Thursday, March 14, 2019

Angel Ariel - Whimsy Stamps

Happy Thursday! I have a new card to share with you that features the very sweet Angel Ariel rubber stamp.  It is back in stock so if you love it, I think you should nab it before it disappears again! I kept this card very simple so that the image would shine! It was such a lovely image to color.  I love all the folds in her dress as well as all the layers in her hair.


I stamped the image onto Neenah Solar White Smooth Cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. This is my preferred combo when I am coloring with Copic Markers (I have listed the Copic Markers that I used below). Once the image was colored, I added some background color using  light grey and  light yellow prismacolor pencils.  This gave a nice soft effect to the card.


I created an A2 sized card-base using some bright red card-stock.  I thought it went nicely with the deeper tones in her dress. I then cut the card-stock with my colored imaged to measure 4.0" x 5.25".  This way I have a nice border with the card-base.  I scattered a few sequins to fill in some of the empty space and stamped a small sentiment up in the left-hand corner.  I then added some white high-lights onto the image using a white gel pen.




Copic Markers Used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20, R30
Hair: YR30, YR31, YR24, E35
Dress: R30, R32, R35, R37, R39
Wings: 0, W00, W1, W3

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope this inspires you to create a Clean and Simple card using this gorgeous image!
Hugs Jeanette xxo




Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Whale Always Love You–Whimsy Stamps

Happy Tuesday!  Hope you are having a great week! I have another fun card to share with you that features one of the new Whimsy release die sets for this month which I have paired up with some previous release.  I really appreciate the care and thought that goes into each of these prodcuts.  They are designed so that they add to the existing collection and enables you to get a lot of mileage out of each product.

.I have been trying to get this blog post written since this morning. So many interruptions!!! Let’s hope it will finally get done before I have to change my greeting from Tuesday to Wednesday! So, without furthur ado, let’s get started!


When I saw the new Up in the Clouds Die Set my first thought was: Beach. Perhaps because it has been a long winter, perhaps I really miss the ocean.  Whatever the case, I decided to make a sweet ocean scene by combing the new set with my existing kinetic die sets: Kinetic Straight Basic Die Set, No See Basic Kinetic Die Set, Kinetic Straight Waves Die Set and the  Whale of a Time Clear Stamp SetTo see how a kinetic card is put together, you can refer to this video that I made. It will give you a good idea of how to set up your card for success!

In this photo you can see that once the blue tab is pulled, the cute whale just slides along the ocean waves. The whale, sut and the starfish were all colored using vaious Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.  I love how soft the colors look when watercoloring.  Be sure to use my favorite paper for watercoloring which is the Bristol Smooth Cardstock. It is a game-changer.  The sky and the ocean were created by using Distress Oxide ink. They are listed and linked below.

I heat embossed the sentiment using white embsossing powder and I added white detail to the edges of athe waves with a white gel pen.  Often, a small detail like this is what really elevates your card. The sun, bird and clouds were adhered using white foam dots to give a wee bit of dimension to the top of the card.



Up in the Clouds Die Set

*NEW Up in the Clouds Die Set

Whale of a Time Clear Stamp Set

Whale of a Time Clear Stamps

Kinetic Straight Basic Die Set

Kinetic Straight Basics Die Set

No See Basic Kinetic Die Set

No-See Kinetic Basics Die Set

Kinetic Straight Waves Die Set

Kinetic Straight Waves Die Set

Thanks so much for stopping by! I will see you soon with another new project!

Hugs Jeanette xxo


Friday, March 1, 2019

Bunny Hugs–Whimsy Stamps March Release

Happy Friday, Happy March 1st AND welcome to Whimsy Stamps new March release! It is spectacular and all the products amazing!  Today I wanted to share this circular card that I created.


This sweet image is illustrated by Crissy Armstrong and is called Bunny Mom.  I stamped it with Archical Jet Black ink onto some Bristol Smooth cardstock and then colored it up with my Zig Real Brush Clean Color Markers.  I will list the ones that I used below.


I was SO happy to see the new Pierced and Stitched CIrcle DiesI really like the fact that there is both the stitched detail (you can see that on this card) and a pierced detail which appearts on the negative cut out of the cardstock.  So very clever and a really nice feature.  I took advantage of the many different sizes to create this matted, circular card.  I added a wee bit of gauzy, white ribbon and a little bit of detail on the cardstock with a white get pen.  A little sprinkling of  It’s A Party Enamel Dots was the final detail to finish this card.




*NEW Bunny Mom Rubber Cling Stamp

*NEW Pierced and Stitched Circles Die Set

*NEW It's a Party Enamel Dots

Archival Ink Pad - Full Size Jet Black


Zig Markers Used:
031 Cobalt Blue
036 Light Blue
041Light Green
045 Pale Green
053Yellow Green
302 Haze Blue
071 Flesh Color
220 Tea Rose
074 Light Beige
091 Light Gray
075 Brick Beige

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a great weekend and I will be back soon with more creations with the new Whimsy Stamps March Release!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Monday, February 18, 2019

Butterfly Kisses

Happy Monday! Hope your week is off to a good start.  We are still buried in snow and covered in ice, so what better way to feel better than to create a cherry, bright and happy card?  This sweet image is called Butterfly Cinnamon and it is now a digital stamp over at Whimsy Stamps.  It is super quick and easy to purchase, download, print and commence coloring! Which is exactly what I did!



