Saturday, 21 November 2020

Elegant Ornaments


At last!  These gorgeous  Elegant Ornament Clear Stamps and Elegant Ornament Die is back in stock at Whimsy Stamps

I've done a little "how to" post on the Whimsy Blog for these cards, do pop across and check it out.

Friday, 20 November 2020

Happy Feet!

Whimsy Stamps mini release is here, and this release includes the most adorable penguin stamp set by Deb Davis called Happy Feet.  They are so stinking cute. 

I did very little ink blending on this card as I cheated and used one of the fab papers from the Blurry Flurries Paper Pack and then die cut and inked a couple of snow hills, stamped on a greeting from the stamp set then assembled on to a card blank.

Also new out today is the Twinkle Scribble Die which I used behind the pile of penguins.  I finished this all off with some bling.


Wednesday, 18 November 2020

CAS Christmas


I don't think I've ever made such a simple Christmas card, go me!  I used the Alphabet Mini Clear Stamp Set to stamp and heat emboss the "Very Merry" on to the banner from the Slimline Bunting Borders Die Set.  The mini alphabet stamps are perfect to customise a greeting.

I cut out a couple of triangles to make the trees from the gorgeous 6 x 6 Tartan Paper Pack and finished off with some tiny gold and white stars that I found in my stash. 

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Pine Bough


Whimsy Stamps mini release is here!  I went for traditional again with this beautiful Pine Bough stamp.  It's not large enough for a full Slimline card but works so well with the Slimline Marquee Die.  

I stamped the image out twice and coloured with copic markers.  I coloured the background first with E41 and E40 markers then used G29,  G46, G43 and YG03 for the branches and E41, E25, E29 for the pine cones.  Because the image is already pre-shaded it makes for really easy colouring.

I inked a panel of smooth cardstock with Distress Oxides Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet and Aged Mahogany then splattered water and gold paint on to it.  Once it was dry I ran it through the die cutter then adhered the stamped images behind the windows with foam tape.

I finished off with a few gold sequins and a heat embossed sentiment from the  Holiday Mini Sentiments Stamps 

Here's a peek at what the DT have come up with for this new release

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Fairy Thoughtful

 Fairy Thoughtful is part of the new Whimsy Stamp release, isn't she so sweet!

I made the background by inking up a panel of smooth cardstock with Distress Oxides - Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet and Chipped Sapphire, splattered with some water and once dry added some white paint splatters.  

I die cut the trees and birds from the Forest Majesty Die Set and also a couple of snow banks.  Once the trees and snow banks were adhered in place I adhered a frame that I made using the Quilted Rainbow Inlaid Die Set.  The sentiment is from the Warm Fuzzies Stamp Set

The fairy was coloured with copic markers:

Skin: E04, E11, E01, E000
Hair: E27, E21
Clothing: E43, E42, E41, E40; V95, V93, V91
Present: V17, V15, V12; C3, C1, C00

Monday, 2 November 2020

Slimline Scenic Countryside


The Slimline Scenic Countryside Die Set is another new release this week, and so another quick and easy Christmas card added to the pile already done.

I started off by inking up a panel of smooth cardstock with Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire before splattering with water and white gouache.

I die cut all the bits from the die set along with a couple of snowy hills.  The only colour is the pop of gold glitter card behind the windows and the Christmas trees that I coloured with copic markers.

I finished off by stamping the sentiment (from the Elegant Ornaments Clear Stamp Set ) then mounting the frame on to the card with some foam tape.

I have another Christmas card to share tomorrow. 

Sunday, 1 November 2020

Slimline Elegant Snowflakes


 Whimsy Stamps mini release is here and man oh man did I ever get my happy on when I saw this die. H.A.P.P.Y.!  It's the new Slimline Elegant Border and Snowflakes Die Set and it's just stunning!

I've made two super quick and easy cards, this is definitely a production-line die, that's for sure.

I inked up a panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock with some old SU ink - Groovy Guava and Blush Blossom (lurve this colour combo).  I then die cut the snowflake border from white card and adhered that to the coloured panel, and finished off with a few gold mirror card snowflakes and a gold Christmas Large Word Die and a heat embossed word from the You're My Jolly stamp set.

For the second card I repeated the steps except this time I used gold glitter card to cut the snowflake border and BOOM - bling de la BLING!  Just what Christmas needs!  I used the 6 x 6 Gilded Holiday paper pad and managed to get it to work on the slimline size by using one of the die cut flourishes to disguise the join, and the background is seamless.  Well chuffed with how this worked out! 

I'll be back tomorrow with another card from this new release.

The UK is going back into lockdown this week, but wherever you are in the world stay safe xo