Chickadee and Berries for Whimsy Stamps

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Hi friends. I'm back today with another card for Whimsy Stamps. I'm featuring the gorgeous Chickadee and Berries set from the DoveArt lineup of stamps.  I love this image so much and all the detail in it.  

And it's that detail that allows for it to be colored up so easily.  For my card today, I stamped the image and then used the new Karin Brushmarker PRO markers to color it in.  I learned about these from my friend Iris and was so pleased to get my hands on them.

Note that I did stamp the image onto Strathmore Mixed Media paper as I've gotten the best results with that. These markers glide on so smoothly and are so highly pigmented. They were super fun to work with and I've been trying them out on other projects as well.

Whimsy Stamps just started carrying the full range of these markers individually so it's great if you want to just pick up a few of them to try them out.

For my card, I used the following colors:

After my coloring was done, I trimmed down the panel and added it to a black mat piece of card stock.  I heat embossed the sentiment which is from the Sleepy Sloths stamp set, trimmed it down and added it with some adhesive foam squares.  Some aqua gems finish off this card.

Here's a closeup of this gorgeous image.

Thanks, as always, for stopping by today. Crafty hugs! ~ Alanna


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Sweet Tweets for You and Yours

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Hi friends. My card today features fun products from the latest release at LDRS Creative. I've used the  Cardinal Seasons - Petal Pushers stamp set and some other fun goodies from LDRS Creative.

I started out by stamping the fun birdhouse image from the Cardinal Seasons - Petal Pushers set in rainbow colors along my card panel. I then die cut it using the largest die from the Scalloped Rectangle Frame die collection.

I took a couple of the bird images from the You're so Tweet set and stamped them with the Raven Hybrid ink onto a couple of my bird houses.

I then stamped the sentiment which is from the Cardinal Seasons - Petal Pushers stamp set.


I popped up the panel with some foam tape, added a clear glaze to the heart portions of the birdhouses, and adhered it to a top folding cream card base and the card is done.


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

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A Christmas Postcard

Monday, November 18, 2019

Hi friends and welcome back to my blog. Today, I am featuring another new set from the November release at Whimsy Stamps.

For my card today, I started by taking the gorgeous pinecone image from the new Christmas Postcard set and I heat embossed it with detail gold embossing powder.

I then took the striped image and heat embossed it at the top and bottom of my panel with red embossing powder.

I then stamped the other images in black. I wasn't sure how the stamping of the postcard sentiment and lines would turn out since I was stamping them over the heat embossed image so it's not perfect but I thought it was good enough.

I popped this panel up with some foam tape and added a red card stock mat right behind it and the card is done.

I appreciate you stopping by. Crafty hugs! ~ Alanna


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2 Cards with Altenew Washi Tape

Friday, November 15, 2019

Hi friends. I'm back today with two easy cards featuring products from Altenew. Both cards use the gorgeous Painted Fantasy washi tape. I love the pattern to this washi tape and that it is wide enough to cover an entire card front.

For my first card, I added the You are Loved die cut which I die cut a couple of times with black card stock and then once with a lavender color, slightly offsetting them for a bit of shadow and dimension. I finished this card off with some sparkling clear sequins.


For my second card, I used the same Painted Fantasy washi tape and this time, I used the Besties stamp set from CZ Design and stamped the friend sentiment. I then took the coordinating die to die cut it out. Some twine and sparkling clear sequins finish this card off.



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Snowflake Wishes to you and Yours

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Hi friends. I have a fun card to share with you today using products from Whimsy Stamps. For today's card, I am using the You're my Jolly stamp set, the gorgeous Snowflake Frame image along with the Wavy Pierced Rectangle dies.

I started by stamping the Snowflake Frame image twice onto some white card stock with aqua ink.  I took one of the panels and die cut it using the largest die from the Wavy Pierced Rectangle die collection.  I then trimmed the other one down a bit into a rectangle.  I popped up the rectangle portion on top of the die cut frame with foam tape.  

I then stamped the sentiments from the You're my Jolly set onto another piece of white card stock in the same aqua and then a grey ink.  I trimmed this down so that it would fit inside the stamped frame and popped it up with foam tape also.

I don't usually make a card with so much dimension but I thought it would be fun to have multiple layers to this card, all popped up.

Thanks so much for dropping by today.  I really appreciate it.  Crafty hugs! ~ Alanna


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Floral Heart with Neat & Tangled

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Hi friends. Thanks so much for joining me today. I have a fun card to share with you today using some goodies from Neat & Tangled.

I started by using the Hexastar cover plate die and instead of die cutting it, I ran it through my Big Shot using an embossing pad. I love that you can extend the life of your dies by using them to emboss, rather than cut.

After my panel was embossed, I die cut it using a stitched rectangle die.

I then got to work on stamping, coloring and die cutting the focal point which is from the Floral Heart set from Neat & Tangled. I love the soft feel to this image and how easy it was to color.

I die cut the wreath two more times just out of white card stock to layer behind my stamped wreath for a bit of extra dimension.  I finished off the card with some sparkling clear sequins.

Thanks for your visit. Crafty hugs! ~ Alanna



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The Birthday Candles are Coming for You

Monday, November 11, 2019

Hi friends. I know it's past Halloween but depending on the person you send it to, this stamp set could be used year round.

For my card today, I am using the super fun Candle Creeps stamp set from Whimsy Stamps.

I started by taking a piece of watercolor card stock and I added various colors of Nuvo Mica Mist sprays over top of it.  I had so much fun creating this background and the Morning Fog Sparkle Spray from Nuvo has a ton of shimmer in it.

I then stamped the images from the Candle Creeps set together and then used my Scan n' Cut to cut out the image as a whole.  I colored it simply with Copic markers and added it to the background panel with foam tape

I stamped the sentiment which is also from the Candle Creeps stamp set and die cut it using one of the Quick Strips dies from Whimsy Stamps. It was also popped up with foam tape.

I just love this stamp set so much and think that it is super unique.

Crafty hugs! ~ Alanna


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