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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!

 


Ching-Chou Kuik Butterflies and Berries | Lil Patch of Crafty Friends | Design Team Project

Good morning everyone and welcome to a new challenge on the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Our exclusive sponsor for this month is Ching-Chou Kuik and for my card today, I created a one-layer card featuring the Butterflies and Berries digital stamp.

Ching-Chou Kuik-Butterflies-and-Berries

If you have not visited her shop, you’re missing out on an amazing collection of the most stunning fantasy art in digital form. I printed out the digital image onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock and used my Copic Markers to color the image in.

Copic Markers Combination

Skin: E13, E11, E00, E000, R30
Hair: E49, E47, E35, E33, E31
Outfit: YG63, G21, YG11
Greenery: YG09, YG06
Berries: RV55
Butterflies: V17, V15, V12, V000
Background: R85, R83, R81

Ching-Chou Kuik-Butterflies-and-Berries

Using a stitched rectangle die, I die cut the panel down to slightly smaller than an A2 sized panel to mat it onto a piece of black cardstock adhering it with fun foam.  I attached the panel onto a white card base and finished the card with a sentiment. Finally, I embellished the card with few jewels by Pretty Pink Posh.

Ching-Chou Kuik-Butterflies-and-Berries

Be sure to visit our exclusive sponsor, Ching-Chou Kuik for some of the most stunning fantasy art and head over to the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog for a chance to win!

As always 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

Lemon Shortbread Challenge | A Gem of a Challenge | Word Art Wednesday | All Fun Challenges |

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!

 

 

Hero Arts My Monthly Hero March 2020 | Stop and Smell the Blossoms

Hey there, I have a fun scene card to share with you featuring the images from the March Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Card Kit.

Hero-Arts-My-Monthly-Hero-March-2020-Card-Kit

Sadly, the kit is sold out, but Hero Arts carries a variety of color layering images that would work for a card design like this one.

For today’s card, I stamped the tree onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock using Lawn Fawn Walnut Premium Dye ink and Hero Arts’ Cotton Candy Mid-Tone Shadow ink. In the second layer of the tree, I stamped with VersaMark Ink and embossed it
with Wow Pink Sorbet Embossing Glitter.

Hero-Arts-My-Monthly-Hero-March-2020-Card-Kit

To create the background, I ink blended a panel of smooth cardstock with Salty Ocean and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide ink and inked the background over the stencil with VersaMark ink then added white embossing powder.

To finish the scene, I created the grassy hill using the die from the kit and inked with the Green Hills and Field Greens Mid-Tone Shadow inks, die-cut a piece of smooth cardstock using the new Cloud Sky Scene Dies and added the sentiment with black ink.

I had so much fun working with the Hero Arts Kit and creating this mini scene! As always, 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 Blog Named Hero  | Colour Crazy Craft Challenge | Simon Says Stamps Wednesday 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!


Craft Collabs Christmas in July Giveaway Hop | Pretty Pink Posh Poinsettias Stamp

Good morning crafty friend, I am so excited to be taking part in a Christmas in July Video Hop, organized by Craft Collab and
sponsored by Dare2B Artzy.

Pretty Pink Posh Poinsettia

I created an elegant Christmas card using a Poinsettia Stamp by Pretty Pink Posh for the main elements in this card and added a
Watercolor Stripes Die by Altenew to complete this card.

Typically, I use my Copic Markers to color but for this image, I decided to do some block coloring with watercolors then stamp the
image on top.

Pretty Pink Posh Poinsettia

I used plenty of gold embossing powder to convey the most joyful time of the year in this card, which combined with the red
Poinsettia evokes a wonderful holiday or wintery feelings.

I added a simple sentiment to the center of the card, that I white heat embossed onto black cardstock and die cut with a sentiment strip.

This video is part of a video hop, sponsored Dare2B Artzy, who is generously offering a $20 gift certificate to one lucky commentator.

Pretty Pink Posh Poinsettia

 

I have a video tutorial of this card where I share how I created this card and how I colored the images with my watercolors.
Watch the video below or follow the link to my YouTube Channel and enter our giveaway.

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

Sketch Saturday | Die Cut Diva’s Challenge Blog | The Cat’s Pajama’s Challenge | Dare 2B Artzy Challenge | Sweet Stampers 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!

 


Collected Crafty Collabs July Hop | Lawn Fawn Happy Trails and Spring Fling Pattern Paper

Hi crafty friends, I’m so excited to participate in the Collected Crafty Collab for the month of July. Each month, a handful of my crafty
friends get together to create a blog hop and create some amazing projects using supplies we’ve collected that are due for a little love.

Lawn Fawn Happy Trails

Each month, the hop is inspired by a different theme and an optional supply and for the month of July, the theme is Outdoors with
optional pattern paper.

This was a perfect opportunity to dig into my stash of pattern paper and incorporate the optional supply in my card, along with an
older Lawn Fawn stamp that has NEVER BEEN USED!

I decided to create an interactive card by using a slider die to die cut a channel to move my little card and trailer down the hill-y road.

Lawn Fawn Happy Trails

After stamping all of the images with Memento Tuxedo ink onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock and I colored them in
with Copic markers.

Copic Markers Combination

Red Cad/Half Camper: R39, R29, R27, R24, R22
Gray Half of the camper: N5, N3, N1, N0
Glass: B01, B000
Road: N9, N7, N5, N3
Trees: YG67, YG17, YG06, YG01

For the background, I used pattern paper from the Lawn Fawn Spring Fling Petite Paper Pad and finished the scene with a die-cut of
the sun from Spring Showers die set.

Lawn Fawn Happy Trails

👉 Next up on the Collected Crafty Collabs hop is the lovely Anna Mahtani! Hop along and be inspired by all of the wonderful and talented participants in this hop.

 

As always 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

LawnFawnatics # 81

Polkadoodles Craft Challenge  | Penny’s Paper-Crafty 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!

 


Patties Creation Winter Gnome | Lil Patch of Crafty Friends | Design Team Project

Good morning everyone, welcome to Christmas in July Week #3 over on the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. This
week, the design team is working with Pattie’s Creation images. I made a fun winter scene card featuring this sweet little
gnome called Winter Gnome

 

Pattie's Creations Winter Gnome

 

To begin this card, I printed the digital image onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock and used my Copic Markers to color
him in. After coloring I fussy cut the image and ran a black marker around to clean the edge up and cover any white bits that I
may have left behind.

Copic Markers Combination

Beard: N5, N3, N1, N0
Hat and Body: B69, B26, B66, B63, BV04
White: N3, N1, N0
Black: N9, N7, N5, N3
Skin: E04, E13, E11, E00

 

Pattie's Creations Winter Gnome

 

For the background, I ink blended with Blueprint Sketch,  Seedless Preserve, and Milled Lavander Distress Oxide Inks onto a
piece of smooth white cardstock.  Then, I sprayed the panel with water and diluted white acrylic paint to create some texture and s
now on the background.

Next, I die-cut the rest of the elements with some from white glittery cardstock and the mountains from smooth white cardstock which
I ink blended in a pouncing motion to create texture.

And lastly, I adhered all of the elements to a white top folding card front, stamped out a sentiment directly on the background, and
finished the card by heat embossing the sentiment.

 

Pattie's Creations Winter Gnome

 

Be sure to visit our sponsor, Pattie’s Creation for some of the most amazing digital images and pop over to Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge Blog for a chance to win as well as the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog!

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!