July 1, 2022

Hakuna Matata - Whimsy Stamps July 1st Mini Release

Hey All! It's the first of the month and that means it is time for another Whimsy Stamps Mini Release. The products hit the store shelves at midnight and they are ready for you to be viewed. Here are some awesome inspiration projects from the DT - scroll down to see my card.




When I saw this awesome lion family stamp 'mixed-media' jumped right into my head. So I went ahead and created a simple mixed-media card in an A2 size.


I first made the background using two earlier released stencils: Giraffe and Tiger Stripes. My background panel was cut from Strathmore mixed media cardstock and I used Memento Dye inks (Peanut Brittle, Potters Clay) and the NEW Whimsy blending brushes to stencil the BG. They are perfect for inking and the smooth and dense white bristles make for a soft and even ink application. I then stamped the image with Memento ink in Rich Cocoa onto the stenciled BG. 

I cut out a mask for the image, adhered it and sprinkled the BG with Rich Cocoa and Peanut Brittle Memento inks. After everything was dry I used the Giraffe stencil to add a bit texture with NUVO Moonstone Glimmer Paste. The sentiment is included with the rubberstamp and was stamped onto kraft cardstock with Memento in Rich Cocoa.


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Wishing you all a wonderful Friday night and start into the long weekend!

Hugs,







June 30, 2022

Happy Campers

Gone Camping! Yeah well - noooo not so much...hahaha. I have to admit I don't like camping. I would rather spend my vacation time at home than in a tent or camper. Just not my thing.
 
Nevertheless the 'Gone Camping' clear stamp set from Whimsy is absolutely fabulous! I had so much fun creating this card and it is a fairly quick card to make as well. Read below how I did it. 

I used Strathmore Mixed Media paper for my background. I like this best for ink blending. You either like to use it to blend inks or you hate it. Some say the ink is 'swimming' and not staying in place. 
I have found that as long as I don't over do it with the ink it works fine for me. Sometimes I heat set it to help it dry more quickly. I can definitely achieve the smoothest blends with this paper.

After inking my BG with Distress inks I stamped the trees and fire place. Then I took a white gel pen and added the stars. The tent and sentiment I stamped on white mixed media paper, colored the tent using my Karin Brushmarkers Pro and cut both out. I adhered them to the card front with some foam dots and finished off my card by adding a few confetti sequins from This Calls for Confetti.


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Enjoy the rest of your week!

Hugs,


June 29, 2022

Simple Foiled Thank You

Happy Hump-Day Everyone! Today I am sharing a simple foiled thank you card using one of Whimsy's newest  word hot foil plates. 


I used the Thank You word hot foil plate and foiled it with rainbow glimmer foil. To create the tag I used the Antique ATC Frames die set. To make it pop I cut out a bright blue frame using the Shaker Maker Rectangle die set. Some confetti sequins and an organza ribbon finish off my CAS card.



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Hugs,