Thursday, August 17, 2017

Whimsy August Release - Day 2


Here are my inspirational creations for day 2 of the Whimsy Stamps August Release!

First up is Fall Fox, a rubber stamp illustrated by Krista Heij Barber. I made a CAS scene card using only Whimsy products and here is how....


To create the cloud background I used the Stitched Cloud die set and a blank stencil sheet. Using the large solid cloud die (not the outline one) I partial die cut the clouds along the edge of a blank stencil sheet alternating the two sides of the cloud die. So I would have different sizes of scallops on my stencil. This is what my self-made stencil looks like:


To partial die cut you sandwich your die between your cutting plates so that only the part of the die you want to cut is under the top plate. Only that part will be cut. Then I sponged the background with distress inks using my new cloud stencil.
I used hot pressed watercolor paper for my card and also to stamp the image on. The meadowy hills are created with the curved die of the Stitched Border Trio and also sponged with distress inks. The sentiment comes with the stamp. The image ahs been fuzzy cut and adhered to the card with some foam tape to give it extra dimension. As a finishing touch I've added tiny flowers using a white extra fine sharpie poster pen and a distress marker (fine tip).



*NEW Fall Fox   DIY Stencil Sheets  


My second card showcases the NEW Lily Flower die set by Bev Rochester and the NEW clear set Wedding Day by Jessie Banks.


I used the Lily Flower die set to create the large Foamiran flower. I used the Coral colored Foamiran. Foamiran is also available at Whimsy. Here are all other Whimsy products I used to create my card:



Stitched Tag Dies   *NEW Lily Flower Die Set       *NEW Wedding Day   Peony Flower Die 

Thanks for stopping by today!
See you again tomorrow with even more new release inspiration.

Hugs,

Iris 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Whimsy Stamps August Rubber and Clear Release - Day 1


The Whimsy Stamps August Rubber and Clear Release is live now in stores ! To celebrate this new release with lots of amazing images and dies please visit our FB group where the Whimsy DT has lots of new release inspiration projects to share over the next few days! Also see the Whimsy Inspirations Blog for details about the release.

Here are my creations for today:


On my first card I used the new rubber stamp 'The Infant King'. Before I started coloroing I cut out part of the image using a star die from the Pierced Stars set. I also cut a piece of fun foam using the  same star die. Then I colored the image using only Copics from the E40's group. The star part of the image I colored with colors I would normally use for a nice effect. I layered the colored star onto the fun foam star and adhered it back onto the main image.  The background / outline was done using 90% alcohol, a brush and some Copic ink. I scribbled onto a little acrylic block like I would with my water based markers. I could have used refill ink as well but did not want to use much color, so I did it this way.Then I used the brush to pick up some color and the alcohol was my 'water'.  I like the effect it created and it was a really fun way to use Copics. To cut out the pointed edge I used the straight edge die from the  Pierced Border Die Trio. Sentiment is from a retired set. I added a panel of striped DP and some dots in matching colors.

*NEW The Infant King   Pierced Stars Die Set      Pierced Border Trio Dies



For my second card I used a NEW super fun Halloween clear set by Deb Davis, called Grim Reaper. To see her full line of Whimnsy stamps please click HERE.

 
I stamped the image with black VersaFine ink onto hot pressed water color paper and fuzzy cut it. I added some light color shades to the image with Distress Markers. The background was created using Distress Oxide inks. I love how easily you can blend the Oxide inks and how smooth it looks. They take a bit longer to dry than regular distress inks would but it is definitely worth the wait! Distress Oxide colors I used: Black Soot, Broken China, Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber. The sentiments are included with the set. I stamped the Halloween Greetings sentiment with VersaMagic chalk ink and the sentiment on the lower part of the card was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed w/ white embossing powder.  Other products used: Draculas Coffin Die Set, Dracula I Compel You Die Set, and Stitched Border Trio to create the Hills.


*NEW Grim Reaper   *NEW Dracula's Coffin Die Set   Stitched Border Die Trio   *NEW Dracula I Compel You Die Set  






Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Whimsy DT Call & a Teddylicious Birthday


Open Design Team Call!

Hello Crafting Friends! Whimsy Stamps has an open DT Call throughout the month of August! This is a rare opportunity for you to be on one of the best design teams in the industry! I should know as I am with Whimsy Stamps for 7 years already :-D
If you love Whimsy Stamps and like to be on a fun and popular team you have the chance to apply until August 31st. Please read all about it and how to apply HERE on the Whimsy Inspirations Blog!



On my card today I used Teddy Birthday Hat by Lee Holland colored with Copics. To add some extra interest to this CAS style card I created a polka dot see through panel.

Using the Polka Dot Fun clear stamp set I stamped with Versamark ink onto acetate and heat embossed with white embossing powder. If you are heat embossing on acetate it is important to use a thicker acetate sheet as it will withstand the heat better and wont warp. There are special acetate sheets for heat embossing available from several companies. Still be careful while embossing. You have to keep moving your heat gun constantly. Do not heat one spot too long. With this technique you want to use a little bit of heat often.

To create the doodled corners I used a stamp from the FADoodles clear set and the sentiment is from the Simple Sentiments set.

Copics used:

Teddy Fur: E50, E51, E53, W4
Teddy Nose and Foot Pads: E40, E42, E44, E47
White: W2, B00
Hat: G40, G43, G46 & Y11, Y15, Y38
Grey: W1, W3, W5
Outline: B00
Copic Colorless Blender


Whimsy Products used:

*NEW Teddy Birthday Hat     Polka Dot Fun 

*NEW FaDoodles     *NEW Simple Sentiments

Thanks for visiting me here today. Hope to see you soon again!

Hugs,

Iris