Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Happy Birthday Shaker Card - Whimsy DT

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Happy Tuesday! After being on a little getaway over the Easter holidays I had no creation to share last week but I am back with a new card today.

Do you like shaker cards? I think they are so much fun and no matter if the recipient is little or grown-up I'm sure they will love them too!

Here I used the Shaker Builder Die set to cut out the frame for my shaker card.

The flowers are from the NEW Pretty Big Flowers clear set. I used my Misti to stamp the first layer on white card stock and the second outline layer on vellum. I stamped using Distress Oxide inks and in addition to stamping the outlines on vellum I also embossed them with clear embossing powder. If you heat emboss on vellum make sure to pre-heat your heating tool so your embossing powder melts faster, thus avoiding the vellum to warp from the heat. But still be careful not to over heat and damage the vellum. Then I layered the flowers together, adhered the layeres with glue dots and cut them out. I did the same with the leaves.
I was inspired by Jennifer McGuires video here where she demonstrated the vellum layering technique. The two twigs behind the yellow flower were stamped onto the background panel of the shaker card.
The happy birthday was cut out using the New word die sets Smiles, Happy and Celebrate and Birthday, Wishes and Magical. I embossed it with silver embossing powder and the dot on the i is a tiny silver pearl.

As filling for my shaker card I used different colored sequins - silver, white and pink. Some of the sequins are from the Valentines Sequin Assortment.

Thanks for visiting! 


Friday, April 14, 2017

Whimsy April Rubber & Clear Release - Day 3

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Hello Everyone - Happy Friday! For Day 3 of the Whimsy April Release celebrations I have 2 creations to show. First is a little CAS card showcasing the super adorable "Mermaid Darling" by Kirsten Winkelbauer.

I colored her with my Copics (guess what....this time I wrote down the colors I've used...woohoo ;-) ). While I was coloring her I thought it would be nice to have some sorts of underwater background for her. So I drew this rock for her to sit on and added. First with pencils and outlined it afterwards with Copic Multiliner Pens. I think it looks kind of cute with the image, what do you think?
For the water effect in the background I used a blue Pit Pastel Pencil (Faber Castell). It's hard to see in the photo but the bubbles have glitter (Stardust Stickles) on them.

Here is my list of Copics used:
Hair, Seaweed Tail: RV99, R39, R37, RV29, RV25, RV00
Mermaid Tail/Blouse: YG99, YG95, YG93, YG91, YG00, YG000
Skin: E50, E53, E43, R11
Fish, Coral, Seaweed: Y17, Y13, Y11 / BV00 BV02, BV04, BV08 /
YR27, YR15 Y17 Y13 Y11 / B00, B000 / G46, G43, G40
Rock: W00, W1, W3, W5 / V91, V93, V95, V99 / E89, E84, E81
Sand: E50, E51, E53, E43

My second card is CAS as well showcasing the gorgeous Cherry Blossom Panel die - *love*

The Cherry Blossom Panel was cut out from white heavy cardstock and layered onto a sponged background. I used Distress inks to sponge the background - Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean.. The word sentiment is from the New Pretty Big Flowers Clear Set.  I've added 3 Summer Breeze Enamel Dots to embellish the card.

Wishing all of you a Happy Easter!


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Day 2 of the Whimsy April Release

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Welcome to Day 2 of the Whimsy April Release! Today I have a CAS card to share. I made a Sympathy card using the Word Dies Set - Sympathy, Heartfelt and Condolences.

I also used an older die from the Hand Stitched Border die set. The dandelion stamp is from the Friendly Flowers clear set. It was released back in February. Only embellishment are three sequins and the black layer is actually black glitter cardstock which I think gives an elegant look to the card.

Thanks for dropping by and I'll be back tomorrow with two more creations!


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Whimsy Stamps April Rubber and Clear Release - Day 1

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Whimsy Stamps April Rubber and Clear Release

Welcome Stamping Friends to Day 1 of the Whimsy April Rubber and Clear Release Celebrations!
The new stamps and dies are live in the store now! Click HERE to see all the new stamping goodness! If I counted right we have 10 new rubber stamps (eeeek soooo darn cute) 6 clear sets (amazing!) and 4 dies/sets (fantastic). 

So who wants to win some stamping goodies? You? yes of course you do! Make sure to hop on over to our Facebook Inspirations Group where the celebrations take place! There you will have the chance to participate in games and with some luck win some of the new goodies! Woohoo!

To give you some inspiration here are two cards I made with some of the new products. First up is a card using one of Crissy's new stamps called Penguin Birthday Party - just looooove this guy! 

I colored this cuddlesome guy with my Copics. Papers are older ones from my stash, I think they are Maja Design. I also used two of the new dies to cut out some embellies for my card. The NEW Cherry Blossom Panel die - such a fantastic and versatile die - and also the "happy" word die of the NEW Word Die Set - Smiles, Happy and Celebrate . Flowers are from my stash as well as the pearls. The cut out balloons are made with a retired Whimsy die, just want to mention in case if you are wondering. Oh yes and the word stamp "Birthday" is from the NEW Magical Birthday Wishes Set.

Colors used: Unfortunately I did not write down the Copic colors. *sigh* I have to get better with this. I always receive messages from some of you asking about the colors used and I am so bad taking notes.
Ok so lets see if I can remember what I used to color this little guy.

For the black on the Penguin I used the C-grays (9,7,5,3) and B41. I rarely use the color black at all. The Balloon is colored using the blues from the B90's. The pressie is E70 and 71, ribbon is BG70, 72, 75. Yellow is Y38, 15, 13, 11 and YR27 for shading. Hmmm and for the green of the hat I think I used G40, 43, 46. I also used a toner grey, I think is was T3, on some parts of the image to get an even darker shading.

Here is my second card in a more clean and simple style using the NEW Word Die Set - Birthday, Wishes and Magical.

The background was done with Brusho again - black and purple. Looks like I have a hard time to stay away from that stuff  *ggg* Then I simply cut out the three words and sprinkled on some thinned out Gesso. To finish up the card I added some mulberry flowers, rhinestone swirls and a few sequins. A fairly quick card with a stunning background effect that makes the cut out words pop, thanks to the Brusho.

I'll be back tomorrow with a new creation, make sure to stop by again! Don't forget to visit our FB Group to see some stunning inspiration from my DT sisters and to have the chance on winning some amazing prizes and celebrate the new release with us!


Monday, April 3, 2017

For Mom

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Hi All!

Whimsy Stamps April's digital release is now available.  We have images, sentiments, and 6x6 papers all available for instant download - perfect for those that like instant gratification.
Please visit the Whimsy blog to see all the new digital goodies.

Digital images are great because you can flip images, use the computer to “mask” and combine images and backgrounds, and re-size everything to suit your personal projects before you print them off.

Here is my release card using the New Digital Sentiment Set "For Mom 3" as well as some papers from the Mint Green Dark Papers digital set.

I colored with Copics and also used some Sequins and Enamel dots.


Sunday, April 2, 2017


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Hi Everyone and Happy Sunday! I want to show you a quick, clean & simple card I made using Whimsy's Shapeology die set called Brush Script Numbers.

I also used the wavy die from the Stitched Border Trio die set and some Enamel Dots to embellish my card.

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Shine Bright

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Happy Sunday All and welcome to my blog! Today I want to share a card I've made using two of Whimsy's newly released  clear sets - Shine Bright and Wish Upon a Star. 

The back ground paper was created by stamping with the stars background stamp from the Wish Upon a Star set onto yellow DP paper using Morocco Memento ink. 
The crackle background I made using a stencil and Liquitex Super heavy Gloss Medium onto heavy water color paper. I love this medium. It dries clear and you can create stunning effects with it. You will be seeing more of that soon on my cards. Once the medium was dry (it takes several hours to dry, best over night) I spritzed it with water and sprinkled on some Brusho in lemon, orange and scarlet - dabbing off the excess with a lint free cloth and let it dry again. 
The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark onto black card stock and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I then used VersaMagic Lemon Lime chalk ink to sponge the black cardstock and make the sentiment pop. I've added some die cut stars - using Whimsy's Shapeology Pierced Stars Die Set-, flowers, rhinestomes, Glitter and NUVO Crystal Drops to embellish the card and add some bling.

Thanks for dropping by!


Friday, March 24, 2017

Whimsy March Release Inspiration

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Hi Crafty Friends! Internet problems kept me from posting part of my Whimsy release creations last week *sigh*. But I am back online...yaya :-)  (fingers crossed it stays that way) and would like to share my creations today.

On my first card today I used the NEW Distant Friends clear set.

To create my card background I used the XOXO stamp and the 'two little hearts connected with a string' stamp. Stamping randomly with purple and violet memento ink. Then I took a Copic multiliner and doodled the frame. One tag was cut out from black cardstock and the other from watercolor paper, misted with water and sprinkled with brusho. I love the effect that it created.
I stamped the sentiment onto watercolor paper and layered it with black cardstock to match the tags. To embellish my card I used a single violet pearl and a mulberry paper butterfly.

