Saturday, 9 November 2019

Vintagey shabby Christmas Postcard







I've decided I way prefer my old style of shabby chic card making over the CAS look because I NEED to faff and fiddle so was in my happy place whilst making this Christmas Card.

I made up a vintage looking postcard by stamping elements from the Christmas Postcard Clear Stamp set from Whimsy Stamps on to a piece of the patterened paper I was using (I think it's either old Pion or Maja that I used for this card, probably a mixture of both IIRC)

Then I stamped on the pine cone image in distress ink and added a touch of Artiza brush markers to add a bit of colour.  And then ... I hit it with some Distress Glitter because ... Bling!




I made the poinsettia from 160 gsm white paper that I coloured with oil pastels before shaping.  I used the Lily Flower Die for this, but the petals are die cut in sets of 3 so I just did a bit of trimming and rearranging to get 5 petals for each layer and voila, a 5 petal poinsettia.  I love getting more out of my dies.  I die cut some foliage in different shades of blue and some white using the Christmas Branch Die Set and finished off with some white berries and more glitter.




I added a sentiment from the Christmas Memories Clear Stamps which I heat embossed on to black card.  I wasn't too sure about the black at first, but ended up liking the pop it gives.






Products used from  Whimsy Stamps

Sunday, 3 November 2019

Tartan Plaid CAS (well, sort of)


Tartan Plaid is the new background stamp that Whimsy Stamps released this week, it's it just fab?!  I love the different looks you get from changing up the ink colour.

For the gold card, I stamped the background in Pumice Stone Distress Oxide then heat embossed a sentiment from the Christmas Postcard Clear Stamp Set with gold EP.  I used the same EP to heat emboss the chipboard bauble and finished off bling because ... Christmas!


The second card I used Memento black ink and matted this on to red card.  Love red, black and white together.  I die cut the Merry Large Word Die three times from red cardstock and adhered the layers together for a bit more dimension.  I finished off with some glittery snowflakes and red Nuvo Drops.



Products used from Whimsy Stamps

Friday, 1 November 2019

Bunny Delivery - Whimsy Stamps November Release



It's Whimsy Stamps release day!  I've gone crazy for all things cute lately so was right in my happy zone when this CUTE stamp set landed.

I started off creating the background scene by heat embossing the trees from the Bunny Delivery Stamp set then inking in the sky using Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet Distress Oxides.  I cut out some white card for the snow banks and inked them with Scattered Straw Distress Oxide, fading out to white for the tops of the snow banks then slathered on some chunky and fine glitter because .... bling!




I coloured the bunny and sled with copic markers:

Bunny: W3, 1, 0 ,00, R30, R000
Sled: C3, 0; E74, 70
Red: R59, 39. 37, 35
Gold: YR27, 23, Y11


I fussy cut the image out and popped it up with some foam pads and finished off with a sentiment also from the stamp set.  The birch trees and cardinals in the background have a story.  See, I used them for this month instead of next .... oopsie!  So you get a sneaky peek of what's coming next month.  My bad 😳




Sunday, 27 October 2019

Whimsy Mini Release - Card #2


For a girl who just does not get the whole Halloween hoopla I'm on a roll with Halloween cards this year, though this is the last - I'm all Halloween'd out. 😂

I started off with the Wonky Window 3 die as the base for the card and love how the black sets off the inked background.  I used Distress Oxides in Fossilised Amber, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet then added some water splashes and splattered some black paint over it.  

The sign is stamped then cut out from the Sleepy Hollow stamp set, and I added some bats that I cut from the Bats & Bubbles border die set.

I finished off with the image from the Got Peepers stamp set, coloured with copic markers
Hat: V17, 15, 12,01; G14, YG03; YR24, Y11
Cat: C9, 7, 5; R30; G14, YG03


Back on the 1st with the November release for Whimsy Stamps

Saturday, 26 October 2019

Whimsy Stamps Mini Release



Whimsy is having a mini release today with some delish Christmas goodies.  Those lucky girls are at a the Whimsy Workshop Weekend  I so wish I was there!

For my card today I've used the sweet Santa's Train Clear Stamp Set and coloured the images with copic markers, then fussy cut them out so I could pop them in the windows of the Slimline Postage Die.

I created the background with Distress Oxides - Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans and a touch of Chipped Sapphire.  When the ink was dry I applied some glittery stencil paste through my FAVE of the new release - the Twinkle Stencil.  Love, love, love this stencil, I can see me wearing this out from over-use ha! 


I have another card for the new release that I'll pop on my blog in a couple of days.

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