Sunday, 18 August 2019

Cherished Friend, nice and shabby

Whilst  do like CAS cards, I'm much happier in my more is more shabby zone, so after not touching my pretties for quite a while I had a play today with pretty papers, foamiran, lace, chipboards, and came up with this DL card.  I don't make many in this shape and honestly, I have no idea why not because I love them!  


The paper is fairly old, Crafts and You (I think).  I made some foamiran flowers using the Peony Flower Die and pale pink foamiran for the base instead of white and just adding a touch of deeper pink ink to the edges of the petals before heating, twisting and stretching.  The tiny white foamiran flowers are also foam, I just heated them a LOT longer till they couldn't shrink any more.  I was surprised just how dinky these turned out!


I heat embossed the chipboard bird cage with silver embossing powder then dulled it down with a bit of watered down gouache.  I finished off with a digital sentiment from the Everyday Banner Sentiments (digi)



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Saturday, 10 August 2019

Mermaid Escape

 Whimsy Stamps have the most gorgeous mermaid stamp and die set that they released this month.  It's a first for me as I've never made a card where I've build the scene up by colouring and die cutting individual elements .... and I'm sold.  What a fab, fun and easy way to make a card!

The Mermaid Escape clear stamp set and Mermaid Escape die set that were part of a previous Paper Door Kit from Whimsy Stamps are now available individually 





I stamped out the elements from the Mermaid Escape clear stamp set and coloured them in with copic markers.  I used the matching Mermaid Escape die set to quickly die cut the images ready to pop on the background.





I made the background by heat embossing the Lotsa Dots background from this month's Paper Door kit then inked over that with distress oxides (old paper, tumbled glass and mermaid lagoon.)




I adhered the elements with glue and some with foam tape for dimension and finished off with a heat embossed anchor from the stamp set and some twine.  Oh and some "pearls" on the mermaid with a white gel pen. 


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Saturday, 3 August 2019

Marble Background & Gothic Wings

Two cards today featuring some more of the new goodies up for grabs at  Whimsy Stamps, and they're both Christmas because ... angel wings! 😍




For the first card I used the gorgeous new Marble Background Stamp, and heat embossed it on to kraft card.  I die cut the smaller wings from the Gothic Die Set from kraft card and coated it in Distress Glitter.  Oh the bling!!




I popped the wings on to a die cut doily and finished off the card with a heat embossed sentiment from the  Holiday Mini Sentiments Clear Stamp Set





My second card I decided to go with patterned paper, and die cut the wings from glitter card and vellum.  Sooo pretty.




I finished off the wings with a bit of twine and a little jingle bell and then added the Christmas Large Word Die that I cut from 3 layers white card and topped that off with a layer of glitter card.




Products from Whimsy Stamps






Thursday, 1 August 2019

Whimsy August Release

These months are flying by way too fast and we're in August already!  The first of the month means a new  Whimsy Stamps release.

For today's card I've mixed the old with the new, the new being the fab Array of Rainbows die set and added the adorable Bunny Balloons 2  stamp set and the sentiment from the Fly By clear stamps set.



I inked the sky with some tumbled glass distress ink for the background.  I used some Stickles Stardust to add some bling to the rainbow and clouds.  I die cut the rainbow from white card then coloured the strips in different pastel colours using copic markers.



Here's links to the Whimsy Stamps products used on today's card

Fly By clear stamps set





Sunday, 28 July 2019

Birthday Shaker Card


These sea themed stamps and dies that have been recently released by Whimsy Stamps make those difficult male cards a doddle!




For this card, I inked up a piece of smooth white card with distress inks ... mowed lawn, peacock feathers, mermaid lagoon and a touch of faded jeans.  The green was ... too green lol so I went over that section again with old paper to tone it down.

 I then stamped on the Mini Bubbles Background Stamp and heat embossed it with Wow! Opaque White EP.  I made a frame from two different die sets - Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles and  Card Builder Windows die sets, and added some die cuts from the Build an Ocean die set in gold glitter card and vellum.  I finished off with a sentiment from the Birthday Word and Shadow Die Set which I die cut 3 times from white card and once from a left over piece from the background which I glued together to make it more dimensional. 



Products used from Whimsy Stamps 



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