Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Gerda Steiner | Smells Like Christmas

Happy Tuesday crafty friends! It’s time for another Tuesday Tea over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today. I’m sharing an adorable Christmas card featuring a new-to-me stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs that a friend gifted to me.

I knew I wanted to use this cute mouse and the cup of hot cocoa from the set so I stamped them out but didn’t get any farther than that for a bit. Later on I was scrolling through reels on Instagram and one popped up with someone weaving strips of clay and it hit me! So I headed up to the craft room, chose a fun color palette and cut 1/4 inch strips of the colors and started weaving them together.

Then I colored my images in the same palette that I used for the paper weaving and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I die cut a banner from Newton’s Nook and stamped a sentiment on it before adding foam squares to the back of everything.

Next, I ink blended a white panel with tumbled glass and salty ocean distress oxide inks and spritzed it with water. I stamped the last word for my sentiment in the bottom right corner before adhering the panel to a white card base. Then I added the paper weaving and popped my images and banner in place last.

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the mouse’s nose, mittens and boots and the marshmallows in the cup. Then I glued a scattering of snowy day clay embellishments from the Twiddler’s Nook shop around the whole card.

Isn’t this card so happy and fun!?! I just love how it turned out!

Products used:
Gerda Steiner Smell Like Christmas stamps and dies
Newton’s Nook Frames & Flags dies
Distress Oxide Ink – tumbled glass and salty ocean
Foam squares
Liquid adhesive
Twiddler’s Nook Snowy Day clay embellishments

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!