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Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Whimsy Stamps - May Release - Biker Kickstart My Heart


It's time for a new release from Whimsy Stamps!
Today I've used the new Biker Kickstart My Heart set and made a masculine card......I know, don't faint! These are usually my kryptonite but this set makes it so easy.

I've added links to the products at the end of my post, just click on the images of the products to take you there.

 I used the bike as my focal point, coloured with Zig Markers, fussy cut and mounted on a couple of the new stitched ovals and made a background with one of the sentiment stamps and the checkered border stamp from the same set. I just stamped once with an acrylic block rather than over stamping with my MISTI, because I wanted that slightly grungy look.

I finished off with some red glitter tape and some little screw heads.

*NEW Biker Kickstart My Heart*NEW Basic Stitched Ovals Die SetVersafine Full-Size Ink Pad - Onyx Black

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Friday, 6 April 2018

Whimsy April Release - Old Fart


Goodness how fast this year is going, I can't believe that it's already April solidly into Spring, (although with all the cold and snow we've had recently that's really hard to fathom!).

Anyway, since it's April, we have, of course, a new product release at Whimsy Stamps. There really are so many fabulous new goodies, but for my card today I've been playing with the 'Old Fart' clear stamp set.

This is a fun little set with a fun image and lots of hilarious sentiments to go with. Great for those in your life of a more 'seasoned' age.....provided they have a solid sense of humour of course.

I kept things simple, stamping in black ink and colouring fairly basically with a mix of distress ink and Zig markers. I added some patterned paper along with some die cuts and a sentiment from the same paper pack that went well with the image and stamped sentiment from the set that I used on the card.

I finished with a few of Whimsy's glittery enamel dots.

I've added links to products at the end of my post, just click on the pics to go there.

*NEW Old Fart Versafine Full-Size Ink Pad - Onyx Black Winter Wishes Enamel Dots

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Monday, 26 March 2018

Whimsy - Unconditional Love


I have a super quick and easy card to share with you today, using the Clear Stamp Set
'Unconditional Love'
This is a brilliant set for all you pet lovers card needs.
My card today could be used for several occasions, including a sympathy card for a pet bereavement.

To make my card a made a top folding vertical A2 card base from black cardstock, and then cut a narrower panel from more black cardstock.
I used my anti static tool on this panel and then stamped the large image from the stamp set in Versamark Ink and embossed with gold embossing powder. I did the same for the sentiment below the image.
I used some gold glitter tape to make 2 vertical lines towards the edges of my card and then mounted the panel on the base card with some craft foam to pop it up a little.

Finally I added a few drops of gold Nuvo Drops to finish off.

Unconditional Love Glitter Tape Gold 15mm x 5mmVersaMark Full-Size Ink Pad - Original (Clear)

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Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Whimsy Stamps March Release - Donut Birthdays


I have a cute little card today using some new products from Whimsy Stamps March release. I've added pics of the products used at the end of my post, clicking on these will take you to the item in store.

First I made a simple background using the Farmhouse Basket stencil and my distress inks. 
I stamped a sentiment from the set at the top and bottom of my panel, then I stamped and coloured 3 of the stamps from the Donut Birthdays clear stamp set with my Zig Markers. This set does not come with matching stencils, so I fussy cut them out, which with this set is super easy. I popped them up on my main panel with some foam tape.

I cut a background for my panel using the new Shaker Maker die set and popped the main panel on top with some craft foam. I stamped the last part of my sentiment on a scrap of Bristol Smooth and coloured it with my Zig Markers to match my donuts, trimming it down when dry to a small rectangle and popping it into place with some more foam tape.

To finish I used a few enamel dots.

*NEW Donut Birthdays *NEW Farmhouse Basket Stencil *NEW Shaker Maker Rectangle Die Set

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Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Whimsy Stamps - Fly By stamp set


Have you been enjoying the new March release from Whimsy Stamps?

I have a cute card showcasing a couple of the new products. A clear stamp set called Fly By and a set of border dies called Envelope Edgers (links to products at the end of my post).

I cut my card base with the border die, setting aside the lower piece to glue back in. Once nice thing about these dies is that they cut emboss both sides, so that both pieces have stitching lines.

