Thursday, March 26, 2020

No Line Watercoloring

Good morning friends!
I have a card today that uses this adorable little boy from Whimsy Stamps.  This set is part of the Polka Dots Pals collection, Harley.  I stamped in a no line ink and used my Karin Brushmarkers.  When everything was dry, I added a few details using Polychromo pencils.  I used the Rounded Rectangles die to cut the image out.  
For the background panel,  I used Whimsy's new Criss Cross Gingham Background stamp.  I stamped with Versamark and embossed it in gold.  I layered everything with Crafty Foam Tape.  For a final touch I added green satin ribbon.  
I hope you are all doing well!

*NEW Polka Dot Pals Harley Clear Stamps - Whimsy Stamps*NEW Criss Cross Gingham Background Rubber Cling Stamp - Whimsy StampsCrafty Foam Tape White - Whimsy StampsRounded Rectangles Die Set - Whimsy Stamps

Monday, March 23, 2020

Belated St. Patrick's Day!

I know I'm almost a week late with this, but we are all moving at a slightly slower pace right? ;)
It is my card for St. Patrick's Day using some fun new products from Whimsy Stamps.  The main image is part of the Shamrock Top Hat set.  I embossed the image in gold and used my Karin Brushmarkers in various shades of green. I fussy cut it and added a few gems.  I also added the teeny heart from the Sprinkletz-Sweetheart collection.
I used the new Lattice A2 die to add texture to the background.  
I mounted the lattice background on sold green card stock and then layered it over the striped patterned paper, This is part of the new 6 x 6 Fabulous Florals pack.   I tied some fun, sheer, glittery ribbon with gold cording.  
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are all doing well and staying healthy. 

*NEW Shamrock Top Hat Clear StampsSprinkletz - Sweetheart**NEW Lattice A2 Die**NEW 6x6 Paper Pack - Fabulous Florals

Friday, March 20, 2020

Special Whimsy Release!

Good morning friends!
Hope you are all staying busy and healthy. 
I am excited to share with you a special release from Whimsy Stamps.  So many fun products that I will be sharing over the next few days.
There is nothing I love more than flowers....especially flower dies! I used the new Poppy Flower Die set and my Karin Brushmarkers.  
I also used the Hexagon Treat Box Die to place my floral arrangement on.  Lots of Crafty Foam tape used for dimension, along with silk ribbon, gold cording, and Chunky glass glitter.
I will be sharing new projects over the next couple of days showcasing the new products for this special release! :)
**NEW Poppy Flower Die Set*NEW Hexagon Treat Box DieCrafty Foam Tape White

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Love & Miss You

Good morning! 
How are all of you doing? Keeping busy I hope.
I have been trying to stay away from the news as much as possible because I become a wreck when I hear the updates.  Cortney has been FaceTiming me each night, and so far she is healthy. But it's hard knowing she is an hour away from me. 
I've been crafting. I created this card using Whimsy Stamp's Layered Dahlia.  I used a no line water color technique and Karin Brushmarker Pro. 
I fussy cut the flowers and leaves and set them aside. I used the Rounded Rectangles Die set.  I left the die on and sponged a bit of pink ink to give it a bit of warmth.  I also used the Connected Oval Frame Die and kraft card stock. 
I added a few hearts from the  Primitive Shaker Shapes dies.  I covered the hearts with glossy accents and Glamour Dust glitter.    I used the sentiments from the Beaver Birthday Clear Stamp set.   The ampersand is from the Bold ABC Die set. I gave that a hefty coating of glossy accents as well.  I layered everything and used a ton of Crafty Foam Tape for dimension. 

