Friday, July 1, 2022

Happy Canada Day and new Design Team!

Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians!  Wishing you all a safe and wonderful holiday weekend.  It’s a double celebration day for me as I am excited to officially join the Whimsy Stamps (WS) design team!!!  I’ve been a long time fan, so I was pleasantly surprised and thrilled for the opportunity! 

Today also happens to be a new release day at WS (there are three per month) and here’s a snapshot of some of the projects from the design team using the new products.  Can you spot which one is mine? 😉

I played with the new cutie Happy Elephants stamp set.  There are a couple of fun sentiments in the set, so I thought I would match it with a fun scene birthday card.

110 lbs!?… ha, I only wish. 😂   Anyway, I started by trimming a slimline panel (8.5”x3.5”) from alcohol marker friendly cardstock.  Stamped the “flying” elephant onto it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink followed by the balloons from new unused (NBUS) Bearing Gifts stamp set.  Coloured them in with Copic Sketch markers.

Masked them next, then used new small and large blender brushes to ink blend distress inks DI over DIY grass and cloud stencils created with the Grass and Cloud Edger dies.  Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn DI were used for the grass; Shaded Lilac DI was used for the clouds.  Lightly spritz with water and blot with a paper towel for a bit of texture.

The frame is Bristol paper die cut with the Slimline Waves die (another NBUS I’ve had for a while as well) and the wave dividers removed.  The other elephant was then stamped, coloured and fussy cut out (didn’t have the coordinating dies) and glued off the edge in the bottom left.  Mounted the panel into a 8.5”x3.5” white card base then added white highlights on the balloons and drew in the bow with a black marker to finish.  

To check out the new release products, click HERE.  Thank you for dropping by. 

Whimsy Stamps products used: *affiliate links used at no extra cost to you… thank you for your support*

NBUS - #40 (new stamps and dies)


JoAnn said...

Great card Trina. Love the cute elephant with is balloons. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

Cindy H. said...

Hilarious! I love this funny, adorable card! Congratulations on becoming a design team member!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

BIG congrats for your DT at Whimsy Stamps, Trina!! Very well deserved! They have tons of adorable stamps and your skills are amazing, so it's a perfect couple! :D
Love your creativity, I have never thought about hanging that heavy elephant to a bunch of balloons! And how fun is the other stunned elephant that look at him! Lovely background and frame too! Definitely a lovely and fun design for your slimline!

Cathy said...

Such a cute card Trina, love the fun elephants and gorgeous scene! Thank you too for joining in at Seize the Birthday, Cathy x

Bonnie said...

This is adorable, Trina! Love the elephants and the sentiment and all is so pretty with this sky! Congratulations on your DT spot! You'll have a lot of fun with it. And thanks for sharing this in the NBUS gallery!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congratulations on the Whimsy Stamps Design Team, Trina! Your flying elephant is so adorable! Wonderful use of masking and stenciling! It was easy to spot your card in the snapshot because yours is fun and adorable! I love that you added another elephant to the bottom left corner. Is he trying to catch/help the flying elephant? ;-)
Hideko xx

Susan said...

Congrats on being on another DT! Love your first card for it - that elephant is just adorable! Beautiful background of clouds and grassy hills.

Loll said...

Congrats on your new Design Team, Trina! They are so lucky to have you! LOVE your sweet elephant card. Adorable images and fun sentiments too. xx

Nancy said...

Wooooo! Lucky them! Congrats, Trina! I wanted to come by and leave a proper comment. Love the little elephant checking out his friend being lifted high in the sky. Such a darling card with a terrific background! You do everything so well! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday! Take care!

BożenA said...

I'm sure the Whimsy Stamps are more excited than you to have you in their DT. It is a really great gain for WS that you will promote their products. I agree that they have beautiful stamps and you will make the best use of them.
This card is wonderful with a ladend sky and beautiful lush grass. The flying elephant is quite a jump and very fun.

Darnell said...

Congratulations on joining the Whimsy Team, Trina! I'm sure they are even more thrilled than you are to have you on the Team! Your card is adorable, as always, and, as always, perfectly masked, blended, composed, and colored! Love the sediment, too! Thank you for amusing and inspiring everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell