Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Shenanigans Lassie Lucky Day

Hello everyone.  Where did January go?  It’s February 1st and Whimsy Stamps (WS) has a new mini release.  I know Valentine is coming up, but this release is moving onto the next holiday celebration - St. Patrick’s Day!  I am featuring the new Shenanigans Lassie die set and Lucky Day A2 toner card front panels.


The sentiment from one of the toner panels was foiled with Emerald Watercolor Decofoil then fussy cut out.  Shenanigans Lassie was die cut from alcohol marker friendly (AMF) cardstock and thick white paper to stack for support.  Coloured her skin and hair with Copic Sketch markers.  I wish I knew how to draw because my attempt at drawing in her face was awful. 😂  Since the foil was out, took double-sided adhesive and attached it to a white paper scrap.  Removed the adhesive liner then applied the foil to it before die cutting the skirt and hat from it.  


Her shirt was die cut from AMF cardstock and shading added with cool gray Copic Sketch markers.  Her boots were die cut from black glossy paper.  Finally, an A2 Antique Frame was die cut from Bristol paper  before assembling the card.  Added some sparkling clear sequins to finish.  


For my second card, the horseshoe toner panel was foiled with gold Decofoil.  Trimmed the panel down to 4.75”x3.5”, then ink blended Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness and Black Soot distress inks.  Wiped excess ink off with a paper towel.  


The Heartfelt Thoughts sentiment stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on AMF cardstock and the Shenanigans Lassie clover die cut from AMF cardstock were both coloured with green Copic Sketch markers.  Coloured around the sentiment in black and mounted the shamrock onto black cardstovck before fussy cutting them out.  Assembled the card onto a split black/white card base and added highlights with a white gel pen to finish. 


Here’s a small sampling of inspirations from the design team


To view and/or shop the February release products, click HERE.  Thank you for dropping by.






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Saturday, January 28, 2023

Memory Box DT Post - Cuppa Love

Hello there.  I’m over on the Memory Box blog today with a fun card made with the Cuppa Love die from the 2023 Valentines collection.  To view the post, click in the image below.


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Friday, January 27, 2023

Alpacalypse

Hello again.  I’m back today with my final card inspiration from Whimsy Stamps (WS) latest release.  It features the new Alpacalypse stamp set.  The stamp name is a pun on apocalypse, but I wasn’t up to making an apocalyptic card.  Instead, I gave this alpaca sunglasses and an attitude. 😂  


All images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a scrap of alcohol marker friendly cardstock, coloured with Copic Sketch markers then fussy cut out.  

Copic markers used:
alpaca - W00, W1, W3, W5, R24 
sunglass - C3, C8, 100 
plants - YG01, YG03, YG07, YG09, G09, YG61, YG63, YG67, G99 
pots - Y17, YR24, YR27, E09, E30, E31, E23, E25, E29


Salvaged Patina distress ink was then ink blended in the upper 2/3 of an A2 size Bristol panel.  Burp! was die cut from white and dark gray cardstock using the Slurp! Word die and offset for a drop shadow.  Adhered the images and letters onto the panel, then stamped the sentiment from Happy Whatevers in black to finish.


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Thursday, January 26, 2023

Heart Hands

Hello there.  Dropping in today to share more card inspirations from Whimsy Stamps (WS) latest release.  I’m featuring the new Heart Hands die.


This fun die is 8.5” long, so it works for many size cards.  Here I used it to create this super quick and simple mini slimline (SL) all thanks once again to WS fabulous pattern papers.  This sunset pattern paper from the SL Glorious Sky paper pack was trimmed down to 3.25”x6.25”.  The sentiment from Arctic Friends was an unused piece in my stash that had been white heat embossed on black cardstock.  The heart hands was die cut from black cardstock before assembling to finish.


For my second card, I used it with the new Actions stamp set to create a chalkboard sign easel card . 


The heart hands was die cut from white cardstock.  You may recognize the heart cutout previously posted on this card.  For the chalkboard look, the Actions stamp set phrase was white heat embossed on black cardstock.  Used a microfibre cloth next to pick up white pigment ink and applied it to the black cardstock.   


Adhered the heart hands above the phrase and quickly coloured the heart with a red Polychromos pencil, making it look chalky.  The wood boards from SL Fence die set was die cut from Kraft cardstock.  To accentuate the wood grain, Kraft dye ink was applied to it.  Assembled the card onto a white card base, then fussy cut along the wood boards to create the easel legs to finish.


To view and/or purchase products from the January new release, click HERE.  Thank you for stopping by. 






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Challenges:
mini slimline
Tic Tac Toe - #194 Featured Designer Joanne   (L column - Die Cut, Heart, Patterned Paper)



Friday, January 20, 2023

Actions

Hello everyone.  It’s the third and final mini release for January at Whimsy Stamps (WS).  My card today features the new Actions stamp set containing words and phrases focused around “actions speak louder than words” theme.  Here’s my card.


The words and phrases were stamped in black on A2 size Bristol paper.  To omit certain words in the phrases, masking directly on the stamp was done before inking them.  For the background, ink blended light gray dye ink with a blender brush over a Brick Pattern stencil, then spattered with diluted black gouache paint.


The parentheses were created with the Victorian Layers die set from the last release.  Used scissors to trim the ends to a curved point.  The heart was a leftover die cut piece from another card I will be sharing soon.  It was coloured with Copic Sketch markers R35, R37, R39.  Assembled the card onto a white card base and added clear shimmer to the heart for a bit of sparkle to finish.


Here’s a glimpse of some inspirations from the creative team.


The January new release products can be viewed and purchased HERE.  Thank you for stopping by.






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