Monday 31 December 2018

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration - December Week 5

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

For some of you, by the time this post is live it will be 2019, but for some it's still hours away....like me. No matter where you are in the world have a fabulous time, and best wishes and all my love for 2019. Thank you so much for visiting my blog during 2018 and for your support...it means the world to me.

So onto today, well this one is my last Christmas card and my last card for 2018. I am sharing another of the gorgeous little snowmen by CC Designs, this digi stamp is called 'Snowman and Bird' and it's part of this month's new stamp release in the Whimsy online store.



Here's What I Did
I trimmed down a piece of tartan patterned paper and covered the front of a 5" x 7" white top fold card blank leaving a white border around the edge. 
 
Using a graphics program the digital image was printed directly onto colouring card, die cut into an rectangle then coloured using Copic pens. The coloured image was then attached to a rectangle panel cut from deep red card on a slight angle. Both panels were then attached to the card front using foam pads. 
 
A poinsettia was die cut from the same deep red card used previously along with 2 green leaves. the flower and leaves along with a few gems was attached to the card front. To finish the card glitter was added to the snowman, along with a few gems at the top and bottom of the card.
 
Here's What I Used                                                    
December Digital Stamp: 'Snowman and Bird'

Other: 5" x 7" White Top Fold Card Blank, Neenah Card, Copics, A Winter's Tale Paper Pad (Crafter's Companion), Stitched Rectangle Die (Crealies), Poinsettia & Pillow Box Die Set (Sizzix), Deep Red Card, Green Card, Glitter, Gems

Copic Pens: Snowman & Snow - B0000, B000, BG000, BG01, C0, C1 / Nose - YR04, YR15, Y35 / Arms - E31, E33, E35, E37 / Hat & Band - C2, C3, C5, C7,YG01, YG03, YG17 / Scarf - YG01, YG03, YG17, RV10, RV23, RV34 / Bird - R17, R37, R59

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back on the 2nd January with a new release digital stamp. See you in 2019. TTFN!

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Saturday 29 December 2018

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration - December Week 5

Merry Christmas everyone

I hope you've all had a fabulous time, I know I did.  Both my daughter and husband were at home this year instead of working, which made it extra special. We spent hours chattering, laughing and playing games.  We made our time together fun and created new memories. :)

Anyhow back to crafty business --- today and on the 31st December I am sharing the last 2 of my Christmas cards for 2018 and I'm using 2 gorgeous little snowmen by CC Designs. The one I am sharing today is called 'Snowman and squirrels' and it's part of this month's new digital stamp release in the Whimsy online store.



 
Here's What I Did
I trimmed down a piece of tartan patterned paper and covered the front of a 5" x 7" white top fold card blank. 
 
Using a graphics program the digital image was printed directly onto colouring card, die cut into an oval then coloured using Copic pens. The coloured image was then glued onto a die cut oval frame and attached to the card front using foam pads. 
 
To finish the card glitter was added to the snowman, along with a few glittery enamel green dots.
 
Here's What I Used                                                    
December Digital Stamp: 'Snowman and squirrels'

Other: 5" x 7" White Top Fold Card Blank, Neenah Card, Copics, A Winter's Tale Paper Pad (Crafter's Companion), Oval Die (Tonics), Grand Decorative Oval Die (Spellbinders), Green Card, Glitter, Green Enamel Dots

Copic Pens: Snowman & Snow - B0000, B000, BG000, BG01 / Nose - YR04, YR15, Y35 / Arms - E31, E33, E35, E37 / Hat - C2, C3, C5, C7 / Squirrels - E08, E13, E15,  E47, E99 / Nuts & Nut Bag - Y02, Y15, Y35, E00, E11, E99, C1 / Scarf & Hat Ribbon - YG01, YG03, YG17

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back on Monday 31st December  with my other Christmas....so see you then. TTFN!

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Friday 14 December 2018

Whimsy Stamps Birthday Instagram Hop

Hi guys 💜

Today I'd love to share some Whimsy magic with you to celebrate our 10th birthday. To start off our party week we are having a Instagram Hop to share some inspiration, so if you have an Instagram account why not follow us and join in with the fun, there will be lovely random prizes to the win. Here is the link --- http://instagram.com/whimsystamps

Not done an Instagram hop before?
Well it's really easy - To be in with a chance of winning a random prize, you must ---

1. Firstly you need an Instagram (IG) account, so if you don't have one why not set one up, it's free and really easy to do.

2. Then use the search bar at the top of the page and type in Whimsy Stamps to go to their Instagram page. Once on their IG page press 'Follow' to follow Whimsy Stamps.

3. From the Whimsy gallery of pictures select the Birthday Hop photo - this will be the 1st picture. Press the speech bubble icon beneath the photo and type a comment, press Post to send it.

3. In the comments below this Birthday Hop photo there will be a link to the next person in our hop, this will be displayed as eg @jaycue23 (this will be a design team member). Press the member's name to travel to her Instagram page. You must again press 'Follow' to follow her, then select her birthday Hop card (1st picture) in her gallery and again leave a comment as in step 3. This person will have the next person in the hop displayed in the comments under her photo, so simply repeat the 'follow' and 'comment' procedure.

4. Repeat the steps for the total hop (there are 19 hops including whimsystamps)

5. Tag a friend for an extra chance of winning a random prize, you do this by adding a @ sign in front of their Instagram account name eg @jaycue23

We will be picking people at random drawn from each design team member's post, and will announce the winner on the Whimsy Instagram page on Monday, December 17th. Have fun and good luck.

To celebrate our birthday and IG hop I have created a card using the cute digital stamp 'Froggie Hoppy Day 1'. He's available from the Whimsy Stamps online store (see the links below).

PSSST...on our Facebook page we have a fabulous free polar bear digi courtesy of Crissy Armstrong, so go check it out. :)


 
Here's What I Did
Using a graphics program I created a backdrop with a sentiment and heart from one of our digi papers. After printing out the backdrop it was mounted onto some pink card and then onto the card front.
 
The image was stamped onto colouring card, coloured with Copics and fussy cut out. I die cut a '1' and '0' from pink glitter card and glued these both to his hands. The whole image was attached to the card front using foam pads.  Glossy accents was added to the frogs eyes to make them bulge.
 
To finish the card a few gems were added to the corners plus a little glitter on his hat.
 
Here's What I Used                                                    
Digital Stamp: 'Froggie Hoppy Day 1'

Other: 6" x 6" White Card Blank, White Card, Neenah Card, Copics, Pink Card, Pink Glitter Card, Glitter, Gems, Graphics Program, Glossy Accents

Copic Pens: Frog - YG01, YG03, YG17, Y15 / Banner & Hat - RV02, RV04, RV34, RV69 / eyes - B000 / Teeth - C1, C2

Our new facebook challenge #110  started on the 15th October, so why not come and join us when it starts. There will be a  fabulous $15 prize to win and the theme as always is 'Anything Goes'. Here is the link -
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.2402239159848036&type=3

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back on Thursday 3rd May with another new digi stamp from the release....so see you then. TTFN!

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Thursday 13 December 2018

Craftsulove Design Team - November #3

Morning everyone 💜

Today I'm sharing the last of my Craftulove cards using the snow globe stamp and die set from Studiolight, plus some green gingham paper pad from Echo Park.  I've kept my Christmas card CAS this week by just using the stamp, die and a few gems. I hope you like it. x

Just a little note about the snowglobe set I've used, it includes a snowglobe dome and base stamp plus 3 interior stamps featuring different snowy scenes. Over the month of November I have used 2 of the scenes plus the included sentiment.  All the links to the specific Craftuslove products can be found below, and the link to the general store is here.



 
Here's What I Did
I added a piece of pattered paper to the front of a 4" x 4" white card blank.

I stamped the snow globe onto colouring card and coloured it with Copic pens. Glitter was added to the snow and trees, then a white pen was used for the snow flakes. When the scene was finished it was cut out.

I stamped the snow globe base section onto brown colouring card, and added a little shading with Copic pens. When the colouring was finished the base was cut it out and glued over the top of the previously stamp snow globe.

Using the snow globe die I cut out the shape using black card, then glued the coloured image on top. The topper was then added to the card front using foam pads. To complete the card 6 green gems from my own stash were added to the top and bottom of the card front.

Available from Craftsulove
Stamp & Die Set: 'Basic Clear Stamp & Die Set No 18' by Studio Light
Paper Pad: 'Christmas Gingham - Dots & Stripes' by Echo Park

Should you purchase any of the above products, please select  'Design Team'  in the 'where have you seen us' drop down so we know we have inspired you! Thank you x

My Own Stash:
4" x 4" White Card Blank, Black Card, Copic Pens, Neenah Card (Solar White & Desert Storm), Foam Pad, Double Sided Tape, Glitter, Gems, Glitter, Versafine Black Ink, White Pen

Copics: Dome - B000, B00 / Snow Globe Base & Rabbit - E31, E33, E35 / Sky - B05, B29 / Trees - YG23, YG67 / Snowman - B000, B00, R14, R37, Y17

Why not, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or on our YouTube Channel we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back in a few days with another card using the sweet Studio Light Snow globe stamp set.....so see you then. TTFN!

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x Janine x

Friday 30 November 2018

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration - November Week #5

Hi guys 💜

Today I'm sharing another of the fabulous fairy's available in the Whimsy store. This beautiful rubber stamp is called 'Snowflake Wishes Fairy' and is part of this month's new release. I just love working with these gorgeous images, they're just so magical.



 
Here's What I Did
I trimmed down a piece of red card and attached it to the card front of a 6" x 6" white card blank.
 
The image was stamped onto colouring card and die cut into a square with a dotted edge detail. The image was then coloured using Copic pens, and silver glitter pen was added to the snowflakes and bells. Crystal glitter was added to her wings to make them sparkle and a die cut sentiment was added below her.  The topper was attached to a die cut square cut from silver glitter card and then added to the card front using foam pads. 
 
To finish the card, silver stars were punched out from silver glitter card and glued around the fairy.
 
Here's What I Used                                                    
November Release Rubber Stamp: 'Snowflake Wishes Fairy'

Other: 6" x 6" White Card Blank, Neenah Card, Copics, Double Dot Square Die (Crealies), Pearl Square (Tattered Lace), Festive Frames - Snowball (Creative Expressions), Red Card, Silver Glitter Card, Glitter, White Pen, Silver Glitter Pen, Star Punch

Copic Pens: Background: Skin - E000, E00, E11, R30 / Hair - YR0000, YR000, YR00, E13, E99 / Dress - C0, C1, C2, R17, R27 / Jacket & Gloves - R17, R27, R37, R59 / Socks - C0, C1, R17, R37 / Wings - C0 / Fur trim - W0, W1, 0

Our new facebook challenge #110  started on the 15th October, so why not come and join us when it starts. There will be a  fabulous $15 prize to win and the theme as always is 'Anything Goes'. Here is the link -
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.2402239159848036&type=3

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back on Thursday 3rd May with another new digi stamp from the release....so see you then. TTFN!

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Craftsulove Design Team - November Card #2

Morning everyone 💜

Today I'm sharing the 2nd of my November Craftulove Design Team cards with you. This month's cards is again featuring the lovely snow globe stamp and die set by Studiolight plus a gorgeous chequered paper by Echo Park. For today's cards I've gone with a sort of masculine look using a grey, black and silver colour palette. I hope you like it. x

All the links to the specific Craftuslove products can be found below, and the link to the general store is here.



 
Here's What I Did
I covered the front of a 4" x 4" card with patterned paper, then trimmed down 3 strips of silver glitter card to create banners in varying lengths.

The snow globe was stamped onto white colouring card and a sentiment was added to the centre. The whole snow globe was then cut out by hand. The inside edge of the globe was coloured with a blue Copic pen and crystal glitter was added over the top.

The base of the globe was stamped again onto silver mirror card using Stazon ink and cut out, this was then glued into place on the glittered snow globe. The snow globe was then mounted onto black card cut out using the snow globe outer die.

To complete the card, gems were added at the top and bottom edge of the card.

Available from Craftsulove
Stamp & Die Set: 'Basic Clear Stamp & Die Set No 18' by Studio Light
Paper Pad: 'Christmas Gingham - Dots & Stripes' by Echo Park

My Own Stash:
4" x 4" White Card Blank, Silver Glitter Card, Silver Mirror Card, Foam Pad, Double Sided Tape, Glitter, Black Stazon, Versafine Black Ink, Gems, Copic Pen - B000

Why not, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or on our YouTube Channel we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back in a few days with another card using the sweet Studio Light Snow globe stamp set.....so see you then. TTFN!

Challenges entered:
Color Throwdown Challenge

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x Janine x

Saturday 24 November 2018

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration - November Week #4

Hi guys 💜

Today I'd love to share some Whimsy magic with you using this little beauty. This gorgeous rubber stamp is called 'Merry Wishes' and is part of this month's new release; it's available from the Whimsy Stamps online store (see the links below).



 
Here's What I Did
I die cut a square from blue card and attached it to the front of a 6" x 6" white card blank, then embossed a piece of white card and added it directly over the top of it.
 
The image was stamped onto colouring card and die cut into a circle. The image was stamped again onto masking paper and cut out. The mask was placed over the top of the image and the background was sponged over the top with pink and blue ink. The image was coloured using Copic pens and white pen was added to the snowflakes. When everything was dry the circle was attached to the card front using foam pads.
 
To finish the card, glitter and blue pearls were added.
 
Here's What I Used                                                    
New Release Digital Stamp: 'Merry Wishes'

Other: 6" x 6" White Card Blank, Neenah Card, Copics, Double Dot Circle Die (Crealies), Doily Square (Tattered Lace), Blue Card, White Card, Glitter, Blue Pearls, White Pen, Summer Sky & Rose Blush Colour Cloud ink (Cosmic Shimmer), Scattered Holly Embossing Folder (Crafters Companion)

Copic Pens: Background: Skin - E000, E00, E11, R30 / Hair - E13, E33 / Top, Skirt, Hat & Shoes - RV000, RV00, RV02, RV13, R32 / Scarf - BG10, BG11, BG13, C1, C3 / Basket - YG03, YG17, Y06, Y08 RV02, RV13, BG11, BG13, E312, E33, E35 / Wings - Y000, Y00 /

Our new facebook challenge #110  started on the 15th October, so why not come and join us when it starts. There will be a  fabulous $15 prize to win and the theme as always is 'Anything Goes'. Here is the link -
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.2402239159848036&type=3

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back on Thursday 3rd May with another new digi stamp from the release....so see you then. TTFN!

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Thursday 15 November 2018

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration and Challenge #110

Hi everyone 💜

Today is the start of a brand new Whimsy Stamps Challenge #110 over on our facebook page Whimsy Stamps  and Inspiration. The theme as always is 'Anything Goes', so it's really easy and the prize is an amazing $15 gift certificate to send in the store.. This challenge is open until 12th December and you can enter on our facebook page here. To enter simply upload your entry into the folder named November Challenge #110. Your entry MUST include a Whimsy stamp, dies or papers to join in with us. If you aren't already a member of our facebook group, simply press the Join button, we'd so love to see your creations.

Haven't got a Whimsy image......no problems. Whimsy have some freebie images and papers that you can download and play with, here's the link to the digital freebie page. So what are you waiting for?  There are a few do's and don'ts on our Challenge Blog, plus information on where to upload your projects. If you have any problems you can either - leave me a comment here with your email address, or email me, or message me on our facebook page.

Usually the Design Team and myself create a new card/project to inspire you, but this month we are sharing one of our favourites card or stamps from 2018. So myself and all the girls will be adding our cards to the folder over the course of the challenge. So for my card this week and for this challenge I am re-sharing a card I made originally in July. I just love this little digi stamps by the lovely Crissy Armstrong. I was so chuffed with myself when I managed to colour the fireside glow, that I was glowing too. :) I hope you like it...again. x

All the links to the specific Whimsy products can be found below and the link to the general store is here.




Here's What I Did
I trimmed a piece of green card to 6½" x 6½" and a piece of navy card to 6¼" x 6¼" and attached them to the card front. Using my graphics software (I used MS PowerPoint) I imported my digital paper, then the sentiment which was recoloured white. The penguin stamp was imported over the top and resized accordingly. This was printed straight onto colouring card and trimmed to 6" x 6".

The penguin stamp was coloured using Copic pens, and then the completed topper was attached to the card front.

Please note - I did remove the white background from the digital stamp in a graphics program first.  However, you could achieve the same look by printing and cutting out the image, then layering it over the top of the printed out paper.

Here's What I Used
New Release Digital Stamp: Penguin Campfire
Digital Paper: Starry Night
Sentiment: Say Cheese

Other: 7" x 7" White Card Blank, Navy Blue Card, Green Card, Copic Pens, Neenah Colouring Card, PowerPoint; Printer, Serif CraftArtist

Copics: Penguin - C1, C3, C5, BV29, W0, W1, Y02, Y08, Y17 / Penguin Glow - Y00, YR00 /  Fire - Y000, Y00, YR07, YR15 / Jacket - YG01, YG03, YG17 / Logs - E31, E33, E35, E37, Y00, Y08, YR00 / Stones - W1, W3, W5, Y00, Y02, YR00 / Marshmallow - RV10, RV28, Y00 / Stick - E33, E37, Y00, Y02

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back in a day or two with more crafty inspiration for you.  Byeeeee!
 
