Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Angel Wishes

I sound like a broken record buuuuut, I really do adore the images by Marina Fedotova that Whimsy Stamps does.  Today’s card features Angel Wishes, you get a double dose of sweetness with this one.

I used the fabulous Notched Squares Die Set for the card shape, and an old Martha Stewart punch for the border on the dark panel.


Copic colours used:

Skin: E04, 11, 00, 000, R20
Dark Hair: E44, 43, 41, 40
Fair Hair: E35, 53, 51, 50
Blue Dress & Cloud: BV20, B32. 41, 000, 0000
White Dress: BV20, C3, 1, 0, 00
Stars: YR24, 21, Y11
Wings: BV20, C0, B0000


I made a simple poinsettia from foamiran and the Lily Flower Die Set.  The little blue flowers are also foamiran, I used an old blossom punch for these and glued 4 layers together before filling the centres with a whole bunch of platinum coloured stamens (I painted the stamens to get the colour I wanted).  I die cut some platinum glitter holly leaves and white mistletoe leaves from the Christmas Branches die set and finished off with some distressed organza ribbon and some wee polystyrene snowballs.


The snowflake frame is a Find It die (Marieke or Amy’s line??, can’t remember).  I finished off with a sentiment from my all time favourite Christmas sentiment stamp set – Holiday Mini Sentiments.  They just have every sentiment I could ever need and in the most perfect size too.


I don’t often make blue cards but I love how this one turned out.


Products used from Whimsy Stamps:

Angel_Wishes_COlor_display_1024x1024 holiday_mini_sentiments_online_1024x1024 notched square die set display Lily_Flower_Die_Set_large Christmas_Branch_die_set_display_large

 001_white_409779bf-8977-4109-821b-5bdf94435657_1024x1024 foamiran shaping tools Copic-Markers-1024x843 glamor-dust

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Pink + slider + shaker = Christmas!

I’ve decided pink is my new favourite colour for Christmas and teamed with gold it’s just so pretty.  I made another simple slider card using the fabulous Kinetic dies from Whimsy Stamps, but also added a shaker element and some heat embossing.

Apologies for the photos, this card was a bit of a mare to photograph with all the bling!


I heat embossed the Snow Flurry Background stamp with gold glitter embossing powder onto pink pearlescent card, then cut out the slider and adhered a piece of craft foam to the back to allow for the slider element.  I adhered this to gold mirror card once the slider element was in place.  I made a mini shaker greeting using the fabulous Happy Frame Die Set and matching Happy Sayings Sentiment Stamps.  I finished it off by adding some gold pearls to the centres of the snowflakes.


Products used from Whimsy Stamps 

Snow Flurry BG display  Happy_Frame_Die_Set_display_medium Happy_Sayings_medium

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Kinetic Dies at Whimsy Stamps

Whimsy Stamps has a surprise die release today of some brilliant Kinetic Dies.  The DT are sharing their fabulous makes on the Whimsy Stamps Blog 


I have used the Curved Basics Die Set to make this sweet slider card.  I inked up the white card with distress inks – Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans and Black Soot, then stamped and heat embossed some snowflakes in the “sky”.  The snow is die cut from white glitter card to give some added bling.  I just love the way the little penguin jumps from side to side to land safely on his chunk of ice.


Whimsy Stamps  Products used:

Kinetics-Curved-Basics-Die-Set2[2] Kinetics-Curved-Hills-Die-Set2[2] handstitched_20rectangles_20die_20di[2] Penguins_20Winter_20Adventure_20disp[2]

Monday, 5 November 2018

Merry Wishes

I’m back to traditional Christmas colours for today’s card, which features the super sweet Merry Wishes from the latest Whimsy Stamps release.  Isn’t she just the sweetest little poppet?


Copic markers used are:

Skin: E04, 11, 00, 000, R20
Hair: E27
Fur and skirt: W3, 1,0, 00
Red: R39, 37, 35, 32
Green: BG99, G28, 24, 21
Gold: Y28, YR23, Y13


I made the poinsettias from red card and glitter card instead of foamiran for a change, I LOVE how these turned out.  The red card was just what I have in my stash, nothing special.  I die cut the red petals using the Lily Flower Die Set and the glitter card layers using the Build a Poinsettia Die set then spritzed the red petals with water and twisted them and allowed them to almost dry.  I then unravelled them and used a ball tool on the back of the petals onto a foam pad to get some shape.  The card holds the shape beautifully once dry, there’s no shifting these puppies!  I layered up a red set of petals, then gold then offset the final red layer and pulled some gold stamens through the centre.  I think I actually prefer the cardstock flowers to the foam!


I finished off the arrangement with some berries and leaves from the Christmas Branches die set.


The delectable paper is Christmas Jingle from Anna Marie Designs, the sentiment is from the Christmas Memories Clear Stamps set


Products used from Whimsy Stamps

Merry_Wishes_Fairy_Color_dsiplay_large christmas_memories_display_1024x1024 Lily_Flower_Die_Set_large build_a_ppoinsettia_grande Christmas_Branch_die_set_display_large

Copic-Markers-1024x843 glamor-dust

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Glitter Globe Shaker Maker

Whimsy Stamps rolled out another fabulous release today, and my card features the brilliant Shaker Maker Glitter Globe which I used as intended to make a sparkly shaker card, along with the Dash Away clear stamp set which I used to create the background for the globe.  I used the Notched Squares die set to create the card base.  Products are linked at the end of the post.


I used the Crafters Companion Harmony ink pads to create the night sky and also for the stamping of the trees and Santa’s sleigh then filled the shaker part with seed beads, round and snowflake sequins along with some glass glitter for extra sparkle.


I finished off with some foamiran Hellebore Flowers in plain white and some white and silver glitter card foliage.



notched square die set display Shaker Maker Glitter Globe die set display Dash Away display hellabore_flower_die_display_medium Christmas_Branch_die_set_display_large sequin tin blizzard

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