FaDoodle Florals

Monday, June 14, 2021

Hi friends. I'm back today with a card using a newer set from my friend Faye in her FaDoodles lineup of stamps at Whimsy Stamps - FaDoodle Flowers. This one is probably my most favorite yet. I adore the sketchy look and feel to these blooms.

I stamped several of the flowers and then added some loose watercolors to them and then trimmed them out after they were dry. I took the corner sketchy stamp that is included in the set and stamped two of the corners with it on my grey card base. 

I then adhered my flowers and stamped the sentiment which is also from the FaDoodle Flowers set. I finished off the card by adding in several drops from Nuvo's Cloud 9 Dream Drops and this card is complete.


I hope you've been inspired. Thanks for your visit. Crafty hugs! ~ Alanna


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Bam You're Super Old

Friday, June 11, 2021

Hi everyone and happy Friday. I'm sharing my second card with products from the latest release at Whimsy Stamps that just hit the store yesterday.

For today's card, I am using the awesome new Scallop Six A2 Die. This is such a cool die and has a ton of possibilities. I started by die cutting it both from red and white card stock. I trimmed the outside portion down just a hair so that I would have a thin white border on my card. I started by adhering the outer portion of the die and then adhered each of the white scalloped portions. I then inlaid each of the red stitched inner rectangles.

I then took the previously released Bam You're Old stamp set and coordinating dies and stamped, colored, and cut out a couple images from that set. I die cut the images two more times just from white card stock and layered everything together for a stacked look.

I figured out where I wanted these parts to be on my card base and then stamped my supporting sentiments from the same set onto one of the rectangles. I adhered my stamped and die cut pieces and then finished off the card by adding just a bit of Nuvo's  Crystal Glaze over top of the Bam word for a fun touch. You can tell somewhat in the photo that the word has a glossy effect.


And that's it for this fun card. I'm not sure who I will send this to. Maybe one of my little nieces or maybe even a friend? :)

I hope you have a great day and weekend. Crafty hugs! ~ Alanna



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Scribbled Big Hugs

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Hi friends. I have a fun and colorful card to share with you today that uses two of the new products just released from Whimsy Stamps

For my card, I started by stamping the new Scribbles Background stamp with black ink. I let it dry and then took my Copic markers and quickly added color over top of it in rainbow order. I then die cut this panel using the largest die from the new Slimline Cornered Rectangles die set.

I added this to my slimline white card base and then got to work on my sentiment. I die cut the Big Hugs Word die that came out last month 3 times from white card stock and stacked them together for dimension. I added it to my panel and then added my supporting sentiment which is from the Gnome Get Well stamp set. I heat embossed it with white embossing powder onto black card stock.


And that's all there is to it. I just love how fun and colorful this is along with the pop of black in the sentiment. I can't wait to send this to a friend to brighten their day.

Here is some inspiration from the rest of the Creative Team.

I hope you are having a great day and week. Crafty hugs! ~ Alanna


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Cow's Things?

Friday, June 4, 2021

Hi friends and happy Friday! I hope you've had a good week. I'm off of work today as I take my son to get his wisdom teeth removed. Here's hoping it all goes well. :)

My card today uses the new Cow Print Background set that was just released from Whimsy Stamps. I stamped it directly onto my white card base with black ink. I love how the spots aren't completely filled in and are sketchy in nature.

I then pulled out the previously released Cow Party stamp set and stamped one of the images and colored it in. I trimmed around the rectangle leaving a thin white border. I stamped a piece of red cardstock with a sentiment from another stamp set, Cow Friends. I love how all of these products work so well together.

I added my stamped image onto the red panel with some foam tape and rounded the bottom two corners and added it to my card base with foam tape as well. I also rounded the bottom two corners of my card base and this card is complete.


As always, I appreciate you all so much. Thank you so much for your visit and I wish you all a wonderful day and weekend. Crafty hugs! ~ Alanna


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Whimsy Stamps New Release

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Hi friends.  There is a new release at Whimsy Stamps and this one is a fun one. There are all sorts of animal themed stamps and dies to choose from.

