Friday, April 19, 2019

With You is My Favorite Place

Happy Easter long weekend everyone.  I hope that you all have a very lovely and restful time! I thought that these cute bunnies should make an appearance on my blog today! First of all: Bunnies and secondly: we are in the midst of a very, very rainy period of time.

I love this new Bunny Buddies Clear stamp set.  WIth two central images, accessorry stamps and sentiments, you can create a variery of different cards to suit your needs.  I used the new Wavy Stitched Squares Die Set to create a shaped card.  It is quite sweet.  Everything was watercolored using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to give it a soft, vintage feel.

*NEW Bunny Buddies Clear Stamps

Wavy Stitched Squares Die Set

*NEW Wavy Stitched Squares Die Set

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend

Jeanette xo

Friday, April 12, 2019

Whimsy Stamps and Wow Embossing Blog Hop

Happy Friday and Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps and Wow Embossing Blog Hop! I am so happy to be part of this awesome hop! I have two cards to share with you, so let’s get right to it!

This first card features the intricate Butterfly Background Rubber Stamp paired with on of the stamps in the You’re Too Kind Clear Stamp Set.  They were the perfect choice for pairing with Wow embossing powders.  I created an ombre effect on both the image and the sentiment by using three shades of embossing powders: Primary Bluetiful WH19R,  Primary Blue Topaz WH14R, and Metalline First Frost WG05R.

My second card was very simply done with just one embossing powder but it is a pretty nifty one!  White Puff WP01 puffs up when you heat it and so it was perfect for using with the Cloud Animals Clear Stamp Set.

Whimsy Supplies:
Wow Embossing Powders:

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PRIZES - No Blog hop is complete without a prize!
WOW! Embossing Powders has 6 powders of your choosing along with a WOW carry case to store your powders safely in.
Whimsy Stamps is giving away a $25 gift certificate to their store.

The Winners will be chosen at random in the week of the of 22nd April from the comments left on ALL THE POSTS.
To join this GIVEAWAY you must leave a comment on each blog post to have a chance at getting your hands on the prize. This hop is open internationally.

You Are Here Jeanette Comerford 
Your Next Stop is  Bev Rochester

Thanks for hopping and don’t forget to comment for your chance to win!
Hugs Jeanette xxo

Monday, April 1, 2019

Build a Garden Die Cut Set –Whimsy Stamps

Happy Monday, Happy April 1st, Happy April Fool’s Day and Happy Whimsy Stamps Release day!  We woke up to snow covered ground so Mother Nature has already played her April Fool’s joke on us.  Spring is sure taking it’s time in getting here! However, my card today gives me so much Spring-filled happiness!  It is very rare for me to have a card with no stamping or coloring but this was such a delight to make!

The new Build a Garden Die Set and the Pretty Pastels 6x6 paper pack are the perfect match for each other. There are so many colors and different patterns in the pack so I enjoyed pulling various sheets out of the pack and diecutting all the elements for my card.  I created some dimension for each of the diecuts by sponging on matching distress inks and distress oxides.  This really makes such a dramatic effect and brings the card to life!  The inks I used are listed at the bottom of this post.

I created a frame for all the elements by diecutting the large frame in the Shaker Maker Rectangle Die Set out of some white cardstock.  I then cut a small piece of woodgrain cardstock to serve as a shelf inside the frame.  This way I was able to place the elements at different heights which adds a lot more interest to the card!  Finally I created a soft and subtle sentiment by diecutting the large oval from the Quick Strips Die Set out of some vellum and then using white embossing powder to add the sentiment which is from the brand new Enjoy the Little Things Clear Stamp Set.

Distress Inks Used:

Blueprint Sketch

Broken China

Picked Raspberry

Spiced Marmalade

Dried Marigold

Antique Linen

Mowed Lawn

Build a Garden Die Set

*NEW Build-a-Garden Die Set

Pretty Pastels 6x6 paper pack

*NEW 6x6 Paper Pack - Pretty Pastels

Shaker Maker Rectangle Die Set

Shaker Maker Rectangle Die Set

Quick Strips Die Set

Quick Strips Die Set

Enjoy the Little Things Clear Stamp Set

*NEW Enjoy the Little Things Clear Stamps

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my garden themed, diecut card!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Monday, March 25, 2019

Penguin Ray–Make a Wish

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great week and week-end! Today I am posting a very special card that uses an image illustrated by Crissy Armstrong.  Crissy created this image to honor her brother Ray who is battling cancer.  All proceeds from the sale of this image will go to the Make a Wish Foundation Canada. This disease touches us all. Please help Whimsy Stamps support Ray, Crissy and the Make a Wish Foundation. This digital image will sell for $4 and I will have a link to it at the bottom of this post.

I kept this card very simple.  I think the image does all the talking.  I colored the Penguin Ray Digital Stamp with Copic Markers and added the background using Polychromos pencils.  I die cut the image using the Hand-Sttiched Nested Rectangles.

I chose some patterned paper to create a mat and adhered everything to a bright orange card-base.

Penguin Ray Digital Stamp

*NEW Penguin Ray - Digital Stamp

Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles

Thanks for stopping by and I encourage you to help support this very important cause.

Hugs Jeanette xxo

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


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