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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Whimsy Stamps August Rubber & Clear Stamp Release

Welcome to August's release of Clear & Rubber Stamps at the Whimsy Stamps store!

I used this adorable stamp from Lee Holland - Kitten & Butterfly.

I colored the image using my prismacolor pencils and then fussy cut it out.
I wasn't sure that I wanted a sentiment on this card, so decided to make it into a scene which could be used for any occasion.
I cut out the background panel using the hand stitched nested rectangles die.
I used a stencil to ink the clouds, along with a grassy edges die set for the bottom.
I added a little doodling with a white gel marker as the base seemed a little plain (that is where I was originally planning to stamp a sentiment). 

 


You have just got to see what the rest of the Whimsy Rubber Team Designer Divas have created with the stamps, dies and stencils. Go check out the Whimsy Stamps & Inspiration Facebook Page and leave them a little love. 

Thanks for looking!
Happy crafting :-)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Whimsy Stamps August Challenge - Anything Goes w/twist 'Dots'


This month's challenge theme is 'Anything Goes' with the added option of 'DOTS'.
I used Kirsten Winkelbauer's 'Pumpkin Witchy' rubber stamp from July's release.


I colored the image using my prismacolor pencils and then fussy cut it out.
I decided to make this into a shaker cards for more 'dots' for the challenge theme!
I used the 'Sweetest Birthday' clear stamp set for the 'happy' word and the 'Grim Reaper' clear stamp set (to be released tomorrow!!) for the 'halloween' word.
I used the basic border dies trio (retired) for the purple edge.
The papers are from My Mind's Eye's 'Mischievious' collection.
A little baker's twine finishes the card off!


 

Don't forget - you have a chance to win a $15 gift certificate for the Whimsy Stamps Store!


Head on over to the Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog for lots of inspiration from the Design Team.

Can't wait to see your creations!
Thanks for looking.

Happy Crafting :)

Monday, August 14, 2017

Whimsy Stamps - Penguin Trick or Treaters

I just LOVE these penguins from Crissy Armstrong! I love them dressed up in costumes for Halloween. This rubber stamp is from Whimsy Stamps July's release and is called 'Penguin Trick or Treaters'.


I colored the image using my prismacolor pencils and then fussy cut it out.
The papers I used are from the Whimsy Stamps Haunted Halloween Pack 2 Digital collection, printed onto cardstock. I used the 'stitched border trio die set' for the wavy edges to the paper.
The sentiment is a SNEAK PEEK from a new set coming in a couple of days! I stamped this in watermark ink and then heat embossed it in fine white embossing powder.
I used a freebie 'spooky tree' digi from Tiddly Inks along with a 'spooky fence' punch from Martha Stewart.


 

Thanks for looking.

Happy Crafting :)

Thursday, August 10, 2017

MFT Blueprints Challenge - BP #29 wedding card

My Favorite Things have just started a new challenge on their blog - 


 I just love these blueprints dies as they make card making so much easier. All the dies are there for you, along with some printable card sketches to follow.

I used Blueprints #29 to make this wedding card:


I also used one of the sketches posted on the blog too - it made it super quick and easy to complete this card.

I also used the Layered Champagne Glass die and Together Forever clear stamp set for the sentiment on the outside and inside. I wanted my sentiment to fit on the banner in the blueprints set, and so masked off part of the stamp with washi tape before inking. The papers are from my stash, following the color scheme of their wedding.

 


Thanks for looking!
Happy Crafting x


Sunday, August 6, 2017

Whimsy Stamps - Teddy Birthday Presents

Part of this month's release over at Whimsy Stamps was this adorable 'Teddy Birthday Presents' by Lee Holland. I decided to show you how versatile the stamp can be by using it to create a Christmas card!

I used my prismacolor pencils to color the image and then cut it out using the 'Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles' die set.

I used a border die (now retired) to create the bracket edge, which I highlighted using a thin black pen to draw stitches.
The sentiment is from the 'Scripty Occasions' clear stamp set, which I heat embossed using clear embossing powder to make it pop a little.
The papers are from the Christmas Cheer designer paper 6x6 paper pad, along with the coordinating Christmas Cheer enamel dots.

A little ribbon and twine from my stash, along with a few small bells, finishes the card off!


 

 

Thanks for looking!
Happy crafting :)

Whimsy Stamps - Paper Dolly Polly

Part of this month's release over at Whimsy Stamps was this adorable 'Paper Dolly Polly' clear stamp set. There are so many possibilities for different characters and sentiments. I decided to make my doll into a witch - using the princess dress but coloring in 'witchy' colors! 

I used my prismacolor pencils to color the image and elements, and then fussy cut it out.

I used the new 'FaDoodles' clear stamp set for the doodling around the edges, 
and the 'bold banners' clear stamp set  with purple ink for the sentiments.
The purple background paper is from Echo Park.


 

Super simple and fun to do!

Thanks for looking!
Happy crafting :)

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

Our theme at Cute Card Thursday this week is 'Anything Goes'.
As always, we welcome your own interpretation.

I used this adorable image from this month's Clear & Rubber stamp release over at the Whimsy Stamps store - 'Teddy Birthday Hat' by Lee Holland.


I colored the image using my prismacolor pencils and fussy cut it out.
I made the yellow background using Whimsy Stamps 'Bold Statements' clear stamp set for the sentiment, and added some dots and lines using a thin black pen for a little more interest.
The wavy line on the striped paper was cut using Whimsy Stamps 'Pierced Border Trio Dies'.
I added some tags using Whimsy Stamps 'Stitched Tag Dies' and a little baker's twine, along with using the 'Honeycomb Pattern Die' in green papers.
The papers I used were Echo Park's 'Let's Be Mermaids' 6x6 paper pad, which I thought worked perfectly for a birthday card too!


