Thursday, September 13, 2018

Up Up and Away

How adorable is this Doggie and Kite!  I submitted this card for a magazine and it didn't get published (I know GASP), so you get the pleasure of some step-by-step instruction on how to create it.  How cool is that?!

I love how you can use Whimsy's Brick Background to create the "wall" for this card!

I also used the Farmhouse Shiplap Background stamp to create the flower box. 


Whimsy Products:

Coloring Medium: Copics
Dog – E53 E55 E57 E59, R20, C10
Kite – R24 R29, YR04 YR09, Y15
Bricks – C1 C3 C5 C7, E31 E35 E37
Planter – E31 E33 B21
Sky – B24 N2

Full Card Instructions:

Card size: A2 Mountain Fold
Other Supplies used: Memento Tuxedo Black stamp pad, cutter, liquid adhesive, tape runner, foam pop-up tape, Scissors,  Nuvo Crystal Drops (Ripened Pumpkin, Red Berry, English Mustard), die cut machine, white cardstock, green cardstock

·     Color clouds on compatible white cardstock.
·     Die cut cloud background using largest rectangle die from Shaker Maker Combo die
·     Die cut the slider using largest slider piece from the Slip ‘n Slide die set and both small circle dies from set.  
·     Pop up the rectangle cloud piece layer using a single layer of foam tape onto the card base.
·     Adhere the cut out slider piece insert within the slider window, directly on card base.
·     Create the slider mechanism using a single layer of 1/4 inch foam pop-up tape sandwiched between the two small die cut circles and slide into the die cut opening with one circle inside and one on top of slider opening.
·     Color Doggie and Kite with your favorite coloring medium and cut out. 
·     Adhere image to exposed slider circle.  Check to make sure slider works and the image is in a desired position both up and down.
·     Color Brick Wall background and cut to desired size.  (2 1/4 x 4 1/4) 
·     Pop up the brick wall with a double layer of pop-up foam tape onto cloud base layer. **Make sure you do not block slider area with foam tape.
·     Cut out clouds using cloud die.  Adhere some to card front with tape runner and pop-up one of the clouds if desired. Keep pop up cloud single layer to not block slider mechanism.
·     Create a flower box by cutting a 3/4 X 10 inch strip of paper.  Stamp with the Farmhouse Shiplap background stamp.  Color with favorite coloring medium.
·     Score strip at 2 3/4, 2 7/8, 3, 6 1/2, 6 5/8, 6 3/4 
·     Fold a mountain fold at first score, valley fold on second score and mountain on third score. Repeat on other side.  End pieces should overlap.  Adhere together.  You have just created a flower box for your card that can collapse down for mailing. Neat huh?
·     Glue to front lower portion of the card with the overlap being hidden towards the back.
·     Add thin strips of paper in complimenting color for Flower box edging to complete the look.
·     Cut strips of grass with the green cardstock and embellish flower box and lower card front.
·     Die cut flower stems using Christmas Branches die and adhere inside flower box
·     Die cut flowers using the Shaker Maker Combo Die set and adhere to the stems
·     Add Nuvo Crystal drops to the flowers

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Give Thanks

It is hard to find a good stamp to create Thanksgiving cards with.  Here I have used two that pair together perfectly...well three if you include the delicious background.   This Turkey is from the latest Whimsy release.  He is the perfect Turkey for this occasion!
After coloring him up I tucked him behind Pumpkin Patch and layered it onto a gold heat embossed Farmhouse Fabric Background layer.

 I have to admit that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  Its about family and friends, food and fun and I am not distracted by gift shopping or gift unwrapping...just good food and friends.  

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Caught In the Web

It is funny how I am not a fan of Halloween, passing out candy, decorating, but I love skulls and skeletons, webs, and ghosts.  Sometimes I wonder about my brain.  If you love those things and more you gotta check out the latest release from Whimsy Stamps.  Here are some samples from myself and a guest design team member using the Web Background.

I created this card like a door with a spooky is that?

