Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Just Keep Swimming

Happy Tuesday my crafty friends! I have another card to share with you that uses some of the newly release Whimsy Stamps products!


I used the new Scallop Six A2 Die and die-cut it using both white and aqua cardstock.  That way, I had a lovely sea-colored background and crisp, white, scalloped frames for each window.  I die cut several layers of the scallops and the base so that I could glue them together to get some dimension.

All of those cute sea critters are from the Baby Sea Creatures Clear Stamp Set. It is an older set but one of my favorites.  As you can see, you can really stretch this stamp to create many different looks.  By just using a small portion of each animal, I was able to create an underwater photo frame!

The sentiment is from the same stamps set and was white heat embossed onto some scrap black cardstock before die cutting using the Quick Strips Die Set

That is it for me today!  I have some computer work to do and then I want to spend some time in the garden! Have a great rest of the day!

Hugs Jeanette xxo


Thursday, June 10, 2021

Dream

 Happy Thursday! I hope that you are having a great day so far, wherever you may be in this great big world of ours.  We have sunshine today so I will be spending some time in my garden. My cucumber and tomato plants are in need of some attention.  They have grown so much and I need to stake them so the can easily grow upwards!  Everything is coming together nicely and it makes me so happy!

Today is a release day over at Whimsy Stamps and it is a great, big, lovely one at that! Here is my first card that I want to share with you.


This sweet little dreamer as well as the tree (it is much larger than this but I cut it to work with my card) are both part of the new Polka Dot Pals Clear Stamp Set.  There are additional stamps of squirrels and leaves and another sentiment but I didn't use them today.  This absolutely not what I had planned with I was creating this card.  I had actually colored up the additional images and cut them out.  Then, I grabbed some of my slimline papers, saw this one and went in a totally different direction!!!

The images were stamped onto Copic X-Pressit paper and colored with the following Copic Markers:

E000, E00, E11, E08, E19, E97, R00, R20, C00, C1, C3,B21, B23, B24, E23, E25, E27

I created the mat for my card base by cutting some dark blue/teal paper using the largest die in the Slimline Cornered Rectangles Die Set.  Then, using the next largest die, I cut out my patterned paper which is from the Enchanted Garden Slimline Paper Pack.

I cut out the letters for my sentiment from X-Pressit paper using the new Cutie ABC Die Set.  Then I used the blue Copic markers to color in each letter, adding some white highlight with a White Gel Pen.  The letters were adhered using my Zig Glue Pen.  It is my personal favorite when glueing intricate and small pieces to a project.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope this sweet scene of a wee boy dreaming of castles has made you smile and perhaps inspired you to create something similar.  This would make a great bookmark!

Hugs Jeanette xxo






Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Hay...


Happy Wednesday my lovelies!  We have another beautiful and hot day ahead of us today!  There has been so much sunshine these last few days and it really does make you feel so much better!  My grass may not agree however.  Since we have had so little rainfall my city has banned sprinklers. My grass is looking a wee bit brown!


Today I wanted to share this kooky card with you.  This guy looks wonky and a little crazed and pairing him with this sentiment just makes me giggle each and every time I look at it!  Here's how I made the card.

To start I stamped the Cow Print Background Stamp using some Hero Arts Cup O Joe ink. I used my Misti (minus the foam mat) to get a really crisp and clean impression.  I then cut it to measure 4x5.25" and used one of the dies in the Stitched Ovals Die set to cut out part of the card.  I didn't center it lengthwise.  I decided to leave more space on the bottom so that when I added my sentiment it would look balanced.

I adhered the mat to my cardbase using foam tape and then adhered the oval cut out flush to the cardbase.  I did sponge the edges of the oval so that the difference in depth would be more pronounced.  

The wonky cow was adhered at the very end.  He is from the Hee Haw Clear Stamp And Die Combo. He was stamped with Memento Cocoa ink and colored with some basic copic markers.  I was able to die-cut him using the coordinating die that comes with the set.  Love the fact that the die is part of the set.  

