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. 
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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. 

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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!
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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. 
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Have a great day!


Saturday, July 10, 2021

Whimsy Stamp's July Release!

Hi friends!
Today is Whimsy Stamp's July release!  I used the super cute set called, Life is Cool.   I used a no line water coloring technique using my Karin Brushmarkers.  I used the new Revealers Die to create the "pool."  I adhered it to coordinating circles using Crafty Foam Tape and the Pierced and Stitched Circles Die. 

I added a few clear droplets and sequins to finish the card off.  
And this is the reason my posts have been sparse lately. My son just graduated phase 1 of Nuke school for the Navy.  He has been on liberty this past week and we have been trying to cram as much in as we can. 
I even had Cortney home over night and she got to see her brother.  My house is messy, busy, and my heart couldn't be any fuller.  
Next week, life gets back to "normal" for me and I should be resuming my regular crafty schedule.  ;)
Thank you for stopping by and supporting my little corner of the cardmaking world!
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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Elegant Butterfly Take 2~

This past week has been a whirlwind! We drove 16 hours to South Carolina to see my son after 6 months.  He flew back with his dad and me and will be home until next week.  So needless to say I haven't been crafting much. But I did manage a few cards before I left.  This is Whimsy Stamp's Elegant Butterfly.  I applied color directly to the rubber stamp using my Karin Brushmarkers and my Misti.  Then I stamped it again with Versamark Ink and embossed it in clear embossing powder.  It gives it a pretty raised look and makes the colors pop a bit more.  I dusted off the ole' sewing machine and used the black and white striped paper from the 6 x 6 Fabulous Florals. 
The sentiment is from the Simple Sentiment Strips. It was stamped on black paper with Versamark and embossed in white.  I cut it into a strip and used Crafty Foam Tape to pop it up in the center. For a finishing touch I adhered a few gems from the All is Calm Sparkletz collection.

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