embossable!
Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog: #47 Happy Holidays!
Everybody-Art-Challenge: #389 Santa
Addicted to Stamps and More: #220 Photo Inspiration
Cute Card Thursday: #452 Christmas/Holidays
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #390 Christmas

2nd card:
Gerda Steiner Designs: Monthly Challenge - November 2016
Bastel-Traum: #47 Weihnachten/Chrismas
Sparkles Monthly Challenges: #86 Christmas Is Coming
CreativeCornerChallenges: Anything Goes
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog: Christmas Critters
Let's Craft and Create: #119 Winter
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #225 Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #308 Cute or AG as long as it's Christmas
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: #151 Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations: #168 Anything Goes


  1. Both so lovely, the background looks fantastic !
    Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge X

  2. Two funny cards! Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs. We would love to see you again, hugs Beatriz DT

  3. Love the way the background panel came out! The colors are so cheerful! Just perfect for Santa and the pup.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs for our Snowflake challenge.

  4. Kako čudovito pisani sta. Čisto v stilu veselega decembra.

  5. What fantastic backgrounds and they certainly make your characters "pop". Any child would be tickled to get one of these!!

  6. Wonderful card! Love the bright colors and the white embossed snowflakes look great on it! Thank you for joining us for this week's challenge at LRW!

  7. Fabulous cards! Love the non-traditional colors in your backgrounds. Whoever receives these for Christmas will LOVE them! Thanks so much for joining us at Let's Craft and Create. Cheryl W, DT

  8. a super card, thank you for joining our challenge at crafty catz and hope to see you again

  9. very colourful card! Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations Challenge Blog.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  10. Super cute on both! TFS it with Brown Sugar Challenge!

  11. These are so cute. Love all the colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday. Hugz Andrea.

  12. Lovely card thanks for sharing at crafty catz and good luck

  13. Love both cards! Very colorful and fun. Thanks for playing along at ATSM.

  14. Thank you for joining in with my challenge at crafty cardmakers this time - what a lovely card. The colours are so vibrant...!


  15. Hello… Thanks for sharing your cards with us… your cards are lovely and fit perfectly with our ‘Happy Holidays’ challenge theme… lovely inking technique... hope you can join us next time and good luck in the draw.
    [Diane Louise, DT Member, Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog]