Ink Swiping Backgrounds | Whimsy Stamps Birthday Gnomes

Hey crafty friends! I’m on the Whimsy Stamps YouTube Channel sharing two cards featuring the newly released Gnome Birthday Stamp Set.

Whimsy Stamps Gnome Birthday

Can I just say how much I adore gnomes, and this set features three gnomes with (wait for it……) CAKE! I am definitely a cake girl and this set is becoming my favorite! Check out the post here, where I share two more cards featuring this stamp set.

For these two cards, I created the background using a simple and quick ink swiping technique. This is a fun technique for creating colorful backgrounds, which is right up my alley.

Whimsy Stamps Gnome Birthday

To begin my cards, I took a piece of glossy cardstock cut down to an A2 sized panel and a mini ink pad then swiped across from one side to the other.

I created several backgrounds, combining similar and different colors to see which I liked better. I did choose to create cards from the two of the graded ombre backgrounds, but I will save the other backgrounds for another time. Using the Card Builder Windows Die Set, I die cut the panels down to 4 by 5 1/4.”

Whimsy Stamps Gnome Birthday

Next, I inked up the Galaxy Galore Background Stamp with white pigment ink and stamped it onto my panels. Ideally, I would have used a solvent-based ink to stamp onto glossy cardstock, but I did not have any in my stash. Because pigment ink sits on top of the cardstock, it took some time for the pigment ink to dry before I was able to use it.

Whimsy Stamps Gnome Birthday

For the images, I stamped the Gnome Birthday images onto Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock with Memento Tuxedo ink and colored them in with Copic Markers.

Copic Markers Combination

Green Gnome: G99, YG63, G21, YG11
Beard: N3, N1, N0, Blender
Yellow Gnome:  Y38, Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11
Beard: E77, E74, E71, E70
Skin: E04, E13, E11, E00
Shoes: N7, N5, N3
Present: N7, N5, N3, White Gel Pen
Bow: R89, R85, R83, R81

Whimsy Stamps Gnome Birthday

To finish the cards, I created a skinny rectangle frame, clear embossed the stamped sentiments, and used the Quick Strips Die Set to die cut the sentiments.

I have a video on the Whimsy Stamps YouTube Channel where I share how I created the backgrounds and colored in the images to create these cards.

Check out this stamp set and all of the newly released products by visiting Whimsy Stamps!

Thanks so much for stopping by, until next time…………….sprinkle a little creativity in your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges

LeAnn’s World 101

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. When possible, I use affiliate links to link products I use or personally believe in. This means that if you make a purchase through the links I share, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! This helps me to run this blog and my YouTube channel to share the cards I make. Thank you so much for your support!

 


Whimsy Stamps August 1st 2020  Mini Release

Good morning crafty friends! There’s a new mini-release from the Whimsy Stamps today, and I have created several cards featuring some of the new items.

Whimsy Stamps Polka Dot Pals Delia

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know how much I love to create scene cards. So when I saw the Polka Dot Pals Delia Stamp, I knew that this was going to be a scene card.

To begin my first card, I stamped out the images onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored in the images with Copic Markers, then used my Scan and Cut to cut the images out.

Copic Markers Combination

Skin: E04, E13, E11, E00, E000, R20, R30
Hair: E18, E15, E13, E11
Blue: B18, B16, B14, B12
Socks: C3, C1, C0
Shoes: C7, C5, C3
School: R39, R29, R27, R24, R22
Door/Steps: N7, N5, N3
Yellow: Y17, Y13, Y11
Green: YG67, YG17, YG06, YG01

Next, I made the sky background, by ink blending an A2 sized Bristol Smooth cardstock panel with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink and I made the grass panel by die cutting a panel with the Grass and Cloud Edger Die then ink blending with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink.

To finish this card, I added a couple of clouds, arranged the images with foam adhesive, and stamped out the sentiment.

Whimsy Stamps Slimline Birthday Scallop Die

For the second card, I used a stars pattern paper from the Birthday Celebration Paper Pack and added a black frame using the Slimline Birthday Scallop Die.

I colored three candle die-cuts with Copic Markers, added a stripe pattern using a white gel pen, and finished the card with a simple birthday sentiment.

Whimsy Stamps Birthday Gnome

For the last two cards (my favorite, by the way) I used two of the images from the Gnome Birthday Stamp set.

