Christmas Mice

Happy Monday! Jeanette here and I am super to share this new card with you!
Whimsy Stamps has so many gorgeous new Winter/Christmas themed products that it is hard to choose! I have to admit that this set was first because I could not resist these sweet mice from the Very Mice Christmas Clear Stamp set.


The expressions on their faces are so sweet! I stamped the image using Memento London Fog ink so that I get a softer look. It isn’t “no-line” coloring but it almost is!  I colored with Copic Markers and then went over some of the areas with colored pencils to deepen some of the shadows.  Always use your pencils after your Copics; otherwise you will ruin your markers.

Originally, I had chosen another piece of patterned paper for this card, but after having completed the coloration, I realised that it was too “busy” and was actually competing with the image.  I found this paper instead, and I think it ties in with the wee mouse’s scarf and compliments the image without overpowering it!

The paper was cut using one of the dies in the Wavy Edgers Die Set.  I absolutely love the pretty scalloped curve and how it looks at the top of my card.  I then used my favorite Christmas Large Word Die to create my sentiment.  I cut it out twice and adhered them together before adding to my card.  I love the extra dimension.

Here’s a close-up of these adorable mice!


Supplies


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs Jeanette xxo

More Paper Door Inspiration

Have you all seen the latest Paper Door kit? There are a few more kits left but act soon before they are all sold out. 

 Click here to purchase this month's kit.. And make sure to scroll below to see some more awesome examples from our Paper Door team.

Here is what is included in this month's Christmas Hoo Paper Door Kit, all for just $29.95!

·         EXCLUSIVE 6x6 Whimsy Stamps designer paper pack collections, fun and creative designs on heavy weight paper with a beautiful sheen - 24  double sided sheets

·         TEN sheets of 8.5x5.5 heavy weight neutral card stock - in black and white

·         SPECIAL EDITION 4x6 clear stamp set "Christmas Hoo" created exclusively for PAPER DOOR

·         COMPLEMENTING "Christmas Hoo" outline die set to easily cut out the images from the 4 x 6 stamp set, designed exclusively for PAPER DOOR

·         SPECIAL EDITION "Mountain Majesty" die introduced especially for PAPER DOOR

·         PRIVATE access to PDF files with step-by-step instructions for at least 4 different projects


And to get you jumpstarted on creating cards when your kit comes, here's some inspiration from the Paper Door team.





Special Guest - Karen Reategui


Hi again! It's Karen back with you again. For today's cards I’m featuring The Nutcracker Stamp along with images from Candy Cane Lane.


I die cut a panel out of patterned paper and adhered a white card base at the back. For my first card, I stamped the images onto Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock 80 lbs. Then, I colored using Copic markers and die cut the images with my Scan N Cut machine.


Next, I die cut a small white rectangle and stamped snowflakes and heat embossed them with WOW! Metallic Gold embossing powder. Then, I placed the rectangle on top of the patterned paper and added the images using glue and foam tape. Finally, I gold heat embossed the sentiment and put it under the soldier.


For my next card, I followed the same steps as in the first card. I used a green plaid shade patterned paper and also colored the images with green, red and blue Copic markers.


As a final touch, I added white gel accents and some drops of Stickles Christmas red glitter glue.


On my last card, I used this beautiful dark plaid patterned paper with the cute cook. The sentiment was stamped on red cardstock and heat embossed it with WOW! Opaque Bright White embossing powder.


I’m so thankful to Whimsy Stamps for having me as a Guest Designer. It was a pleasure to play with these awesome products. I hope you like these creations and get some inspiration. Wishing you a marvelous day!


~Karen

The Nutcracker Clear StampsCandy Cane Lane Clear Stamps

Special Guest - Karen Reategui


Hello, dear friends! It's Karen Reategui, and I’m so happy and excited be a Guest Designer for Whimsy Stamps. I love Christmas time, so it was a pleasure to play with these awesome stamps and dies. For these cards I’m featuring the Candy Cane Lane Stamp and Slimline Scallop Die.


Let’s begin! I started by stamping the images using VersaFine ink and heat embossed them with WOW! Clear Gloss embossing powder. Then, I colored all images using Copic markers and die cut them with my Scan N Cut machine.


On a piece of kraft paper I die cut snow as a background and glued this panel to a white card card base. Next, I die cut a snow hill and adhered to the kraft background using foam tape.


