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.


Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Oops, I forgot


The Super Dogs Clear Stamp Set from Whimsy Stamps got another airing.  That little dog is just too cute, with those big puppy dog eyes and I thought it would go so well with the Oops Word and Shadow Die Set

I stamped and coloured the dog with copic markers, this one is soooo quick and easy - C3, 1, 0 for the dog, R30 for his tongue and B04 with a touch of B00 for his scarf.  Job done!  

I cut the panel at a wonky angle and mounted this on to a piece of patterned paper from the Pets Woof paper pack.  I added a dash and dot line around the wonky panel with a 005 black Micron pen.

I die cut the Oops shadow from black card stock and the word die from white which I then coloured in a ombre look using B04, 02, 00 copics.  The copic blues matched up so well with the paper.  I mounted every other letter with foam tape and adhered to the shadow, then finished off with a mini sentiment from the Cheeky Sentiments Stamp Set

I love that I got two completely different looks from this stamp set, yesterday's card focusing on the comic book/super heroes look and this one anything but.


Monday, 15 June 2020

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Nope it's ..... Super Dog!



Whimsy Stamps, is continuing with the fun comic theme with today's mini release.  

I've used the Super Dogs Clear Stamp Set along with the Comics 6 x 6 paper pack  and kept this card really simple (for me!).

I coloured the doggie with copic markers C3, 1, 0; C7, 5; R29, 24 14; R30 and fussy cut the image out.  I die cut a star into a panel of white card stock and popped a piece of the Comics paper behind the cut out then popped the panel up on some 3D foam.  This was all adhered to a navy card base.

I stamped out the sentiment and D sign onto the name navy card and heat embossed both, and finished off with some glitter stars that I had in my stash.  A really quick and simple card that's different from everything else out there.  Whimsy Stamps to the rescue again 😍




And here's a peek at what the other DT girls have been getting up to with the new goodies.




Monday, 1 June 2020

BAM! Just like that it's release day at Whimsy Stamps



This is such an awesome release from Whimsy Stamps, can you say fun?  I don't think I've quite seen stamps as brilliant as these Bam You're Old clear stamps, perfect for all.  And don't even get me started on the Slimline Film Strip Die!  And then they went and finished it all off with the brilliant Comic Half Tone Stencil.  Just genius, but then again how clever were Whimsy Stamps to innovate and develop the Slimline Dies first a few months back.  This is why I've stayed with Whimsy for so long, not only are the girls the best, but they're always one step ahead of everyone else. Total winners 🥇

So, on to my card.  I used the  Comic Half Tone Stencil. with yellow, read and blue ink for the background, then stamped out the "BAM! on to white card and coloured that with copics to match the red on the background.  I did the same with the top and bottom sentiments then cut them out using the  Comic Speech Bubble Die Set

I coloured the character with copic markers:

Skin: E11, 00, 000, R30
Hair: C7, 5
Blue: B28, 26, 24
Reds: R28, 24, 14

I stamped out the skyline background in black ink then fussy cut that, the BAM and the character.  
Assembling the card was a doddle, I popped up the Slimline Film Strip Die! with black foam then added the character and sentiments, also using foam.  A few sequins because .... BLING! and a fun and different card.  

Can I just say again ..... that Slimline Film Strip Die! Brilliant!




The Whimsy DT have made some amazing projects using this new release, here's a wee glimpse at some of them



Friday, 29 May 2020

Happy Skies for Fresh Friday



It's Fresh Friday on the Whimsy Blog where some of the DT girlies feature and mix up products old and new.

I used the Happy Sky Stamp Set (I don't have the matching dies so did a bit of simple fussy cutting).  I was also "supposed" to use the Smile Large Word Die, but did I?  Did I heck!  I got so focused on the happy that I used the Happy Large Word Die instead. 🤦‍♀️  There's always one, and it's usually me! 😂




Anyhoo, I decided to make a long card to be able to fit the elements in, and I think these balloons are just perfect for a long card.  