I created the background by simple masking technique using a full sheet label and nesting dies to die cut the shapes. This is a great way to stretch your dies and use them a little differently. I ink blended the rectangle background using Distress Inks in Seedless Preserve, Wilted Violet, Candied Apple, and Wild Honey then added the Brick Pattern Stencil and ink blended the same colors on top.

Whimsy Stamps Birthday Gnome

Using a circle die to create a circle mask over an A2 sized panel, I ink blended Worn Lipstick, Victorian Velvet and Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink. I added white pigment ink on top of the Sun Rays Stencil to finish the background.

For the images, I stamped, colored with Copic Markers and cut them out with my Scan N Cut.

Copic Marker Combinations

Yellow Gnome: Y38, Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11
Beard: E77, E74, E71, E70
Cake: RV69, RV66, RV63, E29, E27, E25, E23
Blue Gnome: B04, B02, B01, B00, B000, B0000
Beard: N3, N1, N0
Yellow: Y17, White Gel Pen
Cake: R85, R83, R81, RV00, E74, E71, E70
Shoes: N7, N5, N3

I finished the cards using a few embellishments, added the sentiments, and adhered the images with foam adhesive for dimension. This is as close to a CAS card as I ever get.

I hope you join us on the Whimsy Stamps to see all of the new crafty goodness released in this mini release. Thank you so much for taking some time to stop by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges

Polkadoodles Craft Challenge | Digi Chooseday Crafting Challenge | Through the Craft Room Door | Colour Crazy Craft Challenge | Crafts Galore Challenge |

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. When possible, I use affiliate links to link products I use or personally believe in. This means that if you make a purchase through the links I share, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! This helps me to run this blog and my YouTube channel to share the cards I make. Thank you so much for your support!

 

 

Stamp Kissing Technique | Whimsy Stamps Hippo Fun in the Sun

Hey there, crafty friends! I’m on the Whimsy Stamps YouTube Channel sharing a summery beach card featuring a fun stamp
kissing technique.

Whimsy Stamps Fun in the Sun

This is an oldie but a goodie technique, where you ink one stamp to another before stamping it to a piece of cardstock. This results
in two stamps “kissing” to create a new pattern.

Typically, the kissing technique involves a solid stamp and a stamp with fine details or patterns. Since I did not have a solid stamp, I
created one by die-cutting a piece of fun foam using the smallest circle die from the Pierced and Stitched Circles Die Set.

Next, I inked up the Cross-Stitched Hearts Background Rubber Cling Stamp with pigment ink (only because I move a little slowly)
then stamped my DIY stamp onto the pattern to transfer the ink and stamp it onto my panel.

And I’ll be honest with you, I loved the end result more than I thought I would have. I finished the background panel by ink blending
Distress Oxide ink in Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed and trimming the panel down to 4 ¼ by 5 1/2  with a  stitched rectangle die.

Whimsy Stamps Fun in the Sun

For the images, I stamped the Hippo Fun in the Sun Clear Stamps onto Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock with Memento Tuxedo ink and colored them in with Copic Markers.

Copic Markers Combination

Hippo: N7, N5, N3, N1, N0
Bathing Suit/Hair Bow: RV19, RV66, RV63
Eyes: B00, B000, B0000
Dog: E47, E44, E43, E42, E41
Bucket: BG49, BG45, BG11, BG10
Sand: E35, E33, E31, E30  Texture E39, E37, E29
Palm Trees: YG67, YG17, YG06, YG01, E29, E25, E23, E30

Whimsy Stamps Fun in the Sun

To create the background scene, I used the Build-an-Island Die Set and Kinetic Straight Waves Die Set then attached the images with
foam adhesive and finished the card by adhering it to an A2 sized top folding card base.

Follow the link to the Whimsy Stamps YouTube Channel where I share how I created the background and colored in the images to create this fun and summery beach scene card.

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges

LeAnns World 101 | Corrosive Challenge Blog | Pattie’s Creations | Crafty Creations | All Fun Challenges | Creative Crafters Challenge | The Craft Challenge Blog | Love to Craft Challenge |

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. When possible, I use affiliate links to link products I use or personally believe in. This means that if you make a purchase through the links I share, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! This helps me to run this blog and my YouTube channel to share the cards I make. Thank you so much for your support!


