Thursday, September 17, 2020

Trinity September Release- Day 1

Happy Thursday!  Today is the first of two days of sharing new Trinity Stamps products and the release will be live tomorrow.  We are hopping over on Instagram, but I wanted to share my projects here too so you could see them in more detail.  Here is my first project for the release:

This card features a new stamp set called Potions Master and the coordinating Potions Master Die set. I stamped the images on white paper and used my Copics to color them.  I used the dies to cut them out and set them aside.  Next, I used the 4 bar die set to cut out some stitched rectangles. One was in dark purple and the other in watercolor paper.  On that one, I used Lindy's Magicals to create the green sparkly and mottled background.  On that, I a stamped the stars with Versafine.  Next I used a die cut circle, my Wilted Violet oxides and Blending Buddy.  On that I added Professor Snape and the Slythern elements. I added a bit of glossy accents on the bubbles.  I used the banner dies from the 4 bar set in white.  I stamped the sentiment in versamark and them embossed with Wow Black Opaque embossing Powder.  For "Always" I used Metaline Violet from Wow.  I put everything together on a black base.  My last step was to add a strip of purple using the new Slimline Stitched Strips

So Slythern.... so Snape....  some pretty dark magic!  I love Trinity's magical wizards collection and this is the perfect addition. 

Now... please join us on Instagram for the hop.  Good luck with your chance at the prize!

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Fairy Dust

Hi Friends!  A super quick card today that I made for a friends birthday.  It is fun and funny and features some awesome Whimsy Stamps products. 

This card comes complete with a little humor, which makes it perfect. ;)

I made this by stamping the image from Stinkerbell on Copic paper.  I colored it with BG10, BG01, B02, R37, R35, R14, YR23, Y15, Y13, E00, E02, RV42.  I cut my fairy out and set her aside.  On my white base I used a bit of Rainbow Paper Pack for the background.   Then I used the Grass and Cloud Edger Die. I added a bit of color to the clouds.  I added sparkle from my sparkle pen to the clouds, wings, eyelid and wand.  I stamped the sentiment on a bit of white and mounted that on top.  I mounted my fairy with foam tape and added some sparkles for good measure. 

Isn't she pretty?!  I want her to be my fairy godmother and grant that wish!  

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

Friday, September 11, 2020

Hello Pumpkin

Yep, I am talking to you!  Are you ready for a cute Halloween card?  On your marks... get set... go!

Welcome Whimsy Stamps Spooky Kitties stamp set!  It is pretty darn fun, I love the images. 

To make this card, I started with my image (I usually do draw from that as my inspiration).  I stamped and colored my chosen kitty with Copics (R37, R35, R14, R08. YR15, YR04, Y35, Y38, Y15, Y02, E11, E33 E35, E44, G09, YG95, V15, C0, C1, C5, C7, blender) and cut him out.  I set him aside.  Then i worked on my background using blending brushes and distress oxides.  I used More Mustard for the Moon and a combo of Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves, Dusty Concord, and Wilted Violet along with a cloud stencil.  Once the background was set, I used a little bat stamp from an upcoming release (whoops, sneak peek! Wink!).  Then I die cut some grass using the Grass and Cloud Edger dies and mounted on the background. Next, I die cut my speech bubble from the Comic Speech Bubbles set and stamped my sentiment using Spooky Kitties. I put the scene together using glue and foam tape, mounted on purple cardstock.  I added a few gel pen highlights and some star embellishments. 

Here is my close up.  Don't you just love his expression?!  

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Wishing you a Happy Day

Happy Wednesday!  Today I am popping by to share a CAS card that I made using some brand new Whimsy Stamps. 

CAS isn't really my strength, but I try to pull it off every now and then.  And when in doubt, try repeat stamping technique. I don't think it turned out to bad, I really love the pops of color with the art supplies. 

As I said, I made this by repeat stamping elements from the Polka-dot-pals Colton Stamp Set on my white base.  I also stamped the easel and colored the base.  For the canvas, I used the Honeycomb Drips Stencil with some distress inks and brushes to create the dripping paint effect.  Then I stamped the sentiment from Happy Sky Stamp set. I cut the easel out and set it aside.  Then I added a rainbow of CS strips along one side.  I added my easel back and and added some sequins.  Pretty easy peasy!

