Friday, November 8, 2019

Craft Stamper GDT - Take It Make It November 2019 Challenge Inspiration

Happy Friday! :o)

I was delighted to be asked to be a Guest Designer at Craft Stamper Magazine Blog for Take It Make It November 2019 Challenge Inspirationafter I was a Design Winner in September 2019 Take It Make It Challenge with a Vintage Wedding Card. :o)

All Take It Make It (TIMI) challenges have an Anything Goes theme. There are two winners each month: Design Winner and randomly chosen winner. Prizes are amazing for both winners!! :o) Find all the details and Link up tool in TIMI November 2019 Challenge blog post (here). :o)

And here is my take on the challenge: Happy Fall Card. :o)

To make this card I used stamps from a super adorable Gerda Steiner Designs 'Happy Fall' stamp set. :o)

How I made my card....

First I created a background panel. I stamped randomly leaves and an acorn on a Kraft paper panel in watermark stamping technique using VersaMark Watermark Ink.

I glued the panel on a white top folded card base.

Next up were images. I stamped an adorable happy squirrel, leaves and acorns on a watercolor paper and colored them in watercolor technique with Distress Inks. After drying, I fussy cut images and traced their edges with a black marker.

Then I stamped same images again on a white cardstock paper. I colored images with a grey marker and fussy cut them, leaving thin white border around them. I glued watercolored leaves and acorns over the grey ones. I did this to make images thicker, as the watercolor paper I use is very thin.

I wanted to a bit dimension to the squirrel, so I softened the watercolored squirrel using a stylus ball on a soft working mat. This curled the squirrel a bit. I glued the squirrel over the grey colored one.

Lastly, I heat embossed in white the sentiment on a black cardstock paper and cut the sentiment to a stripe of desirable size.

I don't have any 3-D foam in my stash for last two weeks, so I improvise whit paper scraps to achieve dimension. To make the sentiment pop a bit on the card, without 3-D foam, I glued the stripe on a same size black stripe. This doubled the thickness of the sentiment. I glued the sentiment on the card.

Lastly, I glued all images on the card and a white cardstock paper panel inside the card to make it sturdier and my card was finished. :o)

I love how my card turned out!! :o)

Card measurements: 89 mm x 133 mm (3 1/2" x 5 1/4")

List of supplies:
  • Gerda Steiner Designs 'Happy Fall' stamp set
  • white cardstock paper
  • black cardstock paper
  • watercolor paper
  • Crafter's Companion Neenah Desert Storm Kraft Coloring Card
  • Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
  • WOW! Embossing Powder (Opaque Bright White, Regular, WL01R)
  • Ranger's Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks:
    • Mustard Seed
    • Fossilized Amber
    • Spiced Marmalade
    • Ground Espresso
  • Stabilo Fibre Tip Pen (Marker), Black 68/46
  • Stabilo Fibre Tip Pen (Marker), Light Grey 68/94
  • UHU liquid glue
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • bone folder
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • Ranger Heat It Tool
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. 3/0
  • scissors
  • stylus ball
  • soft working mat
  • powder bag
  • dry cloth
  • paper towels
  • water

I hope you'll like my card and get inspired. Stop by Craft Stamper Magazine blog and find more inspiration from a very talented Design Team (links: inspiration post, challenge post). And don't forget to join the challenge. Grab your stamps, create something, have fun and share in TIMI November challenge. :o)

I'm linking my card to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #366 - Anything Goes
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

2) Country View Challenges, November 2019 - Hand Stamped
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

3) Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge, Week 45 - Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

4) Gerda Steiner Designs, Share Your Designs Challenge, November 2019
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)



  1. Oh my..... LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card!!! Too much cute, happy and fun!! And also elegant with your handmade background! That squirrel just put a smile on my face! :D Thanks for sharing!

  2. :) Adorable card! Cannot stop smiling, such cute and happy image. Thank you for sharing your card with us at ATSM!

  3. Thankyou for joining in the hand stamped challenge at CVC. Good luck and hope to see you again. Teresa DT



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