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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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Saturday, 3 February 2018

Whimsy Stamps Feb Release - Day 3


It's Day 3 of the February release from Whimsy Stamps.

We have a whole heap of lovely goodies for you to choose from this month, from rubber stamp, clear stamp sets and stencils.

Today I'm showcasing the Gnome Sweet Gnome clear stamp set.

I just fell in love with these cute little gnomes, and their homes.

This set is so perfect for many different cards and comes with a variety of sentiments.

I made a fairly simple card, to celebrate a new home, using one of the sentiments from the set and making a simple background using one of the stencils from last month's release.

I watercoloured my images with Zig markers and fussy cut them out, popping them up with some foam tape. I used the largest stitched nested rectangle die to make the base.

I added a strip of patterned paper from my stash and finished off with some enamel dots.

I've shown the products used below, complete with links to the products in the store.

*NEW Gnome Sweet Gnome Formal Lattice Stencil Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles
*NEW It's a Party Enamel Dots Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Cracked Pistachio Ink Blending Tool Versafine Full-Size Ink Pad - Onyx Black

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Sunday, 21 January 2018

Whimsy DT - Girl's Best Friend

I have some more Whimsy Stamps inspiration for you today, using several products from the new release. I've linked all the products from the Whimsy store at the end of my post, so just click on the small pictures to take you there.

For my card today I first made a background using the new Lattice Background Stamp. I stamped this with Versamark ink and then used white embossing powder and a heat tool to melt it. Then I stamped the paw print from the Lattice Buddies small stamp set in every gap of the lattice pattern and embossed those also.

I took some of my Distress inks and blended them over my background, keeping the colours fairly muted and then wiped over the embossing to make it clean and bright.
I cut out my panel and stuck it to my card base with a thin layer of craft foam in between.

I then stamped the dog from the Girl's Best Friend clear stamp set and coloured it with my Zig markers, keeping to greys, As I don't have the matching dies for this set I fussy cut my image.

I stamped my sentiment in black Versafine ink on white banner and mounted the banner with some foam tape on my panel. Then I added my little dog, also popped up on some foam tape. I finished the card with some clear gems to simulate the 'diamonds' in the sentiment.

Products used available from Whimsy Stamps
*NEW Lattice Background*NEW Lattice Background Buddies*NEW A Girl's Best Friend
VersaMark Full-Size Ink Pad - Original (Clear)White Embossing PowderInk Blending Tool

Thanks for visiting, I'll see you next time!

Friday, 12 January 2018

Whimsy Stamps - Forever Polka Dot


It's been another hectic work week for me, with all the flu going around the hospital has been super busy to say the least. At least I have crafting to ease the stress!

I have a simple card to share today, no colouring on this one and no really fancy techniques.

I took a piece of white cardstock and some Distress Oxide inks in Broken Lipstick, Abandoned Coral and Picked Raspberry, my blending tool and the new Polka Dot stencil and made my background adding the colours at random all over through the stencil. I then stamped the large 'forever' stamp from the You're My Always clear stamp set in Black Versafine ink on top of my stencilled piece and cut it out with the 2nd largest die from the Hand Stitched Nested Rectangle die set. All links to Whimsy items can be found at the end of this post, just click on the image to be taken to the item in the store. 

I stamped the rest of my sentiment from the same stamp set, onto some coral cardstock with Versamark ink and embossed with crisp white embossing powder, then cut into little banner shapes.

I made an A2 card base from the same coral cardstock, then cut a piece of black cardstock a little bigger than my panel and adhered everything on my card, sandwiching some craft foam between the black and coral for some extra dimension and adding the banners with some shallow foam tape.
To finish I added a few clear sequins.

*NEW Polka Dot Stencil*NEW You're My AlwaysHand Stitched Nested Rectangles

I hope you enjoyed my post and thank you so much for visiting today!

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Whimsy Stamps - Snow Man Tidings

Going through my draft folder today I discovered that although I shared this card on social media and the Whimsy blog, the blog post I made here never went live, so I'm sharing it today.

I have a little shadow box style card to share with you today using the Snow Man Tidings stamp set.

I stamped and coloured my images before cutting them out with the matching dies and setting aside.

Then I made my pink sky and cloudy background with a stencil and distress ink and glued that to my card base.

I made some snow banks with white cardstock using the borders dies.
I added some glitter to the trees with some Nuvo Glimmer Paste  and then cut several frames from the same deep pink card stock as my base. I glue my elements to the snow banks and the snow banks to some of the frames adding extra frames between to add dimension (if you want to cut less frames or have less weight to the card you can substitute craft foam or foam tape between layers, but I prefer the neatness of using the extra layers of cardstock).

I finished with a frame cut from pink glitter paper and popped the final elements up with foam tape.

I used the following Whimsy products on my card, click on the pictures to take you to the products in store.

*NEW Snowman Tidings*NEW Snowman Tidings Die SetStitched Border Die Trio

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