My second card uses the NEW Wish Upon a Star clear set.

Can you tell that I'm in love with Brusho at the moment? Looooove that stuff! To create this card I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink onto watercolor paper using my Misti  -BTW I can not live without my Misti anymore. It makes stamping life so much easier! -  and embossed with white super fine embossing powder. Then I misted the paper with water and sprinkled on some brusho in Ultramarine and Turquoise. I spritzed on some more water in the middle where the sentiment is. I blotted off excess water with a paper towel. I tried not to wet the edges too much after I sprinkled on the Brusho because I wanted to keep the coarse effect around the sentiment. After the paper was mostly dry I used a baby wipe and carefully  removed some color from the embossed sentiment to make it pop some more. The embossing powder resists the watercolor. To embellish I added a few star sequins.

Here comes my last card. This time a shabby chic style card using the adorable Penguin loves Bunny stamp by Crissy Armstrong.

I colored the image using Copics. DP is some left over Maja Design papers I had in my stash. I've added several layers and distressed each before adding. The sentiment is cut out from the NEW Brush Script Upper Case Alphabet. To embellish my card I used flowers, rhinestones, metal embellishments and some gauze. To give the card a more shabby chic look I've added Super Heavy Gesso from Liquitex all over the card and embellies. I just found this kind of Gesso, it's way thicker than the normal Gesso, more like a paste. Perfect to us on cards to create this effect.

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Whimsy Stamps March Release - Day 1

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Today kicks off our March 2017 release party over in our Whimsy Stamps and Inspirations Facebook group. You can join us for games, fun, and a chance to win Whimsy prizes.
We are releasing 10 new red rubber images, 6 new clear stamp sets and 2 new die sets. There is definitely something for everyone. Everything is available NOW to purchase. Click here to see all of the new stamping goodness.

But that's not all! Our Whimsy Challenges are starting again ...wohooo. We are doing monthly challenges now which will start every 3rd Wednesday of each month. We keep things nice and easy and our themes are always Anything goes. For those of you who want to follow a theme each we'll  have a twist to each challenge. So for March it is Anything Goes with a twist of Easter! As I said the twist is optional but to be eligible to win our prizes you must use a Whimsy Product (rubber stamp, digital stamp, sentiment or digital paper) as the main focal point of your creation. Come on and join us for the new challenge starting today and spread the word that the Whimsy challenges are back up and running again!

But now back to the release...here are my creations for Day 1 of our release celebrations:

I made a shabby chic tag using NEW Freesia by Wee Stamps. I colored that adorable Bunny using Distress Markers. The sentiment is from the digital Various Occasions 2 Sentiment. 

My second card is a CAS style card with a Mothers Day theme. I used the NEW clear set Mother Love.

Front of the card:
The flowers are included with the sentiment set. I stamped the flowers with pigment ink on the front of my single layer card. The Sentiment was stamped with black pigment ink onto vellum paper and heat embossed using black super fine detail embossing powder. The enamel dots are also from Whimsy and can be found HERE

I added another sentiment to the inside of my card. The background was done with Distress Crayons.

Inside of the card:

Hope to see you again for Day 2 of the Whimsy March Release Celebrations tomorrow


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Whimsy March Digital Release Day II - Some Bunny Loves You

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Happy Hello to Y'all! Did you see the new Whimsy March Digital Release yet? New digital image stamps - too cute, digital paper sets (oh so yummy) and sentiment sets as well!
Click HERE to see all the new digital additions in the Whimsy store.

For my release creation I used Bunny Boxer Bum. 
Oh my goodness! This is cuteness overload! I think it is one of the cutest images ever (so far) drawn by Crissy.

I colored him using my Distress markers, also added some highlights with a white poster pen. The papers I've used are from Tracy's collection of digital papers, also availabe in the Whimsy store. I used papers from the NEW Pink Pop and Hot Stuff sets.  Sentiment is from the NEW Various Occasions 2 Sentiment Set also by Tracy.

Here is a list of all the Distress Markers used:

Antique Linen, Pumice Stone, Weathered Wood, Ground Espresso,
Hickory Smoke, Old Paper, Tumbled Glass, Aged Mahogany,
Fired Brick, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick &
a white Sharpie paint, extra fine for some highlights
Thanks for stopping by!



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