Saturday, 24 October 2020

Warm Fuzzies


Isn't this Santa and puppy just the sweetest?  The Warm Fuzzies is another of the new stamp sets in the Whimsy Stamps mini release.

I decided to make a scene card so started off by masking off a border around a panel of Bristol Smooth then inked the background with antique linen and vintage photo distress ink, added some splatters for a bit of interest.  I kept the inking light so the images would pop.

I used my copic markers to colour the images:

Santa: E94, E11, E01, BV20, C0, C00
Pup: E33, E31, E30
Clothing: R46, R27, R35, R14; C9, 7, 5; BG57, BG53, BG10

Cat & mat: C5, C3, C1, C0 BG57, BG63, BG10
Fireplace: E77, E74, E71, E70, E42, E40, YR18, Y15, Y11
Wreath G09, G43, G40

I finished off the card with a sentiment from the stamp set.

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Dragon Christmas Cheer


Another of the new stamp sets in the Whimsy Stamps mini release is this stinking cute Dragon Christmas Cheer set, he's really got himself in a tangle this time!

The idea I had in my head was to have him dangling from a stamped sentiment but ended up going with the Merry Large Word Die which I stacked with several layers or cardstock, and it's just perfect for this cray-cray dragon.  

Once I'd coloured the dragon I felt he looked too bland and washed out, so coloured him again with much bolder colours and, the jury is still out which one I prefer buuuuut I got two cards instead of one so job's a winner.

I added a sentiment from the stamp set then die cut the coloured panels with the Wonky Stitched Rectangle Dies and mounted it on to a dark purple card

Copic colours used:
Lighter image - V99, V95, V93, V91, E13, E11, E00; Y17, Y11; B05, B00; G05, G20; RV29, R000
Dark Image V09, V17, V15, E13, E11, E00; Y17, Y11; B05, B00; G05, G20; RV29, R000

I have another card planned for tomorrow, that one features one of Crissy Armstrong's sweetest little Santas.

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Slimline Fancy Frame Die

Whimsy Stamps have released this delish new Slimline Fancy Frame Die along with the Jolly Holly Stencil as part of today's new release.

I decided to go "old school" complete with gold mirror card because that gorgeous frame just screams bling!  I die cut the frame from ivory shimmer card stock and a layer of mirror card.  I stencilled the leaves direct on the panel with distress oxides then inked the pine cones and berries on to a scrap piece of card and fussy cut them out so I could pop them in place with sticky foam.

I  stamped and heat embossed the "wishes" from the  You're my Jolly stamp set and die cut the Christmas Large Word Die from mirror card.

I'll be back tomorrow with a couple  more cards featuring goodies from this release 

Friday, 16 October 2020

Peppermint swirl

I need all the Christmas cards I can get so when I saw the new Cosmic Swirl Background Stamp I got my Crimbo hat on and peppermint swirl instead.  I stamped out the background with red ink, allowed it to dry then die cut it with the Wonky Stitched Rectangles Dies

I then cut the presents from the Bookmark and Tags Die Set from pink card and applied glitter to the present lids and added a tiny rhinestone for some bling.  These were then adhered to a panel of white card.  I die cut JOY from the Bold ABC Die Set - they're the perfect size for these tags - and adhered them to the presents with foam tape.

A sentiment from the Holiday Mini Sentiments Stamps finished off this quick and simple card.

Whilst I had the Bookmark and Tags Die Set out I decided to make some bottle tags.  I used a circle punch to make the opening for the bottle.  I stamped a background pattern using the Holiday Postage Clear Stamp Set and did a bit of copic colouring.  I finished the tag off with some gingham ribbon and twine.


Monday, 12 October 2020

Gnome for the holidays

Gah, I just LOVE these wee gnomes by Crissy Armstrong!  Whimsy Stamps released two stamp sets on Saturday and they sold out straight away, no surprise there then!  They are available for pre-order though, and I've already pre-ordered the other set because ... gnomies!  There's just some things a girl as got to do.

Anyhoo, on to my card using the Gnome for the Holidays clear stamp set.  I started off by masking off a moon on a panel of Bristol Smooth card stock then inked with Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire.  I splattered on some white paint and set it aside to dry.

I die cut a strip of white card with the Fab-U-Las  Tree Assortment Die Set and removed some of the little trees so they didn't interfere with the large tree.  I cut a couple of extra snowbanks and added very light touches of Tumbled Glass to the bottoms to create some shading.

That Gnome!!!  He got the copic treatment then I fussy cut him out:
Skin: E04, 11, 01
Beard: W3, 1, 0
Clothing: R39, 29, 35, 24; C1, 00
Tree: G29, 43, 20
Star YR24, 13

I die cut the largest tree and added some baubles after adhering it in place.  And then finished the card off with a heat embossed sentiment from my all time very favouritest stamp set Holiday Mini Sentiments stamps

Back tomorrow with a couple of projects from the latest release 🙂