The sentiment is part of the same set and was white powder heat embossed onto black cardstock and cut out using one of the smaller dies in the Simple Sentiment Strips Die Set.
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Thanks for stopping by! Tomorrow I will have a new card from the new release!

Hugs Jeanette xxo 









 

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Building with Die Sets - Chicken Coop

 Happy Tuesday! I hope you are all having a good day! I will keep this brief (from necessity) as I have a pinched nerve situation that makes working on the computer rather painful.

Today's project features the brand new Slimline Chicken Coop Die Set.  There are endless possibilities with this one.  Change up the cardstock, colors, coloring media and you will have a whole different look! This is one that I know I will be using alot....once I get this shoulder sorted!!!


Thanks for stopping by! 

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Monday, May 31, 2021

Best Friend

Happy Monday and Happy last day of May! I cannot believe that we are already this far through the year.  We are slowly opening up and loosening restrictions and I hope that you are as well!

I wanted to share this sweet and delicate card with you before the month was over. I used just three colors of Zig Markers and on yellow marker for this one and you could easily switch them out with another 3 in a different palette to give you a different look.


I created a slimline card-base using some light pink cardstock.  I cut my finished panel to measure 1/2" smaller both length and width.

To create the panel, I stamped the Dainty Daisies Background Rubber Cling Stamp with Versamark ink, sprinkled white embossing powder over top and then heat embossed.  I used Bristol Smooth cardstock because I feel that this paper work so well with the Zig Markers.

Here are the markers that I used:

050 Yellow, 028 Pale pink, 220 Tea Rose, 230 Pale Rose

I roughly colored all the flowers and then sprayed the whole panel with water that then blotted with a paper towel. It gave the panel a very soft, diffuse look that I really love.

Once the panel was completely dry, I die cut it using the dies from the Best Friend Word Die Set.  I went out to cut out the words 3 more times on plain cardstock and glued them one over top the other to create depth. I first adhered the panel onto the cardbase and then adhered the letters. Voila! A lovely card to send out to one of your besties!

Thanks for stopping by! See you tomorrow with a card from the June Release!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Aloe Darkness!!

 Happy Saturday! I hope that you are having a great day and a great start to the weekend so far! I have another new card to share with you using the newest release from Whimsy Stamps.


The new Succ it Up Clear Stamp Set features some very cute succulents as well as some pretty funny, punny sentiments.  This one especially cracks me up.

The images were colored with Copic Markers:

YG21, YG13, YG17, R21, E21, E23, E25, YR21, B41, B23

I used the new Wonky Window 4 Die and cut out some white cardstock as well as one of the papers in the Bokeh Bliss 6x6 Paper Pack.  I then adhered everything to an A2 sized green cardbase and then used white embossing powder to heat emboss the sentiment.

Thanks for joining me and let me know.  Are you know singing a certain Simon & Garfunkel song and substituting the words with this sentiment? I know I am!!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Friday, May 21, 2021

Big Hugs

 Happy Friday! I always love reaching this day in the week.  I can look back on what I accomplished during the week and look forward to some free time spent with the family. Even with the current constraints and the fact that we are all home together most of the time, we all are busy during the week with work and/or school so the weekend is the time when we get to relax together.


Whimsy Stamps' newest release includes this gorgeous Big Hugs Word Die Set and I just love it.  I know that I am going to be using this one over and over again.  I used it to die cut some white cardstock and also die cut the frame from the same white cardstock using the Shaker Maker Rectangle Die Set.  I really love the dashed detail on the frame and love that it adds some interest without being overpowering.

My card-base is A2-sized (4.25x5.5") and I chose a nice soft mint/aqua color that almost perfectly matched one of the colors in the background paper.  I love how soft and dreamy it is.  You can find it in the Bokeh Bliss 6x6 Paper Pack.

Finally, the focal image is from the Birthday Bunny Clear Stamp Set. I think this guys look so cute holding the hugs & kisses!!!!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope this card made you smile and has given you some inspiration to send out some hugs in the form of cards!

Hugs Jeanette xxo


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