Friday, September 21, 2018

Pastel Themed Bunny Card | Whimsy Stamps

Happy Friday! As promised, I am back with another card using the very sweet Bunny Balloons Clear Stamp SetThis time around, I have created a one layer CAS card with just a touch of ink blending and very soft copic markers.  To see the other card I created, just scroll down to the post below!

I cut a circle out of some cardstock and used that as a stencil to sponge in my sky.  I used a cloud stencil and some distress inks.  The bunnies had been stamped in before and then masked.  After the sky was done, I removed the masks and colored images with matching copic markers (also listed below).  The sentiment is from the same set and was stamped using Versafine Black onyx ink.



Bunny Balloons Clear Stamp Set

Bunny Balloons Clear Stamps

Distress Inks

Ink Blending Tool


Distress Inks:

Spun Sugar

Shaded Lilac

Antique Linen


Copic Markers:

Bunnies: E50, E51, E53, 0

Balloons: BV0000, BV000, BV00, E0000, E000, E00, R0000, R000, R00


Thanks for swinging by! Have a great day!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Bunny Ballon Window Card | Whimsy Stamps

Happy Wednesday! Hope that you are having a great day! I am taking a break from Halloween and Christmas themed cards for just a day or two and am going to share a couple of bunny themed cards instead.  I will share one today and the other on Friday.  I used the same stamp set for both cards but switched up a few things to make them different.

The images I used are from the Bunny Balloons Clear Stamp Set which was released a few months ago.  I thought I would pair it up with the Peekaboo Die 1 so that the whole scene that behind would be partially hidden and would be a sweet surprise for when the recipient opened it up!  Inside they willl find a cloud filled background where a trio of bunnies are floating!

To create a little bit of interest, I stamped some Pool ink onto the front of the card using the Star Galaxy StencilI thought it tied in well with the sky theme!

The sky inside was created using distress inks (listed below) and a cloud stencil. I stamped the bunnies first and then masked them off to create the clouds.  The bunnies were colored with copic markers (also listed below).

The sentiments are from the same set and were stamped with Versafine Black onyx ink using the Misti stamp positioner to make sure I got the sentiments exactly where I wanted them!


Bunny Balloons Clear Stamp Set

Bunny Balloons Clear Stamps

Peekaboo Die 1

*NEW Peekaboo Window 1 Die

Star Galaxy Stencil

Star Galaxy Stencil

Distress Inks

Ink Blending Tool


Distress Inks:

Tumbled Glass

Blueprint Sketch


Copic Markers:

Bunnies: W00, W1, W3, 0

Balloons: BV00, B63, B66, BG10, BG11, BG23, B12, B14, B16

That is it for today! Thanks for stopping by and stop back on Friday when I will have a new card featuring the same set!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Sweet November | Pumpkin Pru

Happy Thursday! This week is just whizzing by for us!  I have been working a wee bit in my craft studio and am finishing up my Halloween cards and starting to think about my December Daily album! If you have been following me, you may know that I love to add my stamped creations to my album.  I like to create 6x8” pages that truly reflect my crafting style and add those to the album! Those pages will start to show up here…along with some how-to videos.

For today, I have a new card featuring some of the new Sweet November Halloween set of digital stamps illustrated by the very talented Amy Young and that 7 Kids Craft store are carrying.  I bought all four of her images and also got a background bundle of 4 other images. If you scroll down, you will see the two other cards that I have already made.

This image is called Pumpkin Pru and once again, I did not use the full image. Instead, I enlarged it and cropped away quite a bit of it, leaving just her head and a bit of her torso.  I love doing this as I get to color and work more on the skin and hair! I really changes up how the image looks.

Since I had copic colored the background on my other two Sweet November cards, I decided to do the same with this one. I had a bit of a think about which color I wanted and was a wee bit worried that this green wouldn’t work but in the end, I really love it.  The sentiment was computer generated at the same time as I was cropping the image with my photo editing software.


Copic Markers:

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

Eyes: B04, BG23

Lips: E11, E04, R20

Hair: E50, YR31, E43, E33

Dress & Hat: V20, V22, V25, V28, N3, N5, N7

Leaves: YG00, YG03, YG05, YG63

Frog: YG00, YG05, YG17

Background: YG95, YG93, YG91, YG11, YG00


I am going to enter this over at the 7 Kids Customers Create page on Facebook.  They are having a little challenge and the lucky winner will win the October release from Sweet November! I am just stoked that there is going to be another release! Cannot wait!

If you are interested in this new release you can find it –>HERE.

Have a great day!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Boo | Whimsy Stamps September Release

Happy Wednesday! Hope your week is off to a great start. We are starting to get into a groove here – get used to everyone’s new schedules.  I have a new card to share with you today featuring the Cute But Psycho Clear Stamp Set from the September release.  I decided to make a one layer card to showcase this rather grumpy looking trick or treater!

To start, I cut a piece of Bristol smooth surface paper to measure 4.00” x 5.25”.  I wanted to create a stormy “halloweenesque” dusk sky for the background. I used a cloud stencil to help gently blend the colors together. I used Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violets, Spiced Marmalade for the sky.  Then I sponged in some Mowed Lawn from the bottom of the card upwards to blend into the sky.  Then I used a tiny amount of Black soot along all sides of the cardstock to add some contrast and make the colors a little more somber!

Once the ink was dry, I stamped on the haunted house, making sure to line up the sky and grass line with the house. I used some Polychromos pencils right over top the distress ink to color in the house, windows, door and trees. I love how easily the pencils went over top the distrss inks!

I then used Black Soot and the new Halloween Creatures Stencil to add in the fabulous bats. Is it a flock of bats??? I had to look it up.  So, apparently it is called a colony of bats when they are huddled, hanging upside down in a cave together but when they are flying around together at dusk they are called a cloud.

Getting back to the actual crafting of this card: I stamped the disgruntled Halloweener on some Neehah cardstock and colored her up with various Polychromos pencils.  After fussy cutting the image out, I adhered her to the card using some glue dots.




Cute But Psycho Clear Stamp Set

*NEW Cute But Psycho Clear Stamps

Halloween Creatures Stencil

*NEW Halloween Creatures Stencil

Typography Clear Stamps

Typography Clear Stamps

Distress Ink

Ink Blender


That is it for me today! Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs Jeanete xxo


Friday, September 7, 2018

Gratitude | Whimsy September Release

Happy Thursday! I hope that your week is going well and if you have kids that have started back at school, all is well! I always find these early weeks a little hard. They are exciting and new but it does take a little while for everyone to find their groove and time before we all align our schedules. That is certainly true for me this year as all three boys are in different schools.  What is nice is that the older two can take the bus together into the city at least some of the time ;)

I have another card to share with you today featuring one of the newly released background images.  While this image is named Delightful Daisies, since it is the Autumn, I felt that I could interpret them as chrysanthemums. I love a huge pot of these pretty flowers on my door stoop in the Autumn! They last for so long and the colors are so warm and comforting.

In my video which you will find below the last picture, I take you through the process of making this card.  It was a lovely, therapeutic, watercoloring session! I hope you will be inspired to try it out!

I had to include pictures from different angles because I love how the gold embossing and the gold paper under the sentiment just glow!

Video Tutorial:
Click HERE to view in HD format

Supplies:

You can purchase the following at Whimsy’s Online Shop

Delightful Daisies

*NEW Delightful Daisies Background Rubber Cling Stamp

Cardbuilders Window Die Set

Card Builder Windows Die Set

Gratitude Word Die Set

Gratitude Word Die Set

Versamark

VersaMark Full-Size Ink Pad - Original (Clear)



Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers:

Flower Centers: Dark Brown 062, Dark Oatmeal 066, Oatmeal 064

Flower #1 : Wine Red 024, Bright Yellow 052

Flowe #2: Brown 060, Tea Rose 220

Flower 3#: Yellow 050, Tea Rose 220


Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs Jeanette xxo



Thursday, September 6, 2018

Sweet November | Black Cat Bess

Happy Thursday! After an outrageously hot day yesterday, the temperature is more moderate and it looks like it will be raining very soon.  No worries, I am cozy in my craft room, working away at editing a video for tomorrow! It has been a bit since I was able to get a proper video tutorial done…it was hard to work in the Summer with the kids and their friends over constantly!

Today I wanted to share another card that I made with the marvelous new digital stamps illustrated by the very talented Amy Young and carried by 7 Kids Craft store.  I love this Halloween set of digital stamps.  I bought all four of her images and also got a background bundle of 4 other images. This is the second image that I colored and again, I went ahead and cropped the image and zoomed it in.  I love when Amy herself does this and she refers to it as “big-head”!

I wanted to stick to a more or less Halloween color palette and was a little scared to start the orange background but I really am happy I was brave and tried it because I love how it looks!  The ony embellisment was to add a die-cut spider web onto the upper left corner.  The die is an old one from La La Land Crafts.  I am not sure if it is available any more!


Copic Markers:

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

Eyes: YG17, YGO5

Lips: E11, E04, R20

Hair: E50, E42, E43

Dress & Hat: BV000, BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04

Coat: YG00, YG03, YG05, YG17

Kittens: 0, N1, N3, N5

Background: YR31, YR21, YR16, YR18


I am going to enter this over at the 7 Kids Customers Create page on Facebook.  They are having a little challenge and the lucky winner will win the October release from Sweet November! I am just stoked that there is going to be another release! Cannot wait!

If you are interested in this new release you can find it –>HERE.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Sweet November | Spider Web Sylvia

Happy Monday Everyone! If you have been following me for a while, you may remember how much I loved the Sweet November line of images illustrated by the very talented Amy Young. A few years ago, she stopped releasing new images for Sweet November and I have always, always missed them.  I was so happy and delighted when I saw her announcement that she was returning to the land of Sweet November and that 7 Kids Craft store would be releasing a Halloween set of digital stamps.  I bought all four of her images and also got a background bundle of 4 other images.  I was so excited that I already have created a card!

I decided to start with this image; Spider Web Sylvia but I sized her quite big and cropped out a lot of the image.  I wanted a close-up of her face.  At the same time, I added this sentiment.  I thought it went well with the image. I think that she looks to intent in her spell casting! This is why I love digital images. You can really change their size and add you own sentiments and/or combine them effortlessly with other images.

I also set the opacity of the image to quite low (14%) so that the lines were very, very faint.  I haven’t used this “no-line” coloring technique in a while as it is a bit more challenging and requires a lot more time.  Since it was the long weekend and I did find myself with some “me” time, I took the opportunity to really enjoy and relax and color this image up.  I am super happy with how it all turned out!

I used a TON of markers! Here is the very long list ;)

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

Eyelids: BV000, BV00, BV01

Lips: E11, E04

Hair: E50, E33, E15, E17, E10

Hat & Dress: 0, N1, N3, N5, N7

Background:BV000, BV00, BV01, BV02

I traced the lines of the spiderweb and the lines around her neckline with a POSCA white pen.  I love how it pops on the card!  I also couldn’t resist adding some glitter to her eyelids courtesy of Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen!

I am going to enter this over at the 7 Kids Customers Create page on Facebook.  They are having a little challenge and the lucky winner will win the October release from Sweet November! I am just stoked that there is going to be another release! Cannot wait!

If you are interested in this new release you can find it –>HERE.

Have a great day!

Hugs Jeanette


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