Special Guest - Mayra Duran-Hernandez


 Hello everyone! Happy Thursday. Mayra here from Mayras Designs with my second post as a guest designer for Whimsy Stamps. I am so happy to be here. I have a super fun mermaid-themed shaker card to share with you. I used the beautiful Mermaid Birthday stamp set along with the Wavy Nested Frames die set. 

I have two versions of the same card. On the top one, the mermaid on the right has a colorful tail like the mermaid on the left. The second card has the mermaid's tail colored in just two colors. 

I started by coloring the mermaids, little fish, and coral images with Copic markers. I used E50, E51, E21, and E23 for the skin. For the pink/peach areas, I used R22, R21, RV42, R30, and R00. For the mint areas, BG13, BG11, and BG10. For the green, I used YG11, YG01, and FYG2. 

Next, I die-cut the panels I would use to create the shaker card. I added color to two of the layers using Cracked Pistacchio, Peacock Feathers, and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide inks. I then stamped the sentiment from the set using black ink onto the front layer of the shaker card. 

I hope you enjoy the card I created to share with you. Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you each have a wonderful and blessed day. Thank you very much to everyone at Whimsy Stamps for this great opportunity of being a guest designer. 

2 for 1 Cards with Alcohol Inks and Lift- Ink

 Hi friends! Alanna here and I'm super excited to be on the Whimsy blog today sharing this fun technique using alcohol inks which are so fun to work with as well as Alcohol Lift-ink.

Here's a look at both of the cards we will be making today. We will be using some fun goodies from the Whimsy Stamps shop which are all linked at the end of the post and they are also mentioned throughout my post.

I started by using a few colors of alcohol inks in aqua and green colors to create my background onto some Yugo paper until I was happy with the results. 

I let it dry for just a few minutes and then put my Spring Flowers Background stamp into my Misti and inked it up with the Alcohol Lift-ink. 

I stamped it directly on top of my alcohol inked background. I then took a clean paper towel and carefully blotted the background to pick up some of the ink. What you're left with is a ghost like impression of your stamp. The lift ink has removed the alcohol ink from the surface of the background.

I removed this background from my Misti and inserted a piece of plain white card stock. I then stamped the background onto the card stock and this is what I was left with. I love that you get two backgrounds for the "price" of one and of course, they both have a completely different feel and look to them.

Now that both my backgrounds are done, it was time to add them to card bases and do my stamping. I knew I wanted to let my backgrounds still be the focal point so I wanted to keep my stamping minimal. 

For my first card, I added the alcohol inked background where we lifted off the Spring Flowers Background onto an aqua card base. I then stamped the Bouquet image directly on top of it. I finished off the card by stamping one of the sentiments from my favorite sentiment set, the Simple Sentiment Strips set that was released a couple of months ago.

For my second card, where we added the alcohol ink that was lifted off to white card stock, I die cut it using the largest die from the Wonky Stitched Rectangles die collection. I then took the same Bouquet stamp and Simple Sentiment Strips set and stamped them onto my card. This was added to an aqua card base.

And there you have it. What do you think? Have you tried this technique before? Maye you've played with alcohol inks before but not the Lift ink? I'd love to hear your comments on the technique and if you try this please make sure to tag us on social media.

Crafty hugs! ~ Alanna

Our February Digital Guest Designer ~ Giada Rigamonti

 Hey Whimsy friends,

We've had three fabulous mini releases in February
and a stellar digital release. It's hard to believe we're already
so far through this month! There's still so much to share with you though.

Today, we're sharing the wonderful creations,
designed by our very talented and lovely

 February Digital Guest Designer

Whimsy friends, head on over to Giada's blog for a look at all her gorgeous designs and all the details of their creation. The images are linked, so you can just click straight through on each one.

Giada's first creation used the sweet 'Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful' from our Sassy Cheryl Collection and how sweet is this creation, she looks so carefree and happy, I just love this gorgeous image and her super sweet creation.

Giada used the super fun 'Evil Kitty' image from Dustin Pike to create her second design and oh my goodness, how fab is this?! I LOVE her take on this image, utterly fab! He looks totally lovestruck!

For Giada's final creation, she chose this adorable 'Cute From Any Angle Bunny' from Crissy Armstrong and coloured this cutie with pencils. I LOVE the soft finish she achieved on this creation, it's absolutely fabulous. How cute would this be for a New Baby card?!

The Divas will be back next week with our final showcase for the month of February, so watch this space! You will find plenty of inspiration until then, on our Whimsy Stamps Facebook Page, so be sure to stop by for your inspiration top up. 

Huge thanks to Giada for her beautiful creations this month, we loved them all! See you again very soon, with another Whimsy Stamps Digital Crafting Adventure. Hugs xoxo

New Release & Inspiration

 Hi Whimsy fans! The 20th of the month means one thing here at Whimsy Stamps - it's time for another new release and we've got 9 new awesome products to introduce to you today.

You'll find a gorgeous new paper collection, a fun new die set, more Yetis that are ready to party, three super fun Meme stamps with amazing images and sentiments, a fun rubber background that goes perfect with our Meme stamps, a cute and sassy set with fun dancer images and sentiments, and finally, a super fun sentiment set with not your ordinary everyday sentiments. 

