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

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Whimsy Stamp's March Release!

I am excited to share some exciting new products from Whimsy Stamps!
First, is this adorable set called, Cow Party.  How can you not like a bunch of adorable cows partying it up? ;) I used the Karin Brushmarkers to color my image. I used the new Nested Hexagon Die set. 
I am so in love with this adorable box from Whimsy! It is their new Hexagon Treat Box Die. I am a teacher and I like to give little gifts to fellow teachers and staff.  It is such a cute way to present a gift card or candy.  I added ribbon, a silk flower, and a tiny heart from the Sprinkletz-Sweethearts.  I added the image to the top of the box using Crafty Foam Tape

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

*NEW Cow Party Clear Stamps*NEW Nested Hexagon Die Set*NEW Hexagon Treat Box DieCrafty Foam Tape White
Sprinkletz - SweetheartKarin Brushmarker Pro - Arctic Blue 264Karin Brushmarker Pro - Black 030Karin Brushmarker Pro - Blush 172Karin Brushmarker Pro - Cool Grey 1.160Karin Brushmarker Pro - Cool Aqua 204Karin Brushmarker Pro - Rose Wood 272