November Whimsy Stamps Release - Available NOW!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Happy November 1st everyone! I can hardly believe that there are only two months left of this year. But the 1st of the month means it's time for a new release from Whimsy Stamps and this is an awesome release filled with lots of rubber and photopolymer stamps, dies and a stencil.

Don't forget that your qualifying purchase of $75 or more earns you a free surprise gift from the store. No coupon code needed.  Click here for all the details. And if you are in the USA, that same $75 qualifying purchase earns you FREE SHIPPING!

I'll be back in a couple of days using some of these new products.  All of the products are linked below. You can click on the individual links below to be taken directly to that product in the store or you can click here. Happy shopping!

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May the Bounty for LDRS Creative

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Good morning friends. My card share today features some of August's newest release goodies from LDRS Creative. I am using the Fall Full O Leaves stamp set, the Happy Fall Sentiments and several colors of LDRS Creative's awesome hybrid ink colors (listed below).
I started by placing one of the solid leaf images onto my stamp positioner in the corner. I stamped it and then rotated my paper so I could get the exact placement in the opposite corner. I did this with all 3 of the leaves.
I then did the same thing with the 3 detailed leaf images from the Fall Full O Leaves set. I lined them up over top of the solid layer and stamped in a darker ink. I love how each of the detail layers have a slightly different design.
{HINT} - make sure your first layer of ink is dry. You'll get a better impression when you go to stamp the detail layer.
Here's the rundown of the Hybrid ink colors I used today. Dan-D-Lion paired with In Your Face Orange, Key Lime Pie paired with Olive Branch, and Iced Tea paired with Coffee Bean.
And if you want to give these inks a try but don't have a lot of space or are budget conscious, 5 of the 6 colors I used today are available in the new mini ink cubes!
Here is a closeup of my leaves and the fun gold splatter. Don't you just love all the texture on the leaves with the awesome detailed layering images? 
After my leaves were all done, I heat embossed one of the sentiments from the gorgeous Happy Fall Sentiments set with gold embossing powder. 
Lastly, I added some gold sparkle with a couple colors of gold water color. I just flicked my paintbrush with a bit of watercolor on it over top my card. I finished it off by adding my card panel over top of some gold foil card stock to help bring out the gold embossed sentiment and the rich fall colors.

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31 Nights of Halloween for Whimsy Stamps

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Hi friends. Have you seen the 31 Nights of Halloween event that is going on over at the Whimsy Blog? I'm here for day 25. All products are linked at the end of this post. There are also directions at the bottom of my post on how to enter to win some great prizes.

For my card today, I am using the super adorable Halloweeners stamp set. I started out by heat embossing 3 of the darling images with white embossing powder. I then heat embossed a sentiment that coordinates with each of the images.

After my heat embossing was all done, I built up my background using 3 colors of Distress Inks.  I started by blending on a base layer of Blueprint Sketch. I then added in some Chipped Sapphire and then finally added some Black Soot to the edges.

I popped my panel up with some foam tape and this CAS Halloween card is done. I hope you've enjoyed my card today and got inspired.

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Give Thanks for LDRS Creative with Stepped Out Directions and Photos

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Good morning everyone.  I've got a great fall themed card to share with you today featuring another alcohol inked background along with lots of great goodies from LDRS Creative
To get started on my card, I started by creating my alcohol inked background using some fall colors of alcohol inks.
I then die cut my panel using the Scalloped Rectangle Die set. For today's project, I am just using the inner portion. I love the dotted detail that the die provides on the inside portion.
 I then got to work by die cutting several of the frame portions using the same Scalloped Rectangle Die collection. I glued all of these together to add some depth and dimension to my frame.
And here's a fun look at the whole Blooming Bugs stamp set. You can see the couple of images I used on my card today. I stamped them onto kraft card stock using the Iced Tea Hybrid Ink pad from LDRS Creative.
Let me tell you that if you haven't yet given the hybrid ink pads a try from LDRS Creative, now is a great time to do so as there are a couple sets of mini ink pads. These inks are phenomenal and give great coverage. Click here and here for these mini ink pad sets.
Don't you just love how the coordinating dies cuts out that flower so detailed and even cuts in between one of the sections? I just love when dies do this as I think it gives a much more polished look to the stamped and die cut image.
I stamped my sentiment from the Happy Fall Sentiments set onto an oval die that was cut from the same Scalloped Rectangle die collection that I used earlier.
It's now time to assemble my card. I started by adhering my stacked up dimensional frame to the card. I then adhered the alcohol inked portion and since I cut it from the same die, it fits nicely inside.
I adhered the stem first to the card using some liquid adhesive. I then added a bit of foam tape to the flower image on the bottom and liquid adhesive on the top so that it had some dimension.
All there was left to do was to adhere my sentiment. I added some liquid glue to the left side and some foam tape to the right side so that everything was at the same level.
And here's a final look at my completed card once again. Thanks for your visit!

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50th Anniversary Card with The Ton

Monday, October 8, 2018

Good morning friends. Awhile back we were invited to a 50th wedding anniversary for the parents of some friends so I thought I would make a special card.

I started by heat embossing the Sunflower Border image from The Ton with platinum embossing powder.  I then took the coordinating die and cut out the center.

I then die cut the 50 multiple times from black card stock. It doesn't look very good in the photos but I added a lot of a clear shimmer pen on the top layer for added sparkle and shine.

I wanted to finish off the inside with my sentiment so I pulled out an old retired MFT stamp set and heat embossed the sentiments.

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World Cardmaking Day Blog Hop with Whimsy Stamps

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Hello and Welcome to World Card Making Day with Whimsy Stamps!  We are so excited for you to join the fun today with an amazing blog hop from the talented Whimsy artists.  Each blog will have some inspiration with a card perfect for World Card Making Day.  The blog hop list is at the bottom of my post in case you get lost but your next stop is the fabulous Kerys.

Today, I have 2 cards to share using the fabulous Flower Flourish Stencil.  

I started by taking some metallic card stock and spread some Rose Gold glitter paste over the Flower Flourish Stencil.  I absolutely adore all the texture and sparkle this paste adds.

The flower is from a past Paper Door Kit from Whimsy Stamps, Beacoup Bouquet but you could easily substitute any other flower or element in this card design.

I finished off the card with a heat embossed sentiment.

I have another card where I used the Moonstone Glitter Paste from Nuvo with the same Flower Flourish Stencil.  This time, I started with a piece of gold foil card stock and then spread the paste over the stencil. I then cut the panel into 2 sections and stamped a sentiment from my stash.

The card making community is so wonderful and Denise the owner of Whimsy Stamps wanted to share her appreciation with a fun day filled with inspiration, prizes and freebies.   Make sure to comment on each blog post to be eligible for the prizes.  In order to get the beautiful freebies that will be available make sure to join our Whimsy Stamps and Inspiration Facebook group.

If you happened upon my blog without knowing there is a blog hop today, make sure to start at the beginning so you don't miss any of the wonderful inspiration and prize opportunities!!!

Blog Hop List:
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You are Amazing with Altenew

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

I'm back today with a heat embossed CAS card using Altenew products. I started by white heat embossing the beautiful image from the Sketchy Floral stamp set. I love the size of this image and that it covers basically the entire card panel. It makes it so easy to create a quick and easy card.

After my image was embossed, I got to work with a couple shades of Distress inks to blend over it.

Once that was complete, I added the panel to a layer of black card stock to help it pop and to tie in the sentiment that I white heat embossed onto black card stock.

Some pretty jewels finish off this card. Thanks for dropping by today. Crafty hugs!

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