Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Whimsy Stamps April Release–Just Beachy

Happy Wednesday my lovelies.  I had to think for a moment….I couldn’t remember which day of the week it actually was!! I’m pretty sure you know what I mean.  I hope that wherever you are, you are keeping safe.

This cute little hippo is from the Hippo Fun in the Sun clear stamp set. There are two more sweet hippo images and a bunch more sentiments.


I stamped and then masked my image so that I could sponge on the sand and the sky. I used a stencil to create the clouds.  Then I removed the mask and colored up the image using Copic Markers.  It was fun to color and fun to image being on the beach again.


I diecut the image using the Connected Rectangle Frame die.  It is a new die in my craft room and I think that I will be using it a lot.  I just love the lines. I diecut it once again using white cardstock and then adhered everything to a Kraft A2 sized cardbase.

I then white heat embossed the sentiment and then used a ruler and a white gel pen to add some lines and dots around the edge of the card. I think it added just enough interest to the card without being too fussy.

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Thanks for stopping by today my friends.  Again, I hope that you are keeping yourself safe and trying to find the positives in the mess that we are all going through at the moment with this virus.

Safe Cyber-Hugs

Jeanette xxo

Friday, March 20, 2020

Friend ~ Whimsy Special Release

Happy Friday my lovelies. I hope that you are all safe and healthy wherever you are.  We are just one week into self-isolation and we are doing okay.  It is such a strange time and we are ALL going through it together and we all have to do our part.

I was happy to get my mind off of things for a wee while and create this card.  The Sunflower Background Rubber Cling is a pretty big stamp and really is all the image you need for the card. I stamped it with some Ink on 3 fadeout ink and then water-colored it using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.


I watercolored the background a light blue using a Zig Marker and a fine paint brush and once it was dry, I sponged the background using some distress inks.  I then spritzed water over top and tapped it with a dry paper towel to give it this distressed look.


The sentiment was created by diecutting the word “friend” from the Friend Word and Shadow Die set using some dark brown cardstock. I used the same cardstock to create an A2 sized card base.  I did add a strip on vellum underneath the sentiment to create  a bit of interest while not obscuring the image completely.

I have a good friend whose favorite flower is the sunflower so I think I will pop this into the mail for her.  I hope it will brighten up her day.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Adventure

Happy Wednesday and Happy Saint Paddy’s Day! I hope that wherever you are, you are safe and sound.  The kids are all home from school and we are pretty much hunkered down here, taking it one day at a time.

The great outdoors is still a great place to be and if it wasn’t raining at the moment, I would be out taking in some air.  This card will have to suffice for the time being ;)


I used teh new Polka Dot Pals Raden Clear Stamp Set and then used masking to create this scene with the wee boy, the log and the fox. Whilst the masks were still in place, I sponged in the sky using a cloud stencil.  To create the grass, I diecut the grass from one of the dies in the Grass and Clouds die set and then used that as a stencil to add in the grass details.


All the rest of the coloring was done with Copic markers. Lots and lots of copic markers! I also added a few white details to the eyes and the fox’s tail. I used my misti to perfectly stamp the accompanying sentiment.

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Thanks for stopping by and take care!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Monday, March 9, 2020

Hogs & Kisses

Happy Monday!  Spring Break is over and it is back to routine today!  The clocks went forward yesterday and that has made it just a wee bit more difficult!

This card, however is cheering me up! I knew as soon as I saw the new Hogs & Kisses Clear Stamp Set that I wanted to pair it up with the Slimline Windows Die .

I really love this card shape and size and the little windows let you add so many cute images.  I cut the die out and kept all the pieces together so that I could blend some ink onto the panels.  I used Squeezed Lemonade, Spun Sugar and Abandoned Coral. I really love this palette.



The images were stamped onto some Bristol Smooth Cardstock and colored in with ZIg Real Brush Markers. This paper/marker combo is perfection.  If you have had trouble getting good results with the Zig Markers, consider trying out this paper. It makes a world of difference.


I took quite a few photos! Here are some close-ups of the cute wee images!! I just love them.


This guy looks a little sad and woe begotten!

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a lovely day and maybe a chance to get a little inky!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Holy Cow! Whimsy Stamps March Release

Happy Sunday! We are finally into the month of March!!! I wanted to quickly share one of the cards that I made using some of the new release products!  So many lovely things to choose from this month!

I used the new Cow Party Clear Stamp set and colored the three images with copic markers before cutting them out.  Then I used one of the smaller dies in the new Nested Hexagon Set to create mats for each of the images.


I created the background by using some yellow ink to stamp up the Gingham background stamp but there is a brand new Criss Cross Gingham background stamp that would look really similar and be just as good to use!



The sentiments are included in the same stamp set and were heat embossed with White Powder!


Thanks for joining me today! I hope you like this funny, happy birthday card!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Bonhomie

Happt Sunday! I am currently wishing Winter was over and dreaming of Spring.  This card is helping me remember what Spring Feels like!



There are so many components in the new Polka Dot Pals Imogen Clear Stamp Set.  I chose a variety of them to pull together this sweet scene.

I stamped all the image using Memento London Fog ink so that the Copic Coloring would blend a little bit and give a soft look to the scene.  I did go in and deepen some of the shadows using various Polychromos pencils.  The sentiment which is included in the set was heat embossed using WoW embossing powder.

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely rest of the day!

Hugs Jeanette xxo

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Sending Hugs

Happy Sunday! Hope you are having a good weekend. I have a new card to share with you that I created for a brand new feature on the Whimsy Stamps blog. It is called Fresh Friday and a certain group of previously released products become the recipe for our cards.

I chose to combine the Hugs Bunny Clear Stamp set with the Stitched Border Die Trio which I used to create the grass.  I also used the Shaker Marker Rectangle Die set as well as the Quick Strips die set.


Paper 6x6 Giraffe Pack from the was used to create the backgrounds as was the inspiration for the soft color palette that I used for the image.  I lot of Colorless blender helped me achieve this soft, muted coloring.






Thanks for stopping by! Have a great rest of the day.
Hugs Jeanette xxo

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