Sunday, August 1, 2021

Sweeet Gnome

Today is August 1st, which means, 1. the summer is going waaaaaay too fast and 2. it is Whimsy's New Release day!  I am much more excited about the latter.  ;) This adorable set is called, Gnome so Thankful.  I did a no line water coloring technique.  I masked this cutie and added clouds behind him using the Grass and Cloud Edger Die set.  I cut my clouds into heavy cardstock and used it as my stencil. 
I cut the main image out using the Rounded Rectangles Die set.  I adhered the layers using Crafty Foam Tape.   The teeny hearts were cut from the Puppy Paws Die set.  I think they add just a sweet touch. 
Be sure to stop by Whimsy to see the full release!  
Have a great day my friends!


Monday, July 26, 2021

Water Colored Flowers

Hello friends!
I am sharing a water colored card today using the new Flower Wishes set by Whimsy Stamps. I chose a no line coloring technique and my Karin Brushmarkers.  I like to swipe the markers on an acrylic block and pick up the paint with a brush.  I gave it a good splatter of black dots.  I also added a bit of colored pencil detail to give the flowers a bit more depth. I colored an additional flower and leaves and fussy cut it out.  I adhered it to the top of the vase. I used the Nested Hexagon Die set to create a shaped card. 
The background paper is part of the 6 x 6 Fabulous Florals.  I also added a silver sparkly Love.  And of course, last but not least, a teeny heart to finish the card off. 
Thank you for stopping by! Be sure to hop on over to Whimsy Stamps to see all of their fun new products! To see my photo of the day, scroll down! 
Have a great day!


Thursday, July 22, 2021

Mermaid Hello!

My card today uses Whimsy Stamp's Fintastic set! The image was colored using Copic markers and then fussy cut.  I added glossy accents to the eyes and pearls to the mermaid's flower and top.  Stickles were added to the sand for a bit of sparkle. For the background I used the Scallop Circle Frame and the Stitched and Pierced Circle for the card base.  While the die was in place I placed the Mermaid Scales Stencil over it. I inked it in a soft blue and then removed the stencil and the die.  Leaving the die in place gives you a nice white border around the stencil. 
I added a few clear droplets from the Celestial collection as a finishing touch. 
Be sure to hop on over to Whimsy to see all of their fun new products! 

My picture for today! Right outside my back door! Have a wonderful day friends!


Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Whimsy Stamp's New Release!

Today is the 20th and that means it is Whimsy Stamp's new release! I have been trying to improve my water coloring skills and this set, Flower Wishes, was perfect for that! I stamped it with a no line ink and used my Karin Brushmarkers.   I colored each image similarly but chose slightly different colors and embellishments.  

The image was splattered with a bit of black and rhinestones were added to the flower centers.  I stamped the sentiment on waterproof black ink and water colored over it.  I tied a bit of black string and added a smaller rhinestone.  This card was adhered to gold glitter cardstock with Shaker Maker Foam Tape. 

This card is identical except for the colors and the centers were pearls.  The cardstock is a silver glitter. 

Be sure to stop by Whimsy Stamps to see the full release!

I took this picture in the Everglades.  I think I had taken about a million, but this one was definitely my favorite photo.  


Sunday, July 18, 2021

A Smile is the Best Outfit and Baby Robins!

Hello friends! I have a card to share today and I also have some photos I took of a little Robin family outside my front door. I have been fascinated by them and have certainly become vested in their well being.  I also have always loved photography but seemed to have gotten away from it a bit. Probably because it is so easy to take quick photos with our phones.  So I hope you don't mind, but I am hoping to share some photos on my blog as well! 
So onto my uses Whimsy Stamp's Positives Clear Stamp.  I stamped it in various colors using my Misti.  When I was happy with the colors I stamped the final layer in Versamark ink and used clear embossing powder.  I love the shine and texture the embossing gives it.  I am in love with the new Taffy Slimline paper! It is so gorgeous and I wanted to leave most of it intact.  I used the circle die to create a window.  
I used the circle dies to create a frame with vellum and and cardstock.  I added glossy accents and glitter to the outer circle frame.  For a final touch, sequins were adhered.  

Here are my babies.  Literally just born.  Mother Nature is amazing. 


Friday, July 16, 2021

Enjoy Life!

Happy Friday!
Just a quick post today sharing a fun card using Whimsy Stamp's Gnomes at the Beach set.  My gal was colored with Copics.   I masked her off and used the Sun Rays Stencil behind her. The paper behind the image is from the 6 x 6 Rainbow paper pack. 
I can't seem to complete a card these days without some kind of heart. Why should this card be any different?,  I used the Sparkletz Crystal Hearts to finish off my card. :)

I hope you are all doing well! This summer is flying by a bit too quickly for my taste.  I keep willing it to slow down just a bit. ;)
Have a great one!
Be sure to pop on over to Whimsy Stamps to see all of their products!


Tuesday, July 13, 2021

You're Fintastic!

Good morning! 
I have a card to share today using Whimsy Stamp's Fintastic set. I colored this sweet gal using Copics and then fussy cutting her out.  For the background I used the Scribbles background stamp. It was stamped on a pale pink paper with Versamark and embossed in white.  I added white scallop circles to help "ground" my mermaid, so I used the new Scallop Circle Frames.  I adhered my gal using Crafty Foam Tape.  
I added a few clear droplets, my sentiment, and a scalloped edge using the  Slimline Wavy Edger Die. 
Be sure to stop by the Whimsy Stamp's store to see all of their latest product releases! 
Have a great day!