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Craftsulove Design Team - November Card #1

Morning everyone 💜

Today I'm sharing my November Craftulove Design Team card with you. This month's cards are featuring a lovely snow globe stamp and die set by Studiolight (which is small but cute) and a pretty patterned Christmas paper pad by Echo Park. For my card today I have combined everything with gold mirror card and gold embossing power to make everything pop. I hope you like it. x

All the links to the specific Craftuslove products can be found below, and the link to the general store is here.



 
Here's What I Did
I added a piece of red card 5½" x 5½" to the front of a 6" x 6" Kraft card blank. Next I trimmed down a piece of red patterned paper to 5¼" x 5¼", then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in gold embossing power and attached to the card front.

A circle was die cut from a piece of red card and glued on top of a scalloped circle cut from gold mirror card, both were then added to the card front using foam pads. Using a hand punch 6 small circle were cut from gold mirror card and added to the circle on opposite sides, then 3 larger circles were punch out from the same card, and also added to the card front at the top left.

The snow globe was stamped on to Desert Storm Neenah card and die cut, then coloured with pencils. When the colouring was completed I added white pen to the falling snow and a little glitter. Clear varnish was added to the globe area to make it shine, when it was dry the snow globe was added to the circle using foam pads.

Available from Craftsulove
Stamp & Die Set: 'Basic Clear Stamp & Die Set No 18' by Studio Light
Paper Pad: 'Christmas Gingham - Dots & Stripes' by Echo Park
Other: Clear Varnish Lacquer by Cosmic Shimmer
Dies:  Scalloped Circle Layering Dies by Tonic

My Own Stash:
6" x 6" Kraft Card Blank, Red Card, Gold Mirror Card, Caran D'ache Pencils, Paper Punch (Large & Small), Gold embossing Powder, Foam Pad, Double Sided Tape, Glitter, Versamark ink, Versafine Black Ink

Why not, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or on our YouTube Channel we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back in a few days with another card using the sweet Studio Light Snow globe stamp set.....so see you then. TTFN!

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x Janine x

Tuesday 6 November 2018

Whimsy Stamps - November New Release #2

Hi guys 💜

Today I'm sharing some November Whimsy Stamps inspiration with you. So for this week's card I've used a sweet little digi image called 'Snowy' and a beautiful digi paper is from a collection called 'Christmas Roses & Snowflakes'. Both the gorgeous digi stamp and the paper are part of this month's new release, and is available from the digital section (see the links below).
 
 

 
Here's What I Did
First I inserted the beautiful 6" x 6" digital paper into my graphics package and printed it directly onto smooth printer paper, then trimmed it to size and attached it to my card front.
 
The digital image was also inserted into my graphics program, resized and printed directly onto colouring cardstock, then coloured with Copic pens. I added a glitter to give it a little sparkle.  I die cut the image into a rectangle and mounted it onto some dark blue card, then added it to the centre of the card front. To finish my card I added a die cut snowflake, snowman and a gem. 
 
Here's What I Used                                                    
New Release Digital Stamp: 'Snowy'
New Release Digital Paper: 'Christmas Roses & Snowflakes'

Other: 6" x 6" White Scalloped Card Blank, Neenah Card, Copics, Snowflakes Dies (Die-namics), Snowman die (XCut), Dark Blue Card, Silver Glitter Card, White Card, Orange Card, Brown Card, Black Card, Pink Card, Glitter, Gem, White Pen

Copic Pens: Background - B45 / Ground - BG000, BG01 / Skin - E000, E00, E02, E11, 0 / Hair - YR23, YR31, E35 / Coat & Earmuffs - RV10, RV21, RV23, RV34 / Trousers & Jacket Sleeves - B00, B02, B12, RV10, RV21, RV23 / Boots - E31, E33, E35 / Snowman - B000, C2, C3, C5, YR15

Our new facebook challenge #110  started on the 15th October, so why not come and join us when it starts. There will be a  fabulous $15 prize to win and the theme as always is 'Anything Goes'.

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back on Thursday 3rd May with another new digi stamp from the release....so see you then. TTFN!

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Saturday 3 November 2018

Whimsy Stamps - November New Release #1

Hi there guys💜

Today, it's my turn to share one of the new release digi stamps from Whimsy Stamps, but instead I'm sharing two. So for my card today I've used the cutest little seals drawn by the lovely Crissy Armstrong. Aren't they sweet.

All the links to the specific Whimsy products can be found below and the link to the general store is here.



 
Here's What I Did
First I added matted my card blank with a piece of red card leaving a slim border around the edges. Using my graphics software I imported the cute seal images and printed them directly onto Neenah card. I coloured the images with Copic pens and cut them out, I also trimmed off on the bottom half of the baby seal (poor thing!).

I sketched out 3 separate icebergs (or ice mountains) onto light blue card, then sponged Tumbled Glass distressing ink over the top, then added Faded Jeans distressing ink to the edges. When the ink  was completely dry I added glitter to the very edges of the icebergs.

I cut down a piece of dark grey card to fit the card front, which I then sprayed lightly with white stain. In addition to this I also die cut a circle from light grey card and very lightly sponged Black Soot distressing ink over the top, and left them both to dry.  When dry the moon and icebergs were then glued into place on the grey card.

Next I cut a strip of pale blue vellum bigger than the width of the grey card and wrapped it across the bottom of the icebergs and secured it on back of the card, I also added a few dots of glue where I knew I was going to add the adult seal and icy hole. The grey card containing the scene was then added to the card front on top of the red card. A die cut oval cut from silver mirror card and the two seals, plus a 'Merry Christmas' sentiment were adhered to the card front to finish the scene. To complete the card, glitter was added to the hat fur of the two seals.

Here's What I Used
New Release Digital Stamp: Seal On Ice
New Release Digital Stamp: Seal In Water

Other: 6" x 6" White Card Blank, Neenah Card, Red Card, Blue Vellum, Silver Mirror Card, Dark Grey Card, Light Grey Card, Light Blue Card, Distressing inks (Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Black Soot), Distress Ink Spray Stain (Picket Fence), Glitter, Merry Christmas Die (Die'sire), White Pen

Copics: Seals - C1, C2, C3, C5, C7, 100 / Scarf & Hat - R17, R27, R37, ,R59, W1, W3 / Present - B05, B12, R17, R27, R37, R59

Our new facebook challenge #110  started on the 15th October, and there's still loads of time to enter, so come and grab something Whimsy and join in with us. There will be a  fabulous $15 prize to win and the theme as always is 'Anything Goes'.

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back on Thursday 3rd May with another new digi stamp from the release....so see you then. TTFN!

Challenges entered:
Simon Says Stamp - https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/

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x Janine x

Tuesday 30 October 2018

Craftsulove Design Team - October Card #3

Morning everyone 💜

Today I'm sharing the last of my October Craftulove Design Team cards with you using the beautiful stamp set from Julie Hickey called 'Garden Treasures'. I loved making this card, and it was so easy to create, so check out how what I did below. x

All the links to the specific Craftuslove products can be found below, and the link to the general store is here.

 
Here's What I Did
I have been asked by several crafters on Facebook if I would  create a tutorial on how I created the autumnal panel for my 5" x 7" card seen above, so here is it. Could I please point out that the tutorial pictures are not identical to the finished card above, as I photographed this tutorial after I made it.

1. First cut a strip of white card 2¼" x 7" and apply Mustard Seed distress ink as shown in the picture below.


2. Next apply Spiced Marmalade distress ink, see picture below.


3. Reapply Mustard Seed, then a little more Spiced Marmalade and blend together.
 

4. Then add Fired Brick distressing ink in random area over the top of the other inks, see below.


5. Start to blend the colours together. First reapply the Mustard Seed, then the Spiced Marmalade, and finally the Fired Brick. Keep repeating this process until you are happy with the result. Don't worry if it looks a bit splodgey, just keep going. This is how mine turned out, see below. 


6. Using your fingers, flick water over the panel and leave for a minutes or two and blot with kitchen paper. To add finer flicks of water use either an old toothbrush, a paint brush or a splatter brush (I used a Tim Holtz one), and blot off again. Leave the panel to dry for a few minutes.


 7. Using a Nuvo Gold Midas pen flick the gold mica ink over the panel to add some shimmer, and leave to dry (this is optional).


8. Stamp the flowers and leaves in varying height using Versamark black ink (take care not to smudge it), and leave to dry.
9. Add Black Soot distress ink around the edges of the panel to frame it.

10. To make the flowers and leaves 'pop' add detail to them using a white pen.

11. Mount the finished panel onto a piece of black card.

12. Stamp the sentiment towards the bottom section of the card front, and add to the panel.

13. To complete the card add a few gems near to the sentiment.


Available from Craftsulove
Stamp Set: 'Garden Treasures' by Julie Hickey Designs
Tonic Nuvo: Aqua Shimmer Pen - Gold Midas Pen

My Own Stash:
5" x 7" White Card Blank, Sheena Douglas White Card, Distress Inks (Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Black Soot), Black Card, Sakura White Pen, Versamark Black Ink, Water, Gems, Double Sided Tape

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