I started off by stamping the fair ground at the bottom of the panel then inked up a rainbowish sky using a home made stencil (acetate and the fab Grass and Cloud Edger Die set ) and Distress Oxides.  I started with Shaded Lilac then Mowed Lawn, Cracked Pistachio, Scattered Straw, Tattered Rose and Picked Raspberry.  I didn't bother adding splatters, I'm still not sure I'm overly keen on the spotchy look, it makes me twitchy haha.



I coloured the images with copic markers to match the sky and fussy cut them out then popped them in place with some foam tape.  I die cut the Happy word 3 times from white card and once from a pale silver glitter card and layered them altogether before fixing in place and finished off with some sequins.  

This is so very different from what I would normally attempt but I had such a blast making it I think I'm hooked on this style of card.



Monday, 25 May 2020

Menopause - WTF?

No menopause for me because I'm a re-engineered sports model, ha! The new Whimsy Stamps mini release that goes live today is what the menopause header is all about 😉




I really had to think hard about how I could use the new WTF Word  Shadow Die Set without using a naughty word and thanks to the Menopause Clear Stamp Set I managed it.  I used Word to quickly type up the rest of the sentiment before die cutting it out with the new Comic Speech Bubble Die Set.  

I used a sheet of patterned paper that I think totally sums up how we feel when we're having a hot flush (yes, the sentiment says flash but to me it will always be a flush) and it's from the fabulous Rainbow Paper Pack.  I also die cut the WTF from the same piece of patterned paper.

I used my all time favourite  Wonky Stitched Rectangles Die Set to cut out the panel before adhering to a bright fuschia pink card base.




There's a sale going on at Whimsy Stamps too!



And here's a peek at what some of the other DT girls have created



Saturday, 16 May 2020

So Deeply Sorry


I made this card a while back but held back on posting it as the stamp set and die was out of stock at Whimsy Stamps, you all loved these two almost as much as I loved making this card!

The card base is a standard A2.  I adhered a piece of patterned paper from the Fabulous Florals Paper Pack - this paper pack is seriously gorgeous!  I then die cut the Spring Ovals Die Set, inked the back panel with Tattered Rose DO Ink, added some splatters with black paint then raised the top lacy panel with some foam pads.



I stamped the flower branch from the Sympathy So Deeply Sorry Stamp Set and coloured with copic markers.  I used RV95, 93, 91, C7, 5, 3, 1.  I added in some shading with Prismacolor pencils, and finished off with a sentiment from the stamp set which I heat embossed.



Friday, 15 May 2020

Catitude


Continuing on with the animal theme and mini releases from Whimsy Stamps, today's card features the Catitude Clear Stamp Set along with the Fish and Mice Border Die Set and the Kitty Cat Extras Die Set.  

I die cut the fish bowl along with a couple fish and also some sea plants which I coloured with copics.  I inked up another panel with Tumbled Glass and Scattered Straw and also masked off a strip along the side to stamp on the gingham pattern.  I used the Criss-Cross Gingham Background Stamp and Tumbled Glass DO ink for this.

I coloured the cat with copic markers, added a couple of sentiments (love the attitude ha!) and finished off with some fish bones from the Fish and Mice Border Die Set in the bottom corner.


Friday, 8 May 2020

Whimsy Stamps New Release = gotta love those wrinkles



Today sees another  Whimsy Stamps mini release and was all over this new Wrinkles Clear Stamp Set, the Puppy Paws Die Set and the Pets Woof Paper Pack

I mean ..... that FACE!  Dogs are my thing you know, I could never be that mad cat lady.  But dogs?  Oh yeah, with bells on!  

I was going to make a shaker card with the large paw die but didn't want to detract from that pup so went with glitter card and chocolate brown cardstock instead.




I used copics to colour the pup, then fussy cut it out.  Colours used:

E43, 41, 40; C9, 7, 5 and BG53, 000 along with some Nuvo glitter drops for the collar.

I finished off with a heat embossed sentiment.




Here's a peek at what some of my teamies did with the new goodies.





Friday, 1 May 2020

Barnyard Squares - new for May!


Wow, April has been the most surreal month I could ever have imagined, and it just whizzed by.  

