Sunday, 19 January 2020

Whimsy Stamps Create A Scene

I did some simple ink blending and stamping for this quick thank you card.  I started off by masking and ink blending a circle with Distress Oxide inks - I used Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Blueprint Sketch, then splattered some water drops on the inking.

The trees from the Create A Scene - Forest rubber stamp were stamped with Memento black ink, along with the sentiment from the Fly By stamp set.

I die cut the panel from the Wonky Stitched Rectangles die set and adhered this to the card base with foam tape.  I finished off with some black Nuvo Drops.

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Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Cheesy Birthday Shaker Card

I'm still trying to catch up with mesel' after Christmas and didn't realise how the time had run away from me, hence the blog being so quiet.  I've got a whole heap of January birthdays coming up so it's always helpful to add to the pile and even better when I can use the cards for the boys and men., something I really struggle with.

I die cut the Whimsy Stamps Swiss Dots Die from patterned paper from the Giraffe Paper Pack and used this to make a shaker card, though before I did this I used the die cut as a template to adhere the waste circles back in to place ... I wasn't too fussed on the white holes. I then fussy cut out some elephants (also from the paper pad) and added a die cut Happy Word Die sentiment and a stamped birthday strip from the You're my Favourite stamp set.  

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Layered Peruvian Lily

Happy New Year!  I truly hope 2020 is going to be a good year for us all.

It's also happy new release day at Whimsy Stamps, and I've used a few new goodies on my card today starting off with the fabulous Layered Peruvian Lily stamp set.  This set is so quick and easy to use, two layers of inking and stamping and you have the prettiest flowers.  I went with peach and coral as my colours, with a couple of soft greens for the leaves.  I fussy cut the flowers and leaves out as there are no matching dies for the stamps.

I made a rectangle frame from the new Wonky Stitched Rectangle Dies then popped this up with foam pads over the background that I made by using the fab new Giraffe Stencil, and my favourite Distress Ink - Pumice Stone.  That colour just goes with everything I think.  I added some black splatters before popping on the frame and flowers and finished off with a heat embossed sentiment from the Peruvian Lily stamp set and some Nuvo Drops.

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Thursday, 26 December 2019

Starry Stag

Merry Christmas!  I hope it was a fabulous one for you.

My last card for 2019 ..... where on earth did this year go to?  It's been a hectic year, that's for sure (either that or I'm way older than I think I am!) 😂

I hand cut star shapes from white card to make the base for today's card, then cut out different sized stars from the Cozy Winter 6 x 6 Paper Pack from Whimsy Stamps.  The colours are so pretty.  I layered the stars up with foam tape and added the stag from the Forest Majesty Die Set.

I added some handmade paper poinsettias and some die cut and copic coloured leaves from the Christmas Branch Die set, and finished it off with a sentiment from my most used sentiment stamp set - Holiday Mini Sentiments.

I'll be back on the 1st January with the newest Whimsy Stamps release.  Until then, Happy New Year, I hope 2020 brings health, peace and happiness.

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Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Polar Bear's Christmas Tree

Ah man, when I saw this stamp Polar Bear's Christmas Tree (both in rubber and digital formats)  I fell hook, line and sinker.  I mean, will you just look at that FACE!!

I immediately thought icy blues with a touch of lilac and this card practically made itself.  I sketched in a horizon after stamping and masking out the bear, then coloured the snow.  I masked off the horizon and snow and then inked the sky using Distress Oxides in Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans.  Once the sky was dry I drew in some tiny stars, shooting stars and dotted the white gel pen for even smaller stars.  For a girl who only ever used patterned paper I am LOVING making my own backgrounds!

I die cute the image panel with the Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles Die Set.

I used the following copic markers for to colour the image:

Bear: BV21, E41, 40, 0000, C9, 5 (** see note below on the inspiration for the bear's colours)
Foliage: BG78, G99, G94, YG67, white Gelly Roll pen
Star: Y28, YR23, Y15, Y11
Bauble: R46, 35,14
Snow C1, 0, 00, BV21, BG0000, Blender Pen

  (** The colours of the bear are totally inspired by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek on You Tube) - I could spend days watching her videos, they are just that good.)

I finished off with a snowflake border die and a computer generated sentiment as well as a few clear sequins.

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