Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Rainbow Wishes

I challenged myself to making a card with no stamping.  Let me just think about that for a minute ... yeah I shocked myself too.  But, I love how this really quick and simple card turned out.

I cut a panel of patterned paper from the new Rainbow Paper Pack for the base of the card, and used the left over to die cut the WISHES using the Bold ABC Die Set.  This set is THE perfect size for cards! 

I then cut the lower white panel using the Rainbow Words Border Dies and finished off with some clear sequins.

I love that this card can be used for anyone and for so many different purposes.  I'm definitely making more of these to keep in my cards stash.

Whimsy Stamps products used 

Sunday, 23 February 2020

Old style pretties

I've sort of lost my way from my old style shabbyish/pretty cards lately and if I'm honest I missed it.  After finishing this card I've decided I need more foo-foo pretty cards in my craft room so today I've decided to play (aka making a mess in this room haha).

I used a paper pad I picked up at The Works as a start, loved the soft aqua and pink.  I die cut the floral layer with the Notched Squares Dies from Whimsy Stamps, and used a TH lace die for a bit of extra dimension.

I did the stamped panel by stamping and colouring the Brick Background stamp with copic markers on the bottom part of the panel then inked up the sky.  I die cut a piece of acetate with the clouds from the Cloud and Edger die set and used that as a stencil together with Tumbled Glass distress oxide.

I coloured  Polka Dot Pals Khadija with copic markers and fussy cut her out to pop on the panel, just sitting on the brick wall.

Copic colours used:
Hair: E44, 42, 40
Skin: E04, 11, 00, 000, R20
Aqua: BG32, 11, 10
Pink: RV34, 32, 11
Brick Wall: E17, 15, 13, W5, 1

I used the large star from the Primitive Shaker Dies for the star behind the panel, I cut this from some of the background paper and finished off with a digi sentiment from the Vintage Sentiments set to finish off the card, along with some mulberry flowers and sequins.

Products from Whimsy Stamps

Friday, 21 February 2020

Fresh Friday

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

This week I've had a play with the Illusions Background Stamp and the Celebrate Word and Shadow Die Set.  And because I'm a rebel rule-breaker I also used the Leaf Foliage 2 Die Set 

I used one of Kristinia Werner's Distress Oxide Ink blend recipes - I used Old Paper, Evergreen Bough and Black Soot and inked this on to Bristol Smooth card.  Once it was dry I inked up the background stamp using Versamark then heat embossed the panel with Wow White Superfine Embossing Powder.  I much prefer doing it this way as opposed to stamping then inking because it's way easier to see any rouge flecks of powder that you would otherwise miss when embossing white on white.

I trimmed the panel, matted on to black cardstock and adhered to the card base.  I finished off with the die cut sentiment and some leaves which I adhered on to a circle of vellum.

Sunday, 16 February 2020

Beaver Birthday

I made another scene card, though this one was way quicker than the Bearing Gifts card I did a few weeks back.  I think what sped up the process for this card is that I incorporated patterned paper into it, so a much smaller and simpler scene was needed.

Using the Grass and Cloud Edger Die Set I die cut a strip of scrap card to make a stencil for the grass.  I inked up the grass using Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink, then finished off the top part of the panel with some Tattered Rose and the lightest touch of Abandoned Coral DOI.  Using a copic marker I flicked in some grass on the green colouring to add a bit of dimension then die cut the panel with the Wonky Stitched Rectangles die set.  I popped this panel on to a layer of paper from the  Giraffe Paper Pack and mounted this on to a top-fold card.

I stamped and coloured the beaver and balloons from the new Beaver Birthday clear stamp set, fussy cut them out and popped them on to the panel over the fun Connected Oval Frame Die.  I finished off the card with a sentiment from my favourite set - the  Everyday Mini Sentiments Stamp set

The copic colours used are:
Beaver - E44, 42, 41, 40, W0, W00; W7, W5; E93
Balloons - YG07, YG05, YG01; BG05, 02, 01, 000

Products used from Whimsy Stamps:

Saturday, 8 February 2020

Sending Love

When I saw the Elegant Wood Frames stamp set from Whimsy Stamps I saw background stamping with the floral images so set about making a couple of really quick and easy valentines cards.

I stamped both floral clusters and the individual flowers in Versamark ink on to red card then heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  I trimmed the red panel to size then die cut a heart from the Primitive Shaker Shapes Die SetI stamped the Cherish sentiment on to the card blank then mounted the panel on top using foam pads, then finished off with some gold sequins.

The second card dame about because I hate throwing stuff away so used the heart from the other card, layered that over a black heart die cut and popped it on white card.  I die cut LOVE from the Bold ABC Die Set three times from white card and once from gold satin finish card, adhered these together then adhered to the card and finished off with a few gold sequins.

Two quick cards done and dusted 😁

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Stone House

Following on from my previous post, here's another card featuring one of the new release stamps from Whimsy Stamps, Stone House.  I coloured the image with copic markers, I was going attempt it with watercolours but this one is quite fiddly and watercolours are so not my comfort zone whereas this was easy to colour with copic markers.

After colouring, I die cut  and embossed a frame using the Card Builder Windows die set and finished off with a die cut sentiment using the Celebrate Word and Shadow die set along with a few clear sequins. 

This card took no time at all to put together once the colouring was done and it's another great addition to my cards for men box!

Saturday, 1 February 2020

Layered Dahlias - Whimsy February Release

It's the February release day at Whimsy Stamps, and I've used a few new goodies on my card today,  starting off with the fabulous Layered Dahlia Stamp Set.  This is another great addition to Whimsy's floral stamps, and it's so quick and easy to use, two layers of inking and stamping and you have the prettiest flowers.  I went with Lilac tones this time, love how it pops against the green foliage which is die cut from the Leaf Foliage Diet Set 2

I fussy cut the flowers as there aren't any matching dies.

I made the base by die cutting a panel from ivory card stock using the Zig Zag Stitched Rectabngles Die set then, using the points in the pattern as a guide I scored some lines on the back of the card for extra interest.

I adhered the flowers and leaves on the Connected Rectangle Frame Die that I cut from gold mirror card and finished off with some die cut vellum leaveand a heat embossed sentiment.  The sentiment is also from the Dahlia Stamp Set, love that font!

Here's a peek at some of the cards the DT have made for this release