Sunday, 20 December 2020

Gnome for the holidays


I've not had much time to spend in my craft room, lots of changes in my life has got me running from pillar to post.  I did manage to squeeze in some time to put this card together using this sweet gnome from the Gnome for the Holidays stamp set.   Whimsy Stamps have released some matching Outline Dies for this stamp set along with other matching sets as well, though I fussy cut this image out as when I coloured this image the dies hadn't yet been released 

I started off the card by inking a panel of white card with pumice stone distress oxide ink, then spattering with water and white paint.  Once dry I layered up some snow banks along with one of the trees from the Tree Assortment Die Set  

The colouring was kept simple with only red and grey used along with a touch of E's for the nose.

Reds: R37, R36, R24, R32
Grey: W3, 1, 0, 00
Skin: E11, 00

I have a few more Christmas cards to post that I made months ago and never got around to actually blogging them.  Should get those done this week.

Thursday, 3 December 2020

Smiles across the miles

Whimsy Stamps has this gorgeous Snowy River red rubber stamp as part of the latest release.  It's a large stamp so is perfect for production line cards as all it needs after stamping is a sentiment and, if you can't help yourself like I can't, a bit of bling.

I stamped the image on to a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock with navy ink, allowed it to dry then lightly inked around the edges of the panel with Stormy Sky Distress Ink.  I die cut the panel with the largest die from the  Wonky Stitched Rectangle Dies and mounted it on to a white card.

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from the new Simple Sentiment Strips stamp set and added touches of Stickles along with the sequins for a boost of bling (which is not showing up in the photos, typical!)


Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Yeti for Christmas

Whimsy Stamps mini release is here and it's the final one for 2020, and  this cutie from the Yeti For Christmas clear stamp set is part of the release.

I started off with one of the gorgeous backgrounds from the  Blurry Flurries Paper Pack and then die cut and inked a couple of snow hills along with a row of trees from the  Tree Assortment Die Set  

I stamped and coloured the Yeti and Gnomies (too stinkin cute!) with copic markers before fussy cutting, and finished off with a heat embossed sentiment also from the stamp set.

I have another card featuring the new release which I will post tomorrow.