Monday, October 16, 2017

Santa Spinner Card & Mirror Stamping Video

Hello Crafty Peeps! Today I have a card to share which was one of my projects at the Whimsy Craft Retreat earlier this month. It is a spinner card which also involves mirror stamping. It's a really fun project and Whimsy Stamps has now mirror stamps in the store to buy.

This super cute image, as well as the sentiment and background image are all from the Oh What Fun clear set by Deb Davis. In the video (scroll down) you will see the image from both sides.

The sprinkles around the image were created using Brusho. I also added glitter for some sparkles.
On the inside I've added snow texture paste and more glitter underneath the trees as well as on top of the trees.

Here is a little video on how to mirror stamp to create the image I used on my spinner card.

Whimsy supplies used:

Oh What Fun Die SetOh What Fun          *NEW Mirror Image   Lisa's Starry Night Sequin Pack

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Darling Daisies - watercolored

Hello crafting friends! Today I want to share a card with you where I used an older Whimsy rubber stamp called Darling Daisies, from the Crissy Armstrong Collection.

I used my ZIG Clean Color Brush Markers to stamp the image as well as color it. This was a new technique for me but I have to say I really do like it. I like the soft watercolor look and the 'no-lines' effect.

I took the stamp and mounted it onto a stamping platform. I used my Mini Misti for that. I then colored directly onto the stamp with my ZIG pens. One color after another and stamping in-between color applications. An easy task if you use a stamping platform. 

After stamping I let the image dry some what. I used a waterbrush to soften the stamped lines, added more color with my ZIG pens (i applied it directly to the paper with the ZIG pen) and colored and softened it again using the waterbrush. For the petals and the stems/leaves I used the lighter color to stamp and darker color to add some more depth. Except for the flower-head where I used the darker color to stamp. It is such a fun technique and I'm totally in love with the outcome and watercolor effect. Especially for flower images this technique is awesome. I'm sure you will see me using it on other images too in the future. The background was done using Distress inks (pads)

The paper I used is Canson cold-press 140lb watercolor paper. For this technique I liked to have a bit more of a rough texture unlike my smooth hot-press paper which I usually use to watercolor stamped images.

The sentiment is from the Wedding Day clear set. 

Colors used:

ZIG Clean Color Brush Pens:

Olive Green (used for stamping), Mid Green,
Bright Yellow, Light Brown (used for stamping),
Pale Grey (used for stamping), Haze Blue, Shadow Mauve (used for stamping)

Distress ink pads (for background):
Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap

Wink of Stella clear - to add some sparkle to the flower-head

Whimsy products used:
Darling Daisies    Wedding Day    Christmas Cheer Enamel Dots

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Support Needed! - Whimsy Stamps Special Hurricane Irma Relief Set!

Hello crafty friends!  Please join us to support the disaster relief efforts underway in Southwest Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
Purchase the special Helping Hands clear stamp set illusrated by Whimsy illustrator  and Florida native Deb Davis. The set will be on sale from now through December 31st, 2017 and Whimsy Stamps will generously donate ALL proceeds from the sale of each set to our local Southwest Florida charities to aide in disaster relief efforts.
This set is available to purchase as a pre-order now for $14US and will begin shipping in mid October.

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Here is a card I made using this special set

The background was made using Brusho powders and it actually matches the card base pretty well. It just looks different in the photo. I've added some sequins to embellish the card and Stickles for some bling.

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