Graded Ombré Watercolor Background | Whimsy Stamps Giraffe Momma and Baby

Good morning everyone, today is a mini release day over on Whimsy Stamps with several new fun and quirky stamps and dies. I may a fun slimline card featuring the newly released Giraffe Momma and Baby on a graded ombre watercolor background.

Whimsy Stamps Giraffe Momma and Baby

To begin my card, I cut a piece of watercolor paper and created an easy graded ombre watercolor background inspired by a brightly vivid sunset.

I used my Mijello Mission Gold watercolors and created a wash of several shades blending one into another to create a dramatic background for the Giraffe Momma and Baby.

Once I had the color intensity in the background, I set the panel to air dry and began working on coloring the images.

Whimsy Stamps Giraffe Momma and Baby

Copic Markers Combination

Body: E55, Y26, Y32, Y23, E50
Spots Momma: E39, E37, E35, E33
Spots Baby: E35, E33, E31, E30
Ossicones (Horns) E59, E57, E55
Tail: E59, E55
Hooves: E59, E57, E55
Ears: R20, R30

I created a frame using a Slimline Postage Die that complemented the brightness of the background and created a striking contrast.

To complete this card, I attached the images with foam adhesive and added a sentiment that was embossed with white embossing powder.

Whimsy Stamps Giraffe Momma and Baby

I have a video tutorial of this card where I share how I created this card and how I colored the images with Copic Markers. Watch the video below or follow the link to my YouTube Channel!

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. When possible, I use affiliate links to link products I use or personally believe in. This means that if you make a purchase through the links I share, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! This helps me to run this blog and my YouTube channel to share the cards I make. Thank you so much for your support!

 


Glitter Paste with Stencils | Whimsy Stamps Braided | Copic Coloring

Good morning crafty friends, today I’m sharing an easy glitter paste with stencils background featuring Whimsy Stamps Braided
Stamp set and Whimsy Stamps Beaded Curtain Stencil.

Whimsy Stamps Braided

I began the card by coloring the image, which I stamped onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock using Memento Tuxedo
ink. I used Copic Markers to color in the image and the background before die cutting the panel with a square die.

Copic Markers Combination

Pink Hair: RV69, RV09, RV06, RV04, RV02, RV000
Background: B02, B00, B000, B0000

Whimsy Stamps Braided

For the background, I ink blended an A2 sized panel with Distress Oxide Ink in Spun Sugar and splattered this piece with water then
blotting it with a paper towel. Next, I secured the stencil onto the ink blended panel and applied the Glimmer Paste in Silver Gem
using a palette knife, then let it completely dry.

At this point, I have all of my elements ready to being putting the card together.

I have a video tutorial of this card where I share how I created this card and how I colored the image with Copic Markers over on the
Whimsy Stamp Channel.

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges

Tuesday Throwdown | Creative Moments Challenge | Cut it Up Challenge | Crafts Galore Encore Challenge | LeAnns World 101 | Corrosive Challenge Blog | Pattie’s Creations | Crafty Creations Challenge 

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. When possible, I use affiliate links to link products I use or personally believe in. This means that if you make a purchase through the links I share, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! This helps me to run this blog and my YouTube channel to share the cards I make. Thank you so much for your support!


Quick and Easy Masculine Card | Whimsy Stamps Goth Star | Copic Coloring

Good morning crafty friends, I am so excited to share my first design team project for Whimsy Stamps over on the Whimsy Stamp Channel.

I’ve created a super fun and easy masculine card using the Goth Star Clear Stamp. I began by stamping the image onto Neenah
Solar White 80lb. cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Ink and coloring with Copic Markers.

Copic Markers Combination

Skin: E04, E13, E11, E00, E000
Hair: B29, B24, B23, B21
Shirt: C5, C3, C1, C0
Pants: C9, C7, C5, C3
Boots: B29, B24, B23, B21
Guitar: C9

For the background, I ink blended a corner of the panel using Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink after stamping the background
and heat embossing with black embossing powder.

I attached the image and the stamped sentiment with foam adhesive and finished my card by trimming it down and matted that
onto an A2 sized black cardstock panel.

I have a video tutorial of this card where I share how I created this card and how I colored the image with Copic Markers over on the
Whimsy Stamp Channel.