Prayers for all of you.
Please stay healthy!! HUGS!!
Layered Dahlia Clear StampsRounded Rectangles Die SetConnected Oval Frame DiePrimitive Shaker Shapes Die SetBeaver Birthday Clear Stamps
Bold ABC Die SetCrafty Foam Tape White

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Birthday Cows

Good morning friends! I apologize for my absence, but I have to admit that this whole Coronavirus thing has me a bit on edge. My school is closed for the next couple of weeks at least. My entire family is working remotely from home, and Cortney can't come home. Trying to live a somewhat "normal" life has been a challenge.  Posting about cards and such feels strange knowing that all of this is going on.  But then I realized that this hobby has always been a sweet distraction for me.  For us.  We can forget the world for a little while.  So here is my distraction for you today. Cow Party by Whimsy Stamps
I colored these adorable cows with Karin Brushmarkers.  I used the Peekaboo Window Die and stamped it with the Criss Cross Gingham Background stamp.  I used orange and pink inks for a colorful background.  I added the teeny hearts from the Sprinkletz Sweethearts.  I also added pom poms to their party hats for a fun touch!
Since I am working from home over the next couple of weeks, I should have more posts. ;)  To all of my crafty friends, stay healthy and take care of yourselves. 
Peekaboo Window 4 Die
*NEW Cow Party Clear Stamps*NEW Criss Cross Gingham Background Rubber Cling StampSprinkletz - Sweetheart

Friday, March 6, 2020

Fresh Fridays With Whimsy Stamps!

Happy Friday friends!
Today is Fresh Fridays with Whimsy Stamps! It's a chance to revisit some older, well loved stamps. I absolutely adore this set called, Pig Puns 2.  I used the Karin Brushmarkers to color the image. 
I used paper from a couple of 6 x 6 paper pads by Whimsy,   Cozy Winter,  and Giraffe.   I used my scraps to build the background.  I cut out the image using the Stitched Circles die.   I tied silk ribbon vertically and adhered a few hearts from the Sprinkletz Sweethearts collection. 
So glad you stopped by today! :)

Pig Puns 2 Clear Stamps6x6 Paper Pack - Cozy Winter6x6 Paper Pack - GiraffePierced and Stitched Circles Die Set
Sprinkletz - Sweetheart

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Spring Card with Tutorial!

Hello friends! I have a photo tutorial to share today.  I am not really sure what my style is exactly, but I have been told that I have a tendency to layer.  So I thought I would share my layering process with you.  :) No mind you, I kind of wing it and it is definitely a work in progress as I go. 
I knew I wanted to use February's Layered Dahlia set because I am drawn to flowers. 
I wanted to create a graphic background that wasn't too busy but would compliment my flowers.  I used the Metallic Karin Brushmarkers, Washi tape and Post It tape.  After my 3 colors were dry, I splattered additional flecks of color using a paintbrush and watered down water colors in black and white. 
I removed the Washi tape and Post It tape and had these 3 graphic, metallic stripes. I stamped my flowers with a watercolor friendly ink,  Black Versafine. They were water colored with the Karin Brushmarkers.  I fussy cut the flowers and leaves. I added a few white highlights with a white gel pen.
I decided I needed a bit of white space so the flowers would pop a bit against the graphic background.  I used the new Hexagon dies. 
I stamped the sentiment in black. 
I layered the flowers over the hexagon dies. 

I used the 3D Foam Squares to pop up the flowers. 
I love using string on my cards.  Especially with flowers.  It just give it a little extra somethin' somethin.' 
I seem to use some type of gem, pearl, or rhinestone on most of my cards too.  I used Sparkletz and Glossy Accents to adhere them. 
I used the new Criss Cross Gingham Background stamp to add as the bottom layer of the card.  
Here is a last look at the finished card.  Please let me know if you have any questions! :) 
Thank you so much for stopping by today!!
*NEW Layered Dahlia Clear StampsKarin DecoBrush Metallic SetVersafine Full-Size Ink Pad - Onyx Black*NEW Criss Cross Gingham Background Rubber Cling Stamp3D Foam Squares - WhiteKarin Brushmarker Pro - Arctic Blue 264Karin Brushmarker Pro - Cerise 375Karin Brushmarker Pro - Cyan 207Karin Brushmarker Pro - Grass 253Karin Brushmarker Pro - Ocean Teal 377Karin Brushmarker Pro - Plum 197Karin Brushmarker Pro - Rose Wood 272Karin Brushmarker Pro - Sulfur Yellow 269