Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Fairy Dreams

Fairy Dreams is one of the new stamp sets release by Whimsy Stamps yesterday, isn't she just the sweetest?  The stamp set has three fairies plus sentiments. 

I started off by die cutting the Quilted Rainbow Inlaid Die from white card.  I then masked off the edges to leave the frame white, then inked up the centre with Distress Oxides starting with Broken China, Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar, Squeezed Lemonade and ending with Peacock Feathers. I spattered the background with water and white gouache and left to dry.

I then stamped and coloured the fairy, using the following Copic colours:

Skin: E04, 11, 01, 000
Hair: E47, 44, 42, 40
Top: N3, 1, 0
Shorts: RV63, 52, 000
Wings: BG0000, YG0000

After fussy cutting the fairy I applied Distress Glitter to the wings.  I also applied the glitter to the edges of the clouds, these are from the Up in the Clouds die set.  I stamped a sentiment from the Everyday Mini Sentiments stamps on to one of the clouds and finished off with some rhinestones.

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Monday, 10 August 2020

Glitz and Glam Halloween

I can't believe I'm doing this ..... a Halloween card!  This is the girl that does not get or like Halloween.  Give me sweet, cute and pretty any day which is why my card is more glam than Halloween 😂

Whimsy Stamps have a mini release being launched today and this Spooky Large Word Die is in the release.   I wanted glitz and glam so cut the word out from black glitter card.  I cut the bat out a second time to add a bit of dimension to the card because it's such a simple, basic card and you can never have enough glitz and glam, yes?

I inked up a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock using Distress Oxieds in Dried Marigold, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves.  I went in quite heavily with the shading.  I then splattered some water and white gouache on to the panel and once it was dry I die cut it using my favourite Wonky Stitched Rectangles Die Set.

I matted this on to black cardstock before attaching to a white card base and finished off with a few rhinestones on the spider, the web and the bat's eyes.

I'll be back tomorrow with another card from the new release and no, it's not Halloween.  I need to go and lie down in a darkened room after this one, I tell ya!

Products from  Whimsy Stamps

And here's a peek of some of the other cards made by the DT for this mini release

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Otterly happy birthday!

I love nothing better than getting more than one look from a stamp set, and I sure got that  by using the accessory stamps in  this new Polka Dot Pals Eileen stamp set from Whimsy Stamps

Using the fabulous  Card Builder Window Die Set I die cut a panel from white card stock.  I then used the Pierced and Stitched Circles Die Set to cut a circle in the panel.  I inked up a piece of card with Distress Oxides – Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass, to pop behind the top panel.

I stamped out the otters and coloured them with copic markers – E43, 41, 40 and E93 for the belly.  I fussy cut these out and adhered them to the front of the card with some foam tape.

I finished off with a sentiment from the Adopt don't shop stamp set that I heat embossed on to a piece of turquoise card to match the card base and finished off with some sparkly sequins.

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Sunday, 2 August 2020

Happy Hamsters and Bunting Borders

I used the  Slimline Bunting Border Dies on today's standard A2 card, I just love how versatile these borders are that they work for all sizes of cards!

I kept this card really simple, letting that fantastic Birthday Celebration Paper Pack do all the work.  Love the pop the black on white gives!  I die cut the patterned paper and the base of the card with the  Wonky Stitched Rectangles Die Set then stamped a sentiment at the bottom of the card with the Everyday Mini Sentiments stamps.

I finished off with the sweet little cupcake hamster from the new Happy Hamsters Stamp Set.  There are matching dies available but I fussy cut mine as I haven't gotten round to ordering them yet.

Saturday, 1 August 2020

New Slimline Bunting Dies and Gnome Birthdays!

I swooned when I saw these Slimline Bunting Border Dies just released by Whimsy Stamps, SA-WOONED!!  And pairing them with the Gnome Birthdays Stamps and I zoomed right to my happy place,

I started off this card by inking a panel with Tumbled Glass and Cracked Pistachio Oxides, then die cut the panel using the Slimline Card Builder Die Set because .... wonky stitching!  I wasn't too crazy about the grass from the inking, it looked rather flat so I dug out some copics and got flicking.

I coloured then fussy cut the gnomes and mushrooms/toadstools also with copics:

Reds: R29, 27, 35, 43
Blues: B39, 37, 24, 12
Greys: C5, 3, 1; W5, 3, 1
Cake: RV25, 14, 13; E53, 50; E13, 11, 00
Grass: G46, YG17, G14

I also coloured the bunting using the red and blue colour combo's above.  I love, love, LOVE that bunting set, just saying!

I stamped a sentiment from the awesome You're Birthday Clear Stamp Set then adhered all the elements in place.

I had an absolute blast making this card with all the newest goodies from Whimsy Stamps!