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:

Monday, August 13, 2018

Flocking Fabulous

Do you want a little wit and sassy humor on your cards?  Then you MUST check out the new store Witt and Sass.  The artist, Amy, is a quirky, talented artist and just opened up her own line of stamps.  I got to play with Tropical Party clear stamp set and created this fun card for the release.

I did some random stamping of the little flip-flops on the background paper and then drew lines to connect them using a Multiliner.  I then colored them in, all bright and cheery.  BAM...custom background to compliment the main image!

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Copics used:
YR000 YR04 YR09
BV02 BV04 BV08
Y04 Y15
E55 E57
C3 C10
R24 R29
R20 RV34
YG21 YG25
YG17 YG67

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Adios Hippos

When I saw this hippo from Hello Goodbye and all I could imagine was a hippo on a tightrope.  Here is my rendition of it using a banner die as a tightrope.  I added him to a cloud background to give the allusion of being up in the air.  I think this C.C. Designs set is just the cutest.  Dancing hippo, dancing cow...and an alligator...yes please!

Copics abused:

B60 B63 B66 B69
C1 C3 C5

Friday, August 10, 2018

A Rainbow Kinda Day

Everyone needs a day full of rainbows and glitter!  This adorable 4 x 8 clear set, Chubby Unicorn from the new company Witt & Sass is so sweet.  Amy Osborn just did a new startup and is producing her own line of stamps.  YAY Amy!!  Amy is unique, a bit off-key, and a little bit quirky.  My kind of stamps! I look forward to supporting her in her endeavors.  You must check it out HERE

When you get your card done make sure to add it to Witt & Sass facebook group!  Don't own any yet?  Thats okay...join the group now so you can be inspired and see what you MUST have!

I created the background using my airbrush machine and Copics...then cut it down to strips to create my own colorful paper to go along with this set.

Copics abused:

Y06 Y08
Y38 YR04
R14 R29
B18 B39
YG03 BG45
C1 C3 C5 C10

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Apple Branch

Here is a little inspiration for you using the Apple Branch from Whimsy stamps.  This delicious stamp is refreshing to color and can be colored so many different ways.  How about even adding a worm poking out to say hello?
For this card I used the NEW Notched Rectangle die for the apples mat.  I love this set of dies and it gets used a lot.  I added cork to some buttons and background using X-Press It Cork Deco Tape to give it a more country feel.  I love this cork tape.  Easy to use, cut and tear.  

Here is another variation of the stamp.  Given the details in the stamp it is actually quite easy to color up.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Ssssssssseee, I Do Care

How about the cutest slithering snakes around combined with your fabulous card making to create the perfect card?  This Nope Rope clear set is great for all occasions.  The title of this set cracks me up and is fun to say too.  That in itself is reason enough to buy it.
I used the Card Maker Window die set to make the inner mat and outer frame.  Love the stitching placement.  I added a fun element made from the Spring Tree (cut in half) from La-La Land.  I think it finishing it off perfectly.  You can find the items used at the link below.

Whimsy Clear Set - Nope Rope

YG03 YG61 YG63 YG67

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Ciao, Ciao Cutie Cow

As soon as I saw this clear set, Hello Goodbye, from C.C. Designs I knew I had to get my hands on it!  Oh my gosh...snicker, snort!  Look at that face...and the utter...ok, utterly hilarious!  I love fun laughable stamps don't you?

You have to get your hands on this one before it sells out.  I added some great dies from La La Land.  You can find them in the La-La Land Crafts store.  I love the grass...quite different from other grass borders that I have seen.  Paired up with the great Country Fence rounds out this funny bovine perfectly.

Look at all the fun characters with major personality!

E40 E41 E42 E43 E44 E47
C1 C3 C5
R81 R83 R85

You're My Hero

You know how much I love these little penguins from Whimsy Stamps.  This one was super fun to color.  The set comes with sentiments too.  First I random stamped the background with the sentiment and then stamped one extra for the base of the image.  After stamping the Penguin Hero I colored him up in the "superman" color combos.  I fussy cut him out and popped him up.
I added the favorite Flag Banner die from Lala land to top off the card.  Its a perfect card for anybody you admire don't you think?  

B12 14 16
R05 24 29
C00 1 3 5 R02
R02 YR16

Friday, August 3, 2018

Pumpkin Patch Friends and More

Here is another fun combo.  Pumpkin Patch combined with Penguin Spook Nite makes a nice autumn scene dont you think?  I decided to color the pumpkins (some are hidden) in non-traditional pumpkin colors.  Then I colored up the Penguin, cut him out and popped him on top.

Y38 YR04 YR09
E41 E43 E44 E47
BV0000 BV00 BV02 BV04 BV08
YG03 YG17 YG67
C00 C1 C3 C5 C10 R11

For this card I used:

Die - Knotched Rectangles
Stamp - Pumpkin Patch
Stamp - Penguin Spook Nite
MIC Chippies - Friends

I thought I would bring you some more traditional uses with this stamp from my past DT members.  I know you will enjoy their inspirations as well.

Designer Delphine

Pumpkins: E09, R59, Y17, YR16, 18
Leaves: YG91, 95, 99
Flowers: Y00, 15, 19
Ground: E41, 42
Sky: BG000

Y15 YR04 YR07 YR09
YG93 YG95 G99
E43 E44

Designer Andrea

Pumpkin - YR02, 04, 07 & 09
Boo/Face - 0.3 Black fine liner, YR20, 21, Y17
Leaves/Stems - YG93, 95, 97
Flowers - Y02, 06, 17
Sky - C1, 3, 5, 7, V25, BV23, YR02
Ground - E43, 44, YG95
Shadows - N5, N7.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

The Canoe

Look at this stunning stamp!  Ok, maybe I am a little bias.  I think this makes the perfect card for those outdoorsy people or a masculine card.  I had a lot of fun with this stamp and event took it a step further and fussy-cut out the trees to make it pop up.  I cant wait to see what you do with this newly released stamp The Canoe from Whimsy Stamps.

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The Canoe
Chipboard - Thanks Sentiment
Oval Stitched Circle die set

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Fall Fun

This fun combo is from the Whimsy release this month.  I combined the DoveArts Apple Basket and added "Honeycomb" (an Elizabeth Bell stamp also sold through Whimsy).  I cut her out and cut a slit in the top edge of the basket to slip her in.  I think it is the perfect combination.


Barrel E30 E31 E35
Apples R02 05 29 YG03
Sky B0000 B000 B12
Hair E43 33 37 49 W7
Grass G40 43 46
Y06 38
Skin E50 51 53 55 BV20 23 25