Sunday, August 9, 2015

Gerda Steiner Designs Card

I love progressive challenges! Everyone wins since anyone who plays along gets a new stamp FREE to play with the next month. It's so fun to see what the new month's stamp will be! This month on Gerda Steiner's challenge blog, the image is a darling puppy asleep with an adorable mouse! So sweet!
To start my card, I imported Gerda's digital stamp into my Silhouette Studio Design software and did a trace so I could color these little guys. After coloring them, I moved the original stamp back into place and combined the colored image with its outline. Then I sized it and printed it. I wanted to use some dies to cut it out, so I didn't do a print and cut this time. I also chose a verse I thought went well with this image and printed it out for the inside of the card. The dies I used were all Spellbinders dies: Respendent Rectangles, Romantic Rectangles 2, and Radiant Rectangles. The verse was from the Word Art Wednesday website. I love the beautiful weekly verses they provide for free.
I wanted a little something to add a bit of interest to the front of the card, so I used an epoxy sticker and 3 pearls. I used foam squares to pop up the black mat, the puppy image, the burgundy mat and the verse inside the card.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Gerda Steiner Challenge Blog: must use this month's image
Word Art Wednesday: ATG
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: ATG

Scrapbook Blessings Club: ATG

Papertake Weekly: ATG

Paper Nest Dolls Challenge: ATG

Use Your Stuff: ATG with something from your stash

2 Creative Chicks: ATG

Oddball Art Stamps: Die cuts

Paper Creator's Crafts: dies or punches

Petal Lu: ATG

The Sisters of Craft: ATG

Your Scrapbook Place: ATG

V's Sweet Ideas


Crafting with an Attitude: ATG

Sassy Studio Designs: ATG

Addicted to Stamps and More: ATG

Fab N Funky: no patterned papers

Inspiration Destination: ATG

The Paper Shelter: punches or dies

Scrapy Land: ATG plus a die sold in their store

Simon says Stamp: ATG

Clear it Out: ATG with an item from your stash (I used pearls and an epoxy sticker)

Digi Choosday: Embellish It

 Brown Sugar: ATG

Crafting with Friends: ATG

Jo's Scrap Shack: ATG

Morgan's Art World: 3 of something

Pattie's Creations: ATG

QKR Stampede: ATG

Simply Create Too: ATG

Sister Act Card Challenge: ATG

Sweet Stampin': ATG

Scrapper's Delight: ATG

613 Avenue Create: ATG

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine: ATG

Come and Get It: Feature a Creature

Lunagirl Moonbeams: August-Animals

Silhouette Challenge: ATG


  1. Love your sweet card Carrie! Thanks for sharing with us at Sassy Studio Designs!

  2. So cute! Thank you for joining us over at challenge 15, good luck.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx DTV LPOCF

  3. Beautiful card
    Thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter

  4. Super cute card! Thanks for playing with us at Crafting with an Attitude :) xx Mari

  5. A gorgeous card Carrie, a lovely design with the off center image panel - an adorable cute puppy with super details!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  6. Beautiful card Carrie thank you for joining us this week over on Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog
    Dianne x

  7. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining Brown Sugar Challenge!
    Anna Dt

  8. Such a sweet image and a fab die cut.
    Thanks for sharing at ATSM. :)

  9. Brilliant creation and awesome colours. Thanks for joining in our challenge of ANY THING GOES this time...hope to see you again next challenge..
     {aNNie Lacy Sunshine DT member}

  10. A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  11. aww! Too cute. Thanks for joining in at the CropStop Linky Party

  12. So cute, love the angled panel.
    Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x

  13. This is adorable - I love the image and the way you have framed it. Thank you for joining in our No Patterned Papers challenge at Fab'n Funky.
    Alison x

  14. Such a sweet card, lovely image! Thanks for taking part in our 100th Funday Friday challenge! Have a great day!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  15. Lovely card. Love that image Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

  16. Such an adorable image and your card is so sweet! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #23!

  17. Just too cute. Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs and the DTBST challenge this week! HUGS

    SSD DT

  18. Great card, so cute. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week for our "Anything Goes" challenge

  19. :-))) WWOOOWWW!! A beautiful card!!!! :-))))
    Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Scrapper's Delights! Good luck :-)))
    Troppo Stella DT

  20. That is one sweet image...Thanks for joining Brown Sugar Challenge!

  21. This is such a sweet card and image. Thanks for sharing another great project with us for the Scrapy Land Challenge.

  22. Great CAS card. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Karal DT

  23. Aww, such a cute image, loving the CAS design and those beautiful corners.

  24. So, so sweet!
    Thank you for joining us over at Color Your World by Lacy Sunshine!
    Sandra (DT)

  25. Cute card. Thanks for sharing with us at SBC this month.

  26. So cute thank you for sharing with us at lacy sunshine color you world . Good luck
    Caroline senior ct

  27. Such an adorable image, and I love how you've kept the card so simple to keep the focus on it. Thanks for joining us this past week at 613 Avenue Create (And, my apologies for being so late - my week got away from me). We hope to see you again in the new challenge.

  28. Wonderful project! Love the colors. Thanks for playing at lacy sunshine. Hope to see you next time. Good luck.

  29. Beautiful card. So peaceful & sweet. Thanks for sharing it in my Animals challenge at! ~ Karen

  30. Gorgeous card! Great use of dies!
    Thank you for joining us at The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge. Jane (DT) xxx

  31. Lovely sweet creation!
    Thanks for playing at Scrapper's Delights Challenge.

  32. Sweet card! Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge Blog, good luck!

  33. Adorable card Carrie! Congrats! You are a winner in my blog celebration! I sent you an email; so please check your Inbox from Purpleglocreations. You can see the complete list of winners at Have a great day! Hugs, Gloria