 

 

We are sponsored this week by Bugaboo Stamps, a great prize as always! 
Hope you can join us! See you there!

Thanks for looking!
Happy crafting :-)

Monday, July 24, 2017

Whimsy Stamps - Top O'The Mornin' Snowman

Don't forget about this month's freebie image from Whimsy Stamps - Crissy Armstrong's 'Top O' The Mornin' Snowman'. This adorable image is only free until the end of July, when it will go back in the vault until it is re-released in September as a regular $3 image. Go grab it while you can!!!!



I used my prismacolor pencils to color the image and then fussy cut it out.

I used the 'In My Backyard' clear stamp set for the snowflakes and sentiment. The snowflakes were stamped in versa mark's watermark ink and then heat embossed with fine white embossing powder so they would 'stand out' on the dark red paper. For the sentiment, I didn't want it in a long line and so I cut it in half and placed the words n top of each other. That way, the sentiment fit perfectly when cutting it out using the 'Stitched Tag Die' set.
I added some vellum paper which I hand pierced and stitched around the edge, and added some snow hills using the 'Pierced Border Trio die set'.
Some bakers twine to attach the tags finished the card off.


 


Don't forget to go grab the freebie!

Thanks for looking!
Happy crafting :)

Friday, July 21, 2017

Whimsy Stamps July Rubber & Clear Stamp Release Day 3

Here's another super cute image from July's release of Clear & Rubber Stamps at the Whimsy Stamps store!

I used 'Mister Mummy' by Krista Heij-Barber. We don't send Halloween cards, so I decided to use the image to make a super cute mini goodie bag.

I colored the image using my prismacolor pencils and fussy cut it out.
I used a small gift bag from Michaels and added some black & white striped paper for the background. I cut out a simple banner to break up the background and add a little more color. I used 'Summer Breeze' enamel dots and halloween twine from Recollections to finish the bag off!



You have just got to see what the rest of the Whimsy Rubber Team Designer Divas have created with the stamps, dies and stencils. Go check out the Whimsy Stamps & Inspiration Facebook Page and leave them a little love. 

Thanks for looking!
Happy crafting :-)

Whimsy Stamps July Clear & Rubber Stamp Release Day 3

Welcome to July's release of Clear & Rubber Stamps at the Whimsy Stamps store!

I used this super cute image from Lee Holland called 'Teddy Birthday Messages'.
I wanted to keep this card quite simple to highlight the image.


I colored the image using my prismacolor pencils.
The background papers are from Doodlebug's 'dot-grid-daisy-stripe rainbow petite prints' 6x6 paper pads.
I added a little bakers twine to the card to give it a little more interest and brought in the yellow color with some Whimsy Stamps 'Summer Breeze' enamel dots too.

 


You have just got to see what the rest of the Whimsy Rubber Team Designer Divas have created with the stamps, dies and stencils. Go check out the Whimsy Stamps & Inspiration Facebook Page and leave them a little love. 

Thanks for looking!
Happy crafting :-)

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Whimsy Stamps July Clear & Rubber Stamp release Day 2

Welcome to July's release of Clear & Rubber Stamps at the Whimsy Stamps store!

I used more cute penguins from Crissy Armstrong. 
This one is 'Penguin Pumpkin Patch'.

I colored the image using my prismacolor pencils and then fussy cut it out.
The back ground papers are a mixture from my stash. 
On the blue background paper I drew on some wonky stitching using a white gel pen, and then cut out a large banner from the striped paper for a little more color and interest.
I used the Whimsy Stamps Shaker Builder - Sweetest Birthday Die Set for the brown frame in the background.
I used the Whimsy Stamps Card Builder - Many Thanks Die Set for the thanks sentiment, banner and small yellow hearts. 
I 'popped' these all up on using pop dots.
I assed a little bakers twine to the card to give it a little more balance.


 

You have just got to see what the rest of the Whimsy Rubber Team Designer Divas have created with the stamps, dies and stencils. Go check out the Whimsy Stamps & Inspiration Facebook Page and leave them a little love. 

Thanks for looking!
Happy crafting :-)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Cute Card Thursday - Summer Colors

Our theme at Cute Card Thursday this week is 'Summer Colors'. 
As always, we welcome your own interpretation. 

I didn't use an image this week, but instead used colored chip cards from the local hardware store for my background.


I used the smallest of the Whimsy Stamps 'Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles' to die cut each of the colored swatches and them stuck them up and down randomly on the card for the background. The white background is cut out using the largest of the nested rectangles.
 I then used the Whimsy Stamps 'Word Die Set - Sympathy Heartfelt & Condolences' to show you how this set doesn't just have to be used for sympathy cards! I cut out the large word 3 times and glued them on top of each other for a little dimension.
I used Whimsy Stamps 'Scripty Occasions' clear stamp set for the sentiment. The actual stamp says 'Many Thanks' but I didn't want all. The trick to just stamping part of the image is to use washi tape to cover the part of the sentiment you don't want (in this case 'Many'), ink up your stamp and then remove the tape before stamping. Voila! You have only stamped the part of the sentiment you want.
I die cut the hearts from Whimsy Stamps 'Baby Animals Die Set' and added a little baker's twine to add a little color to the top of the card.

 

 

We are sponsored this week by Di's Digi Stamps, a great prize as always! 
Hope you can join us! See you there!

Thanks for looking!
Happy crafting :-)