Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Whimsy Stamps August Rubber and Clear Release - Day 1

The Whimsy Stamps August Rubber and Clear Release is live now in stores ! To celebrate this new release with lots of amazing images and dies please visit our FB group where the Whimsy DT has lots of new release inspiration projects to share over the next few days! Also see the Whimsy Inspirations Blog for details about the release.

Here are my creations for today:

On my first card I used the new rubber stamp 'The Infant King'. Before I started coloroing I cut out part of the image using a star die from the Pierced Stars set. I also cut a piece of fun foam using the  same star die. Then I colored the image using only Copics from the E40's group. The star part of the image I colored with colors I would normally use for a nice effect. I layered the colored star onto the fun foam star and adhered it back onto the main image.  The background / outline was done using 90% alcohol, a brush and some Copic ink. I scribbled onto a little acrylic block like I would with my water based markers. I could have used refill ink as well but did not want to use much color, so I did it this way.Then I used the brush to pick up some color and the alcohol was my 'water'.  I like the effect it created and it was a really fun way to use Copics. To cut out the pointed edge I used the straight edge die from the  Pierced Border Die Trio. Sentiment is from a retired set. I added a panel of striped DP and some dots in matching colors.

*NEW The Infant King   Pierced Stars Die Set      Pierced Border Trio Dies

For my second card I used a NEW super fun Halloween clear set by Deb Davis, called Grim Reaper. To see her full line of Whimnsy stamps please click HERE.

I stamped the image with black VersaFine ink onto hot pressed water color paper and fuzzy cut it. I added some light color shades to the image with Distress Markers. The background was created using Distress Oxide inks. I love how easily you can blend the Oxide inks and how smooth it looks. They take a bit longer to dry than regular distress inks would but it is definitely worth the wait! Distress Oxide colors I used: Black Soot, Broken China, Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber. The sentiments are included with the set. I stamped the Halloween Greetings sentiment with VersaMagic chalk ink and the sentiment on the lower part of the card was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed w/ white embossing powder.  Other products used: Draculas Coffin Die Set, Dracula I Compel You Die Set, and Stitched Border Trio to create the Hills.

*NEW Grim Reaper   *NEW Dracula's Coffin Die Set   Stitched Border Die Trio   *NEW Dracula I Compel You Die Set  

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Whimsy DT Call & a Teddylicious Birthday

Open Design Team Call!

Hello Crafting Friends! Whimsy Stamps has an open DT Call throughout the month of August! This is a rare opportunity for you to be on one of the best design teams in the industry! I should know as I am with Whimsy Stamps for 7 years already :-D
If you love Whimsy Stamps and like to be on a fun and popular team you have the chance to apply until August 31st. Please read all about it and how to apply HERE on the Whimsy Inspirations Blog!

On my card today I used Teddy Birthday Hat by Lee Holland colored with Copics. To add some extra interest to this CAS style card I created a polka dot see through panel.

Using the Polka Dot Fun clear stamp set I stamped with Versamark ink onto acetate and heat embossed with white embossing powder. If you are heat embossing on acetate it is important to use a thicker acetate sheet as it will withstand the heat better and wont warp. There are special acetate sheets for heat embossing available from several companies. Still be careful while embossing. You have to keep moving your heat gun constantly. Do not heat one spot too long. With this technique you want to use a little bit of heat often.

To create the doodled corners I used a stamp from the FADoodles clear set and the sentiment is from the Simple Sentiments set.

Copics used:

Teddy Fur: E50, E51, E53, W4
Teddy Nose and Foot Pads: E40, E42, E44, E47
White: W2, B00
Hat: G40, G43, G46 & Y11, Y15, Y38
Grey: W1, W3, W5
Outline: B00
Copic Colorless Blender

Whimsy Products used:

*NEW Teddy Birthday Hat     Polka Dot Fun 

*NEW FaDoodles     *NEW Simple Sentiments

Thanks for visiting me here today. Hope to see you soon again!



Saturday, August 5, 2017

Just Dance

Happy Weekend Friends! You know about the awesome Whimsy CAS  Program don't you? CAS means Customer Appreciation Set. Each month a new and exclusive set will be released. You will receive one set when you spend $75 on one single retail order in the Whimsy store. This set is not available to buy yet. See all the details  HERE .

The set for August is Let's Dance and illustrated by Denise Lynn. I love this set, its so feminine and girly with the beautiful Tutu and ballerina shoes. When I saw this set I knew instantly what to do with it and that I wanted to use shades of pink.....of course!


To create this card I painted a watercolor background using distress inks (spun sugar, worn lipstick and victorian velvet) onto watercolor paper. I let it dry and stamped the tutu with black Versafine ink. I then cut it out, put it on a piece of fun foam and adhered it back on to the  background. With gold watercolor paint (Gansai Tambi) and white pigment ink (Avery Elle) I sprinkled on to the image and background to add some interest. The sentiment (from the same set) was stamped with black Versafine ink. Pink and white sequins give a finishing touch.

Thanks for stopping by,