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Special Guest - Keia Shipp-Smith

Hello, Whimsy friends!  We welcome the talented Keia Shipp-Smith back to the blog.

I am so excited to be back this week to share a card featuring the Gnome One Else stamp/die and Build A Fairy Garden die sets. Okay, let me just put it out there, I have seriously been searching for gnomes to add to my stamping collection, and low and behold, Whimsy Stamps has some of the cutest gnomes ever! And then I came across these awesome mushroom dies in the Build A Fairy Garden set, and I was in creative "need mode." These two items pair together so nicely. Swoon-worthy for sure. 



To create this card, I started by stamping, Copic coloring, and diecutting the ever-so-sweet gnome couple. To achieve this depth of coloring and shading, I like to pair my Copic coloring with colored pencils. I find that layering colored pencils on top of Copic markers provides me with more control and the ability to better color smaller, intricate images. Coloring this image took me about 1.5 hours, but I love how it turned out. 



The mushrooms are so fun to play with as there are several techniques you can use to color these diecuts. In the end, I chose to ink my mushrooms with dye inks using a range of colors from deep reds and yellows to subdued browns. Once the mushrooms were assembled, I was ready to put together my card. A few layered mushrooms, a loving couple, sweet sentiment, and an enamel heart complete this card. I designed this card with my hubby in mind. We will be celebrating our twentieth wedding anniversary in a few weeks. And truly, "There's Gnome One Else for Me."



Thank you for stopping by and spending a bit of time with me. I enjoyed my time as a guest designer with Whimsy Stamps. I hope you are feeling inspired to step into your crafty space and make something beautiful.


Happy Crafting,


Keia


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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!


Keia 


Card Supplies:

Whimsy Stamps| Dragon Water Fun, Mini Cloud Background