I stenciled the top half of my card using Distress Oxides to make a rainbow of clouds as a background for my plane which I stamped and coloured seperately with Zig Markers and then fussy cut.

I stamped my sentiment in black ink and then positioned my plane with some foam tape.

I glued the bottom half of my card bask in against a piece of backing card and finished off with a smattering of enamel dots in matching colours.

*NEW Envelope Edger Die Set *NEW Fly By *NEW It's a Party Enamel Dots *NEW Summer Breeze Enamel Dots Versafine Full-Size Ink Pad - Onyx Black

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Thursday, 22 February 2018

Whimsy Stamps - Stuck on you Cactus


I'm back with some more inspiration from Whimsy Stamps' February release.

This time I've made a fun card using the Stuck on you Cactus rubber stamp, which I coloured with my Zig markers and then fussy cut and mounted with foam tape on a background panel made with the new Swish stencil and several graduating colours of Distress Oxide inks.
I mounted my panel popped up on some craft foam over a panel of black cardstock on a lime green card base.
I stamped a simple sentiment from the Polka Dot Fun clear stamp set, directly beneath my image and finished the card with a few enamel dots.

I've linked the products used at the end of my post, just click on the picture to go directly to the item in store.

*NEW Stuck on You Cactus *NEW Swish Stencil  Polka Dot FunVersafine Full-Size Ink Pad - Onyx Black 
Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Broken Chine Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Cracked Pistachio Ink Blending Tool*NEW Summer Breeze Enamel Dots

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Saturday, 17 February 2018

MFT You Are the Sweetest

So I'm trying to share more of my makes here on my blog. I share on Instagram a lot these days and don't always get the time to share here too, so I'm trying to be better. Hopefully over the next month I will get a chance to share some of the cards I've already shared to IG but didn't get to share here.

This is a card using several techniques. Stamping and embossing, watercolouring with Zig markers and also stacked camouflage die-cutting. I've listed the products I used at the end of my post. No links but you can type them into Google and see who stocks what. 

MFT Funky Flowers Clear Stamp Set
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper
MFT Orange Fizz Card Stock
Versamark Ink
Altenew Crisp White Embossing Powder
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Sparkling Clear Sequins

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Thursday, 15 February 2018

Whimsy Stamps DT - Fairy and Puppy


I have a simple layered card to share with you today using the cute and pretty Fairy and Puppy from Whimsy Stamps.

I coloured this one all in Distress Ink markers as a bit of a change from Zigs and used some layers of patterned papers from my stash to match the colours to. 
This aren't at all my 'usual' colour choices but I love them and I actually think they suit the stamp very well.

The sentiment is from the the clear stamp set Polka Dot Fun which has a great selection of simple sentiments that don't take up heaps of room and are great on little 'badges'.

I've listed the products available in the Whimsy Store at the end of my post, along with links to take you directly to the items, just click on the pictures.

*NEW Fairy and PuppyPolka Dot FunVersafine Full-Size Ink Pad - Onyx Black

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Monday, 5 February 2018

Whimsy Stamps February Release Day 5


I'm showcasing one of the new rubber stamps from the February Whimsy Stamps release today.

This is Teddy with Heart Balloon designed by Lee Holland and I've also used the new Star Galaxy stencil and some older Whimsy products. I've linked them all for you at the end of my post, just click on the picture to take you to the item in the store.

I stamped the bear with Vesafine Ink in Onyx Black and coloured him with my Zig markers and water, using Light Blue, Cobalt Blue, Pale Rose and Deep Red.
The background was made with distress oxides over the stencil, masking out the bear.

I stamped the love sentiment from the Cute Cupid set in Versafine ink, and cut out several letters in white cardstock using the Uppercase Alphabet dies stacking them and finishing with ones cut from patterned paper and adhering that above the love.

After cutting my panels and adhering them to my card base I finished off with a few clear sequins.

*NEW Teddy with Heart Balloon *NEW Star Galaxy Stencil Cute Cupid
Brush Script Uppercase Alphabet Dies Versafine Full-Size Ink Pad - Onyx Black

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