2 fun Rainbow cards for Whimsy Stamps

Friday, May 10, 2019

Hi friends. I am so sorry that I have been absent for the last month. Between family issues, an extra heavy work load and just general tiredness, I haven't been able to blog. But I'm back today and hope to be posting back on a regular basis.

I have two cards to share with you today for Whimsy Stamps. I've always loved the Circles, Circles, Circles stamp set and had fun pairing it today with a rainbow background that I created with my Copic markers. 

I first took a piece of Neenah card stock and a few colors of Copic markers. I used the chisel end of my Copic marker to add color to the background. I started at the top with the red and then worked my way down. I went back and forth several times to get a better blend and transition between the colors.

After my panel was complete, I let it dry and then stamped several of the circles from the Circles, Circles, Circles stamp set with a crisp black ink. I left a spot for my sentiment which I white heat embossed. It is from the Bold Statements stamp set.  I ran the panel through my die cutting machine with the largest die from the Hand Stitched Nested Rectangle dies. Some clear gems finish off the card.



For my second card, I was still in a rainbow mood. This time, instead of Copic markers, I used colored card stock to create my rainbow background.

I started by die cutting several strips of the card stock and added them to a piece of copy paper for the backing. I then took my rainbow panel and heat embossed the beautiful Butterfly Background stamp from Whimsy Stamps. I used a pearl embossing powder.

After my image was embossed, I added the panel onto a piece of black card stock to help make it pop. I stamped the sentiment onto one of the Quick Strips die collection popped up with some foam tape. I finished off the card with a few clear sequins.


Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you are having a terrific day. Crafty hugs!


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Whimsy Stamps and WOW Embossing Blog Hop

Friday, April 12, 2019

I am thrilled to be participating in the collaborative hop between Whimsy Stamps and WOW. There are great prizes to be given away and lots of inspiration along the way from designers on both teams.

If you are hopping along, you should have arrived here from Jo Herbert's blog. If you stopped by without joining at the beginning of the hop, click here to go to the beginning of the hop.



PRIZES - No Blog hop is complete without a prize! 

WOW! Embossing Powders has 6 powders of your choosing along with a WOW carry case to store your powders safely in. 

Whimsy Stamps is giving away a $25 gift certificate to their store. 

The Winners will be chosen at random in the week of the of 22nd April from the comments left on ALL THE POSTS. To join this GIVEAWAY you must leave a comment on each blog post to have a chance at getting your hands on the prize. This hop is open internationally.

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For my first card today, I started by prepping sme navy card stock with my anti-static powder bag. I then stamped the gorgeous Butterfly Background image using my Versamark ink pad.  I then sprinkled on the Metallic Gold Sparkle embossing powder from WOW. I absolutely love the gold sparkle this gives.

I trimmed my panel down and then adhered it to a panel of gold mirror card stock. I stamped and embossed my sentiment which is from the awesome Happy Sayings set from Whimsy Stamps. Some gold sequins finish off this card.

Here's a closeup of the detail that this gorgeous image paired with the beautiful sparkle embossing powder from WOW gives. I absolutely love it.


For my second card, I started by taking my Versamark ink pad and literally smearing it over an entire white card panel. I then sprinkled the Metalline First Frost WOW Embossing Powder all over the top of it to create the nice blue panel you see below.  

After this panel was cool, I then took stamped the Bouquet image from Whimsy Stamps over top of my heat embossed panel with more Versamark. 

I then used the Oceanic embossing powder from WOW to cover my image. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment which is from the Furever in our Hearts set from Whimsy Stamps and also heat embossed it with the same Oceanic powder.


Your next stop along the way is the uber talented Jennifer Dove. And in case there are any broken links or you get lost along the way, here is a full list of hoppers.

Alanna Moses (you are here)
Remember to hop along to everyone for your chance to win the great prizes offered.



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Whimsy Stamps April Release Day 1

Monday, April 1, 2019

Happy Monday friends and welcome to Day 1 of the April release for Whimsy Stamps

There are so many great products that were just released (meaning they are all available to purchase in the store NOW - click here to do so) but I had to start with the adorable Panda Butt stamp set, coordinating dies and the Peekaboo Window #4 die.

For my card, I started by stamping, coloring and die cutting 3 of the cute panda bears. I then die cut the Peekaboo Window #4 die out of some black card stock. I placed it onto my card base so I could get an idea of where I should stamp the bamboo images from the Panda Butt set. After I had my placement, I stamped the images and then adhered my panda bears.

I then heat embossed a sentiment from the Panda Butt set onto my die cut window. I then added lots of black foam squares to the back of my die cut panel and added it to the card.

I hope you've enjoyed my card today. Thanks for stopping by and crafty hugs!




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Hero for Whimsy Stamps

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Hi friends. I hope your week is going well. I'm back again today with a card for Whimsy Stamps. Today, I am featuring the fabulous  Heroes set, perfect to honor police men and women and firefighters.  You could even just use the sentiments for other heroes in your life that you want to honor.

I made my card today focusing on the images that are for firefighters. I thought it would be fun to drop this by our local fire station with some goodies.

For  my card, I started by heat embossing the images and sentiments with white embossing powder. After my panel was heat set, I got to work by dropping in some water colors very loosely. I just wanted some color and texture on the background. I let my panel dry in between adding additional layers of ink to build up the color and to get some variation.

Once I was happy with the panel and it was completely dry, I ran it through my die cutting machine with the largest die from the Card Builder Windows die collection.  I like the subtle detail of stitching this die gives in 2 of the corners.

I matted this on some black card stock to help it pop and then adhered it to my card base.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Crafty hugs!



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She who Dies with the Most Stamps Wins

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Hi friends. I'm sorry it's been so quiet around here lately. Work is insanely busy and I just haven't had time or energy to keep up with everything.

For my card today, I am using the adorable Addicted to Rubber Stamps stamp set from Whimsy Stamps.  As an avid crafter and procurer of stamps and dies, this set and sentiment speak directly to my heart. :)

I first started by taking the Buffalo Plaid background stamp and inked it up using my Misti with a few colors of ink to create a nice gradual fade from pink to orange to yellow for the background.

I then took the large shirt image from the Addicted to Rubber Stamps set and stamped it using the fabulous VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne ink pad. I stamped the sentiment and then stamped a few hearts hear and there.

I die cut the panel with the largest die from the Card Builders Windows die collection. If you look closely, you can see the added stitching details in the top right and bottom left corner.  I matted this on some black card stock to help tie in the black stamping and the card is complete - perfect to send to a crafty friend.

Thanks for visiting. Crafty hugs!




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A Floral Bouquet for Whimsy Stamps

Friday, March 15, 2019

Hi friends. I hope you are having a great week. I sat down last night and pulled out this beautiful Bouquet image from Whimsy Stamps as I decided I wanted to color. If you know me at all, you know that coloring is not something I do all that often as I am intimidated by it. 

However, I really love this image and wanted to have a play with it.

I started by stamping out the Bouquet image using my Misti so I could stamp it a few times to get a nice crisp image. I then cut out a rough mask of the image so that I could stamp the Messy Mesh Background stamp over top of it. 

I then removed the mask and added a bit of ink to the area that is in between the loops of the ribbon on the image so that the pattern would show there as well.

I then got to work on coloring up the image doing the best I could with adding some shading. 

I finished off the card by stamping a sentiment from the Happy Sayings stamp set and matting my panel onto some black card stock to make it pop off of the card. Some enamel dots and Clear Wink of Stella on the flower blooms finish off the card.

Thanks so much for visiting today.




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Online Warehoue Sale at Spellbinders - CHEAP DIES

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Hi friends. I just got an email letting me know about the warehouse sale currently going on over at Spellbinders - now through March 21st. They have items as low as $1 with hundreds of dies, stamp sets, embellishments, card kits and more.

I've listed below the dies I picked up, all of them $10 or less and some were even just $3. 

Click here for all $1 items
Click here for all $2 items
Click here for all $3 items
Click here for all $5 items
Click here for all $10 items

This is such a great deal and I wanted to pass it along. Happy shopping!



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