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Welcome Our NEW Creative Team Members

Hello there Whimsy Fans, it is with great pleasure that we get to introduce to you today, three new and wonderfully talented designers to our already amazing Creative Team. 

All of these lovely ladies have diverse and unique stamping styles that are sure to inspire you as much as they inspires us. 

Below is a short bio from each of our new designers, with links to their blogs. Be sure to follow them so you don't miss any of their Whimsy Stamps projects. They're already fast at work on creative projects to share with you beginning on 7/1/19.

Please join me in giving a warm Whimsy welcome to:


WELCOME to the team!
Hello everyone, my name is Amanda Bodine and I'm so excited to be joining this highly creative team at Whimsy Stamps! I've been into papercrafting for 20 years, starting out as a scrapbooker and then discovering a love for cardmaking 8 or so years ago. I've been married to Rob for over two decades and together we have a son in college, 2 rescue dogs and 1 rescue cat.  In my free time, I'm often found in my studio with a cup of tea, listening to podcasts, coloring up my favorite images. You can find my blog here: RutabagaPie Designs and Instagram: rutabagapiedesigns

Hi! My name is Candice Fisher and I live in Minnesota with my family.  I have tried almost all crafty hobbies over the years, but these days you will find me making cards most of the time! My favorite “go to’s” are stamp sets with great sentiments, stitched dies, word dies, and copic markers.  You will see me add sparkle to all my projects!  I am excited to share my creations with you using the amazing products here at Whimsy Stamps!  My blog is: CandiCardsCreations and Instagram is Candicards

Hello everyone!  I am so excited to be here!  My name is Pam Schumacher and of course I love all things crafty.  I live in Eau Claire, WI and work full-time as an accountant.  I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 36 years.  We have three amazing daughters and 4 beautiful grandchildren…soon to be 6 (twins are on the way).  I also have two Mini Aussies and a tropical bird. When I am not working, I am either creating something crafty, taking long walks, or I am outside in one my many flowers beds. Come say hello on my blog here: Pretty Pink Peony and Instagram here: Pam A Pretty Pink Peony

Thanks for stopping by to meet our fabulous new Creative Team members, we're so pleased to have them become part of our team!
Have a great day and happy stamping everyone!





Thanks a Melon - Ants at a Picnic

Hello Whimsy Fans! It's Iris here today and I want to share this fun shaker card I made with one of the newly released clear stamp sets called 'Ants at a Picnic' by Dustin Pike. Look at those adorable smooshy faces.  Usually I am not very fond of ants -yikes- but I would love to have these guys in my yard.



To create the blue and red backgrounds I sponged distress oxide inks (chipped sapphire, broken china, festive berries, worn lipstick) onto mixed media paper using an ink blending tool. I added white and metallic pink ink sprinkles to the blue sky background and sprinkled some water and white ink onto the red shaker background.
I colored using Faber Castell Albrecht Dürer watercolor pencils, and the images were stamped onto mixed media paper with hybrid ink. Sometimes, if I am not sure what medium I want to use to color my images, I use mixed media paper and a hybrid ink to stamp. This way I have lots of options to choose from including alcohol markers. It also gives me the option to combine different mediums without worrying if the ink might bleed, etc.
I also like to use mixed media paper for blended backgrounds because the ink blends like butter on these papers. My favorite is Strathmore 400 Series Mixed Media Paper. It is bright white and has a heavy 140 lb / 300 gsm weight.


For the grass I used the darkest plain green from the Otters designer paper pack and the grass dies from the Cloud and Grass edger die set. I sponged the grass edges with Peeled Paint distress ink and used a soft, dense blending brush. The sentiment is included with the stamps. 


I also used foam tape to pop up some of the images and paper layers to give the card a 3D look.


Products I used from the Whimsy Stamps store:


*NEW Ants at a Picnic Clear Stamps   Grass and Cloud Edger Die Set   Basic Stitched Ovals Die Set   Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Chipped Sapphire   

Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Broken China   Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Festive Berries*NEW 6x6 Paper Pack - Otters   

Stickles Glitter Glue - Star Dust   Nuve - Deluxe Adhesive   Crafty Foam Tape White    

Wink of Stella Brush - Clear   Sparkletz - Peppermint Jazz   Sparkletz - Lucky Charms   

Sparkletz - Winter Wishes   Sequin Pack - Magical Adventure


Thanks for visiting today!

Hugs,

Gnome Me So Well

Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)

I have a serious girl crush on gnomes and there are certainly plenty to choose from in the Whimsy Stamps Store at the moment! I've decided to play with the Gnome Me So Well Stamp Set by Dustin Pike. Swoon!


I've coloured this guy a couple of time already, so this time, I challenged myself to use colours outside of my normal comfort zone. I've used the following Copics...

Skin; YR30, E50, E51, BV20
Beard/ Blue; FB2, B26, B37, B39
Yellow; YR31, Y15, Y17
Silver; N0, N1, N3
Brown; E23, E57, E59
Green; YG01, YG03, YG63


I wasn't very happy with the way the trousers turned out, so I added a plaid pattern with a black multiliner and white gel pen to disguise the bits I didn't like ;)


I doodled a border around the image and sentiment, but if you're not confident enough to do that, Whimsy has a solution. Check out the FaDoodles Stamp Sets. I love to finish off a card with a few well placed enamel dots, so that's what I did!

Whimsy Goodies Used...
*NEW Gnome Me So Well Clear StampsEnamel Dots - Winter WishesFaDoodles Clear StampsFaDoodles Too Clear Stamps

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

The Digital Vault ~ June Mid-month Update

Hey there Whimsy friends
I'm back to share with you some
more gorgeous inspiration from the talented Digital Divas

We showcase a few of the sweet images
each month from the Wee Stamps Digital Collection
so this post we are concentrating on those.

All the images from this enchanting collection
are available now in the store

Our fabulous team of Digital Divas
have been hard at work preparing some
gorgeous inspiration for you all with these sweet images










Daphne's Tea Party





I just love these enchanting images and we'll be back next month
to showcase some more of these cuties from the Whimsy Stamps Digital Vault
Head on over to the store via the banner below to check out the full Wee Stamps Collection.


 Hope your June is going well, can't believe we're almost half way through!

Check back with us again soon for the next showcase
from the Whimsy Stamps Digital Design Divas.

Hugs and happy crafting!