Monday, February 25, 2019

Scrapshotz Blog Post - Gerda Steiner - Go Wild! Stamp Set

Hello, fellow paper crafters!!
My name is Lorraine and I am super excited to be back on the Scrapshotz Design Team after a 2-year hiatus. I am pleased to report that I am feeling great and back to creating daily!
Today I want to share with you a couple of cards that I created with the Gerda Steiner Designs - Go Wild! Stamp Set, available at Scrapshotz. The possibilities with these cute images are unlimited!

For the first card, I stamped the images on Prism Bazzill cardstock and colored them with Copic markers. I cut them all out with the coordinating dies, cutting out 2 extra jeeps while I was at it. I layered two die cuts of the jeep and glued them together, then layered the characters inside. The last jeep die cut was adhered to the back of the layers to give it stability.
I die cut a simple layer of light brown textured Bazzill with an oval window inside for my card base. I keep a supply of panels on hand that I have created with various inks. This one is made with Oxide inks and sprayed with water that had some perfect pearls in it, but the shimmer is subtle and hard to see. I mounted my panel with dimensional tape and cut the oxide inked panel to fit inside the oval. My jeep and characters were mounted on top with foam squares where needed and the sentiment was stamped on vellum then adhered to the top of the oval. The enamel dots disguise the glue holding it in place.

My second card using this set is simple. I colored 3 elephants and an explorer on Prism cardstock with Copic markers and cut them out with their dies. I cut out a border of tall grass and a simple frame, then layered my elephants behind them both, stamped the sentiment on top, and mounted the explorer with foam squares. A trio of enamel dots complete the card. The explorer is going to be surprised when he’s run over by the herd! The anticipation of the impending disaster gives this card some action and excitement.
I’m going to continue working with this set and will share more cards in the coming days. I can’t think of a better way to spend a week of subarctic weather than in my craft room.
Happy crafting!
originally published on the Scrapshotz Blog