Monday, November 5, 2018

Whimsy Stamps New November Release - Snowman & Friend

Hello All! Today I have a creation to show which uses the NEW Snowman and Friend image by Lee Holland. 

This sweet image was colored using watercolors (Altenew water colors). I stamped onto Canson XL 140lbs watercolor paper with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink.. I almost always use the smoother backside of the paper to my stamping images on. The background panel on the left side was stamped with the NEW Cozy Blanket BG stamp and Seedless Preserves Distress Ink. The die cut trees are the NEW Snowy Trees Die Set. I've added Glitter Snow to the trees branches for an even more snowy effect. The sentiment is from the You're My Jolly sentiment set that was released last month. To embellish my card I used some Stickles Stardust Glitter Glue on the snow and added a button and two Sparkletz stars. 

Here are the products I used:

*NEW Snowman and Friend Rubber Cling Stamp   *NEW Cozy Blanket Background Rubber Cling Stamp   *NEW Snowy Trees Die Set      *NEW You're My Jolly Clear StampsDistress Ink Mini Pad - Seedless Preserves    Sparkletz - Crystal Stars  Nuve - Deluxe Adhesive

   Crafty Foam Tape White    VersaFine CLAIR Ink Pad - Nocturne (black)      Stickles Glitter Glue - Star Dust

Have fun creating and don't forget to show your Whimsy creations in out FB group

Thanks for stopping by today! 


Sunday, October 28, 2018

Bundled Up Christmas

Hello and Happy Sunday! What a gorgeous weekend here in Florida. Finally temperatures are down and it is a BEAUTIFUL fall day. Windows and doors open and cooler air is streaming in! I was waiting for that since April - lol. Don't get me wrong I love the Florida Summers but Fall and Winter in Florida are my most favorite seasons!

I have a cute little card to share today. It's a CAS design using the gorgeous  NEW Bundled Up clear set by Deb Davis - one of my favorite Whimsy Artists and fellow Floridian.

How to create this card:

1. Cut card base from ultramarine blue heavy weight (110lbs/300gsm) cardstock - 11" x 4 1/4", top fold card. Cut white card panel - 4" x 5 1/4" - from heavy weight mixed media paper (I used Strathmore Mixed Media 140lbs / 300gsm)

2. Stamp images from the Bundled Up clear set using Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Copic friendly cardstock (I used Hammermill 100lb Digital Cover Stock) Color the images using Copics and then fussy cut. Copic colors used: E000, E00, E11, Y11, R81, R83, R85. R89, BG18, BG13, BG11, C3, C5, E30, E31, E33, E35, BV000, BV00, BV01.

3. Creating the background: Using post-it tape mask a rectangle (2" x 3 1/4") in the center of the white mixed media paper panel. Gradually sponge the background with an ink blending tool going from dark to light where the darkest color is on top. Distress ink colors used: Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon. With a black fine liner pen draw a line resembling a rolling hill. Stamp the trees and sentiment with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink (refer to the picture).
To add the falling snowflakes use a white gel pen (or what I prefer : Sharpie water based poster pen - extra fine point).

4. Finishing off the card:  Adhere the white background panel onto the card base using glue or tape. Add images with foam tape or foam circles for more dimension. To embellish the card add some clear/crystal sequins to the background layer as well as some Stickles Stardust to the girls dress and hat. For a finishing touch glue some white Fun Flock to the bunnies tail.

Whimsy products used:  

*NEW Bundled Up Clear Stamps     Nuve - Deluxe Adhesive      VersaFine CLAIR Ink Pad - Nocturne (black)                      
        Memento Full-Size Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black    Copic Sketch Markers Cadmium Red [Pack Of 3] (3PK-R27S)    Wonder Tape
  Crafty Foam Tape White    3D Foam Circles - WhiteInk Blending Tool   Distress Ink Mini Pad - Mermaid Lagoon      Distress Ink Mini Pad - Salty Ocean   Distress Ink Mini Pad - Wilted Violet   Stickles Glitter Glue - Star Dust Sequin Bag - Shine  

Have fun creating and don't forget to show your Whimsy creations in out FB group

Thanks for stopping by today! 


Thursday, October 25, 2018

Nutty or Nice - Shaker Tags

Can you believe the holiday season is right around the corner? Jeeez where did the year go! My project today shows a set of three shaker tags created using the NEW Nutcracker clear set and the NEW Tombstone dies.

The images were colored with Copics and then hand cut. The red, blue and gold papers I used are left overs I had from an older Paper Door kit. I cut out the tags from cardstock using the Tombstone dies. I also cut out tags from fun foam being used as spacers, two per tag and layered them on top of each other between the cardstock cut outs. Just to make sure there's enough room for the fillings to move around freely. 

Here are the Whimsy products I used:

*NEW Tombstone Tag Die Set      *NEW The Nutcracker Clear Stamps    Nuve - Deluxe Adhesive      VersaFine CLAIR Ink Pad - Nocturne (black)   Memento Full-Size Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black    Copic Sketch Markers Cadmium Red [Pack Of 3] (3PK-R27S)    Crafty Foam Tape White   Shaker Fun Tin - Snowballs   Shaker Fun Jar - Confetti   

Thanks for stopping by today!