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges

Craft Rocket Challenge | Let’s Craft and Create |

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. When possible, I use affiliate links to link products I use or personally believe in. This means that if you make a purchase through the links I share, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! This helps me to run this blog and my YouTube channel to share the cards I make. Thank you so much for your support!


Special Announcement and Giveaway | Whimsy Stamps Let’s Be Friends | Slimline Waves Card

Good morning crafty friends, I’m so excited to announce that I am part of the Whimsy Stamps Creative Video Team. And we are
celebrating with a giveaway. All of the details for the GIVEAWAY are on my video, linked down below.

For my card, I created a fun underwater slimline card featuring several Whimsy Stamps and Dies.

Whimsy Stamps Let's Be Mermaids

To make the card, I started with a cut down panel of Arches Watercolor Paper Pad, that I taped to a wooden board in order to
minimize any warping from water. Next, I picked out some blue and purple shades of Ken Oliver’s Color Burst.

The fun part of using these highly pigmented watercolors in powder form, is, after adding a few sprinkles of the powder onto
the paper, seeing the explosion of color after adding a few sprays of water.

While the background was drying, I stamped all of the images with Memento Tuxedo ink onto a piece of Neenah Solar White
80lb cardstock and colored them in with Copic markers.

Whimsy Stamps Let's Be Mermaids and Slimline Waves Die

Copic Markers Combination

Skin: E13, E11, E00, E000, R20
Hair: E49, E47, E43, E42
Tail: V09, V06, RV66, RV55, V05, RV02, V01
Shells: YR000, Y32, YR20, YR12, E31, YR14, E37, RV00, R83
Rocks: W7, W5, W3, W1, W0, blender
Green: G28, YG17, YG03, YG01, YG00

Once the background was dry, I ink blended some sun rays from the top using a Sun Rays Stencil and white pigment ink.

I die cut the frame using Slimline Waves Die, three times from heavy white cardstock and adhered them together with liquid adhesive.

Whimsy Stamps Let's Be Mermaids and Slimline Waves Die

To finish this card, I added a white embossed sentiment in between the frame, attached the images with foam adhesive, and added
the panel to a white card base.

Below is the video link of this card, Where I share how I colored this image and created the background. Also, be sure to check out the description box for all of the details about the Whimsy Stamps Channel Giveaway!

As always, thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. When possible, I use affiliate links to link products I use or personally believe in. This means that if you make a purchase through the links I share, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! This helps me to run this blog and my YouTube channel to share the cards I make. Thank you so much for your support!


Birthday Celebration | Whimsy Stamps Dragon Party

Hi everyone, I hope everyone is staying healthy and sane. When I need to unplug from everything around me, I usually sit and color.
And, since I needed a birthday card for one of my students, I thought it was a perfect opportunity to create a card.

I’m using the super sweet Dragon Party stamp by Whimsy Stamps to create a Birthday Celebration card.

Whimsy Stamps Dragon Party

I began by stamping the image onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock and colored in the dragon with Copic markers.
Using the ScanNCut, I cut the image out and set it aside to work on the background.

Copic Markers Combination

Dragon: G28, G07, G05, G03, YG13, YG11
Purple: V09, V17, V12, V01, V000
White trim: W5, W3, W1, W00

Whimsy Stamps Party Dragon

For the background, I ink blended a panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock with Salty Ocean Distress ink and used a polka dot
stencil with white pigment ink to add a little interest on the background. Once the background was dry, I die cut the
panel with a stitched rectangle die.

To finish this card, I die-cut white cardstock using a stitched cloud border die and stamped the sentiment on top of one
of the die cuts. I adhered the clouds to the background panel, popping up the top layer with foam tape. I stamped a small
birthday sentiment from the Everyday Scripted Sentiments onto a piece of black cardstock and white heat embossed it,
then trimmed the small strip. And finally, I added the dragon image to the front with foam tape to
complete this sweet birthday card.

Whimsy Stamps Dragon Party

I really love how whimsy this card turned out and I can’t wait to give it my student.
Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges

A Gem of a Challenge | Word Art Wednesday| Daisy Chain Challenge | Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. When possible, I use affiliate links to link products I use or personally believe in. This means that if you make a purchase through the links I share, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! This helps me to run this blog and my YouTube channel to share the cards I make. Thank you so much for your support!