Here are other fabulous projects from the team for this release! 

Entering this into Tuesday Throwdown Challenge- Anything Goes. 

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Tropical Treasure

Happy Sunday!  Tomorrow is Labor Day in the US and I am happy to have an extra day off!  I have been very productive this weekend, lots of crafting when usually I only get a teensy bit in.  I am a slow crafter. 

Speaking of slow, I have a super fun card (that took me quite a while to make) to share today.  Still getting my summer crafting vibes out. 

Isn't it just a fun scene!  I love how it all came together to create this tropical paradise.  I used three different Waffle Flower Stamp sets for this creation- Fun in the Sun, P-arr-ty Time and Make Waves.  I also used distress inks my Blending Buddy, Stitched Frame Dies, New Leaf embellishments and Starfish Wish embellishment. The rest is Copics and fussy cutting. 

I am not sure I can express how much I love this, bright and happy.  To make it, I used distress inks on the background.  I blended them and then added white pen on the water shoreline.  I added glossy accents on the fish air bubble. then I placed my colored images on the scene with glue and foam tape. 

Here is a close up of the mouse pirates.  I feel like they are happy, about to get their treasure and drinking tasty tropical drinks.  I mean, what else is there to want/need? 

I hope you like this card and thank you for visiting!

Entering this into: Time Out Challenge

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Bundles of Hugs

Hey there!  I am back with another fun Whimsy Release.  It is so cute you are gonna just love it. My card today features the Bundles of Hugs Stamp Set

Do you not love this adorable squirrel?  And check out how I made it into shaker card with the cute sunflower's behind the vellum. 

Here is how I made it.  First I stamped the image on Copic friendly paper, then colored it with Copics (E11, E21, E31, E33, E35, E37, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y35, B23, B93, B97, B99, C7, C5, C3, YG95, YG67).  I fussy cut the image out and set it aside.  Next, I used some Calico DP  and cut it with the Peekaboo Window 3 Die to create the frame.  I placed vellum on the background and mounted it with foam tape on a blue base.  Inside I added some small clear rhinestones and the sunflowers.  Then I stamped the sentiment from the Giraffe Peeking stamp set using faded jeans distress ink on the tag then brushed the tag with Broken Corduroy.  I wrapped the yellow twine around it and tied the tag on.  Then I added my cute character. 

I can't tell you how much I love this color combo and the fall feel.  It makes me happy!

Thanks for visiting and be sure to check it out Whimsy

Friday, August 28, 2020

Flamingo Fun

Today Whimsy Stamps is having a slimline hop over on Instagram, I hope you will come visit and comment for your chance to win a prize.  Meanwhile, I wanted to share the card here as well... because it is just too cute!

See, I wasn't joking!  I love this set, it is just so cute!  

Here is how I made this card:  

I started by stamping the images from Flamingo Fun on Copic friendly paper.  I colored each image, added highlights with a white gel pen, and fussy cut them out.  I used the following Copics (C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, B000, B02, B05, B93, B97, BG01 Y06, Y15, Y35, YR04, YR09, YR15, YR24, E33, FYG2, YG11, YG13, RV14, RV42. R14, R32, R35, R37).  I set them aside and worked on the background.  First I created a barrier so the distress inks wouldn't go outside the area I wanted them to.  THen I divided the area in half and created a yellow sky with Lemonade and a blending brush, then I use a a wavy line stencil with Broken China and Tumbled Glass on the bottom.  I die cut the Slimline Marquee Die in a turquoise paper and mounted it on the white base.  I came back in and added some embellishments and used foam to mount the images.  It is so bright and fun!  Lastly I used a bit of orange cardstock to stamp the sentiment. 

The embellishments with the beach ball and sand-dollar are a fun touch.  It really is a happy scene that makes me smile.  

Now head on over to Instagram @ 9am PT to join us for the hop. Thank you so much for visiting!