Thursday, April 2, 2020

Whimsy Stamps - Cow Friends

I am back again sharing a new card made with the new Cow Friends stamp set from Whimsy Stamps!  This is such a cute stamp set!   I created a slimline card using one of Whimsy's Slimline Marquee die.   I stamped two of the images from Cow Friends onto Neenah card stock and colored with my Copic markers.   I trimmed them both out.   

I die cut the clouds from light grey card stock using the Happy Sky die.   Since the one cow has an umbrella, I wanted it to appear that it was raining so I used light grey for the clouds and used some crystal jewels to mimic rain coming down.   

I paired two of the sentiments from Cow Friends together.   I stamped and die cut out with the Quick Strips die and then placed on either side.   

I die cut the Slimline Marquee Die from white card stock and then backed with light yellow card stock that had been stamped with the Criss Cross Gingham Background stamp using light yellow ink.   I trimmed the yellow panel slightly larger than the Marquee panel.   

Well that is it for me today!   

Check out the picture below for more inspiration from the design team with the April release.   You can see the full release here! 

Thank you and have a great day!  


Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Whimsy Stamps - April Release!

Hey there!  Today is release day with Whimsy Stamps!   I have created a card today using the new Atlas Jar stamp set along with the Butterflies and Lattice A2 die.   I started by stamping my images out for the Atlas jar and the Butterflies stamp set onto Neenah card stock colored with my Copic markers.  

I used the new Lattice A2 die to cover the card panel. This die has so much great detail and die cuts so beautifully!   I did a tone on tone look for the panel.   

The sentiment is from the new Butterflies stamp set and stamped onto a Quick Strips die cut.   To finish off my card, I added some white details with my Sakura gel pen to the butterfly and added some clear droplets to the card!   

Take a look at some of the design teams projects below using the new release!    I will have more to share with you this week!   Please stop again soon!   

If you are interested in the April release, please check out the release here! 

Thank you for stopping by! 


Tuesday, March 31, 2020

WOW! Embossing Powder & Whimsy Stamps Collaboration Blog Hop

Hello!   I am participating with Whimsy Stamps and WOW Embossing Powders Collaboration Hop today!    I have two cards to share with you and some new to me embossing powders that I have just falling in love with and can't wait to share!   You should have hopped to me from Carisa Zglobicki!  
The full hop list can be found at the end of my post!    

For my first card,  I used Whimsy Stamps Let's Be Mermaids.    I had so much fun coloring this full  panel, I have not done that in a really long time.   I used WOW Splash Embossing Glitter as it paired so nicely for a mermaid card.   

Just look at all that sparkle!!!   I die cut an aqua card panel with the Whimsy Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle and ran my embossing buddy all over the panel.   I then stamped the panel with the Marble Background stamp with Versamark ink and covered the panel with the WOW Splash Embossing Glitter.   The product code is WS202R (T) in case you want to check it out on the WOW page! 
I love sparkle on a card and this WOW Embossing Glitter was perfect!   

I stamped the mermaid from Whimsy Let's Be Mermaids onto Neenah card stock and then stamped her onto some masking paper.   I masked the mermaid to stamp the shell image to appear as if she was sitting on them on the beach.    I then colored the image with my Copic markers.   

I decided to color the entire panel, so I used my Copics to add the beach and faint blue sky in the background.    The sentiment comes from called Fairy Llama, it went perfectly with the mermaid.   To add the appearance of more sparkle on the colored mermaid, I used my white gel pen to add some highlights to her tail to give the appearance of sparkle.  


For my next card, I went a totally different way - this card is just straight stamping.   I used a WOW Glintz Embossing Powder and I am just in LOVE with this color!   It is a gorgeous pale gold that is just beautiful.    I will share a picture below of the soft shine of this embossing powder.   

I die cut some pale pink card stock with the Whimsy Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle dies and then stamped with the new Butterflies stamp set all over the panel with Versamark ink.  I used the Inca Glintz Embossing Powder all over the main panel.    See this picture below for the soft shine that you get.   Just beautiful!   

Once I stamped the entire panel, I then die cut a smaller Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle from a cream card stock and stamped a sentiment from the Butterflies stamp set onto the cream rectangle.   I used the WOW Metallic Gold Rich Pale for the sentiment.   

I added some clear crystal jewels for a little more shine.    The Inca Glintz Embossing Powder is like a buttery gold.   It is just a beautiful color!    They have several different Glintz colors and I cannot wait to try some more!   

There are two prizes up for grabs. 
WOW! Embossing Powders is giving away 6 powders of your choosing along with a WOW carry case for safe storage of your powders, 
Whimsy Stamps is offering a $25 gift certificate to their store!  

To be eligible to win, simply leave a comment on each blog post linked below.  The more blog posts you comment on, the better your chances are of winning! Comments will be open until April 5th, with the randomly chosen winners being announced the week of April 8th.   

Well that is it for me today!   Be sure to hop along for a chance to win!!!!   Next up on the hop is Amber Rain Davis! 


Friday, March 27, 2020

Whimsy Stamps - Poppy Flower & Lattice dies

Hello!  I am sharing the last card that I made with the mini release from Whimsy Stamps.   This one is using the new Poppy Flower and Lattice A2 dies.   I die cut the Lattice panel from white card stock and adhered it to white card base.   

It die cut the flowers from orange card stock and then inked the edges of the flowers with light brown ink.   To create different sizes for one flower I only used two layers and for the other I used three layers.   I die cut the leaves from two different colored card stock and inked the edges again.   

I added an enamel dot to each of the centers.   I slightly curled the edges of the flowers and added some foam tape to add dimension.   The sentiment is from the new Butterflies stamp set.  I stamped it onto a Quick Strip.  

Thank you for stopping by today!   

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Whimsy Stamps - Easter Memories

I am back again sharing another card made with the March Release from Whimsy Stamps!   I have a slimline card using the new Easter Memories.    I love the line images in this set and no coloring is needed at all, just good old fashion stamping!   

I used one of the Slimline Window die from Whimsy to start my project and die cut it from fuse green card stock.   I stamped the images from Easter Memories onto cream colored card stock with brown ink.   I made sure with the nest image to put in my MISTI with all three of the inside pieces and a temp frame that I cut from the Slimline Window die to have the image go across the three panels.  

I added some clear jewels to the images for a little sparkle.   I added a bow made from seam binding to the card and added a little jewel to the bow to dress it up!  

Sometimes it is nice to just stamp an image out!  It takes me back to my start in stamping when I just stamped images for my cards.   I had no idea about Copic's, watercolors, etc.   Just stamp and ink!   

I hope you have a wonderful day!    

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Whimsy Stamps - Butterflies & Fabulous Florals

Hello!   It's the middle of the week and we have made it almost all the way thru our self distancing this week!  I don't know about you but for the past few days, it has been dreary and rainy where I have been that I am craving blue skies and sunshine! 

I am sharing a card today that I made with some of the March release from Whimsy Stamps.   The new paper pack Fabulous Florals is just GORGEOUS!!!!   There are some beautiful papers that are just too pretty to cover up!   I decided to pair some of the patterned paper with the new Butterflies stamp set and keep it really simple for the card and let that beautiful paper just shine through!  

I trimmed a piece of the patterned paper down to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches.   I then added a simple oval die cut using the new Spring Ovals in white card stock.   I then stamped a butterfly from the Butterflies stamp set and then colored with my Copics and trimmed it down.   I colored the butterfly to match the patterned paper.    I added it to the center of the card with the oval die cut. 

The sentiment was gold embossed onto a pink sentiment strip die cut using the Quick Strips die cuts.   

Check out some of the other projects made by the design team for the March release!  

What is your favorite from the release?    

Thank you for stopping by!    

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Technique Tuesday - Pretty Peacock and Alluring Orchid

Hey there!  I am here today to share with you some of the new releases for Animal House and Greenhouse Society.   On the first of the month, Technique Tuesday releases a new stamp and matching die.   You can subscribe and become a member and receive special discounts and incentives for members only.  You can order just the stamps, dies or both.  Check out each of the collections below: 

My first card is for the Greenhouse Society.   If you love floral stamps - this is the club for you!   March's release is Alluring Orchid and is such a beautiful stamp set.   The die this month comes with not only a die to cut out the Alluring Orchid image but also three word dies: love, with, & you.   

 Alluring Orchid Stamp Set with Matching Dies

I stamped the image onto Neenah card stock and then colored with my Copic markers: 

Y11, Y13, Y15, Y19, YR04, YR07, YR09, YG17, YG25, YG01, BG0000.   

There is so many ways that you can color this set and find more inspiration on the Greenhouse Society page! 

I added some details with my white gel pen to give highlight's to the flowers.  I stamped the sentiment off to the side and then trimmed down the panel.   I then added a dark green panel behind the white panel and then added it to a light green card base with foam tape.   

I love the details in this flower and it was super easy to color!   

Next up, is the new stamp and die set from Animal House called Pretty Peacock.   I stamped the image onto Neenah card stock and then colored with my Copic markers:
B14, B18, YG25, YG01, YG17, E23, E21 


I then stamped the sentiment to the right top of the image and trimmed the panel down.   I stamped the other peacock image from the Pretty Peacock stamp set onto a dark green panel and repeated stamping till the panel was covered.  I add both of these to a light green card base. 

To finish off my card, I added some crystal sequins and hemp twine.

Pretty Peacock Stamp Set with Matching Dies

There is so much more inspiration that you can find on the Technique Tuesday page!   

I hope you have a wonderful day!