Finally, I stamped the sentiment Merry Christmas from The Nutcracker Stamp by Whimsy Stamps onto a piece of red cardstock and heat embossed it with WOW! Opaque Bright White embossing powder. I arranged the images on top of the hill and added the sentiment. As a final touch, I added some details with a gel pen and this card was finished.



For my next card, I again stamped images from Candy Cane Lane using VersaFine ink and heat embossed them with WOW! Clear Gloss embossing powder. Then, I colored all images using Copic markers and die cut them with my Scan N Cut machine.


I die cut a piece of patterned paper using the Slimline Scallop Die. I adhered this piece to a white card panel and added a red card base at the back.


I arranged the images and stamped the sentiment using VersaFine ink and heat embossed it with WOW! Clear Gloss embossing powder.

Thanks for joining me today!
~Karen

Candy Cane Lane Clear StampsSlimline Scallop Die

No-Line Watercolor - Winter Roses

Hello everyone, Iris here today. I am sharing a card where I used the no-lines watercolor technique
to color these beautiful roses from the Winter Roses Background rubber stamp.

I stamped the image with Antique Linen Distress Ink onto cold press watercolor paper.
The light color of the Antique Linen ink will blend into the watercolors while coloring
for a no-lines effect. To color the roses I used Daniel Smith extra fine watercolors.
To create the background I used the Farmhouse Basket stencil and
Shabby Shutters Distress Ink.

The sentiment is from the You're My Jolly sentiment set and was stamped with
Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. To create more texture and for an artsy look
I've added pink and green watercolor splatters as well as white acrylic paint splatters.
A few clear dew drops finish off my card. 


Here is a link list for all the products I've used that are available in the Whimsy store:

*NEW Winter Roses Background Rubber Cling Stamp   You're My Jolly Clear Stamps   Farmhouse Basket Stencil    Nuve - Deluxe Adhesive   VersaFine CLAIR Ink Pad - Nocturne (black)    Crafty Foam Tape White   Distress Ink - Mini Ink Pad Kit 3   Sparkletz - Barefoot Beach   Ranger® Artist Brushes Set   


Thanks for visiting us here today.
Don't forget to share your Whimsy creations in our FB group HERE 
We'd love to see what you create using Whimsy Stamps products.

Hugs,

Fishing Dragon and Whimsy Workshop Weekends

Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)

With Autumn well and truly upon us and because I am completely ignoring Christmas for the time being, I thought I would share one of the projects we completed at the recent Whimsy Workshop Weekend. 

(Have you seen the dates for the Workshop Weekends next year, by the way? Keep 05 - 08 June and 16 - 19 October free Peeps. Bookings open on 01 December #enabler)

Anyway, back to the Fishing Dragon...


Cute no? I thought we could do so much more with him, so I created a little scene for him on his walk back from the lake...


We coloured the whole lot in Copics, with a few pencil lines in to map out trees and hills and such. I was really pleased with how the trees came out. 


When I've coloured a scene like this, I don't like to do too much more to it, so out came my trusty and very favourite Everyday Scripted Sentiment Set. Job done!

Goodies Used...

Fishing Dragons Clear StampsEveryday Scripted Sentiments Clear Stamps

Thanks so much for stopping by today... Have a great day. (And remember... 01 December ;) ) 

The November Digital Mid-Month Update

Hey lovely Whimsy friends,
We're back with our Mid-Month Digital Update for November
and we have such a stellar line up for you!

The Digital Divas have been crafting up a storm again
and this month, there's promise of snow!

So many enchanting images in store now
and many of them just perfect for Christmas.
Next to Halloween, Christmas is my holiday to craft for
and I have a feeling, there are a few of the Divas who would say the same!
You're sure to LOVE what these talented girlies have come up with.

Today, we're showcasing some sweet images from our


Oh the joys of digital crafting. I love this!
Claudia has flipped the image above for a slightly different take on this sweet fairy.




Hester's card is a kinetic card. Check out her blog to see this sweetie in action!



We'll be back very soon with another digital update, so be sure to come on back and check that out.
In the meantime, do head over to the store and check out the full digital release.
It's a huge release this month and there are just so many gorgeous images,
you're sure to find something perfect for you!


This blog is choc-full of amazing inspiration from the design teams,
so be sure to stop by regularly for a wee fix of Whimsy magic.

Hugs and happy crafting,