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 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!

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:


Stabilo Pen 68 Brush


April 14, 2023

Look Who's Over 50!

Hello All! Two more samples showcasing the NEW Coverplate die Happy Birthday. On the first card I combined the new coverplate die with the NEW Ancient Days Club clear stamp set. I decided to make it a shaker card to add some dimension and bling. The NEW Coverplate Happy Birthday die is ideal for a shaker card or partial shaker card. So versatile, there are so many options with this die. 💕
I colored the images using Caran D'Ache Luminance pencils.

On my second card I die cut the Happy Birthday coverplate from dark blue glitter cardstock and adhered it on a gel press background from my stash. This makes for a really fast card. However the background and glitter die cut add enough interest and dimension to the card so that it doesn't look boring. 


Proud Female Veteran

Hello all! Today I am sharing another creation using new products from Whimsy's earlier release this month. With this release Whimsy is celebrating all military heroes and sheroes. 
You'll find all products HERE! on the Whimsy Stamps website.

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April 11, 2023

Koala Birthday

Hello Friends! Today I am sharing a card made with products from Whimsy's most recent release. 
You'll find all the new goodies HERE!

The NEW Happy Birthday Coverplate die makes creating a card really quick and easy. For the background I used a sheet of the previously released Bokeh 6x6 papers. Then I colored a few images from the NEW Koala Birthday clear stamps set using Ohuhu Alcohol markers, cut them out and added them to the front of the card. Some stickles glitter glue and a few sequins to add some bling. Voila - my card is done.  


April 1, 2023

You Are A SHERO!

Hi Everyone! My apologies for being MIA for over a month. Some personal things threw me off my path kept me from creating. But I am very happy to be back now and right in time for Whimsy Stamps April 1st release. 

With this release we celebrate all the heroes and especially the sheroes in the military and veterans as well. I have used several of the new products on my card. For a link list of all products used please scroll down. 

I used black and kraft cardstock together with the NEW Slimline Military Papers and NEW Military Sheroes Die Set to create the layers on my card. With the NEW Military Sheroes clear stamp set I added accents directly to the designer paper as well as kraft cardstock.
I love to incorporate earlier released products into my new release creations and this time the Military die set was perfect to finish off my card with some die cut embellishments - the tags and star.

Whimsy products used: