Hello everyone, it's Karen here today and I'm so happy to be guest designing for Gerda Steiner Designs latest collection! This is such a fun collection, full of big, funny, woolly mammoths! I've got a full size box card for you today and here's a look at it...
Supplies Used: Gerda Steiner Designs "Big Guy" GSD845, and "Woolly Big Love" GSD846. Background paper inside - Craft Consortium "In the Forest"; Lawn Fawn - Stitched Hillside Border dies
This card measures 4 3/4" wide by 5" tall, and is 2 1/4" deep when opened. It will fold down flat and fit into an A7 (5 1/4" x 7 1/4") envelope, and there's lots of room to write a message on the back. I didn't make a video for this particular card because I have done several of those previously, and I will link to those videos down below in case you're interested in giving this a try.
For this card, I started by using my copic markers to colour in the mammoths, and then used pencil crayons to add some furry lines. I used a black glaze pen to add in the eyes, and then fussy cut the mammoths out.
For the box card, I used Distress Inks on the outside and blended from green to a light blue sky, leaving a few areas blank in the sky to look like clouds. The center round opening was cut out using a 4" circle die, and all this is explained in the video. The inside background is one of the papers from the "In the Forest" collection and just seemed well suited to the mammoths. I cut some hilly grassy sections for the cross pieces from some Distress Ink blended cardstock, and added some flowers to those. I die cut some white clouds and then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment which came from the "Big Guy" stamp set. For a full explanation of how to put together this box card (and it's very easy to do!), please head over to watch the video.
Here are links to two videos I've previously created showing you how to make these full size box cards, and I hope you'll come join me to see how it's done.
PLEASE CLICK HERE for Sandy Paws Box Card
PLEASE CLICK HERE for Bee Happy Gnome Box Card
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you're having a great day!