October 6, 2018

Whimsy Stamps - World Card Making Day 2018 Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hello Crafty Friends and Welcome to World Card Making Day with Whimsy Stamps!  We are so excited for you to join the fun today with an amazing blog hop from the talented Whimsy artists.  Each blog will have some inspiration with a card perfect for World Card Making Day.
My inspiration card today uses the wonderful, just released, Winter Roses Background stamp.

Here is how I created my card:

I stamped the large rose image and the single rose image from the Winter Roses Background stamp with antique linen Distress ink onto Canson 140lbs watercolor paper. I always use the smooth side of the paper when stamping my images onto watercolor paper. Using antique linen creates an outline that will fade while coloring with watercolors and the image will have a no-lines look.

I used Daniel Smith extra fine watercolors - one of my favorite brands if it comes to fine art watercolors. I love their vibrant pigment. After coloring the image I let it dry and did some detailing with Prismacolor pencils (a list of all colors used is posted below).
Then I fussy cut the images. Now I want to add some foiled details. With a quickie glue pen I traced the dotted lines and the outline of the single rose. After the glue dries it stays tacky. This is how we attach the foil to the image. I took a piece of gold transfer foil (the one you usually use with a laminator, e.g. deco foil) and placed it over my images and softly rubbed with my fingers. The foil sticks everywhere I put down glue. Now I have foiled dotted lines and my single rose has a golden shiny outline. This gives a real nice effect.

Now I have to create my background panel. I put down a golden watercolor wash (quinacridone gold) using a panel of watercolor paper. Let it dry. I sprinkled on some splatters with quinacridone purple and let it dry again.

My card base is  a top fold 4 1/2" x 5 1/2"  card cut from white heavy weight (100lb) cardstock.  To make the image pop I used a black cardstock layer underneath my background layer.  I added the roses with foam tape to give some dimension to the card.
I used my Quickie glue pen again to put some dots on the background layer (between the purple splatters) and after they dried I added gold foil again.

The sentiment is from the Holiday Mini Everyday Sentiments stamped on gold cardstock that has a satin sheen. One of my leftovers from an older PaperDoor kit. I added the sentiment using foam tape.
As a final touch I added some dew drops and tiny rhinestones.

DS Fine Art Watercolors used: 

green gold, phtalo green, manganese blue,
indianthrone blue, quinacridone purple, quinacridone gold.

Prismacolor pencils used:

PC1009 dahlia purple, PC1008 parma violet,  PC911 olive green,
PC908 dark green, PC919 non-photo blue, PC904 light cerulean blue, PC901 indigo blue

The card making community is so wonderful and Denise, the owner of Whimsy Stamps, wanted to share her appreciation with a fun day filled with inspiration, prizes and freebies. Make sure to comment on each blog post to be eligible for the prizes.  In order to get the beautiful freebies that will be available make sure to join our Whimsy Stamps and Inspiration Facebook group.

If you came here from sweet Niki's blog you are on the right track. If you happened upon my blog without knowing there is a blog hop today, make sure to start at the beginning so you don't miss any of the wonderful inspiration and prize opportunities!!! Your next fabulous stop is Sue.

Just in case here is the full hop list:
Blog Hop List:

Iris >>>> You Are Here!!!


Whimsy Blog

Here is a list of Whimsy products used:

*NEW Winter Roses Background Rubber Cling Stamp  Holiday Mini Sentiments Clear Stamps    Distress Ink - Mini Ink Pad Kit 3   Sparkletz - Sailor's Sky    Nuve - Deluxe Adhesive      Crafty Foam Tape White   VersaFine CLAIR Ink Pad - Nocturne (black)    


To celebrate World Cardmaking Day even more I will give away from my personal stash one (1) Bold Statements Clear Set. So make sure to leave your comment not only to be eligible for the Whimsy Blog Hop prizes but also for a chance to win my giveaway. I will pick a winner from all the comments left and make an announcement here on my blog on Monday!

Bold Statements Clear Stamps
Happy hopping, good luck and have a fun filled crafty day!



  1. Wow! Iris this is divine! The colours on the roses are delicious and the front one with the gold accents is such a lovely focal point! Stunning creation hun, just stunning! Hugs, Wends xoxo

  2. Happy world cardmaking day ! Wow I love the technique of colouring these roses, it looks Amazing! Thanks for the inspiration and hop, hugs Blankina

  3. Beautiful shades of blue and love the touch of gold

  4. Absolutely stunning coloring, Iris!

  5. Gorgeous card with the watercoloring!!

  6. Oh my, you used my favorite colors on your card! Love the outline of gold on the one flower and what looks like droplets of dew on the flowers, just beautiful!

  7. Amazing watercolor! Stunning!!

  8. I am loving me some gorgeous flowers right now with your card! So fantastic!

  9. very pretty love the colors!!!

  10. Love the colour combo and lovely image! Beautifully done!

  11. Wow stunning job on it, I adore how you did the roses, my favourite colours too, beautifully done

  12. Beautiful coloring! Great job. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Love the colors you used and the effects you achieved. Absolutely stunning!

  14. Iris, I love your work so much and this card is really great... My favorite color is blue and you take this on the flowers, brilliant... beautiful card :)

  15. Wow the colors are amazing! Thanks for the inspiration and extra chance to win!

  16. stunning card - the coloring is awesome;)

  17. Wowers, I love how you coloured the rose. Gorgeous card!

  18. OMG, this card is perfect. Love the design with the flowers!!

  19. This is gorgeous!! Love the colors.

  20. Love the shading on the flowers.
    Outlining just one with the
    gold was a wonderful idea.
    Great card. thanks for

  21. This is beautiful! I love all the shades of blue you used!

  22. Your rose card is absolutely STUNNING! I love all the water coloring and embellishments you used on your card.

  23. Gorgeous flowers. Love this card. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Gloria


  24. I really love the Winter Roses background stamp. Your watercoloring is wonderful. And the foiled dotted lines and the outline on the rose is gorgeous.

  25. Awesome coloring on these gorgeous roses!

  26. These are such stunning roses! What a beautiful card.

  27. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing

  28. Oh my this is
    gorgeous! Love
    the watercoloring
    Carla from Utah


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