Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Sea Otter 3 Ways!

Good morning! 
First I have to apologize for my blog right now. I am aware that it has the Photobucket watermark all over it.  I am in the process of getting my blog revamped.  Not sure why all of a sudden this watermark is popping up. I wish I were a bit more techy!
So please bare with me!
Today I have 3 cards using Whimsy Stamp's new Adorable Otters set.  For this first card I used my Zig Clean Color markers.
I used the new Curly Q's background stamp to add a bit of contrast. I stamped it in Versamark on black paper and embossed it in white. I popped the water colored otter on top of the embossed background using Crafty Foam Tape.  (LOVE this stuff!) I added ribbon and decided I needed an itty bitty flower.  I used the Build a Garden die set on water color paper.  Popped it on the card with a bit of white string and a gem for the center.  
My next two cards I created a mask using an oval die and masking paper.  I stamped the otter in Versafine black ink (Because it is waterproof and perfect for watercoloring) and masked him off.  I used Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers. I spritzed it with water while the mask was still in place. I removed all of the masks and colored the otter with Zig Clean Color markers.  I stamped the sentiment in Versafine black.  The heart was stamped in Versamark and embossed in pink. I added a few hearts from the Love Hearts Sparkletz collection. 

This last card I did the same masking as above but changed the colors a bit.  I used Distress Ink in Mermaid Lagoon.  I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and embossed it in white.  I added a few red sequins and gems from the Peppermint Jazz Sparkletz collection to finish it off.  
Thanks for stopping by and putting up with this crazy blog!  Hopefully I can get it fixed soon! If you can recommend someone who does blogs, please let me know!

*NEW Adorable Otters Clear Stamps*NEW Curly Q's Background Rubber Cling StampBuild-a-Garden Die SetDistress Ink Mini Pad - Peacock FeathersDistress Ink Mini Pad - Mermaid LagoonCrafty Foam Tape WhiteVersaFine CLAIR Ink Pad - Nocturne (black)Sparkletz - Love HeartsSparkletz - Peppermint JazzWhite Embossing Powder - Basic

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Can I Moose be Feminine?

You know how you start a card and sometimes, just sometimes, it ends up going in a direction you hadn't intended?  But then you realize that you've spent an hour of your life creating such card? So what does a crafter do? Roll with it!
When I first saw this stamp, Moose Scene, I thought perfect...this is great for all of the men in my life. 
Do men like pinks and pastels? ;) Maybe.
Or I have a girlfriend who lives in Alaska that might adore this card?
Anyway, not sure how it turned out so feminine.....but it did. 
I used my Zig Clean Color markers directly to the rubber using my Misti.  I love this technique because you can stamp repeatedly and change up the colors as you go.  I added white gel pen lines to the trees because to me, they looked like Birch trees. I cut the image out using the Shaker Maker Rectangle Die.  I layered it on white and kraft card stock using the Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle Dies.
I added the birthday die cut and a scattering of stars from the Sparkletz, Lucky Charms set.

So there you have it....a feminine moose birthday card!  (Say that 5 times fast!) ;)
Have a great day my friends!!

*NEW Moose Scene Rubber Cling StampShaker Maker Rectangle Die SetZig Zag Stitched Rectangles Die Set*NEW Birthday Word and Shadow Die SetSparkletz - Lucky Charms

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Snail Mail

Good morning! I am back from my trip to Colorado and what a trip it was! Super active, fun, and tiring!  We rode our bikes down Pikes Peak, White water rafted, horseback rode, hiked, and ate like pigs! I am trying now to get back into my "normal" routine.  :)
 So today I have a new card using Whimsy Stamp's Gnome Matter What set.
I just love this little guy!
I colored the image with Copics, added Stickles and Glossy Accents to the mushroom and flower center.  I used the Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles die. I backed it with red polka dot paper from my stash and tied twine to the top.  As a finishing touch I adhered several stars from the Sparkletz Crystal Stars collection.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by! 
Have a wonderful day!

Gnome Matter What Clear StampsZig Zag Stitched Rectangles Die SetSparkletz - Crystal StarsGlossy AccentsStickles Glitter Glue - Sprinkled Sugar

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Whimsy's July Release!

Good morning!  I am super excited to share Whimsy's newest stamp set for July, Calories Schmalories!  It is honestly the cutest set ever! Of course I love anything having to do with food. ;)
This sweet little cupcake was just asking to be water colored.
So I obliged and used my Zig Clean Color markers. 
I fussy cut the cupcake and decided I needed a little flower.  I've been adding flowers to everything lately....even cupcakes! So I used the teeny flower and leaf from the Build-a-Garden die set. I water colored that as well and adhered it to my cupcake.  I water colored the back panel and decided I needed my cupcake to pop a bit so I cut out a circle using the Pierced and Stitched Circle Die.
I stamped the word happy directly on the circle and adhered the cupcake using Crafty Foam tape.  I used the brand new die, Birthday Word and Shadow die. For a finishing touch I added a scattering of gems to the background. 
Thank you so much for stopping by!


Build-a-Garden Die SetPierced and Stitched Circles Die SetCrafty Foam Tape White

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Sloths are Hot Right Now!

Who would have ever thought that sloths would be so trendy right now? 
Right after making this card, I had gone to the zoo with Cortney.  Low and Behold there a was a sloth front and center.  
They really aren't an attractive creature in real life....interesting, but not attractive. LOL
But this little guy sleeping on the tree branch IS cute. He's part of the new Whimsy Stamp's Sleepy Sloths set.
I stamped him and the branch in Black Memento ink.  I masked him off, so I could use Distress inks for the background. 
I splattered the background with a bit of water.  I stamped the stars and sentiment with Versamark ink and embossed it in white.  I peeled the mask off and colored Mr. Sloth with Copic markers. I felt the scene needed a pop of color besides the shades of purple I had going on here.  So the leaves and flowers from the Beacoup stamp    set were perfect.  I stamped some flowers, leaves, and fussy cut them out.  I glued them to the ends of the branch and added glossy accents to them.  As a final touch I added Sparkletz Love Hearts and gems to the centers of the flowers.  
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today!

*NEW Sleepy Sloths Clear StampsMemento Full-Size Ink Pad - Tuxedo BlackGlossy AccentsSparkletz - Love HeartsBeaucoup Bouquet Clear StampsWhite Embossing Powder - Basic

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Ants at a Picnic (Take 2!)

Good morning!  I am currently counting down the days until Sunday. My hubby and I are heading to Colorado for a week.  I've never been there and I've heard how beautiful it is!

I have a couple more cards to share this week for the Whimsy Stamp June release,so I'm gonna squeeze them in for the next few days. ;)
I used Ants at a Picnic (again) to create this card. I stamped the napkin three times and fussy cut it to create a border. 
Everything was colored with Copic markers.  I added glossy accents to the eyes and plates for some dimension. The background was done with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and then splattered with a bit of water.  
I used the hearts from the Sparkletz Love collection and paper is from the Pretty Pastel's pack. 
The layers were adhered using Crafty Foam Tape.  I am seriously addicted to this stuff!  I can't seem to ever make a flat card!

I'll be back tomorrow with a fun sloth card, so I hope you will pop by!
Have a great day my friends!

*NEW Ants at a Picnic Clear StampsGlossy AccentsDistress Ink Mini Pad - Picked RaspberrySparkletz - Love HeartsCrafty Foam Tape WhiteMemento Full-Size Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black6x6 Paper Pack - Pretty Pastels