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Happy Birthday Denise - Whimsy New May Release - Sloth Moments

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The Whimsy DT is celebrating our wonderful boss and Whimsy Stamps Owner Denise Lynn's birthday today! Happy Birthday Day Denise and thank you for everything you do!  There is also a new release in the store that hit the shelves yesterday! The cute sloth image on my card is one of the newly released stamp sets and called 'NEW Sloth Moments'. I also used the 'NEW Sloth Moments No-Fuss-Masks' as well as other Whimsy products. Please scroll down for a full link list of all products used. The sloth image was stamped onto mixed media paper with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. I then masked the image with the matching No-Fuss-Masks to create my background. I colored the cute sloth image with watercolors and pencils. The background was inked with distress oxide  inks (mermaid lagoon, mowed lawn and twisted citron). I added some texture by spritzing the inked background with water. To add even more interest I stamped it with the Postmarks background  and Versamark ink and cl

Hello Beautiful ~ No-Line Watercoloring

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Hello Crafty Friends and Happy Tuesday! I have a cute card to share today where I am using the adorable Bunnies in the Garden stamp set from  Whimsy Stamps '  Crissy Armstrong Collection. It is a rather simple card where I put the focus on the images and the no-line watercolor technique. I first stamped the cute bunny image onto Strathmore 400 Series Mixed Media paper using a very light colored ink (I used Altenew Crisp Ink in Vanilla) . Then I used the coordinating No-Fuss Masks to cover my stamped image before stamping the FaDoodle Blooms in the background with the same ink. I used my ink based Karin Brush Marker Pro pens to color the images in the no-line watercolor technique. Usually I like to use a waterbrush together with the Karin markers but with the no-line technique I prefer a regular brush (I Used an Escoda round, size 2 brush). After I was done coloring I put the no-fuss mask back over the bunny image before sprinkling black and gold paint all over the images. Then

Bunnies in the Garden - Whimsy Stamps March Release

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Hi Crafty Friends! Welcome on my blog and to Whimsy Stamps March 2024 release. All the products are now live in the store. Here is a link to all new products from March including this release: March 2024 products Here is my release inspiration using the super cute Bunnies in the Garden clear stamp set illustrated by the amazingly talented Crissy Armstrong for Whimsy Stamps. There are also matching No-Fuss-Masks available for this set and matching outline dies.  To create my scene I first stamped the images onto a panel of mixed media paper. I also used the No Fuss Masks to overlap some of the images and also to ink the background with Distress Oxide Inks. These masks are such a time saver, no more time-consuming fussy cutting. They fit perfectly and also stay in place while inking.  I water colored the images with Stabilo Pen 68 markers and added depth and some details using Caran D'ache Luminance pencils. To complete my scene I die cut different elements from the Slimli

There is Always Cake!

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Hi Everyone! I am sharing two cards today using the adorable NEW Dino Mighties clear stamp set illustrated by Crissy Armstrong for Whimsy Stamps . Images on both cards were colored using alcohol markers and I also used the NEW Quick Stacks 2 die set.  The embellishments used on my card are all from This Calls For Confetti A list of all products used can be found below. A click on the image will take you to the product in the respective store. Thanks for stopping by today!     Products used: Hugs,

Enjoy - Have a cool day!

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Hi Everyone! Here are two more of my Whimsy creations using products from an earlier release in  January. On this one I used the super adorable Donkey Love clear stamp set with matching outline dies. I combined it with the Polaroid and Fun with Words 1 dies and the BG is from the 6x6 Chocolate Caramel Coffee paper set. The image was water colored with Stabilo Pen 68 brush markers and the background behind the image was inked with seedless preserves distress ink. A few sequins and crystals finish off my card. On my second card I combined the fun Polar Bear Birthday clear stamp set again with the Polaroid die. The image was again colored with Stabilo Pen 68 brush markers. In addition I used the elegant Snowflakes Border die  to add some wintery flair to my card. The BG paper is from the Blurry Flurries 6x6 pack. This time I used some confetti sequins from This Calls for Confetti to add finishing touches to my card. Whimsy products used:   Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful

For my Valentine!

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Hello crafty friends! I am back here on my blog after a short brake. I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season and a good start into the new year! Isn't it crazy that we are half into January already? A new year, also means a new Whimsy release schedule. We are now having a release once a month each month on the 15th. Our very popular Quick Card Fronts will be released on the 1st of each month. So and without further ado here is my first card inspiration for you using several of the new released products. All new products used for my card are available in the store HERE! I used an A2 sized top-folded white card base for my new release creation. The BG paper is a sheet of the NEW 6x6 Chocolate Caramel Coffee paper pack. I then used a die from a previous release, called Loopidoos 2,  to create another layer before adding my focal point images.  The cupcake is cut out using the NEW Cupcake die set. The super cute Donkey is from Crissy's new clear stamp set NEW Donk

Hugs & Kisses & Halloween Wishes

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Hello Crafty Friends. I can't believe it's this time of the year already where we start with our Halloween creations @ Whimsy Stamps. Yesterday Whimsy released the first batch of its Halloween products. Of course over the next several weeks there will be more and we have sweet and also creepy Halloween products for you! So keep your eyes peeled for more Halloween fun to come! My first Halloween creation for this season is on the cute side. I used the adorable Halloween Night stamp set illustrated by Crissy Armstrong. My friend Crissy draws the most adorable Halloween images.  I combined it with the New Nested Web die set and New Batty die set. The papers are from the also newly released Bookeh 6x6 paper pack. I made a shaker out of the web die and filled with the polymer clay Halloween Night mix from This Calls For Confetti. Links to all products used can be found below. I colored the cute images with my Stabilo 68 pens and a waterbrush. Whimsy products: This Call