Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Dragon Christmas Cheer

 


Another of the new stamp sets in the Whimsy Stamps mini release is this stinking cute Dragon Christmas Cheer set, he's really got himself in a tangle this time!

The idea I had in my head was to have him dangling from a stamped sentiment but ended up going with the Merry Large Word Die which I stacked with several layers or cardstock, and it's just perfect for this cray-cray dragon.  




Once I'd coloured the dragon I felt he looked too bland and washed out, so coloured him again with much bolder colours and, the jury is still out which one I prefer buuuuut I got two cards instead of one so job's a winner.

I added a sentiment from the stamp set then die cut the coloured panels with the Wonky Stitched Rectangle Dies and mounted it on to a dark purple card

Copic colours used:
Lighter image - V99, V95, V93, V91, E13, E11, E00; Y17, Y11; B05, B00; G05, G20; RV29, R000
Dark Image V09, V17, V15, E13, E11, E00; Y17, Y11; B05, B00; G05, G20; RV29, R000





I have another card planned for tomorrow, that one features one of Crissy Armstrong's sweetest little Santas.

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Slimline Fancy Frame Die




Whimsy Stamps have released this delish new Slimline Fancy Frame Die along with the Jolly Holly Stencil as part of today's new release.

I decided to go "old school" complete with gold mirror card because that gorgeous frame just screams bling!  I die cut the frame from ivory shimmer card stock and a layer of mirror card.  I stencilled the leaves direct on the panel with distress oxides then inked the pine cones and berries on to a scrap piece of card and fussy cut them out so I could pop them in place with sticky foam.

I  stamped and heat embossed the "wishes" from the  You're my Jolly stamp set and die cut the Christmas Large Word Die from mirror card.




I'll be back tomorrow with a couple  more cards featuring goodies from this release 

Friday, 16 October 2020

Peppermint swirl




I need all the Christmas cards I can get so when I saw the new Cosmic Swirl Background Stamp I got my Crimbo hat on and peppermint swirl instead.  I stamped out the background with red ink, allowed it to dry then die cut it with the Wonky Stitched Rectangles Dies

I then cut the presents from the Bookmark and Tags Die Set from pink card and applied glitter to the present lids and added a tiny rhinestone for some bling.  These were then adhered to a panel of white card.  I die cut JOY from the Bold ABC Die Set - they're the perfect size for these tags - and adhered them to the presents with foam tape.

A sentiment from the Holiday Mini Sentiments Stamps finished off this quick and simple card.


Whilst I had the Bookmark and Tags Die Set out I decided to make some bottle tags.  I used a circle punch to make the opening for the bottle.  I stamped a background pattern using the Holiday Postage Clear Stamp Set and did a bit of copic colouring.  I finished the tag off with some gingham ribbon and twine.



 

Monday, 12 October 2020

Gnome for the holidays


Gah, I just LOVE these wee gnomes by Crissy Armstrong!  Whimsy Stamps released two stamp sets on Saturday and they sold out straight away, no surprise there then!  They are available for pre-order though, and I've already pre-ordered the other set because ... gnomies!  There's just some things a girl as got to do.

Anyhoo, on to my card using the Gnome for the Holidays clear stamp set.  I started off by masking off a moon on a panel of Bristol Smooth card stock then inked with Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire.  I splattered on some white paint and set it aside to dry.

I die cut a strip of white card with the Fab-U-Las  Tree Assortment Die Set and removed some of the little trees so they didn't interfere with the large tree.  I cut a couple of extra snowbanks and added very light touches of Tumbled Glass to the bottoms to create some shading.

That Gnome!!!  He got the copic treatment then I fussy cut him out:
Skin: E04, 11, 01
Beard: W3, 1, 0
Clothing: R39, 29, 35, 24; C1, 00
Tree: G29, 43, 20
Star YR24, 13



I die cut the largest tree and added some baubles after adhering it in place.  And then finished the card off with a heat embossed sentiment from my all time very favouritest stamp set Holiday Mini Sentiments stamps


Back tomorrow with a couple of projects from the latest release 🙂

Sunday, 11 October 2020

31 Nights of Halloween

 


Whimsy Stamps are running their annual 31 Nights of Halloween event, with prizes and projects galore on the Whimsy Blog, and today is my turn to post some Halloween fun!


I chose to use the  Slimline Hill House die and teamed this with the  Spooktacular Clear Stamp set and a couple of sentiments from the You're My Boo stamp set.


I die cut a mask for the moon, popped it in place then inked the panel with Distress Oxides (Old Paper, Evergreen Bough, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot).  I added black oxide splatters and allowed to dry before removing the mask.  I added some shadows to the moon with copic markers and finished off with some spooky clouds by inking the panel with a cloud stencil and white pigment ink.


The house was backed with gold glitter card and adhered in place (after performing surgery and chopping the bottom off so the house would fit on the A2 sized card.)  I layered a couple strips of grass that I also inked with white pigment ink so they would stand out against the house.  I finished off with a copic coloured wee ghostie and a couple heat embossed sentiments.



And this, my friends, is most definitely the LAST Halloween card from me for another year!  I'm done and so into CHRISTMAS!!!! Ha!