Saturday, 15 May 2021

Gnome One Like You Mini Slimline


I love when I can take a die and adapt it for a different purpose, I did this here by pulling apart the Slimline Meadow Die from Whimsy Stamps and only using the bottom half of it for the grass sections, which I inked up with Cracked Pistachio DO then flicked in some more grass with copic markers.  I also die cut out the wee mushrooms and flowers from the Meadow Die set and coloured those in with copic markers.  I LOVE these little flowers and mushrooms, you're going to see them get a lot of action in future cards!

For the background, I inked in the cloudy sky with soft pastel DO's - Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac and Spun Sugar.  Because the sky was so light I drew in some very simple tree shapes with copic markers to add a bit more interest to the background.  The clouds are also from the Meadow Die (I think they're supposed to be foliage for the trees, but worked just fine as clouds for me). 

The wee gnomie from the Gnome One Like You Stamp Set was also coloured with yep, you guessed it, copic markers.

Skin: E13, E21, E00
Beard: BV20, E42, E40, W00
Hat: B04, B02, B00, B000
Balloon: R85, R83, R81

Products used from Whimsy Stamps

Slimline Meadow Die
Gnome One Like You Stamp Set 

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Slimline Daisies on Vellum


I've been wanting to colour on vellum with copic markers for a while and the Dainty Daisies Slimline Background Stamp is a great stamp to try this technique out on.

I heat embossed the stamp with white embossing powder then coloured on the back of the vellum.  I didn't fuss too much with shading, just used two copic markers in each colour.  Blue - B02, B00; Pink RV32, RV11; Lilac V15, V01 and Y19 for the flower centres.

I ran the coloured panel through my Xyron machine so I could adhere this to a panel of white card without any messy glue showing through.  This worked a treat - I must remember to use the Xyron more often!  I've been clearing out my craft room and you wouldn't believe the stuff I've found that I didn't even know I had bought!

I popped this up behind a frame I made using the Slimline Scallop Peekaboo 1 Die, I love how easy it is to convert this die into a frame.

I stamped, heat embossed and die cut the "Sweet" from the Doodle Frames Clear Stamps and Doodle Frames Outline Die Set along with the Best Friend Word Die Set that I die cut from gold satin card.  The card looked a bit unfinished so I stamped, heat embossed and fussy cut one of the Butterflies Clear Stamps and finished off with a bit of bling on the body. 

Products used from Whimsy Stamps

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Gnome Party

I've decided I LOVE making little scenes for my characters, so this sweet Gnome Party Row stamp set by Crissy Armstrong for Whimsy Stamps was just perfect to get my fiddle on.

I started off with a panel of Bristol Smooth and inked on the sky, then made a stencil using the Grass and Cloud Edger Die Set and inked up layers of grass.  I also cut a slimline length strip of grass from the Build a Fairy Garden Die Set for extra dimension.  I used Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide for the sky and Cracked Pistachio with a touch of Mowed Lawn for the grass.  Please see the end of the post for the list of copic colours used as it's rather a long one!

I then got to the fun part - die cutting and colouring those cute little flowers and toadstools to build the scene.  Aren't they just fab!?  They're all from the Slimline Meadow Die Set.  So not only a great interactive die, but the fiddle bits are perfect for all sorts of cards too.  

I stamped a sentiment from the Gnome Party Row stamp set then die cut it along with the red frame from the Simple Sentiments Strips Die Set.  This useful set is permanently out on my desk, I can't see me putting it away for a long, long time!

I coloured the gnomies with the following copic markers

Green: G16, G03, YG41
Teal: BG18, 15, 32
Blue: B87, 95, 93, 91
Violet: V15, V12, V01
Pink: RV34, RV11, RV10
Yellow: V91, Y15, Y13, Y11
Skin: E04, E11, E00 and E13, E11, E21
Beards: T3, T1, T0 and W3, 1, 0
Hair: E55, 53, 50 and E43, 41, 40

All the products from Whimsy Stamps:

Gnome Party Row
Grass and Cloud Edger Die Set
Build a Fairy Garden Die Set
Slimline Meadow Die Set
Simple Sentiments Strips Die Set

Back tomorrow with another card for the new release launched yesterday


Monday, 10 May 2021

Dainty Daisies Slimline Background Stamp

Whimsy Stamps have today released a new background stamp - Dainty Daisies Slimline Background Stamp, and it's a stunner! 

I made a very quick and simple card to showcase this pretty stamp, I heat embossed an inked panel.  I prefer to ink, leave to dry then heat emboss, I just feel the white embossing powder stays white.  I kept the colour palette simple, using just Squeezed Lemonade, Spun Sugar and Shaded Lilac, blending well between the colour changes.

Once the panel was complete I trimmed it to fit behind the larger frame from the Slimline Birthday Scallops Die Set, then mounted this on to a pale lilac card blank.

I die cut the scalloped circle from the Happy Sayings Die set three times and adhered them together after stamping the "hello" from the co-ordinating Happy Sayings Clear Stamps, then finished off with some vellum butterflies that I die cut from the Slimline Scalloped Edge Pocket Die.  Those solid butterflies are perfect for vellum.

I'll be back tomorrow with a card featuring new GNOMIES!!

Products from Whimsy Stamps used on today's card:


Sunday, 9 May 2021

Awesome Birthday Wishes


Following on from my rather pink birthday card yesterday, I went with a more colourful look for this birthday card.  It was a lot quicker to make and a lot less fiddly!

I started off with a sheet from the 6 x 6 Eat Cake Paper Pack, cut it to fit a standard card base and matted this on to a piece of red card.  I die cut the new Awesome Large Word Die from red card 3 times and adhered these together.  Once it was adhered in place on the card I gave the word and the candy a coat of Nuvo Crystal Glaze for some shine then completed the rest of the sentiment using stamps from the Happy Sayings Clear Stamp Set.

This card came together so quickly and went straight into my daughter's school kiddies birthday cards box.  Man does that lass ever get through kiddies birthday cards!