C1 - C10
E51 E31 E35 E57

Some more spooky fun card samples from myself and Guest DT Member Delphine

Web Background C1 - C10
Cup - YR12 14 15 16 18
E40 41 42 43 44 49

Guest Designer Delphine

Copics used:
Background: V09, 15, 17
Ghost: C0, 1, 3, Y000
Letters: C0, 1, V0000

You can find these stamps in the store!!!

Web background
Hot Sip - Cup

A Big Hug

You know how I love to try to find ways to combine images?  Well this one was super fun to not only combine this versatile Heart Tree with Teddy Bear Hugs, but also turn it into a shaker card.  I think I am going to get a bunch of use out of the tree stamp!  They are now available through Whimsy Stamps!

If you follow my blog you know I am also a fan of background stamps.  You can create your own paper to match your project.  I used the Gingham Background for this one.

E50 51 53 55 R20
B00 01 02 04
YG03 17 67
C1 3 5
R14 17 27
E40 43 44 YR31
E 31 35 57 

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Meow at the Moon

It is release week at Whimsy Stamps and I have a fun card to show you.  I combined two different stamps to create this window card.  Using Kitty 'n Pumpkin and Web Background I created this card front.  I used a circle die to cut out the opening and make the kitty appear like he is poking out in front of the moon.  To create the moon all i did was color white paper in a circle with Copic BG's and added a little BV to create simple "craters"

Of course a card isn't complete without a chippie sentiment and a little bling.  So that is what I added to finish it off!

I used Copic C's to color up the kitty...the darkest was the C10.

Monday, August 27, 2018

A Little Bit Bubbly with Glue Dots

Don't hide your love!!!  Flaunt it!  Thats right, bring your love to the fore front!  Glue Dots...YES, those little sticky "boogers" that we all love!  I had a great time working with a image from Whimsy and combining it with Glue Dots for this joint collaboration.   Don't skip too far ahead because this post is part of a fun hop...with prizes!

I used the Glue Dots not only as adhesive to assemble the card, but also as the base or platform for some ultra fine glitter.  I love how the Craft Pop-Up Glue Dots added dimension.  It totally worked!!!! 

For this card I used the Mini Glue Dots, Craft Pop-Dots as well as the Regular Glue Dots.  After applying the dots to the front of the card I sprinkled with the micro glitter and gave them a light tap-tap...tap with my finger to embed the glitter to the dots.  Then I vigorously tapped off the excess glitter and BAM! glittery delicious mess!!

Remember I mentioned blog hop?  Make sure you hop around to all the links below (if you get a link that doesn't work...just hop ahead to the next one and check back later to see what you missed.  The hop runs today through August 31st.  And whats a blog hop without prizes?  We will have lots of prizes hidden along the way as well as a grand prize valued at $100.  WOW!

How to enter to win? All you need to do is comment on EACH blog along the way.  Then for the grand prize after you have commented on all the stops, enter you name and email in the link tool at the last stop.  Winners will be randomly selected and announced on Monday, September 3rd on the Whimsy blog.  Good Luck and enjoy the inspiration!  Hop list at the end of this post.

Be sure and check out the other inspiration for both the design teams!!

Blog Hop Link List: 

Jennifer - You are here

Here are the products I used for my card.

Glue Dots - Craft Pop-Up
Glue Dots - Mini 3/16
Glue Dots - 3/8"
Stampendous Micro Glitter  

C00 C0 C1 C3 C5 C10
RV34 RV19
BV0000 BV00 BV01 BV02
Y15 Y17 YR04
BG70 B000 B00 BG72
YG01 YG03 YG17

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Take Care Panda Bear!

Due to popular demand this adorable Panda Butt clear set is now back!  You have until the 25th (or while supplies last) to grab this from the Whimsy store.  This set comes ONLY in the Paper Door kit.  It sold out within a few days last time it was released so Whimsy graciously brought it back!  I had a idea to create a scene with the Pandas playing in the that is what I created.

YES!!!  This is a slider card.  The middle panda slides down the hill.  I used one of the slider dies to create this effect.

To get the "snow" effect I used a favorite technique of sprinkling the Stampendous Chunky White embossing Enamel on the paper and heating from underneath. 

I used C10 C8 C7 C5 C3 C1 on these bears.

Items used: