Showing posts with label Clearly Whimsy Stamps. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Clearly Whimsy Stamps. Show all posts

May 27, 2023

Celebrate - The Robotic Way

Happy Saturday Crafty Friends! Its a slightly cooler morning here on the Space Coast and we are enjoying the pleasant temperatures. We had the day off yesterday and are enjoying a 4-day weekend! Woohoo! I was so looking forward to that and to spending some relaxing crafty time in my studio.
Ok but now without further ado here is my first Whimsy creation for today.


I adore these cute little robots 😍 from the 'Robots' clear stamp set illustrated by Dustin Pike and exclusively available at Whimsy Stamps. My images were colored using my Art-n-Fly alcohol marker.
I combined the  Robots clear stamp set with the Celebrate Balloons clear stamp set from Whimsy's Barbara Sproatmeyer colletcion and the Peekaboo Window 5 die.


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May 26, 2023

Hello Imagination and a Beachy Scene

Happy TGIF and Hello Imagination! No creativity without imagination - these two belong together. Imagination gives my brain a booster to be creative in many ways and come up with all sorts of creative ideas. Did you know that passive activities like reading can be a trigger for more creativity and simple everyday tasks like walking and cooking usually calm our brain and can boost imagination. 

To create this card I used the NEW Woolly Bear Kids - Imagination clear stamp set by Barbara Sproatmeyer, exclusively available from Whimsy Stamps. I combined it with the SL Gullivers Garden papers and the Hello Word and Shadow die set. To finish up my card I've added some glitter glue and Wheat Sparkle Gems from This Calls for Confetti.



On my second card I used the NEW Seashells and Sunshine rubber stamp which I colored using Karin Brush Marker Pro.


The sentiment is from the NEW Special Day clear stamp set. To embellish my card I've added some Stickles glitter glue 'Stardust' , burlap string and a shell charm. 


Products used on my cards from Whimsy Stamps & This Calls for Confetti






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May 21, 2023

Happy Friends Day - Whimsy Stamps New Release

Happy Sunday Crafty Friends! The new release hit the Whimsy Stamps  store shelves yesterday and it's all about Summer & Celebration! 🌞🌞🌞 As a Florida resident of course this NEW Beach Babes Flamingo clear stamp set was right up my alley 🦩🦩🦩.



I colored the image using Karin Brush Markers and a waterbrush. I created the water splash background using the Puddles stencil. The Weird-O Frame that was released earlier this month was used to frame the image. I cut out the frame in black and pink and layered it with pink on top. This gives a bit more depth as you can see the black on the edges of the frame. The sentiment, which is included with the clear stamp set, was stamped with white pigment ink onto black cardstock and also heat embossed in white.
I used Clear Dew Drops from This Calls For Confetti to embellish my card.


Please find below all the Whimsy Stamps and This Calls For Confetti products I've used on my card. Click on the picture to be taken to the product in the respective store. Affiliate links are used at no additional cost to you! Thank you!






 

 
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May 13, 2023

Cute Little Monster

Happy Weekend! 'Monster Cuties' is the name of this newly released clear stamp set illustrated by Crissy Armstrong and exclusively available in the Whimsy store now.



I started out with a dark teal A2, top-fold card base. I inked the background with Distress Oxide ink Salvaged Patina using the 'Brick Pattern Stencil'. Then I cut out the NEW Weird-O Frame die from white cardstock and the dots from patterned paper (a gelli print scrap I had laying around) and white glitter paper. 

I stamped the 'Monster Cuties' onto Strathmore Mixed Media Paper with Versafine Onyx. I colored the images using FC Albrecht Dürer watercolor pencils. The sentiment was stamped onto mixed media paper as well and cut out with the 'Quick Strip' die set' and 'Simple Sentument Strips' die set.

I arranged everything on my card front and adhered it with liquid glue and foam squares/dots. As a finishing touch I added some Stardust Stickles and glazed sequin confetti from This Calls For Confetti in a beautiful teal blue color that matched my card perfectly.


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May 7, 2023

Thank You For Your Service!

Happy Sunday! Here is some more inspiration from Whimsy's newest release showcasing the newest military dies in the collection.



I opted for a slimline card and it is (besides the little sentiment) a dies-only card. I also used the Slimline Military Papers to cut out some of the clothes parts of the NEW Military Profiles.







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May 1, 2023

Life is Sweet!

Are you ready for another Whimsy release? Here it comes! Today my creation is all about juicy sweetness.....like ice cream on a hot Summer day!



How I created my card:
I first inked up a white cardstock panel using Distress Oxide inks in an array of rainbow colors. I then die cut the juicy pieces using the NEW Juicy Die Set. I then stamped the ice cream images from the NEW Sweet Summer Fun clear stamp set onto alcohol ink friendly cardstock. I colored them using Ohuhu Honolulu markers and fussy cut them. The sentiment that is included with the stamp set was stamped onto white cardstock, cut out and layered onto a slightly larger piece of black cardstock.
Now it is time to assemble the card. On a white A2 sized card base I arranged the juicy pieces in an overlapping manner and adhered them with glue and foam tape. The images and sentiment were added on top of the juicy pieces. Adding a few matching sequins to finish the card.






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April 27, 2023

Robotic Birthday Hugs

Hey Friends! I had to use one of these cute new Robots again and pair it with the awesome new Happy Birthday Coverplate. I just love this die. It is so versatile. You can just use part of it and combine it with other stamps and dies or for a really quick card use the die as is and just add a colorful background. In this case here for the card I only needed the birthday part.



I combined it with the word hugs from the Big Hugs Word Die Set to create the sentiment. I colored the robot with my Art-n-Fly markers and Prisma pencils. I airbrushed the background and added some matching paint splatters. Some sequins and dew drops add the finishing touch to my card.


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April 20, 2023

Beep Beep - I think I miss you!

Hi friends! It's all about Robots with one of the the stamp sets I am showcasing today. It is release day at Whimsy Stamps and I had so much fun creating with the new products. Please read below about the products I've combined on my card and what I used to color my images. I was trying out two new coloring mediums I recently acquired.


I combined three newly released products on my card today. First is this adorable sitting robot from the NEW Robots clear stamp set by Dustin Pike. The balloons and matching die cuts are from the NEW Celebrate Balloons clear stamp set and NEW Celebrate Balloons Outline die set. 
For the background I used the NEW Peekaboo Window 5 die and a sheet of the Comics 6x6 paper pack from an earlier release. The sentiment is included with the robots stamp set and I cut it out using the Simple Sentiment Strips die set. I also decided to turn one of the balloons into a shaker element and used the largest heart die from the Gothic die set.

For the shaker filling I used products from This Calls For Confetti

I recently splurged a bit and bought a few new markers. I bought the Art-n-Fly alcohol brush markers. They have a brush nib on one end and a chisel nib on the other. I bought several of their sets.





I also bought the Stabilo Pen 68 water based ink markers in their original version (full set, bullet nib) and brush version (full set).







Please note: I purchased these markers with my own money. My review about these markers is my honest opinion and was not in any way affect by a free sample!

Art-n-Fly:
  
The robot image was stamped onto Strathmore 400 series mixed media paper and colored with my Art-n-Fly alcohol markers. It's the first time I used these markers and I was pleasantly surprised. Their brush nib is not too soft and has a nice spring to it and it's beautiful to color with. The markers are very juicy and the inks blend wonderfully even on the mixed media paper. I did some research about these markers and what I was able to find out on the internet is (no guarantee though!) that the brush nibs and inks are from Japan - which usually stands for high quality. The markers are made in the US, another good thing, and they are refillable - yay! The company is still expanding the collection, which is good because there are still missing some colors in the color groups to give a nice blend. This is not a real problem for me as I can combine them easily with other alcohol markers I have. Price wise these are very affordable with about $1.70 if you buy a 48 marker set. The only thing for me to complain about at the moment is their numbering system. Doesn't make much sense. But once you make your own swatch chart this is not a problem anymore.


Stabilo Pen 68 Brush:

The ballons were also stamped onto mixed media paper and colored using my also new Stabilo Pen 68 Brush pens. These are waterbased markers.
I know Stabilo from Germany and the company is from the area where I grew up so we were using Stabilo markers and pens all the time. I never thought about using Stabilo pens and markers for my crafting. But I saw a youtube video recently where a fellow crafter used these pens (the regular Pen 68 not the brush version) to color an image. It was so beautiful and the colors were so bright and the pens appeared to be wonderfully juicy. It was tempting and knowing the brand and that they wont dry out easily even without cap on for a full hour.....what shall I say... I caved and bought the full sets of both versions. Whereas the brush version only comes in a 30 color set compared to the regular set (b)ullet nibs) with 65 colors. 
After coloring in the balloons I know now that I am not regretting to have bought these markers. They are fantastic. Super juicy with a very bright and radiant ink. I used a water brush to blend them out and they leave no marks and blend out completely. Even after blending out to white the colors are still vibrant.



Whimsy Stamps products used:






Here are the markers I used to color my images:

Art-n-Fly



Stabilo Pen 68 Brush




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