Showing posts from March, 2019

Butterflies Fluttering

Hello Crafty Folks , I am back today with a colorful card.  I discovered my love for gel plate printing and the background I used on this card is made using this technique with acrylic colors and LOTS of different Whimsy products (see link list below) The butterfly and sentiment are from the newly released DoveArt stamp set Butterflies Fluttering . I stamped the butterfly on a piece of the background paper and fussy cut it to match it perfectly to the BG. Even though the butterfly blends in in terms of color, the fact that it is cut out and popped up gives a nice 3D effect on the card. The added Stickles to the wings add a nice touch of bling. I created a watercolor look with the acrylics on my gel plate and after printing I added more texture and depth to the print using different  Whimsy   stamps and stencil with Archival Ink and acrylic paints, distress crayons and doodling with a white gel pen.  Whimsy products used:                      

Fairy Ariel Dressed Up for St. Paddy's Day

Happy TGIF to all my crafty friends! Did you know Whimsy Stamps is having a St. Patricks Day Event going on in our FB group?    Share your St Patrick's Day predominantly 'green' creations with us featuring a Whimsy Stamps image and be in the draw for some great prizes. Please see all the details and infos HERE . Whimsy has several awesome images/stamps for this event. Of course any green colored Whimsy image will count! So this is why I picked Fairy Ariel by Marina Fedotova for my green project. The background for my card was created using a solid green paper from the Tiger DP. I love that the Whimsy DP is very high quality and has that luxurious sheen to it. The texture was created with the Messy Mesh BG stamp by Deb Davis and Versafine Clair Green Oasis stamp. I used the Notched Square die set to cut out my fairy. Ariel was colored with Copics. I gave her red hair for a nice contrast to the green and also because if I think of Irish, red

Whimsy Stamps March Paper Door Kit

The  Whimsy Stamps Paper Door March kit - H oppy Spring  is available in the store now! It is newly redesigned with more  exclusive  Whimsy Stamps  products and on top of that even more affordable!  Some details about this months kit: BRAND NEW kit debuting on the 10 th  of each month Each kit is a $50+ retail value for only $29.95 plus shipping EXCLUSIVE 6x6 Whimsy Stamps designer paper pack collections, fun and creative designs on heavy weight paper with a beautiful sheen - 24 double sided sheets TWELVE sheets of 8.5x5.5 heavy weight neutral card stock - in black and white SPECIAL EDITION 4x6 clear stamp set "Hoppy Spring" created exclusively for PAPER DOOR COMPLEMENTING "Hoppy Spring" outline die set to easily cut out the images from the 4 x 6 stamp set, designed exclusively for PAPER DOOR SPECIAL EDITION "Build-a-Garden" Die Set and "Mini Clouds Background" 4x3 rubber stamp introduced especially for PAPER DOOR PRIVAT

Best Kind of Friend

Happy Saturday! Hi friends I hope y'all are having a fabulous weekend so far. Bunny Balloons 2 is the name of a super cute clear stamps set from Whimsy's March release. These floating bunnies with their balloons are not only super adorable but extremely versatile for birthday cards, encouraging messages, celebration cards or just a 'Hello' note. Here is my card made using the Bunny Balloons 2 set,  Beaucoup Bouquet  clear set & matching  Beaucoup Bouquet die set   as well as the  Pierced and Stitched Circles  die set. I started out with a A2 size top fold card cut from heavy weight black cardstock. For my background I used heavy weight mixed media paper (Strathmore 140lbs). This is my absolute favorite paper to use for ink blending. Ink blends like butter, very smooth and without leaving any marks from the sponge or brush. In addition it is very sturdy and water friendly. It won't curl, get soaked nor will the surface look puffy after adding water