Friday, 20 April 2018

Whimsy Inspiration Post - April Week 4

Hi guys 💜

Today it's my turn to share my latest Whimsy Stamps card with you, and I thought I would highlight the wonderful bunnie collection of digital stamps by Crissy Armstrong. I adore these little characters, and the benefit of being digital is that you can resize, rotation and flip the images. The technique I used was inspired by one of Jennifer McGuire's video tutorials about Scatter Stamping; in her tutorial she used clear acyclic stamps whereas I used digital stamps. I have to admit I'm pleased with the results and I hope you re too.

To create my card I used PowerPoint, which made it super easy to block colour the images as well as change their orientation etc. The non blue bunnie was coloured with Copic and Spectrum Noir pens.

All the links to the Whimsy products can be seen below. I hope you like it.

Here's What I Did (sorry this is quite a heavy instructional post)

Using PowerPoint firstly created a rectangle frame 5" x 7" with a dark outside line and a white centre (this will give you a guideline for placement). Inserted the bunnies one at a time then resized and rotated them. Place some of the bunnies so that parts of them fall outside of the frame.

The sentiment was firstly cropped back to only show the word 'Hello', then resized and added to the project using the same process as the bunnies.

Once everything is safely named and saved, select all of the bunnies apart from one.
This is how ----
  1. Click onto the 1st bunnie image, and then press and hold down the CTRL button and click onto the next bunnie and so on.
  2. Release the CTRL button and right click onto one of the selected bunnies and from the menu that will pop up left click onto 'Group' and from next pop up window slide across and select Group again.  
  3. Next double click onto one of the selected bunnies and the Tool Bar will change to the Picture Tool (Format), now click the Color button. You will see there are lots of colour options, select the Blue bunnie to change the colour of all the selected bunnies. Click away from the image to change the toolbar back.
Click onto the rectangle frame and press delete to remove it. Print out the topper, then colour the one remaining bunnie with your alcohol pens.

To complete the card add a piece of black card to cover the front of a 5" x 7" top fold card. Trim the bunnie topper to size so that there will be a slim border around the edge, add it to the card front to finish.

Tips --
1 -- Make sure you name and save your project as soon as possible, and save regularly to avoid losing your work.
2 -- Why not colour each bunnie a different shade by simply double clicking onto each bunnie in turn and selecting the Color button and a shade of your choice.

Here's What I Used
Digital Stamps:'Bad Hare Day''Bubble Gum Bun', 'Bunnies Brushing Teeth', 'Bunny Boxer Bum', 'Bunny Boxers'
Digital Sentiments: 'Say it Big'

5" x 7" Top Fold Card Blank, Copic Pens, Spectrum Noir Pens, Black Card, Neenah Card, PowerPoint, Computer & Printer

Copics: W0, W1, W3, RV00, RV02, RV10, RV14

Spectrum Noir: TB1, TB2, TB3

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Our new challenge (#105) started on the 15th April, so why not come and join us. There a  fabulous $15 prize to win and the theme as always is #Anything Goes'. Here is the link for you, so come on what are you waiting for!

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x Janine x


Sue said...

This is an absolutely brilliant card Janine - I love it, thank you so much for sharing your techniques.
(Lovely to see your gorgeous work in Making Cards too) <3

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Such an amazing card hun. I love the way you coloured the background bunnies, but had a focal point in full colour. Such an awesome idea and really makes that lil' character pop! Such cute images all of them. Love this. Hugs, Wends xoxo