For my card today, I started by taking one of the patterns from the new 6x6 Bandana paper pack and die cutting it with the Wavy Pierced Rectangle dies. I added it to a white card base. I then stamped one of the adorable images from the super cute and cheeky What the Cluck stamp set, colored it and then used the coordinating dies to cut it out. I absolutely love the expression on this little guy's face.

I thought his look would pair well with the Ugh Word & Shadow die that was previously released. I die cut the shadow portion from black card stock twice and then the letter portions from white card stock and adhered them all together. I stamped my supporting sentiment which is from the same What the Cluck set which I find to be absolutely hysterical, onto a piece of tan card stock.

I popped up my chicken with foam tape and then die cut a couple of the dies from the new Slimline Chicken Coop die set to help ground the little cutie with the same tan card stock which I had added just a touch of ink to for some dimension.

I think this would be a great card to send to someone who might be having a rough week.


Here is some inspiration from the rest of the Creative Team.

That's all I have for you today. As always, I appreciate you so much and wish you a wonderful day. Crafty hugs! ~ Alanna


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Waving Hello

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Hi friends! I'm happy to be participating again with my friends Iris and Faye in another mini challenge where we each take the same stamp set and use a different coloring medium. Faye will be using colored pencils, Iris will be using watercolors, and I will be using Copic markers. Both of those ladies are uber talented so be sure to check out their projects.

This time, we are using the adorable new Octopi Guys set from the latest release at Whimsy Stamps. I colored in one of the main image along with two of the extra tentacle images with Copic markers and then cut them out using the coordinating dies. This set is so stinking cute! 

I then took the new Wonky Window 4 die and die cut it 4 times from some navy card stock and adhered them all together to build up a frame. I then took the same die and die cut it with one of the patterned papers from the new Under the Sea Slimline paper collection. I added in the patterned pieces and then adhered my stamped and die cut pieces. I finished by adding the outer portion of the frame that I had stacked up and I also added a stamped sentiment which is from the same Octopi Guys set.


I hope you've been inspired today. I appreciate your visit. Crafty hugs! ~ Alanna


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Getting more out of your Background Stamps - 2 Cards

Monday, May 24, 2021

 Hi friends! I'm sharing two cards with you today using a fun technique to help you get more out of your background stamps. 

For this technique, you will need any background stamp (I used red rubber but I'm thinking photopolymer would work as well), water based markers, and a stamp positioning tool. 

For my first card, I started with the awesome Chevron Background stamp from Whimsy Stamps and my Tombow Dual Brush markers. I took one marker at a time and added color to one line of chevrons. I didn't bother cleaning off the residual ink from the previous lines I'd already colored. I just kept working my way down.


 I pressed down my Misti and then if I decided I needed a bit more color or if I didn't get as good of an impression as I wanted, I added more color and repeated the process.


The results will end up in more of a water colored look and won't be super precise as you can see by my finished card but it is a super fun technique and is a great way to get more mileage out of a large background stamp like this. You are essentially creating your own patterned paper.

To finish off my first card, I built my sentiment from the Fantabulous set. This set is such a fun and unique set with so many awesome words. I finished off the card with some silver gems.


For my second card, I did the same exact using 5 different colors of markers. I used the new Dainty Daisies Background rubber stamp. I love how this turned out. 

I added color to each flower individually, stamped the image down onto my white card stock using my Misti and then added color to a flower next to the one I had just colored and so on and so on.

I finished the card by die cutting the newer Best Friend Word die two times from white card stock and then once from a pool colored card stock. I stacked them together for added dimension. I then die cut a piece of white card stock using one of the fun Envelope Edger dies. I love the fun stitching details these add.

I adhered the die cut panel to the bottom of my stamped panel and then adhered my die cut sentiment. I finished off the card by stamping the Forever part of the sentiment onto a piece of white card stock. It is from the Gnome Friends stamp set.

I mounted my stamped panel onto a piece of cream card stock and then finished the card with some cream pearls.


Thanks for stopping by. Wishing you all a wonderful day. Crafty hugs! ~ Alanna


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