It's release day at Whimsy Stamps, and they've changed things up in light of this awful pandemic and doing smaller releases throughout the month.

I'm showcasing the Barnyard Squares, isn't that moo cow just the cutest?!  I coloured the image up with copic markers.  I used the following markers C9,7,3; W1, 0, 00, R02, 00, E42 for the cow, B00, 000 for the sky and YG 17, 03 and  R83, 81


I used the delish Licorice Paper Pack for the background, and stamped a sentiment from the set on to a scrap of pink card.  I die cut the panels and the card base with the Notched Squares Die Set


Here's a sneaky peek at what the DT have come up with for this week's new goodies.






Friday, 24 April 2020

Whimsy Stamps Mini Release #2 ... I spy a Unicorn!



There's another mini release out today at Whimsy Stamps, this one is all about the Polka Dot Pals!  I decided to focus the accessory stamps from the Polka Dot Pals Mason stamp set instead of using the main image because .... Unicorn!!

I wanted to try something a bit different for me and kept the bottom half of the card white, apart from the sentiment, and I'm rather chuffed with the design.  I stamped and masked the wee unicorn then filled in with the flowers.  After inking the sky with my home made stencil that I die cut from some mylar using the Grass and Cloud Edger Die Set I coloured the image with copic markers and went heavy on the greens for the grass.

I die cut the panel with the Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles Dies.

I finished off with some sequins and a sentiment from the Shine Bright Stamp Set.  Isn't that sentiment just perfect for the image? 




And here's a peek at what some of my other teamies have done with this cute mini release




Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Whimsy Mini Release and it's all about the PINK



I seriously do NOT need an excuse to use pink, and couple it with green and I'm so in my happy place.  This has to be my all time favourite colour combo!  So I was tickled pink (ha!) when I saw the goodies that Whimsy Stamps are releasing as part of the April mini release.  Not my style at all but oh man!  Did I ever LOVE making these cards!




For my first card I used a sheet of paper from the Festive Desert Paper Pack, I'm still drooling over the colours in this pack. I stamped out and coloured three of the cacti from the Cute Cacti Clear Stamps and coloured them with copic markers (I'll list the colours I used at the end of the post).  I don't have the matching dies so fussy cut the images out and adhered on to white card that I coloured with Spun Sugar Distress Ink.  I die cut the white card using the Wonky Stitched Rectangles Die Set, then finished off with a sentiment also from the stamp set and some sequins.




For the second card, I used another sheet of patterned paper from the Festive Desert Paper PackI stamped, coloured and fussy cut a cacti and mounted this on to a panel I made by die cutting a frame from two dies in the Rounded Rectangles Die Set and popped a piece of vellum behind.  I wanted to separate the image from the busy patterned paper but didn't want to cover the whole pattern up, so the vellum did the trick.




I used another sentiment from the Everyday Mini Sentiments Stamp set, this time I heat embossed it, and finished off with some sparkly rhinestones.




I have to say, I think this paper pack is the best one Whimsy Stamps have released to date.  Did I already say the colours were drool-worthy?  

Copic colours used:
Cacti: G29, YG63, YG03, YG01
Pink: R85, R83, R81
Turquoise: BG49, BG45. BG000

Products used from Whimsy Stamps



Sunday, 12 April 2020

Hugs Bunny take 2


Following on from my previous post, here's the second card I made using the adorable Hugs Bunny Stamp Set from Whimsy Stamps.  I stuck with the soft colour scheme and colouring, and used up some of my patterned papers that I have had for so long I can;t even remember buying them!

I used the following copic markers:

Bunny W3, 1, 0, 00, R20
Bear E53, 51, 50


I made some more foamiran flowers, again using the new  Poppy Flower Die Set  I really like that I can get two different looks from one die set just by changing up how the flowers are moulded after heating.



I used the  the Notched Squares Dies for the top layer then die cut one of the ovals from the Spring Ovals Die Set to pop under the images and flower arrangement.  I finished off with a sentiment from the Hugs Bunny stamp set.

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