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Angel Ariel

Happy Monday! This is Jeanette and I have a card to share with you that features the very sweet Angel Ariel rubber stamp.  I kept this card very simple so that the image would shine! It was such a lovely image to color.  I love all the folds in her dress as well as all the layers in her hair.

I stamped the image onto Neenah Solar White Smooth Cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. This is my preferred combo when I am coloring with Copic Markers (I have listed the Copic Markers that I used below). Once the image was colored, I added some background color using  light grey and  light yellow prismacolor pencils.  This gave a nice soft effect to the card.

I created an A2 sized card-base using some bright red card-stock.  I thought it went nicely with the deeper tones in her dress. I then cut the card-stock with my colored imaged to measure 4.0" x 5.25".  This way I have a nice border with the card-base.  I scattered a few sequins to fill in some of the empty space and stamped a small sentiment up in the left-hand corner.  I then added some white high-lights onto the image using a white gel pen.

Copic Markers Used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20, R30
Hair: YR30, YR31, YR24, E35
Dress: R30, R32, R35, R37, R39
Wings: 0, W00, W1, W3

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope this inspires you to create a Clean and Simple card using this gorgeous image!
Hugs Jeanette xxo

Bright and Beautiful Flowers- Jamie Martin

Hi my friends,  it's my turn to share a card made with this month's new products.  Look at these fabulous flowers that are in the Beaucoup Bouquet Stamp Set! They're gorgeous flowers AND there is a matching die-set available.

To make my card the flowers were stamped on watercolor paper with VersaFine Ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  They were then colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and die-cut with the matching Beaucoup Bouquet Die Set.

The Thanks Word Shadow Die Set was cut using gray and blue papers and layered.  To add just a little something to the white background, grey ink was splattered using a wet brush.

Click on product image to go to Whimsy Stamps website
             *NEW Beaucoup Bouquet Clear Stamps        *NEW Beaucoup Bouquet Die Set         Thanks Word and Shadow Die Set

Best Kind of Friend - Bunny Balloons 2

Hi Whimsy friends, Iris here today. I hope y'all are having a fabulous week so far. Bunny Balloons 2 is the name of a super cute clear stamps set from Whimsy's March release. These floating bunnies with their balloons are not only super adorable but extremely versatile for birthday cards, encouraging messages, celebration cards or just a 'Hello' note.

Here is my card made using the Bunny Balloons 2 set, Beaucoup Bouquet clear set & matching  Beaucoup Bouquet die set as well as the Pierced and Stitched Circles die set.

I started out with a A2 size top fold card cut from heavy weight black cardstock. For my background I used heavy weight mixed media paper (Strathmore 140lbs). This is my absolute favorite paper to use for ink blending. Ink blends like butter, very smooth and without leaving any marks from the sponge or brush. In addition it is very sturdy and water friendly. It won't curl, get soaked nor will the surface look puffy after adding water or water based ink/color.

I sponged my background panel with Salty Ocean distress ink. Spritzed on clear water and dabbed off the excess with a paper towel. Then I used watered down Chipped Sapphire distress ink and a brush to add some dark blue splatters; dabbing off the excess again. My background panel is about 1/8" smaller than my card base.

I die cut the circle frame from white cardstock using the Pierced and Stitched Circles die set. I stamped the bunny and the flowers & foliage with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Hammermill 100lbs color copy paper (it's the perfect paper for alcohol inks, just not for any kind of water or water based ink/color). I colored with Copics and Faber Castell Polychromos.
The flowers and foliage were die cut with the matching die set and the bunny was fussy cut.

I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink. After assembling my card (I used foam tape for some of the elements to give it more dimension) I added 2 sequins and some purple Stickles to the bunnies bow tie for a finishing touch.

Here's a list of Copics & Polychromos colors I've used:

E30, E50, E31, E33, E35
RV00, RV63, RV66
YG03, YG13, YG17
Y13, Y35
BV01, BV04
B000, 0

Canary Yellow, Orange Yellow
Middle Purple Pink, Light Magenta
Moss Green, Permanent Green
Light Cobalt Turquoise, Warm Grey V

Here's a link list with all the Whimsy goodies I've used:

*NEW Bunny Balloons 2 Clear Stamps   *NEW Beaucoup Bouquet Clear Stamps   *NEW Beaucoup Bouquet Die Set    *NEW Pierced and Stitched Circles Die Set   

 Crafty Foam Tape White  Copic Sketch Markers Cadmium Red [Pack Of 3] (3PK-R27S)

   Memento Full-Size Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black   Nuve - Deluxe Adhesive    

VersaFine CLAIR Ink Pad - Nocturne (black)   Sequin Tin - Party Time

That's all from me today.
Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful crafty day!


Mazarine Butterfly Fairy

Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)

Spring is coming and this always has me reaching for more zingy colours. This month, I thought I would play with Mazarine Butterfly Fairy, she's one of my fave's.

As I've coloured her a few times now, I thought I'd give her hair a little dress coordinated twist! Sometimes turquoise hair is the answer. Who cares what the question is.

I've coloured her with Copics, fussy cut her and teamed her with some FaDoodles and two of Deb's awesome sentiment sets, You're my Favorite and Painted Sayings.

Whimsy Goodies Used...

Mazarine Butterfly Fairy Rubber Cling StampFaDoodles Clear StampsYou're My Favorite Clear StampsPainted Sayings

Thanks so much for stopping by... Have a great day.