Monday, 14 May 2018

Norbert and Fiona

I really don’t know what’s cuter – the dragon or the name.  I mean, really …. Norbert!  Can you say CUTE lolol.  This is another new stamp for May at Whimsy Stamps, I’m really loving these Marina Fedotova images so hard.  I fussy cut the images from the Norbert and Fiona Playtime stamp set after colouring them and popped them up on some 3D foam amongst the grassy layers that I die cut with the Grass and Cloud Edger Die Set.  Before adhering Fiona and Norbert in place I inked the clouds using a die cut from scrap cards also from the grass and cloud edger set.

I’ve used a sentiment from the digital Everyday Banner Sentiments, but instead of using the white text on black (which didn’t fit for this soft coloured card), I inverted the image in Photoshop so I got the black text on white background, which fitted in nicely with the pastel theme.


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Copic colours used are:
Hair: E25, 53, 51, 50
Skin: E04. 11, 00, 000, R20
Dress: BG34, 32, 11, 10; V01, 000, 0000
Norbert: V17, 15, 12, 01, 000; E11, 00, 000, YR0000
Love love LOVE how the colouring turned out on this card.

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I used some Nitwits digital papers for a change, and coloured the images up to match the papers.  You can see the dimension the fussy cutting gives the card in the picture below.  Naw, bunny is getting a lift from Norbert.  Too stinking cute.


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The “lace” is a die by Joanna Sheen, the scalloped pearl square is by Tattered Lace.


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Products used from Whimsy Stamps (pics are linked)

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Saturday, 5 May 2018

Shaker Card

Mother’s Day is a distant memory for us here in the UK, but I think most of the rest of the world are celebrating it next Sunday.  Whilst I was making this one I got to wondering why we don’t celebrate it with the rest of the world, I think I need to Google that one.

Anyhoo, on to my card, I used new goodies from Whimsy Stamps – The Card Builder Windows Die Set (to make the shaker).  Before die cutting it I stamped out the new Burlap Background stamp onto white card stock with Pumice Stone Distress Ink.  I applied glitter paste through the Beaded Curtain Stencil onto patterned paper and used this as the background for the shaker card.  I finished off a digital sentiment from the Everyday Banner Sentiments and some mulberry flowers and die cut leaves from the Leaf Foliage 2 die set


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The sequins are a selection I picked up from The Range, some are from the “cheap rack”, some are Tonic brand.


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Products from Whimsy Stamps:


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Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Emma and Aimé

Yesterday saw the start of the new release inspiration at Whimsy Stamps.  There are such fabulous new goodies out this month, and more delectable Marina Fedotova sweeties.  My card today features Emma and Aimé.  I’ve used a sentiment from the digital Everyday Banner Sentiments, but instead of using the white text on black (which didn’t fit for this soft coloured card), I inverted the image in Photoshop so I got the black text on white background.  I love that I can manipulate the sentiments like this to get the perfect fit for my card.


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The copic colours used for this image are:
Skin: E04, 11, 00, 000, R20
Hair: E55, 53, 51, 50 – E44, 42, 40
Clothing: B04, 02, 01,000, V17, 15, 12, 01, 000, 0000 – R85, 83, 81, RB10, 000
Stars: YR24, 21 Y11


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I added lots of Stickles to the mulberry flowers, a fairy has to have bling, right? 


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The digi papers are from Nitwit Collections


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I’ll be back on the weekend with another card featuring some of the new  Whimsy Stamps products.


Products from Whimsy Stamps:
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Friday, 27 April 2018

Spring Bouquet Bunny

I have the sweetest little bunny card today, and no surprise …. I’m back to pink!  Spring Bouquet Bunny is from the Whimsy Stamps April release.  The sentiment is from the Big Wishes Sentiments (digital), I just resized it to fit the oval die.


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Copic colours used:
Bunny: W5, 3, 1 0, 00, R20, R00
Daffodils: YR24, 21, Y13
Green: YG67, 61, 61, 20


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I finished off the card with mulberry flowers, some crinkled organza ribbon, pearls and a wee mushroom charm


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Back early next week with some super sweet images and cards from the May release.  Have a fabulous weekend.


Products used from Whimsy Stamps:
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Sunday, 22 April 2018

Celebrate!

Black is not a colour I use very often and I’ve no idea why because I love the pop it’s given to my card.  I used the Hellebore Flower Die Set from Whimsy Stamps along with a sentiment from the Big Wishes Sentiments (digital) that was released this month.  Also new is the gorgeous Sprinkles Stencil,


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I made the flowers from white Foamiran, which I coloured with soft pastels.


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I inked up a piece of white card with Picked Raspberry distress oxide ink, then spritzed some water droplets on to lift some of the colour.  Once dry I applied some glitter paste through the stencil and wow!  The effect is dee-lish-us.  I didn’t have any striped paper and definitely wanted the black to lift the pink so I made a sheet in Photoshop.  I think I’ll be using this a lot more lol.


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Products used from Whimsy Stamps

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Have a great week!
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