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Wobbly Bird - Tuesday Tutorial with Sue

Hello everyone!

I'm here today with a tutorial for a really easy to put together interactive card!

Early Bird Wobbly Card

Whimsy Stamps Product List

Other products
Blue Ink Pad for Blending
White Card
Copic Markers - C00, C01, C03, YR24, Y38, Y13, Y11, YR09, YR04, YR12 

With White card create a 14.5cm x 11cm card blank and set it aside.  Create two white card rectangles the same size.  

With the Cloud Edger Die cut a cloud template and use it to blend tumbled glass distress ink clouds over both card rectangles. 

 With the Rectangle Frame die from the Shaker Maker set die cut one of the cloudy backgrounds. 

4.With the cloud edger die cut two pieces of vellum and trim them so that they will fit inside the top and the bottom of cloudy frame.  

Stamp the early bird with black ink and colour with markers.  (You can use pencils or paper piece the bird if you prefer).  Fussy cut the image and fix a Wobble Spring to the back.

With the largest cloud die from the Up In The Clouds Set die cut a piece of vellum and a piece of white card.  With black ink stamp the dare to soar sentiment in the centre of the card cloud.

With Nuvo glue fix the vellum clouds to the top and bottom of the cloudy background, placing them so that they will sit just inside the frame.  Fix the frame to the background with foam tape.  Fix the card design to the card blank set aside earlier.

Attach the die cut clouds and the early bird to the card design as shown and add some Nuvo Crystal Drops to finish.  

Please have a good look around the 
at the gorgeous cards by the rest of the Whimsy Stamps Creative Team – and then follow that with a trip to 
store for some essential retail therapy!

Happy Crafting

From Sue…xxx

Grass and Cloud Edger Die Set Shaker Maker Rectangle Die Set Up in the Clouds Die Set Early Birds Clear Stamps

Mini Action Wobbles Springs - 12 pack Crafty Foam Tape White

Nuvo - Deluxe AdhesiveNuvo - Crystal Drops - Ivory Seashell 

Sweet Sunday ~ Digital Team Tutorials

Whimsy friends, we're bringing something new
and fun and fabulous to you today.

This is the first of our brand new
Digital Team Tutorials!

Our talented Digital Diva Ute Berger, has created the most wonderful tutorial
for this beautiful box frame card with a shaker card front.

She shows two versions are possible, a beautiful understated white on white version
and a stunning full colour version using distress ink blending.

Ute's tutorial is a step by step tutorial available in full here via this link.
You can download and print the tutorial and use it as a guide.
Please if you give this a go, be sure to share it with us,
on the Whimsy Stamps Facebook Page,
and be sure to tag Ute!

Here is the beautiful front of the card in the 'white on white' version

Now the colour version with beautiful distress ink background

Ute created a box card inside that has beautiful depth and dimension when opened up.
This is the stunning white on white version, which is serene and gorgeous just as it is.

Here is the decorated colour version, with it's enchanting moonlight scene.
Two ways to create this one card design, both breathtaking.

You can see a wonderful overview video of Ute's process below.
Pause the video along the way, if you want to craft along with it.

We really hope you love the first of our Digital Team Tutorials.
We will be bringing you a new tutorial every month,
so be sure to come back and visit often!

All the Whimsy Stamps elements Ute has used
are thumbnail linked below for quick and easy reference
and you can read all about Ute's creative journey with this tutorial
on her personal blog which is linked via her image below.

Huge thanks to our amazing Digital Diva Ute Berger
for this fabulous first Digital Team Tutorial.

We'll be back with you next Sunday with a round up of our
January adventures with the latest Digital Release.
So many gorgeous creations to share,
so come on back then.

Wishing you all and wonderful week,

Love for Australia

Happy Friday Crafty Friends,

Whimsy artist, Crissy Armstrong, has illustrated an adorable set of animals found in Australia with the purpose of raising money to help the animals suffering in the Australian bush fires.  We have put together a digital stamp set of 5 images and some coordinating sentiments.

All proceeds from the sale of this set will benefit WIRES - Emergency Fund for Wildlife. This set is available for a limited time and only through Whimsy Stamps for $10. We hope you will help with this cause.


Special Guest - Terri Burson

Hello crafty friends.  I'm so happy to be guest designing today for Whimsy Stamps!  Any time you can extend the life of your stamps and use them beyond what they were intended for, I'm all about that.  So today, I'm sharing how I've used the Gingerbread Greetings and Tweetie Pie clear stamps beyond Christmas, and on into winter, as Thank You cards for all those gifts you received!

I wanted to make a set of cards that coordinate, so I chose 3 basic colors and kept a similar design for each card.  When stamping multiple images, it just takes a little more extra time to color those additional images.  Setting things up assembly style is also very helpful.

I'm using watercolor pencils on all of my images today.  For my "pink" card, you can see the swatch that I created below to choose my colors.  I ended up choosing #1 for the darker shading and #3 to blend out my colors.  All of my images were stamped on Canson mixed media paper using my Misti and hybrid ink in a leather color, which affords a softer look and better blending for a no-line coloring effect on my Gingerbread houses.

I also used a fun technique for coloring: grabbing color directly from the watercolor pencil with a waterbrush.  You'll want to have paper towels handy to blot for a light effect.  If you'd like to see a quick two-minute video that I shared on my Facebook account showing the process, click here.  I hope you'll follow me while you're there, too!

One of my favorite tools for embellishing is a white gel pen.  I use it on almost all of my projects in one form or another.  As you can see in the photo below, I did a lot of embellishing on my images.  Not only to accent the design, but to create a little snow effect as well.

Let me also mention that I used A2 size Neenah scored cards and trimmed my Whimsy Stamps 
Cozy Winter paper pack to cover the entire front for my scenes.  I also created 3 separate stitched die pieces for each card to create a layered, snowy hillside.  Whimsy Stamps has a lovely set for you to add to your collection, the Stitched Border Die Trio. My lighting is very bright, but you can see the layering best on my "pink" card if you zoom in.  Some of my layers are popped up with adhesive foam circles, as are the sentiments, some of the houses and some of the trees.  

A touch of stenciling was also added on two of my cards for a cobblestone effect in front of the doorway on the lower houses.

As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I also used the Tweetie Pie clear stamp set.  The thank you sentiment was the perfect complement to complete my themed cards.

Thanks again to Whimsy Stamps for allowing me to share with you today.  If you have any questions that I haven't answered, please leave them in the comment section and I will do my best to respond.  
Stay crafty my friends!  Terri

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Whimsy Stamps Gingerbread Greetings stamp setWhimsy Stamps Tweetie Pie stamp setWhimsy Stamps Cozy Winter 6x6 paper packWhimsy Stamps Pierced Border Trio Dies