Saturday, 24 October 2020

Warm Fuzzies


Isn't this Santa and puppy just the sweetest?  The Warm Fuzzies is another of the new stamp sets in the Whimsy Stamps mini release.

I decided to make a scene card so started off by masking off a border around a panel of Bristol Smooth then inked the background with antique linen and vintage photo distress ink, added some splatters for a bit of interest.  I kept the inking light so the images would pop.

I used my copic markers to colour the images:

Santa: E94, E11, E01, BV20, C0, C00
Pup: E33, E31, E30
Clothing: R46, R27, R35, R14; C9, 7, 5; BG57, BG53, BG10

Cat & mat: C5, C3, C1, C0 BG57, BG63, BG10
Fireplace: E77, E74, E71, E70, E42, E40, YR18, Y15, Y11
Wreath G09, G43, G40

I finished off the card with a sentiment from the stamp set.

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Dragon Christmas Cheer


Another of the new stamp sets in the Whimsy Stamps mini release is this stinking cute Dragon Christmas Cheer set, he's really got himself in a tangle this time!

The idea I had in my head was to have him dangling from a stamped sentiment but ended up going with the Merry Large Word Die which I stacked with several layers or cardstock, and it's just perfect for this cray-cray dragon.  

Once I'd coloured the dragon I felt he looked too bland and washed out, so coloured him again with much bolder colours and, the jury is still out which one I prefer buuuuut I got two cards instead of one so job's a winner.

I added a sentiment from the stamp set then die cut the coloured panels with the Wonky Stitched Rectangle Dies and mounted it on to a dark purple card

Copic colours used:
Lighter image - V99, V95, V93, V91, E13, E11, E00; Y17, Y11; B05, B00; G05, G20; RV29, R000
Dark Image V09, V17, V15, E13, E11, E00; Y17, Y11; B05, B00; G05, G20; RV29, R000

I have another card planned for tomorrow, that one features one of Crissy Armstrong's sweetest little Santas.

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Slimline Fancy Frame Die

Whimsy Stamps have released this delish new Slimline Fancy Frame Die along with the Jolly Holly Stencil as part of today's new release.

I decided to go "old school" complete with gold mirror card because that gorgeous frame just screams bling!  I die cut the frame from ivory shimmer card stock and a layer of mirror card.  I stencilled the leaves direct on the panel with distress oxides then inked the pine cones and berries on to a scrap piece of card and fussy cut them out so I could pop them in place with sticky foam.

I  stamped and heat embossed the "wishes" from the  You're my Jolly stamp set and die cut the Christmas Large Word Die from mirror card.

I'll be back tomorrow with a couple  more cards featuring goodies from this release 

Friday, 16 October 2020

Peppermint swirl

I need all the Christmas cards I can get so when I saw the new Cosmic Swirl Background Stamp I got my Crimbo hat on and peppermint swirl instead.  I stamped out the background with red ink, allowed it to dry then die cut it with the Wonky Stitched Rectangles Dies

I then cut the presents from the Bookmark and Tags Die Set from pink card and applied glitter to the present lids and added a tiny rhinestone for some bling.  These were then adhered to a panel of white card.  I die cut JOY from the Bold ABC Die Set - they're the perfect size for these tags - and adhered them to the presents with foam tape.

A sentiment from the Holiday Mini Sentiments Stamps finished off this quick and simple card.

Whilst I had the Bookmark and Tags Die Set out I decided to make some bottle tags.  I used a circle punch to make the opening for the bottle.  I stamped a background pattern using the Holiday Postage Clear Stamp Set and did a bit of copic colouring.  I finished the tag off with some gingham ribbon and twine.


Monday, 12 October 2020

Gnome for the holidays

Gah, I just LOVE these wee gnomes by Crissy Armstrong!  Whimsy Stamps released two stamp sets on Saturday and they sold out straight away, no surprise there then!  They are available for pre-order though, and I've already pre-ordered the other set because ... gnomies!  There's just some things a girl as got to do.

Anyhoo, on to my card using the Gnome for the Holidays clear stamp set.  I started off by masking off a moon on a panel of Bristol Smooth card stock then inked with Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire.  I splattered on some white paint and set it aside to dry.

I die cut a strip of white card with the Fab-U-Las  Tree Assortment Die Set and removed some of the little trees so they didn't interfere with the large tree.  I cut a couple of extra snowbanks and added very light touches of Tumbled Glass to the bottoms to create some shading.

That Gnome!!!  He got the copic treatment then I fussy cut him out:
Skin: E04, 11, 01
Beard: W3, 1, 0
Clothing: R39, 29, 35, 24; C1, 00
Tree: G29, 43, 20
Star YR24, 13

I die cut the largest tree and added some baubles after adhering it in place.  And then finished the card off with a heat embossed sentiment from my all time very favouritest stamp set Holiday Mini Sentiments stamps

Back tomorrow with a couple of projects from the latest release 🙂

Sunday, 11 October 2020

31 Nights of Halloween


Whimsy Stamps are running their annual 31 Nights of Halloween event, with prizes and projects galore on the Whimsy Blog, and today is my turn to post some Halloween fun!

I chose to use the  Slimline Hill House die and teamed this with the  Spooktacular Clear Stamp set and a couple of sentiments from the You're My Boo stamp set.

