Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Hey There!

Hello Friends! I have another card to share with today where I used one of these beautiful flower stamps from  Whimsy stamps DoveArt line. It is called 'Lilac and Butterfly'.

I stamped onto Strathmore 140lb hotpress watercolor paper using Versamark ink. I heat embossed the image with Ranger's superfine detail white embossing powderBecause it is hard to see when coloring a white outlined image on white watercolor paper I always stamp my image a second time in black onto a piece of scrap paper for reference. 
I then watercolored the image using Daniel Smith (DS) watercolors in Quinacridone Magenta, Rose of Ultramarine, Quinacridone Deep Gold, Titanium White and Sap Green. I've added some soft glitter to the butterfly with a Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen and some more bling using Nuvo glitter drops in golden sunset in some areas of the lilac. The background was done with DS Manganese Blue-Hue.

Here is a close-up: 

To finish off my card I used a light pink heavy cardstock base and a layer of black cardstock to make the image more pop. I stamped the sentiment from the
Bold Statements clear set by Deb Davis with Delicata pink shimmer ink onto a piece of black cardstock. I layered it with a piece of pink cardstock. To embellish I used some Sequins from the, white string, a pink button and some enamel dots from the It's a Party set.

Here are the Whimsy products I used:

Lilac and Butterfly   Bold Statements   VersaMark Full-Size Ink Pad - Original (Clear)    White Embossing Powder    Morning Glow Sequin Pack     *NEW It's a Party Enamel Dots   Delicata Small Ink Pad - Pink Shimmer   


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Celebrate Today! - Hydrangea Cluster

Hello Crafty Friends! Iris here today with a card made using one of the new Whimsy Rubber stamps from the DoveArt line. This is one of my absolute favorites from the new line. It's called Hydrangea Cluster.

I stamped the Hydrangeas a few times onto Canson heavy weight (140lbs) watercolor cardstock with Distress Ink Antique Linen and colored using Daniel Smith watercolors. (see a list of colors used below). After the watercolors had dried thoroughly I fuzzy cut the Hydrangea flowers. The sentiment is from the Happy Headlines clear set by Deb Davis and was stamped using VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink and then cut out. For the background I sponged Fossilized Amber Distress ink all over the cardstock, spritzed it with water for some more interest and let it dry. Then I used the Brick Pattern Stencil and Fossilized Amber Oxide ink to sponge the pattern. Using the Oxide ink in the same color as te background gives it a more saturated look and makes it stand out more. After the oxide ink was dry I applied Liquitex Gloss Super Heavy Gel to add some structure. This gel goes on white and dries crystal clear for an awesome glass like 3D effect.

Here is a closeup on the Hydrangeas. I also added a few crystal dew drops. Kind of hard to see in the photo but looks really nice in real life.

Daniel Smith water colors used:

Sap Green
Undersea Green
Lunar Blue
Manganese Blue Hue
Indanthrone Blue

It was the first time for me working with the Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors and I have to say I am in love. They are super vibrant and a dream to work with. You can expect to see them used more often on my creations in the future.  

Whimsy products used:

Happy Headlines   Hydrangea Cluster   VersaFine CLAIR Ink Pad - Nocturne (black)   Brick Pattern Stencil   Distress Ink - Mini Ink Pad Kit 3

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Day 6 of the Whimsy February Release Inspiration

Hope you all had a good start into the week! It's Day 6 of the  Whimsy Stamps February Release week. On this last day of our release celebrations I have two cards to share. 

Here is the first one. A bright CAS card using the 'Love Has Four Paws' clear stamp set by Deb Davis from Amped2Stamp This is another set in our line-up of pet sympathy stamps.

To make this card I started out to mask the edges of a panel of 140 lbs Strathmore mixed media paper with Post-it removable labeling tape. I wanted to sponge the background and have the appearance of a frame without using another layer of cardstock. To sponge my background I used TH Distress Inks ( picked raspberry, spiced marmelade and squeezed lemonade). Then I used the Brick Pattern Stencil to lift some of the color. To do that I used a slightly damp baby wipe. I didn't want it to be perfect, I just wanted a bit of the brick pattern effect on my background. When everything was dry I stamped the image and sentiment using Versafine ink

For my second card I had a play with the 'Unconditional Love' set also illustrated by Deb Davis from Amped2Stamp.

For this card I used a A2 size cardstock base (4 1/4 x 11 inches folded cross wise). I cut out a heart shape in the center of the front layer. On the inside I stamped the image with Versamark ink and embossed with black embossing powder. I made sure that when the card is closed the image will show perfectly through the cut out heart shape. The sentiment on the inside was stamped with Versafine ink. To finish my card I spritzed some black spreckles on the outside using a black Distress marker and the TH Distress tool. I stamped the small sentiment with Versafine Crimson Red ink and added a few sequins and enamle dots.

and here is a look at the inside of the card:

Whimsy products used:

*NEW Love Has Four Paws   *NEW Unconditional Love   Brick Pattern Stencil   Versafine Full-Size Ink Pad - Onyx Black    Versafine Full-Size Ink Pad - Crimson Red   VersaMark Full-Size Ink Pad - Original (Clear)   Black Embossing Powder   Christmas Cheer Enamel Dots   Valentine Sequin Assortment

This concludes our  Whimsy Stamps February release. I hope you all had as much fun with this new release as I did. I will be back later this week with some more inspiration! 

Thanks for visiting!