Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Hello Bear - Slimline Style

Whimsy Stamps has a new mini release today and these bears from the Hello Bear Stamp Set!!  And the new Slimline Die, and the new stencil and the new background stamp and yeah - I used a few new goodies on this card! 🥰️🥰️

I die cut the panel with the new Slimline Card Builder Die set.  Really love this die because there are extras so you can cut out windows - square, circle and oval.  But if you want a lovely stitched panel with no cut outs then the option is there (I SO used this option!).  

I inked the honey drip using Distress Oxide Fossilised Amber and the new Honeycomb Drips Stencil  then masked that area off so I could ink in the sky with Tumbled Glass DO.  I freehand cut a curved mask for the hill and inked that with Cracked Pistachio DO. 

 I wanted to pop another hill in the front and so I die cut a piece of card using the  Grass and Cloud Edger Die Set and then inked that.  It looked a bit plain and to be honest I didn't have the time to sit and draw in grass with copics so I took the new Leaves Background Rubber Stamp and inked the hill with that.  LOVE the effect this gives and will definitely be using the background stamp ... a lot .... for quick and easy texture for backgrounds.

I coloured up that sweet little bear and the bee hive from the Hello Bear Stamp Set and finished off with a heat embossed sentiment.

Monday, 29 June 2020

Tropical Cove

Yes!!  I've now got the perfect image for those difficult male cards - birthdays, retirement, get well, thinking of you ... this stamp does it all and this card was such a doddle to make!

I started off by inking a piece of Bristol Smooth card stock (I like to ink before I stamp and emboss).  I lay the stamp next to the panel face up whilst I was inking to try and apply the colours where I wanted them to go.  I started with Antique Linen, blended in with Cracked Pistachio then finised off with Chipped Sapphire (all Oxides).

Once this was dry I heat embossed the Tropical Cove stamp with white embossing powder, trimmed the image to fit and mounted this on to a panel of black card then finished off with a sentiment from the Everyday Banner Digi Sentiments and a nautical charm which I attached with a piece of twine.

Friday, 26 June 2020

More Unicorn Love

I did say in my previous post that I had another card featuring the sublime  Unicorn Wishes stamp set, and here it is.  I went with soft and pretty colours again, they just work so well with these sweet stamps.

I inked up the background with distress oxides, I used Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio, Squeezed Lemonade and Spun Sugar.  I then die cut the panel with my fave  Wonky Stitched Rectangles Die Set and then inked up some scraps of card with the same colours I used on the sky to cut out the rainbow using the Array of Rainbows die set.  I cut the set 3 times then adhered in place then popped some clouds that I die cut from the same set.

I stamped a sentiment from the Shine Bright Stamp Set on to the panel with Memento black ink and mounted the panel on to some pearlescent green card stock.

I love this stamp set so much I can see me wearing it out!

Enjoy the weekend, we've got thunderstorms forecast.  Lovely!  Just what you don't want for the weekend when you've been at work all week.

Thursday, 25 June 2020

Unicorn Wishes

Whimsy Stamps has a new mini release today and I. am. in. love. 😍

One of the stamp sets is Unicorn Wishes, these have to be the sweetest and prettiest unicorns I've ever seen in my life.  Those eyelashes, well jealous here ha!

I decided to make a slimline card and cut four strips of card and three of vellum using the fab Grass and Cloud Edger Die set ) and Distress Oxides.  I inked up each of the four card strips with Shaded lilac, cracked pistachio, scattered straw and lastly picked raspberry.  I went a bit heavy on the inking for a darker look.  I layered up the card and vellum strips then edged the card strips with some Distress Glitter and a glue pen.

The colouring really is a doddle on these wee cuties, I used copics in the following colours:

Body: C3, 1, 0, 00
Hooves: BV29, 25, 23
Manes/Tails/Butterflies: BV04, 01, YR31, 30, BG13, 10, RV04, 02
Wings: RV02/YR30

I finished off wih a few sparkly sequins and a sentiment from the Unicorn Wishes stamp set.

Here's some awesomeness from the DT giirlies.  The other card I made using this stamp set is in there, I'll post that in the next few days.

Saturday, 20 June 2020

Flower Friends, a new to me digi artist

I have fallen head over heels in love with a new to me artist on Etsy, IsabelCristinaStamps.  Her characters have the most sweetest little faces - LOVE! 💗  The selection she has in her Etsy store is phenomenal, and the print quality is brilliant too.  No, I'm not affiliated in any way but when I find something that is fantastic I'm going to shout about it!

I've used the Flower Friends stamp set for this card.  I printed the images out, coloured them then fussy cut them.  I created a background with stencilling and a very light application of distress inks and a bit of die cutting for the grass border and little flowers.  The sentiment is an old, old, old Spellbinders one, I just trimmed the ends off as they were dangling too long across the card.  The scalloped layer on the card is die cut with Whimsy Stamps  Slimline Scallop Die.

I've bought a fair few more sets that I can't wait to print out and colour.

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