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Tuesday Tutorial with Dawn Pauley

Hello Crafty Friends, Dawn here from D Pauley Designs. I'm visiting from the Whimsy Stamps Video Team to share a slimline card with Distress Texture Paste.  I used the Whimsy Stamps Butterflies Stamps set and matching die along with the Revealers 1 die set and some other products!

So let's get started. 

First, I make a cloud background with some distress oxide ink. You can use the Whimsy Stamps Grass and Cloud Edger die set or you can create your own cloud stencil by cutting different size humps in a piece of card stock. 

Then, I cut a rectangle from a piece of white card stock using the largest Whimsy Stamps Slimline Cornered Rectangle Die. Then, I took the Revealer Die and cut it in the center of the rectangle and using a craft knife I cut off the straight edge.

Next, I used the same rectangle to cut out the clouds. At this point is when you should put your distress texture paste on with your stencil. It makes it much easier that way.  However, when I made this card, I didn't decide to use the distress texture paste until after I put the card together. So, the next picture shows me putting it on after the card is some what assembled. 
To make my stencil, I used the Whimsy Stamps A2 Lattice Die and die cut it from a piece of white card stock. I used this as my stencil. 

Once I cover the whole paper with my paste, I let it dry for a little while. Then, I take some foam tape and  put it on the back of the white background and adhere it over the cloud paper.

I colored in all of my butterflies with copic markers. 
I used the following colors:
Small Butterfly - Y13, YR00
Medium Butterfly - Y13, V04, V09, RV66
Large Butterfly - YR07, RV09, RV63

I heat embossed the sentiment "With Heartfelt Thanks" with white embossing powder onto a piece of black card stock. Then, I put foam tape on the back of it and adhered it to the card.
I put foam tape on the back of the butterflies and adhered them to the card. 
To finish off the card, I scattered some gems randomly onto the card. 

That completes my card for today. Thanks for stopping by!

Here is a list of the Whimsy Stamps supplies I used.

Whimsy July Digital Designer Showcase ~ Cass Stomboli

Welcome Whimsy friends to our Inspiration Post today
showcasing the wonderful creations from our lovely

July Digital Guest Designer

Cass's first creation features this super cute image from our Meljen's Collection called Bumble Bear Smile.
I absolutely LOVE what Cass did with the background on this fabulous slimline card.
Visit her blog to check out all the details. You can click through on the image below.

Cass's second creation features an absolutely beautiful mermaid from our Wee Stamps collection.
This beauty is called Elania and I think the way Cass has coloured her is just so dreamy!
Don't you just LOVE the way she did her hair? Another stunning background too!!

Cass's final creation features a fun and oh so cute image from our Some Odd Girl collection.
This is an awesome set that includes three sentiments and a super cute companion stamp of a coffee cup.
There's also a camera and cool shades! A very cute set for summer makes.
Cass has created a fabulous slimline design with Hipster Mae.

What stunning designs by Cass this month.
I just love her creations and her backgrounds, swoon, amazing!
It was such a pleasure to have Cass working with the Divas this month.

Thank you so much Cass for all your beautiful creations.
Each one was a little work of art!

You can check out all the Whimsy Elements Cass used in her designs via the thumbnails below,
but be sure to stop by her blog too for all the delish details! Photos above are linked.

We hope you're having a wonderful July everyone,
be sure to share your Whimsy creations with us over in our Facebook Group!

Hugs and happy crafting from me

Special Guest - Keia Shipp-Smith

Hello, Whimsy friends!  Today we welcome the lovely Keia Shipp-Smith to the blog.

Happy Thursday! Today, I am sharing a card made with AWESOME stamps from Whimsy Stamps. I had so much fun coloring this cute dragon illustrated by Dustin Pike. Usually, my card designs involve beautiful floral arrangements; however, it was a nice creative change of pace to try my hand at designing with mythical creatures. 

Okay, I was a little nervous coloring this cute little guy, but I decided to just dive right in. I have not been in my craft room for several weeks due to health reasons, and the thought of jumping back into coloring felt overwhelming. However, I am so glad I did! It was so fun to mix and match colors. Seriously, a dragon can be any color I imagine, correct? I used Copic colors V12, V15, V17 for the body and slowly layered my colors starting with the lightest color, adding shading with the darkest, and then using the mid-tone color to blend the colors together. I proceeded to do the same with the duck water floatie, using Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17 with a bit of YR16 and YR18 for the orange highlights. The belly and horns were colored using E30, E31, E33, E35, and a smidge of E37. The cloud background was created using the Mini Cloud Background rubber stamp, which is a lovely addition to my stamp collection. I will definitely be using these stamps again. The simple sentiment of "You Got This!" resonated with me at this time in my life. 

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a chance to head into your craft room and create something magical! And visit me next week for more crafty fun with Whimsy Stamps!

Happy Crafting!


Card Supplies:

Whimsy Stamps| Dragon Water Fun, Mini Cloud Background

Tuesday Tutorial - Tropical Floral Trio

 Hello!  It's Tricia here today!  I just love the new Tropical Flowers 6x6 paper pack.  There are some beautiful patterns in this pack.  I wanted to share how easy it is to mix up your papers with a few dies and stamps to create a quick set of cards!  I started out by laying out some of the patterns in the paper pack and picked three different patterns to match together.   

For my first card, I kept this pretty simple.  I used one of the patterned papers from Tropical Florals and die cut with the Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle die.  I added a die cut Pierced and Stitched Circle die and off set onto the panel.  I die cut the Hugs from the Big Hugs Word Die set and added a sentiment from the Butterflies stamp set.  I die cut the sentiment using the Simple Sentiment Strips die set.  

For my second card, I mixed up some of the patterned papers.  I die cut two of the patterned papers with the Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles die and then trimmed one down for a small strip on the bottom of the panel.  I die cut two Pierced and Stitched Circles and layered them onto the panel.   I stamped and colored a butterfly from the Butterflies stamp set and die cut it out with the new Butterflies dies!  

For my last card, I die cut a circle from the patterned paper panel and then layered onto aqua cardstock that is trimmed just slightly larger than my Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle panel.   I added a smaller die cut circle that had been stamped with a butterfly and colored with my Copic markers.   I added some additional details with my white gel pen.   All of my sentiments are from the Butterflies stamp set and were die cut with the Simple Sentiment Strips die set.  

These were so quick and easy to make and would be great to give as a set!  The papers in this new Tropical Flowers paper pack are just gorgeous!   

Thank you so much for stopping by!