I sized the image to be quite large. I wanted it to fill up the majority of an A2 sized card. Once it was printed out on Neenah cardstock, I colored it up with copic markers. You will find the ones that I used listed near the end of this post. After I was completely finished with the coloration, I used a white pen to add white dots to her cheeks to highlight them and dots to her dress and socks for some added interest and to match the paper. The patterned paper is old, old, so very old from a My Mind’s Eye 6x6 paper pack. I am on a mission to use all my old paper pads and scraps.


To create the sentiment, I used the Smile Large Word Die and diecut it once using patterned paper and then 3 more times using some white cardstock.  I glued each layer on top of each other and this created a custom chipboard-like sentiment that coordinates perfectly with the rest of my card.  I really love how verstatile these word dies are!




Smile Large Word Die

*NEW Smile Large Word Die

Copic Markers available at Whimsy Stamps



Copic Markers Used:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, E04, R30, R20

Hair: E50, E81, E84, E87

Dress:

Shoes:R01, R05, R08, R14

Socks: R01, R05

Butterfly: YG00, YG23, YG25, G25, YR30, YR23, YR07

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope the rest of your week is a good one!

Hugs Jeanette xxo


Friday, February 15, 2019

Arrggh–Pirate Stamp Set

Happy Friday! I am back with another post. This time I am featuring something fun and whimsical that is definitely boy-themed! I have used the new  Arrgg Pirates Clear Stamp Set to create this fun card!

The first step was to create the background.  I took a piece of kraft cardstock and using some light brown ink, I stamped the wheel over the entire surface.  I started in the middle and made my way around so that I could get even spacing between each image.  I then stamped the images onto Neenah cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black Ink.  I colored up the images using Polychromos pencils and I was so happy with how vibrant the colors were. I am definiety getting the hang on using them!

I die cut the Wonky Window Die 1 with some black cardstock and then lay it over my stamped kraft panel and lightly drew some pencil marks around the edges of the two bottom windows.  This way I could see exactly where my sentiment should be stamped with Versamark ink.  I embossed the sentiments using some Black Embossing Powder. Then I adhered every thing together.  The colored wheel was added over top one of the stamped wheels using a foam dot to raise it up.


Arrgg Pirates Clear Stamp Set

*NEW Arrgg! Pirates Clear Stamps

Wonky Window Die 1

Wonky Window 1 Die

Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Versafine Full-Size Ink Pad - Onyx Black


Black Embossing Powder

Black Embossing Powder

Versamark

VersaMark Full-Size Ink Pad - Original (Clear)

3D Foam Adhesive Circles

3D Foam Circles - White

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope this inpires you to create your own boy themed card! Have a great weekend!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Thursday and Happy Valentine’s day! We had a special time yesterday as we received 40 cm of snow which resulted in ALL the kids having a snow day! Yes, even the universities and colleges closed yesterday!  For some reason, snow day equals a baking day for me and I made a ton of their favorites! Last night I decorated the kitchen (as per my tradition) and laid out some lovely chocolate marshmallow treats for my guys!  I made each a little tag so that they would know whose pile was whose!  Here are the tags:



These were quickly made the other day.  I cut out the heart shapes with an old Whiff of Joy die and then used a paper crimper to crimp them up. I love the texture and dimension this gives without too much fuss! I used a very sweet MFT set and fussy cut each little birdie out after having colored them with copic markers.  The sentiments were heat embossed with white and then cut out to size!  I added an eyelet and some twine so that they can be hung.  They used hang them up in their rooms or on the door knobs to their rooms!

Supplies:


Happy Valentine’s Day!
Hugs Jeanette xxo


Monday, February 11, 2019

Soft Kitty - Whimsy Stamps Adopt Don't Shop CAT Clear Stamp Set

Happy Monday! This is Jeanette and I am here to share the card that I made using the new Adopt Don't Shop CATS Clear Stamp Set that was released this month.  It is an awesome set and I LOVE all the sentiments that are included! I wanted to share this post last week, but this sweet set was out of stock so I waited until today when I knew that they has re-stocked!


I colored the sweet kitties as well as the surrounding background using Polychromos pencils.  I love how soft the coloration looks.  


I then cut out the image using the Peekaboo Window 3 Die.  I stamped the circles using the little paw stamps that are including in the stamp set.  I then die cut the Peekaboo Window 3 Die once again using some wood-grain, textured card stock. 


I adhered everything to a light, aqua colored card-base.  The wood-grain panel was adhered with some 3D Foam Adhesive Circles so that it would sit up off the focal image.  The sentiment which also is included in the set was stamped and then die cut using the Quick Strips Die Set.  This is such a handy set to have around as there are different sizes and shapes for all your sentiment needs! This was adhered with more adhesive circles.


*NEW Adopt Don't Shop CATS Clear Stamps


*NEW Peekaboo Window 3 Die


3D Foam Circles - White


Quick Strips Die Set




Whimsy Stamps is donating $1 for every sale of the Adopt Don't Shop Cats or Dogs stamps. Beginning February 14th and running through the 17th, they will be having an event in the Whimsy Facebook group to promote this awesome fundraiser. There will be games and giveaways and FUN!  For all the details. please visit :  https://whimsystamps.com/pages/adoptdontshop

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day! 

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