I die cut a mask for the moon, popped it in place then inked the panel with Distress Oxides (Old Paper, Evergreen Bough, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot).  I added black oxide splatters and allowed to dry before removing the mask.  I added some shadows to the moon with copic markers and finished off with some spooky clouds by inking the panel with a cloud stencil and white pigment ink.

The house was backed with gold glitter card and adhered in place (after performing surgery and chopping the bottom off so the house would fit on the A2 sized card.)  I layered a couple strips of grass that I also inked with white pigment ink so they would stand out against the house.  I finished off with a copic coloured wee ghostie and a couple heat embossed sentiments.

And this, my friends, is most definitely the LAST Halloween card from me for another year!  I'm done and so into CHRISTMAS!!!! Ha!

Saturday, 10 October 2020

Holiday Postage

How fab is this new Holiday Postage Clear Stamp Set that I've paired with the recently released fun Postage Window Die from Whimsy Stamps!

I started off this card by inking a panel of Bristol Smooth card stock with Distress Oxides, starting with Tumbled Glass then Broken China, Stormy Sky and Faded Jeas.  I splattered the panel with water and diluted white paint and allowed to dry completely before die cutting with the Postage Window Die.

I raised up the frame part with double sided foam and stuck this down on to the card front, then popped the "stamps" back in place.  I cut a couple of white strips of card to resemble snow and glued those in on top of the stamps then filled in 6 of the windows with icons from the Holiday Postage stamp set, leaving the centre row free so I could pop in the Merry Large Word Die cut sentiment, along with a partial sentiment from the Holiday Mini Sentiments stamps

I'll be back quite a bit over the next few days with goodies from this release, it's pure Christmas so Bev got a bit carried away with herself ha!

Sunday, 4 October 2020

Winter trees on Kraft


I really do love Kraft and white together, and throw in a hit of red and oh boy, that makes me so happy!

This is such a quick and simple card to make, I made a mask by die cutting a circle from a piece of acetate, secured the mask to a piece of kraft card stock and applied white pigment ink to the circle, keeping it heaviest around the outer edges.  Once it was dry I made a snow storm (I'm lethal with that Posca Paint Pen!!) then adhered a couple of trees from the newly released Tree Assortment Die Set from Whimsy Stamps.

I die cut the Christmas Large Word Die from red cardstock and finished off with a stamped "Merry" and some red bling baubles for the tree.  

This is so different from the blue card I posted the other day using the Tree Assortment Die Set and I love the versatility of this die set.

Saturday, 3 October 2020

Autumn Leaves


I've another new stamp set from Whimsy Stamps today, and something different from me.  I decided to do some heat embossing and watercolouring for a change.  I started off by adding browns, greens and reds to a piece of watercolour paper with a lot of water to give a very faded out look.  Once it was dry I added gold and black splatter.

I stamped out the leaves from the new Leaf Layers Clear Stamp Set and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  I coloured the leaves with the same colours as I used on the background but just a lot more concentrated.  

I finished off with a heat embossed sentiment from the Leaf Layers stamp set and some gold sequins.

I'm in Christmas mode so have another Christmas card to share tomorrow.

Friday, 2 October 2020

Winter Trees


I've decided to keep postage costs down this Christmas so am trying for CAS flat(ish) cards and definitely achieved that here - go me!

I started off the card by making a mask for the moon, then inking with Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire and a touch of Black Soot.  I then splattered water and white paint on and allowed it to dry.  I also used a Posca Paint Pen to add more snow and ended up with a snow storm!   I removed the mask and added some squiggly shading with W1 and W0 copic markers.

I then die cut that fab tree border from the newly released Tree Assortment Die Set from Whimsy Stamps then cut another layer from white card.  I inked both with Tumbled Glass to add a little shading.  I stamped a sentiment from the Everyday Scripted Sentiments stamp set then adhered the layers in place with thin foam tape.

Products used from Whimsy Stamps 
Tree Assortment Die Set
Everyday Scripted Sentiments

Thursday, 1 October 2020

Spooky Halloween take 2

Whimsy Stamps have released the Cosmic Half Tone Oval background stamp today, and I've used it on this Halloween card with simple ink blending and stamping.  

As I was using distress oxides I decided to ink first then stamp, so the fine black details from the stamp wouldn't be blurred or lost.  I used Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin, Worn Lipstick, Seedless Preserves and Chipped Sapphire and applied it in an oval shape.  The colour gradients fitted with the pattern on the stamp perfectly, and that wasn't my intention so pure luck!  I cut this out with the  Wonky Stitched Rectangles Die Set.

I die cut the  Spooky Large Word Die  from black cardstock four times and adhered them together before adhering this on to the card.  I wanted extra shine so applied a coat of Nuvo Crystal Glaze and set it aside to dry.

The wee ghostie from the Spooktacular Clear Stamp set took minimal colouring and once coloured I fussy cut it out.  I finished off with a sentiment from the  You're My Boo stamp set


Products used from Whimsy Stamps

Cosmic Half Tone Oval background stamp
Wonky Stitched Rectangles Die Set.
Spooky Large Word Die
Spooktacular Clear Stamp set
  You're My Boo stamp set