We think you are really going to love everything we are offering today. Everything is linked below or you can click here to see everything at once.  Make sure to scroll below as well to see some amazing inspiration from our Creative team. 

And of course each of the product pages on the store has loads of inspiration from our designers to help inspire you even more when your new goodies arrive.

As promised, here are 16 amazing projects from our Creative Team. As always, they have knocked it out of the park! Happy shopping and happy creating!

Special Guest - Sharna Waksmulski


Hello, Crafty Friends!  Sharna here! So happy to be guesting for Whimsy Stamps today. 

I just love all the little gnome sets at Whimsy, so I was very excited to get my hands on the Gnome Matter What set

For the background here I started with a sheet of white Neenah cardstock. I blended on distress oxide in Speckled Egg for the half of the panel, darker on top and lightest near the bottom. I then added Chipped Sapphire to the middle third of the panel in the same way, dark to light and blending into the Speckled Egg. Lastly, I added Ground Espresso to the bottom third, blending it into the Chipped Sapphire. I love this combo for a night-time, deep-dark feel. I then used some Bleed Proof White from Dr PH Martins as splatter. I white heat-embossed the sentiment, "Thanks so Much", because who doesn't need a thank you card! The images were then colored with Copics.

Copics: G85, G24, G21, B99, B95, B93, N6, N4, N2, N0, E53, E51, E000, E43, E40, E35, E37, E39, Y35, Y31, Y02

Thanks for stopping by!

Thanks, Sharna, for this adorable card and wonderful inspiration!  To see more Sharna's work, be sure to follow her on her blog and Instagram.

Tuesday Tutorial with Tricia

Hello there!   Tricia here with you today to share a really quick and easy way to add details to plain cardstock.   

I started off by using Post It tape and matching kraft ink to add some detail to my kraft base.   You can use a grid mat or grid paper and use the lines to help count off the spaces between the stripes.  

Another way to add details to your plain cardstock is to use a background stamp.  Background stamps are great to add details to cut out die cut shapes.   I love this new Tree Ring Background stamp from the February release.    I just love hot pink ink with the plain pink cardstock.   This was then die cut with the new Slimline Scalloped Edge Pocket die set.  Perfect to tuck a little surprise message or gift card.  

I used Post It Tape again to create the grassy border for the interior die cut that comes with the Slimline Scalloped Edge Pocket die.    I stamped a bunny from the Spring Bunnies stamp set.   I colored this in with my Copic markers:   

W3, W1, W00, Y11, Y13, Y15, R81, R83, R85, YG03, YG01, RV09, RV25, BG10, BG11, BG53, RV00, C1

For the final details, I die cut the butterflies from the Slimline Scalloped Edge Pocket die and added a glue dot that had been rolled and applied to the center of each butterfly.   I curved up the wings to add some dimension.  I stamped a sentiment from Spring Bunnies.   I stamped the sentiment onto a Quick Strip die sentiment strip.   

Thank you for stopping by!   Have a great day! 

Whimsy Stamps Digital Divas ~ It's Valentine's Day!

Hey lovely Whimsy friends,
wishing you all a wonderful Valentine's Day,
whether you celebrate with a loved one, or with your kids
as our lovely Guest Designer last month, Lucinda, revealed she does.
How sweet is that?! A super sweet idea to celebrate with the kids.
Or maybe, you roll like the Fins and Estonians and celebrate friendship on this special day!
However you celebrate it's all about love and the Divas are here to share their
gorgeous creations celebrating this special day today!

Crissy Armstrong Digital Collection

Penguin - Lean On Me

Penguin - Heart Hugs

Cute From Any Angle

These bunny creations by Dawn, Janette and Saskia are all so sweet,
 this last one is a little heartbreaking too. It was made to show love during loss,
so poignant and beautiful I think in greyscale.

Candy Hearts

Susan and I had the same idea about these cute candy hearts and have used them for new baby creations.
I love how Susan paper-pieced her candy heart. There are so many ways to use these fun candy hearts.
Ute showcases beautifully here the lovely floral paper from our new digital paper set called Sweetness
and she also used one of the lovely Candy Hearts to create her greeting on her fab card.

Some Odd Girl Digital Collection

Mini Cupid

Sandra has used the fun Mini Cupid to create this fabulous card perfect for today!

I Heart You Gwen

Swoon Dakota

I love these 'celebration of friendship' creations using Swoon Dakota.
The coffee cup makes me smile in this last one, because I'm sure more than a few of us,
have a little crush on our daily coffee!

Sassy Cheryl's Digital Collection

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

Meljen's Digital Collection

Teeny Mouse Hugs

Frog Prince

Dustin Pike Digital Collection

Evil Kitty

Saskia created the most fun card with this 'evil' kitty attempting to make Love Potion #13,
more like 'crazy with love' mad scientist we think!

Dragon BBQ

How about this gorgeous creation by Deni for a daddy. I really love this idea!

We have such a huge release this month,
there are extra thumbnails below
for you to check out too!

Have a fantastic Valentine's Day!

Hugs and happy crafting from me